L.A. Confidential (1997)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

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  • Julie Cypher and Melissa Etheridge at an event for L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Kim Basinger at an event for L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Kevin Spacey in L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Ron Rifkin in L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Russell Crowe in L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • James Coburn at an event for L.A. Confidential (1997)

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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Curtis Hanson

Writers:

James Ellroy (novel), Brian Helgeland (screenplay), Curtis Hanson (screenplay)

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Trivia

The major cast members in this movie had roles in superhero movies: Kevin Spacey in Superman Returns (2006); Kim Basinger in Batman (1989); Guy Pearce in Iron Man 3 (2013); James Cromwell in Spider-Man 3 (2007); Danny DeVito in Batman Returns (1992); and Russell Crowe in Man of Steel (2013). Even though these roles all happened years after LA Confidential, there is a bimonthly "actors who starred in LA Confidential and a comic book movie reunion."


Quotes

Sid Hudgens: Come to Los Angeles! The sun shines bright, the beaches are wide and inviting, and the orange groves stretch as far as the eye can see. There are jobs aplenty, and land is cheap. Every working man can have his own house, and inside every house, a ...


Goofs

Susan Lefferts is dead, yet her eyelids move as she is being shown for identification by her mother.


Crazy Credits

Characters from the movie were incorporated into period stock footage shown during the credits


Alternate Versions

In the Hong Kong television version, during the scene where Bud breaks into the interrogation room, the part where he removes all the bullets from the gun but one is removed for some reason. So it cuts straight from his coming into the room and then sticking the gun into the rapist's mouth without giving it a Russian roulette feel.


Soundtracks

Wheel of Fortune
(1952)
Written by
George David Weiss (as George Weiss) and Bennie Benjamin
Performed by Kay Starr
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets

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Genres

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

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