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.




  • Kim Basinger at an event for L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • James Cromwell at an event for L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Kevin Spacey in L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Danny DeVito in L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Ron Rifkin in L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman at an event for L.A. Confidential (1997)

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Cast & Crew

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Curtis Hanson


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

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At the end of the movie, when Exley is being questioned, it can be seen that he has stitches on the right side of his face and a broken left arm. A few minutes into his questioning (at around 2 hrs mins) there is a close-up on Exley which shows both injuries being on the left side of his body. However, in the remaining scenes, it goes back to the injury (stitches) on his face being on the right side and the broken arm being on the left.

Crazy Credits

At the end of all the credits, there is a brief scene from "Badge of Honor" featuring a onscreen dedication in honor of Sgt. Jack Vincennes (Kevin Spacey), who within the film had served as the "Hollywood cop" and advisor to the film. The scene shows a black-and-white closing moment of "Badge of Honor" with the credits inscribed as "Dedicated to Sgt. Jack Vincennes," as Badge of Honor actor (Matt McCoy) closes the door on the HOMICIDE office and walks sorrowfully away.


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