L.A. Confidential

Everything is suspect... Everyone is for sale... And nothing is what it seems.

L.A. Confidential (1997)


Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner in this lush tribute to tough film noir crime films. Based on the multi-layered James Ellroy novel.

Director: Curtis Hanson
Writers: Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson.

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Kickass Score: 7.2/10 from 363 votes
Release Date: 1997-09-05
Status: Released
Run time: 138 min / 2:18
Budget: $35,000,000
Revenue: $126,216,940
Production Companies : Warner Bros. Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Wolper Organization
Production Country: United States of America


Kevin Spacey
as Det. Sgt. Jack Vincennes
Guy Pearce
as Det. Lt. Edmund Jennings " Ed " Exley
Danny DeVito
as Sid Hudgens
James Cromwell
as Cap. Dudley Liam Smith
Kim Basinger
as Lynn Bracken
Russell Crowe
as Bud White
David Strathairn
as Pierce Patchett
Ron Rifkin
as D.A. Ellis Loew
Matt McCoy
as 'Badge of Honor' Star Brett Chase
Paul Guilfoyle
as Mickey Cohen
Paolo Seganti
as Johnny Stompanato
Elisabeth Granli
as Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner
Sandra Taylor
as Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner
Steve Rankin
as Officer Arresting Mickey Cohen
Graham Beckel
as Dick Stensland
Simon Baker
as Matt Reynolds


Directing Curtis Hanson Director
Writing James Ellroy Author
Writing Brian Helgeland Screenplay
Writing Curtis Hanson Screenplay
Production Curtis Hanson Producer
Sound Jerry Goldsmith Original Music Composer
Camera Dante Spinotti Director of Photography
Editing Peter Honess Editor
Production Mali Finn Casting
Art Jeannine Oppewall Set Designer
Art William Arnold Art Direction
Art Jay Hart Set Decoration
Production Michael G. Nathanson Producer
Production Arnon Milchan Producer
Costume & Make-Up Ruth Myers Costume Design

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