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Based on the best-selling novel by James Ellroy and directed by Curtis Hanson, this award-winning crime drama explores both the dark side of the Los Angeles police force and Southern California's criminal underbelly in the early '50s, when Hollywood was still seen as America's capital of sophistication, glitter, and glamour. Dudley Smith (James Cromwell) is the head of the LAPD and is loyal to his officers and eager to turn a blind eye to violence or corruption within his department, as long as it's the "bad guys" who are getting hurt. Bud White (Russell Crowe) is a police detective whose violent and cynical nature is often at war with his basic sense of decency and justice. Ed Exley (Guy Pearce) is a beat cop-turned-detective whose strict by-the-book philosophy and willingness to blow the whistle on other officers is balanced by a shrewd and opportunistic understanding of the internal politics of the department. And Jack Vincennes (Kevin Spacey) is a flashy "Hollywood" detective who serves as technical advisor for the TV series Badge of Honor . He is also in cahoots with Sid Hudgeons (Danny DeVito), publisher of the scandal sheet Hush Hush , who throws kickbacks to Vincennes in exchange for being brought along when showbiz figures get busted. White, Exley, and Vincennes find themselves drawn into a tangled and sticky web of violence and betrayal following a multiple murder at a coffee shop that is believed to be part of an effort by Mickey Cohen (Paul Guilfoyle) to consolidate his hold on organized crime in L.A. This lead appears to be connected to the discovery of a bizarre pornography and call-girl ring operated by Pierce Patchett (David Strathairn), whose women are given plastic surgery so that they more closely resemble well-known movie stars. White's role in the investigation is complicated when he falls for Lynn Bracken (Kim Basinger), one of Patchett's prostitutes, who is the spitting image of Veronica Lake. L.A. Confidential was nominated for nine Academy Awards and netted two, with Brian Helgeland honored for Best Adapted Screenplay, and Kim Basinger taking home a statuette as Best Supporting Actress. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Cromwell, James.
Crowe, Russell, 1964-
DeVito, Danny,
DeVito, Danny.
Ellroy, James, 1948-
Hanson, Curtis,
Hanson, Curtis.
Helgeland, Brian,
Helgeland, Brian.
Milchan, Arnon.
Nathanson, Michael
Pearce, Guy, 1967-
Spacey, Kevin,
Spacey, Kevin.
Strathairn, David.
Wolper, David L.
author2-roleBasinger, Kim,1953-
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Cromwell, James.
Crowe, Russell,1964-
Crowe, Russell,1964-actor.
DeVito, Danny,actor.
DeVito, Danny.
Ellroy, James,1948-L.A. confidential.
Hanson, Curtis,screenwriter,film producer,film director.
Hanson, Curtis.
Helgeland, Brian,screenwriter.
Helgeland, Brian.
Milchan, Arnon.
Nathanson, Michael
Pearce, Guy,1967-
Pearce, Guy,1967-actor.
Regency Enterprises,presenter,production company.
Regency Enterprises.
Spacey, Kevin,actor.
Spacey, Kevin.
Strathairn, David.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.,publisher.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Wolper, David L.
Fair Oaks
Martin Luther King, Jr.
North Highlands-Antelope
South Natomas
Valley Hi-North Laguna
display_descriptionThree detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slaying of the patrons at an all-night diner. A tribute to tough film noir crime films.
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subject_facetCrime -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama
Crime films
DVD-Video discs
Detective and mystery films
Ellroy, James, -- 1948- -- Film adaptations
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Film noir
Films for the hearing impaired
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Drama
Journalists -- Drama
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Drama
Nineteen fifties -- Drama
Police -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama
Police corruption -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama
Tabloid newspapers -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_displayL.A. confidential
title_fullL.A. confidential / presented by Regency Enterprises ; produced by Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson, Michael Nathanson ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson ; directed by Curtis Hanson
L.A. confidential [videorecording] / Regency Enterprises presents an Arnon Milchan/David L. Wolper production ; based on the novel by James Ellroy ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson ; produced by Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson, Michael Nathanson ; directed by Curtis Hanson
title_shortL.A. confidential
Ellroy, James
Feature films
Film noir
Nineteen fifties
Police corruption
Tabloid newspapers
Video recordings for the hearing impaired