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L.A. Confidential (1997)
"Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush... "
A shooting at an all night diner is investigated by three LA policemen in their own unique ways.
Kevin Spacey Det. Sgt. Jack Vincennes
Russell Crowe Officer Wendell 'Bud' White
Guy Pearce Det .Lt. Edmund Jennings 'Ed' Exley
James Cromwell Capt. Dudley Liam Smith
Kim Basinger Lynn Bracken
David Strathairn Pierce Morehouse Patchett
Danny DeVito Sid Hudgens
Graham Beckel Det. Sgt. Richard Alex 'Dick' Stensland
Paul Guilfoyle Meyer Harris 'Mickey' Cohen
Ron Rifkin Dist. Atty. Ellis Loew
Matt McCoy Brett Chase
Paolo Seganti Johnny Stompanato
Sandra Taylor Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner
Steve Rankin Officer Arresting Mickey Cohen
Elisabeth Granli Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner
Allan Graf Wife Beater
Precious Chong Wife
Symba Smith Karen, Jack's Dancing Partner
Bob Clendenin Reporter at Hollywood Station
Lennie Loftin Photographer at Hollywood Station
Will Zahrn Liquor Store Owner
Amber Smith Susan Lefferts
Darrell Sandeen Leland 'Buzz' Meeks
Michael Warwick Sid's Assistant
Simon Baker Matt Reynolds (as Simon Baker Denny)
Shawnee Free Jones Tammy Jordan
Matthew Allen Bretz Officer Escorting Mexicans
Thomas Rosales Jr. Mexican #1
Shane Dixon Officer #1 at Hollywood Station
Norman Howell Officer #2 at Hollywood Station
Brian Lally Intoxicated Officer at Hollywood Station
Don Pulford Officer #4 at Hollywood Station
Chris Short Officer #5 at Hollywood Station
John Mahon Police Chief
Tomas Arana Det. Michael Breuning
Michael McCleery Det. William Carlisle
George Yager Gangster at Victory Motel
Jack Conley Vice Captain
Ginger Slaughter Secretary in Vice
Jack Knight Detective at Detective Bureau
John H. Evans Patrolman at Nite Owl Cafe
Gene Wolande Forensic Chief
Brian Bossetta Forensic Officer
Michael Chieffo Coroner
Gwenda Deacon Mrs. Lefferts
Mike Kennedy Bud's Rejected Partner
Ingo Neuhaus Jack's Rejected Partner
Robert Harrison Pierce Patchett's Bodyguard
Jim Metzler City Councilman
Robert Barry Fleming Boxer
Jeremiah Birkett Raymond 'Sugar Ray' Collins
Salim Grant Louis Fontaine
Karreem Washington Ty Jones
Noel Evangelisti Stenographer
Marisol Padilla Sánchez Inez Soto (as Marisol Padilla Sanchez)
Jeff Sanders Sylvester Fitch
Steven Lambert Roland Navarette
Jordan Marder Officer at Detective Bureau
Gregory White Mayor
April Breneman Lookalike Dancer #1
Lisa Worthy Lookalike Dancer #2
Beverly Sharpe Witness on 'Badge of Honor'
Colin Mitchell Reporter at Hospital
John Slade Photographer at Hospital
Brenda Bakke Lana Turner
Kevin Maloney Frolic Room Bartender
Patrice Walters Police File Clerk
Rebecca Klingler Police File Clerk (as Rebecca Jane Klingler)
Irene Roseen Ellis Loew's Secretary
Scott Eberlein West Hollywood Sheriff's Deputy
David St. James Detective at Hush-Hush Office
Bodie Newcomb Officer at Hush-Hush Office
Jeff Austin Detective
Robert Foster Detective
Kevin Patrick Kelly Detective (as Kevin Kelly)
Henry Marder Detective
Monty McKee Detective
Henry Meyers Detective
Michael Ossman Detective
Dick Stilwell Detective
Jess Thomas Detective
Robert Samuel Thompson Detective (as Samuel Thompson)
Jody Wood Detective
Jonathan Adler Photographer (uncredited)
Hennen Chambers Reporter (uncredited)
Priscilla Cory Brunette Police Woman (uncredited)
Deborah Kerr Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Virginia Mayo Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Scott McKinley Cop (uncredited)
Marilyn Monroe Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jimmy Ortega 2nd Mexican (uncredited)
Gilbert Rosales 3rd Mexican (uncredited)
Nectar Rose Marilyn Monroe
Jane Russell Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rocco Salata Uniformed Patrol Officer (uncredited)
Frank Sinatra Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Producer: Curtis Hanson,Arnon Milchan,Michael G. Nathanson
Writer: James Ellroy,Brian Helgeland
Everything in this film is fantastic.
L.A. Confidential is, without a doubt, the best film of the 1990s, and quite possibly one of the best films ever made.

As with any great film, it all starts with the writing. The story is riveting, the dialogue is smart and quite funny, and the characters are written in three dimensions.

The acting is phenomenal. Perhaps a bigger tragedy than L.A. Confidential's loss to Titanic in the Best Picture race is that none of the three lead actors even garnered nominations. Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, and Kevin Spacey are absolutely phenomenal; it is their characters that drive this fascinating story about police corruption in 1950s Los Angeles. We get to know these people, to understand who they are and why they do what they do, and to root for them to overcome their imperfections.

The directing is fantastic. Curtis Hanson doesn't shove anything in the audience's face; instead, he allows the audience to discover the film's nuances on their own. (That makes this an excellent film for repeat viewings, you truly catch something new every time). 1950s Los Angeles is reproduced beautifully. The editing is quick and seamless, the music is perfect for the film (Hanson should teach other directors how to do a montage effectively), and the cinematography is great.

I can't find a negative thing to say about this film. It's truly a masterpiece.

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Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 8.4
Musician: Jerry Goldsmith
Running time: 138 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
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