L.A. Confidential

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.

Directed by: Curtis Hanson Sharron Reynolds-Enriquez Connie Papineau Heather Kritzer Jim Goldthwait Linda Montanti
Genres: Crime, Thriller,
Production Company: Regency Enterprises, Wolper Organization, Warner Bros. Pictures,

L.A. Confidential - Everything is suspect... Everyone is for sale... And nothing is what it seems. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 19-09-1997
  • Runtime: 138 Minutes
  • Popularity: 16.90
  • Vote Count: 3,008
  • IMDB Rating: 7.8
  • Budget: USD 35,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 126,216,940
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A






Photo Name Character
Kevin Spacey - Azwaad Movie Database Kevin Spacey Jack Vincennes
Russell Crowe - Azwaad Movie Database Russell Crowe Bud White
Guy Pearce - Azwaad Movie Database Guy Pearce Ed Exley
James Cromwell - Azwaad Movie Database James Cromwell Dudley Smith
Kim Basinger - Azwaad Movie Database Kim Basinger Lynn Bracken
Danny DeVito - Azwaad Movie Database Danny DeVito Sid Hudgens
David Strathairn - Azwaad Movie Database David Strathairn Pierce Patchett
Ron Rifkin - Azwaad Movie Database Ron Rifkin Ellis Loew
Matt McCoy - Azwaad Movie Database Matt McCoy Brett Chase
Paul Guilfoyle - Azwaad Movie Database Paul Guilfoyle Mickey Cohen
Photo Name Department
Curtis Hanson-Writing Curtis Hanson Writing (Screenplay)
Curtis Hanson-Directing Curtis Hanson Directing (Director)
Curtis Hanson-Production Curtis Hanson Production (Producer)
Arnon Milchan-Production Arnon Milchan Production (Producer)
Mali Finn-Production Mali Finn Production (Casting)
Jerry Goldsmith-Sound Jerry Goldsmith Sound (Original Music Composer)
Jerry Goldsmith-Sound Jerry Goldsmith Sound (Conductor)
David L. Wolper-Production David L. Wolper Production (Executive Producer)
Richard Stutsman-Crew Richard Stutsman Crew (Special Effects Coordinator)
Jay Hart-Art Jay Hart Art (Set Decoration)

See Full Cast & Crew of L.A. Confidential


John Chard

City of Angels? More Like City of Demons! Curtis Hanson directs and co-adapts the screenplay with Brian Helgeland from legendary pulp novelist James Ellroy's novel. It stars Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito and David Strathairn. Music is by Jerry Goldsmith and cinematography by Dante Spinotti. It's 1950s Los Angeles and three cops of very different morals and stature are about to be entwined in crime and corruption... I admire you as a policeman, particularly your adherence to violence as a necessary adjunct to the job. Tremendous film making. Hanson takes Ellroy's labyrinthine story and pumps it with period authenticity and seamless direction, the latter of which sees him garner superlative performances from the cast. This is the side of Los Angeles nobody wants to talk about, it's awash with corpses, hookers, seedy set-ups, violence, drugs, racism and corruption a go-go. And that's just involving the politicians, the press and the coppers! Rollo Tomasi. The absence of genuine heroes on show still further keeps "The City of Angels" covered in dark clouds, where even as the plot twists and turns, as the mysteries unravel and brutality unfurls, the final destination of the principal characters is never clear, thus there's a continuing edge of seat pulse beat within the pic. It's also sexy and dangerous, the dialogue sharper than a serpent's tooth, and while the ending is a little too cosy as opposed to original noir wave conventions, this is pure noir in all but black and white photography. It won only two Academy Awards, Basinger for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and for Hanson and Hegeland for Best Writing - Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published. Frankly it should have won a dozen or so for it's not just one of the best films of the 1990s, but also one of the best Neo-Noirs ever produced. 10/10

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