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Curtis Hanson

L.A. Confidential

Director Curtis Hanson Composer Jerry Goldsmith Cast Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce
138' - 1997 - Crime, Mystery, Drama - Dialogue: English
Dudley Smith is the head of the L.A.P.D. and is loyal to his officers and eager to turn a blind eye to violence or corruption. Bud White is a police detective whose violent and cynical nature is often at war with his basic sense of decency and justice. Ed Exley is a beat cop-turned-detective whose strict by-the-book philosophy is balanced by a shrewd and opportunistic understanding of the internal politics of the department. And Jack Vincennes is a flashy ‘Hollywood’ detective who serves as technical advisor for the TV series ‘Badge of Honor’. 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, which is believed to be part of an effort by Mickey Cohen to consolidate his hold on organized crime in L.A. White's role in the investigation is complicated when he falls for the prostitute Lynn Bracken… (www.allmovie.com)

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Curtis Hanson


Jerry Goldsmith


Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce


Curtis Hanson, James Ellroy, Brian Helgeland

Director of Photography

Dante Spinotti


Peter Honess


Curtis Hanson, Arnon Milchan, Michael G. Nathanson

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Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"L.A. Confidential" (James Ellroy)