Three detectives from LAPD investigate multiple homicides. While unearthing the evidence and the suspects, the trail leads to corruption in their own department.
Director: Curtis Hanson
Taut pacing, brilliantly dense writing and Oscar-worthy acting combine to produce a smart, popcorn-friendly thrill ride.
Spicy and boiling-hot, this sensational early-'50s crime drama is a morality play disguised as pulp fiction -- a sprawling saga of corruption and redemption set against a flashy West Coast backdrop.
L.A. Confidential isn't quite up there with Chinatown, but it's the closest thing to come down the Santa Monica Freeway in the last 23 years.
L.A. Confidential is a movie bull's-eye: noir with an attitude, a thriller packing punches. It gives up its evil secrets with a smile.
Tagline: Everything is suspect... Everyone is for sale... And nothing is what it seems.
Source: based on the novel by James Ellroy
Genres: crime, drama, mystery, thriller
Categories: lapd, police corruption, femme fatale, good cop bad cop, call girl, murder, police, neo noir, protective male, crime boss, plastic surgery, los angeles, blackmail, tabloid, district attorney, corruption, detective, shotgun, morgue, domestic violence, corpse, crime, bandage, movie star, switchblade, 1950s
Editor: Peter Honess
Casting: Mali Finn
Director of photography: Dante Spinotti
Original music composer: Jerry Goldsmith
Costume design: Ruth Myers
Production design: Jeannine Oppewall
Sound: Terry Rodman
Runtime: 138 min
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1
Color: Color (Technicolor)