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Det. Ed Exley (Character)
from L.A. Confidential (1997)

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L.A. Confidential -- A shooting at an all night diner is investigated by three LA policemen in their own unique ways.
L.A. Confidential -- A shooting at an all night diner is investigated by three LA policemen in their own unique ways.

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Ed Exley is the son of Preston Exley, a legendary LAPD homicide detective... See more »
Alternate Names:
Edmund J. Exley

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  1. L.A. Confidential (2003) (TV) Played by David Conrad

  2. L.A. Confidential (1997) Played by Guy Pearce (as Edmund J. Exley)

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From L.A. Confidential (1997)
Ed Exley: Do you make the three Negroes for the Nite Owl killings?
Jack Vincennes: [puzzled] What?
Ed Exley: It's a simple question.
Jack Vincennes: Why in the world do you wanna go digging any deeper into the Nite Owl killings... Lieutenant?
Ed Exley: ...Rollo Tamasi.
Jack Vincennes: Is there more to that, or am I supposed to guess?
Ed Exley: [aftre gathering his thoughts] Rollo was a purse snatcher. My father ran into him off duty, and he shot my father six times and got away clean. No one even knew who he was. I just made the name up to give him some personality.
Jack Vincennes: What's your point?
Ed Exley: Rollo Tamasi is the reason I became a cop. I wanted to catch the guys who thought they could get away with it. It's supposed to be about justice. Then somewhere along the way, I lost sight of that... Why'd you become a cop?
Jack Vincennes: [long pause] I don't remember.
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