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Mulholland Falls (1996)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  26 April 1996 (USA)
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In 1950's Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.

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This film is about the adventures of a 1940's special anti-gangster police squad in Los Angeles, the infamous 'Hat Squad.' The four members of this squad are big, tough, no-nonsense cops who don't hesitate to break the law, if it suits their purposes. When a local woman is murdered, their investigation turns up the fact that she had been romantically linked to several prominent men and had secret films taken of her liaisons. Since one of those men is the powerful U.S. Army General at the head of the then-new Atomic Energy Commission and another is the (married) leader of the Hat Squad, complications ensue. The FBI even gets involved in an attempted cover-up. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Rated R for sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »

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$11,500,000 (USA)
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In the scene where the four detectives are trespassing on the military area in the desert the paved road they are on driving on has a double YELLOW center line. Yellow was not used in the USA until 1971. See more »

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Mr. Anthony's Boogie
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First class filmmaking and a terrific crime drama masterpiece
27 May 2002 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

I have no idea whatsoever why the hell I didn't enjoy Lee Tamahori's breathtaking "Mulholland falls" when I watched it for the first time. I guess I just somehow didn't get it, that's all. I'm so glad I decided to give it another chance. Impressive script, smooth camerawork, skillful directing, marvelous dialogue, entertaining story and first-rate acting from Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Madsen and Chris Penn makes "Mulholland falls" a special treat for anybody who appreciates a fine motion picture experience and definitive "Chinatown" of the decade. John Malkovich makes a tiny but magnificent appearance as General Timms. Movie I used to totally underestimate is nowadays a spectacular crime drama, highly exciting, extremely ingenious and downright irresistible 90's masterpiece. Bravo! 10/10.


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