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>
The power of love vs. the love of power
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Did You Know?
In the cemetery scene at the very end of the film, a headstone can be scene with a born date of 1956. See more
Some people die before their time so that others can live. It's a cornerstone of civilization.
Referenced in Gangster Squad
Written by Frank Foster
Performed by Count Basie and His Orchestra
(as Count Basie and his orchestra) See more