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Mulholland Falls (1996)

In 1950's Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.

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Storyline

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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26 April 1996 (USA)  »

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$29,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,500,000 (USA)
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Virginia Madsen: Opening credits when her brother Michael Madsen's name is shown. See more »

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Prior to Hoover and Coolidge boarding the C-47, the underside of the port wing is shown. Civilian registration numbers can be seen through the paint. This particular aircraft is a civilian DC-3 that has been painted over in US Air Force markings. See more »

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[first lines]
Perino's Maitre d': Good evening, gentlemen can I check your hats, please?
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Referenced in Five Bullets, Five Names (2015) See more »

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So Tired
Written by Russ Morgan and Jack Stewart
Performed by Kay Starr
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Film noir in the 90's
16 November 2006 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Along with movies such as "The public eye" or "LA Confidencial", "Mulholland Falls" is one of those products that aim to recreate the atmosphere of film noir, making everything look a little bit more modern, more violent….

"Mulholland Falls" moves between the thriller and the detective movies, and the cast is its strong point: Nolte, Palminteri, Penn, Maden… four time bombs, four real tough guys. When Nolte or Palminteri lose their temper you'd rather not be around… Murder, questions, a good script, great actors… Nice movie.

*My rate: 7/10


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