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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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19 September 1997 (USA) See more »
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Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush... See more »
Plot:
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 84 wins & 60 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kevin Spacey ... Jack Vincennes

Russell Crowe ... Bud White

Guy Pearce ... Ed Exley

James Cromwell ... Dudley Smith

Kim Basinger ... Lynn Bracken

Danny DeVito ... Sid Hudgens

David Strathairn ... Pierce Patchett

Ron Rifkin ... D.A. Ellis Loew

Matt McCoy ... 'Badge of Honor' Star Brett Chase

Paul Guilfoyle ... Mickey Cohen

Paolo Seganti ... Johnny Stompanato

Elisabeth Granli ... Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner

Sandra Taylor ... Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner

Steve Rankin ... Officer Arresting Mickey Cohen

Graham Beckel ... Dick Stensland

Allan Graf ... Wife Beater

Precious Chong ... Wife

Symba ... Jack's Dancing Partner (as Symba Smith)

Bob Clendenin ... Reporter at Hollywood Station

Lennie Loftin ... Photographer at Hollywood Station

Will Zahrn ... Liquor Store Owner

Amber Smith ... Susan Lefferts

Darrell Sandeen ... Buzz Meeks

Michael Warwick ... Sid's Assistant

Simon Baker ... Matt Reynolds (as Simon Baker Denny)
Shawnee Free Jones ... Tammy Jordan
Matthew Allen Bretz ... Officer Escorting Mexicans

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... First Mexican
Shane Dixon ... Officer / Detective at Hollywood Station

Norman Howell ... Officer / Detective at Hollywood Station

Brian Lally ... Officer / Detective at Hollywood Station
Don Pulford ... Officer / Detective at Hollywood Station
Chris Short ... Officer / Detective at Hollywood Station

John Mahon ... Police Chief

Tomas Arana ... Breuning - Dudley's Guy

Michael McCleery ... Carlisle - Dudley's Guy
George Yager ... Gangster at Victory Motel

Jack Conley ... Vice Captain
Ginger Slaughter ... Secretary in Vice
Jack Knight ... Detective at Detective Bureau
John H. Evans ... Patrolman at Nite Owl Cafe

Gene Wolande ... Forensic Chief

Brian Bossetta ... Forensic Officer

Michael Chieffo ... Coroner
Gwenda Deacon ... Mrs. Lefferts
T.J. Kennedy ... Bud's Rejected Partner (as Mike Kennedy)

Ingo Neuhaus ... Jack's Rejected Partner
Robert Harrison ... Pierce Patchett's Bodyguard

Jim Metzler ... City Councilman

Robert Barry Fleming ... Boxer

Jeremiah Birkett ... Ray Collins - Nite Owl Suspect
Salim Grant ... Louis Fontaine - Nite Owl Suspect
Karr Washington ... Ty Jones - Nite Owl Suspect (as Karreem Washington)
Noel Evangelisti ... Stenographer

Marisol Padilla Sánchez ... Inez Soto - Rape Victim (as Marisol Padilla Sanchez)
Jeff Sanders ... Sylvester Fitch
Steven Lambert ... Roland Navarette (as Steve Lambert)

Jordan Marder ... Officer at Detective Bureau

Gregory White ... Mayor
April Breneman ... Look-Alike Dancer
Lisa Worthy ... Look-Alike Dancer
Beverly Sharpe ... Witness on 'Badge of Honor'
Colin Mitchell ... Reporter at Hospital

John Slade ... Photographer at Hospital

Brenda Bakke ... Lana Turner
Kevin Maloney ... Frolic Room Bartender

Patrice Walters ... Police File Clerk

Rebecca Klingler ... Police File Clerk (as Rebecca Jane Klingler)

Irene Roseen ... D.A. Ellis Loew's Secretary
Scott Eberlein ... West Hollywood Sheriff's Deputy

David St. James ... Detective at Hush-Hush Office

Bodie Newcomb ... Officer at Hush-Hush Office

Jeff Austin ... Detective
Robert Foster ... Detective

Kevin Patrick Kelly ... Detective (as Kevin Kelly)
Henry Marder ... Detective
Monty McKee ... Detective
Henry Meyers ... Detective
Michael Ossmann ... Detective
Dick Stilwell ... Detective
Jess Thomas ... Detective
Robert Thompson ... Detective (as Samuel Thompson)
Jody Wood ... Detective
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Adler ... Photographer (uncredited)

William Boyd ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hennen Chambers ... Reporter (uncredited)

Priscilla Cory ... Brunette Police Woman (uncredited)
T.K. Durham ... Senator's Aide (uncredited)

Deborah Kerr ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Virginia Mayo ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Scott McKinley ... Cop (uncredited)

Marilyn Monroe ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Oliver ... Deuce Perkins (uncredited)

Jimmy Ortega ... Second Mexican (uncredited)
Gilbert Rosales ... Third Mexican (uncredited)

Nectar Rose ... Marilyn Monroe (uncredited)

Jane Russell ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Rocco Salata ... Uniformed Patrol Officer (uncredited)

Frank Sinatra ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Vern Urich ... Park Ranger (uncredited)
Sam P. Whitehead ... Detective (uncredited)

Dell Yount ... Court Bailiff (uncredited)

Directed by
Curtis Hanson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
James Ellroy (novel "L.A. Confidential")

Brian Helgeland (screenplay) &
Curtis Hanson (screenplay)

Produced by
Curtis Hanson .... producer
Brian Helgeland .... co-producer
Dan Kolsrud .... executive producer
Arnon Milchan .... producer
Michael G. Nathanson .... producer (as Michael Nathanson)
David L. Wolper .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Dante Spinotti (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Honess (edited by)
 
Casting by
Mali Finn (casting by)
 
Production Design by
Jeannine Oppewall 
 
Art Direction by
William Arnold  (as Bill Arnold)
 
Set Decoration by
Jay Hart  (as Jay R. Hart)
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Lance Anderson .... makeup artist
Janis Clark .... key hair stylist
Tommy Cole .... makeup artist
Scott H. Eddo .... makeup supervisor
John M. Elliott Jr. .... makeup supervisor
Jane English .... body makeup artist: Ms. Bassinger
Peter Savic .... hair stylist: Ms. Basinger
Linda Leiter Sharp .... hair stylist
Francesca Tolot .... makeup artist: Ms. Basinger
Gus Le Pre .... hair assistant (uncredited)
 
Production Management
L. Dean Jones Jr. .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Goldthwait .... second assistant director
Kevin Koster .... dga trainee
Heather Kritzer .... second second assistant director
Linda Montanti .... first assistant director
Drew Ann Rosenberg .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
G. Roger Abell .... swing gang (as Roger Abell)
Renee Lee Alito .... construction estimator
P. Scott Bailey .... lead person (as Scott Bailey)
Julie Beattie Iiams .... swing gang (as Julie Beattie-Iiams)
Kai Blomberg .... swing gang
Louisa Bonnie .... set designer
Rick Broderman .... painter
Chuck Brooks .... stand-by greensman
Nancy Bullock .... construction accounting assistant
John Cales .... propmaker (as John C. Cales)
Alex Carrillo .... propmaker foreman
Javier Carrillo .... construction foreman
Ralph Clark .... painter
Stephanie Cooney .... painter
Al DeGaetano .... construction buyer
Dave DeGaetano .... construction coordinator
Al Eisenmann .... assistant property master (as Al Eisenmann II)
Ralph Fierro .... propmaker
Andrew P. Flores .... paint foreman (as Andy Flores)
Ed Galik .... propmaker
Moira Gill .... art department coordinator
Chris Grantz .... swing gang
Robert M. Hagman .... propmaker foreman (as Bob Hagman)
John K. Hill .... labor foreman
John Hinkle .... stand-by painter
Bruce Kerner .... signwriter
David O. Krupnick .... construction medic (as Dave Krupnick)
Julia K. Levine .... set designer (as Julia Levine)
R. Patrick McGee .... swing gang
Steven B. Melton .... property master
Andrea Morland .... art department production assistant
Roderick Nunnally .... painter (as Rod Nunnally)
Michael C. Paolone .... laborer
Michael C. Paolone .... tool keeper
Troy Alan Peters .... on-set dresser
Tracy Pikes .... propmaker
Mark Poll .... set designer
Neil David Pontecorvo .... head greensman
Steven Rigamat .... construction location foreman (as Steve Rigamai)
John Root .... signwriter supervisor (as John L. Root)
Sal Sanchez .... plaster foreman
Alexa Shushan .... painter
Doug Sieck .... swing gang
Danielle Simpson .... set decorating buyer (as Danielle M. Simpson)
Paul Stanwyck .... head scenic painter (as Paul J. Stanwyck)
Gary Thomas .... storyboard artist
Patrick Thoms .... painter
Shannon Curfman .... set decorator buyer: re-shoots (uncredited)
Drew H. Fash .... printed artwork (uncredited)
Jim C. Johnson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Merdyce McClaran .... assistant props (uncredited)
Stuart Rankine .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Mark Vance .... props (uncredited)
Chris Vigeant .... laborer gang boss (uncredited)
Jack White .... food stylist (uncredited)
Eric Yount .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bob Beher .... foley editor
Anna Behlmer .... re-recording mixer
Brian Best .... apprentice sound editor
Gary Blufer .... sound effects recordist
Kay Colvin .... utility sound technician
Marc Deschaine .... assistant adr editor
Robert Deschaine .... adr recording mixer (as Bob Deschaine)
Joe Divitale .... sound effects editor (as Joseph Divitale)
Michael Dressel .... foley editor
Gordon Ecker .... sound effects editor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... consultant: Dolby sound
Kirk Francis .... production sound mixer
Steven Gerrior .... assistant sound editor
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist
Andrea Horta .... adr editor
Denise Horta .... adr editor
Glenn Hoskinson .... sound effects editor
Mildred Iatrou .... dialogue editor
John Leveque .... supervising sound editor
Diane Linn .... adr recordist
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Lori Martino .... foley editor
Andy Nelson .... re-recording mixer
Charleen Richards .... adr recording mixer
Terry Rodman .... sound designer
John Roesch .... foley artist
Mychal Smith .... boom operator
Cathie Speakman .... dialogue editor (as Catherine M. Speakman)
Becky Sullivan .... supervising adr editor
Shawn Sykora .... supervising foley editor
Roland N. Thai .... sound designer (as Roland Thai)
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Tim Tuchrello .... apprentice sound editor
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... dialogue editor
Tom Lalley .... sound re-recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
William N. Greene III .... special effects
Bob King .... special effects
Roger Lifsey .... special effects (as Roger W. Lifsey)
Robert L. Olmstead .... special effects (as Robert Olmstead)
Rudy Perez .... special effects (as Rudy R. Perez)
Eric Rylander .... special effects coordinator
David A. Schroeder .... special effects
Neil Smith .... special effects
Richard Stutsman .... special effects coordinator
Boyd Lacosse .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Christine Onesky .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Donen .... visual effects supervisor
Travis Baumann .... compositing artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts
Joey Box .... stunts
Troy Brown .... stunts
Norm Compton .... stunts
Danny Costa .... stunts
Richard Drown .... stunts
Doc Duhame .... stunts
Gary Epper .... stunts
Richie Gaona .... stunts
Frankie 'G' Garbutt .... stunts (as Frankie Garbutt)
Bob Herron .... stunts
Toby Holguin .... stunts
Jeff Imada .... stunt coordinator
Kevin L. Jackson .... stunts (as Kevin Jackson)
Freddie Jin .... stunts (as Fred Jin)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (as Gene Lebell)
Fred Lerner .... stunts
Tom Lupo .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts
Jimmy Ortega .... stunts
Chris Palermo .... stunts
Gary Price .... stunts
Robby Robinson .... stunts
Troy Robinson .... stunts
Danny Rogers .... stunts
J.P. Romano .... stunts
Jimmy Romano .... stunts
Gilbert Rosales .... stunts
Anthony G. Schmidt .... stunts (as Anthony Schmidt)
Dion J. Mitchell .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James W. Apted .... camera loader (as James Apted)
Randy Berrett .... grip
Corwin A. Bibb .... electrician (as Cory Bibb)
Blaise Dahlquist .... chief electrical rigging technician (as Blaise R. Dahlquist)
Jim Duggan .... key rigging grip
Robert Duggan .... best boy grip (as Bob Duggan)
Jeff Durling .... electrician
Carlos M. Gallardo .... grip
Lonnie S. Gatlin .... assistant chief lighting technician
Darryl 'Sparky' Herzon .... chief electrical rigging technician (as Daryl Herzon)
Gary Jay .... camera operator
Manny Jimenez .... grip
Duane Manwiller .... first assistant camera (as Duane 'DC' Manwiller)
Merrick Morton .... still photographer
James M. Muro .... steadicam operator (as James Muro)
Jeffrey W. Petersen .... chief lighting technician
Alberto S. Ramos .... dolly grip
Nikola Ristic .... electrician
Scott M. Robinson .... key grip (as Scott Robinson)
Kenny Schneider .... electrician (as Kenneth Schneider)
Eric Smith .... electrician
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Mark Soucie .... electrician
Poly Veitzer .... second camera assistant
Glenn Brown .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Mark Burnett .... video assist operator: stunts (uncredited)
Valeska Difrieri .... grip (uncredited)
Steve Galloway .... video assist (uncredited)
Peter Gulla .... camera operator (uncredited)
Edward A. Gutentag .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Christian J. Killingsworth .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Emily Schweber .... casting associate
Trish Stuckey .... extras casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elizabeth Abate .... costumer
Gail Just .... costumer
Barry Kellogg .... costumer
Lisa Lovaas .... costume supervisor (as Lisa Nora Lovaas)
Tom Macdonald .... costumer (as Tom MacDonald)
Bella Noubarian .... seamstress
Donna O'Neal .... costumer: Ms. Basinger
Michael Tereschuk .... wardrobe cutter fitter
Marsha Bozeman .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Beth Jochem Besterveld .... first assistant editor
Carole Henderson Harrington .... assistant editor (as Carole Henderson Sherr)
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Craig Kitson .... assistant editor: main titles
David Orr .... color timer
Elizabeth Sherry .... cinemaestro assistant
Michael Trent .... assistant editor
Stephanie Olah .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Anil Urmil .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bruce Botnick .... music scoring mixer
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
Malcolm McNab .... musician: trumpet solo
Paul Rabjohns .... music editor
Sally Boldt .... music editor (uncredited)
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
John Case Schaeffer II .... musician (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Nick Vidar .... music programmer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Dave Amberik .... driver (as David W. Amberik)
Pete Bianco .... transportation captain
Richard M. Brasic .... driver
John Bush .... transportation co-captain
Rick Chouinard .... driver (as Richard Chouinard)
Reed Cohan .... driver
Vince De Amicis .... driver
Russ Della .... driver
Mark S. DeRosa .... transportation office coordinator
Keith Dillin .... transportation coordinator
Gino DiVitale .... driver
Sandra Freeman .... driver
Stephen Heinrich .... driver
Jerry Knight .... driver
Rochelle Mellon .... driver
Jan Ostermann .... driver (as Janet Osterman)
Miles Pierno .... driver
James Hooks Reynolds .... transportation co-captain
Olin Rushin .... driver
Patsy Rust .... driver (as Patsy L. Rust)
Chester Sohn .... driver
Brett Stach .... driver
Larry Stelling .... transportation co-captain
Charles Stepp .... driver
Steve Thompson .... driver
Dennis Yank .... driver
Kelly Yon .... driver
Dillin Craig .... picture car preparation (uncredited)
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Michael Battaglia .... unit publicist
John Baumhauer .... set production assistant
Shauna Beal .... assistant: Mr. Milchan
Kim Bodner .... production accountant
Hunter Cain .... set production assistant
Channa Paz Cajero .... set production assistant
Marila Chappelle .... post-production accountant
Bonnie Daniels .... production controller
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach: Mr. Crowe
Joe Durrenberger .... stand-in
Pablo Ferro .... title designer: main titles
Stephen Fischer .... assistant location manager
Sara Flamm .... production secretary
Jim Flowers .... set production assistant
Dariea Garibaldi .... stand-in
Bradley L. Gordon .... accounting clerk
Lisa Grundy .... assistant: Curtis Hanson
David Guilbeau .... craft service (as Cajun)
Carolyn Hagan .... production office coordinator (as Carolyn Crittenden)
Mark D. Houston .... accounting clerk
Anthony E. Kountz .... set production assistant (as Tony Kountz)
Robert Lamkin .... chef: Michelson Food Services (as Bob Lamkin)
Patti McGuire .... assistant production coordinator
Cheryl McHugh .... payroll accountant
Susan Montgomery .... production accountant
Marie Nashold .... first aid (as Marie 'Ree' Hoke)
John Panzarella .... location manager
Connie Papineau .... script supervisor
Justin Petretti .... stand-in
Michele Platt .... assistant: Mr. Kolsrud
Rozzana Ramos .... assistant: Mr. Milchan (as Rozzana I. Ramos)
Thell Reed .... armorer
Sharron Reynolds .... script supervisor (as Sharron Reynolds-Enriquez)
Carlos Rodríguez .... sous chef: Michelson Food Services
Peter Schechtal .... sous chef: Michelson Food Services
Fred Scialla .... stand-in
Larry Stelling .... mechanic
Dallas Taylor .... office production assistant
Jill Tharp .... set production assistant
Leslie Thorson .... assistant location manager
Kenny Vasquez .... set production assistant
Randy Walker .... police advisor: Call The Cops
Sam P. Whitehead .... stand-in (as Sam Whitehead)
Karen Yokomizo .... assistant accountant
Ted Yonenaka .... craft service
Doug Burch .... adr voice (uncredited)
Fred Fein .... stand-in (uncredited)
Kenneth Hunter .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Edward Mazurek .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Raul Moreno .... production assistant (uncredited)
Warren Smith .... production supervisor: re-shoots, Los Angeles (uncredited)
Mike Sudrow .... weapons handler (uncredited)
Michael Warwick .... research assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Debbie Herrera .... special thanks: Vista Group
Richard Neutra .... special thanks: The Lovell-Health House
Jack Vincennes .... dedicatee (as Sgt. Jack Vincennes)
 
Crew verified as complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sexuality
Runtime:
138 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The closing credits include old footage of famous cowboy star William Boyd as his character Hopalong Cassidy on horseback at a parade. Special effects make it appear that he is marching just in front of the cast of the films fictional police show Badge of Honor.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Bud White smashes Ellis Loew's face into his bathroom mirror, twice, and you can hear the glass breaking. If one looks at the mirror, however, it is completely intact.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Sid Hudgens:[voiceover] Come to Los Angeles! The sun shines bright, the beaches are wide and inviting, and the orange groves stretch as far as the eye can see. There are jobs aplenty, and land is cheap. Every working man can have his own house, and inside every house, a happy, all-American family. You can have all this, and who knows... you could even be discovered, become a movie star... or at least see one. Life is good in Los Angeles... it's paradise on Earth." Ha ha ha ha. That's what they tell you, anyway.
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316 out of 367 people found the following review useful.
Everything in this film is fantastic., 11 January 2000
Author: Giuseppe Giuseppe from Anaheim, CA

L.A. Confidential is, without a doubt, the best film of the 1990s, and quite possibly one of the best films ever made.

As with any great film, it all starts with the writing. The story is riveting, the dialogue is smart and quite funny, and the characters are written in three dimensions.

The acting is phenomenal. Perhaps a bigger tragedy than L.A. Confidential's loss to Titanic in the Best Picture race is that none of the three lead actors even garnered nominations. Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, and Kevin Spacey are absolutely phenomenal; it is their characters that drive this fascinating story about police corruption in 1950s Los Angeles. We get to know these people, to understand who they are and why they do what they do, and to root for them to overcome their imperfections.

The directing is fantastic. Curtis Hanson doesn't shove anything in the audience's face; instead, he allows the audience to discover the film's nuances on their own. (That makes this an excellent film for repeat viewings, you truly catch something new every time). 1950s Los Angeles is reproduced beautifully. The editing is quick and seamless, the music is perfect for the film (Hanson should teach other directors how to do a montage effectively), and the cinematography is great.

I can't find a negative thing to say about this film. It's truly a masterpiece.

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