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L.A. Confidential (1997) Poster

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Followed by 

Spin-off 

L.A. Confidential (2003) (TV Movie)

References 

When Worlds Collide (1951)
Title visible on theater marquee in background as Jack and Sid carry out a drug raid
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
Title on marquee of Pantages Theater as Jack leaves the Frolic Room
Serpico (1973)
Chinatown (1974)
The Killer (1989)

Referenced in 

The Negotiator (1998)
Cop is set up for stealing from cops, but gets away by letting the chief culprit confess while others overhear it.
The Simpsons: When You Dish Upon a Star (1998) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
Siskel & Ebert: Palmetto/Senseless/Dangerous Beauty/Mrs. Dalloway/Nil by Mouth/Live Flesh (1998) (TV Episode)
A still is shown for the "Now in Theaters" bumper. Two thumbs up.
The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999) (TV Special)
Good Eats: Gravy Confidential (1999) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
A Slight Case of Murder (1999) (TV Movie)
The Practice: Boston Confidential (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Best of Film Noir (1999) (Video)
Poster shown.
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
In L.A. Confidential, both a maroon Mercury coupe and the Pantages Theatre play important roles; in Gone In Sixty Seconds, a maroon Mercury coupe is stolen from in front of the Pantages Theatre.
Angel: First Impressions (2000) (TV Episode)
Cordelia says Gunn should act more like Guy Pearce in L.A. Confidential
Feast of Death (2001)
their is a large one sheet poster of LA con. during one of the interviews with james ellroy
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001) (Video Game)
The phrase "hush-hush" and the way the character says it is directly based off of Danny DeVito's way of saying it.
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Dark Blue (2002)
Corruption at LAPD
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (2003) (TV Movie)
One of the cops compares real life cops to movie cops and specifically mentions how it's not like "LA Confidential, Heat or Joe Friday."
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) (TV Special)
Actors turn down roles: Rene Russo and Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Mystic River: From Page to Screen (2004) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Triple Threat (2005) (Video)
Michael says that he has been studying a movie starring Kevin Spacey, La Confidential (1997)
The O.C.: The O.C. Confidential (2005) (TV Episode)
title reference
A History of Violence (2005)
In the beginning of the movie Billy's shirt reads "Night Owl Cafe" -- a reference to the cafe and murders therein that were central to the plot of L.A. Confidential.
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005) (Video Game)
A mission in GTA:LCS is named 'L.C. Confidential' parodying the name of this title.
Sleeper Cell: Family (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Lynn
The Girls Next Door: Here's Looking at You, Hef (2006) (TV Episode)
Kendra's birthday present is a poster inspired by the movie
The Black Dahlia (2006)
District Attorney Ellis Lowe appears in both movies, played by different actors. The stories come from the same book series.
Blackout - Die Erinnerung ist tödlich (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
the cops talk about L.A. Confidential
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Russell Crowe mentions Bisbee Arizona here and in L.A. Confidential (1997) in which he co-starred with Kim Basinger.
Dancing with the Stars: Series 7 Grand Final (2007) (TV Episode)
In the introduction, Daryl Somers suggests that Sonia Kruger reminds him of someone from L.A. Confidential.
Numb3rs: Blowback (2008) (TV Episode)
Lynn mentions falling asleep on her couch watching "LA Confidential." The plot of the episode is loosely based on the film.
Hollywood Mouth (2008)
The Frolic Room cocktail lounge location on Hollywood Boulevard is shown.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $250,000 question, and included in a $16,000 question
Cleanflix (2009)
Onscreen crawl of movies edited by Cleanflix
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (2010) (Video)
The spy the Germans are looking for is named Rolo Tomassi.
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Jennifer Todd (2010) (TV Episode)
Jennifer Todd mentions this movie during interview
Southland: Fixing a Hole (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
L.A. Noire (2011) (Video Game)
Shares some similar cases, atmosphere and plot points. It even shares some of the same actors.
Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic (2012) (Video)
Reference.
Suits: The Other Time (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
The Cinema Snob: Caddyshack II (2014) (TV Episode)
"Thanks, Guy Pearce from L.A. Confidential."
Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)
Formosa Cafe location is shown.

Features 

This Gun for Hire (1942)
Lynn and a client watch the movie at her home using a small projector
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948) (TV Series)
Roman Holiday (1953)
Bud and Lynn watch the movie in a theater

Featured in 

The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) (TV Special)
clips
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Academy of Robots' Choice Awards Special (1998) (TV Movie)
Features clips from this film.
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
L.A. Confidential: Off the Record... (1998) (Video)
clips shown
If We Picked the Winners (1998) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown for all the major Oscar nominees.
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
footage appears throughout
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.30 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is included in a montage of Russell Crowe films
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Robin Hood/Letters to Juliet/Just Wright (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen's #2 Russel Crow line
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Episode #1.5 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.202 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip of Ellis Loew being dangled out a window is juxtaposed between conflicting Martin O'Malley interviews
Uvda: Episode #20.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
A short clip
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
a clip from the Best Art Direction nominee is shown

Spoofs 

Dragnet (1951) (TV Series)
The series "Badge of Honor" is an imitation of "Dragnet", with the lead character using the phrase "Just the facts"

Spoofed in 

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Harry's game of Russian roulette while asking the suspect "Where is the girl?"

See also

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