L.A. Confidential (1997)
Title visible on theater marquee in background as Jack and Sid carry out a drug raid
Title on marquee of Pantages Theater as Jack leaves the Frolic Room
Cop is set up for stealing from cops, but gets away by letting the chief culprit confess while others overhear it.
referenced in dialogue
A still is shown for the "Now in Theaters" bumper. Two thumbs up.
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.
Cordelia says Gunn should act more like Guy Pearce in L.A. Confidential
their is a large one sheet poster of LA con. during one of the interviews with james ellroy
The phrase "hush-hush" and the way the character says it is directly based off of Danny DeVito's way of saying it.
Referenced by name
Danny Witwer/Jack Vincennes goes to Burgess's/Dudley Smith's home to discuss the case, only to be killed because what he knows will soon implicate Burgess/Smith.
Corruption at LAPD
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."
Actors turn down roles: Rene Russo and Jennifer Jason Leigh
Video case is shown in a video store.
Michael says that he has been studying a movie starring Kevin Spacey, La Confidential (1997)
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.
A mission in GTA:LCS is named 'L.C. Confidential' parodying the name of this title.
Mentioned in dialogue by Lynn
Kendra's birthday present is a poster inspired by the movie
District Attorney Ellis Lowe appears in both movies, played by different actors. The stories come from the same book series.
the cops talk about L.A. Confidential
Russell Crowe mentions Bisbee Arizona here and in L.A. Confidential (1997) in which he co-starred with Kim Basinger.
In the introduction, Daryl Somers suggests that Sonia Kruger reminds him of someone from L.A. Confidential.
Lynn mentions falling asleep on her couch watching "LA Confidential." The plot of the episode is loosely based on the film.
The Frolic Room cocktail lounge location on Hollywood Boulevard is shown.
Subject of a $250,000 question, and included in a $16,000 question
DVD cover shown.
The spy the Germans are looking for is named Rolo Tomassi.
Jennifer Todd mentions this movie during interview
mentioned in dialogue
Shares some similar cases, atmosphere and plot points. It even shares some of the same actors.
The DVD is seen
When they first meet, Mike tells Randall to "lose the glasses" to become a more effective scarer. In L. A. Confidential, Guy Pearce's character wears similar glasses, and is advised to "lose the glasses" by his superior, when he was made a detective lieutenant.
Mentioned by name
"Thanks, Guy Pearce from L.A. Confidential."
Formosa Cafe location is shown.
Subject of a question; poster shown
The bedroom scene is a near shot-for-shot homage to one in L.A. Confidential.
watched on tv by nude rapist
Lynn and a client watch the movie at her home using a small projector
Bud and Lynn watch the movie in a theater
Features clips from this film.
Clips are shown for all the major Oscar nominees.
Clips are shown
footage appears throughout
a clip is included in a montage of Russell Crowe films
Ellen's #2 Russel Crow line
Clip of Ellis Loew being dangled out a window is juxtaposed between conflicting Martin O'Malley interviews
A short clip
a clip from the Best Art Direction nominee is shown
The series "Badge of Honor" is an imitation of "Dragnet", with the lead character using the phrase "Just the facts"
Harry's game of Russian roulette while asking the suspect "Where is the girl?"