Recovering alcoholic ex-LAPD private detective Fritz Brown is hired by caddie "Fat Dog" to follow his kid sister, who is holed up with an old sugar daddy. The trail leads to his old police boss Cathcart, and the bodies start to pile up.

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Fritz Brown
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Leotis McCarver
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Bud Myers
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Fat Dog (as William Sasso)
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Jane
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Solly K
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Cathcart
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Walter
Ron Barker ...
Bartender
William Newman ...
Augie
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Henry Cruz
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Sandoval
Lisa Koch ...
Lulu
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Jack Skolnick
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Wino
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Fritz Brown is an ex-LAPD, recovering alcoholic who now splits his time repossessing cars for a used car lot and staffing his one-man private detective agency. When a filthy caddie named Freddy "Fat Dog" Baker wanders into Fritz's office one day, flashing a wad of cash, Fritz is hired to follow Fat Dog's kid sister Jane, who is holed up with a Beverly Hills sugar daddy named Sol Kupferman. Kupferman is a 70 year-old bag man for the mob, and Fat Dog claims that "Solly K" is up to something evil that may harm Jane. The trail leads Fritz to an encounter with his dark past in the person of Haywood Cathcart, current head of LAPD internal affairs and the person who kicked Fritz off the police force. But what is Cathcart doing in business with a mobster? And why is Jane shacked up with a man old enough to be her grandfather? Fritz starts asking some questions, and the answers are all bad news. Fritz finds himself back on Haywood Cathcart's short list, and as the bodies start to pile up ... Written by Anonymous

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In L.A., The Law Is Still For Sale.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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$3,077 (USA) (25 February 2000)

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$3,077 (USA) (25 February 2000)
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Trivia

The beer bar Fat Dog uses as his contact point "Rustic Inn" is a real bar in L.A. called Ye Rustic Inn. It was not altered for the film in any way- it was perfect as a low life sleazy underbelly of the city hangout. Keifer Southerland, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been spotted there. See more »

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References The Dudley Do-Right Show (1969) See more »

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Popcorn Boo-Ga-Loo (Part 1)
Performed by Jerry Murray (as Jerryo)
Written by Jerry Murray (as Murray), Kaplan
(Lovelane Music Publishing / Boogaloo Music Company)
Courtesy of Boogaloo Records / Sammy Kaplan
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Wonderful, evocative adaptation of Ellroy
6 July 2003 | by (Berkeley, California, USA) – See all my reviews

The film succeeds at the most basic level: it creates a vivid lead character, and portrays a specific time and place accurately and memorably.

Fans of noir should not miss this undeservedly obscure rendering of Ellroy's first (and most autobiographical) novel.


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