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Hollywood Confidential (1997)

A former LA cop runs a top-flight private detective agency that caters to spoiled Hollywood types.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stan Navarro, Sr.
... Joey Di Rosa
... Teresa
... Shelly Katz
A. Day Henden
... Dexter (as Richard Timothy Jones)
... Mike Mooney
... Sally
... Lee
Evelina Fernández ... Mrs. Navarro
... C.C.
... Zoey
... Barry Bliss
... Heather Norland
... Lawrence Brent
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A former LA cop runs a top-flight private detective agency that caters to spoiled Hollywood types.

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In a dirty town, he's the Clean-Up Man.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »
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14 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Aporritos fakelos Hollywood  »

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Mike Mooney: You'd just love to get outa this line of work. You just hate this business, don'cha Jack?
Jack: Aw I can think of worse
[indistinct example mumbled around cigarette]
Mike Mooney: You know, it's a shame, 'cause you're damn good at it. Matter of fact, one of the best investigators I've ever seen. You know why, Jack?
Jack: Why Mike?
Mike Mooney: 'Cause you have a personal working knowledge of how truly sick people really are
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Failure To Launch
25 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

For what I assume to be a failed pilot for a TV series, Hollywood Confidential follows a PI firm run by Edward James Olmos that takes on cases from the movers and shakers in Hollywood. Those sordid, dirty Hollywood affairs meant to be kept under wraps, but frankly nothing here ever gets juicy or real sordid which made me think it's origins lay in television. Mini stories are introduced and then by the end resolved. Groundwork is set, characters are introduced. Keep an eye out for Rick Aiello (son to Danny) and a younger, but nevertheless sexy, Charlize Theron.

Cutting to the chase - the reason Hollywood Confidential doesn't work - it's boring. It presents this illusion that something worthwhile is going to happen, but nothing does. Most of the characters don't have any depth and the actual cases they work are either quick and boring or held back. Hollywood Confidential never does anything to distinguish itself. There's no style or edge to set it apart. Edward James Olmos is the best thing going on here. He's a better actor than this material honestly deserves.


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