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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It's another night in L.A. County 187 for policeman Walter Drazin and his team, but when they find the corpses of an Asian family in a burned down club, arson and murder come to the fore. ... See full summary »
Writer/director Mitch Brian manages to deliver the finest, truest adaptation of a James Ellroy work to date. Sure, it's not on the scale of L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, but this tight, moody dramatization of a chapter from one of Ellroy's lesser novels, KILLER ON THE ROAD, captures the author's voice with pitch perfection. From the shocker opening sequence to the brilliant double-punchline at the end (including a great moment featuring James Ellroy himself!), this one is definitely worth a look. If Brian can do this much with eleven minutes + one chapter from an Ellroy novel, just imagine what he could do adapting one of the books in its entirity. Hollywood, are you listening? Give Ellroy's AMERICAN TABLOID to this guy.
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