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L.A. Confidential (2003)

Unsold TV pilot based on the James Ellroy novel. An ambitious internal affairs investigator, a simple but tough patrolman and a morally gray vice squad detective investigate corruption and a mysterious heroin smuggling ring in 1950s L.A.

Director:

Eric Laneuville

Writers:

James Ellroy (novel), Walon Green
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Det. Jack Vincennes
Josh Hopkins ... Officer Bud White
David Conrad ... Det. Ed Exley
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Sid Hudgens
Melissa George ... Lynn Bracken
Tom Nowicki ... Capt. Smith
Eric Roberts ... Pierce Patchett
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Angelico Bruno Angelico ... Chuey
J.R. Cacia ... Drug Dealer (as Joseph Cacia)
Shannon Collis ... Girl
Robert Foxworth ... Ed Exley's father
Anna Gunn ... Renata
David Hutchison ... Officer #3
Damon Kirsche Damon Kirsche ... Ranny Sanson
Jack McGee ... Jack's Partner
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Originally made in 2000 and pitched unsuccessfully to both HBO and Fox, this unsold TV pilot based, like the Academy Award-winning L.A. Confidential (1997), on the novel of the same name by James Ellroy, follows an ambitious internal affairs investigator, a simple but tough patrolman and a morally gray vice squad detective investigating corruption and a mysterious heroin smuggling ring in 1950s L.A. Detective Ed Exley is an ambitious young internal affairs investigator with an influential father, who may or may not have gotten him the job. He is brought in to put corrupt cops under control but only faces mockery and hostility from his peers. Simple but tough patrolman, Bud White, who's still haunted by childhood memories of his father abusing his mother, bravely intervenes when two robbers take a woman hostage in her home, making him an ideal candidate for his precinct's captain's special clandestine police unit. Vice squad detective, Jack Vincennes, is still paying for his crime of ...

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It was filmed in 1999 and originally set to be released in 2000, but remained unreleased until 2003. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from L.A. Confidential (1997) See more »

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Sickly rehash
26 August 2020 | by stevenachesonSee all my reviews

Seriously, what is wrong with the producers behind this garbage idea and effort?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L.A. Confidential See more »

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1.33 : 1
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