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City of Lies (2018)

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Russell Poole and Jack Jackson investigate the murders of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.

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Brad Furman

Writers:

Randall Sullivan (based on the non-fiction book by), Christian Contreras (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Russell Poole
Forest Whitaker ... Jack Jackson
Toby Huss ... Detective Fred Miller
Dayton Callie ... Lieutenant O'Shea
Neil Brown Jr. ... Rafael Perez
Louis Herthum ... City Attorney Stone
Shea Whigham ... Frank Lyga
Xander Berkeley ... Edwards
Shamier Anderson ... David Mack
Laurence Mason ... FBI Agent Dunton
Christian George Christian George ... Belsher
Michael Paré ... Detective Varney
Amin Joseph ... Kevin Gaines
Josh Hardwick Josh Hardwick ... Russell Poole Jr. (as Joshua M. Hardwick)
Glenn Plummer ... Psycho Mike
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Russell Poole and Jack Jackson investigate the murders of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.

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The only thing more notorious than the crime was the cover-up. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Originally titled Labyrinth after the source material written by ex-LAPD officer Russell Poole. See more »

Goofs

You can see the crane, when Detective Poole walks around the gas station during the long take. See more »

Connections

References The X-Files (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

""Hypnotize""
Written by Randy 'Badazz' Alpert (as Randy Badazz Alpert), Deric Angelettie (as Deric Michael Angelettie), Andy Armor (as Andy W. Armer), Sean 'Diddy' Combs (as Sean J. Combs), Ron Lawrence (as Ronald Lawrence) and The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace)
Performed by The Notorious B.I.G. (as Notorious B.I.G.)
Courtesy of Bad Boy Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Contains a sample of "Rise"
Written by Randy 'Badazz' Alpert (as Randy Badazz Alpert) and Andy Armor (as Andy W. Armer)
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One of Johnny Depp's best performances, this movie should have been released
10 June 2020 | by abhisheksaha-619See all my reviews

This is a gripping crime thriller about corruption in LAPD. Johnny Depp gave an exceptional performance here after Black Mass. Forest Whitaker did well too. It has shades of JFK movie, but couldn't achieve that greatness. This movie should have been released, it's a shame that it got stuck due to controversy. More people should watch this movie.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (Lithuania) See more »

Also Known As:

City of Lies See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$2,224,575
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Dolby Digital

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