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City of Lies (2018)

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TitleCity of Lies
Year2018
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
GenreDetective (Movies)
Run Time1h 52 min
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In 2018, Los Angeles Times investigative reporter Jack Jackson is assigned to write about the murder of Christopher Wallace. He meets with the retired and disgraced Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detective Russell Poole. In a series of flashbacks, Poole reveals his theory that Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight paid corrupt LAPD officers to murder Wallace and cover it up.

In 1997, just weeks after the Wallace murder, Poole is tasked with investigating the shooting of off-duty black police officer Kevin Gaines by a white detective, Frank Lyga. Poole faces pressure from upper management in relation to the media frenzy involving other recent race-related incidents in Los Angeles, namely the beating of Rodney King and the trial of O.J. Simpson. During the course of the investigation, Poole learns that Gaines was on Knight’s payroll and had Bloods gang affiliation. Poole’s superior officer, Lieutenant O’Shea, refuses to give credence to this theory and orders Poole to close the Gaines-Lyga shooting. Lyga is exonerated but faces a civil suit, with the Gaines family being represented by attorney Johnnie Cochran. Poole confirms from an undercover FBI agent the connection between Knight and Gaines, and he is transferred to the Robbery-Homicide Division to investigate the Wallace murder.

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Cast:

Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
Russell Poole
Forest Whitaker Forest Whitaker
Jack Jackson
Toby Huss Toby Huss
Detective Fred Miller
Dayton Callie Dayton Callie
Lieutenant O'Shea
Neil Brown Jr. Neil Brown Jr.
Rafael Perez
Shea Whigham Shea Whigham
Frank Lyga
Louis Herthum Louis Herthum
City Attorney Stone

In 2018, Los Angeles Times investigative reporter Jack Jackson is assigned to write about the murder of Christopher Wallace. He meets with the retired and disgraced Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detective Russell Poole. In a series of flashbacks, Poole reveals his theory that Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight paid corrupt LAPD officers to murder Wallace and cover it up.

In 1997, just weeks after the Wallace murder, Poole is tasked with investigating the shooting of off-duty black police officer Kevin Gaines by a white detective, Frank Lyga. Poole faces pressure from upper management in relation to the media frenzy involving other recent race-related incidents in Los Angeles, namely the beating of Rodney King and the trial of O.J. Simpson. During the course of the investigation, Poole learns that Gaines was on Knight’s payroll and had Bloods gang affiliation. Poole’s superior officer, Lieutenant O’Shea, refuses to give credence to this theory and orders Poole to close the Gaines-Lyga shooting. Lyga is exonerated but faces a civil suit, with the Gaines family being represented by attorney Johnnie Cochran. Poole confirms from an undercover FBI agent the connection between Knight and Gaines, and he is transferred to the Robbery-Homicide Division to investigate the Wallace murder.

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