L.A. Confidential (1997)

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TitleL.A. Confidential
Year1997
CountryUSA
GenreFilm-Noir (Movies)
CollectionPolice
Run Time2h 12 min
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In early 1950s Los Angeles, LAPD Sergeant Edmund “Ed” Exley is determined to live up to the reputation of his father, famed detective Preston Exley, who was killed by an unknown assailant whom Exley secretly nicknamed “Rollo Tomasi”. Already isolated from other officers by his intelligence and career ambitions, he volunteers to testify against them in the “Bloody Christmas” case in exchange for promotion to Detective Lieutenant, against the advice of precinct captain Dudley Smith, who reminds Exley that he doesn’t have what it takes to shoot a hardened criminal in the back, if that’s what it would take to prevent him from going free.

Plainclothes Officer Wendell “Bud” White, whom Exley considers a “mindless thug”, is obsessed with viciously reprimanding woman-beaters. White hates Exley due to his partner, Dick Stensland, being fired thanks to Exley’s testimony. With crime boss Mickey Cohen imprisoned for tax evasion while his underlings are being mysteriously killed, Cpt. Smith recruits White to torture and frighten away out-of-town criminals trying to gain a foothold in Los Angeles. While at a liquor store, White also encounters Lynn Bracken, a sex worker resembling Veronica Lake, and former cop Leland “Buzz” Meeks. Both work for Pierce Patchett, whose Fleur-de-Lis service runs high-end prostitutes altered by plastic surgery to resemble film stars.

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Cast:

Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey
Jack Vincennes
Guy Pearce Guy Pearce
Ed Exley
Kim Basinger Kim Basinger
Lynn Bracken
James Cromwell James Cromwell
Dudley Smith
Danny DeVito Danny DeVito
Sid Hudgens
David Strathairn David Strathairn
Pierce Patchett

In early 1950s Los Angeles, LAPD Sergeant Edmund “Ed” Exley is determined to live up to the reputation of his father, famed detective Preston Exley, who was killed by an unknown assailant whom Exley secretly nicknamed “Rollo Tomasi”. Already isolated from other officers by his intelligence and career ambitions, he volunteers to testify against them in the “Bloody Christmas” case in exchange for promotion to Detective Lieutenant, against the advice of precinct captain Dudley Smith, who reminds Exley that he doesn’t have what it takes to shoot a hardened criminal in the back, if that’s what it would take to prevent him from going free.

Plainclothes Officer Wendell “Bud” White, whom Exley considers a “mindless thug”, is obsessed with viciously reprimanding woman-beaters. White hates Exley due to his partner, Dick Stensland, being fired thanks to Exley’s testimony. With crime boss Mickey Cohen imprisoned for tax evasion while his underlings are being mysteriously killed, Cpt. Smith recruits White to torture and frighten away out-of-town criminals trying to gain a foothold in Los Angeles. While at a liquor store, White also encounters Lynn Bracken, a sex worker resembling Veronica Lake, and former cop Leland “Buzz” Meeks. Both work for Pierce Patchett, whose Fleur-de-Lis service runs high-end prostitutes altered by plastic surgery to resemble film stars.

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