L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential (1997)

Everything is suspect... Everyone is for sale... And nothing is what it seems.

  • Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1997-09-19
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 4757 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 18min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Regency Enterprises
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Curtis Hanson
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Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.

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  • Russell Crowe

    as Wendell "Bud" White
  • Guy Pearce

    as Edmund "Ed" Exley
  • Kevin Spacey

    as Jack Vincennes
  • Kim Basinger

    as Lynn Bracken
  • Danny DeVito

    as Sid Hudgens
  • James Cromwell

    as Dudley Smith
  • David Strathairn

    as Pierce Patchett
  • Ron Rifkin

    as D.A. Ellis Loew
  • Matt McCoy

    as "Badge of Honor" Star Brett Chase
  • Paul Guilfoyle

    as Mickey Cohen
  • Paolo Seganti

    as Johnny Stompanato
  • Elisabeth Granli

    as Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner
  • Sandra Taylor

    as Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner
  • Steve Rankin

    as Officer Arresting Mickey Cohen
  • Graham Beckel

    as Dick Stensland
  • Allan Graf

    as Wife Beater
  • Precious Chong

    as Wife
  • Symba

    as Jack's Dancing Partner
  • Bob Clendenin

    as Reporter at Hollywood Station
  • Lennie Loftin

    as Photographer at Hollywood Station
  • Will Zahrn

    as Liquor Store Owner
  • Amber Smith

    as Susan Lefferts
  • Darrell Sandeen

    as Buzz Meeks
  • Michael Warwick

    as Sid's Assistant
  • Simon Baker

    as Matt Reynolds
  • Shawnee Free Jones

    as Tammy Jordan
  • Matthew Allen Bretz

    as Officer Escorting Mexicans
  • Thomas Rosales Jr.

    as First Mexican
  • Shane Dixon

    as Officer / Detective at Hollywood Station
  • Norman Howell

    as Officer / Detective at Hollywood Station
  • Brian Lally

    as Officer / Detective at Hollywood Station
  • Don Pulford

    as Officer / Detective at Hollywood Station
  • Chris Short

    as Officer / Detective at Hollywood Station
  • John Mahon

    as Police Chief
  • Tomas Arana

    as Breuning - Dudley's Guy
  • Michael McCleery

    as Carlisle - Dudley's Guy
  • George Yager

    as Gangster at Victory Motel
  • Jack Conley

    as Vice Captain
  • Ginger Slaughter

    as Secretary in Vice
  • Jack Knight

    as Detective at Detective Bureau
  • John H. Evans

    as Patrolman at Nite Owl Cafe
  • Gene Wolande

    as Forensic Chief
  • Brian Bossetta

    as Forensic Officer
  • Michael Chieffo

    as Coroner
  • Gwenda Deacon

    as Mrs. Lefferts
  • T.J. Kennedy

    as Bud's Rejected Partner
  • Ingo Neuhaus

    as Jack's Rejected Partner
  • Robert Harrison

    as Pierce Patchett’s Bodyguard
  • Jim Metzler

    as City Councilman
  • Robert Barry Fleming

    as Boxer
  • Jeremiah Birkett

    as Ray Collins - Nite Owl Suspect
  • Salim Grant

    as Louis Fontaine - Nite Owl Suspect
  • Karr Washington

    as Ty Jones - Nite Owl Suspect
  • Noel Evangelisti

    as Stenographer
  • Marisol Padilla Sánchez

    as Inez Soto - Rape Victim
  • Jeff Sanders

    as Sylvester Fitch
  • Steven Lambert

    as Roland Navarette
  • Jordan Marder

    as Officer at Detective Bureau
  • Gregory White

    as Mayor
  • April Breneman

    as Look-Alike Dancer
  • Lisa Worthy

    as Look-Alike Dancer
  • Beverly Sharpe

    as Witness on Badge of Honor
  • Colin Mitchell

    as Reporter at Hospital
  • John Slade

    as Photographer at Hospital
  • Brenda Bakke

    as Lana Turner
  • Kevin Maloney

    as Frolic Room Bartender
  • Patrice Walters

    as Police File Clerk
  • Rebecca Klingler

    as Police File Clerk
  • Irene Roseen

    as D.A. Ellis Loew's Secretary
  • Scott Eberlein

    as West Hollywood Sheriff's Deputy
  • David St. James

    as Detective at Hush-Hush Office
  • Bodie Newcomb

    as Officer at Hush-Hush Office
  • Jeff Austin

    as Detective
  • Robert Foster

    as Detective
  • Kevin Patrick Kelly

    as Detective
  • Henry Marder

    as Detective
  • Monty McKee

    as Detective
  • Henry Meyers

    as Detective
  • Michael Ossmann

    as Detective
  • Dick Stilwell

    as Detective
  • Jess Thomas

    as Detective
  • Robert Thompson

    as Detective
  • Jody Wood

    as Detective
  • Jimmy Ortega

    as Second Mexican (uncredited)
  • Nectar Rose

    as Marilyn Monroe (uncredited)
  • Rocco Salata

    as Uniformed Patrol Officer (uncredited)
  • Dell Yount

    as Court Bailiff (uncredited)
  • Scott McKinley

    as Cop (uncredited)
  • Gilbert Rosales

    as Third Mexican (uncredited)
  • J.P. Romano

    as Deuce Perkins (uncredited)
  • Chris Palermo

    as Anthony Trombino (uncredited)
  • April Audia

    as Mayor's Wife (uncredited)
  • Priscilla Cory

    as Brunette Police Woman (uncredited)
  • Fred Lerner

    as Dudley's Guy with Shotgun (uncredited)
  • Anne Zogby

    as Movie Star (uncredited)
Costume & Make-Up Ruth Myers Costume Design
Sound Jerry Goldsmith Original Music Composer
Production Arnon Milchan Producer
Writing Brian Helgeland Screenplay
Production Michael G. Nathanson Producer
Production Curtis Hanson Producer
Camera Dante Spinotti Director of Photography
Production Mali Finn Casting
Writing Curtis Hanson Screenplay
Editing Peter Honess Editor
Art William Arnold Art Direction
Directing Curtis Hanson Director
Art Jay Hart Set Decoration
Writing James Ellroy Novel
Art Jeannine Oppewall Production Design
Crew Anthony G. Schmidt Stunts
Camera Peter Sorel Still Photographer
Camera Merrick Morton Still Photographer
Camera J. Michael Muro Steadicam Operator
Production David L. Wolper Executive Producer
Production Dan Kolsrud Executive Producer
Production Brian Helgeland Co-Producer
Crew Jeff Imada Stunt Coordinator
Crew Rick Avery Stunts
Crew Richard Stutsman Special Effects Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Lance Anderson Makeup Artist
Directing Linda Montanti First Assistant Director
Directing Connie Papineau Script Supervisor
Directing Sharron Reynolds-Enriquez Script Supervisor
Crew Eric Rylander Special Effects Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Janis Clark Key Hair Stylist
Crew Fred Fein Stand In
Crew Jessica Drake Dialect Coach
Sound Arthur Morton Orchestrator
Costume & Make-Up Marsha Bozeman Set Costumer
Camera Randy Berrett Grip
Production John Panzarella Location Manager
Production Kenneth Hunter Location Manager
Production Emily Schweber Casting Associate
Production L. Dean Jones Jr. Unit Production Manager
Editing Michael Trent Assistant Editor
Crew David Guilbeau Craft Service
Crew Mark Burnett Video Assist Operator
Sound Thom 'Coach' Ehle Dolby Consultant
Crew Bonnie Daniels Production Controller
Sound John Leveque Supervising Sound Effects Editor
Production Warren Smith Production Supervisor
Art Rick Broderman Painter
Art Louisa Bonnie Set Designer
Camera Gary Jay Camera Operator
Production Carolyn Hagan Production Office Coordinator
Art Dave DeGaetano Construction Coordinator
Crew Dave Amberik Driver
Editing Beth Jochem Besterveld First Assistant Editor
Camera Duane Manwiller First Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Peter Savic Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Bella Noubarian Seamstress
Crew Eric Yount Carpenter
Crew Keith Dillin Transportation Coordinator
Sound Bob Beher Foley Editor
Sound Joe Divitale Sound Effects Editor
Art Chuck Brooks Greensman
Camera Scott M. Robinson Key Grip
Production Kim Bodner Production Accountant
Sound Kenneth Hall Music Editor
Art Moira Gill Art Department Coordinator
Crew John Cales Propmaker
Lighting Corwin A. Bibb Electrician
Sound Kirk Francis Production Sound Mixer
Sound Mychal D. Smith Boom Operator
Crew Thell Reed Armorer
Crew John Bush Transportation Co-Captain
Visual Effects Peter Donen Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Robert Lamkin Chef
Art Steven Melton Property Master
Art John Hinkle Standby Painter
Crew John Baumhauer Set Production Assistant
Sound Bruce Botnick Scoring Mixer
Art Javier Carrillo Construction Foreman
Crew Pete Bianco Transportation Captain
Crew Dion Mitchell Utility Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Lisa Lovaas Costume Supervisor
Crew Michael Battaglia Unit Publicist
Sound Steven Gerrior Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Terry Rodman Sound Designer
Editing David Orr Color Timer
Sound Tami Treadwell ADR Recordist
Sound Steve Mann Sound Effects Editor
Sound Anna Behlmer Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Andy Nelson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Glenn Hoskinson Sound Effects Editor
Sound Denise Horta ADR Editor
Sound Becky Sullivan Supervising ADR Editor
Sound Hilda Hodges Foley Artist
Sound John Roesch Foley Artist
Sound Charleen Richards-Steeves ADR Mixer
Sound Gordon Ecker Sound Effects Editor
Sound Robert Deschaine ADR Mixer
Sound Donald L. Warner Jr. Dialogue Editor
Sound Kimberly Lowe Voigt Dialogue Editor
Sound Mildred Iatrou Dialogue Editor
Sound Cathie Speakman Dialogue Editor
Sound Andrea Horta ADR Editor
Directing Heather Kritzer Second Second Assistant Director
Art G. Roger Abell Swing
Sound Brian Best Apprentice Sound Editor
Crew Boyd Lacosse Special Effects Technician
Camera Edward A. Gutentag Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Elizabeth Abate Costumer
Sound Kay Colvin Utility Sound
Production Barbara Harris ADR Voice Casting
Sound Jerry Goldsmith Conductor
Camera Alberto S. Ramos Dolly Grip
Camera James W. Apted Camera Loader
Editing Mo Henry Negative Cutter
Costume & Make-Up Gus Le Pre Hair Assistant
Art Al DeGaetano Construction Buyer
Camera Robert Duggan Best Boy Grip
Directing Jim Goldthwait Second Assistant Director
Art Al Eisenmann Assistant Property Master
Editing Carole Henderson Harrington Assistant Editor
Art Pablo Ferro Title Designer
Costume & Make-Up Scott H. Eddo Makeup Supervisor
Art Neil David Pontecorvo Head Greensman
Sound Diane Linn ADR Recordist
Camera Glenn Brown Camera Production Assistant
Production Stephen Fischer Assistant Location Manager
Production Patti McGuire Assistant Production Coordinator
Sound Nick Vidar Music Programmer
Production Sara Flamm Production Secretary
Production Raul Moreno Production Assistant
Lighting Jeffrey W. Petersen Chief Lighting Technician
Visual Effects Travis Baumann Compositing Artist
Lighting Jim Duggan Key Rigging Grip
Production Karen Yokomizo Assistant Accountant
Lighting Lonnie S. Gatlin Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Production Cheryl McHugh Payroll Accountant
Production Andrea Morland Art Department Production Assistant
Lighting Eric Smith Electrician
Crew Bob Herron Stunts
Art Gary Damian Thomas Storyboard Artist
Crew Gilbert Rosales Stunts
Crew Jimmy Romano Stunts
Crew J.P. Romano Stunts
Crew Danny Rogers Stunts
Crew Troy Robinson Stunts
Crew Robby Robinson Stunts
Crew Gary Price Stunts
Crew Chris Palermo Stunts
Crew Jimmy Ortega Stunts
Crew John C. Meier Stunts
Crew Tom Lupo Stunts
Crew Fred Lerner Stunts
Crew Gene LeBell Stunts
Crew Freddie Jin Stunts
Crew Kevin L. Jackson Stunts
Crew Toby Holguin Stunts
Crew Frankie 'G' Garbutt Stunts
Crew Richie Gaona Stunts
Crew Gary Epper Stunts
Crew Doc Duhame Stunts
Crew Richard Drown Stunts
Crew Danny Costa Stunts
Crew Norm Compton Stunts
Crew Troy Brown Stunts
Crew Joey Box Stunts
Crew Joni Avery Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Gary Archer Prosthetics
Directing Drew Ann Rosenberg First Assistant Director
Camera Poly Veitzer Second Assistant Camera
Lighting Jeff Durling Electrician
Lighting Nikola Ristić Electrician
Lighting Kenny Schneider Electrician
Lighting Mark Soucie Electrician
Camera Danny Jimenez Grip
Camera Carlos M. Gallardo Grip
Production Leslie Thorson Assistant Location Manager
Art Julia K. Levine Set Designer
Art Mark Poll Set Designer
Costume & Make-Up Troy Alan Peters Dresser
Art Julie Beattie Iiams Swing
Art Kai Blomberg Swing
Art Chris Grantz Swing
Art Patrick McGee Swing
Art Doug Sieck Swing