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L.A. Confidential
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Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey
Jack Vincennes
Russell Crowe Russell Crowe
Bud White
Guy Pearce Guy Pearce
Ed Exley
James Cromwell James Cromwell
Dudley Smith
Kim Basinger Kim Basinger
Lynn Bracken
Danny DeVito Danny DeVito
Sid Hudgens
David Strathairn David Strathairn
Pierce Patchett
Ron Rifkin Ron Rifkin
D.A. Ellis Loew


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Brian Helgeland Brian Helgeland
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The best detective drama ever made

8 years ago at Jun 13 8:50
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Suspenseful and twisted detective drama movie set in 1960s Los Angeles. I am a big fan of detective movies and this is *the* best movie in this genre. A stellar cast (two of whom - Kevin Spacey and Russell Crowe - would win Best Actor Oscars later in the decade), brilliant direction coupled with outstanding set and costume design make this one the best movies ever made. It got swept aside at the O... read more

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5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 25 17:21
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L.A. Confidential most likely falls into the category of one of the best movies of the past twenty years. The complex story line seemed to burst at the seams with intelligence. I found the complexity of several different sub-plots working together challenged the intellectual part of my brain while the intense action through out the entire movie satisfied the craving of the not-so-intellectual part... read more

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2 years, 11 months ago at Jul 17 16:50
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What you get with L.A. Confidential is a classic noir with all the modern trappings (though one could argue that by this point, the film itself is a classic as well). Supported by one of the best and most reverential screenplays, the amazing cast delivers a noir film that is both classic and contemporary at the same time. This is a movie that both deconstructs what it means to be a noir film and i... read more
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As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - the straight-laced, the brutal, and the sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
Release date: 19 September 1997
UPC: 085391491323
Tags: Crime (43), Drama (36), Mystery (22), Murder (22), 1997 (20), 1990s (20), Police (18), Corruption (17), Los Angeles (16), Thriller (15), Noir (14), Detective (13), Revenge (11), Prostitution (11), Neo Noir (9), Prostitute (9), Usa (9), Betrayal (8), Violence (7), (7)
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