L.A. Confidential

Talking about Chinatown in my previous post reminded me about another Film Noir favourite of mine. From a novel by James Ellroy, one of the greatest crime writers, with a superb ensemble cast, L.A. confidential is a masterpiece and sets the bar very high for any adaptation to the screen of a supposedly difficult book… It can be done, and this is how you do it.


Release Date
September 1997
Runtime
2 h 18 min
Genres
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director
Curtis Hanson
Actors
Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Danny DeVito, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, Russell Crowe, David Strathairn, Ron Rifkin, Matt McCoy, Paul Guilfoyle, Paolo Seganti, Elisabeth Granli, Sandra Taylor, Steve Rankin, Graham Beckel, Simon Baker, Allan Graf, Symba, Bob Clendenin, Lennie Loftin, Will Zahrn, Amber Smith, Darrell Sandeen, Michael Warwick, Shawnee Free Jones, Thomas Rosales, Jr., Norman Howell, Brian Lally, John Mahon, Tomas Arana, Michael McCleery, Jack Conley, Jack Knight, Gene Wolande, Michael Chieffo, Ingo Neuhaus, Jim Metzler, Jeremiah Birkett, Salim Grant, Marisol Padilla Sánchez, Jeff Sanders, Steven Lambert, Jordan Marder, Gregory White, April Breneman, Brenda Bakke, Rebecca Klingler, Irene Roseen, Scott Eberlein, David St. James, Jeff Austin, Robert Foster, Robert Thompson, Don Pulford, Jan Citron, Scott McKinley, George Oliver, Jimmy Ortega, Gilbert Rosales, Nectar Rose, Rocco Salata, Dell Yount
Overview
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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