L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential (1997)

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

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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 Bud White
  • Kevin Spacey

    as Det. Sgt. Jack Vincennes
  • Guy Pearce

    as Det. Lt. Edmund Jennings "Ed" Exley
  • Kim Basinger

    as Lynn Bracken
  • James Cromwell

    as Cap. Dudley Liam Smith
  • Danny DeVito

    as Sid Hudgens
  • 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
  • Simon Baker

    as Matt Reynolds
  • Allan Graf

    as Wife Beater
  • 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
  • Thomas Rosales Jr.

    as First Mexican
  • Brian Lally

    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
  • Jack Conley

    as Vice Captain
  • Jack Knight

    as Detective at Detective Bureau
  • Gene Wolande

    as Forensic Chief
  • Michael Chieffo

    as Coroner
  • Ingo Neuhaus

    as Jack's Rejected Partner
  • Jeremiah Birkett

    as Ray Collins - Nite Owl Suspect
  • Marisol Padilla Sánchez

    as Inez Soto - Rape Victim
  • Steven Lambert

    as Roland Navarette
  • Jordan Marder

    as Officer at Detective Bureau
  • Rebecca Klingler

    as Police File Clerk
  • Irene Roseen

    as D.A. Ellis Loew's Secretary
  • David St. James

    as Detective at Hush-Hush Office
  • Jeff Austin

    as Detective
  • Brenda Bakke

    as Lana Turner
  • Graham Beckel

    as Dick Stensland
  • Jim Metzler

    as City Councilman
  • Michael Warwick

    as Sid's Assistant
  • Symba

    as Jack's Dancing Partner
  • Shawnee Free Jones

    as Tammy Jordan
  • Norman Howell

    as Officer / Detective at Hollywood Station
  • Salim Grant

    as Louis Fontaine - Nite Owl Suspect
  • Jeff Sanders

    as Sylvester Fitch
  • April Breneman

    as Look-Alike Dancer
  • Scott Eberlein

    as West Hollywood Sheriff's Deputy
  • Gregory White

    as Mayor
  • Robert Foster

    as Detective
  • Robert Thompson

    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)
  • Jan Citron

    as 1940s Courthouse (uncredited)
  • Don Pulford

    as Officer / Detective at Hollywood Station
  • Scott McKinley

    as Cop (uncredited)
  • Gilbert Rosales

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

    as Deuce Perkins (uncredited)
  • Chris Palermo

    as Anthony Trombino (uncredited)
  • Precious Chong

    as Wife
  • Patrice Walters

    as Police File Clerk
  • April Audia

    as Mayor's Wife
  • Jana Rains Austinson

    as Dancer
  • William Boyd

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Priscilla Cory

    as Brunette Police Woman
  • Alan Ladd

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Fred Lerner

    as Dudley's Guy with Shotgun
  • Frank Sinatra

    as Self (archive footage
  • Anne Zogby

    as Movie Star
  • Rhonda Fleming

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Deborah Kerr

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Veronica Lake

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Marilyn Monroe

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Elaine Stewart

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Jane Russell

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Nectar Rose

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