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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  1. Curtis Hanson

    Director, Screenplay

  2. James Ellroy


  3. Brian Helgeland


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kevin Spacey

    Kevin Spacey

    Det. Sgt. Jack Vincennes

  2. Guy Pearce

    Guy Pearce

    Det. Lt. Edmund Jennings " Ed " Exley

  3. Danny DeVito

    Danny DeVito

    Sid Hudgens

  4. James Cromwell

    James Cromwell

    Cap. Dudley Liam Smith

  5. Kim Basinger

    Kim Basinger

    Lynn Bracken

  6. Russell Crowe

    Russell Crowe

    Bud White

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 18m

Budget $35,000,000.00

Revenue $126,216,940.00

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Release Information

  • September 19, 1997
    R, Theatrical



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