L.A. Confidential


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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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

City of Angels? More Like City of Demons!

Curtis Hanson directs and co-adapts the screenplay with Brian Helgeland from legendary pulp novelist James Ellroy's novel. It stars Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito and David Strathairn. Music is by Jerry Goldsmith and cinematography by Dante Spinotti.

It's 1950s Los Angeles and three cops of very different morals and stature are about to be entwined in crime and corruption...

I admire you as a policeman, particularly your adherence to violence as a necessary adjunct to the job.

Tremendo... read the rest.

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