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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 121

Budget: $50,000,000

Revenue: $49,111,202

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  •  R

  • 2006-09-15

  • 2006-09-29

  • 2006-10-05

  • 2006-11-08

Plot Keywords

Alternative Titles

  • Dália Negra
  • Musta dahlia
  • La dalia negra
  • Die schwarze Dahlie
Content Score: 100

5.8/10 (98 votes)


Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) and Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940's Los Angeles. When aspiring young actress Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirshner) turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films, and family madness as they pursue the killer.


Inspired by the most notorious unsolved murder in California history.


Director: Brian De Palma
Writers: ,

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Josh Hartnett

Josh Hartnett
as Dwight 'Bucky' Bleich…

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson
as Kay Lake

Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart
as Lee Blanchard

Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank
as Madeleine Linscott

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A review by John Chard

I have been pointing my gun at a lot of people this week.

A box office failure and a neo-noir film that confounded critics and fans alike, The Black Dahlia now appears to be a pic that has had its strengths ignored. As the clamour to kick Brian De Palma continues unabated to this day, and the point blank refusal to accept that Josh Hartnett is a better actor than the likes of Pearl Harbor suggests, it's a film worthy of a revisit by genre/style fans alike.

Plot revolves around the infamous murder of one Elizabeth Short in Hollywood, 1947. An aspiring actress who was found butchered and... read the rest.