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L.A. Confidential (1997)

Updated: Jun 22, 2022

As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Elevator scene from L.A. Confidential (1997)
Elevator scene from L.A. Confidential (1997)

L.A. Confidential (1997) Movie Poster
L.A. Confidential (1997) Movie Poster


  • Curtis Hanson


Screenplay by

  • Brian Helgeland

  • Curtis Hanson

Based on

  • L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy


  • Guy Pearce as Edmund "Ed" Exley

  • Russell Crowe as Wendell "Bud" White

  • Kevin Spacey as Jack Vincennes

  • Kim Basinger as Lynn Bracken

  • James Cromwell as Capt. Dudley Smith

  • Danny DeVito as Sid Hudgens

  • David Strathairn as Pierce Morehouse Patchett

  • Ron Rifkin as District Attorney Ellis Loew

  • Graham Beckel as Det. Richard "Dick" Stensland

  • Amber Smith as Susan Lefferts

  • John Mahon as Police Chief

  • Paul Guilfoyle as Meyer "Mickey" Cohen

  • Matt McCoy as Brett Chase

  • Paolo Seganti as Johnny Stompanato

  • Simon Baker Denny as Matt Reynolds

  • Tomas Arana as Michael Breuning

  • Michael McCleery as William Carlisle

  • Shawnee Free Jones as Tammy Jordan

  • Darrell Sandeen as Leland "Buzz" Meeks

  • Marisol Padilla Sánchez as Inez Soto

  • Gwenda Deacon as Mrs. Lefferts

  • Jim Metzler as Councilman

  • Brenda Bakke as Lana Turner

Sources: IMDB & WIKI


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