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L.A. Confidential

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

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 in this lush tribute to tough film noir crime films. Based on the multi-layered James Ellroy novel.

-- Box Office --
Released: Dec 4th, 1997
Budget: N/A
Revenue: $126,216,940.00

L.A. Confidential Main Cast

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Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
plays Jack Vincennes
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
plays Bud White
Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce
plays Ed Exley
James Cromwell
James Cromwell
plays Dudley Smith
Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
plays Lynn Bracken
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): SPOILER: At the Victory Motel shoot out, Dudley Smith is clearly seen shooting Bud White in the right cheek after he stabs Dudley in the leg. At the end of the movie when Bud White is sitting in a vehicle saying goodbye to Ed Exley, the bandage is on his left cheek. However, Bud also has clearly visible barely closed wound on the right cheek. Exit wounds are usually more severe than entry wounds so the bandage on the left side on the face is justified, assuming that the bullet penetrated both cheeks.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): In the Nite Owl café murder scene, as the camera pans over the café, the mustard and cat-sup are seen to be in plastic containers. In the 1950s, mustard and cat-sup always came in glass bottles.
  • James Ellroy describes the character of Bud White as the biggest cop on the L.A. force. Noting that he wasn't even 6 foot, Russell Crowe decided to move into an apartment so small that he had to duck to get into the doorways and could barely stand up in. Crowe said this worked in making him feel like a "giant" by the time he came to the set to shoot.
  • The shotguns used by the LAPD in this film are Ithaca Model 37s, easily identifiable by the lack of an ejection port on the right side (they eject from the bottom). White and Exley both carry Colt Detective Specials.
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