10/10

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Runtime: 138 min

Genres: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Languages: English

Countries: USA


Curtis Hanson's adaptation of the James Ellroy best-seller is that rarest of modern Hollywood creations, a crime drama with the brains, sex appeal, humor, danger and action to satisfy all tastes. The best film about Los Angeles since "Chinatown."



Directors (1)

Writers (3)

Brian Helgeland (screenplay) &
Curtis Hanson (screenplay)
James Ellroy (novel "L.A. Confidential")

Composers (1)

Editors (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Dante Spinotti (director of photography)

Actors (100)

Allan Graf Wife Beater
Amber Smith Susan Lefferts
April Breneman Look-Alike Dancer
Beverly Sharpe Witness on 'Badge of Honor'
Bob Clendenin Reporter at Hollywood Station
Bodie Newcomb Officer at Hush-Hush Office
Brenda Bakke Lana Turner
Brian Bossetta Forensic Officer
Brian Lally Officer - Detective at Hollywood Station
Chris Short Officer - Detective at Hollywood Station
Colin Mitchell Reporter at Hospital
Danny DeVito Sid Hudgens
Darrell Sandeen Buzz Meeks
David St. James Detective at Hush-Hush Office
David Strathairn Pierce Patchett
Deborah Kerr Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dell Yount Court Bailiff (uncredited)
Dick Stilwell Detective
Don Pulford Officer - Detective at Hollywood Station
Elisabeth Granli Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner
Frank Sinatra Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Gene Wolande Forensic Chief
George Yager Gangster at Victory Motel
Gilbert Rosales Third Mexican (uncredited)
Ginger Slaughter Secretary in Vice
Graham Beckel Dick Stensland
Gregory White Mayor
Guy Pearce Ed Exley
Gwenda Deacon Mrs. Lefferts
Hennen Chambers Reporter (uncredited)
Henry Marder Detective
Henry Meyers Detective
Ingo Neuhaus Jack's Rejected Partner
Irene Roseen D.A. Ellis Loew's Secretary
Jack Conley Vice Captain
Jack Knight Detective at Detective Bureau
James Cromwell Dudley Smith
Jane Russell Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jeff Austin Detective
Jeff Sanders Sylvester Fitch
Jeremiah Birkett Ray Collins - Nite Owl Suspect
Jess Thomas Detective
Jim Metzler City Councilman
Jimmy Ortega Second Mexican (uncredited)
Jody Wood Detective
John H. Evans Patrolman at Nite Owl Cafe
John Mahon Police Chief
John Slade Photographer at Hospital
Jonathan Adler Photographer (uncredited)
Jordan Marder Officer at Detective Bureau
Karreem Washington Ty Jones - Nite Owl Suspect
Kevin Maloney Frolic Room Bartender
Kevin Patrick Kelly Detective (as Kevin Kelly)
Kevin Spacey Jack Vincennes
Kim Basinger Lynn Bracken
Lennie Loftin Photographer at Hollywood Station
Lisa Worthy Look-Alike Dancer
Marilyn Monroe Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Marisol Padilla Sánchez Inez Soto - Rape Victim (as Marisol Padilla Sanchez)
Matt McCoy 'Badge of Honor' Star Brett Chase
Matthew Allen Bretz Officer Escorting Mexicans
Michael Chieffo Coroner
Michael McCleery Carlisle - Dudley's Guy
Michael Ossmann Detective
Michael Warwick Sid's Assistant
Mike Kennedy Bud's Rejected Partner
Monty McKee Detective
Nectar Rose Marilyn Monroe (uncredited)
Noel Evangelisti Stenographer
Norman Howell Officer - Detective at Hollywood Station
Paolo Seganti Johnny Stompanato
Patrice Walters Police File Clerk
Paul Guilfoyle Mickey Cohen
Precious Chong Wife
Priscilla Cory Brunette Police Woman (uncredited)
Rebecca Klingler Police File Clerk (as Rebecca Jane Klingler)
Robert Barry Fleming Boxer
Robert Foster Detective
Robert Harrison Pierce Patchett's Bodyguard
Robert Thompson Detective (as Samuel Thompson)
Rocco Salata Uniformed Patrol Officer (uncredited)
Ron Rifkin D.A. Ellis Loew
Russell Crowe Bud White
Salim Grant Louis Fontaine - Nite Owl Suspect
Sam P. Whitehead Detective (uncredited)
Sandra Taylor Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner
Scott Eberlein West Hollywood Sheriff's Deputy
Scott McKinley Cop (uncredited)
Shane Dixon Officer - Detective at Hollywood Station
Shawnee Free Jones Tammy Jordan
Simon Baker Matt Reynolds (as Simon Baker Denny)
Steve Rankin Officer Arresting Mickey Cohen
Steven Lambert Roland Navarette (as Steve Lambert)
Symba Smith Jack's Dancing Partner
Thomas Rosales Jr. First Mexican
T.K. Durham Senator's Aide (uncredited)
Tomas Arana Breuning - Dudley's Guy
Virginia Mayo Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Will Zahrn Liquor Store Owner
William Boyd Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)