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L.A. confidential, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Regency Enterprises presents an Arnon Milchan/David L. Wolper production ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson ; produced by Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson, Michael Nathanson ; directed by Curtis Hanson

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L.A. confidential, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Regency Enterprises presents an Arnon Milchan/David L. Wolper production ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson ; produced by Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson, Michael Nathanson ; directed by Curtis Hanson
Language
eng
Characteristic
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Main title
L.A. confidential
Oclc number
247557811
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Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1997
Responsibility statement
Warner Bros. Pictures ; Regency Enterprises presents an Arnon Milchan/David L. Wolper production ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson ; produced by Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson, Michael Nathanson ; directed by Curtis Hanson
Runtime
138
Summary
LA in the 50's: Notorious gangster Mickey Cohen has just been put away for tax evasion, and now a bunch of his heroin is missing. Outside wise guys would love to move in on Mickey's territory; Captain Dudley Smith of the LAPD has launched a special squad to deal with them. Violent, thuggish team member Bud White's partner is murdered during a robbery at The Nite Owl coffee shop. The responding officer is rising star Detective Lieutenant Ed Exley, whose investigation intersects with that of Detective Jack Vincennes. Their leads point to Pierce Patchett, a drug dealing pimp whose prostitutes are surgically altered to look like movie stars. Nothing is as it seems in the glittering city of Angels, which, despite its open streets and warm welcoming air, is a city constructed of secrets. As Hollywood scandal sheet editor Sid Hudgens says, some things in L.A. are always going to be "Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush."
Table Of Contents
Disc 1. Feature film: Come to L.A. -- Meet Bud White -- Meet the Big V -- Meet Ed Exley -- Mystery woman -- Premiere pot bust! -- Bloody Christmas -- Will you testify? -- A muscle job -- "Hit the Road to Dreamland" -- Stens' last day -- Nite Owl massacre -- Whatever you desire -- Lake look-alike -- Maroon Merc -- Interrogation -- Justice for Inez -- Shotgun Ed -- "Wheel of Fortune" -- Lynn's bedroom -- Showbiz -- Jack's discovery -- A real detective -- Mrs. Lefferts -- Rollo Tomasi -- Muscle for hire -- Fleur de lis again -- Johnny and 'Lana' -- "I see Bud" -- Jack's valediction -- Hush-Hush -- Working together -- Good cop/bad cop -- Tying up loose ends -- Victory Motel -- Shootout -- The politician -- The truth -- Goodbye -- End credits; Special features: Commentary by Andrew Sarris, James Ellroy, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Ruth Myers, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger, Brian Helgeland, Jeannine Oppewall, Dante Spinotti, and Danny Devito [audio feature]; Music-only track [audio feature]; Trailers & TV spots (6 min.)Disc 2. Special features: Featurettes: Whatever you desire: Making "L.A. Confidential" (30 min.) -- Sunlight and shadow: The visual style of "L.A. Confidential" (21 min.) -- A true ensemble: The cast of "L.A. Confidential" (25 min.) -- "L.A. Confidential" : From book to screen (21 min.) -- Off the record (19 min.) -- Photo pitch (9 min.) -- The L.A. of "L.A. Confidential" [interactive feature] -- L.A. Confidential [TV series pilot] (46 min.)CD sampler: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate, the positive / Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers -- Look for the silver lining / Chet Baker -- Hit the road to dreamland / Betty Hutton -- Wheel of fortune / Kay Starr -- But not for me / Jackie Gleason -- Powder your face with sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!) / Dean Martin
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Classification
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