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Three policemen, each with his own motives and obsessions, tackle the corruption surrounding an unsolved murder at a downtown Los Angeles coffee shop in the early 1950s. Detective Lieutenant Exley (Guy Pearce), the son of a murdered detective, is out to avenge his father's killing. The ex-partner of Officer White (Russell Crowe), implicated in a scandal rooted out by Exley, was one of the victims. Sergeant Vincennes (Kevin Spacey) feeds classified information to a tabloid magnate (Danny DeVito).
Friday September 19 1997
Cast and crew
Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson
Kevin Spacey Russell Crowe Guy Pearce James Cromwell Kim Basinger Danny DeVito David Straithairn Ron Rifkin