L.A. Confidential

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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).

Release details

Rated:
R
Release date:
Friday September 19 1997
Duration:
136 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Curtis Hanson
Screenwriter:
Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson
Cast:
Kevin Spacey
Russell Crowe
Guy Pearce
James Cromwell
Kim Basinger
Danny DeVito
David Straithairn
Ron Rifkin