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L.A. Confidential (19-Sep-1997)

Director: Curtis Hanson

Writers: Brian Helgeland; Curtis Hanson

From novel: L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy

Music by: Jerry Goldsmith

Producers: Arnon Milchan; Curtis Hanson; Michael Nathanson

Keywords: Thriller, Prostitution, Pimps, Bad Cops

Three police detectives in 1950s Los Angeles take very different approaches as part of a murder investigation. It is the L.A. underbelly: sleaze, scandal, and police corruption, all pitch-perfect. Won Oscars for Best Supporting Actress and Best Adaptation; received 7 additional nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Dramatic Score.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Simon Baker
Actor
30-Jul-1969   The Mentalist
Brenda Bakke
Actor
15-May-1963   Devil's concubine on American Gothic
Kim Basinger
Actor
8-Dec-1953   L.A. Confidential
Graham Beckel
Actor
22-Dec-1949   Steve Sullivan on Cafe Americain
James Cromwell
Actor
27-Jan-1940   Babe, L.A. Confidential
Russell Crowe
Actor
7-Apr-1964   A Beautiful Mind
Danny DeVito
Actor
17-Nov-1944   Short loudmouth from Taxi
Paul Guilfoyle
Actor
28-Apr-1949   Capt. Jim Brass on CSI
Matt McCoy
Actor
20-May-1958   The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
Guy Pearce
Actor
5-Oct-1967   Memento, L.A. Confidential
Ron Rifkin
Actor
31-Oct-1939   Arvin Sloane on Alias
Amber Smith
Model
2-Mar-1972   Supermodel, Michelob shill
Kevin Spacey
Actor
26-Jul-1959   The Usual Suspects
David Strathairn
Actor
26-Jan-1949   Passion Fish

CAST

Kevin Spacey   ...   Jack Vincennes
Russell Crowe   ...   Bud White
Guy Pearce   ...   Ed Exley
James Cromwell   ...   Dudley Smith
David Strathairn   ...   Pierce Patchett
with
Kim Basinger   ...   Lynn Bracken
Danny DeVito   ...   Sid Hudgens
Graham Beckel   ...   Dick Stensland
Simon Baker   ...   Matt Reynolds
Matt McCoy   ...   "Badge of Honor" Star Brett Chase
Jim Metzler   ...   City Councilman
Paul Guilfoyle   ...   Mickey Cohen
Ron Rifkin   ...   D.A. Ellis Loew
Paolo Seganti   ...   Johnny Stompanato
Elisabeth Granli   ...   Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner
Sandra Taylor   ...   Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner
Steve Rankin   ...   Officer Arresting Mickey Cohen
Allan Graf   ...   Wife Beater
Precious Chong   ...   Wife
Symba Smith   ...   Jack's Dancing Partner
Bob Clendenin   ...   Reporter at Hollywood Station
Lennie Loftin   ...   Photographer at Hollywood Station
Will Zahrn   ...   Liquor Store Owner
Amber Smith   ...   Susan Lefferts
Darrell Sandeen   ...   Buzz Meeks
Michael Warwick   ...   Sid's Assistant
Shawnee Free Jones   ...   Tammy Jordan
Matthew Allen Bretz   ...   Officer Escorting Mexicans
Thomas Rosales, Jr.   ...   First Mexican
Shane Dixon   ...   Officer at Hollywood Station
Norman Howell   ...   Officer at Hollywood Station
Brian Lally   ...   Officer at Hollywood Station
Don Pulford   ...   Officer at Hollywood Station
Chris Short   ...   Officer at Hollywood Station
John Mahon   ...   Police Chief
Dudley's Guys
Tomas Arana   ...   Breuning
Michael McCleery   ...   Carlisle
George Yager   ...   Gangster at Victory Motel
Jack Conley   ...   Vice Captain
Ginger Slaughter   ...   Secretary in Vice
Jack Knight   ...   Detective at Detective Bureau
John H. Evans   ...   Patrolman at Nite Owl Cafe
Gene Wolande   ...   Forensic Chief
Brian Bossetta   ...   Forensic Officer
Michael Chieffo   ...   Coroner
Gwenda Deacon   ...   Mrs. Lefferts
Mike Kennedy   ...   Bud's Rejected Partner
Ingo Neuhaus   ...   Jack's Rejected Partner
Robert Harrison   ...   Pierce Patchett's Bodyguard
Robert Barry Fleming   ...   Boxer
Nite Owl Suspects
Jeremiah Birkett   ...   Ray Collins
Salim Grant   ...   Louis Fontaine
Karreem Washington   ...   Ty Jones
Noel Evangelisti   ...   Stenographer
Marisol Padilla Sanchez   ...   Inez Soto (Rape Victim)
Jeff Sanders   ...   Sylvester Fitch
Steven Lambert   ...   Roland Navarette
Jordan Marder   ...   Officer at Detective Bureau
Gregory White   ...   Mayor
April Breneman   ...   Look-A-Like Dancer
Lisa Worthy   ...   Look-A-Like Dancer
Beverly Sharpe   ...   Witness on "Badge of Honor"
Colin Mitchell   ...   Reporter at Hospital
John Slade   ...   Photographer at Hospital
Brenda Bakke   ...   Lana Turner
Kevin Maloney   ...   Frolic Room Bartender
Patrice Walters   ...   Police File Clerk
Rebecca Jane Klingler   ...   Police File Clerk
Irene Roseen   ...   D.A. Ellis Loew's Secretary
Scott Eberlein   ...   West Hollywood Sheriff's Deputy
David St. James   ...   Detective at Hush-Hush Office
Bodie Newcomb   ...   Officer at Hush-Hush Office
Detectives
Jeff Austin   ...   Detective
Robert Foster   ...   Detective
Kevin Kelly   ...   Detective
Henry Marder   ...   Detective
Monty McKee   ...   Detective
Henry Meyers   ...   Detective
Michael Ossman   ...   Detective
Dick Stilwell   ...   Detective
Jess Thomas   ...   Detective
Samuel Thompson   ...   Detective
Jody Wood   ...   Detective

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