L.A. Confidential Poster

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: April 21st, 1998

R|2 hr 16 min

Plot Summary
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).

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, Graham Beckel

Director: Curtis Hanson

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Regency Enterprises

Keywords: 1950s, Mystery, Los Angeles, Police station, Dark, Murder, Police officer

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Awards

Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Sound
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)
Nominated Music (Original Dramatic Score)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography