L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential (1997)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery-Suspense, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Neo-Noir  |   Release Date - Sep 19, 1997  |   Run Time - 138 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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L.A. Confidential is a 1997 American neo-noir crime film directed, produced and co-written by Curtis Hanson. The screenplay by Hanson and Brian Helgeland is loosely based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same name, the third book in his L.A. Quartet series. Like the book, the film tells the story of a group of LAPD officers in 1953, and the intersection of police corruption and Hollywood celebrity. The title refers to the 1950s scandal magazine Confidential, portrayed in the film as Hush-Hush.

At the time, Australian actor Guy Pearce and New Zealand actor Russell Crowe were relatively unknown in North America, and one of the film's backers, Peter Dennett, was worried about the lack of established stars in the lead roles. However, he supported Hanson's casting decisions and this gave the director the confidence to approach Kevin Spacey, Kim Basinger, and Danny DeVito.

The film grossed $126 million worldwide and was critically acclaimed, holding a 99% rating at Rotten Tomatoes and an aggregated score of 90 out of 100 on Metacritic. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning two: Basinger for Best Supporting Actress and Hanson and Helgeland for Best Adapted Screenplay; it lost every other category to Titanic. In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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Budget

$35,000,000

Box Office

$126,216,940

Tags

1950s, Bandage, Call Girl, Corpse, Corruption, Detective, District Attorney, Domestic Violence, F Word, Film Based On A Novel, Good Cop Bad Cop, Justice, Literary, Los Angeles, Morgue, Shotgun, Slovenia, Switchblade

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Filming Location: Long Beach
Narrative Location: Los Angeles
Subject: Los Angeles Police Department, police corruption

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