L.A. Confidential
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1997
Director: Curtis Hanson
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085391-491323
Running time: 2:18 (138 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: April 21, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#846)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 11, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
L.A. Confidential is "tough, gorgeous and vastly entertaining" (Janet Maslin, The New York Times), "a genuine masterpiece that will knock your socks off" (Rex Reed). Director Curtis Hanson and a terrific cast serve up a "ravishing, thrilling tale of police corruption and Hollywood glamour" (Marshall Fine, Gannett Newspapers) in this adaptation of James Ellroy's novel. Three cops (Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce), a call girl (Kim Basinger), a mysterious millionaire (David Strathairn), a tabloid journalist (Danny DeVito), and the Chief of Detectives (James Cromwell) fuel a labyrinthine plot rife with mystery, ambition, romance, and humor. What you'll see is off the record, on the QT and very hush-hush.
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Genres
Suspense/Thriller
Drama
Crime
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros. Pictures
 • Regency Enterprises
 • Monarchy Enterprises
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Music Only  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
 • Interactive Map Tour
Crew
Direction
Curtis Hanson....Director
Writing
James Ellroy....Original Material By
Brian Helgeland....Screenwriter
Curtis Hanson....Screenwriter
Production
David L. Wolper....Executive Producer
Dan Kolsrud....Executive Producer
Arnon Milchan....Producer
Curtis Hanson....Producer
Michael Nathanson....Producer
Cinematography
Dante Spinotti....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Peter Honess....Film Editor
Music
Jerry Goldsmith....Composer
Sound
Kirk Francis....Production Sound Mixer
Sound Editing by Soundstorm
John Leveque....Supervising Sound Editor
Terry Rodman....Sound Designer
Roland Thai....Sound Designer
Andy Nelson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Anna Behlmer....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Ruth Myers....Costume Designer
Jeannine Oppewall....Production Designer
Bill Arnold....Art Director
Eric Rylander....Visual Effects
Richard Stutsman....Visual Effects
William N. Greene, III....Visual Effects
Bob King....Visual Effects
Roger W. Lifsey....Visual Effects
Robert Olmstead....Visual Effects
Rudy R. Perez....Visual Effects
David A. Schroeder....Visual Effects
Neil Smith....Visual Effects
Lisa Nora Lovaas....Costume Designer
John M. Elliott, Jr.....Make-up Artist
Scott H. Eddo....Make-up Artist
Tommy Cole....Make-up Artist
Lance Anderson....Make-up Artist
Francesca Tolot....Make-up Artist
Jane English....Make-up Artist
Peter Donen....Visual Effects
Cast
Kevin Spacey....Jack Vincennes
Russell Crowe....Bud White
Guy Pearce....Ed Exley
James Cromwell....Dudley Smith
Kim Basinger....Lynn Bracken
Danny DeVito....Sid Hudgens
David Strathairn....Pierce Patchett
Ron Rifkin....D.A. Ellis Loew
Matt McCoy...."Badge of Honor" Star Brett Chase
Paul Guilfoyle....Mickey Cohen
Paolo Seganti....Johnny Stompanato
Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partners
Elisabeth Granli
Sandra Taylor
Steve Rankin....Officer Arresting Mickey Cohen
Graham Beckel....Dick Stensland
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
Simon Baker Denny....Matt Reynolds
Shawnee Free Jones....Tammy Jordan
Matthew Allen Bretz....Officer Escorting Mexicans
Thomas Rosales, Jr.....First Mexican
Officers/Detectives at Hollywood Station
Shane Dixon
Norman Howell
Brian Lally
Don Pulford
Chris Short
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
Jim Metzler....City Councilman
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
Steve Lambert....Roland Navarette
Jordan Marder....Officer at Detective Bureau
Gregory White....Mayor
Look-Alike Dancers
April Breneman
Lisa Worthy
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
Police File Clerks
Patrice Walters
Rebecca Jane Klingler
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
Robert Foster
Kevin Kelly
Henry Marder
Monty McKee
Henry Meyers
Michael Ossman
Dick Stilwell
Jess Thomas
Samuel Thompson
Jody Wood
Nectar Rose....Marilyn Monroe (uncredited)
Rocco Salata....Uniformed Patrol Officer (uncredited)