L. A. Confidential
adapted as "L. A. Confidential"

L. A. Confidential by James Ellroy

L. A. Confidential
The "L. A. Quartet" Thrillers (3rd in series)
James Ellroy

Publisher: Mysterious Press
ISBN-10: 0-89296-293-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-89296-293-8
Published: June 1990

Synopsis: A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law -- three cops treading quicksand in the middle.

Detective Ed Exley wants glory. Haunted by his father's success as a policeman, he will pay any price, break any law to eclipse him.

Detective Bud White watched his own father murder his mother -- he is now bent on random vengeance, a time bomb with a badge.

Celebrity cop Jack Vincennes shakes down movie stars for a scandal magazine. An old secret possesses him -- he'll do anything to keep it buried.

Three cops in a spiral, a nightmare that tests loyalty and courage, a nightmare that offers no mercy, allows for no survivors.

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L. A. Confidential (DVD Cover)

L. A. Confidential
Curtis Hanson, Director

Theatrical release date: 09/17/1997
DVD release date: 04/21/1998
Studio: Warner Bros.

Cast: Det. Sgt. Jack Vincennes (Kevin Spacey), Officer Wendell "Bud" White (Russell Crowe), Det .Lt. Edmund Jennings "Ed" Exley (Guy Pearce), Capt. Dudley Liam Smith (James Cromwell), Lynn Bracken (Kim Basinger), Sid Hudgens (Danny DeVito), Pierce Morehouse Patchett (David Strathairn), Dist. Atty. Ellis Loew (Ron Rifkin), Brett Chase (Matt McCoy), Meyer Harris "Mickey" Cohen (Paul Guilfoyle), Johnny Stompanato (Paolo Seganti)

Rating: R
Running time: 138 minutes

Winner of two Academy Awards: Kim Basinger for Best Actress; and Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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