In Dragnet-era Los Angeles, three detectives with conflicting motivations (for promotion, for justice, and for fame) are lured into an underworld of corruption, violence and revenge as they try to solve the Nite Owl murders. Based on James Ellroy’s novel, L.A. Confidential the film is more than just a tightly-paced thriller – the direction, cinematography, costumes and production design make it a feast for the eyes.
Director: Curtis Hanson
Screenplay by: Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson
Starring: Danny DeVito, David Strathairn, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Kevin Spacey, Kim Basinger, Russell Crowe
Major nominations on original release : Academy Award for Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay (won), Supporting Actress (Basinger - won); BAFTA awards for Best Film, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Actor (Spacey), Best Actress (Basinger)See all nominees