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The Resource L.A. confidential, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Regency Enterprises presents an Arnon Milchan/David L. Wolper production ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson ; produced by Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson, Michael Nathanson ; directed by Curtis Hanson, (videorecording)

L.A. confidential, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Regency Enterprises presents an Arnon Milchan/David L. Wolper production ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson ; produced by Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson, Michael Nathanson ; directed by Curtis Hanson, (videorecording)

Label
L.A. confidential
Title
L.A. confidential
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures ; Regency Enterprises presents an Arnon Milchan/David L. Wolper production ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson ; produced by Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson, Michael Nathanson ; directed by Curtis Hanson
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Actor
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Composer
Cinematographer
Director
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
LA in the 50's: Notorious gangster Mickey Cohen has just been put away for tax evasion, and now a bunch of his heroin is missing. Outside wise guys would love to move in on Mickey's territory; Captain Dudley Smith of the LAPD has launched a special squad to deal with them. Violent, thuggish team member Bud White's partner is murdered during a robbery at The Nite Owl coffee shop. The responding officer is rising star Detective Lieutenant Ed Exley, whose investigation intersects with that of Detective Jack Vincennes. Their leads point to Pierce Patchett, a drug dealing pimp whose prostitutes are surgically altered to look like movie stars. Nothing is as it seems in the glittering city of Angels, which, despite its open streets and warm welcoming air, is a city constructed of secrets. As Hollywood scandal sheet editor Sid Hudgens says, some things in L.A. are always going to be "Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush."
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
  • chart
  • videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Dante Spinotti ; editor, Peter Honess ; music, Jerry Goldsmith ; production designer, Jeannine Oppewall ; costume designer, Ruth Myers
Date time place
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1997
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English SDH or French
PerformerNote
Kevin Spacey (Jack Vincennes), Russell Crowe (Bud White), Guy Pearce (Ed Exley), James Cromwell (Dudley Smith), David Strathairn (Pierce Patchett), Kim Basinger (Lynn Bracken), Danny DeVito (Sid Hudgens), Graham Beckel (Dick Stensland), Simon Baker Denny (Matt Reynolds), Matt McCoy (Brett Chase), Jim Metzler (city councilman), Paul Guilfoyle (Mickey Cohen), Ron Rifkin (D.A. Ellis Loew)
Runtime
138
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
L.A. confidential, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Regency Enterprises presents an Arnon Milchan/David L. Wolper production ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson ; produced by Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson, Michael Nathanson ; directed by Curtis Hanson, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the novel by James Ellroy
Accompanying material
1 compact disc (4 3/4 in.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • Disc 1. Feature film: Come to L.A. -- Meet Bud White -- Meet the Big V -- Meet Ed Exley -- Mystery woman -- Premiere pot bust! -- Bloody Christmas -- Will you testify? -- A muscle job -- "Hit the Road to Dreamland" -- Stens' last day -- Nite Owl massacre -- Whatever you desire -- Lake look-alike -- Maroon Merc -- Interrogation -- Justice for Inez -- Shotgun Ed -- "Wheel of Fortune" -- Lynn's bedroom -- Showbiz -- Jack's discovery -- A real detective -- Mrs. Lefferts -- Rollo Tomasi -- Muscle for hire -- Fleur de lis again -- Johnny and 'Lana' -- "I see Bud" -- Jack's valediction -- Hush-Hush -- Working together -- Good cop/bad cop -- Tying up loose ends -- Victory Motel -- Shootout -- The politician -- The truth -- Goodbye -- End credits; Special features: Commentary by Andrew Sarris, James Ellroy, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Ruth Myers, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger, Brian Helgeland, Jeannine Oppewall, Dante Spinotti, and Danny Devito [audio feature]; Music-only track [audio feature]; Trailers & TV spots (6 min.)
  • Disc 2. Special features: Featurettes: Whatever you desire: Making "L.A. Confidential" (30 min.) -- Sunlight and shadow: The visual style of "L.A. Confidential" (21 min.) -- A true ensemble: The cast of "L.A. Confidential" (25 min.) -- "L.A. Confidential" : From book to screen (21 min.) -- Off the record (19 min.) -- Photo pitch (9 min.) -- The L.A. of "L.A. Confidential" [interactive feature] -- L.A. Confidential [TV series pilot] (46 min.)
  • CD sampler: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate, the positive / Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers -- Look for the silver lining / Chet Baker -- Hit the road to dreamland / Betty Hutton -- Wheel of fortune / Kay Starr -- But not for me / Jackie Gleason -- Powder your face with sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!) / Dean Martin
Control code
247557811
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-disc special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (138 min.)
Isbn
9781419855443
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391165118
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 2000003348
  • 2000004825
  • 509992-36493-2-3
  • 1000025482
  • 3000017737
  • 883929040032
  • 3000019143
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)247557811
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical presentation, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
L.A. confidential, Warner Bros. Pictures ; Regency Enterprises presents an Arnon Milchan/David L. Wolper production ; screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson ; produced by Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson, Michael Nathanson ; directed by Curtis Hanson, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Based on the novel by James Ellroy
Accompanying material
1 compact disc (4 3/4 in.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • Disc 1. Feature film: Come to L.A. -- Meet Bud White -- Meet the Big V -- Meet Ed Exley -- Mystery woman -- Premiere pot bust! -- Bloody Christmas -- Will you testify? -- A muscle job -- "Hit the Road to Dreamland" -- Stens' last day -- Nite Owl massacre -- Whatever you desire -- Lake look-alike -- Maroon Merc -- Interrogation -- Justice for Inez -- Shotgun Ed -- "Wheel of Fortune" -- Lynn's bedroom -- Showbiz -- Jack's discovery -- A real detective -- Mrs. Lefferts -- Rollo Tomasi -- Muscle for hire -- Fleur de lis again -- Johnny and 'Lana' -- "I see Bud" -- Jack's valediction -- Hush-Hush -- Working together -- Good cop/bad cop -- Tying up loose ends -- Victory Motel -- Shootout -- The politician -- The truth -- Goodbye -- End credits; Special features: Commentary by Andrew Sarris, James Ellroy, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Ruth Myers, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger, Brian Helgeland, Jeannine Oppewall, Dante Spinotti, and Danny Devito [audio feature]; Music-only track [audio feature]; Trailers & TV spots (6 min.)
  • Disc 2. Special features: Featurettes: Whatever you desire: Making "L.A. Confidential" (30 min.) -- Sunlight and shadow: The visual style of "L.A. Confidential" (21 min.) -- A true ensemble: The cast of "L.A. Confidential" (25 min.) -- "L.A. Confidential" : From book to screen (21 min.) -- Off the record (19 min.) -- Photo pitch (9 min.) -- The L.A. of "L.A. Confidential" [interactive feature] -- L.A. Confidential [TV series pilot] (46 min.)
  • CD sampler: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate, the positive / Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers -- Look for the silver lining / Chet Baker -- Hit the road to dreamland / Betty Hutton -- Wheel of fortune / Kay Starr -- But not for me / Jackie Gleason -- Powder your face with sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!) / Dean Martin
Control code
247557811
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-disc special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (138 min.)
Isbn
9781419855443
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391165118
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 2000003348
  • 2000004825
  • 509992-36493-2-3
  • 1000025482
  • 3000017737
  • 883929040032
  • 3000019143
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)247557811
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical presentation, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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