L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential (1997)

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Nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Director, and winner for Best Supporting Actress and Best Writing. This adaptation of James Ellroy's best-selling crime novel is set in the Los Angeles of the booming 1950s. Academy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nominee Kevin Spacey ("Superman Returns") stars as a celebrity cop whose involvement in a murder investigation links him to two fellow detectives (Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Russell Crowe ("Cinderella Man", "Gladiator") and Guy Pearce ("The Time Machine", "Memento"), and leads all three into a dangerously tightening spiral of murder, corruption and intrigue. Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Kim Basinger ("Cellular") stars as the femme fatale. Co-starring Academy Award-nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Danny DeVito ("Be Cool"), Academy Award and Emmy-nominee James Cromwell ("The Longest Yard") and Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee David Straithairn ("Good Night, and Good Luck").

Synopsis

Nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Director, and winner for Best Supporting Actress and Best Writing. This adaptation of James Ellroy's best-selling crime novel is set in the Los Angeles of the booming 1950s. Academy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nominee Kevin Spacey ("Superman Returns") stars as a celebrity cop whose involvement in a murder investigation links him to two fellow detectives (Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Russell Crowe ("Cinderella Man", "Gladiator") and Guy Pearce ("The Time Machine", "Memento"), and leads all three into a dangerously tightening spiral of murder, corruption and intrigue. Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Kim Basinger ("Cellular") stars as the femme fatale. Co-starring Academy Award-nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Danny DeVito ("Be Cool"), Academy Award and Emmy-nominee James Cromwell ("The Longest Yard") and Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee David Straithairn ("Good Night, and Good Luck").