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L.A. Confidential

Oscar-winning crime thriller set in 1950s Los Angeles. Two policemen are drawn together by an obsession with the same woman and the same multiple murder case.

Oscar-winning crime thriller set in 1950s Los Angeles. An investigation begins into the Nite Owl massacre, in which six people including an ex-policeman were slain. The public demands an arrest and the LAPD, already under scrutiny, is quick to provide the most convenient and likely suspects.

As new evidence surfaces, officers Bud White and Ed Exley find themselves forced to work together and discover that the one thing they have in common is a mysterious and beautiful woman, Lynn Bracken.

2 hours, 10 minutes

Last on

Sat 11 Mar 2017 22:45

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Johnny Mercer, The Pied Pipers & Paul Weston Orchestra

    Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive

  • 00:07

    Lee Wiley

    Oh Look At Me Now

    Performer: Lee Wiley. Performer: Bobby Hackett. Performer: Joe Bushkin and his Swinging Strings.
  • 00:10

    Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters

    Mele Kalikimaka

  • 00:14

    Glen Campbell

    The Christmas Blues

  • 00:17

    Jerry Goldsmith

    Bloody Christmas

  • 00:26

    Betty Hutton

    Hit The Road To Dreamland

  • 00:32

    Jerry Goldsmith

    The Cafe

  • 01:02

    Kay Starr

    Wheel Of Fortune

  • 01:11

    Gerry Mulligan Quartet & Chet Baker

    The Lady Is A Tramp

  • 01:12

    Dean Martin

    Powder Your Face With Sunshine

  • 01:13

    Joni James

    How Important Can It Be?

  • 01:18

    Jerry Goldsmith

    Susan Lefferts

  • 01:20

    Jerry Goldsmith

    Out of The Rain

  • 01:22

    Jerry Goldsmith

    Questions

  • 01:25

    Jerry Goldsmith

    Rollo Tomasi

  • 01:28

    Jerry Goldsmith

    The Photos

  • 01:33

    Jackie Gleason

    But Not For Me

  • 01:53

    Jerry Goldsmith

    The Keys

  • 02:02

    Jerry Goldsmith

    Good Lad

  • 01:55

    Jerry Goldsmith

    Shootout

  • 02:08

    Jerry Goldsmith

    The Victor

Credits

Role Contributor
Bud White Russell Crowe
Sergeant Jack Vincennes Kevin Spacey
Ed Exley Guy Pearce
Lynn Bracken Kim Basinger
Dudley Smith James Cromwell
Sid Hudgens Danny DeVito
Pierce Patchett David Strathairn
District Attorney Ellis Loew Ron Rifkin
Meyer Harris 'Mickey' Cohen Paul Guilfoyle
Brett Chase Matt McCoy
Johnny Stompanato Paolo Seganti
Dick Stensland Graham Beckel
Susan Lefferts Amber Smith
Buzz Meeks Darrell Sandeen
Matt Reynolds Simon Baker
Tammy Jordan Shawnee Free Jones
Police Chief John Mahon
Breuning Tomas Arana
Carlisle Michael McCleery
Coroner Michael Chieffo
Sylvester Fitch Jeff Sanders
Director Curtis Hanson
Writer Brian Helgeland
Writer Curtis Hanson
Author James Ellroy
Producer Curtis Hanson
Producer Arnon Milchan
Producer Michael Nathanson
Composer Jerry Goldsmith
Director of photography Dante Spinotti

Broadcasts

  • Sat 25 Jun 2016 23:40
  • Sat 11 Mar 2017 22:45