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.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|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|
|Sylvester Fitch||Jeff Sanders|
|Director of photography||Dante Spinotti|