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L.A. Confidential is a 1997 neo-noir film based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same title. Both the book and the film tell the story of a group of LAPD officers in the year 1953, and the. The film adaptation was produced and directed by Curtis Hanson and co-written by Hanson and Brian Helgeland. At the time, actors Guy Pearce and Russell Crowe were relatively unknown in North America, and one of the film's backers. The film holds a 99% rating at Rotten Tomatoes with 85 out of 86 reviews positive and average rating of 8.6 out of 10, as well as an aggregated rating of 90% based on 28 reviews on Metacritic. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won two, Basinger for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Hanson and Helgeland for Best Screenplay - Adapted.

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Kevin Spacey - Jack Vincennes Russell Crowe - Bud White Guy Pearce - Ed Exley James Cromwell - Dudley Smith Kim Basinger - Lynn Bracken David Strathairn - Pierce Patchett Danny DeVito - Sid Hudgeons

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