“L.A. Confidential” quotes(1997)
Plot – In Los Angeles during the early 50s, a great desire to travel, to have fun and to do business dominates people’s life, even because of television, a new tool. The ambitious Ed Exley, the funny Jack Vincennes and the naive Bud White are three policemen trying in different ways to make a career and to be successful. Jack arrests celebrities from the entertainment world thanks to Sid, an unscrupulous magazine editor. An incorruptible cop who believes that those who make mistakes should pay denounces the violent excesses of some colleagues during Christmas night, getting a promotion. Bud witnesses the death of his colleague who was supposed to retire. He starts an intense investigation which eventually leads him to criminal plots that involve the criminals and the police. Lynn is the go-between, a girl who looks like Veronica Lake and is part of a team of look-alike actresses led by tycoon Pierce. The circle narrows and Bud and Ed face a terrible truth.
All actors – Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, David Strathairn, Ron Rifkin, Matt McCoy, Paul Guilfoyle, Paolo Seganti, Elisabeth Granli, Sandra Taylor, Steve Rankin, Graham Beckel, Allan Graf, Precious Chong, Symba, Bob Clendenin, Lennie Loftin, Will Zahrn, Amber Smith, Darrell Sandeen, Michael Warwick, Simon Baker, Shawnee Free Jones, Matthew Allen Bretz, Thomas Rosales Jr., Shane Dixon, Norman Howell, Brian Lally, Don Pulford, Chris Short, John Mahon, Tomas Arana, Michael McCleery, George Yager, Jack Conley, Ginger Slaughter, Jack Knight, John H. Evans, Gene Wolande, Brian Bossetta, Michael Chieffo, Gwenda Deacon, Mike Kennedy, Ingo Neuhaus, Robert Harrison, Jim Metzler, Robert Barry Fleming, Jeremiah Birkett, Salim Grant, Karr Washington, Noel Evangelisti, Marisol Padilla Sánchez, Jeff Sanders, Steven Lambert, Jordan Marder, Gregory White, April Breneman, Lisa Worthy, Beverly Sharpe, Colin Mitchell, John Slade, Brenda Bakke, Kevin Maloney, Patrice Walters, Rebecca Klingler, Irene Roseen, Scott Eberlein, David St. James, Bodie Newcomb, Jeff Austin, Robert Foster, Kevin Patrick Kelly, Henry Marder, Monty McKee, Henry Meyers, Michael Ossmann, Dick Stilwell, Jess Thomas, Robert Thompson, Jody Wood, Jonathan Adler, William Boyd, Hennen Chambers, Priscilla Cory, T.K. Durham, Deborah Kerr, Virginia Mayo, Scott McKinley, Marilyn Monroe, Jimmy Ortega, Gilbert Rosales, Nectar Rose, Jane Russell, Rocco Salata, Frank Sinatra, Vern Urich, Sam P. Whitehead, Dell Yountshow all
“L.A. Confidential” Quotes 32 quotes
“Go back to Jersey, sonny. This is the City of the Angels, and you haven't got any wings.”
“- Lynn Bracken: Where did this come from?
- Bud White: When I was twelve, my old man went after my mother with a bottle. I got in the way.
- Lynn Bracken: So you saved her.
- Bud White: Not for long.”
“- Ed Exley: How's it going to look on your report?
- Bud White: It'll look like justice. That's what the man got.”
“- Bud White: He tied me to the radiator. I watched him beat my mother to death with a tire iron. Then he left me there. Three days before a truant officer found us... they never found the old man.
- Lynn Bracken: Is that why you became a cop? To get even?
- Bud White: Maybe.”
“Edmund, you're a political animal. You have the eye for human weakness, but not the stomach.”
“I see Bud because I want to. I see Bud because he can't hide the good inside of him. I see Bud because he treats me like Lynn Bracken and not some Veronica Lake look-alike who fucks for money.”
“- Ed Exley: All I ever wanted was to measure up to my father.
- Bud White: Now's your chance.”
“The three Nite Owl suspects, while guilty of kidnapping and rape, were innocent of the multiple homicides at the Nite Owl. The actual gunmen were most likely Los Angeles Police Department officers Michael Breuning and William Carlisle, and a third man who may or may not have been Captain Dudley Smith.”
I'm talking about the gas chamber, and you haven't even asked me what this is about. You've got a big "Guilty" sign around your neck.
“- Ed Exley: Rollo Tomasi.
- Dudley Smith: Who is he?
- Ed Exley: You are. You're the guy who gets away with it. Jack knew it, and so do I.”
“Our justice must be swift and merciless.”
“- Lynn Bracken: You're the first man in five years who didn't tell me I look like Veronica Lake inside of a minute.
- Bud White: You look better than Veronica Lake.”
“- Matt Reynolds: When I came out to L.A., this isn't exactly where I saw myself ending up.
- Jack Vincennes: Well, get in line.”
“You're like Santa Claus with that list, Bud, except everyone on it's been naughty.”
“- Lynn Bracken: There's blood on your shirt. Is that an integral part of your job?
- Bud White: Yeah.
- Lynn Bracken: Do you enjoy it?
- Bud White: When they deserve it.”
“Reciprocity, Mr. Hudgens, is the key to every relationship.”
“- Jack Vincennes: Why in the world do you wanna go digging any deeper into the Nite Owl killings, Lieutenant?
- Ed Exley: Rollo Tamasi. Rollo was a purse snatcher. My father ran into him off duty, and he shot my father six times and got away clean. No one even knew who he was.”
“Rollo Tamasi is the reason I became a cop. I wanted to catch the guys who thought they could get away with it. It's supposed to be about justice. Then somewhere along the way, I lost sight of that.”