At the restaurant scene in L.A Confidential (1997), Dudley speaks to the suspended cop Bud White and reveals a police badge and gun in front of him:

Dudley: They're yours. Go ahead, take them.

Immediately, Bud White grabs the police badge and gun in front of him:

Bud White: There's no goddamn bill on me?

Dudley: Four witnesses recanted their testimony.

Here Dudley didn't directly answer Bud White's question about a bill. Instead, he talked about four witnesses changing their statements.

Why didn't Dudley answer Bud White's question here?

  • I think that Dudley answered the question best that he could. He's completely corrupt and that's all that he could say. I personally think that Dudley killed Exley's father and is the real Rollo Tomasi. movies.stackexchange.com/questions/38875/… Commented Sep 17, 2023 at 16:14

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He did answer, obliquely.

If four witnesses retracted their statements, there's not enough to push for a charge.

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