Questions tagged [la-confidential]

1997 American noir crime thriller set in 1953 Los Angeles. Based on a novel of the same name by James Ellroy.

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Why did Jack Vincennes set up the three men in the Nite Owl case?

In L.A. Confidential when Ed Exley seeks Jack's help for investigating further into the Nite Owl's case, Jack refused. Then Exley said: Exley: Do you make the Negroes for the Nite Owl killings? Jack: ...
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Why did Sid give $50 to Jack for wrecking Reynolds's career?

In the neo noir crime film LA Confidential (1997), Sid meets officer Jack on the set of the Badge of Honor show: Sid: Reynolds is acey-deucey, not to mention broke. I'm getting him to fuck the DA ...
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How did Bud White survive a shot in the chest in L.A. Confidential?

In L.A. Confidential, an unsuspecting Bud White, while trying to aid Ed Exley, gets shot thrice by Dudley at the Victory Motel shootout. The Three Shots: Bud pushes Ed out of the way. Gets shot, ...
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Why does Bud White still investigate the Night Owl Murders even after he finds the perpetrators?

The perpetrators of the Night Owl murders in L.A. Confidential (1997) turned out to be three black people. Bud finds it so earlier but still Bud White hunts on, why so? I mean like visiting Lefferts’ ...
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Why did Lynn sleep with Ed in L. A. Confidential?

I could never underatand why Lynn slept with Ed Exley in L.A. Confidential if she had feelings for Bud and she also knew how much he hated Ed.
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Did Captain Dudley Smith kill Lieutenant Edmund Exley's father?

In the movie L.A. Confidential, Captain Dudley Smith (James Cromwell) introduces a newspaper reporter to Edmund Exley (Guy Pearce) and explains to the reporter "I was fortunate enough to be partnered ...
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Who slashed Matt Reynold's throat in LA Confidential?

In LA confidential, Sid Hudgens and Jack Vincennes set up this one kid, Matt Reynolds, to have sex with the district attorney so they can take pictures of the two of them. However, when Jack has a ...
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How does Ed Exley hear what's said outside the interview room?

At the end of L.A. Confidential, Ed Exley is in a (supposedly) sound-proof interview room, giving a statement to two detectives. He is observed by a group of others, including the chief of police and ...