1950's Los Angeles is the seedy backdrop for this intricate noir-ish tale of police corruption and Hollywood sleaze. Three very different cops are all after the truth, each in their own style: Ed Exley, the golden boy of the police force, willing to do almost anything to get ahead, except sell out; Bud White, ready to break the rules to seek justice, but barely able to keep his raging violence under control; and Jack Vincennes, always looking for celebrity and a quick buck until his conscience drives him to join Exley and White down the one-way path to find the truth behind the dark world of L.A. crime.Written by
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Bud says to Lynne, "All they get is Veronica Lake. I get Lynne Bracken." This is a reference to a statement by classic Hollywood star Rita Hayworth referring to her most popular role, who said, "Men go to bed with Gilda, but wake up with me."
Although it is be unrelated to this specific reference, Pierce Patchett's "Rita Hayworth" was Susan Lefferts. As seen in the story, no one gets Rita Hayworth. See more »
When Bud White goes to visit Lynn Bracken and they sleep together, when he leaves the Victory Motel, it is dark. When he is waiting outside and she says goodbye to her "company", it is also dark. But as she goes around straightening up her place, the pink light from the setting sun is coming through the windows, and when she opens the door to Bud, it's twilight outside. See more »
Come to Los Angeles! The sun shines bright, the beaches are wide and inviting, and the orange groves stretch as far as the eye can see. There are jobs aplenty, and land is cheap. Every working man can have his own house, and inside every house, a happy, all-American family. You can have all this, and who knows... you could even be discovered, become a movie star... or at least see one. Life is good in Los Angeles... it's paradise on Earth." Ha ha ha ha. That's what they ...
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At the end of all the credits, there is a brief scene from "Badge of Honor" featuring a onscreen dedication in honor Sgt. who served as an advisor to the film. The scene shows a black-and-white closing moment of "Badge of Honor" with the credits as Badge of Honor actor (Matt McCoy) closes the door on the HOMICIDE office and walks sorrowfully away. See more »
In the Hong Kong television version, during the scene where Bud breaks into the interrogation room, the part where he removes all the bullets from the gun but one is removed for some reason. So it cuts straight from his coming into the room and then sticking the gun into the rapist's mouth without giving it a Russian roulette feel. See more »