is one of Dudley's figurehead enforcers alongside Buzz Meeks, where he murders Buzz over Mickey Cohen's stolen heroin and is subsequently slain by Smith, Breuning and/or Carlisle during the Nite Owl Massacre. but it was all a part of the blackmail between Smith, Patchett and Hudgens. He's a well-respected upstanding LA Police Captain, in addition to being a remorseless murderer. his father and Ray Dieterling covered up the Atherton murders, He's despised by the men until he guns down the Nite Owl suspects, and is nick-named 'Shotgun Ed' by Captain Dudley. Jack is killed after being shot during a gunfight. Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, Officer / Winds up on the recieving end of this from Dudley Smith. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. so anyone does not mess with his drug business. Release Dates Directed by Curtis Hanson. In the book his real-life manslaughter is brought up to Ed; said death means Ed has no evidence linking Dudley Smith to anything. In the middle of this are three officers with different aims. View production, box office, & company info. Matt Reynolds' body, which severely disturbs him and guilts him into becoming, His attempt to make up for what happened to Matt Reynolds gets him killed. (as Marisol Padilla Sanchez), Roland Navarette 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. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. She falls in love with officer Bud White. First a Narcotics detective, he is sent to Anti-Vice after the "Bloody Christmas" incident. The movies that are as good as the original books? Title: However each has suspicions that something is not right.I'm sorry to say that I didn't pick up on this at the cinema and it wasn't until the Oscars brought it to my attention that I first saw it. With Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger. Death by Adaptation: Dudley survives the original novel version of L.A. (as Mike Kennedy), Ty Jones - Nite Owl Suspect A Form to Story. attempt to eliminate Exley, showing pictures of Exley and Lynn having sexual intercourse taken by Sid Hudgens, After being shot by Smith twice, he suddenly recovers and stabs the Captain on his leg while he's distracted with Ed, and is immediately shot through his right cheek. In the gritty LA of the 1950's, stardom is the boom industry and all is about appearance and visual image. The first indication that he's evil is when he turns around and shoots Jack Vincennes. Spacey is as quality as he ever is (or at least, was for a few years either side of this film) and the support cast is as good with De Vito, Basinger, Cromwell, Rifkin, Strathairn and Guilfoyle.There is nothing I really dislike about this film. Another Start with the first novel if you want to keep up with a few characters who are carried forward from the 1940's: The Black Dahlia How on Earth do people write a description of the plot? The book was adapted for a 1997 film of the same name, directed and co-written by Curtis Hanson and starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, David Strathairn and Danny DeVito. It is the Australian stars that stand out here. | (uncredited), assistant property master (as Al Eisenmann II), construction location foreman (as Steve Rigamai), set decorating buyer (as Danielle M. Simpson), head scenic painter (as Paul J. Stanwyck), set decorator buyer: re-shoots (uncredited), sound effects editor (as Joseph Divitale), dialogue editor (as Catherine M. Speakman), chief electrical rigging technician (as Blaise R. Dahlquist), chief electrical rigging technician (as Daryl Herzon), first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Duane 'DC' Manwiller), video assist operator: stunts (uncredited), assistant editor (as Carole Henderson Sherr), conductor (uncredited) / score producer (uncredited), script supervisor (as Sharron Reynolds-Enriquez), production office coordinator (as Carolyn Crittenden), set production assistant (as Tony Kountz), chef: Michelson Food Services (as Bob Lamkin), assistant: Mr. Milchan (as Rozzana I. Ramos), production supervisor: re-shoots, Los Angeles (uncredited). Nor does he show any sympathy for "some homo actor" who died. Confidential, and his war with Ed Exley is continued into the sequel, White Jazz. For Dudley Smith's cabal of corrupt police officers, with whom he's heavily involved. continue to lie for the police department to protect Bud and Lynn, in addition to cleaning out the department of corruption from the inside. I'm So Glad They Never Made a Sequel to... Did Exley actually testify at the beginning? Russell Crowe. 501 Wilcox Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA, What to Watch if You Miss the "Game of Thrones" Cast. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. The Stens/Meeks murder is tied into the Susan Lefferts thread, alongside writing the original body-under-the-house (Duke Cathcart) and his prostitution thread out of the movie.

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