Everything is suspect… everyone is for sale… and nothing is what it seems. Curtis Hanson superbly directs one of the defining Los Angeles crime tales, a taut, tense labyrinthine noir based on the best-selling novel by James Ellroy. In 1950s LA, the fates of three disparate cops intertwine with a call girl, a millionaire, a tabloid journalist, and the Chief of Detectives as the mystery of a coffee shop slaying unfolds into a serpentine web of corruption and deception. Fueled by a crackerjack, star-studded cast, L.A. Confidential earned nine Academy Award nominations, winning for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Kim Basinger as the femme fatale.