L.A. Confidential (1997)

L.A. Confidential
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 15mins.
Genres Drama, Crime, Adaptation, Romance, Thriller, Period, Noir
Keywords 1950s, detective, film noir, police
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
John Mercer Song ("Hit the Road to Dreamland") 120859 8000006
Jeff Imada Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Nancy Bullock Assistant Accountant construction accounting assistant 120950 16000008
Karen Yokomizo Assistant Accountant n/a 120950 16000007
Marila Chappelle Post-Production Accountant n/a 120979 16000006
Rick Avery Stunts n/a 240 19000002
Joe Box Stunts n/a 240 19000003
Richard Drown Stunts n/a 240 19000007
Danny Costa Stunts n/a 240 19000006
Norm Compton Stunts n/a 240 19000005
Troy Brown Stunts n/a 240 19000004
Mark D Houston Accountant accounting clerk 120802 16000005
Bradley L Gordon Accountant accounting clerk 120802 16000004
Eric Smith Electrician n/a 450 15000011
Kenneth Schneider Electrician n/a 450 15000010
Nikola Ristic Electrician n/a 450 15000009
Jeff Durling Electrician n/a 450 15000008
Mark Soucie Electrician n/a 450 15000012
Albert Ramos Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000013
Cheryl McHugh Accountant payroll accountant 120802 16000003
Kim Bodner Production Accountant n/a 282 16000002
Susan Montgomery Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Bob Duggan Best Boy Grip n/a 265 15000014
Doc Duhame Stunts n/a 240 19000008
Gary Epper Stunts n/a 240 19000009
JP Romano Stunts n/a 240 19000025
Jimmy Romano Stunts n/a 240 19000026
Danny Rogers Stunts n/a 240 19000024
Troy Robinson Stunts n/a 240 19000023
Robby Robinson Stunts n/a 240 19000022
Gilbert Rosales Stunts n/a 240 19000027
Anthony Schmidt Stunts n/a 240 19000028
Dave DeGaetano Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000003
Steven Rigamat Construction Foreman construction location foreman 277 21000002
Javier Carrillo Construction Foreman n/a 277 21000001
John C. Meier Stunts n/a 240 19000029
Gary Price Stunts n/a 240 19000021
Chris Palermo Stunts n/a 240 19000020
Toby Holguin Stunts n/a 240 19000013
Bob Herron Stunts n/a 240 19000012
Frankie Garbutt Stunts n/a 240 19000011
Richie Gaona Stunts n/a 240 19000010
Kevin L Jackson Stunts n/a 240 19000014
Fred Jin Stunts n/a 240 19000015
Jimmy Ortega Stunts n/a 240 19000019
Tom Lupo Stunts n/a 240 19000018
Fred Lerner Stunts n/a 240 19000017
Gene LeBell Stunts n/a 240 19000016
Corwin Bibb Electrician n/a 450 15000007
Carlos M Gallardo Grip n/a 365 15000006
Charleen Richards ADR ADR recording mixer 120912 14000002
Tami Treadwell ADR ADR recordist 120912 14000003
Bob Deschaine ADR ADR recording mixer 120912 14000001
Bella Noubarian Wardrobe seamstress 120823 13000017
Michael Tereschuk Wardrobe wardrobe cutter fitter 120823 13000016
Diane Linn ADR ADR recordist 120912 14000004
Becky Sullivan ADR Editor n/a 220 14000005
Barbara Harris ADR Voice Casting n/a 2515 14000009
Marc Deschaine ADR Editor assistant ADR editor 220 14000008
Denise Horta ADR Editor n/a 220 14000007
Andrea Horta ADR Editor n/a 220 14000006
Scott Eddo Makeup Supervisor n/a 517 13000015
John M Elliott Jr. Makeup Supervisor n/a 517 13000014
Janis Clark Hair Stylist key hair stylist 120799 13000007
Donna O'Neal Costumes Kim Basinger's costumer 120828 13000006
Tom MacDonald Costumes costumer 120828 13000005
Gail Just Costumes costumer 120828 13000004
Linda Leiter-Sharp Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000008
Peter Savic Hair Stylist (for Kim Basinger) 120799 13000009
Francesca Tolot Makeup Artist (for Kim Basinger) 120801 13000013
Lance Anderson Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000012
Tommy Cole Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000011
Jane English Makeup body makeup(for Kim Basinger) 353 13000010
Steven Gerrior Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000010
Mychal D Smith Boom Operator n/a 215 14000011
Joe Divitale Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000027
Gordon Ecker Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000028
Steve Mann Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000026
Glenn Hoskinson Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000025
Gary Blufer Sound Effects sound effects recordist 120868 14000024
Kirk Francis Sound Mixer production sound mixer 230 14000029
Jeffrey W Petersen Lighting Technician n/a 120907 15000001
Randy Barrett Grip n/a 365 15000005
Manny Jimenez Grip n/a 365 15000004
Scott Robinson Key Grip n/a 263 15000003
Jim Duggan Key Rigging Grip n/a 120946 15000002
John Leveque Sound Editor n/a 229 14000023
Roland N Thai Sound Design n/a 120905 14000022
Michael Dressel Foley Editor n/a 221 14000015
Shawn Sykora Foley Editor n/a 221 14000014
Hilda Hodges Foley Artist n/a 223 14000013
John Roesch Foley Artist n/a 223 14000012
Bob Beher Foley Editor n/a 221 14000016
Lori Martino Foley Editor n/a 221 14000017
Terry Rodman Sound Design n/a 120905 14000021
Kay Colvin Sound utility sound technician 120816 14000020
Anna Behlmer Rerecording re-recording mixer 120995 14000019
Andy Nelson Rerecording re-recording mixer 120995 14000018
Renee Lee Alito Construction Construction Estimator 120900 21000004
Al DeGaetano Construction construction buyer 120900 21000005
Chester Sohn Driver n/a 273 25000043
Brett Stach Driver n/a 273 25000044
Patsy L Rust Driver n/a 273 25000042
Olin Rushin Driver n/a 273 25000041
Miles Pierno Driver n/a 273 25000040
Charles Stepp Driver n/a 273 25000045
Steve Thompson Driver n/a 273 25000046
Brian T Best Apprentice apprentice sound editor 120976 25000050
Tim Tuchrello Apprentice apprentice sound editor 120976 25000049
Kelly Yon Driver n/a 273 25000048
Dennis Yank Driver n/a 273 25000047
Jan Ostermann Driver n/a 273 25000039
Rochelle Mellon Driver n/a 273 25000038
Richard Chouinard Driver n/a 273 25000031
Richard Brasic Driver n/a 273 25000030
David Amberik Driver n/a 273 25000029
Gino DiVitale Driver n/a 273 25000028
Reed Cohan Driver n/a 273 25000032
Vince DeAmicis Driver n/a 273 25000033
Jerry L Knight Driver n/a 273 25000037
Stephen Hienrich Driver n/a 273 25000036
Sandra Freeman Driver n/a 273 25000035
Russ Della Driver n/a 273 25000034
Daryl Herzon Other electrical rigging technician 120795 26000001
Thell Reed Other armorer 120795 26000002
Michael C Paolone Other laborer/tool keeper 120795 26000018
Sal Sanchez Other plaster foreman 120795 26000019
Patrick Thoms Other painter 120795 26000017
Alexa Shushan Other painter 120795 26000016
Rod Nunnally Other painter 120795 26000015
Neil David Pontecorvo Other head greensman 120795 26000020
Richard Neutra Special Thanks (The Lovell-Health House) 120874 26000021
Michael Battaglia Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000003
Eric Kops Publicity (Pogachefsky Company) 120789 29000002
Mark Pogachefsky Publicity (Pogachefsky Company) 120789 29000001
Blaise Dahlquist Other electrical rigging technician 120795 26000022
Stephanie Cooney Other painter 120795 26000014
Ralph Clark Other painter 120795 26000013
Robert Lamkin Other chef 120795 26000006
Sara Flamm Other production secretary 120795 26000005
Chuck Brooks Other stand-by greensman 120795 26000004
John Hinkle Other stand-by painter 120795 26000003
Peter Schechtal Other sous chef 120795 26000007
Carlos Rodriguez Other sous chef 120795 26000008
Rick Broderman Other painter 120795 26000012
Andy Flores Other paint foreman 120795 26000011
Paul J Stanwyck Other head scenic painter 120795 26000010
Marie "Ree" Hoke Other aid 120795 26000009
Dave Krupnick Medic construction medic 120966 25000027
John K Hill Production labor foreman 120824 25000026
Alex Carrillo Props prop maker foreman 120817 24000003
Bob Hagman Props prop maker foreman 120817 24000004
Steven B Melton Property Master n/a 120805 24000002
Al Eisenmann II Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000001
Pablo Ferro Titles main title 120825 23000012
John C Cales Props prop maker 120817 24000005
Ralph J Fierro Props prop maker 120817 24000006
Lisa Grundy Assistant (to Curtis Hanson) 120820 25000001
Danielle M Simpson Props Buyer set decorating buyer 120926 24000009
Ed Galik Props prop maker 120817 24000008
Tracy Fikes Props prop maker 120817 24000007
Elizabeth Abate Special Effects n/a 168 23000011
Neil Smith Special Effects n/a 168 23000010
Richard Stutsman Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000003
Eric Rylander Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000002
Peter Donen Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000001
Teddy Yonenaka Craft Service (Cajun) 120903 22000001
William N Green III Special Effects n/a 168 23000004
Bob King Special Effects n/a 168 23000005
David A Schroeder Special Effects n/a 168 23000009
Rudy R Perez Special Effects n/a 168 23000008
Robert Olmstead Special Effects n/a 168 23000007
Roger Lifsey Special Effects n/a 168 23000006
Elizabeth Sherry Assistant Lightworks/cinemaestro assistant 120820 25000002
Michele Platt Assistant (to Dan Kolsrud) 120820 25000003
John Baumhauer Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000019
Sam Whitehead Stand-In n/a 121015 25000018
Fred Scialla Stand-In n/a 121015 25000017
Justin Petretti Stand-In n/a 121015 25000016
Hunter Cain Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000020
Channa Paz Cajero Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000021
Kenny Vasquez Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000025
Jill Tharp Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000024
Anthony E Kountz Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000023
Jim Flowers Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000022
Dariea Garibaldi Stand-In n/a 121015 25000015
Joe Durrenberger Stand-In n/a 121015 25000014
Peter Bianco Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000007
Bonnie Daniels Production Associate production controller 120822 25000006
Rozzana I Ramos Assistant (to Arnon Milchan) 120820 25000005
Shauna Beal Assistant (to Arnon Milchan) 120820 25000004
John Bush Transportation Co-Captain n/a 120973 25000008
James "Hooks" Reynolds Transportation Co-Captain n/a 120973 25000009
Mark S DeRosa Transportation transportation office coordinator 120992 25000013
Larry Stelling Transportation transportation co-captain/mechanic 120992 25000012
Dallas Taylor Office Assistant n/a 120996 25000011
Keith Dillin Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000010
Barry Kellogg Costumes costumer 120828 13000003
Lisa Lovaas Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000002
Kevin Maloney Actor Frolic Room Bartender 1 1000066
Patrice Walters Actor Police File Clerk 1 1000067
Brenda Bakke Actor Lana Turner 1 1000065
John Slade Actor Photographer at Hospital 1 1000064
Colin Mitchell Actor Reporter at Hospital 1 1000063
Rebecca Klingler Actor Police File Clerk 1 1000068
Irene Roseen Actor District Attorney Ellis Loew's Secretary 1 1000069
Jeff Austin Actor Detective 1 1000073
Bodie Newcomb Actor Officer at Hush-Hush Office 1 1000072
David St James Actor Detective at Hush-Hush Office 1 1000071
Scott Eberlein Actor West Hollywood Sheriff's Deputy 1 1000070
Beverly Sharpe Actor Witness on 1 1000062
Lisa Worthy Actor Look-Alike Dancer 1 1000061
Noel Evangelisti Actor Stenographer 1 1000054
Karreem Washington Actor (Nite Owl Suspect) 1 1000053
Salim Grant Actor (Nite Owl Suspect) 1 1000052
Jeremiah W Birkett Actor (Nite Owl Suspect) 1 1000051
Marisol Padilla Sanchez Actor (Rape Victim) 1 1000055
Jeff Sanders Actor Sylvester Fitch 1 1000056
April Breneman Actor Look-Alike Dancer 1 1000060
Gregory White Actor Mayor 1 1000059
Jordan Marder Actor Officer at Detective Bureau 1 1000058
Steven Lambert Actor Roland Navarette 1 1000057
Henry Meyers Actor Detective 1 1000074
Robert Foster Actor Detective 1 1000075
Brian Helgeland Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Curtis Hanson Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Brian Helgeland Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
David Wolper Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Dan Kolsrud Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
James Ellroy Source Material (Novel) 120786 4000003
James Ellroy Source Material (from novel) ("L.A. Confidential") 120793 4000004
Jim Goldthwait Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Drew Ann Rosenberg Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Linda Montanti Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
L Dean Jones Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Michael Nathanson Producer n/a 3 3000003
Curtis Hanson Producer n/a 3 3000002
Henry Marder Actor Detective 1 1000079
Dick Stilwell Actor Detective 1 1000078
Kevin Kelly Actor Detective 1 1000077
Michael Ossman Actor Detective 1 1000076
Jess Thomas Actor Detective 1 1000080
Monty McKee Actor Detective 1 1000081
Arnon Milchan Producer n/a 3 3000001
Curtis Hanson Director n/a 2 2000001
Jody Wood Actor Detective 1 1000083
Samuel Thompson Actor Detective 1 1000082
Robert Barry Fleming Actor Boxer 1 1000050
Jim Metzler Actor City Councilman 1 1000049
Precious Chong Actor Wife 1 1000017
Symba Smith Actor Jack's Dancing Partner 1 1000018
Allan Graf Actor Wife Beater 1 1000016
Graham Beckel Actor Dick Stensland 1 1000015
Steve Rankin Actor Officer Arresting Mickey Cohen 1 1000014
Robert Clendenin Actor Reporter at Hollywood Station 1 1000019
Lennie Loftin Actor Photographer at Hollywood Station 1 1000020
Michael Warwick Actor Sid's Assistant 1 1000024
Darrell Sandeen Actor Buzz Meeks 1 1000023
Amber Smith Actor Susan Lefferts 1 1000022
Will Zahrn Actor Liquor Store Owner 1 1000021
Sandra Taylor Actor Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner 1 1000013
Elisabeth Granli Actor Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner 1 1000012
Kim Basinger Actor Lynn Bracken 1 1000005
James Cromwell Actor Dudley Smith 1 1000004
Guy Pearce Actor Ed Exley 1 1000003
Russell Crowe Actor Bud White 1 1000002
Danny DeVito Actor Sid Hudgens 1 1000006
David Strathairn Actor Pierce Patchett 1 1000007
Paolo Seganti Actor Johnny Stompanato 1 1000011
Paul Guilfoyle Actor Mickey Cohen 1 1000010
Matt McCoy Actor 'Badge of Honor' Star Brett Chase 1 1000009
Ron Rifkin Actor District Attorney Ellis Loew 1 1000008
Simon Baker Actor Matt Reynolds 1 1000025
Shawnee Free Jones Actor Tammy Jordan 1 1000026
Gene Wolande Actor Forensic Chief 1 1000042
John H Evans Actor Patrolman at Nite Owl Cafe 1 1000041
Jack Knight Actor Detective at Detective Bureau 1 1000040
Ginger Slaughter Actor Secretary in Vice 1 1000039
Brian Bossetta Actor Forensic Officer 1 1000043
Michael Chieffo Actor Coroner 1 1000044
Robert Harrison Actor Pierce Patchett's Bodyguard 1 1000048
Ingo Neuhaus Actor Jack's Rejected Partner 1 1000047
Mike Kennedy Actor Bud's Rejected Partner 1 1000046
Gwenda Deacon Actor Mrs Lefferts 1 1000045
Jack Conley Actor Vice Captain 1 1000038
George Yager Actor Gangster at Victory Motel 1 1000037
Norman Howell Actor Officer--Detective at Hollywood Station 1 1000030
Shane Dixon Actor Officer--Detective at Hollywood Station 1 1000029
Thomas Rosales Jr. Actor 1st Mexican 1 1000028
Matthew Allen Bretz Actor Officer Escorting Mexicans 1 1000027
Brian Lally Actor Officer--Detective at Hollywood Station 1 1000031
Don Pulford Actor Officer--Detective at Hollywood Station 1 1000032
Michael McCleery Actor Carlisle--Dudley's Guy 1 1000036
Tomas Arana Actor Breuning--Dudley's Guy 1 1000035
John Mahon Actor Police Chief 1 1000034
Chris Short Actor Officer--Detective at Hollywood Station 1 1000033
Heather Kritzer Assistant Director 2nd assistant director 163 5000005
John Panzarella Location Manager n/a 193 5000006
Kay Starr Song Performer ("Wheel of Fortune") 120788 8000040
Gerry Mulligan Song Performer ("Makin' Whoopee") 120788 8000041
Betty Hutton Song Performer ("Hit the Road to Dreamland") 120788 8000039
Chet Baker Song Performer ("Look for the Silver Lining" "Makin' Whoopee") 120788 8000038
Dean Martin Song Performer ("The Christmas Blues" "Powder Your Face with Sunshine") 120788 8000037
Gerry Mulligan Quartet Song Performer ("The Lady Is a Tramp") 120788 8000042
Joni James Song Performer ("How Important Can It Be" (performed on 'The Perry Como Show')) 120788 8000043
Jay R. Hart Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Jeannine Oppewall Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Jackie Gleason Song Performer ("But Not for Me") 120788 8000045
Chet Baker and the Lighthouse All-Stars Song Performer ("At Last") 120788 8000044
Bing Crosby Song Performer ("Mele Kalikimaka") 120788 8000036
Lee Wiley Song Performer ("Oh! Look at Me Now" "Looking at You") 120788 8000035
Stanley Rochinski Song ("Powder Your Face with Sunshine") 120859 8000028
Carmen Lombardo Song ("Powder Your Face with Sunshine") 120859 8000027
Lorenz Hart Song ("The Lady Is a Tramp") 120859 8000026
Richard Rodgers Song ("The Lady Is a Tramp") 120859 8000025
Cole Porter Song ("Looking at You") 120859 8000029
Harry Warren Song ("At Last") 120859 8000030
John Mercer Song Performer ("Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive") 120788 8000034
Ira Gershwin Song ("But Not for Me") 120859 8000033
George Gershwin Song ("But Not for Me") 120859 8000032
Mack Gordon Song ("At Last") 120859 8000031
William David Arnold Art Director n/a 183 9000003
G Roger Abell Swing Gang n/a 434 9000004
Mali Finn Casting n/a 179 10000001
Andrea Morland Art Assistant art department production assistant 120974 9000019
Moira Gill Art Department Coordinator n/a 195 9000018
Scott Bailey Lead Person n/a 120957 9000017
Emily Schweber Casting Associate n/a 160 10000002
Trish Stuckey Extras Casting extras casting associate(Messenger Associate Casting) 120851 10000003
Ruth Myers Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Randy Walker Advisor police advisor(Call the Cops) 120821 12000003
Jessica Drake Dialect Coach Russell Crowe's dialect coach 666 12000002
Thom "Coach" Ehle Consultant Dolby stereo consultant 120784 12000001
Troy Peters Set Dresser on-set dresser 197 9000016
Bruce Kerner Sign Writer n/a 121107 9000015
R Patrick McGee Swing Gang n/a 434 9000008
Chris Grantz Swing Gang n/a 434 9000007
Kai Blomberg Swing Gang n/a 434 9000006
Julie Beattie-Iiams Swing Gang n/a 434 9000005
Doug Sieck Swing Gang n/a 434 9000009
Louisa Bonnie Set Designer n/a 202 9000010
John L Root Sign Writer sign writer supervisor 121107 9000014
Gary Thomas Storyboard Artist n/a 199 9000013
Mark Poll Set Designer n/a 202 9000012
Julia Levine Set Designer n/a 202 9000011
Gus Kahn Song ("Makin' Whoopee") 120859 8000024
Walter Donaldson Song ("Makin' Whoopee") 120859 8000023
Duane Manwiller Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000009
Poly Veitzer Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000010
David Orr Color Timer n/a 120921 6000008
Lonnie Gatlin Lighting assistant chief lighting technician 798 6000007
Merrick Morton Photography still photographer 120835 6000006
Peter Honess Editor n/a 172 7000001
Don Warner Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000002
Mo Henry Negative Cutting negative cutter 120852 7000006
Mildred Iatrou Morgan Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000005
Catherine M Speakman Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000004
Kimberly Lowe Voight Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000003
Peter Sorel Photography still photographer 120835 6000005
James Apted Camera camera loader 120798 6000004
Kevin Koster DGA Trainee n/a 120878 5000010
Carolyn Crittenden Production Coordinator production office coordinator 162 5000009
Connie Papineau Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000008
Sharron Reynolds Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000007
Patti McGuire Assistant Production Coordinator n/a 192 5000011
Leslie Thorson Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000012
J Michael Muro Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000003
Gary Jay Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Dante Spinotti Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Stephen Fischer Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000013
Beth Jochem Besterveld Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000007
Michael Trent Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000008
Sammy Cahn Song ("The Christmas Blues") 120859 8000016
Alex Anderson Song ("Mele Kalikimaka") 120859 8000015
Joseph Mohr Song ("Silent Night") 120859 8000014
Franz Gruber Song ("Silent Night") 120859 8000013
David Holt Song ("The Christmas Blues") 120859 8000017
James S Pierpont Song ("Jingle Bells") 120859 8000018
Bennie Benjamin Song songs("Wheel of Fortune" "How Important Can It Be") 120859 8000022
George David Weiss Song songs("Wheel of Fortune" "How Important Can It Be") 120859 8000021
Bud DeSilva Song ("Look for the Silver Lining") 120859 8000020
Jerome Kern Song ("Look for the Silver Lining") 120859 8000019
Ray Evans Song ("Silver Bells") 120859 8000012
Jay Livingston Song ("Silver Bells") 120859 8000011
Bruce Botnick Music music scoring mixer 120781 8000002
Jerry Goldsmith Music n/a 120781 8000001
Craig Kitson Assistant Editor main title assistant editor 203 7000010
Carole Henderson Sherr Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000009
Kenneth Hall Music Editor n/a 214 8000003
Paul Rabjohns Music Editor n/a 214 8000004
Joe Bushkin Song ("Oh! Look at Me Now") 120859 8000010
John Devries Song ("Oh! Look at Me Now") 120859 8000009
Harold Arlen Song songs("Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive" "Hit the Road to Dreamland") 120859 8000008
Malcolm McNab Performer trumpet soloist Trumpet 120819 8000005
Kevin Spacey Actor Jack Vincennes 1 1000001
Synopsis
Set against the glamorous backdrop of 1950's Los Angeles, Sid Hudgeons is the sleazy reporter for the tabloid "Hush-Hush" who has always helped ferret out a scandal that Sid can mine for a potential celebrity bust. Jack Vincennes is a celebrity cop who serves as the technical advisor for a TV show called "Badge of Honor." He becomes involved in a murder investigation which will link him to a web of corruption and scandal involving fellow detectives Ed Exley and Bud White. White and Exley are involved with Lynn Bracken, a woman who is the key to a murder investigation both men are trying to solve under the watchful eyes of the DA and the entire police department.