L.A. Confidential (DVD, 1998)
Excellent rendition about crime and punishment and police action in the City of Angels in the 1950's.
Hollywood, freeways, mob violence, drugs, and police corruption are the rules of the day. With the arrest of big-time gangster Mickey Cohen, an the murder of his lieutenants, a vacuum is created in the high dollar drug trade in LA. Chief Dudley Smith (James Cromwell), is secretly consolidating Cohen's rackets with the help of several of his cronies. The problem is that he don't want to share in the wealth and he is bumping off his associates one at a time. The all-star cast including, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pierce, Danny DiVito, and many others, adds a lot of style and credibility to this film. It is loosely based on fact, give or take a lie or two, and highly entertaining, in sort of and old DRAG NET sort of way. Lots of action, pretty girls, and glamor. After all, it is set in Hollywood!
This one is a keeper that you will enjoy over and over.