In honour of director, Curtis Hanson, RIP.
  1. Genre:
    Neo-noir crime
  2. I've only seen it once, but this film has impact: great acting - an excellent plot - the pacing is good and THERE'S A TWIST as you try to work out who are the good guys and who are the bad guys.
  3. Antipodean connections:
    Guy Pearce (Australian, but born in the U.K.) and Russell Crowe (New Zealander) have lead roles as American cops in the LAPD of the 1950s
  4. Awards:
    Academy Award for best adapted screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Kim Basinger
  5. Curtis Hanson died on 20 September 2016.