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L.A. Confidential

Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, David Strathairn, Ron Rifkin, Matt McCoy, Paul Guilfoyle, Simon Baker
Rita Hayworth | Marilyn Monroe | Vivien Leigh | dextromethorphan | heroin | marijuana
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Newsreel: Marilyn Monroe, Vivien Leigh (0:00)

Journalist Sid Hudgens narrates, referring to crime boss Meyer “Mickey” Cohen: "He runs dope, rackets and prostitution." (0:01)

Hudgens tells narcotics detective Jack Vincennes, "Hey, Jackie boy, a friend of mine just sold some reefer to Matt Reynolds."
Vincennes: ”It’s felony possession of marijuana.” (0:05)

Sid tells Jack, "I like it: The movie premier pot bust."
”The movie premier pot bust.”
”... while decent citizens sleep the sleep of the righteous, hopheads prowl for marijuana... scourge of grasshoppers and dope fiends everywhere.” (0:11)

"I heard... Brown’s in a coma." (0:14)

District Attorney Ellis Loew, referring to police Detective Richard "Dick" Stensland: "Stensland was already drunk..."
The Chief of Police tells Jack: ”I guarantee you... a temporary transfer from narcotics to vice.” (0:16)

Sid, referring to a man opening packages of white powder: "Meet Deuce Perkins, Mickey Cohen’s narcotics lieutenant." (0:25)

Headline: "Cohen Drug Lieutenant Killed..." (0:25)

Jack answers a superior: "Yeah, working narcotics, looking for Mickey Cohen’s missing H."
Superior: ”Yeah, finding 25 pounds of heroin would get you plenty of ink.” (0:27)

Sid, by telephone: "Jackie, you back on narco?"
”Get me some narco skinny. I want to do an all-hophead issue.” (0:28)

Stensland tells police detective Wendell "Bud" White, "It’s confidential." (0:29)

Man’s voice: "... when I first saw her, I thought it was Rita Hayworth." (0:33)

Mrs. Lefferts cries after identifying the body of her daughter Susan. (0:35)

Pierce Morehouse Patchett answers Bud: "I needed a Rita Hayworth to fill out my little studio."
”Well, there’s Gardner, Russell, Monroe, Turner... Veronica Lake.” (0:40)

Prostitute Lynn Bracken tells Bud, referring to Patchett, "He doesn’t let us use narcotics, and he doesn’t abuse us." (0:45)

Ed asks suspect Sugar Ray Collins, "Were you on hop? You guys were all passed out when we arrested you. Were you hopped up, Ray?"
”Where do they get their drugs?”
Ray: ”... he sells red devils.” (0:52)

Police LIeutenant Edmund "Ed" Exley asks a secretary, "The question was, where did they get their drugs." (1:00)

Sid asks Jack, "Remember... the movie premier pot bust?"
Matt Reynolds tells Jack, ”Dope, hookers that look like movie stars.”
Jack tells Sid, ”High-class porn, drugs...” (1:08)

Lynn and Bud watch Roman Holiday.
Theater marquee: ”The Bad and The Beautiful” (1:12)

Bud tells Lynn, "When I was 12 my old man went after my mother with a bottle. I got in the way."
”He tied me to the radiator. I watched him beat my mother to death with a tire iron, and he left me there.” (1:16)

Ray in forensics tells Bud, referring to Stensland, "Took a blow to the head. Was probably unconscious when they dragged him in the John." (1:19)

Ed tells Jack, referring to a criminal, "I just made the name up to give him some personality." (1:25)

Johnny Stompanato tells Bud, referring to Leland “Buzz” Meeks, "There was a rumor going around that Meeks had a line on a large supply of H."
Bud: ”How would a two-bit hack like Meeks get his hand on a large supply of heroin?” (1:28)

Ed tells Jack, "So we got Rita Hayworth at the morgue..." (1:30)

Theater marquee: ”The Bad and The Beautiful” (1:36)

Police Captain Dudley Smith: "You’re narco, Jack..."
Jack: ”I’m trying to make amends.” (1:37)

Bud tells another detective, "... suppose for a moment somebody did have that much heroin..." (1:40)

Sid tells the others, referring to wealthy Pierce Morehouse Patchett, "He’s rumored to be a periodic heroin sniffer..." (1:43)

Bud tells Ed, "... I think Stensland killed Meeks over heroin."
Ed: ”What heroin?”
Bud: ”Johnny Stompanato told me that Meeks had heroin for sale.” (1:49)

Ed tells Bud, referring to Patchett, "Suicide note."
Bud: ”Or drugged him.” (1:55)

Ed tells Lynn, "Bud hates himself for what he did." (1:57)

Ed tells the detectives, referring to Smithy, "... then betrayed him over 25 pounds of heroin..." (1:08)