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Hollywood Confidential (1997)

A former LA cop runs a top-flight private detective agency that caters to spoiled Hollywood types.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward James Olmos ... Stan Navarro, Sr.
Rick Aiello ... Joey Di Rosa
Angela Alvarado ... Teresa
Christine Harnos ... Shelly Katz
A. Day Henden A. Day Henden
Richard T. Jones ... Dexter (as Richard Timothy Jones)
Brendan Kelly ... Mike Mooney
Charlize Theron ... Sally
Thomas Jane ... Lee
Evelina Fernández ... Mrs. Navarro
Valarie Rae Miller ... C.C.
Marissa Ribisi ... Zoey
J. Downing ... Barry Bliss
Sarah Lassez ... Heather Norland
Brent Huff ... Lawrence Brent
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Storyline

A former LA cop runs a top-flight private detective agency that caters to spoiled Hollywood types.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In a dirty town, he's the Clean-Up Man.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aporritos fakelos Hollywood See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Mike Mooney: You'd just love to get outa this line of work. You just hate this business, don'cha Jack?
Jack: Aw I can think of worse
[indistinct example mumbled around cigarette]
Mike Mooney: You know, it's a shame, 'cause you're damn good at it. Matter of fact, one of the best investigators I've ever seen. You know why, Jack?
Jack: Why Mike?
Mike Mooney: 'Cause you have a personal working knowledge of how truly sick people really are
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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Failure To Launch
25 May 2008 | by refinedsugarSee all my reviews

For what I assume to be a failed pilot for a TV series, Hollywood Confidential follows a PI firm run by Edward James Olmos that takes on cases from the movers and shakers in Hollywood. Those sordid, dirty Hollywood affairs meant to be kept under wraps, but frankly nothing here ever gets juicy or real sordid which made me think it's origins lay in television. Mini stories are introduced and then by the end resolved. Groundwork is set, characters are introduced. Keep an eye out for Rick Aiello (son to Danny) and a younger, but nevertheless sexy, Charlize Theron.

Cutting to the chase - the reason Hollywood Confidential doesn't work - it's boring. It presents this illusion that something worthwhile is going to happen, but nothing does. Most of the characters don't have any depth and the actual cases they work are either quick and boring or held back. Hollywood Confidential never does anything to distinguish itself. There's no style or edge to set it apart. Edward James Olmos is the best thing going on here. He's a better actor than this material honestly deserves.


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