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The 'L.A. Confidential' Movie Quiz
by Staff
"L.A. Confidential" celebrates old Hollywood film noir by diving right into the city's seedy underbelly. See how much you remember about the people and places behind the film with our quiz!

What year did "L.A. Confidential" hit theaters?

  • 1995
  • 1997
  • 1999

What publication does Sid Hudgens serve as editor of?

  • Gossip
  • Enquirer
  • Hush-Hush

What gangster has recently been nabbed for tax evasion?

  • Mickey Cohen
  • Bugsy Siegel
  • Al Capone

Where does Bud meet Lynn Bracken for the first time?

  • restaurant
  • theater
  • liquor store

Whom does Sid tip off to spur the movie premiere pot bust?

  • Jack Vincennes
  • Edmund Exley
  • Bud White

Who gets the blame for the brawl that the L.A. Times dubs "Bloody Christmas"?

  • White
  • Stensland
  • Exley

Where does a bloody shootout take place on Exley's first night in homicide?

  • Victory Motel
  • Nite Owl Coffee Shop
  • Formosa Bar

What is the Fleur-de-Lis?

  • restaurant
  • hotel
  • prostitution ring

What star does Lynn resemble?

  • Rita Hayworth
  • Ingrid Bergman
  • Veronica Lake

Which of the three cops featured in the film serves as a technical advisor on a "Dragnet"-style TV show?

  • Vincennes
  • Exley
  • White

Which of the three cops begins a relationship with Lynn early in the film?

  • Vincennes
  • Exley
  • White

Whose body is hidden under Susan Lefferts' mom's house?

  • Dudley Smith
  • Susan Lefferts
  • Buzz Meeks

Who comes up with the name Rollo Tomasi?

  • Bob White
  • Jack Vincennes
  • Edmund Exley

Who kills Detective Jack Vincennes?

  • Bud White
  • Dudley Smith
  • Mickey Cohen

How does Pierce Patchett die?

  • gunshot wound
  • poison
  • fake suicide

Who gets the girl and ends up on Lynn's arm at the end of the film?

  • Dudley Smith
  • Bob White
  • Edmund Exley

What actor plays narcotics Detective Jack Vincennes?

  • Kevin Spacey
  • Tom Hanks
  • Russell Crowe

Who takes on the role of by-the-book Sgt. Edmund Exley?

  • Russell Crowe
  • Ron Rifkin
  • Guy Pearce

What actor plays tough cop Bud White, who isn't afraid to break the rules to keep his city safe?

  • Russell Crowe
  • David Strathairn
  • Mel Gibson

Who plays femme fatale Lynn Bracken in the flick?

  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Kim Basinger
  • Elle Macpherson

How many Oscars did "L.A. Confidential" win?

  • zero
  • one
  • two

What film stopped "L.A. Confidential" from picking up more awards at the 1998 Oscars?

  • "Titanic"
  • "The Lion King"
  • "Men in Black"

True or false: Kevin Spacey based his portrayal of Jack Vincennes on James Dean.

  • true
  • false

True or false: "L.A. Confidential" was a flop, earning less than it cost to make.

  • true
  • false

True or false: The film was inspired by a 1990 crime novel.

  • true
  • false

True or false: There was a failed "L.A. Confidential" TV series in 2003.

  • true
  • false

True or false: The "Bloody Christmas" scene at the police precinct was based on a real event.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Two of the three lead actors in this American film were actually Australian.

  • true
  • false

True or false: The Rollo Tomasi character was created just for the film.

  • true
  • false

How long did the screenwriters spend drafting the manuscript for "L.A. Confidential"?

  • two weeks
  • two months
  • two years