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HBO commissioned a pilot for a TV adaptation in 2003, but opted not to go ahead with the series. In 2018 CBS decided to try again, announcing that the show would be a closer adaptation of the book, using its greater time to include much more of Ellroy's famous LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.
11th Dec '17 5:03:54 PM TheBigBopper
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* AssholeVictim: Lots of characters, including all of Mickey Cohen's lieutenants,[[spoiler:Dick Stensland, Buzz Meeks, Sugar Ray Collins, Ty Jones, Lewis Fontane, Sylvester Fitch, Roland Navarette, William Carlisle, Sid Hudgens, Pierce Pattchet, and Dudley Smith. DA Loew isn't killed, just dangled out a fifth story window to the point of hysterics as part of an interrogation by Bud and Ed. Mickey Cohen, as he is sent to prison for income tax evasion.]]



* AssholeVictim: Lot's of characters, including all of Mickey Cohen's lieutenants,[[spoiler:Dick Stensland, Buzz Meeks, Sugar Ray Collins, Ty Jones, Lewis Fontane, Sylvester Fitch, Roland Navarette, William Carlisle, Sid Hudgens, Pierce Pattchet, and Dudley Smith. DA Loew isn't killed, just dangled out a 5 story window to the point of hysterics as part of an interrogation by Bud and Ed. Mickey Cohen as he is sent to prison for income tax evasion.]]
11th Dec '17 2:39:49 PM Procket12
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* AssholeVictim: Lot's of characters, including all of Mickey Cohen's lieutenants,[[spoiler:Dick Stensland, Buzz Meeks, Sugar Ray Collins, Ty Jones, Lewis Fontane, Sylvester Fitch, Roland Navarette, William Carlisle, Sid Hudgens, Pierce Pattchet, and Dudley Smith. DA Loew isn't killed, just dangled out a 5 story window to the point of hysterics as part of an interrogation by Bud and Ed.]]

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* AssholeVictim: Lot's of characters, including all of Mickey Cohen's lieutenants,[[spoiler:Dick Stensland, Buzz Meeks, Sugar Ray Collins, Ty Jones, Lewis Fontane, Sylvester Fitch, Roland Navarette, William Carlisle, Sid Hudgens, Pierce Pattchet, and Dudley Smith. DA Loew isn't killed, just dangled out a 5 story window to the point of hysterics as part of an interrogation by Bud and Ed. Mickey Cohen as he is sent to prison for income tax evasion.]]
11th Dec '17 2:38:46 PM Procket12
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*AssholeVictim: Lot's of characters, including all of Mickey Cohen's lieutenants,[[spoiler:Dick Stensland, Buzz Meeks, Sugar Ray Collins, Ty Jones, Lewis Fontane, Sylvester Fitch, Roland Navarette, William Carlisle, Sid Hudgens, Pierce Pattchet, and Dudley Smith. DA Loew isn't killed, just dangled out a 5 story window to the point of hysterics as part of an interrogation by Bud and Ed.]]
11th Dec '17 3:12:32 AM Procket12
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* ChekhovsGun: *The hole in the floor of the Victory Motel made by [[spoiler: Bud]] after ripping the chair that [[spoiler: Sid Hudgens]] is tied to out of it, is seen again in the final shootout where [[spoiler: Bud uses it twice to get the drop on the hitmen, first by dropping through and shooting two hitmen sneaking around the back in the feet through a vent hole, allowing Ed to finish them off, and again when Ed is pinned down by Bruening and another hitman where Bud kills the one hitman from down in the foundation before leaping out and hitting Bruening in the shoulder before finishing him off with a blast to the chest.]]


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* GallowsHumor: When [[spoiler:Bud and Ed]] have barricaded themselves in the Victory Motel after being tricked into meeting there by [[spoiler:Dudley]], Just before they open fire on the sneaking hitmen, they have this exchange.
-->[[spoiler:'''Ed''': "All I ever wanted was to measure up to my father."]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Bud''': "Well here's your chance." *Ed looks at him confusedly*]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Bud''': "He died in the line of duty didn't he?"]]
-->[[spoiler: *Both have a small chuckle before Ed fires on a sneaking hitman near a window.*]]
17th Nov '17 5:35:02 PM DragonQuestZ
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* FollowTheLeader: [[invoked]]This is discussed in the opening narration, when Mickey Cohen is brought down the same way Al Capone was, and it's compared to how films in Hollywood like to copy each other.
-->"But nothing too original, of course. This is ''Hollywood''.



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Johnny Stompanato, who actually was dating Lana Turner, and Mickey Cohen.
* HistoryRepeats: This is discussed in the opening narration, when Mickey Cohen is brought down the same way Al Capone was.
-->But nothing too original, of course. This is ''Hollywood''.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Johnny Stompanato, who actually was dating Lana Turner, and Mickey Cohen.
Cohen, all have small roles, but are still important to the story in various ways.
* HistoryRepeats: This is discussed in the opening narration, when Mickey Cohen is brought down the same way Al Capone was.
-->But nothing too original, of course. This is ''Hollywood''.
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11th Nov '17 11:41:32 AM ClintEastwood
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** Also subverted in the example of YourCostumeNeedsWork, when Ed Exley mistakes the real Lana Turner for a lookalike hooker.

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** Also subverted in the example of YourCostumeNeedsWork, when Ed Exley mistakes the real Lana Turner Creator/LanaTurner for a lookalike hooker.
30th Oct '17 1:59:28 AM TrollBrutal
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'''Lynn:''' (also to Ed): Fucking me and fucking Bud aren't the same thing.
* FollowTheLeader: [[invoked]]This is discussed in the opening narration, when Mickey Cohen is brought down the same way Al Capone was.
-->"But nothing too original, of course. This is ''Hollywood''.

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'''Lynn:''' (also to Ed): Fucking me and fucking Bud aren't the same thing.
* FollowTheLeader: [[invoked]]This is discussed in the opening narration, when Mickey Cohen is brought down the same way Al Capone was.
-->"But nothing too original, of course. This is ''Hollywood''.
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* HistoryRepeats: This is discussed in the opening narration, when Mickey Cohen is brought down the same way Al Capone was.
-->But nothing too original, of course. This is ''Hollywood''.
29th Oct '17 11:15:26 PM DragonQuestZ
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* FollowTheLeader: [invoked]This is discussed in the opening narration, when Mickey Cohen is brought down the same way Al Capone was.

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* FollowTheLeader: [invoked]This [[invoked]]This is discussed in the opening narration, when Mickey Cohen is brought down the same way Al Capone was.
29th Oct '17 11:14:57 PM DragonQuestZ
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* FollowTheLeader: This is discussed in the opening narration, when Mickey Cohen is brought down the same way Al Capone was.

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* FollowTheLeader: This [invoked]This is discussed in the opening narration, when Mickey Cohen is brought down the same way Al Capone was.
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