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* WhoYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler: Vincennes, who has been shot by Dudley and is dying, spends his last moments alive thinking and saying the one thing he know will catch Dudley out: "Rollo Tilmosi".]]

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* WhoYouAreInTheDark: WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler: Vincennes, who has been shot by Dudley and is dying, spends his last moments alive thinking and saying the one thing he know will catch Dudley out: "Rollo Tilmosi".]]
5th Jun '16 7:40:52 AM theatrejunkie
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* Who You Are In The Dark: [[spoiler: Vincennes, who has been shot by Dudley and is dying, spends his last moments alive thinking and saying the one thing he know will catch Dudley out: "Rollo Tilmosi".]]

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* Who You Are In The Dark: WhoYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler: Vincennes, who has been shot by Dudley and is dying, spends his last moments alive thinking and saying the one thing he know will catch Dudley out: "Rollo Tilmosi".]]
5th Jun '16 7:37:35 AM theatrejunkie
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* Who You Are In The Dark: [[spoiler: Vincennes, who has been shot by Dudley and is dying, spends his last moments alive thinking and saying the one thing he know will catch Dudley out: "Rollo Tilmosi".]]
23rd May '16 10:36:07 AM k410ren
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* AnyLastWords: Said by [[spoiler: Dudley Smith]] to [[spoiler: Jack Vincennes.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Smith''']]: You have a validation, boyo?
-->[[spoiler: '''Vincennes''']]: Rollo... Tomasi.



* HaveYouToldAnyoneElse: A slightly subtler variant when [[spoiler:Dudley Smith]] asks Vincennes, "What does Exley make of all this?"

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* HaveYouToldAnyoneElse: A slightly subtler variant when [[spoiler:Dudley Smith]] asks Vincennes, "What does Exley make of all this?"this?" When Vincennes replies that he hasn't yet and just came from the records room, [[spoiler: Smith]] shoots him.
26th Apr '16 7:51:22 AM k410ren
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* GunsAkimbo: Ed during the shootout at the Victory Motel, wielding a Colt Detective special and [=M1911=].

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* GunsAkimbo: Ed during the shootout at the Victory Motel, wielding a Colt Detective special and [=M1911=].[=M1911=] pistol.



* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: The massacre of six people at the Nite Owl, including a former officer and a Creator/RitaHayworth lookalike -> a massive organized crime racket run by [[spoiler:Captain Dudley Smith]].

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* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: The massacre of six people at the Nite Owl, including a former officer and a Creator/RitaHayworth lookalike -> a massive organized crime racket run by [[spoiler:Captain Dudley Smith]]. Heck, even the initial massacre is this, when Exley arrives and finds the cook dead behind the counter and then five more bodies piled up in a bathroom, turning an armed robbery gone wrong into a mass murder.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity

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* VillainWithGoodPublicityVillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler: Dudley Smith.]]
25th Mar '16 5:56:08 AM k410ren
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* WhamShot: Literally; the first indication that [[spoiler: Captain Dudley Smith]] is evil is when he shoots [[spoiler: Jack Vincennes]] in the chest.
17th Mar '16 10:51:52 AM tropeminer
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* TheFifties


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* TheFifties


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* PeriodPiece
17th Mar '16 10:49:14 AM tropeminer
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Los Angeles, 1953.



The 1990 book by JamesEllroy was adapted in 1997 into [[TheFilmOfTheBook a film]] by Creator/CurtisHanson, costarring Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey, Creator/JamesCromwell and Creator/KimBasinger. It greatly condensed the plot and time frames of the book, but was widely praised for keeping almost all of the drama and noir feel.

Creator/CurtisHanson and Creator/BrianHelgeland won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Adapted Script and Basinger won Best Supporting Actress. It was nominated in several other categories (including Best Picture) but lost every one to ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''.



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The 1990 book by JamesEllroy was adapted in 1997 into [[TheFilmOfTheBook a film]] by Creator/CurtisHanson, Curtis Hanson, costarring Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey, Creator/JamesCromwell and Creator/KimBasinger. It [[CompressedAdaptation greatly condensed condensed]] the plot and time frames of the book, but was widely praised for keeping almost all of the drama and noir feel.

Creator/CurtisHanson Curtis Hanson and Creator/BrianHelgeland Brian Helgeland won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Adapted Script and Basinger won Best Supporting Actress. It was nominated in several other categories (including Best Picture) but lost every one to ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''.


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6th Mar '16 12:37:54 PM k410ren
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** CoDragons: [[spoiler: Detective Michael Bruenning and Officer William Carlisle; they seem to be the most trusted of Dudley's men, since he doesn't try to kill them to cover his tracks, even participating in the Nite Owl Massacre with him to cross off Stensland. They're not stupid either, since they trick Exley into killing the Nite Owl suspects (though it costs Carlisle his life). Bruening leads the men sent to kill Exley and White in the shootout at the Victory Motel.]]

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** CoDragons: [[spoiler: Detective Michael Bruenning and Officer William Carlisle; they seem to be the most trusted of Dudley's men, since he doesn't try to kill them to cover his tracks, even participating in the Nite Owl Massacre with him to cross off Stensland. They're not stupid either, since they trick Exley into killing the Nite Owl suspects (though it costs Carlisle his life). Bruening helps Dudley kill Sid Hudgens and leads the men sent to kill Exley and White in the shootout at the Victory Motel.]]



** [[SixthRangerTraitor SixthRangerTraitors]]: [[spoiler: Detectives Ed Exley and Jack Vincennes and Officer Bud White, who turn on Smith when they learn his true colors.]]

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** [[SixthRangerTraitor SixthRangerTraitors]]: Sixth Ranger Traitors]]: [[spoiler: Detectives Ed Exley and Jack Vincennes and Officer Bud White, who turn on Smith when they learn his true colors.]]



** Ed has another, fairly epic "oh crap" facial expression when Bud shows him the pictures of [[spoiler: Ed and Lynn sleeping together]].

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** Ed has another, fairly epic "oh crap" facial expression when Bud shows him the pictures of [[spoiler: Ed and Lynn sleeping together]]. And then Bud tries to shove the pictures in his mouth.



* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: The LAPD exclusively uses these as their long arms. Ed uses one against the Nite Owl suspects and Bud uses one during the [[spoiler: Victory Motel shootout.]]



* StandardCopBackstory: Both Bud White and Ed Exley. Bud's father was an abusive drunk who eventually murdered Bud's mother and chained him to a radiator next to her corpse, while Ed's father (also a cop) was murdered by an unknown assailant. Ed names the latter "Rollo Tomasi" in his head to give him some personality, which becomes [[ChekhovsGun relevant later on]].

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* StandardCopBackstory: Both Bud White and Ed Exley. Bud's father was an abusive drunk who eventually murdered Bud's mother and chained him to a radiator next to her corpse, while Ed's father (also a cop) was murdered by an unknown assailant. Ed names the latter "Rollo Tomasi" in his head to give him some personality, which becomes [[ChekhovsGun relevant later on]].on]], when [[spoiler: Captain Smith mentions it to him when discussing Jack's murder and Ed knows that only he (Ed) and Jack knows about Rollo Tomasi]].
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