by Curtis Hanson (USA, 1997, 2h18)

starring Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey, Kim Basinger, James Cromwell, Danny de Vito

Los Angeles in the 1950s. The criminal police mobilises to a man over the "Nite Owl" case, a massacre in which a former cop has been killed. In the course of this investigation, three inspectors with radically different styles are obliged to cooperate in order to untangle the threads of a story that is more complicated than first appears.