Go back to Jersey, Sonny. This is the City of the Angels and you haven't got any wings.

Dudley Smith

Some men get the world. Others get ex-hookers and a trip to Arizona.

Lynn Bracken

[interrogation] Reciprocity, Mr. Hudgens, is the key to every relationship.

Captain Dudley Smith

Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush.

Sid Hudgens

Bud White: The Night Owl case made you. Do you want to tear all that down?
Ed Exley: With a wrecking ball. You want to help me swing it?

Jack Vincennes: What's that about?
Sid Hudgens: Eh, we ran a piece last year, "Ingenue Dykes in Hollywood." Her name got mentioned.

Ed Exley: Rollo Tomasi is the reason I became a cop. I wanted to catch the guys who thought they could get away with it. It's supposed to be about justice. Then somewhere along the way, I lost sight of that. Why'd you become a cop?
Jack Vincennes: [long pause] I don't remember.

Captain Dudley Smith: You'll do as I say, and ask no questions. Do you follow my drift?
Bud White: In technicolor, sir.

Excuse me, ma'am. Just the facts.

Brett Chase

I wouldn't trade places with Edmund Exley right now for all the whisky in Ireland.

Captain Dudley Smith

Why don't you and I go someplace quiet, cause I'd love to give you the low-down on Mitchum.

Jack Vincennes

Oh, great. You get the girl, I get the coroner.

Jack Vincennes
L.A. Confidential is a gripping crime drama starring Guy Pearce and Russell Crowe.

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L.A. Confidential Quotes

[interrogation] Reciprocity, Mr. Hudgens, is the key to every relationship.

Captain Dudley Smith

Jack Vincennes: What's that about?
Sid Hudgens: Eh, we ran a piece last year, "Ingenue Dykes in Hollywood." Her name got mentioned.