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

Captain Dudley Smith

Captain Dudley Smith: Bud White is a valuable officer.
Ed Exley: White's a mindless thug.
Captain Dudley Smith: No, Edmund, he's just a man who can answer yes to those questions I've asked you from time to time.

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

Captain Dudley Smith

Dick Stensland: We'll do the town one night on me.
Bud White: I'll bring my wallet just in case.

Excuse me, ma'am. Just the facts.

Brett Chase

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

I'm talking about the gas chamber, and you haven't even asked me what this is about. You've got a big "Guilty" sign around your neck.

Ed Exley

Dick Stensland: I got a hot date.
Bud White: Yeah? Who is she and what did you arrest her for?

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

Jack Vincennes

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

Jack Vincennes

Wendell, I'd like full and docile co-operation on every topic.

Captain Dudley Smith

Oh, lookee here, the great jerkoff case of 1953.

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.