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?

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

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

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

Captain Dudley Smith

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

Captain Dudley Smith

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

Jack Vincennes

I admire you as a policeman, particularly your adherence to violence as a necessary adjunct to the job.

Captain Dudley Smith

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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.