The Black Dahlia (2006)
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The Black Dahlia (2006)

Genre
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release Date
September 15, 2006
Studio
Universal Pictures
Official Site
http://www.theblackdahliamovie.net/
Genre
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release Date
September 15, 2006
MPAA Rating
R
Duration
-
Production Budget
68
Studio
Universal Pictures
Official Site
http://www.theblackdahliamovie.net/
Director
Brian De Palma
Producer
Rudy Cohen, Moshe Diamant, Art Linson
Screenwriter
Josh Friedman
Starring

Master storyteller Brian De Palma, known for such classic crime dramas as "The Untouchables," "Scarface" and "Carlito's Way," as well as his suspense thrillers "Carrie," "Dressed to Kill" and "Blow Out," directs this adaptation of James Ellroy's ("L.A. Confidential," "American Tabloid") best-selling crime novel.

"The Black Dahlia" weaves a fictionalized tale of obsession, love, corruption, greed and depravity around the true story of the brutal murder of a fledgling Hollywood starlet that shocked and fascinated the nation in 1947 and remains unsolved today. Two ex-pugilist cops, Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) and Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett), are called to investigate the homicide of ambitious silver-screen B-lister Betty Ann Short (Mia Kirshner) A.K.A. "The Black Dahlia"-an attack so grisly that images of the killing were kept from the public.

While Blanchard's growing preoccupation with the sensational murder threatens his marriage to Kay (Scarlett Johansson), his partner Bleichert finds himself attracted to the enigmatic Madeleine Linscott (two-time Oscar® winner Hilary Swank), the daughter of one of the city's most prominent families-who just happens to have an unsavory connection to the murder victim.

True crime meets urban legend when De Palma brings Ellroy's "The Black Dahlia" to the big screen.