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The Black Dahlia

Rating:R (for strong violence, some grisly images, sexual content and language)
Genre:Drama, Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:September 15, 2006
Running time:119 minutes
Cast:Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Aaron Eckhart, Mia Kirshner
Director:Brian De Palma
Producer:Rudy Cohen, Moshe Diamant, Art Linson
Writer:James Ellroy, Josh Friedman
Distributor:Universal Pictures

Description: A tale of obsession, love, corruption, greed and depravity that revolves around a 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 and Bucky Bleichert, are called to investigate the homicide of ambitious silver-screen B-lister Betty Ann Short -- aka '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, his partner, Bleichert, finds himself attracted to the enigmatic Madeleine Linscott, the daughter of one of the city's most prominent families -- who just happens to have an unsavory connection to the murder victim.

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