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FULL SYNOPSIS

Four men just barely on the right side of the law step into a web of danger and corruption in this drama. In the early 1950s, Max Hoover (Nick Nolte) is a detective with the Los Angeles Police Department who leads what's been dubbed "the hat squad," a group of sharp-dressed cops who are ordered to stamp out organized crime using any means necessary, with legality and delicacy not much of an issue. Hoover and his partners Ellery Coolidge (Chazz Palminteri), Eddie Hall (Michael Madsen), and Arthur Relyea (Chris Penn) are looking into the brutal murder of a young woman named Allison Pond (Jennifer Connelly). In the course of their investigation, they discover that Allison had a lively sexual history, and she possessed explicit films of herself with her lovers, including Gen. Thomas Timms (John Malkovich), leader of the newly-formed Atomic Energy Commission. Timms becomes a key suspect, and he reveals the first of a long trail of troubling secrets, but Hoover has secrets of his own that he's trying to keep covered in the process -- including the fact that he and Allison were once an item. Popular vocalist Aaron Neville has a cameo as a singer at a night spot. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 26, 1996

Cast

Nick Nolte
as Max Hoover
Melanie Griffith
as Katherine Hoover
Chazz Palminteri
as Ellery Coolidge
Michael Madsen
as Eddie Hall
Chris Penn
as Arthur Relyea
Treat Williams
as Colonel Nathan Fitzgerald
Jennifer Connelly
as Allison Pond
Rob Lowe
as Hoodlum
John Malkovich
as Gen. Thomas Timms
Andrew McCarthy
as Jimmy Fields
Price Carson
as Honour Guard
Kyle Chandler
as Captain
Alisa Christensen
as Spaghetti Girl
Mindy Clarke
as Cigarette girl
Bruce Dern
as The Chief
Buddy Joe Hooker
as DC-3 Pilot
Brad Hunt
as Guard
Rick Johnson
as Staff Car Sergeant
Ed Lauter
as Earl
Ernie Lively
as Foreman
Aaron Neville
as Night Spot Singer
William Petersen
as Mafia Mobster
Drew Pillsbury
as Chief's Assistant
Richard Sylbert
as Coroner
Titus Welliver
as Kenny Kamins
Daniel Baldwin
as FBI Special Agent McCafferty
Britt Burr
as Staff Car Driver
Eddie Caicedo
as Gasping Patient
Melinda Clarke
as Cigarette Girl
Azalea Davila
as Perino's Girl
Chelsea Harrington
as Lolita
Johnna Johnson
as Bar Woman
Michael Krawic
as Assistant Coroner
Robert Peters
as 1st Cop
Sky Solari
as Perino's Girl
Ernie Lively
as Foreman
Drew Pillsbury
as Chief's Assistant
Kyle Chandler
as Captain
Jennifer Connelly
as Allison Pond
Bruce Dern
as The Chief
Azalea Davila
as Perino's Girl
Richard Sylbert
as Coroner
Price Carson
as Honour Guard
Alisa Christensen
as Spaghetti Girl
Andrew McCarthy
as Jimmy Fields
Britt Burr
as Staff Car Driver
Melinda Clarke
as Cigarette Girl
Rick Johnson
as Staff Car Sergeant
Aaron Neville
as Night Spot Singer
John Malkovich
as Gen. Thomas Timms
Robert Peters
as 1st Cop
Ed Lauter
as Earl
Michael Krawic
as Assistant Coroner
Buddy Joe Hooker
as DC-3 Pilot
William Petersen
as Mafia Mobster
Titus Welliver
as Kenny Kamins
Mindy Clarke
as Cigarette girl
Johnna Johnson
as Bar Woman
Eddie Caicedo
as Gasping Patient
Daniel Baldwin
as FBI Special Agent McCafferty
Chelsea Harrington
as Lolita
Rob Lowe
as Hoodlum
Brad Hunt
as Guard

Crew

Lee Tamahori
Director
Richard D. Zanuck
Producer
Lili Fini Zanuck
Producer
Floyd Mutrux
Screenwriter
Peter Dexter
Screenwriter
Haskell Wexler
Cinematographer
Dave Grusin
Songwriter
Sally Menke
Editor
Richard Sylbert
Production Designer
Gregory W.M. Bolton
Art Director
Mario Iscovich
Executive Producer
Hugo Santiago
Set Designer
Claire Jenora Bowin
Set Designer
Ellen Mirojnick
Costume Designer
Ellen H. Schwartz
First Assistant Director
Miranda Garrison
Choreography
Shari Rhodes
Casting
Joseph Middleton
Casting
James W. Gavin
Second Unit Director
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