The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia (2006)

Inspired by the most notorious unsolved murder in California history.

  • Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date: 2006-09-15
  • User Rating: 5.6/10 from 1055 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 1min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: The Linson Company
  • Production Country: France, Germany, United States of America
  • Director: Brian De Palma
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In 1940s Los Angeles, two former boxers-turned-cops must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue the killer of an aspiring young actress.

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  • Josh Hartnett

    as Bucky Bleichert
  • Scarlett Johansson

    as Kay Lake
  • Aaron Eckhart

    as Lee Blanchard
  • Hilary Swank

    as Madeleine Linscott
  • Mia Kirshner

    as Elizabeth Short
  • Mike Starr

    as Det. Russ Millard
  • Fiona Shaw

    as Ramona Linscott
  • Patrick Fischler

    as Deputy DA Ellis Loew
  • James Otis

    as Dolph Bleichert
  • John Kavanagh

    as Emmett Linscott
  • Troy Evans

    as Chief Ted Green
  • Anthony Russell

    as Morrie Friedman
  • Pepe Serna

    as Tomas Dos Santos
  • Angus MacInnes

    as Capt. John Tierney
  • Rachel Miner

    as Martha Linscott
  • Victor McGuire

    as Sgt. Bill Koenig
  • Gregg Henry

    as Pete Lukins
  • Jemima Rooper

    as Lorna Mertz
  • Rose McGowan

    as Sheryl Saddon
  • Dan Ponce

    as Mp
  • Graham Norris

    as Cop
  • Mike O'Connell

    as Shore Patrol
  • Michael P. Flannigan

    as Desk Officer
  • John Solari

    as Baxter Fitch
  • Stephanie L. Moore

    as Baxter Fitch's Girlfriend
  • Noel Arthur

    as Gunman #1
  • Todd Thomas

    as Gunman #2
  • Steve Eastin

    as Detective
  • Ian McNeice

    as Coroner
  • Claudia Katz Minnick

    as Frolic Bartender
  • Mia Frye

    as Laverne Bartender
  • Richard Brake

    as Bobby DeWitt
  • William Finley

    as George Tilden
  • Joost Scholte

    as Madeleine's GI
  • Fatso-Fasano

    as Dealer
  • Teo

    as Friedman's Tough Guy #1
  • Kiril Efremov

    as Friedman's Tough Guy #2
  • Petar Milchev

    as Perp
  • Désirée Cyganek

    as Lesbian Bar Dancer (uncredited)
  • Brian De Palma

    as Elizabeth's Screen Test Director (voice) (uncredited)
  • Kevin Dunn

    as Elizabeth Short's Father (uncredited)
  • k.d. lang

    as Lesbian Bar Singer (uncredited)
  • David Raibon

    as Man (uncredited)
Production Avi Lerner Producer
Art Dante Ferretti Production Design
Art Christopher Tandon Art Direction
Editing Bill Pankow Editor
Directing Brian De Palma Director
Production Rudy Cohen Producer
Writing Josh Friedman Screenplay
Production Art Linson Producer
Writing James Ellroy Novel
Sound Mark Isham Original Music Composer
Camera Vilmos Zsigmond Director of Photography
Production Moshe Diamant Producer
Sound Paula Fairfield Sound Designer
Visual Effects Michele Ferrone Visual Effects Producer
Costume & Make-Up Marisa Aboitiz Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Barbara Olvera Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Morag Ross Makeup Artist
Crew Kevin Hannigan Special Effects Coordinator
Crew Amir Khalighi Stunt Coordinator
Camera Jaromír Šedina Steadicam Operator
Sound Ramiro Belgardt Music Editor
Crew Alisa Buckley Unit Publicist
Art Sara Philpott Art Department Coordinator
Sound Keith Elliott Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Joseph D. Urbanczyk Camera Operator
Art Anna Hadzhieva Art Department Coordinator
Camera Larry McConkey Camera Operator
Camera Neven Mihailova Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Elitsa Taseva Set Costumer
Production David Diamond Location Manager
Production Johanna Ray Casting
Costume & Make-Up Bonnie Clevering Hairstylist
Sound Steve Baine Foley
Camera Merrick Morton Still Photographer
Lighting Nimi Getter Gaffer
Production Lucy Boulting Casting
Costume & Make-Up Elisabeth Fry Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Zoltan Elek Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Ivon Ivanova Makeup Artist
Art Ray Yamagata Assistant Art Director
Sound Lee de Lang Sound Effects Editor
Sound Todd Beckett Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Mia Frye Choreographer
Crew Nancy Pyne-Hapke Studio Teachers
Art David T. Cannon Construction Coordinator
Production Teresa Razzauti Casting
Costume & Make-Up Dimitrina Stoyanova Makeup Artist
Sound Nathan Robitaille Sound Effects Editor
Crew Anthony Simonaitis Special Effects Coordinator
Lighting Robert Jason Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Jill Korengold Set Costumer
Art Elli Griff Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Carol Pershing Hairstylist
Sound Carla Murray Sound Effects Editor
Visual Effects Mark Dornfeld Visual Effects Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Ed Fincher Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Heba Thorisdottir Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Rosica Canovska Hairstylist
Production Guy Adan Publicist
Crew Gary Hymes Stunt Coordinator
Camera Rolf Konow Still Photographer
Crew Kaloian Vodenicharov Stunt Coordinator
Camera Ross W. Clarkson Camera Operator
Directing Sue Field Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Jenny Beavan Costume Design
Crew John W. Barbee Transportation Coordinator
Production Gabriel Georgiev Location Manager
Art Irina Hadzhieva Art Department Coordinator
Sound Lisa J. Levine ADR & Dubbing
Sound Mark Zsifkovits Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Jill Purdy Supervising ADR Editor
Art Melody Miller Property Master
Art Dirk Buchmann Property Master
Sound Jill Purdy Supervising Dialogue Editor
Production Samuel Hadida Co-Executive Producer
Production Victor Hadida Co-Executive Producer
Production Rolf Deyhle Executive Producer
Production Henrik Huydts Executive Producer
Production Andreas Thiesmeyer Executive Producer
Production Josef Lautenschlager Executive Producer
Production Danny Dimbort Executive Producer
Production Trevor Short Executive Producer
Production Boaz Davidson Executive Producer
Production John Thompson Executive Producer
Directing Mark Egerton First Assistant Director
Production Gerd Koechlin Co-Executive Producer
Production Manfred D. Heid Co-Executive Producer
Production Jochen Kamlah Co-Executive Producer
Sound Randall L. Johnson Boom Operator
Production Candice Levy Post Production Coordinator
Sound Paula Fairfield Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Trent Richmond Sound Assistant
Sound Peter Persaud Foley Recordist
Sound Ashley Waldron Music Supervisor
Sound Selena Arizanovic Music Coordinator
Production Sandy Holt ADR Voice Casting
Visual Effects Lillani E. Moran Visual Effects Coordinator
Editing Mike Sowa Digital Intermediate Colorist
Crew Stanimir Stamatov Stunts