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the_DT
seasoned_JJ
capt_NN
._.
dudley_NP
smith_NP
(_(
james_NP
cromwell_NP
)_)
questions_NNS
his_PP$
new_JJ
protege_NN
,_,
ed_NN
exley_NP
(_(
guy_NP
pearce_NP
)_)
about_IN
his_PP$
political_JJ
views_NNS
when_CS
it_PP
comes_VBZ
to_IN
police_NNS
work_NN
._.
"_"
would_MD
you_PP
plant_VB
evidence_NN
to_IN
get_VB
a_NP
conviction_NN
if_CS
you_PP
knew_VBD
the_DT
person_NN
to_IN
be_BE
guilty_JJ
?_?
would_MD
you_PP
shoot_VB
a_DT
man_NN
in_IN
the_DT
back_NN
if_CS
you_PP
knew_VBD
that_CS
it_PP
was_BEDZ
the_DT
only_RB
way_NN
to_IN
make_VB
sure_RB
he_PP
got_VBD
what_WDT
he_PP
deserved_VBD
?_?
"_"
exley_NP
,_,
squeaky_JJ
clean_JJ
,_,
innocent_JJ
,_,
and_CC
pent_???
with_IN
the_DT
desire_NN
to_IN
perform_VB
his_PP$
new_JJ
duties_NNS
with_IN
integrity_NN
and_CC
honesty_NN
quickly_RB
answers_NNS
with_IN
a_DT
pointed_JJ
'no_???
._.
'_"
stunned_JJ
,_,
smith_NP
pleads_VBZ
,_,
"_"
then_RB
,_,
for_IN
the_DT
love_NN
of_IN
god_NP
,_,
don't_DO
be_BE
a_DT
detective_NN
._.
"_"
la_NP
confidential_JJ
is_BEZ
a_DT
dandy_NP
piece_NN
of_IN
filmmaking_VBG
that_DT
brings_VBZ
us_PP
back_RP
to_IN
the_DT
classic_JJ
times_NNS
of_IN
hollywood_NP
in_IN
the_DT
50s_CD
._.
organized_JJ
crime_NN
was_BEDZ
the_DT
biggest_JJS
concern_NN
,_,
corruption_NN
existed_VBD
everywhere_RB
,_,
and_CC
every_DT
cop_NN
had_HVD
his_PP$
own_DT
way_NN
of_IN
getting_VBG
the_DT
job_NN
done_DON
._.
there_EX
was_BEDZ
"_"
hollywood_NP
"_"
jack_NP
vincennes_NNS
(_(
kevin_NP
spacey_NP
)_)
who_WP
gets_VBZ
most_DT
of_IN
his_PP$
information_NN
from_IN
the_DT
editor_NN
of_IN
a_DT
sleazy_NP
tell-all_NN
/_SYM
show-all_NN
tabloid_NN
,_,
sid_NP
hudgeons_NNS
(_(
danny_NP
devito_NP
)_)
._.
sporting_JJ
dark_JJ
sunglasses_NNS
and_CC
a_DT
white_JJ
sports_NNS
coat_NN
,_,
he_PP
isn't_BEZ
afraid_JJ
to_TO
flash_VB
his_PP$
tinseltown_JJ
style_NN
._.
detective_NN
bud_NN
white_JJ
(_(
russell_NP
crowe_NP
)_)
has_HVZ
only_RB
a_DT
narrow-minded_JJ
view_NN
of_IN
the_DT
law_NN
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
uses_VBZ
excessive_JJ
force_NN
to_IN
exact_JJ
his_PP$
unique_JJ
kind_NN
of_IN
interrogation_NN
and_CC
brutal_JJ
justice_NN
._.
and_CC
then_RB
there_EX
is_BEZ
golden_JJ
boy_NN
exley_NP
,_,
wide-eyed_JJ
and_CC
ambitious_JJ
but_CC
extremely_RB
naive_JJ
._.
a_DT
horrible_JJ
multiple_JJ
murder_NN
begins_VBZ
to_IN
draw_NN
these_DT
three_CD
men_NNS
together_RB
,_,
each_DT
of_IN
whom_WP
become_VB
inexorably_RB
connected_VBN
in_IN
their_PP$
search_NN
for_IN
truth_NN
,_,
action_NN
,_,
and_CC
personal_JJ
vindication_NN
._.
almost_RB
immediately_RB
,_,
an_DT
arrest_NN
is_BEZ
made_VBN
._.
but_CC
something_PN
doesn't_DOZ
seem_VB
quite_RB
right_JJ
._.
new_JJ
developments_NNS
become_VB
sinuous_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
story_NN
begins_VBZ
to_IN
draw_NN
us_NP
deeper_RBR
into_IN
the_DT
labyrinth_OD
of_IN
corruption_NN
and_CC
crime_NN
within_IN
the_DT
department_NN
._.
suspicion_NN
and_CC
questions_NNS
begin_VB
to_IN
mount_NN
._.
odd_JJ
alliances_NNS
are_BER
created_VBN
._.
and_CC
as_CS
layers_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
truth_NN
become_VB
revealed_VBN
,_,
the_DT
story_NN
grows_VBZ
more_DT
complex_JJ
and_CC
intriguing_JJ
by_IN
the_DT
moment_NN
._.
when_CS
the_DT
mystery_NN
expands_VBZ
,_,
we_PP
see_VB
other_JJ
seemingly_RB
guilty_JJ
characters_NNS
enter_VB
the_DT
lives_NNS
of_IN
these_DT
three_CD
cops_NNS
,_,
including_IN
a_DT
high-priced_JJ
hooker_NN
(_(
kim_???
basinger_JJ
)_(
and_CC
a_DT
shady_JJ
millionaire_NN
(_(
david_NP
strathairn_???
)_(
._.
all_PDT
of_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
'_"
levels_NNS
of_IN
involvement_NN
are_BER
not_XNOT
immediately_RB
clear_JJ
._.
we_PP
watch_VB
with_IN
riveted_VBD
fascination_NN
to_IN
learn_VB
more_DT
about_IN
why_WRB
they_PP
are_BER
there_RB
and_CC
their_PP$
stake_NN
in_IN
the_DT
case_NN
._.
we_PP
sense_NN
a_DT
cross-pollination_NP
of_IN
clues_NNS
that_CS
brings_VBZ
us_PP
,_,
the_DT
audience_NN
,_,
closer_RBR
to_IN
the_DT
truth_NN
._.
we_PP
hope_VB
that_CS
the_DT
three_CD
detectives_NNS
can_MD
throw_VB
away_RB
their_PP$
spite_NN
for_IN
one_CD
another_DT
and_CC
can_NN
pull_VB
their_PP$
resources_NNS
together_RB
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
untangle_VB
the_DT
intricately_RB
created_VBN
web_NN
of_IN
mystery_NN
._.
absorbing_VBG
and_CC
affecting_VBG
,_,
this_DT
movie_NN
has_HVZ
all_PDT
the_DT
necessary_JJ
ingredients_NNS
to_IN
create_VB
a_NP
terrific_JJ
gourmet_NN
serving_VBG
of_IN
film_NN
noir_???
._.
it_PP
boasts_VBZ
mysterious_JJ
figures_NNS
in_IN
control_NN
,_,
double-crosses_NNS
,_,
hard_JJ
information_NN
from_IN
sleazy_NP
sources_NNS
,_,
dirty_JJ
politicians_NNS
,_,
corrupt_JJ
cops_NNS
,_,
haunting_VBG
women_NNS
,_,
and_CC
hard-nosed_VBD
cops_NNS
experiencing_VBG
moral_JJ
ambiguity_NN
._.
the_DT
underlying_JJ
mystery_NN
is_BEZ
compelling_JJ
._.
the_DT
look_NN
and_CC
feel_VB
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
gorgeous_JJ
._.
the_DT
entire_JJ
cast_NN
is_BEZ
crisp_JJ
and_CC
wonderful_JJ
to_IN
watch_NN
(_(
i_PP
wouldn't_MD
be_BE
surprised_JJ
if_CS
cromwell_NP
received_VBD
an_DT
oscar_NP
nomination_NN
for_IN
his_PP$
performance_NN
)_)
._.
and_CC
,_,
the_DT
dialogue_NN
is_BEZ
rich_JJ
and_CC
memorable_JJ
._.
the_DT
best_JJS
line_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
spoken_VBN
when_CS
a_DT
key_JJ
player_NN
dispenses_NNS
advice_NN
to_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
detectives_NNS
unsure_JJ
of_IN
what_WDT
to_TO
do_DO
._.
"_"
don't_DO
start_NN
trying_JJ
to_IN
do_DO
the_DT
right_NN
thing_NN
,_,
boy-o_???
,_,
"_"
says_VBZ
he_PP
._.
"_"
you_PP
haven't_HV
had_HVN
the_DT
practice_NN
._.
"_"
"_"
l_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
confidential_JJ
'_"
'_"
triumphantly_RB
achieves_VBZ
the_DT
rare_JJ
gift_NN
of_IN
complexity_NN
and_CC
coherence_NN
while_CS
satisfying_JJ
our_PP$
desire_NN
for_IN
a_DT
good_JJ
old-fashioned_JJ
movie_NN
._.
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