The Black Dahlia 2006
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The Black Dahlia 2006
Inspired by the most notorious unsolved murder in California history.
Plot: Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.
Story: In 1946, the former boxers Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert and Lee Blanchard are policemen in Los Angeles. Lee has a good relationship with his chief and uses a box fight between them to promote the department and get a raise to the police force. They succeed and are promoted to homicide detectives, working together. Bucky becomes a close friend of Lee and his girlfriend Kay Lake, forming a triangle of love. When the corpse of the aspirant actress 'Elizabeth Short (I)' is found mutilated, Lee becomes obsessed to solve the case called by the press Black Dahlia. Meanwhile, Bucky's investigation leads him to a Madeleine Linscott, the daughter of a powerful and wealthy constructor that resembles the Black Dahlia. In an environment of corruption and lies, Bucky discloses hidden truths.
Did you know: Mia Kirshner was originally intended to be feeding lines to potential actors in screen tests. However, her performance so caught the attention of director Brian De Palma and writer Josh Friedman that she was cast as Elizabeth Short and her role expanded significantly compared to the novel.
Release date: 15 September 2006
User Votes: 5.6
Countries: Germany, USA, France,
MPAA Rating: image
Runtime: 121 minutes
Oscars: None
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