Plot Summary: Based on the true story of the unsolved and perplexing murder case, The Black Dahlia takes place in a cynical 1940s Hollywood. When the mutilated body of young starlet Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirshner) is discovered in a field, two cops, Officer Dwight Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and Sergeant Leland Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) are assigned to the investigation. As Blanchard obsessively immerses himself in the sensational case, he begins a bizarre and rocky relationship with Kay Lake (Scarlett Johansson), a startling Elizabeth Short look-alike. At the same time, Bleichert is drawn to the shadowy Madeleine Sprague (Hilary Swank), who may have a rather unpleasant connection to the murder victim. The two detectives soon begin to unravel layers of corruption and conspiracy within their own police department.
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September 15th, 2006 (wide)
December 26th, 2006 (DVD)
Brian De Palma
Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Mia Kirshner, Hilary Swank, Fiona Shaw, Gregg Henry, Mike Starr
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Rated R for strong violence, some grisly images, sexual content and language.