Mulholland Falls

Synopsis: This film is about the adventures of a 1940's special anti-gangster police squad in Los Angeles, the infamous 'Hat Squad.' The four members of this squad are big, tough, no-nonsense cops who don't hesitate to break the law, if it suits their purposes. When a local woman is murdered, their investigation turns up the fact that she had been romantically linked to several prominent men and had secret films taken of her liaisons. Since one of those men is the powerful U.S. Army General at the head of the then-new Atomic Energy Commission and another is the (married) leader of the Hat Squad, complications ensue. The FBI even gets involved in an attempted cover-up.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Lee Tamahori
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min


Good evening, gentlemen.

Can I check your hats, please?



Got caught like a bear trap.

You want to play or do you

want to pay? I got a great girl.

Jack Flynn?

Here you go, buddy.

Buy yourself a good time.

- They'll let anybody in here.

- Mr. Flynn, I'm Maxwell Hoover.

I'm with the Los Angeles

Police Department.

That means I get change back.

Are you still here?

What is it gonna cost me?

I came here to deliver a message.

Your presence is required

back in Chicago.

It's cold in Chicago,

which is why I came out here.

Is Mr. Flynn being

charged with a crime?

What are you, his lawyer?

No, but I'm represented

by a good one.

What's my friend being charged with?

He did things in Chicago.

I beat all that, pal.

I beat those indictments.

Jimmy, hit him in the nuts!

Let's go. Get him outta here.

You guys are making a big mistake.

Where are we going?

The airport.

You're going to the airport, Jack.

You gotta get back to Chicago

as soon as possible.

This ain't the way to the airport.

This is it.

Yeah. This is it.

This is what?

This is Mulholland Falls, Jack.

Mulholland Falls?

It's kind of like Niagara Falls.

Come on! There ain't no falls in L.A.

You guys can't do this.

This is America.

This isn't America, Jack.

This is L.A.

I thought we weren't

gonna do this anymore.

- Do what?

- This.

Come on, let's go.


Maybe he's dead.

He's not dead,

he's looking right at us.

Jack, are you dead?

He's alive.

Now, Jack, we don't have

organized crime in L.A.,

and frankly, we don't

want organized crime.

So here's what I want you to do.

I want you to look around

and remember this

because this will always be

your way back to Chicago.

Mulholland Falls.


Now, that's a thought.

- Hey, Max.

- Kate.

- Lili.

- Hi.

We were just discussing husbands.

I'm trying to find

a new one for Lili.

- Do you know any?

- Jeez, Lili.

Only guys I know are

cops and bad guys.

Thanks, Pete.

And I don't know if I can

recommend either one.

How about Eddie Hall?

- Eddie Hall?

- Yeah.

Eddie Hall. No.

He's been married five times.

- You see what I mean?

- Yeah.

I'm sorry I was late, Kate, but we

had a little accident up in the hills.

No, no, no, Kate.

You know I got two flat feet.

Come on.

Excuse us, Lili.

- I love you.

- I love you, too.

- You the foreman?

- Yeah.

Where are we out here? What is this?

We're in a new housing subdivision.

You ever think about who those people

are that are gonna live way out here?


Me, neither.

All right, guys,

I'll take it from here.

- No pictures till I tell ya.

- Whatever you say.

Hey, Doc.

Max, I should've stayed in bed.

Are you in charge of this operation?

Yeah, this part I am.

You got any heavy

equipment around here

that could press a woman

into the ground like that?

A big roller maybe.

Seems like that would've

chewed her up more.

- Is this the way you found her?

- Yeah. We didn't touch it.

Yeah, she was just like this.

Why don't you step over there,

an officer will take your full statement.

Jesus, Milt.

There's nothing to hold on to.


roll her over and see

what she looks like.


- You okay, Max?

- Yeah.

Step aside, boys.

Let me get a couple.

Jeez, what a mess.

- Check under her fingernails.

- Okay.

How'd she die?

It's like she jumped off a cliff.

There's no cliff out there.

Somebody moved her?

She wasn't moved.

She died just where you found her.

Doc, did you see this?

What is it?

Looks like glass.

"A Farewell to Arms."

"By Ernest Hemingway."

You know the way this guy writes,

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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