A triple bill of thrillers. 'L.A. Confidential' is set in Fifties Los Angeles and Ed Exley (Guy Pearce), Bud White (Russell Crowe) and Jack Vincennes (Kevin Spacey) are three very different cops. Ed is ambitious and incorruptible, Bud takes pleasure in beating up wrong-doers, and Jack works as technical advisor to the television show 'Badge of Honour'. Ed earns the enmity of Bud and Jack when he testifies that they were involved in the beating of a group of Mexicans in police custody, but all three men become involved after a mass-murder takes place at the Nite Owl cafe. Initially, it seems that a group of black junkies are responsible, but further investigation leads to evidence of blackmail, prostitution and a police cover-up in high places. In 'The Negotiator', heavyweight Hollywood thesps Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey face off in this siege thriller. Hostage negotiator Danny Roman (Jackson) is forced to take his own prisoners after he is accused of murdering his partner. Striving to prove his innocence before being captured by his erstwhile colleagues, Roman insists fellow negotiator Chris Sabian (Spacey) is brought in to do the bargaining - but will the powers-that-be allow Sabian to pull all the strings? Whilst in 'Devil's Advocate' hot-shot defence attorney Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) seems to have landed on his feet when he is poached by an international law firm in New York. Lomax is welcomed by the charismatic John Milton (Al Pacino), who seems to take an especially close interest in his young employee's career. Meanwhile, Lomax's wife Mary-Ann (Charlize Theron) suffers a breakdown, believing that she is losing her husband to a dark and powerful force.