The Black Dahlia Movie

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Who's Involved:

Scarlett Johansson, John Thompson, Hilary Swank, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Brian De Palma, Aaron Eckhart, Josh Hartnett, Avi Lerner, Josh Friedman, Art Linson, Moshe Diamant, James B. Harris, Mia Kirschner, Danny Dimont, Andreas Thiesmeyer, Henrik Huydts, Rudy Cohen, Josef Lautenschlager, Rolf Deyhle

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

"The Black Dahlia" weaves a fictionalized tale of obsession, love, corruption, greed and depravity around the true story of the brutal murder of a fledgling Hollywood starlet that shocked and fascinated the nation in 1947 and remains unsolved today. Two ex-pugilist cops, Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) and Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett), are called to investigate the homicide of ambitious silver-screen B-lister Betty Ann Short (Mia Kirshner) A.K.A. "The Black Dahlia"—an attack so grisly that images of the killing were kept from the public.

While Blanchard's growing preoccupation with the sensational murder threatens his marriage to Kay (Scarlett Johansson), his partner Bleichert finds himself attracted to the enigmatic Madeleine Linscott (two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank), the daughter of one of the city's most prominent families—'who just happens to have an unsavory connection to the murder victim.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making The Black Dahlia

A look at the The Black Dahlia behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Brian De Palma last directed Domino and Passion. The film's writer Josh Friedman last wrote Terminator: Dark Fate and War of the Worlds.


Josh Friedman


Rudy Cohen
Moshe Diamant
Avi Lerner
Art Linson

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Production: What we know about The Black Dahlia

Key Facts

  1. Based on James Ellroy's crime novel.

Filming Timeline

On or about December 31, 1969, the film was in Completed status.

The Black Dahlia Release Date: When was it released?

The Black Dahlia was released in 2006 on Friday, September 15, 2006 (). There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including Everyone's Hero, Gridiron Gang and Haven.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

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