"City of Lies" is a 2018 American crime film directed by Brad Furman.
The starring cast includes Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker, Neil Brown Jr., Xander Berkeley, Shea Whigham, Rockmond Dunbar, Toby Huss, Louis Herthum, Shamier Anderson, Wynn Everett and others.

Here are "City of Lies" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for City of Lies movie?

Saban Films on Tuesday, March 09, 2021 released the trailer for "City of Lies" you can watch here:
City Of Lies Official Teaser Trailer (2021).

Plot summary

What is City of Lies movie plot?

Here is a short review of "City of Lies" movie plot summary.

The film tells the story of former LAPD detective, Russell Poole (Johnny Depp), who in 1997 is working the homicide investigations of rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. A reporter (based on journalist Randall Sullivan's collaboration with Russell Poole), "Jack" Jackson (Forest Whitaker), teams up with Poole after nearly two decades to find out the truth.


Who plays who in the City of Lies movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "City of Lies" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Johnny Depp  as Russell Poole a retired LAPD detective
Forest Whitaker  as Jackson ("Jack"), a journalist
Neil Brown Jr.  as Rafael Pérez a corrupt LAPD officer
Xander Berkeley  as Edwards
Shea Whigham  as Detective Frank Lyga
Rockmond Dunbar  as Dreadlocks
Toby Huss  as Detective Fred Miller Poole's partner
Louis Herthum  as City Attorney Stone a city attorney
Shamier Anderson  as David "D. Mack" Mack a corrupt LAPD officer
Wynn Everett  as Megan Poole Russell's wife
Amin Joseph  as Kevin Gaines a corrupt LAPD officer
Laurence Mason  as FBI Agent Dunton
Dayton Callie  as Lieutenant O'Shea
Keith Szarabajka  as Desk Sgt. Reese
Michael Paré  as Detective Varney
Peter Greene  as Commander Fasulo
Marisol Sacramento  as Errolyn Romero
Glenn Plummer  as Psycho Mike
Joseph Ferrante  as Detective Snow
Kevin Chapman  as Officer Leeds
Obba Babatundé  as Chief of Police
Voletta Wallace  as Voletta Wallace
Robert Henley Starr  as EMT Robert McGinnis (as Robert Esser)
Rey Borge  as Cashier
Rian Bishop  as Officer Simpyak
Christian George  as Belsher
Josh Hardwick  as Russell Poole Jr. (as Joshua M. Hardwick)
Dominique Columbus  as Tyrell
Angela Gots  as Detective Amy Lefferts
Julanne Chidi Hill  as Georgia Gaines
Van Epperson  as Property Officer
Antonio Raul Corbo  as Russell Poole Jr. (Age 6)
Scotty Tovar  as Javier Ovando
Scott Voss  as CHP Officer Blake
Mario Cortez  as CHP Officer Duanas
Fred Furman  as Judge Ash Lane
Sloane Glass  as Reporter
Ervin Lee Youngblood  as Polygraph Technician
Jess Fuerst  as ABC Staffer (as Jessica L Fuerst)
Javier Grajeda  as District Attorney Rosenthal
Kevin Dunigan  as Uniformed Cop #2
James Devoti  as Detective Young
Pride Grinn  as Baseball Stadium Announcer
Dennis Depew  as Paramedic #2
Jose A. Rios  as Detective Rupple
Louis Reyes  as Undercover Officer
Markie Farnsley  as Joanne (as Markie Adams)
Jamal Woolard  as Christopher Wallace
Piankhi Iknaton  as Eugene Deal
Cory Hardrict  as Kelly Jamerson
Killer Mike  as Arrested Man (as Michael 'Killer Mike' Render)
James Beirne  as Officer Bates
Christopher Aber  as Juror
Aidiye Aidarbekov  as Viewer
Chris Jai Alex
Max Bahmani  as VIP Guest
Ashleigh Biller  as Poole's Daughter
Vince Chavez  as Guy With Nachos / Poole Family Member
Jazzman Collins  as Pool Guest
Doby Daenger  as Pool Hall Bartender
Michael DeBartolo  as Detective
Stan Divranos  as Baseball Fan
Nea Dune  as Dancer
Emmet Flores  as Undercover Police Officer
Priyom Haider  as Boxer
Andrew J. Jackson  as Deathrow Bodyguard
DJ Jenkins  as Baseball Fan
Frederick Keeve  as Detective
Frank Lui Geo  as Fins Scout
Johnny Meyer  as Fan at Peterson Museum
Brandon Molale  as Strip Club Bouncer
Lourdes Nadres  as Police Clerk
Michele New  as Girl behind Poole family
Afsheen Olyaie  as Cop
Char Richards  as VIP Sports Legend
Alexandra Ruddy  as Rachel
Cjon Saulsberry  as Body Guard
Ron Saylor  as Fin Baseball Fan
Darrion Scoggins  as Undercover Cop
Scott St. Blaze  as Detective Collins
Jiaoying Summers  as Stripper (as Jiaoying Liang)
Bobby T  as John Patron
Napoleon Tavale  as Police officer
Jacob Taylor  as LAPD Officer
Tiffany Tynes  as Foxy Brown
Xhuliano Ujka  as Officer Steven
Dom-Jay Williams  as DJ Quik
Savannah Williams  as Blood Girl

Release date

When is City of Lies movie release date?

"City of Lies" movie release date was scheduled to be on December 8, 2018 (Noir in Festival) and on March 19, 2021 (United States) distributing by Saban Films, GEM Entertainment, Entertainment One, Roadshow Films, Sweet Charm Pictures, FilmNation Entertainment, Mojo Creative and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA).


What are City of Lies filming details?

The duration of the film is 112 minutes. The film grossed over $2.3 million.

Principal photography began on December 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.


What are critics and audiences saying about City of Lies movie?

"City of Lies" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 47/100.

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