The Black Dahlia Rated R

The Black Dahlia R PT119M


The Black Dahlia weaves a fictionalized tale of obsession, love, corruption, greed and depravity around the true story of the brutal murder of a fledging 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 Bleichart finds himself attracted to the enigmatic Madeleine Linscott (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.

Running Time
1 hr 59 min
Brian De Palma
Hilary Swank, Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson
Release Date
September 15, 2006

Movie Buzz

  • @ImEfficient

    Which movie was better: "The Zodiac Killer" or "The Black Dahlia"?

  • @ams_56

    The movie selection just jumped from the princess diaries to the black Dahlia 🙃