About

In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.

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Directed by

Paul Thomas Anderson

Written by

Thomas Pynchon (Novel)
Paul Thomas Anderson (Writer)

Runtime

148 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Under the paving stones, the beach!

Cast

Keywords

disappearance boat detective based on novel or book california los angeles drugs 1960s surrealist 1970s lawyer private investigator ex-girlfriend neo-noir loan shark pot smoking hippie lifestyle heroin cartel

Photos

Lists

#239 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#48 on The 50 best films of the decade so far The Dissolve

#15 on The 50 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2014 They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#75 on The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films BBC

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Paul Thomas Anderson

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Costume Design Mark Bridges