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Nightcrawler Behind the L.A. crime scene

Published:Wednesday | November 12, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) discovers the world of L.A. crime journalism in 'Nightcrawler'.

Lou Bloom, an ambitious young man desperate for work, discovers the world of LA crime journalism. When Lou learns of a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles his way into the dangerous realm of night crawling, where a police siren wail means a possible windfall, and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Nina, a local TV news veteran, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant.

Nightcrawler is an American crime thriller written and directed by Dan Gilroy. The film stars Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, RenÈ Russo (Thor), Riz Ahmed, and Bill Paxton (Titanic).