January 2103 / World Wide

Gangster Squad

A chronicle of the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s.

 

In Details

 

Los Angeles, 1949.  Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town.  And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control.  It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop… except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.

Check into to the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel located on the iconic Hollywood Boulevard. This illustrious hotel’s “Blossom Room” hosted the first-ever Academy Awards ceremony on May 19, 1929.  Many a star of stage and screen have checked into this hotel since the very early days of motion pictures. 

There are no names, no badges and no mercy on this exclusive Gangster Squad  tour!  Listen to the inside stories on the locations from the movie, as well as some real gangster hotspots from L.A .’s past and present.  Visit actual filming locations like Chinatown, Clifton’s Cafeteria and the historic 6th Street Bridge.  Then head into the hills where Cohen and his boss Bugsy Siegel both had lavish homes that still exist today.

City Hall is the architectural star of the movie and an image of City Hall has been on the Police Department badges since 1940.  Ascend to the observation deck on the 27th floor and get a panoramic and breathtaking view of the beautiful city of Los Angeles.