If it bleeds it leads.
In his Golden Globe-nominated performance, Jake Gyllenhaal is Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling, where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by a career-oriented veteran of the bloodsport that is tabloid news, Nina, (Rene Russo), Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
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