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To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

To Live and Die in L.A.
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7.2 IMDB rating

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William Petersen

William Petersen

Richard Chance
Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe

Eric Masters
John Pankow

John Pankow

John Vukovich
Debra Feuer

Debra Feuer

Bianca Torres
John Turturro

John Turturro

Carl Cody
Darlanne Fluegel

Darlanne Fluegel

Ruth Lanier
Dean Stockwell

Dean Stockwell

Bob Grimes
Steve James

Steve James

Jeff Rice


Written by
William Friedkin

William Friedkin

(screenplay)


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Release date: 1 November 1985
UPC: 027616886453
Crime (8), Action (7), 1985 (7), Revenge (5), Thriller (5), Neo Noir (5), 1980s (4), Drama (4), Car Chase (4), Usa (4), Los Angeles (2), HQ (1), 80's (1), Police Corruption (1), (1), Prison (1), Kidnapping (1), Basketball (1), Murder (1), Friendship (1)
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