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To Live and Die in L.A.

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Starring (View all)
Jane Leeves Jane Leeves
Dancer / Serena
Willem Dafoe Willem Dafoe
Eric Masters
William Petersen William Petersen
Richard Chance
John Pankow John Pankow
John Vukovich
Debra Feuer Debra Feuer
Bianca Torres
John Turturro John Turturro
Carl Cody
Darlanne Fluegel Darlanne Fluegel
Ruth Lanier


Written by
William Friedkin William Friedkin
(screenplay)


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A good movie

5 years, 11 months ago at Mar 27 20:55
Since I kept hearing some pretty good things about this movie, I was really eager to check it out. Well, it is mostly famous for its amazing car chase and while this scene was indeed really impressive, this movie had actually also much more to offer. First of all, it was dealing with some counterfeit money makers which was so much more original than your usual drug dealers and it was apparently do... read more
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A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Release date: 1 November 1985
UPC: 027616886453
Tags: Crime (9), Action (7), 1985 (6), Thriller (5), Revenge (5), Neo Noir (4), Car Chase (4), Drama (4), 1980s (4), Los Angeles (3), Usa (3), MGM Studios (1), Kidnapping (1), Seductive Smoking (1), William Petersen (1), (1), United Artists (1), Police Corruption (1), L.A (1), John Turturro (1)
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