To Live and Die in L.A. Movie Behind The Scenes

To Live and Die in L.A. Locations


Locations Notes

Rewind the locations where they filmed the 1985 Thriller movie starring Willem Dafoe, William L. Petersen, John Pankow More Cast

Locations Manager(s): Michael Healy

To Live and Die in L.A. Filming Locations:

The majority of the movie was filmed in San Pedro,CA - the Harbor area in the Port of Los Angeles. In fact the neighbornood and the specific loction of the main house featured in the movie at the West end of the Vincent Thomas Bridge is now in transition and becoming part of the port itself. [Thanks to John Di Leva]

The motorcade at the beginning of the movie was filmed on Santa Monica Blvd, turning onto Avenue of the Stars in Century City. The hotel the pull into however is the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, which the initial shot shows them driving away from. [Thanks to Tom]

Rick Masters house is in Santa Monica and was designed in the 20's by famous Hollywood Set designer Cedric Gibbons for this wife, actress Dolores del Rio. [Thanks to Tom]

The scene where the two cops pick up the man that they think is carrying drug money was in Union Station in Downtown LA. [Thanks to Tom]

They take the man to one of the bridges linking Boyle Heights to downtown Los Angeles, leading to the chase through the industrial area of downtown. [Thanks to Tom]

The church where the stakeout takes place is on Walnut St in Pasadena. [Thanks to Tom]

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