To Live and Die in L.A. Trivia
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Thanks to Brian HillWilliam Petersen now stars in the t.v. series CSI as Gil Grissom.
Rewind ArchiveA shot of William Petersen's face is shown after the closing credits.
Thanks to David EvansThe disabled painter in the wheelchair was an L.A. artist named Mark Gash. Many of Mark's paintings can be seen in the film, and Director William Friedkin has many of them hanging in his home. Mark Gash died in 2000 at the age of 45.
Rewind ArchiveActor Robert Downey Jr.'s father appears in this film.
Thanks to Will ClarkWillem Dafoe's character is referred to as "Rick Masters" by the characters in the film, however Dafoe is credited as "Eric Masters"
Thanks to David EvansThe film's prison scenes were filmed inside San Luis Obispo prison, using real inmates as supporting cast members. Director William Friedkin and star William Peterson played a pick-up basketball game with the inmates, and apparently beat them (!).
Thanks to TomJane Leaves makes a minor appearance in the film as a dancer. Her best scene is near the end of the movie where she runs off in the Ferrari with Willem Dafoe's girlfriend. She is best known as Daphne on the TV show Frasier.
Thanks to AnonymousAfter the film's release Michael Mann unsuccessfully sued William Friedkin for plagiarism, claiming the movie was a ripoff of his hit TV series "Miami Vice".
Thanks to AnonymousDebra Feuer (Bianca) later guest starred in two episodes in the fifth season of Miami Vice. She played a character very similar to Bianca in "To Live and Die In LA".
There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "To Live and Die in L.A.".
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