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To Live and Die in L.A. Movie Trivia

To Live and Die in L.A. Trivia

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Film facts for the 1985 Thriller movie starring Willem Dafoe, William L. Petersen, John Pankow More Cast


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William Petersen now stars in the t.v. series CSI as Gil Grissom.
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A shot of William Petersen's face is shown after the closing credits.
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The 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.
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Actor Robert Downey Jr.'s father appears in this film.
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Willem Dafoe's character is referred to as "Rick Masters" by the characters in the film, however Dafoe is credited as "Eric Masters"
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The 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 (!).
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John Pankow played cousin Ira on "Mad About You"
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Jane 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.
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After 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".
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Debra 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".
Novelist/scriptwriter Gerald Petievich appears as a Special Agent.



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