To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
In the seventies William Friedkin made The French Connection, The Exorcist and Sorcerer. In the eighties he equalled them with To Live and Die in L.A., one of the most stylish thrillers the decade had to offer.
When his partner is murdered just days before retirement, Secret Service Agent Richard Chance (William Petersen, Manhunter) begins an obsessive hunt for his killer – counterfeiter and all-round psychopath Eric Masters, played by Willem Dafoe at his villainous prime.
Beautifully shot by Robby Muller (Repo Man, Paris, Texas) and with a driving score with British new wave act Wang Chung, To Live and Die in L.A. looks and sounds exceptional in this brand-new 4K restoration from the original 35mm negative.
Richard Chance (as William L. Petersen)
Robert Downey Sr.
Thomas Bateman (as Robert Downey)
Basketball Player (uncredited)
Valentin de Vargas
Judge Filo Cedillo (as Val DeVargas)
Claudia Leith (as Jackely Giroux)
FBI Agent (as Dar Allen Robinson)
Katherine M. Louie
Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Shirley J. White
Gerald H. Brownlee
Visiting Room Guard
David M. DuFriend
Prison Inmate (as Buford McClerkins)
Earnest Hart Jr.
Thomas F. Duffy
Credit Card Counterfeiter
Serena / dancer (as Jane Leaves)
Dancer (as Cherise Bate)
Dancer (as Michael W. Higgins)
Dancer (as Chris Lattanzi)
Man Chased by Richard Chance (uncredited)
Special Agent (as Gerry Petievich)
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