To Live and Die in L.A.

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Overview

In director William Friedkin's supercharged thriller, William L. Petersen plays a "hot dog" special agent of the Secret Service who's out to arrest and convict an arrogant counterfeiter (William Dafoe) who has eluded the law for years and who flaunts his success. Dafoe has been asking for a down payment on a sale of bogus bills, but the amount is larger than the secret can authorize Petersen, undercover, to pay to entrap Dafoe in a "sting" operation. Petersen is forced to set up a dangerous plan to steal the advance money from another crook (John Turturro) and use it to buy bogus bills and bust the counterfeiter.As the film winds to its dark and exciting resolution, the distinction between the pursuing law enforcers and the pursued criminals will continue to blur.

  1. Gerald Petievich

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. William Friedkin

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. William Petersen

    William Petersen

    Richard Chance

  2. Willem Dafoe

    Willem Dafoe

    Eric 'Rick' Masters

  3. John Pankow

    John Pankow

    John Vukovich

  4. Debra Feuer

    Debra Feuer

    Bianca Torres

  5. John Turturro

    John Turturro

    Carl Cody

  6. Dean Stockwell

    Dean Stockwell

    Bob Grimes

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget -

Revenue $17,307,019.00

Homepage http://www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/2024/To-Live-and-Die-in-L.A.

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  • November 1, 1985
    R, Theatrical

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