To Live and Die in L.A.
To Live and Die in LA
Directed By William Friedkin
Screenplay By William Friedkin, Gerald Petievich
Cast William Petersen, Debra Feuer, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow
Produced By Irving H. Levin, Bud S. Smith
Film Editing By M. Scott Smith
Cinematography By Robby Muller
Music By Wang Chung

New Century Productions, SLM Production Group


United States



Release Date

November 1, 1985


116 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

United Artists

Budget $6,000,000
Gross $17,300,000



  • William Petersen as Richard Chance
  • Willem Dafoe as Eric "Rick" Masters
  • John Pankow as John Vukovich
  • Debra Feuer as Bianca Torres
  • John Turturro as Carl Cody
  • Darlanne Fluegel as Ruth Lanier
  • Dean Stockwell as Bob Grimes
  • Steve James as Jeff Rice
  • Robert Downey, Sr. as Thomas Bateman
  • Michael Greene as Jimmy Hart
  • Christopher Allport as Max Waxman
  • Jack Hoar as Jack
  • Valentin de Vargas as Judge Filo Cedillo
  • Dwier Brown as Doctor
  • Michael Chong as Thomas Lin
  • Gerald Petievich as Special Agent
  • Jane Leeves as Serena



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