TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.
William Friedkin’s gritty and intense crime thriller plunges viewers into the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles. Secret Service agent Richard Chance (William Petersen) is a relentless and unorthodox lawman determined to avenge his partner’s murder by apprehending a master counterfeiter, Rick Masters (Willem Dafoe). Caught in a morally ambiguous world, Chance delves deep into a web of deception and corruption, blurring the line between right and wrong. A tale of crime, obsession, and the dangerous allure of power, this neo-noir explores the lengths individuals will go to in their quest for retribution. Returning to the genre he perfected in THE FRENCH CONNECTION, Friedkin’s gritty direction makes the film an enthralling dive into the dark heart of a city on the edge, and a pulsating soundtrack by Wang Chung sets the tone for the relentless pursuit of justice.
CAST: William L. Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, John Turturro
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