To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

William Petersen plays Richie Chance, a detective who’ll stop at nothing to catch the criminal who killed his partner.
Who could top the New York car chase in William Friedkin’s Oscar-winning The French Connection (1971)? In To Live and Die in L.A., Friedkin ups the ante with a showstopper of a car chase set in downtown Los Angeles. It’s the centrepiece of a nihilistic crooked cops saga that was a little ahead of its time on first release, and is now rightly noted as one of the director’s best films.
1985 USA
Directed by
William Friedkin
Produced by
Irving H. Levin
Written by
William Friedkin, Gerald Petievich
William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow

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