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Counterfeit World: Making 'To Live and Die in L.A.' (2003)

The magic and creation behind the making of William Friedkin's classic action film To Live and Die in L.A. (1985). It follows cast, crew and the director several years after the film ... See full summary »

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The magic and creation behind the making of William Friedkin's classic action film To Live and Die in L.A. (1985). It follows cast, crew and the director several years after the film sharing their experiences while working on the project, also including footage from the shooting, and they discuss in detail the conception of the most spectacular scenes filmed there and also the great debate about the different endings developed for the film. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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2 December 2003 (USA)  »

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This documentary is featured on the Special Edition DVD for To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), released in December 2003. See more »

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Great Documentary

This awesome documentary is included on the special edition DVD of 'To Live And Die In L.A.', one of the best and most under-appreciated action movies of the 1980's. It features interviews with all the main cast members, including William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow and William Friedkin. It details many of the important scenes and shows you how they were done, including the spectacular freeway chase and the 'happy' alternate ending, which Friedkin views as a piece of crap. It has all sorts of insightful and informative bits of information that make it a great supplement to the film. If you liked the movie (and you should), this documentary is definitely worthwhile.


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