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Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Thom Andersen

Writing Credits  

Thom Andersen ... (text)

Cast  

Encke King ... Narrator (voice)
... Officer Frank Smith in Dragnet (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Frank Stark in Rebel Without A Cause (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Lana Turner in L.A. Confidential (archive footage) (uncredited)
Barbarao ... Dorothy in Bush Mama (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Roy Morgan / Roy Martin in He Walked By Night (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Buzz Wanchek in The Blue Dahlia (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Veda Pierce in Mildred Pierce (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jim Bouton ... Terry Lennox in The Long Goodbye (archive footage) (uncredited)
... FBI Agent Little Johnson in Die Hard (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Charles 'Butcher' Benton in The Indestructible Man (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Doctor Crawford / Matthew Crawford in Timestalkers (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Frank Boggs in Hickey & Boggs (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Dave Pomeroy in Panic in the City (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Penny in Three Smart Girls (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Mark in Zabriskie Point (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Frank Chambers / Nick Blake (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Jackie Treehorn in The Big Lebowski (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Jody in Earthquake (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Jesse Quinn in Dragnet (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Daria in Zabriskie Point (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Ollie (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Gwen Allen in The Public Enemy (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Adam J. Niles in Bachelor in Paradise (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Georgia Crawford in Timestalkers (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Dean in Venice / Venice (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Steve in Two-Minute Warning (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Duty Sergeant in Escape From L.A. (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Mulvihill in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Sandman in Two-Minute Warning (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Philip Raven in This Gun For Hire (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Stan (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Uli in Die Hard (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Jerome Littlefield in The Disorderly Orderly (archive footage) (uncredited)
... George Matthews in Model Shop (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Escobar in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Detective DeLongpre in The Player (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Walter Neff (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Cliff Harper (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Walsh in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Badge of Honor Star Brett Chase (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Mike Hammer in Kiss Me Deadly (archive footage) (uncredited)
... John 'Plato' Crawford (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Officer Bill Gannon in Dragnet (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Sir Ambrose Abercrombie in The Loved One (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Dennis Barlow (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Al Roberts in Detour (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Dr. Vance in Earthquake (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Frank Bigelow in D.O.A. (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Lt. Christy French in Marlowe (archive footage) (uncredited)
Belinda Palmer ... Katherine in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Michael Kogan in The Replacement Killers (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Rob in Annie Hall (archive footage) (uncredited)
... President in Escape From L.A. (archive footage) (uncredited)
... The Priest in Two-Minute Warning (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Vera in Detour (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Monte Beragon in Mildred Pierce (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Johnny Stompanato in L.A. Confidential (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Joe Brodnek in Flareup (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Karen Carr in Unlawful Entry / Sherri Shepard in Short Cuts (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Pierce Patchett in L.A. Confidential (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Norma Desmond (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Dave Purvis in Armored Car Robbery (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Frankie Lymon in Why Do Fools Fall In Love (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Al Doyle in Nobody Lives Forever (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Cora Smith in The Postman Always Rings Twice (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Justine in Heat (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Mal Reese in Point Blank (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Jake Scully in Body Double (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Det. Jim Campbell in The Glimmer Man (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Sergeant Joe Friday in Dragnet (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Michele in Flareup (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Lou Hopke in Shadow In The Sky (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Griff Marat in Shockproof (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Detective Oliver Franklin in First Power (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Wilbur Glenworthy / Harry Glenworthy in The Loved One (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Judy in Rebel Without A Cause (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Diz / Darlene in Out Of Bounds (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Curly in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)
Darrell Zwerling ... Hollis Mulwray in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)

Produced by 

Thom Andersen ... producer

Cinematography by 

Deborah Stratman

Film Editing by 

Seung-Hyun Yoo

Sound Department 

Thor Moser ... sound
Craig Smith ... sound

Editorial Department 

Peter Bo Rappmund ... addtional editing

Other crew 

Scott Crary ... distribution assistant

See also

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