Movie Poster Spotlight: “To Live and Die in LA”

When I first started this feature my intent was to highlight classic movie posters just as much as new ones. But end of the year movies and awards season got me off track. What better way to get back on track than this beauty? When released in 1985, William Friedkin’s neo-noir thriller received mixed reviews from critics (one big exception was Roger Ebert who loved it). But since then the film has gained a hearty following. Either way, the movie’s poster is one of my favorites from the 80s. Tell me what you think.

DIRECTOR – William Friedkin

WRITER – William Friedkin, Gerald Petievich

STARRING – William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Debra Feuer, John Turturro, Dean Stockwell, Robert Downey, Sr., Darlanne Fluegel, Steve James

RELEASE – November 1, 1985

6 thoughts on “Movie Poster Spotlight: “To Live and Die in LA”

  1. That is a cool-ass poster and certainly one of the most underrated films of the 1980s. A rare hit for Friedkin at that time and it features an extremely underrated music soundtrack from Wang Chung of all groups.

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