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Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)

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169 min | Documentary, History

A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies.
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$ 5,005
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$ 6,945
Gross (World)
$ 6,945
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Jan 2004 (United States)

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8 / 10 | 1,798 votes