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  • Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
  • Not Rated
    169 min | Documentary, History
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
Not Rated
169 min | Documentary, History

A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies.
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Director
Writer
Thom Andersen (text)
Producer
Cinematographer
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Release date
Jan 2004 (United States)

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Cast

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86 cast members
Name Known for
Encke King
Narrator (voice) Narrator (voice)   See fewer
Ben Alexander
Officer Frank Smith in Dragnet (archive footage) (uncredited) Officer Frank Smith in Dragnet (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jim Backus
Frank Stark in Rebel Without A Cause (archive footage) (uncredited) Frank Stark in Rebel Without A Cause (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Brenda Bakke
Lana Turner in L.A. Confidential (archive footage) (uncredited) Lana Turner in L.A. Confidential (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Gene Barry
Dr. Clayton Forrester (archive footage) (uncredited) Dr. Clayton Forrester (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Basehart
Roy Morgan / Roy Martin in He Walked By Night (archive footage) (uncredited) Roy Morgan / Roy Martin in He Walked By Night (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Hugh Beaumont
George Copeland in The Blue Dahlia (archive footage) (uncredited) George Copeland in The Blue Dahlia (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
William Bendix
Buzz Wanchek in The Blue Dahlia (archive footage) (uncredited) Buzz Wanchek in The Blue Dahlia (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Ann Blyth
Veda Pierce in Mildred Pierce (archive footage) (uncredited) Veda Pierce in Mildred Pierce (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jim Bouton
Terry Lennox in The Long Goodbye (archive footage) (uncredited) Terry Lennox in The Long Goodbye (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Grand L. Bush
FBI Agent Little Johnson in Die Hard (archive footage) (uncredited) FBI Agent Little Johnson in Die Hard (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
James Cagney
Tom Powers in The Public Enemy (archive footage) (uncredited) Tom Powers in The Public Enemy (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Lon Chaney Jr.
Charles 'Butcher' Benton in The Indestructible Man (archive footage) (uncredited) Charles 'Butcher' Benton in The Indestructible Man (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
John Considine
Doctor Crawford / Matthew Crawford in Timestalkers (archive footage) (uncredited) Doctor Crawford / Matthew Crawford in Timestalkers (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Bill Cosby
Al Hickey in Hickey & Boggs (archive footage) (uncredited) Al Hickey in Hickey & Boggs (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Culp
Frank Boggs in Hickey & Boggs (archive footage) (uncredited) Frank Boggs in Hickey & Boggs (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Howard Duff
Dave Pomeroy in Panic in the City (archive footage) (uncredited) Dave Pomeroy in Panic in the City (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Deanna Durbin
Penny in Three Smart Girls (archive footage) (uncredited) Penny in Three Smart Girls (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Mark Frechette
Mark in Zabriskie Point (archive footage) (uncredited) Mark in Zabriskie Point (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
John Garfield
Frank Chambers / Nick Blake (archive footage) (uncredited) Frank Chambers / Nick Blake (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Ben Gazzara
Jackie Treehorn in The Big Lebowski (archive footage) (uncredited) Jackie Treehorn in The Big Lebowski (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Bruce Glover
Duffy in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited) Duffy in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Marjoe Gortner
Jody in Earthquake (archive footage) (uncredited) Jody in Earthquake (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
James Griffith
Jesse Quinn in Dragnet (archive footage) (uncredited) Jesse Quinn in Dragnet (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Daria Halprin
Daria in Zabriskie Point (archive footage) (uncredited) Daria in Zabriskie Point (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Oliver Hardy
Ollie (archive footage) (uncredited) Ollie (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jean Harlow
Gwen Allen in The Public Enemy (archive footage) (uncredited) Gwen Allen in The Public Enemy (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob Hope
Adam J. Niles in Bachelor in Paradise (archive footage) (uncredited) Adam J. Niles in Bachelor in Paradise (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Lauren Hutton
Georgia Crawford in Timestalkers (archive footage) (uncredited) Georgia Crawford in Timestalkers (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Henry Jaglom
Dean in Venice / Venice (archive footage) (uncredited) Dean in Venice / Venice (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
David Janssen
Steve in Two-Minute Warning (archive footage) (uncredited) Steve in Two-Minute Warning (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Peter Jason
Duty Sergeant in Escape From L.A. (archive footage) (uncredited) Duty Sergeant in Escape From L.A. (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Roy Jenson
Mulvihill in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited) Mulvihill in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Klugman
Sandman in Two-Minute Warning (archive footage) (uncredited) Sandman in Two-Minute Warning (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Alan Ladd
Philip Raven in This Gun For Hire (archive footage) (uncredited) Philip Raven in This Gun For Hire (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Stan Laurel
Stan (archive footage) (uncredited) Stan (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Al Leong
Uli in Die Hard (archive footage) (uncredited) Uli in Die Hard (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jerry Lewis
Jerome Littlefield in The Disorderly Orderly (archive footage) (uncredited) Jerome Littlefield in The Disorderly Orderly (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Gary Lockwood
George Matthews in Model Shop (archive footage) (uncredited) George Matthews in Model Shop (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Perry Lopez
Escobar in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited) Escobar in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Lyle Lovett
Detective DeLongpre in The Player (archive footage) (uncredited) Detective DeLongpre in The Player (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Fred MacMurray
Walter Neff (archive footage) (uncredited) Walter Neff (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Guy Madison
Cliff Harper (archive footage) (uncredited) Cliff Harper (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Joe Mantell
Walsh in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited) Walsh in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Matt McCoy
Badge of Honor Star Brett Chase (archive footage) (uncredited) Badge of Honor Star Brett Chase (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Ralph Meeker
Mike Hammer in Kiss Me Deadly (archive footage) (uncredited) Mike Hammer in Kiss Me Deadly (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Sal Mineo
John 'Plato' Crawford (archive footage) (uncredited) John 'Plato' Crawford (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Harry Morgan
Officer Bill Gannon in Dragnet (archive footage) (uncredited) Officer Bill Gannon in Dragnet (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Morley
Sir Ambrose Abercrombie in The Loved One (archive footage) (uncredited) Sir Ambrose Abercrombie in The Loved One (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Morse
Dennis Barlow (archive footage) (uncredited) Dennis Barlow (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Neal
Al Roberts in Detour (archive footage) (uncredited) Al Roberts in Detour (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Lloyd Nolan
Dr. Vance in Earthquake (archive footage) (uncredited) Dr. Vance in Earthquake (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Edmond O'Brien
Frank Bigelow (archive footage) (uncredited) Frank Bigelow (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Carroll O'Connor
Lt. Christy French in Marlowe (archive footage) (uncredited) Lt. Christy French in Marlowe (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Barbara O
Dorothy in Bush Mama (archive footage) (uncredited) Dorothy in Bush Mama (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Belinda Palmer
Katherine in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited) Katherine in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jürgen Prochnow
Michael Kogan in The Replacement Killers (archive footage) (uncredited) Michael Kogan in The Replacement Killers (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Tony Roberts
Rob in Annie Hall (archive footage) (uncredited) Rob in Annie Hall (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Cliff Robertson
President in Escape From L.A. (archive footage) (uncredited) President in Escape From L.A. (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Mitchell Ryan
The Priest in Two-Minute Warning (archive footage) (uncredited) The Priest in Two-Minute Warning (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Ann Savage
Vera in Detour (archive footage) (uncredited) Vera in Detour (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Zachary Scott
Monte Beragon in Mildred Pierce (archive footage) (uncredited) Monte Beragon in Mildred Pierce (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Paolo Seganti
Johnny Stompanato in L.A. Confidential (archive footage) (uncredited) Johnny Stompanato in L.A. Confidential (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
James Stacy
Joe Brodnek in Flareup (archive footage) (uncredited) Joe Brodnek in Flareup (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Madeleine Stowe
Karen Carr in Unlawful Entry / Sherri Shepard in Short Cuts (archive footage) (uncredited) Karen Carr in Unlawful Entry / Sherri Shepard in Short Cuts (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
David Strathairn
Pierce Patchett in L.A. Confidential (archive footage) (uncredited) Pierce Patchett in L.A. Confidential (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Gloria Swanson
Norma Desmond (archive footage) (uncredited) Norma Desmond (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
William Talman
Dave Purvis in Armored Car Robbery (archive footage) (uncredited) Dave Purvis in Armored Car Robbery (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Larenz Tate
Frankie Lymon in Why Do Fools Fall In Love (archive footage) (uncredited) Frankie Lymon in Why Do Fools Fall In Love (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
George Tobias
Al Doyle in Nobody Lives Forever (archive footage) (uncredited) Al Doyle in Nobody Lives Forever (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jean-Louis Trintignant
Lucien Bellon in The Outside Man (archive footage) (uncredited) Lucien Bellon in The Outside Man (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Lana Turner
Cora Smith (archive footage) (uncredited) Cora Smith (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Diane Venora
Justine in Heat (archive footage) (uncredited) Justine in Heat (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
John Vernon
Mal Reese in Point Blank (archive footage) (uncredited) Mal Reese in Point Blank (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Craig Wasson
Jake Scully in Body Double (archive footage) (uncredited) Jake Scully in Body Double (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Det. Jim Campbell in The Glimmer Man (archive footage) (uncredited) Det. Jim Campbell in The Glimmer Man (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Webb
Sergeant Joe Friday in Dragnet (archive footage) (uncredited) Sergeant Joe Friday in Dragnet (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Raquel Welch
Michele in Flareup (archive footage) (uncredited) Michele in Flareup (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
James Whitmore
Lou Hopke (archive footage) (uncredited) Lou Hopke (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Cornel Wilde
Griff Marat in Shockproof (archive footage) (uncredited) Griff Marat in Shockproof (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Mykelti Williamson
Detective Oliver Franklin in First Power (archive footage) (uncredited) Detective Oliver Franklin in First Power (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jonathan Winters
Wilbur Glenworthy / Harry Glenworthy in The Loved One (archive footage) (uncredited) Wilbur Glenworthy / Harry Glenworthy in The Loved One (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Natalie Wood
Judy (archive footage) (uncredited) Judy (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jenny Wright
Diz / Darlene in Out Of Bounds (archive footage) (uncredited) Diz / Darlene in Out Of Bounds (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Burt Young
Curly in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited) Curly in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Darrell Zwerling
Hollis Mulwray in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited) Hollis Mulwray in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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