LATE TO THE PARTY: TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.
|Nudity, violence and language... pretty much sums up the entire cop genre from that time|
And I too shall ignore the wrong opinion on Miami Vice. Watch some episodes from season 1 and 2, even 3 and you will change your tune Mr. Murphy.
And I can't remember what other posters you had on your wall - I remember it being mentioned on a CHUD podcast - but I do remember they were cringeworthy.
If you have the time also check out Mann's show CRIME STORY. That show was often more of a downer than VICE. Plus it has Dennis Farina. And Darlanne Fluegel!
It features a cop actually saying "I'm getting to old for this shit." Glorious!
Peterson is so good in this (cock shot INCLUDED) that it pains me he didn't get more high profile work. Shouldn't have turned down Henry Hill buddy.
This film is all types of amazing. The car chase alone makes this film a classic. I have posted that on facebook and friends reply back about how just glorious it is. This was a film that was not of its time - I can't think of any other action film in the 80s that had really no one that wasn't an asshole. Normally I don't go for that - but you just cannot keep your eyes off of Peterson. He is just amazing. Just simply one of my favourite action films. And I love the tight jeans...
I watched this for the first time last night. Well, I finished it for the first time last night. I started it over a year ago but couldn't get into it. It has its moments - I was certainly surprised by the ending. The car chase was fun, awesome even, but had a lot of WTF moments? Guys (FBI??) were literally coming out of nowhere with automatic weapons (an uzi!). It felt tacked on (and after watching the film and reading the Wiki, it sort of was). The acting was a little too stagey at times for me and some of the film was just bizarre.
Peterson was playing a wreckless SSA but scenes where he's being a dick to his female informant seemed oddly out of place and character (and then his partner turns around and does the same thing to her at the end of the film - weird vibe to the whole thing). Did anyone catch the post credits scene? There's a snippet from earlier in the film (which is also replayed at the end when his partner is in effect, turning into Chance, during the "you work for me now" scene). It's Peterson standing there, looking creepy, from the sex scene earlier in the film. It pretty much summed up how bizzaro this film was at times.