City of Angels or City of Fallen Angels?
In both fiction and the real world, Los Angeles attracts its fair share of malfeasant creeps. But what if all of the city’s notorious crimes happened at the same time? Sorry, LAPD, being on duty for the crime apocalypse must suck …
Who would have guessed that downing too many cocktails at Moonshadows, then driving off and launching into an anti-Semitic rant was a career killer?
In 1969 the actress, who was eight-and-a-half months pregnant, was killed by followers of Charles Manson at her home in Benedict Canyon.
In 1947, mobster Bugsy Siegel was shot to death in his girlfriend’s Beverly Hills home. The crime was recreated in the 1991 Warren Beatty movie Bugsy.
Wonderland tells of four murders in Laurel Canyon, for which porn star John Holmes was tried but acquitted. Boogie Nights, starring Mark Wahlberg, was inspired by Holmes’ life.
Crime: Police corruption
A sort-of good cop, played by Russell Crowe, uncovers a prostitution ring run out of a historic Richard Neutra-designed house in Griffith Park.
If you were in one of the greatest rock bands ever, would you ride your motorcycle through the lobby of the Chateau Marmont? Yes, you would.
Crime: Obstruction of Justice
Jake Gyllenhaal’s creeper Lou Bloom travels around the city collecting gory crime scene footage; his home base is in Echo Park.
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This is the site of her second 2007 arrest for DUI and coke possession, not the site of her first 2007 arrest for DUI and coke possession.
Yippee ki-yay, motherf–ker! Bruce Willis’ Christmas is almost ruined as he fights terrorists at Nakatomi Plaza — actually Fox Plaza in Century City.
Liev Schreiber’s fictional fixer commits quite a few crimes of his own to help his clients, including springing them out of jail in Culver City.
The Notorious B.I.G.
The New York rapper was the victim of a drive-by shooting outside the Petersen Automotive Museum in 1997. The crime remains unsolved.
Crime: Mob heist
Driving a getaway car is no problem for Ryan Gosling’s stunt driver; neither is beating a guy to death. He and love interest Irene live near MacArthur Park.
Crime: Bank robbery
The movie’s insane 10-minute bank shootout scene features Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer marauding through downtown with assault rifles.
Hitman Tom Cruise holds taxi driver Jamie Foxx hostage as he completes his kill list around the city. The final chase occurs near the Staples Center.