this movie came out in the early eighties. It was very violent, and I believe set in L.A. It involved cops, and gangland crime etc...I thought it was the year of living dangeriously, until I looked it up. Its not that, which is a romantic action picture with Mel Gibson. The title may be similar though. Its also not to live and die in L.A. starring william Peterson. I know it was a fairly major release, and Im just blanking on it. I kind of remember a chinese resteruant table shooting with many people killed.