Yeah, and it's really too bad that both films weren't big hits at all---Manhunter got lots of bad reviews when it came out (and now it's considered a cult classic) and TLADIL, for some wack reason, was barely even promoted--I don't remember seeing any trailers for it,and don't even recall if it played anywhere near me,either. It's a shame because Petersen was good in both films--especially in To Live And Die In L.A.,and if it had been promoted properly, it probably would have made him a star. His energetic,gung-ho performance was what drove the film,too. Nice to know he's cool with never having been one, though---that's not for everybody,anyway. At least he can say he's been in not just one, but at least two genuine '80s cult classics!
[TLADIL, for some wack reason, was barely even promoted]
The studio hated it — especially the ending.
But Friedkin had final cut so they had no right to change it — only the right to dump it.
Which they did.