the start of this 2003 movie, Harrison Ford and Josh Harnett
are called in to investigate a shooting at a place called "The Freeway
The rounded exterior we see was located at the northwest
corner of Hollywood & Vine, at 1707 Vine Street.
That corner building housed two actual clubs in its final years: first
a place called "Deep", and
later a club called "Basque".
But the building burned to the ground in April 2008, and as of 2010 all
you'll find at that corner is an empty lot..
(In fact the corner of Hollywood & Vine
has undergone a number of changes since the movie was filmed, including
the construction of a major new hotel, the W Hollywood.)
the robbery, we see Harrison Ford talking on a cell phone in front of a
house. A cop, he dabbles in real estate
on the side, and he's talking to a potential buyer. He's angry that the
buyer isn't going to show up after he spent hours waiting to show him the
house. After that call, he gets a call about the robbery, and takes off.
This house is located in a Hollywood
Hills neighborhood known as Mount Olympus, where the streets
are named after Greek gods. This house is located at 2300
Hercules Drive. (Or, as Harrison says later in the movie: "at
the corner of Hercules and, I sh*t you not, Achilles.")
This same house is again seen later in the
movie. It's where Harrison & Lolita make love, and where
the cops show up in the morning to take him in for questioning.
[ Warning: This
is a private home. Do not trespass on their property, knock
on their door,
or do anything else that might disturb the residents. ]
(Thanks to Tony
Hoffath for this one.)
When Josh is telling Harrison that he
wants to be an actor "because it's my bliss... and I have to follow
my bliss", they are getting into a car parked in a lot behind Musso
& Frank Grill, the oldest restaurant in Hollywood (founded
The address is 6667
Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood.
see the bad guys out at a warehouse,
after dark. The thugs who shot up the club are there to collect their money
from the guy who hired them. Instead, he shoots both of them, then sets
their car on fire (with their dead bodies in it).
This was shot at one of the buildings
in the "SouthWest Marine"
complex, located at Berth 240,
in the southwestern part of Terminal Island,
at 985 S. Seaside Avenue. (This is
the same seaside industrial area where they later filmed the scene of the good guys
being shot at while trying to scare 'K-Ro').
(Thanks to Tony
Hoffath for this one.)
Josh wakes up in bed with a pretty blonde (and surprises her by yelling
"Stella!" just outside their room), we see him pull into the
parking lot of a police station.
That is the very real L.A.P.D.
Hollywood station, at 1358 N.
Wilcox Ave. That's three blocks south of Hollywood Blvd, between
Highland and Vine.
The very same police parking lot is
used later for the scene where Josh tells Harrison about his father being
killed in the line of duty. And it's also the setting for the scene where
a handcuffed criminal (being brought in by the police) grabs a cop's gun
and shoots up the parking lot, before he's tackled by Josh (who has miscounted
the number of bullets left in the gun).
Harrison & Josh then go to "Sartain
Records" to interview the company owner (Isaiah Washington).
This building is supposed to be located at Hollywood & Vine, but it's
not really. Those shots, taken in the elliptical-shaped glass lobby, and
the scenes outside on the street, where Josh shoots at men stealing (repossessing)
Harrison Ford's car - were actually filmed several blocks southwest of
that famous corner, at the "6565 Sunset Building",
located at 6565 Sunset Blvd, two blocks
south of Hollywood Blvd, and five blocks west of Vine. (The 2002 AFI Fest
was held at this building...).
meets a friendly madam ("Cleo", played by Lolita Davidovich)
at a red patio cafe. He's there to get info about one of her girls who
worked at Sartain Records and who learned about the killings. On the phone,
he says it's at "Gower & Franklin". Close, but no cigar.
It IS on Franklin, but it's a few blocks east of Gower, closer to Bronson
The scene was shot at "Birds Café"
at 5925 Franklin Ave., in east
Hollywood, about a mile northeast of Hollywood & Vine.)
Harrison then takes a meeting
at a beautiful seaside restaurant where he
tries to finalize the sale of Martin Landau's ("Mr. Duran",
the producer) home
to Master P ("Julius" ). But Harrison blows it, and Landau
ends up storming off.
That restaurant is actually Geoffrey's,
located at 27400 Pacific Coast Highway in
(The same restaurant was also seen in the movie "The Player",
with Tim Robbins.)
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