Friday, July 6, 2012

True Lies (1994)

dir. James Cameron

Harry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) crashes the diplomatic party at the Swiss chateau - Ochre Court, Salve Regina University, 16 Ochre Point Road, Newport, Rhode Island.

The foyer and ballroom were filmed at Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island. It's not allowed to take pictures inside.

Tasker's house - 3909 Aspen Street, Chevy Chase, Maryland

The terrorists try to eliminate Harry - Shops at Georgetown Park (now closed), 3222 M Street NW, Washington, DC. In 2012, the owners of the property decided on interior demolition to get rid of the mall layout inside, opting to create space for larger, multi-level stores. I took this picture back in 2005.

Harry "borrows" a policeman's horse - Franklin Square, Washington, DC

Harry chases Aziz to a luxury hotel - Mayfair Hotel, 1256 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, California. The hotel interior was filmed at the historic Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

The glass elevator where Harry rides his horse is in Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California

The hotel rooftop scene was apparently trick photography. It looks like a Marriott roof, combined with the Westin Bonaventure towers, and a view of DC.

Gib drives Harry to his wife's office - Indiana Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets NW, Washington, DC

Helen Tasker's (Jamie Lee Curtis) office - 601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

Helen comes to Chinatown for her secret date - H Street at 7th Street NW, Washington, DC. The Chinese Friendship Gate is seen in the background. The gate was a gift of the city of Beijing.

The Chinese restaurant where Helen meets with Simon (Bill Paxton) - Eat First Restaurant, 609 H Street NW, Washington, DC

Simon's used cars dealership - 414 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The area has since been redeveloped, and a new building stands on the spot.

Harry demands Gib to show the missing page from Helen's phone conversation transcripts - 6th Street NW at Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC

Simon tells Helen to meet him under the Key Bridge - 6th Street Bridge, Los Angeles, California. Update: The concrete bridge was torn down in 2016, due to structural issues, and will be replaced with a new bridge.

Hotel assignment for Helen - Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Harry and Helen are brought to the terrorists' hideout - 16820 Old State Road 4a, Summerland Key, Florida

The bridge chase - Seven Mile Bridge, Overseas Highway, Florida

The showdown on the skyscraper - Colonial Bank Center, 1200 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida

Harry lands the jet - Brickell Avenue at SE 13th Street, Miami, Florida

See also...

In the Line of Fire

The Living Daylights

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