Saturday, December 1, 2012

In the Line of Fire (1993)

dir. Wolfgang Petersen

Agents Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) and Al D'Andrea (Dylan McDermott) enter the U.S. Treasury Building (west side) – E. Executive Drive NW, Washington, DC. The drive is not open to the public.

Horrigan examines Mitch Leary's (John Malkovich) apartment – 402 H Street NE, Washington, DC.

Horrigan's apartment – 1804 Belmont Road NW, Washington, DC

The U.S. Treasury Building (north side) – 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

The bar where Horrigan relaxes – Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th Street NW, Washington, DC

The presidential motorcade stops – Old Post Office Pavilion, 12th Street at Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Horrigan goes to check a copy of the modeler magazine he found in Leary’s apartment - Still searching for this location. The Newsroom is currently located at 1803 Connecticut Avenue NW, but the building doesn't look the same.

The White House (north side) - 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Southwest Savings Bank – Columbia Savings and Loan Building, 5200 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. The building has been demolished, and the massive lot now sits vacant.

Horrigan takes Ella Raines (Rene Russo) for an ice cream – Lincoln Memorial, Lincoln Memorial Circle SW, Washington, DC

Secret Service agents chasing Leary – Lafayette Square, Washington, DC

The Denver rally - Civic Center Park, Denver, Colorado. The footage of Bill Clinton’s 1992 rally was used, and the actors were digitally superimposed over the real-life figures.

Leary’s empty Los Angeles office – Douglas Lofts Building, W. 3rd Street at S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, California

Horrigan impresses Raines by playing a piano in the hotel bar – Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California

The Chicago Rally – Gibson Amphitheatre, 100 Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles, California

Police cars surround 'St. Francis Hotel' where Leary has been spotted – Park Road at Holmead NW, Washington, DC

Horrigan and D’Andrea notice Leary walking away - Park Road at Holmead NW, Washington, DC

The rooftop chase – 3rd Street and E. Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC

The chase continues on the roofs at 1840-1858 California Street NW, Washington, DC. California Street is actually a few miles away from the previous location.

The assassination attempt, and the final confrontation between Horrigan and Leary – Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California

See also...

Absolute Power

Dirty Harry


  1. The street scape for the Connecticut Ave scene tells me that it is on Connecticut Ave before near Florida Ave.

    1. Thank you for the tip. 1803 Connecticut Avenue NW is actually in that area, but neither The Newsroom nor the adjacent buildings look the same. Maybe they have changed so much over the years. I'll continue to search the area.

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  3. Mitch Leary's apartment is definitely a tough one. But the area reminds me of Adams Morgan.

  4. Mitch Leary's apartment is 402 H St. NE.