Saturday, April 27, 2013

Crash (2004)

dir. Paul Haggis

Vine Street looking south toward Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. The Capitol Records Tower is one of the city's landmarks, often used in establishing shots to indicate where the action takes place. According to local lore, the building was designed to resemble a giant stack of records with a stylus on top. The red light atop the spire continuously flashes the word "Hollywood" in Morse code.

DA Rick Cabot (Brendan Fraser) and his wife (Sandra Bullock) are carjacked by Anthony (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges) and Peter (Larenz Tate) – 1036C-D Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Detectives Graham Waters (Don Cheadle) and his partner Ria (Jennifer Esposito) arrive at a shooting scene – 1014 Wilmington Avenue, Wilmington, California.

DA Cabot’s house – 342 10th Street, Santa Monica, California. This was writer/director Paul Haggis’ house at the time. The filmmaker decided to use it when the budget was running out.

LAPD officer John Ryan (Matt Dillon) makes a phone call from a diner – Carney’s, 12601 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, California.

Ryan and his partner Tom Hansen (Ryan Phillippe) pull over a car, and subject the owners, TV director Cameron Thayer (Terrence Howard) and his wife Christine (Thandie Newton), to a pat-down – Radford Avenue at Hoffman Street, Studio City, California. CBS Studio Center at 4032 Radford Avenue is seen on the right.

The Iranian store – N. Avalon Boulevard at E. C Street, Wilmington, California. The filmmakers used the vacant premises and dressed them as a shop.

Anthony and Peter run over a Korean man – E. C Street at N. Broad Avenue, Wilmington, California

Ventura Boulevard at Laurel Terrace Drive looking east, Los Angeles, California.

The DA’s office – Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, California.

Anthony and Peter visit their criminal associate - 13107 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Anthony and Peter argue about taking a bus – 12819 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

The TV studio where Cameron works – Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, California.

The police station – 6850 Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys, California.

Officer Ryan rescues Christine from a burning car – S. Gaffey Street at W. 36th Street, San Pedro, California.

Cameron is carjacked by Peter and Anthony – Ranchito Avenue at La Maida, Sherman Oaks, California.

The confrontation between Cameron and the police – 5177 Costello Avenue, Sherman Oaks, California.

Cameron drops off Anthony – Rhodes Avenue at Ventura Court, Los Angeles, California.

Daniel’s (Michael Peña) house – 6317 Elgin Street, Eagle Rock, California.

Tom Hansen torches his car – C Street at N. Broad Avenue, Wilmington, California

Anthony sets the Asian captives free – N. Broadway at Ord Street, Los Angeles, California

1 comment:

  1. Crash, It’s the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk.