location: At the Marina with Travis
This breakwater is wide enough that it contains a two-lane street which leads out to the end of the breakwater. It's here, at the far southeast end of this Shoreline marina breakwater that you'll find the docks where they shot this scene.
This large marina is not to be
confused with the much smaller portion that is located inside Shoreline
Village (where they filmed the scene of Travis failing to abduct a woman).
This much larger marina is located
across the Village parking lot to the southwest, and is large enough
that you could fit the entire Village (small marina and all) inside of
it, several times over.
The far end of this breakwater is where, back in the third season, they filmed the scene
where the police discovered the body of a young victim
of The Skinner (Wendell Owens). Only that scene was shot up on the breakwater itself.
This scene was shot down on one of
the long docks which extend north from this end of the breakwater, each dock containing numerous boat slips.
I shot the photo below from the end of the breakwater.
A. There are two very recognizable
buildings seen in the background at the start of this night scene: the landmark Villa
Riviera and the International Tower (which was featured in the opening
of "Lethal Weapon"). Both buildings are located where Shoreline Drive
meets Ocean Blvd. By simply drawing a line from those two buildings down to the
marina, it becomes clear where they filmed.
On the left side of the dock in the scene, you
can also see a red & white boat parked parallel to the dock,
something you don't see at any of the docks except the one at the very
end of this breakwater. It was in the empty slip you see to the right (east) in my photo above.
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