the car chase continues towards Hollywood Boulevard,
we then see an aerial view, looking northeast through the sign on the roof
of the Hollywood Roosevelt
Hotel, looking down at Grauman's
Chinese Theatre - where a crowd has gathered to watch a celebrity
get his prints in wet cement. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is located
at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Both the Roosevelt Hotel and Grauman's
are the real thing. They shut down Hollywood Boulevard for days while shooting
these chase scenes.
Ford changes seats with Josh so he can drive, then abruptly
smashes into Sartain's black SUV. This disables the good guys' silver Mustang.
This crash scene was staged at the
corner of Hollywood Blvd. & Orange Drive,
in front of the Hollywood
Roosevelt Hotel (the building with the red double-decker bus parked
in front of it in the movie) and a few steps away from Grauman's.
In this crash scene, Harrison & Josh
are driving north on Orange Drive, and the bad guys heading east
on Hollywood Blvd.)
In the top-right photo above, you are
looking southwest, towards the Roosevelt
In the photo to the left, you are looking
northwest. (Note the red bus, still parked on Hollywood Blvd in front of
Robert Wagner is then seen about to get his hand and footprints
immortalized in wet cement. This was shot in the actual courtyard of Grauman's
Chinese Theatre, located at 6925 Hollywood
The man next to him is Johnny Grant,
the honorary Mayor of Hollywood, who presides over most Hollywood award
ceremonies. (And no, RJ doesn't really have his prints in cement at Grauman's.)
At this point, the helicopter reporter
makes a mistake, saying "...at Grauman's Chinese
Theatre, where apparently someone was getting their star..."
People don't receive stars at Grauman's. (That's the nearby Hollywood
Walk of Fame.) At Grauman's they get footprints & handprints...
gunfight then breaks out on at that same corner (of Hollywood Blvd and
Orange Drive), located between Grauman's and the Roosevelt.
A foot chase begins, as Harrison chases
the bad guys east down Hollywood Boulevard,
right through the famous courtyard at Grauman's
Chinese (ruining RJ's wet footprints in cement along the way).
They then turn north and run up the
long steps leading up to the main Babylon Court
of the new Hollywood
& Highland center, located at the northwest
corner of Hollywood Blvd & Highland Ave.
(The Hollywood & Highland
center is the location of the Kodak Theatre,
the new permanent home of the annual Academy Awards
show. You'll see the stars walk the red carpet here each year to pick up
on the second level of the shopping center, Josh spots his man in the court
below and (while standing atop the actual Victoria's Secret
store at 6801 Hollywood Blvd,
in the Hollywood
& Highland center), takes off his coat and jumps down, landing
on top of one of the many colorful kiosks in the court, shattering it (and
The foot chase continues through the
center's Babylon Court (which
was built to resemble the major set from the classic D.W. Griffith
1916 film, "Intolerance".). Josh chases the crook out the center's
west entrance, back on Orange Drive,
where the crook hijacks a car and takes off.
Harrison Ford has chased Sartain (Isaiah Washington)
down the steps and escalators leading down into the new underground
subway station, located right under the Hollywood
& Highland center, at 6815 Hollywood
Blvd. Harrison slides down one of the banisters, but loses Sartain
when he gets on the moving train.
(The next two actual stops for this
train are Vine Street, if the
train is heading east, or Universal Studios, if the train is heading north.
In this case, Sartain is escaping to the east...)
(This same subway station is
also featured in the 2003 caper film "The
Italian Job", where the thieves drive their mini-cars right down
the steps into the subway.)
Harrison sets off after Sartain on foot, knowing that the next subway stop
is Vine Street, about a mile to the east.
After failing to commandeer a car,
he gets so desperate that he steals a bicycle from a small girl (flowered
basket and all), and goes speeding down the south side of Hollywood Boulevard,
heading east, towards Vine Street
(the next subway stop).
During this scene, you can see the
Hollywood Walk of Fame
stars on the sidewalk where he's riding, and he rolls right past
the Guinness World of Records
Museum , located at 6764 Hollywood
Blvd. (The same museum is also featured in the 2003 movie, "Charlie's
Angels: Full Throttle").
after commandeering a taxi, Harrison reaches the second
subway station, at 6250 Hollywood
Blvd, near the southeast corner of the famous intersection of
Hollywood & Vine.
(This station has a whimsical looking
parking lot above it, complete with a small model of the old hat-shaped
Brown Derby restaurant. Down below
in the station, you'll see faux palm trees, actual movie projectors (donated
by Paramount Studios) and a wall covered with projector reels.)
Harrison runs down the escalator into
the underground station, where he confronts Sartain on board a subway train.
A shoot-out erupts and the foot chase takes them back up onto Hollywood
Sartain emerges from the escalator up back onto Hollywood Boulevard, he
runs past the Pantages Theatre,
located at 6233 Hollywood Blvd,
just a few steps east of the northeast corner of Hollywood
Ages ago, the Pantages
used to host the Academy Awards show from time to time. Now
it is a legitimate Broadway-style (live) theatre. At the time this movie
was shot, the theatre was playing host to either Disney's "The Lion King"
or Mel Brooks' "The Producers". But the theatre's
real marquee was covered up with a red banner advertising the Moscow Philharmonic.
we see Harrison Ford chase Sartain up through the halls and elevators of
an office building, and they wind up on the roof of the old
Broadway Building, site of the former Broadway-Hollywood
Built in 1927, it was the first major
department store in Hollywood, located at 1645 North Vine
Street, at the southwest corner of Hollywood
After the action has ended, and Sartain
has plummeted off the top of the Broadway Building into a trash dumpster,
we see Harrison and Josh in an alley
looking at the dumpster. At the end of the alley, you can see the Bernard Luggage
shop across the street from the alley. Bernard's is located at 1642 Vine