The Actual Southern California
1995's "Heat" was filmed.
due to the gritty nature of "Heat", some of its filming locations
are found in urban areas
that may have a high crime rate, and could be dangerous to visit. Exercise
Before each scene
description, you will see a number (for example: 00:07:05);
this is the time of the movie (on the
DVD) when the scene appears.
'Waingro' is hiding out at a hotel, after betraying De Niro's crew.
De Niro makes a big mistake by delaying his own escape to take time to
hunt down and kill 'Waingro' in his hotel room. Doing so costs him his
scenes were shot at an actual hotel next to LAX. In fact, it's called the Hilton Los Angeles Airport,
at 5711 West Century Blvd. (the
which leads into the airport.) It's also not far from the former
Al Pacino spots De Niro leaving the Hilton, and chases him into an airport,
where a running gun battle begins.
scenes were shot at Los Angeles International
1 World Way (at west the end of Century
Blvd.) Because the airport had received
a bomb threat
that day, filming was restricted to the airport's outer areas, such as
the runways, hangers and
- which is where the chase and showdown takes place.
chase eventually takes them out to the
end of the runway, where bright lights
signal the landing of each plane at the airport. De Niro waits for the
landing lights to
illuminate the area, in order to get a better shot at Pacino, but Pacino
De Niro's shadow and shoots him...
In the photo below,
we are looking east, and Pacino is facing south. We are at the east
end of the runways and the plane overhead
is coming in from the east, heading west.
Locations marked with an asterisk may be located in high-crime areas. Exercise
here for an interactive MAP of
all "Heat" locations with aerial
Some of the photos on this
page are stills from the DVD
(which you can buy by clicking
here) and are copyright Warner Bros.