Southern California locations where 2005's "Crash"
Reeling from the traffic stop incident, the woman's
(Terrence Howard) confronts the police
who have pulled him
over (following another carjacking attempt by Ludacris), and
comes very close to getting his head blown off.
This standoff was filmed on a cul-de-sac
at the north end of
Costello Ave, in a residential neighborhood near Studio City.
The house he parks in front of (the one with the Christmas mural
on the garage) is located at 5177 Costello Ave,
in Sherman Oaks.
After the confrontation, Terrence
Howard drops off Ludacris,
and tells him he's an embarrassment. This drop-off scene was shot
on Rhodes Ave (the same street where
Matt Dillon first spotted
Howard's car), but north of Ventura Blvd,
near Ventura Court.)
When trying to sell the Asian man's stolen
discovers that the van is full of smuggled Cambodian
immigrants. Instead of selling them to the scummy
owner of the chop shop, he sets them free in Chinatown.
That scene was shot on Ord
Street (between Broadway and
New High Street) in L.A.'s actual Chinatown.
Other "Crash" locations
The police station
(where Ryan Philippe asks for a new
was actually the Valley's American Red Cross center,
at 6850 Van Nuys Blvd, in Van
The movie studio (where Terrence
(and where his wife makes up with him) was actually Raleigh Studios, at
5300 Melrose Ave., in Hollywood.
Scenes of the marble-halled office of D.A.
Brendan Fraiser (Sandra Bullock's husband) works were filmed at the Los Angeles City Hall, at 200N. Spring Street,
in downtown L.A.
The "chop shop",
where Ludicris tried to sell his stolen
vehicles was (according to the director) just a set in an empty
garage in ("not the best part of") Hollywood.
house was the actual home of director
Paul Haggis, south of Hancock Park. He used the house to
save money on the low-budget production.
Locations marked by an asterisk (*) may
be located in high-crime areas.
Exercise reasonable caution.
Most of photos on this page
are stills from the DVD of "Crash"
(which you can buy by clicking
here) and are copyright Lions Gate Films.