The Actual Southern California Locations
where 2008's "Hancock" was filmed.
Hancock gets a chance to play
hero when he is set free to deal with a violent bank
robbery and hostage situation that has the police stymied. The uniformed
Hancock shows up
at the scene of the crime and deftly dispatches the bad guys.
Those scenes were shot in downtown
L.A., on Figueroa Street, between
5th & 6th Streets,
That's the west side
of City National Plaza, with the actual
robbery being staged in the low building
between the Paul Hastings tower (on north) and the CNB tower (on south).
After successfully thwarting
the bank robbery, and being hailed as a hero,
Hancock & Ray celebrate over dinner at a fancy
That restaurant was real. It
was Cafe Pinot, which can be found
at 700 W. 5th St, in downtown
That's right next to the US Bank
Tower and the Los Angeles Central Library.
We see Hancock's
trailer (again) when Ray's wife shows up there to warn him to
It's clear that they shot these
scene in the hills above Pacific Coast Highway, somewhere
between Malibu & Point Magu, but it's hard to pinpoint the exact
My best guess is a hilltop
about half a mile northeast of that whale-throwing beach
(Sycamore Cove), in Point Magu State Park (see the map below). But I could
The giant fight
scene between Hancock and his super ex-wife (Charlize
Theron) takes place at the corner of Hollywood Blvd & Highland Ave,
right in front of the Hollywood & Highland center,
and Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
In the photo above,
we're looking east up Hollywood Blvd, towards Highland Ave.
In the photo below,
we're looking west/southwest down Hollywood Blvd, towards Orange
At the end of their fight,
Hancock and his super-ex crash into the building
where Ray is delivering
another corporate pitch, exposing the secret that Ray's wife has super
That building is part of the
"Century Park" complex, at 2000 Avenue
of the Stars, in Century City.
(It's located between the Century Plaza Hotel and the twin Century Plaza