Part 2


  • In order to ambush the armored car, the good guys stage a massive traffic jam, which slows the progress of the armored car and allows them to influence its direction. The traffic jam is centered at the corner of Hollywood & Highland.

    In the photo above, you are looking south down Highland Avenue, from the corner of Hollywood Blvd. & Highland Ave.

    In the aerial photo below, you are looking southwest down on the same corner. Near the top left of the photo is the Souvenirs Of Hollywood store, on the southwest corner of that intersection (6800 Hollywood Blvd).

    Stars from the
    Walk of Fame are visible on the sidewalks.

    You can also see a little of the
    Hollywood & Highland center on the right side of this photo.


  • In the photo below, you are looking north up Highland Avenue (from the same intersection). The white church in the distance is the Hollywood United Methodist Church (at 6817 Franklin Avenue), where scenes from the movies "Back to the Future" & "Sister Act" were filmed.
  • You can also see the southeast side of the Hollywood & Highland center, on the left side of the photo, near the driver's head. (If you keep driving north up Highland, you'll soon come to the Hollywood Bowl.)

    The shot below is looking northwest, from the southeast corner of the intersection of Hollywood & Highland, looking at the Hollywood & Highland center, as the armored car turns west on Hollywood Blvd. and heads towards Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

    You can see the entrance to the Kodak Theatre near the left side of the photo. The Kodak is the permanent home of the annual Academy Awards (Oscars) show.


  • As the armored car nears Grauman's Chinese, the mini-Coopers, which were following it west on Hollywood Blvd, abruptly hang a U-turn, driving over the curb, up onto the sidewalk on the north side of Hollywood Blvd (in front of the Hollywood & Highland center). Note the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on the sidewalk.
  • In the photo below, we look west as the mini-Cooper heads east down the north side of Hollywood Blvd. You can see Disney's El Capitan theatre on the south side of the street (on the left side of the photo.)


  • The mini-Coopers then head down the stairs of an underground terminal of the new Red Line subway system.

    The actual terminal is located at the
    northwest corner of Hollywood & Highland, beneath the new Hollywood & Highland center.

    (That same subway terminal was used in another 2003 movie, "Hollywood Homicide
    ", with Harrison Ford. And even before it was finished, the station was featured in 1994's "Speed".)

    The mini-Coopers race an oncoming subway train to the tunnel, stop the train to block the tunnel entrance from pursuers, then wait underground for the armored car to come crashing down from the street above.





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