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HIGH CRIMES

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Alameda, Alameda County: Alameda Naval Air Station at Alameda Point. Administration Building. Navy Hospital. Main Gate. Newport Road. Corpus Christi Road.

City and County of San Francisco: Chase H & Q. Union Square and Maiden Lane. Golden Gate Bridge. Geary Boulevard. Vesuvio Café. Russian Hill. Potrero Hill. City Hall. Civic Center Plaza. Department of Public Health. Phillip Burton Federal Building. Bank of America. KPIX Building.

San Rafael, Marin County: Peacock Gap. Loch Lomond.

Tiburon, Marin County: Paradise Cove.


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Azusa, Los Angeles County.

Calabasas, Los Angeles County.

Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: Sunset Gower Independent Studios.

Long Beach, Los Angeles County: Poolside Inn Motel.

Downtown L.A., Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: Omni Los Angeles Hotel.

San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County.

Sunland, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County.

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This was shot by helipcopter above Belvedere and Tiburon on 3 November 2001. Some other shots were done above
the Peacock Gap and Loch Lomond neighborhoods of San Rafael, but they weren't used in the final cut.
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Although I scouted various homes in southern Marin County and Saisie Jang scouted the coast of San Mateo County,
Claire Kubik (Ashley Judd)'s home was eventually filmed here in Calabasas instead, mostly due to budget and scheduling.
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The Golden Gate Bridge was shot on 3 December 2000. The director had intended to reshoot this on a less foggy day, but when the crew returned in early November 2001 (see above), helicopters were not allowed at the bridge because of the recent terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 and Gov. Gray Davis' sudden announcement about a threat to California's four major bridges. Thus, the original footage remained in the film, but the colors and contrast were tweaked a little bit in post-production. By the way, the black SUV leading Ashley Judd's vehicle was driven by Saisie Jang (Key Assistant Location Manager). Ellen Lent (Location Manager / Production Supervisor) and Warren White (Presidio Trust) were also in the vehicle with her.
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The Judge's Chambers were filmed on 10 December 2000 at the Department of Public Health at 101 Grove Street at Polk.
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The San Francisco City Hall scenes were filmed on the Polk Street (Goodlette Place) side of the building on the same day.
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Although the movie identified Franklin, Dade, Heller & Associates as being located at Union Towers, 60800 Union Street,
San Francisco, that address does not exist. The offices were actually filmed at Chase H & Q at 1 Bush Street at Sansome.
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This was filmed somwhere in Los Angeles County....
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Jesse B'Franklin's cameo as Ramona Phillips was filmed during pre-production on 18 November 2000 at KPIX-CBS Channel 5 at 855 Battery Street at Broadway in San Francisco.
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This beautiful timelapse shot of downtown San Francisco was done from a home on Russian Hill
by cinematographer Theo van de Sande during the additional photography period on 3 November 2001.
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This scene, originally much longer, was filmed at
Vesuvio Café at 255 Columbus Avenue in North Beach.
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At the corner of Columbus and Broadway, that's the Condor Sports Bar in the background. Between this and the following Union Square scene, we needed so much security coverage that we ran out of guards from C & F Motion Picture Security. Thus, I hired and supervised a team of thirty Production Assistants to assist us with watching the equipment, trucks, lights, pre-rigging, and various locations over the course of two weeks.
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This was shot in front of the Victoria's Secret in the Westin St. Francis Hotel at 335 Powell Street at Post.
Many of the crew and cast stayed at the St. Francis while we filmed. The staff there was very film-friendly and accomodating.
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The entire Union Square sequence was shot on two nights, 17 and 18 December 2000. We had originally planned for December 11 and 12th, but, just after arriving that Monday evening, the entire shoot was canceled since Ashley Judd had temporarily become ill. We managed to reschedule this entire scene, the preparation of which had taken two months already, in just four days! This involved redoing scores of contracts with local businesses who did things like leaving their Christmas decorations lit all night, allowing us access to their lobbies and fire escapes, and providing us with catering and extras holding space. By the way, this was the last movie ever filmed at this Union Square. Just a week after we wrapped, the park was closed for over 1½ years for a major redesign and renovation to be made. The new Union Square opened at 12:00 noon on Thursday, 25 July 2002.
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The F.B.I. takedown, part of the same Union Square sequence as above, was shot on Maiden Lane, just off Stockton Street.
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While the interior of this building was filmed in Los Angeles,
the F.B.I. exterior is the Phillip Burton Federal Building at
450 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco.
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Ashley Judd and Amanda Peet are driving on Geary Boulevard
in the Richmond District of San Francisco.
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The fictional San Lazaro Marine Corps Base was mostly filmed at the former Alameda Naval Air Station. During our four days of filming there, we brought the base back to life again with tanks, jeeps, signage, hundreds of military extras, and extensive repair and painting. Now known as Alameda Point, business such as Manex Studios and ESC Entertainment, as well as many other non-film businesses, have been located here. It also happened to be the site of the major freeway sequence in The Matrix Reloaded.
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EXT. Brig was filmed at Building 16 (the former hospital) at the corner of West Essex & Saratoga Streets at Alameda Point.
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The interior, though, was built at Sunset Gower Independent Studios, 1438 N. Gower Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles.
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Although her office interior was filmed on Bush Street, the exterior is the Bank of America at 555 California Street.
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Claire's new home on the military base was filmed
in Sunland in northern Los Angeles.
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C.W. Grimes & Associates was filmed
somewhere in Los Angeles County....
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This was filmed in San Pedro, Los Angeles.
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This is the Administration Building 1 at 950 West Mall Square at the former Alameda Naval Air Station at Alameda Point.
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The military courtroom hallway was filmed on the
second floor of Building 1 at Alameda Point while...
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... the courtroom itself is a set built
at Sunset Gower Independent Studios.
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Waldron's House is at 2825 Newport Road at Alameda Point.
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Judd jogged from Pan Am Way to here on Corpus Christi Street at Alameda Point. Embry's house was at 500 Corpus Christi.
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This cameo by the 2nd 2nd A.D., Rusty Mahmood,
was filmed somewhere in Los Angeles County.
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John Billingsley (now Dr. Phlox on Enterprise) appears
in this scene at an unknown grocery store in L.A. County.
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This was filmed at a closed bar in Azusa, CA.
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Poolside Inn Motel, 611 W. Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach.
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The back of the brig was filmed at the back of a building at
West Red Line & Lexington Streets at Alameda Point.
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Omni Los Angeles Hotel, California Plaza, 251 South Olive Street
at Kosciuszko Way on Bunker Hill, Downtown Los Angeles.
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This press conference was filmed on Main Street at the
Main Gate into the former Alameda Naval Air Station.
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Civic Center Plaza, bounded by Polk, McAllister, Larkin, and Grove Streets, San Francisco.
Agent Mullins was played by Tom Bower, probably best known as Marvin in Die Hard 2: Die Harder.
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This is back at the Omni Hotel again in Los Angeles. The man in the gray suit is a cameo by producer Kevin Reidy.
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Located at 391 Pennsylvania Street at 19th Street on San Francisco's Potrero Hill, Grimes' new office was filmed on the very first shoot day, 28 November 2000. As a department, we spent a long time looking for this vital location from the end of the movie. I was the Location Scout who first found and scouted this place, which director Carl Franklin and D.P. Theo van de Sande immediately loved. To make it even more perfect, the house had no occupants during the time that we filmed there. The entire interior was restored and decorated by the art department. I still have a piece of that gray carpet from the fourth picture in a corner of my kitchen! A couple of years after we filmed these scenes here, the house was renovated by its owners and another story was added.
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I saw this movie for the first time with Ellen Lent, Saisie Jang, and Morgan Johnson at the cast-and-crew screening on Saturday, 2 March 2002 (just two days before I began work on Detonator in Downtown Los Angeles), at the 20th Century Fox lot in Century City, Los Angeles. What a perfect place to see my name in the credits of a big studio movie for the first time! I've worked on more Fox movies than any other, my great-granduncle was a Fox screenwriter in the 1930s, and some of my favorite movies of all time were by Fox (Star Wars, Aliens, and Die Hard). Thank you to Carl Franklin and all of the producers for a great experience throughout the course of making this film!

High Crimes (2002)
CAST: Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, James Caviezel, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Michael Gaston, Tom Bower, Joe Mazza, Samuel Sheng, John Billingsley, John Apicella, Maureen McVerry, Elaine Corral....
WRITER: Joseph Finder, Yuri Zeltser, Grace Cary Bickley, Susan Shilliday, Ann Biderman, Carl Franklin
PRODUCER: Jesse Beaton-Franklin, Naomi Despres, Lisa Henson, Arnon Milchan, Kevin Reidy, Janet Yang
DIRECTOR: Carl Franklin
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Paul Peters
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Theo van de Sande
EDITOR: Carole Kravetz
KEY LOCATION MANAGER / SCOUT (LOS ANGELES): James R. Maceo
ASSISTANT LOCATION MANAGER (LOS ANGELES): Greg Kappy, Randi Flosi, Christian Krieger
LOCATION ASSISTANT (LOS ANGELES): Daniel B. Juarez
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KEY LOCATION MANAGER / SCOUT (BAY AREA and RESHOOTS): Ellen Lent
KEY ASSISTANT LOCATION MANAGER / SCOUT (BAY AREA and RESHOOTS): Saisie Jang
2ND ASSISTANT LOCATION MANAGER / SCOUT and SECURITY SUPERVISOR (BAY AREA): Scott Trimble
KEY LOCATION ASSISTANT / SCOUT (BAY AREA): Steve Bannatyne
LOCATION ASSISTANTS (BAY AREA): Mary Clutts, Heather McCann, Kimie Kimura-Heaney, Elizabeth Dixon
ADDITIONAL LOCATION ASSISTANTS (BAY AREA): Claude Pepper, Felix Whittington, Sandra Louie
LOCATION INTERNS (BAY AREA): Marianne Bell, William Matthews
SECURITY PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS (BAY AREA): Bridget Allen, Elizabeth Alvarez, Nathan Bayne, Breanne Bowie, Paula Bowne, Cross, Nicole Doherty, Jule Ann Garilao, Dale Graham, Jeanne Graves, Paul Infante, Terri Johnese, Charles Johnson, Nazmeen Khan, Steve "Phoenix" Kristan, Elke Kummerow, Melanie Leavitt, Duane Lee, Paula Lewis, Rachel Maida, Mike Martinez, Faith Meyer, Juliana Montgomery, Brian Murphy, Jessica Powers, Robin Roberts, Chandra Sivakumar, Jaek Sofaer, Bret Stidham, Tim Thixton, Tamara Torres, and the regular staff of C & F Motion Picture Security

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"Judd, Morgan Commit 'Crimes' in S.F." San Francisco Chronicle, 10 November 2000.

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