Post Number: 109
|Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 5:05 pm: || |
Is this a less controversial choice?
93 WDRQ Continuous Music
Post Number: 78
|Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 5:47 pm: || |
that was awesome, thanks for posting. The segment when they're chasing up Grand River is intense. Anyone else identify any other locations? I thought I saw some views from the east riverfront but I may be wrong.
Post Number: 207
|Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 6:02 pm: || |
Some of it went through Brush Park. I posted some screen caps a few years ago on my blog comparing the film to the current views.
Post Number: 253
|Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 6:17 pm: || |
One of the best chase scenes ever!!
Post Number: 213
|Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 7:37 pm: || |
OMG! That YouTube clip puts Detroit in a bad light! The Detroit hate out there; man we can't shake it...
Post Number: 154
|Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 7:48 pm: || |
Man, you just took me back. You hit on my few seconds of fame here. I'm actually in that movie for a few seconds right after that chase.
When the truck smashes into the first car he was coming up Michigan Ave. He hits the car just as he turned down 30th. He's driving down 30th as he hits all those other cars.
The cop cars were lined up at the corner of 30th and Jackson, you can see the school in the background.
My best friend from high school lives (yes he still lives there) in the brown house across the street from where the truck comes to a stop. You can see it in the background when the camera is looking out of the back of the truck.
Anyways, they filmed the movie during the summer while we were on summer break from Western High. We sat on his porch every day watching the action. When the movie came out we found a quick shot where we were all sitting on the porch.
And I agree, it is one of the best chase scenes. Gill Hill was in that movie too.
Post Number: 104
|Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 8:39 pm: || |
Thanks for that post. Great chase scene! I forgot that the cops drove Chrysler products back then. It made me proud of my old '85 5th Avenue that I own now.
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 8:58 pm: || |
Western High Rules!
I keep telling people that was my old neighbor hood, no one believes me.
Post Number: 196
|Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 8:59 pm: || |
Leland_palmer, those are some great pictures on your blog. To answer the question on your page about the row houses in Brush Park, I have seen a later picture of them in Camilo Jose Vergara's book, "American Ruins." On page 69, there is a picture of them from 1998. They were located on Alfred Street, and were demolished by 2001, though I am not sure of when they were actually demolished. I think they may have been on the northeast corner of Alfred and Brush Street where the senior development is now, based on some photos and the building on the northwest corner, but I could be wrong.
The new development is great, but the loss of those rowhouses was really unfortunate. They could have really been rehabilitated into beautiful, relatively secure housing.
(Message edited by cman710 on January 10, 2007)
Post Number: 4243
|Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 10:00 pm: || |
Wow...how hilarious! Just seeing cop cars with those big ol' dome lights on top was great. And when was the last time we saw that many well groomed cops at one gathering like that, donut shop notwithstandng? What a throwback.
Post Number: 48
|Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 2:30 am: || |
They paid my dad to move his car for the movie...we ate the water melons after they fell off the truck...I stood up in the movies and yelled thats my street..it was hilarious.
Post Number: 155
|Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 7:29 am: || |
Did you know the family that lives in the brown house?
Post Number: 208
|Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 1:03 pm: || |
Thanks for the info Cman710. My goal is to paint as good of a picture as I can of what the "Old" Brush Park used to look like prior to it's demise.
Post Number: 322
|Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 4:23 pm: || |
I like the brighter blue shirts the cops were wearing back then as opposed to the drab unicolor navy ones they have now. Anyone know when they switched?