LA Adventure Specialist - 12:28 28 February 2010

LA River – Filming locations

File:Grease car race LA river.jpgNumerous films and television programs have featured various sites along the Los Angeles River, many of which involve the river as a sinister plot location. Films involving the river include The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th DimensionChinatownThem!,Blue ThunderEscape from L.A.Terminator 2: Judgment DayGreaseVolcanoPoint BlankFreaky Friday (1976 film)RoadblockHot Rod GirlBlood in Blood OutBoomtown,This ChristmasRizeThe CoreRepo ManThe Italian JobOne Eight SevenPoint BreakGone in 60 SecondsTransformers24The Gumball RallyTo Live and Die in L.A.,The First PowerPurple RainL.A. ZombieThe Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and many others, including a skit on the show Jackass in which Johnny Knoxville tries to jump a section on roller blades, but breaks his ankle. Discovery Channel filmed scenes of The Colony in the Los Angeles River, where the participants drank water and ate fish from the river. Los Angeles River served as the starting line for the fifteenth season of The Amazing Race.   Quite witty that is is referred to as a “river” but you have definitely seen it before, if not on the screen then perhaps on “sightseeing tours Los Angeles.”  Personally I am a big fan of the Terminator scenes and often think about how much fun it would be to take a Harley up the river basin!  On winter days when the river is actually flowing, a jet ski scene would be cool too; that idea is on me, Hollywood!

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