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Title: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Alex on February 11, 2009, 05:44:18 PM
Speaking of the movie Transformers, the scene where Bonecrusher and Optimus Prime do battle was filmed on the then unopened section of the 210 near San Bernardino. With so few freeways being built anymore it makes you wonder where future highway scenes may be shot.

Another very popular highway for the filming of movies, tv shows, and commercials is an old section of U.S. 99, north of the Los Angeles area that is four-lanes wide (I believe its the Piru Gorge section). I've seen this scene in 24 among other shows.

The 6th Street Bridge over the Los Angeles River is also very popular for the shooting of commercials. Mike Ballard toured me around downtown Los Angeles in 2005, showing me just about all of the bridges. Not soon after we took the 6th Street bridge, it appeared in a Dick's Sporting Goods commercial.

The 1971 movie Duel was filmed on a number of roads around the Santa Clarita area. Additionally there is a fantastic stretch of video shot along the 110 (then California 11) and along Interstate 5 northward through the Sylmar interchange. I watched this with Mike Ballard and he recognized every single highway shot in the movie!

So, feel free to share any movie highway scenes that you recognized and perhaps we can catalog them all someday.

[Changed color for readability. -S.]
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Post by: DrZoidberg on February 11, 2009, 05:51:30 PM
Easy Rider comes to mind for having some great highway shots, though I'm not sure what locations were used. 

Another highway scene of recent memory was from Wayne's World (saw it on Comedy Central a few weekends ago.  Classic.) where the van being driven by Russel knocks over an I-88 shield.  I'm assuming they were really along I-88??
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Post by: Hellfighter on February 11, 2009, 05:55:39 PM
In "Dante's Peak", the shooting of the freeway collapse was I-90 in Idaho
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Post by: V'Ger on February 11, 2009, 05:56:50 PM
Duel is one of my favorite movies!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Alex on February 11, 2009, 05:57:19 PM
The 1999 movie Being John Malkovich shows a scene that is supposed to be along the New Jersey Turnpike. The shields were quite authentic actually, including a state-named Interstate 95 and N.J. Turnpike Trailblazer. That's where the authenticity ends, as the rest of the shot is recognizable at the Terminal Island Freeway (CA-47/103) (http://www.westcoastroads.com/california/ca-047.html).
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Post by: V'Ger on February 11, 2009, 05:57:59 PM
There's a scene from Charlie's Angels that takes place on the Terminal Island Freeway along with the Vincent Thomas Bridge, and obviously the movie Speed takes place on the unconstructed at the time I-105.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Alex on February 11, 2009, 05:58:40 PM
Duel is one of my favorite movies!

I have a copy of that movie, and when Mike and I watched it, it was insane at how often they used the same roads or how they just simply switched directions for the next scene. Also in the movie is white centerline striping, which was phased out in California right around the time of shooting.  :crazy:
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Post by: mightyace on February 11, 2009, 05:59:25 PM
There's a scene from Charlie's Angels that takes place on the Terminal Island Freeway along with the Vincent Thomas Bridge.

The 70's TV show or the more recent movies?
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Post by: V'Ger on February 11, 2009, 06:00:10 PM
The first newer movie.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mightyace on February 11, 2009, 06:02:35 PM
Does anyone know what stretches of highway that CHiPs usually filmed on?

From what I remember, it looked like they used the same unopened stretch of freeway over and over.

On a different vein, the highway scenes at the beginning of Groundhog Day (before they got to "Punxatawney") are authentic.  I said before because the town scene were filmed in Illinois!  :colorful:
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Post by: deathtopumpkins on February 11, 2009, 06:14:12 PM
Well I watched Minority Report the other day and recognized a stretch of the Colonial Parkway in it... there was even one of the little pull-offs with the big green wooden historical info sign.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: ctsignguy on February 11, 2009, 06:27:30 PM
Not a movie per se, but when i was in high school back in the mid-70s, our Drivers Ed films in the driving simulator were supplied by the Aetna Insurance Company....scenes were shot in Florida and Connecticut.....

well, one day we were being simulated on manual transmissions, i recognized the film as being shot on a stretch of the Connecticut Turnpike that i knew quite well.....so, instead of paying attention to my driving, i started to wax nostalgic about that area while watching the signs fly by...suddenly i heard the instructor yell "CAR 13!!! You have been in reverse gear the last THIRTY miles!!!"

Ohh, that was me!

I told the instructor afterward that i didnt mind being in reverse as 'i could see where I had been..."
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Alex on February 11, 2009, 06:39:31 PM
Does anyone know what stretches of highway that CHiPs usually filmed on?


I'll have to ask Mike Ballard for the specifics, but they used a stretch of the 210 at the 2 before the Interstate opened to traffic quite several times.

Not a movie per se, but when i was in high school back in the mid-70s, our Drivers Ed films in the driving simulator were supplied by the Aetna Insurance Company....scenes were shot in Florida and Connecticut.....


I know that the footage that we were shown was quite old as well. I enjoyed watching the road scenes and seem to recall an Interstate 94 Illinois shield in there. The traffic standards of the film were reminiscent of my early childhood road experiences, so like you, I was quite nostalgic!  :cheers:
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Post by: ctsignguy on February 11, 2009, 06:54:18 PM

I know that the footage that we were shown was quite old as well. I enjoyed watching the road scenes and seem to recall an Interstate 94 Illinois shield in there. The traffic standards of the film were reminiscent of my early childhood road experiences, so like you, I was quite nostalgic!  :cheers:

the film they showed showed a lot of the classic wood Connecticut signs.....and the classic Turnpike exit markers.....wow.....yeah waxing nostalgia is great!   :cheers:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Urban Prairie Schooner on February 11, 2009, 07:31:42 PM
The 1971 movie Duel was filmed on a number of roads around the Santa Clarita area. Additionally there is a fantastic stretch of video shot along the 110 (then California 11) and along Interstate 5 northward through the Sylmar interchange. I watched this with Mike Ballard and he recognized every single highway shot in the movie!

Also love how at the beginning, when the main character is leaving Los Angeles, he passes through the tunnels on the NB Pasadena Freeway and then comes out at the left exit turnoff to I-5 NB (which looks nearly exactly the same as today, BTW), with the control city of "Bakersfield." I'm guessing the same exact sign is still there, but heavily revised per green-out.

Parts of the Dukes of Hazzard film were filmed around freeways in La. In one particular scene the Duke boys are driving under the Pontchartrain Expressway in New Orleans, then they jump the car up a concrete abutment and wind up flying onto I-110 in Baton Rouge at Chippewa Street!  :wow: :wow:

I always get a kick out of that. Love to know how the Dukes got hold of a teletransporter... :-D
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Post by: PAHighways on February 11, 2009, 08:24:44 PM
On a different vein, the highway scenes at the beginning of Groundhog Day (before they got to "Punxatawney") are authentic.

The only authentic part was the opening shot of their leaving Pittsburgh, except they were going the wrong direction.  I'm surprised they actually got the US 119 shield on the fake BGS correct but not the control cities.
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Post by: PAHighways on February 11, 2009, 08:30:00 PM
A lot of Pittsburgh's roadways can be seen in the opening sequence of Striking Distance.
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Post by: CityBoy1986 on February 11, 2009, 08:36:52 PM
The movie _Primary Colors_ shows a couple of Interstate and U.S. shields (I-12 and U.S. 190, IIRC).

_Vertigo_ has a few scenes near the Golden Gate Bridge and along the Pacific Coast Highway (I think).

Related to the school videos, one summer I went to the Bay Area of Calif. with my dad, where we rode down I-880.  That fall I had to watch a movie at school with a highway scene showing the "Whipple Rd" exit.  I was surprised at the time (this was before I understood exactly what Silicon Valley was).
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Post by: algorerhythms on February 11, 2009, 10:36:06 PM
The movie "My Cousin Vinny" takes place in Alabama, but if you look closely at the highway shields in the town scene, you'll notice they're Georgia shields, not Alabama shields.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: akotchi on February 11, 2009, 10:43:34 PM
IIRC, a Men in Black scene where a woman was giving birth to an alien baby appeared to take place in the Liberty State Park area and showed a New Jersey Turnpike trailblazer and the World Trade Center in the background.

I also think some travel scenes in Patriot Games were filmed along I-95 in downtown Baltimore and along U.S. 50 in the Annapolis area.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: haljackey on February 12, 2009, 01:14:26 AM
Martix Reloaded.

They had to build their own highway for it!

(http://www.zastavki.com/pictures/1024x768/Movies_M_Matrix_Reloaded_001363_1.jpg)

fixed image size. Forum max is 800 pixels wide -DTP
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Greybear on February 12, 2009, 02:20:49 AM
The 1987 bomb "Three for the Road", starring a younger Charlie Sheen, filmed most of its highway and freeway scenes in and around the Little Rock area, mostly on I-30 and I-430.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Chris on February 12, 2009, 03:21:31 AM
The movie Speed features several LA freeways, including the then-under-construction I-105.

The movies Fast and Furious I and II also feature several highways.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: ssummers72 on February 12, 2009, 12:10:38 PM
"The Blues Brothers" from 1980

They have an I-90 shield shot along the Eisenhower Expy. Also, they show lower wacker drive in a chase scene (1 of many). They go down IL-47 which is quoted in the movie.

They also used the un-finished I-794 bridge in Milwaukee for the last chase scene.

Stephen
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Post by: Ian on February 12, 2009, 04:16:18 PM
Okay, anyone seen the movie The Happening? The scene where they are at that restaurant in the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania and they start driving off, that road looks too much like US 322 in the Amish country of PA.

i.c.
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Post by: akotchi on February 12, 2009, 05:25:39 PM
Speaking of Amish country, Witness (with Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis) has scenes (including road signs) from the U.S. 30/PA 896 intersection.
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Post by: DrZoidberg on February 13, 2009, 02:49:43 PM
 Not technically movie related, but has anybody else noticed that BGS shots are used on a lot of reality and travel shows to help show the city they're in?

A great example is Man vs. Food on Travel.  He'll travel into Pittsburgh, for example, and they just pan to a random shot of a BGS for I-279.
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Post by: Alex on February 13, 2009, 03:02:18 PM
Yes I've always noticed this. I wonder if they send out a film crew purposefully to videotape some guide signs and then choose the one that they like the best. I remember that annoying show Road Rules on MTV, and there was one scene that they shot of signage along Interstate 95 northbound in Delaware, to show the connection being made to New Jersey.
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Post by: djracer201 on February 13, 2009, 03:31:37 PM
I know some of it was an unfinished interstate... but what highways were used to shoot "Smokey and the Bandit"?
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Post by: FreewayDan on February 13, 2009, 09:22:26 PM
The 1994 film The Chase (starring Charlie Sheen) took place in Southern California (OC, San Diego), but it was filmed in Houston.  Freeways that were  used as stand-ins for I-5 included the Sam Houston Tollway, I-45, US 290 and the Hardy Toll Road where one of the toll booths was used as a Mexican border crossing:

http://flickr.com/photos/22306412@N07/3091037132/ (http://flickr.com/photos/22306412@N07/3091037132/)
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Post by: Crewdawg on February 13, 2009, 09:40:06 PM
The Kingdom was filmed on a unopened section of AZ loop 202. They even put up Arabic sings
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Post by: DrZoidberg on February 18, 2009, 04:00:42 PM
No Country For Old Men looks like it uses shots of US 90 in West Texas.  Also, one scene DOES show US 90 as it approaches Del Rio.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Alex on February 18, 2009, 04:56:14 PM
I know some of it was an unfinished interstate... but what highways were used to shoot "Smokey and the Bandit"?

I wrote Carter about this, here's his response:

...I-85 was acknowledged in the the closing credits, it looks like the stretch between GA 316 and I-285 somewhere or another.  Its only 3 lanes each way back then compared to the 9 or better each way, plus I recognized the old light fixtures in the median. 
 
In the 2nd Smokey and the Bandit movie released around 1980 or so, it features the Bandit in his Trans Am and the "Snow Man" (Cleatus Snow played by Jerry Reed) driving his rig over the Skyway Bridge in Florida...no joke while a song called "Ride Concrete Cowboy" is played, its about a 5 to 10 second segment of the old one that collapsed about the time the film was being made...


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Post by: ComputerGuy on March 22, 2009, 01:58:26 PM
In Short Circuit:

The robot (Johnny 5) falls off the Astoria-Megler Bridge (US 101) and lands in Astoria, Oregon
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Post by: AZDude on March 22, 2009, 03:49:07 PM
National Lampoon Vegas Vacation at the end where it shows the family driving the cars on what seems to be I-15.  If it is (which I do believe it is southbound I-15) there is a sign that shows the distance to Chicago (+1800 miles).   :-D obviously its not a real sign.
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Post by: 74/171FAN on March 22, 2009, 04:00:15 PM
Deep Impact back in the 90s has a scene showing a traffic jam on the VA 234 Manassas Bypass
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Post by: DrZoidberg on March 28, 2009, 01:35:55 PM
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Yes I've always noticed this. I wonder if they send out a film crew purposefully to videotape some guide signs and then choose the one that they like the best. I remember that annoying show Road Rules on MTV, and there was one scene that they shot of signage along Interstate 95 northbound in Delaware, to show the connection being made to New Jersey.

I found another great example of BGS being used on television shows.  Reno 911! is always using shots of highway signs around Reno, despite the fact it's filmed in southern Cal.
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Post by: Chris on March 28, 2009, 02:28:18 PM
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Deep Impact back in the 90s has a scene showing a traffic jam on the VA 234 Manassas Bypass

I was actually wondering where this scene was shot :) The scene shows hills while the Virginia coast is rather flat. I thought it was on I-64 or something.
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Post by: Scott5114 on March 28, 2009, 06:01:57 PM
The Day After, a movie which features Kansas City being blown up by a nuclear bomb, used a section of K-10 to represent I-70 jammed with cars evacuating to Lawrence. I also distinctly remember seeing a MO-7 shield flash by during one of the scenes involving Harrisonville, MO.
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Post by: flaroads on March 28, 2009, 10:04:53 PM
I always wondered what highway they used for that scene. I actually have a copy of that movie and will have to watch it again to catch the MO-7 shield...
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Post by: roadfro on March 29, 2009, 12:41:54 AM
Chase scenes from Lethal Weapon 4 were filmed on a then-unopened section of the southern I-215 beltway in Las Vegas, NV (actually, the section is probably in Henderson).
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Post by: corco on March 29, 2009, 12:50:44 AM
The movie Cast Away begins and ends at the intersection of FM 1268 and FM 48 with shots of the 1268 junction signage
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Post by: OracleUsr on March 29, 2009, 06:24:22 PM
In the movie Knowing Nicolas Cage is walking along a stretch of what looks like US or MA 3 approaching I-95.

Problem is...I didn't think US 3 came that far east, let alone to have a control city of "Logan Airport"...or...one of Logan's runways.

Plus, the BGS looks like it was done in another state.
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Post by: OracleUsr on March 29, 2009, 06:29:56 PM
Also, and it's been several years since I saw The Day After, but weren't the cars all pointed East towards Kansas City, and Jason Robards' car was returning back to Lawrence?  I remember this because while everyone in the opposite direction was trying to start their cars after EMP killed the ignitions (including one guy who practically stood on his accelerator), Mr. Robards was facing away as the second nuclear missile detonated, putting the telltale flash at his back?
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Post by: PAHighways on March 30, 2009, 09:12:23 PM
Parts of The Road (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898367/), which is to be released sometime this year, were filmed on the abandoned Turnpike near Breezewood.
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Post by: ComputerGuy on March 31, 2009, 12:02:15 PM
Opening sequence of Rock Band: They drive on a windy desert road into a town with the Space Needle (seattle)!

The road has to be SR 10 (OLD US 10)...
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Post by: mightyace on March 31, 2009, 02:49:02 PM
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Parts of The Road, which is to be released sometime this year, were filmed on the abandoned Turnpike near Breezewood.

One of the pictures on IMDB shows the mouth of either Sideling Hill or Ray's Hill Tunnel.  (I'm not familiar enough with the image to say which.)

Hopefully, this provided some needed funds to the "Pike to Hike" organization.
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Post by: PAHighways on March 31, 2009, 03:47:37 PM
One of the pictures on IMDB shows the mouth of either Sideling Hill or Ray's Hill Tunnel.  (I'm not familiar enough with the image to say which.)

It is the eastern portal of the Rays Hill Tunnel, which due to its short length only required a ventilation building on the western side.
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Post by: florida on April 12, 2009, 01:58:44 AM
Illegally Yours was shot in 1988 St. Augustine, complete with the Bridge of Lions. No colored shields (weird), but there are older signals and a mph/kph sign along Bus US 1/A1A near the fort.
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Post by: cjk374 on April 12, 2009, 03:13:23 PM
The movie "Premenition", starring Sandra Bullock, had a scene of a gas truck exploding.  That was filmed on LA 2 northwest of Homer.  Talk about circus comes to town!! :wow:  Movie stars, film trucks, state troopers--all crowding the streets of Homer at some point during the filming, although the filming was done outside of town.
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Post by: Alex on August 27, 2009, 12:22:04 AM
Movie to close part of I-49 starting Monday (http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20090821/NEWS01/908210322)

The southbound lane of I-49 from Murphy Street to the ramp at Interstate 20 will be shut down starting Monday for the movie "Battle: Los Angeles." The interstate will be used to stage firefights between movie Marines and aliens from outer space. People in the vicinity will need to get used to hearing automatic gunfire, explosions and seeing lots of smoke as movie crews shoot footage for the big-budget action flick.

Mayor Cedric Glover said this is the biggest film project to come to Shreveport. "We are glad to see the film industry back in Shreveport-Bossier City. This is the biggest one right here, right now."

In addition to I-49, the movie will shoot some scenes on Texas Street in downtown Shreveport and at Barksdale Air Force Base.
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Post by: florida on August 27, 2009, 12:54:09 AM
The 6th Street Bridge over the Los Angeles River is also very popular for the shooting of commercials. Mike Ballard toured me around downtown Los Angeles in 2005, showing me just about all of the bridges. Not soon after we took the 6th Street bridge, it appeared in a Dick's Sporting Goods commercial.

Speaking of the 6th Street Bridge, the new season of The Amazing Race is using that as its starting location.

edit: I am not sure how you ended up quoting in yellow, but it is next to invisible on the Button Copy theme so I took out the tags.

edit: the original post is in yellow, at least on the highway theme  ;-)
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Post by: Scott5114 on August 27, 2009, 04:42:23 AM
Looks like they ended up in the wrong LA.
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Post by: WNYroadgeek on August 30, 2009, 08:11:19 PM
The highway scenes in "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" were filmed on a then unopened US 219 outside of Buffalo.
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Post by: thenetwork on September 01, 2009, 09:46:36 PM
In response to the CHiPs Question, the majority of the freeway shots were on the I-210 (Foothill Freeway) between CA-118 (Simi Valley Freeway) and CA-2 (Glendale Freeway).

(Now It's time for "Name That Movie")  :paranoid:

• That same stretch of freeway was featured on a movie in which some redneck would run cars off the freeway whenever he played some wild Bluegrass music on his 8-track player in his car or van.?

Other movies (titles unknown):

• There was a movie in which evil trucks circled a truck stop on their own and would kill any humans who tried to escape -- That movie was filmed along an unopened stretch of I-40 between I-95 & Wilmington.  Just remembered -- Maximum Overdrive!!!

• There was also a real cheesy movie (no pun intended) in which there was a guy who drove an exterminator  truck with a giant rat on the roof.  It was filmed in Detroit on the M-10 (US-10) Lodge Freeway between M-8 (Davison Freeway) and M-39 (Southfield Freeway) when that stretch was under major rebuilding in the early to mid 80s.
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Post by: Chris on September 02, 2009, 05:55:42 AM
In the thriller Joy Ride, the story is mostly set along I-80 in Wyoming and Nebraska, but actually filmed in Nevada and California.
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Post by: TheStranger on September 02, 2009, 11:25:15 AM
Anyone know where the most boring car chase scene ever (from the terrible Joe Don Baker film "Mitchell") was filmed?  It looks to be the Hollywood Freeway, though I cannot figure out how they were able to get away with going a mere 25-30 MPH onto 101.  :-D
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Post by: PAHighways on September 10, 2009, 12:15:30 AM
The release date of The Road has changed (http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090909/NEWS02/309099882/) from October 16 to November 25.
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Post by: PAHighways on October 03, 2009, 12:07:51 AM
The newest section of PA Turnpike 43 (http://www.paturnpike.com/Press/2009/20091002160418.htm) will be in The Next Three Days (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1458175/) and PA 120 and PA 155 (http://www.dot.state.pa.us/penndot/districts/district2.nsf/904aee9f88bdc5218525739500629365/8d465cc320efffb085257641006b3982?OpenDocument) will be in Unstoppable (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0477080/).
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Post by: mightyace on October 03, 2009, 07:51:49 PM
The newest section of PA Turnpike 43 (http://www.paturnpike.com/Press/2009/20091002160418.htm) will be in The Next Three Days (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1458175/) and PA 120 and PA 155 (http://www.dot.state.pa.us/penndot/districts/district2.nsf/904aee9f88bdc5218525739500629365/8d465cc320efffb085257641006b3982?OpenDocument) will be in Unstoppable (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0477080/).

Now, there's a creative way to raise highway revenues!  :-D
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Post by: wandering drive on October 03, 2009, 08:35:13 PM
Anyone know where the most boring car chase scene ever (from the terrible Joe Don Baker film "Mitchell") was filmed?  It looks to be the Hollywood Freeway, though I cannot figure out how they were able to get away with going a mere 25-30 MPH onto 101.  :-D
Nope, it's the 405, from Sunset Blvd north to Mulholland Drive. 
Would not have known it was even a chase scene if not for MST3K! 
"Geez, these guys couldn't shake a trolley!" 
"This makes Driving Miss Daisy look like Bullitt!
"I've seen faster funeral processions!"
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Post by: PAHighways on October 03, 2009, 10:28:01 PM
The newest section of PA Turnpike 43 (http://www.paturnpike.com/Press/2009/20091002160418.htm) will be in The Next Three Days (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1458175/) and PA 120 and PA 155 (http://www.dot.state.pa.us/penndot/districts/district2.nsf/904aee9f88bdc5218525739500629365/8d465cc320efffb085257641006b3982?OpenDocument) will be in Unstoppable (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0477080/).
Now, there's a creative way to raise highway revenues!  :-D

Another way to raise revenues for not only the state but the local areas involved.  Just another industry that has supplanted manufacturing here.

Three Rivers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1440346/), which debuts tomorrow on CBS, is set in Pittsburgh and parts were filmed in Brownsville.  No idea if any roads are shown.
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Post by: TheStranger on October 04, 2009, 03:31:04 AM
Anyone know where the most boring car chase scene ever (from the terrible Joe Don Baker film "Mitchell") was filmed?  It looks to be the Hollywood Freeway, though I cannot figure out how they were able to get away with going a mere 25-30 MPH onto 101.  :-D
Nope, it's the 405, from Sunset Blvd north to Mulholland Drive. 
Would not have known it was even a chase scene if not for MST3K! 
"Geez, these guys couldn't shake a trolley!" 
"This makes Driving Miss Daisy look like Bullitt!
"I've seen faster funeral processions!"

Were they on the Mulholland for the barely-more-climactic run-off-the-road scene?

We've gotta come up with a list for "Highway Appearances in MST3K Experiments" at some point.  :pan: :-D
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PAHighways on October 05, 2009, 09:24:27 PM
The Fort Pitt Tunnel entrance and obligatory bridge shots along the Monongahela River with the Parkway Central and Boulevard of the Allies in background are in the Three Rivers (http://www.cbs.com/threerivers/) intro.  The Parkway West approaching the Fort Pitt Tunnel and last gantry before the portal with pre-transition exit numbers was in one of the transitions to commercial break.

Route 30 (http://www.route30movie.com/) was filmed along, what else, US 30 in Franklin and Adams Counties.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: TheStranger on October 06, 2009, 12:09:30 AM
In the MST3K'd film "Girl in Gold Boots," the one highway scene I recognized shows the BGSes, ca. 1968, at the Ventura Freeway/Hollywood Freeway (134/101) junction in the San Fernando Valley.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mefailenglish on October 06, 2009, 07:21:35 AM
In Patriot Games, there's a car chase scene where the cars go from Riva Road to US 50 via MD 665.  That was actually shot in MD at the correct intersection.  But magically US 50 turned into either the 105 or the 405 (I forget which, it's been a while, but it's near LAX).  Yeah, if you're in LA looking for the Rowe Blvd (MD 70) exit to go back into downtown Annapolis, you'll be looking for a while. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Brandon on October 06, 2009, 11:27:25 AM
The Amstutz Expressway (IL-137) in Waukegan, Illinois, gets used for many films and TV shows due to its very low traffic counts.  It has one and one-half SPUI interchanges, and an urban feel to the expressway.  Movies in which it has been sued include Groundhog Day, The Blues Brothers, The Ice Harvest, and Batman Begins.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: CanesFan27 on October 10, 2009, 10:16:15 AM
The PA Turnpike received $25,000 from Lions Gate Entertainment for 24 hour use of PA Tpk 43 in Fayette County.
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/ae/movies/s_646632.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/ae/movies/s_646632.html)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kurumi on October 10, 2009, 02:32:27 PM
"Sex and the Single Girl" has a car chase along some 1963 LA freeways:

A stretch of "temporary all four lanes one way" road;
A tunnel (hwy 110?)
Sign for "Hopewell" and 3 arrows
8-lane freeways
A black on white sign reading "This freeway will be opened December 10, 1960" with that date crossed out; and four other dates leading up to May 1964 crossed out... followed by a simple "to be announced!"
Old-style white on black signs and construction equipment
Some BGS (or BBS) through a car window that might be readable with a good copy of the film

Some of you might recognize exactly where the scenes are shot. The movie is available on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/stephsayss#p/u/19/Y0KgQLBAJNA (http://www.youtube.com/user/stephsayss#p/u/19/Y0KgQLBAJNA) - Part 10; start at 6:00
http://www.youtube.com/user/stephsayss#p/u/18/FJ3w871IMPg (http://www.youtube.com/user/stephsayss#p/u/18/FJ3w871IMPg) - Part 11
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Alex on October 10, 2009, 03:41:07 PM
Joel Windmiller passed this note and image along to us yesterday:

(http://shields.aaroads.com/img/CA/CA19584801i1.jpg)

From Yours Mine and Ours 1968 Starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda.

edit: slightly cleaned-up image put in place of the original vidcap
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: hm insulators on October 14, 2009, 01:16:08 PM
"Sex and the Single Girl" has a car chase along some 1963 LA freeways:

A stretch of "temporary all four lanes one way" road;
A tunnel (hwy 110?)
Sign for "Hopewell" and 3 arrows
8-lane freeways
A black on white sign reading "This freeway will be opened December 10, 1960" with that date crossed out; and four other dates leading up to May 1964 crossed out... followed by a simple "to be announced!"
Old-style white on black signs and construction equipment
Some BGS (or BBS) through a car window that might be readable with a good copy of the film

Some of you might recognize exactly where the scenes are shot. The movie is available on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/stephsayss#p/u/19/Y0KgQLBAJNA (http://www.youtube.com/user/stephsayss#p/u/19/Y0KgQLBAJNA) - Part 10; start at 6:00
http://www.youtube.com/user/stephsayss#p/u/18/FJ3w871IMPg (http://www.youtube.com/user/stephsayss#p/u/18/FJ3w871IMPg) - Part 11


The entire chase scene was filmed on Sepulveda Boulevard (which I believe was California 7 at the time) and an under-construction I-405 through the Sepulveda Pass which connects the San Fernando Valley to West Los Angeles and LAX. This includes the tunnel--it's not any of the California-110 tunnels.

LAX sure looks different today! WOW! :wow:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on October 19, 2009, 08:38:40 AM
Okay, anyone seen the movie The Happening? The scene where they are at that restaurant in the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania and they start driving off, that road looks too much like US 322 in the Amish country of PA.

i.c.
The original "The Happening"(no relation to the one you're talking about) had a scene at some Miami-area interchange where a bunch of hippies tease a cop and cause a few wrecks.

For the record, this is the movie I'm talking about:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061748/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061748/)



In A New Leaf (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067482/), there's a scene where Walter Matthau is driving his Ferrari around the loop ramp from the southbound Cross Island Parkway to the eastbound Long Island Expressway. I forget whether the gas station between that ramp and the West Alley Road bridge is in that shot or not.





Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: thenetwork on October 20, 2009, 05:38:01 PM
Speaking of Matthau, in "The Fortune Cookie", there is a scene in which they were driving eastbound on the West Shoreway (SR-2/US-6/US20) between Edgewater Park and Downtown Cleveland. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: catkins522 on December 22, 2009, 10:13:39 PM
I am looking for a movie in the late 70's or early 80's, may be a B-movie at best.  The engineers are putting in the interstate and is going to miss a highway and the hotel.  So, the manager takes some money and bribes the engineers and put in the off ramps.  Unfortunely, after the manager leaves, they take off the off ramps and pockets the cash.  So, after the interstate gets finished, the manager and the others blows up the bridge.  The people would have to stay the hotel/motel.  In the end, they have got the off ramps and saves the hotel.

Any ideas???

Charles Atkins
catkins522@comcast.net
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: F350 on December 23, 2009, 09:39:15 AM
For a cheesy and scenic road movie, watch the much forgotten "The California Kid" starring a young Martin Sheen driving a hot-rod on CA-2 in the Angeles Crest Hwy section.

I also saw this movie the other night that had James Earl Jones in it titled "Claude" (1974). Some scenes were shot on W 125th Ave in Harlem back in the '70s.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Bickendan on December 25, 2009, 06:18:45 AM
Martix Reloaded.

They had to build their own highway for it!

(http://www.zastavki.com/pictures/1024x768/Movies_M_Matrix_Reloaded_001363_1.jpg)

fixed image size. Forum max is 800 pixels wide -DTP

Has anyone tried to map this highway? heh.

Bowfinger: Eddie Murphy runs across the Glendale Freeway (CA 2).
Untraceable: Minimal freeway use, but the US 30 flyover ramp over I-5 at the I-84 terminus is used.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Mergingtraffic on December 27, 2009, 02:25:05 PM
How about Bullitt?  What expressways are in the movie?

Saturday Night Fever shows a BGS for I-278 (I think?)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: thenetwork on December 27, 2009, 06:53:25 PM
I am looking for a movie in the late 70's or early 80's, may be a B-movie at best.  The engineers are putting in the interstate and is going to miss a highway and the hotel.  So, the manager takes some money and bribes the engineers and put in the off ramps.  Unfortunely, after the manager leaves, they take off the off ramps and pockets the cash.  So, after the interstate gets finished, the manager and the others blows up the bridge.  The people would have to stay the hotel/motel.  In the end, they have got the off ramps and saves the hotel.
Any ideas???

If you can't get an answer here, try http://www.badmovies.org/
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Bickendan on January 02, 2010, 01:28:28 AM
Just spotted one in X-Men: Evolution - Season 2, ep 1. A sign for '205 Freeway' - spelled out, no shield; odd that this takes place in 'Bayview', New York.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Chris on March 05, 2010, 06:17:13 AM
I watched the movie "44 minutes - the North Hollywood shootout". I noticed there are several aerial shots but they show fall foliage, which resembled more like Ohio or Pennsylvania to me than Southern California, and I saw an 3-digit Interstate shield, where the first two digits were "27x". That means this could never be shot in Los Angeles as there is no I-7x in greater Los Angeles.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mightyace on March 05, 2010, 04:57:33 PM
I saw an 3-digit Interstate shield, where the first two digits were "27x". That means this could never be shot in Los Angeles as there is no I-7x in greater Los Angeles.

Your probably right, but I wouldn't put it past "Hollywood" people to put up fake shields.  Of course, for the reason you already mentioned it wouldn't make sense but neither does 205 Freeway in 'Bayview', NY.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: agentsteel53 on March 05, 2010, 08:08:33 PM
there was a commercial a few years ago on TV which had a white sign located somewhere in Arizona - it had control cities of Los Angeles and Casa Grande in opposite directions.  Yep, we freeze-framed the Tivo on it! 

fake, of course.  Arizona hasn't had a white guide sign in years.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Bickendan on March 06, 2010, 01:23:00 AM
I saw an 3-digit Interstate shield, where the first two digits were "27x". That means this could never be shot in Los Angeles as there is no I-7x in greater Los Angeles.

Your probably right, but I wouldn't put it past "Hollywood" people to put up fake shields.  Of course, for the reason you already mentioned it wouldn't make sense but neither does 205 Freeway in 'Bayview', NY.
At least in X-Men: Evolutions case it's not a fake sign put up -- it's an animated show. Clearly the animators don't know their interstates!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: TheStranger on March 06, 2010, 02:11:52 AM
How about Bullitt?  What expressways are in the movie?

I remember two of the streets in the film - Army (Cesar Chavez) Street over near US 101 in San Francisco, and Guadalupe Canyon Parkway on San Bruno Mountain in Brisbane/Daly City - a full 8 miles apart, yet somehow they hop from one location to the other during the chase seamlessly!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: AZDude on March 07, 2010, 12:42:51 AM
How about in Back To The Future where in the 1955 version of Hill Valley, CA (fake city) there are trailblazer shields for US 395 & 8.  Yeah, US 8 does not (and never did) exist in California!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mightyace on March 08, 2010, 08:49:53 PM
At least in X-Men: Evolutions case it's not a fake sign put up -- it's an animated show. Clearly the animators don't know their interstates!

I'm sorry, I was thinking of the live action movies.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Ian on March 08, 2010, 09:01:28 PM
There was a Nationwide Insurance commercial where it shows a Texas farm road shield but omits "FARM ROAD" written in the shield.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: shoptb1 on March 08, 2010, 11:24:33 PM
There was a Nationwide Insurance commercial where it shows a Texas farm road shield but omits "FARM ROAD" written in the shield.

Yes, and in that same commercial they show a BMW 5-Series with some GM-grille on it to hide the fact that it's a BMW.  #FAIL!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on June 30, 2010, 10:28:46 PM
I am looking for a movie in the late 70's or early 80's, may be a B-movie at best.  The engineers are putting in the interstate and is going to miss a highway and the hotel.  So, the manager takes some money and bribes the engineers and put in the off ramps.  Unfortunely, after the manager leaves, they take off the off ramps and pockets the cash.  So, after the interstate gets finished, the manager and the others blows up the bridge.  The people would have to stay the hotel/motel.  In the end, they have got the off ramps and saves the hotel.


Any ideas???

Charles Atkins
catkins522@comcast.net


1981's Honky Tonk Freeway
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082525/


Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: golden eagle on June 30, 2010, 11:13:40 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the movie Road Trip feature U.S. 23 in Lawrenceville, GA?

I seem the recall the movie Without A Trace showed a BGS for a highway going to Rye, NY.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: shoptb1 on July 01, 2010, 08:24:13 AM
Although a TV show and not a movie, the opening sequence after the title card on the 70's Norman Lear television series "One Day at a Time" shows an I-70 BGS for Indianapolis.  
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: elsmere241 on July 01, 2010, 09:50:50 AM
I am looking for a movie in the late 70's or early 80's, may be a B-movie at best.  The engineers are putting in the interstate and is going to miss a highway and the hotel.  So, the manager takes some money and bribes the engineers and put in the off ramps.  Unfortunely, after the manager leaves, they take off the off ramps and pockets the cash.  So, after the interstate gets finished, the manager and the others blows up the bridge.  The people would have to stay the hotel/motel.  In the end, they have got the off ramps and saves the hotel.
Any ideas???

If you can't get an answer here, try http://www.badmovies.org/

Sounds like Honky Tonk Freeway.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: AZDude on July 06, 2010, 01:22:36 AM
Not a movie but in the first season of the cartoon Rugrats, the pickles family visit the Grand Canyon.  And one of the scenes shows them drive past a US 66 shield.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: KEK Inc. on July 06, 2010, 01:48:58 AM
Lethal Weapon 4 didn't expect road geeks to be watching, but they filmed the chase seen on a Nevada highway (California doesn't use high-masts and external exit tabs are extremely rare in suburban California freeways.)  I'm assuming the freeway was I-515 or I-15 in Las Vegas.

Martix Reloaded.

They had to build their own highway for it!

(http://www.zastavki.com/pictures/1024x768/Movies_M_Matrix_Reloaded_001363_1.jpg)

fixed image size. Forum max is 800 pixels wide -DTP

I think most of that was CG, dude.  :P  Anyways, the sign used in that fictional digital expressway (barely visible in this picture) is actually a real one used in US-101 near Menlo Park, CA.  It says 'Whipple Ave, Woodside Rd, Marsh Rd'.  ;) 

In "Dante's Peak", the shooting of the freeway collapse was I-90 in Idaho
The exterior shots of Dante's Peak was filmed in Wallace, ID, and I-90 runs right through that town.  ;) 

In Patriot Games, there's a car chase scene where the cars go from Riva Road to US 50 via MD 665.  That was actually shot in MD at the correct intersection.  But magically US 50 turned into either the 105 or the 405 (I forget which, it's been a while, but it's near LAX).  Yeah, if you're in LA looking for the Rowe Blvd (MD 70) exit to go back into downtown Annapolis, you'll be looking for a while. 
Yay.  I'm not the only one who noticed that.  Everyone in the room thought I was a freak when I pointed out that the streetlamps and sign bridges are something that would be in California, not Maryland.  They did manage to show off the US-50 shield in Maryland quite a bit, but the actual crash was probably on I-105, since that freeway was actually completed during the time the movie was made.  A lot of films featured footage on that highway, including one of the later Lethal Weapon films (either 3 or 4). 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadfro on July 06, 2010, 03:38:11 AM
Lethal Weapon 4 didn't expect road geeks to be watching, but they filmed the chase seen on a Nevada highway (California doesn't use high-masts and external exit tabs are extremely rare in suburban California freeways.)  I'm assuming the freeway was I-515 or I-15 in Las Vegas. 

I mentioned this earlier in the thread. It was an unopened section of I-215 in Las Vegas and/or Henderson.

I-15 is too busy to shut down or use for filming, and would have too much recognizable scenery (i.e. the Strip) in the background. I-515 is a plausible guess, but doesn't have much (if any) high mast lighting, and any high masts on that highway would've been installed after release of the movie.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: KEK Inc. on July 06, 2010, 03:45:22 AM
Lethal Weapon 4 didn't expect road geeks to be watching, but they filmed the chase seen on a Nevada highway (California doesn't use high-masts and external exit tabs are extremely rare in suburban California freeways.)  I'm assuming the freeway was I-515 or I-15 in Las Vegas.  
Oh, sorry.  I must have overlooked your post.  Isn't there a fairly long stretch of I-15 that's slightly suburban south of the strip?  

I didn't know I-215 existed back in 1998.  :P  
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: FreewayDan on July 06, 2010, 11:03:38 PM
A couple of made-for-TV movies that featured L.A. freeways:
* 'Gridlock' (a.k.a. 'The Great American Traffic Jam') which aired on NBC in October 1980
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080817/
* 'Carpool' (not the Tom Aronld movie), a CBS movie that aired in October 1983
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085302/
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: huskeroadgeek on July 07, 2010, 12:04:56 AM
Although a TV show and not a movie, the opening sequence after the title card on the 70's Norman Lear television series "One Day at a Time" shows an I-70 BGS for Indianapolis. 
Along the same line, the opening for the 80s TV show "Simon and Simon" shows an "I-5 San Diego" sign.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: brownpelican on July 07, 2010, 12:10:42 AM
"Deja Vu" used the Crescent City Connection and the downtown section of the Pontchartrain Expressway (US 90 Bus) heavily.

"The Family That Preys" has an excellent scene where Alice and Charlotte embark on their road trip from Atlanta and enter New Orleans via the Causeway Bridge. There are great closeups from the air of the Causeway and I-10 from Carrollton/Tulane/Airline to downtown.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Bickendan on July 07, 2010, 01:45:40 AM

Martix Reloaded.

They had to build their own highway for it!

(http://www.zastavki.com/pictures/1024x768/Movies_M_Matrix_Reloaded_001363_1.jpg)

fixed image size. Forum max is 800 pixels wide -DTP

I think most of that was CG, dude.  :P  Anyways, the sign used in that fictional digital expressway (barely visible in this picture) is actually a real one used in US-101 near Menlo Park, CA.  It says 'Whipple Ave, Woodside Rd, Marsh Rd'.  ;) 
Nope. They built that freeway. You can clearly see it here: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=37.791452,-122.325597&spn=0.002416,0.005187&t=h&z=18
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadfro on July 07, 2010, 04:11:01 AM
Lethal Weapon 4 didn't expect road geeks to be watching, but they filmed the chase seen on a Nevada highway (California doesn't use high-masts and external exit tabs are extremely rare in suburban California freeways.)  I'm assuming the freeway was I-515 or I-15 in Las Vegas.  
Oh, sorry.  I must have overlooked your post.  Isn't there a fairly long stretch of I-15 that's slightly suburban south of the strip?  

I didn't know I-215 existed back in 1998.  :P  

That stretch of I-15 is slightly urban now, but the land around the highway south of roughly Blue Diamond Rd (SR 160) was just beginning to be developed twelve years ago. Much of that part of I-15 still doesn't have high-mast lighting.

The first section of I-215 was from I-15 to Warm Springs Road was completed in 1995. The section of the beltway used in the film was likely somewhere between Warm Springs and Pecos Road/St. Rose Pkwy (SR 146).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: thenetwork on July 07, 2010, 08:07:17 PM
Although a TV show and not a movie, the opening sequence after the title card on the 70's Norman Lear television series "One Day at a Time" shows an I-70 BGS for Indianapolis. 
Along the same line, the opening for the 80s TV show "Simon and Simon" shows an "I-5 San Diego" sign.

And let us not forget the opening to "The Fall Guy" -- SB I-15 just north of I-215 in San Bernadino.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Chris on July 09, 2010, 11:37:59 AM
Several Los Angeles freeways are featured in the 1995 movie Heat. That movie has some awesome shots of Los Angeles, from ramps, fly-overs or other scenic locations.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PAHighways on July 19, 2010, 02:53:59 PM
Parts of US 11/Carlisle Pike (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Harrisburg,+PA&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Harrisburg,+Dauphin,+Pennsylvania&ll=40.240881,-76.985772&spn=0.007797,0.027466&z=16&layer=c&cbll=40.24082,-76.98563&panoid=XmFP_q26BwNXJ-HzmY-isw&cbp=12,306.95,,0,5.63), Market Street Bridge (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Harrisburg,+PA&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Harrisburg,+Dauphin,+Pennsylvania&ll=40.253787,-76.88344&spn=0.014902,0.054932&z=15&layer=c&cbll=40.255791,-76.885446&panoid=F2vYwxJ8KfUXjNH3-h2x7A&cbp=12,14.33,,0,5), and the Airport Connector (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Harrisburg,+PA&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Harrisburg,+Dauphin,+Pennsylvania&ll=40.210868,-76.752763&spn=0.0156,0.038581&z=15&layer=c&cbll=40.210504,-76.75288&panoid=oSc1dsh7ok7XjUX_7HoN0Q&cbp=12,182.21,,0,8.6) are in Lucky Numbers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0219952/) which is loosely based on Nick Perry's rigging of the Pennsylvania Lottery's Daily Number drawing in 1980.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PAHighways on October 24, 2010, 01:07:44 AM
The trailer for The Next Three Days in which PA Turnpike 43/Mon-Fayette Expressway makes a cameo is now on IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2143750425/) (scene at the end of the trailer).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Mergingtraffic on October 24, 2010, 06:21:15 PM
"Without A Trace" from 1983 has good shots of I-287 & I-95 in Bridgeport, CT.  Complete with old button copy signage and classic CT Turnpike StreetLights with the bubble light bulb holders!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on October 24, 2010, 06:30:16 PM
I've mentioned this on another thread that I started, but the Elizabeth Taylor movie BUtterfield 8 has some scenes from the New York State Thruway. Some of these locations I already recognize:

http://www.imcdb.org/movie.php?id=53622

But the others I can only specualte about. Does anybody have any clues where they are?

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: 74/171FAN on October 24, 2010, 06:44:45 PM
"The Core" has a scene where the Golden Gate Bridge is heated up extremely where it eventually collapses after a section of unfiltered sunlight arises over San Francisco.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: english si on October 24, 2010, 07:12:36 PM
Golden Gate Bridge is a classic one - the diabolical disaster movie Earthquake 10.0 (which turns I-40 into a transcontinental route when the 10.0 earthquake hits LA, which is the only reason I mention it - the film doesn't, but the West Coast as far as Barstow falls into the sea for OTT dramatic effect) has about 30 seconds of it buckling and then falling down when a big quake hits SF. X Men 3 has it picked up and moved to be a bridge to Alcatraz.

It's the most famous bridge in the world, or at least the most famous big bridge - it's going to be in a lot of movies. It's like how any movie with Paris has to show the Eiffel Tower, anything with San Francisco has to show the Golden Gate Bridge.

28 days later has part of it filmed on the M1 (IIRC) near London, done at 4 or 5 am in the middle of summer with an illegal rolling-roadblock clearing the road of what little traffic there is.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on October 24, 2010, 07:17:40 PM
John Wayne did some car chases, in "Brannigan" in the streets of London including a jump on London Bridge at 2:17   also another one on "McQ" around I-5 in Seattle as I mentionned in another thread http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=3316.0

Mr Majestik with Charles Bronson got a chase scene in some Colorado roads and trails

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: MechaKnight on October 24, 2010, 07:47:22 PM
Hopefully this hasn't been mentioned before, but at the scene where a pursuit is going on, the movie 2 Fast 2 Furious takes place at I-95 somewhere near Miami
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on October 24, 2010, 11:04:35 PM
Not a road movie but the last scene of the movie with the song playing in the background can bring us tears in our eyes. When Thao drive the 1972 Ford Gran Torino in the movie Gran Torino on Lakeshore Drive/Jefferson Avenue in the area of Grosse Pointe near Detroit.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: english si on October 25, 2010, 08:44:58 AM
John Wayne did some car chases, in "Brannigan" in the streets of London including a jump on London Bridge at 2:17
You mean Tower Bridge!

There's a bit of weird geography, but the back streets are Battersea (via Wikipedia - could have been anywhere Victorian with lots of rail bridges - it reminded me of Watford, for instance), and I don't know where that main road with the underpass is - it might be Trinity Way (A217) in Wandsworth, which is close to Battersea. This makes the chase have some geographical continuity, other than Tower Bridge.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: KEK Inc. on October 25, 2010, 03:13:56 PM
The 1st-layer kick in Inception was on the Commodore Schuyler F. Heim Bridge (CA-47). 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on October 25, 2010, 05:14:27 PM
Probably been mentioned by now, but the CA-103 freeway near Terminal Island is often used in movies that require an industrial setting. For example, the freeway chase scene near the end of T-2 was filmed on this freeway, although it's been used in many other movies.

On US-395 on the way to Mammoth near the town of Lone Pine, one will pass by the "Hollywood Desert" that has been used for filming many Western films, as well as being a Nevada replacement for the movie "Tremors."
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on October 25, 2010, 05:17:04 PM
Also, "Live Free or Die Hard" supposedly takes place somewhere on the East Coast, yet the ridiculous freeway scene near the end very clearly shows that it was filmed on the CA-118 freeway, also known as the Simi Valley or Ronald Reagan freeway. You can make out the CA-118 miner's spades as well as several off-ramp names.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: RoadWarrior56 on October 25, 2010, 07:34:47 PM
Does anybody remember the short-lived TV series "Drive"?  It was on the Fox Broadcasting Network for several weeks back in 2007 or thereabouts.  It was a giant road trip.  The premise was a sort of a road rally that started in Key West and was supposed to end up somewhere on the west coast.  I think they broadcasted only 3 or 4 episodes before it was mercifully canceled.  They were all driving stretches of highway, and I don't think they got out of Georgia before the show ended.  I thought the show was horrible, but I was glued to the TV watching it, as somebody would be watching a slow motion car accident.

There were three things I remember most about the show.  It seemed all of the road scenes were shot on the same section of southern California Freeway (unopened I-210 I think), but that section of freeway was supposed to be virtually every section of roadway in the United States.  US 1 on the Keys looked like I-210, I-75 in Georgia looked like I-210, etc.  The exit names were even the same from episode to episode.  I live in Georgia, and neither the roadways or scenery look anything like the mountainous deserts of Southern California.

The second thing I remember was that all of the refreshment or other stops were made at a fictional chain with a name I can't remember anymore.  They even made up a logo for the place.  It so happened that these places so happened to be in virtually every exit that had a store that was involved in the plot.

Finally, the beginning of each episode showed a view of Google Earth so you would know where the episode was taking place.  That was the only geographic reality in the whole show.   Below is a copy of the link to read about the series on Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drive_(TV_series) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drive_(TV_series))

Fixed link, and as requested, the very few and minor typos
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Grzrd on October 28, 2010, 12:59:41 PM
Continuing the Georgia theme, parts of "Freejack" (Emilio Estevez, Rene Russo, and Mick Jagger) were filmed in Georgia.  The racing scene in which Estevez gets "freejacked" was filmed on the Road Atlanta (http://www.roadatlanta.com/) race course in Hall County, and one scene in which Jagger (commanding some sort of tank) is chasing Estevez was filmed under the viaduct near the Richard Russell Federal Building.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Grzrd on October 28, 2010, 01:12:30 PM
Movie to close part of I-49 starting Monday (http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20090821/NEWS01/908210322)

The southbound lane of I-49 from Murphy Street to the ramp at Interstate 20 will be shut down starting Monday for the movie "Battle: Los Angeles." The interstate will be used to stage firefights between movie Marines and aliens from outer space...
One of the guys working on this movie sounds like a roadgeek at heart: "For McNamara it was also high-water-mark in a profession that constantly has him "trying to pull off the impossible on a deadline."... "When I was riding around the I-49 on a golf cart I realized it was really happening," McNamara says. "How many other jobs are there where you get to ride around the Interstate on a golf cart?""
(http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118026270?refCatId=13)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on October 29, 2010, 05:36:17 PM
You mean Tower Bridge!

Yes, Tower Bridge, the song "London Bridge is falling down...falling down!" did some confusion ^^;;
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jwolfer on November 02, 2010, 10:47:23 AM
1979 "Amityville Horror" had scenese of driving across the Pt Pleasant Canal on(unsigned) NJ 13-(Lovelandtown Bridge on Bridge Ave) and also driving across the Mathis Bridge toward Seaside on NJ 37.  Which is of course away from the house where it was filmed in Toms River NJ
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: english si on November 02, 2010, 11:59:34 AM
Yes, Tower Bridge, the song "London Bridge is falling down...falling down!" did some confusion ^^;;
There's a falsehood in England, that the guy who bought London Bridge to put over the Colorado river between AZ and CA thought it was going to be Tower Bridge. I guess it comes from all those American tourists who get it wrong - at least they are adjacent bridges, and if you went to London Bridge (the bridge, not the station, though the station isn't far away from either bridge), you'd get better pictures of Tower Bridge than if you went to Tower Bridge itself.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on November 02, 2010, 02:18:07 PM
The movie "Sideways" took place in California's lesser known Wine Country, namely northern Santa Barbara County. I believe the two main cities in the movie were Solvang, a Danish tourist village, and Los Olivos. Anyway, to get to Solvang you have to drive east on CA-246 from US-101 or you can approach it by driving west on CA-246 from CA-154. In fact, in one of the scenes in the movie, you will recognize CA-246 as the large main road the main character is seen walking down, it has various motels and other services.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on November 04, 2010, 05:09:34 PM
Golden Gate Bridge is a classic one - the diabolical disaster movie Earthquake 10.0 (which turns I-40 into a transcontinental route when the 10.0 earthquake hits LA, which is the only reason I mention it - the film doesn't, but the West Coast as far as Barstow falls into the sea for OTT dramatic effect) has about 30 seconds of it buckling and then falling down when a big quake hits SF. X Men 3 has it picked up and moved to be a bridge to Alcatraz.


I read on IMDB they attempted to film a scene of the car chase of Bullitt on the Golden Bridge but they refused.

I spotted 2 exterpts where the Golden Gate do a cameo, in Superman 1978 and in James Bond movie "A view to a Kill"
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on November 04, 2010, 05:19:22 PM
The very forgettable teen suspense movie "The Glass House" took place in Malibu. Several scenes took place on PCH, CA-1, while the climax took place on Malibu Cyn. Rd, which is a county route.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on November 04, 2010, 07:28:31 PM
Saturday Night Fever shows a BGS for I-278 (I think?)

For Saturday Night Fever, I think it showed a BGS about Belt Parkway/Shore Parkway near Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Also the Queensboro Bridge do a cameo in the openings credits of "Archie's Bunker Place" and "Taxi".

"Hold-up", a French movie made in 1985-86 and filmed in Montreal. Got some car chases in Montreal streets as well as parts of A-13 and A-640.

Speaking of Belmondo, he did lots of car chases in the streets of Paris in "Le Casse"
"Le Professionel"
"Le Marginal"



Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on November 08, 2010, 07:16:26 PM
Here a "then and now" shots of road locations where Smokey & the Bandit was filmed
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on November 09, 2010, 06:31:39 PM
I spotted on this Toyota spoof ad, an exterpt of a movie (it begins at 0:38) showing a bridge, which bridge is it?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mightyace on November 12, 2010, 02:38:14 PM
I was looking at the US shield for US 8 and US 395 in Back to the Future's 1955 scenes.  The US 395 shield is a cutout, outline shield.  The US 8 shields I think are the same style though I thought I saw a blurry image of what might be a line near the top of one of the US 8 shields.

Would these signs that I made with the AARoads shield generator be correct for the time?  (Assume, of course, that these are cutouts.)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1319/5170163990_29e49cf4c2.jpg)(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1144/5170164002_8f2bc2678d.jpg)

Back2TheFuture_US8 by mightyace, on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mightyace/5170163990/)
Back2TheFuture_US395 by mightyace, on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mightyace/5170164002/)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: agentsteel53 on November 12, 2010, 02:54:07 PM
do you have a screen grab from the original movie?  the shields you made are indeed the specification used in 1955.

btw, on the shield generator, if you click "save", it will save with a border that implies a cutout.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mightyace on November 12, 2010, 03:10:12 PM
do you have a screen grab from the original movie?  the shields you made are indeed the specification used in 1955.

I don't have one at the moment.

btw, on the shield generator, if you click "save", it will save with a border that implies a cutout.

That's exactly what I did.  For some reason, flickr is putting the black background on them.  If someone knows how to change it, please let me know.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: agentsteel53 on November 12, 2010, 03:37:16 PM
oh, Flickr is converting them to .jpg, which does not support transparency.  there may be a way to force the background to white, not black.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mightyace on November 12, 2010, 03:42:53 PM
^^^

Makes sense.  When I get a chance, I'll do something...
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on November 12, 2010, 04:24:19 PM
PNG is the best format to use, and you can always matte it to a background color. I use PNG wherever possible, and then GIF when I have to.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: J N Winkler on November 12, 2010, 05:38:55 PM
PNG and GIF both support transparency, but AIUI the GIF standard requires that only one color be transparent, so it is not possible to do alpha-channel "fade" effects like in my avatar.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: agentsteel53 on November 12, 2010, 06:16:08 PM
indeed, the shield gallery PNGs also take advantage of the fade effect.  I'm surprised Flickr doesn't support PNG natively - well, they are more photo oriented than graphics oriented...
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mightyace on November 12, 2010, 06:20:31 PM
I my shield images are stored as PNG files, but they aren't displayed that way when I link to them.

EDIT: Now here's the original PNGs:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1144/5170164002_e9081f1c2a_o.png) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mightyace/5170164002/)(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1319/5170163990_c1c9578eab_o.png) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mightyace/5170163990/)
Back2TheFuture_US395 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mightyace/5170164002/) by mightyace (http://www.flickr.com/people/mightyace/), on Flickr  Back2TheFuture_US8 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mightyace/5170163990/) by mightyace (http://www.flickr.com/people/mightyace/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on November 12, 2010, 06:38:26 PM
Can't you open those in an image editor, add a white or black background and then save it as a PNG w/o transparency? That's what I do when I don't need transparency and it's always worked fine for me.

But yeah, it could just be a browser issue. Some still don't support PNG after all these years.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mightyace on November 12, 2010, 06:48:17 PM
I found that you have to link to the original PNG image on flickr which, in this case, is good enough.

If you let them resize it, they turn it into a JPEG.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Scott5114 on November 18, 2010, 01:18:26 PM
Perhaps you saw a US 6? That'd make slightly more sense than a US 8...
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: agentsteel53 on November 18, 2010, 01:25:15 PM
Perhaps you saw a US 6? That'd make slightly more sense than a US 8...

it is well-known that in Hill Valley, it's US-8.  I've freeze-framed the movie before ... yep, it's 8.  Go figure.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Scott5114 on November 18, 2010, 01:32:13 PM
Bizarre that they would get the 1950s sign specs right, but not the highway numbers... :pan:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mightyace on November 18, 2010, 02:05:38 PM
My point is I don't think they're right.

The images that I posted are what they should look like not what they are.

The ones in the movie are either have the number solo or the number and U.S. - not quite vintage for 1955.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: algorerhythms on November 18, 2010, 03:49:50 PM
Bizarre that they would get the 1950s sign specs right, but not the highway numbers... :pan:
Go easy on the first movie... the second movie thinks that Skyway C-25 is going to be completed and jammed with traffic five years from now.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: agentsteel53 on November 18, 2010, 04:15:58 PM
completed?  doubtful.

extant?  unlikely.

jammed with traffic?  certain.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: english si on November 19, 2010, 02:20:06 PM
The new Harry Potter film has the Dartford Tunnel (http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Dartford_Tunnel) featuring in it for a bit. Not geographically correct, and a bit of a break of the International Statute of Secrecy (though not as dire as flying down the Thames in the 5th film), but at least, AFAICS, less disruptive and more satisfying (there's some good shots there of the crossing) than the closing of Westminster tube station for a day for 6 seconds of film that could have been done at night, when the tube's closed.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on November 20, 2010, 08:03:05 AM
On the Internet Movie Cars Database, there's a discussion over an old stop sign during one scene from the movie Good Guys Wear Black.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079227/combined
http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle.php?id=350998
(http://www.imcdb.org/images/350/998.jpg)

A lot of people aren't sure if the car is a Ford Granada or Mercury Monarch, but the button-copy stop sign caught the eyes of a few users there.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: agentsteel53 on November 20, 2010, 12:42:12 PM
that looks like a 1945-1956 style of stop sign.  kinda old in 1978, but I'd be surprised if they weren't still everywhere
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on November 20, 2010, 01:20:42 PM
There's a schoolyard about two minutes from my house that has that style of STOP sign. I actually like how it looks.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: agentsteel53 on November 20, 2010, 01:22:17 PM
There's a schoolyard about two minutes from my house that has that style of STOP sign. I actually like how it looks.

does it have the Auto Club logo?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on November 20, 2010, 02:03:39 PM
There's a schoolyard about two minutes from my house that has that style of STOP sign. I actually like how it looks.

does it have the Auto Club logo?
Last I checked, no, it looks just like the one in the picture above but without the logo.

However, I should note the sign is quite heavily vandalized, covered in stickers. If the old Auto Club logo was a sticker, rather than painted on, someone might have taken it off.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: agentsteel53 on November 20, 2010, 02:16:46 PM
no, the auto club logo was a part of the sign itself, made with the same porcelain as the rest.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on November 20, 2010, 02:19:49 PM
Well, the STOP sign near my house didn't have that logo last I checked, but maybe I just missed it. If it isn't there, though, when do you think the sign would have been made?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: agentsteel53 on November 20, 2010, 02:32:04 PM
'45 to '56 as well, just not supplied by the Auto Club
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on November 20, 2010, 02:35:22 PM
Ah, that must be it, then.

The schoolyard itself has been abandoned for as long as I can remember, so it must have been built around that time period.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: KEK Inc. on November 21, 2010, 03:10:30 AM
I spotted on this Toyota spoof ad, an exterpt of a movie (it begins at 0:38) showing a bridge, which bridge is it?

It's the Commodore Schuyler F. Heim Bridge (carrying CA-47 and CA-103). 

(http://www.portoflosangeles.org/img/gfx_heim_bridge.jpg)

(http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/display/ebf10943-5f45-4e89-9b97-3880bde9b304.jpg)

It's been used in countless movies including 2 of the Lethal Weapon films and Inception. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on November 21, 2010, 05:47:44 AM
Yeah, that's a very popular bridge for movies, I think because it's pretty distinctive.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on November 21, 2010, 08:35:58 AM
It's the Commodore Schuyler F. Heim Bridge (carrying CA-47 and CA-103). 

(http://www.portoflosangeles.org/img/gfx_heim_bridge.jpg)

(http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/display/ebf10943-5f45-4e89-9b97-3880bde9b304.jpg)

It's been used in countless movies including 2 of the Lethal Weapon films and Inception. 

Thanks for the infos :)

Also, in the original version of "The Longest Yard" when Burt Reynolds was chased by cops in his Citroen SM (even if her girlfriend in the movie call it "Maserati" back when Citroen owned Maserati), the cops was stuck in a moving bridge. That bridge who don't exist anymore was near Brunswick GA. Here a clip of the car chase
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on December 18, 2010, 03:51:54 PM
Hey, does anybody know where all the stock footage of parkways from the closing theme to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" was shot?


Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: SteveG1988 on December 19, 2010, 10:55:31 AM
Close encounters of the third kind faked the ohio turnpike using the Vincent Thomas Bridge toll plaza in LA. Memorable line "thats ohio, thats a quarter"
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on December 24, 2010, 08:06:34 PM
Dirty Harry (Clint Eastwood) also taked some car chases in San Francisco
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on December 24, 2010, 08:49:55 PM
I was watching an old 80s horror movie that took place in Maine and saw these:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/Nidoking/th_Screenshot2010-12-06at233842.png) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v45/Nidoking/?action=view&current=Screenshot2010-12-06at233842.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/Nidoking/th_Screenshot2010-12-06at233747.png) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v45/Nidoking/?action=view&current=Screenshot2010-12-06at233747.png)

They must be 1957 specs because the 395 is not being used on a wide shield.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: myosh_tino on December 24, 2010, 09:01:02 PM
It's the Commodore Schuyler F. Heim Bridge (carrying CA-47 and CA-103).  

(http://www.portoflosangeles.org/img/gfx_heim_bridge.jpg)

(http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/display/ebf10943-5f45-4e89-9b97-3880bde9b304.jpg)

It's been used in countless movies including 2 of the Lethal Weapon films and Inception.  
I think this bridge's days are numbered.  I was browsing the list of construction projects on Caltrans' website and I ran across a new project going out to bid on February 10th, 2011 that is going to replace that steel bridge with a concrete one.  The project number is 07-138204 and is listed on the Caltrans list of advertised projects (http://www.caltrans.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/weekly_ads/all_advertised.php?sort=c).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Ian on December 25, 2010, 06:40:44 AM
I was watching an old 80s horror movie that took place in Maine and saw these:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/Nidoking/th_Screenshot2010-12-06at233842.png) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v45/Nidoking/?action=view&current=Screenshot2010-12-06at233842.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/Nidoking/th_Screenshot2010-12-06at233747.png) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v45/Nidoking/?action=view&current=Screenshot2010-12-06at233747.png)

They must be 1957 specs because the 395 is not being used on a wide shield.

Was this a Stephen King movie? His movies usually take place in the northeast, mostly Maine.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on December 25, 2010, 02:15:01 PM
I think so, it was based on a Stephen King short story, I think.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kurumi on December 26, 2010, 03:15:47 PM
I was watching an old 80s horror movie that took place in Maine and saw these:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/Nidoking/th_Screenshot2010-12-06at233842.png) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v45/Nidoking/?action=view&current=Screenshot2010-12-06at233842.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/Nidoking/th_Screenshot2010-12-06at233747.png) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v45/Nidoking/?action=view&current=Screenshot2010-12-06at233747.png)

They must be 1957 specs because the 395 is not being used on a wide shield.

I think this is Creepshow 2 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092796/) - anthology of Stephen King short stories.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on December 26, 2010, 03:34:59 PM
Yeah, looking at the movie description, that's probably what it was.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Ian on December 26, 2010, 08:24:19 PM
I'm not sure if I posted this, but in Stephen King's movie The Mist, there is a BGS gantry that looks identical to one of Maine I-295 southbounds exit 11 gantry:
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_ZkmN2RrOJxw/SqCMDKFE9oI/AAAAAAAANyM/7xmWJnlK24M/s640/IMG_9653.JPG)

It may have been that one. If it wasn't that exact one, than it definetely was one of the gantries.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Scott5114 on December 29, 2010, 04:00:45 PM
"Points South"—how's that for a vague control city? But I guess in Maine, you can get away with it...
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on December 29, 2010, 04:52:37 PM
The Japanese animated movie Gunsmith Cats have a good car chase in Chicago streets and freeways, try to guess which roads they used ;)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on December 30, 2010, 10:51:40 AM
Ronin got a good car chase in the streets of Paris

EDIT: I posted by mistake an exterpt from a car chase from McQ   :banghead: sorry for the inconvience,  :paranoid: here the correct video 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Roadsign199qc on January 02, 2011, 01:18:51 PM
The Japanese animated movie Gunsmith Cats have a good car chase in Chicago streets and freeways, try to guess which roads they used ;)

Hum, US-66?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: WillWeaverRVA on January 02, 2011, 10:21:36 PM
Not US 66, but the chase most definitely ends on Congress Pkwy near Wacker Dr:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=congress+pkwy,+chicago,+IL&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=41.224889,93.076172&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Congress+Pkwy,+Chicago,+Cook,+Illinois+60607&ll=41.875477,-87.640005&spn=0.002373,0.005681&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.875481,-87.639882&panoid=SByZrUlclv2VisfnosuWSw&cbp=12,102.27,,0,1.09
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: MDOTFanFB on January 10, 2011, 09:37:11 PM
Though this is not a movie, but the Red Wings and Pistons game starting intros on FS Detroit feature road signs. In the former, there is a shot of a (Clearview!) exit sign on M-10 mounted on the Washington Boulevard overpass in downtown Detroit that reads "West Jefferson Avenue" and another one, this has an M-10 shield, underlined "SOUTH" and all-caps "Downtown". In the latter intro it begins with a Clearview sign "Auburn Hills, next 6 exits".

On that same channel, there is a program called "Red Wings Wingspan" which has an episode on the Original Six. On that episode is a film shot on Grand River Avenue (then U.S. 16) passing by the Olympia Stadium sometime in the 1950's. There is a traffic light in there which I got a screenshot of:

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_AXtC_YsMww4/TTG--pf96BI/AAAAAAAAA4E/Ia6p-bT6c-w/s800/SAM_0404.JPG)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on February 16, 2011, 07:26:54 PM
The classic "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" got lots of road scenes
http://members.cox.net/mkpl4/mmmmw/thumb.htm

Edit: Here the correct video, I'm so absent-minded   :eyebrow: :pan:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Dr Frankenstein on February 16, 2011, 07:42:55 PM
From Pixar's "Cars" movie.
(http://drfrankenstein.homedns.org:8080/images/signs/random/cars.800px.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Kacie Jane on February 16, 2011, 07:55:30 PM
So Cars takes place simultaneously in California, New Jersey, and Florida?

(CA for the green spade of course, really any circle-sign state would work but NJ does like to keep the black squares on BGSs, and US 41 is signed east-west in FL.  There's no accounting for I-24 or US 231 though.  :spin:)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mightyace on February 16, 2011, 11:04:04 PM
Well, I-24 runs through Nashville as does US 41 (but not E-W!), US 231 intersects I-24 near Murfreesboro.  And, elsewhere in the scene you see an I-40 sign.  And I-40 intersects I-24 and US 41 in Nashville and US 231 near Lebanon.

And, you would take I-40 from "Motor Speedway of The South" (aka Bristol Motor Speedway) to California.

Also, I-40 is the best route for real NASCAR haulers heading from North Carolina to California.  And, I have seen the haulers on I-40 a number of times over the years.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: rickmastfan67 on February 17, 2011, 07:27:20 AM
Also, I-40 is the best route for real NASCAR haulers heading from North Carolina to California.  And, I have seen the haulers on I-40 a number of times over the years.

But when they go to Bristol, they go I-77 > I-81.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Henry on February 17, 2011, 09:07:48 AM
How about Rain Man? I can cite a few examples:


I'm sure there are others, but those three are the ones I could think of.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: FreewayDan on February 17, 2011, 05:49:11 PM
How about Rain Man? I can cite a few examples:

  • I-275 around Cincinnati, where, at the scene of a bad accident, Tom Cruise's character is so upset that Dustin Hoffman's character will not allow him to travel on the interstate
  • US 60 in Missouri, as evidenced by Cruise's mention of "Bumf**k, Missouri"
  • Route 66 further west

I'm sure there are others, but those three are the ones I could think of.

In the end credits of Rain Man, there is a photo of northbound I-15 at the exit for US 93/95 freeway southbound to Phoenix (sans I-515).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Dr Frankenstein on February 17, 2011, 05:53:24 PM
So Cars takes place simultaneously in California, New Jersey, and Florida?

(CA for the green spade of course, really any circle-sign state would work but NJ does like to keep the black squares on BGSs, and US 41 is signed east-west in FL.  There's no accounting for I-24 or US 231 though.  :spin:)
I wonder if that was on purpose. Either way, not a lot of animated movies have signs that are that accurate, standards-wise.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mightyace on February 17, 2011, 10:19:46 PM
Also, I-40 is the best route for real NASCAR haulers heading from North Carolina to California.  And, I have seen the haulers on I-40 a number of times over the years.

But when they go to Bristol, they go I-77 > I-81.

I was talking about in the movie where Mack heads from MSS (Bristol close) to California.  In real life, that would be I-81 South to I-40 West.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Henry on February 18, 2011, 09:11:51 AM
How about Rain Man? I can cite a few examples:

  • I-275 around Cincinnati, where, at the scene of a bad accident, Tom Cruise's character is so upset that Dustin Hoffman's character will not allow him to travel on the interstate
  • US 60 in Missouri, as evidenced by Cruise's mention of "Bumf**k, Missouri"
  • Route 66 further west

I'm sure there are others, but those three are the ones I could think of.

In the end credits of Rain Man, there is a photo of northbound I-15 at the exit for US 93/95 freeway southbound to Phoenix (sans I-515).

Yes, totally forgot about that one!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadfro on February 20, 2011, 06:35:14 PM
How about Rain Man? I can cite a few examples:

  • I-275 around Cincinnati, where, at the scene of a bad accident, Tom Cruise's character is so upset that Dustin Hoffman's character will not allow him to travel on the interstate
  • US 60 in Missouri, as evidenced by Cruise's mention of "Bumf**k, Missouri"
  • Route 66 further west

I'm sure there are others, but those three are the ones I could think of.

In the end credits of Rain Man, there is a photo of northbound I-15 at the exit for US 93/95 freeway southbound to Phoenix (sans I-515).

Rain Man was released in 1988; I-515, while probably technically in existence at the time, was not signed until late 1994 or early 1995.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: FreewayDan on February 20, 2011, 08:42:53 PM
How about Rain Man? I can cite a few examples:

  • I-275 around Cincinnati, where, at the scene of a bad accident, Tom Cruise's character is so upset that Dustin Hoffman's character will not allow him to travel on the interstate
  • US 60 in Missouri, as evidenced by Cruise's mention of "Bumf**k, Missouri"
  • Route 66 further west

I'm sure there are others, but those three are the ones I could think of.

In the end credits of Rain Man, there is a photo of northbound I-15 at the exit for US 93/95 freeway southbound to Phoenix (sans I-515).

Rain Man was released in 1988; I-515, while probably technically in existence at the time, was not signed until late 1994 or early 1995.

Yes indeed.  I-515 was nowhere on that end credits photo in Rain Man, hence the "sans".
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: nexus73 on February 22, 2011, 12:46:18 AM
Go watch the first episode of "The Invaders" TV show from 1966 and you will see Temecula CA as it used to be.  At the end of the episode you can see the road heading out of Temecula to a main highway.  That's US 395 in the distance.

Rick
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mightyace on February 22, 2011, 12:46:57 PM
I'm in the middle of watching Baby Mama.

It is set in Philadelphia and you see the Ben Franklin Bridge.

However, another seen shows a road with a PA 51 road sign!  That's Pittsburgh not Philly!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on February 23, 2011, 10:11:56 PM
Frebbie and the Bean gives us a vintage street visit of San Francisco ending in an appartment.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: thenetwork on February 24, 2011, 08:31:16 PM
I had the (mis)fortune to watch "The Chase", starring Charlie Sheen the other night.  What I thought was ironic was that the movie was "set" along I-5 from L.A. to S.D., but the movie was "shot" in Houston, Texas.

I say ironic, since many movies are the other way around -- "set" in other areas of the country, but "shot" in Southern California.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on February 26, 2011, 08:00:40 AM
"Across 110th street" (with the song of the same name) show at the opening credits some vintage views of Manhattan and Harlem.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PAHighways on March 06, 2011, 09:45:09 PM
The Mon-Fayette Expressway has a cameo towards the end of Love and Other Drugs (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758752/).  Thanks to a little "Hollywood magic" in the form of extras' vehicles, it has the most traffic on it that I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: berberry on March 06, 2011, 11:14:16 PM
I think one of the absolute greatest thrillers of all time is Georges Clouzot's The Wages Of Fear (1953), in which a highway - specifically a dangerous mountain road - becomes a major character, threatening the lives and livelihoods of all the other main characters. 

The South American town in which the first half of the picture takes place is impoverished, at least partly because it sits on the old mountain highway, which has been bypassed for long-distance travel by a newer, safer route.  An explosion at an American-owned oil field provides a very lucrative, though extremely dangerous, opportunity for a few of the men in town.  They're hired to drive trucks loaded with nytroglycerine to the site of the explosion, and they must use the old road.  Nail-biting sequences abound, including one where a washed-out section of switchback had years ago been "repaired" with a now-rotting wooden structure.

Clouzut was something of a French Hitchcock.  One of his movies was the better-known Les Diaboliques, a film Hitchcock had wanted to make himself.

A grossly inferior American remake of this from the '70s was called Sorcerer, in which the wooden switchback structure is replaced with a rickety bridge.

I found a trailer:

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Grzrd on March 11, 2011, 11:48:53 AM
I had the (mis)fortune to watch "The Chase", starring Charlie Sheen the other night.  What I thought was ironic was that the movie was "set" along I-5 from L.A. to S.D., but the movie was "shot" in Houston, Texas.
I say ironic, since many movies are the other way around -- "set" in other areas of the country, but "shot" in Southern California.
Another "ironic" movie is opening today: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20110311/NEWS01/103110318/1060/Briefly-Battle-Los-Angeles-opens-today

At least it was filmed in the "other" LA (specifically Shreveport)... although not in Lower Alabama.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PAHighways on March 27, 2011, 01:54:08 PM
The Armstrong Tunnel, Second Avenue, 10th Street Bridge, PA 8/Washington Boulevard, I-279 from the McKnight Road interchange north, and Turnpike 43/Mon-Fayette Expressway from the Redstone Toll Plaza to Exit 18 are in The Next Three Days.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: formulanone on July 26, 2011, 05:24:14 PM
Hopefully this hasn't been mentioned before, but at the scene where a pursuit is going on, the movie 2 Fast 2 Furious takes place at I-95 somewhere near Miami

Actually, it takes place on I-75 between I-595 and (appropriately) Hollywood Blvd. I remember when they closed the road for a couple of days for shooting. It's not far from Miami, though...although more Everglades than South Beach.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PAHighways on August 15, 2011, 10:22:48 PM
The episode of Route 66 this afternoon, on the Retro Television Network, saw Tod and Buz come through the Mid-State area.  At the beginning of the episode, Tod is heading to the then Harrisburg-York State Airport and exiting off a relatively new I-83/US 111 at what is now Exit 39A.

Sure enough IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0690433/) confirmed this episode was filmed in Pennsylvania.  I was fortunate enough to be watching it in Media Center, so I grabbed a couple screenshots showing PA 114 cut-outs and the old black-on-white directional signage, and uploaded them to my site's Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pahighways).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Ace10 on August 15, 2011, 11:42:37 PM
I watched Hackers (1995?) and saw a US 42 shield in the bedroom of one of the characters. It looked like it used Series C. The film is set in New York City, which US 42 doesn't go anywhere near (unless it used to?).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on August 17, 2011, 02:00:33 AM
No, US-42 has never even come close to New York. But movies typically get various highway routes wrong.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Scott5114 on August 17, 2011, 03:13:50 AM
I'm guessing the shield was selected more because it said 42 than any particular desire to reference US 42 itself.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Brandon on August 17, 2011, 08:00:28 PM
I watched Hackers (1995?) and saw a US 42 shield in the bedroom of one of the characters. It looked like it used Series C. The film is set in New York City, which US 42 doesn't go anywhere near (unless it used to?).

I'm guessing the "42" has more to do with hitchhiking through the galaxy than the US route.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on August 18, 2011, 05:14:23 PM
"The Long Trailer" took place on a windy stretch of CA-2 that is virtually unchanged today.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PAHighways on September 12, 2011, 01:13:43 PM
The Wheeling Tunnel, I-70 in West Virginia and Pennsylvania (sequence is backwards:  the Monongahela River bridge came before the "Welcome to Pennsylvania" sign), and I-78 near Easton are in The Space Between (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1525898/).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: brownpelican on September 13, 2011, 11:24:51 PM
The intro to the 80s show "Simon & Simon" features the Coronado Bridge in San Diego.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman65 on October 22, 2011, 09:34:27 PM
Smokey and the Bandit II  shows the original I-4 and I-275 interchange as well as the original twin Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Married With Children (the sitcom) shows the northern end of I-55 with US 41 just before the opening credits start.
Perfect Strangers (a sitcom from the 80s) shows the "Welcome to Chicago" sign leaving O Hare on I-190 in the opening credits.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: route29 on October 25, 2011, 11:47:11 PM
Final Destination 2 - US 23 in the opening highway crash scene
The Stand featured an out-of-place US 49 shield in Kansas and a CO 91 shield in Boulder
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: formulanone on October 26, 2011, 08:24:48 AM
I caught about 20 minutes of Runaway Bride last week and there was a square state route shield assembly in one scene where Richard Gere is driving his convertible Camaro. Apparently, it was filmed in Maryland...so at least with this movie, they kept it within the same state (which seems to be rare).

Sorry, didn't stop the movie...I wanted it to be over as soon as possible!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: OCGuy81 on October 26, 2011, 10:21:05 AM
I know that AMC films "The Walking Dead" in Georgia (at least according tot ne credit roll at the end).  Anybody know what highway(s) they might have used?  There have been a few episodes now where they're parked alongside a highway packed with abandoned cars.  I wonder if it's some Georgia highway they closed to film it.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jwolfer on October 26, 2011, 02:28:37 PM
imdb.com  has information on tv shows/ movies  . With lots of trivia such as filiming location etc
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: OCGuy81 on October 26, 2011, 03:54:02 PM
Quote
The Stand featured an out-of-place US 49 shield in Kansas and a CO 91 shield in Boulder

They made a movie of The Stand?  One of my favorite King works.  I'll need to check netflix for that! Thanks.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Ian on October 26, 2011, 03:55:40 PM
Quote
The Stand featured an out-of-place US 49 shield in Kansas and a CO 91 shield in Boulder

They made a movie of The Stand?  One of my favorite King works.  I'll need to check netflix for that! Thanks.



Yep, and it's fairly lengthy (broken up into 4 parts). Still great though!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on October 26, 2011, 08:44:40 PM
Final Destination 2 - US 23 in the opening highway crash scene

Misplaced, I believe.  The crash was supposed to take place somewhere in NY, and the film was shot in Canada.  The filmmakers must have put up that US 23 sign for the shoot.

Wasn't this already discussed?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Eth on October 26, 2011, 10:08:59 PM
I know that AMC films "The Walking Dead" in Georgia (at least according tot ne credit roll at the end).  Anybody know what highway(s) they might have used?  There have been a few episodes now where they're parked alongside a highway packed with abandoned cars.  I wonder if it's some Georgia highway they closed to film it.

Yes, in at least one case.  One of the scenes was filmed on the GA 20 Hampton bypass.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Fleetwood Mac Attack on November 08, 2011, 03:22:39 PM
Not a movie but a Showtime series (so almost a movie, right?) and not a highway sighting but a highway reference - in this past Sunday's episode of Homeland (11/6), a suspected terrorist couple are on the run and are spotted by the CIA "just past the tolls westbound on I-70" (???). Claire Danes' character then replies, "That was ___ hours ago, meaning that they should be somewhere near Columbus, Ohio, by now." Pretty impressive to know that off the top of your head, Claire Danes. Although I'm wondering where these tolls on I-70 are. Anybody?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on November 08, 2011, 04:09:37 PM
Not a movie but a Showtime series (so almost a movie, right?) and not a highway sighting but a highway reference - in this past Sunday's episode of Homeland (11/6), a suspected terrorist couple are on the run and are spotted by the CIA "just past the tolls westbound on I-70" (???). Claire Danes' character then replies, "That was ___ hours ago, meaning that they should be somewhere near Columbus, Ohio, by now." Pretty impressive to know that off the top of your head, Claire Danes. Although I'm wondering where these tolls on I-70 are. Anybody?

Probably referring to where WB I-70 splits from the PA Turnpike, though I can't remember the name of the town (not Breezewood).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PAHighways on November 08, 2011, 04:14:52 PM
New Stanton to Columbus is roughly a 3 hour drive down I-70, and Exit 75 would be the last toll plaza going westbound.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: formulanone on November 08, 2011, 04:51:51 PM
This is a bit off-topic, but I caught a Subaru ad out of the corner of my eye last week with two shots showing a "generic circle" state road shield assembly for a 104 and a 4. Looked real enough, but seems kind of weird if an ad agency went through the trouble for just a car ad.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on November 08, 2011, 05:24:24 PM
Looked real enough, but seems kind of weird if an ad agency went through the trouble for just a car ad.

Every winter, sister TV stations 6 and 28 advertize their News Center programs as "your school closings headquarters".  In the ad, a group of anchorpersons can be seen holding a 36", black-on-yellow, properly bordered, diamond warning sign reading something like "SCHOOL CLOSINGS HQ" in series C, plus a pedestrian icon of the kind often used on signs near schools.  The thing's probably even retroreflective!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kurumi on November 08, 2011, 11:54:00 PM
Skip to around 6:15 in this car chase scene ( from "To Live and Die in L.A."

Our protagonist is driving the wrong way down an LA freeway -- or is he?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: elsmere241 on November 09, 2011, 09:15:29 AM
This is a bit off-topic, but I caught a Subaru ad out of the corner of my eye last week with two shots showing a "generic circle" state road shield assembly for a 104 and a 4. Looked real enough, but seems kind of weird if an ad agency went through the trouble for just a car ad.

Was that the "hockey Mom" ad?  I thought that was a US 4 shield.  I think that's a real sign in Vermont somewhere.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: OCGuy81 on November 09, 2011, 10:07:30 AM
The post above about a Showtime series reminded me of another highway scene from a series they air, Californication.  There was a scene in season 4 where Hank was going to flee to avoid his sentence, and they show him getting onto the eastbound Santa Monica Freeway.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Alex on November 09, 2011, 10:52:47 AM
In the show Charmed they show videos of San Francisco shot from above as a segue. While the show was aired in the early 2000s for the most part, the footage they used goes quite a ways back as the double-deck Embarcadero freeway shows up on at least two of the sequences.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kurumi on November 09, 2011, 11:35:34 AM
This is a bit off-topic, but I caught a Subaru ad out of the corner of my eye last week with two shots showing a "generic circle" state road shield assembly for a 104 and a 4. Looked real enough, but seems kind of weird if an ad agency went through the trouble for just a car ad.

Was that the "hockey Mom" ad?  I thought that was a US 4 shield.  I think that's a real sign in Vermont somewhere.

I think it's US 4 and VT 106 in Woodstock, VT.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: formulanone on November 09, 2011, 01:31:44 PM
This is a bit off-topic, but I caught a Subaru ad out of the corner of my eye last week with two shots showing a "generic circle" state road shield assembly for a 104 and a 4. Looked real enough, but seems kind of weird if an ad agency went through the trouble for just a car ad.

Was that the "hockey Mom" ad?  I thought that was a US 4 shield.  I think that's a real sign in Vermont somewhere.

I think it's US 4 and VT 106 in Woodstock, VT.

Yes, that's the ad...couldn't recall the exact shields, but that sounds right. Caught it out of the corner of my eye at a restaurant.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: rawmustard on November 09, 2011, 03:01:59 PM
Yes, that's the ad...couldn't recall the exact shields, but that sounds right. Caught it out of the corner of my eye at a restaurant.

YouTube is your friend! :) (the sign assembly in question occurs at 0:23 and again at 0:40)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: dfilpus on November 09, 2011, 03:31:46 PM
Two problems with locating that ad in Woodstock VT:
. Vermont has a custom shield. Do any of the states that US 4 goes through use generic shields?
. There's no railroad crossing near VT 106 and US 4.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Ian on November 09, 2011, 03:38:38 PM
. Vermont has a custom shield. Do any of the states that US 4 goes through use generic shields?

Vermont used to have that generic circle shield. In fact, the signs prior to the ones now installed in Woodstock looked very similar to the ones in the commercial.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Alps on November 09, 2011, 08:42:18 PM
. There's no railroad crossing near VT 106 and US 4.


How far away would one have to go? That junction isn't all that close to Springfield, and the ad establishes that as one of its locations.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: formulanone on November 10, 2011, 07:15:12 AM
YouTube is your friend! :) (the sign assembly in question occurs at 0:23 and again at 0:40)

Work VPN bars YT, FB, and Flickr. Have to use internal memory (since that's what they pay me to use, along with laptop via said VPN).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Brandon on November 10, 2011, 07:39:55 AM
Two problems with locating that ad in Woodstock VT:
. Vermont has a custom shield. Do any of the states that US 4 goes through use generic shields?
. There's no railroad crossing near VT 106 and US 4.


Plus, there's a palm tree in the background at 0:40.  I call California, not Vermont.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Alex on November 16, 2011, 10:54:02 AM
Had TheCoolTV on and saw two Interstate 65 Indiana shields in John Mellencamp's music video for Pink Houses. Made a couple of screengrabs from YT:

(http://www.aaroads.com/forum_images/midwest/i0065_in_video_01.jpg) (http://www.aaroads.com/forum_images/midwest/i0065_in_video_01.jpg)

(http://www.aaroads.com/forum_images/midwest/i0065_in_video_02.jpg) (http://www.aaroads.com/forum_images/midwest/i0065_in_video_02.jpg)

This was a trailblazer for I-65. 1970 specs with smaller numbers...
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: geronimoabn on December 19, 2011, 05:37:50 PM
Another music video capture.  This is from "Pink Cadillac" by Aretha Franklin.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/geronimoabn/US25.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: BamaZeus on December 22, 2011, 02:07:43 PM
looks like the background from when Wheel of Fortune does one of those shows where they give out trips across the country
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PAHighways on January 29, 2012, 05:50:08 PM
The P. J. McArdle Roadway, Fort Pitt Bridge (lengthen by "Hollywood magic"), 6th Street/Roberto Clemente Bridge, and Mazeroski Way are in Abduction (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1600195/).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: BamaZeus on February 15, 2012, 11:30:11 AM
I watched this episode of I Love Lucy this morning where the cast moves to California.  They travel over the then-single deck George Washington Bridge as they leave NYC, so it was neat seeing the bridge on film as a single-deck bridge.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on May 02, 2012, 10:55:41 AM
Caught a few minutes of the Rugrats Movie on TV this morning. Noticed Chuckie's Dad mention Interstate 99. Did some research, and it turns out the movie came out in November 2008, exactly two weeks after AASHTO formally approved the legislated designation of I-99 in Pennsylvania. 

I assume I-99 wasn't signed yet, and was absent from maps.  The writers probably hadn't heard of it, and thought they were inventing a fictional number.  I find all this mildly amusing.

PS the Rugrats movie looks dumb, but not as dumb as Garfield Gets Real…
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: txstateends on May 02, 2012, 04:31:58 PM
In the first episode of season 4 of Dallas (the 1980-1981 season, between when J.R. was shot and when the killer was revealed), the TX DPS was out looking for Bobby and Pam, who were headed to California.  The storyline didn't say where they were found, but the scene was shot on US 75 and Parker Road in Plano.  It's an excellent shot of how US 75/Central Expwy. looked before it was redone a few years later.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PAHighways on May 02, 2012, 06:00:15 PM
Caught a few minutes of the Rugrats Movie on TV this morning. Noticed Chuckie's Dad mention Interstate 99. Did some research, and it turns out the movie came out in November 2008, exactly two weeks after AASHTO formally approved the legislated designation of I-99 in Pennsylvania. 

I assume I-99 wasn't signed yet, and was absent from maps.  The writers probably hadn't heard of it, and thought they were inventing a fictional number.  I find all this mildly amusing.

Are you referring to the extension of the designation from Bald Eagle to Musser Lane?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on May 02, 2012, 09:25:09 PM
Are you referring to the extension of the designation from Bald Eagle to Musser Lane?

I'm referring to the impression I got from Wikipedia this morning: of I-99 being legislatively designated in 1995, and AASHTO formally approving that designation in 1998. It doesn't say when the first I-99 signs went up. I can't remember when I first heard of this weird Interstate in Pennsylvania from my dad, but I'm pretty sure it was before I found internet roadgeek social circles.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kendancy66 on May 02, 2012, 09:36:08 PM
Are you referring to the extension of the designation from Bald Eagle to Musser Lane?

I'm referring to the impression I got from Wikipedia this morning: of I-99 being legislatively designated in 1995, and AASHTO formally approving that designation in 1998. It doesn't say when the first I-99 signs went up. I can't remember when I first heard of this weird Interstate in Pennsylvania from my dad, but I'm pretty sure it was before I found internet roadgeek social circles.

I drove I-99 from PA turnpike North to US-219 in October 1996.  It wasn't very long, but I can't remember how many miles it was, and if it went all the way to US-219
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PAHighways on May 02, 2012, 10:22:58 PM
I'm referring to the impression I got from Wikipedia this morning: of I-99 being legislatively designated in 1995, and AASHTO formally approving that designation in 1998. It doesn't say when the first I-99 signs went up.

It was signed in 1996.

I was confused from reading your original post because you said the Rugrats movie came out in November 2008.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on May 03, 2012, 11:26:55 AM
I'm referring to the impression I got from Wikipedia this morning: of I-99 being legislatively designated in 1995, and AASHTO formally approving that designation in 1998. It doesn't say when the first I-99 signs went up.

It was signed in 1996.

I was confused from reading your original post because you said the Rugrats movie came out in November 2008.

It did — again, according to WP. Not being as knowledgeable about I-99's history as you, I thought I'd noticed an interesting coincidence. (AASHTO's formal but apparently unnecessary approval, Nov 6; movie release, Nov 20) Still, I doubt the writers intended to refer to the highway in rural Pennsylvania when that line of dialogue came to exist. Probably, either they meant CA-99 and made an error, or they intended to reference a fictional highway and failed.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Takumi on May 03, 2012, 02:45:50 PM
I think he's referring more to 2008 than the month. The movie came out in 1998.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on May 04, 2012, 12:05:43 PM
I can't believe it took me this long to notice my mistake. A mistake I made again and again, apparently.

It seems my mind conflates the years 1998 and 2008 to an embarrassing degree.  Fascinating.

:eyebrow: Oh, hi Spock…
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Mr_Northside on May 04, 2012, 01:31:50 PM
I drove I-99 from PA turnpike North to US-219 in October 1996.  It wasn't very long, but I can't remember how many miles it was, and if it went all the way to US-219

I-99 & US 219 never meet.  It's not really a matter of going "all the way" to it.  I-99 just runs east of it.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on May 04, 2012, 10:18:50 PM
I know this doesn't really count, but I saw Juno on TV the other day, and there was one scene in the main male character's room where he had an I-90 shield drawn onto the wall. (Although it didn't conform to any specs that I know of.)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kendancy66 on May 06, 2012, 01:34:37 PM
I drove I-99 from PA turnpike North to US-219 in October 1996.  It wasn't very long, but I can't remember how many miles it was, and if it went all the way to US-219

I-99 & US 219 never meet.  It's not really a matter of going "all the way" to it.  I-99 just runs east of it.

I only drove on I-99 for about 20-30 miles, so I must have connected to US-219 using a third route.  I then drove US-219 through the rest of PA and then in NY to Buffalo.  It was 17 years ago, so I don't remember all the details.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PAHighways on May 06, 2012, 05:01:32 PM
You must have taken US 22 west to Ebensburg and picked up US 219 there to continue north to Buffalo.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: FreewayDan on May 21, 2012, 09:35:36 PM
Interstate 5 at the California 118 interchange and in Valencia, California were featured in the 1979 nuclear energy thriller The China Syndrome.

Interstate 210 at the 118 freeway (during the chase scene with Jack Lemmon's character) was also featured.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: BamaZeus on May 22, 2012, 12:14:18 PM
Another MST3K favorite: "Mitchell", featuring car chases at up to 25 mph and HOT MERGING ACTION!!  :)

It's on one of the LA-area freeways, but I couldn't tell you which one, unless someone local recognizes it
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: the49erfan15 on May 22, 2012, 02:00:35 PM

I noticed this in Eastbound & Down - it supposedly takes place in Mexico, but the shield is a diamond similar to North Carolina's. You can see it at the very end for a split second over the right rear window of the car, I'll get a better pic later when I'm at home.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: agentsteel53 on May 22, 2012, 02:07:46 PM
looks to me like a circle with a small three-digit number on it, so maybe a Virginia state secondary marker?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: rawmustard on May 22, 2012, 02:20:03 PM
looks to me like a circle with a small three-digit number on it, so maybe a Virginia state secondary marker?

Supposedly the season in Mexico was filmed in Puerto Rico, which uses round markers for tertiary highways.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: hm insulators on May 22, 2012, 03:41:43 PM
Another MST3K favorite: "Mitchell", featuring car chases at up to 25 mph and HOT MERGING ACTION!!  :)

It's on one of the LA-area freeways, but I couldn't tell you which one, unless someone local recognizes it

The freeway is I-405 north of Sunset Boulevard; the chase is headed northbound. Later, the dirt road is the dirt section of Mulholland Drive which overlooks the San Fernando Valley.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: the49erfan15 on May 22, 2012, 04:29:12 PM
Supposedly the season in Mexico was filmed in Puerto Rico, which uses round markers for tertiary highways.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v324/the49erfan15/ebd.png)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: agentsteel53 on May 22, 2012, 05:02:52 PM
that license plate looks Mexican, but the ones parked on the side look to have six digits in a vaguely US format.  can anyone with more familiarity than me identify the license plates as being Puerto Rican or not Puerto Rican?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: the49erfan15 on May 22, 2012, 09:48:04 PM
I had the shield shape wrong - it is a circle and not a diamond, and the license plates in another scene look to be the 2010 Puerto Rico issued license plates seen here:

(http://www.worldlicenseplates.com/jpglps/CA_PRIC_GI3.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on July 26, 2012, 09:55:13 AM
How can we possibly exclude the defective chase between Bill Hickman, Richard Lynch, and Roy Scheider in 1973's The Seven-Ups? The one that started on Manhattan's Upper West Side and led to the George Washington Bridge onto the Palisades Interstate Parkway, but suddenly wound up on the Taconic State Parkway and included trucks and buses.

I've even got a still frame of the site of the alleged interchange where Hickman ran Scheider off the road into that truck.

(http://i.imgur.com/zbXzp.jpg)

To be honest, that site looked more like the northbound New York State Thruway at the interchange with the Cross Westchester Expressway.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: BamaZeus on July 26, 2012, 12:13:24 PM
I did an entire personal Google map based on that chase, just for my own curiosity.  I was able to match up pretty evenly the movie with the map, as there were enough landmarks to help me map it out.

I was inspired by an article I read about a year ago, matching up a moving Google map with the Bullitt chase.  As you watched the scene, the map cursor moved along with the action.   http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/08/bullitt-google-map/  The movie/map link is within the story.

There are a couple of gaps in the chase sequence in Manhattan, then the large one going from the Palisades Parkway to the Taconic.  The ones in Manhattan were probably contiguous, but cut from the movie itself, but a 10 mile jaunt eastward to another road altogether is just movie magic :)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: SidS1045 on July 27, 2012, 11:55:17 AM
I've even got a still frame of the site of the alleged interchange where Hickman ran Scheider off the road into that truck.

(http://i.imgur.com/zbXzp.jpg)

To be honest, that site looked more like the northbound New York State Thruway at the interchange with the Cross Westchester Expressway.



IIRC that's an exit from the Taconic State Parkway.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on July 28, 2012, 10:00:59 AM
IIRC that's an exit from the Taconic State Parkway.
I know. But the actual site of the crash beneath the truck didn't look like it was from there to me.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on August 02, 2012, 06:21:35 PM
Part of the car chase in the movie "Short Time" with Dabney Coleman was filmed around Vancouver, including the newly-then opened gap of Richmond freeway (BC-91)

This one from a movie named "Blazing Magnum" or "Special Magnum" depending of the old VHS releases, was filmed in 1975 around Montreal. Footage of that chase was used in a Geigo commercial.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on August 23, 2012, 09:31:16 PM
In Butterfield 8, you got a nice vintage view of the NYS Thruway and the Tappan Zee bridge.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: BamaZeus on August 27, 2012, 12:23:20 PM
In Butterfield 8, you got a nice vintage view of the NYS Thruway and the Tappan Zee bridge.

Fascinating seeing the Tappan Zee before the zipper lane was configured in.  It also has the old-style signage for the Thruway, as one would expect.

Of course, the era of $.50 tolls has long passed, although I still remember the GWB being only $2 to cross :)

I do wonder, though, how she missed where every other car was getting off the highway at the previous exit to avoid the construction :)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on September 12, 2012, 10:22:39 PM
From a Futurama that aired last week:

(http://vidthekid.info/imghost/futurama-jerseytpk.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Kacie Jane on September 13, 2012, 12:57:00 AM
From a Futurama that aired last week:

(http://vidthekid.info/imghost/futurama-jerseytpk.jpg)

So much win.  New desktop wallpaper found.
W
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: StogieGuy7 on October 02, 2012, 02:12:38 PM
On a different vein, the highway scenes at the beginning of Groundhog Day (before they got to "Punxatawney") are authentic.

The only authentic part was the opening shot of their leaving Pittsburgh, except they were going the wrong direction.  I'm surprised they actually got the US 119 shield on the fake BGS correct but not the control cities.

I don't know if this was pointed out yet (haven't read through the 11 pages of this thread yet), but a lot of the freeway scenes were not filmed in PA, but rather on the Amstutz Expressway in Waukegan, IL.  A lot of films and TV shows are filmed on this 'freeway to nowhere' which is a short, 3 mile segment of a freeway that was once envisioned as an Interstate highway connecting downtown Chicago with Green Bay, WI.  Another segment of this long-dead project is known as Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.   

They also filmed parts of Transformers II and several other films on this stretch of road.  Just last week, the Amstutz was closed for 24 hours in order to film an episode of a new TV show that is set in Chicago.  Too bad I can't recall the name of it.   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: StogieGuy7 on October 02, 2012, 02:38:56 PM
In Butterfield 8, you got a nice vintage view of the NYS Thruway and the Tappan Zee bridge.

Fascinating seeing the Tappan Zee before the zipper lane was configured in.  It also has the old-style signage for the Thruway, as one would expect.

Of course, the era of $.50 tolls has long passed, although I still remember the GWB being only $2 to cross :)

I do wonder, though, how she missed where every other car was getting off the highway at the previous exit to avoid the construction :)


And, I wonder how she then vaulted up over the sand/rock pile - only to drop at a 90 degree angle!  Ending up just off of - and perpendicular to - the Thruway.....

Still, what a wonderful glimpse into the NYS Thruway of the 1960s.  And, it jogged a long-forgotten memory that I had about the Thruway and it's former use of so many blue signs!  Now that I think back on it, the NYS Thruway used a lot of blue, while the NJ Turnpike had black guide signs.   At least that's how I recall it.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: agentsteel53 on October 02, 2012, 02:45:19 PM
does that say ROUTE 9/Tarrytown at 2:42?

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Desert Man on October 02, 2012, 02:47:05 PM
I believe Cal. Route 14 in Palmdale-Lancaster north of L.A. was featured on "Mac and Me", the movie about an alien stranded on earth befriends a young boy, not quite a replica of "E.T." filmed in the San Fernando Valley. My hometown Indio and nearby towns of the Palm Springs area was the setting of films like "29 Palms" and "The Salton Sea", two real places have drew more interest by tourists and moviegoers.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: StogieGuy7 on October 02, 2012, 03:51:52 PM
does that say ROUTE 9/Tarrytown at 2:42?

It does!  My guess is that's on the west side of the Hudson, facing the eastbound lanes.  Back in 1960 when this was filmed, the NYS Thruway looked brand new and was only 4-6 lanes wide in that area.  The surrounding scenery looks as if you're in the wilds of the Taconic or Berkshire hills up north and nothing like the tightly-packed suburban area that is now Rockland County.

Wow, how things change. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Alps on October 02, 2012, 06:53:24 PM
On a different vein, the highway scenes at the beginning of Groundhog Day (before they got to "Punxatawney") are authentic.

The only authentic part was the opening shot of their leaving Pittsburgh, except they were going the wrong direction.  I'm surprised they actually got the US 119 shield on the fake BGS correct but not the control cities.

I don't know if this was pointed out yet (haven't read through the 11 pages of this thread yet), but a lot of the freeway scenes were not filmed in PA, but rather on the Amstutz Expressway in Waukegan, IL.  A lot of films and TV shows are filmed on this 'freeway to nowhere' which is a short, 3 mile segment of a freeway that was once envisioned as an Interstate highway connecting downtown Chicago with Green Bay, WI.  Another segment of this long-dead project is known as Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.   

They also filmed parts of Transformers II and several other films on this stretch of road.  Just last week, the Amstutz was closed for 24 hours in order to film an episode of a new TV show that is set in Chicago.  Too bad I can't recall the name of it.   :rolleyes:


How many roads NOT under construction have half-SPUIs?? (See northern end of Amstutz - there's also a full one farther down.) How old are those things, by the way?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PurdueBill on October 02, 2012, 08:38:19 PM
How many roads NOT under construction have half-SPUIs?? (See northern end of Amstutz - there's also a full one farther down.) How old are those things, by the way?

Not many unsignalized SPUIs out there either, are there?  Guess the traffic counts on that road really are pretty low!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kphoger on October 02, 2012, 09:14:22 PM
that license plate looks Mexican, but the ones parked on the side look to have six digits in a vaguely US format.  can anyone with more familiarity than me identify the license plates as being Puerto Rican or not Puerto Rican?

It's pretty clear to me that the one in the foreground is an altered 2002-issue Jalisco license plate.  Please compare this example:
(http://www.15q.net/mex/jalmex2.jpg)

The license plate is obviously phony, though, as no Mexican license plates use a serial number beginning with letter-numeral-letter.  And, even if they did, then Y9C would be from either Veracruz or Yucatán.

Also, Google returns a hit for Carrasquillo Discount Inc. as being a furniture store in the municipality of Gurabo, Puerto Rico.  However, the route shield also appears to be doctored; although I am not having any luck verifying that "INT" is not used as a plaque in Puerto Rico, the letters don't really mean anything, and there isn't a highway 941 anywhere on the island anyway.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: StogieGuy7 on October 03, 2012, 10:10:05 AM
However, the route shield also appears to be doctored; although I am not having any luck verifying that "INT" is not used as a plaque in Puerto Rico, the letters don't really mean anything, and there isn't a highway 941 anywhere on the island anyway.

Yes INT is indeed used (commonly) in Puerto Rico as is documented in this Puerto Rican transit manual (2/3 of the way down):

http://www.dtop.gov.pr/pdf/SenalesdeTransito.pdf (http://www.dtop.gov.pr/pdf/SenalesdeTransito.pdf)

The manual is from 1979 and predates the realignment of shields, so it describes the old circle as seen in the film.  I believe that INT means "Interseccion" (like JCT).  However, in all of my travels through the rest of Latin America, I do not recall this type of marking used anywhere aside from Puerto Rico.  Based on what I saw in the video, there's no question in my mind that this was filmed on la isla del encanto, a.k.a. the home of the coqui
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kphoger on October 03, 2012, 10:35:10 AM
However, the route shield also appears to be doctored; although I am not having any luck verifying that "INT" is not used as a plaque in Puerto Rico, the letters don't really mean anything, and there isn't a highway 941 anywhere on the island anyway.

Yes INT is indeed used (commonly) in Puerto Rico as is documented in this Puerto Rican transit manual (2/3 of the way down):

http://www.dtop.gov.pr/pdf/SenalesdeTransito.pdf (http://www.dtop.gov.pr/pdf/SenalesdeTransito.pdf)

The manual is from 1979 and predates the realignment of shields, so it describes the old circle as seen in the film.  I believe that INT means "Interseccion" (like JCT).  However, in all of my travels through the rest of Latin America, I do not recall this type of marking used anywhere aside from Puerto Rico.  Based on what I saw in the video, there's no question in my mind that this was filmed on la isla del encanto, a.k.a. the home of the coqui

Indeed, the reference is M2-1, which corresponds to the JCT plaque in the rest of the United States.  I'm used to the Spanish of México, where  entronque (junction) and cruce (crossing) are the words you'll find on road signs.  It must be assumed that, as you believe, INT is short for intersección; I had just never heard that word before, nor had I ever seen a road sign with it (except the abbreviation Puente Int., in which it is short for Internacionál).  Thank you very much for the reference.

Now, has there ever been a highway 941 in PR?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: StogieGuy7 on October 03, 2012, 10:58:28 AM
Now, has there ever been a highway 941 in PR?

Sí señor!

There is a Ruta 941 which leads from Gurabo, along the Rio Grande de Loiza, past Lago Loiza, ending in a portion of Trujillo Alto.  Based on the photos I have seen, it's entirely possible that the scene in question was filmed in Gurabo.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kphoger on October 03, 2012, 11:23:04 AM
Now, has there ever been a highway 941 in PR?

Sí señor!

There is a Ruta 941 which leads from Gurabo, along the Rio Grande de Loiza, past Lago Loiza, ending in a portion of Trujillo Alto.  Based on the photos I have seen, it's entirely possible that the scene in question was filmed in Gurabo.

Ah, thank you!  That's what I get for trusting Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highways_in_Puerto_Rico), right (no highway 941 listed)?

The Carrasquillo Discount furniture store is on Calle Ángel C. Morales, which is two blocks from where Google Maps last shows PR-941.  The snapshot upthread shows angle parking, with a narrow concrete drainage area between the street and the parked cars.  With these clues and your validation of the "INT 941" assembly, I have determined that the car in question (with doctored Jalisco license plate) is travelling northbound on Calle Santiago in Gurabo, Puerto Rico—along the west side of the Plaza de Recreo—roughly here (http://goo.gl/maps/4v8tf).

This was so much fun!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: agentsteel53 on October 03, 2012, 12:40:36 PM
It must be assumed that, as you believe, INT is short for intersección; I had just never heard that word before, nor had I ever seen a road sign with it

Alabama used to put "Intersection" instead of "Junction" as a banner back in the day.  I have a photo of an AL-26 shield with an INTERSECTION banner, and I believe there are others still remaining.  the gantry looks to be about 1960s.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Scott5114 on October 04, 2012, 05:58:23 AM
Now, has there ever been a highway 941 in PR?

Sí señor!

There is a Ruta 941 which leads from Gurabo, along the Rio Grande de Loiza, past Lago Loiza, ending in a portion of Trujillo Alto.  Based on the photos I have seen, it's entirely possible that the scene in question was filmed in Gurabo.

Ah, thank you!  That's what I get for trusting Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highways_in_Puerto_Rico), right (no highway 941 listed)?

To be fair, none of us Wikipedia roadgeeks know a damn thing about Puerto Rico, and the people that do know enough about Puerto Rican roads to write about them...speak Spanish. :/
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kphoger on October 04, 2012, 01:48:28 PM
Now, has there ever been a highway 941 in PR?

Sí señor!

There is a Ruta 941 which leads from Gurabo, along the Rio Grande de Loiza, past Lago Loiza, ending in a portion of Trujillo Alto.  Based on the photos I have seen, it's entirely possible that the scene in question was filmed in Gurabo.

Ah, thank you!  That's what I get for trusting Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highways_in_Puerto_Rico), right (no highway 941 listed)?

To be fair, none of us Wikipedia roadgeeks know a damn thing about Puerto Rico, and the people that do know enough about Puerto Rican roads to write about them...speak Spanish. :/

Pues, es obvio que aquellos no postean artículos en español (http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor%C3%ADa:Carreteras_de_Puerto_Rico) tampoco.....considering there are only two highways listed.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: StogieGuy7 on October 04, 2012, 03:56:34 PM
Now, has there ever been a highway 941 in PR?

Sí señor!

There is a Ruta 941 which leads from Gurabo, along the Rio Grande de Loiza, past Lago Loiza, ending in a portion of Trujillo Alto.  Based on the photos I have seen, it's entirely possible that the scene in question was filmed in Gurabo.

Ah, thank you!  That's what I get for trusting Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highways_in_Puerto_Rico), right (no highway 941 listed)?

To be fair, none of us Wikipedia roadgeeks know a damn thing about Puerto Rico, and the people that do know enough about Puerto Rican roads to write about them...speak Spanish. :/

Pues, es obvio que aquellos no postean artículos en español (http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor%C3%ADa:Carreteras_de_Puerto_Rico) tampoco.....considering there are only two highways listed.

Those are carreteras (freeways), not regular marked highways.  Yes, there are far more than two carreteras, but you weren't going to locate PR 941 by looking for those.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on November 06, 2012, 09:26:20 AM
Getting back to the subject of highway scenes in movies, remember when I mentioned those unconventional pedestrian signals in Central Park? Well, here's one from the 1973 NYPD buddy cop movie "Cops and Robbers."

(http://pics.imcdb.org/569/copsrobberscentralparkpedestriansignal.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on November 09, 2012, 07:28:48 AM
Somebody on IMCDb posted a few unusual(for the USA)  traffic and pedestrian signals from the mid-1960's British Police Drama "Gideon's Way."
http://www.imcdb.org/movie.php?id=158411
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: formulanone on November 09, 2012, 09:00:21 AM
...the mid-1960's British Police Drama "Gideon's Way."
http://www.imcdb.org/movie.php?id=158411

(...plus BRM P57 and Brabham BT7/11 sightings.) Can't find my old login at IMCDB.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jeffandnicole on November 09, 2012, 12:43:12 PM
Which road is used as the Cherry Hill, NJ rural roadway in "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle"?  The sparsely traveled road shown in the movie, along with the restaurant and the rest of the scenery, certainly does not exist in the real Cherry Hill in New Jersey, which is very urban in nature...not to mention congested! 

Having said that, it did inspire me to take a ride to a real White Castle; the closest one of which is about an hour northeast of the real Cherry Hill.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman65 on November 10, 2012, 12:19:31 PM
I do not know if someone mentioned this before, but the original I-4 and I-275 interchange in Tampa as well as the old Sunshine Skyway Bridges were used in Smokey And The Bandit II.

Lets not forget Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop driving, I believe I-94 through the Detroit area, at the opening of the  first of the two part movie series.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: StogieGuy7 on November 12, 2012, 03:38:02 PM
Has anyone here mentioned Duel yet?  I believe it was Stephen Spielburg's first film and it starred Dennis Weaver.  Lots of scenes of highways/freeways from L.A., through (what is now) Santa Clarita and on into the mountains of northern L.A. County - as they were in 1971.  With a few snippets of Dick Whittington as he was when he was on KGIL. 

Great movie and a fascinating window back into time..... 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: BamaZeus on November 13, 2012, 11:36:29 AM
I don't think this one has been mentioned yet, but Without a Trace with Judd Hirsch had plenty of NYC-area roadways on it.  (audio track is a bit off in the preview)

Hirsch's character, a NYPD detective, and his son are on 287 and make the turn to Bridgeport, where they eventually find the kidnapped boy.  In the final scenes, they return to Brooklyn via I-95 and clearly show the Bruckner Interchange.  Then, for some reason in the next shot, I guess for dramatic effect, they're crossing the Brooklyn Bridge to go to Brooklyn, instead of going through Queens.

Anyway, it's a really good movie if you ever see it on cable.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: hm insulators on November 27, 2012, 03:46:07 PM
Has anyone here mentioned Duel yet?  I believe it was Stephen Spielburg's first film and it starred Dennis Weaver.  Lots of scenes of highways/freeways from L.A., through (what is now) Santa Clarita and on into the mountains of northern L.A. County - as they were in 1971.  With a few snippets of Dick Whittington as he was when he was on KGIL. 

Great movie and a fascinating window back into time.....

Ah, good ol' Dick Whittington; "Sweet Dick" as he was known by his fans. My mother and I were fans of his back in the 1970s; my father always preferred Lohman and Barkley.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on December 11, 2012, 11:13:13 PM
(...plus BRM P57 and Brabham BT7/11 sightings.) Can't find my old login at IMCDB.
You were on IMCDb? Maybe I can contact the webmaster so he can help you get back on.


Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: formulanone on December 12, 2012, 01:24:48 PM
(...plus BRM P57 and Brabham BT7/11 sightings.) Can't find my old login at IMCDB.
You were on IMCDb? Maybe I can contact the webmaster so he can help you get back on.

I forgot my password/email address, although it was probably 6 years ago since I last logged on. No big deal, I'm on enough websites!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman on December 18, 2012, 06:41:22 PM
Has anyone here mentioned Duel yet?  I believe it was Stephen Spielburg's first film and it starred Dennis Weaver.  Lots of scenes of highways/freeways from L.A., through (what is now) Santa Clarita and on into the mountains of northern L.A. County - as they were in 1971.  With a few snippets of Dick Whittington as he was when he was on KGIL. 

Great movie and a fascinating window back into time..... 

What's interesting about Duel is that all the LA freeway scenes in the opening credits weren't in Spielberg's original film, which was an ABC-TV Movie of the Week.  The opening credits were redone to include the freeway montage once Universal decided to release it in theaters overseas, where it became an instant hit.

Most TV re-runs, as well as the recent DVD release of the movie, are the European theatrical version of the film.  However, at least one copy of the original 1972 ABC-TV version exists (complete with period commercials), and was available for public viewing at one point, at the Museum of Broadcasting in New York City.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jwolfer on December 19, 2012, 10:26:41 AM
I don't think this one has been mentioned yet, but Without a Trace with Judd Hirsch had plenty of NYC-area roadways on it.  (audio track is a bit off in the preview)

Hirsch's character, a NYPD detective, and his son are on 287 and make the turn to Bridgeport, where they eventually find the kidnapped boy.  In the final scenes, they return to Brooklyn via I-95 and clearly show the Bruckner Interchange.  Then, for some reason in the next shot, I guess for dramatic effect, they're crossing the Brooklyn Bridge to go to Brooklyn, instead of going through Queens.

Anyway, it's a really good movie if you ever see it on cable.

Shots in movies are for dramatice effect... not for real travel routes and times... the TV show called "The Glades" is set in Florida and actually filmed in Ft Lauderdale I think.  But the show scripts deal with every part of  Florida and make it seem like everything is real close
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PAHighways on December 25, 2012, 07:15:14 PM
After opening my presents and having some Turkey, I went to see Jack Reacher.

Aside from numerous Pittsburgh city streets, I-279/East Street Valley Expressway, the obligatory shot coming out of the Fort Pitt Tunnel, a brief section of I-376/Parkway Central, and PA 65/Ohio River Boulevard are featured.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Mark68 on December 25, 2012, 08:07:46 PM
I know that a lot of the freeway scenes in "Speed" were filmed on the then-unopened Glenn Anderson Freeway (I-105) in LA.

The Orange Plaza in downtown Orange, CA has been used in a number of movies, including the "American Pie" series.

The scenes that are meant to represent I-10 in Santa Monica/West LA in "Battle: LA" were actually filmed on/near I-10 in Baton Rouge.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: cpzilliacus on December 25, 2012, 08:13:36 PM
Several freeways in Baltimore, Maryland were featured in the 1990's NBC-TV series Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, including I-95, I-895, I-395 and (the former) I-170.

Not sure I ever saw I-83 in a Homicide episode.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on January 03, 2013, 02:19:25 PM
There is a road scene filmed in a scene of Harold & Maude when they chat with a police officer. I wondered it was filmed on which road?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on January 03, 2013, 04:08:55 PM
In the movie Ted, the creepy guy who kidnaps Ted lives next to an alley that's one-way downhill, but he parks in that alley facing uphill.  And then John and Lori drive the alley going the wrong way in persuit of the guy.

But there are a lot of recognizeable Boston locations in the film, including the Zakim Bridge and the Expressway (Big Dig) Tunnel.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on January 05, 2013, 07:15:12 PM
Here a vintage view of Brooklyn bridge, circa 1942 from Tarzan's New York adventure.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: NE2 on January 05, 2013, 08:03:34 PM
The MASH episode "Big Mac" has a logo welcoming MacArthur that's obviously based on the Interstate shield. But the shield wasn't designed until after the Korean War ended. Shame on them for historical inaccuracy. And shame on me for not making a highways in TV shows thread.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Eth on February 08, 2013, 06:11:31 PM
In the animated shows department...last night's episode of Archer was a roadgeek's paradise. Without giving too much away, it included a roadtrip from Montreal to NYC. The animators did an excellent job with the signage, using what looked to be pretty darn accurate renditions of the FHWA fonts, along with correct Ontario and Quebec provincial, autoroute, Interstate, and US route markers. Highways used were ON 417 (not sure why; this would've made sense if they were starting from, say, Ottawa), the A-15/QC-132 concurrency, I-87, and ultimately taking Exit 10 onto US 9W (which was shown with a "WEST" directional banner on the BGS, and the "EXIT 10" tab was attached to the bottom of the sign instead of the top - as near as I can tell, the only things that seemed off). All in all, very well done.

And shame on me for not making a highways in TV shows thread.

And shame on me for being lazy and not doing it either.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PAHighways on February 23, 2013, 03:36:04 PM
I rented The Perks of Being a Wallflower the other day since it was shot in Pittsburgh.

There were shots of the P.J. McArdle Roadway and Parkway Central, but perhaps the most iconic shot was one involving Emma Watson standing in the bed of a pickup as it traveled through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and across the Bridge.

She talked about her experience filming that scene, which required nightly closures of the Parkway West, when she appeared on Live with Kelly & Michael (http://www.961kiss.com/pages/freakshow.html?article=10415257) plugging the movie.  To be sure, the State Police reiterated the day it debuted (http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/ae/movies/do-not-repeat-do-not-try-this-it-looks-cool-but-its-dangerous-and-illegal-655237/) that such actions are illegal.
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Post by: jeffandnicole on March 08, 2013, 12:05:15 PM
The Hangover III movie trailer was released today.  Near the end of the trailer is a highway scene.  In that highway scene is a closeup of a highway sign (at about the 1:48 mark) . 

Doesn't get any more real than that!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: spmkam on March 19, 2013, 07:34:27 PM
The Call features a car chase on the 170 freeway in LA. in part of the movie the freeway entrance signs are very prominent
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kphoger on March 19, 2013, 08:51:59 PM
There's a Simpsons episode somewhere with a STOP sign in it.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on March 19, 2013, 10:37:27 PM
We can't keep wasting time at every SOP, YELD, or ONE VAY sign!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: JMoses24 on March 20, 2013, 11:48:26 AM
How about Rain Man? I can cite a few examples:

  • I-275 around Cincinnati, where, at the scene of a bad accident, Tom Cruise's character is so upset that Dustin Hoffman's character will not allow him to travel on the interstate
  • US 60 in Missouri, as evidenced by Cruise's mention of "Bumf**k, Missouri"
  • Route 66 further west

I'm sure there are others, but those three are the ones I could think of.

The Roebling Suspension Bridge was also in Rain Man.

And the I-471 exit 5 ramp southbound was featured for all of 5 seconds in Airborne, according to Cincinnati-Transit (http://www.cincinnati-transit.net/471.html).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: theline on May 05, 2013, 01:10:49 AM
I just went to see the movie "42" tonight, and I can't believe that no one has yet mentioned the obvious highway-related gaffe early in the film. Jackie Robinson and his Negro League team are traveling the South in 1945. The on-screen caption says they are on "Interstate 24."   :ded:

As we all know, the interstate system was over a decade in the future at that time.

Otherwise, the movie was excellent.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman on May 06, 2013, 06:26:05 PM
There's a Simpsons episode somewhere with a STOP sign in it.

I give you the man who gave us the Stop sign (cheers), the Dip sign (cheers), and the twenty-five mile an hour speed limit on Main Street (boos).  Please welcome Homer Simpson!

from the Simpson's episode Homer's Odyssey - first aired on January 21, 1990
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: formulanone on May 06, 2013, 08:23:36 PM
From The Simpsons Movie:

(https://i.canvasugc.com/ugc/original/0afa5c89d6acd94b2560fad364169b36dfab7ac5.jpg)

"Look, we can't keep stopping at every "sop", "yeld", or "one vay" sign!"
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: sdmichael on May 06, 2013, 10:01:23 PM
Anyone know where the most boring car chase scene ever (from the terrible Joe Don Baker film "Mitchell") was filmed?  It looks to be the Hollywood Freeway, though I cannot figure out how they were able to get away with going a mere 25-30 MPH onto 101.  :-D
Nope, it's the 405, from Sunset Blvd north to Mulholland Drive. 
Would not have known it was even a chase scene if not for MST3K! 
"Geez, these guys couldn't shake a trolley!" 
"This makes Driving Miss Daisy look like Bullitt!
"I've seen faster funeral processions!"
Were they on the Mulholland for the barely-more-climactic run-off-the-road scene?

Yes, "Dirt" Mulholland Drive was used for that portion of the "chase" scene.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PAHighways on May 12, 2013, 01:49:04 PM
Numerous Philadelphia streets and a scene driving down I-95 southbound with Lincoln Financial Field in the background and the Exit 17 guide sign for PA 611 in Silver Linings Playbook.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: oscar on May 12, 2013, 02:29:48 PM
In the 1976 made-for-TV movie "Smash-Up on Interstate 5", the opening crash scenes were shot on a not-yet-opened new segment of another California freeway.  The International Movie Database says the smash-up scenes were filmed on I-210, though it seemed to me at the time that I-15 south of Devore was the more likely site.  That I-15 segment was built later than I-210, closer to when the movie was released, and the unpopulated surroundings in the crash scenes also looked like a closer match for I-15 than I-210. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: sdmichael on May 13, 2013, 04:13:48 PM
A portion of I-210 goes through the Verdugo Mountains, which would seem similar to I-15.

"Very Bad Things" had some freeway driving shots filmed on SR-14 between Via Princessa and Sand Canyon Road. I saw them filming with a van on a trailer. Strangely, they had also posted a mileage sign to San Bernardino, Barstow, and Las Vegas on NB 14 just north of Via Princessa. The "giveway" was the sign color, a bit lighter than standard Caltrans signage. That, and the fact it was a new sign and not accurate for that location at all.
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Post by: agentsteel53 on May 13, 2013, 04:18:17 PM
they had also posted a mileage sign to San Bernardino, Barstow, and Las Vegas on NB 14 just north of Via Princessa. The "giveway" was the sign color, a bit lighter than standard Caltrans signage. That, and the fact it was a new sign and not accurate for that location at all.

I had noticed that in the movie!  I was thinking to myself "what freeway are they filming on?" because I thought I had nailed it to 14, then realized that that sign would be on probably 215 in a much more urban area.
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Post by: sdmichael on May 13, 2013, 04:47:55 PM
I have a photo of the sign, somewhere. It wasn't up for very long. Another scene in that movie was filmed at the Mobil station on Seco Canyon Road at Garzota Dr.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on July 09, 2013, 08:59:39 PM
Watching Darkwing Duck on DVD, I saw this…

(http://vidthekid.info/imghost/dw-stopsign1.jpg)

My first thought was, “That stop sign is atrocious!”  Then, in the very next shot…

(http://vidthekid.info/imghost/dw-stopsign2.jpg)

That one's a bit better.  I think the reason for the difference is the first one was part of the painted background, while the second one is a cel-animated element.  But both are posted in very strange places.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: ET21 on July 10, 2013, 11:02:12 PM
This is from Transformers 3, during the Highway Fight. It is supposedly set in Washington DC, but poor camera positions by Michael Bay clearly show that this is not in DC. Now where is this actually located??? , because I do not believe US 20 ever crosses I-88 (And this is the I-88 in Illinois, as it's marked with Aurora and as a Tollway

(http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/mudpuppy83/3702498/128106/128106_original.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Big John on July 11, 2013, 10:35:59 AM
This is from Transformers 3, during the Highway Fight. It is supposedly set in Washington DC, but poor camera positions by Michael Bay clearly show that this is not in DC. Now where is this actually located??? , because I do not believe US 20 ever crosses I-88 (And this is the I-88 in Illinois, as it's marked with Aurora and as a Tollway

(http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/mudpuppy83/3702498/128106/128106_original.jpg)
And Business 20 is State Street in Rockford.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Joe The Dragon on July 11, 2013, 01:02:40 PM
This is from Transformers 3, during the Highway Fight. It is supposedly set in Washington DC, but poor camera positions by Michael Bay clearly show that this is not in DC. Now where is this actually located??? , because I do not believe US 20 ever crosses I-88 (And this is the I-88 in Illinois, as it's marked with Aurora and as a Tollway

(http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/mudpuppy83/3702498/128106/128106_original.jpg)

mannheim rd in hillside IL is US 20 with a left split for I-88

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=mannheim+rd+in+hillside+IL&hl=en&ll=41.870559,-87.87532&spn=0.002952,0.006791&sll=41.329389,-87.234192&sspn=1.524137,3.477173&t=h&gl=us&hnear=N+Mannheim+Rd,+Hillside,+Cook,+Illinois&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.870841,-87.875535&panoid=WN0GvYKsb8xS9GLzK3em2g&cbp=12,264.3,,1,3.27


I-88 west sign

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=41.873751,-87.904969&spn=0.002968,0.006791&gl=us&t=k&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.873752,-87.905991&panoid=YuUavXXs0FWfcvbvKGfa2Q&cbp=12,262.22,,1,0.68

West I-90 Wisconsin and state st 2 miles

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=42.247168,-88.94999&spn=0.011802,0.027165&gl=us&t=h&layer=c&cbll=42.247166,-88.954781&panoid=dfHTAJa70MSSAK4y15WlkQ&cbp=12,283.55,,1,-5.49&z=16


Now parts of the movie where filmed on the borman expressway / Cline Avenue area.

alt universe where the 2 I-88 were one road?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: ET21 on July 11, 2013, 11:35:49 PM
This is from Transformers 3, during the Highway Fight. It is supposedly set in Washington DC, but poor camera positions by Michael Bay clearly show that this is not in DC. Now where is this actually located??? , because I do not believe US 20 ever crosses I-88 (And this is the I-88 in Illinois, as it's marked with Aurora and as a Tollway

(http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/mudpuppy83/3702498/128106/128106_original.jpg)

mannheim rd in hillside IL is US 20 with a left split for I-88

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=mannheim+rd+in+hillside+IL&hl=en&ll=41.870559,-87.87532&spn=0.002952,0.006791&sll=41.329389,-87.234192&sspn=1.524137,3.477173&t=h&gl=us&hnear=N+Mannheim+Rd,+Hillside,+Cook,+Illinois&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.870841,-87.875535&panoid=WN0GvYKsb8xS9GLzK3em2g&cbp=12,264.3,,1,3.27


I-88 west sign

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=41.873751,-87.904969&spn=0.002968,0.006791&gl=us&t=k&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.873752,-87.905991&panoid=YuUavXXs0FWfcvbvKGfa2Q&cbp=12,262.22,,1,0.68

West I-90 Wisconsin and state st 2 miles

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=42.247168,-88.94999&spn=0.011802,0.027165&gl=us&t=h&layer=c&cbll=42.247166,-88.954781&panoid=dfHTAJa70MSSAK4y15WlkQ&cbp=12,283.55,,1,-5.49&z=16


Now parts of the movie where filmed on the borman expressway / Cline Avenue area.

alt universe where the 2 I-88 were one road?

It is a fictional road, so I do think it's an alt universe. US 20 does not cross I-88. Mannheim is an exit with I-290, with the 88 split about a mile past it
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: formulanone on July 31, 2013, 09:41:51 PM
Yellow stop sign in a TD Ameritrade ad:


(0:14 in, with cat-eyes.)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Alps on August 01, 2013, 12:21:34 AM
Yellow stop sign in a TD Ameritrade ad:


(0:14 in, with cat-eyes.)
ARTERIAL
STOP
HIGHWAY

That took effort! Impressive.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: NE2 on August 01, 2013, 01:30:16 AM
It's probably a prop that's been lying around since the old days.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Brandon on August 01, 2013, 09:53:07 AM
This is from Transformers 3, during the Highway Fight. It is supposedly set in Washington DC, but poor camera positions by Michael Bay clearly show that this is not in DC. Now where is this actually located??? , because I do not believe US 20 ever crosses I-88 (And this is the I-88 in Illinois, as it's marked with Aurora and as a Tollway

(http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/mudpuppy83/3702498/128106/128106_original.jpg)

The I-88 sign is from the I-355 northbound exit for I-88.  This sign has been replaced with a Clearview one.

The US-20 sign is obviously from I-39/90 south/eastbound near Rockford, at the Riverside Drive exit.  That too has been replaced with a Clearview one.  Note that the US-20 sign is in button copy.

My guess is that the producers bought the old signs from ISTHA.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: ET21 on August 01, 2013, 01:40:32 PM
This is from Transformers 3, during the Highway Fight. It is supposedly set in Washington DC, but poor camera positions by Michael Bay clearly show that this is not in DC. Now where is this actually located??? , because I do not believe US 20 ever crosses I-88 (And this is the I-88 in Illinois, as it's marked with Aurora and as a Tollway

(http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/mudpuppy83/3702498/128106/128106_original.jpg)

The I-88 sign is from the I-355 northbound exit for I-88.  This sign has been replaced with a Clearview one.

The US-20 sign is obviously from I-39/90 south/eastbound near Rockford, at the Riverside Drive exit.  That too has been replaced with a Clearview one.  Note that the US-20 sign is in button copy.

My guess is that the producers bought the old signs from ISTHA.

Illinois signs for a Washington freeway hahaha
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on August 05, 2013, 06:30:12 PM
At 4:17 in this clip, from the Italian movie "Why did you pick on me?" with Bud Spencer, it show a view of an interchange when the main character (Spencer) in his pick-up truck goes, anyone recognize that interchange? Most of that film was filmed around Atlanta and Monroe.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: talfonso on October 28, 2013, 05:57:11 PM
Not exactly a movie, but I have to note Glenn Medeiros's (You know, the man who covered "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You?") music video of "Long and Lasting Love (Once in A Lifetime) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V3XRM4fQpY)" from about 1987. He is seen driving towards the NY State Thruway (the I-90 portion) from I-490 South.

Here's a recent photo of the interchange.

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4129/5217010783_573a3a3d74.jpg)

Very special thanks to Doug Kerr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougtone/5217010783/in/set-72157623123633487) for this pic!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bzakharin on October 28, 2013, 10:43:01 PM
Where would that sign be? Here?:
http://goo.gl/maps/0asab

or maybe http://goo.gl/maps/Ilwik

On a different vein, the highway scenes at the beginning of Groundhog Day (before they got to "Punxatawney") are authentic.

The only authentic part was the opening shot of their leaving Pittsburgh, except they were going the wrong direction.  I'm surprised they actually got the US 119 shield on the fake BGS correct but not the control cities.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on November 08, 2013, 11:30:04 PM
Chuck Lorre expresses frustration at slow progress on the 405 at the end of this week's Big Bang Theory (http://chucklorre.com/index.php?p=429):

Quote from: Chuck Lorre
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #429

Dear Guys Working on the 405 Freeway,
How's it going? I only ask because you started work over five years ago to add more lanes and, well... there aren't any. I've also noticed that on most days you're not actually doing anything. Is it possible you've grown bored with the project? I certainly would understand that. I've got more than a few half- finished scripts sitting in my desk. Of course, when I blow off my job millions of commuters aren't, how shall we say... fornicated. (Hey, maybe we should call it the 4-nication-05 freeway!) Regardless, I just want you to know that I'm rooting for you to complete your Herculean task and cut the ribbon on what will undoubtedly be a meaningless effort to ease traffic. I'd also like to offer up a few suggestions. From my untrained eye, you appear to be understaffed. Perhaps you might consider hiring a few thousand more guys and work in 'round the clock shifts, instead of, you know, just when you feel like it. Also, to avoid angry commuters flipping you off, how about giving them a heads up when you close an off ramp for no apparent reason? (Maybe a few miles in advance instead of a hundred yards.) And finally, I need to ask a small favor. Several times a week I crawl along the ol' 4-nication-05 with a bladder that is near to bursting. How about we work out a system where I, and other urinary-challenged drivers, get to pull over and share your port-a-potties? Maybe we can repay your hospitality by bringing you fresh magazines to read while you're in there working.

Sincerely,
Chuck Lorre

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: hm insulators on November 11, 2013, 03:18:13 PM
Chuck Lorre expresses frustration at slow progress on the 405 at the end of this week's Big Bang Theory (http://chucklorre.com/index.php?p=429):

Quote from: Chuck Lorre
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #429

Dear Guys Working on the 405 Freeway,
How's it going? I only ask because you started work over five years ago to add more lanes and, well... there aren't any. I've also noticed that on most days you're not actually doing anything. Is it possible you've grown bored with the project? I certainly would understand that. I've got more than a few half- finished scripts sitting in my desk. Of course, when I blow off my job millions of commuters aren't, how shall we say... fornicated. (Hey, maybe we should call it the 4-nication-05 freeway!) Regardless, I just want you to know that I'm rooting for you to complete your Herculean task and cut the ribbon on what will undoubtedly be a meaningless effort to ease traffic. I'd also like to offer up a few suggestions. From my untrained eye, you appear to be understaffed. Perhaps you might consider hiring a few thousand more guys and work in 'round the clock shifts, instead of, you know, just when you feel like it. Also, to avoid angry commuters flipping you off, how about giving them a heads up when you close an off ramp for no apparent reason? (Maybe a few miles in advance instead of a hundred yards.) And finally, I need to ask a small favor. Several times a week I crawl along the ol' 4-nication-05 with a bladder that is near to bursting. How about we work out a system where I, and other urinary-challenged drivers, get to pull over and share your port-a-potties? Maybe we can repay your hospitality by bringing you fresh magazines to read while you're in there working.

Sincerely,
Chuck Lorre


 :-D :-D :-D :clap: :clap: :clap: :nod: :nod: :nod:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: hm insulators on November 11, 2013, 03:21:20 PM
This isn't really movie related, but does anybody remember the Bad Company album Desolation Angels which came out in 1979? It has some pictures of distant highways out in a desert region and I've always wanted to know where those pictures were taken.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: sdmichael on November 15, 2013, 02:49:51 PM
Chuck Lorre expresses frustration at slow progress on the 405 at the end of this week's Big Bang Theory (http://chucklorre.com/index.php?p=429):

Quote from: Chuck Lorre
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #429

Dear Guys Working on the 405 Freeway,
How's it going? I only ask because you started work over five years ago to add more lanes and, well... there aren't any. I've also noticed that on most days you're not actually doing anything. Is it possible you've grown bored with the project? I certainly would understand that. I've got more than a few half- finished scripts sitting in my desk. Of course, when I blow off my job millions of commuters aren't, how shall we say... fornicated. (Hey, maybe we should call it the 4-nication-05 freeway!) Regardless, I just want you to know that I'm rooting for you to complete your Herculean task and cut the ribbon on what will undoubtedly be a meaningless effort to ease traffic. I'd also like to offer up a few suggestions. From my untrained eye, you appear to be understaffed. Perhaps you might consider hiring a few thousand more guys and work in 'round the clock shifts, instead of, you know, just when you feel like it. Also, to avoid angry commuters flipping you off, how about giving them a heads up when you close an off ramp for no apparent reason? (Maybe a few miles in advance instead of a hundred yards.) And finally, I need to ask a small favor. Several times a week I crawl along the ol' 4-nication-05 with a bladder that is near to bursting. How about we work out a system where I, and other urinary-challenged drivers, get to pull over and share your port-a-potties? Maybe we can repay your hospitality by bringing you fresh magazines to read while you're in there working.

Sincerely,
Chuck Lorre


If it were only adding a lane, it would be done now. Adding a lane there has required roadways to be relocated, utilities to be relocated (some of which they didn't know about), bridges to be replaced, whole interchanges to be replaced... all while one of the busiest freeways in the world in a very dense urban environment is still mostly fully functioning. IOW, Chuck Lorre needs to do more research before just complaining.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: formulanone on November 15, 2013, 06:53:14 PM
Five years is an exceptionally long time for a route that should be renamed "How Much Do You Hate Yourself Freeway" until it's finished.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: sammi on November 16, 2013, 11:30:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rm74HuW.png)

This scene didn't make sense to me, seeing as I-76 and I-180 are 300 miles apart, and the sign is obviously fabricated for this purpose.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: tdindy88 on November 17, 2013, 01:37:15 AM
Five years is an exceptionally long time for a route that should be renamed "How Much Do You Hate Yourself Freeway" until it's finished.

Shouldn't that be "THE How Much Do You Hate Yourself Freeway."
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kurumi on June 24, 2014, 01:05:31 AM
"This Means War" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596350/) with the Star Trek guy and Blonde with the Chin: climax is a standoff atop an incomplete flyover ramp on "the 310 freeway" in Los Angeles. Like many freeways in movies, the interchange is completely built except for a 200-foot gap in one of the ramps. ("Dammit, who signed off on this?")

More info about how the 105/110 interchange was transformed into the "310": http://www.artofvfx.com/?p=2414
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: SD Mapman on September 22, 2014, 12:39:53 AM
Captain America 2 was filmed in Cleveland, Ohio. They didn't even TRY to hide it. (I-90/OH 2 duplex BGS, US 6/322 duplex shield...)
(http://usends.com/Focus/Cleveland/begin322w_first.jpg)Thanks to Usends.com
This is clearly visible in the Fury car chase scene in the beginning.
(I didn't want to start a new thread when this one was readily available)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: odditude on September 23, 2014, 08:55:05 AM
Captain America 2 was filmed in Cleveland, Ohio. They didn't even TRY to hide it. (I-90/OH 2 duplex BGS, US 6/322 duplex shield...)
(http://usends.com/Focus/Cleveland/begin322w_first.jpg)Thanks to Usends.com
This is clearly visible in the Fury car chase scene in the beginning.
(I didn't want to start a new thread when this one was readily available)
i noticed that too, in the theater... I actually thought the Triskelion was supposed to be in Cleveland thanks to the signage, and got a little confused when they started talking about DC.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on October 07, 2014, 12:06:59 AM
Yellow stop sign in a TD Ameritrade ad:


(0:14 in, with cat-eyes.)
That video is private and can't be played, but speaking of old Stop signs on screen, I still vaguely remember an old Gumby cartoon containing a driving scene with a toy Stop sign that was unusual. It was red only in the center, and had a yellow top and bottom for some supplemental message.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman on October 17, 2014, 02:18:01 PM
That video is private and can't be played, but speaking of old Stop signs on screen, I still vaguely remember an old Gumby cartoon containing a driving scene with a toy Stop sign that was unusual. It was red only in the center, and had a yellow top and bottom for some supplemental message.

Probably copied the sign from a mid-1950s book on traffic control practices that I read in grade school.  At the end of one chapter, the author advocated for a new Stop sign design that had the (then) traditional black border on a yellow background, but with the word STOP in a white on red banner in the center of the octagon.  IIRC, the author didn't intend that the yellow portion of the sign be used for supplemental messages.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: hbelkins on November 26, 2014, 08:08:19 PM

I remember seeing the I-471 markers and the "Bellevue-Dayton-Cincinnati" sign in this one when it was first released. There are a few other signs, from the readily identifiable (I-15 Nevada) to a few overheads that are hard to discern. I think one is an I-77 button copy overhead from Ohio.

Also the Son Volt "Drown" video formerly viewable here: http://music.aol.com/video/drown/son-volt/1362304 (I can't find this video anywhere on You Tube.)

There were a bunch of signs for US 41A and a Tennessee secondary route that I can't remember the number of in this one.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Zeffy on November 27, 2014, 01:22:11 PM

CA 187 sign is visible at around 3:42 in Snoop Dogg's Gin and Juice.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman65 on November 27, 2014, 02:27:27 PM
John Cougar Mellencamp, or at least that is what he was calling himself when he made the video, for Pink Houses features a large Interstate 65 shield somewhere in the middle of the video.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on November 28, 2014, 11:32:21 AM
Somebody mentioned a Kpop group music video featuring the I-110 Harbor Freeway shield in Downtown LA in another thread.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Brian556 on November 28, 2014, 12:23:13 PM
Brad Paisley's "Old Alabama" features an erroneous INTERSTATE ALABAMA 40 shield.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDRfrVMrV6Q (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDRfrVMrV6Q)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: route17fan on November 28, 2014, 12:45:03 PM

Alanis Morissette and "Ironic" features a Canadian road - I've heard it was in Ontario, is that correct?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Alex on November 28, 2014, 01:23:54 PM
John Cougar Mellencamp, or at least that is what he was calling himself when he made the video, for Pink Houses features a large Interstate 65 shield somewhere in the middle of the video.

Posted about that in 2011:
http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=368.msg123431#msg123431
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Roadrunner75 on November 28, 2014, 02:09:15 PM
Cincinnati freeway shots in the opening theme to WKRP (original full opening).
Yes, it's not exactly a music video, but close enough.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: gibranalnn on December 10, 2014, 03:27:02 AM
I saw:

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: myosh_tino on December 10, 2014, 04:31:39 AM
At 1:50 on Fall Out Boy's "Centuries" hyperlapse version video clip a Clearview sign (below) is shown. Where is this sign located? And, Please REDESIGN!!!
(http://s1.postimg.org/3ly4il3kv/Screenshot_43.png)

What exactly is wrong with the sign in the above screenshot?  I don't see any reason to redesign it.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Brandon on December 10, 2014, 06:31:09 AM
That sign is on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway near Morgan in Chicago.  It is very much real, and requires no redesign.  The Ike turns into Congress past the Circle Interchange, and goes to the Chicago Loop (aka Downtown Chicago).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Zeffy on December 10, 2014, 10:07:19 AM
I've merged gibranalnn's topic with this one, while updating the title to be a broader topic (with Alex's permission, of course). Also, the Road Related Illustrations board is primarily for hand-drawn or computer-generated images of roads, signs, etc.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kurumi on December 10, 2014, 11:02:51 AM
So Sin City is in New Jersey:

(http://i.imgur.com/Bvf0cj7.png)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Zeffy on December 10, 2014, 11:07:47 AM
So Sin City is in New Jersey:

(http://i.imgur.com/Bvf0cj7.png)

Or New York.  :-P
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: freebrickproductions on December 10, 2014, 11:12:06 AM
I've merged gibranalnn's topic with this one, while updating the title to be a broader topic (with Alex's permission, of course). Also, the Road Related Illustrations board is primarily for hand-drawn or computer-generated images of roads, signs, etc.
We should merge this thread (http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=14094.0) into this thread as well then.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Zeffy on December 10, 2014, 11:21:25 AM
I've merged gibranalnn's topic with this one, while updating the title to be a broader topic (with Alex's permission, of course). Also, the Road Related Illustrations board is primarily for hand-drawn or computer-generated images of roads, signs, etc.
We should merge this thread (http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=14094.0) into this thread as well then.

I remembered another topic like this, but my searches were coming up empty. Merged!
Title: Re: Highways in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kurumi on December 10, 2014, 11:22:24 AM
This font from "The Island" chase scene makes Clearview look good:

(http://i.imgur.com/M1MeYZ7.png)

(That scene is the only one I know of in cinema featuring a Michigan-style 8-axle trailer.)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kurumi on December 10, 2014, 11:25:46 AM
Somewhere in Arizona...

(http://i.imgur.com/C3xI1oD.png)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mapman1071 on December 10, 2014, 10:21:24 PM
Somewhere in Arizona...

(http://i.imgur.com/C3xI1oD.png)

State Route 186 (SR 186) is a highway in Cochise County, Arizona that runs from its junction with Interstate 10 in Willcox to its junction with SR 181 west of the Chiricahua National Monument. It is a northwest-southeast diagonal route.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: adventurernumber1 on December 10, 2014, 11:48:06 PM
Somewhere in Arizona...

(http://i.imgur.com/C3xI1oD.png)

State Route 186 (SR 186) is a highway in Cochise County, Arizona that runs from its junction with Interstate 10 in Willcox to its junction with SR 181 west of the Chiricahua National Monument. It is a northwest-southeast diagonal route.

Then US 39 simply doesn't exist  :-D

And if it did, it surely wouldn't run through Arizona  :D
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: adventurernumber1 on December 11, 2014, 11:20:38 PM
Double post!!

I do not know if the 2006 Pixar movie Cars has already been mentioned, but that movie has a lot of road-related stuff, and it's pretty cool too. I've had the movie since it came out, and I always loved it as a kid. I hadn't watched it in a very long time until today when my brother decided to put it in, which got me thinking yet again about how much road-related stuff is in that movie. Here are some pics of some cool road-related stuff in the movie:

A button-copy US 66 Shield!  :awesomeface:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7473/15379735294_f3a1248fc8.jpg)

An in-movie map of the US 66 & I-40 in the movie near Radiator Springs:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7505/16001985965_7979385c10.jpg)

Some guide signs at the beginning of the movie when Mack (Lightning McQueen's truck) heads west to California (Disclaimer: I apologize for the rather blurry pic, but it's the best shot I could get):

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7550/15379746984_a9386946bd.jpg)

Some personal notes on the movie:

As a kid I always wondered where the locations (including ones on the road) in the movie were based off of in real life. I highly think the place with the guide signs I showed y'all takes place in Nashville. Why? Because the guide signs include I-24, US 41, & US 231, and the control city "Truckville" could be Nashville. Some more notes on those BGS'ses is that they're slightly off from being completely realistic but I have to admit they're pretty impressive, and I also laugh that they include a Circle-shaped state route shield & a California state route shield (neither of which are in Tennessee), as well as laughing at the rather "creative" High Road & Low Road. Nonetheless, once again, quite impressive for such a movie. Another note is that I think Radiator Springs may be based off of Peach Springs, Arizona. Reason why is because the routings of I-40 & AZ SR 66 (assuming that was historically US 66) are decently similar to the routings of US 66 & I-40 shown in the map on the movie, and that "Springs" are in both town names, as well as both cities being located/based in Arizona.  :D

A final note is that the movie also features a resurfacing job on US 66 in Radiator Springs as a large part of the plot, which is pretty cool (but interestingly the resurfaced version has no white edge stripes, while the original pavement does).  ;-)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Zeffy on December 11, 2014, 11:29:22 PM
What's astounding is the use of all FHWA fonts as well as that incredibly nice looking US 66 button copy shield. I remember seeing that and letting my jaw drop in school. No one else understood why. Figures.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: keithvh on December 11, 2014, 11:47:01 PM
In the movie Ransom (Mel Gibson/Rene Russo flick from the mid-1990s), you can clearly see all the overhead signs at the NJ-4/NJ-208/Saddle River Road interchange, heading westbound on NJ-4.

45:28 mark of the YouTube video below:


How it looks today, from Google Maps:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9266281,-74.0931609,3a,75y,278.74h,93.95t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1scUAJ44xZtJfYG75-vBk7tw!2e0

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Also in the movie, less than a minute before (at the 44:35 mark), there's a much-less-easy to make-out overhead road sign.  It APPEARS (though I am not sure) to be at the NJ-4/NJ-17 intersection, heading east on NJ-4


How it looks today (the intersection I think it is), from Google Maps:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9249556,-74.0869053,3a,75y,97.42h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1ssZgJezfHlW0a8jF6REuIow!2e0

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Anyway, there does appear to be a bit of a disconnect here.  The Mel Gibson character is pulled off to the side of NJ-4, then appears to merge onto traffic heading east.  Less than a minute later, he is heading west.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Pete from Boston on December 12, 2014, 09:26:53 AM

In the movie Ransom (Mel Gibson/Rene Russo flick from the mid-1990s), you can clearly see all the overhead signs at the NJ-4/NJ-208/Saddle River Road interchange, heading westbound on NJ-4.

45:28 mark of the YouTube video below:


How it looks today, from Google Maps:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9266281,-74.0931609,3a,75y,278.74h,93.95t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1scUAJ44xZtJfYG75-vBk7tw!2e0

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Also in the movie, less than a minute before (at the 44:35 mark), there's a much-less-easy to make-out overhead road sign.  It APPEARS (though I am not sure) to be at the NJ-4/NJ-17 intersection, heading east on NJ-4


How it looks today (the intersection I think it is), from Google Maps:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9249556,-74.0869053,3a,75y,97.42h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1ssZgJezfHlW0a8jF6REuIow!2e0

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Anyway, there does appear to be a bit of a disconnect here.  The Mel Gibson character is pulled off to the side of NJ-4, then appears to merge onto traffic heading east.  Less than a minute later, he is heading west.

This movie annoyed the crap out of me when I saw it around 1997—the characters, the plot... everything.  When the completely illogical driving sequence happened I couldn't contain my contempt.  The people I was watching it with weren't amused.  In hindsight, I probably was expecting too much.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: keithvh on December 12, 2014, 09:46:02 AM
This movie annoyed the crap out of me when I saw it around 1997—the characters, the plot... everything.  When the completely illogical driving sequence happened I couldn't contain my contempt.  The people I was watching it with weren't amused.  In hindsight, I probably was expecting too much.


LOL, I do share your sentiments here.  I myself, I saw this as a "date movie" when in college.  Date was with a relatively new gal. 

Anyway, toward the end when the Gary Sinese character has the gun to Mel Gibson's head, my date got all scared and worried.  I just looked over, rolled my eyes and said: "come on.  They're not going to kill off Mel Gibson.  There's no suspense here."

Same as you, my date wasn't amused.  That relationship didn't last too long.    :-D
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kkt on December 12, 2014, 01:43:59 PM
This movie annoyed the crap out of me when I saw it around 1997—the characters, the plot... everything.  When the completely illogical driving sequence happened I couldn't contain my contempt.  The people I was watching it with weren't amused.  In hindsight, I probably was expecting too much.


LOL, I do share your sentiments here.  I myself, I saw this as a "date movie" when in college.  Date was with a relatively new gal. 

Anyway, toward the end when the Gary Sinese character has the gun to Mel Gibson's head, my date got all scared and worried.  I just looked over, rolled my eyes and said: "come on.  They're not going to kill off Mel Gibson.  There's no suspense here."

Same as you, my date wasn't amused.  That relationship didn't last too long.    :-D

Hey, John Wayne's character got killed in movies a few times.  You don't think Mel Gibson is tougher than John Wayne, do you?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PHLBOS on December 12, 2014, 07:58:13 PM
In Psycho (the original 1960 version, of course); one sees an assortment of road signs while Marion (Janet Leigh) is driving out of town in her recently-purchased '57 Ford.

Check out the style of the speed limit sign and accompanying 50 pavement advisory in 1:27 in the below-video clip.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: gibranalnn on December 14, 2014, 02:01:10 AM
Double post!!

I do not know if the 2006 Pixar movie Cars has already been mentioned, but that movie has a lot of road-related stuff, and it's pretty cool too. I've had the movie since it came out, and I always loved it as a kid. I hadn't watched it in a very long time until today when my brother decided to put it in, which got me thinking yet again about how much road-related stuff is in that movie. Here are some pics of some cool road-related stuff in the movie:

A button-copy US 66 Shield!  :awesomeface:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7473/15379735294_f3a1248fc8.jpg)

An in-movie map of the US 66 & I-40 in the movie near Radiator Springs:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7505/16001985965_7979385c10.jpg)

Some guide signs at the beginning of the movie when Mack (Lightning McQueen's truck) heads west to California (Disclaimer: I apologize for the rather blurry pic, but it's the best shot I could get):

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7550/15379746984_a9386946bd.jpg)

Some personal notes on the movie:

As a kid I always wondered where the locations (including ones on the road) in the movie were based off of in real life. I highly think the place with the guide signs I showed y'all takes place in Nashville. Why? Because the guide signs include I-24, US 41, & US 231, and the control city "Truckville" could be Nashville. Some more notes on those BGS'ses is that they're slightly off from being completely realistic but I have to admit they're pretty impressive, and I also laugh that they include a Circle-shaped state route shield & a California state route shield (neither of which are in Tennessee), as well as laughing at the rather "creative" High Road & Low Road. Nonetheless, once again, quite impressive for such a movie. Another note is that I think Radiator Springs may be based off of Peach Springs, Arizona. Reason why is because the routings of I-40 & AZ SR 66 (assuming that was historically US 66) are decently similar to the routings of US 66 & I-40 shown in the map on the movie, and that "Springs" are in both town names, as well as both cities being located/based in Arizona.  :D

A final note is that the movie also features a resurfacing job on US 66 in Radiator Springs as a large part of the plot, which is pretty cool (but interestingly the resurfaced version has no white edge stripes, while the original pavement does).  ;-)

Also, at the end of the movie (at the beginning of the end credits phase) I saw a gantry BGS which is roughly like this--followed by an exit gore sign:
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8651/15831119689_d9d8467c82_o.png) (https://flic.kr/p/q7WCkt)
Radiator springs exit - Cars (https://flic.kr/p/q7WCkt) by GibranalNNHQ (https://www.flickr.com/people/96855937@N06/), on Flickr
And a blue sign that said "NEXT TRUCKSTOP AT 30 MILES" before Mack reached the Top Down truckstop.

For your information, yes, Radiator Springs was based-off Peach Springs. And that button-copy cutout US 66 shield is wrong (the "ROUTE" on the shield MUST be dropped or replaced with "US" rather than "ROUTE")
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: sdmichael on December 14, 2014, 11:21:53 AM
Somewhere in Arizona...

(http://i.imgur.com/C3xI1oD.png)

Or Nevada. Specifically, Rhyolite, NV near Beatty, NV. This is looking south toward the Amargosa Valley next to the former Rhyolite Bank (would be to the right). This was never a signed route.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PHLBOS on December 14, 2014, 04:08:55 PM
Early on in the 1981 movie Bustin' Loose; there are shots of I-95 at/at the Besty Ross & Bridge St. interchanges where one sees the 70s-vintage button-copy BGS' that have long since been replaced.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: theline on December 17, 2014, 06:39:22 PM
Here's a Fiat commercial full of signs from American communities that share their names with famous Italian cities:
Here's a link, which may work better for some: http://youtu.be/HA4qtKKrKzI (http://youtu.be/HA4qtKKrKzI)

I strongly suspect that many of the signs were fabricated for the ad, because one near the beginning reads "Rome, Indiana." There is no such city. They were probably thinking of Rome City, Indiana.
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2pqj3uv.png)

I'm guessing the "Rome" water tank might be from Rome, NY or Rome, GA. Anyone care to guess where the others are from, if they're not totally fabricated?
Title: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: gibranalnn on December 18, 2014, 09:13:42 PM
^ I dunno

But from Disney's BOLT movie...
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/18/3484de9f0bd8aff886ad1de60a6f2854.jpg)
^^ This one uses Lucida Grande (?), but that generic SR shield is correct with FHWA.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: briantroutman on December 19, 2014, 02:38:11 AM
This could go under a “worst signs” thread if it wasn’t a prop in a TV commercial. And it’s also on the wrong side of what appears to be a lesser two-lane highway.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7493/16028940826_9d0043d79c_o.png)

It’s a shame because another commercial in the same series catches a glimpse of this beautiful (albeit neutered) I-80 shield. This time it is on the right side of the road; it’s the truck that’s going the wrong way.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8580/15868962467_6c77f1deb7_o.png)

These came from an early ’70s series of commercials (http://bozell.com/work/old-home-bread/) for Old Home Bread, based in Sioux City, IA. Written and voiced by an Omaha ad exec named Bill Fries, the ads followed the saga of fictional truck driver C.W. McCall and his favorite truck stop waitress Mavis Davis. The commercials became so popular that Fries combined a few Old Home spots into a single titled “The Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin’ Cafe” and released it under the pseudonym “C.W. McCall”. The record was an unexpected hit, and several more followed—most notably the 1975 #1 record “Convoy”. Fries probably holds the record for most Interstate numbers mentioned in song lyrics.

In the Old Home ads, Fries did a good job of dropping obscure local geographical references that would resonate with audiences between Omaha and Sioux Falls—including I-80, I-29, Pisgah, Ute, and at one point, a band named “Roy McCoon from Fort Calhoun and his Nuclear Power Plant Boys”. (I had to look that one up.)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7580/16054224842_76b7642154_o.png)

The ads (same actors and scripts) were also adapted for Kern’s Bakery in Knoxville, with the lyrics changed and new obscure Knoxville-area references—towns like Pine Knot and Etowah—added. In one episode, A.J. (the name of the trucker in the Kerns version) and Mavis drive to Knoxville together, and they pass this also-neutered I-75 shield. Wrong side of the road again...

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8642/16052772241_59632ef3f8_o.png)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PHLBOS on December 19, 2014, 01:38:18 PM
Since somebody mentioned signs in commercial advertisements; when Ford launched its then-newly-downsized LTD (which would later become the Crown Victoria) for the 1979 model year; it used an Interstate shield to promote the Panther-platformed coupe/sedan/wagon as a New American Road Car in its still advertisements and brochures.

1979 Ford LTD brochure page 7 (http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Ford/1979_Ford/1979_Ford_LTD_Brochure/1979%20Ford%20LTD-07.html)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: gibranalnn on December 19, 2014, 06:26:59 PM
^ I dunno

But from Disney's BOLT movie...
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/18/3484de9f0bd8aff886ad1de60a6f2854.jpg)
^^ This one uses Lucida Grande (?), but that generic SR shield is correct with FHWA.
And please redesign.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: SteveG1988 on January 11, 2015, 08:34:59 AM
The Love Bug 1968

(http://i.imgur.com/GwXFB3Y.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/pHeHeV0.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/42VMxO0.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/NrYxu8Z.png)

And then the bad guys modify this sign to point the opposite directions

(http://i.imgur.com/RFK0E8C.png)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: SteveG1988 on January 11, 2015, 01:07:43 PM

What highways are featured in this video? It is filmed in Maryland
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: gibranalnn on January 11, 2015, 09:56:53 PM
The Love Bug 1968
(http://i.imgur.com/pHeHeV0.png)

3 lane arrows on a 2-lane slip road??? Wow!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: theline on January 12, 2015, 02:54:20 PM
I recently treated Mrs. theline to a movie night, and we saw the Golden Globe winner, Big Eyes. We enjoyed it thoroughly and, as an unrepentant road geek, I especially enjoyed checking out the roads from the '50s and '60s. I appreciated the lane markings in the early scenes, noticing that the center line on two-lane California roads was the proper (for the time) white, which changed from skipped to solid at the curves. Was it proper at that time that the center line on curves be a single, solid white line, rather than yellow or double-yellow?

I was appreciating that they actually went to the trouble to paint the lines the proper 1950s color, when it occurred to me that they may have actually just drawn the lines the right color in post-production. I'm not sure what the economics are for physically painting the lines vs. CGI. Any thoughts on that?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on January 13, 2015, 02:29:12 AM
The Love Bug 1968
(http://i.imgur.com/pHeHeV0.png)

3 lane arrows on a 2-lane slip road??? Wow!

That looks like the 1968 equivalent of photoshopped.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: gibranalnn on January 17, 2015, 04:06:13 AM
Total Recall 2012
I saw some British-ey road signs (cos some do not comply to The TSRGD).

And at the same movie I saw the road system at the UFB (present time UK) was different than what we know now: Primary A roads, non primary A and B roads still original but no motorways.

The UK (the UFB on this movie) even uses Interstate highways in the future, replacing motorways???


And
(http://s23.postimg.org/9jry1sk9n/Total_recall_2012_UFB_I_19_exit.png)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PHLBOS on January 19, 2015, 01:39:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/pHeHeV0.png)
What's McGarrett's car doing on the mainland lol.   :sombrero:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: KG909 on January 19, 2015, 11:48:40 PM
Some music video:
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/19/7a2186f09f85a59c39030832555544eb.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Brandon on January 20, 2015, 01:42:57 PM
^^ That sign looks authentic.  I wonder where in NW Indiana or Chicago it is.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman on January 20, 2015, 04:53:12 PM
Was it proper at that time that the center line on curves be a single, solid white line, rather than yellow or double-yellow?
Yes.  The first mention of yellow solid center lines for no-passing zones was in the 1961 MUTCD.  However, depending on the part of the country, actual 'in the field' transition from white to yellow often took several years to accomplish.  As an example, consider 1963's It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.  Most of the rural scenes, which were shot in Northern California, had white solid and/or dashed center lines.  Most of the urban scenes, which were shot in LA and San Diego, had double yellow solid center lines.

Even after adoption of the 1971 MUTCD, which called for yellow for solid and dashed center lines, it was not uncommon to see white center lines in movies and TV shows.  Many of the exterior "going to the gig" shots of the Partridge Family bus in the first season episodes show single solid white center lines.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: OCGuy81 on January 23, 2015, 10:40:58 AM
Not sure if it's been mentioned on here yet, but there is a scene in Wayne's World where Russell swerves off the freeway and knocks over an Interstate 88 reassurance sign (en route to Aurora, which would make it accurate).

Sadly, I couldn't find a picture of that scene.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: freebrickproductions on January 23, 2015, 11:38:29 AM
I've merged gibranalnn's topic with this one, while updating the title to be a broader topic (with Alex's permission, of course). Also, the Road Related Illustrations board is primarily for hand-drawn or computer-generated images of roads, signs, etc.
We should merge this thread (http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=14094.0) into this thread as well then.

I remembered another topic like this, but my searches were coming up empty. Merged!
This thread (http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=10660.0) could probably be merged in with this thread as well.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman65 on January 23, 2015, 12:06:37 PM
Was it proper at that time that the center line on curves be a single, solid white line, rather than yellow or double-yellow?
Yes.  The first mention of yellow solid center lines for no-passing zones was in the 1961 MUTCD.  However, depending on the part of the country, actual 'in the field' transition from white to yellow often took several years to accomplish.  As an example, consider 1963's It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.  Most of the rural scenes, which were shot in Northern California, had white solid and/or dashed center lines.  Most of the urban scenes, which were shot in LA and San Diego, had double yellow solid center lines.

Even after adoption of the 1971 MUTCD, which called for yellow for solid and dashed center lines, it was not uncommon to see white center lines in movies and TV shows.  Many of the exterior "going to the gig" shots of the Partridge Family bus in the first season episodes show single solid white center lines.
Weren't park roads allowed to continued use of the white center line after the MUTCD changed the ruling as I remember Skyline Drive in Virginia using a white center line back in the 70's?  Also Union County, NJ was using it to stripe some roads inside the Watchung Reservation as late as 1974.  Watchung Reservation is a park despite its name.  Remember that was the holdup of I-78 getting completed from Berkley Heights, NJ to Springfield, NJ was that very same county park.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: KG909 on February 14, 2015, 12:27:27 AM
Family Guy: Season 11 I think Ep 22:
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/13/d48c0fd8906c89e065fe02b642e4a9c7.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/13/5073da8882f70a81ce1c018f435a2e1f.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: KG909 on February 14, 2015, 10:43:16 PM
Road Trip: Beer Pong
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/14/e4e07e9bd3bb3a595a4f089d9b83a0e2.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: capt.ron on February 18, 2015, 12:14:37 AM
Track of the Moon Beast, a b-movie made in the early-mid 1970's in New Mexico, features a cameo appearance by US 66! (fast forward to 8:27)
The particular section of 66 has a raised yellow curb down the stretch shown.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: ce929wax on February 20, 2015, 01:59:01 AM
I saw an episode of Emergency today that had a white on black speed limit sign.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: DevalDragon on February 20, 2015, 03:04:29 AM
I have seen that sign; it is in Gary. I believe off Broadway, but I'll have to check my notes to be sure.

^^ That sign looks authentic.  I wonder where in NW Indiana or Chicago it is.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on February 20, 2015, 04:22:03 PM
I saw an episode of Emergency today that had a white on black speed limit sign.

Emergency and CHiPs have a lot of great old signs. Especially CHiPs.



 
Just randomly turned on HGTV and found an episode of House Hunters with a Cincinnati couple who have a 36 inch OH state route 50 shield hanging in their basement.  Apparently this episode was new "today" (19 Feb 2015).  Sorry I don't tell like taking a picture of my TV set at the moment.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: thenetwork on February 20, 2015, 06:27:32 PM
Don't forget Adam-12 and Dragnet, when they are doing shots on the streets of LA.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: KEK Inc. on February 21, 2015, 04:26:49 AM
There is a road scene filmed in a scene of Harold & Maude when they chat with a police officer. I wondered it was filmed on which road?


Necroquote, and I don't care if you were sarcastic with that question, but for those who don't know, it's the former Dumbarton Bridge (CA-84).  Much of that movie was filmed (and set) in the Bay Area, and there's a few more highway scenes. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: texaskdog on March 04, 2015, 08:08:31 AM
I didn't read back through all of the pages but when Sally Field was taking off her wedding dress in Smokey and the Bandit you can see the Georgia state highway sign (when they are supposed to be in Arkansas)

21 Jump Street was filmed in New Orleans.  Funny in the big chase scene they filmed it on the LEFT bridge so you couldn't see the highway signs but it's very obvious they are on the bridge going the wrong way (along with the rest of the traffic).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: HistoricTeacher on April 16, 2015, 11:19:27 PM
There are roadsigns in Sonic Adventure 2, and Sonic Generations.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on April 16, 2015, 11:58:11 PM
Here's an off-color One Way sign in "Big Eyes."

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_807229-Hudson-1951.html

BTW, anybody know which model that Hudson is?

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman on April 17, 2015, 11:46:49 AM
21 Jump Street was filmed in New Orleans.  Funny in the big chase scene they filmed it on the LEFT bridge so you couldn't see the highway signs but it's very obvious they are on the bridge going the wrong way (along with the rest of the traffic).

The big freeway chase scene in To Live and Die in LA was similarly filmed "wrong way" on a closed freeway.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: tcorlandoinsavannah on April 18, 2015, 12:01:36 AM
The opening scene of "Lethal Weapon 3" used downtown Orlando as a Doppelganger for some part of L.A.  The producers incorporated the demolition of the old Orlando City Hall building into the movie.  The street scenes were filmed on the then SR 527 (Orange Ave.).  If you look very closely right after Riggs and Murtaugh decide to enter the building, you can see an illuminated overhead sign at the South St. intersection in the background.  Here's what the area looks like today (As of the latest GSV, anyway.  Apparently, they recently tore down the circular building on the east side of Orange Ave. :(  ):
LethalWeapon3 (https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=28.537665,-81.378688&spn=0.003271,0.005681&t=m&z=18&layer=c&cbll=28.537495,-81.378685&panoid=PSrEDMb_jZo8lRvzCEhaPg&cbp=12,301.17,,0,1.61)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on April 21, 2015, 05:14:34 PM
A customized Stop Sign on the front end of a Pontiac in the 1949 movie "Border Incident."
http://www.imcdb.org/movie_41198-Border-Incident.html


(http://pics.imcdb.org/17160/mann49borderi115.jpg)

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: gibranalnn on May 01, 2015, 03:46:35 AM
Yet even more British-looking road signs in Total Recall (2012)

(http://s6.postimg.org/h7odefidt/Total_recall_2012_UFB_I_19_exit_2.png)

(http://s6.postimg.org/kfsurh4nl/Total_recall_2012_UFB_I_19_exit_3.png)

(http://s6.postimg.org/ur57k4wcx/Total_recall_2012_UFB_I_19_exit_6.png)

(http://s6.postimg.org/jg2jvrpht/Total_recall_2012_UFB_I_19_exit_7.png)
^ Again, from the B carriageway, my fav roadsigns on the movie :)

(http://s6.postimg.org/w8qnvp13l/Total_recall_2012_UFB_I_19_exit_8.png)

(http://s6.postimg.org/bd8yy6ua9/Total_recall_2012_UFB_I_19_exit_9.png)

(http://s6.postimg.org/uwdk7jt1t/Total_recall_2012_UFB_I_19_exit_10.png)

(http://s6.postimg.org/ld3ve35jl/Total_recall_2012_UFB_I_19_exit_11a_VMS_BEWARE.png)

(http://s6.postimg.org/b4be89hht/Total_recall_2012_UFB_I_19_exit_12.png)

(http://s6.postimg.org/o9qwedbd9/Total_recall_2012_UFB_I_19_exit_13.png)

The roadsigns below showed up at the same scene, at the same time!
(http://s6.postimg.org/n8qnp8udt/Total_recall_2012_UFB_I_19_exit_14.png)

(http://s6.postimg.org/fijvk3s29/Total_recall_2012_UFB_I_19_exit_15.png)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: The Nature Boy on May 10, 2015, 09:46:44 PM
I am watching "Funny Farm," which was filmed in Windsor County, Vermont, and I just spotted a Vermont Route 44 shield.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: route17fan on May 11, 2015, 11:06:40 AM
I am watching "Funny Farm," which was filmed in Windsor County, Vermont, and I just spotted a Vermont Route 44 shield.


I went looking for that shield when I was living in that part of the country and was unable to find it.  :-/
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: The Nature Boy on May 12, 2015, 12:11:18 AM
I am watching "Funny Farm," which was filmed in Windsor County, Vermont, and I just spotted a Vermont Route 44 shield.


I went looking for that shield when I was living in that part of the country and was unable to find it.  :-/

You're not going to find it any more, at least in the way it looks in the film. Vermont has adopted a different state route shield in the years since the film was released.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on May 12, 2015, 09:04:29 AM
Dig the stop sign in this old driver's ed movie:

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_784634-Pontiac-Star-Chief-Custom-Safari-1955.html

Better yet, here's the whole thing.



Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: spooky on May 12, 2015, 10:08:08 AM
My wife simply rolled her eyes when I criticized the historical accuracy of the signs shown in Don's drive west on a recent episode of Mad Men. sorry, no screenshot.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mwb1848 on May 12, 2015, 01:03:48 PM
Here's a fictionalized US 54 sign from the trailer to the movie "The Counselor."

The movie featured many real-life landmarks from the El Paso-Juarez area. This sign, however, ain't one of 'em.

(http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac274/martinbartlett/US%2054%20Juarez_zpszdbbzfjd.jpg) (http://s907.photobucket.com/user/martinbartlett/media/US%2054%20Juarez_zpszdbbzfjd.jpg.html)

US-54 also makes a similar appearance in Brokeback Mountain -- a ground-mounted shield with a sign showing mileage to the border. I haven't been able to find a screenshot, though.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on May 13, 2015, 03:01:45 PM
This is interesting; It's from the Law & Order; Special Victims Unit episode "Possessed."
(http://i.imgur.com/rUFYA9R.jpg)
Detective Benson is showing a copy of a self-published book on how a pervert (played by David Patrick Kelly) successfully kidnapped a little girl and used her in a series of kiddie porn videos in the 1990's. The cover has fake road signs, but the content is all text, and the bad guy of the week is going to try to say it's fiction and protected by the First Amendment.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: gibranalnn on May 14, 2015, 10:44:14 PM
Here's a fictionalized US 54 sign from the trailer to the movie "The Counselor."
(http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac274/martinbartlett/US%2054%20Juarez_zpszdbbzfjd.jpg) (http://s907.photobucket.com/user/martinbartlett/media/US%2054%20Juarez_zpszdbbzfjd.jpg.html)

Reasons this sign is fictional:
1. The MUTCD DOES NOT regulate this kind of exit sign.
2. The roadsign is signed in Frutiger.
3. Except in TX, US 54 is a conventional highway. NOT a freeway or expressway!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Takumi on May 15, 2015, 06:25:25 PM
A bunch of fast-moving time-lapse shots in various cities are shown in this music video, including many barely-visible signs. The most visible ones (from Los Angeles, I believe) appear around the 3:25 mark.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mwb1848 on May 16, 2015, 02:19:41 PM
Reasons this sign is fictional:
1. The MUTCD DOES NOT regulate this kind of exit sign.
2. The roadsign is signed in Frutiger.
3. US 54 is a conventional highway. NOT a freeway or expressway!
US-54 is a freeway in Texas.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman65 on May 18, 2015, 03:04:49 AM
I believe in all the Walker Texas Ranger episodes always used the Jefferson Viaduct in Dallas to film many chase scenes and shootouts.  You would always see Walker and his pick up have a shootout with another vehicle on a long viaduct in many episodes, where they would make the scene seem endless using the Flintstones effect.

The Flintstones effect is where something small on the outside that appears much bigger on the inside using the classic cartoon as precedent.  In many scenes crossing that particular bridge, the amount of time for the vehicles to cross it in the show was longer than the actual time it takes in real life to accomplish. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: gibranalnn on May 18, 2015, 03:30:49 AM
Reasons this sign is fictional:
3. US 54 is a conventional highway. NOT a freeway or expressway!
US-54 is a freeway in Texas.

I just know that from you bro! I don't know that freeways could be a single-carriageway road!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: gibranalnn on May 21, 2015, 09:19:54 AM
The Day The Earth Stood Still 2008
Dedicated to @SignGeek101 and @myosh_tino

(http://s17.postimg.org/r46hsiy9r/wp_ss_20150521_0005.png)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: J N Winkler on May 21, 2015, 11:55:54 AM
I don't have the exact episode number or time reference, but in the second season of The Wire there is a scene where two Baltimore police detectives are returning from Philadelphia via I-95.  Their car is shown passing a two-line distance sign.  For purposes of filming, the producers had a fake of the real sign (generic sans-serif fonts instead of the actual Series E Modified) placed immediately adjacent to the shoulder edge, so it could be shown fully in the frame with the detectives' unmarked vehicle, but the left edge of the real sign--at the standard distance to keep the supports out of the clear zone--can be seen at the right edge of the frame.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: SteveG1988 on May 22, 2015, 08:07:01 AM
Blues Brothers 2000

(http://pics.imcdb.org/16833/kentucky.jpg)

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: tdindy88 on May 22, 2015, 08:24:05 AM
That's not the Bob Cummings-Lincoln Trail Bridge.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: The Nature Boy on May 22, 2015, 08:41:16 AM
And how would a northbound Indiana road be heading TOWARDS the Ohio River?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: tdindy88 on May 22, 2015, 08:54:14 AM
Strange as it may sound, I'm think there IS a SR 237 sign approaching the real bridge heading roughly north on the Kentucky side of the river, as the state owns the bridge. I think it says "Begin" however instead of north, likewise I think there's an end sign again on the Kentucky side. Alas, it really isn't flat at all in that area as depicted in the picture. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman on May 22, 2015, 09:05:19 AM
I believe in all the Walker Texas Ranger episodes always used the Jefferson Viaduct in Dallas to film many chase scenes and shootouts.  You would always see Walker and his pick up have a shootout with another vehicle on a long viaduct in many episodes, where they would make the scene seem endless using the Flintstones effect.

The Flintstones effect is where something small on the outside that appears much bigger on the inside using the classic cartoon as precedent.  In many scenes crossing that particular bridge, the amount of time for the vehicles to cross it in the show was longer than the actual time it takes in real life to accomplish. 
AKA the Hanna-Barbara effect, in which a short segment of background (be it outside scenery or an indoor hallway) is repeated over and over to give the illusion of much greater distances.  The use of this effect by H-B became a staple in thier cartoons, and actually predates the Flintstones, as variations of it appear in some early Tom and Jerry cartoons.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mapman1071 on May 23, 2015, 04:02:30 PM
Strange as it may sound, I'm think there IS a SR 237 sign approaching the real bridge heading roughly north on the Kentucky side of the river, as the state owns the bridge. I think it says "Begin" however instead of north, likewise I think there's an end sign again on the Kentucky side. Alas, it really isn't flat at all in that area as depicted in the picture. 
Most of Blues Brothers 2000 was filmed in and around Toronto, ON. Just a few scenes were filmed in Chicago and in Louisiana
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: gibranalnn on May 28, 2015, 07:14:04 PM
Caltrans road sign, San Andreas teaser trailer
I think this is a Caltrans sign because all the scenes were filmed at California. Features gas and food legend signs at the left pole.
(http://s21.postimg.org/8inw8xel3/wp_ss_20150529_0001.png)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: iBallasticwolf2 on May 28, 2015, 08:54:38 PM
Dig the stop sign in this old driver's ed movie:

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_784634-Pontiac-Star-Chief-Custom-Safari-1955.html

Better yet, here's the whole thing.


At 3:19 in the first part of the video you can see a US 91 shield.
Also throughout the video you see a white center line.

Also this was obviosuly filmed in California
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: KG909 on June 14, 2015, 12:55:03 PM
0:39
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: route17fan on July 11, 2015, 06:24:07 PM
Okay New York City folks, I seem to remember (vaguely) a movie that featured old style black on white NY City signs - oops, never mind, I found it - Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989) starring Jennifer Jason Leigh - old style sign used for cover art.  :)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: ARMOURERERIC on July 11, 2015, 08:43:40 PM
A lot of Pittsburgh's roadways can be seen in the opening sequence of Striking Distance.
Sorry, this is the first time I actually posted to this thread.  As a native Pittsburgher I found the chase scene annoying because of how non linear it was.  Coming out of the Liberty tubes into Troy Hill.  However, the chase scene in Jack Reacher was actually correct and linear and hence enjoyable.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: gibranalnn on July 18, 2015, 08:30:36 AM
Pixels trailer (perhaps the movie had been released in your area, but the movie isn't released yet in Indonesia where I live). Also, is the shield below the BGS a County Route shield?
(http://s30.postimg.org/482uu0mld/wp_ss_20150718_0003.png)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Eth on July 18, 2015, 01:16:42 PM
That is a Guam route marker (Street View example here (https://www.google.com/maps/@13.52135,144.815905,3a,37.5y,262.77h,89.66t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1ssUPCn5YKKfYV-bl3IVUEdQ!2e0!3e5!7i13312!8i6656)). And route 1 does in fact go to Andersen AFB, so bonus accuracy points there.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: gibranalnn on July 21, 2015, 09:21:57 PM
More roadsigns in Cars

(http://s24.postimg.org/z95y9vt85/wp_ss_20150722_0002.png) (http://postimage.org/)
^ This came from the end-credits. Except the I-40 shield and EXIT sign (which is in the pic too,) THE MUTCD DOES NOT REGULATE A BGS LAYOUT LIKE THAT!!!

(http://s27.postimg.org/f1k3o1of7/wp_ss_20150722_0004.png) (http://postimage.org/)

(http://s27.postimg.org/9ov99x0ir/wp_ss_20150722_0005.png) (http://postimage.org/)
^ Notice the 25
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: theFXexpert on July 22, 2015, 02:31:58 PM
More roadsigns in Cars

(http://s24.postimg.org/z95y9vt85/wp_ss_20150722_0002.png) (http://postimage.org/)
^ This came from the end-credits. Except the I-60 shield and EXIT sign (which is in the pic too,) THE MUTCD DOES NOT REGULATE A BGS LAYOUT LIKE THAT!!!
You mean I-40.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PurdueBill on July 23, 2015, 12:03:02 AM
More roadsigns in Cars

(http://s24.postimg.org/z95y9vt85/wp_ss_20150722_0002.png) (http://postimage.org/)
^ This came from the end-credits. Except the I-60 shield and EXIT sign (which is in the pic too,) THE MUTCD DOES NOT REGULATE A BGS LAYOUT LIKE THAT!!!
You mean I-40.

It's not so bad--there are downward arrow signs out there like that in real life (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Methuen,+MA/@42.733321,-71.205383,3a,66.8y,171.47h,90.47t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sh9o12d91NFtPwbuwbw25ZQ!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x89e30762ba69c04d:0x34a0850e40715475).  (Bonus points to MassDOT for a gantry mixing MA 213's exit numbers with I-93's exit numbers, fwiw.)  The Cars example still looks a lot better than half of what Oklahoma cooks up.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: gibranalnn on July 23, 2015, 05:06:15 AM
More roadsigns in Cars

(http://s24.postimg.org/z95y9vt85/wp_ss_20150722_0002.png) (http://postimage.org/)
^ This came from the end-credits. Except the I-60 shield and EXIT sign (which is in the pic too,) THE MUTCD DOES NOT REGULATE A BGS LAYOUT LIKE THAT!!!

It's not so bad--there are downward arrow signs out there like that in real life (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Methuen,+MA/@42.733321,-71.205383,3a,66.8y,171.47h,90.47t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sh9o12d91NFtPwbuwbw25ZQ!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x89e30762ba69c04d:0x34a0850e40715475).  (Bonus points to MassDOT for a gantry mixing MA 213's exit numbers with I-93's exit numbers, fwiw.)  The Cars example still looks a lot better than half of what Oklahoma cooks up.

But look! The downward arrows are placed at the side of the control city. This is NOT regulated in the MUTCD afaik.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PurdueBill on July 23, 2015, 11:07:15 AM
Massachusetts, like some other states, has had amendments to the MUTCD and it's been Mass style to use those downward arrows, even on pull-throughs.  Anyway, unless the sign is brand-new, it may have been up to spec in a previous MUTCD in the Cars universe.

They still did way better in Cars with attention to detail on signs than many movies have.  The crap lack of detail or outright disregard for being close to reality in many signs in movies is amazing.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman on July 23, 2015, 02:22:39 PM
Quote
(Bonus points to MassDOT for a gantry mixing MA 213's exit numbers with I-93's exit numbers, fwiw.)

That gantry is the result of having the exit ramp from I-93 south to 213 west overlap the exit ramp from 213 east to I-93 south.  It's called trying to compensate for poor roadway design with good signing.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on July 23, 2015, 02:40:19 PM
But look! The downward arrows are placed at the side of the control city. This is NOT regulated in the MUTCD afaik.

In Ohio, that would be typical arrow placement for an overhead exit direction sign at a simple one-lane exit with no lane drop.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: SteveG1988 on July 24, 2015, 10:20:51 AM
A classic find.

1967's The Heat Of The Night

Filmed 95% in Illinois due to the fact that the lead actor, Sidney Portier, had a run in with the KKK when in the south with Harry Belafonte, only filming in the south was for a cotton field. And even then in Dyersburg TN he got threats.

They filmed in and around Sparta IL, with the Chester Bridge doubling for the much bigger Helena Bridge. Fictional route AR49 was put onto it. They changed the town name in the movie to Sparta MS, but a fictional one set on the river.so they would not have to change a ton of signs out.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PurdueBill on July 24, 2015, 10:36:23 AM
Quote
(Bonus points to MassDOT for a gantry mixing MA 213's exit numbers with I-93's exit numbers, fwiw.)

That gantry is the result of having the exit ramp from I-93 south to 213 west overlap the exit ramp from 213 east to I-93 south.  It's called trying to compensate for poor roadway design with good signing.

Indeed. The design there is insane.  I actually love the signs--I wasn't being sarcastic.  It isn't often that you see the exit numbers mixed from two roads, so it's a bonus.

But look! The downward arrows are placed at the side of the control city. This is NOT regulated in the MUTCD afaik.

In Ohio, that would be typical arrow placement for an overhead exit direction sign at a simple one-lane exit with no lane drop.

I think the objection is the downward vs. upward arrow--although I don't see too much problem.  My hazy recollection is that downward arrows might even be allowed on gore signs if they are posted very high above the ramp.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: machias on August 05, 2015, 12:43:15 PM
As found on an episode of "Wonder Woman" taking place in Pennsylvania.  I think this is suppose to represent the Pennsylvania Turnpike, but it was on the wrong side of the road and the road was only one lane and wasn't paved.

(http://198.199.70.145/shared/IMG_0165.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Rothman on August 05, 2015, 12:54:15 PM
Just watched Vertigo again.  I'm surprised by how few street signs are in it, although there are a couple of vintage one way signs visible in the movie.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Brandon on August 05, 2015, 03:50:44 PM
But look! The downward arrows are placed at the side of the control city. This is NOT regulated in the MUTCD afaik.

Check out some of the older photographs of California signage.  The downward pointing arrow is very common.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: route17fan on August 28, 2015, 06:19:01 PM
Directions to the BQE? From Bill Murray and Geena Davis in "Quick Change"

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: noelbotevera on August 28, 2015, 06:28:59 PM
Directions to the BQE? From Bill Murray and Geena Davis in "Quick Change"

Hello there RIDOT signs.... :verymad:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: route17fan on September 04, 2015, 08:21:33 AM
Directions to the BQE? From Bill Murray and Geena Davis in "Quick Change"

Hello there RIDOT signs.... :verymad:

The I-278 shield is a cutout. I have searched this clip over and over and am not seeing the RIDOT connection.  :confused:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: SteveG1988 on September 04, 2015, 10:07:40 AM
As found on an episode of "Wonder Woman" taking place in Pennsylvania.  I think this is suppose to represent the Pennsylvania Turnpike, but it was on the wrong side of the road and the road was only one lane and wasn't paved.

(http://198.199.70.145/shared/IMG_0165.jpg)

I give points on that one to accuracy on there being a 4 lane "interstate" with Penna Route 9, the Northeast Extension. The only clue i would have is they were implying that it was unfinished.


Here's one i found from a 1991 comedy called Delerious, i found the VHS of it at a thrift shop and I was watching what I could have John Candy since I find him hilarious. Soap opera writer ends up in the world he created, and can alter it via his type writer, I don't like soap operas, but the concept is neat. He is leaving NYC and this is the footage we get.

(http://i.imgur.com/xDawGyU.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/4aOF4zE.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/GpfGjQD.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/V4uousN.png)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Rothman on September 04, 2015, 11:16:44 AM
I'm surprised no one's brought up Adventures in Babysitting (insofar as I can tell).  The flat tire scene near the beginning is supposedly along the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/I-94) and the race home certainly has Chicago BGSes in it (although there is one quick "CGI'd" shot of cars zooming in and out of Chicago -- essentially a made-up location).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on September 08, 2015, 11:40:19 AM
(http://vidthekid.info/imghost/espn-road.jpeg)

This road, which seems to have Ohio on one side and Virginia on the other, appears to allow eastbound passing, but not westbound, as far as can be seen.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Bruce on September 12, 2015, 01:12:58 PM
Harry and the Hendersons (1987) replaced the SR 522 exit on I-5's express lanes with SR 410:

(http://i.imgur.com/asu1jQK.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: gibranalnn on September 22, 2015, 08:20:38 PM
WALL•E

Notice the warning signs
(http://s4.postimg.org/r8ey00a8t/wp_ss_20150905_0028.png) (http://postimage.org/)

Also... You can see a derelict BGS
(http://s4.postimg.org/8hd0pufod/wp_ss_20150905_0030.png) (http://postimage.org/)

(http://s4.postimg.org/rvdupj74t/wp_ss_20150905_0031.png) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: TravelingBethelite on September 23, 2015, 08:48:49 PM
https://youtu.be/1QI55qRf6zw?t=1m14s (https://youtu.be/1QI55qRf6zw?t=1m14s)
Some classic Atlanta-area signs circa 1985, on The Weather Channel.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman65 on September 23, 2015, 09:15:12 PM
I just seen a sinus add commercial with a knock off California cut out US 101 shield on a road made to look like a truck traveling the west coast highway.  The funny thing is the shield was on the wrong side of the road.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: route17fan on September 23, 2015, 09:23:05 PM
The movie "Midnight Run" with Robert DeNiro and Charles Grodin *(classic movie by the way)* had a scene that had a button copy sign reading

 Kennedy Airport

USE  678  SOUTH

Trying to get a link or photo for the scene to post.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: route17fan on September 25, 2015, 05:52:47 AM
Also, Bruce Willis' "Die Hard with a Vengeance" has scenes along the Saw Mill Parkway and Harlem River Dr (around exits 21-23) - again trying to find a link.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: route17fan on October 25, 2015, 10:27:06 PM

The opening credits of "Trading Places" with Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd feature some classic signage on I-95 and I-76-676 in Philadelphia. :)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Kniwt on October 31, 2015, 10:20:03 PM
Tonight's episode of Doctor Who. Not so sure about that wonky two-lane "interstate," but they got the exit number and the route correct.

(http://i.imgur.com/xYNADlj.jpg)

The sign is surprisingly faithful!
(http://i.imgur.com/frTeEdr.png)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vegas1962 on November 01, 2015, 01:21:29 AM
Recently I saw the 1984 movie "Starman" with Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen; there is a scene late in the movie when the two main characters are in Las Vegas and need to get to Winslow, AZ where the alien "Starman" is to meet his spacecraft and return home.  They need a car to get there; Starman magically hits a jackpot on a slot machine at the Horseshoe and they immediately go and buy a Cadillac.  The car sales lot is on the northeast corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Fremont St. in downtown Las Vegas.  They leave the lot by turning right onto westbound Fremont St. and immediately cross Las Vegas Blvd. (the street names are clearly visible on the backlit pole-mounted street name signs at the intersection; also, THIS IS GOING THE WRONG WAY FROM WINSLOW, but I digress).  And noticeable in the background, just as the car begins to pull out of the sales lot, over the roof of the car one can clearly see a "NORTH US-93" reassurance marker mounted on a light pole on NB Las Vegas Blvd.  I-515 was under construction in 1984, so this scene was filmed when US-93 still existed on its original routing of Boulder Hwy-Fremont St.-LV Blvd. prior to its (present) concurrent routing with I-515.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on November 02, 2015, 10:56:27 PM
Tonight's episode of Doctor Who. Not so sure about that wonky two-lane "interstate," but they got the exit number and the route correct.

(http://i.imgur.com/xYNADlj.jpg)

The sign is surprisingly faithful!
(http://i.imgur.com/frTeEdr.png)

They got it close enough that, having seen that sign for about a second on-screen, I thought it was authentic.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Kniwt on December 06, 2015, 11:55:43 AM
Another one from Doctor Who, although this one is a little less authentic. It's supposedly in "Nevada U.S.A."

(http://i.imgur.com/CTX2Tqb.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Big John on December 06, 2015, 12:11:07 PM
Nissan driving to the stadium ad.  Stadium at the end is in Nashville TN, and the mast arm assembly at the :05 mark is in Canada.

http://www.ispot.tv/ad/AApI/2015-nissan-altima-drive-to-the-game-song-by-bruno-mars
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: WNYroadgeek on December 10, 2015, 08:08:41 PM

The first trailer for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" was released yesterday, which includes scenes shot on NY 33 in Buffalo. Signage for the NY 198 interchange (https://goo.gl/maps/VBvEJgZ4oQo) and E. Utica St. overpass (https://goo.gl/maps/ghkrHJhez6Q2) can both be seen.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on December 15, 2015, 08:19:54 PM
See if you recognize the road scenes from this music video.
I spotted a brief glimpse of the New Jersey Turnpike in at least one scene.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on December 21, 2015, 11:12:59 AM
There's a scene from the 2013 movie "Standing Up (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1905042/combined)," that contains a scene where the two main characters nearly collide into an old barricade at a dead end road where a Stop sign is above the barricade, and an "End" sign is mounted on it.

(http://pics.imcdb.org/569/standingup1970sjeepwagoneerlogo-1.jpg)
(http://pics.imcdb.org/569/standingup1970sjeepwagoneerlogo-2.jpg)

It's another one of those things that makes me wonder how common the use of "End" signs are in other parts of the country.


Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: FrCorySticha on December 21, 2015, 06:07:09 PM
I've started watching the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. In the first episode, Al Capone is driving back to Chicago with stolen whiskey, and passes this sign:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/769/23268998373_8a0509b1ca_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BscGx8)Lincoln Highway sign on Boardwalk Empire (https://flic.kr/p/BscGx8)

I'm guessing it would have been somewhere in Indiana, if such a sign actually existed.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jbnati27 on December 21, 2015, 07:21:13 PM
In this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKyY8zfjBMQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKyY8zfjBMQ)

US431 makes an appearance at 0:26. The exact same US431 marker appears here on GSV:
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.8600251,-86.8469846,3a,15y,215.95h,84.89t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sf9U-xrg3TuakANJ2eI-vQA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.8600251,-86.8469846,3a,15y,215.95h,84.89t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sf9U-xrg3TuakANJ2eI-vQA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)

The word South and the bottom of the sign are scuffed in the exact same places as in the video.

Tennessee State Route 248 then makes an appearance at 2:15 in the video. The corresponding GSV for this can be found at:
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.8341199,-86.8805551,3a,20.6y,31.98h,78.45t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sZy9sJzlOL0oSqrnA9t7pvg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DZy9sJzlOL0oSqrnA9t7pvg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D135.95822%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656 (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.8341199,-86.8805551,3a,20.6y,31.98h,78.45t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sZy9sJzlOL0oSqrnA9t7pvg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DZy9sJzlOL0oSqrnA9t7pvg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D135.95822%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656)

This sign also has the same blemishes as the one in the video.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PurdueBill on January 11, 2016, 09:57:39 PM
I've started watching the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. In the first episode, Al Capone is driving back to Chicago with stolen whiskey, and passes this sign:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/769/23268998373_8a0509b1ca_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BscGx8)Lincoln Highway sign on Boardwalk Empire (https://flic.kr/p/BscGx8)

I'm guessing it would have been somewhere in Indiana, if such a sign actually existed.

Location could be in Ohio, depending on the exact routing of the Lincoln Highway at the time.  Indiana is only about 150 miles wide east to west.

A favorite distance sign of mine with three destinations in three different states (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8735126,-84.3688223,3a,15y,286.64h,85.35t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOuOQuTf6nzEWAqRCd6fMbA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1) on modern US 30 near Delphos, Ohio shows 206 miles to Chicago.  The historic Lincoln Highway routing runs roughly parallel, overlapping in places and a little further away in others.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: The Nature Boy on January 11, 2016, 10:01:40 PM
Do license plates qualify here?

I was recently watching a film that was made in Vermont but set in Kentucky. There were Vermont plates visible in a couple of scenes (including one where the lead character leaves her small town to go to New York). Just seemed incredibly lazy to not just get some prop Kentucky plates for the scenes where the lead character is hanging around her personal car.

It wouldn't have been as bad if the Vermont plate didn't look like this:

(http://www.netstate.com/states/links/images/vt_license_plate.jpg)

And thus REALLY REALLY difficult to just hide.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: thenetwork on January 11, 2016, 11:27:41 PM
I have been binge watching the TV show "Crime Story" -- A crime drama from 1986 that was set in 1963's Chicago (and later Las Vegas).

In one of the earliest scenes, there is a dramatic car chase which starts near The Loop.  The chase then moves onto the Kennedy (I-90/94).  They were able to do scenes on the Expressway as that was around the time that the Kennedy was undergoing a complete rebuild, at least in one direction, which is why they could do the scene there..  I'm not sure exactly where the scenes took place, but I'm sure someone here can ID the exact local(es). The scene starts a few ticks after the 5-minute mark:   

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mrsman on February 09, 2016, 09:47:53 PM
As a native Angeleno, I love being able to spot scenes from L.A. in movies and tv shows and commercials, and being able to identify them.

This superbowl commercial (0:25)   http://screenrant.com/hulk-vs-ant-man-coke-mini-super-bowl-commercial/

was shot at the corner of Hope and Wilshire in Downtown LA:

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0486756,-118.2570648,3a,75y,352.42h,88.93t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sSQHbbP7ES2jHF7seuF6Uag!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1

For some reason, the commercial people decided to rename Hope st to Stokes St.


(The Athletix gym around the corner shown in the commercial gave it away)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: WillWeaverRVA on February 10, 2016, 03:16:17 PM
There's a scene from the 2013 movie "Standing Up (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1905042/combined)," that contains a scene where the two main characters nearly collide into an old barricade at a dead end road where a Stop sign is above the barricade, and an "End" sign is mounted on it.

(http://pics.imcdb.org/569/standingup1970sjeepwagoneerlogo-1.jpg)
(http://pics.imcdb.org/569/standingup1970sjeepwagoneerlogo-2.jpg)

It's another one of those things that makes me wonder how common the use of "End" signs are in other parts of the country.


I've seen a few in California. Here's one in Fresno. (https://www.google.com/maps/@36.8439139,-119.9268001,3a,37.5y,305.6h,83.91t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sh6D9hRn4GwOBePHfUEzywg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3Dh6D9hRn4GwOBePHfUEzywg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D47.1266%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman on February 10, 2016, 04:56:23 PM
Tonight's episode of Doctor Who. Not so sure about that wonky two-lane "interstate," but they got the exit number and the route correct.

(http://i.imgur.com/xYNADlj.jpg)

One of the police chase scenes in the 1974 movie The Gumball Rally (IMO, still the best movie of the 'cross country road race' genre) was shot on a two-lane road signed as "I-80" in the Rhode Island fashion (proper shields, but with an 'I-80' numeral) :pan:.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Joe The Dragon on February 11, 2016, 11:50:05 AM
from the super bowl


Amstutz Expressway at 0:46
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: StogieGuy7 on February 13, 2016, 06:07:51 PM
Has anyone mentioned the opening theme to The Rockford Files?  Lots of LA area freeway scenes from the early 1970s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg1Cx26-928 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg1Cx26-928)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Pete from Boston on February 13, 2016, 07:19:40 PM

Has anyone mentioned the opening theme to The Rockford Files?  Lots of LA area freeway scenes from the early 1970s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg1Cx26-928 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg1Cx26-928)

I never pay attention to anything but that sweet, sweet Pontiac and my favorite TV music there is.  I'll have to take it in a little more in depth.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: freebrickproductions on February 16, 2016, 12:20:28 PM
The movie, "Hail, Caesar!", has an old US 101 shield paired with an old CA 1 shield in one scene.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman on February 16, 2016, 12:34:21 PM

Has anyone mentioned the opening theme to The Rockford Files?  Lots of LA area freeway scenes from the early 1970s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg1Cx26-928 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg1Cx26-928)

I never pay attention to anything but that sweet, sweet Pontiac and my favorite TV music there is.  I'll have to take it in a little more in depth.
The opening theme in the link is from the later years of the show.  However, neither that nor the original opening have what I'd call "lots" of freeway scenes.  In fact, one of the driving scene in the link is on the PCH.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: StogieGuy7 on February 16, 2016, 02:10:04 PM

Has anyone mentioned the opening theme to The Rockford Files?  Lots of LA area freeway scenes from the early 1970s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg1Cx26-928 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg1Cx26-928)

I never pay attention to anything but that sweet, sweet Pontiac and my favorite TV music there is.  I'll have to take it in a little more in depth.
The opening theme in the link is from the later years of the show.  However, neither that nor the original opening have what I'd call "lots" of freeway scenes.  In fact, one of the driving scene in the link is on the PCH.

It shows several freeway BGS', so I am not sure how you have a nit to pick with my comment. There are several (at least 4 or 5) quick flashes showing vintage signage.  I took a screen shot of one, but can't seem to post it because I can't seem to post an image.  :crazy:

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Ingsoc75 on February 17, 2016, 07:51:08 AM
Another one from Doctor Who, although this one is a little less authentic. It's supposedly in "Nevada U.S.A."

(http://i.imgur.com/CTX2Tqb.jpg)

It's a NY state speed limit sign weird combo thingy.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Rothman on February 17, 2016, 08:06:20 AM
Another one from Doctor Who, although this one is a little less authentic. It's supposedly in "Nevada U.S.A."

(http://i.imgur.com/CTX2Tqb.jpg)

It's a NY state speed limit sign weird combo thingy.

And a Buckaroo Banzai reference.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: noelbotevera on February 17, 2016, 03:51:06 PM
At the fadeout after 2:12:


There's several button copy stop signs in the old style. There's more on the wall if you keep watching until 2:27.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: wphiii on February 22, 2016, 04:08:14 PM
This is something that has bugged me for a long time:

In the opening credits of Groundhog Day, there's a few seconds of the van driving along a road on top of a ridgeline with houses on both sides an expansive view in the background. Does anyone have any idea where this is??? (Starting ~0:23 into the embedded YouTube clip)


The list of filming locations on the movie's IMDB page are all in Illinois and don't appear to include the long shots of the van driving, because Pittsburgh itself isn't mentioned, either.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mrsman on February 24, 2016, 10:08:01 AM
from the super bowl


Amstutz Expressway at 0:46

I don't get why the bus is labeled "Newclarke Transit" at 0:32 when it is very clear that the opening shots take place in Chicago's loop.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Kniwt on March 01, 2016, 11:31:33 PM
From the first episode of Hulu's new series "11.22.63," based on the Stephen King novel. This scene is supposedly set in 1960 ... hmmm.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZbuheAw.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Pete from Boston on March 06, 2016, 02:26:54 AM
Just saw Close Encounters for the first time in a while.  Couple of nice fake button copy signs for  the mythical "Harper Valley," as well as the infamous "Ohio State Line" toll booth its neon "STOP."
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: english si on March 06, 2016, 09:28:56 AM
Reign of Fire has this to-spec, albeit highly charred and defaced, sign of the A5
(http://pics.imcdb.org/0is364/filmcap04iz8.6793.jpg)
Though it's apparently considered a goof (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253556/goofs?item=gf2090578), it works in terms of direction of travel between Northumberland and London in a post-dragon rampage England - the A5 ~66 miles away runs parallel to the M1 that, had you taken the 'London' sign at Hook Moor, rather than continued with 'The South' you'd be on - a blockage could divert you to the A5 in Northants. Such a sign (which would be at the turn off for Nether Heyford (where my great-aunt and -uncle used to live) near M1 J16 if it did), however, doesn't exist.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: english si on March 06, 2016, 09:41:45 AM
Looking back at the thread to see whether I had already posted that last one, I found this,
The new Harry Potter film has the Dartford Tunnel (http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Dartford_Tunnel) featuring in it for a bit.
Which reminded me of last April's meticulous double checking to be certain for this post (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=123293055&postcount=6411) answering some scouse scunner (with classic Liverpudlian chip on shoulder) HP fanboy wouldn't believe me that it wasn't all filmed in a tunnel that is 4 lanes single-bore despite clearly being twin bore of 2 lanes each. They still wouldn't believe me after I corrected them about tunnel widths. They did 1 nights of shooting in Liverpool, that was not used at all (instead using Bovvy Market Bovingdon Aerodrome to recreate the road crash).

But it reminded me that I hadn't mentioned that, in the same film, they also camp under the Second Severn Crossing for no reason other than as part of the Visit Britain sequence. Despite the M4 there being totally and utterly uniconic as a bridge (the better bridge is the original), rather than the boundary.
(https://irs0.4sqi.net/img/general/width960/56761927_rQAl_udFJAo9qS_6HpdXWIaRiyIMju8jCORObagmb8w.png)

As a boundary it features quite a lot in James Corden TV series Gavin & Stacey about a 'international' romance between someone in Essex and someone in Wales. Most memorably when they only had £5, rather than the (then) £5.10 toll and so break into the country.
They also discuss pretty much every service area on the M4 in England, and there's some good aerial shots of the M4 in Wales and the Second Severn Crossing, as well as using road signs as place informants quite a bit. The finale, sadly, kills all the roadgeek credit built up by having a hideous sign with two different directions (that the BBC used in the heavy promotion of it) that is wrong on so many levels.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on March 06, 2016, 10:05:59 AM
Speaking of the movie Transformers, the scene where Bonecrusher and Optimus Prime do battle was filmed on the then unopened section of the 210 near San Bernardino. With so few freeways being built anymore it makes you wonder where future highway scenes may be shot.

Ignoring the original material since it sucked out loud by every standard (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/transformers_the_movie/), why not go for Zootopia (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/zootopia/), which is set to unseat Gone With the Wind as best movie ever...so far, the only opposition I see is too old to have seen the movie at all, or typical internet troll bullshit that's likely to be removed before you see this.  Except for the professional ratings (which gets a 98% fresh rating that if you literally exclude the mormon belt that literally shouldn't matter ever, for anything, at all, without exception, ever (literally everyone with 250-300 mile vector between SLC and Anchorage without exception, seriously, try existing for a full decade without Jim Crow weird for a change, y'all suck asshole on a level rarely seen outside of horribly awful porn)), nobody seems to hate it.  At all.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Pete from Boston on March 06, 2016, 10:50:44 AM

Except for the professional ratings (which gets a 98% fresh rating that if you literally exclude the mormon belt that literally shouldn't matter ever, for anything, at all, without exception, ever (literally everyone with 250-300 mile vector between SLC and Anchorage without exception, seriously, try existing for a full decade without Jim Crow weird for a change, y'all suck asshole on a level rarely seen outside of horribly awful porn)), nobody seems to hate it.

This is the longest sentence I have ever seen on this forum.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: StogieGuy7 on March 07, 2016, 01:32:32 PM
This is something that has bugged me for a long time:

In the opening credits of Groundhog Day, there's a few seconds of the van driving along a road on top of a ridgeline with houses on both sides an expansive view in the background. Does anyone have any idea where this is??? (Starting ~0:23 into the embedded YouTube clip)


The list of filming locations on the movie's IMDB page are all in Illinois and don't appear to include the long shots of the van driving, because Pittsburgh itself isn't mentioned, either.

The scenes in the opening credits certainly do look like they were filmed in the Pittsburgh area.  The town along the ridgeline looks very much like one of the communities that ring Pittsburgh (some are in valleys, but others are along the ridges between).  Nothing in those first scenes looks to have been filmed in Illinois, which is as flat as a pool table. Now, once the film gets to "Punxsutawney", you're actually looking at Woodstock, Illinois.  And, the scenes where the truck is stuck on the freeway in the snowstorm were filmed on the Amstutz Expressway in Waukegan, Illinois.   
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: SignGeek101 on March 11, 2016, 06:38:10 PM
From the Simpsons. I don't know if animated shows count, but here goes:

(http://www.simpsonseh.com/images/episodepics/FABF16_2.png)

Not bad, but not 100% correct. MB 9 doesn't intersect the Trans-Canada, and it uses the wrong shield. Reassurance shield isn't badly done though:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b551/slik_sh00ter/NEW_zpsc2kuiyby.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: keithvh on March 11, 2016, 08:27:20 PM
I saw the movie "10 Cloverfield Lane" earlier today.  I won't give exact details (because it would be a partial spoiler), but there is a old-school U.S. Highway Cut-out sign that is shown.  The details are correct: while I do not think the movie was actually shot there in real life, there is a currently existing US highway that actually exists in the geographic part of America where the movie supposedly occurs.  That was pretty cool!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on March 12, 2016, 04:53:03 AM
Harry and the Hendersons (1987) replaced the SR 522 exit on I-5's express lanes with SR 410:

(http://i.imgur.com/asu1jQK.jpg)

Screencaps not really possible yet for obvious reasons, but Zootopia hits on this quite a bit, since the lead character and her partner work for the Zootopia Police Department's Precinct 1 traffic division.  Some things that I noticed:


Rewatching it again this weekend to catch the stuff around the edges of the frame a bit more; that's just the stuff that screamed out to me.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kurumi on March 18, 2016, 01:05:28 PM
Jay-Z reps I-95 in a 2015 show for Tidal*; photo in this NYT article: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/03/16/business/media/so-much-music-streaming-just-not-one-place.html

Pleeze Pleeze Pleezus sign up for Tidal; Kanye's running out of money :-)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Kniwt on March 22, 2016, 11:32:13 AM
Looks like an historical error in yesterday's episode of 11.22.63: The modern Do Not Enter sign wasn't introduced until the 1971 MUTCD.

(http://i.imgur.com/90BEIpV.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Mr. Matté on March 22, 2016, 12:18:01 PM
Looks like an historical error in yesterday's episode of 11.22.63: The modern Do Not Enter sign wasn't introduced until the 1971 MUTCD.

How do you know that sign was created for that one-time use by the man on the grassy knoll to distract sleuthy roadgeeks from finding the real killer?

#ReopenTheWarrenCommission
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Thunderbyrd316 on March 22, 2016, 01:43:05 PM
Looks like an historical error in yesterday's episode of 11.22.63: The modern Do Not Enter sign wasn't introduced until the 1971 MUTCD.

(http://i.imgur.com/90BEIpV.jpg)

And the traffic signal, particularly the ped. signal is of a style from far in the future as well. :spin:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: formulanone on March 23, 2016, 02:13:50 PM
Map of New York featured in "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo" by A Tribe Called Quest:

(3:09-3:12 of video)

Title: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Pete from Boston on April 23, 2016, 02:46:07 PM
I just saw North by Northwest for the first time in years, and noticed that early on in the Lake Shore Limited ride, in the dining car, the newly-built Tappan Zee Bridge gradually nears out the window.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on April 26, 2016, 10:53:03 AM
Looks like an historical error in yesterday's episode of 11.22.63: The modern Do Not Enter sign wasn't introduced until the 1971 MUTCD.

(http://i.imgur.com/90BEIpV.jpg)
I've seen plenty of them before 1971. Speaking of which, there's a big one in a scene from the 2001 made for TV movie "When Billie Beat Bobby."
(http://i.imgur.com/DOapiwT.jpg)
That was the scene where Billie Jean King (Holly Hunter) and Rosie Casals (Elizabeth Berridge) are rushing to try catch the Bobby Riggs-Margaret Court match, and stop at the airport in Honolulu to try to get it on a pay TV. They end up getting something else, and one of what the get is a movie or TV show with that big overhead Do Not Enter sign right next to a Wrong Way sign. Anyone know what show or movie that was from?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Pete from Boston on April 28, 2016, 09:47:48 AM

Looks like an historical error in yesterday's episode of 11.22.63: The modern Do Not Enter sign wasn't introduced until the 1971 MUTCD.

(http://i.imgur.com/90BEIpV.jpg)
I've seen plenty of them before 1971. Speaking of which, there's a big one in a scene from the 2001 made for TV movie "When Billie Beat Bobby."
(http://i.imgur.com/DOapiwT.jpg)
That was the scene where Billie Jean King (Holly Hunter) and Rosie Casals (Elizabeth Berridge) are rushing to try catch the Bobby Riggs-Margaret Court match, and stop at the airport in Honolulu to try to get it on a pay TV. They end up getting something else, and one of what the get is a movie or TV show with that big overhead Do Not Enter sign right next to a Wrong Way sign. Anyone know what show or movie that was from?

[Tangent] I just realized in seeing this that any remaining coin-op TVs were rendered officially junk by the digital changeover.  The last ones I saw were in the Springfield, Mass. bus depot in the 1990s.  They had that almost elegant

T
  V

logo on them that implied this was a hint of class and luxury, an illusion gone from bus travel long before then.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Rothman on April 29, 2016, 03:19:38 PM
Makes me think of Adventures in Babysitting.  Weren't those the same coin-op TVs in the scene where Penelope Ann Miller's stuck in the bus station?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on May 03, 2016, 08:57:48 PM
[Tangent] I just realized in seeing this that any remaining coin-op TVs were rendered officially junk by the digital changeover.  The last ones I saw were in the Springfield, Mass. bus depot in the 1990s.  They had that almost elegant

T
  V

logo on them that implied this was a hint of class and luxury, an illusion gone from bus travel long before then.
I saw them in the Jacksonville Greyhound station back in 1999.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Joe The Dragon on May 04, 2016, 12:41:12 AM


[Tangent] I just realized in seeing this that any remaining coin-op TVs were rendered officially junk by the digital changeover.  The last ones I saw were in the Springfield, Mass. bus depot in the 1990s.  They had that almost elegant

T
  V

logo on them that implied this was a hint of class and luxury, an illusion gone from bus travel long before then.
[/quote]

not if they are on some kind of analog cable system.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jeffandnicole on May 15, 2016, 09:32:56 PM
On Once Upon A Time tonight, a scene involved a car coming out of a tunnel into Manhattan. The toll taker says gruffly, "Welcome to New York City. That'll be $15." Signs include directions for Queens over the opposing lane and an orange construction clearance sign. Oddly, the gate for the toll booth is a 2 part gate normally seen in low clearance parking garages, seemingly not allowing a tall vehicle to go thru that is permitted in the tunnel.

Note that the non-NYC compatible Flex/EPass is permitted, although no reader is located above the toll lane.

Other than that, completely realistic.

(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd144/roadnut/0515161925.jpg) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/roadnut/media/0515161925.jpg.html)

(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd144/roadnut/0515161924a_HDR_1.jpg) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/roadnut/media/0515161924a_HDR_1.jpg.html)

(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd144/roadnut/0515161936_HDR_1.jpg) (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/roadnut/media/0515161936_HDR_1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kkt on May 16, 2016, 04:00:22 PM
In real life, the toll taker would not say "Welcome to New York City."  He'd just say "Fifteen dollars, please" and I wouldn't bet on the "please."
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: noelbotevera on May 16, 2016, 07:40:17 PM
In real life, the toll taker would not say "Welcome to New York City."  He'd just say "Fifteen dollars, please" and I wouldn't bet on the "please."
The toll taker would be wearing makeup to look all pretty despite looking really ugly. They'd just say in a really bored voice "$14/15/16 dollars". Then they keep the money when you watch them because of traffic two feet from the plaza.

(this actually happened to me, the toll taker was female though)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: chays on May 17, 2016, 09:28:07 AM
From the opening credits of Tin Cup.
If this signage actually exists, then I'm stumped as to exactly where/what angle this was taken from.  There is a SH 329 in Texas, but the directions on the US 67 and San Angelo and Fort Stockton signs don't make sense to me.
(http://i.imgur.com/VmtZL4t.png)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kurumi on June 20, 2016, 11:21:29 PM
3-level interchange in Flintstones intro (about 0:05 to 0:10), courtesy PHLBOS in another thread:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PHLBOS on June 21, 2016, 12:54:32 PM
3-level interchange in Flintstones intro (about 0:05 to 0:10), courtesy PHLBOS in another thread:
It should be noted that the video is not mine.  Just one I found on YouTube posted by a user named woody558.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jbnv on August 18, 2016, 01:59:20 PM
One of the new DC-universe series (either Arrow or The Flash, I don't recall which) has a scene that reveals the show is shot in Vancouver. The scene is on a bridge and briefly shows a BGS with a BC-99 shield.

An episode of The A-Team takes place on a fictitious US 16 somewhere in California.

Someone mentioned Easy Rider at the beginning of the thread. I remember recognizing a bridge from Morgan City, LA, in one of the Louisiana scenes.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kurumi on September 29, 2016, 01:31:52 AM
Interstates 7 and 11 intersect in a fritzowly car commercial:

(http://i.imgur.com/T0XUByC.png)

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Kacie Jane on September 29, 2016, 03:19:09 AM
From the opening credits of Tin Cup.
If this signage actually exists, then I'm stumped as to exactly where/what angle this was taken from.  There is a SH 329 in Texas, but the directions on the US 67 and San Angelo and Fort Stockton signs don't make sense to me.
(http://i.imgur.com/VmtZL4t.png)

If those signs actually existed, they'd be candidates for the Worst Of thread...
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: myosh_tino on September 29, 2016, 01:36:08 PM
Interstates 7 and 11 intersect in a fritzowly car commercial:

(http://i.imgur.com/T0XUByC.png)

When I first saw this commercial a few days ago, I noticed the over-sized arrows and the interstate shields so I re-watched the commercial with the explicit intent to pause it to see what was on those signs.

There's no doubt this was filmed in California because you can clearly see a "Click-It or Ticket" sign on the streetlight pole.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Thunderbyrd316 on October 06, 2016, 04:28:14 PM
   I found this interesting little docudrama movie a few weeks ago. Shot on location in Portland, Oregon around 1958, there are several scenes that would be of interest to the "Road Geeking" community, including an aerial view of the Harbor Drive Expressway (U.S. 99W) where construction of the "new" Morrison Bridge can be seen, ground level views of Barbur Blvd. (U.S. 99W), the original Morrison Bridge (complete with a "new" '50's style "SPEED 30 MILES" sign) and S.W. Broadway as well as an interesting signal cycle with a steady green combined with a flashing yellow, presumably to help speed evacuation of the city.

   Link:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Kniwt on October 11, 2016, 11:23:50 PM
Last week's episode of Documentary Now! was supposedly set in 1963 (but filmed in 2016) and featured a drive into the "Port of Daytona Beach," including these two overhead assemblies:

(http://i.imgur.com/6DbFsfl.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/mIFisEx.png)

However, from the hints of "Queensway Dr" and "Harbor Plaza," this actually appears to be the modern-day Port of Long Beach.

EDIT: Bingo.

(http://i.imgur.com/oZ91VG4.png)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on October 13, 2016, 11:52:17 AM
Interstates 7 and 11 intersect in a fritzowly car commercial:

(http://i.imgur.com/T0XUByC.png)

When I first saw this commercial a few days ago, I noticed the over-sized arrows and the interstate shields so I re-watched the commercial with the explicit intent to pause it to see what was on those signs.

There's no doubt this was filmed in California because you can clearly see a "Click-It or Ticket" sign on the streetlight pole.


CA-118 Freeway @ 405 in the San Fernando Valley is my guess.


http://www.aaroads.com/california/ca-118.html



Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: mrsman on October 30, 2016, 07:33:21 AM
Interstates 7 and 11 intersect in a fritzowly car commercial:

(http://i.imgur.com/T0XUByC.png)

When I first saw this commercial a few days ago, I noticed the over-sized arrows and the interstate shields so I re-watched the commercial with the explicit intent to pause it to see what was on those signs.

There's no doubt this was filmed in California because you can clearly see a "Click-It or Ticket" sign on the streetlight pole.


CA-118 Freeway @ 405 in the San Fernando Valley is my guess.


http://www.aaroads.com/california/ca-118.html

I would say the western end of I-105.  For one, the freeway has fewer lanes than CA-118.  It's also easier to close the stub end of a freeway for movie shoots than it is to close the middle of the 118.  The 105 is an important connection to the airport, but the section west of the Sepulveda exit has almost no traffic.

This section is frequently used for movie shoots and can be identified by the unique tubular posts where the BGSes are hung.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on November 05, 2016, 10:58:19 AM
Interstates 7 and 11 intersect in a fritzowly car commercial:

(http://i.imgur.com/T0XUByC.png)

When I first saw this commercial a few days ago, I noticed the over-sized arrows and the interstate shields so I re-watched the commercial with the explicit intent to pause it to see what was on those signs.

There's no doubt this was filmed in California because you can clearly see a "Click-It or Ticket" sign on the streetlight pole.


CA-118 Freeway @ 405 in the San Fernando Valley is my guess.


http://www.aaroads.com/california/ca-118.html

I would say the western end of I-105.  For one, the freeway has fewer lanes than CA-118.  It's also easier to close the stub end of a freeway for movie shoots than it is to close the middle of the 118.  The 105 is an important connection to the airport, but the section west of the Sepulveda exit has almost no traffic.

This section is frequently used for movie shoots and can be identified by the unique tubular posts where the BGSes are hung.

I knew there were Tubular posts in L.A. But I didn't realize that was the west end of I-105 though.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on November 05, 2016, 02:15:49 PM
Interstates 7 and 11 intersect in a fritzowly car commercial:

(http://i.imgur.com/T0XUByC.png)

When I first saw this commercial a few days ago, I noticed the over-sized arrows and the interstate shields so I re-watched the commercial with the explicit intent to pause it to see what was on those signs.

There's no doubt this was filmed in California because you can clearly see a "Click-It or Ticket" sign on the streetlight pole.


CA-118 Freeway @ 405 in the San Fernando Valley is my guess.


http://www.aaroads.com/california/ca-118.html

I would say the western end of I-105.  For one, the freeway has fewer lanes than CA-118.  It's also easier to close the stub end of a freeway for movie shoots than it is to close the middle of the 118.  The 105 is an important connection to the airport, but the section west of the Sepulveda exit has almost no traffic.

This section is frequently used for movie shoots and can be identified by the unique tubular posts where the BGSes are hung.

I knew there were Tubular posts in L.A. But I didn't realize that was the west end of I-105 though.

They're also on the 118 towards the east end and along I 5 and I 210 from roughly Burbank to where the two come together in San Fernando.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on November 05, 2016, 11:44:02 PM
I just noticed a US 6/US 322 during the scene where Nick Fury is being chased in Captain America Winter Soldier.  Basically that would put the filming location in Cleveland, seemed like that would have been an easy fix to edit that out in post production.  You can see the sign assembly very clearly for a couple seconds starting at 3:32:

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: myosh_tino on November 06, 2016, 03:25:35 PM
Interstates 7 and 11 intersect in a fritzowly car commercial:

(http://i.imgur.com/T0XUByC.png)

When I first saw this commercial a few days ago, I noticed the over-sized arrows and the interstate shields so I re-watched the commercial with the explicit intent to pause it to see what was on those signs.

There's no doubt this was filmed in California because you can clearly see a "Click-It or Ticket" sign on the streetlight pole.


CA-118 Freeway @ 405 in the San Fernando Valley is my guess.


http://www.aaroads.com/california/ca-118.html

I would say the western end of I-105.  For one, the freeway has fewer lanes than CA-118.  It's also easier to close the stub end of a freeway for movie shoots than it is to close the middle of the 118.  The 105 is an important connection to the airport, but the section west of the Sepulveda exit has almost no traffic.

This section is frequently used for movie shoots and can be identified by the unique tubular posts where the BGSes are hung.

Definitely I-105 headed east towards the I-405 interchange.  The blue tarp conveniently hides the I-105 shield mounted on the light pole in front of the gantry.

https://goo.gl/maps/E6s2UrZVR3E2

The above Google Maps Street View image also shows the "Click-it-or-Ticket" sign as well as the changeable message sign in the background.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: ColossalBlocks on November 22, 2016, 10:39:52 PM
SR 76 in Branson, Missouri appeared on some show on HGTV or DIY, i don't remember which, but they also showed this junction sign https://goo.gl/maps/uNGCQtqZ6xq (https://goo.gl/maps/uNGCQtqZ6xq)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: coatimundi on November 23, 2016, 01:00:00 AM
I just noticed a US 6/US 322 during the scene where Nick Fury is being chased in Captain America Winter Soldier.  Basically that would put the filming location in Cleveland, seemed like that would have been an easy fix to edit that out in post production.  You can see the sign assembly very clearly for a couple seconds starting at 3:32:

That's kinda cool.
Yes, definitely Cleveland. All of it Downtown, mostly east. Where you see the diamond lane is Euclid, and that's the BRT line. The project that almost killed Cleveland's theater district, as if it needed help dying at that time.
I don't think anyone would ever mistake Downtown Cleveland for DC, even with some CGI. I'm not sure it would be worth the effort to try and fix anything.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: thenetwork on November 23, 2016, 11:27:16 AM
I just noticed a US 6/US 322 during the scene where Nick Fury is being chased in Captain America Winter Soldier.  Basically that would put the filming location in Cleveland, seemed like that would have been an easy fix to edit that out in post production.  You can see the sign assembly very clearly for a couple seconds starting at 3:32:

That's kinda cool.
Yes, definitely Cleveland. All of it Downtown, mostly east. Where you see the diamond lane is Euclid, and that's the BRT line. The project that almost killed Cleveland's theater district, as if it needed help dying at that time.
I don't think anyone would ever mistake Downtown Cleveland for DC, even with some CGI. I'm not sure it would be worth the effort to try and fix anything.

One of the Spiderman sequels also filmed on pretty much the same locations in downtown Cleveland.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on November 23, 2016, 12:14:18 PM
I just noticed a US 6/US 322 during the scene where Nick Fury is being chased in Captain America Winter Soldier.  Basically that would put the filming location in Cleveland, seemed like that would have been an easy fix to edit that out in post production.  You can see the sign assembly very clearly for a couple seconds starting at 3:32:

That's kinda cool.
Yes, definitely Cleveland. All of it Downtown, mostly east. Where you see the diamond lane is Euclid, and that's the BRT line. The project that almost killed Cleveland's theater district, as if it needed help dying at that time.
I don't think anyone would ever mistake Downtown Cleveland for DC, even with some CGI. I'm not sure it would be worth the effort to try and fix anything.

One of the Spiderman sequels also filmed on pretty much the same locations in downtown Cleveland.

The funny thing is that I thought it was a pretty good stand-in for the neighborhood around the Georgetown Law Center and I-395.  3rd Street NW even kind of resembles the scene in Winter Solider:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8982246,-77.0151563,3a,75y,180h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s5ZJN8f9F0jSbNjQ3rDGN0Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

But then again I would find it highly questionable that anyone would really notice the significance of highway signage aside from people who are regulars on forums like this.  The one that always drove me nuts was US 395 and US 8 in Hill Valley in the back to the future movies in 1955.  They couldn't throw in a US 299, CA 36, OR even US 40A since they went that far in trying to replicate a northern California town?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jbnv on November 23, 2016, 01:23:43 PM
The one that always drove me nuts was US 395 and US 8 in Hill Valley in the back to the future movies in 1955.  They couldn't throw in a US 299, CA 36, OR even US 40A since they went that far in trying to replicate a northern California town?

Or make it US 6 instead of 8 and have the fictional Hill Valley take the place of real-world Bishop.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on November 23, 2016, 01:52:33 PM
The one that always drove me nuts was US 395 and US 8 in Hill Valley in the back to the future movies in 1955.  They couldn't throw in a US 299, CA 36, OR even US 40A since they went that far in trying to replicate a northern California town?

Or make it US 6 instead of 8 and have the fictional Hill Valley take the place of real-world Bishop.

I thought about that but Bishop is out in the Mojave.  It really wouldn't fit the backdrop aside from the Drive-In Movie Theater in the third movie.  Susanville seemed to fit he description a little more closely since its kind of green still but near the Great Basin Desert. 

Granted by the third movie Hill Valley itself looked like a desert in 1885 and Red Rock Canyon isn't all that far for the drive-in stand in.  One thing is for sure, none of it was near Monument Valley where that scene was filled.  Wouldn't want to discount San Bernardino also I suppose....I don't recall anything explicitly stating it was Northern California. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: epzik8 on November 27, 2016, 07:58:50 PM
Did someone already say Sleepless in Seattle when Meg Ryan is driving down the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and there's a sign with Maryland Route 295 on it?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: theline on November 28, 2016, 06:36:03 PM
The series 11.25.63 was mentioned upthread, but I'm just getting around to watching it on Hulu. One of the first three episodes has Jake driving his convertible across a four-lane bridge. The lane striping strikes me as unconventional, even for that time (1960). The center line between opposing directions is striped as a single solid white line.

I was 9 years old in 1960. I recall in Indiana that the centerline was a dashed white line, with a solid yellow on either or both sides to prohibit passing. (It would surely be prohibited for both directions in this location.) Other states omitted the white dashed line wherever the double yellow lines existed.

Is anyone aware of a place in that era where a single white line would be used in this situation? I can't recall just where Jake was in that scene, but it was most likely one of the locales of those episodes, Maine, Kentucky, or Texas.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: halork on November 29, 2016, 05:16:04 AM
ESPN is using state highway marker outlines in its promos for the NCAA Championship playoff shows. Included: Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Alabama, and Washington.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on November 29, 2016, 08:02:48 AM
I just noticed a US 6/US 322 during the scene where Nick Fury is being chased in Captain America Winter Soldier.  Basically that would put the filming location in Cleveland, seemed like that would have been an easy fix to edit that out in post production.  You can see the sign assembly very clearly for a couple seconds starting at 3:32:

That's kinda cool.
Yes, definitely Cleveland. All of it Downtown, mostly east. Where you see the diamond lane is Euclid, and that's the BRT line. The project that almost killed Cleveland's theater district, as if it needed help dying at that time.
I don't think anyone would ever mistake Downtown Cleveland for DC, even with some CGI. I'm not sure it would be worth the effort to try and fix anything.

One of the Spiderman sequels also filmed on pretty much the same locations in downtown Cleveland.

The funny thing is that I thought it was a pretty good stand-in for the neighborhood around the Georgetown Law Center and I-395.  3rd Street NW even kind of resembles the scene in Winter Solider:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8982246,-77.0151563,3a,75y,180h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s5ZJN8f9F0jSbNjQ3rDGN0Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

But then again I would find it highly questionable that anyone would really notice the significance of highway signage aside from people who are regulars on forums like this.  The one that always drove me nuts was US 395 and US 8 in Hill Valley in the back to the future movies in 1955.  They couldn't throw in a US 299, CA 36, OR even US 40A since they went that far in trying to replicate a northern California town?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hill_Valley_(Back_to_the_Future)

Well Hill Valley according to this was originally going to be about Petaluma, and some have referenced a place in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on November 29, 2016, 10:30:38 AM
^^^

Supposedly Hill Valley was on a train line that directly shot to San Francisco according to the map Doc and Marty are looking at in Part III:

(http://i.stack.imgur.com/vyNkW.jpg)

I'm not a rail expert but one thing is certain, that sure can't be Donner Pass since US 395 is all the way in Nevada at point.  I know for sure there was rails in the US 395 area north of Reno but I have no idea if they crossed westward over the mountains or if they would have been there in 1885 and 1985. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kkt on November 29, 2016, 05:22:54 PM
North of Reno, there was the Feather River route across the Sierra, for both rails and road.  Very scenic, and takes gentler grades and a lower elevation pass so it's less likely to get delayed by snow. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Gulol on November 29, 2016, 06:08:24 PM
From the TV Series "Alice" opening credits about 24 seconds in - gantry for I-10 west to Phoenix, east to El Paso.  Not sure where this would have been ... I-19 maybe?

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: noelbotevera on November 29, 2016, 06:43:12 PM
From the TV Series "Alice" opening credits about 24 seconds in - gantry for I-10 west to Phoenix, east to El Paso.  Not sure where this would have been ... I-19 maybe?

Correct. (https://www.google.com/maps/@32.1895703,-110.9813587,3a,75y,22.14h,91.38t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snjTANHRvax-paqyQuK9dFQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) Gantry is a little different and it's obviously not button copy anymore.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on November 30, 2016, 10:23:31 PM
North of Reno, there was the Feather River route across the Sierra, for both rails and road.  Very scenic, and takes gentler grades and a lower elevation pass so it's less likely to get delayed by snow.

That's definitely going to be the best fit.  Granted the rail construction from 1906 to 1909 is two decades late...but it's not going to get closer than that.  Basically I'm going with Hallelujah Junction as the most likely spot for Hill Valley given it's on US 395 and what would have been another US Route with US 40A in 1955:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hallelujah+Junction,+CA+96105/@39.7751158,-120.0408054,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x809eae97309be497:0x51e9e4f7e1cdb7b3!8m2!3d39.7751158!4d-120.0386167?hl=en

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Big John on November 30, 2016, 10:55:58 PM
ESPN is using state highway marker outlines in its promos for the NCAA Championship playoff shows. Included: Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Alabama, and Washington.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on December 01, 2016, 09:34:58 AM
ESPN is using state highway marker outlines in its promos for the NCAA Championship playoff shows. Included: Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Alabama, and Washington.


The Ohio one is poorly-drawn.  I think they used the Wikipedia version, which still hasn't been updated with the correct outline…
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman on December 01, 2016, 10:10:06 AM
One of the NFL's "Football is Family (so you should go spend your money on League-sanctioned T-shirts and hats)" commercials I saw during a game on Thanksgiving featured a BGS in downtown Detroit.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on December 06, 2016, 03:42:16 PM
One of the NFL's "Football is Family (so you should go spend your money on League-sanctioned T-shirts and hats)" commercials I saw during a game on Thanksgiving featured a BGS in downtown Detroit.

I would hope this means that the NFL is paying for the state highways then, but if it's like their normal business model, it's probably not, and in fact, costing Detroit taxpayers money.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on December 13, 2016, 02:48:42 PM

LA Law the final episode in 1994 had a shot of I-405 in its final episode in the opening credits. See 3:06 of this video.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on December 13, 2016, 05:27:54 PM


Hunter Season 4  yes its the widely filmed CA-110 and US-101 for the Downtown L.A. Scenes.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on December 25, 2016, 09:12:43 PM
In Rain Man there is a scene after Raymond says he'll only fly on Quantas where there is a fatal accident on I-275.  Basically Raymond has to walk off the Interstate and there is plenty of I-275 signs that can be seen.  Pretty decent continuity considering Raymond is picked up by Tom Cruise's character in Cincinnati.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman on December 29, 2016, 10:27:08 AM
Saw the movie Fandango for the first time the other night.  There's a great scene where a private pilot is given directions to follow certain freeways.  Every time he approaches an interchange, he swoops down to read the overhead signs and ends up flying under the gantries.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PHLBOS on December 29, 2016, 04:02:17 PM
Having seen the movie Manchester By The Sea last night; one does see some route/highway related signs during the course of the film.  Such signs include:

1. Advance BGS' for Exit 19 (Brimbal Ave./Sohier Rd.) along MA 128 northbound (early part of the movie).

2. Advance BGS for Exit 16 (Pine St.) along MA 128 northbound.

3. Distant shot of a SOUTH 127 BEVERLY SALEM D6 LGS in the downtown Manchester area.

4. MA 128 trailblazer sign (missing the TO) in the downtown Manchester area.

5. During some of the riding scenes in Casey Affleck's Jeep Cherokee ('97-2001 vintage); one can see (but not read) some green mile markers... presumably along either MA 127 or 133 depending on the storyline or where such was actually filmed.

One location faux-pas (only a North Shore native would know this): one early scene shows Affleck's character driving from Quincy (later revealed in the film) to Beverly via MA 129/Humphrey St. in Swampscott at this location (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.4677766,-70.9093491,3a,75y,100.33h,86.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1si_zs7WUh2FKR1p1rXGQIkg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656).  Nobody in their right mind would drive from Quincy to Beverly by passing through Swampscott (let alone via 129); they would use I-93 North to US 1 North to MA 128 North.  I guess the directory was looking for the right visuals for filming and that location had it. 

During the closing credits, the Town of Swampscott was not listed but the "Town" of Lynn (as opposed to "City" of Lynn, which it actually is) was listed.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman on December 30, 2016, 10:47:25 AM
The series 11.25.63 was mentioned upthread, but I'm just getting around to watching it on Hulu. One of the first three episodes has Jake driving his convertible across a four-lane bridge. The lane striping strikes me as unconventional, even for that time (1960). The center line between opposing directions is striped as a single solid white line.

I was 9 years old in 1960. I recall in Indiana that the centerline was a dashed white line, with a solid yellow on either or both sides to prohibit passing. (It would surely be prohibited for both directions in this location.) Other states omitted the white dashed line wherever the double yellow lines existed.

Is anyone aware of a place in that era where a single white line would be used in this situation? I can't recall just where Jake was in that scene, but it was most likely one of the locales of those episodes, Maine, Kentucky, or Texas.

Although the 1948 and 1961 editions of the MUTCD called for the yellow/white center line combinations for no passing zones, use of a single solid white center line was still permissible for use on rural roads.  So the markings shown in 11.24.63 would be appropriate for the era of the show, and were likely used in Indiana at some point.  Also recall that, even after adoption of a new MUTCD and related changes, older markings would still remain in place at some places for up to several years later.

Other notable movies and TV shows that had single white center lines include the rural driving scenes in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, as well as several driving scenes showing the bus in early episodes of The Partridge Family.  The broken white center line flanked with solid yellow lines marking you note, that was also popular with several western states for some time, was prominently featured in several scenes in Vanishing Point (the 1972 version).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on January 01, 2017, 10:39:37 PM
Got a few old signs and signals in the 1953 Ephemeral film "The Talking Car."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0260415/

https://archive.org/details/TalkingCar1

It stars Larry Thor as the voice of a 1953 Chevy, and two unknowns as pre-teen kids.



Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on January 01, 2017, 10:45:22 PM
This was mentioned early in the thread but Dante's Peak was filmed in Wallace, ID and has a scene where I-90 collapses from the volcano erupting.  Managed to find a picture of the freeway with I-90 from the movie online:

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e5/35/49/e5354941a710392c4eff1c2b611c195c.jpg)


I'll have to re-watch the movie but the 1986 version of The Hitcher was filmed out in the Californian Mojave.  The Route 66 collectibles in the background at Roy's Cafe in Amboy are very apparent and I want to say there was some actual route signage strewn about throughout the movie:

http://www.thennowmovielocations.com/2012/06/hitcher-1986.html



Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on January 02, 2017, 02:07:21 AM
This was mentioned early in the thread but Dante's Peak was filmed in Wallace, ID and has a scene where I-90 collapses from the volcano erupting.  Managed to find a picture of the freeway with I-90 from the movie online:

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e5/35/49/e5354941a710392c4eff1c2b611c195c.jpg)

Was going to say, "Wow, they're not even trying" but then apparently they're recreating the only place in Idaho that has signage like this at a freeway onramp (https://www.google.com/maps/@47.4725661,-115.9157863,3a,75y,233.49h,73.57t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sLyo4rXZ_OGxwnMXmfXqO0A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: theline on January 05, 2017, 03:02:05 AM
The series 11.25.63 was mentioned upthread, but I'm just getting around to watching it on Hulu. One of the first three episodes has Jake driving his convertible across a four-lane bridge. The lane striping strikes me as unconventional, even for that time (1960). The center line between opposing directions is striped as a single solid white line.

I was 9 years old in 1960. I recall in Indiana that the centerline was a dashed white line, with a solid yellow on either or both sides to prohibit passing. (It would surely be prohibited for both directions in this location.) Other states omitted the white dashed line wherever the double yellow lines existed.

Is anyone aware of a place in that era where a single white line would be used in this situation? I can't recall just where Jake was in that scene, but it was most likely one of the locales of those episodes, Maine, Kentucky, or Texas.

Although the 1948 and 1961 editions of the MUTCD called for the yellow/white center line combinations for no passing zones, use of a single solid white center line was still permissible for use on rural roads.  So the markings shown in 11.24.63 would be appropriate for the era of the show, and were likely used in Indiana at some point.  Also recall that, even after adoption of a new MUTCD and related changes, older markings would still remain in place at some places for up to several years later.

Other notable movies and TV shows that had single white center lines include the rural driving scenes in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, as well as several driving scenes showing the bus in early episodes of The Partridge Family.  The broken white center line flanked with solid yellow lines marking you note, that was also popular with several western states for some time, was prominently featured in several scenes in Vanishing Point (the 1972 version).

Thanks for the education, roadman. It looks like the producers did some pretty good research. It also looks like my memory after 57 years is less than perfect, which is no surprise.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Quillz on January 09, 2017, 12:42:31 AM
Might have been mentioned, but "Live Free or Die Hard" has a scene towards the end that is supposed to be taking place in Maryland, but very clearly has CA-118 shields on the BGS. (Because that's where the scene was actually filmed, around the Pacoima area).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Big John on January 23, 2017, 09:05:42 PM
A rare Partridge Family intro of its pilot, signs in the beginning:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: machias on February 09, 2017, 07:13:45 PM
(http://upstatenyroads.com/aaroads/benetar.jpg)

Spotted this scene from Pat Benetar's 1983 video "Love Is A Battlefield". I've been trying to figure out where this bus is located. I was surprised to see the exit plaque right justified as that was pretty rare in the early 1980s, at least based on my experience.  The sign back facing the camera is green and extruded - who used these type of panels back then?  Rough guess - New Jersey?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: BamaZeus on February 10, 2017, 01:50:54 PM
It has to be somewhere in the northeast, since I'm pretty sure that's a Shop Rite truck in the background
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jwolfer on February 13, 2017, 12:18:55 AM
It has to be somewhere in the northeast, since I'm pretty sure that's a Shop Rite truck in the background
It is a shop rite truck... Looks like Circle Shield... NJ most likely... Or Delaware the signage looks more NJ... I would guess 287

LGMS428

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: ColossalBlocks on February 19, 2017, 02:21:57 AM
I noticed a few highways that made some appearances.

Gone Girl, for example, had a scene at a lodge near I-55, in that scene, if you pause it ever so perfectly, and look very, very, very closely, you will notice the behind of a BGS for K Highway.

https://goo.gl/maps/u9WSZ9587RJ2 (https://goo.gl/maps/u9WSZ9587RJ2)

Hancock had a scene with a BGS for I-110 in Los Angeles, you could see the shield before the sign being completely destroyed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIgMuaFfCQo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIgMuaFfCQo)

I-40 in Cars, for example. But people already made too much posts about it.

I-85 in The Walking Dead.

That is all i can think of at the moment.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jbnv on February 19, 2017, 09:02:10 PM
Hancock had a scene with a BGS for I-110 in Los Angeles, you could see the shield before the sign being completely destroyed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIgMuaFfCQo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIgMuaFfCQo)
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You can also see the mangled remains of the shield as chaos ensues.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: MNHighwayMan on February 19, 2017, 11:58:55 PM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the cameo of PA 307 in the "Dunder Mifflin Infinity" episode of The Office:

(https://i.imgur.com/JxEbsVe.png) (https://i.imgur.com/JxEbsVe.jpg)

PA 307 does run through Scranton IRL and does go by Lake Scranton, but the route does not make a right turn like that, nor does the area resemble southern California... :bigass:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: thenetwork on February 20, 2017, 11:17:46 AM
Stephen King's "Maximum Overdrive" from 1986 used a nice stretch of the yet-to-be-open stretch of I-40 in eastern North Carolina throughout the movie.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: theline on February 20, 2017, 02:07:10 PM
Last night's celebration of NBC's 90th birthday aired for 3 hours, which was long enough for a brief nod to the mostly-forgettable CHiPs. Larry Wilcox mentioned that some scenes were filmed on the not-yet-completed 110. He pointed out that the producers filled the lanes with vehicles on the side where the officers rode, but failed to put any cars in the opposing direction. This was confirmed with a brief clip. "Ponch" fans were no doubt disappointed that Erik Estrada was not interviewed.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: briantroutman on February 20, 2017, 02:35:54 PM
Larry Wilcox mentioned that some scenes were filmed on the not-yet-completed 110.

Perhaps he misremembered or misspoke—the earlier seasons’ freeway scenes were mostly filmed on the uncompleted Foothill Freeway (I-210), particularly the stretch between CA 118 and CA 2. By the last couple of seasons, that section had opened to traffic, and supposedly they were then using an unopened section of I-710 near Long Beach.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: thenetwork on February 20, 2017, 05:57:20 PM
Larry Wilcox mentioned that some scenes were filmed on the not-yet-completed 110.

Perhaps he misremembered or misspoke—the earlier seasons’ freeway scenes were mostly filmed on the uncompleted Foothill Freeway (I-210), particularly the stretch between CA 118 and CA 2. By the last couple of seasons, that section had opened to traffic, and supposedly they were then using an unopened section of I-710 near Long Beach.

Early in the first the first season, they started with the northern end of the 2/Glendale Freeway at the 210, and part of the 210.  By season two they pretty much moved on over to the 210 at the 118/Simi Valley Freeway (later the Ronald Reagan Freeway).  Judging by the scenes there, the 210 was open north of the 118 then west to I-5 (?) since you could see civilian cars on I-210 north of there.  The later seasons were in and around Long Beach.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Rothman on February 21, 2017, 10:19:25 AM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the cameo of PA 307 in the "Dunder Mifflin Infinity" episode of The Office:

(https://i.imgur.com/JxEbsVe.png) (https://i.imgur.com/JxEbsVe.jpg)

PA 307 does run through Scranton IRL and does go by Lake Scranton, but the route does not make a right turn like that, nor does the area resemble southern California... :bigass:
There are episodes where you can see palm trees in the background as they drive around.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: coatimundi on February 21, 2017, 11:34:29 AM
I don't know if anyone saw the movie, but I'm sure you caught it if you did, but there's a US 101/CA 1 sign in "Hail Caesar!"
The signs look correct for the time period, but those routes were never signed together. The scene was filmed in Palos Verdes though.

(http://www.artofvfx.com/hail_caesar/HailCaesar_Psyop_VFX_07B.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on February 21, 2017, 01:14:41 PM
I don't know if anyone saw the movie, but I'm sure you caught it if you did, but there's a US 101/CA 1 sign in "Hail Caesar!"
The signs look correct for the time period, but those routes were never signed together. The scene was filmed in Palos Verdes though.

(http://www.artofvfx.com/hail_caesar/HailCaesar_Psyop_VFX_07B.jpg)

Aren't those the replica shields that Jake makes and sells on his eBay store? 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: theline on February 22, 2017, 11:02:40 PM
Larry Wilcox mentioned that some scenes were filmed on the not-yet-completed 110.

Perhaps he misremembered or misspoke—the earlier seasons’ freeway scenes were mostly filmed on the uncompleted Foothill Freeway (I-210), particularly the stretch between CA 118 and CA 2. By the last couple of seasons, that section had opened to traffic, and supposedly they were then using an unopened section of I-710 near Long Beach.

Early in the first the first season, they started with the northern end of the 2/Glendale Freeway at the 210, and part of the 210.  By season two they pretty much moved on over to the 210 at the 118/Simi Valley Freeway (later the Ronald Reagan Freeway).  Judging by the scenes there, the 210 was open north of the 118 then west to I-5 (?) since you could see civilian cars on I-210 north of there.  The later seasons were in and around Long Beach.

It's more likely that I misheard Larry, rather than him misspeaking. I've only been to LA twice, with a gap of almost 50 years between. I became well-acquainted with the 10 during my most recent visit, but those other highways are just lines on the map to me.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Rothman on February 22, 2017, 11:19:07 PM
Another one from The Office (near the end of "Crime Aid"):

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/665/32248508803_3b631e7281_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R8G39t)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: J N Winkler on February 23, 2017, 12:03:06 AM
"N.Y. City" . . . on I-80?  Tri-State fusion!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on February 23, 2017, 02:07:20 AM
I don't know if anyone saw the movie, but I'm sure you caught it if you did, but there's a US 101/CA 1 sign in "Hail Caesar!"
The signs look correct for the time period, but those routes were never signed together. The scene was filmed in Palos Verdes though.

(http://www.artofvfx.com/hail_caesar/HailCaesar_Psyop_VFX_07B.jpg)

I honestly like that era of California's state route signage more than the modern green variant.  Anybody else notice how both lanes appear to be going downhill towards the camera, though?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on February 23, 2017, 11:08:35 PM
I don't know if anyone saw the movie, but I'm sure you caught it if you did, but there's a US 101/CA 1 sign in "Hail Caesar!"
The signs look correct for the time period, but those routes were never signed together. The scene was filmed in Palos Verdes though.

(http://www.artofvfx.com/hail_caesar/HailCaesar_Psyop_VFX_07B.jpg)

I honestly like that era of California's state route signage more than the modern green variant.  Anybody else notice how both lanes appear to be going downhill towards the camera, though?

I was just about to point that out.  My first clue was the yellow line on the right instead of down the center, but then I noticed there's even two giant arrows in the background, both pointing downhill.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on February 24, 2017, 04:45:08 AM
I don't know if anyone saw the movie, but I'm sure you caught it if you did, but there's a US 101/CA 1 sign in "Hail Caesar!"
The signs look correct for the time period, but those routes were never signed together. The scene was filmed in Palos Verdes though.

(http://www.artofvfx.com/hail_caesar/HailCaesar_Psyop_VFX_07B.jpg)

I honestly like that era of California's state route signage more than the modern green variant.  Anybody else notice how both lanes appear to be going downhill towards the camera, though?

I was just about to point that out.  My first clue was the yellow line on the right instead of down the center, but then I noticed there's even two giant arrows in the background, both pointing downhill.

I just noticed the black car is also partially obscuring a bicycle lane logo.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on February 24, 2017, 06:30:56 PM

Chips the 2017 movie has lots of LA Freeway references here. And like the Original edition of Chips they include the Downtown LA office of the CHP at the 110 @ 10 Interchange.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Rothman on February 24, 2017, 11:16:06 PM
The new CHiPs movie looks totally awful, especially since the TV show was rather innocent and devoid of crude humor.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on February 26, 2017, 07:53:56 AM
The new CHiPs movie looks totally awful, especially since the TV show was rather innocent and devoid of crude humor.

To be fair, the show wasn't terribly great, either.  It wasn't Charlie's Angels bad, but just sort of public service flavored time killer like Emergency! was.  I have a feeling, though, Robot Chicken did it better spoofing it, and at least Robot Chicken got Erik Estrada to reprise his role as Ponch...
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Rothman on February 26, 2017, 10:22:27 AM
Oh, I am not saying it was some form of high art, either.  Still, it was a light action series that was pretty tame...not a raunch fest.

It's like they took all that was wrong with the Johnny Knoxville The Dukes of Hazzard movie and put it on steroids.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on February 26, 2017, 11:37:41 AM
The new CHiPs movie looks totally awful, especially since the TV show was rather innocent and devoid of crude humor.

To be fair, the show wasn't terribly great, either.  It wasn't Charlie's Angels bad, but just sort of public service flavored time killer like Emergency! was.  I have a feeling, though, Robot Chicken did it better spoofing it, and at least Robot Chicken got Erik Estrada to reprise his role as Ponch...


Well its like 21 Jump Street it started out as a drama TV series in the 1980's and 1990's  but it became comedy in 2012.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: formulanone on February 26, 2017, 11:56:12 AM
The new CHiPs movie looks totally awful, especially since the TV show was rather innocent and devoid of crude humor.

To be fair, the show wasn't terribly great, either.  It wasn't Charlie's Angels bad, but just sort of public service flavored time killer like Emergency! was.  I have a feeling, though, Robot Chicken did it better spoofing it, and at least Robot Chicken got Erik Estrada to reprise his role as Ponch...

It's also the only humorous part of Planes: Fire and Rescue.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on February 26, 2017, 01:22:38 PM
The new CHiPs movie looks totally awful, especially since the TV show was rather innocent and devoid of crude humor.

To be fair, the show wasn't terribly great, either.  It wasn't Charlie's Angels bad, but just sort of public service flavored time killer like Emergency! was.  I have a feeling, though, Robot Chicken did it better spoofing it, and at least Robot Chicken got Erik Estrada to reprise his role as Ponch...

It's also the only humorous part of Planes: Fire and Rescue.


Good lord, I'm an animation nut and that's hitting obscure even for me.  Talk about corny at any speed!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Thunderbyrd316 on February 27, 2017, 09:19:04 PM
The new CHiPs movie looks totally awful, especially since the TV show was rather innocent and devoid of crude humor.

Here is my 2 cents on the new CHiPs movie, as posted to my Facebook page on January 12 shortly after viewing the trailer.

I just viewed the trailer for the new forthcoming CHiPs motion picture. Here are my thoughts, which I shared on their Facebook Page: I enjoyed the original CHiPs series, complete with it's comic elements and sometimes unrealistic or even absurd story lines. (Such as the one where aliens where communicating with the little girl which was clearly a cheap attempt to cash in on the popularity of ET at the time.) I also enjoyed the comedic remake of "Starsky and Hutch". This movie however, based upon the trailer I just viewed, is nothing less than an abomination and should have been left entirely on the proverbial cutting room floor. If they had wanted to do this right, this is what I would have done. First, should have been set in the late 70's - early '80's time period. Second, get some actors that at least somewhat resemble the personality and appearance of the original primary characters. Third, go find some cool old '60's and '70's muscle cars and land yachts and shoot the best car crashes and chases ever filmed. Forth, tone down the "gutter' humor. Aim for a movie that is at least suitable for viewing by older children. Fifth, retain some of the comedic and absurd elements of the original series. (Perhaps even poking some fun at some past story lines.) Sixth, I would include comedic parodies involving as many famous '70's and '80's car movies and TV shows as possible. Cameos by Bo and Luke in the General Lee, David Hasselhoff driving KITT, Herbie the Love Bug, a little red Valiant being chased by a Peterbuilt Tanker (Duel, with perhaps Steven Spielberg himself driving one of the 2), Christine, the yellow '73 Mustang from the original Gone in 60 Seconds, etc., etc. Just my 2 cents.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman on February 28, 2017, 10:18:20 AM
The new CHiPs movie looks totally awful, especially since the TV show was rather innocent and devoid of crude humor.

Here is my 2 cents on the new CHiPs movie, as posted to my Facebook page on January 12 shortly after viewing the trailer.

I just viewed the trailer for the new forthcoming CHiPs motion picture. Here are my thoughts, which I shared on their Facebook Page: I enjoyed the original CHiPs series, complete with it's comic elements and sometimes unrealistic or even absurd story lines. (Such as the one where aliens where communicating with the little girl which was clearly a cheap attempt to cash in on the popularity of ET at the time.) I also enjoyed the comedic remake of "Starsky and Hutch". This movie however, based upon the trailer I just viewed, is nothing less than an abomination and should have been left entirely on the proverbial cutting room floor. If they had wanted to do this right, this is what I would have done. First, should have been set in the late 70's - early '80's time period. Second, get some actors that at least somewhat resemble the personality and appearance of the original primary characters. Third, go find some cool old '60's and '70's muscle cars and land yachts and shoot the best car crashes and chases ever filmed. Forth, tone down the "gutter' humor. Aim for a movie that is at least suitable for viewing by older children. Fifth, retain some of the comedic and absurd elements of the original series. (Perhaps even poking some fun at some past story lines.) Sixth, I would include comedic parodies involving as many famous '70's and '80's car movies and TV shows as possible. Cameos by Bo and Luke in the General Lee, David Hasselhoff driving KITT, Herbie the Love Bug, a little red Valiant being chased by a Peterbuilt Tanker (Duel, with perhaps Steven Spielberg himself driving one of the 2), Christine, the yellow '73 Mustang from the original Gone in 60 Seconds, etc., etc. Just my 2 cents.
One would also have to include a 1971 white Dodge Challenger with Colorado plates in that lineup (Vanishing Point).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: BamaZeus on March 02, 2017, 11:03:45 AM
The new CHiPs movie looks totally awful, especially since the TV show was rather innocent and devoid of crude humor.

Here is my 2 cents on the new CHiPs movie, as posted to my Facebook page on January 12 shortly after viewing the trailer.

I just viewed the trailer for the new forthcoming CHiPs motion picture. Here are my thoughts, which I shared on their Facebook Page: I enjoyed the original CHiPs series, complete with it's comic elements and sometimes unrealistic or even absurd story lines. (Such as the one where aliens where communicating with the little girl which was clearly a cheap attempt to cash in on the popularity of ET at the time.) I also enjoyed the comedic remake of "Starsky and Hutch". This movie however, based upon the trailer I just viewed, is nothing less than an abomination and should have been left entirely on the proverbial cutting room floor. If they had wanted to do this right, this is what I would have done. First, should have been set in the late 70's - early '80's time period. Second, get some actors that at least somewhat resemble the personality and appearance of the original primary characters. Third, go find some cool old '60's and '70's muscle cars and land yachts and shoot the best car crashes and chases ever filmed. Forth, tone down the "gutter' humor. Aim for a movie that is at least suitable for viewing by older children. Fifth, retain some of the comedic and absurd elements of the original series. (Perhaps even poking some fun at some past story lines.) Sixth, I would include comedic parodies involving as many famous '70's and '80's car movies and TV shows as possible. Cameos by Bo and Luke in the General Lee, David Hasselhoff driving KITT, Herbie the Love Bug, a little red Valiant being chased by a Peterbuilt Tanker (Duel, with perhaps Steven Spielberg himself driving one of the 2), Christine, the yellow '73 Mustang from the original Gone in 60 Seconds, etc., etc. Just my 2 cents.

I'm down with all that.  CHiPs is still my favorite tv show of all time, but I can't be bothered to spend $10 to watch this garbage at the theatre.  MAYBE when it hits HBO I will give it a chance, but I wouldn't waste a dime on what I saw in the preview.  Let's be honest, it will last about 2 weeks in the theatre before going to DVD.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: vtk on March 06, 2017, 06:14:06 PM
The new CHiPs movie looks totally awful, especially since the TV show was rather innocent and devoid of crude humor.

To be fair, the show wasn't terribly great, either.  It wasn't Charlie's Angels bad, but just sort of public service flavored time killer like Emergency! was.  I have a feeling, though, Robot Chicken did it better spoofing it, and at least Robot Chicken got Erik Estrada to reprise his role as Ponch...

Be glad my mom wasn't around to hear you badmouth Emergency!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on March 06, 2017, 07:44:41 PM
The new CHiPs movie looks totally awful, especially since the TV show was rather innocent and devoid of crude humor.

To be fair, the show wasn't terribly great, either.  It wasn't Charlie's Angels bad, but just sort of public service flavored time killer like Emergency! was.  I have a feeling, though, Robot Chicken did it better spoofing it, and at least Robot Chicken got Erik Estrada to reprise his role as Ponch...

Be glad my mom wasn't around to hear you badmouth Emergency!

To be fair, I want to like Emergency! and CHiPS more than I do.  Especially since the range they run tends to be somewhere between decent and so bad they're good, not many in the middle, none that actually hit decent or being so bad they're good, just sorta get close.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: thenetwork on March 06, 2017, 09:20:04 PM
I like Emergency! more than CHiPS simply because they did more extended scenes on the regular streets of LA -- with grit and all. 

One episode of Emergency I saw recently had a scene was done at a refinery about 50-60 feet up in the air.  Insurance, lawyers and CGI nowadays make sure that will never happen again!!!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: sparker on March 07, 2017, 12:44:27 AM
Well....according to the script of tonight's "24" episode, there's now another NJ-related gap in I-95:  the GW bridge (or at least the deck) was blown up by a terrorist cell pretty much at mid-span.  The program didn't show any close-up "after" shots, so I suppose we'll see just what was damaged/destroyed next week. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on March 08, 2017, 03:35:32 AM
One episode of Emergency I saw recently had a scene was done at a refinery about 50-60 feet up in the air.  Insurance, lawyers and CGI nowadays make sure that will never happen again!!!

I was thinking the same thing when I saw that on Heroes & Icons after work one morning.  That and how out of scale the superimposed flames were.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: ARMOURERERIC on March 09, 2017, 03:26:37 AM
The original The Mechanic with Charles Bronson, great chase scene on da 5 in LA, the BGS's are new.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 10, 2017, 11:17:32 PM
Logan had three highway signs that I noticed and a reference to another:

1 and 2.  A BGS with US 62 is seen when Logan confronts the guys trying to jack his 2024 Chrysler at the start of the movie.  There is a scene shortly after where they refer to dead bodies found on US 54.  Basically this was in the outskirts of El Paso.

3.  The gas station has a US 70 shield on it.

4.  There is a very obvious OK State Shield with what I want to say was 82?

There was a couple shields off in the distance in many scenes that I couldn't identify but might be able to when it comes out for download.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jbnv on March 12, 2017, 12:01:27 AM
My wife and I just saw Logan. You're right on all of those points except for the Oklahoma shield in #4. It's Oklahoma 81.

One of the ones that you missed... you're definitely going to want to look for this. Logan and Laura stop in some small town to go to a doctor. Right after they come out of the office, there are some shields in the background. One of them is... a Louisiana state highway shield.

At this point, if you've seen the movie, you should be saying, "Why the heck are they in Louisiana?" That's what I was saying. There's no definite indication where exactly they are, but at this point in the plot(which I won't reveal), there's little reason for them to be in Louisiana.

Turns out the scene was shot in Amite, Louisiana. My wife and I recognized it from a few businesses and a large Coca-Cola mural painted on a building. We live a few miles to the south and go to Amite once or twice a month.

As for where they are supposed to be: As the scene ends, the shot goes long and reveals... mountains in the background? Rocky Mountain mountains in fact, not green Appalachian mountains. So that fits with the plot.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 12, 2017, 12:07:31 AM
My wife and I just saw Logan. You're right on all of those points except for the Oklahoma shield in #4. It's Oklahoma 81.

One of the ones that you missed... you're definitely going to want to look for this. Logan and Laura stop in some small town to go to a doctor. Right after they come out of the office, there are some shields in the background. One of them is... a Louisiana state highway shield.

At this point, if you've seen the movie, you should be saying, "Why the heck are they in Louisiana?" That's what I was saying. There's no definite indication where exactly they are, but at this point in the plot(which I won't reveal), there's little reason for them to be in Louisiana.

Turns out the scene was shot in Amite, Louisiana. My wife and I recognized it from a few businesses and a large Coca-Cola mural painted on a building. We live a few miles to the south and go to Amite once or twice a month.

As for where they are supposed to be: As the scene ends, the shot goes long and reveals... mountains in the background? Rocky Mountain mountains in fact, not green Appalachian mountains. So that fits with the plot.

So I wasn't seeing things, it was an OK 81 shield after all.  I'm thinking that had to be a shield error for US 81 since there is a large scene in Oklahoma City.  Nice catch on picking up the shield I couldn't identify in the background, that was around the doctor scene.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: freebrickproductions on March 12, 2017, 01:28:08 AM
Found this Onion article that I'm going to put here, as it kinda fits with the theme of this thread:
http://www.theonion.com/article/i-95-diagnosed-with-highway-cancer-30893?utm_content=Main&utm_campaign=SF&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=SocialMarketing
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NEW HAVEN, CT—Road oncologists at Yale-New Haven Hospital held a press conference Tuesday to announce that Interstate 95, the main conduit running along the country’s Eastern Seaboard, had begun treatment for stage III highway cancer, an advanced and often terminal form of the disease.

According to doctors, the 1,900-mile roadway, which had been battling illness since late September, was diagnosed after Connecticut motorists reported having to stop for a strange, previously unseen bump, later determined to be an 8-mile-long tumor lodged in its southbound shoulder.

“When we analyzed the asphalt biopsy, all of our worst suspicions were confirmed—classic case of late-stage highway cancer,” said Dr. Angela Everett, the 15-state thoroughfare’s primary physician. “But since the tumor was too large to dig out with a backhoe, we elected to try an aggressive combination of freeway radiation and expressway chemotherapy.”

“Now, of course with any interstate cancer there is no guarantee of survival, but I promise we’re doing everything we possibly can,” Everett continued, urging drivers to be patient with the road’s increasingly faint signage, slower speeds, and deep potholes where IV drips have been attached.

Since beginning treatment, I-95 has reportedly undergone a rapid physical transformation, most visibly a drop from eight lanes to two. Commuters have also noticed the steady disappearance of roadside foliage, a byproduct of the powerful drugs coursing through its metropolitan arteries.

However, while supporters expect the vast transit network to put up a strong fight, the prognosis is not optimistic. With the exception of notable successes like California’s I-405—which celebrates 10 years in remission this December—Department of Transportation figures show that highway cancer is by far the nation’s biggest turnpike killer, claiming an estimated 200 toll roads a year.

“It breaks my heart because I know that 95 wants to be out there doing what it loves: taking people from point A to point B between Florida and Maine,” said DOT secretary Ray LaHood, who added that he had become close friends with the road since taking office in 2009. “I feel partially responsible, too, because if I had stayed on its case about getting regular screenings we probably could have caught this thing earlier.”

“I just can’t imagine a world without I-95 and everything it brings to America’s transportation system,” continued LaHood, echoing the sentiments of the hundreds of bridges and overpasses that have vowed to stay by its side “until the end.”

Upon hearing the news of the highway’s diagnosis, regular I-95 commuters expressed shock that such a serious disease could befall the normally vibrant and well maintained road.

“All of this is kind of hard to swallow, I mean. I just drove on 95 yesterday and it looked totally fine,” said 43-year-old event planner Henry Fitzsimmons. “Just goes to show how incredibly fragile infrastructure can be. It’s times like this that make you pull over and appreciate every precious moment you have.”

“I just hope it stays brave and gets the care it needs so it can return to its old self as soon as possible,” he added.

At press time, state lawmakers were in the process of requesting emergency funding from the federal government, as the expensive highway cancer treatments are not covered by I-95’s health insurance.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PColumbus73 on March 12, 2017, 11:06:43 AM
Meanwhile, I-95 is also suffering from severe osteoporosis in North and South Carolina :-P
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: sparker on March 12, 2017, 08:22:19 PM
And it's still in surgery for an arterial bypass north of Philly.  The operation is taking quite a bit longer than expected, due to controversies over who the lead surgeon should be, and complicated by outdated and substandard equipment -- particularly the materials used for the bypass itself! :poke:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Thunderbyrd316 on March 13, 2017, 01:06:16 AM
Interestingly, not only is I-95 only 2 lanes but also suspiciously appears to be somewhere in Alberta. (Note the reflector posts.)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Big John on March 22, 2017, 12:37:30 PM
Saw Logan.  Set in 2029 it had clearview signs for El Paso and Oklahoma City.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jbnv on March 22, 2017, 01:07:13 PM
Saw Logan.  Set in 2029 it had clearview signs for El Paso and Oklahoma City.

Replies 589 and 590 say hello.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Big John on March 22, 2017, 03:06:58 PM
^^ Sorry    :-(
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 06, 2017, 06:58:36 PM
I've been watching Speed while loading photos, I glanced over and saw an I-405 shield during the scene where the bus almost tips over.  There is a large part of the movie that takes part on I-105 which includes the bus jumping a freeway gap.  I'm sure there is a crap ton more if I actually was paying attention.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Rothman on April 09, 2017, 10:41:05 PM
In The People v. O.J. Simpson, you see O.J. and A.C. run down the same 300 feet of highway over and over again at the end of episode 1 and throughout episode 2 (The Juice is Loose!).  Although it is announced at one point as where I-5 and I-405 meet, the BGSes show it being where I-710 and I-10 meet. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jbnv on April 10, 2017, 08:18:16 PM
In The People v. O.J. Simpson, you see O.J. and A.C. run down the same 300 feet of highway over and over again at the end of episode 1 and throughout episode 2 (The Juice is Loose!).  Although it is announced at one point as where I-5 and I-405 meet, the BGSes show it being where I-710 and I-10 meet.

The People v. O.J. Simpson told an incredible story but felt like a cheaply-done TV movie.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on April 11, 2017, 08:20:12 AM
In The People v. O.J. Simpson, you see O.J. and A.C. run down the same 300 feet of highway over and over again at the end of episode 1 and throughout episode 2 (The Juice is Loose!).  Although it is announced at one point as where I-5 and I-405 meet, the BGSes show it being where I-710 and I-10 meet.

The People v. O.J. Simpson told an incredible story but felt like a cheaply-done TV movie.

My recollection is that the original KTLA coverage of the chase felt like a cheaply-done TV movie, so by that estimation, they nailed it.   :D
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on May 14, 2017, 11:41:14 PM
This scene is in the kiddie flick "Pup Stars."

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_1034597-Hyundai-Santa-Fe-CM.html

Any idea where in New Jersey this is supposed to be?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Thunderbyrd316 on May 16, 2017, 04:43:05 PM
This scene is in the kiddie flick "Pup Stars."

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_1034597-Hyundai-Santa-Fe-CM.html

Any idea where in New Jersey this is supposed to be?

Yup. B.C. 17 looking north at the McKenzie Ave. exit just north of Victoria.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: JMoses24 on June 02, 2017, 10:47:01 AM
This is fail. Seen on a local news station this morning.

(http://i.imgur.com/wmi8Lr6.jpg) (http://imgur.com/wmi8Lr6)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman on June 02, 2017, 11:04:20 AM
In The People v. O.J. Simpson, you see O.J. and A.C. run down the same 300 feet of highway over and over again at the end of episode 1 and throughout episode 2 (The Juice is Loose!).  Although it is announced at one point as where I-5 and I-405 meet, the BGSes show it being where I-710 and I-10 meet.

The People v. O.J. Simpson told an incredible story but felt like a cheaply-done TV movie.

My recollection is that the original KTLA coverage of the chase felt like a cheaply-done TV movie, so by that estimation, they nailed it.   :D
The thing I remember most about the KTLA coverage of the "slow speed pursuit" was when two camera trucks from competing stations crashed into each other trying to get in behind OJ's Bronco - it appeared in the bottom left corner during the live coverage, but was subsequently edited out of  replays of the same footage.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on June 03, 2017, 03:55:44 PM
US 129 on Tapoco Road over the Little Tennessee River is visible from the Cheoah Dam in North Carolina during the dam sequence in the Fugitive.  Interestingly the whole segment with ambulance driving up to the tunnel appears to be a blue screen effect as US 129 doesn't go through the Cheoah Dam or over it. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: thenetwork on June 09, 2017, 11:31:42 AM
I was watching Charles Bronson's movie "Messenger of Death" the other morning.  Never seeing the movie before, as soon as I turned it on (in the middle of the movie), I immediately recognized the scene where they were driving out of one of the tunnels on the Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction, CO.  This was after being awake for only about 10 minutes, as well.

About 5 hours later, my wife and I did the drive through the exact location.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: formulanone on June 09, 2017, 07:27:33 PM
Just saw "The Founder" on the plane today, and it featured a really nice 1950's-spec shield on a BGS for 17 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Problem was...they used a US Route shield, not an Interstate shield.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on June 20, 2017, 03:49:51 PM
Who's the Boss pilot open is a roadgeek friendly sequence of New York Area parkways and expressways where the characters were looking for a house in the suburbs.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on July 01, 2017, 10:09:26 AM
http://abc.go.com/shows/2020/episode-guide/2017-06/30-063017-freeway-fury


ABC's 20/20 they did various freeways in the USA but it was because its the Road Rage film they were doing.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: hm insulators on July 12, 2017, 11:46:38 AM
http://abc.go.com/shows/2020/episode-guide/2017-06/30-063017-freeway-fury


ABC's 20/20 they did various freeways in the USA but it was because its the Road Rage film they were doing.

Is there any way to watch that without being held hostage to the goddamned advertising?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jbnv on July 30, 2017, 01:16:50 PM
The opening scene of Forensic Files episode "Slippery Motives" was filmed on a street that has a PA 222 sign. But the narrator reports that the crime took place in St. Louis. Oops!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on August 22, 2017, 12:01:35 AM
This scene from the 2002 Michelle Pfieffer-Alison Lohman flick "White Oleander" contains an old fashioned stop sign.

http://imgur.com/a/u0di2 (http://imgur.com/a/u0di2)

Zoom in on the right post of the gate there, if you can get it.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Mr. Matté on September 18, 2017, 08:01:57 PM
A Volkswagen commercial obviously taped in Wayne, NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTwgOeOsEHI) (around 0:05)

A new Price is Right pricing game that debuted today (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od1FkFDS6DA) with the FHWA Type B typeface in use in its graphics
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jbnv on September 18, 2017, 08:40:04 PM
A new Price is Right pricing game that debuted today (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od1FkFDS6DA) with the FHWA Type B typeface in use in its graphics

Looks like Clearview on the car props.  :sombrero:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on October 02, 2017, 08:29:31 PM
A Volkswagen commercial obviously taped in Wayne, NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTwgOeOsEHI) (around 0:05)
I was wondering which part of New Jersey that was from.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jp the roadgeek on October 02, 2017, 08:34:48 PM
A Volkswagen commercial obviously taped in Wayne, NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTwgOeOsEHI) (around 0:05)
I was wondering which part of New Jersey that was from.

Saw the US 202 shield, but I couldn't tell if the NJ state route shield was a 10 or 23.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on October 06, 2017, 11:57:50 AM

Tom Petty he had lots of Los Angeles references in this song specifically in Reseda.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on October 06, 2017, 02:07:01 PM
I was watching some movie called "Focus" last night.  There was an early scene in New Orleans where a very clear shot of a BGS displaying I-10 and US 90 could be seen out of skyscraper window. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jp the roadgeek on October 06, 2017, 05:31:18 PM
Here's some old school signage on I-84 West in East Hartford at the very beginning of this video.  The I-91 South reference no longer exists as the ramp from the Founders Bridge was closed in the early 90's (love the little "Groton" sign too)

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on October 26, 2017, 10:17:34 AM
AZ 82 appears in Night of the Lepus....who the hell even remembers that movie?  :-D

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on October 26, 2017, 10:39:04 AM
AZ 83 appears in Night of the Lepus....who the hell even remembers that movie?  :-D


I think it was the Bad Movie Night movie at Oklacon a few years ago.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on October 26, 2017, 10:41:05 AM
AZ 83 appears in Night of the Lepus....who the hell even remembers that movie?  :-D


I think it was the Bad Movie Night movie at Oklacon a few years ago.

I used to be on TV a lot in the late 80s/early 90s.  I agree with the review that there was no way those bunnies could possibly scare anyone, I thought it was funny when I was a kid.  I'll have to see if I can find a DVD or download now. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on November 18, 2017, 12:31:18 AM
I was just watching a movie called The Island.  There was a scene that was shot in the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada that had a AZ 186 shield and a US 39.  The US 39 was a cutout with a blue crown, I thought it was weird that they used a completely random number and design.  AZ 186 exists which would essentially imply it was supposed to be set near Willcox. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kurumi on November 18, 2017, 12:54:31 AM
I was just watching a movie called The Island.  There was a scene that was shot in the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada that had a AZ 186 shield and a US 39.  The US 39 was a cutout with a blue crown, I thought it was weird that they used a completely random number and design.  AZ 186 exists which would essentially imply it was supposed to be set near Willcox. 

A couple screenshots from this movie are earlier in the thread (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=368.msg2026394#msg2026394), including an interstate marker font that's worse than Clearview.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on November 18, 2017, 01:02:18 AM
I was just watching a movie called The Island.  There was a scene that was shot in the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada that had a AZ 186 shield and a US 39.  The US 39 was a cutout with a blue crown, I thought it was weird that they used a completely random number and design.  AZ 186 exists which would essentially imply it was supposed to be set near Willcox. 

A couple screenshots from this movie are earlier in the thread (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=368.msg2026394#msg2026394), including an interstate marker font that's worse than Clearview.

The Detroit for future Los Angeles is pretty bad too.  I haven’t looked up the director but this looks like a Michael Bay movie.  I’m watching now for the visual oddities I’m picking up on.

Incidentally no trace of those movie shields in Rhyolite today.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/151828809@N08/mBA93c
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Rothman on January 21, 2018, 01:01:47 AM
Not sure if anyone mentioned the button copy US 101 green sign that is visible when Mel Gibson is chasing down Gary Busey on foot near the end of Lethal Weapon.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on February 04, 2018, 10:44:01 PM
There were US 50 and US 63 shields in the background of Wheel of Fortune a couple days back when I was watching at dinner.  They seemed to be mock-ups in the shape of a California style US Route cut-out.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Eth on February 05, 2018, 09:15:50 AM
There were US 50 and US 63 shields in the background of Wheel of Fortune a couple days back when I was watching at dinner.  They seemed to be mock-ups in the shape of a California style US Route cut-out.

There was also an I-2 shield, complete with state name. Unfortunately, that state name was "CALIFORNIA", not "TEXAS".
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: BamaZeus on February 07, 2018, 10:59:27 AM
It's stretching it a bit, but I've noticed on Live PD that the Slidell, Louisiana PD has 3 interstate shields on their police shield

(http://www.calea.org/sites/default/files/190x232xSlidellPD.jpg,q1279557757.pagespeed.ic._UipiCg_8V.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on February 15, 2018, 11:34:48 PM
There was a Farm to Market 794 shield in a room in Young Sheldon.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on February 15, 2018, 11:41:36 PM
Oops - As to not step on anyone's toes, I will post it here, sorry Alex.

A documentary I am watching sparked this thread topic. Also, an interesting thing, the Arkansas State Police (during the 60's) wore the state silhouette as a badge rather than the 6 pointed state we see today.

I-40 E/W Signage (https://youtu.be/0XaHyldDU10?t=2195)

Also, within the same video:
A concurrency with US 65 and an unreadable AR silhouette (https://youtu.be/0XaHyldDU10?t=3230) (it's 41* something -- Or, rather than me make assumptions, I don't know what it is. But, I have been looking for something similar on GMs) What era were the Arkansas cutouts, again?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on February 16, 2018, 12:22:34 AM
What era were the Arkansas cutouts, again?

Is that not current?  I mean, it's only been about a year since I took this photo...

(https://i.imgur.com/ZYbn1Ra.png)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on February 16, 2018, 01:50:13 AM
What era were the Arkansas cutouts, again?

Is that not current?  I mean, it's only been about a year since I took this photo...

(https://i.imgur.com/ZYbn1Ra.png)
No, what I am referring to is this (https://www.aaroads.com/shields/salespage.php?state=AR). I only ask that question because the sign in the video is "new" (or rather) more current looking than I thought, given when the video and events of [this] happened.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on February 17, 2018, 06:12:21 PM
What era were the Arkansas cutouts, again?

Is that not current?  I mean, it's only been about a year since I took this photo...

(https://i.imgur.com/ZYbn1Ra.png)
No, what I am referring to is this (https://www.aaroads.com/shields/salespage.php?state=AR). I only ask that question because the sign in the video is "new" (or rather) more current looking than I thought, given when the video and events of [this] happened.

Nonflash version?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: MNHighwayMan on February 17, 2018, 06:52:28 PM
What era were the Arkansas cutouts, again?
Is that not current?  I mean, it's only been about a year since I took this photo...
No, what I am referring to is this (https://www.aaroads.com/shields/salespage.php?state=AR). I only ask that question because the sign in the video is "new" (or rather) more current looking than I thought, given when the video and events of [this] happened.
Nonflash version?

I imagine he's talking about signs like this: https://flic.kr/p/QLWGVg (Credit to US71.)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on February 18, 2018, 02:39:39 AM
What era were the Arkansas cutouts, again?
Is that not current?  I mean, it's only been about a year since I took this photo...
No, what I am referring to is this (https://www.aaroads.com/shields/salespage.php?state=AR). I only ask that question because the sign in the video is "new" (or rather) more current looking than I thought, given when the video and events of [this] happened.
Nonflash version?

I imagine he's talking about signs like this: https://flic.kr/p/QLWGVg (Credit to US71.)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on February 18, 2018, 11:07:16 AM
What era were the Arkansas cutouts, again?
Is that not current?  I mean, it's only been about a year since I took this photo...
No, what I am referring to is this (https://www.aaroads.com/shields/salespage.php?state=AR). I only ask that question because the sign in the video is "new" (or rather) more current looking than I thought, given when the video and events of [this] happened.
Nonflash version?

I imagine he's talking about signs like this: https://flic.kr/p/QLWGVg (Credit to US71.)
If you scrolled all the way down on the Gallery you would have seen the cutout that I generally referring to.

Thanks MNHighwayMan
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on February 21, 2018, 11:21:16 PM
Spotted an object marker in "Good Neighbor Sam" on the Internet Movie Cars Database:
http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_446847-Chevrolet-Bel-Air-1847-1958.html

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PurdueBill on February 22, 2018, 01:38:26 PM
There were US 50 and US 63 shields in the background of Wheel of Fortune a couple days back when I was watching at dinner.  They seemed to be mock-ups in the shape of a California style US Route cut-out.

There was also an I-2 shield, complete with state name. Unfortunately, that state name was "CALIFORNIA", not "TEXAS".

If memory serves, Wheel has had that CA I-2 shield as a set piece since before Texas had I-2.  Might be mixing it up with the other shields they have out there, but I could swear I remember seeing it back when only Wheel of Fortune had an I-2. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on February 24, 2018, 12:19:01 PM
Anyone see "The Goldbergs" episode "The Circle of Driving Again?" There's a scene where Adam Goldberg is being taught to drive by his parents and grandfather and the railroad crossing they're approaching includes one of these signs under the standard yellow Railroad Crossing circle:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MUTCD_R15-8.svg

I'm pretty sure these didn't exist anytime during the 1980's.




Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: wxfree on February 24, 2018, 01:41:38 PM
This morning I saw part of one of the "I Love Lucy" episodes when they were headed to California.  The episode started with a shot of the car on a highway with a sign.  I think it said Ohio 48.

The Wikipedia page for that road includes a notation about its appearance in the episode.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jbnv on February 24, 2018, 10:04:53 PM
The Forensic Files episode "Road Rage" begins with the narrator saying "Interstate 97 is a rustic highway in the Pacific Northwest." While showing a US 97 shield.  :pan:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on February 25, 2018, 01:18:14 PM
Direct reference to I-80 (Utah) and Higway 108 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5GPWJPLcHg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: US 89 on February 25, 2018, 01:42:50 PM
Direct reference to I-80 (Utah) and Highway 108 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5GPWJPLcHg)

The part where they scooped up the dust at the beginning is on the southbound I-15/I-80 concurrency in Salt Lake City. The part where he passes the Highway 108 sign (Antelope Drive) is on I-15 north in Layton, about 15 miles north of Salt Lake City. Also, he says that 10,000 cars go by that stretch of road in a day, but the AADT there is 125,000 according to UDOT.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on February 26, 2018, 10:12:33 PM
This morning I saw part of one of the "I Love Lucy" episodes when they were headed to California.  The episode started with a shot of the car on a highway with a sign.  I think it said Ohio 48.

The Wikipedia page for that road includes a notation about its appearance in the episode.
The Forensic Files episode "Road Rage" begins with the narrator saying "Interstate 97 is a rustic highway in the Pacific Northwest." While showing a US 97 shield.  :pan:
Yeah, I've been on I-97. It's 1)Not rustic, and B)Not in the Pacific Northwest.

A segment on an episode of "Top Cops" once had an interview with a Suffolk County Police Officer who described Montauk Highway in Center Moriches as being a four-lane divided highway.

 :-o :confused: :rolleyes:

You'd think an officer from the SCPD would know better.


Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: BakoCondors on March 02, 2018, 02:06:36 PM
Don't know if this has been mentioned before. I'm at work and can't go through all 26 pages without IT getting suspicious  :bigass:

Saw a documentary about Area 51 on NatGeo that had a couple of old photos of the CIA moving a top secret plane from Burbank to Area 51 in the 50s. One image showed US 91 & US 466 shields on a roadside and another showed a BGS with US 466.

(https://i.imgur.com/ARlXsW4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zh4QRK1.jpg)

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman65 on March 03, 2018, 10:55:28 PM
In that clear choice commercial there is a two level continuous arched bridge over a city and then a truss span over a waterway.  What bridge and what city is that in?

Clear Choice is the dental implant place that gives new teeth in one day (although my dentist says its impossible to do more than a few at a time) which has a woman standing in a park with the bridge behind her.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: thenetwork on March 04, 2018, 11:06:41 AM
In that clear choice commercial there is a two level continuous arched bridge over a city and then a truss span over a waterway.  What bridge and what city is that in?

Clear Choice is the dental implant place that gives new teeth in one day (although my dentist says its impossible to do more than a few at a time) which has a woman standing in a park with the bridge behind her.

Cleveland -- East Bank of the Flats:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4967885,-81.7004063,3a,75y,157.07h,84.72t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1ssEkEdcpwneMPKlfWok9Nqg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DsEkEdcpwneMPKlfWok9Nqg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D60.54779%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656

They pretty much shot the whole commercial within Settler's Landing Park by the Cuyahoga River.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on March 04, 2018, 02:38:50 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/ARlXsW4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zh4QRK1.jpg)

Wow.  Would anywhere even allow a load that wide anymore?  Certainly there would be crews ahead of the load putting down signs and lampposts ahead, and more putting them back up afterwards behind, today…
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on March 05, 2018, 12:23:48 AM
I was watching the Oscars, and I saw a clip from "Mudbound. (http://ttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt2396589/combined)" I swear there was a scene with a poorly made NY 22 shield. I didn't know this movie took place in Upstate New York.

 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman65 on March 05, 2018, 05:41:07 PM
In that clear choice commercial there is a two level continuous arched bridge over a city and then a truss span over a waterway.  What bridge and what city is that in?

Clear Choice is the dental implant place that gives new teeth in one day (although my dentist says its impossible to do more than a few at a time) which has a woman standing in a park with the bridge behind her.

Cleveland -- East Bank of the Flats:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4967885,-81.7004063,3a,75y,157.07h,84.72t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1ssEkEdcpwneMPKlfWok9Nqg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DsEkEdcpwneMPKlfWok9Nqg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D60.54779%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656

They pretty much shot the whole commercial within Settler's Landing Park by the Cuyahoga River.
  So that bridge carries the three US Routes of 6.20, and 42 across the Cyahoga River?  I am guessing a subway runs under superior Avenue?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: thenetwork on March 05, 2018, 10:10:52 PM
In that clear choice commercial there is a two level continuous arched bridge over a city and then a truss span over a waterway.  What bridge and what city is that in?

Clear Choice is the dental implant place that gives new teeth in one day (although my dentist says its impossible to do more than a few at a time) which has a woman standing in a park with the bridge behind her.

Cleveland -- East Bank of the Flats:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4967885,-81.7004063,3a,75y,157.07h,84.72t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1ssEkEdcpwneMPKlfWok9Nqg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DsEkEdcpwneMPKlfWok9Nqg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D60.54779%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656

They pretty much shot the whole commercial within Settler's Landing Park by the Cuyahoga River.
  So that bridge carries the three US Routes of 6.20, and 42 across the Cyahoga River?  I am guessing a subway runs under superior Avenue?

Yes on the 3 US Highways...
"Ran" is the operative word on the former streetcar subway which ran on the lower deck of the bridge until around 1954.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on March 05, 2018, 10:14:09 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/ARlXsW4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zh4QRK1.jpg)

Wow.  Would anywhere even allow a load that wide anymore?  Certainly there would be crews ahead of the load putting down signs and lampposts ahead, and more putting them back up afterwards behind, today…
Ooh, a Kenworth 524!

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on March 25, 2018, 04:53:50 PM
Hey, here's something posted on IMCDb from the 1958 documentary "Trans Canada Summer."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0224285/

http://pics.imcdb.org/15388/i001058918.jpg





Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: GHayesNRP on March 27, 2018, 04:04:56 PM
In the music video for the song "Believe" by the Hard Rock Band Staind there are glimpses of a few signs including a city limit sign for the city of Springfield, MA, an exit sign for exit 1 on I-91 South for US-5/ Springfield, Longmeadow, Signage on I-95 for the Fort McHenry Tunnel/Baltimore and  Signage for exit 130 on I 64 in Illinois for IL-1 and Greyville,
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 08, 2018, 11:07:37 PM
California 198 gets mentioned in a mid-movie scene in San Andreas as being 70 miles away after the Rock encounters a giant crevice in the San Andreas Fault.  However King City is posted something like 50 miles away on a guide sign which somewhere to the south.  If that was the case CA 198 would be about 30-40 miles away.  But then again the San Andreas Fault is way out of place in the movie and would be in the middle of CA 198 at the junction with CA 25 so who am I to question geographic inaccuracy in a popcorn movie?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: SectorZ on April 09, 2018, 09:13:36 AM
California 198 gets mentioned in a mid-movie scene in San Andreas as being 70 miles away after the Rock encounters a giant crevice in the San Andreas Fault.  However King City is posted something like 50 miles away on a guide sign which somewhere to the south.  If that was the case CA 198 would be about 30-40 miles away.  But then again the San Andreas Fault is way out of place in the movie and would be in the middle of CA 198 at the junction with CA 25 so who am I to question geographic inaccuracy in a popcorn movie?

To be fair, the only stuff that was accurate in that movie was that there is a San Andreas Fault and that it causes earthquakes.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 09, 2018, 10:23:56 PM
California 198 gets mentioned in a mid-movie scene in San Andreas as being 70 miles away after the Rock encounters a giant crevice in the San Andreas Fault.  However King City is posted something like 50 miles away on a guide sign which somewhere to the south.  If that was the case CA 198 would be about 30-40 miles away.  But then again the San Andreas Fault is way out of place in the movie and would be in the middle of CA 198 at the junction with CA 25 so who am I to question geographic inaccuracy in a popcorn movie?

To be fair, the only stuff that was accurate in that movie was that there is a San Andreas Fault and that it causes earthquakes.

At least it wasn't 2012 levels of bad, first time seeing it last night.  The physics of buildings just gradually falling on their side instead of pancaking and the nonchalant reactions was amusing.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on May 05, 2018, 12:16:49 PM
Check out the old signs in this 1970 movie on railroad crossing safety produced by Southern Pacific, Western Pacific, Union Pacific, and Santa Fe Railroads;


Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: MarkF on May 19, 2018, 07:26:32 PM
Here's the old Interstate 10 west to US 101 south connector, as seen in the 1978 movie "Up in Smoke":
(https://i.imgur.com/luCaYGO.png)

This movie also has a few shots of the Pasadena Freeway, I-210, PCH north of Santa Monica, and the CA2/I-5 interchange.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: ErmineNotyours on May 24, 2018, 11:23:13 PM
From the thread's title, I was thinking this would be a thread about the fake-looking signs that movie studio prop departments make, but they never get it right.  Such as in Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1730/41433797675_9e6efca8cf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/268n3vZ)Fake highway sign from Harry and the Hendersons (https://flic.kr/p/268n3vZ) by Arthur Allen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/116988743@N07/), on Flickr

Actual location (https://goo.gl/maps/jbGs7VGZaNC2)

I had another sign in mind from Three Fugitives (1989) but that movie is no longer on Netflix.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on June 30, 2018, 01:20:41 AM
Jurrassic World Fallen Kingdom had a US 101 shield on a sign directing traffic to Orick, CA. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on July 27, 2018, 03:41:02 PM
A reverse black and white "Do Not Enter" sign in the 1973 movie "The Mad Bomber."

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle.php?id=1159141

Another one of those signs I only saw on TV, in movies, or in news footage.



Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on July 31, 2018, 12:05:56 PM
Here's something odd. I know it's a railroad sign, but it's kind of hard not to notice. It was from the 1986 Kirk Douglas-Burt Lancaster movie "Tough Guys," which I remember seeing in the theaters, but I forgot about this scene.

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_50944-Chevrolet-Impala-1981.html

A yellow diamond stop sign with black lettering and red reflectors on the sides.

Is this something that only existed on old Southern Pacific Railway lines, or what's the deal with those?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman65 on July 31, 2018, 10:46:14 PM
In the opening sequence of the show Alice, I believe that the scene where the camera (when introducing Phillip McKeon)  passes under a sign bridge that reads I-10 West to Phoenix and I-10 East to El Paso is at the north end of I-19?

Being that both Phoenix and El Paso appear together means that only Tucson can be the only place that can be.  Also being the scene was shot there on what appeared to be a freeway, I would deduct that it was I-19.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: jbnv on August 01, 2018, 01:31:54 PM
From the TV Series "Alice" opening credits about 24 seconds in - gantry for I-10 west to Phoenix, east to El Paso.  Not sure where this would have been ... I-19 maybe?
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: thenetwork on August 03, 2018, 11:09:15 AM
From the TV Series "Alice" opening credits about 24 seconds in - gantry for I-10 west to Phoenix, east to El Paso.  Not sure where this would have been ... I-19 maybe?

Correct!  It is the northern terminus of I-19 @ I-10.  What you see in the opening credits is nowhere near what that interchange looks like today!!!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: abefroman329 on August 10, 2018, 02:58:06 PM
Anyone see "The Goldbergs" episode "The Circle of Driving Again?" There's a scene where Adam Goldberg is being taught to drive by his parents and grandfather and the railroad crossing they're approaching includes one of these signs under the standard yellow Railroad Crossing circle:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MUTCD_R15-8.svg

I'm pretty sure these didn't exist anytime during the 1980's.
That show is barely committed to being set in the 80s. They’ll have characters obsessed with early 80s and late 80s pop culture phenomena in the same ep, and sometimes throw in stuff from the early 90s because fuck it, why not.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: abefroman329 on August 10, 2018, 04:12:24 PM
There’s a really crappy fake directional sign (complete with the last half of a two-word city name in all lowercase letters) in The Birdcage that I’m surprised hasn’t been mentioned yet.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: roadman65 on August 13, 2018, 11:10:51 AM
In a 1980's music video, the song Life In A Northern Town by some British Rock Band, uses images taken on the Pulaski Skyway looking down at the South Kearny Industrial Area seeing some smoke stacks of some plant that was either there at the time or still there.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: abefroman329 on August 13, 2018, 05:40:15 PM
In a 1980's music video, the song Life In A Northern Town by some British Rock Band, uses images taken on the Pulaski Skyway looking down at the South Kearny Industrial Area seeing some smoke stacks of some plant that was either there at the time or still there.
Dream Academy.  I just learned that the song was produced by David Gilmour, which makes complete sense.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on August 18, 2018, 12:48:19 AM


All with Detroit area reference s
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on August 31, 2018, 12:35:41 AM
The recent Spike Lee movie "BlacKkKlansman (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7349662/)" is supposed to take place in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but there's a scene just before a proposed cross burning that has what appears to be a couple of Westchester County parkway shields in the background. As it turns out, parts of the movie were filmed in Ossining.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kurumi on August 31, 2018, 12:47:10 AM
At 0:40 and a few other places in Rush's "Subdivisions", there's an aerial view of the 401/DVP/404 interchange in a city whose airport code is YYZ

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bzakharin on September 17, 2018, 10:36:53 AM
In the music video for "You're gonna go far, kid" we are treated to some post-apocalyptic road backgrounds. Only the I-4 sign is readily readable. Any idea if the other ones are real and if so, where they are?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180917/4a7671889e2d445908e5be49495a78aa.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180917/a42358f9fa75fcc77cee0132a4fcf3fb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180917/611d601b66a2a93b6f8edc3283234778.jpg)


Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: thenetwork on September 17, 2018, 08:10:42 PM
In the music video for "You're gonna go far, kid" we are treated to some post-apocalyptic road backgrounds. Only the I-4 sign is readily readable. Any idea if the other ones are real and if so, where they are?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180917/a42358f9fa75fcc77cee0132a4fcf3fb.jpg)

The sign on the left looks like a Tennessee Secondary Route symbol (Triangle).  Not sure what to make of the one on the right, though.

Now that I took another look at the first photo, it looks like a West Virginia-style gantry with a WV-2 on the left sign.  However WV-2 is a North-South route.  <shrugs>
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Eth on September 17, 2018, 09:42:38 PM
The sign on the left looks like a Tennessee Secondary Route symbol (Triangle).  Not sure what to make of the one on the right, though.

Now that I took another look at the first photo, it looks like a West Virginia-style gantry with a WV-2 on the left sign.  However WV-2 is a North-South route.  <shrugs>

I was initially thinking Virginia for the photo you quoted, but could definitely see it as a TN secondary too. The one on the right could be a US route, I think.

For the first photo, I notice the 2 isn't centered in the square but instead aligned closer to the bottom, and there might be some small text up above it. Looks short, whatever it is...perhaps "R.I."? Then again, RI 2 is also a north-south route, so maybe not.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: cwf1701 on September 27, 2018, 03:57:29 PM
In a Episode of the "Big Bang Theory", Sheldon and his gang try to change a flat tire by using a Mexican stop (ALTO) sign as a lever.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on October 19, 2018, 08:53:10 PM
BC 99 and the Lions Gate Bridge both appeared in Deadpool 2. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Roadwarriors79 on October 21, 2018, 12:42:08 PM
The Fast and The Furious (original and sequels) have had highways and certain cities in good chunks of the movies.

There was a "short film" between the original and the second movie showing Paul Walker's character making his way from Los Angeles towards the East Coast. There is a part where on the road he's traveling on, the BGS says "I-95 North, New York" and "I-95 South, Miami". I was thinking then, if anything close to this would ever be posted in the field in real life.

In the 7th film of this series, there is a long car chase scene in Los Angeles. However, all the traffic signals were screaming to me "We are NOT really in LA!" I'm figuring this is where Atlanta stood in for LA here.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: abefroman329 on October 21, 2018, 12:56:58 PM
In the 7th film of this series, there is a long car chase scene in Los Angeles. However, all the traffic signals were screaming to me "We are NOT really in LA!" I'm figuring this is where Atlanta stood in for LA here.
It was smart of them to go ahead and set Baby Driver in Atlanta if it was going to be filmed there, since Atlanta usually does a crappy job of standing in for other cities (though I don’t remember anything glaring in The Nice Guys).
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: formulanone on October 22, 2018, 08:02:46 AM
The Fast and The Furious (original and sequels) have had highways and certain cities in good chunks of the movies.

There was a "short film" between the original and the second movie showing Paul Walker's character making his way from Los Angeles towards the East Coast. There is a part where on the road he's traveling on, the BGS says "I-95 North, New York" and "I-95 South, Miami". I was thinking then, if anything close to this would ever be posted in the field in real life.

To be honest, it would make sense to do so for roughly 20% of South Florida's population.  ;-)

I recall 2 Fast 2 Furious used I-75, as they'd closed off a portion of it around Pembroke Pines for a few days.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on October 29, 2018, 04:30:21 PM
In Halloween 2 Haggonfield, IL is mentioned to be on IL 17.  In Halloween 3 the Silver Shamrock Factory is located off of CA 33 in Santa Mira.  Both towns are fictional but both highways are very real.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: inkyatari on October 29, 2018, 05:04:29 PM
In Halloween 2 Haggonfield, IL is mentioned to be on IL 17.  In Halloween 3 the Silver Shamrock Factory is located off of CA 33 in Santa Mira.  Both towns are fictional but both highways are very real.

In the Curse of Michael Meyers, IIRC, Haddonfield is somewhere between Dwight and Pontiac, IL, quite a ways away from IL-17

Ahh.. Here it is:

(https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/pantagraph.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/dd/ddd24365-140c-5785-861e-0c96f09e3bfd/4f76b49d04e82.image.jpg)

EDIT: Holy crap. They got the location of Funks Grove wrong.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on October 29, 2018, 05:07:40 PM
In Halloween 2 Haggonfield, IL is mentioned to be on IL 17.  In Halloween 3 the Silver Shamrock Factory is located off of CA 33 in Santa Mira.  Both towns are fictional but both highways are very real.

In the Curse of Michael Meyers, IIRC, Haddonfield is somewhere between Dwight and Pontiac, IL, quite a ways away from IL-17

Ahh.. Here it is:

(https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/pantagraph.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/dd/ddd24365-140c-5785-861e-0c96f09e3bfd/4f76b49d04e82.image.jpg)

I was always amused by the scene in the first movie with Loomis on the payphone where it’s really obvious he’s in Northern California.  You really have to look for the palm Trees in the Haddonfield scenes. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: inkyatari on October 29, 2018, 05:11:27 PM
In Halloween 2 Haggonfield, IL is mentioned to be on IL 17.  In Halloween 3 the Silver Shamrock Factory is located off of CA 33 in Santa Mira.  Both towns are fictional but both highways are very real.

In the Curse of Michael Meyers, IIRC, Haddonfield is somewhere between Dwight and Pontiac, IL, quite a ways away from IL-17

Ahh.. Here it is:

(https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/pantagraph.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/dd/ddd24365-140c-5785-861e-0c96f09e3bfd/4f76b49d04e82.image.jpg)

I was always amused by the scene in the first movie with Loomis on the payphone where it’s really obvious he’s in Northern California.  You really have to look for the palm Trees in the Haddonfield scenes.
I have heard people criticize the mountains in the background. I had thought that maybe Haddonfiled was closer to the Shawnees, as the profile of the SHawnee Hills over the plains almost looks like that.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on October 29, 2018, 06:01:54 PM
In Halloween 2 Haggonfield, IL is mentioned to be on IL 17.  In Halloween 3 the Silver Shamrock Factory is located off of CA 33 in Santa Mira.  Both towns are fictional but both highways are very real.

In the Curse of Michael Meyers, IIRC, Haddonfield is somewhere between Dwight and Pontiac, IL, quite a ways away from IL-17

Ahh.. Here it is:

(https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/pantagraph.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/dd/ddd24365-140c-5785-861e-0c96f09e3bfd/4f76b49d04e82.image.jpg)

I was always amused by the scene in the first movie with Loomis on the payphone where it’s really obvious he’s in Northern California.  You really have to look for the palm Trees in the Haddonfield scenes.
I have heard people criticize the mountains in the background. I had thought that maybe Haddonfiled was closer to the Shawnees, as the profile of the SHawnee Hills over the plains almost looks like that.

Given the budget they had to make that movie I say they did a pretty damn fine job considering it probably is the best stand alone Slasher Movie ever made.  The sequels had way more money but came nowhere close to the original (although I do like 2 and 3).  I’ll be seeing the new movie on Friday, I’m interested to see how it turns out. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: zzyzx on December 07, 2018, 06:01:01 PM
My favorite childhood movie from the 1980s is Flight of The Navigator.  In one of the scenes, David and Max (the robot) are trying to fly back to David's home in Ft. Lauderdale.  David, looking over a paper map, wants to take I-95, while Max wants to take the turnpike.  Looks like they ended up taking the Ronald Reagan Turnpike based on what I think is the location from the movie (the apartment complex under construction in the far right is the best reference point if you look at the satellite view.  I spent so much time looking for a distance sign...can anyone guess why they removed it???

(https://i.imgur.com/V6dzuyk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gpzcWrq.jpg)

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/QMPsV7rmHyM2
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: formulanone on December 08, 2018, 05:55:22 AM
My favorite childhood movie from the 1980s is Flight of The Navigator.  In one of the scenes, David and Max (the robot) are trying to fly back to David's home in Ft. Lauderdale.  David, looking over a paper map, wants to take I-95, while Max wants to take the turnpike.  Looks like they ended up taking the Ronald Reagan Turnpike based on what I think is the location from the movie (the apartment complex under construction in the far right is the best reference point if you look at the satellite view.  I spent so much time looking for a distance sign...can anyone guess why they removed it???

(https://i.imgur.com/V6dzuyk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gpzcWrq.jpg)

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/QMPsV7rmHyM2

You're likely correct - there is no other place which would have a sign showing both cities, where Miami would be closer than Fort Lauderdale. US 1 nor Tamiami Trail wouldn't have 4 lanes that far south, and I-95 terminates too soon (I-75 was under construction at the time of filming). The only other would be the southern end Palmetto Expressway, but it doesn't look like that and it's not 25 miles from Miami...I don't think there were ever mileage signs like that on SR 826.

Currently, Florida's Turnpike doesn't have many existing mileage signs denoting upcoming cities; other than "NEXT EXIT xx MILES" if it's 9+ miles apart. I can't think of any, and I've driven it end-to-end many times. I-95 is loaded with them.

Side note: I don't think anyone calls it the "Ronald Regan Turnpike" any more than they'd call it "State Road 91" (just the roadgeeks). Somehow it received the name in 1998, although numerous stretches of road and intersections have been dedicated throughout the state...especially Miami-Dade County.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on December 08, 2018, 09:55:35 AM
Parts of NM 11 appear in Creed 2 during the desert training scenes. 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kurumi on December 08, 2018, 02:34:15 PM
At Kura Sushi, when you turn in the first 5 plates, there's a short video of Mutenmaru fighting an evil ninja on the 405:

(https://i.imgur.com/iLOaWhJ.jpg)

(video: https://www.facebook.com/kurasushiusa/videos/all-store-anime-promo-32318/1820872114624175/)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on December 15, 2018, 10:09:06 PM


Michelle Branch does "This Way" but I like to know which two lane roads was this shot at though.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: sparker on December 17, 2018, 03:02:15 AM


Michelle Branch does "This Way" but I like to know which two lane roads was this shot at though.

Really looks like CA 247 in the east part of Lucerne Valley, CA (just east of the CA 18 "semi-bump").  That last car passing with the CA license plates increases the probability it was filmed right here in CA.   First time I've heard that song -- not too bad! 
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Scott5114 on December 20, 2018, 12:29:05 AM
Apparently, "Dick Tracy" hasn't got the memo that a certain IA was revoked. Whichever DOT this was skirted the positive/negative contrast issue by specifying "no contrast at all".
(https://joshreads.com/images/18/12/i181219dt.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: SectorZ on December 20, 2018, 09:00:59 AM
Apparently, "Dick Tracy" hasn't got the memo that a certain IA was revoked. Whichever DOT this was skirted the positive/negative contrast issue by specifying "no contrast at all".
(https://joshreads.com/images/18/12/i181219dt.jpg)

I wonder if they have to pay the Clearview license fee for the comic strip.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on December 24, 2018, 12:00:03 AM


Nice Babylon by David Gray was filmed in San Francisco 20 years ago.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: djsekani on December 24, 2018, 09:03:06 PM
The '98 Disney movie Mighty Joe Young has several scenes set in Los Angeles, but road geeks like yourselves should be able to identify the sign at the 15-second mark of this low-resolution TV ad.

Title: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Sam on December 29, 2018, 12:14:35 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181229/0e604b16fc7ac63c192b77d6013369ce.jpg)

The Partridge Family’s garage. If the I-76 sign is a repro, they went to a lot of effort.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: thenetwork on December 29, 2018, 04:19:17 PM

In the early seasons the I-76 shield was a fake black on white!
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PAHighways on December 29, 2018, 04:41:43 PM
It would have been more appropriate if it had been an I-70 shield since Shirley Jones is from Smithton (Exit 49).

SM-G965U

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on December 29, 2018, 06:05:02 PM


Round Here Counting Crows. This Video has some Los Angeles streets in the video
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PHLBOS on January 04, 2019, 06:48:59 PM
In the Jaws movie, following the pond/estuary attack scene (the severed leg); one does see the Massachusetts-style bookleaf town-line sign in the distance at 1:35 in the below-movie-clip (Brody running to the estuary to save his son).  It's tough to read, but based on the mapping; the sign is located at the Edgartown/Oaks Bluff border.  The bridge is referred to as the Jaws Bridge (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jaws+Bridge/@41.4141809,-70.5520938,16.25z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x89e5290bc3b69395:0x6b8b70656c5f9e86!2sOak+Bluffs,+MA!3b1!8m2!3d41.4542793!4d-70.5619724!3m4!1s0x89e52eb60954218d:0x91b46a3dfc3df1ce!8m2!3d41.4160981!4d-70.5487436)

Warning: Movie Clip Contains Graphic Footage (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ku0idWkeo0)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Stephane Dumas on February 17, 2019, 07:19:13 AM
Not a highway sign, however there's a mention of I-67 in this Garfield strip.
(https://i.imgur.com/JvSPYnR.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on March 09, 2019, 02:05:18 PM
Saw this old fashioned stop sign at Warner Bros. Studios in "Blazing Saddles."

http://pics.imcdb.org/5931/vlcsnap-2017-07-25-21h53m23s290.jpg

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: kurumi on March 09, 2019, 02:18:06 PM
"Engineer / Comedian" Don McMillan routine on LA traffic, and of course the math checks out:

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: nexus73 on March 09, 2019, 06:10:52 PM
"Engineer / Comedian" Don McMillan routine on LA traffic, and of course the math checks out:


That "bingo" really did add up...LOL!

Rick
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: ErmineNotyours on May 05, 2019, 06:02:48 PM
The American version of Insomnia (2002) is set in Alaska, but has this curved mast arm and only one signal which gives away its BC location.  Also, it's flashing yellow to indicate that it is at night, which the filmmakers needed to do to indicate night where there is all-day brightness above the Arctic Circle.  I've never seen idle BC signals flash yellow, so they must have specially rigged up this signal.  There's also a single solid yellow line.

Edit: The Google Street View (https://goo.gl/maps/1YKuceWfVG8Rv7nEA) range from 2009 to 2014 indicates this intersection never had a signal in that date range.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46993951914_df63c5a942_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eAGhEf)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on May 14, 2019, 07:27:39 AM
A Thousand Miles By Vanessa Carlton. Yes the Video takes a roadgeek tour of LA in a Piano :nod:
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Baloo Uriza on May 14, 2019, 07:55:58 AM
I've never seen idle BC signals flash yellow, so they must have specially rigged up this signal.

It's not common, but it happens.  Equal odds on whether the other direction is facing a flashing red, or a steady red over flashing yellow.  If there's a difference as to what you're supposed to do, then I never could discern it.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Avalanchez71 on May 14, 2019, 11:12:43 AM
A Thousand Miles By Vanessa Carlton. Yes the Video takes a roadgeek tour of LA in a Piano :nod:
I would have watch that on mute and in private mode so that it doesn’t hit my suggested play list.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on May 15, 2019, 05:21:50 PM


Mr Bean Drives on various UK roads.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on May 28, 2019, 02:05:04 AM
Old fashioned object marker on a barricade next to this Hudson, in "Violent Midnight," from 1963.
http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_1266662-Hudson.html
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Max Rockatansky on June 12, 2019, 03:33:31 PM
We did a article on Gribblenation about Hill Valley and the infamous US 8/US 395 sign assembly seen in 1985:

https://www.gribblenation.org/2019/06/where-hell-is-hill-valley-us-route-8.html
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bing101 on June 14, 2019, 11:45:53 PM
We did a article on Gribblenation about Hill Valley and the infamous US 8/US 395 sign assembly seen in 1985:

https://www.gribblenation.org/2019/06/where-hell-is-hill-valley-us-route-8.html

I remember looking at one of the fictional Hill Valley maps and it seems to indicate somewhere in Grass Valley or Auburn area east of Sacramento.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on June 16, 2019, 09:17:40 PM
A Thousand Miles By Vanessa Carlton. Yes the Video takes a roadgeek tour of LA in a Piano :nod:
The late Darryl Dragon used to do the same thing with his electronic keyboard on "The Captain & Tennille Show," but he used to face whatever direction he was moving in.

And I don't remember him using the theme from National Geographic Specials as a sample.

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: wanderer2575 on June 16, 2019, 09:52:00 PM
An installment of the comic strip Frazz by Jef Mallett:

(https://i.imgur.com/jMTruyt.jpg)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: MarkF on June 29, 2019, 12:53:19 AM
This is from a BBC documentary called "I Can Go For That, The Smooth World of Yacht Rock", which had some 70's stock footage mostly of California freeways, but also had this 4 tier road.  Looks like a surface street on the bottom, 3 lanes freeway in one direction on the next level, 3 lanes freeway in the other direction on the next, then what appears to be a park on the top:
(https://i.imgur.com/IMNoQEB.jpg)

Anyone know where this is?  I think the BQE near the Brooklyn Bridge has a similar setup.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on July 14, 2019, 09:17:13 AM
Yeah, that looks more like the BQE to me.


This scene from the 1978 disaster movie "Avalanche."

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle.php?id=1274654

Why would a dead end street contain a "No U Turn" sign underneath? Do they want people who drive on that road to get stuck there forever?

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: formulanone on July 16, 2019, 06:58:50 AM
The Black Crowes' Wiser time. I've enjoyed this song for over 20 years; never knew there was a video for this song.

Plenty of state welcome signs (Iowa and Oklahoma) and some shield action for I-35 in Kansas City and US 385, et al...

Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: CanesFan27 on July 19, 2019, 03:16:28 PM
I'm pretty sure nearly everyone reading this post has watched Forrest Gump.

At North Carolina's Grandfather Mountain, there is a "Forrest Gump Curve" that celebrates Forrest's run across the country and the spot where one of the numerous scenes that made up the montage from his three year, two month, 14 day, 16 hour run was filmed.

And a cool little story from the filming of that scene as well.

https://carolinaxroads.blogspot.com/2019/07/forrest-gump-curve-grandfather-mountain.html
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: marleythedog on July 19, 2019, 10:25:07 PM
These come from the episode "The Man Who Knew Too Little" of the 90s crime comedy-drama Due South, set in Chicago but made in Canada. In this episode, they're transporting a criminal to Windsor, Ontario via I-94.

(https://i.imgur.com/I29yKNR.png)
Direction is beneath the shield (which I think is normal for Ontario), and the shoulder is gravel.

(https://i.imgur.com/VlCcLoS.png)
Ray gets impatient with the other cars and decides to pass on the (gravel) shoulder. And had to dodge a guide sign.

(https://i.imgur.com/ISNCKY8.png)
Apparently you have to watch out for guide signs in the shoulder. The signs themselves look good (actual Highway Gothic, though all uppercase) and I think the destinations and distances are somewhat realistic.

(https://i.imgur.com/i1ZnNk1.png)
What they're calling I-194 looks more like an I-94 business loop.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Route66Fan on August 23, 2019, 02:44:57 AM
I forget if these have been mentioned before, but the 1956 Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis movie "Hollywood or Bust" had some scenes featuring a real New Jersey US 22 shield & mileage sign, as well as some BGS for US 66 & US 99 (Hollywood Freeway).
https://exquisitelyboredinnacogdoches.blogspot.com/2008/01/hollywood-or-bust-locations.html (https://exquisitelyboredinnacogdoches.blogspot.com/2008/01/hollywood-or-bust-locations.html)
It also featured a neat looking covered bridge that I had been trying for years to figure out where it was located. I finally found out that the covered bridge featured in the movie was called the Orrs Bridge, that it was located in Cumberland Co, PA near Camp Hill, PA, also that it crossed the Conodoguinet Creek & also that it was replaced in 1957 (About a year after the movie came out.) with a Beam bridge.
https://exquisitelyboredinnacogdoches.blogspot.com/2008/01/hollywood-or-bust-locations.html (https://exquisitelyboredinnacogdoches.blogspot.com/2008/01/hollywood-or-bust-locations.html)
Scene featuring the Covered Orr Bridge. (Bridge appears at about 1:43.)
There is also a scene in this movie that features the MacArthur Bridge in St. Louis, MO (Back when cars could still travel on it.), along with another bridge that's somewhere in Missouri (I don't know where), some other unidentified Missouri highway scenes, along with some other interesting highway scenes. (If possible, I would like to know where these scenes were filmed.)
Also, the 1999 Disney movie "The Straight Story" features some real US 18 as well as US 63 shields along with some real county highway shields as well as the Black Hawk Bridge across the Mississippi River near Lansing, IA.
http://www.themoviedistrict.com/the-straight-story/ (http://www.themoviedistrict.com/the-straight-story/)
These are two of my favorite movies.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: DJ Particle on August 27, 2019, 06:41:18 AM
This is from a BBC documentary called "I Can Go For That, The Smooth World of Yacht Rock", which had some 70's stock footage mostly of California freeways, but also had this 4 tier road.  Looks like a surface street on the bottom, 3 lanes freeway in one direction on the next level, 3 lanes freeway in the other direction on the next, then what appears to be a park on the top:
(https://i.imgur.com/IMNoQEB.jpg)

Anyone know where this is?  I think the BQE near the Brooklyn Bridge has a similar setup.

I do believe I found the exact area....

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brooklyn+Bridge/@40.6959715,-73.9992649,116a,35y,90h,39.55t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2526ddba7abd465c!8m2!3d40.7060855!4d-73.9968643
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: bdmoss88 on August 27, 2019, 10:27:27 PM
In Bohemian Rhapsody on their first American tour it shows their buses going down a two lane road and shows a GA-11 sign.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: MarkF on August 27, 2019, 11:58:03 PM
This is from a BBC documentary called "I Can Go For That, The Smooth World of Yacht Rock", which had some 70's stock footage mostly of California freeways, but also had this 4 tier road.  Looks like a surface street on the bottom, 3 lanes freeway in one direction on the next level, 3 lanes freeway in the other direction on the next, then what appears to be a park on the top:
(https://i.imgur.com/IMNoQEB.jpg)

Anyone know where this is?  I think the BQE near the Brooklyn Bridge has a similar setup.

I do believe I found the exact area....

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brooklyn+Bridge/@40.6959715,-73.9992649,116a,35y,90h,39.55t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2526ddba7abd465c!8m2!3d40.7060855!4d-73.9968643

Thanks.  That looks like a real interesting section of road.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: Rothman on August 28, 2019, 08:20:07 AM
This is from a BBC documentary called "I Can Go For That, The Smooth World of Yacht Rock", which had some 70's stock footage mostly of California freeways, but also had this 4 tier road.  Looks like a surface street on the bottom, 3 lanes freeway in one direction on the next level, 3 lanes freeway in the other direction on the next, then what appears to be a park on the top:
(https://i.imgur.com/IMNoQEB.jpg)

Anyone know where this is?  I think the BQE near the Brooklyn Bridge has a similar setup.

I do believe I found the exact area....

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brooklyn+Bridge/@40.6959715,-73.9992649,116a,35y,90h,39.55t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2526ddba7abd465c!8m2!3d40.7060855!4d-73.9968643

Thanks.  That looks like a real interesting section of road.
It's called the "Triple Cantilever" and its plans were actually included in NY's 1956 plans for its Interstates.

However, it is due for some major work and NYSDOT and NYCDOT are still negotiating how it will be funded and when the work will actually take place.

(personal opinion emphasized)
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: PHLBOS on August 30, 2019, 02:24:50 PM
Cross-posted from the Massachusetts thread.
From the movie, Alice's Restaurant.  See 1:13:30 for a scene showing old-style MA bookleaf sign.
Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on September 07, 2019, 10:11:33 AM
Okay, a couple of years back I attended a Rifftrax Live satellite feed of "Rifftrax Summer Shorts Beach Party" and found this 1978 "educational" film called "Ricky Raccoon Shows the Way." Now, I originally thought it was filmed in South Carolina, but somebody told me most of the scenes were shot in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although I'm wondering about one sign in a montage.

https://archive.org/details/RickyRaccoonShowsTheWay

Which side of the Buster Boyd Bridge is(or was) that Buster Boyd Landing sign at 7:28 into the movie on?


Title: Re: Highways / Signs in Movies, TV Shows, and Videos
Post by: D-Dey65 on September 20, 2019, 06:03:58 PM
There are some hilarious looking fake parking signs in the February 2019 Rebel Wilson spoof "Isn't It Romantic."

http://www.onthesetofnewyork.com/isntitromantic.html

Mostly some love and wedding oriented signs. I tried to get the pictures from that link, but you know... the restrictions of newer computers.


UPDATE: Here it is on the right side of the pic.
https://ibb.co/w6zWKgT (https://ibb.co/w6zWKgT)