The 1999 revenge film “The Limey,” directed by Stephen Soderbergh, is set in Los Angeles, where the production mostly took place as well. Wilson, played by Terence Stamp, plays an Englishman who travels to L.A. to track down those responsible for the death of his daughter. Wilson follows a lead to the offices of some associates of Terry Valentine. He first approaches from the corner of S Santa Fe Ave and Willow St in Downtown L.A., with the Fourth Street Viaduct visible in the background. Today, buildings mostly block the view of the viaduct, but a small portion of it can still be seen.
LOCATION: S Santa Fe Ave / Willow St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
The location of the offices was actually part of what is now known as Willow Studios. In one of the most famous sequences of the film, Wilson takes a beating from the men inside and gets thrown out onto the street. Wilson stands up, pulls out a gun and proceeds back inside to finish the job.
LOCATION: 1335 Willow St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Terry Valentine, played by Peter Fonda, lives in this home overlooking the Hollywood Hills. The house is featured prominently in the film, particularly the distinctive looking pool area. Wilson attends a party at Valentine’s house. Most of Astral Dr is public, but the last stretch of it leading up to the home is marked private.
LOCATION: 2210 Astral Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Wilson meets up with Elaine, played by Lesley Ann Warren, at Dinah’s Family Restaurant near Culver City, which has also appeared in such films as “The Big Lebowski” and “Nightcrawler.”
LOCATION: 6521 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Elaine’s apartment can be found in West Hollywood. The same building has been featured in the films “L.A. Story,” “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey,” “Rush Hour” and more.
LOCATION: 1400 N Hayworth Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046
The car chase begins at the intersection of Ledgewood Dr and Mulholland Hwy.
LOCATION: Ledgewood Dr / Mulholland Hwy, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Portions of the third act of the film were shot north around Big Sur. Wilson, Elaine and Ed (Luis Guzmán) stop at the Lucia Lodge, located at 62400 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920. The property was partially destroyed by a fire in 2021, but the lodge portion survived and remains open.
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