Bridge Tony Scott leaped off was to be used in an unmade film
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The 68-year-old director/producer helmed such films as "The Hunger" (1983), "Top Gun" (1986), "Beverly Hills Cop II" (1987), "Days of Thunder" (1990), "True Romance" (1993), "Crimson Tide" (1995) and was listed as a producer on film and television titles including "Numb3rs" (2005-2010), "The A-Team" (2010), "The Grey" (2011), "The Good Wife" (2009-2012) and "Prometheus" (2012, directed by his brother Ridley Scott).
Scott jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Southern California. It is a large suspension bridge he had envisioned as a centerpiece for one of his films -- a film that had yet to be made. The project was to be a remake of 1979 street gang film "The Warriors," and Scott planned to move the film's setting from New York to Los Angeles. "It's a city which is horizontal. New York is vertical, all skyscrapers, and Los Angeles is horizontal. I'm hoping to get a hundred thousand real gang-members standing on the Vincent Thomas Bridge for one shot," Scott told Rotten Tomatoes in 2009.
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The Vincent Thomas Bridge has been used in other films including Michael Mann's 1995 crime film "Heat," starring Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro and Val Kilmer, "Head" (1968), starring The Monkees, "Gone in 60 Seconds" (2000) and "Charlies Angels" (2000). It is also a central location in "To Live and Die in L.A." (1985), starring Willem DaFoe and William Petersen -- who played a character who leaps off the bridge, bungee jumping.