Washington Chase Scene?

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  1. Defenestrator

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    I remember Bay trying to get a chase scene in Washington Mall, or at least that's what I think its called. Did we see any of this in the movie, or does anybody know what this scene was supposed to involve?
     
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    I suspect that the Highway chase was originally around the Washington Mall...
     
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    The Highway chase was actually in Chicago cuz the Exit sign the dreads used said "Aurora" on it. It's a souther suburb of Chicago and home of Wayne and Garth. Party on Wayne, Party on Garth.
     
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    I think it was the race scene were the wreckers got thier NASCAR alt modes.
    Fully cut out.
     
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    I think he was saying that originally the chase scene was supposed to be in Washington but they didn't get permission, and that is why they used footage from "The Island" during the Chicago invasion highway chase.
     
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    Maybe there was going to be more to Optimus' chasing Sentinel down. I recall they mentioned OP was going to be involved in it quite a bit.
     
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    Yeah. That's most l likely the case.
     
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    Hes didnt use alot of footage, he shot chase scenes through the night on Lower Wacker Drive(used in the Dark Knight) and he didnt use any of it.......
     
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    They had permission to film around the National Mall. That's where Bumblebee got into a car accident with a real police vehicle during filming. I recall they even said they'd find a way to write that accident into the film, but that whole scene was apparently cut out instead.
     
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    wasn't there a scene filmed with Patrick Dempsey in a NASCAR racing gear
     
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    Wasn't he in racing gear in one of those photos?

    BTW: There is one shot in the movie that comes from the scene where the cop hit BB. I recognized the surroundings & the pattern of the vehicles. It does cut before the cop appeared though.
     
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    Yeah and there was word that they were filming at the speedway in Joliet.....I wonder how much he actually filmed and didnt use......
     
  13. Defenestrator

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    I wonder this too. Also it would be interesting to see how all that stuff would affect (improve?) the pacing of the movie..
     
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    I remember Dempsey initially saying that his character would be some kind of race car driver, but that idea must have been tossed out pretty fast. If that idea had actually been true, I think we probably would have seen where the Wreckers got their alternate forms.
     

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