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OUTTAKES THE SEQUEL

Drawing Blanks

May 04, 1986|Pat H. Broeske

The billboard on Sunset and Queens in West Hollywood reads "Shoot Los Angeles." It's meant to encourage film makers to stay home. So how come "Armed and Dangerous"--the Columbia comedy with John Candy and Eugene Levy as inept security guards--couldn't shoot scenes at that location?

A rep at the County Filming Permit Coordination Office said the request was turned down because of the "scope" of the scenes involved--cars weaving and crashing into buildings (and one car driving the wrong side of the street) for two week nights between 6 and midnight.

Still, the irony wasn't lost on someone close to the picture, who noted that elsewhere--in places like Canoga Park, Glendale, Bel-Air and even MacArthur Park, "everywhere but beneath that sign"--permits came through.

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