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Old 04-14-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Thanks so much for the help, much appreciated.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:16 PM
 
Location: In the Silver State of Nevada in Las Vegas NV
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Thanks so much for the help, much appreciated.
Thanks but we are all still lost finding this place
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Yeah, I'm drawing a blank. And I spent most of my time house hunting around the rim.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Again, I believe you'll find that this scene does not exist in Las Vegas. It is most likely a composite of two, maybe three, pictures created in a computer to look like a real Las Vegas scene. Remember the casino that doesn't exist in the TV show Las Vegas? They have computers and digital cameras now. No, really, they do.

The only place I know of in Red Rock that you can see the city from is one view point on the loop road, and on top of Turtle Head Peak. And that's a long hard hike. There are no roads up there. And neither view is like that. In fact, we use so few guard rails in Nevada, I'd bet the guard rail is actually a stage prop in a studio in Hollywood. Or maybe the Universal back lot.

But have fun driving yourselves crazy looking for it.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:42 AM
 
Location: In the Silver State of Nevada in Las Vegas NV
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Again, I believe you'll find that this scene does not exist in Las Vegas. It is most likely a composite of two, maybe three, pictures created in a computer to look like a real Las Vegas scene. Remember the casino that doesn't exist in the TV show Las Vegas? They have computers and digital cameras now. No, really, they do.

The only place I know of in Red Rock that you can see the city from is one view point on the loop road, and on top of Turtle Head Peak. And that's a long hard hike. There are no roads up there. And neither view is like that. In fact, we use so few guard rails in Nevada, I'd bet the guard rail is actually a stage prop in a studio in Hollywood. Or maybe the Universal back lot.

But have fun driving yourselves crazy looking for it.
You are correct about the guard rails especially at Red Rock it reminded me of driving around Ireland and looking way down from the side of the road driving. Red Rock Canyon is over 17 miles from the strip so it does not seem realistic a picture of the strip can be taken from there like this one unless they were using a spy camera from the CIA plane lol. So some day this scene in the movie will be a good trivia question.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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Well, we finally have a definitive answer to this question. It was found in today's RJ article...

Vegas turned into friendly hangout for 'Hangover' team | Las Vegas Review-Journal


...There was plenty of Hollywood fakery involved. The production crew turned an Arts District furniture store into a pawnshop that was so convincing it fooled would-be customers. They created a scenic lookout 20 minutes west of the Strip for the film’s climax. And, for one of the movie’s biggest action pieces, they built a 60-foot re-creation of five stories of Caesars Palace’s Augustus Tower, complete with the signature 9-foot letters of its logo, so Cooper and Galifianakis could dangle from it on a Warner Bros. soundstage...
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:47 AM
 
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Looks like it was shot with a very long lens. Red Rock loop would be about right. Someone will eventually identify the location. I would tend to doubt it was a special effect. Production companies go through great lengths not to use effects if they can get away with it. It is considerably less expensive to shoot conventionally.

Although, I still can't get over those "layered" mountains. I've never seen anything like it in the valley. Could be some camera trickery. Like you, I'd like to see this location.
It's funny because after we all said we hadn't seen the layered look on the mountains, I swear I've seen that fifteen times since looking west towards the Spring Mountains from Flamingo. Never noticed it before.
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:04 AM
 
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Hi folks, I was asking also where this place is, and I found it.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=36.10...8&z=17&iwloc=A

It's not a real viewpoint, it's a place made for the movie.



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Old 01-06-2015, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Orange County
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Hi folks, I was asking also where this place is, and I found it.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=36.10...8&z=17&iwloc=A

It's not a real viewpoint, it's a place made for the movie.



Did you go there to check it out? It looks about right.
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Did you go there to check it out? It looks about right.
Has anyone ever verified that this is the place? I was also wondering about the shot in the final 1/4 of the movie when they have to drive into Las Vegas and they get that awesome view of the city from the road. Does that place exist?
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