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The perfect location

Hollywood Jock knows from experience how important it is to find the right places to film.

Updated: February 4, 2004, 10:27 AM ET
By Rob Ryder | Special to Page 2

"The Warriors." New York City. Spring of 1978. I'd been bumped up from p.a. (production assistant) to locations scout, and I finally got my own car. No more surly teamsters.

Assignment: Find a bathroom for the subway brawl between the Warriors and the Punks. ASAP.

So I hit every high school, every seedy hotel, every YMCA, hospital, movie theater and public park from the Village to the Bronx and from Queens to Hell's Kitchen. I'd double-park, rush up with Polaroid camera in hand, ...

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