VIDEO: Stuntman zips across Broadway as part of filming for ‘Lethal Weapon’

Filming of the TV series “Lethal Weapon” on Broadway in Downtown Long Beach will impact traffic between Pine Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard, as crews will be stopping motor vehicles intermittently throughout the day through Wednesday.

A scene being shot Wednesday will include a chase, involving one of the stars of the series, Seann William Scott (by way of a stuntman), zip-lining across Broadway from the north side of the street to an alley on the east side. Traffic will be stopped on the street during the zip-line stunt’s practices and various takes.

The TV series has filmed in Long Beach before, as has the Mel Gibson-Danny Glover film franchise, which used the International Tower and surrounding buildings in the opening sequence for the initial “Lethal Weapon” in 1987, and crews blew up a chunk of the East Village to kick off 1998’s “Lethal Weapon 4.”

Updated to include Seann William Scott as the actor portrayed in the stunt. Scott has replaced Clayne Crawford in the role of Martin Riggs.

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Tim Grobaty is a columnist and opinions editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his newspaper career at the Press-Telegram in 1976 as a copy boy and moved on to feature writer, music critic, TV critic, copy editor and daily columnist. He’s the author of several books, including I’m Dyin’ Here, and he lives in Long Beach.
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