Mel Gibson and Arnold Schwarzenegger duke it out -- Both actors have movies filming in the same area of LA, and neither seems to be wanted by the neighborhood at large

By Jeff Jensen
Updated March 19, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST
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To the folks living near L.A.’s rough-and-tumble Fifth and Main — a hub of filmmaking activity — a location shoot isn’t always welcome. According to someone close to the production of The Million Dollar Hotel — the millennial mystery starring Mel Gibson and directed by Wim Wenders — a few locals have become so irritated, they’ve thrown garbage, bottles, even needles down on the crew. To protect themselves, some Hotel workers now wear hard hats, while one story (which a location manager doubts) has Gibson toting an umbrella when walking from his trailer to the set after being hit by a bag of rotten meat. Another annoyance: The crew of the Arnold Schwarzenegger flick End of Days, also in the neighborhood, disrupted the Hotel set one night by filming helicopter flybys. (An End of Days publicist says the filmmakers were oblivious to the Hotel shoot.) Watch it, Arnold: Mel may have a big bag of bad meat with your name on it.

End of Days

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  • R
  • 118 minutes
  • Peter Hyams