It's the last week of filming for Thelma & Louise II, which is happening because the producer decided that our heroines did not go flying off a cliff in a 1966 Thunderbird but lived to open a cactus farm in, say, South Tucson. Hilarity ensues. But now the crew is losing its light and the second unit needs a quick shot of the vaunted T-bird getting airborne on a lonely desert road.
There are times when you don't need the perfect location--you need a location that's 15 minutes from where you currently are. For our make-believe T&LII movie, this is that kind of location. It's a little over two miles from the heart of downtown Tucson, between a community college and golf resort. If you look closely there's a transmission line, but precious little else is visible in the shot. We could be sand-deep in the Sonoran desert, with Detective Hal Slocumb hot on our T-bird's tail.
As Louise said, "We're not in the middle of nowhere, but we can see it from here."