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A 'Clear and Present' offer to sell a bit of film history

Sometimes a house has a story to tell.

A Southern Colonial in Hancock Park that just came on the market at $5.295 million was a set location for the 1994 film "Clear and Present Danger."

The nearly 7,500-square-foot house, built in 1925, "stood in" for the Georgetown home of Harrison Ford's character, Jack Ryan, acting CIA deputy director.

The movie opens with a breakfast scene in the kitchen of the six-bedroom, 61/2-bathroom main house, which sits on an expanse of lawn and features a planation-style veranda and two-story columns along the front. There is also a separate guesthouse, a swimming pool, a pool house with a kitchen and a tennis court.

In another scene, Ford is preparing to go to South America and was filmed packing the homeowners' actual clothes. The suitcase ended up in a prop truck, and the owners later had to retrieve their belongings from the prop department, according to listing agent Lisa Hutchins of Coldwell Banker's Hancock Park North office.

Filming took place over 10 days. Ford reportedly loved the house and offered to buy it. The owners, who purchased the property in the late '80s, weren't ready to part with it then.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times
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