What do giraffes dream of when they take a little giraffe snooze?
Tough to say, but it probably has little to do with meeting the Campus Drive 73 Freeway overpass face-first.
About five months after shooting for "
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"My name's Alan, and I bought a giraffe," he yells to a kid in a passing sedan, who gives him a thumbs-up. A wider shot reveals that said giraffe is riding in a rickety open trailer behind the Benz. "Ahh, my life is great!"
Cut to a shot of a sign indicating that University Drive is three-quarters of a mile away and MacArthur Boulevard is coming in a mile and a half. A Newport Beach city limit notice is visible in the bottom right corner.
The giraffe pulls its ears back, bracing for impact.
Then an ominous splat sounds. As cars and trucks screech into a massive pile-up behind the Benz.
Daily Pilot photos of the October weekend shoot show an empty trailer, so it appears that no live giraffes were harmed.
Costa Mesa City Councilman Steve Mensinger at the time criticized the
Filming took place on the final stretch of free highway before drivers reach toll plazas.
A spokeswoman for the agency that collects tolls for the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor said that
The movie, billed as the "epic conclusion to the trilogy," will come out Memorial Day.