In the early 2000’s with the success of Fast and the Furious, Hollywood executives decided to give Vin Diesel a role for the ages with XXX. Diesel’s character is an extreme sports junkie turned secret agent whose rebellious nature and lack of fear serves him well for high-flying action cinema.
Many of the avalanche shots were filmed in Tahoe, but most notably was the stunt where Diesel’s character flies off the massive Foresthill Bridge in Auburn. The stunt included driving a red Corvette off the 730 foot bridge and a stuntman parachuting off the flying car to the American River at the bottom. Here’s the scene:
Want more knowledge of of movies filmed in NorCal. Check out our 25 Best Movies Filmed in Northern California.
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine