Try to identify all the Birmingham “scenes” in Line of Duty movie trailer featuring Aaron Eckhart

Screen shot of downtown Birmingham in the movie trailer Line of Duty.

Remember when downtown Birmingham’s roads were closed off by the folks producing an Aaron Eckhart action movie back in May and June of 2018?

We do.

Crash scene from movie Live being filmed in Birmingham. Photo via @susieleegray on Instagram.

Well, the trailer for Line of Duty is out and the movie not only looks “action packed,” but for us here in Birmingham, there are some great shots of the Magic City as its backdrop.

Now, before you press play on this video below – get pen and paper out – and try to list all the Birmingham locations found just on this movie trailer.

The Movie

According to, Line of Duty is expected to hit theaters on November 15th.

In a nutshell, here is the plot via the website:

Aaron Eckhart stars as Frank Penny, a disgraced cop looking for a shot at redemption. When the police chief’s 11-year-old daughter is abducted, Frank goes rogue to try and save her. But to find the girl, Frank will need the help of Ava Brooks (Courtney Eaton), whose live-streaming news channel is broadcasting Frank’s every move. While a city watches, Frank and Ava must race against time in this explosive action-thriller. Line of Duty is directed by American action filmmaker Steven C. Miller.

One of Us

Looking back at the filming of Line of Duty, Aaron Eckhart and the crew for the movie truly became “one of us” during their month long stay in Birmingham.

There were also approximately 100 local extras used during the filming.  Here are some of the photos and stories Bham Now published back in 2018.

Filming of ‘Live’ on historic Morris Avenue.

Maybe we will see some of our neighbors in the film.

Be on the lookout for Line of Duty in local movie theaters next month.  Perhaps, the Alabama Theatre could talk to producers into doing a premiere downtown?

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Pat Byington
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
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