Packard Plant - "Hung" TV Title Sequence
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Doug Mathieson
N 42° 22.678 W 083° 01.680
17T E 333040 N 4693734
Quick Description: Lets Go for a 52.6 mile trip with Ray (Thomas Jane) from the "Hung" title sequence as we follow in his footsteps from Downtown Detroit to his home . Stop 7 is the Packard Plant
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 10/24/2010 3:09:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM9ZX6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Lets Go for a 52.6 mile trip with Ray (Thomas Jane) from the "Hung" title sequence as we follow in his footsteps from Downtown Detroit to his home
You can decide for yourself if you wish to strip as he does during the trip.

07. Packard Plant 11.0 mi

If you need to familiarize yourself with the trip here is the title sequence (opening credits) on youtube

Hung Title Sequence Youtube

Here are the stops on our tour of the Hung title sequence
Visit them all and log them as a waymark

01. Joe Louis Fist 0 ft
02. Nogouchi Fountain 0.6 mi
03. LaFayette Coney Island 1.6 mi
04. Admiring Redhead 2.1 mi
05. Fox Theatre 2.4 mi
06. Burks Igloo 8.6 mi
07. Packard Plant 11.0
08. De Lido Motel 19.7 mi
09. BP Gas Station 47.9 mi
10. Kodak Creek Inn 48.4 mi (Looking out through window at Ray with Lake in background)
11. Watering Grass 52.2 mi
12. Rays House 52.6 mi

Wikipedia
Hung is a comedy-drama series, which premiered on HBO on June 28, 2009. The series was created by Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson and stars Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker, a struggling suburban Detroit high school basketball coach who resorts to male prostitution. The Second Season premiered on June 27, 2010 and concluded its 10 episode run on September 12, 2010. On September 2, 2010 it was announced that HBO had ordered Hung for a third season consisting of 10 episodes set to premiere in 2011

Hung follows Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane), an unhappy, financially strapped history teacher and athletic coach at a high school in suburban Detroit. He's also the father of twin teenagers (Charlie Saxton and Sianoa Smit-McPhee) who are currently living with their remarried mother (Anne Heche). After a fire destroyed the childhood home Ray still owns and lived in, he is left without many options. With the help of a friend, Tanya (Jane Adams), Ray decides to turn his large penis into an opportunity to make money. The episodes center on Ray's attempts to maintain a "normal" life while starting his business as a male prostitute. Together, Tanya and Ray begin Happiness Consultants.
The second season focuses on the complex dynamic between Ray and his two pimps, Tanya and Lenore (Rebecca Creskoff). Lenore, a life coach who Tanya brought in to help them in the early stages of the business, began taking over Happiness Consultants late in the first season, as she believes she can take Ray places in the business and views Tanya as an obstacle
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07. Packard Plant 11.0 mi

In this screen capture from the Hung Title Sequence Ray (Thomas Jane) walks past the Packard Plant which ceased production in 1958

Here is a shot from my Oct 20th trip to Detroit

 

Wikipedia Packard Plant

The Packard Plant is former automobile-manufacturing factory in Detroit, Michigan where luxury Packard cars were made by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of South Bend, Indiana.
The 3,500,000-square-foot (325,000 m2) plant was designed by Albert Kahn and is located on over 35 acres (0.142 km2) of land on East Grand Boulevard. It included the first use of reinforced concrete for industrial construction in Detroit.
The Packard plant was opened in 1903 and at the time was considered the most modern automobile manufacturing facility in the world with skilled craftsmen who practiced over eighty trades. The factory closed in 1958, however, but the buildings remain standing as of 2010, and the city has pledged legal action to have it demolished or secured.

 

Cast
Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker
Jane Adams as Tanya Skagle
Anne Heche as Jessica Haxon
Charlie Saxton as Damon Drecker
Sianoa Smit-McPhee as Darby Drecker
Eddie Jemison as Ronnie Haxon
Rebecca Creskoff as Lenore Bernard
Gregg Henry as Mike Hunt

Movie or TV Show: Hung TV Series Title Sequence

Year Released or First Aired: 2,009.00

IMDB Link: [Web Link]

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