The most iconic scene in Cameron Crowe’s 1989 directorial debut, “Say Anything…” is when John Cusack’s character, Lloyd Dobler, holds a boombox outside of the bedroom of Diane, played by Ione Skye. The real scene wasn’t filmed in any front yard at all, rather a park in North Hollywood.
The memorable sequence was shot at the North Hollywood Park in California, on the SW corner of Magnolia Blvd. and Tujunga Ave. The same park was seen in “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.”
LOCATION: North Hollywood Park, 11430 Chandler Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Just across the street from the park, another scene in the film was shot. Lloyd walks with Diane out of a convenience store and kicks glass out of her way.
LOCATION: 11340 W Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Lloyd teaches a kickboxing class at this location, which was more famously used as the Cobra Kai dojo in “The Karate Kid.” It’s located just a few blocks away from the North Hollywood Park.
LOCATION: 5223 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601
Here’s a look inside the building.
In one of the film’s deleted scenes, Diane asks Lloyd to take her back to Lloyd’s workplace, mentioned above. This scene, which can be found on the home video edition, was filmed at the Community Room of the South Pasadena Public Library. The same building appeared in Rob Zombie’s remake of “Halloween.”
LOCATION: 1115 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030