War Of The Worlds (2005)

The 2005 Steven Spielberg remake “War Of The Worlds,” starring Tom Cruise, was filmed in New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Connecticut and California. The home of Ray Ferrier, played by Cruise, can be found in Bayonne, New Jersey.

LOCATION: 11 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Bayonne, NJ 07002

Ray is seen driving past the Bayonne Bridge on his way home, which runs right beside the house.

In one scene, Ray stands in the street in front of his home and notices a disturbance in the sky.

On the Universal Studios Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood, you can see the plane crash set from the film.  It is a very intricate set, with lots of full-scale, realistic wreckage.  Cars, ambulances and even an actual, out of use, Boeing 747 were all used for film.  Universal made it an interactive exhibition, with fires and smoke as you pass through.


LOCATION: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608







One tip for those perhaps not interested in paying the full price for admission into Universal Studios Hollywood, this set can actually be seen free of charge from a hilltop behind the studio.  Just head up to the 3400 block of Blair Dr in Los Angeles for a view of the crash set.  It’s obviously not as good as viewing it up close from ground level, but if you’ve got some time to spare, it’s still an interesting sight.


LOCATION: 3400 block of Blair Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

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