Forever Young (1992)

The 1992 Mel Gibson drama “Forever Young,” written by J.J. Abrams, filmed largely in South Pasadena, California.  This house served as the home of Daniel, played by Mel Gibson.

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LOCATION: 612 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Claire, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, lived at this house.

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LOCATION: 1724 Oxley St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Susan Finley, played by Millie Slavin, resided in this home.

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LOCATION: 1637 Spruce St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Knight Rider

In the original “Knight Rider” TV series, running from 1982 – 1986, Michael Knight, played by David Hasselhoff, famously drives the Knight Industries Two Thousand, known as K.I.T.T. for short.  K.I.T.T. was an artificially intelligent, fully autonomous vehicle equipped with a hydrogen-powered turbojet engine, advanced construction and a variety of custom tools and weapons.

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LOCATION: Peterson Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

The vehicle chosen to portray K.I.T.T. was a 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.  This particular vehicle was used in the pilot of the TV series.  It could be seen at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California, which ran an exhibit entitled “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles Of Science Fiction and Fantasy” from May 2019 through May 2020.

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Snatched (2017)

In the 2017 comedy “Snatched,” Amy Schumer plays a woman named Emily, who travels with her mother, played by Goldie Hawn, to Ecuador.  The two find themselves kidnapped and taken to Colombia.  After escaping, they find a local bar and call the U.S. State Department.  At the bar, they also find an American who agrees to take them to a U.S. Embassy in Bogota.

The bar scenes were filmed near the Moli’i Fishpond on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, which is adjacent to Kualoa Ranch.  The ranch in fact owns this land and it has been featured in many films, including “50 First Dates,” “Jurassic World,” “Triple Frontier,” “Tears of the Sun,” “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” “You, Me and Dupree” and the TV show “Lost.”  There is a sign in front of the building identifying it as the location from the film.

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LOCATION: 49-243 Kuukama St, Kailua, HI 96734

There are a couple ways to see this area. The local shops near the pond, which rent their buildings from Kualoa Ranch, offer tours of their own near the water for a small fee. However, the Premier Movie Site Tour offered by Kualoa Ranch itself stops at this area and covers it in detail, which is our recommended way to see it.

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Bad Boys II (2003)

Much like the first “Bad Boys” film, the sequel “Bad Boys II” is set in Miami, Florida.  According to information online, the house of Marcus, played by Martin Lawrence, is somewhere on Bay Road, near Sunset Islands.  It is a particularly difficult location to identify.  The house is only seen from two angles in the film.  First, the back yard facing the water is seen and then the front of the house, facing out to the street is seen.  There is never a direct shot of the front of the house.  Several resources have attempted to identify the house by what can be seen on the waterfront.  We attempted to identify it by what could be seen on the street.  There is in fact a shot where an exact street sign can be seen in the background, which is E Rivo Alro Dr.  This places the home on Venetian Islands.

Looking at houses on E Rivo Alto Drive, a relatively short road, trying to match up screen shots with the outside view, we found one possible candidate to be this home.  Quite a few on the details align, but not all.  It’s possible the home was a composite of more than one location or some remodeling has since occurred.  We don’t typically include unconfirmed locations, but due to the fact no other resources we found even mention E Rivo Alto Dr, we wanted to present it as a possible location of the home.

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LOCATION: 205 E Rivo Alto Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The estate of the villainous Johnny Tapia, played by Jordi Mollà, was filmed at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. The villa has been seen in many films, including “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “The Money Pit” and “Iron Man 3.”  The villa is open to public tours and regularly hosts special events.  Photography is permitted both inside and outside of the property.

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LOCATION: 3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129

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Later in the film, a shootout takes place in the garden area of the property.

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Bodies litter the street in front of this building, which serves as the Miami Bank in the film.

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LOCATION: 570 NE 81st St, Miami, FL 33138

The mortuary Mike and Marcus break into is actually the McArthur Dairy building.

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LOCATION: 6851 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138

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Bright (2017)

The 2017 film “Bright,” starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, was filmed in Los Angeles, California.  Here is the house where Daryl Ward, played by Will Smith, lives.

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LOCATION: 4501 9th Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043

The Wedding Singer (1998)

The 1998 Adam Sandler comedy “The Wedding Singer” was filmed in Southern California.  Sandler plays Robbie Hart, a wedding singer who lives with his sister at this Pasadena home.

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LOCATION: 1075 E Topeka St, Pasadena, CA 91104

Julia, played by Drew Barrymore, lives in the house in Sierra Madre.

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LOCATION: 43 Sierra Pl, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Robbie’s grandma lives at this West Hollywood home.

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LOCATION: 1425 N Orange Grove Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

The 1989 film “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” supposedly takes place in San Dimas, Califorina.  However, due to tax incentives at the time, most of the production actually took place near Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding towns.

Bill and Ted, played by Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves respectively, practice as their band “Wyld Stallyns” in Bill’s garage.  Bill’s house can be found in Phoenix, although it has been heavily remodeled and no longer bears much of any resemblance to how it appeared in the film.

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LOCATION: 112 W Kaler Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85021

Exterior shots of Bill and Ted’s high school were filmed at Coronado High School in Scottsdale.  Much like Bill’s house, the school has been heavily remodeled since filming took place.  The interiors were filmed at the former East High School in Phoenix (515 N 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008), which had already closed at the time of filming and now serves as a warehouse space.

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LOCATION: 7501 E Virginia Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

One location that does still look similar to how it appeared in the film is Ted’s house, located in Phoenix.

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LOCATION: 1841 E Berridge Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Here is another angle of the home.

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The Circle K, where Bill and Ted first meet Rufus, played by George Carlin, can be found in Tempe.  After seeing the time traveling phone booth, Ted delivers the iconic line, “Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.”  The store is a popular location for fans of the film, regularly attracting visitors who quote and reenact scenes.

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LOCATION: 1010 W Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282

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Napoleon eats ice cream at the fictional Zyggies.  At the time, the restaurant was known as Showbiz Pizza Place, but it has since become a Chuck E Cheese.

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LOCATION: 8039 N 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051

The bowling alley Napoleon gets thrown out of after being unable to pay can be found in Tempe.

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LOCATION: 4407 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282

Bill and Ted take their crew of historical figures out to the San Dimas Mall.  This was actually filmed at the Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix.  The mall, which was only seen from interior views in the film, has since been heavily remodeled.

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LOCATION: 9617 N Metro Pkwy W, Phoenix, AZ 85051

Waterloo, where Napoleon becomes enamored with the water slides, was filmed at Golfland Sunsplash in Mesa.

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LOCATION: 155 W Hampton Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210

This castle building is seen in some shots during the scene.

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Related articles: Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)

Chinatown (1974)

The 1974 Roman Polanski film “Chinatown,” starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is about a private investigator uncovering corruption in the Los Angeles water system.  The production naturally took place around Los Angeles.

The dry river bed where Jake Gittes, played by Nicholson, follows Hollis can be found on Foothill Blvd in Sunland-Tujunga, near the intersection of Foothill Blvd / W Conover St.  The Foothill Blvd Bridge overlooks the Tujunga Wash, where the scene was filmed.  This area falls in a strange intersection of city jurisdictions, where maps call it anything from Sunland-Tujunga to Sylmar, or Lave View Terrace to Los Angeles.  We’ve provided the exact GPS coordinates below for clarity.

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LOCATION: Foothill Blvd, Sunland-Tujunga, CA 91342 (GPS coordinates: 34.272220, -118.338135, nearest address 9666 Foothill Blvd, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342)

Jake pretends to photograph his associate on Echo Park Lake in Echo Park, while he actually photographs Hollis and Katherine.  The park had become run down for years, but has since been revitalized and you can even take paddle boats out on the lake.

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LOCATION: Echo Park Lake, Los Angeles, CA 90026

The mansion of Evelyn Mulwray, played by Faye Dunaway, can be found in Pasadena.  Trees in front of the property unfortunately obscure most of the view.

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LOCATION: 1315 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106

They alleyway where Evelyn is parked can be found in Downtown Los Angeles.  It’s an alley for private guests to enter the famous Millennium Biltmore Hotel.  This side is facing S Olive St.  The lower portion to the left can be seen in the 2018 remake of “A Star Is Born” and the reverse view from S Grand Ave can be seen in the film “Seven.”  There is a gate here blocking entrance into the alley, so it’s a bit tricky getting a photo.

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LOCATION: Alley between 523 / 525 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

Jake visits Noah Cross in Catalina Island.  Catalina Island is most synonymous with the film “Step Brothers” and the “Catalina Wine Mixer,” but no actual filming took place on the island for that film.  Unlike “Step Brothers,” “Chinatown” really did shoot scenes on the island, located just under 30 miles off the coast of Long Beach, California.  The Casino Ballroom building can be seen in the background.  For eager visitors, no actual gambling is offered at the Casino Ballrom, in spite of the name.

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LOCATION: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, CA 90704

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The Mar Vista Rest Home Jake and Evelyn visit is actually the Archer School For Girls, located on Sunset Blvd.

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LOCATION: 11725 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Evelyn’s sister Katherine lives at this home, which was later used in the film “Blast From The Past.”

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LOCATION: 1972 Canyon Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Jake visits the home of Ida Sessions, only to discover a body.

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LOCATION: 848 E Kensington Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Jake’s client Curly lives in this East Hollywood home.

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LOCATION: 5030 Lemon Grove Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Family

The house from the 1970s TV series “Family,” can be found in Pasadena, California, where the show was likewise set.  The same house can be seen in the films “Jurassic Park III” and “Bringing Down the House.”

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LOCATION: 1230 Milan Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

WarGames (1983)

The house where David, played by Matthew Broderick, lives in the 1980s film “WarGames” can be found in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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LOCATION: 333 S Arden Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90020

The high school seen in the film is El Segundo High Shool.  The same high school has been seen in many films, including “Superbad,” “Role Models” and “The Babysitter.”

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LOCATION: 640 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245