License To Kill (1989)

The 1989 James Bond film “License to Kill,” starring Timothy Dalton, was filmed in the Florida Keys and Mexico. In the opening scenes, Bond can be seen riding across the famous Seven Mile Bridge. The location is also featured in an action sequence when Franz Sanchez, played by Robert Davi, stages a daring escape. The same location was also featured in the films “True Lies,” “Key Largo,” “2 Fast 2 Furious,” “Up Close & Personal,” “CrissCross” and “The Triangle,” as well as the TV series “Burn Notice.”

There are two bridges, built to connect Knight’s Key to Little Duck Key. The one on the right, originally known as the Knights Key-Pigeon Key-Moser Channel-Pacet Channel Bridge, is now commonly referred to as the Old Seven Mile Bridge. It was constructed from 1909 to 1912 and eventually decommissioned in favor of a new bridge, seen on the left, which was completed in 1982 for vehicular traffic. A portion of the Old Seven Mile Bridge is still open to pedestrian traffic and cyclists. However, it has been under reconstruction since 2017 and is expected to reopen by the end of 2021.

LOCATION: Seven Mile Bridge, Marathon, FL, 33050 (GPS coordinates of the start of the bridge: 24.706964, -81.124353)

Felix Leiter’s wedding takes place at this church in Key West. Bond and Leiter parachute from the sky to attend.

LOCATION: 1010 Windsor Ln, Key West, FL 33040

Felix Leiter’s wedding reception is held at this property.

LOCATION: 707 South St, Key West, FL 33040

The owners are clearly fans of the film, as the house address is designed as an homage to the iconic “007” logo.

Bond meets with M at the Ernest Hemingway House, which is the real location where the legendary author once lived in the 1930s. The home was designated a national historic landmark in 1968 and is open to public tours.

LOCATION: 907 Whitehead St Key West, FL 33040

Here is the area where Bond meets M and has his license to kill revoked.

An armed guard is posted at the lighthouse across the street, known as the Key West Lighthouse (938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040). Bond becomes a rogue agent and escapes.

Bond arrives by boat at the Barrelhead Bar to meet Pam Bouvier, played by Carey Lowell. They get into an altercation with Dario, played by a young Benicio Del Toro. The building is currently a restaurant.

LOCATION: 711 Eisenhower Dr, Key West, FL 33040

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Short Circuit (1986)

The 1986 sci-fi comedy “Short Circuit” was filmed in Oregon, Washington and California. The house of Stephanie, played by Ally Sheedy, can be found in Astoria, Oregon. Astoria is well known for many iconic filming locations, such as “The Goonies,” “Kindergarten Cop,” “Free Willy” and more. The house overlooks the Astoria-Megler Bridge, which is featured in another scene where the robot Number 5 is pushed by a military vehicle and falls off the bridge, leading him to meet Stephanie.

LOCATION: 197 Hume Ave, Astoria, OR 97103

The climactic confrontation with NOVA takes place at the iconic Vasquez Rocks in Agua Dulce, California. The rock formation has has been featured in countless films, such as “Dante’s Peak,” “Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Hail, Caesar!,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Paul,” “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey” and dozens more.  Television shows which featured Vasquez Rocks include “The Fugutive,” “The A-Team,” “MacGuyver” and perhaps most famous of all, the original “Star Trek” series. 

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LOCATION: 10700 Escondido Canyon Rd, Agua Dulce, CA 91350

The Thing (1982)

The props and memorabilia from the John Carpenter classic “The Thing” could be found on display at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington. First up is Fuchs’ burnt body.

LOCATION: 325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Here is the hat of MacReady, played by Kurt Russell.

Here is a film slate clapper used during the production.

The Kings Of Summer (2013)

The 2013 coming of age comedy “The Kings of Summer” was filmed entirely in Northeast Ohio. Joe Toy, played by Nick Robinson, lives with his father Frank, played by Nick Offerman, at this house located in the town of Lyndhurst. After some family disagreements, Joe and his friends decide to leave and build their own home out in the woods.

LOCATION: 4867 Edsal Dr, Lyndhurst, OH 44124

The Chagrin River is seen several times in the film as Joe rides his bike down Cleveland St. In another scene, the boys are walking through the water.

LOCATION: 218 High St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 (as seen from Cleveland St)

Joe attends school in Chagrin Falls. The high school and middle school are on the same property and the area seen in the film is actually the middle school at the rear of the property.

LOCATION: 342 E Washington St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Patrick, played by Gabriel Basso, lives with his parents at this home in North Royalton.

LOCATION: 13940 Quail Oval, North Royalton, OH 44133

The pipe where the boys drum with broken tree branches and dance was featured prominently, both in the film itself, as well as the marketing campaign leading up to its release. While it appears to be a remote location, the spot is not as difficult to find as you might expect. It can be found in Whitesburg Park in Chagrin Falls. We’ll explain how to reach it.

LOCATION: Whitesburg Park, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 (GPS coordinates approximately: 41.440071, -81.380063)

These final two photos are not shown in the film itself, rather they are included here in an attempt to illustrate how to get to the above location. To reach the pipe, you simply drive down High St, which is initially a paved, residential street. If you continue down it, the road becomes unpaved and will lead you straight to the trailhead. It’s not a particularly far drive and there are some unmarked parking areas available. The ground can get muddy, however, so be mindful of weather conditions. If you take the road until it dead ends, you’ll be pretty close to the right spot. There’s a couple different trails in that vicinity. The one pictured below is on the left side, just before the road dead ends. This is what the trailhead looks like on the ground, the GPS coordinates are approximately 41.439869, -81.380259. If you proceed ahead on the trail, the pipe would be in the woods on the right side and you can start to see it pretty quickly.

However, the easiest way to identify it is by simply continuing straight up the trail until you reach this pedestrian bridge. It is only a couple minutes walk from the trailhead and it directly overlooks the area of the pipe where the scene was filmed. It is a good spot for photography and recommended to those not wanting to wander off the trail. The park seemed safe from our experiences, with many people from the community out walking the trails. The pipe is within sight of the main trail, so you don’t need to walk far to reach it. However, going off trail of course presents possible hazards, such as loose debris on the ground or any of the usual risks involved in roaming around the woods, so proceed at your own risk.

The Curse Of La Llorona (2019)

The 2019 horror film “The Curse of la Llorona” is a spin-off set in the “Conjuring” universe, starring Linda Cardellini and Raymond Cruz. The story takes place in 1973 in Los Angeles, with production likewise taking place in Southern California. The house where Anna, played by Cardellini, lives with her children is actually a composite of a couple different locations. The front of the home can be found in the Harvard Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.

LOCATION: 1649 S Hobart Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

The back of the home was a set located at the Warner Bros Ranch in Burbank.  The pool has been featured in many productions, most notably “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” The home facade itself has likewise been featured in numerous productions, including “Small Soldiers,” “Pleasantville,” the TV series “Pushing Daisies” and more. The ranch is located separate from the main Warner Bros. Studio lot and is unfortunately not open to public tours.

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LOCATION: 411 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

In one scene, Anna’s daughter Samantha, played by Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, hears crying from her back yard. She looks through the fence across the street, where more homes from the Warner Bros. Ranch can be seen, albeit from a partially obstructed perspective. First she sees part of the Griswold house from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” The same house can also be seen in “American Beauty,” “WandaVision,” “Hocus Pocus” and more.

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LOCATION: 411 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

She then looks to the right and sees the house from “Lethal Weapon,” which has likewise appeared such productions as “American Beauty,” “WandaVision,” The Three Stooges serials, “Pushing Daisies,” “The Middle” and more.

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The church seen in the film is the St. Brendan Catholic Church, which has appeared in numerous productions, including “Fight Club,” “Spider-Man 3,” “Armageddon” and the Guns N’ Roses music video for “November Rain.”

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LOCATION: 310 S Van Ness Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020

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Wrath Of Man (2021)

Guy Ritchie’s 2021 revenge film “Wrath of Man,” starring Jason Statham, was mostly filmed in Los Angeles, with some interior scenes shot in London. This article contains some minor spoilers for the film.

The opening armored truck robbery was filmed beneath the 1st Street Viaduct in Downtown Los Angeles. As with many bridges Downtown, it is not the safest of areas beneath them. The space was cleaned up heavily for the film and we would not recommend visiting in person. Here is where the armored truck first departs.

LOCATION: 130 S Myers St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Here is the area where the food truck is parked.

LOCATION: 103 S Myers St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

The robbery occurs in this area.

The events are revisited several times throughout the film.

The construction workers stood in this area.

H, played by Jason Stathom, takes a job at the Fortico company, where he is partnered with Bullet, played by Colt McCallany.

LOCATION: 635 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

The building has been featured in countless films and television series, including “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “Divergent,” “The Muppets,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “License To Drive,” “Unlawful Entry,” “The Negotiator,” “Inspector Gadget,” “Child’s Play 2” and dozens more.

H is trained on working armored transport at the back of the building.

The back area appears in numerous scenes in the film.

H and his team head to their second money drop their armored truck crosses the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. The bridge has appeared in countless films, such as “Gone In 60 Seconds,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” “Lethal Weapon 2,” “To Live and Die in L.A.,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “City of Angels,” “Knight of Cups,” “Charlie’s Angels” and more. It has likewise appeared in such TV shows as “Mission: Impossible,” “CHiPs,” “Columbo” and more. It it also where director Tony Scott tragically ended his life.

LOCATION: Vincent Thomas Bridge, San Pedro, CA 90731

H stays at the J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live. The building is seen often in views of the Downtown L.A. skyline.

LOCATION: 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

A robbery is staged on one of the armored trucks at the Chinatown Central Plaza.

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LOCATION: Chinatown Central Plaza, 943 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Staples Center is seen in an aerial view as a group of robbers lays out plans for their next score.

LOCATION: 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Jan, played by Scott Eastwood, lives at the Nate Starkman & Son Building. It has been featured in countless films and shows, perhaps most famously “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.” Other films that shot here include “Another Day In Paradise,” “Color Of Night,” “Saw,” “Repo Man,” “Rising Sun,” “Date Night,” “Lovelace” and many more.

LOCATION: 544 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

H and Bullet pick up a money dropoff at the Wilshire Colonnade. It too has been featured in many films, such as “Zodiac,” “Stealing Harvard” and “Earthquake,” as well as such TV series as “Californication,” “American Crime Story: Impeachment” and more.

LOCATION: 3701 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010