Nope (2022)

The 2022 Jordan Peele film “Nope” was shot in Southern California. We’ll try to limit spoilers as much as possible, but its best to read this article after seeing the film. The majority of the movie takes place at the Haywood Ranch, which was actually filmed at Firestone Ranch in Santa Clarita. There OJ and Em Haywood, played by Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer, train horses for film and television. The house seen in the film was a set built specifically for the production and dismantled after filming. It was located in the area to the right of the horse stables. Both the corral and the stables appear several times throughout the film.

LOCATION: 35100 Anthony Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91390 (the house was built at 34°32’43.6″N, 118°17’39.2″W)

The property is located down a long stretch of dirt road near the Sierra Pelona Mountains, where the ranch is gated and inaccessible to the general public. The same ranch appeared in the film “Red State.”

Here is a more precise look at where the house was built. Angel, played by Brandon Perea, stops by to help install cameras around the property, including one on the roof of the horse stable. The house stood just behind the lamppost, which still exists at the property.

This view is seen many times in the film as the Heywoods try to capture evidence of a presence in the sky. The cloud that doesn’t move was located just above the mountains at the end of the road.

As OJ and Emerald return home with their horse, they are seen driving down CA-14, Santa Clarita, CA 91390 (GPS coordinates: 34°26’15.4″N, 118°22’17.9″W), before it cuts to them taking the Agua Dulce Canyon Rd exit (GPS coordinates: 34°27’58.3″N, 118°20’06.5″W).

Jupe, played by Steven Yeun, operates a small Western theme park known as Jupiter’s Claim, which was another set built in Santa Clarita. At the completion of filming, the entire set was dismantled and rebuilt at Universal Studios Hollywood, where it can be seen as part of their studio tour. While the overall layout of Jupiter’s Claim has been condensed, it is in fact the same, screen used facades from the film.

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

A replica of the Haywood’s Hollywood Horses truck and trailer is also on display next to the entrance of Jupiter’s Claim at Universal Studios Hollywood. Universal Studios Hollywood itself is another location featured in the film, when one of OJ’s horses is startled and aggressively reacts. The scene was filmed at Stage 25 of Universal Studios Hollywood, where OJ can be seen exiting.

There is also a destroyed version of the Star Lasso Experience on display in the Jupiter’s Claim area.

OJ and Em purchase video equipment from Fry’s Electronics in Burbank, which had already closed down prior to filming.

LOCATION: 2311 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

OJ speculates on possible animal behaviors from the presence at the ranch while he eats with Em and Angel at the fictional Copperpot’s Cove restaurant. The real building can be found in North Hollywood.

LOCATION: 7441 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91605

The Haywoods steal some tube men from a car dealership. The building can be found in Santa Clarita.

LOCATION: 29753 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

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Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

The 2004 Michel Gondry film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” shot around many parts of New York, from New York City to Mauntauk, at the far end of Long Island, with some additional filming in New Jersey. The beach house Joel and Clementine, played by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, break into can be found in Wainscott in Long Island. The home is part of the Georgica Association, a private enclave of upscale houses. There is limited street parking nearby, but it requires permit ID. As for the beach itself, the house is perched on a small stretch that is privately owned by the Georgica Association beginning at Beach Lane. If you stop by outside of peak times and keep your visit brief, in our experiences, the neighborhood residents were accommodating, but your experience could differ from ours.

LOCATION: 40 Association Rd, Wainscott, NY 11975 (GPS coordinates: 40°55’45.4″N, 72°14’00.2″W)

The house has also appeared in the film “The Nanny Diaries” as well as the music video for “Seasons Change” by Expose.

Later in the film, the house is seen collapsing as a visual representation of Joel’s memory being erased. This was of course a visual effect.

Clementine’s house was formerly located in Booklyn (59 Orient Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211), but has since been demolished.

Joel’s apartment can be found in Yonkers. He is seen walking along the sidewalk as Stan and Patrick, played by Mark Ruffalo and Elijah Wood, drive past.

LOCATION: 123 Valentine Ln, Yonkers, NY 10705

Joel is seen turning into his apartment driveway here.

As Stan and Patrick perform the memory wipe, we see into Joel’s memories of an argument he had with Clementie as she approaches this corner.

LOCATION: Saratoga Ave / Caryl Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705

Joel walks after Clementine past the Saratoga Market, but every time he reaches the end of the building, it looks the same as where he began, with Clementine now walking the opposite direction.

LOCATION: 208 Saratoga Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705

Here is the other side of the building.

Here is a panoramic view of the full building where Joel walks back and forth, always ending up where he began, with the store signage going blank as his memories continue to be erased.

Midway through his memories of Clementine being erased, Joel decides he no longer wants to proceed and begins trying to hide her in unrelated memories from his life, in the hopes that he can prevent losing her altogether. They are seen running through New York City’s famed Grand Central Terminal, with people around them disappearing as Joel’s memories are zapped. The two run down these stairs. Grand Central Terminal has been seen in countless films, such as “Midnight Run,” “North By Northwest,” “Carlito’s Way,” “Seconds,” “The Fisher King,” “The Avengers,” “The Ice Storm,” “Unfaithful,” “Hackers,” “The French Connection,” “Armageddon,” “Revolutionary Road” and many more.

LOCATION: 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Joel’s childhood home could be found in Bayonne, New Jersey (105 E 23rd St, Bayonne, NJ 07002), but it has since been demolished.

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Surf Ninjas (1993)

The 1993 action comedy “Surf Ninjas” was filmed primarily in Southern California, with some additional filming in Hawaii and Thailand. The home of Johnny and Adam, played by Ernie Reyes Jr. and Nicolas Cowan, can be found in Hermosa Beach.

LOCATION: 2400 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Early in the film, Iggy, played by Rob Schneider, is seen driving the boys around the city. They drive past the Santa Monica Pier.

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LOCATION: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

They also drive down Windward Ave in Venice Beach. The portion they are seen driving down is actually now closed to vehicular traffic and is a pedestrian only pathway.

LOCATION: Near Windward Ave / Speedway, Los Angeles, CA 90291

Zatch, played by Ernie Reyes Sr., takes the boys to the Imperial Palace restaurant, where they meet Ro-May, played by Kelly Hu. The exterior scenes were filmed at Hop Louie in Chinatown.  The restaurant has since closed, but the facade still remains.  The same restaurant was also seen in the films “I Love You, Man,” “Beverly Hills Ninja” and “Mystery Men.”

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LOCATION: 950 Mei Ling Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Nowhere To Hide (1999)

The 1999 South Korean crime drama “Nowhere to Hide” tells the story of a detective on the hunt for a mysterious assassin. In an early, key scene in the film, Chang Sung-min, played by Ahn Sung-ki, attacks a man in the rain at the 40-stairs in Busan, South Korea. Also known as the 40-step stairway, the stairs are a tourist destination with cultural significance to the area. The 40-stairs was a place for family reunions during the evacuation period of the Korean War. It was also a scene of the frustrated lives of refugees. The refugees who lived there formed shantytowns on the mountain and climbed the 40-stairs every day to go to work or to raise water. The 40-stairs lost its original shape after the great fire in front of Busan Station on November 27, 1953. It was then rebuilt 25 meters to the south of its original location.

LOCATION: 40-step stairway, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea (GPS coordinates: 35°06’14.1″N, 129°02’04.5″E)

The area to the right overlooking the stairs is where the attack first takes place in the film. There are many statues and sculptures in the area, such as the one of the left. It is also not far from the Busan Museum of Movies, which we recommend if you are in the area.

Airheads (1994)

The 1994 comedy “Airheads,” starring Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler, was filmed around Los Angeles, California. The exterior of the KPPX Rebel Radio station, where much of the film takes place is actually located on the grounds of Fox Plaza, more famously known for it’s appearance as Nakatomi Plaza in “Die Hard.” This building sits opposite the back entrance of the main building and connects to a parking structure, in an area typically off limits to the general public.

LOCATION: 2121 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

The main Fox Plaza building in also seen many times in the film, such as when the band first arrives at the radio station.

Chazz, played by Brendan Fraser, unsuccessfully tries to submit a demo to Palatine Records.

LOCATION: 10635 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

The apartment of Kayla, played by Amy Locane, can be found in Hollywood. There are limited views from the street.

LOCATION: 1600 N Bronson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Lone Rangers band lives in this apartment building overlooking Hollywood.

LOCATION: 6326 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The address is listed as Franklin Ave, which is deceptive. The road is atop a hillside, separating it from the main road of Franklin Ave. You actually need to take Yucca St to Ivar Ave to access it.

The band catches a show at the famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood. The venue pops up again later in the film when Officer Wilson, played by Chris Farley, goes looking for Kayla.

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LOCATION: 8901 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Double Dragon (1994)

The 1994 film “Double Dragon,” based on the popular 1987 video game, was filmed in Cleveland, Ohio and Los Angeles, California. Billy and Jimmy Lee, played by Scott Wolf and Mark Decascos, get chased around the streets of “New Angeles” by Bo Abobo. Part of the chase was filmed at Grand Lower in Downtown L.A.  This is a popular area for both filming and photography.  It has been featured in countless films, including “The Terminator,” “Demolition Man,” “Cobra,” “Batman Forever,” “Repo Man” and many more.  It was also featured in the TV series “Westworld.”

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LOCATION: Grand Lower, Los Angeles, CA 90071

The chase continues into the Second Street Tunnel in Downtown L.A.  This is another popular filming location, appearing in such films as “Kill Bill,” “The Terminator,” “Blade Runner,” “Con Air,” “Independence Day,” “Demolition Man” and many more.

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LOCATION: 620 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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The chase continues down the ramp on the left, past the “Uptown Rocker” public art piece in Downtown Los Angeles.

LOCATION: W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (GPS coordinates: 34°03’06.3″N 118°15’10.2″W)

Billy and Jimmy walk beneath the Detroit-Superior Bridge in Cleveland (Detroit-Superior Bridge, Cleveland, OH 44113), where they talk about needing help to get the other half of a medallion.

Marian Delario, played by Alyssa Milano, sends a group of skaters into the Shuko Center shopping plaza to create a diversion with security as they enter the building. These scenes were filmed inside the Tower City Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The same shopping mall was seen in the film “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

LOCATION: 230 W Huron Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113

The closing scenes were filmed at the Sixth Street Viaduct in Downtown Los Angeles. The original bridge was demolished in 2016, due to a flaw in the original concrete used to build the bridge, which gave it a high likelihood of eventual collapse. A new bridge was built in it’s place and opened in 2022. The original bridge appeared in countless films, including “Terminator 2: Judgement Day,” “Drive,” “Repo Man,” “Grease,” “Blade,” “Swordfish,” and dozens more.

LOCATION: Sixth Street Viaduct, E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Fargo (1996)

The 1996 Coen Brothers film “Fargo” is set in North Dakota and Minnesota and while some filming did occur in both states, none took place in the titular city of Fargo, North Dakota. The majority of the film was shot around the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, but due to some unusually low snowfall in the winter of 1995 when filming took place, some shots were done in Northern Minnesota and North Dakota.

Jerry Lundegaard, played by William H. Macy, meets with Carl Showalter and Gaear Grimsrud, played by Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare, at The King of Clubs, supposedly located in Fargo. The real building was located near 929 NE Central Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55413, but was demolished in 2003.

The home of Jerry Lundegaard is supposedly located in Minneapolis. The real home is located nearby in Eden Prairie.

LOCATION: 6358 Ginger Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

The Blue Ox Motel, where Carl Showalter and Gaear Grimsrud have sex with two prostitutes, was actually a truck stop in South St Paul, which was dressed to look like a motel for the film

LOCATION: 501 Farwell Ave, South St Paul, MN 55075

Police chief Marge Gunderson, played by Frances McDormand, interviews the two prostitutes at the Lakeside Club in Mahtomedi. The building looked nearly identical to how it appeared in the film, but was demolished in 2022. However, we were able to visit while it still stood.

LOCATION: 10 Old Wildwood Rd, Mahtomedi, MN 55115 (now demolished)

According to several sources online, the interior kitchen of the Gunderson house was located at 2215 Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. There are real estate listings online and while the garage seen through the kitchen window appears to match up to the current property.

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