Million Dollar Baby (2004)

The 2004 Clint Eastwood film “Million Dollar Baby” was shot around Southern California. Early in the film, Frankie, played by Eastwood, speaks with Father Horvak outside of this church, which can be found in Venice.

LOCATION: 940 Coeur D Alene Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Frankie’s house can be found in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of East L.A.

LOCATION: 5206 Argus Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Scrap, played by Morgan Freeman, has dinner with Maggie, played by Hilary Swank, at the Broadway Diner. These scenes were filmed at the former Quality Cafe in Downtown L.A.  The diner was a one-time staple of films, appearing in “Training Day,” “Ghost World,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Another Day In Paradise,” “(500) Days Of Summer” “Seven,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “The Heartbreak Kid” and many more.  However, it was not an actual restaurant open to the public.  Instead it was used solely for filming.  Unless the building was being set up for a production, most of the time it was closed up and locked by a large metal door covering the front windows.  So catching a glimpse of it was rare. Sadly, it ceased to function as a filming location and was completely renovated in 2014. The interior of the property no longer bears any resemblance inside to how it appeared in so many films.

LOCATION: 1238 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (since closed and remodeled)

Maggie buys her mom a new house, which can be found in Sun Valley.

LOCATION: 11115 Wicks St, Sun Valley, CA 91352

After Maggie sustains an injury, she is checked into a rehab facility. The exterior scenes were filmed at St Luke’s Hospital in Pasadena. The same hospital appeared in the films “Kill Bill,” “Flags of Our Fathers,” “La La Land,” “Faster,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “Halloween II” (1981) and more.

LOCATION: 2632 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

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