Collateral (2004)

The 2004 Michael Mann film “Collateral” takes place during one night in Los Angeles, where production was likewise based. Early in the film, a taxi driver named Max, played by Jamie Foxx, gets gas at this station, which has since been remodeled.

LOCATION: 1400 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Max picks up Vincent, played by Tom Cruise, who turns out to be a hitman and uses Max to make the rounds as he finds his targets. Vincent’s first stop is this apartment, where he tells Max he’s closing a real estate deal.

LOCATION: 1039 S Union Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015

He asks Max to go to the alley in the back and wait for him. This is actually a completely different location, where a body suddenly falls on top of Max’s taxi cab.

LOCATION: Alley behind 1666 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (GPS coordinates: 34.062793, -118.266048)

Yet a third location was featured in the shots looking up at the broken window. It was also used as the interior, where Detective Fanning, played by Mark Ruffalo, later arrives at the scene.

LOCATION: 1033 Beacon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (back side of the building, GPS coordinates: 34.048907, -118.276713)

Another alley is featured when Vincent ties Max to the steering wheel as he leaves to kill his next target.

LOCATION: Alley behind 3200 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010 (GPS coordinates: 34.061102, -118.292291)

Max honks on the horn for help, but instead attracts some men looking to rob him. They attempt to take Vincent’s briefcase, but he returns to the car and executes the men.

At the end of the film, Max and Annie, played by Jada Pinkett Smith, arrive at the Redondo Beach Station. Director Michael Mann previously used this same station in the opening shots of “Heat.” If you plan to visit this station, the only way to access the platform is by purchasing a fare.

LOCATION: 2406 Marine Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Max and Annie continue down to the street level below the station.

The film ends as Max and Annie make their way out to the street and the train departs.

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Marriage Story (2019)

The 2019 Noah Baumbach film “Marriage Story,” starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, tells the story of a couple whose lives are split between New York City and Los Angeles. Production likewise took place in both cities. Nicole, played by Johansson, visits her mother’s house several times in the film. The home can be found in Altadena.

LOCATION: 1145 New York Dr, Altadena, CA 91001

Charlie, played by Driver, picks up some food for his son Henry at this plaza. As Charlie talks on the phone, Henry drops his food.

LOCATION: 5270 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Charlie and Henry can be seen walking to Bert Spitz’s office in this alley.

LOCATION: 8118 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (back alley behind building, GPS coordinates: 34.071805, -118.366658)

Charlie takes Henry trick or treating to this home.

LOCATION: 1325 Miller Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Charlie then takes Henry trick or treating inside this store, which is located very close to the above house, making it geographically accurate to where the characters would have walked.

LOCATION: 8495 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Charlie rents an apartment in Los Angeles. Both the interior and exterior are seen in the film and both have unfortunately since been remodeled. You can still recognize it as the building, but it looks a bit different now. The interior is where the long argument scene between Nicole and Charlie was filmed.

LOCATION: 1530 N Formosa Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

The closing Halloween party scenes were filmed in front of this home in Altadena.

LOCATION: 2011 Mar Vista Ave, Altadena, CA 91001

Breezy (1973)

The 1973 Clint Eastwood directed film “Breezy” was shot in Southern California. In the opening scene, Breezy, played by Kay Lenz, leaves the home of Bruno, a man whom she’s slept with but doesn’t remember her name. The title sequence begins as she walks down Rothdell Trail. The road is most famous for also being the one time home of The Doors singer Jim Morrison, who lived with his girlfriend near the bottom of the street and penned the song “Love Street” about Rothdell Trail and the surrounding neighborhood.

LOCATION: 8001 Rothdell Trail, Los Angeles, CA 90046

While very little of the exterior of Bruno’s home is seen in the film, this is the only property there from the top corner Breezy starts down.

Here is the exact spot where the film’s title appears as Breezy walks.

LOCATION: Prospect Trail / Rothdell Trail, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Breezy continues down Rothdell Trail. While the street has changed a bit since filming took place, it is still very recognizable overall.

Breezy walks over the the iconic Canyon Country Store. This is all geographically accurate and you can walk the exact same route seen in the film, if you’re so inclined.

LOCATION: 2108 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

The Canyon Country Store is referred to specifically in “Love Street” as “this store where the creatures meet.” At the height of the 1960s counterculture movement, the Canyon Country Store served as a meeting place for musicians, such as Joni Mitchel, David Crosby and Mama Cass Elliot, all of whom penned songs about the neighborhood, with the latter even living in the basement of the store for a period. The store is still open today and remains a popular spot for locals.

Breezy hitchhikes next to the parking lot of the store, where a strange man picks her up.

Frank, played by William Holden, lives at this home, located in Tarzana. Breezy first meets Frank outside the home and much of the film takes place here. The home has since been remodeled, but the unique triangle design is still very identifiable. In fact, the home is sometimes referred to as the “Triangle House.” While the home is unfortunately not visible from the street, here is an aerial view. There are also extensive real estate photos and videos available online of both the inside and outside of the home, if you wish to see more.

LOCATION: 4946 Vanalden Ave, Tarzana, CA 91356

Frank has lunch with Betty, played by Marj Dusay, at the famous Yamashiro Hollywood restaurant. Originally constructed as a private residence in 1914, it was sold just ten years later. After becoming a boys military school, it wasn’t until 1948 that the building began to be restored to it’s original appearance. The restaurant has appeared in countless productions, such as “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Gone in 60 Seconds,” “Nocturnal Animals”, “Blind Date,” “Playing God,” “Death Wish II,” “Sayonara” and many more . It also appeared in such TV shows as “Perry Mason,” “I Spy,” “Route 66,” “My Three Sons” and more. The restaurant is famous for it’s views overlooking Hollywood.

LOCATION: 1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

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 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

Another Day In Paradise (1998)

The 1998 Larry Clark film “Another Day in Paradise” was filmed around Southern California. Early in the film, Bobbie and Rosie, played by Vincent Kartheiser and Natasha Gregson Wagner, stay the Nate Starkman & Son Building in Los Angeles. It has been featured in countless films and shows, perhaps most famously “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.” Other films that shot here include “Wrath Of Man,” “Color Of Night,” “Saw,” “Repo Man,” “Rising Sun,” “Date Night,” “Lovelace” and many more.

LOCATION: 544 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

This view of the opposite side of the street is seen as Mel, played by James Woods, drops Bobbie off. The same area was seen in “Child’s Play 2,” “Out For Justice,” “Saw” and more.

Rosie goes shopping with Sid, played by Melanie Griffith, at this building in Norwalk. It’s depicted as a clothing store in the film, with drawings of women’s faces on the red panels on the right. One of the buildings across the street was seen in the films “Frailty” and “Best Men.”

LOCATION: 12124 Front St, Norwalk, CA 90650

The business next door is depicted as a Greyhound station in the film. Currently both spaces are merged and occupied by a single business.

Bobbie and Mel rob a pharmacy at this building, also located in Norwalk. It is not far from the clothing store location.

LOCATION: 12330 Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650

The characters eat at the famed Quality Cafe in Downtown Los Angeles.  The diner was a one-time staple of films, appearing in “Seven,” “Training Day,” “Ghost World,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Million Dollar Baby” and dozens more.  However, it was not an actual restaurant open to the public.  Instead it was used solely for filming.  Sadly, it ceased to function as a filming location and was completely renovated in 2014.  The property no longer resembles how it appeared in so many films.

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

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Kindergarten Cop (1990)

The 1990 comedy “Kindergarten Cop,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, is set in Los Angeles, California and Astoria, Oregon, which is where the production likewise took place. Early in the film, a witness to a murder is taken to this police station, located in Van Nuys, California. While the entrance seen in the film faces Erwin St, it is a section only accessible to pedestrian traffic.

LOCATION: 14400 Erwin St, Van Nuys, CA 91401

Detective John Kimble, played by Schwarzenegger, forces his way into a club and persuades a witness to ID a criminal in a police line-up.

LOCATION: 532 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Kimble stays at this motel throughout the film with his partner Phoebe, played by Pamela Reed. The property can be found in Astoria.

LOCATION: 783 Nehalem Hwy, Astoria, OR 97103

The most famous location is of course the elementary school, where Kimble goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher. The exterior of the school is located in Astoria, where numerous other films shot, including “Free Willy” and “Short Circuit.” The school is located just a couple blocks away from the house from “The Goonies.”

LOCATION: 3550 Franklin Ave, Astoria, OR 97103

Most of the interior classroom scenes were filmed on a set in Los Angeles, while the exterior shots were in Astoria.

This side of the school is featured in one scene where Kimble confronts an abusive father to one of the students.

Joyce, played by Penelope Ann Miller, lives at this home with her son, which can also be found in Astoria.

LOCATION: 414 Exchange St, Astoria, OR 97103

The school fair scenes were shot at Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach, located about 40 minutes south of Astoria. The area is located on Ecola Park Rd, near the Indian Beach Trail and Ecola Point.

LOCATION: Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 (GPS coordinates: 45.919673, -123.974976)

The park, which offers beautiful views, is a frequent filming location, having also appeared in such movies as “The Goonies,” “Free Willy,” “Twilight,” “Point Break” and more.

There’s even a sign there mentioning it as a filming location of “Kindergarten Cop,” although the sign primarily focuses on “The Goonies.” It’s a long and winding road through the woods to reach this area, but it is a location well worth visiting.

Red Dragon (2002)

The 2002 film “Red Dragon” was shot around Baltimore, Maryland, Southern California and the Florida Keys. In the opening scene, Will Graham, played by Edward Norton, successfully captures Hannibal Lector, played by Anthony Hopkins. In the aftermath of those events, Graham has retired to a quiet life in the Florida Keys. Graham’s house is said to be located in Marathon, Florida. The home is actually located about 30 miles north of Marathon, in the village of Islamorada. The house sits far back from the road, behind another property and many trees, so it is unfortunately not visible from the street.

LOCATION: 183 Carroll St, Islamorada, FL 33036

The other side of the property is briefly seen when Jack Crawford, played by Harvey Keitel, visits to persuade Graham to assist in the pursuit of a serial killer known as Tooth Fairy.

Graham visits the Tooth Fairy’s crime scene at the Leeds family house, which is supposedly located in Atlanta, Georgia. In reality, the home can be found in Long Beach, California. The house, seen under the cloak of night, may not be immediately recognizable to viewers, but it was more famously featured as the home of Ferris in the 1986 comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” The same home was also featured in the films “Not Another Teen Movie” and “American Dreamer.”

Francis Dolarhyde, played by Ralph Fiennes, picks up a morning newspaper at this corner, where he has a brief confrontation with the man selling the papers. The same alley, which leads to the back of the Los Angeles Theater, can be seen the film “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.”

LOCATION: Lindley Pl / W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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