Over The Top (1987)

In the opening of the 1987 Sylvester Stallone film “Over the Top,” Lincoln Hawk, played by Stallone, meets his son after he graduates from a military academy. The military academy scenes were actually filmed at Pomona College in Claremont, California. The park where the graduation ceremony takes place is known as Marston Quad. It is located directly across the street from the Carnegie building, which is another location featured in the film.

LOCATION: Marston Quad, Stover Walk, Claremont, CA 91711

Lincoln first enters the academy at the corner of N College Ave and E 6th St.

LOCATION: N College Ave / E 6th St, Claremont, CA 91711

The Carnegie building is where Lincoln meets his son. The same building appeared in the films “The Absent Minded Professor” and “Massacre at Central High.”

LOCATION: 425 N College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

Lincoln’s son has an arm wrestling match at this coffee shop in Sylmar. The same coffee shop has appeared in the films “Memento” and “Every Which Way But Loose,” as well as such TV series as “Too Old To Die Young,” “Bosch” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Across the street is also another notable filming location, the motel from “The Addams Family.”


LOCATION: 12192 San Fernando Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342

The home of Jason Cutler, played by Robert Loggia, can be found in the upscale Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. Known as the Chartwell Mansion, the property has also been featured in such films as “Cinderfella,” “Armed and Dangerous,” “Disorderlies” and “High Society,” but is best known as the Clampett House from the classic TV series “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

Like many homes in the neighborhood, walls and hedges line the perimeter, eliminating any visibility from the street. The surrounding roads, which are narrow and do not allow street parking, are located near Hotel Bel-Air, with regular traffic through the streets. There are cameras peppered along every street and property, with construction crews, landscapers and security in abundance. It is a difficult spot to photograph, even managing aerial photography was a challenge. In spite of the many obstacles, here is the home as it appears now.

LOCATION: 750 Bel Air Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077

The Facts Of Life

The fictional Eastland School in New York, from the 1980s TV series “The Facts of Life,” was actually the Harwood Court residential hall on the campus of Pomona College in Claremont, California.  The same building has been featured in such comedies as “Teen Wolf Too” and “Real Genius.”


LOCATION: 170 E Bonita Ave, Claremont, CA 91711