The 1991 film “Cool as Ice,” starring Vanilla Ice, was filmed in Southern California. Early in the film, Johnny Van Owen, played by Vanilla Ice, rides his motorcycle through town with his friends. One of his friend’s motorcycles breaks down in this area of Glendora.
LOCATION: Near 137 N Glendora Ave, Glendora, CA 91741
Johnny’s crew stumbles upon an eccentrically designed repair shop, where they repair his crew member’s motorcycle. There was quite a bit of production design added for the film, the real home is far more modest than what appears on screen.
LOCATION: 229 E Virginia Ave, Glendora, CA 91741
The home of Kathy, played by Kristin Minter, can also be found in Glendora, located just a few doors down from the repair shop house, as depicted in the film.
The 1999 live action adaptation of “Inspector Gadget,” starring Matthew Broderick, is set in the fictional town of Riverton, Ohio, but was filmed in primarily in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Los Angeles, California. The Bradford Robotics Industry, where the Gadget Program is developed, was filmed at this building in Los Angeles. It 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,” “Wrath Of Man,” “Child’s Play 2” and dozens more.
LOCATION: 635 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
The headquarters of Claw, played by Rupert Everett, was filmed at PPG Place in downtown Pittsburgh. The same building appeared in the film “Fire Down Below.”
LOCATION: 1 PPG Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Inspector Gadget tests out his new body at Fort Duquesne, overlooking the Pittsburgh skyline (Fort Duquesne, 3 Rivers Heritage Trail System, Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA 15222).
Inspector Gadget’s distinctive, narrow house can also be found in Pittsburgh in the South Side Slopes neighborhood.
LOCATION: 7 Roscoe St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
The Riverton Police Station was filmed at the Patriotic Hall in Los Angeles. The same building has been featured in countless films, such as “Flashdance,” “Back To School,” “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” “Stand And Deliver” and more.
LOCATION: 1816 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
The bridge where Inspector Gadget battles Robo-Gadget is the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh.
LOCATION: Roberto Clemente Bridge, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Claw captures Brenda, played by Joely Fisher, at this building in Los Angeles, which is actually part of Los Angeles Center Studios in Downtown Los Angeles. This area, in spite of certainly appearing to be a public street, is actually behind gates and part of the studio. The address of the studio itself is on S Bixel St, but this particular area is near S Beaudry Ave. You can see the area from some public spots, such as near the intersection of W 6th St / S Beaudry Ave, but it only offers a side view from a distance. The studio has been used in hundreds of productions, with this particular area appearing in the films “Frailty,” “Constantine,” “Grandma’s Boy,” and “Wrath Of Man,” just to name a few.
LOCATION: 450 S Bixel St, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (the address of the studio complex is S Bixel St, but this spot is closer to 451 S Beaudry Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017)