Alien (1979)

Some props from the 1979 Ridley Scott film “Alien” could be found on display at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington. Here is an alien creature costume from the film.

LOCATION: 325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Here is a flamethrower used by Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver. Also seen are Ripley’s speargun and the cap of Brett, played by Harry Dean Stanton.

Here is a miniature of the Nostromo Refinery Tower.

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

The 2012 Martin McDonagh ensemble film “Seven Psychopaths” was filmed around Southern California.  The opening scenes were filmed at the Mullholland Dam in Hollywood.  The dam is accessible to the public, however, it does require a minor walk to reach it.  You have to drive up Weidlake Drive and the nearest parking is at the Hollywood Reservoir Trailhead.  From there it’s just a short distance on foot. The same location was featured in the film “The Little Things.”

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LOCATION: Mulholland Dam, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (nearest parking area is the Hollywood Reservoir Trailhead at 6381-6399 Weidlake Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068)

Billy, played by Sam Rockwell, lives at this house perched on a hillside in Angelino Heights in East L.A.  The same house was seen in the Kirsten Dunst film “Crazy/Beautiful” and located just around the corner from Jake Gyllenhaal’s apartment in the film “Nightcrawler.”  The home has unfortunately since been demolished.

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LOCATION: 1016 White Knoll Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (now demolished)

Billy runs an operation stealing dogs for reward money at the La Brea Tar Pits.

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LOCATION: 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

He stands here overlooking operations with a pair of binoculars.

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Marty, played by Colin Farrell, visits this market in Pearblossom, California.

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LOCATION: 13012 Pearblossom Hwy, Pearblossom, CA 93553

He exits here with Hans, played by Christopher Walken, where the two spot a newspaper.

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Pretty In Pink (1986)

In the 1986, John Hughes penned “Pretty In Pink,” Andie, played by Molly Ringwald, lives on the wrong side of the tracks at this house.  While the film is set in a Chicago suburb, the house can actually be found in South Pasadena, California.  It really is located near train tracks as well.

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LOCATION: 1010 Hope St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Steff, played by James Spader, throws a party at this Los Angeles house.  The same house can be seen in the TV series “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,” serving as Dennis and Dee’s mom’s house.

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LOCATION: 366 S June St., Los Angeles, CA 90020

The Trax record store where Andie works can be found in Santa Monica.  It’s part of the 3rd Street Promenade, an pedestrian shopping mall best accessed on foot.

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LOCATION: 1460 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

The “Meadowbrook High School” seen in the film is a composite of two schools.  The exteriors were filmed at John Marshall High School.  A regular location in film and television, it has also appeared in such movies as “Rebel Without A Cause,” “A Nightmare On Elm Street,” “Can’t Hardly Wait,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Bachelor Party,” “Grosse Pointe Blank,” “Grease” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” as well as such TV shows as “Boy Meets World,” “Boston Public” and many more.  It was even used in the Van Halen music video for “Hot For Teacher.”

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LOCATION: 3939 Tracy St, Los Angeles, CA 90027

The interiors were filmed over at John Burroughs Middle School.  This is another film staple, having appeared in such movies as “Teen Wolf,” “Never Been Kissed,” “Teaching Mrs. Tingle,” “What Dreams May Come” and many more.

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LOCATION: 600 S McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90005

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