In the 2006 comedy “You, Me and Dupree,” Molly, played by Kate Winslet, lives in this house with Carl, played by Matt Dillon. The home, located in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles, was curiously given a second story by the film production using vfx.
LOCATION: 2406 Gramercy Park, Los Angeles, CA 90018
The house from the 1988 horror film “Waxwork” can be found in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Large hedges and trees now obscure much of the view, but the home can still be seen from some angles.
LOCATION: 255 S Rossmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
In the 1991 comedy “Suburban Commando,” Hulk Hogan plays a warrior from outer space named Shep Ramsey, who finds himself stranded on Earth after crash-landing. Ordered by his commander to use the time to take a vacation, Shep takes up residence with a suburban family.
The film was shot entirely in Southern California. Early in the movie, after Shep leaves his space craft hidden away to recharge, he first encounters Earthlings walking down this strip of storefronts, located in Pacific Palisades. The storefronts have changed very little from the time filming took place and much of it is still easily recognizable. He turns this corner from the parking area to see a cop writing a ticket and a man holding a broom, shouting at him.
LOCATION: 16618 Marquez Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
As Shep continues walking, a group of women notice him and comment to themselves in front of this store.
LOCATION: 16636 Marquez Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
In the same general area to the right of the doors, a woman is standing in front of a soda machine, angry because it took her money. Shep hits the machine and all the coins spill out, causing a group of kids to run over and collect them.
As he continues walking past this store, a couple pedestrians pass and comment on his unusual fashion.
LOCATION: 16642 Marquez Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Shep notices a dog locked in a vehicle in the blistering heat in front of this restaurant, where the owner sits and eats a meal and yells at the dog. Shep grabs the man, locks him in the vehicle and lets the dog finish the owner’s meal.
LOCATION: 16646 Marquez Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Shep reaches the end of the block, rounding the corner onto Bollinger Dr, where he notices a telephone pole with a posting advertising an apartment for rent. The phone pole has since been removed.
LOCATION: 16650 Marquez Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
The scene ends with Shep taking the advertisement and walking down Bollinger Dr, implying the Wilcox property is located just down the road. The real location, however, is located nowhere near Pacific Palisades.
The same location appears again later in the film, when Shep encounters a mime, who he believes is actually stuck in an invisible force field.
LOCATION: Bollinger Dr / Marquez Ave Los Angeles, CA 90272
The apartment ad eventually leads Shep to Jenny Wilcox, played by Shelley Duvall, who posted the rental as a means to help bring in extra income for her husband Charlie, played by Christoper Lloyd. The Wilcox family home can be found in Tarzana.
LOCATION: 19106 Sylvan St, Tarzana, CA 91335
The house is mostly seen in tight shots, or facing out towards the street. There are, however, a couple brief views of the entire home in wide shots.
The neighboring homes to the left and right of the Wilcox house are also featured in the film. This is the home where Charlie’s neighbor is working on cars in the driveway throughout the film. He keeps leaving vehicles on the street, blocking Charlie from accessing his own driveway, until Shep takes matters into his own hands.
LOCATION: 19100 Sylvan St, Tarzana, CA 91335
On the other side of the Wilcox house is where the eccentric veteran neighbor sits out in the front lawn and strikes up a friendship with Shep, sharing battle stories.
LOCATION: 19112 Sylvan St, Tarzana, CA 91335
The traffic light Charlie keeps getting stuck at throughout the film can be found at the intersection of Burbank Blvd and Woodley Ave, near Encino Village in the San Fernando Valley.
LOCATION: Burbank Blvd / Woodley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91411
The 2005 adventure film “Sky High” was filmed primarily in Southern California. The Stronghold residence can be found in South Pasadena. The same home was featured in the films “Space Jam” and the 2007 remake of “Halloween.” Located on a popular street for filming, the home sits directly next door to the house from “Liar Liar.”
LOCATION: 1002 Highland St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Gwen, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, lives at this home, also located in South Pasadena.
LOCATION: 410 Prospect Cir, South Pasadena, CA 91030
The 1995 Sandra Bullock film “The Net” was shot mostly around Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. In the film, Angela Bennett, played by Bullock, lives in this house in Venice.
LOCATION: 407 28th Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Unfortunately, the homeowners built a large fence around the property, obscuring much of the view.
The U.S. Embassy seen in the film is actually the Pasadena City Hall. It has been featured in numerous productions, such as “American Pie 2,” “Beverly Hills Cop II” and “S1m0ne,” as well as the TV series “Parks And Recreation.”
LOCATION: 100 Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
Angela attempts to meet a fellow hacker named CyberBob at the carousel at the Santa Monica Pier. The same carousel was featured in the opening credits of the TV series “Three’s Company.”
LOCATION: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
The 1990 comedy thriller “Arachnophobia” is set in the fictional Central California town of Canaima. In reality, much of the film was shot in the similarly named town of Cambria.
The house of the Jennings, which was featured heavily in the film, was a set and no longer stands.
The funeral home where the spider first escapes is located on Main St. However, the building seen in the film actually faces around the corner on Arlington St. It currently operates as an antique store.
LOCATION: 755 Main St Unit C, Cambria, CA 93428 (facing Arlington St)
The doctor’s office where Ross Jennings, played by Jeff Daniels, works can be found about a mile away from the funeral home location.
LOCATION: 4090 Burton Dr, Cambria, CA 93428
The house of Margaret Hollins can be found about thrity miles away from Cambia, in the town of Paso Robles. The house is part of the Halter Ranch Vineyard, which is a large property, but this house sits close to the road. Adelaida Rd is a long and winding road, passing countless vineyards. Cell phone reception is very spotty through this area, so be sure you plan your directions well if you do visit.
The 1987 Coen Brothers film “Raising Arizona” was, as you might have guessed, filmed in Arizona. Early in the film, the recently paroled H.I. McDunnough, played by Nicolas Cage, robs a convenience store, winding up back in jail. The store has since been remodeled, but still remains standing in Phoenix.
LOCATION: 2311 W Deer Valley Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85027
The trailer where H.I. and his new wife Ed, played by Holly Hunter, first move after getting married can be found in Scottsdale. In reality, it’s just an empty plot of land, which can be found on the left side where N 136th St dead ends into E Del Timbre Dr.
LOCATION: N 136th St / E Del Timbre Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
After discovering they’re unable to have children, H.I. and Ed hear news of a family named Arizona having five children and decide to steal one of them to raise as their own. The home of the Arizonas is a slight challenge to locate and photograph. It is found on the grounds of a luxury resort called The Phoenician. If you travel just briefly up N Phoenician Blvd from E Camelback Rd, you’ll see it on your left. The building, known as the Jokake Inn, has no unique address separate from the large resort grounds, but the GPS coordinates are 33°30’14.1″N 111°57’04.5″W. As you can see in the photo, there is a spot there to u turn out of the property. If you proceed any further, there is a security checkpoint immediately ahead and no other place to turn around without passing through the checkpoint.
LOCATION: Jokake Inn at The Phoenician, N Phoenician Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (GPS coordinates: 33°30’14.1″N 111°57’04.5″W)
After trying to rob a store for some diapers, H.I. is chased by the police. After he is ejected through the front window of a truck, he runs through this house, located in Scottsdate.
LOCATION: 8620 E Malcomb Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Near the end of the film, H.I. battles the bounty hunter Leonard Smalls near this water tower in Scottsdale. Directly across the street was the bank location that Gale and Evelle rob, but it has unfortunately since been demolished. The buildings and water tower on the opposite side of the road still remain standing, however.
LOCATION: 27400 N Alma School Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
The 1968 comedy Peter Sellers comedy “The Party,” directed by Blake Edwards, is a gem of a film if you’ve never seen it. The house of Mr. Clutterbuck serves as the central location of the film. The exterior of the house can be found near West Hollywood, California. The interiors were a set build at the former Samuel Goldwyn Studios (7200 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046).
LOCATION: 9271 Robin Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Near the end of the film, Hrundi V. Bakshi, played by Sellers, drops Michele Monet, played by Claudine Longet, off at her apartment, which can also be found near West Hollywood.
LOCATION: 1427 N Poinsettia Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90046