River’s Edge (1986)

The 1986 drama “River’s Edge,” starring Keanu Reeves and Crispin Glover, was primarily filmed around the Sunland-Tujunga area of the San Fernando Valley in California, with the exception of the opening crime scene, which was filmed at River Bend Park in Sacramento (2300 Rod Beaudry Dr, Sacramento, CA 95827).

Matt, played by Reeves, lives at this home with his younger brother Tim.

LOCATION: 9933 Redmont Ave, Tujunga, CA 91042

The high school the teenage characters attend is Verdugo Hills High School. The school has been featured in countless films, such as “The Craft,” “Heathers,” “Cursed,” “Better Off Dead,” “Christine,” “Not Another Teen Movie,” “187” “Boys And Girls,” “Clockstoppers” and “Little Hercules In 3-D.” It also appeared in such TV shows as “Little Fires Everywhere,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Monk,” “Felicity” “My So-Called Life,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Quantum Leap” and many more.

LOCATION: 10625 Plainview Ave, Tujunga, CA 91042

The restaurant where Mike worked has long since closed and remains shuttered, but the building still stands.

LOCATION: 6736 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga, CA 91042

Tim visits his friend Moko at this home, which has since been remodeled.

LOCATION: 8630 Wentworth St, Shadow Hills, CA 91040

Clarissa, played by Ione Skye, lives at this house, which is located just across the street from Moko’s house.

LOCATION: 8635 Wentworth St, Shadow Hills, CA 91040

John gets beer for Layne, played by Crispin Glover, at this liquor store.

LOCATION: 8301 Foothill Blvd, Sunland-Tujunga, CA 91040

John stops by a hardware store with Feck, played by Dennis Hopper, and proceeds to rob the place. This building is located just across the street from the above liquor store.

LOCATION: 8256 Foothill Blvd, Sunland-Tujunga, CA 91040

Say Anything… (1989)

Cameron Crowe’s 1989 directorial debut, “Say Anything…” was filmed in Washington, Southern California and Vancouver, Canada. The exterior of the house of Corey, played by Lili Taylor, can be found in Seattle. Interiors were filmed in California at 2545 Ganesha Ave, Altadena, CA 91001.

LOCATION: 3627 NW 65th Ct, Seattle, WA 98117

Lloyd, played by John Cusack, walks with Diane, played by Ione Skye, out of a convenience store and kicks glass out of her way. The store can be found in North Hollywood.

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LOCATION: 11340 W Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Diane has lunch with her mom at this restaurant in Pasadena, which has changed a lot since filming took place.

LOCATION: 1978 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

Lloyd teaches a kickboxing class at this location, which was more famously used as the Cobra Kai dojo in “The Karate Kid.”  It’s located just a few blocks away from the convenience store.

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LOCATION: 5223 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601

Here’s a look inside the building.

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The most iconic scene in the film is of course when Lloyd Dobler holds a boombox outside of the bedroom of Diane.  The real scene wasn’t filmed at any house at all, rather a park in North Hollywood. It’s actually located right across the street from the convenience store seen earlier in the film, at the North Hollywood Park, on the SW corner of Magnolia Blvd and Tujunga Ave.  The same park was seen in “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.”

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LOCATION: North Hollywood Park, 11430 Chandler Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

In one of the film’s deleted scenes, Diane asks Lloyd to take her back to Lloyd’s workplace, mentioned above.  This scene, which can be found on the home video edition, was filmed at the Community Room of the South Pasadena Public Library.  The same building appeared in Rob Zombie’s remake of “Halloween.”

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LOCATION: 1115 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030