Snatched (2017)

In the 2017 comedy “Snatched,” Amy Schumer plays a woman named Emily, who travels with her mother, played by Goldie Hawn, to Ecuador.  The two find themselves kidnapped and taken to Colombia.  After escaping, they find a local bar and call the U.S. State Department.  At the bar, they also find an American who agrees to take them to a U.S. Embassy in Bogota.

The bar scenes were filmed near the Moli’i Fishpond on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, which is adjacent to Kualoa Ranch.  The ranch in fact owns this land and it has been featured in many films, including “50 First Dates,” “Jurassic World,” “Triple Frontier,” “Tears of the Sun,” “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” “You, Me and Dupree” and the TV show “Lost.”  There is a sign in front of the building identifying it as the location from the film.


LOCATION: 49-243 Kuukama St, Kailua, HI 96734

There are a couple ways to see this area. The local shops near the pond, which rent their buildings from Kualoa Ranch, offer tours of their own near the water for a small fee. However, the Premier Movie Site Tour offered by Kualoa Ranch itself stops at this area and covers it in detail, which is our recommended way to see it.


High Fidelity (2000)

Championship Vinyl, where John Cusack’s character works in the 2000 film “High Fidelity,” was not a real record store.  In fact, for many years after the film completed production, the location sat closed and boarded up.  Found in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, it is now once again being occupied by a local business.


LOCATION: 1514 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622