Bill Paxton’s criminally overlooked 2001 film “Frailty,” starring Matthew McConaughey, is set in the town of Thurman, Texas. However, the movie primarily filmed around Southern California, with many scenes shot in Orange County.
The FBI Headquarters was filmed at Los Angeles Center Studios. This is a large facility consisting of numerous buildings. The studio has been used, both for interior and exterior sets, in countless films and shows, such as “The Game,” “Fight Club” and dozens more. It’s difficult to photograph the property, because many of the surrounding roads are gated off. This view is from one of the gates at S Boylston St.
LOCATION: 450 S Bixel St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Adam Meiks, played by Matthew McConaughey, lives in this house in Covina.
LOCATION: 470 W Center St, Covina, CA 91723
Thurman Drugs was filmed at the famous Orange Circle. Another staple of film, Orange Circle has been featured in such movies as “Small Soldiers,” “Big Momma’s House,” “That Thing You Do!” and many more. The drug store location is now a pizza shop.
LOCATION: 101 S Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866
The boys are seen walking by this church, also found in Orange.
LOCATION: 305 W Almond Ave, Orange, CA 92866
Flashback scenes to the family home were filmed in Sun Valley.
LOCATION: 10643 Tuxford St, Sun Valley, CA 91352
The school the boys attend was Katherine Edwards Middle School in Whittier.
LOCATION: 6812 Norwalk Blvd, Whittier, CA 90606
The sheriff station seen in flashbacks can be found very close to Orange Circle.
LOCATION: 312 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866
The home of Cynthia Harbridge can also be found in Orange.
LOCATION: 435 E Palmyra Ave, Orange, CA 92866
The home of Brad White can likewise be found in Orange.
LOCATION: 225 E Maple Ave, Orange, CA 92866
The present day sheriff station is located in Norwalk.
LOCATION: 12139 Front St, Norwalk, CA 90650
If you’ve never seen the film, we highly recommend you seek it out.