The 1997 Chris Farley comedy “Beverly Hills Ninja” was filmed around Southern California. Haru, played by Farley, joins a clan of ninjas in Japan and trains in their martial arts. These scenes were filmed at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, in their Japanese Garden.
LOCATION: 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108
The hotel scenes were filmed at the The Langham Huntington in Pasadena. The hotel has appeared in countless films, including “Seabiscut,” the 1998 remake of “The Parent Trap,” “Lovelace,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “Richie Rich A Christmas Wish” and many more. It has also appeared in the TV series “Westworld,” “Simon & Simon,” “Remington Steele,” “Highway to Heaven,” “Knots Landing” and more.
LOCATION: 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106
Haru disguises himself as a chef at Hop Louie in Chinatown, where a fight soon ensues. The restaurant has since closed, but the facade still remains. The same restaurant was also seen in the 1990s comedies “Surf Ninjas” and “Mystery Men,” as well as the film “I Love You, Man.”
LOCATION: 950 Mei Ling Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Haru gets captured by his enemies and taken to a meeting with a rival gang at the Malibu Hindu Temple in Calabasas. The temple also appeared in the 1998 film “Jeans” and the TV series “The Big Bang Theory.”
LOCATION: 1600 Las Virgenes Canyon Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302