My Stepmother Is An Alien (1988)

The 1988 comedy “My Stepmother Is an Alien,” starring Kim Basinger and Dan Aykroyd, was filmed in Southern California. Steven Mills, played by Aykroyd, works as a scientist at this building, where he sends radio signals to space. The same building, found in Westlake Village near Thousand Oaks, was featured in the film “Demolition Man.”

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LOCATION: 1 Baxter Way, Westlake Village, CA 91362

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Celeste, played by Basinger, first arrives on Earth at the beach front property of Ron Mills, played by John Lovitz. The property, which was also featured in the TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210,” can be found in Hermosa Beach.

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LOCATION: 3500 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

The Mills house where Steven and Celeste live can be found in Studio City. Unfortunately, the front of the property is now lined with tall hedges.

LOCATION: 4222 Agnes Ave, Studio City, CA 91604

Celeste, unaware of how to prepare breakfast, sneaks out in the middle of the night to a diner, where she orders everything on the menu. This scene was filmed at the former Johnie’s Broiler in Downey.  The restaurant has a unique history, having appeared in many other films, such as “Heat,” “Short Cuts,” “License To Drive,” “The Game,” “One Hour Photo” and many more.  In 2007, the building was unfortunately demolished.  However, Bob’s Big Boy purchased the property years later and rebuilt it based on the original blueprints and even some of the same materials.  So what stands now closely resembles what was seen in the film.

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LOCATION: 7447 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241

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Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002)

In the third Austin Powers film, “Austin Powers In Goldmember,” there is a flashback to Austin’s graduation from the British Intelligence Agency.  These scenes were filmed at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. While the outside of the Greystone grounds is open daily and free to the public, opportunities to tour inside are somewhat rare.  The property is owned by the City of Beverly Hills and regularly accommodates productions and private events.  Therefore, only a few times a year is access to the inside of the estate possible.  Planning ahead is required if you’d like to see inside.

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LOCATION: 905 Loma Vista Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The interior is also seen in the film, where Austin is in bed with a woman.  The same mansion has been featured in countless films, such as “The Big Lebowski,” “There Will Be Blood,” “The Social Network” and dozens more.

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Idle Hands (1999)

The 1999 horror comedy “Idle Hands” was filmed in Pasadena, California.  The houses from the film are all located next to one another.  Anton, played by Devon Sawa, lives at this house at the corner of Madison Ave and Jackson St.

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LOCATION: 1034 N Madison Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104

Directly across the street is the house of Molly, played by Jessica Alba.

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LOCATION: 589 E Jackson St, Pasadena, CA 91104

Directly next door to Molly’s house is Randy’s house.

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LOCATION: 577 E Jackson St, Pasadena, CA 91104

Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)

The party house from the 1998 teen comedy “Can’t Hardly Wait” can be found in Altadena, California.  The house has been used in a variety of productions over the years, including “American Pie,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” and “I Know Who Killed Me,” as well as such TV shows as “The Mentalist” and “This Is Us.”

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LOCATION: 1090 Rubio St, Altadena, CA 91001

The high school seen in the film is John Marshall High School.  A regular location in film and television, it has also appeared in such movies as “A Nightmare On Elm Street,” “Rebel Without A Cause,” and “Pretty In Pink,” as well as such TV shows as “Boy Meets World,” “Boston Public” and many more.

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LOCATION: 3939 Tracy St, Los Angeles, CA 90027