Sky High (2005)

The 2005 adventure film “Sky High” was filmed primarily in Southern California.  The Stronghold residence can be found in South Pasadena.  The same home was featured in the films “Space Jam” and the 2007 remake of “Halloween.”  Located on a popular street for filming, the home sits directly next door to the house from “Liar Liar.”

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LOCATION: 1002 Highland St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Gwen, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, lives at this home, also located in South Pasadena.

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LOCATION: 410 Prospect Cir, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Role Models (2008)

The 2008 comedy “Role Models,” starring Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott, was filmed around Southern California.  The Minotaur energy drink headquarters can be found in Santa Monica.

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LOCATION: 2800 Donald Douglas Loop N, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Danny and Wheeler, played by Rudd and Scott respectively, go to El Segundo High School in an attempt to sell Minotaur drinks.  The same high school has been featured in many films, including “WarGames,” “Superbad” and “The Babysitter.”

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LOCATION: 640 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

Danny argues with a coffee shop barista at this Pasadena establishment.  The same building appears in the film “Lady Bird” and is located just across the street from the South Pasadena Public Library, which was seen in the Rob Zombie remake of “Halloween.”

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LOCATION: 1019 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Danny and Wheeler also visit the Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood.  This same school was seen in the films “License to Drive” and “Accepted,” as well as the TV shows “Malcolm in the Middle” and “7th Heaven.”

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LOCATION: 4525 Irvine Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91602

Danny talks King Argotron into allowing Augie back into a role playing party at The Burger Hole.  This scene was filmed in South Pasadena.

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LOCATION: 601 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Ronnie locks Wheeler out of the vehicle at Ed’s Mini Mart.

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LOCATION: 825 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Augie’s house can be found in Venice.  A small fence has since been built around the property.

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LOCATION: 822 Valita St, Venice, CA 90291

The Sturdy Wings Center can also be found in Venice.

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LOCATION: 2232 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Danny’s house can be found in Los Angeles.

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LOCATION: 1169 Hi Point St, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Forever Young (1992)

The 1992 Mel Gibson drama “Forever Young,” written by J.J. Abrams, filmed largely in South Pasadena, California.  This house served as the home of Daniel, played by Mel Gibson.

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LOCATION: 612 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Claire, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, lived at this house.

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LOCATION: 1724 Oxley St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Susan Finley, played by Millie Slavin, resided in this home.

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LOCATION: 1637 Spruce St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

13 Going On 30 (2004)

In the 2004 romantic comedy “13 Going On 30,” Jennifer Garner’s character lives at this home in South Pasadena, California.

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LOCATION: 1837 Spruce St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Next door on the left is the home of Mark Ruffalo’s character.

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LOCATION: 1839 Spruce St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

The two homes really are side by side, just as depicted in the film.

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The two ultimately move into this home, also located in South Pasadena.

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LOCATION: 1965 Fletcher Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Jurassic Park III (2001)

The 2001 film “Jurassic Park III” was filmed in Hawaii and Southern California.  Early in the film, Dr. Alan Grant, played by Sam Neill, visits the home of Ellie, played by Laura Dern.  Ellie’s house can be found in South Pasadena, California.  The same house was featured in the film “Bringing Down the House,” as well as the 1970s TV series “Family.”

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LOCATION: 1230 Milan Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Much like the original “Jurassic Park” and the sequel “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” this third installment also shot scenes at Jurassic Kahili Ranch in Kauaʻi, Hawaii.  In Spring 2019, the ranch began offering tours to the public for the first time.  However, it is unclear if they are still offering them, as most of their tour information has been removed from their website.  It’s difficult to pinpoint specific scenes from the film, as the ranch is quite large and mostly credited for being featured in general outdoor and jungle scenes.  The ranch’s movie tour focused primarily on the original film and the 2015 hit “Jurassic World,” with little mention of where scenes from the third film specifically shot.  Here are some looks around the grounds of Jurassic Kahili Ranch.  Please note that this land is private and unless you have express permission from the owners, it is trespassing to attempt to enter the grounds.

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LOCATION: Jurassic Kahili Ranch, 5-1771D, Kuhio Hwy, Kilauea, HI 96754

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One scene that can be matched up comes late in the film is when Dr. Grant and the survivors ride a barge along the water and pass herds of dinosaurs standing along the banks.  This was filmed at the Pu’u Ka Ele Reservoir. After a breach of the nearby Ka Loko Reservoir in 2006, located about 2 miles east of the ranch, the owners decided to decommission the Pu’u Ka Ele Reservoir in 2009 and downsize it into a lake. This is how it appears now.  This is the same area where Grant sees the dinosaur herds at the lake in the original film.

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Related articles: Jurassic Park (1993), Jurassic World (2015), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

The Terminator (1984)

James Cameron’s original 1984 film “The Terminator” shot all around the Greater Los Angeles area.  Early in the film, Arnold Schwarzenegger travels back in time, arriving at the iconic Griffith Observatory.  The location is a staple of film, appearing in such movies as “Rebel Without A Cause,” “La La Land” and dozens more.

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LOCATION: 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Kyle Reese, played by Michael Biehn, arrives back in time in this alley in Downtown Los Angeles.

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LOCATION: Alley beside 214 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Sarah Conner, played by Linda Hamilton, works at this restaurant in South Pasadena.  The building has since been remodeled a bit, but the roof still appears the same as it did in the film.

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LOCATION: 815 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

The Terminator visits a gun shop, located in Van Nuys.  The building is now part of a used car lot.

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LOCATION: 14329 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401

The Terminator looks for Sarah Conner at her apartment.

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LOCATION: 420 S Lafayette Park Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Kyle follows Sarah as she approaches the Tech Noir club.  The Tech Noir building is in the process of being remodeled, but the market next to it, now a jewelry shop, can still be seen.

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LOCATION: 720 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

A big action sequence takes place at Grand Lower in Downtown L.A.  This is a popular area for both filming and photography.  It has been featured in countless films, including “Demolition Man,” “Cobra,” “Batman Forever,” “Repo Man” and many more.  It was also featured in the TV series “Westworld.”

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LOCATION: Grand Lower, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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The Tiki Motel where Kyle and Sarah stay can be found in Huntington Park.

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LOCATION: 7301 Santa Fe Ave, Huntington Park, CA 90255

Another action sequence takes place at the Second Street Tunnel in Downtown L.A.  This is another popular filming location, appearing in such films as “Kill Bill,” “Demolition Man,” “Blade Runner,” “Con Air,” “Independence Day” and many more.  The scene starts at the side of the tunnel facing S Figueroa St.

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LOCATION: 620 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (facing S Figueroa St)

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The Terminator crashes his bike and steals a truck on upper S Grand Ave.  This is directly above Grand Lower, where the earlier action scene in the film takes place.

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LOCATION: S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (near 340 S Grand Ave)

The big truck explosion near the end of the movie was filmed in front of this building owned by the Los Angeles Police Department.  It is located next just past the Denny’s from “Drive” and very close to Union Station, which has been seen in countless films.

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LOCATION: 555 Ramirez St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The gas station where Sarah’s photograph is taken at the end of the film can be found in the desert town of Littlerock.  The same gas station, which has since been remodeled, was also seen in the Britney Spears movie “Crossroads,” as well as the Z.Z. Top music video for “Gimme All Your Lovin’.”

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LOCATION: 37202 90th St E, Littlerock, CA 93543

Related articles: Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (2003)

The Girl Next Door (2004)

The houses from the 2004 comedy “The Girl Next Door” can be found in South Pasadena, California.  They are located side by side, as depicted in the film.  The house on the right is where Matthew, played by Emile Hirsch lived, while the one on the left belonged to Danielle, played by Elisha Cuthbert.  Both homes can be found on the same street as the “Beethoven” house.

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LOCATION: 1500 Milan Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030 (Danielle’s house) and 1504 Milan Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030 (Matthew’s house).