Actual Southern California Locations where the
2010 comedy, "Dinner
for Schmucks", was filmed.
Tim learns that Kieran may
be taking Julie to his ranch, and Tim becomes desperate to find out where
it is. Fortunately, Barry works for the IRS, giving him possible access
to Kieran tax forms.
In this scene, Tim takes Barry
to his workplace, the Internal Revenue Service's
Canoga Processing Center, where Barry attempts to convince 'Therman',
his bizarre 'mind control'-wielding co-worker, to give him Kieran's address.
This building actually is
in the San Fernando Valley, but not, as you might expect, in Canoga
Instead, you'll find just south of that city, at 6301 Owensmouth Ave,
in Woodland Hills,
(In real life, it's a headquarters of the 21st Century Insurance Group.)
However, when Tim goes outside
to the restaurant's parking lot (and
is attacked by crazy Darla),
the producers cheat a bit and switch locations, from Long Beach to Culver
This scene was actually shot
in the parking lot on the south side of the historic
located at 9400 Culver Boulevard,
in Culver City, CA. That's
just a few blocks away from
the old MGM Studios (now Sony).
This hotel became famous during
the 1939 filming of
"The Wizard of Oz", when the little people playing the Munchkins
were put up at the hotel.
Hoping to rescue Julie from
Kieran's clutches, Tim finally tracks down Kieran's
This scene was shot at El Campeon Farms,
at 1313 W. Potrero Road,
in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Thousand Oaks is west of the
Valley, about 20 miles west of Calabasas. The ranch is about two miles
south of the Ventura (1101) Freeway, and about two miles northwest of Lake Sherwood.
The barns seen in the screencap above are just northeast of the main entrance.
The plot builds up to the grand
finale: the "dinner for schmucks" at Fender's mansion.
The guests arr told to bring
along an idiot to the dinner, and the biggest idiot wins a prize.
Tim, of course, brings Barry, resulting in an insane duel of minds between
Barry & Therman,
the loss of Mueller's finger to a vulture, and ultimately, the destruction
of the mansion.
This mansion is located at
380 S. San Rafael Ave,
on the west side of Pasadena,
( If it looks familiar, it might be because it also played Wayne Manor
on the old TV series "Batman". )
[ Warning: this
is a private home. Do not trespass on their property, knock
on their door,
or do anything else that might disturb the residents! ]
The photos on this page are
stills from the DVD of "Dinner For Schmucks"
(which you can buy by clicking
here) and are copyright Paramount & DreamWorks.