one was tricky to find, but fortunately, I recognized it.
The hamburger stand where the girls drive through for burgers (while
their computer gadgets tell them about the bad guys) is actually an
old Foster Freeze ice
cream stand in old town Torrance, located
at 1624 Cravens Ave,
in Torrance, CA.
added a big burger to the roof for the shot, and they repainted
the surrounding walls in bright colors. Don't expect to see either
the burger or the blue & yellow walls if you drive by...)
just a few blocks from the high school (Torrance High) used as 'Sunnydale
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer", and from the residential house used
as Buffy's home.
In fact, they filmed a scene from "Buffy" in the Foster's parking
(Season 1, Episode 7), where Angel rescues her from vampires.
The Townsend Agency, the familiar brick building in the TV series, was
actually located at 189 Robertson Blvd.,
at the southwest corner of
Robertson Blvd and Clifton Way, in Beverly
Since they planned to blow this one up for the movie, though,
it was a replica set built at the studio.
[ When ABC remade the TV series in 2011, they inexplicably relocated
the Townsend Agency to Miami Beach! And instead of brick, they used
this white Art Deco building at 425 Ocean Drive (StreetView). ]
Chad was great!" This second tugboat scene, where the girls
ready to invade the bad guy's fortress, was shot in a cove off of Palos
is the bad guy's fortress, where they were holding the kidnapped Bosley.
It's supposed to be in Carmel, but it's not. The cliff you see here is
Long Point, the former site of the old Marineland
of the Pacific aquatic theme park
(where they used to shoot the TV series "Sea Hunt"). The park
closed long ago,
and the hilltop is now used for a lot of filming because of the ocean view
"Pirates of the Caribbean" were also shot here). The fortress
in this shot is a
matte painting, superimposed on the actual hill, which is located at 6610 Palos Verdes Drive South,
in Palos Verdes Estates, CA.
fortress itself was a mix of sets at Sony Studios in Culver City,
L.A. Center Studios in downtown, matte drawings, and a set built
at the actual Palos Verdes location.
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Gary J. Wayne - 2003 / Seeing-Stars.com