scene, glimpsed during the opening credits, was filmed at The
(Library, Art Collections, and Botanical
Gardens), which is located at
1151 Oxford Road
in San Marino,
just south of Pasadena, CA.
The building behind the duelers is the family mausoleum, featuring the
Henry Huntington himself, the man who gave L.A. it's famous old "Red
and after whom the city of Huntington Beach is named.
it the Chad?" This tugboat scene was shot down at the L.A. Harbor
in San Pedro,
not far from the Cabrillo Marina.
disco fantasy dream of Cameron Diaz was shot in downtown Los Angeles.
on Broadway's old theatre row, at the historic Los
Angeles Theatre (at 615
a wonderfully ornate old movie palace used in many films.
we see Cameron Diaz again (after she has awakened from her dream) shaking
her bottom in
her Spider-Man underoos, and driving the poor delivery man crazy. The house
she is seen at is actuallyy
located in Venice, California,
along one of that city's many picturesque canals.
The address is 410 Carroll Canal Court.
(Remember, this is a private
home, so don't trespass or disturb the residents!)
the movie, this is "Madame Wong's House of Blossoms", where Lucy
gives a standing massage to Tim Curry. In reality we are back at The
a grand estate in San Marino, CA,
which is open to the public. This is their
The Huntington also features a rose garden, a cactus garden,
one of the greatest private libraries on earth, and art museums containing
(among other items) the paintings "Blue Boy" and "Pinky".
Angels crash a party at this skyscraper. It's really The
Gas Company Tower,
located at 555 W 5th Street
in downtown Los Angeles.
cafe is supposed to be at "RedStar Technologies". In reality,
the scene on the roof of L.A. Center Studios,
at 1201 W. 5th Street,
downtown Los Angeles.
In this shot, you are looking east, with the
actual downtown L.A. skyline as the backdrop.
brief shot of "RedStar Headquarters" was actually the
Federal Building at 11000
Wilshire Blvd., in the Westwood Village
section of L.A.
(a few blocks from the UCLA campus), where Wilshire meets the 405 Freeway
unusual round house on hillside (where Drew Barrymore sleeps with
boyfriend/villain Eric Knox, and then gets shot through the window), looks
just like the the famous (real) "Chemosphere"
house on stilts, designed
by architect John Lautner, which is located on a hillside west of Universal
Studios and the Cuhenuga Pass, at 7776
However, this is not the real Chemosphere. Instead, this is a set,
the producers built especially for the film, to resemble the Chemosphere.
she's shot (and survives the fall), a naked Drew Barrymore shows up at
a house where two kids are playing video games, clutching a plastic flower
This scene was actually shot at ET's house,
the same house where they filmed the
movie "E.T", which, if you'll recall, starred a very young Drew
(You may also notice some Reese's Pieces scattered around.)
The house is located at 7121 Lonzo Street,
in Tujunga, CA.
this is a private home, so don't trespass or disturb the residents!)
race car scenes (where Red Star premieres its new race car, and where the
were shot at an actual race track, California
Speedway, located at 9300
California (about 15 miles east of Pomona).
a move that is hilarious to anyone familiar with L.A. geography, the chase
that starts out in Fontana quickly leads to the Vincent
Thomas Bridge in San
- a good 65 miles away. (You are looking
east in the photo above.)
the Vincent Thomas bridge,
a game of "chicken" develops between
the two race cars, and the bad guy plunges over the side into the channel.)
are looking southwest in the photo above. The hill behind the bridge is
the Palos Verdes peninsula.
The gray ship below the bridge (which looks
like it's about to be hit by the falling car) is the real SS
Lane Victory, a
historic WW2 Merchant Marine ship that is open for public tours.
the "Soul Train" scenes, where Cameron Diaz gets up and dances,
the producers went to the actual "Soul Train" set, which happens
be at Paramount Studios,
at 5555 Melrose Ave. in Hollywood.
The scene above is an "alley" between sound stages at Paramount.
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 actuallyy 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
in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", and from the residential house
used as Buffy's home.
headquarters, 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.
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.
for the final scenes (where the bad guys try to blow up Charlie's house
with a rocket fired from a helicopter) you have to head north up the coast
a good 80 miles, to a place called "Sycamore
Cove is part of Point Magu State Park,
9000 W. Pacific Coast Highway,
40 miles north of Santa Monica,
near the Ventura County Line.
house was shot at the same "Sycamore Cove".
so was the very last scene, where the girls and Bosley are relaxing on
sipping drinks, when Drew spots Charlie watching them.