The actual Southern California locations where the
2009 Ashton Kutcher movie "SPREAD" was filmed.
Homeless and desperate for
money, Nikki goes to a used clothing store
and tries to sell his expensive
This scene was shot at The
Studio Wardrobe Department, a vintage clothing store at
(Here's a Google StreetView panorama of the store.)
Nikki winds up at a cheap motel,
where he watches two kids play with a toy truck in an empty swimming pool,
That motel is the Saharan Motor Hotel, at 7212 W. Sunset Blvd, in Hollywood.
That's at the northeast corner of Sunset & Alta Vista, and is right next to the strip club.
(Here is a Google StreetView panorama of the motel.)
(The motel has its own website
Looking to get back on his
feet (via hustling, as usual) Nikki arrives the pool
area of an upscale, high-rise hotel,
This scene was shot at the Century Plaza Hotel at 2025 Avenue of the Stars, in Century City.
To be more precise, it was filmed at the pool in the back (on the hotel's west side).
(Here is a Google StreetView panorama of the hotel.)
(The Century Plaza has its
own website at www.centuryplaza.hyatt.com)
The two hustlers (Nikki & Heather) team up at a club, where Nikki helps Heather pick up a rich man.
As they walk outside the club, he asks for a cut (effectively moving from male whore to pimp).
Although you might not immediately
recognize it, this is the same club
seen at the start of the
Afterward, we see them walking
away from the club, heading east on the north side of Hollywood Blvd.
(Here is a Google StreetView panorama of the club.)
(The club has its own website
Here is a Google
StreetView panorama, matching the street scene below.
We next see Nikki & Heather
dining in a nice restaurant, when he is suddenly approached by a girl who
That restaurant is Belle Cucina
Italiana, at 1708 N. Las Palmas Ave,
(Not coincidentally, it is one of chain of Dolce Group restaurants owned in part by Ashton Kutcher.)
Here is a Google
StreetView panorama of the restaurant.)
We then get a musical montage of Nikki & Heather having sex on the beach, as they actually begin to fall in love.
This was filmed on Dockweiler
State Beach, hidden away behind LAX airport and the Hyperion
The photo above shows two tall smokestacks; they are part of the Hyperion wastewater treatment plant.
(Here is a very foggy Google
StreetView panorama of those two smokestacks and the beach.)
As their relationship matures,
we see Nikki & Heather sharing a small, blue house.
You'll find that house at 1601 N. Sierra Bonita Ave,
(Here is a Google StreetView panorama of the house.)
this is a private home. Do not trespass on their property,
While Heather is away, we see
Nikki sitting at a table at a sidewalk cafe.
That sidewalk cafe is the King's Road Cafe,
at 8361 Beverly Blvd, in
His table is actually on the
Beverly Blvd side. Later, he walks around the corner, onto King's
(Here is a Google StreetView panorama of the cafe.)
(The cafe has its own website
With Heather still in New York,
Nikki picks up a drunk girl at a market, and on the way home in her car,
They filmed that scene on the
Bronson Avenue overpass of the Hollywood (101)
(Here is a Google
StreetView panorama of the area.)
Some of the photos on this
page are stills from the DVD of "Spread"
The rest of the page is copyright Gary J. Wayne - 2012 / Seeing-Stars.com