Title: Forrest Gump Year: 1994 Type: Movie Time code: varies Google: Street view Watch: Netflix.com (Jump to scene: ~0:5:58) Notes: Varnville, South Carolina
Title: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Year: 2005 Type: TV show Time code: varies Google: Street view Watch: Netflix.com Notes: Last segment of the intro for the show, East on South Street, at S. Randolph St.
Title: Stand By Me Year: 1986 Type: Movie Time code: 0.06.26 Google: Street view Watch: CanIStreamIt.com Notes: The town of Brownsville, OR played the town of Castle Rock.
Title: The Blues Brothers Year: 1980 Type: Movie Time code: 0.06.26 Google: Street view Bing: Aerial view Watch: CanIStreamIt.com Notes:
Title: Fletch Year: 1985 Type: Movie Time code: Google: Street view Bing: Aerial view Watch: CanIStreamIt.com Notes:
Title: The Naked Gun – From the Files of Police Squad! Year: 1988 Type: Movie Time code: 0:34:52 Google: Street view Bing: Aerial view Watch: Netflix Notes: The second floor seen in the movie was a false front added for the explosion scene. As of 2014 this building is a Wurstkuche restaurant.
Title: Dumb and Dumber Time code: 0.10.59 Type: Movie Watch: Netflix Google: Street view Bing: Aerial view Year: 1986
Title: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Time code: 0.00.39 Type: Movie Watch: Netflix Google: Street view Bing: Aerial view Year: 1986 Notes: Although “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” takes place in Chicago, Ferris’ house is in Long Beach, CA at 4160 Country Club Dr, Long Beach, CA 90807.
Title: The Two JakesType: MovieTime code: 0.12.15Watch: Netflix Google: Street viewBing: Aerial viewYear: 1990 Notes:Taking place in Los Angeles in the late 1940’s, The Two Jakes really gives you the impression of a newly growing metropolis. The building above is now the SOTO Business Center, located in Vernon, California, located at 5608 S. Soto St., Vernon, CA 90058.
Title: Max Dugan Returns Time code: 0.05.02 Type: Movie Google: Street view Bing: Aerial view Year: 1983 Notes: Location where Nora’s (Marsha Mason) car is stolen. She calls it “3rd and Magnolia” when she is telling her students at school. The location is actually at the corner of Andalusia Ave. at 1338 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Los Angeles, CA in Venice, CA.
Title: Double Indemnity Time code: 0.38.41 Type: Movie Google: Street view Bing: Aerial view Year: 1944 Notes: The movie continuously references Glendale and the surrounding areas, and they did film many shots in the area. The comparison above shows “Newman Drug Co.”, which today is CVS Pharmacy (on the corner of Hollywood Blvd & N. Western Ave. at 5500 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027). In the movie they call this the corner of “Vermont and Franklin”. Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Barton Keyes, Edward G. Robinson,…Continue Reading “Double Indemnity (1944) – 0.38.41”
Title: Groundhog DayTime code: 1.05.35Type: Movie Google: Street viewBing: Aerial viewYear: 1993 Notes: Many of the wide shots of the town of “Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania” are actually Woodstock, Illinois. While some of the street scenes were shot on the back lot of Universal Studios on the ‘Town Square’ set – the same set as Back to the Future. The tower in the scene above is the Woodstock Opera House. “Gobbler’s Knob”, where the groundhog scenes take place, is right across the street from the Opera House….Continue Reading “Groundhog Day (1993) – 1.05.35”
Title: That Thing You Do! Time code: 0.05.25 Type: Movie Google: Street view Bing: Aerial view Year: 1996 Notes: That Thing You Do! is set in Erie, Pennsylvania around 1964, but many of the home town scenes were shot around 129 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA. More: – That Thing You Do! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Orange Army Navy Store – 131 S. Glassell St., Orange, CA 92866 “Woolworth’s” – 162 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA 92866
Title: National Lampoon’s Vacation Time code: 0.05.25 Type: Movie Google: Street view Bing: Aerial view Year: 1983 Notes: As this scene starts, the text “Chicago, Illinois” is shown, but ‘Lou Glutz Motors’ is actually Star Ford, located at 900 South Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91204. You can briefly see Star Lincoln-Mercury across the street. The Wagon Queen Family Truckster was built from a Ford Country Squire LTD station wagon by George Barris. George designed the the vehicle to make it as ridiculous as possible, making…Continue Reading “National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) – 0.05.25”
Title: The Brink’s JobTime code: 0.10.48Type: Movie Google: Street viewBing: 360 viewYear: 1978 Notes: As of 2011, this was “Rino’s Place” at 258 Saratoga St., East Boston, MA 02128; www.RinosPlace.com
Title: Driving Miss DaisyTime code: 1.19.07Type: Movie Google: Street viewBing: Year: 1989 Notes: 109 Georgia 155, Griffin, GA 30223
Title: Paper Moon Time code: 0.05.38 Type: Movie Google: Street view Bing: Year: 1973 Notes: Soukup Grain Co., Po Box E, Wilson, KS 67490 Doniphan County Sheriff’s Dept. (1.20.56) – Google: Street view