Monday, May 30, 2016

Twins (1988)

Clearly you are not seeing double, but Ahnuld Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito are twins in Ivan Reitman's hilarious comedy.  Both brothers are great in their respective roles of a naive gentle giant and an unscrupulous low life who are on a quest to find their mother.  As they endure funny and sometimes dangerous situations, the unlikely pairing find that blood is thicker than water.

Twins was filmed in Santa Monica, Hollywood, Glendale, Pasadena, Carson, Van Nuys, Santa Monica and Los Angeles, CA and Sante Fe, NM

Location: Vincent Sneaks Out of House
Address: 863 Gramercy Drive, Los Angeles, CA

Location: Julius Arrives at Airport
Address: LAX - Tom Bradley International Terminal

Location: Vincent & Julius at Mann's Chinese Theater
Address: 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA

Location: The Airport Parking Garage
Address: 127 Burchett Street, Glendale, CA

Location: Attempted Robbery of Julius' Briefcase
Address: 6438 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA

Location: Vincent Gets Arrested
Address: N Hudson & Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA

Location: The Orphanage
Address: 306 Loma Drive, Los Angeles, CA

Location: Picking Up Vincent's Car
Address: 14400 Erwin Street, Van Nuys, CA

This is the former site of the parking lot...

The bail bonds place is across the street 14419 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, CA

Location: Vincent's Office
Address: 6777 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA

Location: The Supermarket
Address: 301 N Pass Avenue, Burbank, CA

This is across the street from my first apartment in LA.  If you're a karaoke fan, be sure to check out Sardo's, also located in this strip mall...

Location: Sperm Donor's Mansion
Address: 1126 Hillcrest Avenue, Pasadena, CA

Location: Vincent's House
Address: 323 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA

Location: The Exchange/Shootout
Address: Figueroa Street & W Lomita Boulevard, Carson, CA
Carson Sewer Treatment Plant

Location: The Merry Go Round
Address: 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA   Griffith Park

Locations Visited: March 2016, October 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Naked Gun 2 1/2 (1991)

Frank Drebin fires off another round of slapstick hijinks, this time in Washington, D.C. as he takes on a corrupt industrialist.  Not quite as funny as the first installment, but still delivers enough laughs.  So much so that I can't watch the pottery love scene from Ghost (1990) without cracking up.

The Naked Gun 2 1/2 was filmed in San Pedro, Silverlake, Burbank and Los Angeles, CA

Location: The Blue Note
Address: Paramount Studios Backlot - New York Street, Los Angeles, CA

Location: The Police Station
Address: 638 S Beacon Street, San Pedro, CA

Location: The Sex Shop
Address: Warner Brothers Backlot - Midwest Street, Burbank, CA

Location: The Steep Hill
Address: Baxter Street & Lemoyne Street, Silverlake, CA

Nordberg gets stuck under the car at Lake Shore Avenue:

Location: The SWAT Team Stand Off
Address: 1169 E 25th Street, Los Angeles, CA

The house seen in the movie was a facade...

Location: Jane's Apartment Building 
Address: The Warner Ranch, Burbank, CA

The Warner Ranch is closed to the public unfortunately.  I was on it once as a background actor long before I was into visiting filming locations.  I do hope to get back on the lot someday so this shot from the street will have to do for now...  

Location: The Presidential Ballroom
Address: Warner Brothers Backlot - Embassy Courtyard, Burbank, CA

Locations Visited: March 2016, October 2016

Related Location:

The Naked Gun (1988)