South Pas has served as the backdrop to tons of classic movies, TV shows and even music videos. Did you know a scene of
Patch has compiled a list of 6 classic movies filmed in town. Were you around for the making of any of these films? Perhaps your home was the location of choice?
Check out our list, and share your memories in comments below.
1. Old School (2003)
Filming locations: 1803 Bushnell; Rialto Theatre
The quiet street of Bushnell was completely transformed into “Harrison University” for the filming of this comedy. "Because the Old School house was supposed to be located very close to, or as Vince Vaughn says, 'practically on' a college campus, producers brought in a mailbox, a kiosk and several parking meters to make the area look less residential," writes Lindsay from Iamnotastalker.com.
And, yes, Will Ferrell did film that infamous streaking scene on Bushnell. "Neighbors who stayed up until midnight to watch the filming say he was wearing what the movie crew called 'the sock,'" wrote this blogger. "Neighbors say when they yelled 'CUT,' Ferrell came back and signed autographs, still wearing the same 'costume.'" Where you around for that?
2. Liar, Liar (1997)
Filming Location: 1004 Highland Street
This home's exterior was used in the 1997 comedy Liar, Liar starring Jim Carrey. "In the film, this home belonged to single dad and former chronological liar Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey)," according to Blockshopper.com. Other places this movie was shot around L.A. include L.A. City Hall and Bistro Garden in Studio City, says Movie-Locations.com.
3. Beethoven (1992)
Filming Location: 1405 Milan Avenue
This home's exterior was used in the film Beethoven written by John Hughes, according to Blockshopper.com. And stalker Lindsay says in a 2009 post: "the Beethoven house looks EXACTLY the same today as it did back in 1992 when the movie was filmed—right down to the exterior paint color!"
4. Back to the Future (1985)
Filming Location: 1711, 1727, 1800 and 1809 Bushnell Avenue
The house at 1711 Bushnell was home to George; 1809 Bushnell was home to Biff; and 1727 Bushnell to Lorraine, according to IMDb.
The tree in front of 1800 Bushnell is the tree featured in the scene where Marty's (aka Michael J. Fox) father is spying on his mother. Tons of people from around the world come to this street every year for a glimpse of the place where this cult-classic was created.
5. Teen Wolf (1985)
Filming Locations: 1711 Bushnell Avenue; Mission Street;
This movie is jam-packed with South Pas scenery. Not only is 1711 Bushnell home to Michael J. Fox's character, Scott, but also the former Balk's Hardware Store on Mission was featured as Scott's dad's store, according to '80s Rewind. (It's now .)
The basketball scenes were shot at And for a split second when Scott is riding atop the green truck, you can catch a glimpse of the Fair Oaks sign, says the website.
6. Halloween (1978)
Filming Location: ; Mission Street; Orange Grove Avenue.
Known as Century House, the original Mike Meyers house is now located at Meridian Avenue and Mission Street. It was moved from its original location on Meridian Avenue to save it from demolition. “Now, it's an office building with several financial advisors—a fitting end, since many would argue that in this economy, money problems are even scarier than Michael Myers,”
Plus: Haddonfield High was actually ; "Nichol’s Hardware Store" was a storefront on Mission Street; and one of the murder scenes took place on Orange Grove Avenue, says movie-locations.com. Spooky!
WATCH Laurie Allee's video montage of famous film and TV shoot locations around South Pasadena above.
Patch Asks: What are some of your favorite shots of South Pas in the movies? Where any of these films shot on your block? Were you living in South Pas when the movie came out?