Wednesday, February 08, 2006


I'm almost out of screencaps, but I'll be doing more soon. I gotta go out and take some pictures now!

Are there any comments, questions, suggestions? Yes, you over there. In the back. No, not you, you.


Anonymous Yolanda Oreb said...

Hi Phil:
I was on the movie walking tour with you and Harry Medved. This is in regards to the past location of Shaghai Red's... I was reviewing past pictures of Beacon Street at the Historical Society and found Shanghai Red was on the NW corner of 5th and Beacon (instead of 7th and Beacon). Just thought you'd like to know....

7/17/2006 11:43 AM  
Blogger Phillip said...

Thanks, Yolanda. I'll admit I wasn't too prepared for that walking tour. I was just going off the top of my head. In the movie Truck Turner, the door is there, but there is no sign. I went for the guess!;)

7/18/2006 3:34 AM  
Anonymous bob blackmur said...

Possibly the most famous LA/SP film of its genre: Polanski's Chinatown, with a scene shot at Pt Fermin Park: Gittes gets his nose sliced open (by director Polanski) at Point Fermin, Point Fermin Park, Gaffey Street at Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, south LA.

7/29/2006 10:13 AM  
Anonymous Rick said...

Hey Phillip,

Cool site - -read about it in More San Pedro. How about a section devoted to classic films shot in Pedro such as the original King Kong and Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times?

7/29/2006 11:07 AM  
Blogger Phillip said...

bob- I'll post my screencaps from Chinatown tonight, but the nose-cutting scene isn't among them; it wasn't shot in Pedro.

rick- My intention is to cover ALL films shot in Pedro, so theoretically I'll get around to those oldies, but it's been a while since I've seen either of them and I can't recall if they contain any recognizable scenes of Pedro.

7/29/2006 4:09 PM  
Anonymous Rick said...

Hi Phillip,

I read that a scene from The Sting was shot in Pedro. Apparently the FBI headquarters was filmed in the Koppel Plant. Where was the Koppel Plant located? Is it still standing?


8/09/2006 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Rick said...

Hey Phillip,

I read somewhere that The Sting was shot in Pedro - - the FBI headquarters was filmed in the Koppel Plant. Where was the Koppel Plant and is it still standing?


8/12/2006 10:44 AM  
Blogger Phillip said...

I don't know where the Koppel Plant is/was but I'll watch The Sting and post my findings here.

3/02/2007 1:51 AM  
Anonymous Rick said...

Cool. Thanks, Phillip. Sorry for the repeated question posted - - user glitch.

3/09/2007 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Phillip

Was Turner and Hooch filmed in San Pedro?

6/30/2007 9:14 AM  
Blogger Phillip said...

I can't say with 100% certainty, because I haven't seen that movie in a while, but according to and backed up by a recent comment by reader Kara at least part of Turner & Hooch was filmed in San Pedro. Due to the flurry of T&H related questions, I guess I'll have to do that movie soon!

6/30/2007 1:32 PM  
Blogger deryke said...

gone in 60 seconds, chips, the island, etc ...

10/15/2007 12:05 AM  
Blogger Phillip said...

Aha! CHiPs! Thanks for the suggestions. Gone in 60 will be the next one.

10/15/2007 1:53 PM  
Anonymous Kara said...

Lord of Dogtown had a location set up on Centre Street- the 1000 block. I have not seen it yet so I don't know what made it in but my house got scouted for the project as well.

1/19/2008 3:41 PM  
Blogger Phillip said...

Cool! Thanks, Kara. I knew about the locations on Santa Cruz and Bandini, but not Centre. I'll have to check that out!

1/20/2008 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Peter Ozdzynski said...

Hi Phil:
Commando was also shot in San Pedro. A few scenes when the bad guys and Alyssa Milano are boarding their ship were filmed in the port overlooking Vincent Thomas Bridge. Also, the place Schwarzenegger goes to steal the sea plane is most likely San Pedro, although I can't identify the exact location.

3/03/2008 1:41 PM  
Blogger Phillip said...

Peter- I watched them filming Commando down the street from my house! The scene where Rae Dawn Chong figures out how to fire the rocket launcher was shot on Pacific near 12th. I don't have any screencaps from that one, I'll have to fix that.

3/04/2008 1:35 AM  
Anonymous Peter Ozdzynski said...

Gone in 60 Seconds, both the original and the (shudder) remake contains scenes in and around San Pedro. The original in particular has those great shots of the chase across Vincent Thomas Bridge, back when the toll booths were still open.

3/10/2008 12:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Phillip,

Wil Smith's movie Hancock was near the Maritime Museum.


8/17/2008 11:13 AM  
Blogger Phillip said...

Thanks, Rick! I haven't seen Hancock, but I thought I caught a shot of Pedro in the trailer. I think it was a train wreck? It'll go on the pile with the rest of them!

8/17/2008 11:43 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

hey, i worked on cloverfield and i remember driving down to san pedro for about a week of shooting. i don't know the area so i'm not sure, but i think it was the underground shots in the train tunnels. we were actually above ground in a warehouse by some water, if that helps at all.

4/21/2009 11:36 PM  
Blogger Phillip said...

That would be historic Warehouse One. Lots of shows shoot there (Terminator 3 I think), but it's usually unrecognizable on screen.

4/22/2009 5:42 PM  

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