The Bad News Bears (1976)

Thank You To Tony Valvo For Telling Me About The Pizza Hut Location

Thank You To Paul H. For Finding The Swimming Pool Location

  • (0:02)  The West Valley Little League Field / Mason Park; 10500 Mason Avenue, Chatsworth

  • (0:11)  Pizza Hut / 20515 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth (Note: There Is Now A Panda Express There And The Billboard Behind The Restaurant Is No Longer There)

  • (0:13)  Sporting Goods Store / 19315 Saticoy Street, Reseda (Note: This Location Was Totally Rebuilt So That Is Why The Shopping Center Will Look Different If You Go There. My Picture Is Of The New Shopping Center)

  • (0:14)  The Bears Practicing Hitting At Some Batting Cages / Flooky's Bat-A-Ball; 14661 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks (Note: This Place Is No Longer There And There Is A Commercial Building Now On This Spot)

  • (0:14)  The Bears Helping Buttermaker Clean A Pool / 16916 Encino Hills Drive, Encino

  • (0:31)  Buttermaker Downtown After His Conference With The Parent / Roughly at 310 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles (Note: The District Court Building Now Sits On That Parking Lot)

  • (0:31)  Buttermaker Trying To Recruit Amanda To Play With The Team / Corner Of N. Mapleton Drive And W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles

  • (0:52)  Shopping Center Of The Arcade Scene / 5540 Reseda Blvd, Tarzana (Note: I Doubt It Is An Arcade Today But That Was The Building)

18 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure that pizza hut is the one on sepulveda & chatsworth in north hills

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    1. Hello, thank you for the comment. I called that location and they confirmed that is where the scene was filmed. If you look at the couple walking up to the Pizza Hut you see nothing but mountains in the background so a lot has been built around there since the mid 1970s

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  2. George Vreeland HillJanuary 24, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Great movie.
    I have been to a couple of these locations.

    George Vreeland Hill

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  3. I was looking at your site today and saw that you list a Pizza Hut at on Saticoy Street in Reseda as the location from the movie. It was actually the Pizza Hut which is now a Panda Express about 75 yards west of Mason on Devonshire Street in Chatsworth. I know because I grew up there and watched much of the filming (just thought you might like to know).

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    1. Hi ..I would LOVE to hear about the filming and what that entailed my email address is novacat29@hotmail.com if you would please let me pick your brain for 15 minutes THANK YOU!!-John

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  4. No Tony, the author stated the sporting goods store in the movie is now a radio shack. What's really sad is the san fernado valley in 76 was a beautiful suburb filled with American cars, pizza parlors, arcades and white people. Now most of it is a third world toilet. That's the part about the movie which was the saddest.

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    1. Sounds like a comment from the Jeff Daniels' character in "2 Days in the Valley". Another good movie.

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    2. ..and white is right? idiot. Before that it was my Tongva people. NATIVE Mexicans too. Who really turned this place into a toilet? We did not exploit the land.

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    3. Yep, you're absolutely right. It's a third world toilet now.

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    4. Agreed. the valley is a nasty place filled with third worlders.

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    5. Yes..it is truly sad... California is such a beautiful place..

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  5. I once ran into kelly leak filming a porno in 97'. I know this because I was in the porno which was filmed in a house in woodland hills.

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  6. The batting cages look like Flooky's in Sherman Oaks which sadly is long gone.

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    1. Thank you for the info as I have updated my page. Thanks again for helping out.

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  7. Amanda is not "Boilermaker"'s daughter. She is the daughter of one of his former girlfriends.

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  8. Thanks for all the great info! I always wondered where the baseball field was located at.

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  9. The house where the team clean the pool is at 16916 Encino Hills Dr, Encino

    There are some great photos here

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