Ruthless People

  • (0:05)  Sam Stone's House / 10690 Somma Way, Los Angeles

  • (0:08)  The Kessler House Or The House Where The Kidnappers Hold Barbara Stone / 2449 Glencoe Avenue, Venice

  • (0:28)  Ken Kessler Making His Call About Getting The Ransom Money / Tail O' The Pup; 329 N. San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles (Note: The Tail O' The Pup Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (0:31)  Sam Waiting For A Call While The Police Wait For The Ransom Exchange That Never Happens But Later Sam Gets Mugged / Sam Is Standing By The Phone Just South Of 1721 N. Western Avenue, Los Angeles (Note: The Building The Police Are Standing On Its Roof Is Located On The Southwest Corner Of Hollwood Blvd And Western Avenue. This Is The Only Thing That Remains As Most Everything Else Has Changed Or Has Been Torn Down Including The Big Boy Seen Across The Street)

  • (0:37)  Crazy Bob's Stereo Where Ken Works / 2828 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica (Note: This Place Has Changed A Lot Since The Movie Was Made So I hope I Have The Correct Location)

  • (0:42)  Earl Mott's Trailer / 1900 Stewart Street, Santa Monica (Note: This Is Part Of A Trailer Park And Obviously That Exact Trailer Is Long Gone)

  • (0:43)  Phone Booth Where Ken Making His Next Call To Negotiate The Ransom With Sam But Sam Doesn't Answer / The Blue Building In The Background Is The Pacific Design Center; 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood (Note: The Side Of The Building Seen Is The West Side)

  • (0:55)  Ken Making His Next Call And Now Only Wants Ten Thousand / 8500 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles

  • (1:16)  Plaza Where The Funny Exchange Finally Happens / 333 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles (Note: The Four Telephones Are Not There Now)

  • (1:25)  Ken Drives His Car Off The End Of A Pier / Santa Monica Pier; End Of Colorado Blvd, Santa Monica


  1. exellent movie . must see again and again they don't make movies likes this anymore

  2. Hollywood Boulevard & Western was apparently a common filming location. It was used in Death Wish 2 and Last American Virgin, and the music video "Rhythm Of The Night"

  3. The Kessler home can be seen again (from the POV of their home) at 1:06:10 and the Stone home at night can be seen again 1:10:45. I am uploading screen shots to Google maps so they can be seen on street view.

  4. Tail O The Pup was in Fact at 329 N San Vincente

    Bu at the beginning at that scene there is street sign that reads, "La Cienega 300 N" which would be the northwest corner of La Cienega and Beverly Blvd, and you can in fact see the Beverly Center in the background. I wonder if they temporarily moved the Tail O The Pup stand for filming.

  5. How about the location of Bill Pullman filming the police commissioner in the car with a hooker for the blackmail plot? hilarious! Was that really up by the Hollywood sign?

  6. Tail O The Pup was located on the corner of Beverly and La Cienega back then. I ate there a few times when taking a break from working at Pacific Stereo which was just north and across the street. Pacific Stereo was also where the interior stereo store shots were taken.