Falling Down

  • (0:01)  Traffic Jam On The Freeway / Sitting On The 110 Freeway Off Ramp Heading Westbound Toward The 101 Southbound, Los Angeles

  • (0:07)  D-Fens Ex Wife's House / 18 Ozone Avenue, Venice (Note: It Looks That The House Has Since Been Torn Down And Rebuilt)

  • (0:07)  The Exterior Of The Korean Market / 464 N. Madison Avenue, Los Angeles (Note: The Building Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (0:08)  The Interior Of The Market / Bob's Market; 1234 Bellevue Avenue, Los Angeles

  • (0:15)  D-Fens Making A Second Call To His Ex Wife With The Two Gang Members Looking On / Roughly The Corner Of W 1st Street And S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles (Note: The Road D-Fens Walks Up Going North Is No Longer There Plus The Rock Wall Is Now Gone Too)

  • (0:18)  Meeting With The Gang Members On The Rock / Just East Of Where N. Edgeware Road Runs Out, Los Angeles (Note: The Area Has Since Been Developed Into A School)

  • (0:25)  D-Fens Calling His Wife Just Before The Drive By Shooting Attempt / 2524 E. Cesar Chavez Avenue, East LA Part Of Los Angeles (Note: The Car Comes From 350 N. Fickett Street And Later Crashes At Roughly 340 N. Fickett Street, Los Angeles. Also, The La Barata Theater Building And Several Others Along The Street Have Since Been Torn Down)

  • (0:34)  D-Fens Gets Harrassed By The Construction Worker / 612 S. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles

  • (0:37)  D-Fens Gets Approached By The Homeless Man / MacArthur Park Walking Under The Wilshire Blvd Tunnel, Los Angeles

  • (0:41)  Whammey Burger / Angelo Burger; 10990 Atlantic Avenue, Lynwood

  • (0:48)  Restaurant Exterior / Casa Carnitas; 4073 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles

  • (0:49)  Bank With The Protester / 5350 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

  • (0:49)  The Swap Meet Building Where D-Fens Buys The Gift For His Daughter / 5372 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

  • (0:52)  Phonebooth That D-Fens Shoots Up / In A Small Plaza At 8160 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood

  • (0:55)  The Surplus Store / 3828 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles

  • (1:15)  D-Fens Accidentally Shoots The Anti Tank Weapon And Blows Up The Street / S. Broadway And W. 112th Street, Los Angeles (Note: He Shoots South On Broadway)

  • (1:19)  The Golf Course / Industry Hills Golf; 1 Industry Hills Parkway, City Of Industry

  • (1:38)  The Pier Where D-Fens Meets His Fate / Venice Pier; 1 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey


  1. The drive by shooting location is now torn down and is a parking lot. This google maps link shows street view what the area looks like today and screenshots from the movie. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=2505+e+cesar+chavez+ave+los+angeles,+ca&sll=30.392145,-97.839743&sspn=0.009625,0.022724&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=2505+East+Cesar+E+Chavez+Avenue,+Los+Angeles,+California+90033&ll=34.046864,-118.20538&spn=0.009245,0.022724&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=34.046212,-118.205637&panoid=rIzZ52byRWhuQOezZXKmcQ&cbp=12,217,,0,6.26

  2. This is great info and research. Thanks!

  3. The location of image 0:15 is o.k., but The pictures about the place nowadays are wrong:(south edgeware road and west 2nd street), and the film images are located in south bixel st. and west 1st street. There is a soccer field now.

  4. The pier is wrong. Its Manhattan beach pier

    1. If you feel I am wrong can you explain how I matched up the pictures to the screen shots?

    2. No, you’re wrong. Chas definitely has the correct pier. The Manhattan Beach Pier isn’t long enough, is too wide and doesn’t have the “notches” on both sides.

      I’m guessing you’re saying it’s the Manhattan Beach Pier because you noticed the gazebo-like structure in the first screen cap, and you know that the MBP has a similar structure, the Roundhouse Aquarium.

      But that’s not the Roundhouse Aquarium you’re seeing in the screen capture. The Roundhouse Aquarium takes up much more area on the round end of its pier than the structure seen in the screen capture. And while it’s true that there is no such structure at the end of the Venice Pier today, there was one in the early ‘90s, when the movie was filmed.

      All you really need to do is compare the building on the far left of Chas’ second screen capture to the building in his photo below it. It’s obviously the same building, as seen from the same pier — Venice Pier.

  5. A huge section of Wilshire Blvd has recently been torn down near filming locations.

  6. Really great site. My son lives in Chicago and my daughter in LA, but I’m on the east coast and visit them from time to time. One small error in location I noticed on “Falling Down”. The two movie pictures of the two gang members standing next to the blue Chevy Impala while D-Fens is making the phone call are correctly tagged as the corner of W. 1st Street and S. Bixel Street. But the photo that you took is actually block down on the corner of W. 2nd Street and South Edgeware. The Department of Water and Power building can be seen in both movie pictures and still stands today which matches up on the corner of W. 1st Street and S. Bixel Street.

  7. Thanks for doing such a great job on this love this movie it gives everyone sort of a snapshot slice of one day in LA

  8. Such a cool site! Thank you for your obvious hard work and efforts. I can't imagine how long this took you to put together, but it's certainly impressive.

  9. Screenshot of gang members/car just before .18 is incorrect. View is still very much the same. 1st and Bixel, angled towards the DWP buildings looking downtown. https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0603929,-118.2561023,3a,75y,139.63h,84.57t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s1urJm4-y1nLQEaF6NqgMfg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    1. Thanks. Next time I am in LA I will get the correct angle