Grand Canyon

Thank You To Mike From The Movie Shots LA Website For Finding The Spot Where Claire Found The Baby

Thank You To Robert From The Movie Locations And More Website For Finding Where Davis Got Shot And For Finding Jane's House

Thank You To Michael From The Filminglocs Website For Figuring Out Where The Hospital Was Located And For Owen From The When Write Is Wrong Website For Doing Research To Allow It To Make Sense For Me

  • (0:01)  The Pickup Basketball Game Court / Still Searching For This Location

  • (0:04)  Outside Of The Basketball Area In The Parking Lot / The Los Angeles Forum; 3900 W. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood

  • (0:08)  Mack's Car Breaking Down On His Way Home From The Game / 4707 W. Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles

  • (0:09)  The Liquor Store Where Mack Calls For Help From / Jan-Ettes Liquor; 4028 W. Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles (Note: The Spot Where The Phone Booth Was In The Movie Is Not There Today)

  • (0:18)  Deborah's House / 5618 Blackwelder Street, Los Angeles

  • (0:21)  Lem's Automotive Service / Bear Auto Repair; 4155 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles

  • (0:26)  Dropping Their Son Off To Catch The Bus / Will Rogers State Park; 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades

  • (0:29)  Davis Getting Shot / Southeast Corner Of Holloway Drive And N. La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood

  • (0:31)  Claire Jogging And Finding The Baby / 12940 W. Hanover Street, Brentwood (Note: She Is Jogging North On S. Chadbourne Avenue And She Turned Right Onto Hanover. That Huge Tree Is Still There Today But The Brush That Was Around It Has Been Cleared Out)

  • (0:35)  Simon's House / 4426 Finley Avenue, Los Angeles

  • (0:39)  Mack And Claire's House / 212 S. Avondale Avenue, Brentwood

  • (0:51)  Clair Out Jogging Again And Runs By A Homeless Man / The Alley Is Behind 1631 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica (Note: She Is Running On Montana Going East And Turns Right And Runs North On 17th Street Before Turning Left And Running In The Alley)

  • (1:05)  The Hospital / St. Johns; 1328 22nd Street, Santa Monica (Note: The Hospital Has Been Totally Redone Since The Movie Was Made)

  • (1:13)  The Flashback Where Mack Said The Woman In The Baseball Cap Saved His Life / Corner Of Wilshire Blvd And S. Ogden Drive, Los Angeles (Note: They Were On The South Side Of Wilshire Blvd)

  • (1:17)  Outside Of The Restaurant / Still Searching For This Location

  • (1:23)  Outside Of The Jons Supermarket / Still Searching For This Location

  • (1:30)  The Polo Fields / Will Rogers State Park Polo Fields; 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades

  • (1:34)  Jane's House / 1061 S. Ogden Drive, Los Angeles

  • (1:41)  The Carjacking Attempt / Northeast Corner Of Wilshire Blvd And S. Cloverdale Avenue, Los Angeles

  • (1:44)  The Apartment Complex / 8016 Owensmouth Avenue, Canoga Park

  • (1:56)  Roberto Learning To Drive And Making A Right Hand Turn / Turning Right On 8th Street From Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach

  • (1:58)  Roberto Trying to Make That Left Hand Turn / Pointed East On E. 1st Street Turning North Onto Linden Avenue, Long Beach (Note: The Area Has Changed A Lot Since The Movie Was Made And He Pulled Over Roughly In Front Of 132 N. Linden Avenue)


  1. Steve Martin's character live in the Ennis House, at 2655 Glendower in Los Feliz.

  2. 'Outside the restaurant' looks like Pico Blvd in Long Beach harbor, near Berth 55

    1. You're onto something if you meant Pico Avenue. The Queens Wharf restaurant looks like about the right area (but not same building) with rail trains and loading cranes right across the street (except the movie scene shows an elevated rail). I checked Google Maps aerial view for buildings along this stretch with a 45-degree corner but don't see either that or an elevated portion of the rail line.

  3. Thanks for posting these. I have loved this movie for years, and it was fun to look up the sites. Amazing how it has all changed so much in 25 years.

  4. Anyone know the particular lookout in the final scene overlooking the Grand Canyon?

  5. There's some camera magic done here. It's 2 locations put into one lookout. I was there and it didn't match the film.

  6. I'm going to have to watch my dvd again one of these days. This is one of the most magical films I have seen . I still follow Kevin Kline and admire his work. I would love to see all the people involved in this movie do something together again. The writing in this film is so good... I often remember lines from this movie to this day.