Most Of The Movie Locations Were Found By Owen From The When Write Is Wrong Website

  • (0:01)  Reed Standish's Residence In Chicago / 20181 Northridge Road, Chatsworth (Note: This Home Is In A Private Gated Community)

  • (0:16)  McLaren School / Berry College; 2277 Martha Berry Hwy, Rome, Georgia

  • (0:21)  Doyle's Dorm / Thomas Berry Hall; Opportunity Drive, Rome, Georgia

  • (0:22)  The Country Gas Station / Rome Foodmart; 3264 Fosters Mill Road, Rome, Georgia (Note: They Arrive On The Property From Blacks Bluff Road)

  • (0:28)  The Fireworks Store / Big Daddy Fireworks; 124 U.S. Hwy 72, South Pittsburgh, Tennessee

  • (0:32)  Dutch Lighting Some Fireworks / Still Searching For This Location

  • (0:42)  Modern Motel Court / 5531 E. Kuhn Road, Richmond (Note: This Location Was Located On The Southeast Corner Of U.S. 12 And Illinois Hwy 31 But Is Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (0:46)  The Semi Truck Running Into The Car / E. Kuhn Road Just East Of N. Richmond Street, Richmond (Note: The Semi Driver Was Going East On Kuhn Road)

  • (0:52)  The Restaurant With The Unusual Exterior / 5511 E. Kuhn Road, Richmond (Note: This Location Was Located On The Southeast Corner Of U.S. 12 And Illinois Hwy 31 But Is Has Also Been Torn Down And A Nursery Is Now On the Property)

  • (0:59)  Dutch And Doyle Get A Ride From The Girls / Marie Callender's Restaurant; 27630 The Old Road, Valencia

  • (1:08)  The Grandma's Cafeteria Gas Station On The Highway / Road Ranger; 19N681 U.S. 20, Hampshire

  • (1:24)  Center For Displaced Families / Still Searching For This Location

  • (1:35)  The Standish Home / 122 W. County Line Road, Barrington


  1. the firework store in dutch is 124 Highway 72, South Pittsburg, Tennessee, USA. its name and signage hae changed. gas pumps are still there.

    1. No, a Krystal is there now

    2. No, Krystal is next door. It's a carwash now. Go to street level view on google maps on a computer and search for other dates. You can see the old fireworks store in old pics.

  2. Rte 12 and Hwy 31 in Richmond wad called Orsolinis

  3. Rte 12 and Hwy 31 in Richmond wad called Orsolinis

  4. The intersection of GA highway 100, GA highway 53 and US 411 is in Cave Spring, Georgia. it is the intersection of Mill Street and Georgia highway 53.

    1. This is while they were riding in the car with the down pouring rain.

  5. For some strange reason, this movie goes out its way to obscure signs. I really have to slow down the DVD on the computer to find street signs and names.

    The "Unusual" restaurant is Orsolini.


    The only thing left of it is the fireplace (still around in 2021):


    The motel is just east of the restaurant on the same side of the street slightly across from the CITGO gas station

  6. What is the name and location of the gross restaurant they stop to eat at where the old guy is sucking on his bbq ribs?

  7. My friends and I met Ed O’Neil at Grandma’s Cafeteria in Hampshire while they were filming. I worked there while I was on college break, and we had to close down. We were watching them film by the gas pump and Ed O’Neil saw us and came over to talk to us. We told what colleges we were going to, and his last words were, “too bad I didn’t bring Christina with, huh?” We all laughed and we remember him as a nice, regular guy.

  8. I think Grandma’s was closed for two to three days. I remember coworkers talking about all the food they had brought in for the cast and crew to eat. I think it was during Christmas break 1990 that they filmed. You can see a Wendy’s at one point which is now a McDonalds. Also, when they are exiting I90 there at that intersection and right before they enter the Grandma’s truck stop, a bunch of nuns died in a car wreck there and now they have a traffic light.