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BIG TROUBLE IN
LITTLE CHINA

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Marin Headlands, Marin County: Conzelman Road.

City and County of San Francisco: Highway 280 at 20th Street. Chinatown Gates at Bush Street and Grant Avenue. Commercial Street at Grant Avenue. St. Louis Alley off Jackson Street.

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I don't know if either of these opening shots were done in Northern California or elsewhere.
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Looking down on the Golden Gate Bridge from Conzelman Road in the Marin Headlands.
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Most of the shots of Chinatown were sets built in Los Angeles.
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North on Highway 280 from the 20th Street overcrossing.
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Same stretch of Highway 280, but from freeway-level.
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Chinatown Gates on Grant Avenue at Bush Street.
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Victor Wong, character actor in many S.F. Chinatown movies,
is the brother of Zepplin Wong from Kung Phooey.
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Driving the tour bus through the Chinatown Gates on Grant Avenue.
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Now the tour bus is turning east on Commercial Street, downhill from Grant Avenue.
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Corner of Commercial Street & Grant Avenue.
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Jack Burton's truck is heading eastbound on Jackson Street....
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... when it makes a sharp turn into St. Louis Alley.
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We cut from the real alley to a set in Los Angeles where the rest of the movie was filmed.

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
CAST: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong, Victor Wong, Kate Burton, Donald Li, Carter Wong, Peter Kwong, James Pax, Suzee Pai....
WRITER: Gary Goldman, David Z. Weinstein, W.D. Richter
PRODUCER: Keith Barish, Larry J. Franco, Jim Lau, James Lew, Paul Monash
DIRECTOR: John Carpenter
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: John J. Lloyd
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Dean Cundey
EDITOR: Steve Mirkovich, Mark Warner, Edward A. Warschilka
LOCATIONS DEPARTMENT / LOS ANGELES: Steve Shkolnik
LOCATIONS DEPARTMENT / SAN FRANCISCO: John Bush

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