poster poster
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Just as Vanilla Sky (2001) was an English remake of the Spanish film Abre Los Ojos (1997), EDtv (1999) was a similar Americanization of the Canadian film Louis 19: Le Roi Des Ondes (1994).


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

City and County of San Francisco: Twin Peaks. North Beach / Russian Hill. Broadway. Grant & Green Streets. Larkin Street. Potrero Hill. Tenderloin. Marina Green. Market & 2nd Street. Castro Theater. Supposedly, they also filmed at the Palace of Fine Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens, and 1138 Filbert at Leavenworth, but either they weren't in the final film or I haven't been able to confirm this.

San José, Santa Clara County: San José Arena.

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A view of Sutro Tower from Twin Peaks.
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Ed in front of his character's home,
probably in North Beach or Russian Hill.
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Another view of Ed's home.
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A Broadway intersection in Pacific Heights.
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Green Street at Bannam Place.
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North side of Grant between Jasper and Bannam.
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North Beach Video at 1398 Grant Avenue at Green Street. Read the accompanying article about the place.
Also, note that all the videos and posters in the star are from Universal movies. Free advertising for themselves.
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Somewhere on Larkin Street.
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Pennsylvania Avenue at 19th Street on Potrero Hill.
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Was this scene filmed in Northern California or back in Los Angeles?
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This Zamboni scene at the San José Arena was filmed at a game between the San José Sharks and the Mighty Ducks.
There were 17,483 people in the sold-out audience who got to be extras in the movie.
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The scene, possibly filmed at the Fillmore Theater, features local band Stroke 9 from San Rafael. They're later to become famous for the Little Black Backpack song.
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Somewhere in the Tenderloin.
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East on Broadway from Russian Hill.
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Marina Green on Marina Boulevard.
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Market Street at 2nd Street near Montgomery in downtown San Francisco.
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Castro Theater, 429 Castro Street between Market and 18th Street.
There's a great view of the nighttime exterior of this place in the movie Sausalito.
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Check out the second page containing pictures of all the San Francisco BUSINESS logos....

EDtv (1999)
CAST: Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson, Sally Kirkland, Marin Landau, Ellen DeGeneres, Rob Reiner, Dennis Hopper, Elizabeth Hurley, Adam Goldberg, Viveka Davis, Clint Howard, Arianna Huffington, RuPaul, Joe Bellan, Joe Mazza....
WRITER: Émile Gaudrealt, Sylvie Bouchard, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
PRODUCER: Jeffrey T. Blake, Brian Grazer, Todd Hallowell, Ron Howard, Aldric La'Auli Porter, Michel Roy, Richard Sadler, Louisa Velis
DIRECTOR: Ron Howard
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Michael Corenblith
CINEMATOGRAPHER: John Schwartzman
EDITOR: Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill
LOCATIONS DEPARTMENT / LOS ANGELES: Steve Dayan, Mark Benton Johnson, Jill Naumann, Timothy Falconer, Kathryn Thouron, Mark Luellen, Chris Piper, Joe Zubor
LOCATIONS DEPARTMENT / SAN FRANCISCO: Michael J. Malone, Elaine Patarini, Karin Shaw, Paul E. Yap, Francesca Windsor

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Merchandising Links: Browse or Purchase....

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order the DVD!

order San Francisco posters!


MEDIA ARTICLES

"Film is His Life: Director Ron Howard...." S.F. Chronicle, 21 Mar 1999.
"Funnier in San Francisco" Universal Pictures, March 1999.
"S.F. Video Store's Star Turn" S.F. Chronicle, 12 Apr 1999.

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