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Re: Locations ?

Post by Sue » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:22 pm

Acid_John_Byrock wrote::Hi everyone!!!... I don't know if you had already found this location but for any doubt, I posted anyway.
This place is the "U.S. Government Data Center" in the episode of "THE SCENT OF ROSES" and is located in Encino, CA, that's just in front of the Woodley Ave. Park (AKA "TANEKA'S COMPLEX" in "KNIGHT OF THE RISING SUN" that Joe (Huth) give us the favor to posted in the forum months ago).
Exactly, I don't know what kind of building is that, but I think it looks like a Water treatment plant or something that has to be with water affairs.
Anyway, I send you this information, I hope you enjoy!...
Saludos from Mexico!!!.
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Ah yes, I do recognize this place it's the Japanese Garden At Tillman Water Reclamation Facility.
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Err well make that a very smelly Japanese Garden.
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Knight of the Rising Sun..
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I couldn't get down to the right perspective for these shots without climbing a wall. Considering there were about as many gaurds around the place as there were in the show I figured I'd pass. Plus with my luck I'd fall in, then I really would have the scent of roses. :mrgreen:

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This location is also near the Sepulveda Dam, I'll have to go back.
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On my way out I saw this.. it felt familiar so I took a picture.
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This shot appears right before the elusive House of The Rising Sun, looking at them now though I don't think it's a match.
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Re: Locations ?

Post by J_Spaced » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:01 am

I think it's exactly a match. Although you'd have to walk a bit further into the road to get an exact picture to match the screen grab. The building above the white car in your photo (middle of the road) is the one on the furthest left, the next one along has had a sign added in your photo.

Good find.

Is anyone ever tempted to drive their replicas around for photos of these places?

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:45 pm

Regarding the Japanese Gardens, here's the path they travel in "Scent":

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From the same episode - Purdue Auto Parts.

4708 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA

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Michael's karate kick gives this one away...note the address above the door:

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And here's what the auto parts place looks like (in reality a tire shop):

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Anyone know where the wedding location from this episode was filmed?

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Sue » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:36 pm

Lol, no fair Joe I recognized that repair shop right away, it being right next to me and all, I just haven't got the time or the daylight to snap a picture just jet. But also the restaurant from Scent is once again this one. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11725&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=175#p138777
I'll have to see if I can get the inside one of these days.
I didn't recognize the wedding location.. but maybe we can work on that beach house by the shape of the mountains you see down the beach from it.
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:51 pm

I know someone had previously posted filming locations in Covina, CA for "A Nice, Indecent Little Town" but here's some more detail behind those locations:

Center St with Citrus Ave in the background:

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Citrus Ave near Center St:

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Center St. from another angle:

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School St and Citrus Ave:

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School St and Citrus Ave from another angle:

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Corner of Citrus Ave and Italia St (building now gone):

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Corner of Badillo and Citrus:

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Alley on Orange St near Citrus Ave:

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Orange St. with Citrus Ave in the background:

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:59 pm

Some more...

From "Scent of Roses":

Citadel Outlets
100 Citadel Dr
Los Angeles, CA

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From "Custom Made Killer":

Location used as Debjo Fashions:

124 East 9th St
Los Angeles, CA

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...and across the street:
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Parking garage where Michael is assaulted by killer car:

Corner of East Olympic Blvd and S Main St
Los Angeles, CA

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Re: Locations ?

Post by steventje » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:38 pm

Nice to see this images ! Keep up the good work guys ! :good:
It think it is impossible to do the same thing for the new series because it is all CGI ! :lol:

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Sue » Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:54 am

If I had to guess I'd say that the house from Scent of Roses is somewhere around this location. Based on the fact that you can see what looks to me to be Point Dume down the beach and that there are cliffs behind the house. Let me know what you think.

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Post by Handzus' Stupid Fro » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:38 pm

Does anyone know where the Comtron building is?

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Handzus' Stupid Fro » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:16 pm

On my way out I saw this.. it felt familiar so I took a picture.
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This shot appears right before the elusive House of The Rising Sun, looking at them now though I don't think it's a match.
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I think this is it... Those tall buildings seen in the background are most likely on Ventura Blvd somewhere between Balboa and the San Diego Fwy. Actually, between Hayvenhurst and the San Diego Fwy is probably a little more accurate.

Plus if you compare the new pic to the old one, the curbs on the left still appear to be somewhat red in color. Also, compare the mountain tops - even though the new pic wasn't taken at the same angle as the old one it's easy to see very, very close similarities between the two.

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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:13 am

Season 2, Episode: Mouth of the Snake

time code: 0:29:00
... There's another rig running the scales. See you later, Sam. ...

Coordinates: 34°26'9.12"N 118°35'36.38"W
Location: Grapevine (Castaic) Weigh Station on I-5
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The following scene provides the cue to 'Castaic Junction' (I-5 and Hwy 126)
However, on google map, I didn't find a restaurant in this area.
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Finally, the poor highway patrol was blown up by the rocket.
Coordinates: 34°26'18.69"N 118°35'53.15"W
Location: The Old Road, Castaic, CA 91384
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comments: Although Michael and KITT were not involved at this location,
this location does help to reveal other scenes filmed at nearby location
(to be posted soon).

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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:29 am

Here is another filming location near Castaic Junction.

Season 1, Episode: Deadly Maneuvers
Scene: Michael stopped and helped Lieutenant Robin Ladd with her broken down car.

Coordinates: 34°26'5.17"N 118°35'39.28"W
Location: The Old Road, Castaic, CA 91384
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In this picture, you can see I-5 and the Weigh Station (in "Mouth of the Snake")
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Crumbling Down » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:43 pm

Ist that a white trans am or camaro in the picture above where it says "Alley on Orange St near Citrus Ave:" Second car from the front. That would be neat if it was a trans am as they are so much older now
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Post by Dukeboy320 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:59 pm

the logging mill in an season 4 epasode "out of the woods" was acculay the Boars Nest from Dukes!! they cut holes in thes side :cry: to make windows. it was blowen up in a movie called "forced to kill".

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in Dukes

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The Dukes farm house was also used in thes episode as the loggers house and sufferd some fire damage.

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they also jumped the same river the Dukes did in Good day at white rock.

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Crumbling Down » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:31 pm

Wow very interesting coralations between dukes and KR. Wasn't Dukes on before Kr? In the shot of the farmhouse from KR the farm house looks newer and in better shape than it does in Dukes.
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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:37 pm

The above turbo boost scene was filmed at "Indian Dunes" (highway 126) near the following location.

Season 4, Episode: The Wrong Crowd
Scene: The gang got cash out of an ATM after Nick hacked the bank computer
Location: 27211 Henry Mayo Dr, Castaic, CA 91384

Note: This location is not far from the location of "Arkett Industries" (coursey of Knight Rider Archive)
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The red circles indicate a biforked tree now and then.
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The following picture shows the cues (in red circles) to this location.
Top: the address '27211' is clearly seen on the door
Bottom: an entrance to I-5 nearby before Michael and KITT arrived (last picture)
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Comments: It seems that this episode was filmed mostly near Castaic Junction
(there was a "Galloway's Junction" in this episode!). Now, here are some challenges:
1. the location where the semi was hijacked
2. the location of Pop's Diner

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Post by Dukeboy320 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:02 pm

Crumbling Down wrote:Wow very interesting coralations between dukes and KR. Wasn't Dukes on before Kr? In the shot of the farmhouse from KR the farm house looks newer and in better shape than it does in Dukes.

i'm pretty sure it was movie make up and yes it dukes was before

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:17 pm

Sue - I also believe the "Scent of Roses" beach house is near Point Dume. Let's all band together (as we did for Margo's San Francisco house in "Drones"!) and try to find this beach house. Some more cues:

Here's the beach house:
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Notice the rock formation right outside a down a bit from the beach house:
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Here's that rock formation again, notice the house next door:
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:54 pm

And here's two pictures of that beach house from the first season MacGyver episode called "Target MacGyver". Doesn't help much, but hey, can't hurt:

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Notice the same rock formation in the window:
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Sue » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:18 pm

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Well the location I was looking at for the beach house did have a rock formation. You can see it here in the Google earth photo. I looked for a while to see if I could recognize the exact house but couldn't. There have been fires in that area so its possible the home is no longer there. There are not too many spots that have a side road and not the PCH behind them and this spot also has the cliff we see in the back. Maybe I'll take a trip over there and look at those rocks. What do you think is that the spot?
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Post by Handzus' Stupid Fro » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:34 pm

I know I already posted the Santa Clarita sheriff's office location even though it had been posted earlier in the thread (sorry!)... but I think I found a spot that hasn't been identified yet, and if it has I guess I wasted my time lol...

Somebody double check this, but I'm pretty sure Lyons Ave & Fourl Rd in Santa Clarita is the gas station where Michael stops to make a phone call in KOTP. The brick wall is a pretty good landmark here. Doesn't look like the gas station is a Shell anymore, and the Chelation Therapy joint across the street is some sort of Realty plus the building was remodeled.

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Post by Handzus' Stupid Fro » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:09 pm

Well, I was about to hit the sack and then I found this one. Also in KOTP, just after the two dudes steal KITT and go for a joyride. This is right up the road from where the initially stole KITT while Michael was on the payphone. This is where a decent donut takes place, at the intersection of Tournament Rd & Wiley Canyon Rd. Looks like the house on the corner has had some sort of remodel, with a noticable addition on the roof. I wouldn't be surprised if the intersection where KITT does about 3 or 4 donuts is around here somewhere as well.

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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:32 pm

Joe Huth wrote:Sue - I also believe the "Scent of Roses" beach house is near Point Dume. Let's all band together (as we did for Margo's San Francisco house in "Drones"!) and try to find this beach house. Some more cues:


Sue and Joe, here are some more cues:

In addition to the rocks behind Michael, on the left-hand side,
you can see an elongated rock (yellow arrow) in the scene.

The blue square indicates the possible house (match roof color)
on the beach. There is also a cliff behind it.
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Here is a closer view using Bird's Eye View on Virtual Earth.
The telephone pole in the red circle is yet another cue.
With all converging evidence, I still cannot draw a conclusion
because the shape of the house is somewhat different.
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Post by Sue » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:45 am

one_man wrote:
Joe Huth wrote:Sue - I also believe the "Scent of Roses" beach house is near Point Dume. Let's all band together (as we did for Margo's San Francisco house in "Drones"!) and try to find this beach house. Some more cues:


Sue and Joe, here are some more cues:

In addition to the rocks behind Michael, on the left-hand side,
you can see an elongated rock (yellow arrow) in the scene.

The blue square indicates the possible house (match roof color)
on the beach. There is also a cliff behind it.
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Here is a closer view using Bird's Eye View on Virtual Earth.
The telephone pole in the red circle is yet another cue.
With all converging evidence, I still cannot draw a conclusion
because the shape of the house is somewhat different.
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That one looks a lot like it. It's hard to be certain. Perhaps if you take away the building closer to the beach and only look at the buildings in the back.
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It does look like the hills are lining up correctly in the back of that one.
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Post by Handzus' Stupid Fro » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:33 am

That one looks a lot like it. It's hard to be certain. Perhaps if you take away the building closer to the beach and only look at the buildings in the back.
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It does look like the hills are lining up correctly in the back of that one.


That has to be it. The part closest to the water looks like an addition, or replacement (being that close to the water there's bound to be some kind of damage over the course of 20+ years). But really look at the chimney in the center, and the angled wall the butts up against it. Plus, next to the chimney is a small peaked roof. I think you guys found it.

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