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Big Trouble In Little China Filming Locations

AKA:
Big Trouble In Little China Picture
1986


Featured Movie Location: The street fight alley
Wanna see the real life filming location used for The street fight alley in the movie? These scenes were actually shot at St. Louis Alley, located in San Fransisco, N. California. [Google Map]


Locations Manager(s): John Bush, Steven Shkolnik

On Location

Though the outdoor sets look real, 90% of them were actually built on Fox sound stages, including Chinatown. They featured location above is the real alleyway that they turned into.

The street fight was actually filmed on a set. That same set was later used in music videos from such artists as Micheal Jackson and Janet Jackson. [Thanks to Lisa]

The scenes where Jack is driving Wang to/from the airport were filmed on the "280 Extension", a short length of interstate that runs along the China Basin section of San Francisco from highway 101 north to the south of Market area. This portion of freeway had only been completed about a year at the time of shooting and would rarely experience much traffic. [Thanks to Mike D]

Can you help? Do you know any of the San Fransisco, N. California (or any other) filming locations used for Big Trouble In Little China? [Please send them in]


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