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The Sure Thing Filming Locations

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Featured Movie Location: Delta Tau Delta fraternity
Wanna see the real life filming location used for Delta Tau Delta fraternity in the movie? These scenes were actually shot at UCLA Campus, located in Los Angeles, S. California. [Google Map]

Locations Manager(s): Robert Breech, William Burke

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The University of the Pacific in Stockton stood in for Gib's Eastern college.

Lance's Roommate's Malibu beach house "I'm talking to you cordless"!!! was Glen Campbell's Pacific Palisades estate at the time of filming. [Thanks to Chris K] Can anyone help with the address?

Other locations used include ones at San Joaquin County, including Khoury Hall's Swimming pool.

The dorm scenes and two-on-two football game are also filmed on the Stockton campus. [Thanks to Vince Rembulat]

The Lounge scene that Cusack goes into and sings "chestnuts roasting on an open fire" with the other patrons is actually 'Tony's Lounge' located at 14157 Market st. Walnut Grove, Ca, on the Sacramento River.

The Knotty Pine motel used in the movie is actually located at 2160 N, Wilson Way in Stockton, Ca. [Thanks to Kevin Bukowski]

Gib is picked up by the trucker outside the former tourist site called Callahan's Old West at 13660 Sierra Hwy, Santa Clarita, California. I saw the movie when it came out in 1985 and I remembered the location as soon as I saw it, having been to that location in 1965 or 1966 when it was a functioning tourist site. [Thanks to Randall P.]

Can you help? Do you know any of the Los Angeles, S. California (or any other) filming locations used for The Sure Thing, particularly Any of the locations seen in the road trip? [Please send them in]

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