The Sure Thing Movie Behind The Scenes

The Sure Thing Locations


Locations Notes

Rewind the locations where they filmed the 1985 Romantic Comedy movie starring John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards More Cast

Locations Manager(s): Robert Breech, William Burke

The Sure Thing Filming Locations:

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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

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? Particularly with Any of the locations seen in the road trip? Please Update Us

Locations Links

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LX Preview

LX is our radical new locations feature that we've been beavering away on.. For years!

Each location will have it's own page with then/now pictures, maps, StreetView, discovery story and the most detailed explanations on how the location was used. Most importantly, the locations will have a status that shows whether they are verified correct and by whom. We are working with the actual locations managers or other crew where possible. The whole thing will be very interactive and you will, of course, be able to update everything.

We are pleased to be able to bring you a sneak peek at what LX locations will be available for The Sure Thing upon release:

Party House
Sure Thing Dream House
Gib's College
End Of The Journey
"Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire"
Delta Tau Delta fraternity
Pork Rinds
....We Can Hitch...
"I'm Talking To You Cordless"
Buffalo Stop
Knotty Pine Motel (1st Night)
Opening Scene Party
Jason's Dorm
Picked Up By The Semi
Bus Station [Interior]

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Verified Correct
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Please Note: The status of some entries in this preview may be wrong because they are in-progress or need updating before release.

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