The Sure Thing Locations
Locations Manager(s): Robert Breech, William Burke
Under their watchful eye, the following special places were used for filming "The Sure Thing":
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? 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 Update Us
Locations LinksIf you know of a good link for The Sure Thing locations, please let us know.
Next Section: 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:
Sure Thing Dream House
End Of The Journey
"Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire"
Delta Tau Delta fraternity
....We Can Hitch...
"I'm Talking To You Cordless"
Knotty Pine Motel (1st Night)
Opening Scene Party
Picked Up By The Semi
Bus Station [Interior]
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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