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Crash
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As an homage to the book "1,000 Place to See Before You Die," I start this thread, "1,000 Rewinder Places to See Before You Die." (I'm not sure that we can get to 1,000; but it's worth trying.)

I'll start with the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, location of the 1984 classic "Purple Rain." Minnesota, despite having some of the worst weather you'll ever encounter (two seasons--really, really cold and really, really hot) is a spectacularly beautiful state, and the Twin Cities rival New York City for amazing things to do--drinking, eating, shopping, hanging out... OK, I'm a little biased because I spent a few years there while in school, but I will tell you that a visit will completely squash those images of the stodgy, boring Midwest. The Twin Cities are spectacularly cosmopolitan, upscale (very high average income), and trendy. If the weather would just cooperate, it would be one of the nicest places on the planet.

OK, next... (And who will be first with an ode to the Sherman Oaks Gallery? :-))

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I agree Crash....been out to MN many times because I have lots of family there. The Mall of America is something spectacular I must say. The weather sure is brutal at times, I agree!!! Beside just the cities though, I love the country land and scenery....just a beautiful area. I love all the lakes and resorts too.... nothing like the crappy, busy, overpopulated, rude, and polluted area I live in and near - also known as The Tri-state area on the east coast....
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I've been an east-coaster most of my life, and I couldn't agree with you more. Is it so hard for people to be polite? I mean, it doesn't cost anything. People in the Midwest and South are so much friendlier and nicer.
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I agree! I love going on vacations just for that reason Crash....
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Crash.. Great Topic.. I'll contribute a few to the 1,000 Rewinder Places to See Before You Die:

Golf N' Stuff from The Karate Kid

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The Drake Hotel from Risky Business

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Other than no Porsche parked outside waiting for me, not much else has changed about The Drake's exterior.

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The Walsh house and Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach from The Goonies

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Totally did the Truffle Shuffle out front

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Where's the Pirate Ship?

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The Smurfit-Stone Building from Adventures In Babysitting

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I asked about getting out on the roof, but was denied!

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Thought it was classic that they had a caution sign by the revolving door.

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The Sherman Oaks Galleria from Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Commando, Innerspace, and Chopping Mall

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As I've mentioned before.. The Sherman Oaks Galleria is a shell of its former 80's awesomeness, but still worth the visit if your in LA. Since The Sherman Oaks Galleria was considered the center of the Valley Girl culture, most people think that the mall scenes from the movie were filmed there, but actually only the exterior was used in a aerial shot.

The Santa Monica Mall from Fast Times At Ridgemont High (exterior)

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Del Amo Fashion Center from Valley Girl

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The food court still has Brad's 'Hot Dog On A Stick' and my fav 'Chick-fil-A'! Anyone want to ride up and down those escalators all day with me? [Big Grin]

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And we are off to the races toward the 1,000...
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Gotta get this one in early....

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Glenbrook North High School, in Northbrook, IL.

Famous for soooo many scenes, most notably as Ferris Beuller's school. Some exterior scenes for The Breakfast Club were also shot here.

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Veronica.. where's all your pics? Uncle Buck etc?

Muffy.. you totally need to get us some "Say Anything" pics. I just received the Blu-ray in mail today and plan on watching it this evening.

Nick.. you have been inside Cindy Mancini's closet .. we need that first hand knowledge!

Crash.. you started this thread.. let's keep it going.

Secret Admirer.. where ya at on this one?

And obviously anyone else.. please share!

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quote:
Originally posted by Valley:
The Walsh house and Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach from The Goonies

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Totally did the Truffle Shuffle out front

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Where's the Pirate Ship?

Valley . . . Your a GOD!
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quote:
Famous for soooo many scenes, most notably as Ferris Beuller's school. Some exterior scenes for The Breakfast Club were also shot here.
and the inside - corridors.
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Uncle Buck house! Located in Evanston, IL

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and The Breakfast Club School, located in Des Plaines, IL....

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aaaand...Cameron's house in Ferris Bueller, located in Highland Park, IL

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stellar pics Veronica!

I totally want to visit Tuscon Arizona for the "Can't Buy Me Love" 25th anniversary in 2012.

Tucson High School

Tucson Mall

Scoops

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Cindy Mancini and Ronnie Miller's neighborhood

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valley, i was actually thinking of taking that 2 hour drive to tucson and snap some shots of those places. [Smile] i was recently there for the tucson comic con, and didn't even think of doing this..duh!!
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Ronnie.. you have to make that trip soon! Those pics are like an 80's treasure for me.
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Just recently visited Golf N Stuff for the first time. They had a little montage of scenes from The Karate Kid on the wall just inside the arcade. I have to say the miniature golf courses are great! Fun place for a late night game and a walk down memory lane.
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Hey Coop424.. when I visited Golf 'N Stuff they actually had the USSR vs USA Hockey game that Daniel and Ali_with_an_i played with in "The Karate Kid". It was on display next to the wall of pics. I took a picture of it, but like so many of my location pics they were snapped with an old camera and I've never taken the time to scan them to my computer.

You had to enjoy the fact that you were hanging out in the same place that your buddy Ralph made legendary.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania: location of the 80's classic "All the Right Moves," the long-lost 80's classic "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains," and the 70's classic "Slap Shot."
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Crash, where in Johnstown did they do filming for THe Fabulous Stains, and why don't I remember this?
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well im not saying that iv bin every where an dome everything but i do know this is an amazin planet we live on, youd have to be some kind of wacko to think were alone in this universe....havin said that ive seen over 31 countrys an 47 cities...dorothy said it best . . . theres no place like home.
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quote:
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Crash, where in Johnstown did they do filming for The Fabulous Stains, and why don't I remember this?

The girls are seen wandering the banks overlooking the steel mills of "Charlestown" a/k/a Johnstown. Later, there is a scene shot outside of old Johnstown High School right before the girls leave town.

You don't remember it because, like The Stains, you wanted to get out of Johnstown, fast. [Smile]

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I have to rent that. I know I saw it when I was younger, but I don't remember them coming to town to film at all, unlike when ATRM came to town. I actually didn't hate Johnstown, but I did hate the attitudes of the people there- mostly union people with no education making big bucks and never saved a dime of it.
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