Back To School Movie Filming Locations

Back To School Locations

Rodney Dangerfield is going... Back to School!

Locations Notes

Rewind the locations where they filmed the 1986 Comedy movie starring Rodney Dangerfield, Keith Gordon, Sally Kellerman, Adrienne Barbeau

Burt Young, M. Emmet Walsh, William Zabka, Robert Downey Jr., Paxton Whitehead, Terry Farrell, Ned Beatty, Severn Darden, Sam Kinison, Robert Picardo, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Edie McClurg, Sarah Abrell, Dana Allison, Boris Aplon, Nora Boland Update Cast

Locations Manager(s): Cass Martin, Joseph M. O'Har, Pam O'Har

Back To School Filming Locations:

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Wanna see the real life filming location used for Jason's University in the movie?

These scenes were actually shot at University of Wisconsin, located in Madison, Wisconsin. Google Map

The sorority house that Thorton stumbles upon in the beginning is actually the Tri-Delta house at the on 28th St. (The Row) at the University of Southern California. You can see the greek letters and a dolphin (their mascot) painted on the street in front of the house when his limo pulls up. [Thanks to Jason]

The exterior of the house of Sally Kellerman's character ("Diane") was the same home used in the original "Halloween" (i.e., the "Tommy Doyle House" to those in the know!). The home is actually located on Orange Grove right off of Sunset Blvd. in the heart of Hollywood. [Thanks to Dan Farrands]

Much of Back to School was filmed on the campus of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, hardly a swimming powerhouse. Long, cold winters cut the outdoor swimming season down to about three months. In fact, as a student there I don't remember one outdoor pool. [Thanks to Mark Everly]

The swim stadium scenes where the diving competiton took place is the swimming complex at the Industry Hills Sheraton / Country Club in the City of Industry, about 25 miles southeast of Hollywood, CA. [Thanks to Sal Gomez]

Thanks so much to David for letting us know that Thornton's house was at 9933 Shangri La Drive in Beverly Hills.

Some scenes were filmed at California State University, Los Angeles, CA.

Can you help? Particularly with Thornton's House.? Please Update Us

Locations Links

Following is a recommended link:

University of Wisconsin

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.

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