Hot Shots


Almost Famous (2000)
Cameron Crowe’s music-driven masterpiece rocks with scenes shot in O.B., near the Sports Arena, around Balboa Park and at the former USD High School.

Almost Heroes (1998)
This Chris Farley/Matthew Perry film includes a sequence shot at Black’s Beach.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Just kidding - contrary to popular belief, this Will Ferrell comedy was not shot in San Diego.

Antwone Fisher (2002)
Scenes from this Denzel Washington flick were shot in Coronado and Point Loma.

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)
Watch for sequences shot at Qualcomm Stadium and the Star of India.

Babel (2006)
This Golden Globe winner starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett includes scenes captured along the border in San Ysidro.

Bring It On (2000)
This Kirsten Dunst cheerleading flick was filmed entirely in San Diego and features locations across the city.

Bruce Almighty (2003)
The final scene of this Jim Carrey movie was filmed on Harbor Drive.

Citizen Kane (1941)
Look for shots of yesteryear’s Balboa Park in Orson Welles’ masterpiece.

Demolition Man (1993)
Sylvester Stallone’s drive to Taco Bell in this must-see classic includes shots of S.D.

Freaky Friday (1976)
The pre- Lindsay Lohan version of this tale includes bits shot in and around Mission Bay.

Hot Shots! (1991)
Charlie Sheen’s Top Gun spoof features a San Diego scene or two.

My Blue Heaven (1990)
Steve Martin’s offbeat comedy includes scenes shot at City Hall and Hotel Del Coronado.

Paranormal Activity 1 & 2 (2007, 2010)
These horror movies were shot at a haunted house in Rancho Penasquitos.

Some Like It Hot (1959)
Marilyn Monroe stars in this classic comedy set in large part at the Hotel Del.

Top Gun (1986)
Classic scenes from this star- studded blockbuster were shot at Naval Air Station Miramar (now Marine Corps Air Station Miramar) and the Red Fox Room in University Heights.

The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Some of the submarine shots featuring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin were filmed along S.D.’s waterfront.

Traffic (2000)
La Jolla, Downtown and Balboa Park serve as backdrops in this Oscar winner starring Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro and Catherine Zeta-Jones.