The Game

The Game was released into theaters on September 12th, 1997. Filming locations include Downey, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Woodside, Ca. It was directed by David Fincher. Fincher is truly a master of his craft. Aside from The Game, some of my other favorite films of his include Alien 3, Fight Club, Gone Girl, Se7en and Zodiac. He was even at the helm of one of my favorite television commercials, the 1992 Nike Instant Karma commercial. He's also directed an abundance of music videos, mostly from the 80's and 90's. The lead of Nicholas Van Orton was played by Michael Douglas. The score was composed by Howard Shore. The films first DVD release was on March 31st, 1998.

Van Orton mansion - 86 Canada Rd. Woodside, Ca. 94062
(Filoli House & Garden)

Also known as the Bourn-Roth Estate, it was built in 1917 by architect Willis Polk. The 54,256 square foot mansion consists of 56 rooms and 17 fireplaces. The grounds also include sixteen acres of gardens. In 1975, the estate was donated to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, with an endowment that helps support annual operating expenses. On August 28th, 1975 it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. On February 8th, 1977 it was designated California Historical Landmark #907. Today it's open to the public for guided and self-guided tours. It can also be seen from the air in the opening credits of the television show Dynasty.


Nicholas chases after Conrad - Bush St. and Stockton St. San Francisco, Ca. 94108

Conrad runs down the steps and comes out at the south entrance of the Stockton Street tunnel.

All "Now" pictures taken in 2022.

Christine's apartment - 439 Savoy St. Los Angeles, Ca. 90012

The house has been there since at least the 1940's.


Johnie's Broiler - 7447 Firestone Blvd. Downey, Ca. 90241
(Bob's Big Boy Broiler)

The building was designed by architect Paul B. Clayton. It opened in 1958 as Harvey's Broiler. In 1968, it's name was changed to Johnie's Broiler. In 2001, Johnie's Broiler ended operation and in early 2002 the new tenants gutted part of the interior and converted the restaurant and parking area into a used car dealership. On January 7th, 2007 a large portion of the building was illegally demolished. The main sign, front fascade and car canopy were the only parts left intact. In October of 2009, it was rebuilt and incorporated the surviving architectural elements of the old structure based upon the original blueprints. It was renamed Bob's Big Boy Broiler and has remained so ever since. A vast number of movies, music videos and commercials have been filmed at the restaurant over the years. Some of which include Can't Hardly Wait, Earth Girls Are Easy, Heat, License to Drive, My Stepmother is an Alien and Reality Bites. I've dined at the restaurant on multiple occasions and highly recommended it.


1 comment:

  1. There's a nice shot towards the end when he gets back to the city and there is two overpasses and the Baskin Robbins truck. I figured out that it's near 2nd and Brannan facing northwest with the Hobart building six blocks away. It's a fair amount of distance that someone might not realize.