Short Circuit

Short Circuit was released into theaters on May 9th, 1986. Filming locations include Agua Dulce, Ca. and Astoria, Cascade Locks and Corbett, Or. It was directed by John Badham. Ally Sheedy played the lead of Stephanie Speck. Other notable movies starring Sheedy include Bad Boys (1983), The Breakfast Club and High Art. The sound of Number 5's laser firing is the exact same one that can be heard for the Ghostbusters' proton packs powering up. The score was composed by David Shire. The films first DVD release was on September 19th, 2000.

Stephanie Speck's house - 197 Hume Ave. Astoria, Or. 97103

The 2,350 square foot house was built in 1900.


Number 5 talks to gas pump - next to* 710 W. Marine Dr. Astoria, Or. 97103

Everything seen in the screenshot was gone by 1994. The motel from Kindergarten Cop is across the street at 783 W. Marine Drive.


Number 5 falls off bridge - US-101 Astoria, Or. 97103
(Astoria-Megler Bridge)

The 4.1 mile long bridge was constructed in 1966.


Snack Shack sign falls off - SW Portage Rd. Cascade Lock, Or. 97014

All "Now" pictures taken in 2022.

Number 5 is apprehended - 299 SW Portage Rd. Cascade Locks, Or. 97014

The sequence took place in Marine Park. 

All "Now" pictures taken in 2022.

Ben & Newton eating - 40700 Historic Columbia River Hwy. Corbett, Or. 97019
(Vista House)

The Vista House is a museum and scenic point overlook. It was designed by architect Edgar M. Lazarus and built in 1918. It sits 733 feet above the Columbia River. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 5th, 1974.

All "Now" pictures taken in 2022.

NOVA ambush10700 Escondido Canyon Rd. Agua Dulce, Ca. 91350
(Vasquez Rocks)

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park is a 932-acre park located in the San Pelona Mountains in northern Los Angeles County. The unique rock formations were formed by rapid erosion during uplift about twenty-five million years ago, and then later exposed by uplift activity along the San Andreas Fault. The rocks are named after Tiburcio Vasquez, a Mexican bandido from the 1800's, who used the rocks to elude capture by law enforcement. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22nd, 1972. At least sixty-five movies have been filmed at the location, some of which include Alpha Dog, Army of Darkness, Austin Powers, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, The Flintstones, Galaxy Quest, Planet of the Apes (2001) and The Ten Commandments. Over one-hundred television productions have been filmed at the location, with the most well known being the original Star Trek series. At least thirty music videos have been filmed at the location as well.



  1. So what's the location for the "Nova building " & test range??????

    1. Yeah, where is the test range from the opening???