Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The 52 Pick-up (1986)

dir. John Frankenheimer

Harry Mitchell’s (Roy Scheider) house – 4922 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, California.

Mitchell’s plant – Still searching for this location

Barbara Mitchell’s (Ann-Margret) office – 444 Flower Plaza, Los Angeles, California

The apartment that Harry rents for his mistress Cini (Kelly Preston) – 1424 N. Crescent Heights Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. This is a historic French Normandy-style building in West Hollywood, originally called the Voltaire. It was converted into a luxury hotel in the 1980s and renamed the Granville. It’s now a condominium complex called Granville Towers.

Alan Raimy’s (John Glover) house – Still searching for this location

The first money drop – Dodgers Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Avenue, Los Angeles, California.

The street where the Mitchells live - W. 8th Street at Longwood, Los Angeles, California.

Harry is abducted by the crooks while exiting a restaurant – Joe Allen (now closed), 8706 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, California.

The Commodore Schuyler F. Heim Bridge is one of three bridges that connect Terminal Island to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California.

The warehouse where Harry is shown Cini's murder on videotape – it was the abandoned Ford plant on Cerritos Channel, northeast of the Commodore Schuyler F. Heim Bridge. The plant has since been demolished.

‘Live Nude Models’ joint where Leo Franks (Robert Trebor) works - 6314 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

The adult movie theater managed by Allan Raimy – 1122 N. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, California. It’s a church now.

Harry meets with Leo – Derby Bar (now closed), 431 E. 7th Street, Los Angeles, California

The bridge where Raimy buys drugs – Henry Ford Bridge, Long Beach, California. This is the original bridge that provided the only railroad link to Terminal Island from the mainland until 1996, when it was replaced by a new bridge.

Bobby Shy (Clarence Williams III) walks out after shooting Leo – Santa Monica Boulevard at Vine Street, Los Angeles, California.

The motel where the crooks keep Barbara hostage – El Royale Motel, 11117 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, California.

Harry brings Raimy money in exchange for Barbara – Henry Ford Bridge, Long Beach, California


  1. ''The warehouse where Harry is shown Cini's murder on videotape''
    Warehouse was old Ford plant and it was located just near that Henry Ford Bridge in Long Beach.

    [33°46'2.88"N 118°14'21.75"W]

    1. Thank you for the information. Much appreciated.

  2. Where is the desert lakebed located?

  3. In case you are still looking for them, I have located the filming locations of "Ranco Steel." The exterior location and interior location are different (although across the street from each other). Unfortunately, the exterior location has since been razed and replaced with a new structure.