Anyone else notice Universal uses Same House and Downtown???

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  1. Scott Hamilton

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    Has anyone else noticed but the real funny part is the house in both 16 Candles and Weird Sciene is the same. I have also noticed in so many Universal movies the houses and main street (downtown - Back To The Future and more) are the same going back aleast 20 years or more???
     
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    Take a look at Bruce Almighty. The scene
    at the very end where Bruce is celebrating in town is
    the same backlot area where the clock tower from
    Back To The Future resides (you can see that
    clock tower in the background).

    Universal continually shoots on their backlot
    and you can usually always see familiar locales
    that have been re-dressed.
     
  3. Will K

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    Here's more Universal fun: the house for Best Little Whorehouse In Texas also doubled for House Of 1000 Corpses.
     
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    Texas has a Gore-House in it!

    God have mercy on our souls!

    teehee
     
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    William D Cavender Stunt Coordinator

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    It is one big happy back lot that MANY film studios use.
    It also was called Revue Studio. Music Man, By By Birdie, Magnum Force, Twilight Zone, Leave it to Beaver, Marcus Welby, and many mor were folmed on that lot.
     
  7. Dan Rudolph

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    The Buffy episode "Hush" was also filmed there, but they built their own clocktower as the BTTF one was too recognizable.
     
  8. Chris Bardon

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    They actually talk about this one on the BTTF commentary track, and mention some of the other movies that were shot there. Give it a listen if you're interested.
     
  9. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    And don't forget the 4th season of Sliders, also known as "The land of the eternal backlot" [​IMG]
     

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