August 29th, 2003

Eye of the Dragon

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From the IMDb trivia for the TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997-2003):

  • The names of buildings and places at fictional U.C. Sunnydale are actual locations and buildings at real-life U.C. Santa Cruz.

This triggered a little light in the Attic O' Trivia that sits between my ears, so I checked, and sure enough...

From the IMDB trivia for The Lost Boys (1987):

  • The amusement park scenes were filmed at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in California. This is the same park that appeared in _Brotherhood of Justice (1986)_ (also starring Kiefer Sutherland). The Boardwalk also was seen in the Dirty Harry sequel Sudden Impact (1983) and Harold and Maude (1971).

  • Although the movie is clearly set in Santa Cruz, Ca (the Boardwalk and Pier are featured in several scenes) the city name given in the film is the-as far as I know-fictional Santa Carla. Apparently the Santa Cruz chamber of commerce was not keen on reviving the "Murder capital" moniker, which had been hung on Santa Cruz during a serial killer's rampage in the 70s.

I'm glad I wound up going to CSUMB instead of UC Santa Cruz.