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The Jerk (1979) Filming Locations

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The Jerk (1979) Filming Locations

The Jerk (1979) Filming Locations

PASADENA – The Gas Station that Nathan R Johnson gets a job, lives, and finally gets chased away by a crazy man is located in Pasadena, California. Unfortunately the gas station was turned into a Carl’s Jr in the 90’s

google street view > 485 N Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107


Location #2

“The Miniature train ride scene”

Griffith Park in California

google street view > 4400 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Location #3

“The Carnival scenes were shot at the old Devonshire Downs Fairgrounds in Northridge, California

google street view > 18000 Devonshire St Northridge, CA 91325

Fun Film Fact: “Navin Johnson’s Pontiac Firebird Trans AM was custom designed by George Barris. The same guy who designed the General Lee, Knight Rider, Grease Lightning, and the Batmobile to name a few

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Behind The Scenes | It Was Filmed Here | Where Was It Filmed?


‘The Jerk’

When: 12/14/1979Universal Pictures

Starring: Steve MartinBernadette PetersCatlin Adams

Directed By: Carl Reiner

Written By: Steve Martin (screenplay), Carl Gottlieb (screenplay)

First Published May 10, 2017, 9:55am

An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own…


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