Not Another Teen Movie, 2001

Director

Joel Gallen

Cast

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Los Angeles: Flights: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Not Another Teen Movie location: Monrovia High School, Monrovie, California

Not Another Teen Movie: ‘John Hughes High’: Monrovia High School, Monrovia, California

The first feature from music director Joel Gallen references just about every youth movie from the last 20 years, but it's not quite as smart and funny as it thinks it is.

The exterior of 'John Hughes High' is Monrovia High School, 845 West Colorado Boulevard at the northeast corner of Madison Avenue, Monrovia, east of Pasadena, itself east of Los Angeles.

There are plenty of familiar locations: the courtyard is Torrance High School, 2200 West Carson Street at El Prado Avenue, Torrance, south Los Angeles (seen in She's All That), and more of the school was filmed at Verdugo Hills High School, 10625 Plainview Avenue, Tujunga, (featured in Eighties classic Heathers).

Not Another Teen Movie location: 4252 Country Club Drive, Long Beach

Not Another Teen Movie: the home of Jake Wyler: 4252 Country Club Drive, Long Beach, California

The home of 'popular jock' Jake Wyler (Chris Evans) is the mock-Tudor mansion at 4252 Country Club Drive down in Long Beach, south Los Angeles, which you might recognise as Patrick Swayze's mansion in Donnie Darko.

Not Another Teen Movie location: 4160 Country Club Drive, Long Beach

Not Another Teen Movie: the home of Preston Wasserstein: 4160 Country Club Drive, Long Beach, California

The home of Preston Wasserstein in the Risky Business parody is the nearby 4160 Country Club Drive, which was previously Ferris Bueller's 'Chicago' home (it's also the house of the unfortunate Leeds family in Red Dragon).

Not Another Teen Movie location: Park Plaza Hotel, South Park View Street, Los Angeles

Not Another Teen Movie: the prom: Park Plaza Hotel, South Park View Street, MacArthur Park

The Prom Tonight number begins with Jake mooching about alongside Santa Monica Pier, and climaxes with the production number in front of the Park Plaza Hotel, 607 South Park View Street (see New York, New York). The prom itself, with Good Charlotte covering I Want Candy, is held in the Park Plaza's famous wood-panelled Ballroom.

Look out for 'Spicoli's' television repair shop on the corner of Sixth Street and South Park View, a blink-and-miss-it reference to Fast Times At Ridgemont High.

The finale (featuring a cameo by John Hughes regular Molly Ringwald) is, of course, at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).




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