What You'll See on the San Francisco Movie Tour
See San Francisco through Hollywood’s eyes. Bringing
movies to life, San Francisco Movie Tours takes guests
on fun and entertaining tours to locations made famous
by both current blockbuster and classic San Francisco
movies. Guests see the following locations:
- The spot where Kim Novak jumped
into the water and Jimmy Stewart saved her in Vertigo
- The house where Robin Williams’
family lived in Mrs. Doubtfire
- The various locations from the
famous chase scene in Bullitt
- The building where Christian
Slater interrogated Tom Cruise in Interview with
- The high school attended by Anne Hathaway in Princess Diaries
- The alley where a killer offed
Sam Spade’s partner, Miles Archer, in The
- The damaged park steps from the
car chase in What’s Up Doc
- And Many More!
Guests will also get a
lesson in movie history. For instance, did you know
- In 1927, San Francisco was the
setting for the first talking picture, the Jazz
- Some of the most famous names
in cinema history, including Charlie Chaplin, Mary
Pickford, Errol Flynn, Buster Keaton, and Douglas
Fairbanks, made many films in San Francisco?
- Motion pictures were actually
invented in the San Francisco Bay Area?
- In 1880, Leland Stanford and
Eadweard Muybridge's collection of films was shown
at the San Francisco Art Association, representing
the very first time an audience sat down to a real
movie screening? Rumor has it they paid 50 cents
for the privilege.
- And much more!
We will entertain you
with movie trivia about your favorite films, actors,
and directors. Here is a sample:
- Harrison Ford was asked to cut
his hair for the film American Graffiti. He refused,
stating that his role was too short, and offered
to wear a hat instead.
- The dresses that Sharon Stone
wears throughout the film Basic Instinct were designed
to match, in the same order, the dresses that Kim
Novak wears in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.
- The filming of the chase scene
in Bullitt took three weeks, resulting in 9 minutes
and 42 seconds of footage. They were denied permission
to film on the Golden Gate Bridge
- According to one biography, Robin
Williams decided to test out the believability of
his Mrs. Doubtfire character during filming by going
- as Mrs. Doubtfire - into an adult bookstore and
making a purchase. He was able to do so without
- During the filming of The Rock,
Sean Connery insisted the producers build a cabin
for him on Alcatraz as he didn't want to travel
from the mainland to the island every day; he got
what he asked for.