California: Point Break (1991)
L.A. Confidential, Chinatown, Sunset Boulevard, Mulholland Drive, Terminator 2, Boogie Nights, The Graduate, Die Hard, Heat, Swingers, Psycho, Vertigo, Boyz n the Hood, Drive, Jackie Brown, Double Indemnity, The Big Lebowski, Bullitt, Dirty Harry, Big Trouble in Little China. What do these movies have in common? They’re all set in California. And none of them are Point Break.
Colorado: The Shining (1980)
I’m not talking about the Jack Nicholson one. I’m talking about the made-for-TV one that Stephen King preferred. The one where some studio executive said, “You know, if we’re going to re-make The Shining, the first thing we need to do is find an actor with the chops to out-psycho Jack Nicholson.”
“Ooh!” said the partner. “I’ve got an idea. What about the guy from Wings?”
“No. The goofy one. He seems like he’d be the perfect choice.”
Actually, wait. No. I’m talking about the Jack Nicholson one.