John Larroquette - Mark Bannister
Kirstie Alley - Jessie Bannister
Alison La Placa - Claudia
John Diehl - Fred
Jessica Lundy - Bernice
Robert Ginty - Dale
I was watching the underrated movie, Madhouse the other day and wondered, where is that house? As the credits rolled, I noticed a little message, "The producers gratefully acknowledge the generosity, patience and sense of humor of the residents of the Sam Hughes neighborhood, the City of Tucson and the Tucson Film Office." I knew I had to find that house as I am a bit familiar with that neighborhood.
On to the locations...
As it is called "Madhouse;" a film about house guests from hell, the main plot will take place in a house. And on a soundstage since you cannot possibly do to a normal house what went on in this movie. The house is at 2121 E 3rd Street in Tucson. *Warning! Do not bother the residents of the house, it's rude and trespassing! Anyways, still intact and according to Jack, he put in a pool for the owners as a token of appreciation. Over the years and of course production tweaks modify what you see today.
If you remember the movie, the neighbors house was blown up due to a bbq fire and a kid with various firecrackers. That house was made up for production as the lot to the right of the house on 3rd is vacant land.
All of the interior of the house was filmed in a warehouse on E 18th Street, west of the 210 Freeway.
Of course we are lead to believe that the film takes place in Los Angeles, so we need some kind of proof. That's why there is a "visitors from out of town visiting L.A." Montage!
First they stop off at Venice Beach's "Muscle Beach"...
Then Grumman's Chinese Theater...
And last Hollywood Blvd & Highland Ave...
Here are some other locations in the movie, however being 20 + years, Jack could only remember the general vicinity of them:
The bar where Mark and Fred do their "Bernadette" dance -
Unknown closed restaurant
Kadir's pink mansion -
In the Sabino Heights area of Tucson
And the strip joint that Rob Camilletti is propositioning Kirstie Alley in front of -
Unknown empty building on 5th Street
Here's an extra bonus for ya! Some songs (in MP3 format) featured in the movie!
Chris Rea - Let's Dance
Four Tops - Bernadette
Martha Davis - Madhouse
*This Martha Davis song has never been released, this version is a rip from my VHS, but it's still listenable.
Extra special thanks goes out to Jack for providing the information and being so pleasant to correspond with!