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Where were the opening scenes of Warren Beatty running in Heaven Can Wait filmed?

Credit: Tom, Ojai, California

The opening scenes of 1978 comedy/fantasy Heaven Can Wait find main character Joe Pendleton (played by Warren Beatty) running around a large estate.

The opening scenes were all shot at the Filoli Estate, located at 86 Cañada Road in Woodside, California. Filoli Estate is also known as the Bourn-Roth Estate. This is a beautiful country house set in 16 acres of formal gardens. Its exact location is 25 miles south of San Francisco. South of Crystal Springs Reservoir, on the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains is where it resides.

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