When a mutt changes a boy's life in "Old Yeller," it happens in Placerita Canyon.
When Captain Kirk battles the Gorn commander in the original "Star Trek" series, the alien planet is Vasquez Rocks.
When a psychotic truck driver chases Dennis Weaver in Steven Spielberg's "Duel," the chase is on Sierra Highway and Vasquez Canyon Road.
When Count Basie performs (and Gene Wilder and Cleavon Little blow up the fake town of Rock Ridge) in Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles," it's Agua Dulce.
When Arnold Schwarzenegger walks naked into a bar at the beginning of "T3," it's Sierra Highway.
When alien spaceships attack U.S. cities in "Independence Day," the movie magic happens at Walt Disney's Golden Oak Ranch studios in Placerita Canyon.
When earthlings fight back against the Martian invaders in Spielberg's "War of the Worlds," it's Saugus.
When Kiefer Sutherland can't stop a nuclear bomb from going off in "24," it's Valencia.
It's not all about the Westerns.