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SAN FRANCISCO FILM LOCATIONS POPULAR WITH TOURISTS

 SAN FRANCISCO FILM LOCATIONS POPULAR WITH TOURISTS
 SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- "Quiet on the set!" James


Bond dangles from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge. "Roll camera aaaand...Action!" The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise at the helm of a Klingon vessel crash into San Francisco Bay.
 Unlike Bond or members of the Federation Starship fleet, most visitors to San Francisco just walk across the Golden Gate Bridge or cruise around the bay by boat. However, a journey to the video store to rent Bond's and Captain Kirk's escapades in San Francisco before packing one's bags is sure to build anticipation for a trip to San Francisco.
 Whoa! Viewers ride behind Detective Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) as he floors it to 115 mph leaping over San Francisco's legendary hills in "Bullitt."
 James Bond balances for his life at the top of the Golden Gate Bridge in "View to a Kill" for the climax of this unforgettable 007 flick.
 "Star Trek IV -- The Voyage Home" brings the crew home to earth through a time warp that lands them in San Francisco in the 1980s.
 Alfred Hitchcock's haunting "Vertigo," starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, includes sights of Nob Hill, Fort Point and Mission Dolores. "The Birds," begins in San Francisco, but most of the frantic-feathered storyline occurs at Bodega Bay.
 For those bitten by the movie bug, Frisco Tours and Productions (415-681-5555) and Quality Tours (415-994-5054) offer behind-the-scenes trivia and visit on-location sites.
 Several San Francisco restaurants pay homage to San Francisco films: John's Grill (63 Ellis St.), is a shrine to "The Maltese Falcon"; Asta's (101 Spear St.) is a 30's-style restaurant named for the pooch in "The Thin Man" series; Ernie's (847 Montgomery St.), is where Hitchcock directed scenes in "Vertigo."
 All movies do come to "The End." But a trip to San Francisco creates memories that last a lifetime and visitors that bring along a video camera can be director or star of their own show.
 For visitor literature on San Francisco, send $2 to: Visitor Information Center, P.O. Box 429097, San Francisco 94142-9097.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Call for 1700-word version including more film examples, the world's first film debut and three sidebars/
 /CONTACT: Sharon Rooney, 415-227-2603, or Dawn Stranne, 415-227-2651, both of the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau/ CO: San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau ST: California IN: LEI SU:


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