The 1988 Barry Levinson film “Rain Man,” starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, was shot across numerous states, including Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Oklahoma, Nevada and California. Early in the film, Charlie Babbitt (Cruise) learns his estranged father, Sanford Babbitt, has passed away. Charlie visits his father’s house, which can be found in Cincinnati (5 Beech Crest Ln, Cincinnati, OH 45206). Raymond (Hoffman) almost correctly states the address as “Beech Crest Street” in the film, but with a different house number. The house remains there today, but is located on a private road.
Charlie learns his father’s estate has been left to his brother, Raymond, who is living at the Wallbrook Institution. The long drive leading up to the building was immortalized on the film’s poster.
LOCATION: 1000 St Anne Dr, Melbourne, KY 41059
Here is a look at the main building seen in the film, where Charlie parks. The real property is actually a the St. Anne Convent. There are no gates and the entire outdoor grounds are freely accessible.
Here in the main entrance seen in the film, with the sign above to door modified to say “Wallbrook” in the film.
Raymond heads back into the building to watch The People’s Court on television.
This area is seen next to where Charlie’s car is parked.
Charlie and his girlfriend Susanna, played by Valeria Golino, stop a hotel, which can be found in Cincinnati.
LOCATION: 400 Oak St, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Charlie and Raymond stop at this restaurant in Newport, Kentucky, where Charlie realizes Raymond has savant syndrome. The same payphone Charlie uses is still located inside the building, but it was closed at the time of our visit. The restaurant was also featured in the film “Airborne.”
LOCATION: 600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071
Susanna’s apartment can be found in San Pedro, California.
LOCATION: 1435 S Beacon St, San Pedro, CA 90731
Charlie’s house can be found in West Hollywood.
LOCATION: 1599 Sunset Plaza Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (as seen from Evanview Dr)
Charlie takes Raymond for pancakes at this restaurant, which is no longer known as the Pink Cadillac Cafe, but still serves breakfast.
LOCATION: 8221 W 3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90048
Charlie meets with Dr. Gerald Bruner, played by Jerry Molen, to determine if Raymond is mentally capable of choosing for himself where he wants to live. This scene was filmed at Wattles Mansion and Gardens in Los Angeles. The home is owned by the City of Los Angeles and is open to the public, regularly hosting special events. It is mostly seen from interior views in the film. The mansion has appeared in many films, including “Troop Beverly Hills,” “Top Gun: Maverick”, “Queen of the Damned,” “My Family” (“Mi Familia”), “Ghoulies,” “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” “The Lost Empire,” “A Better Life,” “Knock Knock 2” and many more. It has also appeared in the TV shows “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The O.C.” and “Scandal,” as well as the Diana Ross music video for “Eaten Alive”.
LOCATION: 1824 N Curson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
In the final scenes of the film, Charlie brings Raymond to the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, to return him back to the Wallbrook Institute. The same location was featured in the film “Memoirs of an Invisible Man,” as well as the second season of “True Detective.”
LOCATION: 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92701
They walk through the lobby area here.
They continue out the doors on the right to the train tracks outside.
They are seen passing this staircase.
Here is the area where Raymond boards the train.