Down By Law (1986)

The 1986 Jim Jarmusch film “Down by Law” was primarily shot around New Orleans, Louisiana. The opening shot of the film, which is part of a montage showing the city, takes place at Cypress Grove Cemetery. The easiest way to reach this area is by entering at Canal St / City Park Ave. Once you’re in the cemetery, the paths inside have their own names as well. The scene was shot nearest to Live Oak / Myrtle. We’ve provided the GPS coordinates below. Here is where the hearse is parked in the opening shot.

LOCATION: 120 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124 (GPS coordinates: 29°58’47.6″N, 90°06’40.9″W)

The camera keeps moving past these grave sites.

Zack, played by Tom Waits, sits on the curb in front of this building, after Laurette, played by Ellen Barkin, tosses his records in the street.

LOCATION: 2000 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Here is a wider view of the building, where Laurette throws the records from the second level balcony.

Jack, played by John Lurie, talks to a prostitute at this corner. The building that was at the corner has since been demolished, but the large pole, which is seen prominently in the scene, is still there. The house from the Lucio Fulci film “The Beyond” is located just across the street to the left.

LOCATION: Felicity St / Orange St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Zack meets Roberto, played by Roberto Benigni, at this building. Roberto tells him “its a sad and beautiful world.”

LOCATION: 2634 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Zack sits next to this door, where Preston (Vernel Bagneris) offers him money to drive a car across town, which unbeknownst to Zack has a body in the trunk. We were unable to match up the angles seen in the film due to cars obstructing the area and workers coming and going from the building, but it is the same location.

Zack passes this intersection, where a police car is parked and begins pursuit.

LOCATION: 604 Kerlerec St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Zack gets arrested in the street in front of these homes.

LOCATION: 712 Marigny St, New Orleans, LA 70117

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Million Dollar Baby (2004)

The 2004 Clint Eastwood film “Million Dollar Baby” was shot around Southern California. Early in the film, Frankie, played by Eastwood, speaks with Father Horvak outside of this church, which can be found in Venice.

LOCATION: 940 Coeur D Alene Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Frankie’s house can be found in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of East L.A.

LOCATION: 5206 Argus Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Scrap, played by Morgan Freeman, has dinner with Maggie, played by Hilary Swank, at the Broadway Diner. These scenes were filmed at the former Quality Cafe in Downtown L.A.  The diner was a one-time staple of films, appearing in “Training Day,” “Ghost World,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Another Day In Paradise,” “(500) Days Of Summer” “Seven,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “The Heartbreak Kid” and many more.  However, it was not an actual restaurant open to the public.  Instead it was used solely for filming.  Unless the building was being set up for a production, most of the time it was closed up and locked by a large metal door covering the front windows.  So catching a glimpse of it was rare. Sadly, it ceased to function as a filming location and was completely renovated in 2014. The interior of the property no longer bears any resemblance inside to how it appeared in so many films.

LOCATION: 1238 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (since closed and remodeled)

Maggie buys her mom a new house, which can be found in Sun Valley.

LOCATION: 11115 Wicks St, Sun Valley, CA 91352

After Maggie sustains an injury, she is checked into a rehab facility. The exterior scenes were filmed at St Luke’s Hospital in Pasadena. The same hospital appeared in the films “Kill Bill,” “Flags of Our Fathers,” “La La Land,” “Faster,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “Halloween II” (1981) and more.

LOCATION: 2632 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

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The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

The 2013 Martin Scorsese film “The Wolf of Wall Street” was shot in primarily around New York and New Jersey, with some additional filming in London, England and Switzerland. The home of Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, can be found inside the Chestnut Hill Estates in Oyster Bay, New York. The neighborhood is on a private road, which is not gated, but marked as private.

LOCATION: 39 Chestnut Hill Dr, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 (GPS coordinates: 40°51’04.5″N, 73°33’49.8″W)

Jordan sets up shop with Donnie, played by Jonah Hill, launching their own scheme-based brokerage firm out of a former auto body shop. The building can be found in Ardsley, New York.

LOCATION: 701 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley, NY 10502

Jordan meets Naomi, played by Margot Robbie, at a party at this waterfront home, located in Port Washington, New York.

LOCATION: 10 Vanderbilt Dr, Port Washington, NY 11050

In one of the more memorable scenes of the film, Jordan drives to a country club to make a call on a public phone. As he finishes, the Quaaludes he took kick in and he loses most of his motor functions, struggling to make it down the stairs back to his car. These scenes were filmed at the Harrison Meadows Country Club in Harrison, New York.

LOCATION: 123 North St, Harrison, NY 10528

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