The 1992 erotic thriller “Basic Instinct,” starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone, was primarily filmed in the San Fransisco Bay Area. The opening murder scene takes place at this home in San Fransisco, which was unfortunately under renovation at the time of our visit.
LOCATION: 2104 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94115
Catherine Tramell, played by Sharon Stone, lives at this house, also located in San Fransisco.
LOCATION: 2930 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Detectives are told Catherine is at her beach house, which can be found in Carmel-By-The-Sea, a small beach town near Monterey. Detective Nick Curran, played by Michael Douglas, is seen arriving at this front gate. Unfortunately a wall obscures most of the view of the home.
LOCATION: 157 Spindrift Rd, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
You can in fact see a small portion of the home over the wall, but it’s not much.
Nick’s apartment can be found back in San Fransisco. While now painted another color, the property for the most part still looks similar to how it appeared in the film.
LOCATION: 1160 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94133
In one scene, Catherine waits for Nick at his home and the two talk in this area, at the corner of Montgomery St and Green St.
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