Rain Man (1988)

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.

Straight Time (1978)

The 1978 crime drama “Straight Time,” starring Dustin Hoffman, much like the novel its based upon, “No Beast So Fierce,” by Edward Bunker, is set in the Los Angeles criminal underworld. In the film, Hoffman plays Max Dembo, an ex-con out on probation and adapting to a straight life. Max reconnects with his friend Willy, played by Gary Busey, who lives at this home located near Angelino Heights.

LOCATION: 327 N Bixel St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Max meets up with Manny, played by Sandy Baron, at The Bat Rack cocktail bar, which could be found in Santa Monica. Max asks Manny to give him a gun.

LOCATION: 2454 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Max uses the gun to rob Ahn’s Market.

LOCATION: 2609 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Max robs a pawn shop, where he obtains more weapons to take on bigger scores. This is located just a few doors down from the former “Quality Cafe,” which has been seen in dozens of films, such as “Seven” and “Training Day.”

LOCATION: 1226 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Max teams up with Jerry Schue, played by Harry Dean Stanton, to start doing robberies together. The pair rob a bank at the Wilshire Colonnade. It has been featured in many films, such as “Zodiac,” “Wrath Of Man,” “Stealing Harvard” and “Earthquake,” as well as such TV series as “Californication,” “American Crime Story: Impeachment” and more.

LOCATION: 3701 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

After the robbery, the pair swap vehicles at the intersection of W 4th St and S Kenmore Ave.

LOCATION: W 4th St / S Kenmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020

The climactic jewelry store robbery was filmed at this building in Beverly Hills, while the back alley scenes were filmed at a different location (138 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212).

LOCATION: 9634 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212

The gas station and diner from the end of the film can be found in Lancaster. It is located almost directly across the street from the church from “Kill Bill.”

LOCATION: 19856 E Ave G, Lancaster, CA 93535

The Graduate (1967)

Mike Nichols’ classic 1967 film, The Graduate, about an aimless 21 year old named Benjamin Braddock, played by Dustin Hoffman, continues to resonate with audiences 50 years later; a true testament to the nerve the film struck with audiences. The house of Mrs. Robinson, played by Anne Bancroft, can be found in Beverly Hills.

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LOCATION:  607 North Palm Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

After initially having cold feet, Benjamin pursues an affair with Mrs. Robinson at the former Ambassador Hotel, which has since been demolished. The hotel was a staple of film and television, appearing in such films as “True Romance,” “Forrest Gump,” “Seven,” “Bobby,” “True Lies,” “L.A. Story,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “The Mask” and dozens more. Only this post and statue from the original building remain at the location.

LOCATION: 3400 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010 (now demolished)

The church seen in the film remains a unique and special location to visit.  You do not have to be a member of the church, or even enter it, in order to admire the location of the film’s famous climax.  A simple walk around the back reveals the entirety of the interior.

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LOCATION: United Methodist Church of La Verne, 3205 D Street, La Verne, CA 91750

From here, you can clearly see where Dustin Hoffman’s character famously pounded on the glass.

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Here is the front of the church. Supposedly located in Santa Barbara, it can actually be found in La Verne. It’s well worth a visit if you’re a fan of the film.

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