The 2013 Denis Villeneuve film “Prisoners” is set in suburban Pennsylvania, but the film was actually shot in the surrounding towns of the Greater Atlanta area in Georgia. Keller Dover, played by Hugh Jackman, lives at this house, located in in the town of Conyers.
LOCATION: 700 Deering Rd SE, Conyers, GA 30094
Keller’s family visits their friends Nancy and Franklin Birch, played by Viola Davis and Terrence Howard respectively, at this house for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s located one block away from the Dover house. The trees in the front yard have since been cut down.
LOCATION: 2903 High Brook Way SE, Conyers, GA 30094
Detective Loki, played by Jake Gyllenhall, spots an RV belonging to Alex Jones, played by Paul Dano, at this gas station in Monroe. The RV matches the one spotted near where the girls were last seen, making Jones a primary suspect.
LOCATION: 1605 Troy Smith Rd, Monroe, GA 30656
The police station can be found in the town of Tucker.
LOCATION: 4916 N Royal Atlanta Dr, Tucker, GA 30084
Alex Jones lives at his aunt’s house in Lithonia. It should be noted that this house sits on a somewhat busy road, with no shoulders to park on.
LOCATION: 1634 Phillips Rd, Lithonia, GA 30058
Keller brings Franklin to this apartment where he used to live, located in Atlanta. The production added an extension to the front of the building for filming.
LOCATION: 651 James P Brawley Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
The houses from the 2004 comedy “The Girl Next Door” can be found in South Pasadena, California. They are located side by side, as depicted in the film. The house on the right is where Matthew, played by Emile Hirsch lived, while the one on the left belonged to Danielle, played by Elisha Cuthbert. Both homes can be found on the same street as the “Beethoven” house.
LOCATION: 1500 Milan Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030 (Danielle’s house) and 1504 Milan Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030 (Matthew’s house).
The 2006 film “Little Miss Sunshine” was primarily filmed in Southern California. In the film, this hotel, supposedly located in Scottsdale, Arizona, is where Richard Hoover, played by Greg Kinnear, comes to confront Stan Grossman, played by Bryan Cranston. The real hotel is actually located in Valencia, California. The same hotel appeared in the films “Twilight” and “Magnolia” (interiors only), as well as numerous TV shows, including “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “CSI: New York,” “NCIS,” “Big Love,” “Las Vegas,” The Unit,” “Make It or Break It” and more.
LOCATION: 24500 Town Center Dr, Valencia, CA 91355
This Volkswagen van was one of five used in the film. It can be found on display at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.
LOCATION: Peterson Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
While the majority of Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2007 film “There Will Be Blood” was shot on location at McGuire Ranch in Marfa, Texas, the film’s third act was shot mostly in Beverly Hills, California. However, the brief establishing shot of Daniel Plainview’s mansion was shot at Thornewood Castle in Lakewood, Washington. Completed in 1911, the property is located within a private, gated community. However, the estate currently serves as an event space and bed and breakfast. The Stephen King miniseries “Rose Red” also filmed at Thornwood, as well as the prequel film “The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer” and the 1927 silent film “The Eyes of the Totem.”
LOCATION: 8601 N Thorne Ln SW, Lakewood, WA 98498
All of the interiors of the Plainview mansion were shot at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. While the outside of the Greystone grounds is open daily and free to the public, getting inside is a bit more challenging. The property is owned by the City of Beverly Hills and regularly accommodates productions and private events. Therefore, only a few times a year is access to the inside of the estate possible. Planning ahead is required if you’d like to see inside.
Daniel Plainview, played by Daniel Day Lewis, can be seen firing his gun in his house from this hallway.
LOCATION: 905 Loma Vista Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The objects he is shooting at, which his son later steps over when arriving to visit, is seen from the reverse perspective.
Daniel Plainview can be seen writing checks at this kitchen counter.
Plainview’s son comes to visit Daniel in his office, which is lit much darker in the film. This same room can also be seen in “The Big Lebowski,” when The Dude visits The Big Lebowski, as well as in the films “Air Force One” and “Flowers In The Attic.” This room can actually be seen without gaining entry inside the building. Just left of the main windows at the front of the mansion, you can usually look through the windows and see this room, unless curtains are blocking it.
Daniel sits at his desk in front of this window, which again is much darker in the film.
A drunken Daniel Plainview is seen stumbling down these stairs, as the film approaches it’s final scenes.
Eli Sunday, played by Paul Dano, pays Daniel a visit and fixes himself a drink at this bar.
In this corner of the bowling alley is where Eli Sunday and Daniel Plainview sit and talk, with Plainview seated on the bowling ball rack. Daniel demands Eli declare himself a false profit and delivers the famous “I drink your milkshake” speech. The bowling alley was completely restored by the production and the room remains identical to how it appeared in the film.
The film’s violent ending takes place on these bowling lanes. “I’m finished.”