The 1996 Alexander Payne film “Citizen Ruth” was primarily shot in Omaha, Nebraska, with a bit of additional shooting just over the Iowa border. Early in the film, Ruth, played by Laura Dern, gets kicked out of her boyfriend’s apartment.
LOCATION: 2454 Harney St, Omaha, NE 68131
Ruth asks to stay at her brother’s house. He refuses and gives her some money instead.
LOCATION: 411 Hickory St, Omaha, NE 68108
Ruth buys some patio sealant from a hardware store, where she heads to the back of the building and gets high.
LOCATION: 4949 Underwood Ave, Omaha, NE 68132
The abortion clinic scenes were filmed in Council Bluffs, Iowa, which is just over the state border from Nebraska.
LOCATION: 200 S 29th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
At the end of the film, Ruth is seen running away down this alley, located across the street.
LOCATION: Alley across from 200 S 29th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 (GPS coordinates: 41.259361, -95.890616)
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