Sunday, August 26, 2012

Absolute Power (1997)

dir. Clint Eastwood

Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood) is sketching the El Greco painting "St. Francis Receiving the Stigmata" - Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland

Red's Bar - 4200 Belair Road, Baltimore, Maryland

Luther's house - 4212 Parkside Drive, Baltimore, Maryland

Sullivan's mansion - Maryvale Preparatory School, 11300 Falls Road, Brooklandville, Maryland

Luther meets his daughter Kate (Laura Linney) - Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road, North East, Maryland

Luther's other apartment where he stores his loot - 2022 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC

The White House - 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

'Metropolitan Police Headquarters' - Hall of Justice, 211 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, California. The Hall was closed after having been damaged during the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Recently, the building underwent a complete restoration and is scheduled to re-open as the Sheriff's and District Attorney's Headquarters in early 2015.

Luther meets Detective Seth Frank (Ed Harris) - Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC

The gallery interior is Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland

The President's press conference - Baltimore County Courthouse, 400 Washington Avenue, Towson, Maryland

Café Alonzo where Luther meets his daughter and narrowly escapes two assassins - this was filmed on a studio backlot

Luther leaves a package for White House Chief of Staff Gloria Russell (Judy Davis) - The Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington DC.

Kate's apartment house - 700 Washington Place, Baltimore, Maryland

The church across the street is Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, Baltimore, Maryland

Kate's car falls off a cliff - Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road, North East, Maryland. Turkey Point Lighthouse is visible in the background.

The hospital where Kate is taken - 417 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles, California. It's not a hospital but an apartment building. The ambulance enters it on the W. 4th Street side. There's a parking structure now where the ramp used to be.

See also...

In the Line of Fire

No Way Out

Murder at 1600


  1. ¡Fantástico! Thank you very much because I will go to Baltimore and I love the film.

  2. Thanks for this very useful post. I knew they had used locations in Baltimore. I'm familiar with the city but was going mad trying to identify that Café Alonso location - just didn't click with any street scene I could recall there! Only by reading your post after watching the movie for the umpteenth time did I learn it was a studio backlot! Thanks again.

  3. At the beginning of the movie there is a large city and landscape painting, almost Dante's hell like. Which and whose painting is that?

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