Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

dir. David Mamet

The St. Estephe Airport - Marathon Airport, Florida Keys

The Caribbean resort - The Cheeca Lodge, 81801 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, Florida

Joe Ross (Campbell Scott) brings what he thinks is a rare book to be rebound, only to find out it's a fairly common edition - 1377 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York. The bookstore is no longer there but the building is still recognizable.

Ross leaves a book for 'Mrs. DaSilva' - 1067 5th Avenue, New York, New York

Ross spots Jimmy Dell (Steve Martin) in an auto showroom - Cooper Classics, 132 Perry Street, New York, New York. The front has since changed quite a bit. Many thanks to Walkingfool for the correction.

Ross goes to a meeting with FBI agents - Bethesda Fountain, The Mall, Central Park, New York, New York

Ross meets a supposed FBI agent in the men's room - Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York, New York

Ross waits for Jimmy Dell - The Carousel, Park Drive, Central Park, New York, New York

Ross is released from the police station - 306 West 54th Street, New York, New York

Ross comes to visit his friend George Lang (Ricky Jay) only to discover that the latter has been murdered - 393 West End Avenue, New York, New York. The Apthorp apartment building is visible through the window.

Ross runs from the police - Broadway and 79th Street, New York, New York

Ross enters the subway - 79th Street Station, Broadway and 79th Street, New York, New York

Susan's (Rebecca Pidgeon) apartment house above 'Sunshine Bakery' - Still searching for this location

Ross looks at Susan's apartment from across the street - Still searching for this location

Ross and Susan drive to the airport - John F. Kennedy International Airport, Van Wyck Expressway, Jamaica, New York

The Boston airport - Logan Airport, 1 Harborside Drive, Boston, Massachusetts

The final confrontation with the crooks on the ferry boat - Rowes Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts

2 comments:

  1. Great blog! I've also been cataloguing film locations (specifically NYC) as a hobby and always excited to see other people's research.

    one note: the Cooper Classics car scene was actually shot across the street at 132 Perry Street. At the time, owner Elliot Cuker had property on both sides of the street. You can actually see the official Cooper Classics showroom (which you have pictured above) in the reverse shot of the Japanese tourists taking pictures.

    It took me a while to figure it out because the property at 132 has changed quite a bit since 1997. A big clue came when I spotted a reflection of the very distinctive architecture of 131 Perry street in the pickup truck's windshield as the camera tracks by.

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    1. Thank you very much for the correction!

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