Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Pelican Brief (1993)

dir. Alan J. Pakula

Protesters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE, Washington, DC

Darby Shaw’s (Julia Roberts) law school - Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana

Dulles International Airport, Dulles, Virginia

Gray Grantham (Denzel Washington) meets with his White House source – Ben's Chili Bowl, 1213 U Street NW, Washington, DC

Grantham's house – 205 3rd Street NE, Washington, DC

Grantham follows whistleblower 'Garcia' (Jake Weber) – Indiana Plaza, NW, Washington, DC

Darby and her mentor and lover Thomas Callahan (Sam Shepard) dine at a restaurant – Antoine's, 713 Saint Louis Street, New Orleans, Louisiana

Darby runs from hired killers - Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana

Darby’s hotel - New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York City, New York

Darby narrowly escapes an assassin who poses as an FBI agent – Spanish Plaza Riverwalk, New Orleans, Louisiana

Grantham calls Darby in New York – Central Park (southeast corner), New York City, New York

Grantham and his White House source exit the U Street-Cardozo Metro Station, Washington, DC

The President (Robert Culp) attends the funeral service for the assassinated Supreme Court justices – National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Grantham meets with his editor Smith Keen (John Lithgow) at George Washington's estate - Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria, Virginia

Grantham chases the intruder he discovered in his hotel room – Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC

Protesters in front of the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC. This scene using 1000 extras was filmed on the eve of the signing of the historic 1993 Middle East peace accords.

Grantham and Darby inquire about the interns at White & Blazevich – Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Grantham and Darby visit one of the interns at 'Park Lane Hospital' - The Mansion, Washington International School, 3100 Macomb Street NW, Washington, DC

Darby visits White & Blazevich, pretending to have an appointment – Warner Building, 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Darby and Grantham are leaving the parking garage - 1220 E Street NW, Washington, DC

Grantham and Darby get the incriminating tape from a safe deposit box – Riggs National Bank (now Bank of America), 1501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

See also...

All the President's Men

State of Play


  1. Thank you. Can you please tell me what minute of the film it appears on?

  2. I think you may be confusing it with "Shadow Conspiracy". This building indeed appeared there.

  3. Great info. However, a portion of the garage chase was filmed in Bethesda, Md. The film's security people kept us away from the Discovery building garage. The Discovery headquarters has since moved to Silver Spring.

    1. Thank you. I knew it was filmed in Bethesda but didn't know where exactly.

  4. Any idea where the final scenes are supposed to be and/or are filmed when Darby is out of the country?