Sunday, January 6, 2013

Arlington Road (1999)

dir. Mark Pellington

Though set in Reston, Virginia, the movie was filmed mainly in and around Houston, Texas, with some real DC locations thrown in.

Michael Faraday (Jeff Bridges) sees a bloodied boy in the street – Evergreen Drive, Pearland, Texas.

George Washington University – H Street NW, Washington, DC. Apart from the establishing shot, the university scenes were filmed at University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas.

The Langs (Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack) house – 1501 Red Bud Court, Pearland, Texas

Faraday’s house – 2505 Evergreen Drive, Pearland, Texas.

Michael Faraday tells his girlfriend Brooke (Hope Davis) about his suspicions - University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas

Faraday shares his suspicions with FBI agent Carver (Robert Gossett) – 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Brooke follows Lang to 'Liberty Delivery Service' – 9965 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas. This entrance is located on the W. Bellfort Avenue side.

Brooke calls Michael from a shopping plaza – 13147 Northwest Freeway, Houston, Texas

Faraday visits Scobee’s father – 306 Main Street, Houston, Texas

Carver tells Faraday that Lang is clean - Capitol Reflection Pool, Washington, DC

Faraday driving to warn the FBI about a bomb threat – Arlington Memorial Bridge, Washington, DC

Faraday driving on the sidewalk - 515 15th Street NW, Washington, DC

Pennsylvania Avenue at 10th Street NW, Washington, DC

The FBI Building garage entrance was filmed in Houston, Texas. The actual entrance doesn’t look like the one shown in the film.

See also...

In the Line of Fire

No Way Out


  1. The Liberty Delivery Service is located at:

    Alcorn Manufacturing 9965 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX. The shot was positioned on the Southside of the building on West Bellfort Street. The building has since been expanded but you can see the cylindrical tank/tower from the street view and the same Receiving sign is still in place. The red roofed La Quinta Inn seen in the background can also be seen north of the building in the aerial view.,-95.4229482,3a,75y,17.88h,65.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sNRjN07Msdt6DALj9vgSk8A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1

  2. The families who owned the two homes in Pearland where Faraday and Lang lived were put up at the Four Seasons Hotel for the entire month of Filming in that location. I worked traffic control on the set many times and it was interesting to see how they make movies. Sometimes it took hours upon hours to shoot a 30 second scene.

  3. They also filmed a batting cage scene in Sharpstown. The batting cage was on the corner of Fondren and Beechnut next to Houston Baptist University. There is a CVS there now. I pretty much grew up at that batting cage.