Sunday, July 19, 2015

Basic Instinct (1992)

dir. Paul Verhoeven

Detectives Nick Curran (Michael Douglas) and Gus Moran (George Dzundza) arrive at the house of the murdered rocker Johnny Boz – 2104 Broadway, San Francisco, California

Catherine Tramell's (Sharon Stone) city mansion – 2930 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, California

Catherine's beach house – 157 Spindrift Road, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The house is only barely visible from the road.

The bar where Nick hangs out with his coworkers – Tosca Café, 242 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California

Heather Dobkins’ (Dorothy Malone) house – 26 Liberty Street, Petaluma, California

The San Francisco Police Department – 850 Bryant Street, San Francisco, California. It's located on the west side of the Hall of Justice. On April 16, 2015, the SFPD officially moved its headquarters to a new location at Mission Bay.

Lieutenant Nilsen’s (Daniel von Bargen) murder scene – Gibb Street at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California

Nick’s apartment – 1158 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California

Nick and Catherine on the beach – Garrapata State Beach, 7 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea along Highway 1, California

The C&W bar and Mac’s Diner – Those were false fronts built under the now demolished Transbay Overpass at Clementina Street, San Francisco, California. The interior of the bar was filmed at Rawhide II (now closed), 280 7th Street, San Francisco.

Roxy (Leilani Sarelle) tries to run over Nick – Oscar Alley off Clementina Street, San Francisco, California.

The car chase – Kearny Street at Dunnes, San Francisco, California.

Vallejo Street at Kearny, San Francisco, California.

Romolo Place at Fresno, San Francisco, California.

Roxy’s car falls into the construction pit of the future Moscone Center, approximately near 4th Street and Howard, San Francisco, California.

Nick and Gus coming out of the local police department where they had learned about Roxy’s troubled past – 5 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, California. It currently hosts Bernardus Winery Offices. Many thanks to LCogburn for the helpful information.

Nick and Gus arguing – Pier 7, Embarcadero, San Francisco, California.

Nick inquiring about Dr. Garner at 'Salinas Medical Clinic'– 1450 Medical Center Drive, Rohnert Park, California

Nick talking with a cop about Dr. Garner’s murder – 1440 Medical Center Drive, Rohnert Park, California

Nick is waiting for Gus who’s got an important lead in Oakland – Embarcadero near the Oakland Bay Bridge, San Francisco, California. San Francisco Fire Department Station 35 is seen behind him.

Gus going to meet with a witness – 2201 Broadway, Oakland, California.

Nick returning to his apartment – Montgomery Street at Green, San Francisco, California.

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  1. Good to see some shooting location information about my favourite move Basic Instinct. Hopefully one day I will make it to SF from the UK and will have to check out these filming locations. Good job and best wishes Diddy.

  2. Nick and Gus coming out of the local police department where they had learned about Roxy’s troubled past........this was filmed in Carmel Valley, I lived in the area at the time and got to meet Michael Douglas. The road in the background is Carmel Valley Rd, but unsure after all these years exactly where in town.

  3. Just watched Basic Instinct for the umpteenth time and did a Google search for the diner location, which brought me to your blog. I loved everything I saw and read here! Berni :)