Ghost, 1990

Director

Jerry Zucker

Cast

visit the film locations

New York: Flights: JFK Airport

Dine at: Mezzogiorno, 195 Spring Street at Sullivan Street, SoHo (tel: 212.334.2112)

Los Angeles: Flights: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)


Trivia

Although it’s set in New York, the film uses a couple of very familiar Los Angeles locations. The old Bank of America Building, 650 South Spring Street, downtown, which also appears as ‘New York’ in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man2 and John Schlesinger’s Marathon Man; as ‘London’ in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige; “Edge City’ in Jim Carrey comedy The Mask; and as – wherever it’s supposed to be in David Fincher’s Se7en. It also becomes the ‘bridal store’, outside which Maya Rudolph has an embarrassing accident in Bridesmaids.

The Ebell of Los Angeles, 4400 West Eighth Street, midtown, is equally adaptable. It was a hospital in both including Forrest Gump and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It hosted an auction in The Addams Family, and has represented all sorts of institutions in Air Force One, Catch Me If You Can, Old School, Cruel Intentions, Darkman, Death Becomes Her, The General’s Daughter, Very Bad Things and The Wedding Planner.

Ghost location: Prince Street, Tribeca, New York

Ghost location: Molly and Sam’s apartment: Prince Street, Tribeca, New York

The unfeasibly spacious New York pad of Molly (Demi Moore) is one of Tribeca's impressive and trendy cast iron apartment buildings, at 104 Prince Street between Greene and Mercer Streets.

Ghost location: Crosby Street, SoHo, New York

Ghost location: the mugging gone wrong: Crosby Street, SoHo, New York

Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) takes a bullet during the mugging-gone-wrong as he and Molly return from a night out at the theatre, along Crosby Street between Prince and Spring Streets, only to return from the dead to follow his murderer onto the subway at Franklin Street Station, and on to Myrtle Avenue Station in Brooklyn.

Ghost location: Mezzogiorno, Spring Street, SoHo, New York

Ghost location: Oda Mae has to convince Molly that Sam is here: Mezzogiorno, Spring Street, SoHo, New York

The cool Italian restaurant, where medium Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) has to convince Molly of Sam's presence ("Ditto") is Mezzogiorno, 195 Spring Street at Sullivan Street in SoHo. Pretty new when the film shot there (it opened in 1987), Mezzogiorno is still serving authentic Florentine fare to the artistic downtown crowd. The walls are now decorated with boxes containing paintings, objects and collages commissioned from a hundred different artists, on the theme of ‘summer days’.

Many of the other interiors, though, like '42nd Street station', where the Subway Ghost (Vincent Schiavelli) teaches Sam to interact with the material world, are sets built in the studio in LA.

Ghost location: Spring Street, downtown Los Angeles

Ghost location: Oda Mae becomes ‘Rita Miller’: Spring Street, downtown Los Angeles

Also in LA are both of the two ‘banks’, where Sam and Oda Mae conspire to scupper the financial scam.

The bank in which Oda Mae verifies the signature of the fictitious ‘Rita Miller’ was in fact the old Bank of America Building, 650 South Spring Street, downtown. The disused interior has been seen in countless films, including Se7en (as the library where Morgan Freeman conducts his research), Jim Carrey comedy The Mask, Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man2 and John Schlesinger’s Marathon Man and, more recently, in Bridesmaids.

Ghost location: Ebell of Los Angeles, West Eighth Street, midtown Los Angeles

Ghost location: closing down Rita Miller’s account: the Ebell of Los Angeles, West Eighth Street, midtown Los Angeles

And the bank where they close the account with Lyle Ferguson is the Lounge of the Ebell of Los Angeles, 4400 West Eighth Street at Lucerne Boulevard, midtown.

This complex, comprised of a women’s club and the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, can be seen in scads of films, including Forrest Gump, The Addams Family, Air Force One, Catch Me If You Can, Old School, Cruel Intentions, Darkman, Death Becomes Her, The General’s Daughter, Very Bad Things and The Wedding Planner.

Ghost filming location: Federal Hall, Wall Street, New York

Ghost filming location: Oda Mae donates the four million dollars to “a bunch o'nuns”: Federal Hall, Wall Street, New York

Oda Mae finally – and unwillingly – donates the four million dollars to “a bunch o'nuns” at the base of the statue of George Washington in front of Federal Hall, 28 Wall Street.




Watch

Amazon Instant Video (USA)




BUY (USA)

Blu-ray (USA)


Region 1 DVD





BUY (UK)

Blu-ray (UK)

Region 2 DVD





Buy the book

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk