- William H Macy
- Julianne Moore
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
- John C Reilly
- Tom Cruise
- Jason Robards
- Philip Baker Hall
- Alfred Molina
- Henry Gibson
- Michael Murphy
visit the film locations
Los Angeles: Flights: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Travel: Los Angeles Metro: The Red Line travels north to North Hollywood.
Driving, you can take the snaking Laurel Canyon north from Hollywood Boulevard.
The Foxfire Room, 12516 Magnolia Boulevard at Whitsett Avenue, Valley Village (tel: 818.766.1344)
Magnolia location: Quiz Kid Donnie comes clean at the bar: Foxfire Room, Magnolia Boulevard, Valley Village, San Fernando Valley
‘Magnoliafan’ is the ultimate put-down for Kevin Smith afficionados, but Valley boy Paul Thomas Anderson’s daring, multi-centred drama barrels through its three-hour running time with blistering energy, carrying a clutch of career-best performances on board.
Magnolia location: the bungled robbery: Reseda Boulevard, Reseda, San Fernando Valley
The film is named for Magnolia Boulevard, one of the Valley’s main east-west thoroughfares, on which you’ll find the bar in which one-time Quiz Kid Donnie (William H Macy) declares his love for Brad the Barman. The Foxfire Room, 12516 Magnolia Boulevard at Whitsett Avenue is in Valley Village, north of Studio City.
Good-natured cop Jim Kurring (John C Reilly) is caught by the unexpected frog deluge as he drives along Reseda Boulevard. The ‘Solomon & Solomon’ store, where he spots Donnie trying to climb a telegraph pole after the clumsy robbery, is LA Popular Alliances, 7222 Reseda Boulevard at Sherman Way in Reseda.
Magnolia location: the bungled suicide: Bryson Hotel, Wilshire Boulevard, downtown Los Angeles
It’s in downtown Los Angeles itself that you’ll find the nine-story building where the unsuccessful suicide of the prologue becomes a successful homicide. The Bryson Apartment Hotel, 2701 Wilshire Boulevard was seen also in Stephen Frears’ excellent The Grifters.