RHHS LogoThe Richmond Hill Historical Society_________________________________________
Back To RHHSQuick InfoResourcesEarly YearsMaps
Latest Updates!GuestPage Comments

Here is a List of some Hollywood Movies partially filmed on Location in Richmond Hill

2005- Awake (Thriller)
"Awake" is a psychological thriller, about a man (Hayden Christensen) who is awake but paralyzed during surgery and his young wife (Jessica Alba), who must wrestle with her own demons as a drama unfolds around them. "This film will do to surgery what 'Jaws' did to swimming in the ocean," producer Joana Vicente stated.
Photo of Denis O'Hare and Chris McDonald in "Awake"

Photographed by Nancy Cataldi ©2005

The two actors shown in the photo, left to right are: Denis O'Hare (Tony Award-winning actor in "Take Me Out") dressed as a waiter also known as the "keeper of the gate", and in the black cloak is Chris McDonald ("Thelma & Louise") as "Death".

Scene location for "Awake" was Salerno's Restaurant on Hillside Avenue and Babbage Street.

Salerno's Restaurant is supposed to be the entrance to heaven or hell!... the actors themselves were not sure! They filmed inside Salerno's, down Babbage Street and on Salerno's fire escape.

2004- Romance & Cigarettes (Musical Comedy)
This "dark" comedy is about a two-timing husband (James Gandolfini) who must choose between his mistress (Kate Winslet) and his beleaguered wife (Susan Sarandon).
Photo of Susan Sarandon - filming Romance & Cigarettes Photo of Susan Sarandon - filming Romance & CigarettesPhoto of Susan Sarandon - filming Romance & Cigarettes
Photo of Christopher Walken - filming Romance & Cigarettes

Photographed by Nancy Cataldi ©2004

Photos above of Susan Sarandon and Christopher Walken on location on 117th St. in Richmond Hill during the filming of "Romance & Cigarettes".

Scene location for "Romance & Cigarettes" was at the intersection of 117th St. on Hillside and Myrtle Avenues.

Starring- James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Mary-Louise Parker, and directed by John Turturro

2003- The Guru (Comedy)
A whimsical comedy about a dance instructor immigrant from India who makes it big as a “spiritual sex” adviser.
Photo of filming The Guru at RKO Keiths

Photographed by Bob Gennaro ©2003

Scene location for "The Guru" was at Hillside and Myrtle Avenues (RKO Keiths).

Starring- Jimi Mistry, Marisa Tomei, and Heather Graham

2000- White Lies (Drama- Independent Film)
First independent film produced by Digital Video & Theatre Lab (DVTL) and CineWomenNY.
This drama is a story of two housewives who become friends during a Sing-Sing execution in Ossinning, NY during the summer of 1962. Select here for more photos and info on this film.
Photo of filming White Lies on 110th Street, Richmond Hill

Photographed by Nancy Cataldi ©2000

Actress Claire Coyne on location during filming of "White Lies". Check out the cars on the street. The blue 1961 Ford Galaxy is owned by Nancy Cataldi and was used in the shoot.

Scene location for "White Lies" was at 110th Street between Jamaica Ave. and 86th Ave

Andee Kinzy, Abra Bigham, and Claire Coyne

1999- Third Watch (TV Drama Series)
A TV drama series where 'ER' meets 'NYPD Blue'. "Third Watch" is about a group of cops, paramedics and firemen on the job in New York City.
Photo of filming Third Watch TV show in Richmond Hill

Photographed by Nancy Cataldi ©1999

Photo captures film crew on location filming in front of Cadigan's Bar for the TV Series "Third Watch".

Scene location for "Third Watch" was at Jamaica Avenue between Lefferts Blvd. and 117th Street.

Starring- Michael Beach, Eddie Cibrian, and Coby Bell.

1997- In & Out (Comedy)
A comedy about being "gay", and not knowing it.
Scene location was at 115th and 114th Streets on 86th Avenue and inside Union Congregational Church.
Starring- Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, and Joan Cusack.

1996- Big Night (Drama/Comedy)
The ups and downs of two Italian immigrant brothers who own a restaurant during the 1950's.
Scene location was at 117th Street and Myrtle Avenue (Bangert's Florist Shop).
Isabella Rossellini, Stanley Tucci, Minnie Driver, and Tony Shalhoub.

1995- Kiss of Death (Thriller)
The 1947 remake of Henry Hathaway's crime drama classic about betrayal and revenge.
Scene location was car chase at Lefferts Blvd. and 84th Avenue.
Starring- Nicolas Cage, David Caruso, Helen Hunt, and Samuel L. Jackson.

1990- Quick Change (Comedy)
A farsical film about bank robbers with more troubles living in NYC than with the police.
Photo of Bill Murray, Randy Quaid and Geena DavisPhoto of Geena Davis on location for the movie Quick Change

Photographed by Nancy Cataldi ©1990

Photos of Bill Murray, Randy Quaid and Geena Davis on Jamaica Avenue and 120th Street; also Geena Davis on the set rehearsing at same location.

Scene location for "Quick Change" was 120th Street and Jamaica Avenue and 125th Street (Little Brown Jug).

Starring- Bill Murray, Randy Quaid, and Geena Davis.

1990- GoodFellas (Drama)
A film about the true-life experiences of mobster Henry Hill.
Photo of Martin Scorsece directing GoodFellas

Photographed by Nancy Cataldi ©1990

Photo of Martin Scorsece directing the "Pink Cadillac Murder Scene" for the film "GoodFellas" under the trestle on Babbage Street.

Scene location for "Goodfellas" was at Babbage Street near Hillside and Myrtle Avenues (Salerno's Restaurant).

Starring- Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, and Lorraine Bracco.


Back To RHHSQuick InfoResourcesEarly YearsMaps
Latest Updates!GuestPage Comments