Movies shot on Long Island
"Goodfellas," "Cruel Intentions," "Citizen Kane" and more: Long Island has shared the silver screen in some memorable films.
"The Comedian"(Credit: Sony Pictures Classics / Alison Cohen Rosa)
Governor's Comedy Cabaret in Levittown has played host to plenty of comedians over the years, but in March 2016, the club was a filming location for Robert De Niro's "The Comedian." In the film, out Feb. 3, 2017, Jackie Burke (De Niro), has fallen so far down the career ladder that he has to ride the LIRR to Governor's.
Rudolf Valentino, left, in the 1921 film "The Sheik." Interior scenes were shot at the Famous Players-Lasky studio. Desert scenes were shot in Montauk.
"The Emperor Jones"(Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis)
In 1933, Paul Robeson chose Long Island as the location for "The Emperor Jones," the story of the trial of a cunning railway porter, because the color of his skin made it difficult to shoot in the South. Jones Beach was used for one of the few outdoor shots: Robeson as Brutus Jones, swims ashore from a steamship.
"Citizen Kane"(Credit: Film Forum)
Oheka Castle in Huntington was the setting for the fictional estate Xanadu in the classic film "Citizen Kane" (1941).
"The Girl From Jones Beach"(Credit: George Eastman House)
Some scenes for the 1949 film "The Girl From Jones Beach," starring Virginia Mayo, Ronald Reagan and Eddie Bracken, were actually filmed at Jones Beach.
"Sabrina"(Credit: Paramount Pictures)
Two mansions in Glen Cove were used in two versions of "Sabrina": Welland House for the 1954 original starring Audrey Hepburn; Salutation House for the 1995 remake.
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"(Credit: MGM)
The Coleman Estate in Muttontown was the location of choice for Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor to indulge in psychological torture in 1958's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
"North by Northwest"
Alfred Hitchcock shot scenes for his 1959 thriller "North by Northwest" partly in Glen Cove; some filming was done on the Phipps Estate, aka Old Westbury Gardens.
"Love Story"(Credit: Paramount Pictures)
Old Westbury Gardens and the former Phipps Estate house were the setting for the 1970 movie "Love Story" starring Ryan O'Neal as Oliver Barrett IV.
In "The Godfather" (1972), the scene depicting the killing of Sonny (James Caan) was filmed at an abandoned runway at Mitchel Field in Uniondale.
"Raging Bull"(Credit: AP)
Martin Scorcese used the Lido Beach Hotel structure for scenes in "Raging Bull." Robert De Niro played self-destructive boxer Jake LaMotta in this classic 1980 film.
The Knole estate in Old Westbury was the home for Arthur Bach, a charming drunk, played by Dudley Moore in the movie "Arthur" (1981). A remake starring Jennifer Garner and Russell Brand was also filmed at Old Westbury Gardens outside on the south lawn, behind the historic house.
"The World According to Garp"(Credit: USA Network )
John Irving's novel "The World According to Garp" was set in New England, but the 1982 film was shot on location in Fishers Island and Roslyn.
"Zelig"(Credit: Warner Bros.)
Woody Allen wrote, directed and starred in the mockumentary film "Zelig" (1983), which features shots of Long Beach and Old Bethpage.
"Trading Places"(Credit: NBC)
Mill Neck Manor was the setting for some of the comedic scenes in "Trading Places" (1983) starring, from left, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd.
"Compromising Positions"(Credit: Newsday)
The screenplay for "Compromising Positions" (1985), by Susan Isaacs, was adapted from her 1978 novel. The plot concerns Judith Singer, portrayed by Susan Sarandon, a Long Island housewife and former Newsday reporter who becomes involved in a murder investigation. Sarandon is pictured in a production scene at Newsday in Melville.
"Sweet Liberty"(Credit: Universal City Studios)
Alan Alda opened up the far reaches of Suffolk as a major film site with his 1986 comedy "Sweet Liberty." Sag Harbor was among the Long Island locations where the movie was filmed.
"Crocodile Dundee II"(Credit: Paramount Pictures / Peter Carrette)
Some scenes for "Crocodile Dundee II" (1988) were shot at the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport. Paul Hogan returned as Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee in the action-comedy sequel.
"Married to the Mob"(Credit: Orion Pictures)
Jonathan Demme's memorable comedy "Married to the Mob" (1988) was shot on location in Cedarhurst, Massapequa and East Meadow.
"Fletch Lives"(Credit: Newsday)
Newsday was the location for a fictional Los Angeles newspaper in "Fletch Lives," starring Chevy Chase. If you watch closely, you'll see a map of Long Island on the wall in the newsroom scene from the 1989 movie.
"She-Devil"(Credit: Orion Pictures)
A pink bluffside mansion in Belle Terre was used as the fictional home of romance novelist" Meryl Streep in 1989's "She-Devil."
Martin Scorsese used the Catalina Beach Club in Atlantic Beach as the backdrop for the vacation scenes in "Goodfellas" (1990).
"Scent of a Woman"(Credit: ABC)
The Guggenheim estate homes at Sands Point Preserve played a small role in "Scent of a Woman" (1992), starring Al Pacino.
"Malcolm X"(Credit: Warner Brothers)
The seaside Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve was used for "Malcolm X." The 1992 biopic about the controversial African-American leader starred Denzel Washington.
"Batman Forever"(Credit: Acclaim Entertainment)
Webb Institute provided the setting for some scenes in "Batman Forever" (1995), produced by Tim Burton.
"To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar"(Credit: Universal City Studios)
The 1995 comedy "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar," starring Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo and Patrick Swayze as New York drag queens, filmed its Miss Drag Queen USA contest at Old Westbury Gardens.
"The Brothers McMullen"
In "The Brothers McMullen" director Ed Burns used his parents' Valley Stream home for the 1994 film.
"The Associate"(Credit: Hollywood Pictures)
Whoopi Goldberg used the staircase at the Knole estate for a grand entrance in the comedy "The Associate" (1996).
"Night Falls on Manhattan"(Credit: Paramount Pictures)
Scenes for Sidney Lumet's "Night Falls on Manhattan" (1996), starring Andy Garcia, were filmed in Atlantic Beach.
"The Preacher's Wife"(Credit: Touchstone Pictures )
Director Penny Marshall chose Lake Success as one of the locations for "The Preacher's Wife" (1996) starring Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington.
"The Devil's Advocate"(Credit: Warner Bros. Productions LTD.)
"The Devil's Advocate," directed by Taylor Hackford, and starring Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron, had scenes filmed at the Knole estate in Old Westbury.
"In & Out"(Credit: Paramount Pictures)
Northport Village doubled for the fictional Greenleaf, Ind., in the 1997 comedy "In & Out." Tim's Shipwreck Diner took on the name "Darlene's Diner" in the Kevin Kline movie.
"The Devil's Own"(Credit: AP)
Crime thriller "The Devil's Own" (1997), starring Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt, was partly filmed in Greenport.
"Love and Death on Long Island"(Credit: CFP Distribution / C. Reardon)
John Hurt and Jason Priestly in the film "Love and Death on Long Island." Much of the filming was done in Nova Scotia, but filming also took place on the east end of Long Island.
"A Perfect Murder"(Credit: Warner Bros./ Andrew Schwartz)
Filmed in Glen Cove, "A Perfect Murder" (1998) starred Viggo Mortensen, Gwyneth Paltrow and Michael Douglas.
"Cruel Intentions"(Credit: BPI)
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Reese Witherspoon starred in 1999's "Cruel Intentions," but Old Westbury Gardens also played a small role in the film.
"Man On the Moon"(Credit: Universal Pictures/ Francois Duhamel)
Some scenes of "Man On the Moon," the biography of comedian Andy Kaufman, starring Jim Carrey, were shot at Saddle Rock Estates in the Village of Saddle Rock near Great Neck.
"Meet the Parents"(Credit: Handout)
"Meet the Parents," the popular 2000 comedy starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller, was filmed in Port Washington, Old Brookville and Greenvale. Louie's Shore Restaurant, in Port Washington, was used in some scenes in this film.
Director Ben Younger's "Boiler Room" (2000), about a college dropout who takes a high pressure job with an investment firm, filmed some driving scenes in Garden City.
"The Others"(Credit: AP)
"The Others," a 2001 film which starred Nicole Kidman and was executive-produced by Tom Cruise, filmed scenes at Oheka Castle in Huntington.
"Capturing the Friedmans"(Credit: Newsday / George Argeroplos)
The 2003 documentary "Capturing the Friedmans" was filmed in Great Neck, where the controversial child molestation case began.
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"(Credit: AP)
In 2004's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet memorably share a bed on the beach in Montauk.
"Something's Gotta Give"(Credit: Bob Marshak)
"Something's Gotta Give" in 2003 had Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton's romantic scenes -- at least the outdoor ones -- taking place in the environs of Southampton and East Hampton.
"The Good Shepherd"(Credit: VNU Digital)
The 2006 movie "The Good Shepherd," starring Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon, told the story of the Central Intelligence Agency's beginnings on location in Manhasset.
"American Gangster"(Credit: David Lee)
A detective brings down Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas in 2007's "American Gangster." Long Island's Briarcliff Manor and Old Westbury Gardens were use in the movie.
"What Happens in Vegas"(Credit: KC Bailey)
Camera crews set up shop at Oheka Castle in Huntington and Fire Island for 2008's "What Happens in Vegas," starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher.
"The Bounty Hunter"(Credit: AP)
The Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (Route 135) was closed in July 2009 to shoot a chase scene for "The Bounty Hunter," which starred Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler.
"Win Win"(Credit: Peter Walden Sr.)
Camera crews turned a 1913 Port Washington Colonial into a law office for "Win Win," starring Paul Giamatti as a struggling attorney. Other locations include the Port Washington Long Island Rail Road station, St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Rockville Centre and Lawrence High School.
"Salt"(Credit: Sony Pictures)
Angelina Jolie is a CIA agent suspected of spying for the Russians in "Salt" (2010). The former Grumman facility in Bethpage served as a backdrop for part of the movie. Jolie was injured while filming an action sequence and was treated at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.
"Sex and the City 2"(Credit: New Line Cinema)
An upscale after-wedding brunch in "Sex and the City 2" (2010) was filmed at Salutations Mansion in Glen Cove, starring the fabulous four -- Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon.