Brainstorm Movie Behind The Scenes

Brainstorm Locations


Locations Notes

Rewind the locations where they filmed the 1983 Sci-Fi movie starring Christopher Walken, Jordan Christopher, Natalie Wood More Cast

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Brainstorm Filming Locations:

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Wanna see the real life filming location used for Research Company Building in the movie?

These scenes were actually shot at Burroughs Wellcome Pharmaceutical Corporation HQ, located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Google Map

The research building is the Burroughs Wellcome Company located at 3030 East Cornwallis Road, Durham NC. Research Triangle Park is an industrial & research park in Durham NC. I was working as a pharmaceutical scientist at Burroughs Wellcome when Brainstorm was filmed there. We all figured the movie would get canceled when Natalie Wood died.

Duke Gardens in Durham were used for a flashback to Natalie Wood's and Christopher Walken's wedding scene. I was an extra as Christopher Walken's dad.

A scene was filmed in downtown Raleigh's historic Oakwood where Alan Fudge picks up Joe Dorsey in his car.

Christopher Walken is filmed at the Wright Brother's Memorial National Park (where the first powered air flight occurred) in Kill Devil Hills, NC when he tries on the Brainstorm head piece to experience what it is like to die. [Thanks to Art Beveridge / Betsy]

The movie makes it look like these locations are near one another, but it's really a 4+hour drive apart.

Another location is on the top of the bell tower of Duke University Chapel located on the campus of Duke University in Durham NC. [Thanks to johnboync99]

The inside of Duke Chapel was also used for the funeral scene for Louise Fletcher's character. I was there as an extra. I was priviledged to meet and talk to Cliff Robertson, who kindly gave me a photo of himself, from which I drew a portrait of the actor. [Thanks to Debby]

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LX Preview

LX is our radical new locations feature that we've been beavering away on.. For years!

Each location will have it's own page with then/now pictures, maps, StreetView, discovery story and the most detailed explanations on how the location was used. Most importantly, the locations will have a status that shows whether they are verified correct and by whom. We are working with the actual locations managers or other crew where possible. The whole thing will be very interactive and you will, of course, be able to update everything.

We are pleased to be able to bring you a sneak peek at what LX locations will be available for Brainstorm upon release:

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