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These scenes were actually shot at Bendix Diner, located in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. Google Map

The interior shots of the diner scenes were filmed in the Bendix Diner on Route 17 in Hasbrouck Heights NJ. The Diner is still there today, open for business. [Thanks to Steve]

Bridge shot at 21:51 after picking up Billy from train station before sitting at the diner is Fleet Street and S Newkirk St in Greektown with a view of Crown Cork and Seal in background. Also told by a neighbor Fleet St was in Avalon. [Thanks to Sean Walsh]

The "manger" scene where Kevin Bacon punches out the wise men was filmed in a section of Roland Park, a neighborhood in the northern end of the city, on Roland Avenue, north of Northern Parkway. It sits across from a very small strip mall of Tudor design, (also briefly shown in the movie). The church is either Methodist or Presbyterian I think. Both mall and church are still there. I briefly lived in that neighborhood and used to get ice cream at the Baskin Robbins across from the church.

The residence for Steve Guttenberg's family was also shot in Roland Park, probably a block or 2 east of Roland Avenue.

The scene where Mickey Rourke gets punched out by "Tank" outside the salon for not paying his gambling debt was filmed on North Charles Street, very close to Baltimore's Washington Monument

The neighborhood where Fenwick and Rourke share an apartment is for the most part Fell's Point/Canton Harbor-- RIGHT BEFORE all the explosive development that took place in the last 20 years... I think that the building that was used for their apartment's exterior is still standing. You can catch a brief glimpse of what used to be "Weber's on Boston" a restaurant on Boston street right on the water that has changed hands several times.

Also featured in the movie in that same neighborhood is the American Can Building, which has been nicely restored for retail and office space.

The scene where Rourke and Fenwick are driving and see the girl on horseback--I'm pretty sure this is north of the city, near Hunt Valley, probably on or near Fall's Road (Route 25). [Thanks to Jud Spangler for the wonderful locations info above]

The church across form the tudor strip mall in Roland Park and where the manger scene was filmed is Roland Park Presbyterian Church. 4801 Roland Ave. [Thanks to Wayne Boulton]

Camden Station in Baltimore was used in the railroad station scene. The view proceeds from the concourse through to the news stand. When I was a kid growing up in the 50s we used to meet visiting family members at this station. The railroad in question was, of course, the Baltimore and Ohio. My grandfather was Trainmaster there during the 40s and 50s. His office was in the station, down the hall and up the stairs from the news stand in the movie. [Thanks to dbaker221]

The horse scenes with both Rourke and Bacon were filmed on Worthington Avenue near Tufton Avenue and Greenspring Avenue in northern Baltimore County. [Thanks to David Scott]

The wedding scene was filmed at a VFW Hall in the 500 block of Harwood Ave. One block east of York Rd in Govans. I was 16 at the time and knew they were filming there so when I came home from school my friend and I peeked into the hall which decorated in blue and white. Barry Levinson was outside smoking a cigarette in his Oriole cap and said hi to us but we had no idea who he was until later. The actors were dropped off in front of our house on Ready Ave that morning and I would have loved to see them but they were gone by the time I got home that afternoon. [Thanks to Michael Harris]

Diner was also filmed at locations in Baltimore, Maryland.

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