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Terms of Endearment Movie Behind The Scenes

Terms of Endearment Locations

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Locations Notes

With the Rewind, you can enjoy the thrill of time-travel by visiting the locations where they filmed the 1983 Drama movie starring Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels More Cast


Locations Manager(s): Susan Vogelfang, Brian Brosnan

Under their watchful eye, the following special places were used for filming "Terms of Endearment":

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Wanna see the real life filming location used for University in the movie?

These scenes were actually shot at University of Nebraska, located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Google Map

Terms of Endearment began location filming in Lincoln, Nebraska in early 1983.

The "Terms of Endearment" homes are located on Locke Lane near Kirby Drive. Aurora's house still looks almost identical to how it appeared in 1983. Next door, Garrett Breedlove's house has undergone significant renovation including movement of the fireplace, window changes, and adding a new brick front facade. [Thanks to Mark]

The campus scenes were originally scheduled to be shot on location at the Nebraska Wesleyan University. University officials were very concerned, however, at some of the language contained in the script. As a result, the campus scenes were ultimately filmed at the downtown campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. [Thanks to Chris Coleman]

"Flap and Emma's" house has since been demolished and replaced with apartment buildings.

The house that her mother lived in is located in River Oaks in Houston, TX but has since been remodeled. [Thanks to Robert/Dani Krejci]

The NYC scene where Pasty and Emma fight was actually shot at the ritzy "River Cafe" in Brooklyn Heights, facing the former World Trade Center [Thanks to Mike G]

In the scene where Emma and Patsy are discussing how weird everyone treats her and how she wants people to just say she has cancer and be done with it, they are walking through Battery Park, and you can see the NYC skyline in the background. The Twin Towers are there, with a thick layer of fog clouding the tops of them. It just seems so foreboding now... [Thanks to Dom Anderson]

The hospital was filmed at Lincoln General - curently BryanLGH west. The entire 4th floor was being renovated at the time when they were filming and had the whole floor to film in.

The grocery store where Emma meets Sam is now a paint/hardware store. The restaurant in the same complex where they have their lunch date is currently still there but closed. [Thanks to Betty]

Can you help? Do you know any of the Lincoln, Nebraska (or any other) filming locations used for Terms of Endearment? Please Update Us

Locations Links

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List of the filming locations.

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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.

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