Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Cruel Intentions (1999)

We were barraged with teen movies in the late '90s and while some left much to be desired, this teen adaptation of Dangerous Liaisons stood out to me.  It's smart, sexy, funny and has a kissing scene with even more tongue than Top Gun.

Cruel Intentions was filmed in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA

Location: Valmont Mansion
Address: Fifth Avenue at 79th St, New York, NY

Location: Katherine Gives Cecile a Dental Check-Up
Address: Southeast Central Park, New York, NY (near Gapstow Bridge)

Location: The Pool
Address: 506 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Millenium Biltmore Hotel

The Bodyguard (1992), Ghostbusters (1984) and True Lies (1994) were also filmed at this hotel.

Location: Annette & Sebastian Walk
Address: Gapstow Bridge, Central Park, New York, NY (enter at 61st)

Location: Annette's Apartment
Address: 225 Central Park West b/w 82nd and 83rd St, New York, NY

Location: Penn Station
Address: 7th Street/Metro Center Station, Los Angeles, CA

Location: Ronald searches for Sebastian
Address: Central Park West, New York, NY

This area was also seen in Stepmom (1998)Gimme A Break! (1981-1987) and Weekend At Bernie's (1989)

Location: Ronald & Sebastian Fight
Address: Central Park, New York, NY

This really could've been on any road that cuts through Central Park.  I happen to heading east toward the Water Conservatory.  If anyone happens to know the exact location, please email me.

Location: The Church
Address: 132 N Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, CA

All Saints Episcopal Church

Locations Visited: November 2015, March 2016, June 2023


  1. Did the water dry up in Central Park? I know something similar happened to the Dirty Dancing location.

    1. Hey, Tashi. I went in the late fall after boating season and they were probably doing their cleaning. I couldn't believe the lake dried up where Dirty Dancing was filmed. Surreal.

  2. This film has such a good soundtrack. My favourite soundtrack is from, "Valley Girl" (1983).. I wish you would do that film! xo, Tonya

    1. It does have a good soundtrack. I didn't love Valley Girl. Maybe I need to give it another watch.