Mrs Doubtfire, 1993

Director

Chris Columbus

Cast



visit the film locations

San Francisco: Flights: San Francisco International Airport

Bridges Restaurant, 44 Church Street, Danville, east of Oakland (tel: 925.820.7200)

Claremont Resort and Spa, 41 Tunnel Road in the Tilden Regional Park area north of Berkeley (tel: 510.843.3000)


Trivia

You can see more of San Francisco in Basic Instinct and Vertigo, but the Pacific Heights neighbourhood is faked, to the south of the city, for John Schlesinger’s thriller Pacific Heights, with Michael Keaton and Melanie Griffith.

Mrs Doubtfire location: 2640 Steiner Street, Pacific Heights, San Francisco

Mrs Doubtfire location: The family home: 2640 Steiner Street, Pacific Heights, San Francisco

This rather sentimental comedy, which really caught fire at the box office, is set, of course, around San Francisco.

The TV studio, where Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) gets a job boxing up and shipping cans, is KTVU 2 over on the East Bay. In East Bay, too, you’ll find the restaurant where Hillard is forced to perform his quick-change routine during two fraught meals. It’s Bridges Restaurant, 44 Church Street, Danville, east of Oakland.

Also in the area is the Claremont Resort and Spa, 41 Tunnel Road in the Tilden Regional Park area north of Berkeley. Built in 1915, the Victorian-style resort is where Mrs Doubtfire sabotages Miranda Hillard's (Sally Field) flirtation with charmer Stuart Dunmeyer (Pierce Brosnan).

Mrs Doubtfire location: Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

Mrs Doubtfire location: Mrs Doubtfire: Mrs Doubtfire fends of the mugger: Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

In San Francisco itself, Mrs Doubtfire fends off a mugger on Columbus Avenue (the elegant, pale green Flatiron Building in the background is the HQ of Francis Ford Coppola’s movie empire).

The Hillard family home is 2640 Steiner Street at Broadway in the classy Pacific Heights neighbourhood.

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