Ghost | 1990
Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) takes a bullet during the mugging-gone-wrong as he and Molly return from a night out at the theatre, along Crosby Street between Prince and Spring Streets, only to return from the dead to follow his murderer onto the subway at Franklin Street Station, and on to Myrtle Avenue Station in Brooklyn.
The cool Italian restaurant, where medium Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) has to convince Molly of Sam's presence ("Ditto") was Mezzogiorno, 195 Spring Street at Sullivan Street in SoHo. Pretty new when the film shot there (it opened in 1987), the restaurant closed in 2015, to relocate to 2791 Broadway on the Upper West Side.
Also in LA are both of the two ‘banks’, where Sam and Oda Mae conspire to scupper the financial scam.
The bank in which Oda Mae verifies the signature of the fictitious ‘Rita Miller’ was in fact the old Bank of America Building, 650 South Spring Street, downtown. The disused interior has been seen in countless films, including Se7en (as the library where Morgan Freeman conducts his research), Jim Carrey comedy The Mask, Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man2 and John Schlesinger’s Marathon Man and, more recently, in Bridesmaids.
And the bank where they close the account with Lyle Ferguson is the Lounge of the Ebell Of Los Angeles, 743 South Lucerne Boulevard at West Eighth Street, midtown.
This complex, comprised of a women’s club and the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, can be seen in scads of films, including Forrest Gump, The Addams Family, Air Force One, Catch Me If You Can, Old School, Cruel Intentions, Darkman, Death Becomes Her, The General’s Daughter, Very Bad Things and The Wedding Planner.
Oda Mae finally – and unwillingly – donates the four million dollars to “a bunch o'nuns” at the base of the statue of George Washington in front of Federal Hall, 28 Wall Street.