Movie homes -- Real residences were used in ''Dead Again,'' ''The Super,'' and ''Paradise''

By Juliann Garey
Updated November 01, 1991 at 05:00 AM EST

Dead Again

  • Movie

When Goldie Hawn strolls through her palatial, perfectly decorated sun-filled loft in Deceived, moviegoers groan with envy over her fancy digs. Hawn’s apartment was actually an elaborate soundstage in Toronto — but some movie homes do exist, and real people do live there. Here are a few recent examples of the genuine article:

Dead Again
Roman’s (Kenneth Branagh) mansion
Location: Pasadena, Calif.
Alterations: Five towers, a fountain, and the G-clef gates were added.
Interesting point: The house was also Bruce Wayne’s mansion in the ’60s TV series Batman.
If you wanted to buy it: $3 million to $5 million.

Grace’s (Emma Thompson) apartment
Location: Hollywood. The apartment is part of a group of landmark buildings set on a hill on Hightower Road.
Interesting point: Was also used as Elliot Gould’s pad in The Long Goodbye.
If you wanted to rent it: A one-bedroom apartment in the building is approximately $800 per month; a two-bedroom is $1,200. There’s a one- to two-year waiting list.

The Super
Louie Kritski’s (Joe Pesci) tenement apartment
Location: A walk-up on 11th street in Manhattan’s East Village.
Alterations: The building was ”dressed down” significantly, but after the shoot the production company paid to restore the facade.
If you wanted to rent it: $700 to $900 a month for a one-bedroom apartment.

Lily and Ben Reed’s (Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson) house
Location: A small village near Charleston, S.C.
Alterations: Floors were reinforced; walls were moved; kitchen was enlarged, painted, and wallpapered; wainscoting was added; front porch was screened in.
If you wanted to buy it: $150,000 to $200,000.

Episode Recaps

Dead Again

  • Movie
  • R
  • 107 minutes
  • Kenneth Branagh