The Firm (1993) Filming Locations

Location #31: Running into the alley

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From Jefferson Avenue, right beside Jefferson Plaza, Memphis, Tennessee, United States

9 thoughts on “The Firm (1993) Filming Locations

  1. Jason

    Where the wolf river meets the mighty missippippi @ north end of harbor town where island drive turns into north island road . Wilford Brimley is facing west looking towards Arkansas with the wolf river to his right in the background.

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  2. Jill

    They also filmed along Old Military Road in Marion, AR at an abandoned law library. My dad was on the fire department at the time and was one of the firemen on scene spraying the streets to keep them wet during night filming. Said both Tom and Gene were there. There was a photo of them all hanging in the fire dept last time I was there. It was taken that night.

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  3. LBJ

    Hey there.

    In the opening title sequence directly following the exterior of the Harvard book store, we see an interior shot (yellow pillars, red carpet, colorful furniture with people mulling around) that is supposed to be a student center or lounge at Harvard. The camera pans from right to left, ending up on a bulletin board with Harvard Law recruiting times posted to it. This was actually filmed at the University Center at the University of Memphis (Memphis State University at the time this was filmed in late 1992/early 1993).

    The interviews Mitch McDeere has before the interview with the Memphis firm were filmed upstairs at the University Center at the University of Memphis.

    Later in the movie when Mitch confesses to Abby he was with another woman while in The Caymans, this scene was filmed at Boscos at the Shops of Saddle Creek in Germantown, TN, located just east of Memphis at the intersection of West Farmington and Poplar Avenue. Last time I was at Boscos, there was a brass plaque in the booth, noting it was the one used in The Firm.

    I was living in Memphis during the time of the filming. Whenever I see the movie, I always think of my time there.

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  4. Mac

    Did anyone ever figure out where the truck stop scene was? If you look at the grease board at the FBI station in the background when Ed Harris talks about losing Ray, you can see that it says Miller County Arkansas which is near Texarkana. You can also see that area circled on his Arkansas map just before he yells “Get me a map of Louisiana!” But I doubt they went that far southwest to film a scene at a truck stop. There is also the scene where Ray is driving off with Elvis where a street sign labels the road as 178 West. I am thinking it was really filmed in Arkansas but much closer to Memphis. Not near Texarkana. The funny thing is that this is the one thing missing from this list and that truck stop looks so familiar to me. Maybe all the BP truck stop stations looked like that back then though. Kind of like all Waffle Houses are laid out the same almost.

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    1. Alexandre L., Webmaster Post author

      Mac,

      A while ago, I received an email from someone who mentioned a truck stop in Red Banks, MS. I quickly disregarded it, as why would they go all the way to Mississippi just to film this tiny sequence?. Your comment led me to do some digging in my old emails and something struck me: Memphis to Red Banks is actually a 45-minute drive! As a non-US resident, I am still a bit embarrassed to have not figured this out earlier!

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  5. D Bennett

    I believe the Red Banks theory. Here’s why: Hwy 178 works for that location and one of the guys at the counter is wearing a green cap with the logo “Fuzzy’s Fine Feeds”. That company had only two lock-in Mississippi, (Corinth and Tupelo) Corinth on Hwy 72 which ran east/west just north of Red Banks and Tupelo which ran SE from Red Banks through Tupelo (birthplace of Elvis). My dad managed the “Fuzzy’s locations in Mississippi and very likely gave that man the bright green cap he was wearing several years prior!

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