Filming Locations —

Alameda, Alameda County: Visual Effects photography was done by Manex Studios on the former Alameda Naval Air Station.

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin County: The scene where Robin Williams talked to his son next to a redwood tree was filmed at Muir Woods.

Oakland, Alameda County: Robin Williams' character's funeral service was filmed at the 1st Baptist Church on Teleraph Avenue near West Grand Avenue. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery. The ending was filmed on the north end of Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland.

Marin Municipal Water District, Marin County: Phoenix Lake.

Piedmont, Alameda County: Part of Lincoln Avenue was decorated so that all its trees appeared to have purple blossoms.

San José, Santa Clara County.

City and County of San Francisco: Robin Williams' character died in the Broadway Tunnel.

San Rafael, Marin County: St. Vincent's School.

Treasure Island, City and County of San Francisco: Many of the Hell scenes were filmed in the old aircraft hangars.

Vallejo, Solano County: The "Hell ship" was the former USS Oriskany (CVA 34), which was moored at Mare Island at the time.

Woodside, San Mateo County: Filoli House & Gardens.

Filming Locations —

Glacier National Park, Flathead County.

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St. Vincent's School / Church, east of Marinwood in San Rafael.
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This might have been a school near the Rockridge
area of South Berkeley / North Oakland.
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The Bay Bridge.
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The west entrance to the Broadway Tunnel
(aka the Robert C. Levy Tunnel) in San Francisco.
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A closer view of the Broadway Tunnel.
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Lincoln Avenue, Piedmont.
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1st Baptist Church, Telegraph Avenue, Oakland.
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A view towards the front of the church. Annabella Sciorra's
photo-double is the first person to the left of the coffin.
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Robin Williams walking towards the front of the church. Background extra Gary Dawson is wearing the sunglasses on the far left. I was cut out of this scene, beyond the far right at the back of the church.
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Mountain View Cemetery at the end
of Piedmont Avenue, Oakland.
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The visual effects by Manex Studios
won an Academy Award for 1998.
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And which church is this?
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Phoenix Lake in Marin County.
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Again, at Phoenix Lake. These last few scenes
were for the new ending which replaced the one
from the book that had already been filmed.
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This scene at Lake Merritt was shot on 1 July 1998.

What Dreams May Come (1998)
CAST: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow, Jessica Brooks Grant, Rosalind Chao....
WRITER: Richard Matheson, Ronald Bass
PRODUCER: Barnet Bain, Ronald Bass, Alan C. Blomquist, Stephen Deutsch, Ted Field, Erica Huggins, Scott Kroopf
DIRECTOR: Vincent Ward
EDITOR: David Brenner, Maysie Hoy
LOCATIONS DEPARTMENT / RESHOOTS: Gerard Averill, David Mack, Brian Dettor

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"Phoenix Lake Stars as Heaven...", Marin Independent Journal, 30 Jun 1998.
"Air Base Furnishes Dream Location for Film Firm", Oakland Tribune, 12 Oct 1998.
"Alameda Artist's Oscar Opens Doors", Oakland Tribune, 25 Mar 1999.
"What Dreams May Come: Experiences" by Scott Trimble, updated 1998.

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