Production Designer: Michael Corenblith
The built sets for this film were fairly large, and were constructed and filmed on the Paramount Studios lot. Though the Fender Mansion was established and shot on location in Pasadena, the Int. Dining Room set was built on stage, for ease of shooting the demanding finale scene, and all safety precautions for the fire stunt. We built the dining room, hallways, back courtyard as seen through the dining room windows, and the surrounding house walls.
For Tim and Julie's apartment, we built the entire living space, plus elevator lobby and staircase, and matched details such as the exterior windows and staircase railing, so that it would easily blend-in with the location.
All photos by L. Polizzi