A look at TV & movie locations above Times Square.
A young urban investment banker, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) who lives in New York City in 1987, secretly lives a second life as a serial killer by night. The cast includes the detective (Willem Dafoe), the fiance (Reese Witherspoon), the mistress (Samantha Mathis), the coworker (Jared Leto), and the secretary (Chloe Sevigny).
The film was shot in Toronto, Ontario, but some establishing shots were filmed in New York. Patrick Bateman’s apartment on the 11th floor of the “American Gardens Building on West 81st Street” was a fictional location. The whole film was shot in sets in Toronto including Batemans place of work which was set in the Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower, 66 Wellington Street West, but some snippets include sites in New York. The ATM where Bateman withdraws cash was shot alongside the Arader Gallery, 1016 Madison Ave. Batman also leaves work in one scene where he passes the statue of George Washington in front of the Federal Hall, Wall Street at Nassau Street in the Financial District.
- The 2000 film was originally supposed to be filmed in black and white and rated X. The novel was first recognized back in 1991.
- The film grossed over $34 million on a $7 million budget. The box office considered it a disappointment, but has since developed a large fan following.