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The Stepford Wives

On Location Tours’ NYC TV & Movie Tour  and Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour takes you to locations in Manhattan that have been featured in your favorite films, including the 2004 remake of The Stepford Wives, starring Nicole Kidman!

In The Stepford Wives, Joanna Eberhart (Nicole Kidman) is an extremely successful president of a TV Network who has a nervous breakdown after a series of shocking events.  As a result, Joanna and her family move out of New York City to Stepford, an upper-class, planned community of Connecticut.  The women of Stepford spend all day knitting, gardening, exercising, and caring for their homes in beautiful dresses.  The town seems nearly perfect.  But Joanna and her friends have a feeling it’s all too good to be true.  After two of Kidman’s new friends seem to have undergone a change, she’s determined to uncover the truth about Stepford, and to get out before it’s too late.

Nicole Kidman has won an Oscar, as well as three Golden Globe Awards.  She is known as one of Australia’s best imports, and was actually born in Hawaii to Australian parents, who later relocated to their Sydney, Australia.  Kidman is very well known for her roles in films such as Batman Forever, Eyes Wide Shut, Moulin Rouge, The Leading Man, Practical Magic, The Others, Panic Room, The Hours, The Interpreter, Bewitched, The Invasion, Margot at the Wedding, andAustralia.

Matthew Broderick plays Joanna’s husband, Walter.  Born and raised in NYC, Broderick initially took up acting at New York’s upper-crust Walden School after his athletic pursuits were put aside because of a knee injury.  The actor can been seen in movies such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Glory, The Cable Guy, Inspector Gadget, Strangers with Candy, and The Producers.

Glenn Close (Stepford’s Claire Wellington) has been nominated for five Academy Awards, ten Emmy Awards and nine Golden Globe Awards, in addition to winning both an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for her performance on Damages.  Glenn Close’s many film credits include Jagged EdgeReversal of FortuneHamletThe Paper101 Dalmatians102 DalmatiansAir Force One,The Safety of ObjectsLe DivorceHeightsNine Lives and many others, including blockbuster Fatal Attraction.

A two-time Oscar Nominee and a Grammy Award Winner, Bette Midler (Bobbie Markowitz) is a successful, comedian, and author.  She has sold in excess of 15 million albums worldwide.  She has also starred in numerous films such as Beaches, Stella, Hocus Pocus, Gypsy, Get Shorty, The First Wives Club, What Women Want, and The Women.

The majority of the film was shot in Darien and New Canaan, both in Connecticut, but On Location Tours features the CNN Studios in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, which were used in The Stepford Wives as the workplace of main character Joanna Eberhart in the beginning of the film.  Take one of these unique, guided New York City bus tours and you can see this and my other great locations from your favorite movies.

* In an effort to stay current, we are constantly updating our tours with new locations and cannot guarantee the presence of locations mentioned on our site. If you have a particular interest in locations from a specific TV show or movie, please let your tour guide know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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