Only You

Date: 1994
Director: Norman Jewison
Production Company: TriStar Pictures, Fried/Woods Films, Yorktown Productions

Stars: Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Bonnie Hunt, Joaquim de Almeida, Billy Zane, Fisher Stevens
Location(s): Venezia, Positano & Roma, Italy. Pennsylvania, USA.

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Woman’s quest for her soulmate prescribed by destiny takes her to Italy where she hopes to find her true love. SJ

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Raining, possibly Pennsylvania: imdb suggests West Miffin or Pittsburgh.

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As above. Tomei tries on her wedding dress and makes a break for the airport.

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Tomei takes a taxi/grabs a cab.

Tomei and Hunt enjoy the interior of the Hotel Danieli, Venice.

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Nice one. RJ

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On the hill is San Gimignano near Siena in Tuscany as Tomei and Hunt drive to Rome from Venice. This could be from the via Vecchia or possibly from the road northwest of the town.

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This comparison shot from the north towards the village was taken on Via Cortennano, provided by Manuel Gurtner (SJ)

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Now in Rome... And found by Manuel who says, Dressed for the movie as car rental office, this is the entrance to the Palazzo Pamphilj at Piazza Navona 18. Afterwards Tomei and Hunt board a taxi. They circle the Fontana del Moro at the southern end of the square, just to leave the cab again directly opposite the Palazzo Pamphilj.

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And a Google image from Manuel with the matching doorway highlighted in yellow: located between the church Sant’Agnese in Agone and the Brazilian embassy; nowadays the Centro Cultural Brasil-Italia is housed here. (SJ)

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A leather goods store... but not really as Manuel has spotted another bit of trickery. The store “Pelleteria Il Monastero” is located next to the church Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore. In 1962, it was a street café, seen in "Rome Adventure", capture 14.

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And it's a café now, Romane Vacanze. SJ

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Hunt and Tomei leave the cab in front of the Ristorante Galeassi, identified by Manuel, at the Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere to dine al fresco.

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Another shot of the piazza.

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A fountain and a large one. I'm going for the Piazza di Santa Maria, Trastevere.

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The Fontana di Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere is believed to be the oldest fountain in Rome, dating back to the 8th century, but the present look is the work of Bramante and Bernini. On the right side the Palazzo di San Callisto, one of the extraterritorial properties of the Holy See, can be seen." Sent in by Manuel G. (SJ)

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Hunt and Tomei meet Downey Jr. at a news-stand on the corner of Via della Lungaretta in the Trastevere region, found by Manuel.

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And google proof from Manuel, who notes, "The news-stand does still exists, but the building next to it makes a shabby impression after 20 years." (SJ)

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This is Tiber island, the southeast corner of the piazza di San Bartolomeo all'isola.

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Same place: a closer shot with the column in front of the basilica di San Bartolomeo.

Ponte Fabriccio leading northeast from Tiber island.

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Now. SJ

Tomei and Downey do a Hepburn and Peck.

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Now, the Bocca della Verità, Santa Maria in Cosmedin. SJ

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Hunt and de Almeida lunch above the Forum.

From the angle, this must be on the Esquiline Hill with views to the Capitoline and the Vittorio Emanuele II monument... in fact Manuel can be more precise citing the Roof Garden Restaurant of Hotel Forum, also seen in "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium."

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An approximation. SJ

Hunt and de Almeida at the Fountain of Neptune on the north end of Piazza Navona.

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Right fountain, wrong angle. I should be more to the right. SJ

Downey running past the girls' hotel.

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One of those happy Reelstreets moments where I just happened to stroll by and recognised it, as happened 7 years earlier for the next capture. Piazza Margana, just west of the Vittorio Emanuele II monument. SJ

One of the many nasoni which distribute free drinking water in Rome. A challenge?

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I got lucky and spotted this on the south end of via del Mascherone as it meets via Giulia. SJ. Addendum: also seen in TV's Trust when Getty is kidnapped.

Positano on the Amalfi Drive.

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A similar view. SJ

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Hotel Le Sirenuse, via Cristoforo Colombo, Positano

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Stevens on the via Cristoforo Colombo.

View from the hotel dining terrace overlooking the dome of Santa Maria Assunta.

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Not the view from the terrace but the main road above. SJ