Who doesn’t love drama? If it includes sports, well, that’s a cherry on top! And if the star of the movie is Adam Sandler, we want nothing else. On June 8, 2022, Netflix premiered Adam Sandler starred Hustle. His love for basketball is truly visible in his acting. In the movie, Adam stars as Stanley Beren, who travels from one country to another and is an international scout for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA.
The most interesting part of the movie is not only the story or the characters. It is the locations that give life to the events. It makes everything real and alive. Here’s all you need to know about the locations.
All the shooting locations for Hustle and NOT only Philly!
The director of the film, Jeremiah Zagar, along with the team, scouted locations in various areas of the city. That includes North Philly, Old City, Manayunk, South Philadelphia’s Italian Market, and Queen Village. “The way the city looks from its buildings, streets, and basketball courts,” Hustle’s co-producer Joseph Vecsey says, “you just really felt the realness there.”
Wells Fargo Center
3601 S. Broad St.
It is pretty obvious that an NBA scout for the 76ers spends plenty of his time at the team’s home stadium. Moreover, all the scenes in the film were indeed shot here at this place only.
Old Pine Church
412 Pine St.
At the beginning of the film, when Stanley comes home after a long work patch, he connects with his daughter, Alex, by playing the role of the cool parent. Even though she hasn’t completed her homework, he allows her to go to a screening of a movie at a cemetery. Stanley drops Alex off to meet her friends at Old Pine Church. It is a Presbyterian house of worship built in 1768 that is surrounded by a historic colonial-era churchyard.
The direction in each symbolic location is fantastic.
Butcher and Singer
1500 Walnut St.
After Stan gets the news of the death of his friend and mentor, 76ers owner, Rex Merrick, he attends a wake at this place, which is a real Philadelphia chophouse. The restaurant’s luxe interior is fully put on display as Stan really connects with old friends and other teammates here.
1501-1527 Snyder Ave.
This classic Philly diner is a food-filled montage, where Stan is having a conversation with his wife, Teresa, not long after NBA prospect Bo Cruz first arrives in Philly. The conversation itself was filmed inside Fante’s Kitchen Shop, which is a historic cookware store on Philly’s South Ninth Street.
900 Federal St.
Bo plays the game in many playgrounds. But when he played and got filmed the game on this playground, it went viral.
Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar
1200 E. Passyunk Ave.
In the film, towards the end, Stan’s daughter, Alex, is preparing to watch a 76ers game at a bar called McGlinchey’s. In reality, Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar is the place where this scene was shot.
Girard College, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Manor College, Manayunk Wall, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, Tom Gola Arena — La Salle University, and Girard College are all the places where the movie has been shot.
Hustle only in Philly? No ways.
Other shoot locations were Pennsylvania, as well as New Jersey, and Spain.
Locations, in any movie, play a very crucial part. Because of a perfect location, the scene enhances its intensity and can convey the message effectively. The creators of Hustle have done a brilliant job choosing these symbolic locations. Let us know about your favorite part or location in the movie.