New York Film Locations

Big (1988)

Last Updated: July 2023

At a carnival, young Josh Baskins (Tom Hanks) wishes he was big - only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his friend Billy (Jared Rushton), Josh lands a job at a toy company in New York City. There, his inner wisdom enables him to successfully preditc what children want to buy, making the awestruck, naive Josh irresistible to to a beautiful ladder-climbing colleague (Elizabeth Perkins). But the more he experiences being an adult, the more Josh longs for the simple joys of childhood.

Times Square (Broadway, 7th Avenue, West 42nd and 47th Streets) Manhattan.


St. James Hotel, 109 West 45th Street and 7th Avenue, Manhattan.


Paddleball Court, Thompson Street and Spring Street, SoHo, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: The 16ft piano that Tom Hanks walked on has been given to a US children's museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The instrument was offered to the Please Touch Museum by a US couple who bought it after the film's release. It was built in Philadelphia by Remo Saraceni, who called his invention a Walking Piano. The three-octave piano went on display in January 2009.

FAO Schwarz (Toy Store) 767 5th Avenue and East 59th Street, Manhattan.


Restaurant, 13 East 12th Street (btw 5th Avenue and University Place) Manhattan.


MacMillan Toys Company, 40 West 23rd Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan.


State Office, 141 Worth Street and Centre Street, Manhattan.


Josh's Apartment, 83 Grand Street (btw Greene Street & Wooster Street) Manhattan.



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