Filming Locations Guide: Where was The Highwaymen filmed?

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Netflix’s 2019 period movie The Highwaymen, was far from a remake of previous films about Bonnie and Clyde.

Based on true events, the story focuses on the point of view of retired Texas Ranger Frank Hamer and former colleague Maney Gault, as they embark on a quest to capture the infamous outlaws.

Where was The Highwaymen filmed

Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Rookie), the 1930's-based film was originally set up to star Robert Redford and Paul Newman in the lead, but Newman's death in 2008 postponed the project and Redford left the production.

Finally, Kevin Costner left his Yellowstone ranch and joined the project along with Woody Harrelson, who were cast to replace the legendary actors. The movie also features Kathy Bates, Kim Dickens, John Carroll Lynch, William Sadler, and Thomas Mann.

Most of The Highwaymen was filmed in several locations around Louisiana. The shoot also took place in Texas and Oklahoma, which are some of the states where the movie is set.

The Highwaymen Locations

The Highwaymen Manor
The Old Louisiana Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge is actually a fairly new edifice, built in 1963.

However, the gubernatorial residence was designed following the Greek Revival style at the beginning of the 19th-century.
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Town streets houses sequence
The Highwaymen was also filming scenes in the historic district of Donaldsonville, doubling as an impoverished neighborhood in Dallas.

The house pictured is located at 603 St Patrick Street.
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The city poor quarter
The small shotgun houses from the sequence on the top image are very close to the house, in Lessard Street.

Clyde's father's gas station is around the corner at 505 Charles Street.
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The movie courtroom
At first, we couldn't find this location. The street and the buildings around the historic Beauregard Courthouse in St Bernard were added digitally in post-production.
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Metallic Bridge scene with a vintage car
There is a scene with the duo crossing the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma.

This sequence was shot in an old steel-framed bridge over Brazos River near Newcastle.

The Young County Bridge has been shuttered for almost 40 years, reported local newspaper Star-Telegram.
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Shoot in a village in Louisiana
The scenes in Coffeyville, Kansas were filmed in downtown Hammond (Louisiana).
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Plantation houses next to the river
Some sections of the film were recorded in the historical Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation in Thibodaux.

According to Wikipedia, up to 135 slaves lived and worked on the property before the American Civil War (1861-1865).
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The Bonnie and Clyde ambuscade film location
Oh, spoiler! - The movie was also filmed in the original site of the ambush in Par Road 300 in Gibsland (Bienville Parish), where Bonnie & Clyde were shot to death in 1934.

The mythical place is marked by a small monument.
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Covington street sequence Bonnie and Clyde dead
The filmmakers took N Columbia Street in downtown Covington and transformed some storefronts to shoot the last scene of the movie.

The Capone house from the 2020 film with Tom Hardy was also shot in the city, you can check out all the locations in our report Where was Capone filmed?
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  1. A lot was filmed in St. Bernard Parish. The most notable if you are familiar with the area was the historic Courthouse.

  2. Within the courthouse scene, The Courthouse Cafe in Lufkin Texas is embedded. Woody Harrelson even mentions The Courthouse Cafe and our pies.

  3. Does anyone know the location and/or what river it is in the early scenes of Frank Hamer's house? (The last 2 pictures in the above article)

    1. If it was in the Covington, La area, the river would be the Tchefuncte River.

    2. Does anyone know the location of the house used for Frank Hamer’s house?

  4. The scene where Kevin Costner is kneeling next to a body of water was shot in downtown Austin, Texas, and shows the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge crossing over the Colorado River (at this point the river’s official name is Lady Bird Lake).

    From approximately April to October this bridge is home to the world’s largest urban population of bats (Mexican free-tailed), numbering 1.5 million. For a continuous 45 minutes each evening, beginning at dusk, these bats stream out from under the bridge into the night air to feed. Every night they consume an astounding 30,000 pounds of insects before returning to roost well after dark. This continuous exiting procession truly is an amazing sight to behold.

  5. Bonnie's father did not have a gas station. Clydes father Henry did. Bonnie's father died when they lived in Rowena. He was a bricklayer


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