New York Film Locations

Shortcut to Happiness (2004)

Last Updated: Sept 2012

In Manhattan, the aspirant writer Jabez Stone (Alec Baldwin) is a complete loser: he is not able to sell his novels, he lives in a lousy apartment and he does not have success with women. When one of his friends Julius Jenson (Dan Aykroyd) sells his novel for US$ 190,000.00 to an editor, Jabez feels envy and promises to sell his soul to the devil for success and accidentally kills a woman with his typing machine. The Devil (Jennifer Love Hewitt) knocks on his door, fixes the situation and seals a contract with Jabez. His low quality novels have bad reviews but become best-sellers; Jabez enriches; has success with women, but has no time for his friends. Jabez meets with the publisher Daniel Webster (Anthony Hopkins) who offers him a chance to break the contract with the devil.

Sardi's Restaurant, 234 West 44th Street and 7th Avenue, Manhattan.


Webster Publishing Offices, 666 West 54th Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan.


New York Public Library, 5th Avenue (btw West 40th and 42nd Street) Manhattan.


Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue and East 82nd Street, Manhattan.


Desbrosses Street and Washington Street, Manhattan.



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