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Subject: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: whistledog on 09/10/05 at 11:15 pm

Not too much around where I lived ...

Some scenes for the 1998 HBO Movie Vendetta starring Christopher Walken
The 1984 Music Video Wave Babies by Honeymoon Suite
The opening Prison scene in Blues Brothers 2000.  My best friend's brother actually plays the guard that lets Dan Aykroyd out of the prison door  8)

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/10/05 at 11:40 pm

The movie, "The Mothman Prophecies" was filmed near Pittsburgh, I believe.


Also.....in our childhood neighborhood, the neighbor's house across the street was used in an opening credit/song for some show on TV...I can't remember the name of the show though....it was not a popular one.




Erin :)

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Harmonica on 09/11/05 at 12:21 am

ESPN's  "The Season: Iowa's Men of the Mat"  Filmed in Iowa City, Iowa.

"Field of Dreams" Diresville, Iowa.

Bridges of Madison Country, somewhere in Madison County, Iowa.

A movie about an old man who's brother or cousin has Cancer. He wants to visit him before he dies, but isn't allowed to drive, because he isn't allowed to have a drivers liscense. So he takes his lawn mower from Iowa to Wisconsin to see his sick relative.  Parts of Iowa were in the film.

Iowa's a fairly large State, geographically, nothing in comparison to Alaska or Texas, but it's still pretty large.  So as far as extremely close to me, there are a few older films filmed in Ottumwa, Iowa and the home of William Shatner's character Captain Spock is in Riverside, Iowa, which is fairly close as well.

There are more, let me think.....let me think......

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Dominic L. on 09/11/05 at 12:22 am

My grandma used to live down the street from where Flubber (the remake) was shot

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Climber on 09/11/05 at 12:38 am

A couple of movies filmed in the metro area here:

Untamed Heart (1993) with Christian Slater and Marisa Tomei
Jingle All The Way (1996) with Arnold Schwarzenegger
A Prairie Home Companion (2006-just finished filming) with Meryl Streep

There have been more, but those are all I can think of right now.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Jessica on 09/11/05 at 3:08 am

Since I live on the Monterey Peninsula, quite a few movies were filmed here (at least in part). A list:

Carmel:
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
Basic Instinct (1992)
The Parent Trap (1961)

Monterey:
Cannery Row (1982) -This one is a given. ;D
Leave Her To Heaven (1945)
Monterey Pop (1968)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Tortilla Flat (1942)

Moss Landing:
Turner & Hooch (1989)

Salinas:
East of Eden (1955) -This one is also a given. I sort of live in Steinbeck country. :)

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/11/05 at 3:13 am

Being that I live in California, a HUGE amount of films have been filmed here - so, being that that's a given, let me think of the real, real local ones:

Nine Months   (1995) - filmed in parts of Pittsburg, Antioch & Brentwood (movie was actually set in San Francisco, but they used a hospital in Pittsburg that had been shut down recently; I think there's a scene that they crash into a winery- well, that winery was in Brentwood.)

Jack Nicholson's first film - The Wild Ride (1960) filmed entirely on location in Concord and Clayton, California. Even local Concord cops got parts in the film.

There are probably more, but I can't think of all of them just yet.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Dagwood on 09/11/05 at 8:14 am

Lots of stuff. 

Savannah Smiles was filmed here.  The scene where she runs away was in a park I used to go to with my grandma all the time.  A couple of blocks from her house.

The Stand was filmed here.  So was Touched By An Angel.  I know there are more but I can't think right now.  I haven't had my coffee yet.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 09/11/05 at 11:57 am

I know that the series Lost is filmed here (and Magnum PI was many years ago)...

There have no doubt been many movies filmed here as well, but for the life of me I can't think of one!

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Marty McFly on 09/11/05 at 12:01 pm

Ironically, despite living in the Bay Area, I don't know specifically of any movie or TV show filmed in San Jose. I'd love it if there were, though - especially the suburban areas toward Campbell. :)

Tons were in San Francisco (too many to name) and that's about 45 miles north of me. Would that count?

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/11/05 at 12:43 pm

Me, Myself, and Irene was filmed a bit north of here.

There was a movie I have only seen on Mystery Science Theater 3000 called Time Chasers (yeah, that shows you that it was a "wonderful" flick  ::) ) that was filmed around here. In fact, I know many of the places and the the main character was supposed to work at the same college that Carlos works.

The movie Nobody's Fool wasn't filmed around here but it was filmed where I used to live. In fact, one scene where Paul Newman goes up to his friend and they sit on a front porch-that front porch was the home of my high school sweetheart. His mother (who I still keep in touch with) told me about it when they were filming and she got to meet the entire cast.



Cat

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/11/05 at 12:46 pm




The movie Nobody's Fool wasn't filmed around here but it was filmed where I used to live. In fact, one scene where Paul Newman goes up to his friend and they sit on a front porch-that front porch was the home of my high school sweetheart. His mother (who I still keep in touch with) told me about it when they were filming and she got to meet the entire cast.



Cat




that's really cool!  I guess whenever they were filming "The Mothman Prophecies" here in Pittsburgh....a little girl of a guy that we know really wanted to meet Richard Gere. She stood around down there near the filming and waited and waited. I guess Richard Gere had to leave, but he made a point of telling her dad that he would come back to visit her...and he did! I thought that was a very nice gesture on his part....and, man, would I have loved to have met him!! ;)


Erin :)

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 09/11/05 at 12:48 pm

Ooh!  I just remembered one!

50 First Dates (with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore) was filmed here up on the North Shore.  8)

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/11/05 at 12:49 pm


Ooh!  I just remembered one!

50 First Dates (with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore) was filmed here up on the North Shore.  8)



oh I loved that movie!! The scenery was just beautiful too!



Erin :)

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/11/05 at 12:58 pm




that's really cool!  I guess whenever they were filming "The Mothman Prophecies" here in Pittsburgh....a little girl of a guy that we know really wanted to meet Richard Gere. She stood around down there near the filming and waited and waited. I guess Richard Gere had to leave, but he made a point of telling her dad that he would come back to visit her...and he did! I thought that was a very nice gesture on his part....and, man, would I have loved to have met him!! ;)


Erin :)




http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:Eiu5LyWAs-MJ:adorocinema.cidadeinternet.com.br/personalidades/atores/richard-gere/richard-gere03.jpg



Can you say, "YUM!!!"  ;) ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/11/05 at 1:03 pm




http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:Eiu5LyWAs-MJ:adorocinema.cidadeinternet.com.br/personalidades/atores/richard-gere/richard-gere03.jpg



Can you say, "YUM!!!"   ;) ;D




Cat



OMG!! YUM YUM....YUMMY!! LOL! ;D



Erin :)

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 09/11/05 at 1:15 pm

Toronto, the nearest city where I live is a big filming location currently.

in Oakville, where I live now:

The Santa Clause
The Man
The Ref  (Great film by the way.)
How to Deal

And in Thunder Bay, where I used to live:

Clearcut
Highway 61

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Billy Florio on 09/11/05 at 1:31 pm

The Brothers McMillion was filmed in my town...a few blocks from me (Ed Burns grew up in my town). 

I think Steve Buchsemi (another alumnnus of my town) also filmed something here, but I dont remember.

Dave Attell stoped in a bar near me for an episode of Insomniac about Long Island

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: danootaandme on 09/11/05 at 4:26 pm

Good Will Hunting
Lemony Snicket (yadda yadda yadda)
Mystic River
The Departed
Legally Blond
Friends of Eddie Coyle
The Boston Strangler
The Parent Trap(first one)


Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: jackas on 09/11/05 at 4:48 pm

When I lived in Fontana, CA:

House (1986)

Terminator 2 (1991)

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Paul on 09/11/05 at 4:49 pm

When I lived in the badlands of Sarf London, Dexy's Midnight Runners chose a bit of it to shoot the video to 'Come On Eileen' there...

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: whitewolf on 09/11/05 at 4:52 pm

the christmas movie Small Gifts was filmed north of toronto but had  two weeks on location here

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Apricot on 09/11/05 at 5:45 pm

Part of "Taking Lives" with Angelina Jolie was filmed in the country-side about 11 miles out of town, I think.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/11/05 at 9:31 pm


Part of "Taking Lives" with Angelina Jolie was filmed in the country-side about 11 miles out of town, I think.




I know that movie that starred Harrison Ford, called, "Witness"...was taped in Lancaster, Pa. Infact, in the movie they show that Dairy Queen that used to be on the main drag....which is now a Waffle House....it's an older movie.




Erin :)

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: nally on 09/12/05 at 12:23 am

As a matter of fact...a number of things have.

To start with, the Rodney King beating (early 1991) occurred less than a mile from where I was living at the time. :-[ That does count as something that was filmed, since the tape of it was shown numerous times on TV during the trial the following year.

A few years later, some movie was filmed at the shopping center across the street from my mobile home park.

And more recently...
Little did I know at the time, but a scene from "Legally Blonde 2" was filmed at Cal State University Northridge. :D The building in which Elle Woods' dog, Bruiser, was being treated is really the "Manzanita Hall", a building that mostly contains classrooms.

And the movie "Sky High" was filmed at CSUN as well, by the Oviatt Library, just last year. I actually saw a portion of the filming, while guards denied access to the library so that the filming could be uninterrupted.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Apricot on 09/12/05 at 5:09 am


Uh... I don't know if anybody knows of them, but the CKY series is filmed around here, along with Viva La Bam, because the Margeras are from around here. Chris Raab (Raab Himself)'s parents are supposed to live near the university in town here. Also, CKY the band has a song about Shippensburg.


Really? Hm, didn't know that. I remember you saying that one time, but I musta forgot. Cool.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: jackas on 09/12/05 at 5:20 am

I remembered another one....

The scene in Back To The Future when he's testing the time machine in the mall parking lot.  That is the Puente Hills Mall in City of Industy, CA.  I used to go to that mall when I lived in LA.

I found a site for those interested.....like Marty. :P

http://www.bigwaste.com/bttf/twin_pines_mall.shtml

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Marty McFly on 09/12/05 at 5:34 am


I remembered another one....

The scene in Back To The Future when he's testing the time machine in the mall parking lot.  That is the Puente Hills Mall in City of Industy, CA.  I used to go to that mall when I lived in LA.

I found a site for those interested.....like Marty. :P

http://www.bigwaste.com/bttf/twin_pines_mall.shtml


Sounds cool, Chrissy - I'll check it out. For the record, I nearly fell out of my chair when I read this (in a good way!). :)

I've seen pictures of the mall before. Offhand, the only difference today is the JC Penney's behind Doc has been replaced (I forget with what though). Other than new logo's and stuff, the mall would look the same in 2005 as 1985.

(Although I bet by 2005 in their universe, it must've had some expansions - maybe it was multi level, so by 2015 there might be a parking garage for hovercars?)

^ Okay I'm rambling now. ;D

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: jackas on 09/12/05 at 5:51 am


Sounds cool, Chrissy - I'll check it out. For the record, I nearly fell out of my chair when I read this (in a good way!). :)

I've seen pictures of the mall before. Offhand, the only difference today is the JC Penney's behind Doc has been replaced (I forget with what though). Other than new logo's and stuff, the mall would look the same in 2005 as 1985.

(Although I bet by 2005 in their universe, it must've had some expansions - maybe it was multi level, so by 2015 there might be a parking garage for hovercars?)

^ Okay I'm rambling now. ;D


If they ever do another BTTF and they need a screenplay analyst, you would totally be hired. ;D

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: bj26 on 09/12/05 at 7:56 am


Ooh!  I just remembered one!

50 First Dates (with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore) was filmed here up on the North Shore.  8)
Wow, nice place to live!  Seabiscuit was filmed here in Lexington out at Keenland.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/12/05 at 9:39 am

Close to where my mother lives, they filmed parts of Toosie. There is one scene where you can see a Stewart's Shop in the background. I have been in that Stewart's Shop.





Cat

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: karen on 09/12/05 at 10:38 am

Several films have used the local preserved steam railway that runs from my town.  The station has appeard in Enigma, ... Charing Cross Road and Shadowlands amongst others.

http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Harmonica on 09/12/05 at 11:16 am

New movie

"The Final Season"  Norway, Iowa

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Bobby on 09/12/05 at 11:16 am

I'm sure stuff has happened in Plymouth but I don't know what.  :)

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: karen on 09/12/05 at 11:24 am


I'm sure stuff has happened in Plymouth but I don't know what.  :)


film 'In Which We Serve'

google Plymouth +film and go to the second page

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Bobby on 09/12/05 at 11:26 am


film 'In Which We Serve'

google Plymouth +film and go to the second page


Well there you go.  :)

I'll do that, Karen - thanks.  8)

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Howard on 09/12/05 at 7:06 pm

Coming To America in 1988 was filmed on Queens Blvd with Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 09/12/05 at 10:31 pm

the movie "Snake Eyes" with Gary Sinise was filmed in Atlantic City, in the Trump Taj Mahal Casino...and I think the boxing scenes from that movie were filmed in the OLD Convention Hall on the boardwalk...

And there have been a few WWF Wrestlemanias that were pay-per-views from the boardwalk Convention Hall...as was a WWF Slammys...I forget which years,I know it was in the late 1980's for the Wrestlemanias..

And until recently the Miss America Pageant (the finals) was televised from Atlantic City...

and of course the Rocky films, in and around Philly....

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: nally on 09/13/05 at 4:17 pm

To add: I'm sure a lot of TV shows have been filmed near me, since the WB Studios in Burbank are less than 100 miles from me. In fact, I went there with my family and a friend of mine and his family one time about 10 years ago to see the filming of one episode of "Step By Step." It's the episode where Frank visits an old girlfriend of his, and Cody tries to control how often he says the word "dude" (everytime he says it, he gets zapped by Dana). It was filmed the evening of January 20, 1995, and it originally aired on March 17, 1995. :)

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: nally on 05/17/08 at 12:35 pm

I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier... but the movie E.T. was filmed in the north part of Los Angeles; actually the north San Fernando Valley, which is still a part of L.A.

The house where Elliot and his family lived, is an actual dwelling located in Tujunga, a suburb of Los Angeles.
A few of the "chase" scenes (towards the end of the movie) were filmed in Porter Ranch (a couple miles or so north of Northridge)... and the scene where Elliott and his friends (on their bikes) all lift up in the air to escape the authorities, was filmed on a street in Granada Hills (near Northridge) that I've actually been down several times!

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Shacks Train on 05/17/08 at 1:31 pm

Trapped in Paradise
filmed in
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111477/locations
I was living in Shelburne at the time!

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Gis on 05/18/08 at 3:50 am

LOADS! Oxford has got the only cobbled streets near enough to the studio's in London that don't have a modern traffic problem so the film a lot of historical exterior shots here. Last year they also filmed The Oxford Murders, Harry Potter and Brideshead Revisited. For T.V, the latest series of Lewis the Inspector Morse spin off, The One Show and Street Doctors.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: danootaandme on 05/18/08 at 5:00 am

There is a lot going on around Boston.  Matthew McConnaghy, Kate Hudson, Sandra Bulloch and a bunch of others are in the news all the time, where they are, what they are doing, blahblahblah.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: ninny on 05/18/08 at 6:27 am

The movie Lady in White,was made in Wayne County,NY...Where I lived for 28 years
The Alphabet Killer-Made in Rochester,NY about killings in Rochester
After Image,was also made in Rochester.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Midas on 05/25/08 at 11:16 am

In 1991 "The Vagrant" had a scene that was filmed in the office building I worked in at the time.  I've never seen the film. :P

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: nally on 05/25/08 at 12:23 pm


I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier... but the movie E.T. was filmed in the north part of Los Angeles; actually the north San Fernando Valley, which is still a part of L.A.

The house where Elliot and his family lived, is an actual dwelling located in Tujunga, a suburb of Los Angeles.



I also found out that the same house was used in a scene from the 2000 movie Charlie's Angels (which I've never seen), which also starred Drew Barrymore! Her character wasn't living there, though.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Shacks Train on 06/12/08 at 12:25 am

The Silver Streak 1976 filmed in Toronto Union Station
Lots of films are done in & around Toronto "Hollywood North"
I was taking the Go train in to work daily & saw the fiat up on the stand but thats about all as it was filmed at night when the bulk of the station was cleared of people.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 06/12/08 at 8:25 am

Just the Lord of The Rings trilogy...

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 06/12/08 at 8:42 am

In Lancaster PA

Witness

A few scenes in Boys From Brazil With Gregory Peck

A few scenes in Girl Interupted

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/08 at 8:48 am

Some sequences of The Apprentice (UK) over the last four series were filmed close by.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: nally on 04/19/09 at 10:27 pm

I have to bump up this thread again because something else has been filmed in an area familiar to me!!

The latest commercial for Jack-In-The-Box, which has a Burger King restaurant in the background. It is located at an intersection in Granada Hills that I have seen in person hundreds (maybe even thousands) of times! For the record, I have also been inside that BK restaurant numerous times in the past 20 years. I just think it's so freaky that a television ad would be filmed at a locality that I am oh-so-familiar with.


http://maps.google.com/ and type in: chatsworth street at zelzah avenue, granada hills ca

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Jessica on 04/19/09 at 10:51 pm

I live in Chicago.  I can't list them all, but I will say "The Dark Knight".  The BatPod scene through that weird underground tunnel thing with shops?  Millennium Station.  Been there numerous times.  Everytime I take the Metra uptown and get out at Millennium Station, I expect Batman to fly by at any moment. :D

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/20/09 at 12:07 am

Where I grew up, part of Silence of the Lambs was filmed there (even though in the film they said it was West Virginia, it was actually Ohio). 
Also Gung Ho was partly filmed near the town too.

Now I live in Pittsburgh where oodles of films are made. 

Oh and Oprah once did a show in my high school auditorium.  I had to work, so I couldn't go to the show.  It was all about the high rate of unemployment in our area.  Her show really didn't do much in the way of helping the job rate in our area, only a casino came down and had a job fair to have some of our residents move up to Atlantic City, New Jersey and work. 

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Michael C. on 04/20/09 at 3:34 pm

Trapped In Silence - a 1986 TV Movie filmed across the Street {literally} Met it's Stars....Marsha Mason & Kiefer Sutherland. My Neighborhood & part of My House is in the Film.
Nobody's Fool w/ Paul Newman shot scenes around the corner from the House My Sis & Dad are moving out of now. I got to meet Paul Newman.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/20/09 at 3:44 pm


Trapped In Silence - a 1986 TV Movie filmed across the Street {literally} Met it's Stars....Marsha Mason & Kiefer Sutherland. My Neighborhood & part of My House is in the Film.
Nobody's Fool w/ Paul Newman shot scenes around the corner from the House My Sis & Dad are moving out of now. I got to meet Paul Newman.






The movie Nobody's Fool wasn't filmed around here but it was filmed where I used to live. In fact, one scene where Paul Newman goes up to his friend and they sit on a front porch-that front porch was the home of my high school sweetheart. His mother (who I still keep in touch with) told me about it when they were filming and she got to meet the entire cast.






Cat

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: statsqueen on 04/20/09 at 8:05 pm

I thought one scene of Silver Streak was filmed at the Niles train station, but all I can find is this:

Amtrak uses the old Michigan Central station; the current structure was built in 1892 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Scenes in films such as Continental Divide, Midnight Run and Only the Lonely were shot here.



The movie "Prancer" was shot (at least some of it) in Three Rivers, Michigan.

I heard on the local news that there were some movies shot in Traverse City, MI and Grand Rapids, MI, but it's been a while, so I can't come through with actual titles.  Wish I had paid more attention now!!!

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: whistledog on 04/20/09 at 9:06 pm

Parts of the 2008 movie 'The Incredible Hulk' were filmed in Belleville, Ontario (my place of birth) and at the famous airbase in neighbouring city Trenton, Ontario

That was a BIG deal at the time because not much really ever comes around here.  Avril Lavigne has pretty much written this area off because she's only been back once to perform since she's made it big

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/21/09 at 11:03 pm

The new movie, Adventureland was recently filmed at Kennywood Park, near Pittsburgh, Pa.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: anabel on 04/22/09 at 9:57 pm

Here's a list of a few in the Tampa Bay area:

"Cocoon," is the most popular movie made in Tampa Bay, according to Tampa Bay Business Journal readers.

There's also "Summer Rental" with John Candy, "Ocean's Eleven" with George Clooney and even "Lethal Weapon 3," which gave the former Sereno Hotel in St. Petersburg a cameo demolition.

The Punisher made Tampa look good, when light enough-- action and a lot of good Tampa shots.

The "'My Girl" house is in Bartow, FL.

Parts of "Edward Scissorhands" was filmed on location in Lakeland of the vintage '50s-'60s shopping center.

"Silver Moon" with Ed Harris and Madeline Stowe.

As far as pure local films ... written, shot and produced here ... "Descansos."

I also noted on some thread somewhere awhile back that a friend and I were uncredited extra reporters in a scene of "Armageddon", filmed at the Kennedy Space Center, over in Cocoa, FL, on the East coast of FL.

Over in Orlando there has been a lot more filming:  They blew up the old Court House downtown in the one of the 1st scenes of Lethal Weapon 3. Then they built the new one after.  Perfect.

They were filming the Ace Ventura Pet Detective Jr movie at Universal Studios while we were there-tons of it was filmed in the Jurassic Park portion of the park.

Jurassic Park 3 had scenes filmed at Universal too.

I know there are a lot more, but this is long enough.  :)



Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Midas on 04/23/09 at 11:10 am


In 1991 "The Vagrant" had a scene that was filmed in the office building I worked in at the time.  I've never seen the film. :P


I still haven't seen this :D

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure had scenes shot at Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix and the Circle K ("strange things are afoot...") is in Tempe.

Part of AZ Loop 202 (Mesa - Red Mountain Freeway) was used for the scene on the freeway in The Kingdom.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: snozberries on 06/27/09 at 11:26 am


Jeff I don't know how you missed this... unless you haven't seen little miss sunshine... in the film the when the family is traveling to "Redondo Beach" (or whereever they were going for the pageant)  the bridge they film when they first see the hotel... and the hotel are actually located in Ventura CA which is close to where Jeff and I live but closer to Jeff than to me...



When I lived in Stockton parts of The Sure Thing were filmed at UOP
When I lived in Salinas Turner and Hooch was filmed in Monterey
Sideways was filmed in the near me
and well  our substation was used as an exterior shot in an episode of the Mentalist
and a UCSB campus map was used in a shot of Medical Investigation (it was used to represent some university in the East Coast... this makes me think someone on the production staff is also UCSB Alumni!)  8)

oh and this is doesn't quite fit but its totally random and weird!  anyone remember Sante & Kenny Kimes? they were mother & son murder team?  Kenny lived in Santa Barbara and rented a room from one of my co-workers. When lifetime made a tV movie about the team (it was kind of lame) they actually inserted my co-worker (as a character - not the man) into the film. They used my co-worker's name and gave his 'character a couple of lines.... funny thing tho.. he (my co-worker) had no idea he was being portrayed in this film...someone forgot to get his permission or, perhaps because he signed a release when he was interviewed by Dateline or 48 hours or whatever he gave up those rights because they essentially pulled his lines from that interview...






Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: nally on 06/27/09 at 6:43 pm

^ That's an excellent list, but I haven't seen any of those films you mentioned.

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Written By: nally on 06/27/09 at 6:45 pm


I also found out that the same house was used in a scene from the 2000 movie Charlie's Angels (which I've never seen), which also starred Drew Barrymore! Her character wasn't living there, though.

I did, however, get a chance to finally see this movie last month, and I kept watching for the scene in which she landed (albeit nude) in the backyard of ET's house. I described what was going on there in the "Inside Jokes" thread in More Than A Decade.

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Written By: snozberries on 06/27/09 at 11:28 pm


^ That's an excellent list, but I haven't seen any of those films you mentioned.


too bad... Little miss sunshine is a really funny dark comedy... you know that train bridge in ventura? its that bridge...its unmistakably identifiable.

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Written By: nally on 06/28/09 at 1:00 am


too bad... Little miss sunshine is a really funny dark comedy... you know that train bridge in ventura? its that bridge...its unmistakably identifiable.

Yes, I know of a couple of them...including one that goes over Highway 101 just before the California Street exit. :)

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Written By: snozberries on 06/28/09 at 1:47 am


Yes, I know of a couple of them...including one that goes over Highway 101 just before the California Street exit. :)


that;s the one...

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Written By: Dominic L. on 07/04/09 at 3:52 am

I don't remember the name of the film, but a horror movie was shot a few years ago in a rather creepy house in my city.

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 07/16/09 at 5:47 am

I don't know when filming will start, but there is soon to be a big Denzel Washington film (about a runaway train) to be filmed in the town where I grew up (total population less then 5,000 people.)  So it's big news!  Just read it in the online television station news webpage thing.

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Written By: karen on 07/16/09 at 10:56 am

Connecticut is used as a film location.  I can't recall anything specific though.

I looked up Haunting in Connecticut but apparently that was filmed in Canada.

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Written By: snozberries on 07/16/09 at 11:52 am


I don't know when filming will start, but there is soon to be a big Denzel Washington film (about a runaway train) to be filmed in the town where I grew up (total population less then 5,000 people.)  So it's big news!  Just read it in the online television station news webpage thing.


mmmm denzel....now there's someone I have to meet!  :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/09 at 2:50 pm

There is series on the BBC called New Tricks and that is filmed in west London, I am always watching out for them, I found and seen the Base, but never the locations at the time of filming. Watching on tv, I do recognise the locations used.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 1:23 am

On the journey down to see my family, we saw some filming for a new movie in London, the title will be London Boulevard, my son saw Colin Farrell and I saw David Thewlis.

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Written By: Davester on 08/27/09 at 12:45 am

  Was told by my boss today that a movie producer visited the plant where I work to check the place out.  Word is that a scene/scenes from a Clint Eastwood directed movie called "Hereafter" may be shot there.  They were looking for an industrial-type setting in an old-style building (C&H's main structure was built in the late 1800s and expanded in the early 1900s)...

  The film is to star Matt Damon and his scene in the plant is to involve him driving a forklift...

  Alll I can find about the movie is this - http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117995852.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

  "...it is described as in the vein of "The Sixth Sense."

  Pass...

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Written By: nally on 01/09/10 at 12:57 am

Several scenes from the movie Speed were filmed on highways and other public works facilities that are quite familiar to me. At one point in the film, the I-105 Freeway is mentioned. At the time the movie was filmed, said freeway was under construction and almost finished, but not quite open to the public as of yet. However, the city of Los Angeles gave the filming crews permission to use the highway for the needed scenes. There is also a scene at LAX, an airport which I've been to a few times (most recently in 2002); however, one particular airport scene was actually filmed several dozen miles north, in Mojave.

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Written By: Gis on 01/09/10 at 11:05 am

Watched Sherlock Holmes last week and the bits on the spiral staircase were filmed at my work. All we got told at the time was there was some filming going on after hours but not what!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/10 at 11:06 am


Watched Sherlock Holmes last week and the bits on the spiral staircase were filmed at my work. All we got told at the time was there was some filming going on after hours but not what!
I will watch out for that scene, and will watch out for I have been The Millennium Bridge can be seen in it.

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Written By: snozberries on 01/10/10 at 7:04 pm


Watched Sherlock Holmes last week and the bits on the spiral staircase were filmed at my work. All we got told at the time was there was some filming going on after hours but not what!


that is both awesome and sad!!! 

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Written By: nally on 01/09/14 at 7:46 pm

Various episodes of the TV drama show "CHiPs" were also filmed in areas that are quite familiar to me. In fact, one particular freeway interchange, where I-210 meets highway 118 (which was built a few years before I was born, but not opened to the public until shortly after I was born) was used for a number of highway scenes in several episodes. I used to live very close to there; I know that interchange like the back of my hand, as I traveled on it thousands of times (mostly during the first 20+ years of my life).

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Written By: Ripley on 01/09/14 at 8:08 pm

Nothing has been filmed in my area.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/14 at 2:48 am

Scenes from the latest Jack Ryan film were filmed in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/14 at 6:27 am

The latest Tom Cruise film "Edge of Tomorrow" was filmed in Trafalgar Square, London.

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Written By: Ripley on 02/17/14 at 6:53 pm

I found out that part of a Sacha Cohen movie was filmed here.  8-P

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Written By: Howard on 02/17/14 at 7:53 pm


I found out that part of a Sacha Cohen movie was filmed here.  8-P


Was it Borat?

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Written By: Ripley on 02/17/14 at 9:52 pm


Was it Borat?

I don't know, possibly.

Subject: Re: Was anything Famous ever filmed near you?

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/14 at 5:04 am


I don't know, possibly.
you check the locations on IMDB.

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Written By: Ripley on 02/25/14 at 7:19 pm


you check the locations on IMDB.

I'm sure there were other things, better things, filmed here.

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