(Closed) Just for fun – movies filmed in your home town/state?

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Post # 62
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Fargo was filmed around Saint Paul/Minneapolis area as were Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men & The Mighty Ducks I was mostly filmed here and parts of II & III were. I am sure there is others, but off the top of my head those come to mind first

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Some that I know of for Chicago – Transformers 3, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, While You Were Sleeping, My Best Friend’s Wedding and lot’s more I’m sure. There was a fairly obscure sports movie called The Express filmed at the University of Chicago and the surrounding neighborhood a few years back. The scene where the main character is getting the news that he is a Heisman trophy candidate was filmed in Ida Noyes Hall – ran up and down that staircase many times! I’m fairly certain that The Ugly Truth used some exterior and scenery shots of Sacramento, CA ( my hometown!) but I don’t think they actually filmed the movie there. Anyone remember “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”? I remember there were a few episodes filmed around Old Sacramento and the state capitol for when Dr. Quinn and the kids go to Washington, D.C.

Post # 64
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hey Ladies!

Adam Sandler is from my hometown Manchester, New Husband and when my Fiance graduated from HS (obviously way before I met him) Sandlers nephew was graduating and my Fiance walked RIGHT PAST Sandler!

And remember that creepy movie “The Good Son?” with Macaulay Culkin, played the evil kid that tried to kill everyone that was filmed in North Conway and Jumanji with Robin Williams was filmed in Keene New Husband and made a reference to Bradford New Husband where my dad lives…..

Post # 65
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Like Ms Cardigan said, Texas Chainsaw Massacre was filmed here in Austin. Also filmed here was Office Space (“don’t take my stapler!”) and “Whats Eating Gilbert Grape” was filmed in a town close to Austin (“Match in the gas tank, Boom boom!”) And I think part of Miss Congeiniality was filmed here too. Most of it was in San Antonio though.

Robert Rodreguiz does a lot of local filming here, including all the Spy Kids, Machete, Predators (I actually knew a grip that worked on the set), and Sin City. 

Friday Night Lights was filmed here too.

What’s kind of cool is the film, The Alamo with Dennis Quaid was filmed at the same ranch that I got married at! 🙂

 

Post # 66
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

A scene from rightious kill was filmed in our office. I saw Robert Dinero and Al Pacino. Dinero posed for a couple of pics for me.

Post # 67
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I live in the Washington DC area and tons have been filmed here. The latest one I can think of was one of the Transformers movies. Part of Wedding Crashers was filmed where my hubby and I went on our “minimoon” on the Eastern Shore of MD. Oh and the Exorcist 😛   

Post # 68
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I grew up in Albuquerque. Lots of movies are filmed out in the desert or mountains around there, it’s so cheap.

but my favorites are Sunshine Cleaning and the show Breaking Bad. they have tons of shots taken in albuquerque neighborhoods. sometimes I’m like “look! I used to live near that street!”  it makes me so homesick to watch those shows!

Post # 69
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Son in Law was filmed here, and two of the locations are now wedding venues, the victorian house is one, and the barn where they had the dance is the other- my sister got married there last year. Neat location if you want the country look, it’s only $500 and the band comes with it- as in you have to let the band play- the lead singer is the owner of the barn. For a couple that like country it’s perfect.

Adams Family used our, the organization I work for, camp for when the kids went away to camp.

Post # 70
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Parts of all three Twilight movies were filmed on Vancouver Island. For the Eclipse movie they shut down one of our main roads on the outskirts of town and there were tons of crazy girls walking through the bushes to try to find the set! lol.

Oh and just a little ways down the island the original Star Wars movie was partly filmed in Cathedral Grove because it has some of the oldest old growth trees left in the world. The Ewoks movie was filmed there too 🙂

Post # 71
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Helper bee

Two, actually. “Groundhogs Day” and the new “Nightmare on Elm Street” were filmed a couple towns over from where I lived for 21 years (moved only 30 minutes further about 2 years ago, haha).

Also Transformers 3 and Batman (Chicago).

Post # 72
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2021

I know one of the Stephen King movies were (idk which one!) 

Post # 73
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Runaway Jury, Double Jeopardy and The Skeleton Key were filmed in Louisiana.

I don’t know if anybody watches Lifetime Movies, but Odd Girl Out and The Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal were also filmed here.

Post # 74
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I don’t live there now, but when I was going to Georgetown, I used to walk up and down the “Exorcist” stairs everyday.  I’ve never seen the movie, but supposedly on the cover of the movie (and I think a scene in the movie) shows this long staircase, which is in Georgetown.  I walked up them once late at night…creepiest place ever…and at the time I didn’t know they were the Exorcist stairs. lol

Post # 75
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The only one I know of is Dangerous Minds.  It’s also based on the high school I attended (but it’s definitely not like that anymore!)

Post # 76
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

iron will was shot in my homwtown. north country was flimed in my state as well as fargo…. can you say MINNESOTA!! lol. the movie leatherheads is based on a old football team that was in my town in the 1920s. The movie wasn’t shot here though.

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