Films Made Or Set In Your Hometown

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Jeff Kent, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. daca

    daca Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    While there have been many movies filmed in the Steel City, my favorite is The Silence of The Lambs.

    I believe census takers will be making their rounds again next year.

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  2. DetroitDoomsayer

    DetroitDoomsayer Forum Middle Child

    Detroit, Michigan
    Not a "film" per se, but the television show FREAKS AND GEEKS takes place in and around my hometown of Clinton Township, Michigan.
    Many places are referenced in the show, including the bar THE RUSTY NAIL that the kids all use their fake I.D.s at.
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  3. Alan G.

    Alan G. Forum Resident

    From Palo Alto, CA, and worked my whole career there. So, “Harold and Maude” (1971); filmed in and around there. I was lucky enough to see scenes filmed.

    But I consider Ukiah, CA, to be my home town. They filmed “Magic” (1978), with Anthony Hopkins and Ann-Margret, starting at my high school gym with a lot filmed at nearby Blue Lakes.
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  4. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    I was still in Terre Haute Indiana when they shot "Breaking Away" a bit south of there in Bloomington, 30 miles away...that's as close as we got.

    On the other hand, I was at Ball State in Muncie when this Spielburk fella come to town with his big Hollywood lights and trucks, said he was doin' a movie 'bout aliens, and shot up there for a few weeks.
    So, a few years later, I finally got around to seeing his "alien" movie, and it didn't look anything LIKE Muncie. :mad: Some kid ridin' his bike up in the sky, or somethin'. That little Barrymore tyke was cute, though...
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  5. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    “Necessary Roughness” was filmed in my hometown.

    My then girlfriend (and singer in our band) was in the fake marching band in the movie.

    I served Héctor Elizondo some yogurt at the TCBY store I worked at near the college. All I remember is, “hey, that’s an actor I know and he has really bad breath”.

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  6. Frozensoda

    Frozensoda Forum Resident

    The game portions of Artie Lange’s movie Beer League were filmed a few hundred feet from my Mom’s house in Rutherford, NJ.
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  7. A William Friedkin movie called Rampage (1987) was filmed in my hometown. I remember it well.
    Some of the campus and other scenes from Rob Reiner's The Sure Thing (1985) were filmed here too.
    The river scenes from Hot Shots Part Deux were shot on the San Joaquin river. Charlie Sheen and his dad stayed at a hotel downtown. They must have been scared. :laugh:
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  8. Larry Mc

    Larry Mc Forum Dude

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  9. Encuentro

    Encuentro Forum Resident

    Part of Good Time, starring Robert Pattinson, was set and filmed at Adventureland in Farmingdale, Long Island. I spent quite a lot of time there as a youngster.
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  10. AKA

    AKA Creator of "Heve Stoffman"

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  12. TeacFan

    TeacFan Forum Resident

    Arcadia, Ca.
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers - 1956 - Good portion filmed in downtown Sierra Madre CA. The old fire horn (volunteer fire dept) is even heard .
  13. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Mt. Kisco, NY
    This is why I initially said 'barring the big cities.' I lived in NYC too...I could list just the movies I watched them film and even that would be a long list.
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  14. sixtiesstereo

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  15. Whizz Kid

    Whizz Kid Forum Resident

    The first big movie fimed in Winnipeg and around Manitoba was '49th Parallel' in 1940...
    it was a British production that was released in the USA with a different title 'The Invaders'.

    It was very clearly a propaganda piece... with the intended purpose of "scaring" the Americans in to entering WW2.
    It showed how North America could be vulnerable to attacks by German U-boats.



    Lots of recent stuff was "partly" filmed in Winnipeg... mostly B-movie horror things (the last 'Chucky', and 'Scooby Doo 2') and Hallmark-type romantic comedies ('Shall We Dance' with J-Lo and 'New In Town' with Renee Z). The big attraction here for period films is the Exchange District... lots of surviving late-19th century buildings... the last "big" one filmed here was 'The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford' in 2006.
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  16. chicofishhead

    chicofishhead Forum Resident

    Chico, California
    The one we're proud of is The Adventures of Robin Hood starring Errol Flynn. They also shot a few scenes of Gone With the Wind here.
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  18. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Rabbit Run

    Someone I knew was friends with one of the kids in the basketball sequence, said Caan couldn't shoot a basket for squat.
    The undertaker in the film is a real one, his firm has been in business for many years. He handled the old man's burial, told me he still gets tiny residual checks from the film.
    The interiors were shot in an Acme that had gone under
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  19. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    I'm from the DC suburbs. If we can only count literal hometown, it's a limited number, but if DC counts, it's a bunch! :D
  20. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    49th Parallel may have been propaganda but it was also a great frickin' movie.
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  21. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    New Hampshire:


    The Skulls

    In Your Eyes

    On Golden Pond

    The Good Son

    The Thomas Crown Affair

    In Dreams

    Lots more for Massachusetts and Maine, but I'm listing the ones for NH.
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  22. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    I have to vote for Ted V. Mikel's 'Ten Violent Women', the only movie I'm aware of to be shot in Seal Beach California!

  23. jlocke08

    jlocke08 Forum Resident

    many, many shot or set in the Seattle area, but dearest to my heart was An Officer and A Gentlemen. i was lucky enough to be an extra for a day during filming of some scenes of reconciliation between Robert Loggia and Richard Gere that unfortunately ended up on the cutting room floor. i was even approached to be dressed in a Navy uniform and sit in a section of sailors but it was close to 90 degrees and there were wool jackets involved so i passed. plus i wanted to sit with the friends that were also there. they had the sailor extras literally passing out due to the heat. still have the pay stub from the studio. great day.
  24. Dan C

    Dan C Forum Fotographer

    The West
    I had a chance to stop in Big Spring during a trip several years ago. It was kind of a pilgrimage because I'm such a 'Midnight Cowboy' fanboy. Couldn't quite locate any exact locations in the film besides the historic Settles Hotel, but the overall feel of the town reflected that of the movie. I believe the Greyhound terminal next to the hotel had been demolished only a year or two prior. The hotel was under renovation at the time.

    I walked past at least a couple of abandoned, sad downtown theaters and wondered if that was seen in that opening great tracking shot. It was fun as "Everybody's Talkin'" looped in my head while I strolled around for a while.

    dan c
  25. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Davis, CA
    Much of “Ladybird” was filmed in my previous hometown, Sacramento.
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