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Old 08-28-2019, 09:06 PM
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I was watching John Wick: Chapter 2 tonight and there's a scene where Wick is fighting Cassian on some steps in Rome. As the scene rolled on it looked really familiar, so I pulled up a photo from our trip to Rome 3 years ago and sure enough we climbed those stairs walking back from midnight gelato after dinner one night. It was even shot from exactly the same spot where I took my favorite photo from the evening.

So, when have you been watching a movie and spotted a location that you recognized? Sure there will be some obvious ones but the more obscure the better.
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:12 PM
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The fight between John Keanu Reeves and Cassian Common in Rome features a stairway which is one of the iconic parts of the map "Italy" from Half-Life: Counter-Strike (2000) and its successors.
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:34 PM
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Several scenes in Backdraft (scenes taking place in an alderman's office) were shot in the offices where I worked at that time.

At about that same point in time, a scene in The Fugitive, with Dr. Kimble (Harrison Ford) on a pay phone next to the L tracks in downtown Chicago, was shot across the river from those same offices.
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At about that same point in time, a scene in The Fugitive, with Dr. Kimble (Harrison Ford) on a pay phone next to the L tracks in downtown Chicago, was shot across the river from those same offices.
I've been to where the train wreck scene was filmed. It's in the mountains of North Carolina and it was left there as a nominal tourist attraction and I got a pic of me poised to leap off the wreck. I don't know where that picture ended up, I think that I gave it to my then-girlfriend.

I've also been to Wacker drive where Blues Brothers and Dark Knight scenes were filmed. Also Wrigley Field.
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:19 AM
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I've been to where the train wreck scene was filmed. It's in the mountains of North Carolina and it was left there as a nominal tourist attraction and I got a pic of me poised to leap off the wreck. I don't know where that picture ended up, I think that I gave it to my then-girlfriend.
I've been there, too. By pure coincidence, I actually honeymooned in Dillsboro, NC, just around the corner from where the train wreck later was done, and visited the town again a few years after the film, so saw it before and after.

One town over from that (Sylva, NC) is where the "downtown" street scenes from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were filmed, and I've been there as well. You almost can't go to Dillsboro without going through Sylva either coming or going.

Here in Charlotte, I've been lots of places that have been in movies and TV, but most of them are pretty nondescript. E.g., they filmed some scenes for Homeland in the alley behind my workplace. Probably the most noticeable is City Grille from Shallow Hal. My wife and my sister-in-law have some items they sold off after making that film, in fact. My sister-in-law's living room furniture is Hal's leather couch and chair.


ETA: Oh, and I've been on Fort Jackson tons of times, which IIRC was used to film Penny Marhsall's Renaissance Man and possibly others.

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The movie Doubt with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman takes place in a neighborhood close to my own in the Bronx. One scene was shot in the Parkchester housing development, an area I'm very familiar with.

I visited Devil's Tower shortly after the filming of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, when some local buildings were still in the guise of the "decontamination camp" they appeared as in the movie.
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The movie About Schmidt has a brief scene with the Great Platte River Road Archway. I've been to it a couple of times.
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I was in Los Angeles in December and made a special trip to find the Bradbury Building. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the inside is gorgeous; a tall atrium with exposed ironwork and cage elevators. It's been in dozens of movies and TV shows, and according to Wikipedia a couple comic books. A classic episode of The Outer Limits, "Demon With a Glass Hand" was shot there. When J.F. Sebastian takes Pris back to his apartment in Blade Runner, that was at the Bradbury. I saw the American remake of M a few months ago and there's a long sequence where a gang is searching for a killer who's hiding in a locked office on one of the upper floors. It's instantly recognizable.

There's a scene in WarGames where Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy are rushing to catch a ferry that was shot only a few miles from where I grew up.
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Old 08-28-2019, 10:05 PM
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Cambria County War Memorial in Johnstown,, PA, where they filmed Slapshot. I attended many Johnstown Jets hockey games when I was living there and went down there to watch filming. I've also stood in many of the locations where they filmed All the Right Moves a few years later.
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The Insider had scenes from downtown Louisville. I worked there at the time. It included the lobby where I worked.
I don’t live too far from a house that was in The Green Mile. I pass by it occasionally.
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Part of the TV movie I Can Make You Love Me, (alt title Stalking Laura), with Brooke Shields and Richard Thomas, was shot in Topeka Kansas. In one scene, at the office park where Laura Black works, one can see over the building to the west, and recognize the Wal Mart(as it was then), with the red, blue, and yellow roof. Very distinctive.

In the TV movie Cross of Fire, the Kansas state capitol building stands in for that of Indiana. I know the angle the scene there was shot from
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The opening scenes of Steve McQueen's final movie (The Hunter) were filmed in the area where I spent the first 11 years of my life. LeVar Burton's character was captured in the town where my dad & I got our haircuts after the local barber closed up shop. The billboards they drive by were along County Route 12 near where 12 intersects with State Route 17.

We moved away from the area 14 months before the movie was released.

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Ive been hiking at Vazquez Rocks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasquez_Rocks . In the future Spock and Kirk will battle aliens here.
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I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this on the boards before - and keeping with the stairway theme from the OP - but I live on the same block where the famous Laurel & Hardy short "The Music Box" was shot. I walk up and down those steps all the time.
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In the film adaptation of The Road, there's a scene where the two protagonists come across the steel skeleton frame of a ship that ran ashore on a beach. That wrecked boat is the Peter Iredale. When I saw the movie, I immediately recognized the ship because I've often visited the northern Oregon Coast.
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Fun thread.

I too was in Johnstown, PA for the filming of Slapshot, which was a huge deal at the time. In addition to the locations already mentioned, a scene with a van careening down a steep hill alongside the steel plant was filmed in Franklin borough, on a street I traversed almost every day for work; and there was a fake soda fountain created for the movie in a downtown building facing Central Park (the park was also the location of the parade at the end of the movie).

I lived in Paris for several years, so there are any number of films where I might recognize a place I'd been; the most recent ones I can think of that included recognizable locations I frequented were Ronin (the Zenith concert hall in La Villette, about a half mile from my flat) and Inception (the Seine bridge near the Bir-Hakeim Metro stop).

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In the film adaptation of The Road, there's a scene where the two protagonists come across the steel skeleton frame of a ship that ran ashore on a beach. That wrecked boat is the Peter Iredale. When I saw the movie, I immediately recognized the ship because I've often visited the northern Oregon Coast.
Same movie: several scenes were filmed on a bypassed, derelict section of the Pennsylvania turnpike near Breezewood, PA that included an abandoned tunnel. I hiked that stretch several times.

Lastly, sometime back in the early '80s I found myself in Iquitos, Peru, where I happened to take a photo of a striking Victorian-style river boat that was tied up at a wharf in town. It was only a few years later when I saw the movie that I realized it was the vessel that gets hauled over a mountain in Fitzcarraldo.

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I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this on the boards before - and keeping with the stairway theme from the OP - but I live on the same block where the famous Laurel & Hardy short "The Music Box" was shot. I walk up and down those steps all the time.
Three years ago I made a special trip to go see those stairs.
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Three years ago I made a special trip to go see those stairs.
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There was an old Clint Eastwood movie with I think, George Kennedy, too. Filmed in Northern Nevada. Been all over that shit. One scene, they drive up a dirt road, and onto Kingsbury Grade. I know that road very well. Also, where they shot some guy on the bridge just prior. All in my wheelhouse.

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There was an old Clint Eastwood movie with I think, George Kennedy, too. Filmed in Northern Nevada. Been all over that shit. One scene, they drive up a dirt road, and onto Kingsbury Grade. I know that road very well. Also, where they shot some guy on the bridge just prior. All in my wheelhouse.

Charley Varik? Just came up with that.
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Wow, was I wrong. Walter Matheau and stuff... Drinking tonight... sorry.
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I lived on Bainbridge Island, WA, where at least some parts of Five Easy Pieces were filmed. One restaurant claims to have been the locale for the "Hold it between your legs" scene, but I don't see a resemblance.

Breach, the Chris Cooper movie about FBI turncoat Robert Hanssen, had some park and woodland scenes filmed near where I grew up in northern Virginia. The story said Vienna or Fairfax, but it kid of looked like Reston to me.

Every DC-based movie from the 80s and 90s has location shots in Adams-Morgan, 18th St and Columbia Rd. Many of these feature the exterior of Lautrec's, a yellow brick restaurant with a Parisian man painted on the edifice. Across the street, there's a bookstore--Idle Time Books--where Tom Cruise chats it up with a grizzled old newsie (DC has none of those) in A Few Good Men. I knew that bookstore pretty well.
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Judging by the wear on the stairs, I'm certain A LOT of people have walked down the Untouchables stairs at Chicago's Union Station. It was still cool to walk down them.

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One of the few films I've ever seen that actually filmed inside an actual DC Metro station, and not some other city's subway passed off as DC's Metro.

In the upcoming Wonder Woman sequel they filmed some scenes in Georgetown, and because it takes place in the 80s, they recreated a few notable 80s Georgetown establishments, such as Commander Salamander, even though it wasn't in the exact location of the now-long-gone store (and the sign wasn't 100% accurate, but whatever).
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was filmed in Macksburg, Greenfield, Orient, and Winterset, IA.

My mom is from a farm outside of Macksburg, and my dad is from Orient. So I've been to all those places.

Consequently, I've also been to the bridges in Bridges of Madison County.... before they were cool.
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Several years ago, on a trip to Seattle, friends took us out to Fort Worden on the Olympic peninsula. As we were driving through, I got this weird sense of deja vu. A few minutes later it finally hit me -- it was where they filmed An Officer and a Gentleman. (So I guess mine is backwards... saw the movie first and found myself in the location later.)
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Several years ago, on a trip to Seattle, friends took us out to Fort Worden on the Olympic peninsula. As we were driving through, I got this weird sense of deja vu. A few minutes later it finally hit me -- it was where they filmed An Officer and a Gentleman. (So I guess mine is backwards... saw the movie first and found myself in the location later.)
Yes! You can rent those officer's houses. My family rented one of those for a big Thanksgiving weekend a few years ago.
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I went on a work retreat to the Bahamas, then a few years later I saw the Atlantis Resort and the Ocean Club in the Daniel Craig Bond film "Casino Royale".

A few years ago, I was watching the beginning of the movie "Police Academy" (the first one). There's a scene where Steve Guttenberg is parking cars and I realised that the office building I was working in was built on that parking lot.

There are a number of other locations in Toronto that I have recognized in films:

* In the movie "The Incredible Hulk", the Hulk and the Abomination have a big fight in Harlem which was shot downtown on Yonge Street (with a very conspicuous shot of the strip club Zanzibar).

* The movie "Suicide Squad" had a bunch of locations in different parts of Toronto. One time my wife and I were walking in front of the MaRS Centre and a whole row of military vehicles were parked on the street. I wasn't sure what was going on until I noticed that the MaRS Centre was covered with fake bullet holes and a sign saying it was the "John F. Ostrander Federal Building".

* Lots of movies use the unusual-looking Roy Thomson Hall as a semi-futuristic shooting location. For instance, the recent TV show "The Boys" used computer graphics to turn it into the superheroes' skyscraper headquarter. Also, my current office building was used for a bank robbery scene in the same show. I watched some of the filming from inside the building, which was kind of neat.
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Keeping with the Toronto theme suggested by hogarth, if you recall Silver Streak, and the scene where Gene Wilder applies shoe polish to his face in the washroom; well, I've taken more than a few leaks in that washroom.

In fact, all three "big city" train stations shown in the movie--Los Angeles, Kansas City, and Chicago--were one station, that being Toronto's Union Station. I know it well, having taken many train trips into and out of that station, when I lived in Toronto.
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It was immediately obvious to me that Drop Dead Fred was filmed in Minneapolis and St Paul. The scene where Phoebe Cates is in front of what I'm pretty sure is the Federal Reserve Building suddenly transported me from a small town in Czechoslovakia back to the Nicollet Mall.

The scene in Firefox where Clint Eastwood makes a getaway in what's supposed to be the Moscow metro was clearly shot in Helsinki, which at that time had only one subway line (when I was there in 1990, my Finnish classmate who was showing me around called it the city's biggest joke). The old part of town has actually substituted for Moscow in a lot of movies.

Any movie filmed on location in Moscow or St Petersburg will show lots of places I've been and recognize immediately. Sometimes the geographical discontinuities are jarring; in the opening scenes of The Saint, people ran from the Hotel Ukraina to Red Square (separated by ~2 1/2 miles) in less than ten seconds.

I was once watching a movie filmed on location in Venice (don't remember the title) where a woman was walking along the waterfront near the Bridge of Sighs, snapping photos. Every time they showed what she was supposedly looking at through her viewfinder, the picture was nothing like what you would actually see if you were there.
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There are a number of other locations in Toronto that I have recognized in films:

* In the movie "The Incredible Hulk", the Hulk and the Abomination have a big fight in Harlem which was shot downtown on Yonge Street (with a very conspicuous shot of the strip club Zanzibar).

* The movie "Suicide Squad" had a bunch of locations in different parts of Toronto. One time my wife and I were walking in front of the MaRS Centre and a whole row of military vehicles were parked on the street. I wasn't sure what was going on until I noticed that the MaRS Centre was covered with fake bullet holes and a sign saying it was the "John F. Ostrander Federal Building".

* Lots of movies use the unusual-looking Roy Thomson Hall as a semi-futuristic shooting location. For instance, the recent TV show "The Boys" used computer graphics to turn it into the superheroes' skyscraper headquarter. Also, my current office building was used for a bank robbery scene in the same show. I watched some of the filming from inside the building, which was kind of neat.
The scene in 'Kickass' where he is filmed fighting in a coffee shop parking lot was just up the street from where I live. Dip 'N Sip donuts (Kingston and Main) was torn down several years ago and is now condos.

There were also some good views of downtown in 'Shoot 'Em Up'.

Also, just about everything in 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World', and many of the shots in 'Shazam'.....

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Also, just about everything in 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World', and many of the shots in 'Shazam'.....
I recognized Casa Loma in "Scott Pilgrim" (of course) and I instantly recognized the underground path beneath the Royal York Hotel in the trailer for "Shazam".
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Skyfall has a bunch of locations I've been to or near. The "elevator" scene in Shanghai? I've spent plenty of time in that neighborhood in Pudong. London? Well, the whole city is a 007 crime scene. That grass hut bar on a beach? Your guess is as good as mine, but it sure looks like a place I visited in Guam once...
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Absolutely. The building I work in was used in a couple of scenes in Spectre. Anything beyond that is barely worth a mention.

It's TV, but most of the exterior stuff for the BBC's Fleabag is shot very locally. All within about a 10 minutes walk. I've been an occasional - the standard has varied too much for me to be a regular - customer for two decades at the café used as her guinea pig themed one. There's a lot of locations I recognise. (Still haven't figured out the father's house.)

Them part of the recent adaptation of A Sense of an Ending was filmed just around the corner. Even had to walk through the crew as they set up a shot. The location doesn't fit the novel, but has the appropriateness that Julian Barnes is a local.
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Absolutely. The building I work in was used in a couple of scenes in Spectre. Anything beyond that is barely worth a mention.
The road M's car was stuck on when MI-6 headquarters was blown up? I don't know the name of that street, but I know I've been on it. Maybe the Victoria Embankment?
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A few scenes in the movie, Romper Stomper, were set in a derelict tram depot/maintenance building in North Fitzroy, Victoria (Australia).

As a kid, my friends and I would hang out in the very same building, exploring the underground tunnels and climbing up precarious ladders to get to god knows where.

Good times.
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The road M's car was stuck on when MI-6 headquarters was blown up? I don't know the name of that street, but I know I've been on it. Maybe the Victoria Embankment?
Nope on all levels.

That scene is from Skyfall, not Spectre, and, from memory, they've been held up on the Vauxhall Bridge when the HQ explodes.

The road you're probably thinking of is Millbank, which runs along the river past Tate Britain, before intersecting with the north end of the bridge. Opposite the real MI6 HQ, which the series had adopted as the fictional one. That area is however used in Spectre as the new HQ for Andrew Scott's bogus organisation, but that's all CGI
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Nope on all levels.

That scene is from Skyfall, not Spectre, and, from memory, they've been held up on the Vauxhall Bridge when the HQ explodes.
You were referring to SPECTRE; I was referring to Bond films in general (and to Skyfall without naming it). I'm sure you're right about the other stuff, though.
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Absolutely. The building I work in was used in a couple of scenes in Spectre. Anything beyond that is barely worth a mention.

It's TV, but most of the exterior stuff for the BBC's Fleabag is shot very locally. All within about a 10 minutes walk. I've been an occasional - the standard has varied too much for me to be a regular - customer for two decades at the café used as her guinea pig themed one. There's a lot of locations I recognise. (Still haven't figured out the father's house.)

Them part of the recent adaptation of A Sense of an Ending was filmed just around the corner. Even had to walk through the crew as they set up a shot. The location doesn't fit the novel, but has the appropriateness that Julian Barnes is a local.
Yeah, if you live in London, New York or LA the chances you've been somewhere a major movie or TV was filmed are higher than you not having been there. So you have to get really specific (like you have) for it to be worth mentioning, to be honest.

So for a really local one, the TV Catastrophe used an obscure kids' playpark located under a tower block for some of its scenes, and that's on the road next to me; I pass it all the time. Watching Catastrophe and Luther was a game of spot the place you walked past yesterday. And my own former flat was in a BBC documentary about social housing, while I was living in it. Just the outside, but they featured my windowbox and commented on the garden gnome I had in it. But I can't even remember which documentary it was because that building turns up now and then on various things. (It wasn't "the Secret History of Our Streets," though that did feature a cafe I'd worked in).

My small road, though not my specific house, turns up now and then in Call the Midwife, apparently.

Luther, weirdly, used a Hoover shop where I once bought a hoover.

Most shows and movies supposedly set in Whitechapel (and there are tons of them) don't seem to be filmed there for the most part though.

The town I grew up in is more obscure, but turns up surprisingly often, usually depicted as a grim Northern town despite being just outside the M25 (which is why it's used. And it is grim). Four Weddings and a Funeral filmed the funeral scene on a road my friend lived on (opposite a flat I lived in for a while) and the church for the funeral was my nearest church.
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I was watching the episode of CSI: NY where they found the body in the underground habitat at the site of the 1964--65 World's Fair when they showed the plaza leading up to the Unisphere. I pointed at the screen and told my daughter I stood on exactly on that spot when I was nine years old!
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About 5 years ago, my mom and I took a cruise around the British Isles, including a stop in the Shetland Islands. A couple of years back, I found the series Shetland on Netflix and saw several of the places we passed/visited in Lerwick.

Homicide: Life on the Street used the exterior of the old Recreation Pier on Thames street in Fells Point as the headquarters. I used to play there as a child and my sister tended bar across the street from there for 30+ years.
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Old 08-29-2019, 06:58 AM
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The opening scene of The Social Network was shot in a pub called "The Thirsty Scholar" which is right around the corner from where I live. We eat there from time to time and we've occasionally sat at that table.

And there's a sign pointing out the table at Katz's Deli where they filmed the "I'll have what she's having" scene in When Harry Met Sally but I think that falls in the too obvious category now.
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Homicide: Life on the Street used the exterior of the old Recreation Pier on Thames street in Fells Point as the headquarters. I used to play there as a child and my sister tended bar across the street from there for 30+ years.
The neighborhood where Adena Watkins was killed in the first episode, and Bayliss mishandled the crime scene for much of the season? I don't know for a fact that that was my mom's neighborhood in the 1920s and 30s, but it sure looks like Ashburton St. to me!
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Old 09-01-2019, 06:41 PM
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I used to play there as a child and my sister tended bar across the street from there for 30+ years.
Did she work at the Waterfront, by any chance?
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I saw Billy Jack in the 80s and realized part of it was filmed at Bandelier National Monument, which I had visited in the late 70s.
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:07 AM
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I have been on Skellig Michael, the tiny island off the coast of Ireland where Luke Skywalker lived in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:08 AM
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I lived in Upper Darby at the time they were filming Silver Linings playbook - we go to a farmers market across the street from the movie theater, and our first daycare was across the street from the Llanerch diner.

It was odd seeing the actors jogging in the film, and watching them teleport from Upper Darby to the neighboring town (Havertown) over and over.
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Black Rain. A lot of the Japan filming locations were in Osaka and Kobe. I've been to them all. The final fight scene (motorbike chase in the countryside) takes place at, what looks to be, a winery of all things. If it was a winery and in Japan I might have been there too.
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:41 AM
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The Gene Hackman movie Hoosiers was filmed largely in Indiana. In particular, the championship game was filmed in Hinkle Fieldhouse on the campus of Butler University. I worked at Butler for five years, and passed by the Fieldhouse every day.

Much less famous, there is an ultra-cheapo action movie called Terror Squad, starring Chuck Connors, that was filmed in my hometown of Kokomo, Indiana. It is filled with locations that I knew well, including my old high school and the public library. My former boss had a short appearance as an extra, playing an old man who gets run over by terrorists during a car chase.
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:39 AM
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Black Rain. A lot of the Japan filming locations were in Osaka and Kobe. I've been to them all. The final fight scene (motorbike chase in the countryside) takes place at, what looks to be, a winery of all things. If it was a winery and in Japan I might have been there too.
According to Wikipedia, the winery is not in Japan:

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The high cost and red tape involved in filming in Japan prompted director Scott to declare that he would never film in that country again. Scott was eventually forced to leave the country and complete the final climactic scene (which included American character actor Al Leong) in Napa Valley, California.
In summer '94 I was in Scotland on a family vacation when we drove up a valley and ended up in the middle of a fake stone village that had been set up for the filming of Braveheart; it was the village where Murron was attacked by a rapacious English soldier.
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Shortly after I moved to Hoboken, NJ, I was walking past a park that looked vaguely familiar. I stood there for a while, until it came to me, that a scene from "On the Waterfront" was shot there. It is where Karl Malden is talking to Eva Marie Saint, as they look toward the shipyard.

My company was located in northern New Jersey, and we had a summer picnic in the same park where "Big" shot the carnival scene with the Zoltar machine. The scenes with Tom Hanks bicycling back to the carnival the next day were also shot in the area. The place is Palisades Park near the George Washington Bridge, with the specific park with the carnival is Ross Dock Picnic area.

Living for a while in the New York City area, there are tons of other locations that are used in TV and movies.
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