Has your city or town ever been featured in a movie or TV show?

United States
May 14, 2008 10:55pm CST
I live in Alb, NM. The TV show "Breaking Bad" was filmed here, also I had to sit through "High School Musical" and when Gabriella mentioned "Albuquerque" my kids both looked at each other and noted that's where we live, I guess you can teach through the electronic baby sitter, just kidding. So, any movies or TV shows feature your little neck of the woods?
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@elitess (5077)
• Ipswich, England
11 Dec 08
Hi there friend. My city has been use for a part of "Shadow Man" a 2006 movie with Steven Segal. I think that is the most recent Hollywood production that features Bucharest, Romania in it's pictures. Other movies have also used my town, but i can't think of any right now apart from the one mentioned above.
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• United States
16 May 08
yup."the von bulow murder case". great town,huh? incidentally..i still think he's guilty. poor sunny.
• United States
16 May 08
He never acted innocent so....
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• United States
16 May 08
true.he seemed kind of a cold person.
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• United States
16 Nov 12
kind of both-it was a made for tv movie. there's been a few more also- the great gatsby,some of "amistad",some of "me,myself,& irene" and a few others i forgot.the town is also infamous for booing bob dylan in the late 60's.
@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
16 May 08
I am not sure if any movies or television shows were filmed around here,but I think it would be cool if something had been filmed here,or if something was gonna be filmed here.
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• United States
16 May 08
Do some research, you never know.
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• United States
16 May 08
Thats true I think I might look into that,thanks for the idea,and you have a wonderful day,and good luck on mylot.
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@raijin (10382)
• Philippines
15 May 08
There is one that featured our place in a movie, it was about a local horror movie. The movie was titled, "Feng Shui" (wind-water in English). They featured our place, we even saw the actors on that movie and we're all happy as we watched them rest for a while in our chapel to wait for their secne..
• United States
15 May 08
Rubbing elbows with scripted actors, cool. Is this movie available to rent?
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@raijin (10382)
• Philippines
15 May 08
Yes it is, but am not really sure if it's available there in your place. It's made here in the Philippines, so I suggest that if you're interested then try searching for that copy on the net first..
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@rockvixen (896)
• United States
15 May 08
The movie Glory Road was filmed here in El Paso, and in other parts of the US, but it was mostly here. Pretty cool. Josh Lucas is a handsome guy, I wish I could have gone to that gala they had when he was here during the movie premier. Pretty cool, I think. There have been older movies filmed here as well.
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• United States
15 May 08
Glory Road was a great movie, I guess we could start a "Map of Famous Movie Places" to combat the well known map of Hollywood stars homes.
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• Philippines
12 Jan 09
well, my place is being called as the country of abusayaff and always being featured in a local newspaper not only local newspaper but it reaches national newspaper...not only in various newspaper but also in flash news on televesion ...the war in our place is since the time i was born..there are a lot of terrorist in the province where i grown but now..i am in the city away from home....but i could still update what is happening in my hometown..
11 Dec 08
I live in Manchester, in the North of England, and filming around here's not that uncommon. "Life on Mars" was filmed in Manchester (mostly round the back streets, as the more developed parts would have looked too modern for a series set in the 70s) and the re-make of "Survivors" is filmed in and around Manchester - the centre of town features prominently in the first episode, although subsequent episodes have mostly been filmed in the surrounding countryside and small towns. Both of these series have been set in and around Manchester, but some of the programmes made in the past have been filmed in Manchester and set elsewhere. An example from the 80s would be a popular detective series called "Bulman", which featured extensive location footage of Manchester but was set in London for some reason - very weird. "Adam Adamant Lives" and "Spendoe" were also filmed in Manchester but set in London.
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@rrowenaa (834)
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
Yes, my town, Angono, the Art Capital of Rizal and also famous for an art gallery and restaurant serving unusual foods, the Balaw Balaw Restaurant was featured in Bizaare Foods by Andrew Zimmern. He had a taste of "Uok", a giant local worm harvested from fallen trees. I bet he didn't like it.
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@artemis432 (7396)
• United States
15 May 08
I live in Albuquerque too and its becoming quite a popular venue for movie making. A teacher at the school I went to for Massage Therapy was forever sending therapists to the studio. I've also lived in San Francisco and often came upon movie and tv sets. I've lived in NYC too and many movies have been made there. I lived in MD and nearby is DC and the the Excorcist was shot in nearby Georgetown. Its kinda cool. Here in ABQ, they look for extras. My husband considered a second part time job when they were looking for security a while back. Its fun I think.
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• United States
15 May 08
Hello fellow desert lover. Living in San Fran would expose you to all sorts of movie stuff.
• United States
15 May 08
Funny to be called that as I love the ocean and being surrounded by it - on islands. Yet I've always been pulled here, and now that I'm here in the desert, I think I'd like to stay! Yes SF is amazing. I loved living in a destination place. A place where the whether was different depending what part of the city you were in - I lived at one point in Sunset - my favourite part of the city - foggy. A city where each section of the city has a different culture and feeling. I sometimes want to go back - but just to visit!
• United States
15 May 08
We moved here from Florida a couple of months ago, its too dry for me, of course coming from the beach and ocean I'm used to water all the time.
@sacmom (14354)
• United States
30 Dec 12
No, my town has never been featured, at least not that I know of anyway, but my husband and I saw something being filmed on location not too far from our place some years ago. I can't remember the name of it, but it was a made for TV movie (on CBS, I think). My husband was even asked if he would be an extra, but unfortunately he turned it down. He had to work the days they were filming. It's too bad, it could have been his start to becoming famous. Oh well, I wouldn't of liked all that paparazzi around him anyway! LOL Happy mylotting!
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• United States
31 Dec 12
Yea, he would have had to get his tips frosted and then he'd become a diva.
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@sacmom (14354)
• United States
31 Dec 12
Exactly! And that's sooo not him!
• United States
12 Nov 12
This is old. But, 'Fun Size' was filmed here in location in my hometown of Cleveland. 'The Battle of Shaker Heights' was filmed here as well as 'The Avengers.'
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• United States
12 Nov 12
That's pretty cool. "Fun Size" is that new movie right? "The Battle of Shaker Heights" is an older movie, I don't think I've ever seen that one.
• United States
13 Nov 12
'Fun Size' is the new movie with that girl from 'Victorious' I think. I have to take my 10 year old niece to see that this weekend. Don't worry, no one saw 'Battle of Shaker Heights'.
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@jtr115 (725)
• United States
12 Jan 09
I have read about some independent movies being filmed in Colorado Springs, but I don't remember their names. The "Austin Powers" movies and "WarGames" feature some exterior shots of Colorado Springs, especially NORAD (the North American Aerospace Defense Command.) The outdoor shot of the honeymoon hotel in the original "Austin Powers" is The Broadmoor resort. (A sign reading "Palace Hotel" was digitally added.) Even though "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" wasn't filmed in Colorado Springs, it suppposedly takes place in the area. I got to be a paid extra last year in Denver for Eddie Murphy's upcoming film "NowhereLand." I did some scenes as a pedestrian and others as a background driver.
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@jtr115 (725)
• United States
12 Jan 09
I just looked up the film on IMDB. Its title has been changed to "Imagine That."
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• United States
12 Jan 09
Pretty cool. Please let us know when it gets released so we can "spot" you.
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• Philippines
15 May 08
have you heard of ASG ABu Sayyaff Group??? ahhh. they have been aired, mentioned worldwide. They are here in my land........guess who will not mention or notice my place. Good for u yours was in an entertainment show.. my city was seen in one headline news ... gruesome incidents .. bombing kidnapping... but that's life... your place a peaceful and bountiful ...... mine becoming a war-field. But even then we find strength and now communicate with you out there. Keep safe.......
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• United States
15 May 08
I did some research regarding ASG, it was a tradegy that happened to the Burnham's. You keep safe too.
• Philippines
15 May 08
muchas gracias, we are trying to be safe all the time... sometime later you might be interested listening to personal accounts my classmates a COP almost have his head blown off. That's for now... lykwys keep safe
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@williamjisir (22912)
• China
12 Nov 12
The town where I live and work is often featured in movies. One of the famous movie featured is a movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Drgons. It was taken in one of our famous scenic spots. The citizens of our town are so happy that the majority have watched this movie when it came out. It has made our town famous and attracts more tourists...Take care.
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• United States
12 Nov 12
Very cool! I've seen that movie!
• United States
15 Jan 09
I'm embarrassed to admit that the MTV show "Viva La bam" was filmed in my hometown. Bam Margera is one of the dudes from that show "Jackass" so some of that stuff was filmed in my town too. But believe me, those guys are NOT how most people in my town act!
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• United States
15 Jan 09
Don't worry, I hate that show too.
@ladym33 (11012)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I don't think the one that I am living in currently has, but the city I lived in before this did. It was a Luke Perry movie. the movie was called Normal Life, it was based on a true story of someone who lived near where I lived. The were taping the movie at the entrance of the subdivision that I lived. The streets were blocked off, and I could not get home on the road on I normally took so I parked my car and watched like many other people. Luke Perry was in a pick up truck and he drove it up and down the street a few times. At one point he stopped in front of where we were all standing and waved at us and gave us a thumbs up. It was pretty cool
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@ShepherdSpy (8565)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
11 Dec 08
Northern Ireland gets the occasional nod from filmmakers..the recent "Hellboy 2-The Golden Army" featured the Giant's Causeway here as a location,but apparently there was something like only one wide shot of the actual location,then shooting took place someplace else..The Area I live in,County Fermanagh,has wonderful lakeland Scenery,and a Panoramic viewpoint from here featured in a Movie called "The Mapmaker" some years back.