Movies about Indiana.....name them (Indianapolis, Gary: rentals, houses, dorms)
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OK, I think the name of it was Now and Then, with Demi Moore and Rosie O Donnell as adolescent s in an Indiana suburbs in the 60's. It was about 4 friends who met up years later, thus the title. I don't know if it was filmed in IN, but I'm certain it was about life in IN.
Did anyone else ever see it?
Why yes I did see that movie-
I found it quite entertaining
*Now and Then* is the correct title and I believe it came out in 1995.
Movies about Indiana but NOT shot in Indiana:
1. The Hoosier Schoolmaster (1914), (1924), and (1935), Based on the novel by Hoosier author Edward Eggleston. Made three times but never shot in Indiana. The 1935 version starred Richmond, Indiana native Norman Foster in the leading role.
2. The Gentleman from Indiana (1915) Written by Booth Tarkington (Indianapolis). Dustin Farnum was the star. Tarkington's writings were translated into at least 59 motion pictures.
3. Indiana (1916) This was a docu-drama about the birth of the state. It was directed by Frank Beal, written by Gilson Willets, neither of whom were hoosiers. Produced by Selig Polyscope Company. The film was also known as The Birth of Indiana and Historic Indiana
4. A Hoosier Romance (1918)Based on James Whitcomb Riley's poem, "A Hoosier Romance" starring Colleen Moore.
Little Orphant Annie 1918, starring Coleen Moore and Hoosier Tom Santschi (Kokomo, IN). Based loosely on J.W. Riley's poem.
5. The College Widow (1927) Based on George Ade's (Kentland, Indiana) play, this comedy about college life and football was set on Crawfordsville, Indiana's Wabash College campus. It starred Delores Costello and Wm. Collier, Jr. There were over 100 movies made based on George Ade's writings...including "The County Chairman" starring Will Rogers and Hoosier Louise Dresser.
6. The Crowd Roars (1932) Directed by Hoosier Howard Hawks, the film featured Indy 500 drivers.. .Wilbur Shaw, Billy Arnold, Fred Frame, Ralph Hepburn, Shorty Cantlon, Mel Keneally, and Stubby Stubblefield. The film was re-made in 1939 as "The Indianapolis Speedway."
7. Hoosier Schoolboy (1937) Based on Hoosier Edward Eggleston's book and starring Mickey Rooney.
8. Road Demon (1938) Set against a background of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and using much stock footage, this movie deals with racketeers trying to dominate the business. The film is interesting in that Bill (Bojangles) Robinson appears as a junk yard owner and does a little tap dancing. Lon Chaney, Jr. appears as a "race racketeer."
9. Indianapolis Speedway (1939), Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan with a screenplay written by Hoosier Howard Hawks. This was a re-make of Hawks 1932 film, "The Crowd Roars."
10. Remember the Night (1940) Assistant District Attorney Fred MacMurray arrests Barbara Stanwyck for shoplifting. However they discover they are "both Hoosiers from Indiana." This changes things and MacMurray takes Stanwyck home to meet his parents.
11. My Gal Sal (1942) Highly fictionalized biography of Hoosier composer Paul Dresser (Terre Haute). Victor Mature, Rita Hayworth.
12. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Written by Hoosier author Booth Tarkington, the plot was set in Indianapolis. Hoosier stars in this film were Anne Baxter (Michigan City) and Richard Bennett (Bennett's Switch, Indiana) as Major Amberson.
13. Hoosier Holiday (1943), Dale Evans and "The Hoosier Hotshots."
14. Home in Indiana (1944), Lon McAllister, Jeanne Crain and Hoosier actors Charles Dingle (Wabash) and Noble "Kid" Chissel (Indianapolis). Another Hoosier, Hector Kirk, was the race announcer in the film.
15. Night and Day (1946) Cary Grant, Alexis Smith. Some scenes portrayed Porter's home in Peru, Indiana.
16. Isn't It Romantic? (1948) Veronica Lake, Mona Freeman, Billy DeWolfe, Pearl Bailey. Written by Jeanette Covert Nolan, this was supposed to be set in Evansville, Indiana in 1910. However the movie hardly resembled the book.
17. So Dear to My Heart(1948) Burl Ives, Beulah Bondi, Bobby Driscoll. Pike County, Indiana is the setting for this film.
18. On Moonlight Bay (1951) Based on Booth Tarkington's "Penrod" stories. Starred Doris Day and Gordon MacRae.
19. The Desperate Hours (1955) Written by Hoosier Joseph Hays, it was supposed to take place in Indianapolis. The first version starred Humphrey Bogart. In 1990 a second version of this story was made starring Anthony Hopkins.
20. Raintree County (1956) Written by Indiana University Professor, Ross Lockridge, Jr., the story takes place in southern Indiana. However most of the film was shot in Danville, Kentucky.
21. Friendly Persuasion(1956) Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, and Hoosier Marjorie Main (Acton). Based on the writings of Hoosier Jessamyn West (Vernon), this film takes place in Jennings County, Indiana during the civil war when Morgan's Raiders came into southern Indiana and gave the state it's only taste of any kind of skirmish.
22. The Man Who Knew Too Much(1956) Doris Day and James Stewart as a vacationing couple from Indianapolis, Indiana.
23. All the Young Men (1960) Alan Ladd, Sidney Poitier. About a soldier from Muncie, Indiana.
24. Bon Voyage(1962) A Disney film written by Hoosiers Joseph and Marrijane Hayes (Indianapolis), starring Fred MacMurray and Jane Wyman as "The Willards from Terre Haute."
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Richard Dreyfuss was supposed to be living in Muncie, Indiana and even wore a Ball State University T-Shirt, but nothing was filmed in Indiana...an obvious fact if you observed the mountains in the background.
26. A Christmas Story (1983) Jean Shepherd's recollections of his boyhood growing up in Hammond, Indiana. This film has become a Christmas classic. A sequel was filmed in 1994 My Summer Story AKA It Runs in the Family.
27. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) Produced by the Coen brothers and starring Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Paul Newman. Many references throughout this film to Muncie, Indiana.
28. Now and Then (1995) Thora Birch, Christina Ricci, Gaby Hoffman, Ashleigh Aston Moore and Rumer Willis. This film takes place in Shelby, Indiana (Lake County) but was shot mostly in Savannah, GA. It's about four 12 years old girls who spend the summer together and promise to return anytime they need each other. Twenty years later, they meet again.
29. In and Out (1997) Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck. The setting for this film is in the fictional town of "Greenleaf," Indiana.
30. Say It Isn't So (2002)
Starts out and ends in Muncie, Indiana but was shot mostly in Pomona, California. Stars Muncie native Ezra Buzzington, Heather Graham, Sally Field, Chris Klein and Ileanna Douglas
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If you come to Bloomington, do NOT try to recreate the ride scenes in Breaking Away. I get disoriented whenever I watch the movie. They took shots wherever they could get filming permits for, and combined them in a totally unreal sequence. One minute I am in the center of campus, then he turns, and I find myself 5 miles south of town. Then he turns and goes through Fraternity row (away from the center of campus), and then he is then back on the same street on campus, going the opposite direction.
There is no town vs campus rivalry here. That was entirely a plot complication created by the screenwriter for the movie.
The Italian team coming to Bloomington is fictitious. Only IU students are allowed to enter the Little 500.
But since the movie aired, we have had some changes:
- Since the movie, we have always had a "Cutters" team in the little 500. It is a non-fraternity non-dormitory team.
- Most of the students now live off campus. That was not allowed when the movie was made, but a court ruled that the university could not control where students over 18 live, because they are no longer minors.
- There are no more stone mills in Bloomington. There are several quarries and mills, but all are out of town in the county. The stone industry is almost gone.
- The quarry the scenes were filmed at have had a tremendous trespassing problem, and several deaths from people trying to do the dive.
- The movie filming was the last event in the old stadium. They tore it down shortly after the filming, because the stands were unsafe.
- The Gables restaurant became a Fazoli's for a while. It is now part of a shopping center.
- The highway they rode on will shortly become Interstate 69.
- Many of the streets in the central campus are now totally closed to traffic.
- The house used in the movie is now a student rental. It was always in the university area.
- The student commons where the fight was is now two fast food places. The university hired out all food services.
I trespassed onto that old quarry ... no diving for me, just wanted to see it.
The Italian race team didn't enter the Little 5 ... they were in town for a regular race.
I thought the highway was state road 46 ... no?
I used to nap in the area that used to be the old stadium. I called it the big yard and since I was a library school student, it was close to where I needed to be and Dunn Meadow, the other big yard on campus was always full of undergrads. I still think most students live on campus. The main street that goes to the union has to have traffic on it since there's a big parking lot for the union and the hotel ... Jordan Ave is definitely still open to traffic.
If there won't be dancing at the revolution, I'm not coming.
As Domer said, the Italians were riding in another race, which was held in Indianapolis according to the movie. Some of those scenes showing them race appear to be clearly around B'town such as on SR 446.
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