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Old 06-02-2007, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Just Inside Loop 410
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Can anyone name some movies that were shot here in San Antonio?
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Old 06-02-2007, 05:11 PM
 
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There are lots, but Cloak & Dagger is my favorite. Others will post and provide you with titles. There is a thread already about this subject; just search for it and you'll get some great titles.
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Old 06-02-2007, 07:45 PM
 
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Do you know where the department store scene was shot in Cloak and Dagger, near the computer shop at the beginning? It looks kind of like River Center mall but I don't think the mall opened until several years later.

"Miss Congeniality"

"Knightrider 2000" (set in the future, made in the 80's)

"Johnny B Good". Stars Anthony Michael Hall and Uma Thurman. There is a brief scene at Murf Burgers on San Pedro (greatest in town!). There used to be a video store right next to, which is where I rented the video the first time I watched it. Very surreal.
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Old 06-02-2007, 07:53 PM
 
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"Pee Wee's Big Adventure"

"Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins". I'm not sure about this because SA is not officially given credit, but part of the film is *set* there and could have easily been shot there too. There are some scenes in a bus terminal, downtown shops, and a hotel I believe.
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Old 06-02-2007, 08:26 PM
 
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Viva Max, and Sugarland Express come to mind right off. Follow this link to a search of IMBD for 191 titles giving film location credits to San Antonio.

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Old 06-02-2007, 09:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Didn't we already have a thread about this? Ah yes: San Antonio in film and videos

Last edited by slaleman; 06-02-2007 at 09:12 PM.. Reason: added link to old thread
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:42 PM
 
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The Great Waldo Pepper. Want to see what old San Antonio looks like? All the land in that film is developed now, lol.
Oh yea don't forget about WINGS--the first film to win an Academy Award.
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:42 PM
 
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Awesome obscure film called Rolling Thunder, one of Q. Tarantino's favorite films and the inspiration for San Antonio-native Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror" machine-gun-legged heroine. Features Hot Wells (interior served as a Mexican brothel), the long-gone Crystal Pistol nightclub (at Hildebrand and San Pedro, across from the 1st Taco Cabana), Sunset Station long before it was rehabbed, a very early Tommy Lee Jones appearance, plus the 1977 Marshall High School Band. Sadly, still unavailable on DVD, but you can maybe find an old VHS tape for rent (I think Hollywood Video in Alamo Heights still has a copy), or buy a bootleg DVD-R (like I did):


YouTube - Rolling Thunder trailer

Here's a REALLY obscure SA-lensed exploitation soap opera drive-in piece o' junk (evidentally never released outside of Texas):


YouTube - Prelude To Happiness Trailier

And, who can forget "Race with the Devil?" I LOVE this cheapo horror action mess. And you just can't lose with Peter Fonda, Loretta Swit AND the great Warren Oates. Has a great barfight scene in Bandera at the legendary honky tonk Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Bar:


YouTube - Race With The Devil (1975) Original Theatrical Movie Trailer

I tried to embed these clips, but somehow can't get it to work, so I guess these links will have to do.

And the coup de grace of z-grade trash cinema, San Antonio's very own "Dungeon of Harrow," written and directed by famed comic book illustrater Pat Boyette (who also made "The Weird Ones," another SA-shot low-budgeter that's supposedly a "lost" film, NO one can seem to find this flick - if anyone (or anyone you know) has a 16mm or 35mm print in ANY condition of this film, I will pay you VERY HANDSOMELY for it!)

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s247/theweirdone1971/089218408495.jpg (broken link)

Here's a really wild article on this amazingly flat-out WEIRD film: dungeonofharrow (http://www.deliriousfilm.com/dungeon/dungeonofharrow.html - broken link)
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:05 PM
 
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Let's not forget the late-70's thriller "Barracuda." No, it wasn't shot in San Antonio, but in nearby Seguin, New Braunfels, and San Marcos. (Or was it "Piranha?")
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Old 06-02-2007, 11:31 PM
 
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Let's not forget the late-70's thriller "Barracuda." No, it wasn't shot in San Antonio, but in nearby Seguin, New Braunfels, and San Marcos. (Or was it "Piranha?")
Yep, that was "Piranha," shot mainly at Aquarina Springs in San Marcos. CLASSIC!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot - Sam Peckinpah classic "The Getaway" (the Steve McQueen original NOT the awful Alec Baldwin/Kim Basinger remake) had several scenes shot in San Antonio (and some in San Marcos), most noticably a River Walk location.


YouTube - The Getaway
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