What movies have been filmed in Detroit, Michigan or the surrounding areas?

Gran Tarino

Detroit Rock City

Exit Wounds

8 Mile

Grosse Pointe Blank

Robo Cop

Are there any others and can you mention where they were filmed? thanks. I figure since Motown moved to Cali., The Automotive Industry which has been our bread and butter is in the crapper, Maybe we can rely on the film industry to bring in the money into the city. LOL

Transplant from Detroit, still have friends/family there.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Michigan Film Office may provide additional information.

    http://www.michigan.gov/filmoffice

    Look in the left menu for past movies. New and planned are located on the website.

    Per the filmoffice website:

    1946

    This Time For Keeps - MGM

    1959

    Anatomy of a Murder - Universal

    1960

    Where the Boys Are - MGM

    1973

    Scarecrow - Warner Brothers

    Detroit 9000 - Holly Hill Productions

    1978

    Blue Collar - Universal Pictures

    The Betsy - Allied Artists

    1979

    Hardcore - Columbia

    Somewhere In Time - Universal

    Jimmy B. & Andre - Georgian Bay TV Movie

    1980

    Word of Honor - Georgian Bay TV Movie

    1981

    Continental Divide - Universal Pictures

    Assignment Berlin - Muse Pictures, Inc.

    Tom Edison - Ohio Production Company

    1982

    The Evil Dead - Renaissance Pictures

    1983

    Tough Enough - American Cinema

    Tiger Town - Thompson Street Films

    Doctor Detroit - Universal

    Crimewave - Renaissance/Pressman

    1984

    Beverly Hills Cop - Paramount Pictures

    1985

    The Carrier - Swan Productions

    1986

    Rosary Murders - Take One Productions

    1987

    Beverly Hills Cop II - Paramount Pictures

    Collision Course - DeLaurentis Film Group

    The Evil Dead II - Renaissance Pictures

    Hemingway - Daniel Wilson Production

    Action Jackson - Lorimar

    Midnight Run - Universal Pictures

    1988

    Moontrap - Shapiro Glickenhaus Entertainment

    Chameleon Street - Prismatic Films

    American Cops - AM Trading, Inc.

    American Beauty Ltd. - Marcello Productions

    Singapore Harbor - Cine-Makers, Inc.

    Young At Heart - Sue Marx Film, Inc.

    Tanner ‘88 - HBO/Darkhorse

    1989

    American Cops II - AM Trading, Inc.

    Prancer - Orion

    Presumed Innocent - Warner Brothers

    Lunatics - Renaissance Pictures

    Roger and Me - Warner Brothers

    1990

    Die Hard II - 20th Century Fox

    1991

    Truth or Dare - Miramax

    Only the Lonely - 20th Century

    Zebrahead - Ixtlan

    1992

    Hoffa - 20th Century

    Aspen Extreme - Hollywood Pictures

    1993

    True Romance - Warner Brothers

    Crossing the Bridge - Outlaw

    The Paraclete - Immigrant Films

    One Room Castle - Zone V Productions

    1994

    Renaissance Man - Touchstone

    Judicial Consent - Prelude Pictures

    Cobb - Warner Brothers

    Four Corners of Nowhere - Chapter II Productions

    Lost on the Bohemian Road - Bohemian Productions

    1995

    Hatred of a Minute - Darkart Productions

    Happy Hour - VELOCITY Pictures

    Mosquito - Mosquito Motion Pictures

    Sleeping Bear - Brauer Productions

    Flirting With Disaster - New Line

    1996

    Full Blast - Sound Bites

    The Incorporated - Make Believe Productions

    The Killing Tide - Tiger Lake

    1997

    In the Woods - Katharys Pictures

    Four Way Stop - Chicken City Films

    Grosse Pointe Blank - Caravan Pictures

    Polish Wedding - Addis-Wechsler

    Reach The Rock - Hughes Productions

    Tainted - Am I Wrong Productions

    1998

    All of It - All of It Productions

    The Big One - Dog Eat Dog/BBC

    One Half Gone - Peebo Productions

    Out Of Sight - Universal Pictures

    Postmark Paradise - Motion Picture Makers

    Stardust - Cireel Films Ltd. with Zone V Productions

    Knight Chills - Collective Development

    The Last Big Attraction - Hopwood Productions, Inc.

    1999

    Detroit Rock City - New Line Cinema

    Love and Action In Chicago - L & A Productions

    Rachel’s Attic - Gothic Pictures

    Chasing Sleep - Forensic 391

    From Venus - Collective Development

    The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island - Brauer Productions

    2000

    Escanaba in da Moonlight - Purple Rose Films Ltd.

    Driven - Warner Brothers

    ‘61 - HBO

    Hardball - Paramount Pictures

    Heaven’s Neighbors - Collective Development

    2001

    American Pie 2 - Universal Pictures

    China (TV) - Jazzy Tam Production

    Figure in the Forest - Collective Development

    Road to Perdition - Dreamworks

    Below - Miramax

    Super Sucker - Purple Rose Films Ltd.

    8 Mile - Universal Pictures

    2002

    An Ordinary Killer - Collective Development

    Terror At Baxter U - APEX Entertainment/BV Productions

    Hellmaster - Dolphin Productions Ltd.

    Bowling for Columbine - Dog Eat Dog

    MVP - Extra Film Production

    NARC - Lions Gate / Cutting Edge

    Naqoyqatsi - Miramax

    Standing in the Shadows of Motown - Rimshot / Artisan

    Timequest - Destination Earth LLC

    2003

    Dark Heaven - Omega Productions

    Barn Red - Brauer Productions

    Upside of Anger - Sunlight/Media 8

    Layla’s Girl - Autumn Rain Features

    The Invitation - Indiehorror.com

    2004

    Mongol King - Regal Dog

    Kalamazoo? - Londinium Films

    Dead End Road - Indiehorror.com

    The Island - Dreamworks

    2005

    Life Goes On - Orlando Entertainment

    Four Brothers - Paramount

    Crossover - Dribble Productions

    2006

    Frozen Stupid - Brauer Productions Inc.

    Amsteroid - Odd Angle Entertainment

    Offshore - TMS Universal

    The Dread - Safe Harbor Productions

    Dreamgirls - Dreamworks

    Transformers - Dreamworks

    2007

    Jumper - 20th Century Fox

    Semi Pro - New Line Cinema

    2008

    Street Boss - Bierlein Entertainment

    Whip It - Mandate

    Youth In Revolt - Dimension Films

    The Job - Kiki Goshay Productions

    Gran Torino - Warner Brothers

    All‘

  • 1 decade ago

    The following films and/or television shows have been filmed in whole or in part in Michigan.

    8 Mile (2002)

    American Pie 2 (2001)

    Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

    Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

    Crossover (2006)

    Die Hard 2 (1990)

    Evil Dead II (1987)

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

    Independence Day (1996)

    Killshot (2006)

    Presumed Innocent (1990)

    Road to Perdition (2002)

    RoboCop (1987)

    The Fugitive (1993)

    The Island (2005)

    The Untouchables (1987)

    The Upside of Anger (2005)

    The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

    True Romance (1993)

    U.S. Marshals (1998)

    All's Faire In Love - will be released in '09. Filmed in Flint/Holly

    IMDB will tell you the exact cities.

  • 1 decade ago

    Grosse Pointe Blank

    Reindeer Games

    Whip It with Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page

    Transformers

    Myth of the American Sleepover

    The new Tim Allen/Sigourney Weaver

  • Ace
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    1 decade ago

    Beverly Hills Cop 1

    Assault On Precinct 13 (2005 remake)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Rosary Murders...filmed at Holy Redemer Church off of Junction and Vernor...Southwest Detroit...mid 80's

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    I don't think Robocop was filmed there. It was filmed in Dallas. Some of it may have been filmed there, there is one location listed. The IMDB will have filming locations for all these movies.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is

    GRAND TORINO

    with Clint Eastwood and directed by Clint Eastwood

    Extremely good movie !!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Transformers.

    Oh, and four brothers.

  • 1 decade ago

    mrs. january and barbra anne waters (not out yet)

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