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.

9 Answers

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


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

    Per the filmoffice website:


    This Time For Keeps - MGM


    Anatomy of a Murder - Universal


    Where the Boys Are - MGM


    Scarecrow - Warner Brothers

    Detroit 9000 - Holly Hill Productions


    Blue Collar - Universal Pictures

    The Betsy - Allied Artists


    Hardcore - Columbia

    Somewhere In Time - Universal

    Jimmy B. & Andre - Georgian Bay TV Movie


    Word of Honor - Georgian Bay TV Movie


    Continental Divide - Universal Pictures

    Assignment Berlin - Muse Pictures, Inc.

    Tom Edison - Ohio Production Company


    The Evil Dead - Renaissance Pictures


    Tough Enough - American Cinema

    Tiger Town - Thompson Street Films

    Doctor Detroit - Universal

    Crimewave - Renaissance/Pressman


    Beverly Hills Cop - Paramount Pictures


    The Carrier - Swan Productions


    Rosary Murders - Take One Productions


    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


    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


    American Cops II - AM Trading, Inc.

    Prancer - Orion

    Presumed Innocent - Warner Brothers

    Lunatics - Renaissance Pictures

    Roger and Me - Warner Brothers


    Die Hard II - 20th Century Fox


    Truth or Dare - Miramax

    Only the Lonely - 20th Century

    Zebrahead - Ixtlan


    Hoffa - 20th Century

    Aspen Extreme - Hollywood Pictures


    True Romance - Warner Brothers

    Crossing the Bridge - Outlaw

    The Paraclete - Immigrant Films

    One Room Castle - Zone V Productions


    Renaissance Man - Touchstone

    Judicial Consent - Prelude Pictures

    Cobb - Warner Brothers

    Four Corners of Nowhere - Chapter II Productions

    Lost on the Bohemian Road - Bohemian Productions


    Hatred of a Minute - Darkart Productions

    Happy Hour - VELOCITY Pictures

    Mosquito - Mosquito Motion Pictures

    Sleeping Bear - Brauer Productions

    Flirting With Disaster - New Line


    Full Blast - Sound Bites

    The Incorporated - Make Believe Productions

    The Killing Tide - Tiger Lake


    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


    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.


    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


    Escanaba in da Moonlight - Purple Rose Films Ltd.

    Driven - Warner Brothers

    ‘61 - HBO

    Hardball - Paramount Pictures

    Heaven’s Neighbors - Collective Development


    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


    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


    Dark Heaven - Omega Productions

    Barn Red - Brauer Productions

    Upside of Anger - Sunlight/Media 8

    Layla’s Girl - Autumn Rain Features

    The Invitation - Indiehorror.com


    Mongol King - Regal Dog

    Kalamazoo? - Londinium Films

    Dead End Road - Indiehorror.com

    The Island - Dreamworks


    Life Goes On - Orlando Entertainment

    Four Brothers - Paramount

    Crossover - Dribble Productions


    Frozen Stupid - Brauer Productions Inc.

    Amsteroid - Odd Angle Entertainment

    Offshore - TMS Universal

    The Dread - Safe Harbor Productions

    Dreamgirls - Dreamworks

    Transformers - Dreamworks


    Jumper - 20th Century Fox

    Semi Pro - New Line Cinema


    Street Boss - Bierlein Entertainment

    Whip It - Mandate

    Youth In Revolt - Dimension Films

    The Job - Kiki Goshay Productions

    Gran Torino - Warner Brothers


  • 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


    Myth of the American Sleepover

    The new Tim Allen/Sigourney Weaver

  • Ace
    Lv 7
    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


    with Clint Eastwood and directed by Clint Eastwood

    Extremely good movie !!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    Oh, and four brothers.

  • 1 decade ago

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

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