Films shot in Idaho

Posted Oct 25, 2009
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  1. Pale Rider
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    Pale Rider (1985)

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    Pale Rider is a 1985 American western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, who also stars in the lead role. The title is a reference to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as the rider of a pale horse is Death.


  2. Napoleon Dynamite
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    Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

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    Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American comedy film written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and directed by Jared. The film stars Jon Heder in the role of the title character, for which he was paid $1,000. After the film's runaway success, Heder re-negotiated his compensation and received a cut of the profits. The film was Jared Hess' first full-length feature and is partially adapted from his earlier short film, Peluca. Napoleon Dynamite was acquired at the Sundance Film Festival by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Paramount Pictures, in association with MTV Films. It was filmed in and near Franklin County, Idaho in the summer of 2003. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2004, and in June 2004 was released on a limited basis. Its widespread release followed in August. The film's total worldwide gross revenue was $46,118,097. The film was well received and has acquired a cult following.


  3. Wild Wild West
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    Wild Wild West (1999)

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    Wild Wild West is a 1999 American steampunk western action-comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. A big-screen adaptation of the 1965–1969 TV series The Wild Wild West, it stars Will Smith, Kevin Kline (who appears in dual roles as the protagonist Artemus Gordon and as President Ulysses S. Grant), Kenneth Branagh, and Salma Hayek.


  4. Bus Stop
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    Bus Stop (1956)

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  5. My Own Private Idaho
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    My Own Private Idaho (1991)

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    My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 American independent adventure drama film written and directed by Gus Van Sant, loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, and Henry V, and starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves. The story follows two friends, Mike and Scott, as they embark on a journey of personal discovery that takes them to Mike's hometown in Idaho and then to Italy in search of Mike's mother.


  6. Dante's Peak
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    Dante's Peak (1997)

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    Dante's Peak is a 1997 American dramatic disaster thriller film directed by Roger Donaldson. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Charles Hallahan, Elizabeth Hoffman, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley, and Grant Heslov. The movie was set in the fictional town of Dante's Peak wherein the town must survive the volcano's eruption and its dangers. It was released in February 7, 1997 under the production of Universal Pictures and Pacific Western.


  7. Duchess of Idaho
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    Duchess of Idaho (1950)

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    Duchess of Idaho is a musical romantic comedy produced in 1950 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, it was the fourth film pairing Esther Williams and Van Johnson. It was shot mainly on location in Sun Valley, Idaho.


  8. Ski Party
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    Ski Party (1965)

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    Ski Party is a 1965 American comedy film directed by Alan Rafkin, and released by American International Pictures (AIP), starring Frankie Avalon and Dwayne Hickman. Ski Party is part of the 1960s beach party film genre, with a change of setting from the beach to the ski slopes – although the final scene places everyone back at the beach.


  9. Breakfast of Champions
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    Breakfast of Champions (1999)

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    Breakfast of Champions is a 1999 American comedy film adapted and directed by Alan Rudolph from the novel of the same name by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. It was entered into the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.


  10. Heaven's Gate
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    Heaven's Gate (1980)

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    Heaven's Gate is a 1980 American epic Western film written and directed by Michael Cimino. Loosely based on the Johnson County War, it portrays a fictional dispute between land barons and European immigrants in Wyoming in the 1890s. The cast includes Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, Isabelle Huppert, Jeff Bridges, John Hurt, Sam Waterston, Brad Dourif, Joseph Cotten, Geoffrey Lewis, David Mansfield, Richard Masur, Terry O'Quinn, Mickey Rourke, and Willem Dafoe in his first film role.


  11. Breakheart Pass
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    Breakheart Pass (1975)

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    Breakheart Pass is an American 1975 western adventure film that stars Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, and Jill Ireland. The movie was based on the novel by Alistair MacLean of the same title, and was filmed in north central Idaho.


  12. Bronco Billy
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    Bronco Billy (1980)

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    Bronco Billy is a 1980 American film starring Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke. It was directed by Eastwood and written by Dennis Hackin.


  13. Sun Valley Serenade
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    Sun Valley Serenade (1941)

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    Sun Valley Serenade is a 1941 musical film starring Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glenn Miller, Milton Berle, and Lynn Bari. It features the Glenn Miller Orchestra as well as dancing by the Nicholas Brothers and Dorothy Dandridge, performing "Chattanooga Choo Choo", which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1996, and was awarded the first Gold Record for sales of 1.2 million.


  14. Northwest Passage
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    Northwest Passage (1940)

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    Northwest Passage is a 1940 film in Technicolor, starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey, and others. The picture is based on a novel by Kenneth Roberts titled Northwest Passage (1937).


  15. Moving
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    Moving (1988)

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    Moving is a 1988 American comedy film starring Richard Pryor as Arlo Pear, a father moving his family cross-country.


  16. Talent for the Game
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    Talent for the Game (1991)

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    Talent for the Game was a 1991 film about a baseball scout, directed by Robert M. Young. It starred Edward James Olmos and Lorraine Bracco, in her first film after Goodfellas, with Terry Kinney, Jamey Sheridan, and Jeff Corbett as co-stars.


  17. Come and Get It
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    Come and Get It (1936)

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    Come and Get It is a 1936 American drama film directed by Howard Hawks and William Wyler. The screenplay by Jane Murfin and Jules Furthman is based on the 1935 novel of the same title by Edna Ferber.


  18. The Mooring
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    The Mooring (2012)

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    The Mooring is a 2012 suspense thriller film directed by Glenn Withrow, starring Hallie Todd, Thomas Wilson Brown, and ten young actors from across the United States. The film is scored and composed by Mike Jarzabek and features music from the band NO. It follows a group of girls in a technology addiction camp who run into a dangerous couple in the woods. The film had its premiere at Switzerland's Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival, and was released on DVD and Digital Download by Lionsgate in February 2013.


  19. Last Clear Chance
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    Last Clear Chance (1959)

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    Last Clear Chance is a 1959 American short film produced and directed by Robert Carlisle. Sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad, Last Clear Chance is a safety film intended to warn young drivers to be careful at railroad crossings. The film's cast consists of William Boyett, Harold Agee, Mrs. Harold Agee, Tim Bosworth, William Agee, Christine Lynch, and Lou Spraker. Written by Leland Baxter, the film was shot in parts of Idaho. Wondsel, Carlisle & Dunphy Inc, based in New York City, served as the film's production company.




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