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Some of the Movies Connected to Jacksonville

A non-comprehensive list of films that were shot in Jacksonville.

Published November 18, 2013 in Culture      17 Comments    Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article


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Devil's Advocate






Warner Bros.
July 1997
Cast: Keanu Reeves & Charlez Theron
Director: Taylor Hackford
Executive Producers: Barry Bernadi, Taylor Hackford, Michael Tadross, Steve White, Producers: Arnold
Kopleson, Anne Kopelson
Location: Herschel St.



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17 Comments

Josh

November 18, 2013, 08:35:47 AM
Can't have a list of Jacksonville films without mentioning "Sudden Terror: The Hijacking of School Bus #17." That is the definitive Jacksonville film.

I also remember another made-for-TV movie about some guy that gets struck by lightning and comes back to life or something. I believe it was had a scene shot at The Derby House.

The Compound

November 18, 2013, 08:49:33 AM
What about that movie that was shot at the vacant white house on Park near stockton. I know James Gandofini, John Travolta and a bunch of others where in it, shot around 2005ish.  Thats about all I can remember. Anyone know the name of that one?

pierre

November 18, 2013, 09:00:14 AM
Lonely Hearts. I never saw it but I think it only was in very limited release. And the reviews were pretty mediocre.

A friend of mine played a police officer in the movie. He said Travolta and Gandolfini were both very nice.

Dog Walker

November 18, 2013, 09:44:38 AM
Good grief!  You didn't include "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" shot here and in Silver Springs in the '50's.  The old Acosta Bridge and the Lobster House were prominent in it.  The Lobster House was about where the St. John's Brewery is now, but it was on a pier out over the water.

JUGrad

November 18, 2013, 10:28:42 AM
You also forgot "The Babysitter's Seduction" starring Keri Russell...  I believe the house was in Avondale, Keri's character went to Mandarin High...

But I guess in your defense, the title of this thread is "Some of the movies...."

acme54321

November 18, 2013, 10:55:34 AM
Good grief!  You didn't include "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" shot here and in Silver Springs in the '50's.  The old Acosta Bridge and the Lobster House were prominent in it.  The Lobster House was about where the St. John's Brewery is now, but it was on a pier out over the water.

St. John's Brewery?

L.P. Hovercraft

November 18, 2013, 11:36:36 AM
Zaat!

Aka The Blood Waters of Dr. Z.  Not sure if any of it was filmed in Jacksonville proper, but some scenes were filmed nearby at Marineland and in Green Cove Springs by Jacksonville native Don Barton.

Here's the trailer: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Cl64Ncac5Hk

urbanlibertarian

November 18, 2013, 04:21:22 PM
Good grief!  You didn't include "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" shot here and in Silver Springs in the '50's.  The old Acosta Bridge and the Lobster House were prominent in it.  The Lobster House was about where the St. John's Brewery is now, but it was on a pier out over the water.

St. John's Brewery?

River City Brewing

urbanlibertarian

November 18, 2013, 04:23:10 PM
Lonely Hearts. I never saw it but I think it only was in very limited release. And the reviews were pretty mediocre.

A friend of mine played a police officer in the movie. He said Travolta and Gandolfini were both very nice.


I liked it.  Also had Selma Hayek.

Dog Walker

November 18, 2013, 04:46:43 PM
Good grief!  You didn't include "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" shot here and in Silver Springs in the '50's.  The old Acosta Bridge and the Lobster House were prominent in it.  The Lobster House was about where the St. John's Brewery is now, but it was on a pier out over the water.

St. John's Brewery?

River City Brewing

Thanks!  CRS.  Can't Remember $hit

deathstar

November 18, 2013, 07:32:35 PM
Lonely Hearts also had Jared Leto, who was living in San Marco at the time of filming. He was practicing/rehearsing for 30 Seconds to Mars upcoming release of A Beautiful Lie. I know this isn't related to the thread, but here is a snippet of the location in San Marco (I believe it's San Marco) where he was practicing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dRV9fuyoaE

civil42806

November 18, 2013, 07:53:42 PM
so basically what this proves if its a major picture in jax it will suck big time.  give me Zaats (mst3k anyone) or the creature from the black lagoon anytime  over the big crap movies listed here

Scrub Palmetto

December 06, 2013, 07:02:29 PM
Good grief!  You didn't include "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" shot here and in Silver Springs in the '50's.  The old Acosta Bridge and the Lobster House were prominent in it.  The Lobster House was about where the St. John's Brewery is now, but it was on a pier out over the water.

It was actually the first sequel, "Revenge of the Creature" (1955), in which the Lobster House and Marineland were featured. IIRC, the two locations are supposed to be nearby in the movie. Really messes with a local's head. I would love to see this in 3D someday.

Charles Hunter

December 06, 2013, 08:01:44 PM
Marineland and The Lobster House weren't very close, the stars rode a boat down the St. Johns, taking time to take a swim, while the Creature watched.  The jarring thing was that the St. Johns supposedly ran past Marineland.

You should have come to the SunRay Cinema in 5 Points a few months ago, they had a special 3D showing, with the female lead making a personal appearance.

strider

December 07, 2013, 08:38:40 AM
What we call Dancy terrace ( the bungalow court), was seen in Lonely Hearts as well.  Many scenes were filmed for Like Dandelion Dust on Walnut Street.  "Their" house was on Walnut (also the truck used still is seen around Springfield), the bar was the Walnut Inn, the Downtown was main street and the stars all were very pleasant to deal with.  While not a movie, there was a TV show in the 80's shot in Springfield, about a detective and his backyard was one house in Springfield, the house another and at one time, someone was thrown through a front window of a house in Springfield.  Jacksonville has always managed to be fairly prominent in the industry.

Dog Walker

December 07, 2013, 10:59:02 AM
Good grief!  You didn't include "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" shot here and in Silver Springs in the '50's.  The old Acosta Bridge and the Lobster House were prominent in it.  The Lobster House was about where the St. John's Brewery is now, but it was on a pier out over the water.

It was actually the first sequel, "Revenge of the Creature" (1955), in which the Lobster House and Marineland were featured. IIRC, the two locations are supposed to be nearby in the movie. Really messes with a local's head. I would love to see this in 3D someday.

Didn't remember that it was the sequel, just remember that it scared me out of my young mind.  Probably saw it at the San Marco since we lived just around the corner at the time.

Scrub Palmetto

December 07, 2013, 04:37:16 PM
Marineland and The Lobster House weren't very close, the stars rode a boat down the St. Johns, taking time to take a swim, while the Creature watched.  The jarring thing was that the St. Johns supposedly ran past Marineland.

You should have come to the SunRay Cinema in 5 Points a few months ago, they had a special 3D showing, with the female lead making a personal appearance.

Darn! If I weren't 1,000 miles away, I would have loved that.
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