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Old Posted Nov 29, 2007, 1:42 PM
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Movie/Television Shoots in Hamilton

So considering Hamilton has become "Hollywood North" thanks to tax-exemptions for those filming outside of Toronto, I thought it'd be neat to have a thread dedicated to what's being shot in Hamilton and area.

Between Wed Nov 27th & Thu Nov 28th, I saw a film crew set up (again) at the Royal Connaught.
They were filming a TV Miniseries called XIII.
Details: http://imdb.com/title/tt1117667/
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From Wikipedia
The following is a partial list of films shot in Hamilton, Ontario (the dates given are when the film was released):
• Strange Brew (1983); Dave Thomas
• Youngblood (1986); Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves
• Hearts of Fire (1987); Bob Dylan
• Amerika (1987 TV mini series)
• Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman (1989); Lee Majors
• The Cutting Edge (1992); Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds
• The Air Up There (1994); Kevin Bacon
• Camilla (1994); Bridget Fonda, Jessica Tandy
• Direct Action (1994); Dolph Lundgren
• Canadian Bacon (1995); Alan Alda, John Candy
• The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996); Samuel L Jackson
• The Big Hit (1998); Mark Wahlberg, Lou Diamond Phillips
• Detroit Rock City (1999); Rock group KISS
• New Jersey Turnpikes (1999); Kelsey Grammer
• The Third Miracle (1999 Drama); Ed Harris
• The Time Shifters (1999 TV Sci-Fi/Action); Casper Van Dien
• Daydream Believers: The Monkees Story (2000)
• Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000); Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall, Angelina Jolie
• Rated X (2000); Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez
• X-Men (2000); Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart
• Finding Forrester (2000); Sean Connery
• Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001 TV Comedy); Nathan Lane
• Brian's Song (2001 TV movie)
• Exit Wounds (2001); Steven Seagal
• Glitter (2001); Mariah Carey
• Our America (2002 TV Drama); Vanessa A. Williams
• John Q (2002); Denzel Washington
• Avenging Angelo (2002); Sylvester Stallone
• Death to Smoochy (2002); Robin Williams
• Global Heresy (2002); Peter O'Toole
• RFK (2002 TV Drama); Linus Roache
• Second String (2002 TV Comedy/Drama); Jon Voight
• The Limit (2003 Crime Drama); Lauren Bacall, Henry Czerny
• Wrong Turn (2003); Desmond Harrington
• Bulletproof Monk (2003); Chow Yun-Fat
• How to Deal (2003); Mandy Moore
• Spinning Boris (2003); Jeff Goldblum, Anthony LaPaglia
• Saint Ralph (2004); Adam Butcher
• Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story (2004 TV movie)
• Against the Ropes (2004); Meg Ryan
• Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004); Milla Jovovich
• The Confessor (aka: The Good Shepherd) (2004); Christian Slater
• Land of the Dead (2005); Dennis Hopper
• The Man (2005) Samuel L Jackson, Eugene Levy
• Cinderella Man (2005) Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger
• Zoom (2005); Tim Allen, Courteney Cox
• Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005); Rosie O'Donnell
• Four Brothers (2005); Mark Wahlberg
• Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005); Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt
• Terry (2005 TV Movie); Shawn Ashmore
• Swarmed (2005 TV Movie); Michael Shanks
• Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005 TV movie)
• Solar Attack (2005 Sci-Fi/Thriller); Louis Gossett Jr.
• Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story (2006 TV Drama); Jason Priestly
• The Last Sect (2006); David Carradine
• Man of the Year (2006); Robin Williams, Christopher Walken
• Silent Hill (2006); Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean
• The Path to 9/11 (2006 TV Movie); Harvey Keitel
• Firehouse Dog (2006 Disney); Bruce Greenwood
• Snow Cake (2006); Sigourney Weaver
• Away from Her (2006); Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent
• The War At Home (2006 TV Series); Rob Lotterstein
• American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006 Universal)
• Skinwalkers (2006); Jason Behr
• UKM: The Ultimate Killing Machine (2006 Horror); Michael Madsen
• The Four Horsemen (2007)
• Hairspray (2007 Musical); John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer
• Talk to Me (2007 Bio-drama); Don Cheadle, Martin Sheen
• Weirdsville (2007 Comedy-drama); Matt Frewer
• Closing the Ring (2007); Christopher Plummer, Shirley Maclaine
• Final Draft (2007); Jeff Roop
• Left for Dead (2007 Horror); Steve Byers
• The Poet (2007 Drama); Jonathan Scarfe
• Real Time (2007 Comedy/drama); Randy Quaid
• The Company (2007 TV Drama/Thriller mini-series); Michael Keaton, Chris O'Donnell, Alfred Molina
• The Incredible Hulk (2008 Action-drama/Sci-Fi); Edward Norton, Tim Roth
• Flash of Genius (2008); Greg Kinnear
• Traitor (2008 Drama); Jeff Daniels, Don Cheadle


The Internet Movie Database shows 200 movies shot in Hamilton.
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They are setting up on King William Street east of John Street for a shoot of some kind.
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No offence Hamilton, but I'm pretty sure Vancouver is considered Hollywood North.

But damned if that ain't a list to trump all lists, though!
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Good list...but never once have I heard Hamilton considered as "Hollywood North." I think that title is reserved for Vancouver.

I'd love to see some sort of ranking of films/shows shot in Canadian cities....would be neat to see.
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Though it doesn't have the official title, if you lived here you'd agree with it. Nearly every week for the past year there has been a movie shot going on somewhere downtown. At one point there was 3 different productions being shot simultaneously in the core this summer (Hulk, TD bank commercial and something else). This of course isn't even counting the rest of the city.

I'd be interested to see what the city is making from all of this...
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Quote from the CBC News Thursday, July 13, 2006

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It's been a boon for Steeltown where last year alone, about 100 productions shot on location in and around the city.
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They shoot movies almost constantly in Dundas. I took some pictures of a shoot for a WWII movie, I forget the title:









This is somthine else last summer:



And they recently filmed a Christmas movie of some sort downtown, I think it had Vince Vaughn in it.
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Wow, those are some awesome shots from Flickr, Steeltown!!!
I think it's important to note that almost none of those smaller shop-like buildings actually exist. They are all film set that took about 3 weeks to set up.
I watched some of those scenes from the Ramada/Plaza Hotel's 2nd storey parking garage and saw a car explode and fly almost all the way from Catherine to John!! SOOO kewl!!
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Here is some pictures from a movie shoot at the Royal Connaught. I do not know the name of the movie.









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I dunno where that other movie thread went about the Hulk being filmed in Hamilton but here's the trailer that came out today for the Hulk, you can see parts of Hamilton in the film.....

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I see a lot of Toronto in that clip too. Zanzibar and Sam the Record Man Stick out.
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There's a notice in my lobby from 20th Century Fox saying they're going to be shooting MAX PAYNE in the James, King, King William, and Rebecca area. They're going to be using that dark and scary alleyway on the east side of James between King William and King, also shooting outside Lister, something about creating some fake snow, also police and traffic control something something.
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Max Payne eh. Mark Wahlberg stars in that.

Between The Big Hit, Four Brothers and the upcoming Max Payne - I guess we'll know early if a movie will be filmed in Hamilton based on whether Wahlberg's in the film or not.
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Just wondering, where was Hairspray shot?
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They filmed at an old school (Queen Victoria School) for the high school scene for Hairspray.

This was caught at Hamilton Airport lol

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Sweet, Max Payne. I didn't know they're shooting it here. I loved the game, it's awesome that they'll be shooting it right here. The alleys and setups downtown should do justice to the mood of the game.

Damn though.. Wahlberg? Weak.
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They filmed at an old school (Queen Victoria School) for the high school scene for Hairspray.

This was caught at Hamilton Airport lol

lmao....

what about the street scenes?
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I don't believe there were any street scenes from the movie in Hamilton. It was all mostly the high school scenes shot in Hamilton.
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