Wiki trivia for EP cinephiles

After digging around Wikipedia, the standard for semi-accurate sources of information, we noticed that a LOT of classic films were at least partially filmed in El Paso. From Manos: The Hands of Fate to Burning Plain, here is a list of Hollywood gems that El Paso was partially responsible for.

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Here is their list:

▪    The Burning Plain (2009) starring Charlize Theron. Scene shot on 2nd floor at Southwest General Hospital.
▪    Stephen Fry In America (2008) documentary
▪    No Country For Old Men (2007) starring Tommy Lee Jones and Javier Bardem. Destination El Paso, TX.
▪    Glory Road (2006) starring Josh Lucas.
▪    Beside You in Time (2006) Nine Inch Nails North American Tour 2006.
▪    Rx (2005) starring Colin Hanks, Eric Balfour and Alan Tudyk.
▪    Man on Fire (2004) starring Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning.
▪    The Day After Tomorrow (2004) starring Dennis Quaid and Sela Ward.
▪    Saving Jessica Lynch (2003) starring Laura Regan.
▪    Kill Bill (2003) starring Uma Thurman.
▪    Kingpin (NBC pilot) (2003) starring Yancey Arias and Brian Benben.
▪    The Original Latin Kings of Comedy (2002) featuring George Lopez, Cheech Marin, Joey Medina, Alex Reymundo and Paul Rodriguez. It was shot at the Abraham Chavez Theater.
▪    Traffic (2000) starring Benicio del Toro, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid and Don Cheadle.
▪    Committed (2000) starring Heather Graham.
▪    On the Border (1998) starring Casper Van Dien, Bryan Brown, Daniel Baldwin.
▪    Lolita (1997) starring Jeremy Irons and Melanie Griffith.
▪    Last Man Standing (1996) starring Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, Christopher Walken, Karina Lombard.
▪    Courage Under Fire (1996) starring Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan had all the Persian Gulf War scenes shot at the Indian Cliffs Ranch.
▪    Blue Sky (1994) starring Jessica Lange and Tommy Lee Jones.
▪    Wild at Heart (1990) starring Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern.
▪    Extreme Prejudice (1987) starring Nick Nolte and Powers Boothe.
▪    Death of an Angel (1986) starring Bonnie Bedelia and Nick Mancuso.
▪    Lost in America (1985) starring Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty.
▪    Fandango (1985) starring Kevin Costner and Judd Nelson. Wedding scenes were filmed in front of Mission San Elizario in San Elizario, Texas (near El Paso).
▪    Paris, Texas (1984) starring Harry Dean Stanton and Dean Stockwell.
▪    Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) starring Chuck Norris and David Carradine.
▪    Wrong is Right (1982) starring Sean Connery.
▪    The Border (1982) starring Jack Nicholson and Harvey Keitel. All the border scenes, the refugee camp scene, and the U.S. Embassy scene were all shot in and around El Paso.
▪    Second Hand Hearts (1981) starring Robert Blake and Barbara Harris.
▪    Resurrection (1980) starring Ellen Burstyn.
▪    When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? (1979) starring Hal Linden and Lee Grant.
▪    Big Wednesday (1978) starring Jan Michael Vincent and Gary Busey.
▪    The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977) starring William Devane.
▪    The Getaway (1972) starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw.
▪    Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) , which is reputed to be one of the worst films ever made, was shot in and around El Paso. It premiered in 1966 at the downtown Capri Theater.
▪    Take the High Ground! (1953), starring Richard Widmark and Karl Malden.

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1 comment so far

  1. Veronica Medrano on

    Awesome, No clue there were so many films that El Paso was involved in…


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