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What do these locations and Tom Cruise have in common? First image is near south end of Kennedy blvd, in Bayonne, NJ. The second is near the intersection of Ferry street, Merchant street, and Wilson avenue, in Newark, NJ.

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Yes, near that church was the place 1st Tripod showed up, right?

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Stick is correct, as is Stary. I lived within 5-10 city blocks of that church, for most of my life. In the movie, Tom Cruise's character walks out of his house (to the right, just out of the picture in the first image), walks around the corner, and winds up by the church...lol. They are over 5 miles apart, in two different towns, that are separated by a large body of water. Note their respective (and approximate) locations, as indicated on the map below.

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That movie about Daniel Pearl was shot here in Pune, because they thought Pakistan was too unsafe to shoot a movie.

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That movie about Daniel Pearl was shot here in Pune, because they thought Pakistan was too unsafe to shoot a movie.

 

I'm sure the fact that India has a rather large & thriving motion-picture industry also had something to do with that :grin:

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That and the fact that Pakistan is too unsafe to shoot a movie!

 

They didn't shoot those opening scenes of Casino Royale in Madagascar, either, nor in Haiti. I believe Panama and the Bahamas as well as the backlot at Pinewood in the UK covered all that stuff.

 

Movie magic!

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That and the fact that Pakistan is too unsafe to shoot a movie!

 

They didn't shoot those opening scenes of Casino Royale in Madagascar, either, nor in Haiti. I believe Panama and the Bahamas as well as the backlot at Pinewood in the UK covered all that stuff.

 

Movie magic!

 

 

The Madagascar sequence in Casino Royale was filmed in the Bahamas, the building they showed under construction, has been "under construction", since the late 1980s...it is in Nassau, if I'm not mistaken. Also, the Art Museum in that same movie was obviously not in Miami (check the architechture, it's pre-art deco, central European).

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There's only one shot in the entire film shot in Miami...it's the brief scene of them driving south on I-95, obviously done by a 2nd unit crew. That was also not MIA, it was an airport in the UK, forget which one. I lived in Miami for over 20 years and know it well. :wink:

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Cool! That's what we were talking about the other day. Nice to see they rebuilt the area after tha tripods got through with it !!! :lol:

 

and don't forget the 747 crash site is in North Hollywood!!!

 

Doncha just love how movies compress locals????

 

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Patriot Games had loads of geographical errors. There was quite a big thing made of it in the reviews when it came out at the cinema over here. These are just a couple from imdb:

 

Errors in geography: Dennis Cooley runs out of his bookshop in the Burlington Arcade and into a tube station at Aldwych, a mile away.

 

Errors in geography: Sean Miller is transferred from a prison in Southwark (in London) to the high security unit on the Isle of Wight. This would involve a land journey of 50 miles to the southwest, then a ferry across the Solent. However, the ambush is depicted as occurring at the Middlesbrough moving bridge, 200 miles north of London; and in later dialogue it's said to have been in Kent near the Channel, which would be southeast of London and at least 70 miles from the Isle of Wight ferry routes.

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Anybody remember Action Jackson? It was set in Detroit but most of the footage was shot in the L.A. area. I was living there at the time and I remember two scenes that I personally saw being shot.

 

1 The yacht that was blown up was actually tied up a few hundred feet forward of the Queen Mary opposite the Shoreline Village. They shot the bad guys leaving the boat and then cut for the explosion. That was done in the turning basin near the ferry slip. What was blown up was an 80' barge loaded with pyro and a plywood cutout of the real boat nailed to the side. The set it off just before the permit was to expire at 2200hrs. I was as close as I could be about 4 blocks, and felt both the concussion and the heat.

 

2 The chase through the automobile factory. Not in Detroit but in Southgate CA at a GM plant that had been closed down. They had to get all the shots in as few take as possible as a couple of weeks later crews started to tear down the complex. It's now a shopping mall.

 

The only movie that made fun of it's geographical errors was Last Action Hero. How can you jump off the top of a hotel in Long Beach and land in the La Brea Tar Pits anyhow?

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Well everyone remembers first blood with sly.

 

that was shot up hear in Hope b.c.

 

as they go into town they for got to remove the welcome to hope sign behind the one set up for the movie.

 

sure gave us the s**ts and giggles.but that was way before we became holiwood north.

 

just my 2 cents

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