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July 31, 2008 at 6:07 pm #632524
I forgot about another one: THE RING! She’s supposed to live in Belltown and she rides a ferry at one point and you can see the ferry name (though I can’t remember what it was). It looks pretty convincing though I’m not sure; I think some is shot in Vancouver. It’s not like they’re haunted at the Space Needle or anything. : )July 31, 2008 at 6:08 pm #632525
And yes, we rented The Ring after we moved here but we were too new to pick out most of it. Now we need to get re-renting on those other films (though, Sleepless in Seattle…ugh…perhaps I’ll skip)
I’m not a huge fan of Robin Williams. I think The Fisher King was the last movie of his I liked.July 31, 2008 at 8:05 pm #632526
The apartments in The Ring are at 1st and Seneca. Yes, they try and pass Vancouver off as Seattle all the time.August 5, 2008 at 10:19 pm #632527
I wanted to put this back up on the radar. Forgive me. Anyone have any more stories about movie scenes filmed in West Seattle?August 5, 2008 at 10:22 pm #632528
Another funny moment in Sleepless in Seattle is when Meg Ryan was chasing Tom Hanks in the boat going to WS and was on the top of the viaduct going South.August 6, 2008 at 5:17 am #632529
Robin Williams wasn’t being a jerk. He actually went to rehab in the past year for falling off the wagon after being sober for something like 20 years.August 6, 2008 at 2:33 pm #632530
One thing I forgot about was Take Home Chef on TLC. They filmed an episode a year ago, or so, at Metropolitan Market. Not exactly a film but I was pleasantly surprised one day to see the store and some of the staff on tv! After the market they drove what looked like Alki or Beach Drive. The episode is called Marugerite.August 10, 2008 at 10:15 am #632531
Yeah, I heard Robin Williams was back in rehab again after his divorce, I’m glad he turned down your offer of a beer.
The Prefontaine movie house is on 36th Ave SW between Othello and the street to the south that deadends at 36th. It is on the west side of 36th and is a rambler right before the corner. They completely painted it blue (if I recall correctly) and then painted in again after the movie crew left.August 10, 2008 at 5:55 pm #632532
Not a movie but didn’t the first or second season of the Amazing Race go to Lincoln Park?August 10, 2008 at 7:02 pm #632533
Bonnie, I”m pretty sure that Lincoln Park was the final destination…but I could be wrong…anyone know for sure?August 10, 2008 at 9:53 pm #632534
they went from Kerry Park down to the fountain at Seattle Center and then had to find a cab (good luck with that!) to go to Lincoln Park and put together some sort of totem pole then finished at Gas Works. That is how I remember it anyway….May 7, 2009 at 9:25 pm #632535May 7, 2009 at 10:21 pm #632536May 9, 2009 at 4:37 am #632537
Nobody has mentioned: (1) Trouble in Mind with Kris Kristofferson, Genevieve Bujold, Lori Singer, Keith Carradine, Devine. It’s a very noir, somewhat retro look at Seattle (aka Rain city) with scenes filmed at the Asian Art Museum (made to look like a mansion), Pioneer Square, 1st & Lenora, the ferry, etc. Rent it immediately!! (2) Made for TV movie The Rape of Richard Beck, starring Richard Crenna as a local macho cowboy cop who learns (pardon me) the hard way to have empathy for rape victims. Dunno if that one’s available to rent. Hope so!
BTW, according to the book by William Arnold about Frances Farmer, her childhood home on (I think 47th in the Admiral district) was not used in the movie because the owners refused. Hence the Pigeon Point location. A friend and I read the book which gave the exact address, and one cold day made a pilgrimage to the actual house, which was a Gothic horror in a sad state of disrepair. The movie was inaccurate in many more profound ways. For instance, there wasn’t any male hero who rescued Frances from Steilacoom.
I, too, really love this thread!May 9, 2009 at 7:37 am #632538
I was an extra in Harry and the Hendersons. I’m in the crowd in the sporting goods/gun store scene.May 14, 2010 at 6:25 am #632539
Does anybody know if the Sleepless in Seattle filming location for ‘Jessica’s House’ is somewhere in West Seattle? This is the small house where Jonah and Jessica mail the letter to Meg Ryan, then wait on the porch. One of my hobbies is to visit filming locations and I’ve looked EVERYWHERE for this house but I can’t find it. I’ve visited everything else from the movie, as best as I can tell.May 14, 2010 at 7:03 am #632540May 14, 2010 at 7:55 pm #632541
I didn’t see anyone mention “The Hand That Rocks The Cradle” Maybe I missed it. But wasn’t that at a house right by the water tower in WS? And I believe parts of “Fear” with Mark Wahlberg (yum) & Reese Witherspoon were filmed on Alki.May 14, 2010 at 7:56 pm #632542
Thought this was funny…..they got the Title wrong! Does anyone know what building this person’s referring to at the end?
Somewhere In Seattle
The restaurant in which Tom Hanks and Rob Reiner have lunch is called the Athenian and it’s located inside the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. On the north end of the market you’ll find a steep road that leads up to 1st Avenue. It was on this short road that Rob Reiner inspected Tom Hanks “butt”. The waterfront home Tom Hanks lived in is on Lake Union and can be seen while driving north on I-5 from downtown Seattle (look to the west when you see the water – it’s the first beach house north of the marina housing the large tourism boats). The beach where Tom Hanks played ball with his son is several miles away. It’s called West Seattle and the beach is actually a several miles long waterfront stretching to the east from what’s called Alki point. It appears the small building Meg Ryan hid behind while watching him play ball is no longer there. I’ve tried several times to find it but I’ve been unsuccessful.May 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm #632543
bsmomma: Hand That Rocks the Cradle was shot in Tacoma, not West Seattle. And other than a few helicopter shots and a very few random exteriors, most of Fear was shot in and around Vancouver. But I think you’re right. There was one scene at Anchor Luna Park.May 14, 2010 at 10:39 pm #632544
Grrrrrr, I’m sure it’s the LEO in me that hates it when I am proved wrong. Oh wait, I see that you added I was right about a part in FEAR…… I guess I can accept that. :)May 15, 2010 at 5:30 am #632545
cjboffoli: Do you have any idea where on Queen Anne? I’ve driven everywhere I can think but can’t seem to locate it. Do you have a general idea?
Also, bsmomma….how funny. You grabbed an entry that I put up on a movie location website a couple of years ago. Weird. It’s bothered me that they screwed up the title. I’ve emailed them many times and they’ve never fixed it.
Somewhere on this forum I saw that someone mentioned the Johnson/Tice house and that it’s interiors were used as the Christmas Dinner location, as well as Rosie O’Donnell’s apartment. Is this true? Does anyone know the occupants of the residence and/or it’s address?May 15, 2010 at 7:09 am #632546
dcrocker: It looks like my first guess might have been wrong. Apparently the filming permits were issued for two houses on 39th Avenue East (between East Highland Drive and East Lee Street). That would be Madison Park. Of course, those locations could have been used for interiors. And you also have to consider that in 18 years (principal photography was in August 1992) the houses may have been replaced or obscured by plantings. But if you’re determined to find that location it might be worth a look.May 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm #632547
Thanks for the info, cjboffoli. I’ll check it out. Where did you find out the filming permit info?May 18, 2010 at 4:52 am #632548
I thought that newish Jennifer Aniston movie was funny because they go to all of these landmarks all over the city as if they were all in the same area. Nobody goes to the troll, and then Pike Place, and then West Seattle, etc. Do they? Where was her mom’s house in that movie? I always though of it near Lincoln Park. Oh ya, it’s called, “Love Happens”.
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