Ace Ventura – Florida

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Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, love it or hate it. Fact is, Jim Carrey’s apartment, filled with animals, is the Compton Apartment at Washington Ave. at 1445.

The football stadium is the Joe Robbie Stadium at 2269 NW 199th Street in downtown Miami.

The villa from fish collector Udo Kier is Villa Vizcaya, 3251 South Miami Ave.

Ransom – New York

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Mel Gibsonss son is kidnapped from the science fair at Bethesda Terrace in the movie “Ransom” (1996). Other New York locations that were used in this film include: Gibsons’s luxury pad, Fifth Ave. between 87th and 88th street, the chase takes the to 125th street throught the Holland Tunnel, the Vanderbilt Bank is a private house on 1261 Madison Ave. at 90th Street. The final gunfight is at Roberta 1252 Madison Ave.

Outbreak – California

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For the town of Cedar Creek, the Californian town of Ferndale was used in “Outbreak”. The bank in Main Street was turned into an Hospital with some movie magic.

The Zaïre scenes were filmed in Hawaii.

Outbreak – Hawaii

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The Zaïre scenes for the movie Outbreak were filmed at Kauai, the Hawaiian Island which was also used for “Jurassic Park” and “Indiana Jones”. The infected town is in California.

 

The Force Awakens – Isle of Skye

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“Prometheus”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Skyfall” and “Harry Potter” have all been here before J.J. Abrahams decided to use this location in the “Force Awakens”.

The Force Awakens – Rub’ al Khali desert

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They needed sand for “The Force Awakens”, lots of sand, so why not go to the biggest desert in the world in the Arabian Peninsula? Rub’ al Khali desert is the largest sand desert in the world and is used as planet Jakku (and the actors say it was HOT HOT HOT!). Luxury resorts are nearby in case you would like to visit this desert (and this is also where the crew stayed).

Fun fact: while filming, codename AVCO was used (much like “Blue Harvest” was used for “Jedi”). Avco is the name of the theater where JJ saw “Star Wars”.

 

The Force Awakens – Krafla

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Volcanic Iceland is used for many Holywood Film and TV productions. Krafla is used in “Game of Thrones” for the location of the Wall, “Batman Begins”, “Interstellar” and “Oblivion” filmed here. For the production of episode VIII, the snow battle was filmed here. Also the much greener Lake Mývatn was used as a filming location, which is nearby on Iceland.