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Michigan Movies
List creator: Bowwow
Created on: March 6, 2005 - 10:47 AM PST
Description: The Best Movies set in Michigan

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Anatomy of a Murder (Criterion) (1959)
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Not Rated
  The first known "Yooper" movie. A good story but also an interesting glimpse into life in the U.P.
Somewhere in Time (1980)
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  Truely beautiful movie set in Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel. Mackinac Island is all about history so it makes a perfect setting for this period piece.
Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except (1987)
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Not Rated
  Cheezy horror. Vietnam looks quite a lot like southeastern Michigan.
Roger & Me (1989)
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  A wonderful documentary that shows what happens when your smallish city is totally dependant on a large company like General Motors.
Hoffa (1992)
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  Ole Jimmy disappears right around the time they are laying the foundation for the Renaissance Center in Detroit. Coincidence?
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
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  Wasnt actually shot in Grosse Pointe as far as I can tell but it sure *looked* like Grosse Pointe. Kind of fun poke at the rich folk
Escanaba in Da Moonlight (2000)
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  This is a very silly but rather fun movie. Pokes a lot of fun at "Yooper" culture.
8 Mile (2002)
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  Yes, Detroit *really* does look like that. A somewhat fun movie that captures the real division between the city and suburbs of Detroit.
Super Sucker (2002)
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  Filmed in Jackson, Mi. Set in a fictional city that really is Jackson Michigan. I have been to Jackson and Jeff Daniels really did a good job with portraying the people and the location. Even the hair just screamed "JACKSON!" to me.
Renaissance Man (1994)
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  Lots of good shots of downtown Detroit including, the People Mover, the RenCen, and the fist. This movie has a bit of an "afterschool special" quality to it.
The Evil Dead (1983)
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Not Rated
  Not filmed in Michigan or set in Michigan but Sam Raimi directed it so it goes on the list.
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
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  Yuuuup. Those Michigan Militia folks live all around me. I am thrilled.
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
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  I can see the old Tucker house from my front porch. It is the only movie I know of that is set in the town where I live...Ypsilanti
The Upside of Anger (2004)
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  Set in suburban Detroit. Has cameo by Arthur P of WRIF fame. Also has Kevin Costner wearing a "Mr. Stadium" t-shirt. I used to do my laundry there!

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