Movies and Documentary Films With Kentucky Ties (Page 3)


RELEASE DATE: April 22, 2005
FILMING LOCATIONS INCLUDE: Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Indiana; Lake Castaic, California; Long Beach, California; Los Angeles, California; Madison, Indiana; Miami, Florida; Milton, Kentucky; and San Diego, California, USA
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the Internet Movie Database

Next of Kin

RELEASE DATE: October 20, 1989; Distributed by Warner Brothers.
CREDITS: Directed by John Irvin; Produced by Larry Dewaay, Jeb Stuart, Richard D. Zanuck; Written by Michael Jenning; Cast includes Patrick Swayze, Adam Baldwin, Liam Neeson, Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Ben Stiller, and Andreas Katsulas.
FILMING LOCATIONS INCLUDE: Chicago, Illinois, and Hazard, Kentucky.
DESCRIPTION: Truman Gates, played by Patrick Swayze, a Kentucky native raised in Appalachia, has migrated to Chicago to become a police officer. [MORE]

Paper Cut

RELEASE DATE: March 30, 2004
CREDITS: Directed and Written by Archie Borders; Cast includes Esteban Powell, Meghan Faye Gallagher, Justin Shilton, Nora Dunn, Morgan Nagler, Suzanne Wallace Whayne, Barry G. Thomas, Patrick Tovatt, George Maranville, Brooke L. Berry, and Allison Tyler.
FILMING LOCATION: Louisville, Kentucky

Racing Stripes

RELEASE DATE: January 14, 2005; Distributed by Warners Brothers Family Entertainment
CREDITS: Directed by Frederik Du Chau; Produced by Broderick Johnson; Written by David Schmidt and Steven P. Wegner; Cast includes Frankie Muniz, Hayden Panettier, and Caspar Poyck.
DESCRIPTION: A zebra is trained to win the Kentucky Open. [Read the Wikipedia article.]

Raintree County

RELEASE DATE: 1957; Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
CREDITS: Directed by Edward Dmytryk; Produced by David Lewis; Written by Millard Kaufman; Cast includes Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, and Lee Marvin.
FILMING LOCATIONS INCLUDE: Danville, Kentucky; McCracken County, Kentucky; Natchez, Mississippi; Paducah, Kentucky; and Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee.
AWARDS: The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Elizabeth Taylor), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design and Best Music, Scoring.
DESCRIPTION: The story of a small-town Midwestern teacher and poet who, in his younger days before his service as a Union soldier in the Civil War, met and married a beautiful Southern belle; however, her emotional instability leads to the destruction of their marriage. [More on Wikipedia]


RELEASE DATE: July 25, 2003; Distributed by Universal Studios and DreamWorks
CREDITS: Directed by Gary Ross; Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Jane Sindell, Gary Ross; Screenplay written by Gary Ross, based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand; Cast includes Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Royce D. Applegate, William H. Macy, and David McCullough.
FILMING LOCATIONS INCLUDE: Keeneland Racetrack - Lexington, Kentucky; Los Angeles County Fairgrounds - Pomona, California; Paris, Kentucky; Santa Anita Park - Arcadia, California; Saratoga Race Track, Saratoga Springs, New York; and Tejon Ranch, California.
AWARDS: This film won numerous awards and nominations.
DESCRIPTION: The story recounts the life and racing career of Seabiscuit, an undersized and overlooked thoroughbred race horse whose unexpected successes made him a hugely popular sensation in the United States near the end of the Great Depression. For more information visit Wikipedia or the Internet Movie Database.


RELEASE DATE: 1979 (Not to be confused with the 1997 film of the same name which starred Shaquille O'Neal as a superhero.)
FILMING LOCATION: The Kincaid Tower on Vine Street in Lexington, Kentucky as the building was under construction.
DESCRIPTION: The story revolves around a group of steel workers in a race against time.


RELEASE DATE: June 26, 1981
CREDITS: Directed by Ivan Reitman; Written by Len Blum, Daniel Goldberg and others. The cast headed by Bill Murray also stars Kentuckians, Warren Oates and Sean Young; Harold Ramis; P.J. Soles; John Candy; John Larroquette; John Voldstad; John Diehl; Lance LeGault; Roberta Leighton; Conrad Dunn; and others.
FILMING LOCATIONS INCLUDE: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
DESCRIPTION: A Bill Murray comedy.

The Asphalt Jungle

RELEASE DATE: May 23, 1950; Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
CREDITS: Directed by John Huston; Written by W.R. Burnett, Ben Maddow, and John Huston; Starring Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, and Marilyn Monroe.
AWARDS: This film was nominated for several awards, including four Oscars.
FILMING LOCATIONS INCLUDE: Lexington, Kentucky. See the Internet Movie Database for a full listing of filming locations.
DESCRIPTION: (From Wikipedia) Considered one of the classics of film noir, this film tells the story of a group of men planning and executing a jewel robbery.

The Great Race

RELEASE DATE: July 1, 1965; Distributed by Warner Brothers.
CREDITS: Directed by Blake Edwards; Written by Blake Edwards, Arthur A. Ross, and others; Cast includes Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn, Arthur O'Connell, Vivian Vance, Dorothy Provine, Larry Storch, Ross Martin, George Macready, Marvin Kaplan, Hal Smith, Denver Pyle, William Bryant, and others.
AWARDS: This film won several awards including and Oscar.
FILMING LOCATIONS INCLUDE: Frankfort, Kentucky. See the Internet Movie Database for a complete listing of filming locations.
DESCRIPTION: This film is a comedy chronicling an early 20th century car race across three continents.

The Insider

RELEASE DATE: November 5, 1999; Distributed by Touchstone Pictures.
CREDITS: Directed by Michael Mann; Written by Marie Brenner, Eric Roth, and Michael Mann; Cast includes Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Roger Bart, Rip Torn, Bruce McGill, Michael Gambon, Philip Baker Hall.
AWARDS: This film was nominated for seven Academy Awards
DESCRIPTION: This movie tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series expose of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive. A portion of the film is set in Kentucky. [Read the Wikipedia article for more information.]

The Little Colonel

RELEASE DATE: February 22, 1935
CREDITS: Directed by David Butler; Written by William M. Conselman and Annie Fellows Johnston; Starring Shirley Temple, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable, Hattie McDaniel, and John Davis Lodge.
DESCRIPTION: This film is based on the book by Annie Fellows Johnston, the first Kentuckian to receive acclaim for authoring children's books. The Little Colonel, which is set in Kentucky, is the first in a series of 13 books that were quite popular at the time of their publication.

The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

RELEASE DATES: 1920; 1928; 1961
DESCRIPTION: Based on the story of the same name by Kentuckian, John Fox, Jr., The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come. In the 1920 version, Jack Pickford portrays Chad Buford and Pauline Starke portrays Melissa Turner. In the 1928 remake, Richard Barthelmess is Chad and Molly O'Day is Melissa; and in the 1961 version of the film, Jimmie Rodgers plays Chad and Luana Patten is Melissa.

The Perfect Stranger

CREDITS: Directed by Jefferson Moore and Shane Sooter; Screenplay written by Jefferson Moore, based on the book, Dinner With a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory; Starring Pamela Brumley and Jefferson Moore.
FILMING LOCATIONS INCLUDE: Jeffersonville, Indiana, and Louisville, Kentucky.
DESCRIPTION: A man claims to be Jesus.


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