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Movies And TV Shows filmed in Milwaukee and Wisconsin
Milwaukee is the largest city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, the 28th most populous city in the United States and 39th most populous region in the United States.
These dry facts from Wikipedia give just a minimal info about one of the most beautiful urban places of Wisconsin.
But also, Milwaukee can boast about many films and TV shows filmed in Milwaukee or in Wisconsin, as well as being mentioned in some of them.
TV shows filmed in Wisconsin.
1. That 70's show
The famous TV sitcom that first aired on August 23, 1998 and ran for 8 seasons, is about the life of teenagers living in the fictional place of Point Place, Wisconsin. A few famous actors got their career start during that time, including comedy king Ashton Kutcher.
2. Happy Days
The famous TV sitcom aired from 1974 to 1984 and represented an ideal life during the 1950s and 1060's in America.
3. Laverne and Shirley
Famous TV comedy that was a spin off from "Happy Days." This show featured two characters (Laverne and Shirley) who were earlier introduced in the show Happy Days. When the show began, the two characters, who were also roomates, worked in a Milwaukee Brewery. The show ran from 1976 till 1983.
Movies filmed in Wisconsin.
The famous 2004 movie, featuring Bernie Mac and Angela Bassett, is a story of a Milwaukee Brewers baseball superstar, who reached 3,000 hits. The player became selfish and ignorant, and left the Milwaukee brewers in the midst of their playoff run. Years after retirement, it is concluded that the player only has 2,997 hits so the player decides to come out of retirement and defend his title. In the meantime, he must battle the new stars of the team, who only know him as a selfish player, as well as the media and the coaches. Does he ever reach 3,000 hits?
The Blues Brothers
The famous movie from 1980 that grossed over $115 Million was actually filmed in Milwaukee and not in Chicago where the plot takes place.
Scenes from the 1989 comedy about the Cleveland Indians baseball team were actually shot in Milwaukee's County Stadium (Former stadium of the Milwaukee Brewers)
The 1996 horror featuring Mario Lopez was filmed in Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin which is about 45 minutes away from Milwaukee.
The famous horror movies was shot in Silver Lake, Wisconsin, which became a big tourist spot after the success of the movie.
Other movies that have scenes from Wisconsin or Wisconsin is mentioned in them:
- -Hoop Dreams
- -A simple plan
- -Iron Will
- -I love Trouble
- -Back to school
- -Meet the Applegates
- -American movie
- -Public Enemy
Transformers: Dark of the moon features the iconic Milwaukee Art Museum with its opening wings. MAM became a symbol of Milwaukee. It was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
The scene that is featured in Transformers was shot in two days in the summer of 2010 in the sun-lit cathedral-like interior of the Quadrakki pavilion. It is used in the movies as a part of corporate headquarters for a billionaire bad-guy.
After Transformers were filmed there, the building of Milwaukee Art Museum was used as a set for the Victoria's Secret commercial my the same Holliwood director Michael Bay for Christmas 2010.
The Calatrava building was also used for the Milwaukee tryouts for American Idol.
Reuters names the WAM as number one in "ten sexiest buildings".