Made in Maryland

Movies filmed in Baltimore and Maryland.

July 18, 2005|By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF

Absolute Power (1997)

Clint Eastwood stars as the sensitive thief who can save the entire American political system from complete corruption. Too bad he wasn't around during the Reagan administration. Eastwood discovers presidential corruption during his final heist before being arrested, but not before he and Gene Hackman appear in several sites around Baltimore. The Towson Court House doubles as the site of a presidential press conference, Brooklandville's Maryvale Prep is the mansion, and Eastwood shows the thief's artsy side while sketching at the Walters' Art Gallery. Northeast Baltimore homes constitute most of the scenes set in D.C. and the cliff scenes were filmed at Elk Neck State Park in Cecil County. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris and Laura Linney.

Accidental Tourist (1988)

Macon Leary is the author of a travel book for people who want to travel with minimum fussand as little impact as possible on their lives. Arriving back from a working trip, his wife announces she can no longer deal with the fact that he is dealing with the death of their son the same way that he travels -- with minimum impact. Macon subsequently meets the quirky Muriel, who it seems is just the opposite of Macon. Based on the book by Roland Park resident Anne Tyler. Filmed in the same area. Does the movie's Meow Bow pet store look familiar? It's everybody's favorite video store, Video Americain. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner and Geena Davis.

Alien Factor (1977)

A spaceship filled with specimens for an intergalactic zoo crashes and townspeople turn upmutilated in this extremely low budget feature. Baltimore filmmaker Don Dohler's first movie. Directed by Don Dohler. Starring Don Leifert and Tom Griffith.

Along Came a Spider (2001)

The young daughter of a senator is plucked from school mysteriously by one of her teachers. The kidnapper soon makes a call to an older police officer who is aided by one of the secret service agents originally assigned to protect the girl. Everything seems to be going fine, but (of course) twists and turns ensue, further complicating the plot. Large chunks of the movie were filmed in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Directed by Lee Tamahori. Starring Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter and Penelope Ann Miller.

Anchors Aweigh (1945)

It's a shame the Naval Academy doesn't ask its undergrads to become proficient in song and dance. Granted, only in a Navy movie with Sinatra and Gene Kelly would the skills prove terribly necessary. Apparently, the two stars' artsy abilities didn't rub off on the Academy while filming some scenes in Annapolis. Directed by George Sidney II. Starring Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson.

...And Justice for All (1979)

When a corrupt judge is charged with rape, Arthur Kirkland must defend him. Kirkland has had problems with the judge in the past, including one incident when the judge wrongly sentenced his client due to a technicality. Kirkland faces a moral and legal dilemma, especially when the judge admits he is guilty. Filmed in a Baltimore courtroom with multiple appearances of Baltimore sites including Baltimore City Court House, City Hall, the War Memorial and its plaza, Mount Vernon Place, Federal Hill, Maryland State Penitentiary and Fort McHenry. Other scenes were filmed at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and in Lutherville. Directed by Norman Jewison. Starring Al Pacino, Jack Warden and John Forsythe.

Annapolis (1928)

Two Naval cadets battle for the love of a woman in this film shot in Annapolis. Directed by Christy Cabanne. Starring John Mack Brown, Hugh Allan, Jeanette Loff and Maurice Ryan.

Annapolis Farewell (1935)

Why can't they all just get along? Once again, two Naval cadets battle it out, but this time over a football game, not a girl. Filmed in Annapolis. Directed by Alexander Hall I. Starring Sir Guy Standing, Rosalind Keith, Tom Brown and Richard Cromwell.

Annapolis Salute (1937)

Naval cadets go head to head over, yes, a woman, but must resolve their quarrels on thebattlefield in Korea. Partially filmed in Annapolis. Directed by Christy Cabanne. Starring James Ellison, Marsha Hunt, Harry Carey and Van Heflin.

Avalon (1990)

Directed and written by Baltimore native Barry Levinson, "Avalon" chronicles the story of a Jewish family in Baltimore beginning with the patriarch's arrival in 1914. Includes shots of East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore City Court House, the Broadway Pier in Fells Point, Wilkins Avenue, the Key Monument at Eutaw Place, St. Mary's Seminary on Northern Parkway, Hollins Market, The Senator Theatre, Green Spring Inn and Lutherville. Directed by Barry Levinson. Starring Armin Mueller-Stahl, Joan Plowright, Elizabeth Perkins, Aidan Quinn and Kevin Pollak.

Barry's Gift (1999)

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