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Made in Maryland

Movies filmed in Baltimore and Maryland.

July 18, 2005|By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF

Barry Russell has a special talent. You see Barry can resurrect the dead at will. A pretty nifty trick except that dead people just aren't ever the same after a few years in the cold ground. In fact they are usually pretty darn crabby. The movie was filmed entirely in Baltimore. Directed by Francis Xavier. Starring Lance Irwin, Richard Ruxton and Vincent De Paul.

Bedroom Window (1987)

A couple having an office affair turns detective duo in pursuit of a rapist/killer. Scenes of Mount Vernon proliferate the movie. Also includes shots of South Broadway and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Directed by Curtis Hanson. Starring Steve Guttenberg, Elizabeth McGovern and Isabelle Huppert.

Beloved (1998)

Oprah Winfrey stars in the film based on Toni Morrison's award winning novel about a former slave's struggle with the ghosts of her past. Some Ohio homestead scenes were filmed at Fair Hill Natural Resources Area in Cecil County. Directed by Jonathan Demme. Starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover and Thandie Newton.

Blair Witch Project (1999)

Ostensibly, three student filmmakers discover secrets of the supernatural while filming a camping trip in the woods. Filmed entirely in Burkittsville in Frederick County; Seneca Creek State Park in Montgomery County; and Patapsco Valley State Park along the border of Howard County and Carroll County. The shack at the end of the film was one director Eduardo Sanchez remembered from growing up in the area. Directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez. Starring Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams and Joshua Leonard.

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)

How do you follow up a cult indie hit filmed in the backwoods of Maryland? Easy -- change characters, flip a few plot points and head back to Maryland. Jeff Donavan decides to start his own Blair Witch tour of the Black Hills as a result of the Blair Witch film's success. When four visitors stop by the area to rest, they discover five hours of their memory is gone. Poof. Vanished. The group seeks out Jeff's help and realizes that maybe the Blair Witch isn't just a movie. Filmed in Baltimore's Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park and many wooded areas all over Maryland. Directed by Joe Berlinger. Starring Kim Director, Jeffrey Donovan, Erica Leerhsen, Tristine Skyler and Stephen Barker Turner.

Boys (1996)

Boy finds girl unconscious in a horse field. Winona Ryder stars in this film set at a prepschool that is actually St. John's College in Annapolis. Other scenes filmed in and around Baltimore. Directed by Stacy Cochran. Starring Winona Ryder, Lukas Haas and Skeet Ulrich.

Broadcast News (1987)

The film follows the story behind the news as a female news producer falls for a shallow anchorman. Some scenes filmed at BWI. Directed by James L. Brooks. Starring William Hurt, Holly Hunter and Albert Brooks.

Cecil B. Demented (2000)

This film from Baltimore director John Waters is about a young filmmaker who kidnaps a movie star and forces her to act in his films. Filmed in and around Baltimore. Directed by John Waters. Starring Stephen Dorff and Melanie Griffith.

Chainsaw Sally (2004)

After witnessing the murder of her parents as a young girl, Sally is incited to become a chainsaw-wielding serial killer by night while disguising herself as a librarian by day. The low-budget horror flick was filmed in locations throughout Baltimore and Perryville. Directed by Jimmyo Burril. Starring April Monique Burril, Mark Redfield and David Calhoun.

Chances Are (1989)

The chances are slim that a reincarnated man will meet and fall in love with his daughter from his first life. But, really, who looks to Hollywood for anything even remotely resembling real life? Featuring Cybil Shepherd, Robert Downey Jr, Ryan O'Neal, and Mary Stuart Masterson in scenes filmed around Maryland. Directed by Emile Ardolino. Starring Cybil Shepherd, Robert Downey, Jr., Ryan O'Neal and Mary Stuart Masterson.

Checkers (1919)

Gambling at the horse track leads to greed and kidnapping. Partially filmed at Havre de Grace race track. Directed by Richard Stanton. Starring Thomas J. Carrigan, Jean Acker and Ellen Cassidy.

A Child of the Regiment (1910)

Silent movie that is the earliest known narrative filmed in Maryland. Most scenes shot on location at Fort McHenry. Details on director and cast unavailable.

Civilian Clothes (1920)

Dead husbands always turn up at the worst times. A woman believes that World War I has left her a widow, but once she makes plans to remarry, guess who shows up. Battle scenes filmed in Anne Arundel County. Directed by Hugh Ford. Starring Thomas Meighan, Martha Mansfield and Maude Turner Gordon.

Clara's Heart (1988)

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