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    Baseball Stadiums in the movies

    I was just watching a HORRIBLE 1985 film called "Seven Minutes in Heaven".

    It had one scene that was set at Shea Stadium. There are some great shots of the stadium and some unusual angles that you normally wouldn't see on a televised game.



    It gave me the idea to start this thread. I know many movies have featured major league ballparks. Which ballparks and which movies?

    If you have a clip or image to contribute, that would be swell.
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    Oh boy! Where to begin?

    There has been a TON of movies taped in ballparks. I'll try to make this a complete list of ballparks and movies taped in them. here's a few:

    Wrigley Field
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    A League of Their Own
    The Blues Brothers (outside only of course )
    Rookie of the Year (notable because the movie ends with the Cubs winning the World Series!!! )

    Fenway Park
    Fever Pitch
    Field of Dreams

    Yankee Stadium:
    Major League
    Die Hard: With a Vengence
    Anger Management
    For the Love of the Game

    Dodger Stadium
    Naked Gun
    Superman Returns
    The Sandlot
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    US Cellular Field:

    Rookie of the Year (playing the role of Dodger Stadium)
    Little Big League
    Major League II
    My Best Friend's Wedding

    Camden Yards:

    Major League II (playing the role of Jacobs Field)

    HHH Metrodome:
    Little Big League
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Starion View Post

    Camden Yards:

    Major League II (playing the role of Jacobs Field)
    I was 9 when that movie came out and I thought the Indians moved to Baltimore or something!

    On that note, Milwaukee County Stadium stood in for the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Major League I.

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    Tiger Stadium
    played the role of Yankee Stadium in 1961

    One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story

    Tiger Town

    Which someone was kind enough to post in its entirety on YouTube!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roS3yxLm0SY

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Starion View Post
    HHH Metrodome:
    Little Big League
    Don't forget Major League III: Back to the Minors.

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    Astrodome

    Bad News Bears In Breaking Training

    Ballpark in Arlington

    The Rookie

    Miller Park

    Mr. 3000

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    Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium:
    Bang the Drum Slowly
    (Some early shots were done in Yankee Stadium, but the filming had to be finished at Shea because of the 1973 renovation. Thus, the film jumps back and forth, depicting the two as one.)
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    Astrodome
    Brewster McCloud
    Bad News Bears In Breaking Training
    Murder at the World Series
    Houston Knights
    Witness to the Execution
    Friday Night Lights

    In fact, the current plan is to convert the Astrodome into a film and studio complex while preserving the structure and incorporate a museum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dknights411 View Post
    Wrigley Field
    Rookie of the Year (notable because the movie ends with the Cubs winning the World Series!!! )
    Actually, no. They beat the Mets in some sort of game to win either the NL East or NL Championship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveJRogers View Post
    Actually, no. They beat the Mets in some sort of game to win either the NL East or NL Championship.
    The kid had a World Series ring on his hand at the end of the film which made little sense considering the Cubs lost their best pitcher and their closer (the kid) to injuries.


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    TIGER STADIUM

    For The Love of The Game
    Paper Lion

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    Righteous Kill (With Pachino and Deniro) features a shot of RYS in the background, before racking focus to the face of one of the two detectives (I forget which) strangely, it features bunting on the outside, like it had for the ASG, which seams strange, since it was released in September of this year and the movie should have been in post by July.



    Excellent Movie BTW, I highly recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onemoredayatshea27 View Post
    The kid had a World Series ring on his hand at the end of the film which made little sense considering the Cubs lost their best pitcher and their closer (the kid) to injuries.
    They showed grit and their intangibles factor was through the roof.

    Quote Originally Posted by ericlc129 View Post
    Don't forget Major League III: Back to the Minors.
    I was smart enough not to watch that movie.
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    why do we have two threads about this?

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    There was some indie movie based in chicago where some 30-somethings break into Comiskey and play a game. I think the main character looked like judge reinhold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Starion View Post
    Camden Yards:
    Major League II (playing the role of Jacobs Field)
    Actually, believe it or not, I think it was supposed to be old Cleveland Stadium, not Jacobs Field. From what I remember of the movie, they (rather hap-hazardly) put up the fences with the old color schemes and distance markers that matched Cleveland Stadium (and not Jacobs Field, which didn't open until the following year). Apparently in the hopes that people would somehow not mistake the one for another, because you know they look perfectly identical to each other.

    From what I remember, Major League II opened up in either late 1993 or early 1994, just before Jacobs Field opened (I remember them shooting it in fall 1993). So I guess they still associated the Indians with Cleveland Stadium. Why the producers just didn't have OPACY as a stand in for Jacobs Field, I have no idea. It's a lot more believeable than Cleveland Stadium.

    Also, although I haven't seen the movie yet, I believe there's a scene in Dolphin Stadium for Marley and Me. I remember watching the Marlins game on TV when that was filmed.

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    "Eight Men Out" was filmed at Bush Stadium in Indianapolis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyjimjimz View Post
    why do we have two threads about this?
    Because I didn't see the original one when I started this one.

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    I will not start a third Thread about baseball stadiums in the moving pictures or on the TeleVision (T. V.) set.

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    61*

    In Billy Crystal HBO Movie 61*, the ballpark scenes were all filmed in a recently vacated Tiger stadium. The seats were all painted to match the color of the Yankee Stadium seats in 1961.

    In the "Making of..." documentary, Crystal describes how he chipped away at the layers of paint on his own original stadium seat to learn what the original color was.

    The same documentary shows how the lower level of Tiger Stadium, with real posts, was digitally layered to "re-create" the look of the Yankee Stadium upper deck for the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    I will not start a third Thread about baseball stadiums in the moving pictures or on the TeleVision (T. V.) set.
    I was thinking about starting threads about the New Yankee Stadium construction and Shea stadium demolition. What do you think?

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    Yankee Stadium/PETCO Stadium Hybrid in "FlashFoward" on ABC:





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    Shea in the remake of the taking of pelham 123:
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    The Geisha Boy--Los Angeles Wrigley Field:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA2P4hh4EdM

    Only The Lonely--Old Comiskey Park:

    http://stagevu.com/video/dgemahitjnef
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