55 movies filmed in Utah: 'Dumb and Dumber,' 'The Sandlot,' and more


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  • Y Ask Y Provo, UT
    April 8, 2018 1:03 p.m.

    Missed this, left off that, forgot this... well, yeah! Then it wouldn't be "55 movies filmed in Utah"...

  • yankees27 Heber, Utah
    April 7, 2018 9:55 p.m.

    Many scenes for Truth or Consequences New Mexico with Kiefer Sutherland were filmed in utah, specifically Heber. I also remember the slasher movie Silent Night Deadly Night being filmed in Heber as well. The motel scenes in Dumb and Dumber were shot in Heber. And recently Wind River was shot around Utah. Plus, I notice many film crews at the Heber Valley Railroad quite often.

  • Dale CA Sunnyvale, CA
    April 7, 2018 6:54 p.m.

    The two Lone Ranger movies absolutely ruined the story. Not a happy legacy for Utah. If there is a third iteration in the works, I hope they pay attention to the legend. Notice, too, how the quality of the movies seems to deteriorate from early John Wayne/John Ford to "Dumb and Dumber," &c. "The Searchers" is one of which we can really be proud, Texas or not.

  • A day in my life Vernal, UT
    Sept. 29, 2017 5:32 p.m.

    Chill Factor staring Cuba Gooding Jr. was filmed in Vernal and at Flaming Gorge.

  • Mendoza Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 23, 2017 3:55 p.m.

    DARK MATTER , needs to be added to the list also.

  • cowboy99 South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 22, 2017 9:53 a.m.

    They forgot Joe Dirt.

  • taatmk West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 22, 2017 8:01 a.m.

    Nice list, but a lot left off. Eiger Sanction with Clint Eastwood. Savannah Smiles, and the black and white classic: My Friend Flicka, that put Duck Creek Village on the map.

  • Jim Anderson dmd Syracuse, UT
    Sept. 22, 2017 6:58 a.m.

    You forgot the 1982 movie Savanna Smiles. It was filmed in Salt Lake City. You can even see the words Salt Lake City police on the police cars used throughout the film.

  • BobbyPaluga Austin, TX
    Aug. 15, 2016 7:12 p.m.

    There was a horrible, corny and just plain stupid film that was made with local SLC actors and personalities, that was not one of the silly-fests such as Singles Ward and other Mormon exploitive films. One of the stars was a local DJ, Danny Cramer or Kramer. The plot had something to do with running a casino in the back of a U-Haul like truck and a money heist. It lasted a week in many screens along the Front in 1979-1980-ish. Somebody out there was probably in it or was related to someone who was and they can fill in the details. It was promoted big time, billboards, radio, newspaper and radio ads. I recommended it to my family when we were looking for a picture, they never let me forget it. How could the author forget Savannah Smiles, it wasn't that bad?

  • BobbyPaluga Austin, TX
    Aug. 15, 2016 7:01 p.m.

    A few corrections:
    My Friend Flicka (1943) Filmed in Wyoming as well as the Cedar City area. Early in the film, a group of horses are frightened and bolt for the edge of a cliff. Below the cliff rests Cedar Breaks.
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid- the author incorrectly states that as a result of Robert Redford discovering Utah during this shoot, he fell in love with the place and bought the area around and including Sundance resort. Nothing about this statement is correct other than Redford being in the film and his buying the resort called Timp Haven at the time. Redford dated and married Lola Van Wagon who grew up and lived in Provo. It was in the early 1960's when Redford spend time tooling around Provo in a bright red Porsche 911. In the process he got to know Utah quite well. He wasn't yet a star most of his acting was in TV westerns like The Virginian, and guest spots in series, Breaking Point, Alrred Hitchcock and many others. I knew his young sister in law, Betty Van Wagon, who would advise us when Redford was to appear on the small screen

  • David Lloyd-Jones Toronto, 00
    Nov. 14, 2015 10:50 a.m.


    Can the magic word be "Dern"? Influential in Hollywood. Sentimental about Utah maybe?


  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 14, 2015 6:09 a.m.

    Glad someone mentioned Carnival of Souls. A cult classic. There was a old classic filmed at Ogden High about a teacher that becomes romanticaly involved with a student. Can't quite recall the name of the movie. I thought I recognized Lake Powell in Planet of the Apes. I was right.

  • MrsH Altamont, UT
    June 26, 2014 10:50 a.m.

    Heard the Lone Ranger sequel is filming in Utah as we speak...anyone know?

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    June 24, 2014 10:27 p.m.

    There are many horror movies that have been filmed in Utah as well. I'm surprised to not see them on the list, but it is fun watching some of them and recognizing the towns and scenery.

  • Ronald Fox North Salt Lake, UT
    June 24, 2014 9:18 p.m.

    The Movie I was speaking about was the "Lone Ranger"

  • Ronald Fox North Salt Lake, UT
    June 24, 2014 9:16 p.m.

    Fun movie, spent a ton of money in the state.Great for the State. Too bad it absolutely ruined Utah and US History re: the Wedding of Rails that occurred on May 10th 1869. The Central Pacific and the Texas Central RR. (not the Union Pacific) must have been a legal issue. And the Engine was the Jupiter and the No. 119 in the movie it was the Constitution. Well, its the movies and Hollywood, but our kids see this and they think its the truth most times. Teachers and Parents do your job.

  • JDPeppers VISALIA, CA
    June 24, 2014 4:19 p.m.

    Also left off the list was "Ocean's 11" where the Malloy Brothers ("Casey Affleck" and "Scott Caan" are racing their trucks at the old SUNTANA RACEWAY in Springville.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    July 11, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    Reuben and Ed...classic

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    July 10, 2013 6:39 p.m.

    Again, a pretty weak list yet again. How about Melvin and Howard, Takedown (wrestling movie with pretty much a Utah cast), and of course 3 o'clock High filmed at Ogden High School. How about Breakdown. These are some solid to even very good movies. Of course there was the one Airport movie with Charlton Heston, not so great but how many movies get our airport featured. I think many of the I" know what you did last summer" movies were filmed in Utah as well as Halloween 2. Come on, let's get with it D-News!

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2013 4:42 p.m.

    Like "Tai" and probably others, I've got one that surely be on the list. Namely, the 1962 cult classic horror movie, "Carnival of Souls", by Herk Harvey. It's not quite a movie about zombies, but comes pretty close.

    It was filmed almost entirely in Salt Lake, with important parts of it in and around the remnants of Saltaire, principally in the giant, world famous dance arena **before** it burned down and was replaced by the sorry pretender we now see.

    It cost only $33K but is now right up there with other infamous classics like "Plan 9 From Outer Space" as something so bad it's good. Actually, "Carnival of Souls" is **much** better than Plan 9, but it's still painfully delicious to watch.

  • Go 273 river miles Draper, UT
    July 10, 2013 4:02 p.m.

    I can't believe you left out "Fletch". It cast such a great light on Provo.

  • brtate Redmond, Washington
    July 10, 2013 2:52 p.m.

    What about Savannah Smiles? That is one of the best movies I have ever seen?

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    July 10, 2013 2:04 p.m.

    "In what is disputed to be John Ford's best Western,"

    A think you mean "reputed to be," especially since it is on every "100 greatest movies" list.

  • Spider Rico Greeley, CO
    July 10, 2013 12:45 p.m.

    @Tai - The reason Gentlemen Broncos was left off this list is because it was possibly the worst film ever made. There is a little-known film "Savannah Smiles" filmed in Utah in 1982.

  • joseywales Park City, UT
    July 10, 2013 11:20 a.m.

    Just saw Lone Ranger with friends from Texas who were in town vacationing. They joked about how nothing in Texas looks like what was supposedly Texas! Too funny! It would be like shooting the everglades and calling it Nevada!

  • Tai Kearns, UT
    July 10, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    You're leaving a comedic classic off that list in my opinion. 2009 film "Gentlemen Broncos" which was fictionally set in "Saltair, Utah". It was mostly filmed in Tooele and features the Great Salt Lake many times in the film. It's an odd/quirky movie, but well-acted by the lead character (Michael Angarano) and supported hilariously by Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Concords) and Sam Rockwell.

  • bdckpakccd Plano, TX
    July 10, 2013 8:21 a.m.

    So many times when a movie is supposedly set in Texas, it was filmed in Utah.