Top Ten Films Shot in Fort Lauderdale

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7. Any Given Sunday (1999)

Oliver Stone's film is a messy, all-over-the-place odyssey about life as a professional football player. Al Pacino plays the washed-up legendary coach of a fictitious team (the Miami Sharks!) who has to deal with a young, hotshot quarterback played by Jamie Foxx. The film features Stone's patented kinetic editing, exaggerated plot lines, and oversaturation of sounds. But overall, it's an enjoyable film, even if it is a tad self-indulgent. And who can forget that halftime speech by Pacino?

6. Out of Sight (1998)

Before Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney went on to make the Ocean's Eleven series, they honed their cool with this flick shot mostly in South Beach and parts of Fort Lauderdale. Based on a book by Elmore Leonard, Out of Sight is a vastly underrated, stylish crime dramedy starring a young Clooney fresh off of E.R. and just ready to break into superstardom. Clooney plays a career bank robber who breaks out of jail with the help of his pal, played by Ving Rhames. In the process of busting out, they're forced to kidnap U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco, played by Jennifer Lopez. Inevitably, Clooney's character falls for Cisco, and he's soon forced to have to choose between pulling off anther heist or getting caught by her. Aside from J-Lo's clunky performance, the film features great performances from Clooney, Rhames, Don Cheadle, and Michael Keaton.


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smdrpepper
smdrpepper

This makes me feel slightly better after reading the criminal West craziness.

cetacean1
cetacean1

Maybe you should include Body Heat, The Island, and whatever the film with Tom Cruise as a rock and roll star was.

 

kilmo
kilmo

Yes, Caddy Shack golf course shots were at Rolling hills in Davie. Midnight Cowboy shots were in Hollywood. Scenes were shot at the now demolished Greyhound Bus Station, the doughnut shop on the corner of Tyler St. and Young Circle and at shops along Hollywood Blvd. You can also see the Great Southern Hotel in one shot. I believe in the closing scene where Ratzo passes away the bus was on I-95in Miami.

winsomelosesome
winsomelosesome topcommenter

You know you can't do this without getting other submissions.  It's why we love subjective lists.  One flim that shot a lot of Ft. Lauderdale scenes was "Harry & Son" with Paul Newman and Robbie Benson.  Somewhat sappy film but I liked the neighborhood shots of old FTL. I'm also pretty sure the golf scenes and Club House and pool scenes From Caddy Shack were shot on an old course near FTL.  It was called Rolling Hills.  I played there several times.

Native
Native

OK, was getting nervous there, but Caddyshack made it.  But I would switch number 1 and number 2.

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