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Top 5 Movies Filmed in Meridian, Idaho by US Box Office

<strong>Top 5 Movies Filmed in Meridian, Idaho by US Box Office</strong>

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Bronco Billy – US Box Office: USD$24millions

Director: Clint Eastwood

Main Cast: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers, and Bill McKinney

Release Date: 11 June 1980

Filming Locations: Meridian, Idaho, USA; Ontario, Oregon, USA; Eagle, Idaho, USA; Boise, Idaho, USA; Garden City, Idaho, USA

Main Plot: “Bronco” Billy McCoy (Clint Eastwood) owns a small traveling Wild West show. However, the company is struggling. He has not paid his employees for the past six months. Meanwhile, he meets Antoinette Lily (Sondra Locke), a stuck-up blonde from a wealthy family. Her husband, John Arlington (Geoffrey Lewis), dumped her on their wedding night. Billy admires her appearance and hires her as his assistant. She seems to bring them bad luck, and the business suffers more. During these difficult times, she loses her reluctance and enjoys her new way of life with Bronco Billy.

Famous quotes:

Antoinette Lilly: “Have you ever been married?”

Bronco Billy McCoy: “Sure. A long time ago.”

Antoinette Lilly: “Did you love her?”

Bronco Billy McCoy: “With all my heart. Sometimes that just isn’t enough.”

Antoinette Lilly: “What happened?”

Bronco Billy McCoy: “I caught her in bed with my best friend.”

Antoinette Lilly: “What did you do to him?”

Bronco Billy McCoy: “I shot her.”

Antoinette Lilly: ”What! What about him?”

Bronco Billy McCoy: “He was my best friend!”

Fun Facts about Bronco Billy:

  • This film’s production took less than six weeks and was completed two to four weeks ahead of schedule.
  • In three American states—Idaho, Oregon, and New York—the entire film was shot on location

Moloch’s Stone

Director: Fenix Dietz

Main Cast: Ethan Cash, Miriam Codreanu, Fenix Dietz, April Guillen, and Lizz Wallander

Release Date: 19 October 2018

Filming Locations: Kuna, Idaho, USA; Meridian, Idaho, USA

Main Plot: A group of teenagers attempts to discover what happened to their friends, but as they move down the rabbit hole, they find something creepy and evil.

Pizza Man vs. the Dude

Director: Will Schmeckpeper

Main Cast: Bob Andrews-Bryant, Kim Barker, Norma Campbell, Ray Chacko, and Angie Coble-Atkinson

Release Date: 9 March 2004

Filming Locations: Boise, Idaho, USA; Meridian, Idaho, USA

Main Plot: Simon Tyler, an entrepreneur, has purchased a warehouse intending to convert it into a nightclub. He and his personal assistant are holding an energy party to brainstorm ideas for the club when a mysterious gypsy curse is accidentally invoked. He is summoning the evil elemental force of ‘The Ude’ to cause havoc on the revelers. Only the unwitting Pizza Man can save the day in the end. But only if he can defeat the worst day ever in the life of an overweight, balding, lonely man who delivers pizza.

Fun Fact about Pizza Man vs. the Dude: 

  • The movie Flying Pie Pizza is about a real restaurant that gained national attention when it delivered a pizza to Walter Shane in Alaska (1992).

Last Clear Chance

Director: Robert Carlisle

Main Cast: William Boyett, Harold Agee, Mrs. Harold Agee, Tim Bosworth, and Bill Agee

Release Date: 1959

Filming Locations: Kohlerlawn Cemetery – 530 6th St. N. Ext., Nampa, Idaho, USA; Nampa, Idaho, USA

Main Plot: Trooper Hal Jackson (William Boyett) of the Idaho State Patrol pays a visit to a local family (who have become friends). Jackson’s youngest son, Alan, has recently received his driver’s license. Knowing Alan’s penchant for breaking the rules, he delivers a speech about the consequences of unsafe driving. One story ends in the death of one of Alan’s friends – and emphasizes the dangers of risky behavior at railroad crossings. Alan, greatly chastened, swears always to drive cautiously and obey traffic laws. But has Trooper Hal’s bleak lesson hit home, or will innocent people perish beneath the wheels of our mortal enemy, the train?

Famous quotes:

Engineer: “Why don’t they look, Ralph. Tell me, why don’t they look?”

Fun Fact about Last Clear Chance:

  • Last Clear Chance is a Union Pacific Glurge-fest from 1959 that shows how stupid people get around trains.

The Being

Director: Jackie Kong

Main Cast: Martin Landau, Marianne Gordon, Bill Osco, José Ferrer, Dorothy Malone, and Ruth Buzzi

Release Date: November 18, 1983 

Filming Locations: Meridian, Idaho, USA; Boise, Idaho, USA

Main Plot: On Holy Saturday, just outside the small town of Pottsville, Idaho, a frightened adolescent boy flees a nuclear waste dump. He steals a car from a wrecking yard. A monster-like creature’s long, slimy arm penetrates the roof and pulls off the boy’s head as he speeds down the road. Later that evening, police detective Mortimer “Mort” Lutz (Bill Osco; credited as Rex Coltrane) and a truck driver investigate the abandoned car. This is for evidence of its owner, the trunk opens, and the driver disappears. Mort is confused by the driver’s disappearance but returns to the station to start writing his report.

Famous quotes:

Laurie: “But if this thing is actually killing people, then why is the mayor trying to keep it quiet?”

Detective Mortimer Lutz: “Potatoes”

Laurie: “Potatoes?”

Detective Mortimer Lutz: “Around here that means big money.”

Garson Jones: “Dumping toxic waste into the aquifer does not, and will not, affect the water supply for this town.”

Detective Mortimer Lutz: [watching Garson on the TV] ”Yeah, right. Pretty soon we’ll all be glowing in the dark.”

Fun Fact about The Being:

  • This film was originally titled “Easter Sunday.” Still, it sat on the shelf for three years before receiving a quick theatrical release as “The Being.”

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