Top 5 Movies Filmed in Bozeman, Montana by US Box Office

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Lights, Camera, Bozeman: Unveiling the Film Locations That Will Leave You Starstruck!

Lights, camera, action! Step into the heart of Big Sky Country and prepare to immerse yourself in the magic of the silver screen. Bozeman, Montana may not be Hollywood, but it has its fair share of movie magic.

Get ready to embark on a journey through the lens and explore the captivating film locations that will make you feel like you’re part of the action!

Key Takeaways:

  • Bozeman isn’t just about breathtaking landscapes and adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities. It’s also a place where movie dreams come true.
  • Visiting movie filming locations adds a unique twist to your travel experience, allowing you to step into the scenes that once ignited your imagination.
  • Exploring Bozeman’s film locations gives you a chance to see the city from a whole new perspective, discovering hidden gems and local haunts along the way.

Imagine strolling down Bozeman’s lively streets, knowing that just a few feet away, some of your favorite movie moments were captured on film.

It’s like walking in the footsteps of your favorite actors and actresses, except without the paparazzi and autograph hounds. You never know, you might just bump into a director scouting for the next big blockbuster!

Unveiling the film locations isn’t just about ticking off a checklist; it’s about falling head over heels in love with the magic of the movies. As you explore the city, you’ll discover that these locations have become almost like characters themselves, adding depth and personality to the films they’ve hosted. And who knows, maybe you’ll find yourself reenacting your favorite movie scenes with newfound friends, creating unforgettable memories along the way.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your camera and prepare to capture your own cinematic adventure. From the adrenaline-pumping action sequences to the heartwarming love stories, these film locations offer something for everyone. Whether you’re a movie buff looking to indulge your passion or simply in search of a unique twist to your travels, Bozeman’s movie magic awaits you.

Lights, camera, Bozeman! Explore the movie filming locations in this captivating city. Are you ready for your close-up? Lights, camera, action! Click below to begin your cinematic adventure!

Remember, if you’re in Bozeman, you might just stumble upon a movie set and witness the birth of the next big blockbuster. Keep your eyes peeled, and who knows, you might be the lucky traveler who gets to rub shoulders with movie stars and become a part of Hollywood history.

Get ready to see Bozeman in a whole new light, and prepare to be starstruck!

Far and Away – US Box Office: USD 58.88 million

Director: Ron Howard

Main Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky, Barbara Babcock, Cyril Cusack, Eileen Pollock, Colm Meaney, Douglas Gillison, Michelle Johnson, Wayne Grace, Niall Toibin, Barry McGovern, Gary Lee Davis, Jared Harris, Steven O’Donnell, Peadar Lamb, Mark Mulholland

Release Date: 22 May 1992

Filming Locations: Billings, Montana, USA; Maam Cross, County Galway, Ireland; Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland; Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland; Kilruddery House, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland; Lane, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Main Plot: After his father’s death, Joseph Donnelly plans revenge against Daniel Christie, the landlord. The latter is evicting Joseph’s family from the land they fought and cultivated for years. However, in Joseph’s attempts to use his physique to take vengeance, he was injured and was taken care of first to set up a battle with Christie’s arrogant manager, Stephen Chase. The landlord’s daughter, Shannon, does not agree with this family tradition, so she helps Joseph escape and own land and rule it with freedom and full propriety. They went to the United States and found jobs to raise money for their dreamland. They struggle to earn money as Joseph’s employer stole his money and left nothing on the cold winter night. They continue to fight for their dreams despite the persistence of Daniel to take his daughter back.

Famous quotes:

[about Grace]

Shannon Christie: She’s got an awfully large chest to be goin’ to church.

Joseph Donnelly: Shannon, all chests are equal in the eyes of the Lord.

Joseph Donnelly: I tried to prove myself to you, But I know nothing of Books, or Alphabets, or Sun, or Moon, or… All I know is Joseph Loves Shannon

Shannon Christie: Pretend you love me.

Joseph Donnelly: I pretend I love you.

Shannon Christie: I pretend I love you, too.

Shannon Christie: Joseph?

Joseph Donnelly: What?

Shannon Christie: Am I beautiful at all?

Joseph Donnelly: [whispering] I’ve never seen anything like you in all of my livin’ life.

Shannon Christie: Good!

[Joe Donnelly dies]

Danty Duff: God bless your soul… poor Joe Donnelly…

[everyone is quiet, they turn and Joe comes back to life]

Joseph Donnelly: All saints preserve us! We thought you died, Da!

Joe Donnelly: I did son, I passed away… I’ve come back to tell you something. You’re an especially odd boy.

Joseph Donnelly: You came back from the dead to tell me that I’m odd?

Fun Fact about Far and Away

  • In Ireland, this movie has become a cult classic comedy for some due to the notoriously bad “Oirish” accents.

A River Runs Through It – US Box Office: USD 43.44 million

Director: Robert Redford

Main Cast: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, Emily Lloyd, Edie McClurg, Stephen Shellen, Vann Gravage, Nicole Burdette, Susan Traylor, Michael Cudlitz, Rob Cox, Buck Simmonds, Fred Oakland, David Creamer, Madonna Reubens, John Reubens, Arnold Richardson

Release Date: 30 October 1992

Filming Locations: Granite Falls, Wyoming, USA; Livingston, Montana, USA; Redeemer Lutheran Church, Livingston, Montana, USA; Bozeman, Montana, USA; Montana, USA

Main Plot:  The minister’s sons are seen to have an opposite outlook on life. The other tends to be reserved, while the other is rebellious. From boys to men, they manifest what they tend to be as men of Montana devoted to fly fishing. This movie depicts how they change and develop themselves and approach life based on how they want their future to look. After returning from College, Norman returned home, bonded with Richard, and did what they used to do as boys. There started the evaluation on the path they chose to take as the big challenges of life approached. 

Famous quotes:

Rev. Maclean: Each one of us here today will at one time in our lives look upon a loved one who is in need and ask the same question: We are willing help, Lord, but what, if anything, is needed? For it is true, we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don’t know what part of ourselves to give or, more often than not, the part we have to give is not wanted. And so it those we live with and should know who elude us. But we can still love them – we can love completely without complete understanding.

[last lines]

Older Norman: [narrating] Like many fly fishermen in western Montana where the summer days are almost Arctic in length, I often do not start fishing until the cool of the evening. Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.

Norman Maclean: Dear Jesse, as the moon lingers a moment over the bitterroots, before its descent into the invisible, my mind is filled with song. I find I am humming softly; not to the music, but something else; some place else; a place remembered; a field of grass where no one seemed to have been; except a deer; and the memory is strengthened by the feeling of you, dancing in my awkward arms.

Older Norman: [narrating] As time passed, my father struggled for more to hold on to, asking me again and again: had I told him everything. And finally I said to him, “maybe all I know about Paul is that he was a fine fisherman.” “You know more than that,” my father said, “he was beautiful.” And that was the last time we spoke of my brother’s death.

Older Norman: [narrating] My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him, all good things – trout as well as eternal salvation – came by grace; and grace comes by art; and art does not come easy.

Sequel: A River Runs Two It

Fun Fact about A River Runs Through It:

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s film debut. He plays young Norman at the beginning of the film.

Certain Women – US Box Office: USD 1.03 million

Director: Kelly Reichardt

Main Cast: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, James Le Gros, Jared Harris, Ashlie Atkinson, Guy Boyd, Edelen McWilliams, John Getz, James Jordan, Matt McTighe, Joshua T. Fonokalafi, Sara Rodier, Rene Auberjonois, Lily Gladstone, Stephanie Campbell, Kilty Reidy, Marceline Hugot 

Release Date: 22 February 2017

Filming Locations: Livingston, Montana, USA; Shields Valley High School, Clyde Park, Montana, USA; Montana, USA; Bozeman, Montana, USA

Main Plot: Three women are on a trail that is imperfectly been on fire. Each has different struggles in life and continuously fights for what they want for their life. Laura Dern, a lawyer, tends to struggle to calm her furious client, who happened to be disgruntled about the settlement compensation as a worker from his employer. She is also on a mission to diffuse a hostage situation. Michelle Williams and James Le Gros are couples who had a marital fissure resulting from their different approach to convincing an old man to sell his stockpile of stones. And Lilly Gladstone fell in love with another woman who used to teach adult education classes. They intersected and found themselves in a situation where they must evaluate themselves to address the issues in their lives better.

Famous quotes:

Laura: It’d be so lovely to think that if I were a man I could explain the law and people would listen and say, “Okay.”

Gina: God, you really can’t help it.

Ryan: What?

Gina: Making me the bad guy. Always.

Fuller: A guy in prison! I can’t believe she found a guy in prison. I’m a guy in prison what’s wrong with me?

The Rancher: Why were you afraid of selling shoes?

Elizabeth Travis: Have you ever sold shoes?

The Rancher: I mean, why were you afraid you couldn’t get anything else?

Elizabeth Travis: I don’t know. Because my mom works in a school cafeteria, my sister in a hospital laundry. So, selling shoes is the nicest job a girl from my family’s supposed to get.

Albert: Look. Quail.

Gina: Oh, yeah.


Albert: I hear them all the time. Their call is – is like, uh – it goes – here it goes

[whistles to mimick the birds]

Albert: . Sounds like, “How are you? How are you?” Then the answer, it goes –

[whistles again]

Gina: “I’m just fine. I’m just fine.”

Fun Fact about Certain Women

  • Adaptation of three Maile Meloy short stories, “Travis B,” “Native Sandstone,” and “Tome.” The stories are part of her “Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It” and “Half in Love” collections.

The Wildest Dream – US Box Office: USD 0.87 million

Director: Anthony Geffen

Main Cast: Conrad Anker, Susan Robertson, Robert Macfarlane, Peter Gillman, Jennifer Lowe-Anker, Julie Summers, Leo Houlding, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Hugh Dancy, Alan Rickman, Andrew Irvine. George Mallory, Natasha Richardson

Release Date: 6 August 2010

Filming Locations: Mobberley, Cheshire, England, UK; Mount Everest, Nepal; Bozeman, Montana, USA:

Main Plot: The Turtles live at April O’Neil’s new apartment with Master Splinter while they are between homes following their rooftop battle with the Foot Clan. They are also relying on pizza delivery from “Roy’s” Pizza. Splinter recognizes the initials from the canister of mutagen that caused them all to become mutants, as April reports on the cleanup effort being carried out in the city by TGRI. The Shredder is still alive and well, has taken back control of the Foot, and seeks vengeance on Splinter and his pupils. He kidnaps Professor David Perry of the TGRI. He forces him to help create two aggressive mutants to serve as his own students after finding that the ooze can alter animals into minions.

Famous quotes:

[first lines]

Narrator: Mount Everest. 29,000 feet. The highest point on earth. Captivating and deadly. In the 1920s, to conquer this mountain was the greatest challenge remaining in the golden age of adventure. Everest was the edge of heaven, where many believed no human could survive. But not George Mallory.

Fun Fact about The Wildest Dream

  • This was Hugh Dancy’s Voice Acting Debut.

True Colors – US Box Office: USD 0.42 million

Director: Herbert Ross

Main Cast: John Cusack, James Spader, Imogen Stubbs, Mandy Patinkin, Richard Widmark, Dina Merrill, Philip Bosco, Paul Guilfoyle, Brad Sullivan, Russell Dennis Baker, Don McManus, Karen Jablons-Alexander, Wendee Pratt, Rende Rae Norman, Frank Hoyt Taylor, Anthony Fusco, Bev Appleton, Mary Mara

Release Date: 15 March 1991

Filming Locations: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; Big Sky Ski Resort – One Lone Mountain Trail, Bozeman, Montana, USA; John Marshall Hotel – 101 N. Fifth Street, Richmond, Virginia, USA; Shockoe Bottom, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Main Plot: Peter and Tim are best friends from a law school, and their education brought them to politics. They work together to get the right things in place, but their friendship is tested as Peter finds betrayal the fastest way to get his dream position as a powerful politician. What brought them to such a great fight is that Tim is pursuing justice and truth. He wants to help Peter to realize that what he is doing is not what they used to plan and study during their schooling. But as all illegal doings have shown a bigger and brighter future than justice, Peter pursues it instead. He tends to be a broker and married the daughter of a big fish. Later on, his relationship with his wife is put into turmoil as everything he does is exposed. In the end, they must learn to adjust and learn from the different tracks they had to stay intact as friends.

Famous quotes:

Tim Gerrity: My old man had a saying, that friendship is like the morning dew: It settles on some roses, and it settles on some dog shit.

Peter Burton: They say great men are embraced by thousands of strangers. I wanna be great.

Tim Gerrity: We may not always get what we want. We may not always get what we need. Just so’s we don’t get what we deserve!

Peter Burton: Tell me this isn’t about me coming out ahead of you!

Fun Fact about True Colors

  • John Cusack took over 600 hours of skiing lessons in preparation for this movie. Six hundred hours is equivalent to fifteen 40-hour weeks.

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