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Part or all of these movies/shows take place in Houston, Texas and/or the surrounding area:

 

Hellfighters (1968) with John Wayne

Brewster McCloud (1970) - first film to be filmed inside the Astrodome

The Getaway (1972) - filmed in Huntsville, Texas

The Sugarland Express (1974) - filmed on location at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Inmate Division Jester III Unit in Sugar Land, Texas

Rollerball (1975) - Set in Houston but filmed in Bavaria, Germany

Logan's Run (1976) - filmed inside the Houston Hyatt Regency

Futureworld (1976) - filmed at the Johnson Space Center facilities

Telefon (1977) - set in Houston but filmed on a Hollywood backlot, parts of Los Angeles and inside the Hyatt Regency located at 5 Embarcadero in San Francisco, California)

The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)

Murder At The World Series (1977) - made-for-TV film

The Swarm (1978)

Urban Cowboy (1980)

Texas (1980-1982) - Daytime soap opera, a spinoff of Another World

Murder In Texas (1981) - made-for-TV film

Student Bodies (1981)

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) - Character played by Dom DeLuise was based on KTRK personality Marvin Zindler

Terms of Endearment (1982)

Uncommon Valor (1983) - Set in Houston, filmed in California

Cutter to Houston (1984)

Paris, Texas (1984)

The Trip to Bountiful (1984) - Set in Houston but filmed in Dallas, Texas

Houston Knights (1987-1988)

My Best Friend Is A Vampire (1988)

Twins (1988) - Sale of engine set in Houston

A Tiger's Tale (1988) - Rose's house was in League City, Texas

Cohen and Tate (1989)

Night Game (1989) - filmed in Galveston, Texas

I Come In Peace (1990)

RoboCop 2 (1990)- Filmed in Houston

Sidekicks (1992)

A Perfect World (1993) - Filmed in Huntsvile, Texas

Jason's Lyric (1994)

Reality Bites (1994)

The Chase (1994) - Filmed all throughout the Rice Village Area

Thea (1994)

Apollo 13 (1995)

Independence Day (1996) - Houston is destroyed by a nuclear missile

Tin Cup (1996) - Final tournament shot in Kingwood, Texas

The Evening Star (1996)

Don't Look Back (1996) - filmed in Galveston, Texas

Selena (1997) - Selena's final concert scene set in the Astrodome, but filmed in San Antonio, Texas

Armageddon (1998) - filmed at the Johnson Space Center facilities

Rushmore (1998) - written and directed by Houstonian Wes Anderson and filmed at his alma mater - St. John's School

Dance With Me (1998)

Arlington Road (1999)

2000 WNBA Champions - Houston Comets (2000)

Space Cowboys (2000)

Reba (2001-) - set in Houston but filmed in Los Angeles

Texas Justice (2001-) - Filmed in Houston

Houston Medical (2002)

The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron (2003) - Set in Houston, but filmed in Canada

Animal Cops: Houston (2003)

Right on Track (2003) - Disney Channel Movie set in Houston, but filmed in Utah

Where's the Party Yaar? (2003)

Friday Night Lights (2004) (In the book and real life events, the final game of the Permian High School Team is played at The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas not the Astrodome of Houston)

14 Hours (2005) - Made-for-TV film set in Houston, but filmed in Canada

Though Houston and its suburbs are a prime spot for the filming of movies, the storylines do not usually include the story taking place in the city. (For example, The Chase (1994), was filmed entirely in Houston.)

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