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Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Fox News ()
Date: May 15, 2016 12:55PM

Anyone know of any?

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: ppTyb ()
Date: May 15, 2016 03:05PM

At the beginning of Clear and Present Danger I think they show the CIA headquarters.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Fox News ()
Date: May 15, 2016 05:29PM

ppTyb Wrote:
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> At the beginning of Clear and Present Danger I
> think they show the CIA headquarters.


CIA is not Fairfax County.

That is Federal Gov land which makes it soveriegn territory.

Besides that isnt real CIA. Real CIA is in Alaska.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Crotch log ()
Date: May 15, 2016 05:32PM

A great skin flick titled "Schlongzilla" was filmed in my bedroom in the 70s. I still have the mustache.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Huh??? ()
Date: May 15, 2016 07:59PM


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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Known Bun man ()
Date: May 15, 2016 08:12PM

Huh??? Wrote:
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> Google, muffakah...do you KNOW it?!?!
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Films_shot_
> in_Washington,_D.C.


Right over yer head again.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: SleeperFilm ()
Date: May 15, 2016 11:19PM

White Reindeer takes place in Tysons/Vienna. Used to be on Netflix. About a Long and Foster agent whose husband dies suddenly. She starts to investigate his search history after a tip off and it follows a journey to Crystal City Lounge, Maryland, Strippers, coke and the swingers scene. Check it out--not amazing, but worth the watch.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: 85rfv ()
Date: May 15, 2016 11:37PM

The movie Breach (2007) about the FBI double agent Robert Hanssen was partially filmed in Fairfax County.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Ouch! ()
Date: May 16, 2016 09:22PM

Crotch log Wrote:
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> A great skin flick titled "Schlongzilla" was
> filmed in my bedroom in the 70s. I still have the
> mustache.


How did you get his mustache off of him?

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Posted by: chuckhoffmann ()
Date: May 17, 2016 03:10AM

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: HozelRockit ()
Date: May 17, 2016 09:38AM

85rfv Wrote:
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> The movie Breach (2007) about the FBI double agent
> Robert Hanssen was partially filmed in Fairfax
> County.

When they were filming I had a co-worker who lived in Vienna right near Hanssen's house. She came into work one spring day and said the house was covered in fake snow for a winter scene.


-Remember the Titans (of course)
-Die Hard II was supposed to be Dulles. The spell was broke on that in the first couple of minutes when McClane makes a call on a Pacific Bell pay phone
-Many other films have scenes at Dulles Airport (Airport '79, 3 Days in May, etc)
-Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has a scene at Udvar-Hazy Center in Fairfax
-National Treasure: Book of Secrets has a scene at Mount Vernon
-The opening shot in No Way Out is a suburban house in NOVA (Fairfax?, Fall Church?)
-In Logan's Run they cross the Potomac which would put them in or near Fairfax...and with that stretch, I'm out.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Springfield ()
Date: May 17, 2016 09:40AM

Arlington road. Written by a TJ grad.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Titan ()
Date: May 17, 2016 09:47AM

Remember the Titans. Coach Yost's daughter went to TJ, She was a cheerleader and a Homecoming Queen. She died before the movie came out and they never mentioned it.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Petey Greene ()
Date: May 17, 2016 12:41PM

Wasn't there a scene in some movie filmed out in front of the former Heart and Hand restaurant located in Clifton? Give me a moment and I'm sure it will come to me.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Petey Greene ()
Date: May 17, 2016 12:45PM

It has now come back to me. The opening scene from the movie, Broadcast News, starring William Hurt was filmed in front of the Heart and Hand.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Maine ()
Date: May 17, 2016 04:01PM

Donnie Darko.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: feck ()
Date: May 17, 2016 04:10PM

movies? just the ones listed. tv shows - The Americans, NCIS, The Blacklist, Walking Dead and The 100

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Fox News ()
Date: May 17, 2016 04:11PM

Maine Wrote:
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> Donnie Darko.


Lol

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Fox News ()
Date: May 17, 2016 04:11PM

Huh??? Wrote:
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> Google, muffakah...do you KNOW it?!?!
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Films_shot_
> in_Washington,_D.C.


Link is broken

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Maine ()
Date: May 17, 2016 04:18PM

Fox News Wrote:
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> Maine Wrote:
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> > Donnie Darko.
>
>
> Lol

The DVD special features, which include documents of Donnie Darko being arrested for arson (as mentioned in the movie) are labeled County of Fairfax, Virginia.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: burt reynolds ()
Date: May 17, 2016 04:37PM

Best Friends (1982) was partly filmed at the Rotunda Condos in Mclean.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: R.E. Lee ()
Date: May 17, 2016 04:38PM

Get on the bus used part of the ffx county parkway. Same with Armageddon.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: 80's Guy ()
Date: May 17, 2016 05:51PM

You donks forgot about St Elmos Fire...set in Georgetown and U of MD.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Donk ()
Date: May 17, 2016 05:52PM

How about A few Good Men.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: nixon ()
Date: May 17, 2016 06:18PM

All The Presidents Men.

Townhouses at the corner of Chain Bridge and Westmoreland in McLean.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Petey Greene ()
Date: May 17, 2016 09:03PM

80's Guy Wrote:
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> You donks forgot about St Elmos Fire...set in
> Georgetown and U of MD.

Fail! We're talking about Fairfax County.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Me, Myself and I ()
Date: May 17, 2016 10:31PM

The Mission Impossible HQ is supposedly buried under a USPS office which - I think - is the one on Sunset Hills Rd in Reston

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: KEHEv ()
Date: May 18, 2016 09:20AM

KEHEv

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: movie ()
Date: May 19, 2016 08:25AM

Die Hard 2 was in Dulles airport

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: .... ()
Date: May 19, 2016 08:59AM

The ambush scene in Clear and Present Danger was filmed in East Springfield

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Stoney ()
Date: May 19, 2016 09:10AM

The problem is that most movies that are set in Fairfax County are actually filmed elsewhere. This is the case of some of those most prominent -

Arlington Road (supposed to be Reston but was filmed in Houston)
Remember the titans (Georgia)
Donnie Darko is actually shot in California but is in fact supposed to be in Fairfax County (although a fictional town). The writer/director grew up in Midlothian and cites stories of the bunnyman as part inspiration for that (character?)

Another example is Evan Almighty. Theoretically, it takes place in a Virginia suburb of DC but was actually mostly shot near Charlottesville in Crozet.

The movie Lawless is supposed to be Fairfax County too. Funny to think that a "true" story about bootlegging didn't actually happen in the moonshine mountains but around here.

The other examples are all the movies on Mount Vernon Highway and of course anything with Mount Vernon itself (Gotta be some George Washington movies out there).

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Film buff ()
Date: May 19, 2016 09:29AM

Argo (McLean), First Kid (Tyson's Corner), Contact (Herndon)

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: May 19, 2016 11:12AM

movie Wrote:
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> Die Hard 2 was in Dulles airport

As you could clearly tell from the PacTel telephones. As Stoney says many films supposedly set in NoVa are actually filmed elsewhere. They are also usually written by people from other areas who have no idea about NoVa jargon and geography.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Cruz ()
Date: May 19, 2016 02:12PM

Me, Myself and I Wrote:
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> The Mission Impossible HQ is supposedly buried
> under a USPS office which - I think - is the one
> on Sunset Hills Rd in Reston


MI:III is underneath VDOT's HQ

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Stones. ()
Date: June 10, 2016 03:27PM

Ooops, correction....Breach was shot in "Fairway County, Virginia"
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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: June 10, 2016 10:27PM

LoL nice .. they fucked up the spelling. They actually filmed in the exact location of the real arrest in Vienna, which is on the back side of Westwood Country Club on Fairway Drive.

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Re: Movies set in Fairfax County
Posted by: author of lawless from My V? ()
Date: June 10, 2016 10:41PM

Stoney Wrote:
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> The problem is that most movies that are set in
> Fairfax County are actually filmed elsewhere. This
> is the case of some of those most prominent -
>
> Arlington Road (supposed to be Reston but was
> filmed in Houston)
> Remember the titans (Georgia)
> Donnie Darko is actually shot in California but is
> in fact supposed to be in Fairfax County (although
> a fictional town). The writer/director grew up in
> Midlothian and cites stories of the bunnyman as
> part inspiration for that (character?)
>
> Another example is Evan Almighty. Theoretically,
> it takes place in a Virginia suburb of DC but was
> actually mostly shot near Charlottesville in
> Crozet.
>
> The movie Lawless is supposed to be Fairfax County
> too. Funny to think that a "true" story about
> bootlegging didn't actually happen in the
> moonshine mountains but around here.
>
> The other examples are all the movies on Mount
> Vernon Highway and of course anything with Mount
> Vernon itself (Gotta be some George Washington
> movies out there).

Wasn't the movie Lawless to have taken place in SW Virginia, and not Fairfax?

Wasn't it based off a true story?

Isn't the author of the book that the movie was based on from Mt Vernon area, went to Mt V high in the 90's, and the story is based on his family's past as bootleggers in SW Va in the 1920's?

Bondurant or something like that?

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