Filmed in North Carolina

Here is a list of the films and TV show filmed in North Carolina over the last three decades.

The Private Eyes, 1980

private-eyesThis spoof of the Sherlock Holmes stories finds Inspector Winship and Dr. Tart investigating a strange death in a possibly haunted mansion…





Brainstorm, 1983

brainstormTHBrilliant researchers Lillian Reynolds and Michael Brace have developed a system of recording and playing back actual experiences of people. Once the capability of tapping into “higher brain functions” is added in, and you can literally jump into someone else’s head and play back recordings of what he or she was thinking, feeling, seeing, etc.,.. IMDB page

Written by Eric van bezooijen



Stroker Ace, 1983

stroker-aceA couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic. (114 mins.) IMDB page

Writing credits
William Neely
Robert K. Ottum



Firestarter, 1984

fire-starterA couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.







Cat’s Eye1985

cats-eyeA stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.








The Color Purple , 1985

color-purpleThe life and trials of a young African American woman.








Marie , 1985

A woman is determined to reveal the truth about an insidious political corruption. In doing so she risks her safety, career and reputation but will not stop asking questions until the truth is known.






Silver Bullet , 1985

silver-bulletWerewolf terrorizes small city where lives Marty Coslaw, – a paralytic boy – his uncle and his sister – the narrator of the story.







Year of the Dragon1985

year-dragonUsing unprecedented degrees of violence, young Joey Tai becomes the head of Chinese mafia in New York and undisputed leader of the Chinese community.






Blue Velvet1986


The gruesome discovery of a severed human ear he found in a field leads a young man on a dark and dangerous journey into a dark and sinister underworld that exists in his hometown.






Crimes of the Heart, 1986

crimes-heartThree sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband…







King Kong Lives - 1986

kongKong falls from the twin towers and he appears to be alive!








Matlock- 1986

matlockBen Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges a $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he’s worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.






No Mercy

no-mercyMaverick Chicago cop Eddie Jillette poses as a hit man to meet with someone in from New Orleans looking to have a job done. The result is that both the guy and Jillette’s partner wind up very dead, while a stunning blonde in on the setup disappears. He heads south to settle the score and soon finds himself being hunted, with the girl in tow and the local police anything but happy. New Orleans may never be the same again.




Raw Deal, 1986

raw-dealA former FBI agent turned small town sheriff agrees to help the FBI chief infiltrate the Chicago mafia when the FBI chief’s son is killed by the Chicago Mafia.







Trick or Treat 1986

trickSammi Curr was a famous, devil-worshiping rock star who died under mysterious circumstances. Now he wants to come back to life. Doing so requires possessing radio wave & automobiles and making a few human sacrifices.






The Bedroom Window, 1987

bedroomTerry is having an affair with his boss’ wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry’s bedroom window. She doesn’t want to expose their relationship and so is reluctant about talking to the police. Terry, wanting to help, gives the police the description of the attacker. He soon becomes the main suspect in the case. He then sets to find the real rapist/killer with some help from victim Denise.




Critical Condition, 1987

criticalCon man Kevin Lennihan framed in a jewel smuggling tries for an insanity plea and is sent to a hospital for review where he is confused for another doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
Stars: Richard Pryor, Rachel Ticotin, Rubén Blades, Maria Cardinale
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Date with an Angel (1987)

Jim is soon to be married to Patty, but when he wakes up after a bachelor party thrown by his friends… (105 mins.)
Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Phoebe Cates, Emmanuelle Béart, Michael E. Knight, David Dukes
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Dirty Dancing (1987)

dirtySpending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor Johnny Castle. (100 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes
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From the Hip (1987)

Apprentice lawyer Robin Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must reexamine… (111 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins, John Hurt, Darren McGavin
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Hiding Out (1987)

A very succesful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading… (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Giraldi
Stars: Jon Cryer, Keith Coogan, Annabeth Gish, Oliver Cotton
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Weeds (1987)

A San Quentin inmate, sentenced to life without paroll, writes a play that catches the interest of a reporter. (115 mins.)
Director: John Hancock
Stars: Nick Nolte, Rita Taggart, Ernie Hudson, Mark Rolston
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Bull Durham (1988)

A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him. (108 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson
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Collision Course (1989)

A Japanese investigator (Morita) and a Detroit cop (Leno) team up to track down a stolen prototype turbocharger. (100 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Pat Morita, Jay Leno, Chris Sarandon, Tom Noonan
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Dream a Little Dream (1989)

An accident puts the consciousness of an elderly dream researcher into the body of a bratty teenager. The problem? The kid prefers dreamworld limbo to real life. (114 mins.)
Director: Marc Rocco
Stars: Corey Feldman, Jason Robards, Piper Laurie, Meredith Salenger
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Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)

A pair of losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, but the murderer is out to “finish him off.” (97 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart, Terry Kiser
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Winter People (1989)

A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby… (110 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Kurt Russell, Kelly McGillis, Lloyd Bridges, Mitch Ryan
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Days of Thunder (1990)

A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level. (107 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid
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The Handmaid’s Tale (1990)

In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility. (109 mins.)
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth McGovern
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The Hunt for Red October (1990)

In 1984, the USSR’s best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect, or to start a war? (134 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
Stars: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill
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Mr. Destiny (1990)

Unhappy Larry Burrows sees what his life could’ve been like, had he made that winning home run as a teenager. (110 mins.)
Director: James Orr
Stars: James Belushi, Linda Hamilton, Michael Caine, Jon Lovitz
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

A quartet of humanoid turtles trained by their mentor in ninjitsu must learn to pull together in order to face the menace of Shredder and the Foot Clan. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Barron
Stars: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais, Michelan Sisti
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Billy Bathgate (1991)

In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Loren Dean, Bruce Willis
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The Butcher’s Wife (1991)

A clairvoyant thinks she’s met her husband to be because she’s seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly… (107 mins.)
Director: Terry Hughes
Stars: Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, George Dzundza, Mary Steenburgen
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Once Around (1991)
Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate… (115 mins.)
Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Danny Aiello, Laura San Giacomo
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Rambling Rose (1991)

Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution… (112 mins.)
Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: Laura Dern, Robert Duvall, Diane Ladd, Lukas Haas
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Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)

A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband. (99 mins.)
Director: Joseph Ruben
Stars: Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson, Elizabeth Lawrence
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last cannister of the ooze that created the Turtles, which Shredder wants to create an army of new mutants. (88 mins.)
Director: Michael Pressman
Stars: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti, Leif Tilden
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Alan & Naomi (1992)

Based on the book by Myron Levoy. (96 mins.)
Director: Sterling Van Wagenen
Stars: Lukas Haas, Vanessa Zaoui, Michael Gross, Amy Aquino
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Day-O (1992 TV Movie)

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Delta Burke, Elijah Wood, Carlin Glynn, Charles Shaughnessy
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The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Three trappers protect a British Colonel’s daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig
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Amos & Andrew (1993)

When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar… (96 mins.)
Director: E. Max Frye
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Lerner, Margaret Colin
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The Fugitive (1993)

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt. (130 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
Stars: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore
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House of Cards (1993)

When Ruth Matthews’s husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father’s death in a very odd manner… (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Lessac
Stars: Kathleen Turner, Tommy Lee Jones, Asha Menina, Shiloh Strong
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The Portrait (1993 TV Movie)
After a long absence, artist Margaret Church returns to her aging parent’s home to finish a portrait of them…
Director: Arthur Penn
Stars: Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Cecilia Peck, Paul McCrane
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The Program (1993)

Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university… (112 mins.)
Director: David S. Ward
Stars: James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer
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Super Mario Bros. (1993)

The Marios rush to save a princess from Koopa. (104 mins.)
Director: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton
Stars: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis
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Chasers (1994)

A hapless Navy grunt is assigned SP duty. The catch : he must escort a beautiful female prisoner on her way to prison for going UA… (102 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Tom Berenger, Erika Eleniak, William McNamara, Crispin Glover
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The Crow (1994)

A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder. (102 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
Stars: Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson
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