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Lafourche Parish
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History
Named for: la forche, French word for the fork.

 

1934

Lazy River - Dir: Seitz; Cast: Parker, Young.  Romantic drama with some scenes filmed in Golden Meadow and the shrimp camps of Lake Barataria.

1974

Gator Bait - Dir: Sebastian; Cast: Jennings, Gilman. Action drama filmed in Thibodaux. 

1985

Long, Hot Summer - Dir: Cooper; Cast: Johnson, Robards. Romantic drama filmed partially at Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation in Geismer, Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Burnside, Baton Rouge and Thibodaux.

1987

Angel Heart - Dir: Parker; Cast: Rourke, DeNiro. Horror thriller partially filmed in Laurel Valley Plantation in Thibodaux, Napoleonville, and New Orleans.

Gathering of Old Men, A - Dir:  Schlondorff; Cast:  Gossett Jr., Widmark.   Made for TV drama filmed in Laurel Valley, Thibodaux and Houma, and set in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation.

Killing Birds succelli assassini a/k/a Dark Eyes of the Zombie - Dir:  Lattanzi; Cast: Wendel, Vaughn. Horror filmed at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.

Three on a Match - Dir: Bellisario; Cast: Adams, Bellany.  Made for TV drama filmed in Laurel Valley Plantation and Houma.

1988

$8.50 a Barrel a/k/a Huit Piastres et Demie - Dir: Pitre. Cote Blanche documentary filmed in Golden Meadow.

1989

Fletch Lives - Dir: Ritchie; Cast: Chase, Holbrook. Comedy mystery filmed partially at Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation in Geismer and Houmas House Plantation in Burnside, Gonzales, New Orleans, and Thibodaux

Margaret Burke White a/k/a Double Exposure: The Story of Margaret Burke White - Dir: Schiller; Cast: Fawcett, Forrest. Made for TV bio drama partially filmed in Laurel Valley Plantation.

1993

Point of No Return (a/k/a) Assassin - Dir: Badham; Cast: Fonda, Byrne.  Action crime drama filed partially in New Orleans and Laurel Valley Plantation.

1994

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles - Dir: Jordan; Cast:  Cruise, Pitt. Drama fantasy partially filmed in Destrehan, New Orleans, New Sarpy, Laurel Valley Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie and Shreveport.  

1997

Apostle, The - Dir: Duvall; Cast: Duvall, Fawcett. Drama partially filmed in Des Allemands, Gibson, Houma, Isle of St. Charles, Lafayette and Sunset.

Old Man - Dir: Harrison; Cast: Tripplehorn, Howard. Made for TV drama history filmed in Alligator Bayou, Laurel Valley Plantation and Baton Rouge.

1999

Lesson Before Dying, A - Dir: Sargent; Cast: Cheadle, Tyson. Made for TV drama set in the fictional town of Bayonne and filmed in Madisonville and Laurel Valley Plantation.

2002

Scoundrel's Wife, The (a/k/a) Home Front - Dir: Pitre; Cast: O’Neal, Sands.  Cote Blanche drama romance filmed in Lockport and Lafourche Parish.

2004

Ray - Dir: Hackford; Cast: Foxx, King. Biographical drama partially filmed in Baton Rouge, Hammond, Jefferson Parish, Laurel Valley Plantation, New Orleans and Thibodaux.

2005

Because of Winn-Dixie - Dir: Wang; Cast: Robb, Daniels. Family comedy drama filmed in Napoleonville and Thibodaux.

Oil Storm - Dir: Erskine; Cast: Chase, Schreiber. Made for TV documentary-style drama thriller filmed partially in New Orleans and Port Fourchon.

Venom - Dir: Gillespie; Cast: Bruckner, Good. Thriller horror set in Louisiana swamps and filmed in Amite, Choctaw, Hammond and New Orleans.

2009

Chasing the Dream - Dir: Jan; Cast: Androl, Dickey. Documentary drama with some scenes filmed in Choctaw and New Orleans.

LA-308 - Dir: Furrate; Cast: Lipari, Leggio.  Drama partially filmed in Baton Rouge, Pierre Part, Leeville and Fourchon.

2010

My Own Love Song - Dir: Dahan; Cast: Zellweger, Zima. Drama partially filmed in Lafourche Parish, Marksville, New Orleans, Pineville, Lacompte, Cheneyville, Bunkie and Thibodaux.

Jonah Hex - Dir: Hayward; Cast: Brolin, Fox. Action drama thriller partially filmed in Bayou Gauche, Crown Pointe, Fort Pike, New Orleans, Raceland, Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, St. Bernard Parish and St. Francisville.

2011

Design Flaw - Dir: Pitre, Robert; Cast: Stelly. Short comedy filmed in Cut Off.

Samuel Bleak - Dir: Schuetter; Cast: Murray, David, Unger. Drama filmed in Thibodaux and around Terrebonne and LaFourche parishes

2012

Looper - Dir: Johnson; Cast: Willis, Blunt. Crime sci-fi partially filmed in Thibodaux, New Orleans and Napoleonville.

2013

Lee Daniels' The Butler - Dir: Daniels; Cast: Whitaker, Winfrey. Biography drama filmed at Houma, Raceland, Lafourche Parish and New Orleans at the Second Line Stages.

T-Bois - Dir: Cawley. Short documentary showing behind the scenes making of the T-Bois Blues Fest in LaRose.

2015

American Ultra - Dir: Nourizadeh; Cast: Stewart, Goggins. Action comedy filmed in New Orleans, Lutcher, Gramercy, Raceland, Houma, Norco, Kenner, Metairie, Hammond, Covington, Harahan and St. James Parish.

Hypnotize Me - Dir: Badeaux, Rivers; Cast: Wu, Ott. Comedy filmed in Thibodaux.

 

 


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