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St. John the Baptist Parish
Edgard (Parish Seat), Evergreen Plantation, Garyville, LaPlace, Reserve

Named for Saint John the Baptist



Grand Isle - Dir: Lambert; Cast: McGillis, Pasdar. Drama filmed partially in New Orleans, Greenwood Plantation and Vacherie.


Monster's Ball - Dir: Forster; Cast: Thornton, Berry. Drama romance filmed in Laplace and Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.


13 Lakes - Dir: Benning. Documentary about the 13 major lakes around the U.S. partially filmed at Lake Pontchartrain.


All Quiet on the Gulf Coast - Dir: Devers. Documentary about Hurricane Katrina partially filmed in LaPlace and New Orleans in the French Quarter.

Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Dir: Fincher; Cast: Pitt, Blanchett.  Drama fantasy mystery set in New Orleans and filmed partially in Donaldsonville, Laplace, Mandeville, Morgan City and New Orleans.

Walking on Dead Fish - Dir: Martin; Narrator: Bradshow. Documentary filmed in Laplace, including East St. John High. 


Legendary - Dir: Damski; Cast: Cena, Clarkson. Drama sport filmed in Kenner, Laplace and New Orleans.


Django Unchained - Dir: Tarantino; Cast: Foxx, Jackkson. Western drama partially filmed in New Orleans and Edgard.


Self/Less - Dir: Singh; Cast: Reynolds, Kingsley. Drama partially fiilmed in Garyville.


Jack Reacher: Never Go Back - Dir: Zwick; Cast: Cruise, Smulders. Action thriller mostly filmed in Louisiana in New Orleans at Lafayette Square, Ted's Frostop, the French quarter and Big Easy Studios, in Metairie at Evergreen Plaza and Metairie Park Country Day School, and in Baton Rouge, LaPlace and St. Francisville.

Midnight Special - Dir: Nichols; Cast: Shannon, Edgarton. Mystery drama filmed in Folsom, Lacombe, New Orleans, Reserve, Slidell, and St. Bernard



Highwaymen, the – Dir: Hancock; Cast: Costner, Harrelson. Netflix movie about the tracking of Bonnie & Clyde filmed in Baton Rouge, Covington, Donaldsonville, Gibsland, Hammond, Laplace, Loranger, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Thibodaux.



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