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1980s

 

1980

 

Adventures of Professor Mizutani - Included on list of the Louisiana Film Commission, and probably a working title. We have not identified this film yet.

Angola:  Society’s Nemesis - Dir: Wolf. Documentary filmed in Louisiana.

Baltimore Bullet, The - Dir: Miller; Cast: Coburn, Shariff. Crime drama comedy filmed in New Orleans.

Franco-Americans of Louisiana:  A Cultural Kaleidoscope.  Dir: Roach, Comeaux. Documentary filmed around Louisiana.

Horror Hotel - reissue of Eaten Alive, 1977.

Macabre - Dir: Bava; Cast: Stegers, Molnar. Horror thriller set in New Orleans, with exteriors filmed in New Orleans.

Manon Lescaut - Dir:  Browning; Cast:  Scotto, Domingo.  Made for TV romantic drama with some scenes set in New Orleans.

Supertanker - Dir: Wright. Action adventure partially filmed in New Orleans.

Up from the Cradle of Jazz - Dir: Berry. Documentary filmed in New Orleans.

1981

 

Beyond, The (a/k/a) 7 Doors of Death, 1983 - Dir: Fulci; Cast: MacColl, Warbeck. Italian horror partially filmed in Lake Charles, Metairie, Monroe and New Orleans.

Grambling’s White Tiger - Dir: Brown; Cast: Belafonte, Jenner. Made for TV sports drama filmed in Louisiana.

Hardcase - Dir: Katzin; Cast: Akers, Bailey. Made for TV crime mystery filmed and set in New Orleans.

Mistress of Paradise - Dir: Medak; Cast: Bujold, Everett.  Made for TV drama romance set in 19th century Louisiana.

Southern Comfort - Dir: Hill; Cast: Carradine, Boothe. Adventure thriller set in a Louisiana swamp and filmed in Shreveport, Bossier City, and the Caddo Lake area. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

1982

 

Cane River - Dir: Jenkins; Cast: Romain, Myrick. Drama filmed in Louisiana.

Cat People - Dir: Schrader; Cast: Kinski, McDowell. Drama horror set in New Orleans and filmed around New Orleans, Audubon Zoo and Slidell. Golden Poster print available on this title. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

Ends of the Earth: Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.  Dir: Alvarez, Kolker.  Documentary of the Perez family filmed in Plaquemines Parish.

Kate Chopin’s Story of an Hour - Docu-drama set in Victorian New Orleans.

Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together - Dir: Palfi; Cast: Byrd, Toussaint, Washington.  Music documentary filmed in New Orleans.

Puss In Boots - Dir: Donahue, Driver; Cast: Lewis, McLean.  Musical comedy drama set in New Orleans.

Toy, The - Dir: Donner; Cast:  Pryor, Gleason. Comedy filmed on Perkins Road in Baton Rouge and Hammond. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

View from the Stoop - Dir: Snyder. Documentary filmed in New Orleans.

1983

 

7 Doors of Death - See Beyond, The, 1981.

Dixie: Changing Habits - Dir: Englund; Cast: Pleshette, Leachman.  Made for TV comedy drama in New Orleans.

Hobson’s Choice - Dir: Cates; Cast: Thomas, Gless. Romantic comedy drama filmed in New Orleans.

Johnny Blue - Dir: Irving, Kowalski; Cast: Gerard, Roche.  Made for TV crime drama filmed and set in New Orleans.

Legend of the Bayou - See Eaten Alive, 1977. Golden Poster print available on this title.

Les Blues de Balfa - Dir: Aginsky. Documentary of Southwestern Louisana's Balfa Brothers filmed in Louisiana.

Louisiana Prison:  Angola.  Documentary filmed in Angola.

Mosquitoes and High Water - Dir: Alvarez. Documentary featuring the “Islenos” filmed in St. Bernard.

Mountaintop Motel Massacre - Dir: McCullough, Sr.; Cast: Thurman, Chappel.  Horror thriller filmed in Louisiana. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

Sky is Gray - Dir:  Lathan; Cast:  Cole, Bond III.  Made for TV drama set in 0s Louisiana.

Zydeco:  Creole Music and Culture in Rural Louisiana - Dir: Spitzer.  Documentary filmed in southwest Louisiana.

1984

 

Baroness and Her Buildings - Dir: Vella; Narrator Eugene McCarthy.  Documentary of Baroness Micaela Almonester de Pontalba filmed in New Orleans. 

Cradle of the Stars: Story of the Louisiana Hayride  - Narrator: Hank Williams Jr.documentary of the Shreveport music program that made the stars.

Hands That Picked Cotton:  Black Politics in the Rural South.  Dir:  Stekler.  Documentary filmed partially in Louisiana.

Limner, The - Dir: Hank. Drama produced by the University of New Orleans and filmed in the rice fields of Crowley.

Louisiana - Dir: de Broca; Cast: Kidder, Charleson. Made for TV romantic drama filmed at the Greenwood Plantation in St. Francisville, Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

River Rat - Dir: Rickman; Cast: Jones, Plimpton.  Adventure crime drama with some scenes filmed in New Orleans.

Road to Las Vegas:  A Black Perspective. Documentary partially filmed in Louisiana.

Soldier's Story, A - Dir:  Jewison; Cast:  Rollins, Jr., Caesar.  Drama set in Louisiana.

Something Nobody Else Has: The Story of Turtle Trapping in Louisiana - Dir: Aber. Documentary filmed in Louisiana.

Stereopticon - Included on list of the Louisiana Film Commission, and is possibly a working title. We have not identified this film yet.

Streetcar Named Desire, A - Dir: Erman; Cast: Ann-Margret, Williams. Made for TV drama filmed and set in New Orleans.

Tightrope - Dir: Tuggle; Cast: Eastwood, Bujold. Crime mystery filmed and set in New Orleans, including Dixie Brewery, Piazza d’Italia, Riverwalk and Superdome. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

To the Best Of Our Abilities - Dir: Schultz. Documentary filmed at Benjamin Franklin school in New Orleans.

Zarico - Dir: Gladu; Narrator: Medina. Musical documentary filmed in southwestern Louisiana.

1985

 

Baton Rouge - Dir: Bouchareb; Cast:  Penot, Rajot.  Romantic drama partially filmed in Louisiana.

Bordello:  House of the Rising Sun - Dir: Vincent; Cast: Broderick, Butler.  Set and partially filmed in New Orleans.

Click, The (a/k/a) The Turn-On - Dir: Richard, Barnett. Cast: Guerin, Kalfon.   Thriller filmed in New Orleans.

Code of Vengeance (a/k/a) Dalton - Dir: Rosenthal; Cast: Taylor, Gray. Made for TV action drama partially filmed in New Orleans.

Dalton - See Code of Vengeance, 1985.

French Quarter Undercover - Dir: Catalanotto, Poole; Cast: Parks, Holliday.  Action crime drama set in New Orleans and partially filmed in Houma and New Orleans.

Huey Long - Dir: Burns; Cast: Long, McCullough. Biographical documentary filmed in Louisiana.

In That Number!  The New Orleans Brass Band Festival - Dir: Brock.  Documentary filmed in New Orleans.

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.

Nutriaman: The Copasaw Creature - See Terror in the Swamp, 1985.

Terror in the Swamp a/k/a Nutriaman: The Copasaw Creature - Dir:  Catalanotto, Folse; Cast: Barker, Bush. Horror/Sci-fi filmed in Houma.

Turn-On, The - See The Click, 1985

Yeah, You Rite! - Dir: Alvarez, Kolker. Documentary looking at how New Orleanians express themselves filmed in New Orleans.

 

1986

 

Alligator Hunters:  A Louisiana Legacy - Dir: Sellers. Documentary filmed in Vermilion Parish.

As Summers Die - Dir: Tramont; Cast: Glenn, Curtis. Made for TV drama set in a Louisiana town in 1959.

Avenging Force - Dir: Firstenberg; Cast: Dudikoff, James. Action drama filmed partially in New Orleans and Jackson. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

Bayou Romance - Dir: Myerson; Cast: Ansara, Capers. Romantic drama set on a Louisiana plantation.

Belizaire the Cajun - Dir: Pitre; Cast: Assante, Youngs. Romantic drama filmed in Cecilia, Henderson and Lafayette. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

Down by Law - Dir: Jarmusch; Cast: Waits, Lurie. Comedy drama filmed in New Orleans and Slidell. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

La Pharmacie Francais - Dir: Kotchan. Documentary filmed in New Orleans.

No Mercy - Dir: Pearce: Cast: Gere, Basinger. Action thriller filmed partially in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

Steamboat's a Comin' - Documentary by Delta Queen Steamboat Co.

Uncle Earl - Dir: Smith. Documentary filmed in Louisiana.

Which Governs Best - Dir: Kurtz.  Documentary filmed in New Orleans.

1987

 

11 Days 11 Nights Part 3 - Dir: D’Amato; Cast:  Demy, Cort. Drama filmed in New Orleans.

Among Brothers:  Politics in New Orleans - Dir: Stekler. Documentary filmed in New Orleans.

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

Beyond Words:  The Story of the Southern Review.  Dir: Hero. Documentary filmed in Baton Rouge.

Big Easy, The - Dir. McBride; Cast: Quaid, Barkin. Action comedy crime filmed and set in New Orleans. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

Cajun Crossroads - Dir: Snyder. Documentary filmed in Louisiana.

Dark Eyes of the Zombie - See Killing Birds, 1987.

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.

Gottschalk Festival: Life and Music of Louis M. Gottshalk - Dir: Huszar.  Music documentary filmed in New Orleans.

Killing Birds (a/k/a) succelli assassini (a/k/a) Dark Eyes of the Zombie - Dir:  Lattanzi; Cast: Wendel, Vaughn. Horror filmed at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

Louisiana Health Care - Dir: Rothrock. Documentary filmed in Louisiana.
Our Land Too - Documentary filmed partially in Louisiana.

Shy People - Dir: Konchalovskiy; Cast: Clayburgh, Hershey. Drama filmed and set in Louisiana.

Sister, Sister - Dir: Condon; Cast: Stoltz, Leigh. Horror, drama filmed at Madewood Plantation in Napoleonville.

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

Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Dir: Lathan; Cast: Brooks, Burton. A made for TV adaptation of Stowe partially set in New Orleans.

Under Cover - Dir: Stockwell; Cast: Neidorf, Leigh. Action drama partially filmed in Abita Springs, Bogalusa and Slidell.

Your Day in Court: A Civil Proceeding - Dir: Korbel. Documentary filmed in Louisiana.

1988

 

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

11 Days 11 Nights Part 2: The Sequel - See Top Model, 1988.

Blob, The - Dir: Russell; Cast: Smith, Leitch. Horror sci-fi filmed in Abbeville.

Everybody's All-American (a/k/a) When I Fall in Love - Dir: Hackford; Cast:  Lange, Quaid. Romantic drama partially filmed in Baton Rouge, including Louisiana State University, Southern University Stadium, St. Francisville, Nottoway Plantation in White Castle.  - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

Gator Bait II: Cajun Justice - Dir: Sebastian; Cast: Alleman, Armstrong.  Action filmed and set in Louisiana.

Heartbreak Hotel - Dir: Columbus; Cast: Keith, Weld. Comedy partially filmed in Louisiana.

Huit Piastres et Demie - See $8.50 a Barrel, 1988.

Liberty Street Blues - Dir: Gladu; Cast: White, Zardis. Musical documentary filmed in New Orleans.

Mystery of the Purple Rose: Creole Jazz Pioneers - Dir: Laborde.  A.J. Piron documentary filmed in New Orleans.

Picasso Trigger - Dir:  Sidaris; Cast:  Bond, Speir.  Action partially filmed in Shreveport.

Teen Vamp - Dir:  Bradford; Cast: Gulager, Carlson. Comedy horror filmed in Bossier City and Shreveport.

Top Model (a/k/a) 11 Days, 11 Nights 2 - Dir: D’Amato; Cast: Moore, Dugas.  Italian drama filmed in New Orleans.

Unholy, The - Dir: Vila; Cast: Cross, Holbrook. Horror set in New Orleans and filmed partially in New Orleans.

Video Murders - Dir: McCullough, Sr., Cast: Brown, Loridans. Straight to video thriller filmed in Bossier City and Shreveport.

When I Fall in Love - See Everybody’s All American, 1988

1989

 

All Dogs Go to Heaven - Dir: Bluth, Goldman; Cast (Voices):  DeLuise, Reynolds.  Adventure animation set in New Orleans.

Blaze - Dir: Shelton; Cast: Newman, Davidovich. Earl Long biography drama partially filmed at the state capitol in Baton Rouge, Clinton, Houma, Asphodel Plantation, the French Quarter in New Orleans and Winnfield. 

Cajun & Zydeco Music of Louisiana - See J’ai ete au bal, 1989.

Creole Controversy - Dir: Snyder. Documentary filmed in Louisiana. 

Dark Heritage - Dir: McCormick; Cast: Lacour, Verkaik. Horror filmed at Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation in Geismer and Baton Rouge.

Deep Blood - Dir: Donato; Cast: Baroni, Cort. Horror with underwater scenes filmed in New Orleans.

Double Exposure:  The Story of Margaret Burke White - See Margaret Burke White.

False Witness - Dir: Seidelman; Cast: Rashad, Thomas.  Made for TV drama filmed in New Orleans.

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

Going Overboard - Dir: Breiman; Cast: Sandler, Thornton. Comedy filmed partially in New Orleans.

Heart of Dixie - Dir: Davidson; Cast: Sheedy, Madsen. Drama filmed partially in Baton Rouge.

J’ai ete au bal a/k/a Cajun & Zydeco Music of Louisiana - Dir: Blank, Strachwitz. Documentary filmed in Louisiana.

Johnny Handsome - Dir: Hill; Cast: Rourke, Barkin. Crime drama filmed at Avondale Shipyard in Avondale, Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and around New Orleans.

Leningrad Cowboys Go America - Dir: Kaurismaki; Cast: Pellonpaa, Vaananen. Adventure comedy filmed partially in Forked Island and New Orleans.

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.

Men of the Ring: Boxing Legends of New Orleans - Dir: Mulvihill.  Documentary filmed in New Orleans.

Outside Woman - Dir: Antonio; Cast: Bailey, Baldauff. Made for TV drama filmed in Angola.

Sex, Lies and Videotape - Dir: Soderbergh; Cast: Spader, MacDowell. Drama filmed Zee Zee’s and around Baton Rouge. 

Steel Magnolias - Dir: Ross; Cast: MacLaine, Dukakis. Romantic drama filmed in Natchitoches and on the Northwestern State University campus.

Traveling Man - Dir: Kershner; Cast: Silverman, Lithgow, Made for TV comedy partially filmed in New Orleans.

Wildflowers of the Cajun Prairie- Dir: Mire. Documentary of Southwest Louisiana’s natural prairie habitat filmed in Southwest Louisiana.