5 Movies You May Not Know Were Filmed in Upstate
Upstate, New York: Hollywood loves us!
We've become the spot to shoot when it comes to certain blockbuster films over the years! Some that you may already know but have forgotten, or slipped past you when they took place. Check out these five.
"The Way We Were"- 1973 - Starring Robert Redford and Barbara Streisand a part of the film was shot in Ballston Spa and Schenectady. Portions were filmed along Front Street in Ballston Spa, while others were at Union College in Schenectady, among other filming locations. It was a big deal here, locally at the time. Check out this article where the mayor remembers the making of the movie.
"Scent of a Woman" - 1992 - Starring Al Pacino and Chris O'Donnell is just one of many films that utilized Emma Willard School in Troy. Others include: "The Emperors Club," "The Age of Innocence" and "Ironweed."
"Place Beyond the Pines" - 2012 - Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes, this film was shot around various portions of Schenectady and might be my favorite on the list. A dark, yet entertaining story with a twist.
"Seabiscuit"- 2003 - Starring Tobey McGuire and Jeff Bridges, the film was based on a famous race horse who, of course raced at Saratoga Raceway. So, why wouldn't some of the filming take place in Saratoga Springs?!
"The Other Guys" - 2010 - Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. A car chase in the beginning of the film was partially shot right on Pearl Street in downtown Albany. If you're familiar with the street, you'll see the shops as well as the steps of the Times Union Center. Of course, they try to pass it off as New York City, but we know the difference!