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#120485 - 07 April 04 2:54 pm - America/Chicago Movies made in Belize
Delta Offline
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Registered: 18 May 03
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Loc: Washington
Has there been any recent Holloywood movies, travel documentarys, geographical (surf & turf)
documentarys, any before/after photos available
through Libraries or video stores? or..........

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#120486 - 07 April 04 6:16 pm - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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I heard that part of Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed in Ambergris Caye. I plugged in "documentaries Belize" into Google and there were a few things to look at.

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#120487 - 07 April 04 6:53 pm - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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Registered: 03 November 02
Posts: 437
Loc: New Orleans
Not recent but wasn't Mosquito Coast with Harrison Ford filmed in Cayo? And didn't he go crazy at the end of the movie?

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#120488 - 07 April 04 7:07 pm - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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Registered: 18 May 03
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Ok, Whats your point about "going crazy"?
Do you know for sure if filmed there, if so, I will rent it, would be neat to match a map with
any panoramic scenes but highly unlikely.

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#120489 - 07 April 04 7:51 pm - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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http://www.indiana.edu/~belize/index.htm

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#120490 - 07 April 04 8:55 pm - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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The Mosquito Coast was filmed along a river off the coast of Belize. Tony Vega was in it and yes you can recognize some of the scenery. Pirates was not. There was a TV movie with Benjaman Bratt a few years ago filmed on Ambergris as was the first Temptation Island. There are some others that I cannot remember right now.

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#120491 - 07 April 04 10:43 pm - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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Ahhhh. Movies and TV. Well there was "Dogs of War" (1981) with Chris Walken & Tom Berenger, and featuring Belize City doing a passable impression as an African city in conflict. Then, as Greg said, there was "Mosquito Coast" (1986) with Harrison Ford trying to get away from it all. "Heart of Darkness", a forgettable made-for TV version of Joseph Conrad's story that stared John Malkovich. "After the Storm", based on the Hemmingway short story, was filmed in San Pedro, Placenta and Belize City in 2000. I think that was the last Hollywood film shot in Belize, but of course there was "Temptation Island", shot in 2000 on Ambergris Caye. Hurricane Keith caused the production crew a fright, but no one was hurt. However, Temptation Island II will be filmed in Honduras. Want a list of documentaries?

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#120492 - 08 April 04 12:44 am - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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An aunt of mine was PA to Mr Ford when he was woking on Mosquito Coast, I'll have to remember to ask her about him "going crazy"!!

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#120493 - 08 April 04 1:08 am - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
Delta Offline
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Registered: 18 May 03
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That sounds like an interesting beginning of a
story!

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#120494 - 08 April 04 6:59 am - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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There was also a movie called CARIBE that was filmed in Belize. Not an award winner, but one of the characters was named "Tommy Goff". There was also a movie filmed in Belize (San Pedro) and Granbury, Texas that featured a trio of good looking women. Actually, I think that Emory King knows a lot about movies filmed in Belize and has appeared in most of them. Good Topic.,

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#120495 - 08 April 04 10:10 am - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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Registered: 26 February 99
Posts: 233
Loc: US
Here are two websites offering documentaries about Belize.
http://www.channel5belize.com/store.html
http://www.livinginbelize.com/sightsbelize.htm

(Note: "Pirates of the Caribbean" was filmed in St. Vincent)

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#120496 - 08 April 04 11:04 am - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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In 1984 an Israeli producer began shooting a feature film in San Pedro AC, which starred well-known porn actress Traci Lords. After running up huge bills with local merchants, the producer was caught fleeing the country and temporarily imprisoned (yes, there was still a law that allowed imprisonment for debt!). Eventually someone arrived with a suitcase full of money, and they paid off a part of what was owed. I think the incident left local people much wiser about sleazy behavior in the film biz. Of course it hasn't stopped all the travel shows on US cable channels from showing up at Belize resorts and demanding free accomodations and tours, in exchange for positive publicity. Thats why you never see a travel or fishing show give a bad review to the places they visit. Some US networks have held up the Belize government for 100s of thousands of dollars in freebies.

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#120497 - 08 April 04 2:34 pm - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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Registered: 26 February 99
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Loc: US
Rick, Interesting story.
I've heard similar stories from some resorts and even a car rental agency in Belize about the same behavior from publishers of Travel Guides.
If the car or room is not free, no publicity or even worse, a bad report.

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#120498 - 08 April 04 11:07 pm - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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Patm-
I'm not surprised. I once spent a couple of days with a Discovery Channel crew who were filming a segment of 'the Travellers' in a village I will not name. I could not believe the arrogant way the crew treated people in the village, pretty much destroying the local fiesta in order to get the shots they wanted. Of course I drove them around in my own vehicle, and they never once offered to cover gas or even share their lunches. They can get away with it, so they do.

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#120499 - 10 April 04 10:00 am - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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Registered: 18 May 03
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Loc: Washington
Greg, I found a post from 3-11-2 "Movie shoot in
Belize" with Bratt,Assante and Pastore. the movie
was called "After the Storm". seems the most interesting wait for the production to begin was
if Bratts' girlfriend was going to show up, that
was Julia Roberts! don't know how it turned out, but will check the video store out along with a few others.

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#120500 - 12 April 04 2:11 am - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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smile Part of a Mexican movie was filmed in Corozal Town in the 70's. Much of it was filmed on our property long before the Corozal Bay Inn ever existed and our property and neighbourhood was still part jungle. The star of the movie was Mexican wrestling legend and movie star Blue Demon. http://www.santoandfriends.com/BlueDemonPage.htm He wore a blue mask at all times. They filmed a party scene with a local band next to the beach and some scenes running and fighting in the bush. I was an extra in the film as a kid hanging around the party and got to hang around with the Blue Demon off camera. I was the envy of every kid in my school. Quite a few of the local teenagers were also in the film dancing at the party. I was told by Blue Demon that another part of the movie was filmed in the Cayo area. Heard later also that a guy from Cayo went along with the movie crew to Mexico and became a Mexican movie star. I think the movie was El Hijo del Alma Grande, but have never seen it. cool
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#120501 - 13 April 04 3:11 am - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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CBI, Could this be the film you refer to?
IMDB

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#120502 - 13 April 04 3:14 am - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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Check out the 'filming locations' tab on the left, it lists three Belizean locations for the film.

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#120503 - 13 April 04 3:19 pm - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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Registered: 05 September 03
Posts: 18
Loc: Utah
Check out the Travel Channel presentations and other magazine site archives. Belize is getting more and more attention all the time. Good and bad, I suppose, but most recently was a program on the Travel Channel showing Francis Coppola's 2 resorts in Belize.

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#120504 - 14 April 04 12:41 am - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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smile Yup, that is definately the film. Seems like Corozal is not on the list of locations but they did film here. The cast & crew stayed at the old Capri Hotel of which my dad was part owner. I am going to see if I can rent the movie in Chetumal. I wonder if this is the first movie ever filmed in Belize? cool
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#120505 - 14 May 04 8:09 am - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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Registered: 14 May 04
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Loc: UK
I came across this thread and thought you may be able to help me.

I am a making a wildlife film in Belize this year to be presented by David Attenborough. I am on the hunt for a 'fixer' who can help me find some locations and also advise me about the local fauna and flora ( particularly three toed sloths and Boa's ) If you can help I woudl be really grateful.

Kind regards

James Brickell
BBC Natural History Unit
james.brickell@bbc.co.uk

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#120506 - 14 May 04 10:33 am - America/Chicago Re: Movies made in Belize
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Mr. Brickell,

If you haven't already, you should contact Emory King (film@btl.net) -- he's the "Film Commissioner" for the Government of Belize and part of his job is helping film makers get in touch with the right people.

--Lan Sluder

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