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KAMLOOPS ON SCREEN: Nine movies with Kamloops and area as backdrop

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September 03, 2014 - 8:26 AM

KAMLOOPS - The Tournament Capital is a long way from Beverly Hills, but it occasionally attracts a Hollywood movie you're probably heard of. Earlier this year, casting directors were in town to film for Night at the Museum 3 and Monster Trucks. 

On most sets they are looking for our beautiful landscape and, of course, the tax-break on a cheaper Canadian location. 

If you've seen the following movies, did you ever recognize any of the locations? It might be time to check out Netflix and give them a look. The semi-arid landscape has masked as a range of areas: Afghanistan, Wyoming, Tibet, Pakistan, Mexico and Oregon.

Grab a bowl of popcorn and challenge your friends to spot the familiar locations. Here is a list of nine films with portions filmed in Kamloops:

"An Unfinished Life" features Jennifer Lopez, Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman. Parts of the movie were filmed at a ranch outside of Kamloops and a house (which has since burned down) near the Ashcroft Manor.
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"The A-Team" movie starring Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson filmed portions at Tranquille Farm. (2010)
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Blake Lively played a soccer player in
Blake Lively played a soccer player in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" movie. Some of her soccer shots were filmed in Kamloops accompanied by TNRD players as extras. (2005)
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The movie
The movie "Shooter" starring Mark Wahlberg had segments filmed in Kamloops as well as Cache Creek. (2007)
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The movie
The movie "Firewall" featuring Harrison Ford and Virginia Madsen featured road scenes in Pritchard and near Paul Lake. (2006)
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Sure, it's not his best work but Nicolas Cage filmed scenes for the film
Sure, it's not his best work but Nicolas Cage filmed scenes for the film "The Wicker Man" at the Lac Du Bois Grasslands and in Merritt. (2006)
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Who knew the end of the world would take place in Kamloops? The movie
Who knew the end of the world would take place in Kamloops? The movie "2012" with John Cusak and Woody Harrelson filmed in Kamloops, Cache Creek and Ashcroft. (2009)
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Thriller flick
Thriller flick "The Pledge" with Jack Nicholson and Robyn Wright had parts filmed in Kamloops. The movie was released in 2001.
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Well before the
Well before the "Tigerblood incident" father and son duo, Charlie and Martin Sheen filmed scenes from "Cadence" in Kamloops and Ashcroft. (1990)
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