Fact: all movies that take place in Arizona are now made in New Mexico. New Mexico offers tax incentives. We don't. You've heard this before. Now there's a movie called Arizona (2018) that has the word Arizona in the title because the title only has one word and that word is Arizona. And it was made in New Mexico. And Santa Clarita, California, which kind of looks like the more Starbucky parts of Chandler.
It got me thinking: what other states that have the name of the state as the title of the movie were made somewhere else? Turns out, quite a few!
The story of a simple wheat farmer who finds love on the vast flatness of hope that is the Great American Plains.
Filmed at: the Aleutian Islands, Mount Aconcagua, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a telephone booth somewhere between Times Square and Grand Central, Atlanta.
The heartwarming tale of a simple Casco Bay lobsterman and part-time wheat farmer and his pet seal, “Frenchy.”
Filmed at: Area 51, Bolivian Salt Flats, a barista’s apartment in Krasnodar in the former Soviet Union, Atlanta.
Washington, D.C. (1966)
Based on true events, the improbable rise of a simple Harvard-educated wheat farmer in the hallowed halls of our nation’s capitol.
Filmed at: Equatorial Guinea, St. Petersburg, the 18th hole at Mar A Lago, Atlanta.
In a world of mutants and aliens, can a simple turnip farmer embrace wheat farming in the final hours of mankind?
Filmed at: Atlanta.