Name that Flyover City — April 1, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City!

Here’s a review of the questions:

  1. 8 Mile is a movie loosely based on rapper Eminem’s life. In what city was it filmed?
  2. The Oscar-winning The Shawshank Redemption, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, was filmed in what city.?
  3. The movie Breaking Away was filed in the summer of 1978 in what city?

And here are the answers:

  1. Detroit, MI–The film’s protagonist, Jimmy B-Rabbit Smith, lives in a trailer park (today the A & L Mobile Home Park) on 8 Mile Road. The underground parking garage where Jimmy faces off with a rival rap crew is actually The Michigan Building, a former 1920s theater which fell into disrepair in the 1970s.
  2. Mansfield, OH–Shawshank Prison is actually the Ohio Reformatory, where most of the filming took place.
  3. Bloomington, IN–Many of the scenes in the movie were filmed on the Indiana University campus; glimpses of the Indiana Memorial Union are in the background of Dave’s ride through campus.

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