Considering that this isn't New York or Hollywood, Arizona has had its fair share of movies filmed here, if not in whole, at least in part. The unique environment of the Desert Southwest makes Arizona a popular state for movie production. If a film involves sand, cowboys, the Grand Canyon, Wyatt Earp or red rock country you can pretty much assume that Arizona will be involved in the filming! Here are some movies that have been filmed in Arizona. How many have you seen? Can you tell which parts of these movies were filmed in Arizona?
Movies Filmed in Arizona, Released Between 1980 and 1989
Woman has a row with her husband in the middle of the desert. Stars CCH Pounder, Jack Palance. 1988.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine. Stars Keanu Reeves, George Carlin. 1989.
A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country car race. Stars Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. 1981.
Can't Buy Me Love
Kid hires the prettiest cheerleader in school to be his girlfriend. Patrick Dempsey. 1987.
Three more anthology-type tales of terror. 1987.
Flashbacks of a young person's coming of age. Stars Annabeth Gish, Jon Voight, JoBeth Williams, Ellen Barkin. 1986.
A complete innocent is drawn into a web of secrecy and government secrets when the sister of man who has committed suicide gets into a taxi-cab with him. Stars Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner. 1982.
An exotic dancer marries the owner of a baseball club. He does not survive the honeymoon and she is in control of his ball club. Stars Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Rene Russo, Wesley Snipes. 1989.
An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail. Stars Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin. 1988.
Some movie annotations provided by The Internet Movie Database