Reno Production Credits

Did you know these shows have connection to Reno? Check out the following list of significant media with production credits in the Reno area. So if something seems familiar on screen, it is because it is. Who will be next!

Andy Hardy’s Blonde Trouble (1944)
Principal Actors: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden
Area Location(s): University of Nevada, Reno
Director,  George B. Seitz

Born to Kill (1947)
Principal Actors: Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak
Area Location(s): Virginia St., Reno, NV
Director, Robert Wise

Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949)
Principal Actors: Clifton Webb, Shirley Temple, Tom Drake
Area Location(s): University of Nevada, Reno
Director, Elliott Nugent

Wild Is the Wind (1957)
Principal Actors: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Anthony Franciosa
Area Location(s): Gardnerville, NV, Reno/Tahoe International Airport
Director, George Cukor

Bonanza (1959-1963)
Principal Actors: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon
Area Location(s): North Lake Tahoe near Incline Village and Lake Tahoe

The Misfits (1961)
Principal Actors: *Clark Gable, *Marilyn Monroe, Eli Wallach,Thelma Ritter,  Montogomery Clift.
Area Location(s):Reno w/scenes shot in nearby Dayton, Stagecoach and Pyramid Lake
Director, John Huston
*Final Film

40 Pounds of Trouble (1962)
Principal Actors: Tony Curtis, Phil Silvers, Suzanne Pleshette
Area Location(s): Harvey’s, Lake Tahoe NV, Stateline, NV
Director, Norman Jewison

Scarecrow (1973)
Principal Actors: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan
Area Location(s): Reno (Exteriors)
Director, Jerry Schatzberg

Charley Varrick (1973)
Principal Actors: Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr
Area Location(s): Arlington Towers-Reno, NV, Park Tower, Reno, NV, Mustang, NV
(Mustang Bridge Ranch Brothel),
Carson City, NV, Carson Valley Museum,Gardnerville, NV
(Bank),Courthouse Museum, Genoa, NV (Tres Cruces Western Fidelity Bank),
Dayton, NV (Trailer Park Scenes),Gardnerville, NV, Genoa, NV (Tres Cruces),
Minden, NV, Mustang Auto Wrecking Yard, Mustang, NV(End airplane shots),
Nevada, Pyramid Lake, Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation, NV, Reno
Director, Don Siegel

California Split (1974)
Principal Actors: George Segal, Elliott Gould, Ann Prentiss
Area Location(s): The Mapes Casino, Reno, NV, Reno, I/80 Reno
Director, Robert Altman

The Godfather II (1974)
Principal Actors: If you have to ask, we have a huge problem.
Area Location(s): Kaiser Estate, Lake Tahoe, CA
(Corleone Compound)
Lake Tahoe, CA, Las Vegas, NV

The Shootist (1976)
Principal Actors: John Wayne Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard,Harry Morgan, and James Stewart
Area Location(s): Carson City, Washoe Lake State Park and Jack’s Valley-West of Carson City
Director, Don Siegel

Melvin and Howard (1980)
Principal Actors: Paul Le Mat, Jason Robards, Elizabeth Cheshire
Area Location(s): Reno
Director, Jonathan Demme

All the Marbles (1981)
Principal Actors: Peter Falk, Vicki Frederick, Laurene Landon
Area Location(s): MGM Grand Hotel, 255 N Sierra Street, Reno, NV, (Bally’s Cabaret), Reno, NV
Director, Robert Aldrich

Jinxed! (1982)
Principal Actors: Bette Midler, Ken Wahl, Rip Torn
Area Location(s): Lake Tahoe, CA, Reno, NV
Director,  Don Siegel

Desert Hearts (1985)
Principal Actors: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley
Area Location(s): Reno
Directress, Donna Deitch

Top Gun (1986)
Principal Actors: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan,Tom Skerritt
Area Location(s): The Top Gun school- based at Naval Air Station Fallon, approx. 60 miles east of Reno. Aerial action scenes were filmed at Fallon.
Director, Tony Scott

Promised Land (1987)
Principal Actors: Jason Gedrick, Kiefer Sutherland, Meg Ryan
Area Location(s): Reno, NV
Director, Michael Hoffman

Pink Cadillac (1989)
Principal Actors: Clint Eastwood, Bernadette Peters
Area Location(s): Scenes filmed downtown around the Reno Arch, at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks and in Carson City, Hazen, Fallon, and Fernley.
The world premiere played at Harrah’s Reno.
Director, Buddy Van Horn

Kill Me Again (1989)
Principal Actors: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Pat Mulligan
Area Location(s): Reno, Winnemucca, Valley of Fire State Park (Overton), Various Nevada
Director, John Dahl

Blind Fury (1989)
Principal Actors: Rutger Hauer, Terry O’Quinn, Brandon Call
Area Location(s): Reno, NV, Squaw Valley, CA
Director,  Phillip Noyce

The Wizard (1989)
Principal Actors: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis
Area Location(s): Fallon, NV, Hazen, NV, Reno, NV
Director, Todd Holland

Sister Act (1992)
Principal Actors: Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Keitel
Area Location(s): Reno
Director, Emile Ardolino

Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Principal Actors: Harrison Ford,Willem Dafoe, Ann Archer, James Earl Jones
Area Location(s): The Naval Air Station in Fallon was one of the locations used to film this movie.
Director, Phillip Noyce

True Lies (1994)
Principal Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold
Area Location(s): Boreal Mountain Resort – 19455 Boreal Ridge Road, Soda Springs, California, USA
Director, James Cameron

Kingpin (1996)
Principal Actors: Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid
Area Location(s): Reno’s National Bowling Stadium. Other scenes were shot in the Silver Legacy Hotel Casino
Directors- the Farrelly brothers

Up Close & Personal (1996)
Principal Actors: Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stockard Channing
Area Location(s): Reno
Director, Jon Avnet

Hard Eight (1996)
Principal Actors: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow
Area Location(s): Reno, NV
Director, Paul Thomas Anderson

Father’s Day (1997)
Principal Actors: Robin Williams, Billy Crystal and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Area Location(s): Harold’s Club Casino – 250 N. Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada, USA
Reno/Tahoe International Airport – 2001 E. Plumb Lane, Reno, Nevada, USA
Director, Ivan Reitman

The Last Don (1997-8) TV Mini Series
Principal Actors: Danny Aiello, Joe Mantegna and Daryl Hannah
Area Location(s): Reno
Director, Graeme Clifford

Jane Austen’s Mafia! (1998)
Principal Actors: Jay Mohr, Christina Applegate, Lloyd Bridges
Area Location(s): Reno-Casino Interiors, The Peppermill
Director, Jim Abrahams

Jack Frost (1998)
Principal Actors: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross
Area Location(s): Reno, Tahoe City, CA,Truckee, CA
Director, Troy Miller

Magnolia (1999)
Principal Actors: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards and Julianne Moore
Area Location(s): Reno
Director, Paul Thomas Anderson

Joyride (2001)
Principal Actors: Leelee Sobieski, Steve Zahn and Paul Walker
Area Location(s): Battle Mountain, Fernley, Wells, NV
Director, John Dahl

The Pledge (2001)
Principal Actors: Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Clarkson
Area Location(s): Reno
Director, Sean Penn

Waking Up in Reno (2002)
Principal Actors: Billy Bob Thornton, Charlize Theron, Patrick Swayze
Area Location(s): Reno
Director, Jordan Brady

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Principal Actors: Mike Myers, Beyoncé Knowles, Seth Green
Area Location(s): Reno
Director, Jay Roach

The Cooler (2003)
Principal Actors: William H. Macy, Maria Bello
Area Location(s): The entire film was shot in Reno over three weeks, mainly inside a Reno Hotel Casino, The Golden Phoenix, that was being remodeled.
The Golden Phoenix is on Sierra Street. The hotel was previously the Flamingo Hilton Reno, and prior to that was Del Webb’s Sahara Reno Hotel.
Director, Wayne Kramer

The Core (2003)
Principal Actors: Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank and Delroy Lindo
Area Location(s): Reno, NV
Director, Jon Amiel

Love Ranch (2010)
Principal Actors: Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci,
Area Location(s): The movie includes scenes filmed in downtown Reno, on Virginia Street next to the Reno Arch
Director, Taylore Hackford

The Muppets (2011)
Principal Actors: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper
Area Location(s): Bonanza Casino, Reno, NV
(Pachulow Casino exteriors and interior extablishing shots)
Director, James Bobin