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Ep #9 – “Kansas City Bomber” (1972)

In 1972, Raquel Welch came to Portland and made a movie in which she played a "Jammer" on the Portland Loggers Roller Derby Team. So naturally they called the film "Kansas City Bomber." Anyway, join us as we take a look at the first major motion picture filmed...

Ep #8 – “Extraordinary Measures” (2010)

"Extraordinary Measures," the 2010 Portland-filmed movie starring Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser, and Keri Russell, works on several levels: a dull one, a tedious one, and a crotchety one. "Inspired by true events," this movie is like overhearing someone mumbling a...

Ep #7 – “Total Reality” (1997)

"Total Reality" is a bottom-shelf cocktail made from the discarded parts of a SyFy channel movie, Back to the Future, Terminator, and clown makeup. Written, produced, and directed by the same guy who did last month's movie (the bonkers "Fatal Revenge"), "Total...

Ep #6 – “Fatal Revenge” (1989)

"Fatal Revenge" is a wonderfully terrible action/taekwando/b-movie wonder filmed in 1989 in Portland. Never released in the US (for good reason), we tracked down a copy in German, and it was well worth the effort. The film also features Portland writer/author David...

Ep #5: “Breaking In” (1989)

"Breaking In," a 1989 filmed-in-Portland movie starring Burt Reynolds, is technically about robbery, but in reality it's just a complete mystery. Siskel & Ebert loved it. So did "Rolling Stone." And it currently has an 89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. All of which is...

Ep #4: “Free Willy” (1994)

Ah, the early 1990s: when foster children roamed free, Michael Jackson still inspired us, and a whale named Keiko swam into our collective consciousness and became a temporary resident of the Northwest (before we kicked him out to sea and he died, but that's a...

Ep #9 – “Kansas City Bomber” (1972)

In 1972, Raquel Welch came to Portland and made a movie in which she played a "Jammer" on the Portland Loggers Roller Derby Team. So naturally they called the film "Kansas City Bomber." Anyway, join us as we take a look at the first major motion picture filmed...

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Ep #8 – “Extraordinary Measures” (2010)

"Extraordinary Measures," the 2010 Portland-filmed movie starring Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser, and Keri Russell, works on several levels: a dull one, a tedious one, and a crotchety one. "Inspired by true events," this movie is like overhearing someone mumbling a...

read more

Ep #7 – “Total Reality” (1997)

"Total Reality" is a bottom-shelf cocktail made from the discarded parts of a SyFy channel movie, Back to the Future, Terminator, and clown makeup. Written, produced, and directed by the same guy who did last month's movie (the bonkers "Fatal Revenge"), "Total...

read more

Ep #6 – “Fatal Revenge” (1989)

"Fatal Revenge" is a wonderfully terrible action/taekwando/b-movie wonder filmed in 1989 in Portland. Never released in the US (for good reason), we tracked down a copy in German, and it was well worth the effort. The film also features Portland writer/author David...

read more

Ep #5: “Breaking In” (1989)

"Breaking In," a 1989 filmed-in-Portland movie starring Burt Reynolds, is technically about robbery, but in reality it's just a complete mystery. Siskel & Ebert loved it. So did "Rolling Stone." And it currently has an 89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. All of which is...

read more

Ep #4: “Free Willy” (1994)

Ah, the early 1990s: when foster children roamed free, Michael Jackson still inspired us, and a whale named Keiko swam into our collective consciousness and became a temporary resident of the Northwest (before we kicked him out to sea and he died, but that's a...

read more

Ep #3: “Dr. Giggles” (1992)

Is it possible to write a movie whose dialogue consists solely of ham-fisted doctor puns? Is it necessary to film an entire movie in a tiny park in unincorporated SW Portland even though it mostly takes place indoors, and Oregon is never even mentioned or seen? Why...

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Ep #2: “The Hunted” (2003)

What do you get when you mix 3 respected Oscar winners and one of the most beautiful cities in America? In the case of "The Hunted," sadly, you get crap. But boy was the crap fun to talk about! Join us as we discuss this 2003 made-in-Portland movie, starring two main...

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Ep #1 – “Halloweentown” (1998)

Portland at the Movies is a hilarious new podcast that takes an in-depth look at some of the questionable movies made in and around Portland (think How Did This Get Made with movies filmed in Portland). Our first episode centers on the made-for-TV Disney Channel movie...

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About Portland at the Movies

In this podcast series, we review movies filmed in and around Portland, Oregon. Featuring Brian “The Unipiper” Kidd, Todd Werkhoven and Mark Middleton of the Mark and Toddcast.