Movies That Were Filmed in Fort Collins
Colorado's picturesque scenery has made the state a backdrop for numerous films.
Scenes filmed in the Centennial State include everything from classic westerns like the original "True Grit" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" to action flicks like "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and "Die Hard 2" to comedies like "Dumb and Dumber" and "Christmas Vacation."
While Colorado's mountain towns have often been the set of most of the state's films, Fort Collins has also garnered some big screen time as well.
Most notably is the 1977 film "One on One," for which the Colorado State University campus is the main set. The movie starring actor Robby Benson centers on a young basketball player's struggles as he transitions from a minor small-town Colorado player into the big league in Los Angles, California. Though it is not stated in the film, the court Benson’s character plays on in the film is none other than the CSU Moby Arena court. How cool is that? Other brief parts were filmed in Ault.
The Moby gym also owns an IMDB credit for the 2007 figure skating comedy “Blades of Glory." The film starring Will Ferrell and Fort Collins-born Jon Heder (of Napoleon Dynamite fame) uses Moby as an exterior shot in the "Grublet's on Ice" scene. The film was also shot at Denver's Pepsi Center.
While "One on One" and "Blades of Glory" are the extent of the movies filmed in Fort Collins, a blockbuster features Fort Collins as a setting in its plot with the 1992 film about an all-woman baseball league called “A League of Their Own." Throughout the film, we see character Ernie Capadino travel about the country in search of the best recruits for his emerging league. In his travels he comes across a superstar in the town of, you guessed it, Fort Collins, Colorado. That's where the team acquires slugger Marla Hooch — during her tryout, Fort Collins verbiage is scattered throughout the gym. The scenes were actually filmed in the Hoosier State of Indiana. But, it’s the thought that counts right?