5 Movies Filmed in Virginia Beach

Did you know that Virginia Beach was basically like Hollywood back in the day? Ok, not really, but there were some movies filmed here in the 90s and 2000s that we bet you didn't know about.

Navy Seals (1990): Before Charlie Sheen was winning, he was in Virginia Beach filming this $21 million budget action film written by Chuck Pfarrer and Gary Goldman and directed by Lewis League.
The Satan Killer (1993): A widowed, alcoholic police detective teams up with an ex-cop and ex-male nurse to go on a head hunt for a murdering crystal meth dealer. The detective gets saved from a beating by a drag queen and ends up killing about a half dozen innocent people who stand in his way of apprehending The Satan Killer. Can't make this stuff up. This Virginia Beach-filmed American horror film widely distributed through AIP Home Video and remains a cult favorite.
Deep Impact (1998): Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks released Deep Impact in the United States on May 8, 1998. The American science fiction disaster film is about destroying a seven mile wide comet, which was to collide with Earth causing a mass extinction.
Hearts in Atlantis (2001): Hearts in Atlantis is loosely based off of Stephen King’s novella Low Men in Yellow Coats. This American-Australian drama thriller was directed by Scott Hicks and stars Anthony Hopkins.

Mission Impossible 3 (2006): Filmed at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, the American action spy film Mission Impossible 3 racked up $397,850,012 at the box office. The film was the third installment of the “Mission Impossible” film series.

What will be next? Tom Hanks is coming to Virginia Beach to work on the upcoming film Captain Phillips, expected to be in theatres in October. The plot is of a true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S. flagged MV Maersk Alabama.

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