Wisconsin In Movies

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Movies that reference Wisconsin

 

  •  2012
    • Multiple references to WI.
      • John Cusack’s book mentions WI.
      • The South Pole relocates to WI after the major land shift on Earth.
      • Why so many references in 2012? Go here http://exm.nr/cGeCW5
  • A Christmas Story
    • The husband and wife discuss the upcoming Bears and Packers game.
  • Adventureland
    • Main character mentions driving to Wisconsin.
  • American Movie
    • Set in and filmed in Wisconsin
  • The American President
    • WI is the home of the President
  • Amityville Horror (2005 remake)
    • Partly filmed in Silver Lake, WI
    • House located in Silver Lake
  • Anchorman
    • Ron Burgundy is on the phone with his dog Baxter and tells him “Baxter, bark twice if you’re in Milwaukee.”
  • Angus
    • Filmed in WI
  • Annie Hall
    • Annie Hall is from Chippewa Falls, WI
  • Away We Go
    • The pregnant couple travels to Madison WI to visit his sister.
  • Back to School
    • Filmed at UW-Madison.
  • Baseketball
    • Team was called the Milwaukee Beers. You can see local sponsors The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Usingers in the home court arena
  • The Big One
    • Documentary by UW alum Michael Moore filmed in Madison and Milwaukee.
  • Blues Brothers
    • Filmed in Milwaukee on the incomplete 794 freeway
  • Bottle Shock
    • Mentions Milwaukee in one of the scenes
  • Britney Baby, One More Time
    • Filmed in Wisconsin
  • Cedar Rapids
    • Brown Star Insurance is located in Brown Valley, WI
    • Ed Helms’ character wears a Milwaukee Bucks shirt
    • John C. Reilly’s character wears a Green Bay, WI shirt
  • Chain Reaction
    • Filmed in Madison, Lake Geneva and Williams Bay
  • Cheaper by the Dozen 2
    • They vacation in WI in the summer
    • Bottle of wine from WI
    • Daughter wants to go to art school in Madison
  • Chump Change
    • Set and filmed in Milwaukee, WI
  • The Cure
    • Filmed in WI
  • Damien: Omen II and The Final Conflict: Omen III
    • Filmed in Lake Geneva, Eagle River and Delafield. St. John’s Military Academy got some screen time.
  • Dawn of the Dead
    • Takes place in Milwaukee
  • The Deep End of the Ocean
    • Partly filmed in Madison, WI
  • Definitely, Maybe
    • Main character attended UW-Madison
  • Dexter Dickie
    • Filmed in WI
  • Dillinger
    • Filmed in multiple locations in Wisconsin, including Milwaukee’s Third Ward
  • Dogma
    • In the movie, they say that WI is the place that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s characters are banished to and it’s worse than hell.
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous
    • Pageant contestant says Brett Favre should be US Pres
    • One character says that the pagent cannot rule out sabotage from neighboring state pagents including Iowa, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
  • Enchanted
    • Two people in the middle of a divorce were arguing over a Hank Aaron (Milwaukee Braves) baseball card.
  • Expecting Mercy
    • Filmed in WI
  • Fever Lake
    • Filmed at Carthage College in Kenosha and in Twin Lakes.
  • For Keeps
    • Filmed partly in Madison.
  • Garden State
    • They receive resumes from Milwaukee
  • Gettin’ Grown
    • Set and filmed in Milwaukee, WI
  • The Giant Spider Invasion (submitted by Greg F)
    • Filmed near Wausau, WI
  • Good Night and Good Luck
    • Makes numerous references to Wisconsin because Sen. McCarthy was the Junior Senator from Wisconsin.
  • Hellraiser
    • Partly filmed in WI
  • Hoop Dreams
    • Filmed partly in Milwaukee.
  • Horicon (submitted by Greg F)
    • Filmed in WI
  • The Hunted
    • Filmed in WI
  • Incredible Hulk
    • Soda with Hulk’s blood in it gets shipped from South America to Milwaukee
  • I Love Trouble
    • Filmed in Baraboo and Madison. According to Stanley Solheim at the Wisconsin Film Office, farmers picketed the film and tried to halt production.
  • Iron Will
    • Filmed in Superior.
  • King Ralph
    • John Goodman wearing GB Packers jacket
  • Lady in the Box
    • Filmed in WI
  • Lake House
    • Sandra Bullock’s character did her residency at UW-Madison
  • Lars and the Real Girl
    • Set in Wisconsin
  • The Last Great Ride
    • Filmed in Burlington, WI
  • The Last Kiss
    • Set in Madison, WI
  • The Little Fockers
    • The drug sales rep Andi Garcia mentions a drug conference she attended in Milwaukee, WI.
  • Love, Actually
    • British guys go to Milwaukee because that is where the most beautiful women are located
  • Major League
    • County Stadium in Milwaukee is used as Cleveland’s baseball stadium. Many of the scenes in the movie are shot in Milwaukee.
  • The Man
    • Eugene Levy’s character is from Wisconsin
  • Mean Girls
    • Madison, WI reference
  • Meet the Applegates
    • Filmed in Neenah and Oshkosh.
  • Michael Clayton
    • Plaintiff family lives near Milwaukee, WI
  • Milk Punch (submitted by Greg F)
    • Filmed in WI
  • Milwaukee, Minnesota
    • Filmed primarily in the Bay View area in Milwaukee. Kinnickinnic Avenue is shown prominently in the 2002 film, which released almost three years later in June ’05.
  • Monster House
    • The character named Chowder’s cousin is a cop in Wisconsin
  • Monsters vs. Aliens
    • Ginormica mentions wanting to go to Milwaukee.
  • Mr. 3000
    • Set in and filmed in Milwaukee.
    • He plays for the Brewers.
  • Mrs. Soffel
    • Briefly filmed in Freedom.
  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend
    • Don’t recall the exact reference
  • The Night Listener
    • Don’t recall the exact reference
  • No Sleep ’til Madison
    • Set and filmed in WI
  • Novocaine
    • Filmed in Cedarburg. It stars Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, Laura Dern and Helena Bonham Carter.
  • One Night Stand
    • Filmed parts of this movie in Milwaukee
  • The Paint Job
    • The comedy/thriller was filmed in Milwaukee, Kenosha and Racine.
  • The Pit
    • Filmed in Beaver Dam and Reeseville
  • The Prince and Me
    • Set in Madison
  • Public Enemies
    • Filmed in multiple cities in WI
    • Mentions cities from Wisconsin multiple times in the movie.
  • Real Life (submitted by Greg F)
    • Fake documentary starring Albert Brooks mentions Wisconsin
  • Red Betsy
    • Filmed in WI
  • Reeseville
    • Several cities were filming locations including Milwaukee, Madison, Watertown, Jefferson and, the movie’s title location, Reeseville.
  • Rudy
    • Partly filmed in Milwaukee.
  • Runaway Bride
    • Julia Robert’s fiancé asks some Green Bay Packers trivia
  • Semi-Tough
    • Some scenes were filmed in Green Bay.
  • A Simple Plan
    • Filmed in Ashland because there wasn’t enough snow in Minnesota
  • Sex Drive
    • Ian is going to the University of WI for Vet school.
  • Side Effects
    • Filmed in Madison, WI
  • Smokers (submitted by Greg F)
    • Filmed in WI
  • The Straight Story
    • Filmed in Mount Zion and Prairie du Chien
  • Stripes
    • Bill Murray’s character says: “C’mon, it’s Czechoslovakia. We zip in, we pick ’em up, we zip right out again. We’re not going to Moscow. It’s Czechoslovakia. It’s like we’re going into Wisconsin.” Ziskey replies, “I once got my ass kicked in Wisconsin.”
  • Thank You For Smoking
    • The kid with cancer (Cancer Boy) in the opening sequence is from Racine, WI
  • That Thing You Do!
    • A concert brings them to Wisconsin where the band members are mobbed by fans. As a group of girls climbs onto their car, one band members says “I like Wisconsin.”
  • There’s Something About Mary
    • Brett Favre’s scene
  • There Will Be Blood
    • Henry Plainview (character in movie) is from Fond du Lac, WI
  • This is Spinal Tap (submitted by Greg F)
    • Mentions Milwaukee in one of the scenes
  • Titanic
    • Leonardo DiCaprio’s character is from Chippewa Falls, WI. However, the lake which he claims to have fished at didn’t exist at the time the Titanic actually sunk. Lake Wissota is a man-made lake which was made five years after the ship sunk. It’s still a shout out to Wisconsin though.
  • Tommy Boy
    • References Oshkosh and shows them passing a road sign that shows miles to Oshkosh.
  • Two Weeks Notice
    • The Alicia Witt character is from WI
  • Uncle Buck
    • Filmed parts of this film in Lake Geneva.
  • Van Wilder 2 – Rise of Taj
    • Taj’s parents are from Milwaukee
  • Wayne’s World
    • They drive to Milwaukee for an Alice Cooper concert
  • While You Were Sleeping
    • Sandra Bullock states in the opening scene “We would pack up our sometimes working car and he would tell me amazing stories about strange and exotic lands as we headed off to exciting destinations like Milwaukee. It’s amazing how exotic Wisconsin isn’t.”
  • White Palace
    • Reference to University of Wisconsin
  • Winning
    • Paul Newman says “I thought you were going to Milwaukee. Everyone goes to Milwaukee after Indianapolis.”
  • Zathura
    • One of the kids mentions Brett Favre
  • Mean Girls
    • Madison, WI reference
  • Mean Girls
    • Madison, WI reference
  • Mean Girls
    • Madison, WI reference
  • Semi-Tough
    • Some scenes were filmed in Green Bay.
  • A Simple Plan
    • Filmed in Ashland because there wasn’t enough snow in Minnesota
  • The Straight Story
    • Filmed in Mount Zion and Prairie du Chien.
  • Semi-Tough
    • Some scenes were filmed in Green Bay.
  • A Simple Plan
    • Filmed in Ashland because there wasn’t enough snow in Minnesota
  • The Straight Story
    • Filmed in Mount Zion and Prairie du Chien.

TV Shows that reference Wisconsin

 

  • Alias (Season 3)
    • Will Tippen is in witness protection in Wisconsin
  • Boardwalk Empire
    • The girl that Jimmy is with in Chicago says she is from Star Prairie, WI
  • Caroline in the City
    • Lea Thompson’s character is from Peshtigo, WI
    • Filmed in Milwaukee
  • Corner Gas (Canadian comedy)
    • Has an episode was a lost American from Wisconsin
  • Danny Phantom
    • Mentions Wisconsin a lot
  • Drake and Josh
    • Mentions Wisconsin occasionally
  • iCarly
    • An episode mentions a male fan from Wisconsin who sent in 2000 emails.
  • Happy Days TV Series
    • Set in Milwaukee
  • In Treatment (TV Series)
    • Young girl (Sophie) that the psychiatrist is treating mentions something about farming in Wisconsin.
  • Frasier TV Series
    • Roz’s mom is from WI
  • Friday Night Lights (TV Series)
    • Coach Taylor says “I stole it from the Green Bay Packers.”
    • Guy in charge of school newspaper said he worked at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  • Laverne and Shirley TV Series
    • Set in Milwaukee
  • Lost TV Series (season 3)
    • Ethan Rom wears a Wisconsin sweatshirt
  • M.A.S.H
    • Sang “On Wisconsin” in one episode
  • News Radio TV Series
    • Dave’s character is from WI
  • Outsourced (Sept 2010)
    • In the Pilot episode, the main characters wears a Packers cheesehead
  • Parks and Recreation (1/14/09)
    • Leslie is set up with a blind date who says he went to college at UW-Madison.
  • Parks and Recreation (2/24/11)
    • Chris’ (Rob Lowe) mother lives in Wisconsin.
  • Prison Break Season 2
    • A murder took place in Algoma, WI
  • Real World
    • Many cast members from Wisconsin
  • Scrubs
    • Heather Graham as Dr. Molly Clock moves from Milwaukee
  • Sonny With a Chance (TV series)
    • Sonny Munroe (played by Demi Lovato) is from Wisconsin.
  • Step by Step TV Series
    • Set in Port Washington, WI
  • Survivor
    • Many cast members from Wisconsin
  • That 70’s Show TV Series
    • Set in Green Bay, WI
  • The Wire
    • Guy wearing a WI t-shirt that says “Smell the dairyair.”
  • Trading Spaces show
    • The original host is from Sun Prairie, WI
  • Wilfred
    • The female lead in the show is a fan of the Brewers and they watch a Brewers game.
  • Without A Trace
  • Samantha called her mom in Kenosha, WI during one of the episodes.

Books that reference Wisconsin

 

  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman (submitted by Greg F)
    • Scenes set in the House on the Rock in Spring Green, WI
    • Also set in Lakeside, WI
  • Black House book by Stephen King
    • Story set in Tamarack, Wisconsin
  • Nightmares and Dreamscapes series (Episode called “Crouch End”) by Stephen King
    • A girl is from a dairy farm in Wisconsin
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One thought on “Wisconsin In Movies

  1. Smell the dairyair. OMG did you see that one? and I just thought I was being overly sensitive by noticing how many times you hear references to WI. Guess not:)

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