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Lane County Film History

Hollywood has come calling to the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region over 24 times since the 1920s when Buster Keaton first filmed "The General" in the historic town of Cottage Grove. Eugene has also provided scenic backdrops for the beloved classics "Animal House" and "Stand By Me." 

Many of the film sites still attract movie fans eager to see landmarks like the Dexter Lake Club ("Animal House") or the railroad bridge over Mosby Creek ("Stand By Me").

The region has also been highlighted in popular television shows from "Antiques Roadshow" to "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." And of course, there is the ongoing speculation that Springfield is the inspiration for The Simpsons.

Locally Filmed Movies

Project Year Location Type
Zerophilia 2004 Eugene, Cottage Grove Feature Film
Sisters    2004 Eugene, Cottage Grove Feature Film
Fahrenheit 911 (partial) 2003 Florence Documentary
Rennie’s Landing (portion) 2000 Eugene Feature Film
Therese: The Story of a Soul 2000 Portland, Salem, Eugene (Chambers Media Center) Feature Film
Inconceivable 1997 Eugene Feature Film
Richocet River 1997 Eugene, Cottage Grove Feature Film
Without Limits 1996 Eugene, Cottage Grove Feature Film
Grizzly Mountain 1994 Eugene, Grants Pass Feature Fillm
The Four Diamonds 1994 Eugene, McKenzie Pass TV Movie
Grand Tour 1990 Eugene, Oakland, Bend Feature Film
Finish Line 1988 Eugene, Corvallis TV Movie
Stand By Me 1985 Eugene, Cottage Grove, Brownsville Feature Film
Cry For The Stranger 1982 Florence TV Movie
Personal Best 1980 Eugene Feature Film
How to Beat the High Cost of Living 1978 Eugene Feature Film
The Swarm 1978 Eugene TV Movie
Animal House 1977 Eugene, Cottage Grove Feature Film 
Sacred Ground 1975 Eugene Documentary
Lost in the Stars 1974 Cottage Grove Feature Film
Emperor of the North 1972 Cottage Grove Feature Film
Drive, He Said 1970 Eugene Feature Film
Five Easy Pieces 1970 Eugene, Portland Feature Film
Getting Straight 1970 Eugene Feature Film
The Way West 1967 Lane County, Crooked River Gorge Feature Film
Fields of Honor 1964 Eugene, Mohawk Valley Feature Film
Rachel and the Stranger 1949 Eugene Feature Film
Abe Lincoln in Illinois 1939 Eugene, McKenzie River Feature Film
The General         1926 Cottage Grove Feature Film