Watch Highlights of Movies and TV Shows That Mention Duluth [VIDEO]
The other night I was flipping channels I came across 'The Cannonball Run', that craptastic 1981 movie starring Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, and and host of other stars from that era. Judge me if you must, but I couldn't stop watching. Then a scene came on that I remembered as a kid where two women are pulled over and ultimately say something like "The next time your in Duluth, stop by and see us".
While I'm pretty sure they were referencing Duluth, Georgia in that scene, it made me wonder how many times our Duluth has been mentioned in a movie or on a television show.
I remember a guy wearing an "I've Been To Duluth" t-shirt in the John Candy movie, "The Great Outdoors" and I know there are a lot more instances. Lucky for me, I stumbled on this video that YouTube user Mark Ryan put together years ago for a high school reunion. It features several times where Duluth gets a shout out.
Take a look and see if you recognize the movies these scenes come from. I know the scene with the Ariel Lift Bridge was from a movie called "Far North" starring Jessica Lange and Charles Durning. I remember this because it also starred a young Patricia Arquette who had just been in 1987's "A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors". I thought she was cute so when I heard the cast was at the Ice Capades show in Duluth, I raced down there to meet them. What can I say, I was young and fearless and thought I could take Patricia out on the town. Which, back then meant hanging out in the Burger King parking lot in Canal Park. Sadly, Patricia wasn't there but I did meet Jessica and Charles, a moment I'm sure they treasure.
This video covers a lot of Duluth scenes, but I know there are more. Where else have you seen Duluth or Superior mentioned or actually shown in a movie or television show?