3 Movies with the Main Filming Locations in Wisconsin

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Filmmakers choose Wisconsin as a filming location because it is an ideal setting!

Wisconsin ranks 20th in terms of total area and 23rd in terms of population. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is its largest city. Wisconsin's capital, Madison, is currently the second-most populous city in the state and is rapidly expanding. Also located on the west shores of Lake Michigan are Green Bay, Wisconsin's third-most populated city, and Kenosha, Wisconsin's fourth-most populated city. The state consists of 72 counties.

Wisconsin has a varied geography, highly influenced by glaciers during the Ice Age except for the Driftless Area. West of the state is the Northern Highland and Western Upland, along with a portion of the Central Plain, with lowlands extending to Lake Michigan. Wisconsin is the third-longest Great Lakes coastline behind Michigan and Ontario.

Check out the three movies with the central filming locations in Wisconsin:

Public Enemies (2009)

Public Enemies was set in 1933. Johnny Depp's character John Dillinger (also known as John Dillinger) is "dropped off" at the Indiana State Prison by his partner John "Red" Hamilton (played by Jason Clarke). Charles Makley (Christian Stolte) and Harry Pierpont (David Wenham) purchase guns smuggled into the prison in packages of the thread meant for the prison shirt factory. They then take the guards hostage and march them to the changing rooms. When the warden suddenly recognizes Dillinger, he springs his handcuffs off, and he and Hamilton conjure shotguns and force him to open the door to the break room at gunpoint at just the right moment that the other inmates come in. The guards were forced to remove their uniforms under threat of violence. A shooting ensues as the men run towards the waiting car. Dillinger fires a sniper at Dietrich from the wall as he gets into the car, mortally wounding him, and Shouse jumps out of the car in anger.

Filming locations:

  • Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
  • Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin, USA
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  • Crown Point, Indiana, USA
  • Columbus, Wisconsin, USA
  • Madison, Wisconsin, USA

The Last Kiss (2006)

The Last Kiss is about Michael and Jenna, who have been together for three years and now want to marry and start a family. They seem well on their way when Jenna announces that she's pregnant. However, Michael fears that his life and youth will be over for good. At the friend's wedding, he meets a free-spirited college co-ed named Kim, who opens his eyes and takes him away from Jenna. Meanwhile, none of the relationships between Michael and Jenna is happy and stable. Michael's friend Izzy cannot let go of his childhood sweetheart Arianna. Kenny is a handsome stud who fears commitment to his new love Danielle, and Chris is his neurotic and overbearing wife, who dominates over how to raise their newborn son. In addition, Stephen and Anna, Jenna's parents, are experiencing difficulties in their marriage.

Filming locations:

  • Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Wisconsin, USA

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

After the Egypt incident, the Autobots and their allies discover a lost piece of Cybertronian technology that has been in human possession for several years. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) revealed that the artifact came from an Autobot spacecraft that crashed on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission. The artifact carries unique technology and Sentinel Prime (Optimus Prime's old mentor). Unfortunately, Sam Witwicky discovers a Decepticon conspiracy that plots to use it for their evil purposes. To restore Cybertron, Optimus Prime is against a threat that desires to enslave humanity by using the weapon.

Filming locations:

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  • Wisconsin, USA

Bonus: More movies filmed in Wisconsin, USA:

  • Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
  • Bridesmaids (I) (2011)
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004)
  • Dogma (1999)
  • Tommy Boy (1995)

Please hit the comment section below and let us know of more movies filmed in Wisconsin!

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Enemies_(2009_film)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1152836/locations?ref_=tt_dt_dt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Kiss_(2006_film)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0434139/locations?ref_=tt_dt_dt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformers:_Dark_of_the_Moon

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1399103/locations?ref_=tt_dt_dt

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