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3 Movies that were filmed in Santa Rosa

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Here in Santa Rosa, you'll explore vibrant destinations and attractions ranging from mountain hikes, beach strolls, bike adventure, wine-tasting, and cultural activities that will make you want more. This remarkable city is a place for family, friends, or even soloist travelers looking for a fun, relaxing experience.

With all these factors, it's not a surprise why many movies are filmed in this location, including the following:

Rumor Has It… (2005)

Starring Jennifer Anniston, "Rumor Has It" is a comedy-drama movie about a woman who discovers that her family is the inspiration for the well-documented book and film, The Graduate. Released in 2005, this 97-minute movie is directed by Rob Reiner.

The movie follows Sarah Huttinger as she brings her fiancé to her hometown in Pasadena for a family wedding. She then hears a rumor about a successful book author, Beau Burrough. Most people suspect that Beau based his story on Sarah's family. Her curiosity leads her to uncover a secret kept for generations: her now-dead mother had an affair with the book author himself. Intrigued with her past, Sarah gets the blessing of her fiancé to meet Beau.

But her actions create more drama when she has a one-night stand with Beau, causing her relationships to go astray.

Filming Location:

Santa Rosa, California, USA

Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

Cheaper by the Dozen is a must-watch movie with your family. Directed by Shawn Levy, this movie features Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt. It was first released in 2003 and soon gained more recognition worldwide. Today, Cheaper by the Dozen is still a classic comedy that everyone loves to watch.

From a small town in Illinois, a family of 14 moves to a big city after Tom Baker, the head of the family, gets a job as a football coach in his alma mater. Meanwhile, his wife, Kate, also receives great news after finding out that her book is getting published. While Kate is out on a book tour, Tom is left to hustle between taking care of their twelve children and managing an entire football team at the same time.

As Tom struggles with his daily life, he then realizes that his family is falling apart.

Filming Location:

Santa Rosa, California, USA

Scream (1996)

Scream is another classic movie filmed in Santa Rosa. It is directed by Wes Carven and features Neve Campbell and Courtney Cox. Scream was first released in cinemas in 1996, and since then, it's considered one of the best horror movies of all time. It grossed more than $100 million worldwide.

The story follows Sidney, who suddenly receives strange phone calls a year after her mother died. The same thing happens to her friends, wherein they later find out that the caller is a crazed serial killer looking for revenge. Wearing a white face mask and black robe, the serial killer asks many questions before killing his next victim. Soon, as the peaceful town in California becomes a bloodbath, residents start to live in fear and eager to find out the suspect, accusing Sidney's father and boyfriend.

However, the killing doesn't stop, and more people become victims, including high schoolers, cops, reporters, and a young teenage girl. With the help of Deputy Dwight and the journalist Gail, will Sidney and their friends uncover the man behind the mask before he kills them all?

Filming Location:

1820 Calistoga Road, Santa Rosa, California, USA (Sidney's house)

Bradley Video - 3080 Marlow Road, Santa Rosa, California, USA (Video store where Randy works)

824 McDonald Avenue, Santa Rosa, California, USA (Tatum's house)

Pacific Market - 1465 Town & Country Drive, Santa Rosa, California, USA

Did you already see these movies, or do you know any other film that was shot in Santa Rosa? Let me know in the comments.


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