50 movies and TV shows set in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio– Cleveland has actually been utilized as a setup in a lot of TELEVISION programs as well as motion pictures. Sometimes, the city surface in pick episodes of a preferred collection. Who could fail to remember city’s look in “30 Rock” or “The Good Place?” Other times, Cleveland is the basis of a whole movie– as when it comes to “Major League” as well as “The Land.”

Here are 46 times where Cleveland was the setup in motion pictures as well as TELEVISION programs.

(Note: We did not consist of motion pictures as well as TELEVISION programs that were fired in Cleveland however in which the city does not play some function in the story. So, no “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” or “Spider-Man 3.” We did, nonetheless, consist of “A Christmas Story” as a respectable reference due to the fact that, well, it’s “A Christmas Story.”)

Did we miss out on any kind of programs or motion pictures embeded in Cleveland? Let us understand in the remarks.

By Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com

(Photo politeness Bob D’Amico/ ABC, Republic Pictures, Plain Dealer Historical Archive)

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“25 Hill”

Release: July 2011

Set in Akron, “25 Hill” narrates of a kid managing his papa’s fatality inAfghanistan The kid develops a relationship with a Fire Chief that shed his kid as well as both coating constructing a Soap Box Derby cars and truck with each other.

” third Rock From The Sun”

Air days: 1996-2001

Set in Rutherford, Ohio, (an imaginary community regarding a hr far from Cleveland), comedy “third Rock From The Sun” recommendations Cleveland in a lot of its episodes. The program, which broadcast throughout the late ’90 s, complied with an unusual household attempting to suit on Earth.

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“30 Rock” Season 1, Episode 20

Air day: April 19, 2007

Although the majority of “30 Rock” happens in New York City, one episode endeavors right into the city ofCleveland Liz Lemon, the program’s primary personality, takes a trip to Cleveland after her love rate of interest states he wishes to live there. Though the program’s setup remains in Cleveland, it was fired in New York.


Release: August 2006

“Accepted,” a 2006 funny movie regarding a phony university in Ohio, happens simply beyond Cleveland in Wickliffe, In the film, a team of teenagers produce an university to deceive their moms and dads right into assuming they are obtaining a genuine education and learning.

“Against The Ropes”

Release: February 2004

Actress Meg Ryan starred in the 2004 movie, “Against The Ropes.” She played the function of Jackie Kallen, an aide to a boxing marketer in Cleveland.

“Almost Famous”

Release: September 2000

One of one of the most remarkable scenes in 2000 movie “Almost Famous” goes to Swingos, a renowned Cleveland resort that held lots of rock celebrities exploring viaOhio In the movie, rock celebrities like David Bowie are seen partying in the structure.

“American Splendor”

Release: August 2003

Comic publication musician Harvey Pekar produced the “American Splendor” collection regarding his very own life, as well as the comics were adjusted right into a 2003 biographical movie of the exact same name. The film celebrities Paul Giamatti as Pekar.

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“Antwone Fisher”

Release: December 2002

Writer as well as movie manufacturer Antwone Fisher matured in Cleveland in numerous foster houses as well as ultimately discovered a secure work in theNavy Later on, he obtained a task as a guard at Sony, as well as composed a movie script regarding his life. That movie script was ultimately generated by Denzel Washington as well as launched by 20 th Century Fox.

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Release: March 2018

Bill Hader celebrities in the brand-new TELEVISION program “Barry” as a gunman inCleveland His place rapidly transforms when he obtains a task to eliminate somebody in Los Angeles, however there suffice Cleveland recommendations sprayed right into the program (consisting of a WMMS tee shirt that Hader’s personality uses).

“Breaking The Rules”

Release: October 1992

Three close friends from Cleveland traveling throughout the nation for one guy’s passing away desire in “Breaking The Rules.” The movie celebrities Jason Bateman.

“Cleveland Hustles”

Release: 2016

LeBron James- generated program “Cleveland Hustles” was a company competitors reveal with a goal of rejuvenating the Gordon Square community ofCleveland Various companies completed versus each various other to make store fronts as well as financiers.

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“Cops” Season 6 episodes

Release: 1993

TELEVISION police procedural program “Cops” ventured right into Cleveland in1993 A total amount of 8 episodes were recorded in the city, recording policeman tasks. One of the Cleveland episodes (Season 6, episode 21) was the 200 th episode of “Cops”

“Criminal Activities”

Release: November 2015

Crime film “Criminal Activities” complies with 4 males that need to abduct a male to leave their financial obligations to a mobster. The movie celebrities John Travolta as Eddie, the mobster accountable.

“Detroit Rock City”

Release: August 1999

Lots of motion pictures have to do with youngsters attempting to leave Cleveland, as well as “Detroit Rock City” complies with the layout. Four teens are seriously attempting to see Kiss execute in Detroit as well as obtain captured in wrongdoings when driving journey.

“Draft Day”

Release: April 2014

Starring Kevin Costner as well as Jennifer Garner, “Draft Day” complies with an imaginary draft by the ClevelandBrowns The movie records the dramatization that takes place behind the scenes as the group’s basic supervisor efforts to construct a winning group.

“The Drew Carey Show”

Air days: 1995-2004

Comedian Drew Carey held the prominent “Drew Carey Show” comedy, embeded inCleveland The reveal complied with Carey’s life, re-imagined as though he had not entered into acting.

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” EuroTrip”

Release: February 2004

Before the funny movie’s story takes its personalities worldwide, “EuroTrip” starts in Hudson, One of the movie’s primary personalities likewise mosts likely to Oberlin College.

“The Express”

Release: October 2008

Ernie Davis was the very first African-American football gamer to win the Heisman Trophy as a gamer for Syracuse University, as well as he later on took place to bet the ClevelandBrowns Davis’ life is recorded in sporting activities film “The Express,” which was partly embeded in Cleveland.


Release: April 1978

Fresh off of his “Rocky” popularity, Sylvester Stallone obtained his following function in dramatization movie “F.I.S.T.” The movie was freely based upon the job of Jimmy Hoffa as well as the Teamsters union in the 1960 s as well as ’70 s.

“The Fortune Cookie”

Release: October 1966

In “The Fortune Cookie,” a videographer is struck by a Cleveland gamer while shooting a video clip on the sideline, as well as he attempts to insurance claim insurance policy cash for a phony injury. The movie celebrities Walter Matthau as well as Jack Lemmon.

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“Fun Size”

Release: October 2012

Nickelodeon launched its very first PG-13 film “Fun Size” in 2012, which has to do with a teenager participating in a Halloween celebration as well as shedding her little sibling. The story follows her experiences via Cleveland looking for him.

“Ghetto Freaks”

Release: 1970

“Ghetto Freaks,” an unskilled film regarding hippies in Cleveland, obtained mainly unfavorable testimonials. The movie was marketed as a Blaxploitation movie although the majority of the primary stars were white.

“The Good Place” Season 2, Episode 4

Air day: October 2017

“The Good Place,” a program regarding the immortality as well as personalities that really did not make it to paradise, functions Cleveland in among its episodes. Tahani, a major personality, figures out that she passed away at a Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction event. After discovering this, she states incredulously, “Oh no. I passed away in Cleveland?”

“Hope & Faith”

Air day: 2003-06

Hope as well as Faith were 2 sis residing in the imaginary Cleveland residential area Glen Falls on the program “Hope & Faith.” The ABC comedy starred stars Kelly Ripa as well as Faith Ford.

“Hot In Cleveland”

Air day: 2010-2015

Although it was recorded in California before an online workshop target market, the setup of “Hot In Cleveland” is right in NortheastOhio The reveal complies with 3 females that make an emergency situation touchdown in Cleveland on their means to Paris, as well as determine to lease a house there.

“Howard The Duck”

Release: 1986

One of one of the most silly Marvel superheroes is Howard The Duck, an unusual duck-man that is sent out to Cleveland to combat wickedness. And the 1986 movie elevates a great deal of enigma. Why existed many sex-related jokes? Why is a duck superhero portrayed in an online activity film? Why Cleveland?

Ultimately, “Howard The Duck” tumbled as well as was chosen for several Razzie honors. Still, the movie takes pleasure in a cult adhering to.

“How I Met Your Mother” Season 7, Episode 1

Air day: September 19, 2011

The “How I Met Your Mother” personalities take a trip to Cleveland for a wedding in the period 7 best. The wedding event is Cleveland Browns- themed, with brownish as well as orange designs. Plus, a lot of LeBron James recommendations included, consisting of a word play here by personality Barney Stinson: “Get all setCleveland The last guy to screw you this difficult after that vanish was LeBron James.”

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“Jenny’s Wedding”

Release: July 2015

“Jenny’s Wedding” celebrities Katherine Heigl as Jenny, a lady that is involved to her loved one,Kitty The movie follows her appearing to her household as well as arranging her wedding in Cleveland.

“The Kid From Cleveland”

Release: September 1949

Just after the Cleveland won the 1948 World Series, they starred in 1949 movie, “The Kid From Cleveland.” The film reveals a distressed youngster from Cleveland that is taken on by the baseball group. Many Indians gamers star in the movie, consisting of Lou Boudreau, Bob Feller, Hank Greenberg as well as proprietor Bill Veeck.

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“Kill The Irishman”

Release: March 2011

Real- life Irish mobster Danny Greene played a big function in Cleveland’s crowd battles as well as murders in the 1970 s, as well as was a target of several murder efforts. A biopic, “Kill The Irishman,” was launched in 2011 outlining Greene’s rough life.

“The Kings Of Summer”

Release: May 2013

A team of young kids flee from house as well as established camp in the timbers for a summertime in “The Kings Of Summer.” Shots of Ohio’s all-natural wild in Chagrin Falls are seen everywhere in the movie, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2013.

“The Land”

Release: July 29, 2016

“The Land” complies with Cleveland’s medication profession with a team of teens marketing tablets around community. The movie includes duties played by rap artist Machine Gun Kelly, singer-songwriter Erykah Badu as well as star Moises Arias.

“Light Of Day”

Release: February 1987

Michael J. Fox as well as Joan Jett celebrity as brother or sisters in 1987 movie “Light Of Day”– both personalities remain in an affiliate. The film’s soundtrack consists of initial tracks by Jett as well as Bruce Springsteen.

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“Major League”

Release: April 1989

When it concerns Cleveland sporting activities motion pictures, “Major League” stands over the remainder. The effective imaginary film rose to appeal as one of the most effective sporting activities motion pictures ever before produced.

“Major League II”

Release: March 1994

Following the success of the very first “Major League” film, “Major League II” was a ticket office hit, earning over $305 million. However, the follow up gained unfavorable testimonials from movie critics.

“Miracle Dogs”

Release: July 2003

Shot in Chagrin Falls as well as embeded in Northeast Ohio, “Miracle Dogs” is a motivational film regarding the bond in between a kid as well as a three-legged canine.

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“My Friend Dahmer”

Release: November 2017

Serial awesome Jeffrey Dahmer matured in Bath, Ohio, near Akron, as well as his young people is recorded in 2017 movie “My Friend Dahmer.” The movie is based off of the comic by comic artist John “Derf” Backderf.

“National Lampoon’s Barely Legal”

Release: 2003

The R-rated film “National Lampoon’s Barely Legal” complies with a team of teen kids trying to movie an adult film to generate income as well as satisfy females.

“The Oh In Ohio”

Release: July 2006

Paul Rudd, Danny De Vito, Parker Posey as well as Mischa Barton celebrity in “The Oh In Ohio,” a funny regarding a pair that separates due to sex-related difficulties. The movie includes views from throughout Cleveland, like Case Western Reserve University, Progressive Field as well as Coventry Village.

“One Trick Pony”

Release: October 1980

“One Trick Pony” includes artist Paul Simon, that plays a rocker that is battling to discover his groove. In the film, he opens up for the B-52 s at theAgora The movie functions Lou Reed, Joan Hackett as well as Mare Winningham.

” Closeness”

Release: September 2002

Rob Lowe celebrities in the action-packed 2002 movie “Closeness.” His personality bursts out of prison as well as is chased after around midtown Cleveland by police officers. Square, Tower City as well as RTA bus quits all emerge in the film.

“Raging Bull”

Release: November 1980

Jake Lamotta’s battle with Jimmy Reeves happens in the Cleveland Arena in 1980 movie “Raging Bull.” The movie, routed by Martin Scorsese as well as starring Robert De Niro, is based upon Lamotta’s narrative regarding his boxing years as well as individual connections.

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Release: September 2010

Action- funny movie “Red” complies with a number of retired CIA representatives that are being pursued by the federal government. Main personality Frank Moses (played by Bruce Willis) stays in Cleveland, at the start of the movie. The film includes an all-star actors, consisting of Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirran as well as much more.

“The Rocker”

Release: June 2008

It’s not shocking that there are many motion pictures regarding rock bands based in Cleveland, taking into consideration the city’s abundant background in damaging as well as producing big rock as well as punk acts. One of these motion pictures is “The Rocker,” regarding a male that was tossed out of an effective rock team in Cleveland as well as later on determines to produce his very own band with a team of youngsters.

“Stranger Than Paradise”

Release: October 1984

Cleveland, a Florida city as well as New York City all are highlighted setups in “Stranger Than Paradise,” a deadpan funny movie which complies with personalities getting away to numerous cities to get away dullness. The movie earned over $2 million at package workplace, in spite of its spending plan of just $100,000

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“Take Shelter”

Release: January 2011

Psychological thriller “Take Shelter” will certainly have you thinking till the actual end regarding what is actual as well as what isn’t. A dad in Lagrange, Ohio, experiences haunting desires as well as hallucinations regarding a future harmful tornado as well as constructs a sanctuary in his yard to prepare.

“Telling Lies In America”

Release: October 1997

“Telling Lies In America” has a lots of Cleveland connections. The movie was produced by Cleveland author Joe Eszterhas, regarding his life maturing in NortheastOhio It was fired in Cleveland, as well as premiered at the Cleveland International Film Festival in 1997.

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“This Is Spinal Tap”

Release: March 1984

One of the funnier minutes of “This Is Spinal Tap” (a mockumentary funny film) is when a band obtains shed backstage prior to a performance. When the band participants assume they have actually reached it, they scream “Hello Cleveland!”


Release: December 1968

“Uptight” is a flick based upon the Irish 1935 movie “The Informer,” however rather than being embeded in Dublin, it was upgraded toCleveland The movie starts with the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as complies with a black cutting edge team.

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“Welcome To Collinwood”

Release: October 2002

Cleveland supervisors Anthony as well as Joe Russo routed “Welcome To Collinwood,” a funny regarding a team of whacky wrongdoers trying to carry out a significant break-in.

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Honorable reference: “A Christmas Story”

Release: November 1983

No, “A Christmas Story” was not practically embeded in Cleveland (it’s intended to be in a tiny Indiana community), however the film has actually ended up being a component of the city’s background. The film revealed scenes inside Higbee’s outlet store, Square as well as the legendary Christmas Story home in Tremont.

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