Friday, April 25, 2008

Obscure Movie of the Week: The Indian Runner

Trav lets us in on perhaps the first movie filmed in and around Blair -- directed by Sean Penn no less -- right after the jump...

As a Junior in High School it was big, no Huge news that Hollywood and Blair Nebraska Would finally unite. After a huge roll by Sean Penn as a young, cocky, racist cop in Colors he would now take to the directors chair in 1991's The Indian Runner. Filming was being done in the Washington County area on a film Base upon Bruce Springsteins "Highway Patrolman, but ultimatly a gratuitous scan of a rusty, metal train bridge riddled with grafiti was all that was not left on the cutting room floor. This movie had long left my memory untill it was recently brought to my attention that Aragorn was in this movie(Viggo Mortenson). Amazingly, also was Dennis Hopper, Paticia Arquette, Charles Bronson and Benicio Del Torro. It was widely known that Penn did not make the trip to Blair for filming, but maybe, just maybe Viggo had a cup of cofee at Billy Blair's Maple Cafe, and who knows, Maybe Benicio bought envelopes at the Blair Book Store.

1 comment:

TravisRoastBeef said...

Where in the Hell has Bsomkedturkey been? I especially think he would be disguisted from this clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxv6R9fUO74&feature=related