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Quiz about I Met My Maker in Mexico
Quiz about I Met My Maker in Mexico

I Met My Maker in Mexico Trivia Quiz

The actors in all these movies all journeyed to meet their (film) makers in Mexico, even though not all of the movies were set there.

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Nov 19 23
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Select which of the following movies were NOT set in Mexico even though they were shot there.
There are 15 correct entries. Get 2 incorrect and the game ends.
Jarhead Rambo First Blood Part II The Wild Bunch Frida Romancing the Stone Three Kings Quantum of Solace Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Pearl Harbor The Magnificent Seven Missing 1982 Free Willy Wagons East From Dusk Till Dawn Master and Commander Far Side of the World Catch22 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Titanic Total Recall 1990 Clear and Present Danger

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts

Mexico has doubled for many different countries around the world, in the movies.

For the romantic action comedy, "Romancing the Stone" (1984), the cities of Veracruz, Huasca de Ocampo and Jalcomulco in Mexico doubled for locations in Colombia where the movie was set, after producers decided that using the real locations was too dangerous. The same health and safety choice was made for "Clear and Present Danger" (1994) with scenes in the action thriller set in Bogota being filmed in Mexico City instead.

The section of the "Bond" movie "Quantum of Solace" (2008) that is filmed in Mexico is a scene where Bond flies a plane over what is purported to be Bolivian oil fields, and comes under attack from a Bolivian fighter plane. Bolivia was also the setting for a large number of scenes in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969), all of which were filmed in the cities of Cuernavaca and Taxco in Mexico.

The movie studio Fox built Baja Studios in Rosarito, Mexico, including the world's largest water tanks, especially for filming "Titanic" (1997). It has since been used for several ocean-based movies such as "Pearl Harbor" (2001) and "Master and Commander: Far Side of the World" (2003). The water tanks that doubled for the Pacific Northwest coast in family whale drama "Free Willy" (1993) however were located in Mexico City.

Mexico has seen its fair share of wars with Mexicali standing in for the Iraqi desert in both David O. Russell's black comedy "Three Kings" (1999), about US soldiers trying to steal some Kuwaiti gold, and Sam Mendes's Gulf war drama "Jarhead" (2005). The Vietnam war was recreated in Guerrero, Mexico for "Rambo: First Blood Part II" (1985).

The outdoor shots of Mars in the sci-fi thriller "Total Recall" (1990) were all made in Nevada, but all the interiors, both on Earth and on Mars, were filmed in Mexico City.

The Costa-Gavras political thriller "Missing" (1982), about the disappearance of an American journalist in post-coup Chile in the 1970s, was instead filmed in Acapulco and Mexico City, as the Chilean regime of Augusto Pinochet, depicted (but never named) in the movie, was still in power at the time of filming. Many of the actors in the movie were also Mexican, and as such their accents are different from those you would hear from Chilean Spanish speakers. The film was banned in Chile throughout Pinochet's 17 years in office.

The Italian-based military satire "Catch-22" (1970) was shot, instead, just outside Guaymas, Sonora in Mexico, when director Mike Nichols was unable to find suitable terrain in Italy that hadn't been damaged by the war in Europe, that was the setting for the movie itself.

Finally, "Wagons East" (1993), one of the rare movies with a 0% Rotten Tomatoes rating, was a story of a group of would be settlers, who abandon the Wild West and decide to head back east on, unsurprisingly, some wagons. Instead of using locations in the Wild West itself, the movie was shot on location in Sombrerete and Durango, Mexico.
Source: Author Snowman

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