Film Friendly Texas Community – Town of Round Rock


“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”
Release year : 1974
Location: round rock
Director: To be Hooper
Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger
Manufacturing Notes: The original filming location for the film was on Quick Hill Road, just outside of Round Rock, south of where SH 45 N is today. The house used for filming has since been restored and moved to Kingsland.

“Best little brothel in Texas”
Release year: 1982
Location: Pflugerville
Director: Colin Higgin
Stars: Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds
Manufacturing Notes: The film’s main house, the Chicken Ranch, is a private residence in Pflugerville.

“Single Blood”
Release year : 1984
Pitches: Round Rock, Pflugerville
Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen
Stars: John Getz, Frances McDormand
Manufacturing Notes: It is the feature debut of the Coen brothers, who would return to Texas to shoot such films as “No Country for Old Men” and “True Grit.”

“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”
Release year: 1993
Location: Pflugerville
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio

“The Big Green”
Release year : 1995
Location: Pflugerville
Director: Holly Goldberg-Sloan
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Jay O. Sanders

“The Newton Boys”
Release year : 1998
Location: Pflugerville
Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Matthew McConaughey

“Miss Conviviality”
Release year : 2000
Location: round rock
Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, William Shatner

“25th hour”
Release year : 2002
Location: hutto
Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Rosario Dawson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton

“The recruit”
Release year : 2002
Location: round rock
Director: John Lee Hancock
Stars: Dennis Quaid
Manufacturing Notes: The fictional Hurham The Bulls’ home stadium was the recently completed Dell Diamond, home to the Round Rock Express.

“Used Lions”
Release year : 2003
Location: Pflugerville
Director: Tim McCanlies
Stars: Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment
Manufacturing Notes: The filming used the Cele store near Manor as the location for a fight scene between Duvall and some locals. Janice Fuchs, who worked at the store for 38 years after her parents bought it, said her father, who owned the store at the time, was an extra. The film used a nearby farm as the exterior of the character’s primary residence.

“Friday Night Lights”
Release year : 2006
Pitches: Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto
Directors: Various
Stars: Connie Britton, Kyle Chandler, Taylor Kitsch
Manufacturing Notes: The Pflugerville Panthers football field served as the backdrop for the fictional Dillon Panthers in the pilot. The location moved to Del Valle when the real Panthers needed the field for practice. The show also incorporated home team game footage into the broadcast.

“Idiocracy”
Release year : 2006
Pitches: Round Rock, Pflugerville
Director: mike judges
Stars: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews

“Friday 13”
Release year : 2009
Location: round rock
Director: Marcus Nispel
Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Jared Padalecki

“From Dusk Till Dawn”, season 1
Release year : 2014
Location: hutto
Directors: Various
Stars: DJ Cotrona, Eiza Gonzalez, Zane Holtz
Manufacturing Notes: Restaurant Hutto The Texan Café served as the setting for a stage.

“Transformers: Age of Extinction”
Release year : 2014
Location: Pflugerville
Director: Michael Bay
Stars: Kelsey GrammarMark Wahlberg
Manufacturing Notes: Local firefighters rushed to the location after a fire broke out in a house the crew was using to shoot a scene. The century-old house was saved.

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