Jacksonville has a lengthy history as an ideal location for filming movies.
Most locals probably know that the Denzel Washington-led The Manchurian Candidate filmed in Jacksonville – but the film shot just a few scenes in the area.
We’ve put together a list of movies where significant portions were filmed here in Jacksonville.
Directed by Ridley Scott, the 1997 high-budget action film G.I. Jane brought film crews to Huguenot Memorial Park and Craig Airfield. But much of the film was shot at Camp Blanding, a state National Guard training facility in Clay County which provided a realistic backdrop for Navy SEAL training scenes. Scenes were also filmed in Richmond, VA.
The film starred Demi Moore and Viggo Mortensen. Moore’s performance in the film was heavily critiqued; she even won a Razzie Award for Worst Actress. In general, the film garnered a lukewarm reception and, while it did recoup its $50 million budget and then some, it didn’t perform anywhere near as well as was hoped.