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4 Movies that were filmed in Tampa

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Tampa is a major city on the Gulf Coast of the U.S. state of Florida with an estimated population of 399,700 in 2019. Tampa is also considered to be the economic center of western Florida. 

The city of Tampa is best known for its tourist attractions especially Busch Gardens, where people can get the thrill of amusement parks. Many other places are dedicated to animals and wildlife and attract more tourists with every passing day. The beauty of wildlife and nature mixed with the city is what attracts many movie productions to film their movies in this city. 

Some of the movies filmed in Tampa are mentioned below.

Fear of Rain (2021):

This horror, drama, thriller movie “Fear of Rain” is written and directed by Castille Landon. The story revolves around a girl with schizophrenia who struggles with hallucinations as she believes that her neighbor holds a little kid captive. 

When a teenage girl Rain (Played by Madison Iseman) is diagnosed with schizophrenia, she starts hallucinating scenarios which are very less likely to exist. She hallucinates about a little kid being kidnapped by her neighbor. Nobody believes her because of her disease except for a little boy Caleb - a boy she isn’t even sure exists. She is either giving life to her fears in her brain or she might be right about the kidnapping. 

Filming Locations:

Tampa, Florida

St. Petersburg, Florida

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016):

This movie is based upon a novel written by Ransom Riggs and Jane Goldman (screenplay) and directed by Tim Burton. It is a movie with the genre of Adventure, drama, and family. 

When Jacob’s (Played by Asa Butterfield) grandfather is murdered, he starts discovering certain clues left to him by his grandfather which leads him to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place which is known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. When he starts learning about the place and the powers of the peculiar children living there, he realizes that this home has many more dark secrets and danger lurking around it. Jacob himself has a special “peculiarity” which is the only thing that can save him and his peculiar friends from this trouble and danger. 

Filming Locations:

Tampa, Florida

Sun City Center, Florida

Brasschat, Flanders, Belgium

Blackpool, England

Cornwall, England 

Magic Mike (2012):

Magic Mike is written by Reid Carolin and directed by Steven Soderbergh. This movie is about a male stripper Mike (Played by Channing Tatum) who teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women and make money. 

Mike Lane who is a thirty-year-old man and lives in Tampa, Florida, works as a roofer by day and a stripper by night, where he is famous by the name of Magic Mike. Although he enjoys being a stripper and makes a lot of money, there is something else that he wants. He wants out from being a stripper and projects towards the furniture-making business. One night when a teenage boy Adam follows Mike to his club and performs an act which Mike is unable to perform, he becomes a huge hit. However, this success goes towards his head and jeopardizes his sister Brooke’s relationship with Mike. 

Filming Locations:

Tampa, Florida 

The Punisher (2004):

This action, crime, drama and thriller is written by Jonathan Hensleigh and Michael France and is directed by Jonathan Hensleigh. This movie revolves around the life of an undercover agent whose family is slaughtered by a corrupt businessman at a reunion. 

A special agent Frank Castle had an amazing and complete life with a loving family and a thrilling job. But all hell breaks loose and his life turns upside down when his family is brutally slaughtered by a criminal and powerful businessman. Frank changes his personality and becomes a cold-hearted man who becomes the judge, jury, and executioner and sets off to take his revenge on his family from the criminal businessman.  

Filming Locations:

Tampa, Florida

Pinellas County, Florida

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