General

Feature Films Shot in Jamaica

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Twentieth Century Fox – 1998
Director: Jennifer Ogden
Producer: Deborah Schindler
UPM-Jamaica: Natalie Thompson
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett

Third World Cop
Island Jamaica – 1998
Director: Chris Browne
Producer: Carolyn Ffieffer
UPM-Jamaica: Natalie Thompson
Stars: Paul Campbell

Instinct
Silverback Productions/Walt Disney Studios – 1998
Director: John Turtlelaub
Producer: Michael Taylor, Barbara Boyle
UPM-Jamaica: Natalie Thompson
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Belly
Streetlife Productions – 1998
Director: Hype Williams
Producer: Rich Ford
UPM-Jamaica: Kwesi Dixon
Stars: DMX, T-Boyz, Naz

The Man Who Knew Too Little
Warner Brothers/Stella Pictures – 1997
Director: Jonathan M. Amiel
Producer: Joseph Caracciolo, Mark Tarlov, Eddie Bianchi
UPM-Jamaica: Maxine Walters
Stars: Bill Murray, Joanne Walley

Shattered Images
FireCorp II/7 Arts Entertainment – 1997
Director: Raul Ruiz
Producer: Jack Barow
UPM-Jamaica: Matthew Binns
Stars: Billy Baldwin, Anne Isabel Parilland

Dancehall Queen
Island Pictures – 1996
Director: Rick Elwood & Don Letts
Producer: Carl Bradshaw & Carolyn Pfieffer
Executive Producer: Chris Blackwell
UPM-Jamaica: Peter Packer
Stars: Audrey Reid, Paul Campbell, Carl Davis

The House Next Door
Blue Mountains Film Limited – 1995
Director: Allan Haft
Executive Producer: Neville Blythe
Producer: Joy Thorbourn
UPM-Jamaica: Sally Porteous
Stars: Sheryl Lee Ralph

Klash
Kingston Pictures Limited – 1994
Producers: Carolyn Ali, Carolyn Pfeiffer
Executive Producer: Laurie Broderick
Co-Executive Producer: Joy Thorbourne
Director: Bill Parker
UPM-Jamaica: Sally Porteous
Stars: Giancarlo Esposito, Jasmine Guy

Legends of the Fall
Tri-Star Pictures – 1993
Producer: Marshall Herskovitz, Ed Zwick
Executive Producer: Pat Crawley
Co-Producer: Jane Bartelme
Director: Ed Zwick
UPM-Jamaica: Matthew Binns
Stars: Sir Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt

Cool Runnings
Walt Disney Studios/Blue Maaga Films Inc. – 1993
Producer: Dawn Steel
Executive Producer: Susan Landau
Director: Jon Turtletaub
UPM-Jamaica: Natalie Thompson
Stars: John Candy, Leon

Going to Extremes
ABC TV Series – 1992
Executive Producer: Josh Brand/John Falsey
Producer: Greg Prange
Associate Producer: Maxine Walters
Stars: Carl Lumbley, Andrew Lauer, Joanna Going, June Chadwick, Erika Alexandra

Scam
Viacom Pictures – 1992
Executive Producer: Paul Mason
Director: John Flynn
Producer: David Lancaster
UPM-Jamaica: Matthew Binns
Stars: Christopher Walken, Lorraine Bracco

Wide Sargasso Sea
New Line Cinema – 1991
Director: John Duigan
Producer: Jan Sharp
Line Producer: Karen Koch
Location Manager: Peter Packer
Stars: Rachel Ward, Michael York

Prelude to a Kiss
Twentieth Century Fox – 1991
Director: Norman Rene
Executive Producer: Jennifer Ogden, Michael Gruskoff
UPM-Jamaica: Natalie Thompson
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Meg Ryan

Sankofa
Negod – Gwad Productions – 1990
Prouder/Director: Hailie Gerima
UPM-Jamaica: Carmen Franczyk
Stars: Mutabaruka

Marked for Death
Twentieth Century Fox – 1990
Director: Dwight Little
Producers: Michael Grais, Mark Victor, Steven Seagal
Stars: Steven Seagal, Joanna Pacula, Jimmy Cliff

The Lunatic
Intrepid Productions/Island Pictures/World Films – 1990
Director: Lol Creme
Producers: Chris Blackwell, Paul Heller, John Pringle
Co-Producer: Matthew Binns
Stars: Paul Campbell, Julie T. Wallace

Popcorn
Movie Partners/Century Films/Studio Three Film Corp. – 1989
Executive Producers: Howard Hurst, Karl Hendrickson, Howard Baldwin
Director: Mar Herrier
Producers: Torben Johnke, Gary Gosh, Ashock Armitraj
UPM-Jamaica: Natalie Thompson
Stars: Tom Villard, Jill Schoelen, Dee Wallace Stone, Tony Roberts

Treasure Island
MFS Film Ltd./Turner Network Television – 1989 – Feature for Television
Director: Fraser Heston
Producer: Peter Snell
UPM-Jamaica: Natalie Thompson
Stars: Charlton Heston, Christian Bale, Oliver Reed

Goldeneye
Anglin Television Films & Drama Ltd. – 1989 – Feature for Television
Director: Don Boyd
Producer: David Fitzgerald
UPM-Jamaica: Matthew Binns
Stars: Charles Dance

The Mighty Quinn
MGM/A&M USA – 1988
Director: Carl Schenkel
Executive Producer: Gil Friesen, Dale Pollock
Producer: Sandy Lieberson, Marlon Hunt, Ed Albert
UPM-Jamaica: Matthew Binns
Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend, Sheryl Lee-Ralph

Lord of the Flies
Castle Rock Entertainment USA Signal Hill Productions JA – 1988
Director: Harry Hook
Producer: Ross Milloy
UPM-Jamaica: Matthew Binns
Stars: Michael Green

Hammerhead
Filmustang SLR Italy – 1988
Director: Enzo Castellari
Stars: Daniel Green, Nick Cassada

Passion and Paradise
Prime Media Canada, Picture Base Int’l. UK. ABC USA – 1988 – Feature for Television
Director: Harvey Hart
Producers: Michael Custance, Peter Jeffries, Leonard Hill
UPM-Jamaica: Natalie Thompson
Stars: Rod Steiger, Amand Assante, Marriette Hartley, Catherine Stewart, Wayne Rogers, Michael Sarrazin

Milk and Honey
Cineflics/JA Film Co. Inc. CAN – 1987
Director: Glen Salzman/Rebecca Yates
Executive Producer: Peter O’Brian
UPM-Jamaica: Michael London
Stars: Josette Simon

Cocktail
Touchstone/Walt Disney Pictures USA – 1987
Director: Roger Donaldson
Producer: Dan Heffner
UPM-Jamaica: Natalie Thompson
Stars: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elizabeth Shue

Clara’s Heart
Marty Elfand Productions/Warner Bros. USA – 1987
Director: Robert Mulligan
Producer: Marty Elfand
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Quinlan, Michael Onktean

In Like Flynn
Astrol Film Entertainment CAN – 1985
Director: Richard Lang
Producer: Harker Wade
UPM-Jamaica: Robert Russell
Stars: Jenny Seagrove

Club Paradise
Warner Bros. USA – 1985
Director: Harold Ramis
Producer: Michael Shamberg
UPM-Jamaica: Matthew Binns
Stars: Peter O’Toole, Robin Williams, Twiggy, Jimmy Cliff

Return to Treasure Island
HTV Ltd. Wales/Walt Disney Television USA – 1985
Director: Piers Haggard
Producer: Alan Clayton
Stars: Brian Blessed

Otto – The Film
Rialto Films W. GER – 1985
Director: Otto Walker
Producer: Hans Otto Mettens
UPM-Jamaica: Natalie Thompson
Stars: Otto Walker

Countryman
Island Pictures – 1984
Executive: Chris Blackwell
Director: Dicky Jobson
Stars: Carl Bradshaw

Eureka
MGM Pictures – 1981
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Producer: Jeremy Thomas
UPM-Jamaica: Matthew Binns
Stars: Gene Hackman, Mickey Rourke, Jane Lapotaire, Therisa Russell

Children of Babylon
Mediamix/Rainbow Productions – 1979
Director: Lennie Little-White
Producer: Lennie Little-White
Stars: Tobi Phillips, Bob Andy

Rockers
Blue Sun Film Company – 1978
Director: Theodoros Bafaloukos
Producer: Theodoros Bafaloukos
Stars: Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace and Richard “DirtyHarry” Hall

Smile Orange
Nuts Production – 1973
Executive: Eddie Knight
Director: Trevor Rhone
Stars: Carl Bradshaw, Glen Morrison

The Harder They Come
Vista Film Production JA – 1972
Director: Perry Henzel
Producer: Perry Henzel
Stars: Jimmy Cliff

The Mercenaries –The Dark of the Sun
MGM/GB – 1968
Director: Jack Cardiff
Producer: George England
Stars: Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Brown

In Like Flint
TCF USA – 1967
Director: Gordon Douglas
Producer: Saul David
Stars: James Cobum, Lee J. Cobb, Jean Hall, Andrew Duggan

A High Wind in Jamaica
TCF GB – 1965
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Producer: John Croyden
Stars: Deborah Baxter, Anthony Quinn, James Coburn

Dr. No
United Artists/EON GB – 1962
Director: Terrence Young
Producer: Harry Salzman/Albert R. Broccoli
Stars: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord, Joseph Wiseman

Passionate Summer
Rank/Kenneth Harper GB – 1958
Director: Rudolph Cartier
Producer: Kenneth Harper
Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Yvonne Mitchell

Island In The Sun
TCF GB – 1957
Director: Robert Rosen
Producer: Daryl F. Zanuck
Stars: James Mason, Joan Fontaine, Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Joan Collins

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
Walt Disney Pictures USA – 1954
Director: Richard Fliescher
Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

All The Brothers Were Valiant
MGM, USA – 1953
Director: Richard Thorpe
Producer: Pandaro S. Berman
Stars: Stewart Granger, Robert Taylor, Ann Blythe

Shottas
Access Pictures –  2002
Director: Cess Silvera
Writer: Cess Silvera
Production Companies: Access Pictures,  Emmett/Furla Films, Jean Silvera Films
Stars: Ky-Mani Marley, Spragga Benz, Paul Campbell (IV), Louie Rankin, Wyclef JeanBetter Mus’ Come
Release:  2011
Director: Storm Saulter
Producer: Paul Bucknor
Writer: Storm Saulter
Stars: Sheldon Shepherd, Nicole Grey, Ricardo Orgill, Everaldo Creary, Roger Guenveur Smith

 

Updated: January 2012

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Margaret J.Bailey