The Top Ten Movies Shot in Miami
LA sucks. There's so much smog there you can hardly shoot a movie in the sunshine.
Cameron Diaz, makin' Miami proud.
That's why all the great films of our time shot in golden quality natural UV come to South Florida.
The latest, Pain & Gain, opens in theaters tonight. But it's just one of many classic flicks that have been shot in the county of Dade.
Here are our top ten.
Sex, drugs, booze, golf, and gophers. When Tiger Woods was a kid, he probably used to rent this movie, go home, and score a "hole in one" in a sock, if you know what we mean. The majority of the film was shot at the Boca Raton Hotel & Country Club, and the Rolling Hills Golf & Tennis Club in Davie. But the pivotal Rodney Dangerfield "I'm on a boat, bitch" yacht-crushes-dinghy scene was filmed right here in Miami on Biscayne Bay.
9. Only The Strong
This epic in the pantheon of fight-to-the-death-in-a-circle-of-fire flicks created a feeding frenzy of local karate instructors working as extras when this production came to town. Not only is the best capoeira movie we know of, but it has the catchiest theme song in the history of film, "Paranaue," which sounds something like "para nah way, para nah way para na."