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Stripes Filming Locations

AKA:
Stripes Picture
1981


Featured Movie Location: The Compound
Wanna see the real life filming location used for The Compound in the movie? These scenes were actually shot at Fort Knox, located in Fort Knox, Kentucky. [Google Map]


Locations Manager(s): William R. Borden, Sam Mercer

On Location

The military training scenes were all shot at Ft. Knox, KY. (about 45min south of Louisville KY).

The taxi cab scene on the bridge was, indeed on a bridge over the Ohio River at Louisville, but it was not the Kennedy Bridge (I-65), it was, rather, the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge - sometimes referred to as the 2nd Street bridge.

The bus station scene was at Louisville's long gone Union Bus Depot where the bus line used for the bus scenes used to have its terminal. [Thanks to Cliff Kuhl]

The "prison" was actually a old Jim Beam bourbon warehouse that crew used and blew apart. [Thanks to Patrick Watterson]

The early city scenes on the bridge was the 2nd Street bridge in Louisville.[Thanks to B Niedert]

Burbank final scene with T39 airplane was from my Sq at Norton AFB about 45 miles west. [Thanks to Larry]

Can you help? Do you know any of the Kentucky (or any other) filming locations used for Stripes? [Please send them in]


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