Making Of...
Making Of...

Stripes Behind The Scenes

AKA:
Stripes Picture
1981
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1981 Comedy movie starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates et al.
Contributed by: Patrick Watterson
The military training scenes were all shot at Ft. Knox, KY. My father used to work there and was on the set most days when they were shooting. The taxi cab scene on the bridge is actually on the 2nd Street bridge in Louisville, KY crossing the Ohio river. In the background you a the Belknap building, which was imploded in a big local tv event back around 1992, on the left. Finally the "prison" was actually an old Jim Beam bourbon warehouse that crew used and blew apart.
An Ivan Reitman prank to have some of the characters drag Warren Oates' character into the mud during the obstacle course scene, led to Oates chipping a tooth and Reitman getting a tongue lashing from Oates.
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