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Movies Filmed in the Florida Keys – 1980 to 1998

There is a long history of filming in the Florida Keys. The unique ocean views, both above and below the water, continue to attract filmmakers. Listed below, by date, are movies filmed in the Florida Keys between 1980 to 1998, at least in part. The location information came from IMDb.

You can read more by clicking on these links Movies Filmed in the Florida Keys 1942 to 1979  –  2000 to 2017

1980 – Cuba Crossing – Cast: Stuart Whitman, Robert Vaughn, Woody Strode
Adventurer gets caught up in a plot to kill Fidel Castro.
Location: Key West

1980 – The Final Countdown – Cast: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farention
A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Location: Naval Air Station Key West, Smathers Beach Key West

1984 – Devil Fish – Cast: Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier, Gianni Garko
A marine biologist, a dolphin trainer, a research scientist, and a local sheriff try to hunt down a large sea monster, a shark/octopus hybrid, that is devouring swimmers and fishermen off a south Florida coast.
Location: Key West, Long Key, Marathon

1986 — Running Scared – Cast: Billy Crystal, Gregory Hines, Jimmy Smits
Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer who nearly killed them in the past.
Location: Key West

1985 – Private Resort – Cast: Rob Morrow, Johnny Depp, Andres Dice Clay
The story of two adolescent boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the week-end. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them.
Location: Ocean Reef Club – Key Largo

1986 – Blue City – Cast: Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, David Caruso, Paul Winfield
Returning to the small Florida town where he grew up, Billy Turner (Nelson) learns that his father has been killed. With little help from the police, Billy will take matters into his own hands and go up against a ruthless local mob boss in a desperate search to find the killer.
Location: Florida Keys

1987 – Russkies – Cast: Whip Hubley, Joaquin Phoenix, Peter Billingsley
A group of American boys and a shipwrecked Russian sailor become friends in the midst of the Cold War.
Location: Key West

1988 — License to Kill – Cast: Timothy Dalton
James Bond goes rogue and sets off to unleash vengeance on a drug lord who tortured his best friend, a C.I.A. agent, and left him for dead and murdered his bride after he helped capture him.
Location: Key West, Seven Mile Bridge, Marathon, Overseas Highway Key Largo

1990 – Havana – Cast: Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Alan Arkin
Cuba, December 1958: The professional gambler Jack visits Havana to organize a big Poker game. On the ship he meets Roberta and falls in love with her.
Location: Key West

1992 – CrissCross – Cast: Goldie Hawn, Arliss Howard, James Gammon, Keith Carradine
Set in 1969, a twelve-year-old grows up in Key West with his mother, who is paying the bills by stripping at the local topless bar. The boy finds out about her activities and tries to convince her to stop, to no avail.
Location: Key West

1992 – Passenger 57 – Cast: Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore
An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it.
Location: Florida Keys

1993 – Matinee – Cast: John Goodman, Cathy Moriaty, Simon Fenton
A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Location: Key West

1994 — True Lies – Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Charlton Heston
A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman.
Location: Seven Mile Bridge, Marathon, Key West

1994 – Drop Zone – Cast: Wesley Snipes, Gary Busey, Yancy Butler
A tough cop teams up with a professional skydiver to capture a renegade computer hacker on the run from the law.
Location: Key Largo

1994 – Tollbooth – Cast: Fairuza Balk, Lenny von Dohlen, Will Patton
A tollbooth attendant’s fascination with a young woman who works at a gas station leads him into a love triangle and murder.
Location: Islamorada

1995 – Fair Game – Cast: William Baldwin, Cindy Crawford
Max Kirkpatrick is a cop who protects Kate McQuean, a civil law attorney, from a renegade KGB team out to terminate her.
Location: Florida Keys

1996 — Up Close and Personal – Cast: Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stockard Channing, Joe Mantegna
An ambitious young woman, determined to build a career in TV journalism, gets good advice from her first boss, and they fall in love.
Location: Seven Mile Bridge

1996 – Blood and Wine – Cast: Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez
A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Location: Key Largo

1997 — The Spanish Prisoner – Cast: Steve Martin, Ben Gazzara, Campbell Scott
An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there’s more to it than that.
Location: Islamorada

1997 — Speed 2: Cruise Control – Cast: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe
A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.
Location: Key West

1997 – Assault on Devils Island – Cast: Hulk Hogan, Carl Weathers, Shannon Tweed, Billy Drago
Hulk Hogan leads an elite Navy SEALS team chosen for an audacious mission to rescue a group of nationals being held captive by a drug lords soldiers who want their leader released.
Location: Key West

1999 — Office Space – Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Ron Livingston, Stephen Root
Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss.
Location: Key West

1998 – A Murder of Crows – Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Berenger, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
A disbarred lawyer takes credit for a late friend’s book, which becomes a smash hit but the tables turn on him sooner than he suspected.
Location: Key West

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