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Movies and TV Filmed in Newton

Written by Elizabeth Flood, Marketing & Communications Manager
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There are the iconic Boston films that everyone knows: Good Will Hunting, The Departed, and The Town. You might not have known though that Newton has also served as the location for some well-known productions. 

 

Patriots Day Screen Shot 2019 09 27 at 11.31.31 AM

Though this dramatization about the Boston Marathon bombings was filmed primarily in Quincy, it also featured scenes shot at Lasell University in Auburndale. Other shooting locations included MIT and Boylston Street to recreate scenes of the Marathon finish line. Boston native Mark Wahlberg stars in the leading role.

  

 

The Next Karate Kid

This fourth film in The Karate Kid franchise wasn’t a great commercial success, but it does feature a young Hillary Swank. In the movie, she takes up the mantle of the new karate kid, under the tutelage of Mr. Miyagi. The exterior shots of her house in the film are of a home in Newton Corner. The house was up for sale for 3.45 million in 2014.

  

 

Borat

This 2006 mockumentary with Sacha Baron Cohen features the Four Seasons Kosher Bed & Breakfast. Though the movie leads the audience to believe this scene takes place somewhere in the south, the Four Seasons Kosher Bed & Breakfast was actually in Newton. The real owners of the B&B appear in the film; they were led to believe that it was an actual documentary that they would be a part of. The Four Seasons Kosher is no longer still running, but the couple who ran it reportedly loved watching the movie, despite Cohen’s controversial humor.

 

Chris Evans resized

Defending Jacob  

The most recent production to film in Newton has yet to be released. Defending Jacob is an upcoming miniseries from Apple TV+, based on the novel by local author, William Landay. Filming took place in July with Chris Evans, a Boston native, in the leading role. Lincoln Street in Newton Highlands, just a short walk from NewTV, was closed off for the day as Evans and other cast filmed scenes on the street.

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