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September 8, 2013

Kokomo common on the silver screen

City pops up frequently in television, movies.

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"Terror Squad" (1988) Filmed at places like then-Kokomo High School (now Central Middle School), the Howard County Courthouse and other local locations, this low-budget action movie makes the city the target of a terrorist attack. The majority of the movie was filmed and takes place in Kokomo, and the final chase scene was filmed on downtown streets."The Ryan White Story" (1989)This made-for-TV movie documents the story of Ryan White and his battle with local officials when he’s barred from the classroom after contracting AIDS. The movie was mostly filmed in Indiana. Critics had a positive response to the movie. The Associated Press reported some residents thought the movie unfairly portrayed the city. Then-Kokomo mayor Robert F. Sargent received phone calls from across the country complaining about the city’s response to Ryan White, even though he wasn’t serving during the time of the incident."Cats Don't Dance" (1997) A cat named Danny travels from his home in Kokomo to Hollywood to become a movie star."Band of Brothers" (2001)In this HBO TV miniseries, Kokomo is referenced in the first and third episodes.666 Park Avenue (2012-13)Although it was only a short-lived ABC horror-drama, this show had two of its lead characters hail from Kokomo. There are two off-hand references in the first two episodes.Source: Ian Hoagland, owner of Distilled Productions in Kokomo

Low-budget movies filmed in Kokomo:"Unheard Cries of Mercy" (2003 short film)"Beating the Bunny" (2005 video)"Chaos in Outer Space" (2009 video)"Tomato Man" (2010 video)Source: www.imbd.com

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