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Michigan Goes to the Movies

A courtoom drama of premeditated murder as a jealous army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his beautiful wife. Based on the book by Robert Traver. Set in the Upper Peninsula.

A  young couple hoping to improve both their health and their marriage, visits the spa/hospital founded and run by the inventor of corn flakes, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. He may know his breakfast food, but some of his ideas about physical fitness are a little strange.Set in Battle Creek.

1970s, Flint, Michigan. Jackie Moon is a former pop sensation who somehow made enough money from a couple of hit records to buy Flint's semi-pro basketball team, the Tropics. The team consists of a bunch of disorganized losers with one genuine talent named Coffee Black. Despite knowing little about the game, Jackie is the Tropics' coach as well as a player. His greater love involves coming up with bizarre marketing stunts to draw in an audience. His stunts include wrestling a bear and attempting a motorcycle jump over a line of cheerleaders. When the league plans to merge with the NBA and in order to survive, the Tropics must do the seemingly impossible - win. Set in Flint.

A group of trivia-obsessed grad students take a shot at a citywide trivia tournament. Set in Ann Arbor.

A young white man begins dating the cousin of his best friend, both of whom are black, igniting long simmering racial tensions at their high school. Set in Detroit.

A comedy about a hit man, a high school reunion, and the girl he left behind. Set in Grosse Pointe.

The story of a Polish-American family from Detroit which is run with an iron fist by a gorgeous, middle-aged matriarch, Jadzia, a proud woman who cleans toilets in order to support her family. Set in Hamtramck. Detroit.

A young writer sacrifices his life in the present to find happiness in the past, where true love awaits him. Set in Mackinac Island.

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Walt is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man, who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is also a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor, Thao, a young Hmong teenager, becomes pressured by his gang member cousin to steal Walt's Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Walt is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood. Set in Detroit.

A comedy about five Yoopers - residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula - and their escapades at a ramshackle deer camp on the eve of the Opening Day of the 1989 hunting season. Set in Escanaba.

Based on the true story of Robert Kearns. The Kearns' were a typical 1960s Detroit family and Bob was a college professor and part-time inventor. When Bob invents a device that would eventually be used by every car in the world, the Kearns' think they have struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed after the auto giants, who originally embraced Bob's creation, unceremoniously shuns him. Ignored, threatened and then buried in years of litigation, Bob is haunted by what was done to his family and their future. He becomes a man obsessed with justice and the conviction that his life's work, or anyone else's for that matter, should be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. Set in Detroit.

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them? Set in Detroit.

Tucker is an engineer and showman who has a vision of the car of the future. Against formidable odds he raises the money and builds a fleet of them, only to have his factory shut down by Detroit's Big Three auto manufacturers. Set in Detroit, Ypsilanti.



Michael Keaton plays a harried househusband and Teri Garr a rising business executive who encounter one problem after another. Set in Detroit.

RoboCop is designed to stop a crimewave which is spreading all across America. The cyborg, created from the body of a slain Detroit police officer, is programmed to serve the public trust, uphold the law and protect the innocent. All goes well at first and Robocop stops every sleaze ball he encounters, but there are forces which will stop at nothing to see him eliminated. Set in Detroit.

Jimmy, known to his friends as Rabbit, is a young man trying to make his way out of the burned-out shell of inner-city Detroit. Rabbit is a white kid trying to make music in a predominantly African-American community and culture. After Rabbit freezes up in the midst of an MC battle, he's convinced he's missed his chance and that he's doomed to lead a marginal life as a factory rat for the rest of his days. With the help of his friends, and his new girlfriend Alex, Rabbit struggles to work up the courage and the confidence to take one more shot at making his dream a reality. Set in Detroit.

Angel of mercy, or murderous 'Doctor Death'? Jack Kevorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. Set in Detroit.

When school hunk Trip Fontain convinces the beautiful but sheltered Lisbon sisters to go to the prom, the romantic fantasies of a group of neighborhood boys threaten to come true - until all are engulfed in a stunning chain of events that will change their lives forever. Based on the book by Jeffrey Eugenides. Set in Detroit.

Set in the 1970s, the story focuses on the relationships among three young friends from Detroit who are offered a fortune to smuggle hashish from Canada into the US. Set in Detroit.

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