No Oscars Yet, But Some Movies Have Been Shot in Minnetonka

When you’re done watching the Oscars, see if you can spot the local landmarks in these films.

You won’t find a Walk of Fame in Minnetonka, but the community is no stranger to the silver screen.

A handful of movies have had scenes shot in Minnetonka, according to the Internet Movie Database

Check out these films and see which local landmarks you can spot.



Writing Backwards

  • Release date: 2003, short film
  • IMDb summary: “Writing Backwards" perplexes the audience through the mind of the directors thought process when coming up with this innovative new look at what a story is all about.”
  • Stars: Perry John ThompsonPaul BergelandLuc Rouffaud 

Creepy Freaks

Miles Crowe's 1st Annual Egg Hunt Standoff

  • Release date: 2007
  • IMDb summary: “Four grown men compete in an Easter egg hunt organized by a friend who takes the holiday tradition way too seriously.”
  • Stars: Adam AndersonBrent AugustinackChris Marcy

Thin Ice

  • Release date: 2011
  • IMDb summary: “An insurance agent looking for a way out of frigid Wisconsin is blackmailed by an unstable locksmith in the theft of a rare violin that belongs to a retired farmer.”
  • Stars: Greg Kinnear, Billy Crudup, Alan Arkin


  • Release date: 2013
  • IMDb summary: “Nicotine is a free-form exploration about a group of four elementary school friends now in their late 20s.”
  • Stars: Jeff Tendall, Harold Lance, Rudy Pavich
Lance Olson February 25, 2013 at 03:03 AM
Also "The Heartbreak Kid"
Becky Glander February 25, 2013 at 03:10 AM
Thanks, Lance!


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