Slayground

Date: 1983
Director: Terry Bedford
Production Company: Jennie and Company, Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment

Stars: Peter Coyote, Mel Smith, Billie Whitelaw
Location(s): New York State, USA. London, Southport, Merseyside & Blackpool, Lancashire.

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Storyline:

Oft forgotten crime drama in which avenging father goes after his daughter’s hit-and-run killers. Probably the first movie airing for Thorogood’s “Bad to the Bone.” SJ

Additional Information:

Grabbed by Neil Rigby, loaded by SJ

 

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167, Route 9w, Haverstraw NY 10927, USA.

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167, Route 9w, Haverstraw NY 10927.

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Conger Ave, Haverstraw by New Main St, New York. Many similar hilly road scenes were done at various sections of this road.

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Where Laufman (David Hayward) picks up Jolene (Kelli Maroney). Grassy Point Road, Stony Point, New York.

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Grassy Point Road, Stony Point, New York.

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This may be by the following bus scene and remained an unconfirmed location, until Catherine Campos (see below) was able to help. "This is also in Suffern, around the corner from the original location on Orange Avenue. There are several warehouses there, with railroad tracks and a large overpass."

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As above

Information courtesy of Catherine Campos at Haverstraw King's public library. Route 202, Wayne Ave, Suffern, New York

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Information courtesy of Catherine Campos at Haverstraw King's Daughter public library. Route 202, Wayne Ave, Suffern, New York

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This shows the BIX furniture stripping shop: the wooden building on the right. Here the road looks straight. They must have used a powerful zoom on the "then."

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Where Stone (Coyote) meets Joey (Bill Luhr). Just around the corner from Wayne Ave Suffern. Orange Ave, beneath the New York State Thruway. Neil couldn't get a shot to match because of sun glare and streetview cannot go across to the correct lane.

Just around the corner from Wayne Ave, Suffern. Orange Ave, beneath the New York State Thruway.

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Note the bridge columns.

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Ice hockey rink. Neil Rigby has 'twigged' where this is, namely Richard J Cody arena at South mountain. 560, Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ (RL)

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Stone (Coyote) makes a call. Identified by the safety guy on imdb reviews as Samsondale Plaza, West Haverstraw, New York... Seconded by Ian Zukswert who thinks ?? TIN was a hardware strore back in '76. Anyone remember the name?

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The dress rehearsal to the robbery scene.

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No longer unidentified, Neil places this as Lake Street, Ramapo nr Suffern, New York USA and supports with the aid of Google Earth View. (RL)

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The dress rehearsal to the robbery scene.

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A Google Earth View from Neil proving that this Lake St looking towards Bridge St, Ramapo, New York USA. (RL)

The dress rehearsal to the robbery scene.

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And now Bridge St, Ramapo, New York USA provided by Neil and Google Earth View. (RL)

Again the safety guy on imdb reviews gives this as Tilcon Industries stone quarry in West Nyack, New York.

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Tilcon Industries stone quarry in West Nyack, New York.

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Tilcon Industries stone quarry in West Nyack, New York.

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Tilcon Industries stone quarry in West Nyack, New York.

The car crash after the robbery scene. Bradley Parkway meets Park Road, near Nyack college, New York, found by Neil.

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The car crash after the robbery scene. Bradley Parkway meets Park Road, near Nyack college, New York.

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The car crash after the robbery scene. Bradley Parkway meets Park Road, near Nyack college, New York.

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The car crash after the robbery scene. Bradley Parkway meets Park Road, near Nyack college, New York.

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Information from the film safety guy on imdb reviews. Auto body shop on route 9W in Congers, New York.

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Information from the film safety guy on imdb reviews. Auto body shop on route 9W in Congers, New York.

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Attempted assassination of Stone (Coyote) by the Shadowman. Unidentified.

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And theis Google Earth View from Neil tells us that this is Joseph T St Lawrence community centre, Torne Valley Road, Ramapo near Suffern. (RL)

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Attempted assassination of Stone by the Shadowman.

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Torne Valley Road, Ramapo near Suffern as per Capture 27 Neil Rigby tells us, supported by Google Earth View. (RL)

Information from the film safety guy. The Windjammer has been demolished and replaced. At foot of Main St, Nyack.

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Information from Ian on imdb reviews. Hi Tor bowling alley, 40 S Rte 9W, West Haverstraw, NY 10993 ... And in an update in 2018 still open!

At first thought to be Hi Tor bowling alley, but it is/was in fact King Pin in West Nyack NY further south of West Haverstraw along the west side of the Hudson. My thanks to Ian Zukswert for noticing this.

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A good external shot of Hi Tor Lanes but, as recently discovered, not the site of King Pin.

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Stone's wife boards a train. Probably right next to route 202 Haverstraw New York. Neil says this is Suffern Rail station. (RL)

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Second attempt to kill Stone here. Unidentified gas station.

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Second attempt to kill Stone here. Unidentified gas station.

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Second attempt to kill Stone here. Unidentified gas station.

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Stone lies low here, before leaving for UK. Neil Rigby places this as looking northwest, possibly from Short Clove Road, near Conger Ave highway 9W, Haverstraw. With the power station in view. (RL)

Tower bridge view, London SE1.

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From a boat rather than a plane. SJ

You know this one, Simon. Formosa St, W9.

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Yes this is the cinema capital of London W9. London Movie Guide lists six other films, especially at the Prince Alfred pub.

Same as above.

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This is one of those fairly rare instances where the on site shot is not quite as effective as the google one (seen above) as it's tricky to gain a clear high enough view, and that darn tree's in the way. But I thought I'd post it anyway. SJ

Bit crummy in those days.

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Rather smart nowadays. A shot replacing the google one loaded by Neil. SJ

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Coming out of the cemetery, observed by 2 heavies. Neil Rigby has identified this as Kensal Green Cemetery. (RL)

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Rear staircase. Stone tries to escape the 2 heavies at rear of his rented property. London?

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Stone walks along a London street? Neil Rigby tells us that is Portobello Road at the junction with Cambridge Gardens, London W10 and that the junction also appears in 'The Moon Over The Alley'. (RL)

Southport pier.

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Terry Abbatt's (Mel Smith) house. Waterloo Road by Selworthy Road, Southport, Merseyside

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Maybe the film financed the extensions.

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This is to the right of the fairground. looking towards Southport pier. It is a go kart track still in use.

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Southport fair as it used to be. Nothing matches this anymore.

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Southport fair as it used to be. Nothing matches this anymore.

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Southport fair as it used to be. Nothing matches this anymore.

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The old pier from Marine Drive, Southport.

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The new pier.

It says Pleasure Beach, but is actually Southport with the cyclone just to the right in the now.

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Terry (Mel Smith) on top of the cyclone ride.

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This Bing shot shows the Southport swimming baths in the background. The cyclone was demolished in 2006.

Venor and heavy arrive to persuade Terry to sell the fairground. Southport fairground.

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Stock footage.

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This shows the crooked house and Waltzer ride. Both gone.

Southport fairgrounds Cyclone ride. The confrontation takes place in the centre of the ride.

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Stock footage.

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Stock footage.

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The Waltzer ride at Southport Fairground.

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Stock footage.

Winter Gardens Ballroom, Blackpool

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Stock footage.

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Winter Gardens Ballroom, Blackpool

Winter Gardens Ballroom, Blackpool. This is specifically the Spanish Hall, also seen above.

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More stock footage.

That old favourite Heatherden Hall Pinewood.

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Blackpool promenade with that obelisk in the back of this and the following shot. Near the North pier.

Blackpool promenade with that obelisk again. Near the North Pier.

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Stone drives in the dark along Marine Drive Southport and stops at the gates right by where the cyclone used to be.

The action switches to Blackpool.

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This is called Rock of Plains.

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Blackpool

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A river caves ride.

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Then the action moves to what looks like Blackpool Pleasure Beach storage room.

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Looks like it was done in Pinewood studios.

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Looks like it was done in Pinewood studios.

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Another ride pic. There is a website that still hires this Rock O'Planes ride.