The Deer Hunter (1978) Filming Locations

Location #11: On the road (cont’d)


North Cascades Highway, Rockport, Washington, United States

Location #12: The mountains

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Heather Meadows, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Whatcom, Washington, United States

Location #13: War scenes


Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Location #14: Russian roulette (river)


River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Location #15: River View Motel


Riverview Avenue, Follansbee, West Virginia, United States

Note from the Webmaster: The River View Motel was not real.

15 thoughts on “The Deer Hunter (1978) Filming Locations

  1. Scott Allen

    It’s all about the final effect for movie viewers and this one was well assimilated and edited. It captured the images, feel and backgrounds of many steelmaking communities and blended them together with great, final results.

  2. john

    I worked in the mill used in the Deer Hunter. It was originally Wheeling Steel. It then became Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel.

  3. Gary Deshotel

    where was the exterior of the welshes bar??? I heard the interior was filmed in mingo junction. Ann body know the physical address to the bar are cross streets?? I head the cemetary scene was filmed in mckeesport,pa

  4. George Hermann

    Boy am I stupid. When the movie was being filmed I worked at a radio station in Weirton. The station had a sign in the window that copies could be made there. A couple of time somebody from the movie company came in to make copies of scrpt changes. I make the copies several times for them. Never smart enough to make a copy for myself. Did not know the movie would be a big hit. Some of the movie was shot in Weirton and much more over the Ohio River in Mingo Junction.

  5. Joe

    Does anyone know where the filming took place when Michael (Robert De Niro) was streaking after the wedding? I couldn’t find the street in Weirton or Mingo Junction on Google Maps. An image of this scene used to be on this site.


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