The Deer Hunter (1978) Filming Locations

Location #16: Walking to the grocery store

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McLister Avenue (near Commercial Street), Mingo Junction, Ohio, United States


Location #17: Veterans Administration Hospital

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10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, United States


Location #18: U.S. American Embassy (Saigon)

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Saint Gabriel’s College, 565 Thanon Samsen, Dusit, Bangkok, Thailand

* A contribution by Parinya Wangchoochertgun!


Location #19: Funerals

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On a vacant lot in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, United States

* Special thanks to Leonard Licina!

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

      1. Darrell Damianos

        Yes a little clairton cemetary across from new sewage plant now up on a hillman in the movie. Rite before the mill on left

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  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.

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    1. Welsh's Bar

      I grew up in Mingo Junction, Ohio and what they captured was not the image they presented. Hollywood made us look like a bunch of drunken idiots, and because they don’t live here they portray many communities in ways that are nothing like they are in reality. Our leaders should have looked at Hollywood and stipulated we were portrayed as the decent people we are. The Deer Hunter was only one of about 4 to 5 movies filmed here and each one had us looking like drunken bums. It is not who we are and outside of this I do think The Deer Hunter was a good movie

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  2. john

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

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  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

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  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.

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  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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    1. Jay Kondratowicz

      Location #9: Basketball court

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      Near West Avenue A, Weirton, West Virginia, United States

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