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A scene from Any Given Sunday, filmed at the Orange Bowl
A scene from Any Given Sunday, filmed at the Orange Bowl
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Any Given Sunday’s Miami filming locations, mapped

Rewinding back to 1999, before Miami's massive development boom.

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A scene from Any Given Sunday, filmed at the Orange Bowl
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Considering how the Miami skyline is perpetually going under the knife as new towers ascend to the heavens, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at various movies filmed in the Magic City over the years to illustrate just how much has changed.

Any Given Sunday was released in 1999, before the start of Miami’s condo boom. Considering its fantastic rewatchability (at least in my mind), I thought Oliver Stone’s football flick starring Jamie Foxx, Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, and Dennis Quaid would be a fine starting point.

Some need-to-know background information if you haven’t watched the film:

The movie is based on a professional football franchise called the Miami Sharks, coached by Tony D’Amato (Pacino). While it’s clear the league is modeled after the NFL, the Sharks are part of the AFFFA (Associated Football Franchises of America) because they didn’t get the NFL’s permission to use logos, stadiums, etc.

Willie Beamen (Foxx) is the brash young quarterback who rises to stardom after longtime starter Jack Rooney (Quaid) gets injured. Christina Pagniacci (Diaz) is the team’s vicious owner as the franchise was handed down to her from her late father.

The locations are listed in the order they appear.

Thanks to IMDB, Football Nation, and the Miami New Times for assistance.

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The Orange Bowl

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The Sharks’ home games were filmed at the now abolished Orange Bowl, the former home of the Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes. Marlins Park stands on its grave.
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Homestead Sports Complex

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It’s believed the practices were filmed at this facility about 30 miles south of Miami’s core.
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Downtown Miami

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The aerial shots of Miami in this movie, likely captured via helicopter, show just how much the downtown Miami/Brickell area has evolved. It looks like an entirely different city, and it is.
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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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No stranger to being featured in Hollywood, Vizcaya set the backdrop for a gala in which the team and mayor attended. Pictured here is team owner Christina Pagniacci (Diaz).
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Pro Player Stadium

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The home of the Los Angeles Crusaders in the movie was actually Pro Player Stadium, which today is Hard Rock Stadium, the home of the Dolphins and Hurricanes.
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South Beach

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One of the transitional scenes features some beach football fun with the players and ladies of South Beach.
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The Raleigh Hotel

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After Beamen starts lighting it up on the field, he receives tons of media praise and endorsement opportunities, like this MET-Rx commercial, which was filmed at the Raleigh pool in South Beach.
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Dan Marino's house

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The fictional residence of quarterback Jack Rooney (Quaid) was actually the former home of Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino. Located in Weston, Marino parted ways with the Mediterranean mansion for $7 million and change in 2011.

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Cardozo Hotel

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Beamen runs into his ex-girlfriend at the Cardozo Hotel, per the Miami New Times, which still stands today on 13th Street and Ocean Drive.

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The Orange Bowl

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The Sharks’ home games were filmed at the now abolished Orange Bowl, the former home of the Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes. Marlins Park stands on its grave.
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Homestead Sports Complex

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It’s believed the practices were filmed at this facility about 30 miles south of Miami’s core.
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Downtown Miami

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The aerial shots of Miami in this movie, likely captured via helicopter, show just how much the downtown Miami/Brickell area has evolved. It looks like an entirely different city, and it is.
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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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No stranger to being featured in Hollywood, Vizcaya set the backdrop for a gala in which the team and mayor attended. Pictured here is team owner Christina Pagniacci (Diaz).
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Pro Player Stadium

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The home of the Los Angeles Crusaders in the movie was actually Pro Player Stadium, which today is Hard Rock Stadium, the home of the Dolphins and Hurricanes.
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South Beach

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One of the transitional scenes features some beach football fun with the players and ladies of South Beach.
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The Raleigh Hotel

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After Beamen starts lighting it up on the field, he receives tons of media praise and endorsement opportunities, like this MET-Rx commercial, which was filmed at the Raleigh pool in South Beach.
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Dan Marino's house

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The fictional residence of quarterback Jack Rooney (Quaid) was actually the former home of Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino. Located in Weston, Marino parted ways with the Mediterranean mansion for $7 million and change in 2011.

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Cardozo Hotel

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Beamen runs into his ex-girlfriend at the Cardozo Hotel, per the Miami New Times, which still stands today on 13th Street and Ocean Drive.

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