McKinney on films, on TV


2010 – Chase, NBC TV series, used the North Texas History Center, Bingham House Bed & Breakfast and a rock quarry on 380.

2010 – The Language of a Broken Heart, used The Book Gallery and Churchill’s British Pub.

2010 – Balaam Gimble’s Gumption, a short film shot by Blue Logic Productions in the historic Courthouse (MPAC) with the goal of eventually producing a full length movie. Based on the novel by Texas author Mike Nichols.

2010 – The Final, official website looks pretty dark (

2009 – Hey Dillon, documentary (

2009 – The Poet & Pepper, video. This is another that looks like it is available for free viewing or download. Amazon says that it is out of stock but also says that it is burned on demand.

2008 – Monsterland

2008 – Unglued, a 20 minute short film won Best Drama at 2008 SouthSlam Film Festival in Austin and Best Editing at 2008 Treasure Coast International Film Festival (

2008 – The Intruder, available on Amazon, this film has a few reviews that suggests it might be a good buy for the horror film buff. (

2007 – Honest Abe , a recreation of the silent films of the 1920′s, this film is available for viewing on IMDB (

2006 – Prison Break, episode “Manhunt” – used historic Courthouse (MPAC ), available for download on FOX site, (

2005 – The Prodigy, I found this one on Amazon but it looks like it may only be available in the European format and won’t play on our DVD players. (

Several – Walker, Texas Ranger – various episodes used different backdrops.

2002 – Almost

1999 – Boys Don’t Cry used the McKinney Grain Company and the grain elevator as a backdrop. Hilary Swank won an oscar for her role in this film. (

1998 – Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack, TV movie starring Clint Black, available on Amazon (

1996 – A Promise to Carolyn, a made for TV drama featuring Delta Burke, I can’t find this on-line anywhere.

1993 – Murder in the Heartland, TV movie, according to Wikipedia, this film saw a limited release on VHS. Brian Dennehy was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a miniseries and Ronald Victor Garcia was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography. (

1992 – An American Story, TV movie, still available at Amazon on VHS. (

1990 – A Killing in a Small Town, used the historic courthouse. Available on Amazon. (

1988 – Dakota, filmed in the spring of 1987, used the town square. Available on Amazon. (

1987 – When The Time Comes, TV movie, available on VHS from Amazon (

1974 – Benji, used The Dowell House Bed & Breakfast, is available in DVD and VHS on Amazon (

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