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Q: Travel video of Ft. Lauderdale, FL ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Travel video of Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: nicko-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 02 Feb 2003 17:16 PST
Expires: 04 Mar 2003 17:16 PST
Question ID: 156509
I'm seeking travel video(s) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, showing highlights
of the city. This should be relatively current. There are videos of
the entire state of FL available, but they are very limited in their
Ft Lauderdale coverage. Video could be new or used. Printed travel
guides will not be helpful. A video presentation is necessary. I
cannot travel there now and want a video that can be my eyes, so to
speak. Thank you.
Subject: Re: Travel video of Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Answered By: hlabadie-ga on 03 Feb 2003 14:36 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
A representative of the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention and
Visitor's Bureau tells me by e-mail that they have a video about the
area and can provide it if you contact them directly.

GFLCVB e-mail response:

We do have video of Greater Fort Lauderdale.  Please forward us your
address and we will send you a copy."

Greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention and Visitor's Bureau

Also, they have a video and interactive CD-ROM for the diving

"Greater Fort Lauderdale Offers Free Scuba Video and CD-Rom
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (February 2002) --- "The Wrecks and Reefs of
Greater Fort Lauderdale"


Ft. Lauderdale tourism bureau

nicko-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Very good job. Thank you.

Subject: Re: Travel video of Ft. Lauderdale, FL
From: j_philipp-ga on 03 Feb 2003 03:35 PST
Hello Nicko,

I assume you want to purchase a tourist video. The only thing I could
locate to shop for are movies taking place in Ft. Lauderdale (the
first two listings). Also, I provide you with websites showcasing
videos of Ft. Lauderdale (all other resources). I contacted the Ft.
Lauderdale Public Information Office [1] and will get back to you if
anything worthwhile comes up.

---- - Lauderdale (1989)
"Funny story about a guy that tries to find a bottle of dom perignon
for a woman."


Striptease (1996)
(Starring Demi Moore.)


Three video clips in various format of about one minute:

Excursia - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Multimedia
- Water Taxi
- Butterfly World
- Las Olas Riverfront


Sunset Beach Television Programs - Ft. Lauderdale International Boat
- Monte Carlo - Mega Yacht (74 Sec) 
- Boat Show & Legacy (78 Sec) 
- Monte Carlo - Mega Yacht


Fort Lauderdale Hotels

- Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airpot

- Wyndham Bonaventure


Ft. Lauderdale Surround Video Viewer
- Ft. Lauderdale Beach (Hotel)


Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport - Video Tour


I hope it's of help!

Additional links:

Video Production Companies
- An overview of Ft. Lauderdale video production teams


[1] The City of Fort Lauderdale Online
City of Fort Lauderdale
Public Information Office
101 NE Third Avenue, Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Subject: Re: Travel video of Ft. Lauderdale, FL
From: intotravel-ga on 03 Feb 2003 19:12 PST
Hi, Nicko-ga, 

Fort Lauderdale inspired John D. MacDonald to write about a 6'2" beach
bum/knight/hero named Travis McGee, but it doesn't seem to have
inspired any memorable movies.

Strip-Tease, mentioned by j_philipp-ga above, is probably Demi Moore's
worst movie, and yet -- it may be the best of the movies found through
a search for

    TV "fort lauderdale" location drama
    movie locations "set in" list florida
    keywords linked to author names or book titles.

Having said that, here are the movies:

Staying Afloat
Movie made for television, starring Larry Hagman, Claire Yarlett, and
Gregg Henry.
We filmed this two hour TV movie in and around Fort Lauderdale,
Florida, in August in the sweltering heat and humidity. Hard work, but
lots of fun.

Girl Happy (1965)
Cast: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Gary Crosby, Mary Ann Mobley,
Harold J Stone, Jackie Coogan
Director :Boris Sagal
     Rusty Wells (Elvis) is hired by a Chicago mobster to go to Fort
Lauderdale during spring break as a chaperon to his daughter (Stella
Fabares). Look for Jackie Coogan, former child actor and ‘Uncle
Fester’ On TV’s The Adams Family.
July/August 1964 
     Elvis shoots his seventeenth motion picture, "Girl Happy", which
co-stars Shelley Fabares and former "Miss America", Mary Ann Mobley.
This involves some location shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Where the Boys Are (1960) 
Four young women (Hart, Mimieux, Prentiss, Francis) sharing a hotel
room in Fort Lauderdale during spring break also share a common desire
to meet boys. Their experiences vary from finding Ivy League soul
mates to being used and abandoned by the frat boys. Camp fun with '50s
moralizing. Remade in 1984.,,3699-1-EST,00.html

"Darker Than Amber" (1970)
Rod Taylor plays Travis McGee, the boat-bum hero of 21 novels by John
D. MacDonald.
       McGee ... lives in Fort Lauderdale aboard a 52-foot houseboat
.... He routinely rescues lovely women, fixes broken hearts and
administers therapeutic sex.

Empty Copper Sea (1983)
Sam Elliott, Gene Evans, Richard Farnsworth
       Empty Copper Sea is the reissue title for the made-for-TV
mystery Travis McGee. Sam Elliot stars as Travis McGee, the "been
there, done that" private eye created by novelist John McDonald.
McGee's assignment this time is personal: he hopes to help clear the
name of his old pal, charter boat skipper Van Harder (Richard
       The Empty Copper Sea (Lippincourt, U.S., 1978) got the TV
pilot-movie treatment in 1983, starring Sam Elliott ( a
walrus-moustached McGee!) and Gene Evans (Meyer).

Soft Touch was the first MacDonald novel to be filmed. Retitled
Man-Trap, the movie starred Jeffrey Hunter, Stella Stevens and David
Janssen, and was released in 1961. It is described in The New York
Times Guide to Movies on TV as "a second-rate melodrama, derived from
a typical, brass-knuckled John D. MacDonald crime yarn that read
better and certainly moved faster" - enough said. Pan Books published
Soft Touch under the title Man-Trap in 1961 ….

The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything 
A TV-movie version of The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything appeared
in 1980, starring Robert Hays, Pam Dawber and Maurice Evans. It was
well-made, at every level. However, the 1981 sequel, The Girl, the
Gold Watch and Dynamite, might well have been a below-par episode of
Lost in Space.

Senior Week 
Synopsis: Spring break for rowdy college seniors in Fort Lauderdale.

Flight Of The Navigator Starring: Joey Cramer, Sarah Jessica Parker,
Howard Hesseman ...   [Fort Lauderdale Filming Locations]
fantasy movie aimed at the family market. Disney.

Porky's Starring: Dan Monahan, Wyatt Knight, Tony Ganios ...
     [Fort Lauderdale Filming Locations: school]
…. raunchy comedy movie that spawned two sequels.

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