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Action. A small-town sheriff (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his force strive to keep a drug lord and his private army from escaping across the border. Also starring Rodrigo Santoro, Jaimie Alexander, Chris Browning, Forest Whitaker, Peter Stormare, Daniel Henney, Johnny Knoxville, Luis Guzman, Eduardo Noriega, and Harry Dean Stanton. Filming locations: Albuquerque, Belen, Bosque Farms, Laguna Pueblo, Los Lunas, Moriarty.
Filming locations for The Last Stand:
Bosque Farms, NM., Belen, NM., Albuquerque, NM., Mesita, NM., Las Vegas, NV.
The Last Stand (2013)
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville
In the 2013 movie The Last Stand, Belen’s name is changed to “Summerton Junction” and is set in Arizona, not New Mexico.
The movie was filmed primarily at the intersection of Becker Avenue and Second Street. Belen’s two historic hotels — the Belen Hotel and Central Hotel — are featured prominently in the film, with the Belen Hotel renamed as the Bell Hotel and with Schwarzenegger jumping off the rooftop of the Central Hotel. E. Garcia Grocery, also known for selling Eva’s Chile, was converted to an antique store called “Salazar’s.”
Belen’s iconic water tower was left in place for the film, but instead of being surrounded by buildings, like in real Belen, it is surrounded by a cornfield in Summerton Junction. Belen’s old city hall makes an appearance in the film as the sheriff’s office and county jail, using real jail cells from when old city hall included a police station and jail.
Belen High School students are featured in the opening scene as Summerton Junction celebrates the local football team. Summerton Junction and Belen have the same mascot, an eagle.
Notes on Individual Scenes
200-298 Becker Ave, Belen, NM 87002, USA (High Street)
Google Maps Co-ordinates: 34.659798, -106.770080
200 Becker Ave, Belen, NM 87002, USA (Hotel Bell)
Google Maps Co-ordinates: 34.659896, -106.769560
112 Becker Ave, Belen, NM 87002, USA (Old lady’s shop)
Google Maps Co-ordinates: 34.659796, -106.769113
Roadside 9 miles outside Las Vegas
Sommerton, AZ: Belen, NM – Primary filming site: Becker & 2nd Street, Belen, NM.
Parking Garage - (Under Hyatt Regency Hotel?)
Las Vegas Streets, Transporting Cortez – Maybe LV street. Scene cuts to northbound on 5th St. in ABQ, at Tijeras Ave. NW
Bally’s sign – Westbound on Marquette Ave. between 4th & 5th St. NW, in Albuquerque. Van lifted at Marquette Ave. & 5th St. NW to building on NW corner.
Zip line to Bldg on NW corner of intersection
Unclear which doorway is used
Address: 315 …
7th floor to ground floor
Fidelity – Bravery – Integrity
Roadblock & Revving Car – Paseo? West Side?
Bloody Roadblock - Looks like Bobby Foster Road.
Left: Bobby Foster Rd. SE, near Q Studios, has been used for highway-related scenes in numerous movies, including "The Last Stand."
New Road, Roads – Prob. NV
Warehouse – Dinkum Museum
Summerton Mountain backdrop appears to be M Mountain between Lemitar & Escondida.