‘Film Texas!’ Newsletter | May 1980
In celebration of the Texas Film Commission's 50th Anniversary, we went to the archives to see how our history has been shaped by the initiatives, programs and productions from the past 50 years. View more from the archives here. #TFC50
May 1980 | This month in TFC History: The May 1980 edition of the 'Film Texas!' shines the spotlight on Battle Creek Brawl, starring Jackie Chan, and Jose Ferrer and takes us back in time to Battle Creek, TX circa 1930. The newsletter notes:
Battle Creek Brawl had a budget of about $3 million and used predominately Texan crew. Rob Jessup of Dallas was the Director of Photography. This marks the second time Fred Weintraub has come to Texas to shoot a film.
Filming locations for Battle Creek Brawl included San Antonio, Floresville, and Galveston. Weintraub's first Texas film, Outlaw Blues, was shot in Austin with Peter Fonda and Susan St. James.