What Lies Beneath was a movie starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer, filmed in 1999 at the DAR State Park in West Addison, VT. Other filming locations were in Chittenden and Washington counties. As a matter of fact, I remember one night when filming was taking place at UVM. The lighting was so bright that it made night time seem like day. Harrison Ford was also known to frequent RiRa’s, an Irish pub type bar on lower Church St in Burlington. During the late 1990’s it seemed as if Hollywood had really descended upon Vermont as another film “Me, Myself and Irene” starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger was also filmed throughout Chittenden County around the same time.
Although the fictional setting for the house was supposedly Waterbury, VT., the filming location was actually in West Addison, on the border of Lake Champlain, with the old Lake Champlain bridge partaking in a cameo role, just years before it was demolished and replaced. The beautiful house located at the DAR State Park never actually existed, so it was specially constructed and later torn down after filming had been completed.
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