top story 16 times Decatur was featured in TV and movies HERALD & REVIEW Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021 0 Yes, Decatur was on "Alf." A look at other TV-movie mentions. Bachelor Party In the 1984 movie "Bachelor Party," Tom Hanks says the line,"No, I'm not like the rest of the boys, I'm from Decatur, Illinois and I am suave, debonair." Biggest Loser Contestants of Season 17 of NBC's "Biggest Loser" Roberto and Luis Hernandez are alumni of Decatur's Millikin University. Photos courtesy of NBCUniversal Media Ferris Bueller's Day Off In the 1986 movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," Cameron mentions his mom is in Decatur when asked about her. ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Col Leatherheads A scene in the 2008 film "Leatherheads" features a man and woman watching a football game. The woman asks the man how owning a football team will help sell corn starch, and the camera pans to the scoreboard that shows one of the football teams in Decatur. Most Terrifying Places in America The Lincoln Square Theatre was featured on an episode of the Travel Channel's Most Terrifying Places in America. H&R file photo So I Married an Axe Murderer A map of Illinois with Decatur marked prominently is featured in the 1993 movie "So I Married An Axe Murderer." The Fugitive Season two, episode nine of the 1960 TV series "The Fugitive" takes place in Decatur. The Informant! "The Informant!" prominently features Decatur and was partially filmed here. H&R file photo The X Factor The 6th-place finisher of the second season of "The X Factor," CeCe Frey, is from Decatur. H&R file photo True Life: "I'm Addicted to Caffeine" MTV's True Life: "I'm Addicted to Caffeine" was filmed in Decatur. Karyn Slover The 1996 murder of Karyn Slover was featured in a documentary made by Discovery Channel Canada, as well as an episode of "Forensic Files." H&R File Photo ALF When Willie Tanner was asked by ALF where he was from Willie replied "You Know. I've been around ... here, there, Decatur, Illinois." Herald & Review Archives Call Northside 777 The 1948 film "Call Northside 777" mentions driving out to Decatur. Herald & Review Archives Jalopies on Parade In 1943, the War Department made a film in Decatur called "Jalopies on Parade" that showed how to recycle vehicles for military use. Herald & Review Archives Playtown USA "Playtown USA" was a film made in the 1940s about Decatur's park and recreation system. Check it out on YouTube. Herald & Review archives Impact: Stories of Survival Randy Tankersley tapes a segment of an episode of 'Impact: Stories of Survival' for the Discovery Health Channel at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Tankersley and the rest of the crew recreated the story of Decatur resident John Evans who underwent hand transfer surgery in 1994. H&R file photo SUPPORT OUR JOURNALISM Become a Herald & Review member. Starting at $5! 0 comments Tags Television Movies Decatur Pop Culture Illinois Tv Film Evergreen Look-back Related to this collection Health, Medicine and Fitness Coronavirus concerns prompt ‘The Amazing Race’ to halt production Feb 28, 2020 In the face of growing coronavirus fears, production on world-travel competition series “The Amazing Race” has been halted, the network said Friday. Local The story behind the Sullivan student who saved a choking baby Jan 31, 2021 Like a lot of students, Chase Eller did not expect to actually need the knowledge gained in every class at Sullivan High School.