There have been a handful of movies shot in Corpus Christi and the area. The one most talked about, at least in Corpus, would have to be The Legend of Billie Jean. The Open Road used Whataburger Field and the Hooks, Pearl Harbor used the Lex (and Rex), some scenes for Selena were filmed here. But a few other movies were filmed here. Target showed Gene Hackman and Whataburger. Tilt had Brooke Shields riding the Port Aransas ferry.
The list below is from Corpus Christi's Wikipedia page, where you'll also find a list of notable people, including actors and musicians, who are from here.
|1979||Tilt||Brooke Shields, Charles Durning|
|1985||The Legend of Billie Jean||Christian Slater, Helen Slater|
|1985||Target||Gene Hackman, Matt Dillon|
|1991||Knight Rider 2000||David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare|
|2001||Pearl Harbor||Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett|
|2009||The Open Road||Justin Timberlake, Jeff Bridges|
In Kingsville, they filmed part of Frankie Starlight.
In Port Lavaca and Rockport they filmed some of Alamo Bay.