Hulu’s ‘Run’ Is Set in Pasco, So Why Not Film in Pasco?
It's not the first time Pasco has been the setting for a movie or TV show while not being a filming location. Aftermath on SyFy began in Pasco and had the Copelands journey to Yakima.
Run is a new thriller on Hulu starring American Horror Story's Sarah Paulson. It's the streaming giant's most successful original movie, earning $2.2 million at the box office during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the trailer below, you can clearly see the address of "515 Poplar Way Pasco, WA 98195" on prescription pill bottles. First of all, the nearest "Poplar Way" is Poplar Street in Burbank. Secondly, 98195 is not the zip code for Pasco. The movie was filmed in Winnipeg, Canada.
While Pasco residents surfing on Hulu are certainly thrilled to have their hometown star in a new hit movie, I don't think I'm going out on a limb here to suggest that studios make an effort to make "Pasco" feel like Pasco. It makes you wonder if movie production crews draw city names out of a hat so they don't revert to defaults like New York City or Los Angeles.
Hello, My Name is Frank made big waves locally when the film, set and filmed primarily in Tri-Cities, held its premiere in Pasco.
One Reddit user pointed out that TiLite, a Pasco company, is the manufacturer of the main character's wheelchair. So perhaps that's why the film is set where it is.
Run has a 90% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is currently streaming on Hulu. If you've seen it, share your thoughts with us on our app.