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Old 11-20-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Phila. PA
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12 Monkeys, my d.c. cousin was in that one...Killing Emmet Young [Emmet's Mark], my queens cousin was in that one...Rocky, my cousin G. was one of them kids running with Rocky up to the art museum..
..I seen the 25th st. bridge in South Philly in a car chase scene on Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen..
..Bustin' Loose was the $h!%. Shooter was pretty tight.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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12 Monkeys, my d.c. cousin was in that one...Killing Emmet Young [Emmet's Mark], my queens cousin was in that one...Rocky, my cousin G. was one of them kids running with Rocky up to the art museum..
..I seen the 25th st. bridge in South Philly in a car chase scene on Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen..
..Bustin' Loose was the $h!%. Shooter was pretty tight.
The start of 12 monkeys, set in the old Wananmakers makes me sad for its demise. The City Hall scenes are great
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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I loved “The Sixth Sense” but it could have just as well been made anywhere. Same thing goes for “Philadelphia”. “Trading Places” remains the definitive Philly movie IMO. It really captures the city's soul, both the good and the bad.
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:17 AM
 
Location: USA
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"The Sixth Sense" X2!

"The Philadelphia Story". Just kidding I know it wasn't made here, but Hepburn does mention Unionville.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:51 PM
 
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Default Wow...I connect with 3

#1. Rocky - My policeman brother was sitting in patrol car on Parkway during scene of Rocky bounding up Art Museum steps (look for headlights turning on and car pulling away).

#2. Mannequin - filmed inside Wanamakers at night. While on lunch from jury duty, watched Kevin McCarthy's stunt-double being swung back & forth while straddling on hanging sign (over an hour to shoot a 2 second shot).

#3. Philadelphia - went to premiere at Prince Theatre, met Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jonathan Demme and Sharon Pinkenson (Hanks & Washington ducked out 5 minutes into showing, citing flu illness).

* Honorable mention: Invincible - friend's brother (teamster) played one of the NFL refs.
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Old 02-08-2015, 12:39 PM
 
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Saw a film from the '50's this morning called 'The Burglar,' starring Jayne Mansfield. It was set it Philly and (towards the end) Atlantic City. Nice little film noir with a few street scenes, including City Hall and 30th St. Station. Not a classic, but a good film to see if you like old movies.
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:40 PM
 
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Saw a film from the '50's this morning called 'The Burglar,' starring Jayne Mansfield. It was set it Philly and (towards the end) Atlantic City. Nice little film noir with a few street scenes, including City Hall and 30th St. Station. Not a classic, but a good film to see if you like old movies.
Hitchcock's Marnie was set in Philadelphia, the Main Line and Baltimore. Much of what was suppose to pass for Philly and Baltimore was done via matte paintings. But there was a genuine shot of 30 St. Station in the beginning of the picture.
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Old 02-13-2015, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphian-transplant from Miami
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OK I just remembered this so I bring it up.
American Horror Story: Freak Show. It is obvious the main exhibition of the freaks is based on Mutter Museum,
The display, the exhibitions.....
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:25 AM
 
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Though most of it is set in AC, The King of Marvin Gardens had some shots taken in Philadelphia.
Wasn't Lynch's Eraserhead filmed in Philadelphia.
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:01 AM
 
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National Treasure with Nicholas Cage and Dianne Kruger
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