Philadelphia Movies: A Tournament

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  1. Scott Weinberg

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    I may have done this one waaay back in the day. I honestly don't remember. You all know the rules.

    Movie must have been filmed in (or IMMEDIATELY AROUND*) Philadelphia. As a representative of the Philadelphia Film Commission (an organization I just now made up), I reserve the right to veto films I think are ineligible.

    Since they're the obvious ones, I'll start us off with two movies:

    Philadelphia (Jonathan Demme, 1993)
    Rocky (John Avildsen, 1976)

    (* i.e. a certain sci-fi blockbuster from last year.)

    Participants get two nominations. Seconds are not required; just make sure your picks fit the Philly requirement.
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Offhand, I'll nominate The Philadelphia Story.

    Hmmmm....
     
  3. chris_m_white

    chris_m_white Stunt Coordinator

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    I'll nominate:

    The Sixth Sense
    Signs
     
  4. Angelo.M

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    I think Signs is stretching the concept a bit. But Unbreakable should work, so I'll nominate it.
     
  5. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Cinematographer

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    Nominate:
    Birdy
    Twelve Monkeys

    I did a summer session at Temple University in 1991. Cheese steaks suck.
     
  6. Scott Weinberg

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    Bah. You never had a good one then.

    Edit - Confused threadings.
     
  7. LukeB

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    I'll try to nominate Houseguest.
     
  8. Vickie_M

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    I would have nominated Birdy, but Chuck beat me to it.

    IMDB's Power Search lists 207 titles, several of which I've never heard of, several of which I don't specifically remember as being Philadelphia movies, but I'll go with sure things.

    Witness

    Trading Places
     
  9. Vickie_M

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    These are the Power Search titles:

    $5,000,000 Counterfeiting Plot, The (1914)
    1776 (1972) 7.2/10 (1284 votes)
    2 Little, 2 Late (2000) 8.7/10 (22 votes)
    24th Day, The (2002)
    Above the Limit (1900) 2.9/10 (6 votes)
    ...aka Automobile and Jimmy Hicks (1900)
    ...aka Chimmie Hicks at the Races (1902) (USA: copyright title)
    ...aka Jimmie Hicks in Automobile (1900)
    Age of Innocence, The (1993) 7.0/10 (3867 votes)
    Allegorical Floats (1898)
    Alphabet, The (1968) 7.6/10 (129 votes)
    Amazing Grace (1974) 5.0/10 (14 votes)
    Ambulance Corps Drill (1899)
    America the Beautiful (1975)
    American-Chinese Naval Reserves (1899)
    Animal Factory (2000) 6.5/10 (970 votes)
    Arrau & Muti & Beethoven (1990) (TV)
    Bell for Philadelphia, A (1963)
    Beloved (1998) 5.6/10 (1394 votes)
    Beyond the Mat (1999) 7.4/10 (1460 votes)
    ...aka Beyond the Mat: Unrated Director's Cut (2000) (USA: director's cut)
    Big Monitor 'Miantonomah', The (1898)
    Big Monitor Miantonomah Leaving the Navy Yard (1898)
    Birdy (1984) 7.2/10 (2469 votes)
    Block, The (1964)
    Blow Out (1981) 7.0/10 (2042 votes)
    Bottomfeeders (2001/II)
    Bright Victory (1951) 7.5/10 (39 votes)
    ...aka Lights Out (1951) (UK)
    Broadway Damage (1997) 6.3/10 (132 votes)
    Brooklyn Goes to Philadelphia (1954)
    Bryn Mawr Horse Show (1900)
    Burglar, The (1957) 6.5/10 (27 votes)
    Busy Corner, A (1897)
    Call to Post (1983)
    Catching a Runaway Team (1897)
    Children Rolling Down Hill (1900)
    Christmas on Division Street (1991) (TV) 6.4/10 (59 votes)
    Chronicle of Corpses, A (2000) 2.8/10 (31 votes)
    Clean and Sober (1988) 6.5/10 (744 votes)
    Condition Red (1995) 4.7/10 (59 votes)
    ...aka Condition Red - hälytystila (1996) (Finland)
    ...aka Draußen lauert der Tod (1995) (Germany)
    Cramp's Shipyard (1899)
    Creepshow (1982) 6.0/10 (2038 votes)
    Crew of the U.S. Cruiser 'Raleigh' (1899)
    Cruiser Columbia (1898)
    Crumb (1994) 7.6/10 (2266 votes)
    Cumulus 9 (1992)
    ...aka C-9 (1992) (USA)
    ...aka Cloud 9 (1992)
    ...aka Cumulus 9 (1992) (USA)
    David and Lisa (1962) 7.0/10 (203 votes)
    Delaware River, Philadelphia (1897)
    Demo Crew, The (2001) 2.9/10 (11 votes)
    Demonstrating the Action of the Chicago Pneumatic Shell Riveters on the Underside of the Hull of a Steel Vessel. Taken for the Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co. (1900)
    Devices (1980)
    Doghouse, The (2000)
    Download This (2002)
    Downtown (1990) 5.0/10 (191 votes)
    Dressed to Kill (1980) 6.9/10 (2038 votes)
    Driving (2001)
    ECW Barely Legal (1997) (TV) 8.9/10 (18 votes)
    ...aka ECW Barely Legal '97 (1997) (TV) (USA: video box title)
    ...aka Extreme Championship Wrestling's Barely Legal (1997) (TV) (USA)
    Edge City (1998/I) 5.4/10 (19 votes)
    Eighth and Vine St. Philadelphia (1897)
    Emmett's Mark (2002) 4.6/10 (22 votes)
    Erotic Memoirs of a Male Chauvinist Pig, The (1973)
    Everybody's Business: America's Children (1995) (TV)
    Evil Within, The (1998) 4.7/10 (9 votes)
    Fallen (1998) 6.6/10 (5804 votes)
    Family Values (2002/I)
    Famous Battleship Captains: Philadelphia Peace Jubilee Parade (1898)
    Fighting Back (1982/I) 5.1/10 (41 votes)
    ...aka Death Vengeance (1982)
    Fire Boat 'Edwin S. Stewart' (1897)
    Fire Run (1897)
    First City Troop of Philadelphia (1899)
    For Ice Cream and Cake (1900)
    Four Friends (1981) 6.3/10 (242 votes)
    ...aka Georgia's Friends (1981)
    Gen. Snowden and Staff, and Crew of the U.S.S. 'Raleigh' (1899)
    Gentleman's Game, A (2001) 7.0/10 (69 votes)
    Giant Steam-Shovel, A (1897)
    Girard College Cadets (1897)
    Girard College Cadets (1899)
    Girard College Cadets at Double Quick (1897)
    Girard College Cadets in Review (1897)
    Girls Like Us (1997) 5.3/10 (13 votes)
    Good Thief, The (2002/II) 7.9/10 (7 votes)
    Grand Army Veterans of Philadelphia (1898)
    Grandmother, The (1970) 7.7/10 (141 votes)
    Great Football Game Between Annapolis and West Point, The (1899)
    Great Train Robbery, The (1904) 5.4/10 (14 votes)
    Greatest Show on Earth, The (1952) 6.7/10 (790 votes)
    ...aka Cecil B. DeMille's The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) (USA: complete title)
    Hack (2002) (TV) 1.6/10 (101 votes)
    Hail Columbia (1935)
    High Diving (1897)
    High School (1969) 7.4/10 (107 votes)
    Home of Angels (1994) 3.2/10 (5 votes)
    House of God, The (1984) 5.9/10 (35 votes)
    I.F. Stone's Weekly (1973) 8.6/10 (7 votes)
    In Harm's Way (1997)
    In This Corner: Joe Frazier (1980) (TV)
    Independence (1976) 4.0/10 (7 votes)
    Independence Day (1996) 6.0/10 (42327 votes)
    ...aka ID4 (1996) (USA: promotional abbreviation)
    Indomitable Teddy Roosevelt, The (1986) 6.8/10 (10 votes)
    Italian Job, The (2003)
    Jersey Girl (2003)
    Jesus' Son (1999) 6.9/10 (1406 votes)
    Keystone Express (1897)
    Kimberly (1999) 5.3/10 (136 votes)
    Launch of the Great Battleship Alabama (1898)
    Let's Eat Food (1981) (TV)
    Light, The (1988/I) (TV)
    Like Mike (2002) 5.0/10 (636 votes)
    Little White Lies (1989) (TV) 5.7/10 (36 votes)
    Live Aid (1985) (TV) 7.5/10 (82 votes)
    Love's Toll (1916)
    Major-General Nelson A. Miles, and Staff, in the Peace Jubilee Parade (1898)
    Making an Arrest (1897)
    Mannequin (1987) 4.8/10 (2710 votes)
    Mannequin 2: On the Move (1991) 2.8/10 (618 votes)
    Marnie (1964) 7.0/10 (2566 votes)
    Midwinter Night's Dream, A (1912)
    Mikey and Nicky (1976) 6.3/10 (89 votes)
    Modulations (1998) 6.8/10 (68 votes)
    Money for Nothing (1993/I) 5.3/10 (457 votes)
    More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation, A (1989)
    Morimoto R.A.W. (2002) (TV)
    Mounted Police Drill (1897)
    Mrs. U.S. Grant and President McKinley (1899)
    Murder at the Mardi Gras (1978) (TV)
    My Little Girl (1986) 4.7/10 (53 votes)
    N Is a Number (1993) 8.4/10 (8 votes)
    Naval Constructor Richmond P. Hobson and the Crew of the Merrimac (1898)
    New Year's Carnival (1898)
    Newsboy's Luck, A (1911)
    OHMS (1980) (TV) 3.5/10 (10 votes)
    Pa. R.R. Train Near Phila. (1896)
    Peacemaker, The (1997) 5.9/10 (5685 votes)
    Philadelphia (1993) 7.4/10 (10826 votes)
    Philadelphia City Hall, The (1897)
    Philadelphia City Troop and a Company of Roosevelt's Rough Riders (1898)
    Philadelphia Experiment II (1993) 4.5/10 (211 votes)
    Philadelphia Letter Carriers (1898)
    Philadelphia Police on Parade (1897)
    Philadelphia's Pride (1900)
    Philadelphia: fusillade de Mole Street (1997) (TV)
    Pigeonholed (1999) 3.5/10 (18 votes)
    Pneumatic Tools (1900)
    Popular Science (1939/I)
    ...aka Popular Science J-8-5 (1939)
    Poverty Outlaw (1997)
    President McKinley and Mayor Ashbridge of Philadelphia (1899)
    Pride of the Marines (1945) 7.5/10 (103 votes)
    ...aka Forever in Love (1945) (UK)
    Prison Song (2001) 7.4/10 (29 votes)
    Punctuality (1998)
    Putz (1988)
    Ragged Earl, The (1914)
    Rat Race, The (1960) 6.3/10 (65 votes)
    Renaissance (1994)
    Renegades (1989) 4.4/10 (262 votes)
    Return to Paradise (1998) 6.8/10 (2254 votes)
    ...aka All for One (1998) (USA: alternative title)
    Returning from Drill (1897)
    Road to God Knows Where, The (1990) 5.0/10 (16 votes)
    Rocky (1976) 7.7/10 (12898 votes)
    Rocky II (1979) 6.1/10 (5297 votes)
    Rocky III (1982) 5.5/10 (5537 votes)
    Rocky V (1990) 3.9/10 (4066 votes)
    Rough Riding (1897)
    Route One USA (1989) 5.3/10 (15 votes)
    Scar of Shame, The (1927) 4.8/10 (16 votes)
    Se7en (1995) 8.3/10 (51230 votes)
    Second Battalion, 1st Regiment, N.G. of Pennsylvania (1899)
    Second City Troop (1899)
    Sev. Regiments Passing the Monument (1899)
    Show, The (1995) 4.5/10 (39 votes)
    Sixth Sense, The (1999) 8.3/10 (58606 votes)
    Snipes (2001) 8.6/10 (20 votes)
    Solutions: Canadian Transit Technology (1981)
    Split (2000/I)
    Sport Slants (1934/IV)
    ...aka Ted Husing's Sport Slants (1934/IV) (USA: complete title)
    St. Vincent's Cadets (1898)
    State Fencibles (1899)
    Stealing Home (1988) 6.8/10 (858 votes)
    Sweet Love, Bitter (1967) 7.2/10 (6 votes)
    ...aka Black Love, White Love (1967)
    ...aka It Won't Rub Off, Baby! (1967)
    Taps (1981) 6.3/10 (1627 votes)
    Tattoo (1981) 4.3/10 (113 votes)
    Tell My Mom I Love Her (1994)
    Ten Nights in a Barroom (1926)
    Tenth Cavalry, The (1898)
    Thin Blue Lie, The (2000) (TV) 7.0/10 (58 votes)
    Third Pennsylvania Volunteers (1898)
    Third Regiment Pennsylvania (1898)
    Thrilling Detective Story (1906)
    Through Adam's Eyes (1977)
    Track 16 (2001) 8.6/10 (8 votes)
    Trading Places (1983) 7.3/10 (7050 votes)
    Train Coming Out of Station, Philadelphia, Pa. (1896) 4.7/10 (8 votes)
    Train Leaving Philadelphia with Troops for the Coal Mines (1902)
    Trick Baby (1973) 8.5/10 (8 votes)
    ...aka Double Con, The (1973)
    Twelve Monkeys (1995) 7.9/10 (39838 votes)
    Two Bits (1995) 5.8/10 (295 votes)
    ...aka Day to Remember, A (1995)
    Two Plus One (1995) 7.8/10 (6 votes)
    Unbreakable (2000) 7.2/10 (21232 votes)
    Uncle Scam (1981)
    Unusual Occupations (1945/III)
    Unveiling of Grant Monument (1899)
    Unveiling of the Washington Monument (1897)
    Unveiling the Statue of Gen. U.S. Grant (1899)
    Up Close & Personal (1996) 5.7/10 (2236 votes)
    View of Cramp's Shipyard (1898)
    View of League Island, Philadelphia (1898)
    Voyage to the End of the Earth (1981) (TV)
    Waiting (2000/I) 6.4/10 (21 votes)
    Watermelon Woman, The (1996) 5.9/10 (92 votes)
    Wide Awake (1998) 6.3/10 (355 votes)
    Winter Kills (1979) 6.4/10 (153 votes)
    Witness (1985) 7.6/10 (10206 votes)
    Worth Winning (1989) 6.0/10 (277 votes)
     
  10. Brook K

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    Witness

    If the qualification is that any part of the movie was filmed in Philadelphia than I'll nominate Marnie, if it has to be more Philadelphia-centric I'll nominate Rocky III
     
  11. ChuckDeLa

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    Taps? Doesn't the entire movie take place inside a military academy?

    Oh, I do remember one scene with the boys going out to the movies or something and getting in a scuffle with the locals. I guess that was Philly.

    I'm rooting for Mannequin 2: On the Move to win the tourney.
     
  12. Evan Case

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    I suppose I'll have to be the one to nominate the eventual winner: The Garbage-Pickin' Field-Goal Kickin' Philadelphia Phenomenon, with Tony Danza.

    If Crumb was actually shot in Philly I'll nominate that too.

    Evan
     
  13. Evan Case

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    And I know I didn't read the words "Cheese steaks suck."

    Because if I did, there's gonna be a problem. [​IMG]

    Evan
     
  14. Scott Weinberg

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    Movies in:

    12 Monkeys
    Birdy
    Crumb
    Marnie
    Philadelphia
    Rocky
    The Sixth Sense
    Signs
    Trading Places
    Unbreakable
    Witness


    Vickie! You made it too easy for everyone! [​IMG]

    Houseguest is ineligible, as it was filmed in and around Pittsburgh - which is a full 300 miles away from Philadelphia. [​IMG]

    I'm still debating whether or not The Philadelphia Story is eligible, as I don't think any of it was actually filmed here...ironically enough.

    I'm vetoing The Garbage-Pickin' Field-Goal Kickin' Philadelphia Phenomenon because A) it's a TV movie, and B) it's an embarassment to the city. [​IMG] Evan gets another pick.

    Oh, and despite what the IMDb says, no part of Seven was filmed here.
     
  15. Vickie_M

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    Sorry, I didn't know that was a no-no. :b
     
  16. Scott Weinberg

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    NP, V. [​IMG]
     
  17. Dome Vongvises

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    I'll nominate

    Rocky III
     
  18. Scott Weinberg

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    -------Tournament Canceled Due to Host Disinterest----------

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Bill J

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    Scott, I thought this was a cool idea for a tourney. Why don't you just fill the remaining spots?
     
  20. Scott Weinberg

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    OK
     

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