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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:16 PM
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I need movies rated PG or G that are based in NYC...
Can you help? Thanks in advance. My best friend is a history/cultural teacher, and their theme is NYC Right now, and she's looking for something that's appropriate for 11-12 year olds.
Duckie
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:18 PM
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1. Spiderman 1 & 2
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tainowarrior Donating Member (425 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:19 PM
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2. Deep Throat
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 08:33 PM by tainowarrior
a movie about the affectionate relationship between a boy suffering from sore throat and a little girl in his playground who goes through much trouble looking for sore throat medicine to help the boy. It's a touching movie, and kinda comical to see the girl's different ways of solving problems to get to the sore throat medicine.

Ask for it at any Blockbuster.

:evilgrin:

I'm kidding...it's a joke. Deep Throat is a bad movie for kids. check out the other ones on this thread.

How about Maid in manhattan. Nice romantic comedy with a family touch.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:21 PM
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3. 'Searching for Bobby Fischer'.
http://imdb.com/title/tt0108065 /

Josh Waitzkin, the main character in the (true) story, cut his teeth playing chess with the chess hustlers in Washington Square Park, and then I think he was a Manhattan Chess Club regular as he grew and improved.

What I thought was sad was the way the movie felt the need to "change" the kid who was his chess nemesis, Jeff Sarwer. The real Jeff Sarwer was apparently under the influence of some crazed Svengali showbiz chess dad, they both had shaved heads and this whole cult like obsession going on, very interesting people.

The movie made Sarwer a typical alligator shirt wearing preppy jerk.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:25 PM
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4. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
Not a great film by any stretch of the imagination, but it fits the criteria.
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:30 PM
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5. On the Town
Yeah, it's a musical but it was one of the first feature films shot on location and the 40's locations are priceless.

If I can think of a good non-musical will post again. I love musicals but I know how kids are. :-)
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:31 PM
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7. On the Waterfront
If rated today it would probably be a PG. The violence isn't too bad except for what they do to Brando, but it is a great and important film.
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JohnnyBoots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:30 PM
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6. For what educational purpose?
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:26 PM
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26. Well...I don't know about educational purposes...
But she's been talking about NYC, and she wants to show them what the city looks like, and entertain them too, I guess. She just asked me for ideas, and I was hoping to get some ideas from you guys.
Duckie
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JohnnyBoots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:38 PM
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28. there has to be a documentary..i would think
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zigster Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:55 PM
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30. Alot of the movies we are suggesting
kinda shows what NYC USED TO look like.

For example: West Side Story was filmed on location in the upper west side of manhattan. Back then it was a slum and just after filming was completed, the city tore down the area to put up Lincoln Center. Today, the upper west side of Manhattan is a very beautiful area, but very exclusive, very expensive to live in.
If you want to see what upper west side of manhattan looks like today, in a modern film, then try "You've Got Mail" (with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan)

Ooooooooooooo and I just remembered one great film based in NYC:

The Producers with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:32 PM
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8. Sleepless in Seattle
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JohnnyBoots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:33 PM
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9. Isn't Breakfast @ Tiffany's set in NYC, that has to be fairly harmless
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JohnnyBoots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:34 PM
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10. Miracle on 34 th street too if it gets near X-mas time
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:35 PM
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11. So, I suppose C.H.U.D. is right out. Try Superman I,
You've Got Mail
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JohnnyBoots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:37 PM
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13. No C.H.U.D .2, Bud the C.H.U.D.( sorry running gag with me and the wife)
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:37 PM
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12. Indian In The Cupboard
Somewhat NewYorkish, very historical/cultural

Great for kids that age
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KFC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:40 PM
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14. Crocodile Dundee
Most of the first one is set in NYC. The second one might be too.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:41 PM
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15. Muppets take Manhatten
:D
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:41 PM
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16. Barefoot in the Park
Starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford--1967

and the original "Out of Towners" starring Sandy Dennis and Jack Lemmon 1967

both are really funny (especially the Out of Towners)
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:46 PM
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17. In America
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JohnnyBoots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:47 PM
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18. Aiden Quinn , right?
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:09 PM
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21. No, Paddy Considine
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:15 PM
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22. Good choice
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:48 PM
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19. Short Circuit 2
Some say he's nuts. Some say he's bolts. But can Number Five make it in the big, bad city? Keep your wires crossed.
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zigster Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:57 PM
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20. Annie (1982)
It takes place in Depression era New York, but in reality, it was shot on a backlot in California. Though Warbucks mansion is an actual mansion that really exists, but not in NYC as portrayed in the film, but on Long Island.
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:18 PM
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23. Hercules
with arnold schwarzenegger

shot in central park
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:19 PM
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24. Dang. I was gonna say 'Manhattan' by Woody Allen
but maybe not for the kids.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:20 PM
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25. Isn't part of Hook set in Manhattan?
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zigster Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:30 PM
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27. Is "Rear Window" set in New York?
Other NYC based movies:

The Seven Year Itch starring Marilyn Monroe (though even for a clean 1950s movie, it might still be a little too risque for 11 and 12 year olds)

The Apartment (with Jack Lemmon) but this also has subject matter that might not be suitable for 11-12 year olds.

The Odd Couple



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zigster Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:48 PM
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29. More NYC based movies....
The Pride of the Yankees
King Kong
West Side Story
Tootsie (I'm not exactly sure if this would be suitable for 11-12 year olds though)
Superman (though that takes place in "Metropolis", though Metropolis looks like New York)
Broadway Danny Rose (alot of Woody Allen films are based in New York, obviously, but Broadway Danny Rose wont go over their heads, and it is suitable for 11-12 year olds)
Ghostbusters
Saturday Night Fever

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