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Old 03-28-03, 09:41 AM
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DVD movies with the World Trade Center/Twin Towers prominently featured

The one that comes immediately to mind is King Kong from 1976.

Another would be Mazes and Monsters where the boy who believes he's a character from the game
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seeks out the twin towers so he can jump off to join The Great Hall


Watching movies that have the World Trade Center always make me think about the horrible disaster of 9/11 and my eyes become riveted to the screen as I take in the features of the structures. I still can't believe they're gone.
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King Kong (1976)

Featured very prominently in the end. Kong climbs them.
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not sure about a prominent role but wasn't kevin smith going to recreate them for jersey girl? not sure if he ended up doing it, i know he was initially criticized for considering it.
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Originally posted by hgar78
not sure about a prominent role but wasn't kevin smith going to recreate them for jersey girl? not sure if he ended up doing it, i know he was initially criticized for considering it.
You know, people are going to have problems with everything in the world, but that doesn't make it wrong or "insensitive." Kevin Smith's movie is set during a time the Towers existed, so what - we're not allowed to have realism in movies anymore?
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Escape from New York and Superman.

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Re: DVD movies with the World Trade Center/Twin Towers prominently featured

Originally posted by Buttmunker
I still can't believe they're gone.
I'm reminded of it daily. A lot of us still to this day cant believe it, and I hope not one single person ever forgets the emotions and sacrfice of that day, EVER.

Sorry fo the slight tangent, I would include Saturday Night Fever, the skyline is a major player in that movie, contrasting the big city from humble Brooklyn, so close yet so far away.
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Home Alone 2
They can be seen under construction in The French Connection
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Not a movie, but at the beginning of each episode of Sports Night, you see the WTC. Gets me every time.
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Doesn't Mad About You have them in the credits also?

And they are seen at the end of the anime Venus Wars.

Edit: This made me think, which movies set in the future have the WTC?
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This also isnt prominent, but I just saw Changing Lanes last week, and I think in one scene at the beginning where Samuel L. Jackson is riding a bus, there is a shot out the window that shows the two towers. I was really surprised to see this since this movie was released in 2002.
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ID4, Armageddon, AI showed them.

The series Gargoyles seemed to have them in every shyline shot. The artist must have loved them. One episode featured them in the plot when the anteanna one the one was used to boost a spell's power.
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They're in A.I.
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Also in the three Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movies.
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Right outside the window of the girls' apartment in The Big Blue

I loved the skit on SNL where they edited the twin towers out of King Kong and mad a "PC" version. Anyone else see that one?
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They are in Men In Black a few times. This was the first movie I saw with them in it after 9/11, and I was just like "Wow look! The World Trade Center". After that I got alittle obsessed with finding them in movies that are set in New York. Just my way of coping I guess.
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They dance on the roof of one in Godspell.
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They're in Die Hard With A Vengence.
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They aren't in the movie but are on the US theatrical poster for Godzilla vs Megalon (blatant rip-off of the King Kong remake poster).
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they are in the opening credits of Sex and The City...
aren't they burning in Armageddon? kinda eerie...
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The opening credits of the t.v. show BARNEY MILLER show the towers in all there glory, and for movies i can think of the michael j. fox comedy SECRET OF MY SUCCESS, 1998's GODZILLA and i was watching a clint eastwood classic comedy the other day ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN and there they were...
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Originally posted by Buttmunker
... so what - we're not allowed to have realism in movies anymore?
Apparently not, if it's going to hurt someone's feelings... Personally I think taking them out of movies like Spider-Man, or not being alloud to put them back in like Jersey Girl is total bulls**t.

Everybody's driving around with those "Never Forget" bumper stickers, but it seems that all they want to do is forget they were ever even there. It's like some god damn taboo if you mention them or have them in a movie. They were one of the biggest landmarks in NYC for as long as I can remember and to dismiss them because of that horrible tragadey is just wrong.

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