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1 20 Greatest Philly Movies Brought to you by Philadelphia Magazine, 2008

2 # COOL FACT: Though the movie is set in Philly, the bulk of it was shot on a studio lot in L.A., Year:1972

3 #19 The Blob COOL FACT: McQueen was offered his choice of 10 percent of the profits, or $2,500. He took the $2,500 — and the film earned $4 million, Year: 1958

4 #18 Twelve Monkeys COOL FACT: To help Brad Pitt pull off his character’s nervous way of talking, Gilliam took away his cigarettes, Year: 1995

5 #17 Mikey & Nicky COOL FACT: May is said to have shot 1.5 million feet of film for Mikey & Nicky — more than three times the amount shot for Gone with the Wind, Year: 1976

6 #16 Kitty Foyle COOL FACT: Rogers beat out Hepburn for the best actress Oscar, Year: 1940

7 #15 Best in Show COOL FACT: The shot of “Liberty Hall” is really Pittsburgh’s Mellon Arena—stock footage left over from Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Sudden Death, Year: 2000

8 #14 My Architect COOL FACT: Kevin Bacon’s father, Edmund Bacon, was considered to be Louis Kahn’s nemesis, and is in the film, Year: 2004

9 #13 Birdy COOL FACT: Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown, a Philadelphian, developed a new technology to shoot Birdy’s aerial shots, Year: 1984

10 #12 High School COOL FACT: Former mayor Richardson Dilworth, then head of the school board, pushed for the ban, Year: 1968

11 #11 Stone Reader COOL FACT: After the film came out, Barnes & Noble republished The Stones of Summer, Year: 2002

12 #10 The Young Philadelphians COOL FACT: Based on a Richard Powell novel, The Philadelphians, Year: 1959

13 #09 Witness COOL FACT: The script's original title was "Called Home" which is the Amish term for death, Year: 1985

14 #08 Atlantic City COOL FACT: Robert Mitchum was considered for Lancaster’s role, Year: 1980

15 #07 Sixth Sense COOL FACT: In twelve Monkeys, shot four years before this, Willis’s character says, “All I see are dead people.” Year: 1999

16 #06 Blow Out COOL FACT: Yes, that is Action News weather guy Dave Roberts playing a TV newscaster, Year: 1981

17 #05 Trading Places COOL FACT: the film was conceived as a vehicle for Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder; G. Gordon Liddy was offered the role of Clarence Beeks, Year: 1983

18 #04 The Woodsman COOL FACT: Based on a play by Steven Fechter, Year: 2004

19 #03 Philadelphia COOL FACT: Working titles included People Like Us, At Risk and Probable Cause, Year: 1993

20 #02 The Philadelphia Story COOL FACT: Hepburn owned the film rights to Philip Barry’s play. They were purchased for her by Howard Hughes, Year: 1940

21 #01 Rocky COOL FACT: The studio wanted Ryan O’Neal to play Rocky, Year: 1976


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