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Favorite film set in New Jersey

odoreater

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There are many good ones to choose from. My favorite is probably Cinderella Man.
 

gnatty8

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They've actually filmed movies in New Jersey?
 

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Originally Posted by gnatty8
They've actually filmed movies in New Jersey?

Yes, many of them - and many are quite good - even Oscar best picture winners (A Beautiful Mind). In fact, movies were invented here by Thomas Edison.

Here's a list from wikipedia:

13 Going on 30 (2004)

54 (1998)

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

a.k.a Jersey (2007)

Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

Annie (1982)

Atlantic City (1980)

Baby It's You (1983)

Bad Company (2002)

Ball of Fire (1941)

Bathing Beauty (1944)

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Be Kind Rewind (2008)

Beer League (2006)

Being John Malkovich (1999) - ("You see the world through John Malkovich's eyes. Then after
about 15 minutes, you're spit out into a ditch on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike!")

Big (1988) - (parts of movie filmed in Cliffside Park)

Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

Chasing Amy (1997)

Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

Cinderella Man (2005)

Clerks (1994)

Clerks II (2006)

Coneheads (1993)

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)

Cop Land (1997)

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Dogma (1999)

Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

Empire Records (1995)

The Family Man (2000)

Firstborn (1984)

Freedomland (2006)

The Freshman (1990 film) (1990) Ending of movie is supposed to take place in Cherry Hill

Friday the 13th (1980) - (Setting in fictional Crystal Lake Camp,NJ,. filmed in Blairstown,NJ at No-
Be-Bo-Sco camp)

Garden State (2004)

The Godfather: Part III (1990)

Goodbye, Columbus (1969)

Gracie (2007)

Guess Who (2005)

Gunshy (1998)

Happiness (1998) - ("You know, people are always putting New Jersey down. None of my friends
can believe I live here. But that's because they don't get it: I'm living in a state of irony.")

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

Hellboy (2004)

The Hurricane (1999)

The In-Laws (1979)

I.Q. (1994)

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

Jersey Girl (1992)

Jersey Girl (2004)

Just Friends (2005)

The Kill-Off (1990)

The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)

The Last Broadcast (1998)

Lean on Me (1989)

Lock Up (1989)

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) ("Easy, sport. Got myself out of Beirut once, I think I can get out
of New Jersey." "Yeah, well don't be so sure. Others have tried and failed. The entire population,
in fact.")

Mallrats (1995)

Mortal Thoughts (1991)

New Jersey Drive (1995)

North (1994)

Nothing But Trouble (1991)

Now You Know (2002)

On The Waterfront (1954) - (Filmed in Hoboken, set in Brooklyn)

Owning Mahowny (2003)

Palookaville (1995)

The Prince of Jersey (2005)

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Raising Helen (2004)

Return of the Secaucus 7 (1980)

Running on Empty (1988)

Running Scared (2006)

Rounders (1998)

Satan's Playground (2005)

Second Best (2004)

Sherrybaby (2006)

The Simian Line (2000)

Snake Eyes (1998)

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

The Station Agent (2003)

Storytelling (2001)

The Sunshine Boys (1975) - ("Well, you know, people don't go out to New Jersey unless they
have to.")

Superman: The Movie (1978) - (Superman: "You don't even care where that other missile is
headed, do you?" Lex Luthor: "Of course I do. I know exactly where it's headed. Hackensack,
New Jersey.")

Swimfan (2002) - (Parts of movie filmed in Bayonne, NJ,. all license plates are jersey plates.)

A Taste of Better Days (2003)

The Toxic Avenger (1984) and three sequels - ("The First Superhero from New Jersey")

United 93 (2006) - (The flight departed from Newark International Airport.)

Vision Quest (1985) - (Actually is set in Spokane, WA...but the female lead says she's from
Trenton.)

Voices (1979) - (Filmed in Hoboken)

War of the Worlds (2005)

The Wedding Singer (1998)

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

Winter Solstice (2004)

Wise Guys (1986)
 

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jk

I knew Copland was set in Jersey, didn't realize it was filmed there also. Awesome movie.
 

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It's not a film, but The Sopranos tops this list nonetheless.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
It's not a film, but The Sopranos tops this list nonetheless.

Doesn't get better than the Bada Bing!

 

vaclava krishna

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I feel I felt some, Tenafly in, Gardner State (the Movie) ,.
 

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much of cinderella man, if not all, was filmed in toronto! so hah!
 

odoreater

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Originally Posted by West24
much of cinderella man, if not all, was filmed in toronto! so hah!

Nevertheless, it is set in Jersey. It's about the Bulldog of Bergen for chrissakes.
 

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Palindromes.

Mostly set in NJ. Not everyone's favorite, but I love it.
 

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