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When I watched the movie (the original only of course) a few years ago I had to pause it during the Astor Place scene and slow-motion it. So great!If only the poster had shown the sleeping woman, ha!
I see cops' driving skills haven't improved any over the years.
A million won't get you much in this town!
One of my favorite films. I taped it off AMC (back when they actually showed classics) in the early 90s and wore the VHS out watching and rewatching as a teenager. A fantastic rainy-day movie."Even great men have to pee."
That was a pretty exciting clip. And that is a great poster, too. Love that stretch of Lafayette. In the old days, would always make sure to check out the new cover of Public Illumination magazine in their window.
The best part about that scene is if you look in the background as the police car crashes there are hundreds of spectators packed in on the sidewalks in front of where Starbucks and Kmart are today, yet not a soul to be seen in front of the subway entrance and newspaper stand that gets demolished. Today they would probably cgi the all crowds out, or in as needed, but the crash happens so fast they probably figured noone would notice. Every time I see it I can't help but notice all those people standing there penned in like they're waiting for a parade, it's hilarious. Also this is one of the only NYC movies featuring subway stops that aren't fictional, I hate it when they make up fake stations like 9th Ave. or 43rd St. Definitley one of the best NYC location films of that period, and much better than the remake,
@ 9:32 AMPerhaps, but I think you really mean "bicycle delivery jerks" skills.
Frankly, if there is really any "remake" to be noted, it would be (marginally) "Die Hard - with a Vengeance".And with that version you do get our lovely elephant fountain in Tompkins Sq Park.
you also get the infamous Bruce Willis sandwich board in Harlem that still gets blurred out on public tv.
"Hey uncle, there's a white man standing in the street.""I've seen one""Not like this..."
I LOVE this film -- every set and location was real!! And sooo much fucking Noo Yawka attitude on the part of just about EVERY person in it. This was MY New York City!!
Back then, the bad guys were reasonable people. The cop assumed they wouldn't kill any passengers if they knew the circumstances of why the money would be late. Today, bad guys are psychopaths. They kill, and don't even want money.
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