Top 15 Movies Filmed in Pennsylvania by US Box Office

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Lights, Camera, Pennsylvania! Unveiling the Silver Screen’s Secret Hideout

Lights! Camera! Action! If you’re a movie buff or just looking for some serious entertainment, we’ve got something that’ll make you scream, “Cut! I want to be there!” Pennsylvania, known for its incredible landscapes and historical wonders, has served as the backdrop for some of Hollywood’s greatest blockbusters.

Welcome to the listicle extravaganza revealing all the movies filmed in the great state of Pennsylvania. But before we dive into the magic of the silver screen, let’s explore why visiting these filming locations could be the reel deal for your next adventure.

Key Takeaways:

  • Relish the thrill of walking in the footsteps of your favorite stars, surrounded by the same scenery that mesmerized you in the movies.
  • Discover hidden gems that you might never have stumbled upon otherwise, as the movie industry has an uncanny knack for selecting picturesque locations.
  • Embrace your inner film critic and recreate iconic scenes with your own personal flair, because who doesn’t want to be the star of their own movie?
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture and history of Pennsylvania, gaining a deeper appreciation for both the movies and the incredible state they were filmed in.

Now, let’s talk about why visiting these filming locations will make your heart race faster than a Hollywood chase scene. Grab your popcorn and buckle up!

Have you ever dreamed of exploring the maze of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Well, guess what? Parts of the beloved Harry Potter series were filmed right here in good ol’ Pennsylvania!

Don’t despair if your invitation to Hogwarts got lost in the mail; you can still visit the enchanted forests that Harry and his friends roamed through. Who knows, you might even stumble upon a hidden golden snitch! Just remember not to utter any “Voldemort” names while you’re there. We don’t want to cause a magical ruckus.

Remember the epic boxing match between Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed? Channel your inner champion and climb the legendary steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, just like Rocky did in the iconic movie series.

Get ready to feel the adrenaline rush as you reach the top, accompanied by the triumphant theme song blaring in your mind. Don’t forget to strike a victory pose at the summit. You’ve earned it, champ!

But that’s not all! Explore the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia, where cinematic history has been made time and time again. From the charming colonial backdrop of “National Treasure” to the gritty urban jungle of “Silver Linings Playbook,” every corner of the city holds a story just waiting to be discovered. Who knows, you might even get to witness a movie being filmed right before your eyes. Imagine casually photobombing the next blockbuster hit!

Now that we’ve sparked your curiosity, it’s time to grab your camera and put on your adventure hat. Roll the credits on your mundane routine and embark on an unforgettable journey to the real-life sets of your favorite movies. Pack your bags, book your tickets, and get ready to uncover the magic of Pennsylvania like never before!

Lights, camera, action! Explore the movies filmed in Pennsylvania and let your inner star shine. Lightspeed to the listicle below and discover a treasure trove of filming locations that’ll make your reel experience unforgettable. Let the adventure begin!

The Sixth Sense – US Box Office: USD 293.51 million

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Main Cast: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Trevor Morgan, Donnie Wahlberg, Peter Anthony Tambakis, Jeffrey Zubernis, Bruce Norris, Glenn Fitzgerald, Greg Wood, Mischa Barton, Angelica Page, Lisa Summerour, Firdous Bamji, Samia Shoaib, Hayden Saunier, Janis Dardaris

Release Date: 6 August 1999

Filming Locations: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Striped Bass – 1500 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; St. Augustine Catholic Church – 4th and Vine Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, USA; Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA

Main Plot: The Sixth Sense is a mystery drama movie about a  boy and how he communicates with the spirits. Cole Sear is an eight-year-old boy that is troubled by his six senses. He claims to see things like dead people and their past life. Dr. Malcolm Crowe, a Philadelphia child psychologist, considers Cole’s case his first after a year of not attending to any patient. Dr. Crowe sees someone he used to help with the same symptoms as Cole, which is why he decided to help. Cole goes one step closer to claiming his gift or a curse. He started to engage in a soul crying for help. Is this only a fantasy that Cole keeps on seeing, or is it a reality?

Famous quotes:

Cole Sear: I see dead people.

Malcolm Crowe: In your dreams?

[Cole shakes his head no]

Malcolm Crowe: While you’re awake?

[Cole nods]

Malcolm Crowe: Dead people like, in graves? In coffins?

Cole Sear: Walking around like regular people. They don’t see each other. They only see what they want to see. They don’t know they’re dead.

Malcolm Crowe: How often do you see them?

Cole Sear: All the time. They’re everywhere.

[last lines]

Malcolm Crowe: [after realizing the time has come for him to move on] I think I can go now. Just needed to do a couple of things. I needed to help someone; I think I did. And I needed to tell you something: You were never second, ever. I love you. You sleep now. Everything will be different in the morning.

Anna Crowe: [in her sleep] Good night, Malcolm…

Malcolm Crowe: Good night, sweetheart.

Cole Sear: You know the accident up there?

Lynn Sear: Yeah.

Cole Sear: Someone got hurt.

Lynn Sear: They did?

Cole Sear: A lady. She died.

Lynn Sear: Oh, my god. What, you can see her?

Cole Sear: Yes.

Lynn Sear: Where is she?

Cole Sear: Standing next to my window.

Lynn Sear: Cole, you’re scaring me.

Cole Sear: They scare me too sometimes.

Lynn Sear: They?

Cole Sear: Ghosts.

Cole Sear: [of his grandmother] She wanted me to tell you…

Lynn Sear: Cole, please stop…

Cole Sear: She wanted me to tell you she saw you dance. She said, when you were little, you and her had a fight, right before your dance recital. You thought she didn’t come see you dance. She did. She hid in the back so you wouldn’t see. She said you were like an angel. She said you came to the place where they buried her. Asked her a question? She said the answer is… “Every day.” What did you ask?

Lynn Sear: Do… Do I make her proud?

Malcolm Crowe: Once upon a time there was this person named Malcolm. He worked with children. He loved it. He loved it more than anything else. And then one night, he found out that he made a mistake with one of them. He couldn’t help that one. And he can’t stop thinking about it, he can’t forget. Ever since then, things have been different. He’s not the same person that he used to be. And his wife doesn’t like the person that he’s become. They barely speak anymore, they’re like strangers. And then one day Malcolm meets this wonderful little boy, a really cool little boy. Reminds him a lot of the other one. And Malcolm decides to try and help this new boy. ‘Cause he feels that if he can help this new boy, it would be like helping that other one too.

Cole Sear: How does the story end?

Malcolm Crowe: I don’t know.

Fun Fact about The Sixth Sense

  • Reportedly, Haley Joel Osment got the role of Cole Sear for one of three reasons. First, he was best for it. Second, he was the only boy at auditions who wore a tie. Third, director M. Night Shyamalan was surprised when he asked Osment if he had read his part. Osment replied, “I read it three times last night.” Shyamalan was impressed, saying, “Wow, you read your part three times?” Osment replied, “No, I read the script three times.”

National Treasure – US Box Office: USD 173.01 million

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Main Cast: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Plummer, David Dayan Fisher, Stewart Finlay-McLennan, Oleg Taktarov, Stephen A. Pope, Annie Parisse, Mark Pellegrino, Armando Riesco, Erik King, Don McManus, Ron Canada, Hunter Gomez

Release Date: 19 November 2004

Filming Locations: Utah, USA; DAR Constitution Hall – 1776 D St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, USA; USS Intrepid, New York City, New York, USA; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Trinity Church – 79 Broadway, Financial District, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Main Plot: National Treasure is a movie about adventure, mystery, and treasure hunting. Benjamin Franklin Gates is a treasure hunter who learns about a treasure from his grandfather and is now on his way to discover it. The treasure was hidden somewhere in the country, and the clues were also scattered everywhere. On the other side, his father hates treasure hunting because, after 20 years, he never found the treasure he’s been looking for. But hunting goes more difficult for Ben when his partner steals the “Declaration of Independence,” which leads to the next clue. Ben was determined to steal the Dec to protect it from his ex-partner. 

Famous quotes:

Abigail Chase: What do you see?

Ben Gates: 2:22.

Abigail Chase: What time is it now?

Clothing Store Clerk: Almost 3.

Abigail Chase: [sighs] We missed it.

Riley Poole: No, we didn’t. We didn’t miss it because… you don’t know this? I know something about history that you don’t know.

Ben Gates: I’d be very excited to learn about it, Riley.

Riley Poole: Hold on one second, let me just take in this moment. This is cool. Is this how you feel all the time? Well, except now.

Abigail Chase: Riley!

Riley Poole: All right! What I know is that daylight savings wasn’t established until World War I. If it’s 3 p.m. now that means that in 1776 it would be 2 p.m.

Ben Gates: Riley, you’re a genius.

Ben Gates: [after he and Riley rescued Abigail from Ian’s truck] You all right?

Abigail Chase: No, those – those lunatics…

Ben Gates: You’re not hurt, are you?


Ben Gates: You hungry?

Abigail Chase: What?

Ben Gates: Are you all right?

Riley Poole: Still a little on-edge from being shot at but I’ll be okay, thanks for asking.

Abigail Chase: Yeah, well I’m not all right! Those men have the Declaration of Independence!

Riley Poole: SHE LOST IT?

Ben Gates: They don’t have it.

[He pulls the Declaration out to show her]

Ben Gates: See? Okay? Now could you please stop shouting?

Abigail Chase: [She reaches for it, but he pulls it away] Give me that!

Ben Gates: You’re still shouting, and it’s really starting to annoy. You would do well, Dr. Chase, to be a little more civilized in this instance.

Abigail Chase: If this is the real one, what did they get?

Ben Gates: A souvenir. I thought it’d be a good idea to have a duplicate, turns out I was right. I actually had to pay for the souvenir and the real one, so you owe me $35, plus tax.

Riley Poole: Genius.

Abigail Chase: Who were those men?

Ben Gates: Just the guys we warned you were going to try to steal the Declaration.

Riley Poole: And you didn’t believe us!

Ben Gates: We did the only thing we could do to keep it safe.

Abigail Chase: Verdammt! Give me that!

Ben Gates: You know something? You’re shouting again.

Riley Poole: Pretty sure she was swearing too.

Ben Gates: Well, we probably deserved that.

Riley Poole: [leaving Abigail’s office after unsuccessfully trying to convince her about potential theft the Declaration of Independence] If it’s any consolation, you had me convinced.

Ben Gates: It’s not.

Riley Poole: I was thinking, what if we go public, plaster the story all over the internet? It’s not like we have our reputations to worry about. Although, I don’t think that’s exactly gonna scare Ian away.

Ben Gates: [standing in front of the Declaration of Independence] 180 years of searching, and I’m three feet away. Of all the words written here about freedom, there’s a line here that’s at the heart of all the others. “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and provide new Guards for their future security.”


Ben Gates: People don’t talk that way anymore.

Riley Poole: Beautiful, huh? I have no idea what you said.

Ben Gates: It means if there’s something something wrong, those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action.


Ben Gates: I’m gonna steal it.

Riley Poole: [laughs] What?

Ben Gates: I’m gonna steal the Declaration of Independence.

[walks away]

Riley Poole: [laughs, then follows Ben] Uh, Ben?

Powell: [referring to the underground staircase] How do a bunch of guys with hand tools build all this?

Ben Gates: Same way they built the pyramids – and the Great Wall of China.

Riley Poole: Yeah… the aliens helped them.

Ben Gates: It’s invisible.

Abigail Chase: Oh! Right.

Riley Poole: And that’s where we lost the Department of Homeland Security.

Sequel: National Treasure: Book of Secret; National Treasure 3

Fun Fact about National Treasure

  • The movie includes footage from the first filming allowed in the tower of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.

Shazam! – US Box Office: USD 140.37 million

Director: David F. Sandberg

Main Cast: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Faithe Herman, Meagan Good, Grace Caroline Currey, Michelle Borth, Ian Chen, Ross Butler, Jovan Armand, D.J. Cotrona, Marta Milans, Cooper Andrews. Ethan Pugiotto, John Glover

Release Date:  5 April 2019

Filming Locations: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 524 Barton St. E, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Main Plot:  Shazam is a comedy action movie about a fostered boy and his search for his mom unexpectedly searching for powers instead of his parent. Billy Batson lives in Philadelphia, was abandoned, and needed to prove something to Child Services and authorities. Billy continues to look for his mother while in his current foster home. He met Freddy, his new friend, and there they discovered about Wizard Shazam and chose to be his new hero. The power of Shazam will be able to make you an adult. Not just an easy task, but he needs to face the villain, Dr. Sivana, who chose to be in Seven Deadly Sins after being rejected in Wizard Shazam.

Famous quotes:

[Shazam and Freddy confront armed robbers in convenience store]

Shazam: Gentlemen, why use guns when we can handle this like real men?

[Shazam takes gun of out robber’s hand]

Freddy Freeman: Billy, look out!

[the other robber shoots him, the bullet ricochets off him]

Freddy Freeman: Bullet immunity. You have bullet immunity!

Shazam: [shocked] I’m bulletproof.

[they both laugh before Shazam’s expression suddenly turns serious]

Freddy Freeman: [filming on his phone] Today is December 8th, and this video proof of authenticity. Shoot him again.

Shazam: [hands back the robber’s gun] Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. Here, here. Go. Both of you! Come on. Go to town.

Freddy Freeman: Wait, wait, wait. We still don’t know if the suit is bulletproof, or if you are. Shoot him in the face.

Shazam: Shoot me in the face. In the face?

[both robbers shoot Shazam in his face and the bullets ricochet off him]

Shazam: It kinda tickles.

[turning back to the robbers]

Shazam: You’re dead.

[both robbers fly out the window in front of a couple]

Shazam: [walking out of store with junk food] Sorry about your window.

Freddy Freeman: Have a good night!

Shazam: But you’re welcome for not getting robbed!

Shazam: Say my name!

Freddy Freeman, Mary Bromfield, Darla Dudley, Pedro Peña, Eugene Choi: BILLY!

Shazam: No, no! Not my name, the name I said to transform into this guy!

Freddy Freeman, Mary Bromfield, Darla Dudley, Pedro Peña, Eugene Choi: SHAZAM!

Freddy Freeman: Flight or invisibility. If you could have one superpower, flight or invisibility, what would you pick? I mean, everybody chooses flight. You know why?

Billy Batson: So they can fly away from this conversation?

Freddy Freeman: No, no, ’cause heroes fly. And who doesn’t want people to think they’re a hero, right? But invisibility, no way. That’s pervy. Spying around on people who don’t even know you’re there. Sneaking around everywhere. It’s a total villian power, right?

Freddy Freeman: [meets Billy; about his and Billy’s foster parents] They seem nice, but don’t buy it. It gets real Game of Thrones around here.

Billy Batson: [becomes nervous]

Freddy Freeman: Dude, just messing around! You look at me and you’re like, “Why so dark? You’re a disabled foster kid, you got it all!”

Mister Mind: [laughs] Primitive symbols. You walking, talking monkeys with your cave drawings, you assume there’s only one means to gain magic. No, no, no, there are more ways than a mind can imagine.

Dr. Thaddeus Sivana: What in God’s name…?

Mister Mind: I name the gods, Doctor, not the other way around. Oh, what fun we’re going to have together. The Seven Realms will soon be ours.

Sequel: Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Fun Fact about Shazam!

  • When Shazam attempts to fly into the mall during his battle with Dr. Sivana, a group of seemingly unimpressed shoppers can be seen in the background paying him little mind. Those were visible crew members that were filmed by accident. Shopping bags were inserted digitally to give them the appearance of shoppers and cover the mistake up.

Split – US Box Office: USD 138.29 million

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Main Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Betty Buckley, Izzie Coffey, Brad William Henke, Sebastian Arcelus, Neal Huff, Ukee Washington, Ann Wood, Robert Michael Kelly, M. Night Shyamalan, Rosemary Howard, Jerome Gallman, Lyne Renée, Kate Jacoby, Peter Patrikios

Release Date: 20 January 1997

Filming Locations: Philadelphia Zoo – 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge – 435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Sun Center Studios, Aston, Pennsylvania, USA; 30th Street Station – 3001 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Fisherman Restaurant, 440 Schuylkill Rd, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA

Main Plot:  Split is about a man with 23 different personalities who abducted three girls for an unknown reason. Kevin and his psychiatrist Dr. Fletcher know about this unusual disease. He kidnapped Casey, Claire, and Marcia, art class schoolmates. Kevin, with his 23 other personalities, lured this girl after attending a birthday party. Claire and Marcia are separated from Casey, and they don’t know why. Then they discover their abductor’s state. It’s suffering from DID or dissociative identity disorder. And this man was Dennis, their abductor, and not Kevin. Dennis is an outcast among the 23 personas, pretending to be the 24th and showing how Kevin lived when he was a child. These girls need to get out of Denniss’s premises while the 24th personality hasn’t been shown. This persona is much more worst than the other 23. 

Famous quotes:

The Beast: You are different from the rest. Your heart is pure! Rejoice! The broken are the more evolved. Rejoice.

The Beast: We are what we believe we are.

Hedwig: Holy shit, this is so cool! They are gonna believe we exist now, right?

Dennis: They are gonna have to.

Hedwig: So, what do we do now?

Patricia: [referring to The Beast] We trust in him. He’ll protect us. Look at what he can do. Let him show the world how powerful we can be.

Hedwig: [after awkwardly kissing Casey] You might be pregnant now.

The Beast: [beckoning from the darkness] We are glorious! We will no longer be afraid. Only through pain can you achieve your greatness! The impure are the untouched, the unburned, the unslain. Those who have not been torn have no value in themselves and no place in this world!

Dennis: You like to make fun of us, but we are more powerful than you think.

Fun Fact about Split

  • Inspiration for the film, real-life multiple-personality Billy Milligan (13 February 1955 – 12 December 2014), charged with three rapes, was the first person diagnosed with multiple personality disorder to use an insanity defense because of that disorder and also the first to be acquitted thus. Milligan had 24 personalities, consisting of 10 Desirables: Billy Milligan, Arthur, Ragen Vadascovinich, Allen, Tommy, Danny, David, Christene, Christopher, and Adalana; and 13 Undesirables: Phil, Kevin, Walter, April, Samuel, Mark, Steve, Lee, Jason, Bobby, Shawn, Martin, and Timothy; and The Teacher, a fusion of all of the other personalities.

Silver Linings Playbook – US Box Office: USD 132.09 million

Director: David O. Russell

Main Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, Julia Stiles, Paul Herman, Dash Mihok, Matthew Russell, Cheryl Williams, Patrick McDade, Brea Bee, Mary Regency Boies, Phillip Chorba, Anthony LawtonBradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, Julia Stiles, Paul Herman, Dash Mihok, Matthew Russell, Cheryl Williams, Patrick McDade, Brea Bee, Mary Regency Boies, Phillip Chorba, Anthony Lawton

Release Date: 25 December 2012

Filming Locations: 238 S. Madison Avenue, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA; 6 South Swarthmore Avenue, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, USA; 122 S. 8th. Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Lincoln Financial Field – 1020 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Norristown State Hospital – 1001 Sterigere Street, Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA

Main Plot: Silver Linings Playbook is about a former teacher’s life after his release from a mental institution. Pat Solatano Jr., who had been in a mental institute due to bipolar disorder and beating his wife, Nikki, was released after eight months thru the help of his mother. He’s discharged with the condition of him going back to his parent’s home. Although Pat was on his medication, he felt like he could manage his life and needed to look for the silver linings in his life. His goals were to return to his old profession and reconcile with his wife. But things get more exciting when he meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with a problem of her own. 

Famous quotes:

Pat: The only way you can beat my crazy was by doing something crazy yourself. Thank you. I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck.

Pat Sr.: Let me tell you, I know you don’t want to listen to your father, I didn’t listen to mine, and I am telling you you gotta pay attention this time. When life reaches out at a moment like this it’s a sin if you don’t reach back, I’m telling you its a sin if you don’t reach back! It’ll haunt you the rest of your days like a curse. You’re facing a big challenge in your life right now at this very moment, right here. That girl loves you she really really loves you. I don’t know if Nicki ever did, but she sure as shit doesn’t right now. So don’t fuck this up.

Pat: The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That’s guaranteed. I can’t begin to explain that. Or the craziness inside myself and everyone else. But guess what? Sunday’s my favorite day again. I think of what everyone did for me, and I feel like a very lucky guy.

Tiffany: I do this! Time after time after time! I do all this shit for other people! And then I wake up and I’m empty! I have nothing!

Tiffany: Can we get through one fucking conversation without you reminding me that my goddamn husband’s dead?

Fun Fact about Silver Linings Playbook

  • Robert De Niro (Pat, Sr.) teared up during the scene when he told Bradley Cooper (Pat, Jr.) he wished he was closer to him, which was not scripted.

Rocky IV – US Box Office: USD 127.87 million

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Main Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Brigitte Nielsen, Tony Burton, Michael Pataki, Dolph Lundgren, Stu Nahan, R.J. Adams, Al Bandiero, Dominic Barto, Danial Brown, James Brown, Rose Mary Campos, Jack Carpenter, Mark De Alessandro, Marty Denkin

Release Date:  27 November 1985

Filming Locations: Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA; Jackson Airport, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA; Fremont Mansion – 56 Fremont Place, Los Angeles, California, USA; The Agrodome, Pacific National Exhibition Grounds, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA

Main Plot: This movie is about a boxer’s life and how he was able to win self-respect. Rocky Balboa is a small-time boxer struggling to make his big hit as a boxer while working as a debt collector for a pittance. When an opportunity hits his land, Rocky grabs it. But a strong opponent named Apollo Creed, a heavyweight champion, visits Philadelphia and wants to have a match. Apollo chose him because of his nickname, The Italian Stallion. Rocky trained hard for this match to be somebody from nobody. He’s yearning for self-respect, which is why he’s ready to face Apollo without a doubt. 

Famous quotes:

Duke: What’s happening out there?

Rocky: He’s winning… I see three of him out there!

Paulie: Hit the one in the middle.

Duke: Right! Hit the one in the middle.

Drago: I must break you.

Rocky: Going in one more round when you don’t think you can – that’s what makes all the difference in your life.

Drago: If he dies, he dies.

[Apollo’s funeral]

Rocky: There’s a lot I could say about this man, but I don’t know if it matters now. I guess what matters is what he stood for, what he lived for, and what he died for. You always did everything the way you wanted it. And I didn’t understand that, but now I understand. I’ll never forget you, Apollo. You’re the best.”

Sequel: Rocky V

Fun Fact about Rocky IV

  • Sylvester Stallone decided that for the shooting of the fight, he and Dolph Lundgren should hit one another for real to increase the intensity of the scene. After doing three takes of Rocky taking shots to the ribs, Stallone felt a burning in his chest but ignored it. Later that night, he had difficulty breathing and was taken to a nearby emergency room. It was discovered that his blood pressure was over 200, and he had to be flown on a low-altitude flight from Canada to St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, where he remained in intensive care for four days. What had happened was that Lundgren had punched him so hard in the chest that Stallone’s heart had slammed up against his breastbone and began to swell, cutting off the blood supply and restricting the oxygen flow throughout the body. . However, when asked about whether or not it happened while answering a series of fan questions in a 2021 interview with the Guardian, Lundgren claimed to have no recollection of the incident. “I don’t know,” he said.

Rocky III – US Box Office: USD 125.05 million

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Main Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Tony Burton, Mr. T, Hulk Hogan, Ina Fried, Al Silvani, Wally Taylor, Jim Hill, Don Sherman, Dennis James, Jim Healy, Ray Gedeon, Gene Crane, Stu Nahan

Release Date: 28 May 1982

Filming Locations: Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, California, USA; Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden – 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; Garden Arena, MGM Grand Hotel – 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Hollywood Mausoleum, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Main Plot: Rocky III is about the life of a boxer and how he fights against all odds. Now a well-known boxer, Rocky faces the ultimate challenge from a new contender. Rocky became famous after defeating Apollo Creed, and they became friends. Then an offer to fight against Thunderlips, a wrestling champion. Rocky treats the match not as seriously as his boxing ring plays, but Thunderlips seems to be taking it seriously and keeps attacking Rocky with intensity until he throws him out of the ring. Chaos heated up when enraging Thunderlips punched Paulie, Rocky’s brother-in-law. Rocky was then able to calm down Thunderlips, and the act was all for the show, as he says when Rocky asks him why. And then the real fight came. Rocky and Lang’s match occurred. In round 3, Lang, who used to win fights swiftly in the early rounds, became angry and attacked Rocky but didn’t hit. Rocky still wins after landing a blow to Lang. 

Famous quotes:

Interviewer: Do you hate Rocky?

Clubber Lang: No, I don’t hate Balboa. I pity the fool, and I will destroy any man who tries to take what I got!

[During Rocky’s training with Apollo, he’s in an another world, haunted by the first Balboa-Lang fight; Apollo lands some practice hooks]

Apollo Creed: He’s hooking. He’s hooking. He’s hooking! Damn, Rock, Come on! What’s the matter with you?

Rocky Balboa: Tomorrow. Let’s do it tomorrow.

Apollo Creed: [Screaming] There is no tomorrow! THERE IS NO TOMORROW! THERE IS NO TOMORROW!

Apollo Creed: Now, when we fought, you had that eye of the tiger, man; the edge! And now you gotta get it back, and the way to get it back is to go back to the beginning. You know what I mean?

Interviewer: What’s your prediction for the fight?

Clubber Lang: My prediction?

Interviewer: Yes, your prediction.

[Clubber looks into camera]

Clubber Lang: Pain!

Adrian: …you gotta want to do it for the right reasons. Not for the guilt over Mickey, not for the people, not for the title, not for money or me, but for you. Just you. Just you alone.

Rocky Balboa: And if I lose?

Adrian: Then you lose. But at least you lose with no excuses, no fear. And I know you can live with that.

Sequel: Rocky IV; Rocky V

Fun Fact about Rocky III

  • According to an interview given by Mr. T, he attended the movie’s premiere with his mother. During the scene where he yells lurid remarks at Adrian, his mother turns to him and says, “I did not raise you to talk to a lady like that.” She then stormed out of the theater.

Rocky – US Box Office: USD 117.24 million

Director:  John G. Avildsen

Main Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David, Joe Spinell, Jimmy Gambina, Bill Baldwin, Al Silvani, Al Silvani, Jodi Letizia, Diana Lewis, George O’Hanlon, Larry Carroll, Stan Shaw, Don Sherman, Billy Sands

Release Date: 3 December 1976

Filming Locations: 1818 East Tusculum Street, Kensington, North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Pat’s King of Steaks – 1237 S. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; 2822-2824 Rosehill St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Museum of Art – 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; 1124 Jackson Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Main Plot: Rocky Balboa is the proud owner of the world heavyweight boxing championship. However, a new adversary has emerged: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound boxer with Soviet Union support, is thought to be scientifically trained. Drago will face Rocky’s friend Apollo Creed in the ring. Drago, unfortunately, kills Apollo during the match. Rocky repents to what happened to his friend and vows vengeance on Drago in the ring for Apollo and the United States. Rocky travels to the Soviet Union to face Drago, despite his wife Adrian’s objections and recruits Apollo’s former manager Duke to assist him in preparation. Rocky toughens up at a camp in the freezing Soviet countryside under Duke’s supervision. At the same time, Drago improves his striking power with high-tech equipment.

Famous quotes:

Adrian: Why do you wanna fight?

Rocky: Because I can’t sing or dance.

Adrian: It’s Thanksgiving.

Rocky: Yeah, to you it’s Thanksgiving; to me it’s Thursday.

Rocky: I can’t do it.

Adrian: What?

Rocky: I can’t beat him.

Adrian: Apollo?

Rocky: Yeah. I been out there walkin’ around, thinkin’. I mean, who am I kiddin’? I ain’t even in the guy’s league.

Adrian: What are we gonna do?

Rocky: I don’t know.

Adrian: You worked so hard.

Rocky: Yeah, that don’t matter. ‘Cause I was nobody before.

Adrian: Don’t say that.

Rocky: Ah come on, Adrian, it’s true. I was nobody. But that don’t matter either, you know? ‘Cause I was thinkin’, it really don’t matter if I lose this fight. It really don’t matter if this guy opens my head, either. ‘Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody’s ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I’m still standin’, I’m gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren’t just another bum from the neighborhood.

Mickey: You’re gonna eat lightnin’ and you’re gonna crap thunder!

Adrian: Einstein flunked out of school, twice.

Paulie: Is that so?

Adrian: Yeah. Beethoven was deaf. Helen Keller was blind. I think Rocky’s got a good chance.

Sequel: Rocky II; Rocky III; Rocky IV; Rocky V

Fun Fact about Rocky:

  • After producers Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff became interested in the script, they offered Sylvester Stallone an unprecedented $350,000 for the rights. He had $106 in the bank and no car and was trying to sell his dog because he couldn’t afford to feed him, but he refused to sell unless they agreed to allow him to star in the film. They agreed on the condition that Stallone continues to work as a writer without a fee and that he works as an actor for scale. After Winkler and Chartoff purchased the film, they took it to United Artists, who envisioned a budget of $2 million with an established star, particularly Robert Redford, Ryan O’Neal, Burt Reynolds, Nick Nolte, or James Caan. When Winkler and Chartoff told United Artists that they could only get the screenplay if Stallone starred, United Artists cut the budget to $1 million. They had Chartoff and Winkler sign agreements that they would be personally liable if the film went over budget. The final cost was $1.1 million. Chartoff and Winkler mortgaged their houses for the last $100,000.

The Village – US Box Office: USD 114.20 million

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Main Cast: Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard, Adrien Brody, Brendan Gleeson, Cherry Jones, Celia Weston, John Christopher Jones, Frank Collison, Jayne Atkinson, Judy Greer, Fran Kranz, Michael Pitt, Jesse Eisenberg, Charlie Hofheimer, Scott Sowers, Zack Wall

Release Date: 30 July 2004

Filming Locations: Cossart Rd, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA; Centerville, Delaware, USA; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Pedricktown, New Jersey, USA

Main Plot: The Village is a mystery type of movie about a small village and the events that happened in there. In an isolated village in Pennsylvania, there is a pact that happens and is agreed upon between the people of the village and the creature who lives in the woods. The villager won’t enter the woods, and the other creatures won’t enter the village. But when the curious Lucius Hunt plans to go into the woods and get some medical supplies beyond the woods, the pact is broken. Animal carcasses, devoid of fur, begin to appear in the village and cause so much fear to all the villagers.

Famous quotes:

Ivy Walker: Sometimes we don’t do things we want to do so that others won’t know we want to do them.

Ivy Walker: When we are married, will you dance with me? I find dancing very agreeable. Why can you not say what is in your head?

Lucius Hunt: Why can you not stop saying what is in yours? Why must you lead, when I want to lead? If I want to dance I will ask you to dance. If I want to speak I will open my mouth and speak. Everyone is forever plaguing me to speak further. Why? What good is it to tell you you are in my every thought from the time I wake? What good can come from my saying that I sometimes cannot think clearly or do my work properly? What gain can rise of my telling you the only time I feel fear as others do is when I think of you in harm? That is why I am on this porch, Ivy Walker. I fear for your safety before all others. And yes, I will dance with you on our wedding night.

Ivy Walker: I am in love.

Edward Walker: I know.

Ivy Walker: He is in love with me.

Edward Walker: I know.

Ivy Walker: If he dies… all that is life to me will die with him.

Ivy Walker: My sister cried alot. You wonder how I recognize you? Some people – just a handful, mind you – give off the tiniest color. It’s faint. Like a haze. It’s the only thing I ever see in the darkness. Papa has it, too. Do you wonder what your color is? Well, that I won’t tell you. It’s not ladylike to speak of such things. You shouldn’t even have asked.


Lucius Hunt: You run like a boy.

Ivy Walker: Thank you. I know why you denied my sister. When I was younger… you used to hold my arm when I walked. Then suddenly you stopped. One day, I even tripped in your presence and nearly fell. I was faking, of course, but still you did not hold me. Sometimes we don’t do things we want to do so that others won’t know we want to do them.

Mrs. Clack: [Edward Walker tells the group he has sent Ivy to the towns to fetch medicines] What have you done?

Edward Walker: He is the victim of a crime.

Mrs. Clack: We have agreed never to go back. Never

Edward Walker: What was the purpose of our leaving? Don’t forget, it was out of hope of something good and right.

Robert Percy: You should not have made decisions without us!

Edward Walker: I’m guilty, Robert! I made a decision of a heart, I cannot look into another’s eyes and see the same look I see in August’s without justification! It is too painful, I cannot bear it!

Mrs. Clack: You have jeopardized everything we have made.

Edward Walker: Who do you think will continue this place, this life? Do you plan to live forever? It is in them that our future lies, it is in Ivy and Lucius that this way of life will continue. Yes I have risked, I hope I am always able to risk everything for the just and right cause. If we did not make this decision, we could never again call ourselves innocent, and that in the end is what we have protected here, innocence! That I’m not ready to give up.

August Nicholson: Let her go. If it ends, it ends. We can move towards hope, that’s what’s beautiful about this place. We cannot run from heartache. My brother was slain in the towns, the rest of my family died here. Heartache is a part of life, we know that now. Ivy is running toward hope, let her run. If this place is worthy, she’ll be successful in her quest.

Mrs. Clack: How could you have sent her. She is blind.

Edward Walker: She is more capable than most in this village. And she is led by love. The world moves for love. It kneels before it in awe.

Fun Fact about The Village

  • Joaquin Phoenix made a wooden walking stick for Bryce Dallas Howard during the 19th-century preparation the actors participated in before the film. He engraved the name of her character, Ivy, on the walking stick.

Glass – US Box Office: USD 111.05 million

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Main Cast: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlayne Woodard, Luke Kirby, Adam David Thompson, M. Night Shyamalan, Shannon Destiny Ryan, Diana Silvers, Nina Wisner, Kyli Zion, Serge Didenko, Russell Posner, Kimberly S. Fairbanks, Rosemary Howard

Release Date: 18 January 2019

Filming Locations: Allentown State Hospital, 1600 Hanover Ave., Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA; Ontario Street Comic Book Shop, 2235 E. Ontario St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Porto Alegre, Brazil; 227 S 18th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA;

Main Plot: Glass is a movie about David Dunn, a security guard who has a supernatural ability to track Kevin Crumb, a man with twenty-four different personalities. Kevin kidnaps a small group of cheerleaders and holds them hostage, preparing to feed them to the beast in an abandoned factory. On the other hand, David tracked him down with his unusual ability. Kevin and David were in the same psychiatric facility alongside Elijah Price. David then helps the girls to be freed from Kevin, who is now a Beast. They fought until the police came and helped them to calm down. The trio must now contend with a psychiatrist to prove they really possess superhuman abilities. 

Famous quotes:

Elijah Price: This was an origin story the whole time.

Mrs. Price: They always underestimate the mastermind.

Elijah Price: [narrating] There are unknown forces that don’t want us to realize what we are truly capable of. They don’t want us to know the things we suspect are extraordinary about ourselves are real. I believe that if everyone sees what just a few people become when they wholly embrace their gifts, others will awaken. Belief in oneself is contagious. We give each other permission to be superheroes. We will never awaken otherwise. Whoever these people are who don’t want us to know the truth, today, they lose.

Elijah Price: I wasn’t a mistake, mama.

Mrs. Price: No. You were spectacular.

[last lines]

Mrs. Price: [to Joseph and Casey] I know what this is. This is the moment we are let in on the universe.

Fun Fact about Glass

  • Samuel L. Jackson said of working with James McAvoy on the movie, “As good as I like to think I am or what I do and how I do it, watching somebody transform characters in front of your eyes and have an argument with four different people is pretty amazing.”

Creed (II) – US Box Office: USD 109.77 million

Director: Ryan Coogler

Main Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Andre Ward, Tony Bellew, Ritchie Coster, Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran, Graham McTavish, Malik Bazille, Ricardo ‘Padman’ McGill, Gabe Rosado, Wood Harris, Buddy Osborn, Rupal Pujara, Brian Anthony Wilson, Joey Eye, Johanna Tolentino

Release Date: 25 November 2015

Filming Locations: Goodison Park, Goodison Road, Walton, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK; Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Must Fight Boxing Club, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA; Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Main Plot: Creed is about a boy and his dream to be a boxer, just like his late father. Adonis Johnson is the son of Apollo Creed, a former heavyweight champion and the one that Rocky Balboa wins over in his first title match. Apollo died before Johnson was born, so he never met his father. Johnson is a fighter and also works at the office. Right after learning about his father, he moved to Philadelphia to find Rocky Balboa and be his trainer. Rocky agrees and shapes Johnson to become a great boxer. They team up, and Johnson’s career starts to bloom. When their true identity and connection of Johnson to Apollo are revealed, he gets the chance to fight as a world champion, and he only needs to use his father’s name, Creed.

Famous quotes:

Rocky Balboa: Time takes everybody out; time’s undefeated.

Rocky Balboa: One step at a time. One punch at a time. One round at a time.

Rocky Balboa: [pointing toward Adonis’ reflection in the mirror] That’s the toughest opponent you’re ever going to have to face.

Rocky Balboa: [Creed takes cell phone photo of boxing drills and walks off] Hey don’t you want this?

Adonis Johnson: [Holds out cell phone] It’s on this.

Rocky Balboa: What if you lose it?

Adonis Johnson: It’s already in the cloud.

Rocky Balboa: [Looks in sky confused] What cloud?

Rocky Balboa: You can’t learn anything when you’re talking.

Rocky Balboa: That’s a fact of life.

Rocky Balboa: As long as you’re talking, you’re not listening.

Fun Fact about Creed (II)

  • While training, Adonis wears a shirt with the message, “Why do I wanna fight? Because I can’t sing and dance…” This was a line from Rocky to Adrian on their ice skating date in the first Rocky (1976).

Flashdance – US Box Office: USD 94.90 million

Director: Adrian Lyne

Main Cast: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Sunny Johnson, Kyle T. Heffner, Lee Ving, Ron Karabatsos, Belinda Bauer, Malcolm Danare, Philip Bruns, Micole Mercurio, Lucy Lee Flippin, Don Brockett, Cynthia Rhodes, Durga McBroom, Stacey Pickren, Liz Sagal, Norman Scott

Release Date: 15 April 1983

Filming Locations: Carnegie Institute – 4615 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Bob Hope Patriotic Hall – 1816 S. Figueroa Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA; Keystone Commons, former Westinghouse Turbine Factory, East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; 440 S June St, Los Angeles, California, USA

Main Plot: Flashdance is all about a Pittsburgh woman and her dream to be in ballet school. Alex Owens, a female welder and an exotic dancer at night, dreams of going to a ballet school and getting a real dance job in a company. Dreaming of becoming a ballerina, she works day and night to pursue her dream job.  Dreaming of making it into the prestigious Pittsburgh Conservatory of Dance and Repertory, Alex finds herself between wanting to apply and audition and the complications that love has offered. She attended the training in the said conservatory with all the money she got in her welding money. While dancing, she got the attention of one of the customers, Nick Hurley, who happens to be his boss. Will this complicated love help Alex to achieve her dream? 

Famous quotes:

Nick: When I was a kid all I wanted was to be able to afford to eat in restaurants like this.

Alex Owens: Were you poor?

Nick: I was so poor I had hand-me-down lunches.

Nick: I’ll bring him a doggy bag if you’ll have dinner with me.

Alex Owens: I told you, I don’t think it’s a good idea to go out with the boss.

Nick: OK. Have it your way. You’re fired. I’ll pick you up tomorrow at eight.

Nick: Don’t you understand? When you give up your dream, you die.

[last lines]

Alex Owens: Can I start again?

Nick: So, what’s a dancer doing working as a welder?

Alex Owens: A girl’s got to make a living.

Fun Fact about Flashdance

  • Jennifer Beals’ trend-setting collarless sweatshirt came about by accident. The sweatshirt, which Beals brought from home, had shrunk in the wash, and she had to cut the collar off to get it over her head. When director Adrian Lyne and costume designer Michael Kaplan saw it at the wardrobe fitting, they both loved it, and Kaplan improved the overall look of the sweatshirt for the actual shoot.

Unstoppable – US Box Office: USD 81.56 million

Director: Tony Scott

Main Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee, Kevin Dunn, Kevin Corrigan, Kevin Chapman, Lew Temple, T.J. Miller, Jessy Schram, David Warshofsky, Andy Umberger, Elizabeth Mathis, Meagan Tandy, Dylan Bruce, Jeff Hochendoner, Ryan Ahern, Christopher Lee Philips

Release Date: 12 November 2010

Filming Locations: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania, USA; Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, USA; Port Matilda, Pennsylvania, USA; Milesburg, Pennsylvania, USA; Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, USA

Main Plot: Unstoppable is a movie about an engineer and a young conductor who race against an upcoming catastrophe. A runaway train loaded with a toxic chemical puts an engineer Frank Barnes and a conductor Will Colson. This train runs without a driver and is carrying a chemical that can cause a huge problem if not taken care of. There are many unsuccessful attempts to stop the train and prevent further damage. Then the two, Frank and Will, decided to take the chance to reduce the speed of the train. They were able to catch up with the train, injuring Will’s foot. They began to slow it down, but it was not enough. Frank then decided to go out onto the train and begins setting each car’s break manually. It is a good move, but not for long. The train stops after long trials and errors.

Famous quotes:

Oscar Galvin: I am not jeopardizing more personnel and more property just because some engineer wants to play *hero*! End of discussion! That train is our property. It’s our decision! Now you stop your pursuit or I will fire you!

Frank: [chuckles] Fire… You already did.

Oscar Galvin: Already did what?

Frank: You’ve already fired me. I received my 90-day notice in the mail… 72 days ago. Forced early retirement, half benefits.

Oscar Galvin: So you’re gonna risk your life for us with three weeks left.

Frank: Not for you. I’m not doing it for you.

Will: Mr. Galvin, this is Will Colson, your conductor. I’m letting you know we’re gonna run this bitch down.

Oscar Galvin: Well, maybe you didn’t hear what I just said, Colson. I will fire you!

Will: Well, that’s too bad. I was just starting to like this job.

Oscar Galvin: Did I or did I not tell you to get 1206 off the main?

Connie: I asked them nicely.

Oscar Galvin: [after 777 rips through the derails] What – what the hell was that?

Connie: THAT was ten million pounds of train, Mr. Galvin! And THIS is the sound of me saving your ass!

[punches the transmitter]

Connie: 1206, do you copy?

Connie: How the hell did this happen?

Dewey: It just got away from me.

Connie: It got away from you? It’s a train, Dewey, not a chipmunk!

Sequel: Unstoppable II

Fun Fact about Unstoppable

  • The film is inspired by the “Crazy Eights” unmanned train incident in 2001. The train, led by CSX Transportation SD40-2 #8888, left its Walbridge, Ohio rail yard and began a 66-mile journey through northwest Ohio with no one at the controls after the engineer got out of the originally slow-moving train to correctly line a switch, mistakenly believing he had properly set the train’s dynamic braking system, just as his counterpart in the movie did. Two of the real train’s tank cars also contained thousands of gallons of molten phenol, similar to the fictional train in the film.

Philadelphia – US Box Office: USD 77.32 million

Director:  Jonathan Demme

Main Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman, Karen Finley, Daniel Chapman, Mark Sorensen Jr., Jeffrey Williamson, Charles Glenn, Ron Vawter, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Lisa Talerico, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Robert Ridgely, Chandra Wilson, Ford Wheeler

Release Date: 14 January 1994

Filming Locations: Furness Building, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; City Hall – Broad and 15th Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Wachovia Spectrum – 3601 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, USA

Main Plot: Philadelphia is a movie about how a man with HIV fights against his human rights with the help of an attorney. Andrew Becket, a lawyer who hid his homosexuality and HIV status in his working place, but suddenly exposed by his colleague and made him fired instantly without any doubt by a prestigious law firm in Philadelphia. They fire him on account of incompetence. He knew this was against human rights and thought that they were using his disease and homosexuality against him, he decided to fight. He then hires Joe Miller, the only attorney who’s willing to help him fight against discrimination. These two men now fight against ignorance. Will they succeed?

Famous quotes:

Joe Miller: Have you ever felt discriminated against at Wyatt Wheeler?

Anthea Burton: Well, yes.

Joe Miller: In what way?

Anthea Burton: Well, Mr. Wheeler’s secretary, Lydia, said that Mr. Wheeler had a problem with my earrings.

Joe Miller: Really?

Anthea Burton: Apparently Mr. Wheeler felt that they were too…”Ethnic” is the word she used. And she told me that he said that he would like it if I wore something a little less garish, a little smaller, and more “American.”

Joe Miller: What’d you say?

Anthea Burton: I said my earrings are American. They’re African-American.

[Andrew transcendentally describes his favorite opera,slowly walking around his apartment, closing his eyes, looking up]

Andrew Beckett: Do you like opera?

Joe Miller: I’m not that familiar with opera.

Andrew Beckett: This is my favorite aria. This is Maria Callas. This is “Andrea Chenier”, Umberto Giordano. This is Madeleine. She’s saying how during the French Revolution, a mob set fire to her house, and her mother died… saving her. “Look, the place that cradled me is burning.” Can you hear the heartache in her voice? Can you feel it, Joe? In come the strings, and it changes everything. The music fills with a hope, and that’ll change again. Listen… listen…”I bring sorrow to those who love me.” Oh, that single cello! “It was during this sorrow that love came to me.” A voice filled with harmony. It says, “Live still, I am life. Heaven is in your eyes. Is everything around you just the blood and mud? I am divine. I am oblivion. I am the god… that comes down from the heavens, and makes of the Earth a heaven. I am love!… I am love.”

Librarian: [standing next to his table] Sir, wouldn’t you be more comfortable in a study room?

[Andrew looks up and sees people in the library staring at him]

Andrew Beckett: No. Would it make you more comfortable?

Joe Miller: [in a bar, to Filko, after seeing Andy being interviewed by reporters] Some of these people make me sick. But a law’s been broken here. You do remember the law, don’t you?

Joe Miller: What do you love about the law, Andrew?

Andrew Beckett: [from the witness stand] I… many things… uh… uh… What I love the most about the law?

Joe Miller: Yeah.

Andrew Beckett: It’s that every now and again – not often, but occasionally – you get to be a part of justice being done. That really is quite a thrill when that happens.

Sequel: Philadelphia Experiment

Fun Fact about Philadelphia:

  • Tom Hanks had to lose almost thirty pounds to appear appropriately gaunt for his courtroom scenes. On the other hand, Denzel Washington was asked to gain a few pounds for his role. To the chagrin of Hanks, who practically starved himself for the role, Washington would often eat chocolate bars in front of him.

Groundhog Day – US Box Office: USD 70.91 million

Director: Harold Ramis

Main Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray, Marita Geraghty, Angela Paton, Rick Ducommun, Rick Overton, Robin Duke, Carol Bivins, Willie Garson, Ken Hudson Campbell, Les Podewell, Rod Sell, Tom Milanovich, John M. Watson Sr., Peggy Roeder

Release Date: 12 February 1993

Filming Locations: 344 Fremont St, Woodstock, Illinois, USA; Woodstock, Illinois, USA; Algonquin, Illinois, USA; Rockford, Illinois, USA; Town Square, Woodstock, Illinois, USA

Main Plot: Groundhog Day is a comedy fantasy movie about a narcissistic weatherman. Phil Connors, a weatherman and a broadcaster is annoyed when he’s assigned to cover weather forecasting. This is his fourth year covering the same story. Waking up the next day, he discovers that it is Groundhog day again and again and again. He uses this first to his advantage, but then it seems like something is wrong. All the people, places, and events repeat every day. Unable to leave the town due to bad weather, and with no end in sight. Phil struggles to find a way to escape this seemingly hopeless case, but he needs to in order to find the right way to get out of that kind of situation. 

Famous quotes:

Phil: Yeah, Sport, I know there’s a blizzard. When are the long-distance lines gonna be repaired? Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today! Hello?

[dial tone]

Phil: Hello?

[hangs up the phone. He breaks a pencil and puts one half in front of the clock and the other on top]

Phil: Do you ever have déjà vu, Mrs. Lancaster?

Mrs. Lancaster: I don’t think so, but I could check with the kitchen.

Phil: What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?

Ralph: That about sums it up for me.

Phil: [talking to a sleeping Rita] I think you’re the kindest, sweetest, prettiest person I’ve ever met in my life. I’ve never seen anyone that’s nicer to people than you are. The first time I saw you… something happened to me. I never told you but… I knew that I wanted to hold you as hard as I could. I don’t deserve someone like you. But if I ever could, I swear I would love you for the rest of my life.

Rita: Did you say something?

Phil: Good night.

Ned: Hey! Phil? Phil? Hey! Phil Connors!

Phil: Ned?

[Punches Ned in the face]

Fun Fact about Groundhog Day

  • Bill Murray was bitten by the groundhog twice during the shooting. Murray had to have anti-rabies injections because the bites were so severe.

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