What movies/tv shows/commercials/etc. have scenes or shots of Times Square?
March 13, 2007 3:24 PM   Subscribe

What movies/tv shows/commercials/etc. have scenes or shots of Times Square?

I can think of a few off the top of my head (Vanilla Sky, King Kong) and Wikipedia lists a few, but I'm looking for any more instances people can think of, including any representations of it (as in, animation or anything else). Thanks so much in advance!
posted by rooftop secrets to Media & Arts (25 answers total)
 
Sex and the City.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:29 PM on March 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Midnight Cowboy
posted by mattbucher at 3:34 PM on March 13, 2007


oh, and if you remember what scene/episode Times Square was in it would very helpful as well.
posted by rooftop secrets at 3:42 PM on March 13, 2007


the episode of chappelle's show where he dons a moustache and goes around complimenting women on their titties.
posted by phaedon at 3:47 PM on March 13, 2007


Borat has Times Square for a second.
posted by mhz at 3:50 PM on March 13, 2007


Vanilla Sky has quite an extended shot of an empty times square. I belive they filmed it early in the morning.
posted by gergtreble at 3:55 PM on March 13, 2007


It's by no means exhaustive, but you may find IMDb's keyword page a helpful starting point.
posted by Partial Law at 4:07 PM on March 13, 2007


King Kong (2005)
The Devil Wears Prada (or so I've heard)
posted by DakotaPaul at 4:08 PM on March 13, 2007




I'm guessing King Kong didn't qualify for the above list because it was a cgi times square (i.e. there was no actual "filming" done there).
posted by jourman2 at 4:12 PM on March 13, 2007


Hiro was there in an early episode of Heroes.
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 4:59 PM on March 13, 2007


The Deuce on flim.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 5:11 PM on March 13, 2007


If you find one girl to love, only one girl to love, then she'll be That Girl too.
posted by gimonca at 5:36 PM on March 13, 2007


Heroes
posted by JJ Jenkins at 5:39 PM on March 13, 2007


Staying Alive (final scene) - not positive, but I think Saturday Night Fever does as well.
posted by twiki at 5:44 PM on March 13, 2007


The last scene in the hilarious Ron Howard movie Nightshift takes place in the old, dirty, beautiful Times Square that I remember as a child.
posted by any major dude at 6:03 PM on March 13, 2007


The Stand -- part 1 or 2, maybe both -- shows several images of a busy, then literally dead, Times Square.

M-O-O-N. That spells Times Square!
posted by CMichaelCook at 6:48 PM on March 13, 2007


The next DVD in my queue is the 1980 film Times Square.

Oddly enough, it's not listed in either the IMDb location or keyword lists above.

Since I haven't seen it yet, I can't comment on how much of gritty Times Square is on screen, but the soundtrack is what attracted me to it.
posted by limeswirltart at 7:05 PM on March 13, 2007


I think there's a miniature reconstruction in Team America as they're zooming in on the theater that's running the musical "Lease." Everybody has AIDS! AIDS! AIDS! AIDS!
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:45 PM on March 13, 2007


In HBO's documentary "Naked States" about Spencer Tunick's work there is a scene in which he photographs several nude people in Times Square, only to promptly be arrested by the cops.
posted by Cochise at 8:51 PM on March 13, 2007


Also "Taxi Driver," when he takes the date to the porno flick.
posted by Cochise at 8:52 PM on March 13, 2007


The climax of Hackers has two of the hackers appearing on the big screen in Times Square.
posted by scalefree at 9:50 PM on March 13, 2007


The Sweet Smell of Success has several scenes in and around Times Square, in all of its 1957 black-and-white glory.

Probably also that 1980 film but I never saw it so don't know for sure.
posted by Rash at 8:23 AM on March 14, 2007


The "Valentine's Day" episode of The Office (Season 2) had several shots of Times Square.
posted by Alt F4 at 9:05 AM on March 14, 2007


I'm sure the first season of the Real World and Real World: Back to New York have shots of Times Square.
posted by SisterHavana at 10:13 AM on March 14, 2007


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