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Films featuring footage of the scaffolded Statue of Liberty

Between 1984 and 1986, the Statue of Liberty was surrounded by scaffolding as part of a massive conservation/restoration project. I find it such a strange, fascinating image that I keep an eye out while watching films made in New York during that era. The following list contains both works of fiction and documentary that feature moving images of the scaffolded Statue, whether it's an entire set piece (REMO), a fleeting glimpse during a set piece (THE PROTECTOR), or barely visible in an out-of-focus background (DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN). Suggestions are, of course, welcome.

  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • Buddies
  • Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Harem
  • New York Ninja
  • The Protector
  • Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
  • The Statue of Liberty