“The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.”

Showdown №44 is The Big Apple, "your 10 most beloved films set in New York City." Rules Here. The title quote is from American author John Updike (1932-2009). More Quotes in the Notes.

  • The Godfather

    1.The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    "I know almost every big lawyer in New York, who the hell are you?" ~ Jack Woltz

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  • West Side Story

    2.West Side Story

    ★★★★★

    "Boy oh boy! As if this neighborhood wasn't crummy enough!" ~ Lieutenant Schrank

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  • Taxi Driver

    3.Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    "I think someone should just take this city and just... just flush it down the fuckin' toilet." ~ Travis Bickle

  • Network

    4.Network

    ★★★★★

    "Take me to the middle of the George Washington Bridge!" ~ Max Schumacher

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  • Ghostbusters

    5.Ghostbusters

    ★★★★½

    "This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions." ~ Dr. Peter Venkman

  • King Kong

    6.King Kong

    ★★★★½

    "Gorilla? Ain't we got enough of them in New York?" ~ Theatre Patron

  • The French Connection

    7.The French Connection

    ★★★★½

    "Brooklyn is loaded with guys that own candy stores, two cars, and like to go to nightclubs!" ~ Walt Simonson

  • Midnight Cowboy

    8.Midnight Cowboy

    ★★★★★

    "Who the hell do you think you're dealing with, some old slut on 42nd Street?" ~ Cass

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  • Kramer vs. Kramer

    9.Kramer vs. Kramer

    ★★★★½

    "Hey, I see the Knicks finally won a game, what do you know?" ~ Ted Kramer

  • The Great Ziegfeld

    10.The Great Ziegfeld

    ★★★★½

    "Look, there's another ferryboat going across to the Palisades." ~ Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.

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