Your favourite film in which someone unfamiliar with big-city ways arrives in New York, is a fish out of water, and hilarious escapades ensue

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Ideally, the New Yorkers will learn something too from this cultural exchange.

After, much soul-searching, I didn't include Babe: Pig In The City because I think it is too dark for this genre and also it's not really New York.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Coming To America 22
Midnight Cowboy 15
Elf 7
Crocodile Dundee 6
Jungle 2 Jungle 2
Enchanted0


Alba, Sunday, 20 January 2008 13:16 (twelve years ago) link

Midnight Cowboy because I am a emo also because Jon Voight look intersting.

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 20 January 2008 13:18 (twelve years ago) link

Coming To America. Eddie Murphy was funny once. also SEXUAL CHOCOLATE.

Michael B, Sunday, 20 January 2008 13:42 (twelve years ago) link

i can't believe you forgot splash.

lauren, Sunday, 20 January 2008 13:44 (twelve years ago) link

i mean, darryl hannah actually is a fish out of water in that one.

lauren, Sunday, 20 January 2008 13:45 (twelve years ago) link

Hercules in New York

Frogman Henry, Sunday, 20 January 2008 13:46 (twelve years ago) link

Desperately Seeking Susan

Bob Six, Sunday, 20 January 2008 13:48 (twelve years ago) link

Stranger than Paradise

Bob Six, Sunday, 20 January 2008 13:51 (twelve years ago) link

"Crocodile Dundee".

snoball, Sunday, 20 January 2008 13:56 (twelve years ago) link

ratso rizzo rules (midnight cowboy)

m coleman, Sunday, 20 January 2008 13:57 (twelve years ago) link

I love Coming To America. (And Splash!!)

roxymuzak, Sunday, 20 January 2008 14:01 (twelve years ago) link

I've never really seen Midnight Cowboy as containing 'hilarious escapades' - but I guess it's another reading of it.

Bob Six, Sunday, 20 January 2008 14:01 (twelve years ago) link

wow there are so many of these. two more i've seen are The Cowboy Way (Woody Harrelson) and another with some young kid who gets with some social worker girl but can't remember the title. both shit tho.

blueski, Sunday, 20 January 2008 14:03 (twelve years ago) link

jurassic park 2

Frogman Henry, Sunday, 20 January 2008 14:06 (twelve years ago) link

Daytrippers

Bob Six, Sunday, 20 January 2008 14:11 (twelve years ago) link

Coogan's Bluff (a personal fave: Clint Eastwood among the New York hippies with a great classic 60s party scene at the Pigeon Toed Orange Peel)

Bob Six, Sunday, 20 January 2008 14:17 (twelve years ago) link

oooh i love The Daytrippers

Michael B, Sunday, 20 January 2008 14:27 (twelve years ago) link

gta4

Ste, Sunday, 20 January 2008 14:36 (twelve years ago) link

"After Hours"

Alex in NYC, Sunday, 20 January 2008 14:37 (twelve years ago) link

Ideally, the New Yorkers will learn something too from this cultural exchange.

"Is he having a laugh?"

Bob Six, Sunday, 20 January 2008 14:45 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.cinemasterpieces.com/egt7.jpg

m coleman, Sunday, 20 January 2008 14:51 (twelve years ago) link

The Out-of-Towners w/ Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis

Ward Fowler, Sunday, 20 January 2008 14:52 (twelve years ago) link

hahaha -- sandy dennis is such an irritating presence in the movie, I was rooting for the muggers

m coleman, Sunday, 20 January 2008 14:56 (twelve years ago) link

http://blog.dreamhost.com/images/secret_of_my_success.jpg

Pillbox, Monday, 21 January 2008 02:38 (twelve years ago) link

Another vote for Daytrippers.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 21 January 2008 02:42 (twelve years ago) link

Ha, I was wondering what Greg Mottola was up to these days. I didn't realize that he was the director of Superbad.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 21 January 2008 02:44 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/NewAnswersControllerServlet?boardid=60

gabbneb, Monday, 21 January 2008 03:27 (twelve years ago) link

i gotta see The Cowboy Way

gabbneb, Monday, 21 January 2008 03:28 (twelve years ago) link

The remake of Working Girl with Jessica Simpson is simply so awful that it has blotted out all other fish out of water stories from my memory. I watched it for free on the internet, but that's still not really a valid excuse for watching it.

Nicole, Monday, 21 January 2008 03:50 (twelve years ago) link

cloverfield

max, Monday, 21 January 2008 03:53 (twelve years ago) link

ELF people ELF

Dimension 5ive, Monday, 21 January 2008 03:54 (twelve years ago) link

I had no idea that existed and now I feel scarred.

(Part of me opened this thread thinking "I wonder if Cloverfield will be a choice.")
XPOST DAMMIT

Ned Raggett, Monday, 21 January 2008 03:54 (twelve years ago) link

Max just snuck in before me.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 21 January 2008 03:55 (twelve years ago) link

http://videodetective.com/photos/427/017968_25.jpg

remy bean, Monday, 21 January 2008 03:55 (twelve years ago) link

Remy wins.

Nicole, Monday, 21 January 2008 03:57 (twelve years ago) link

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb208/EdwardCopeland/misc/8-5.jpg

remy bean, Monday, 21 January 2008 03:57 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.rochestergoesout.com/mov/j/jungle2.jpg

J0rdan S., Monday, 21 January 2008 03:58 (twelve years ago) link

http://mt.hockeybird.com/freejack.jpg

remy bean, Monday, 21 January 2008 04:03 (twelve years ago) link

jackie_chan_hovercraft.jpg

tipsy mothra, Monday, 21 January 2008 04:03 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/NewAnswersControllerServlet?boardid=60

-- gabbneb, Sunday, January 20, 2008 10:27 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Link

We still live worlds apart, assface.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Monday, 21 January 2008 04:51 (twelve years ago) link

lol

gabbneb, Monday, 21 January 2008 04:53 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.rikksrevues.com/mccloud_dvd_cover.jpg

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 21 January 2008 05:27 (twelve years ago) link

cloverfield

s1ocki, Monday, 21 January 2008 05:28 (twelve years ago) link

cloverfield

-- max, Sunday, January 20, 2008 7:53 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Link

max, Monday, 21 January 2008 06:04 (twelve years ago) link

the movie cloverfield

s1ocki, Monday, 21 January 2008 06:06 (twelve years ago) link

cloverfield

-- max, Sunday, January 20, 2008 7:53 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Link

-- max, Sunday, January 20, 2008 10:04 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

max, Monday, 21 January 2008 06:08 (twelve years ago) link

cloverfield: the movie

s1ocki, Monday, 21 January 2008 06:10 (twelve years ago) link

The Freshman

polyphonic, Monday, 21 January 2008 06:35 (twelve years ago) link

The time I saw two lesbians kissing in an East Side bar.

Wait, that wasn't a film.

It should be.

King Boy Pato, Monday, 21 January 2008 07:10 (twelve years ago) link

*needle scratching across a record sound*

Michael B, Monday, 21 January 2008 07:15 (twelve years ago) link

"I Feel Good" plays over the soundtrack

latebloomer, Monday, 21 January 2008 07:24 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.impawards.com/1992/posters/home_alone_two_ver2.jpg

Doctor Casino, Monday, 21 January 2008 07:27 (twelve years ago) link

Midnight Cowboy is embarrassingly great. In my top 20 of all time.

nicky lo-fi, Monday, 21 January 2008 08:06 (twelve years ago) link

FWIW, I later passed out in a NYC dorm room. (xpost)

King Boy Pato, Monday, 21 January 2008 08:33 (twelve years ago) link

I vote for the fictional film described in Martin Amis' Money, with the time-traveling caveman.

Dickerson Pike, Monday, 21 January 2008 16:37 (twelve years ago) link

Prehistoric?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 21 January 2008 17:57 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.humanities.uci.edu/americanstudies/kingkong.jpg

Poor guy, only wanted to get laid and the USAF shoots him dead.

Billy Dods, Monday, 21 January 2008 18:14 (twelve years ago) link

No "New York Minute", no credibility.

Drew Daniel, Monday, 21 January 2008 18:18 (twelve years ago) link

In that case,
http://www.boxofficeprophets.com/images2/peterboyle.jpg
(xpost to King Kong)

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 21 January 2008 18:20 (twelve years ago) link

bahahahaha Drew that is goldeen

Abbott, Monday, 21 January 2008 18:23 (twelve years ago) link

Yes! Prehistoric. Starring Spunk Davis, as The Caveman.

Dickerson Pike, Monday, 21 January 2008 20:33 (twelve years ago) link

that seinfeld episode where george is lying of arriving to NY for the first time from a small time where he has a 3 legs dog or whatever..

Zeno, Monday, 21 January 2008 20:40 (twelve years ago) link

Gershy wins.

Alex in NYC, Monday, 21 January 2008 20:47 (twelve years ago) link

home alone 2

Ste, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 10:14 (twelve years ago) link

- Of these, Coming to America, which is seriously best watched with actual Africans who have actually just come to America (seriously)

- Daytrippers was awesome, and I like seeing people say that, because it seems like one of those things where someone makes an awesome movie in part by keeping it simple, but then you kinda worry that its small-scale simpleness will make everyone forget it or deem it unimportant

- After Hours only counts if you consider downtown to be the big city and uptown to be the water that fish live in, which, to be fair, this film attempts to make a case for (or was this just some kind of subtle Gabbneb zing? I can't even tell anymore)

nabisco, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 19:11 (twelve years ago) link

lol at Alba finding Babe: Pig in the City darker than Midnight Cowboy

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 19:14 (twelve years ago) link

what about moscow on the fuckin hudson

s1ocki, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 19:18 (twelve years ago) link

That one's not too good. Except for the Bloomingdale's staff:

"We've got to get you some H20!"

"I defect."
"I told you fellow, you can't do that here"

"My jurisdiction extends from Calvin Klein down to Style Boutique, and when you're in my jurisdiction..."

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 19:36 (twelve years ago) link

Favorite bit in Daytrippers was when Liev Schrieber went to get some cheese and got stuck on the podium during the reading, standing there with that stupid red scarf on, IIRC.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 19:37 (twelve years ago) link

The Brother from Another Planet

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 19:38 (twelve years ago) link

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71YS5J3V5CL._AA280_.gif

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 19:41 (twelve years ago) link

Tre, see here.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 19:42 (twelve years ago) link

It's hard to keep up.

But I do get points for posting a picture of Sandy Dennis.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 19:46 (twelve years ago) link

True.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 19:47 (twelve years ago) link

Hudsucker Proxy ftw

Alex in Baltimore, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 19:49 (twelve years ago) link

I can't really remember, but isn't Nothing Sacred and its various remakes an example of this?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 19:52 (twelve years ago) link

This comes close

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 20:29 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

the excorcist

the galena free practitioner, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 19:58 (twelve years ago) link

ah no dam i mean rosemarys baby i think

the galena free practitioner, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 19:58 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Thursday, 24 January 2008 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

I AM VERY HAPPY TO BE HERE

blueski, Thursday, 24 January 2008 00:03 (twelve years ago) link

"If a man wants to call himself Milchammed Ali..."

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 24 January 2008 03:40 (twelve years ago) link

The time I saw two lesbians kissing in an East Side bar.

Wait, that wasn't a film.

It should be.

-- King Boy Pato, Monday, January 21, 2008 2:10 AM (Monday, January 21, 2008 2:10 AM) Bookmark Link

it's called kissing jessica stein

tehresa, Thursday, 24 January 2008 04:12 (twelve years ago) link

Reply to: pers-545412✧✧✧@craigsl✧✧✧.o✧✧
Date: 2008-01-20, 12:00PM EST

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So we have school and work awaiting us but the apartment we had fell through. We were going to take over one of my girlfriends older relatives rent stabilized two bedroom in the West Village but that fell through because (sigh) this woman was supposed to go to a nursing home but got better and will stay in her building. That is kinda weird because she NEVER goes out or DOES anything and the apartment is wasted on her.

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We are heavy into the indie music and film scene and that takes money. We can not afford to pay a broker’s fee and we need a parking lot for a compact car. Its just a Jetta (economize where I can).

We want to be in the village walking to the L train since we might have reason to go to Williamsburg if there are people or activities who might advance ourselves. Also, we could offer tha favor of letting people useful to us crash at our Manhattan pad.

It’s all about location and what I deserve. My mom always taught me that I deserve the best in life. Where you are located has a lot to do with that. I always made sure I took the best seat in class. I always made sure I lived in the cool dorms. I got free housing in the best quad as an RA.

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Vichitravirya_XI, Thursday, 24 January 2008 04:14 (twelve years ago) link

(Refraining from suzy-like anecdotes about I knew somebody who knew somebody who knew the guy who directed The Daytrippers)

(xpost with The Bob Dylan's Granddaughter variation of the King of Nigeria/Spanish Prisoner bunco, or whatever that is)

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 24 January 2008 04:16 (twelve years ago) link

is that real, vic?

remy bean, Thursday, 24 January 2008 04:19 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388818/

Embarchie, Thursday, 24 January 2008 05:22 (twelve years ago) link

Coogan's Bluff (again)

sam500, Thursday, 24 January 2008 06:54 (twelve years ago) link

I wouldn't know

Vichitravirya_XI, Thursday, 24 January 2008 09:28 (twelve years ago) link

wot, no Tarzan?

Mark G, Thursday, 24 January 2008 09:30 (twelve years ago) link

I'm sad that Enchanted got no votes, even if I voted Elf.

Alba, Friday, 25 January 2008 08:53 (twelve years ago) link

What's your favourite New York cultural faux pas in these films? I think mine is Will Ferrell going around congratulating all the staff on creating the "World's Best Cup Of Coffee" after seeing the neon sign in Elf.

Alba, Friday, 25 January 2008 08:56 (twelve years ago) link

Smiling is my favorite.

Mike McGooney-gal, Friday, 25 January 2008 09:02 (twelve years ago) link

twelve years pass...

I had forgotten how much Hudsucker Proxy comes off like an old Warner Bros cartoon

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 18:31 (two weeks ago) link

at its worst

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 26 March 2020 12:10 (two weeks ago) link


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