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What are some movies that were filmed in New York City?

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Some movies that were filmed in New York City, New York, are "Dog Day Afternoon," "Do the Right Thing," "Taxi Driver," "Manhattan" and "Wall Street." These films take place in the city of New York and its five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.

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Woody Allen directed, co-wrote and starred in "Manhattan," a dramatic comedy that takes place in the city of its title. The film earned two nominations at the 1980 Academy Awards. Mariel Hemingway was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman earned a nomination for Best Writing. Spike Lee's 1989 drama "Do the Right Thing" was shot in Brooklyn. The movie is about racial tensions in Brooklyn during a hot summer day, and Rotten Tomatoes calls the movie "one of the most important films of the 1980s."

Martin Scorsese filmed his crime-drama "Taxi Driver" throughout Manhattan. The movie received four nominations at the 1977 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Music, Original Score. The 1975 film "Dog Day Afternoon" was shot in Brookyln and Queens. The movie is based on a true story and stars Al Pacino and John Cazale as criminals who attempt to rob a bank only to find that the vault is empty.

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