List of films, operas, and plays set in Boston

List of films, operas, and plays set in Boston

The following is a partial list of film, opera, and plays set in Boston:

*"21", about the MIT Blackjack Team, which goes to Las Vegas and uses mathematics to win big money and danger
*"'Between the Lines", about an independent newspaper in Boston's Back Bay.
*"Blow", about Weymouth born drug dealer George Jung.
*"Blown Away", about an Irish terrorist targeting a member of the Boston bomb squad.
*"Blue Hill Avenue", about four childhood friends from Dorchester who grow up to become drug dealers.
*"The Boondock Saints", about two Irish immigrant brothers in Boston who become vigilantes.
*"The Bostonians"
*"The Brink's Job", about the famous robbery of the Brinks security transport in the North End.
* "Celtic Pride", about two die hard Boston Celtics fans.
*"A Civil Action", about several families who attempt to sue a company for dumping toxic waste that gave their children leukemia. Filmed all over Boston, ironically not in Woburn, where it takes place, but in Palmer, Massachusetts.
*"Coma", in which a young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Filmed in former Xerox sales office in Lexington.
* "The Departed", an Oscar-winning film about the Boston Irish Mob and the Massachusetts State Police who both have moles put into each others organization.
*"Dirty Tricks", 1981 film starring Elliot Gould as a Harvard professor involved in an historical crime caper.
*"Field of Dreams", the lead character travels to Boston to find the author Terence Mann and attends a Red Sox game.
*"Fever Pitch", a comedy about a man who is having difficulty keeping a relationship due to his fanatical love of the Red Sox. With the exception of the end of the movie, which was shot in St. Louis, Missouri.
*"The Forbidden Kingdom", a martial arts comedy-drama about a Boston boy who enters a Chinese fantasy world, with Jet Li and Jackie Chan
*"The Friends of Eddie Coyle", a drama about an aging mob gun runner from Quincy who has to choose whether or not to inform on his Irish Mob friends to avoid jail time.
*"Fuzz", Detectives from Boston's 87th Precinct's investigating a murder-extortion racket run by a mysterious deaf man.
*"Good Will Hunting", an Oscar winning drama about an MIT janitor from South Boston who is a genius.
*"Gone, Baby, Gone", a film about two Boston area detectives investigating a little girl's kidnapping.
*"Harvard Man", a basketball player strikes a deal with the mob to fix a basketball game.
*"Ice Princess", Takes place in Worcester, MA around the Greater Boston area about a physics geek who dreams of becoming a professional ice skater and gets offered to Harvard but takes down the offer.
*"Johnny Tremain", 1957 Disney film based on the same named novel.
* "The Last Detail", about two United States Navy policemen who decide to take out a young sailor for one last night on the town (through Boston's Combat Zone) before he goes to jail.
*"The Last Hurrah"
*"Legally Blonde", a comedy about a ditzy blond from Beverly Hills who somehow gets accepted into Harvard.
*"Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events", takes place in Boston, as seen on the envelope at the end of the movie. Specifically, "28 Prospero Place, Boston, Massachusetts, USA."
*"Little Children", Set in a fictional suburb of Boston.
*"Love Story"
*"The Matchmaker"
*"Malcolm X", Malcolm's Boston years are chronicled in this film, including his prison years, which led to his eventual conversion to Islam.
*"Monument Ave.", a film about low level Charlestown gangsters dealing with the repercussions that arise due to the code of silence.
*"Mystic River", an Oscar-winning drama about three childhood friends who later reunite after the murder of one of their daughters. Set in a fictional area of Boston called "Buckingham Flats". Filmed in East Boston and South Boston.
*"The Next Karate Kid" has primary scenes set in the Boston area and was filmed partly in Brookline, MA.
*"Next Stop Wonderland", a romantic comedy about Yuppies who live in the South End.
*"Night School"
*"Now, Voyager"
*"Once Around"
*"The Paper Chase"
* "The Perfect Storm", about an unusually intense storm pattern that catches some Gloucester fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.
*"Prozac Nation", about a young woman who struggles with depression during her first year at Harvard.
*"Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", set in the fictional Riverdale (based on Lawrence, Mass.) in the movie, and in the fictional Westbridge, Mass. in the TV series. Many Boston locations.
*"Session 9", suspenseful horror/drama set inside the real-life and abandoned Danvers State Hospital (torn down in early 2006) in Danvers, Mass., a suburb north of Boston.
*"A Small Circle of Friends", about Harvard in the 1960s and three students bonding together.
*"Soul Man", a comedy about a man who poses as a black scholarship winner in order to attend Harvard Law School.
*"Starting Over", a romantic comedy starring Burt Reynolds about a recent divorcee who relocates to Boston to restart his life. Marginally good, the old Garden makes a cool cameo.
*"Southie", a drama about a man who returns to Southie after leaving for several years to get away from the violence of the gangster life.
*"", a documentary chronicling the 2003 baseball season of the Boston Red Sox.
*""A television show about a private eye who operated out of Boston
*"The Thomas Crown Affair" (1968), about a wealthy businessman who robs banks for excitement.
*"Titicut Follies", a documentary about Bridgewater State Hospital near Boston, and the lives of its mental patients.
*"The Verdict", a legal drama about an alcoholic Boston lawyer.
*"Vig (Money Kings)", about an honest man who has to become a bookie.
*"War of the Worlds", film adaptation of the novel. The film ends with Tom Cruise and his kids finally reaching Boston where his ex-wife lives.
*"What's the Worst That Could Happen?", about a rich man who catches a thief burglarizing his Boston home and steals the thief's lucky ring, who then tries to get it back.
*"Walk East on Beacon!"
*"With Honors" (1994) With Brendan Fraser & Joe Pesci, about a Harvard student (Fraser) who loses the only copy of his thesis, traces it to a basement where it has been found by a homeless man (Pesci) who trades pages of the thesis for food and shelter.
*"", X-Men sequel, in which two scenes take place in Boston.
*"Yellow Lights", a college drama that takes place at Wellesley College as well as a fictional college set in Newton, Massachusetts.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Boston, Massachusetts — Infobox Settlement name = Boston official name = City of Boston settlement type = City nickname = Beantown,cite web|url= nicknames/|publisher=The Boston Globe|title=What s in a nickname?|author=Norman… …   Wikipedia

  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle — Infobox Film name = The Friends of Eddie Coyle caption = director = Peter Yates producer = Paul Monash writer = Paul Monash George V. Higgins (novel) narrator = starring = Robert Mitchum Peter Boyle music = Dave Grusin cinematography = Victor J.… …   Wikipedia

  • Southie (film) — Infobox Film name = Southie image size = caption = director = John Shea producer = writer = narrator = starring = Donnie Wahlberg Rose McGowan music = cinematography = editing = distributor = released = May 28, 1999 runtime = 95 min. country =… …   Wikipedia

  • List of recurring The Simpsons characters — Contents 1 Agnes Skinner 2 Akira 3 Anastasia 4 Arnie Pye …   Wikipedia

  • List of 30 Rock characters — 30 Rock is an American television comedy series created by Tina Fey that airs on NBC. The series takes place behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy series depicted as airing on NBC; the name 30 Rock refers to the address of the GE… …   Wikipedia

  • List of crossovers in fiction — This article comprises a list of fictional crossovers that have occurred between different fictional characters/properties over different mediums.General crossoversMost of these crossovers can be assumed to be in continuity for one or both of the …   Wikipedia

  • List of The Chaser's War on Everything episodes — Contents 1 Series 1 (2006) 2 Series 2 (2007) 3 Series 3 (2009) 4 See also The following is a list of episodes of the Australian satirical televisio …   Wikipedia

  • Cultural influence of Gilbert and Sullivan — In the past 125 years, Gilbert and Sullivan have pervasively influenced popular culture in the English speaking world.[1] Lines and quotations from the Gilbert and Sullivan operas have become part of the English language, such as short, sharp… …   Wikipedia

  • Pride and Prejudice (1995 TV serial) — Infobox Television show name = Pride and Prejudice caption = UK DVD cover showing Jennifer Ehle (Elizabeth Bennet) and Colin Firth (Mr Darcy) genre = Costume drama writer = Andrew Davies (from the novel by Jane Austen) director = Simon Langton… …   Wikipedia

  • performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”