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15 January 2009 @ 07:00 am
Ten random things: January 15  

Ten movies set in and around Washington, D.C.:

  1. Arlington Road (1999)
  2. Gardens of Stone (1987)
  3. Dave (1993)
  4. The Werewolf of Washington (1973)
  5. Die Hard 2 (1990)
  6. Along Came a Spider (2001)
  7. Wedding Crashers (2005)
  8. Shattered Glass (2003)
  9. The Replacements (2000)
  10. No Way Out (1987)

Yesterday, I was listening to a radio talk show about Washington movies and I got to thinking about why there are so few movies set in Washington or the Washington area that are not related to government or politics. I was able to come up with a few movies set here that could have taken place anywhere, and a few others that rely on a Washington setting but don't have anything (or much) to do with government or politics. And there are probably others that fit into one ot the other category that didn't spring to mind; feel free to suggest others in the comments.

Incidentally, the only one of these movies I haven't seen is no. 4, but if this audio clip is any indication, it's fantastic. I've lived with a Hungarian for over a year now, but he never mentioned the big werewolf problem in Budapest. Maybe the news never made it over to his hometown of Miskolc.

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