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High fives

More New York bests---and worsts.


Least-convincing New Yorkers

1. Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky (2001)
2. Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
3. Demi Moore in Ghost (1990)
4. Sean Connery in Finding Forrester (2000)
5. Harrison Ford in Regarding Henry (1991)

Best restaurant scenes

1. Secret entrance, Copacabana, Goodfellas (1990)
2. Double date, Elaine's, Manhattan (1979)
3. Dressing to impress, Russian Tea Room, Tootsie (1982)
4. "I'll have what she's having," Katz's Delicatessen, When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
5. "On the house," Moondance Diner, After Hours (1985)

Top 5 NYC lowlifes

1. Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman) in Midnight Cowboy (1969)
2. Sport (Harvey Keitel) in Taxi Driver (1976)
3. Joe (Joe Dallesandro) in Trash (1970)
4. The Duke (Isaac Hayes) in Escape from New York (1981)
5. Bobby (Al Pacino) in The Panic in Needle Park (1971)

Best NYC stunts

1. The chase down Brooklyn's 86th Street, The French Connection (1971)
2. The subways under Wall Street blowing up, Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
3. A helicopter precariously hanging from the roof of The Daily Planet, Superman (1978)
4. Spidey vs. Doctor Octopus on New York's (fictional) El Train, Spider-Man 2 (2004)
5. A bus exploding in Carroll Gardens, The Interpreter (2005)

Best good cop, bad cop

1. Frank Serpico (Al Pacino), Serpico (1973)
2. Det. Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman), The French Connection (1971)
3. Capt. McCluskey (Sterling Hayden), The Godfather (1972)
4. Roy Bishop (Victor Argo), King of New York (1990)
5. Lt. Zachary "Z" Garber (Walter Matthau), The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

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