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New York movies: Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
New York movies: Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), starring Madonna and Rosanna Arquette (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for Desperately Seeking Susan, starring Madonna and Rosanna Arquette; No. 50 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

By Joshua Rothkopf
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Soon enough, Madonna’s grungy downtownness would be buffed to a mainstream sheen. But here it is, captured for all eternity. The rom-com’s mystery meeting point is Battery Park, yet its more lovable locations include the bygone East Village thrift store Love Saves the Day (where the fought-over jacket is purchased) and Danceteria, a perfect place to get into the groove.—Joshua Rothkopf

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