I was looking at a list of films made in Brooklyn, which listed 146 films shot in Brooklyn. When I looked at the list I noticed that many of the films, which were shot at least in part in Greenpoint, were not on the list. This is an incomplete list of films with Greenpoint locations. If you know of films not mentioned on this list, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or commenting on this post.
First on the list are two of the most iconic films made about Brooklyn: 1) Serpico (1973) with Al Pacino, which was shot on Driggs Avenue and 2) Donnie Brasco (1997), based on the real life Greenpointer Sonny Black Napolitano, was shot on West and Manhattan Avenue.
3) The Siege (1998) with Denzel Washington was shot on Manhattan Avenue.
7) Going in Style (1979) with Art Carney and George Burns was filmed in McGolrick Park/Winthrop Park.
8) New Jersey Drive (1995) was filmed on Kingsland.
9) The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) was shot in part on Noble Street.
10) The hilariously bad/good horror film Street Trash (1987) was shot all over then-apocalyptic looking North Brooklyn and includes a meat-in-pants scene inside the Met Food off McGolrick/Winthrop Park.
Other movies that were made in our area include:
11) Dead Presidents (1995) with Larenz Tate.
12) Quick Change (1990) with Bill Murray.
13) Substitute 2 (1998).
14) Sleepers (1996) with Dustin Hoffman and Robert Di Nero had a number of local scenes in it.
Thanks to Exile Ramirez, who gets a thank you and shout out. Can you add more films to the list?