Top 18 New York Movie Details

While searching the internet for New York movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

In Escape from New York 1981, the scenes tracking Plissken (snake) gliding over New York was made to look like computer graphics but was really made with wire frame models & UV-florescent tape along the edges of the buildings to simulate computer graphics.
In Escape from New York 1981, the scenes tracking Plissken (snake) gliding over New York was made to look like computer graphics but was really made with wire frame models & UV-florescent tape along the edges of the buildings to simulate computer graphics.
In Gangs of New York, Amsterdam kills the Butcher with the exact kill move that the Butcher taught him earlier.
In Gangs of New York, Amsterdam kills the Butcher with the exact kill move that the Butcher taught him earlier.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun New York details are suitable for kids.

  1. Jamie Lee Curtis has a cameo as both the narrator and voice of the computer.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Nosferatu makes an appearance during the body snatching scene.
    Nosferatu makes an appearance during the body snatching scene.
  • 1 - The girl that Snake Plissken hides out in the Chuck Full O'Nuts with is played by his then wife Season Hubley.
    The girl that Snake Plissken hides out in the Chuck Full O'Nuts with is played by his then wife Season Hubley.
  • Kevin's inflatable clown does the same dance move as Uncle Frank in the shower

  • 1 - Amsterdam (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) spreads his arms during a misty harbor raid, in homage to Leo's famous scene in the Titanic.
    Amsterdam (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) spreads his arms during a misty harbor raid, in homage to Leo's famous scene in the Titanic.

Hidden Details

1 - "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992) - adress on Peter McCallistter's (RIP John Heard)'s bag is an actual adress of the house seen in both movies.
"Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992) - adress on Peter McCallistter's (RIP John Heard)'s bag is an actual adress of the house seen in both movies.
1 - This is Scorsese during a scene in Gangs of New York (2002). I think it's pretty cool that he made a small appearance in the movie. I hope others notice it as well. Nice cameo form one of the best directors of all time.
This is Scorsese during a scene in Gangs of New York (2002). I think it's pretty cool that he made a small appearance in the movie. I hope others notice it as well. Nice cameo form one of the best directors of all time.

During the Uncle Tom's Cabin vegetable throwing scene, Bill Cutting pulls out a full head of lettuce and smashes it over McGloin's head

1 - Bill The Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis) uses the same kill tactic with a knife he showed Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) with the pig, to kill his father, Priest Vallon (Liam Neeson) in the beginning battle of the movie.
Bill The Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis) uses the same kill tactic with a knife he showed Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) with the pig, to kill his father, Priest Vallon (Liam Neeson) in the beginning battle of the movie.
1 - In the continuation of the staple gun trap scene, an indent of a staple can already be seen on Marv's nose before said staple even makes contact.
In the continuation of the staple gun trap scene, an indent of a staple can already be seen on Marv's nose before said staple even makes contact.

You can see the rubber prop cleaver that Daniel Day Lewis throws at Brendon Gleeson hit the ground and is visible throughout the shot. Skip to 2:02 in the video.

1 - "Gangs of New York' as a montage of NYC skyline rises, headstones in foreground start to collapse. Right before it fades to black the is wind blowing weeds and a "Styrofoam" headstone in the bottom right corner flaps up and down.
"Gangs of New York' as a montage of NYC skyline rises, headstones in foreground start to collapse. Right before it fades to black the is wind blowing weeds and a "Styrofoam" headstone in the bottom right corner flaps up and down.
1 - The digital display from Snakes glider is actually a scale model outlined in white and changed to green in post. This is because computers at the time that could accomplish this were "reserved for research work at large corporations and universities'- J.C. Wash
The digital display from Snakes glider is actually a scale model outlined in white and changed to green in post. This is because computers at the time that could accomplish this were "reserved for research work at large corporations and universities'- J.C. Wash
1 - The 3-digit prefix for the phone numbers use letters that all correspond to 5 on the keypad (555).
The 3-digit prefix for the phone numbers use letters that all correspond to 5 on the keypad (555).
1 - Bill the Butcher's vest looks familiar.
Bill the Butcher's vest looks familiar.
New York poster
New York poster

New York Plot: A contemporary story of 3 friends discovering a new world set against the larger than life New York City. But one day the world around them changed.

I am pretty sure that you've watched New York, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about New York and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Kabir Khan
Production Yash Raj Films
Main Actors John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Irrfan Khan
IMDB score 6.8