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Philadelphia (also referred to as "The City of Brotherly Love", or simply "Philly") is the sixth most populous city in the United States of America. It is located in the northeastern section of the country, in the state of Pennsylvania. It is home to some of the country's historical icons and places, such as the Declaration of Independence, The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, The National Constitution Center, and is also home to pop-culture film character Rocky Balboa.

Films

National Treasure

Many of the film's scenes take place in Philadelphia, where Benjamin Gates searches for clues to a lost treasure, some of which are found in Independence Hall, The Franklin Institute, and Trinity Church.

Invincible

"Invincible" follows the true story of Vince Papale, a wide receiver and special teams of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1976-1978.

Unbreakable

The film takes place in Philadelphia and tells the story of David Dunn, a security guard who discovers that he is a superhero.

The Sixth Sense

M. Night Shyamalan's thriller follows a Philadelphia boy, Cole Sear who can see and speak to the dead, and Dr. Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist who tries to help him with his condition.

Boy Meets World

The series takes place in Philadelphia, where Cory lives and attends school with his friends, before he and Topanga move to New York in Girl Meets World.

The Happiest Millionaire

The film takes place in Philadelphia during fall 1916 and follows an Irish immigrant named John Lawless who applies for a butler position with eccentric millionaire Anthony Biddle. Even though a bit strange, John soon learns that he fits right into the family and serves as the narrator for the rest of the film.

Ben and Me

The short film follows the story of a mouse named Amos who befriends Benjamin Franklin and aids him through his publishings, inventions, and political career. Amos also assists Thomas Jefferson in drafting the Declaration of Independence.

Video games

Mickey's Speedway USA

One of the courses in the "Motor Way Mania" section takes place in Philadelphia, which is set mostly on a harbor for a ship. The player must dodge hanging crates being lowered to the ground, and then the action then moves into the docked ship.

Disney Parks

While Philadelphia itself is not represented in the Disney Parks, several historical figures associated with the city are featured in several attractions throughout the parks.

The building that houses The Hall of Presidents in Walt Disney World resembles Independence Hall, where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were drafted and adopted.

Trivia

  • Philadelphia was the second city in general and the United States to house the traveling Pixar exhibition, The Science Behind Pixar.
  • Several issues of Marvel Comics feature some of the superheroes visiting Philadelphia for various reasons. In 2012, Flash Thompson/Venom moved there in Venom #27.1 to escape the symbiote from taking over his body again.
  • Despite the Silence Dogood letters being on display at the Franklin Institute in the film National Treasure, they are not featured there in real life.

Gallery


v - e - d
National Treasure logo
Media
National TreasureNational Treasure: Book of Secrets
Characters
Benjamin GatesRiley PooleAbigail ChaseIan HowePatrick Henry GatesPeter SaduskyMitch Wilkinson
Locations
Washington, D.C.


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Happiest Millionaire logo
Media
The Happiest MillionaireSoundtrack
Characters
Anthony Biddle • Cordelia Biddle • Aunt Mary • John Lawless • Mrs. Duke • Mrs. Worth • Cordy Biddle • Angie Duke • Tony Biddle • Liv Biddle
Songs
FortuosityWhat's Wrong With That?Watch Your FootworkValentine CandyStrengthen the DwellingI'll Always Be IrishBye-Yum Pum PumAre We Dancing?I Believe in This CountryDetroitWhen a Man Has a DaughterThere Are ThoseLet's Have a Drink on ItIt Won't Be Long 'til ChristmasOff Rittenhouse Square
Locations
PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaMichigan
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