PDD Quiz: Duluth Movie Mentions II

In honor of the Academy Awards on March 12, this week’s PDD quiz takes a look at mentions of Duluth on the silver screen. A previous quiz on this topic was published in August). If you’re looking to cheat study up on references to Duluth in popular culture, check out this sweet PDD tag.

The next PDD quiz will review the month’s headlines; it will be published on March 26. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by March 22.

#1 Jessica Lange receives a message from a concerned war widow in Duluth in this 1982 biopic.

View the clip on PDD.

#2 Which 1998 Leslie Nielsen comedy features an inmate known as “The Duluth Strangler”?

The film also references a character named Hibbing; read more on PDD.

#3 In this 2006 neo-noir film, James Gandolfini and John Travolta play detectives who disregard a tip from “Meredith from Duluth.”

PDD has the clip here.

#4 Jack Nicholson mentions “friends in Duluth” to Jessica Lange in this 1981 neo-noir thriller.

View the clip, in a compilation of other Duluth movie mentions, here.

#5 Chris Farley and David Spade pass a distance sign for Duluth in this 1995 buddy comedy.

View the clip on YouTube.

#6 “Kiss Me Cat,” a 1953 short from this animated series, referenced “Grandma Esmeralda, come all the way from Duluth.”

See the full short on PDD.

#7 Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Debicki, and Donald Sutherland star in this 2019 crime thriller that mentions Duluth several times.

PDD has a compilation from the film here.

#8 Richard Dreyfuss mentions teaching drama at Duluth Junior College in this 1977 romantic comedy.

Richard Dreyfuss won an Academy Award for his performance in the film; view the clip on YouTube.

#9 The 1999 indie film “Las Enchiladas!,” written by this Minnesota comedian, contains several references to Duluth and Superior.

PDD embeds the full movie here.

#10 Woody Allen tells Diane Keaton that he doesn’t know where Duluth is in this 1993 black comedy.

View the clip on a compilation of Duluth movie mentions here.


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