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  • #76
    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) [UK | France | Germany | Ireland | USA]

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317198/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge...f_Reason_(film)

    The sequel to "Bridget Jones Diary" (2001).

    IMDb quote: "The story picks up four weeks after the first film, and already Bridget Jones is becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy."

    IMDB states that the UK was one of five countries that had production participation.

    Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) breaks up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) with the Tower Bridge in the background from 00:28:37 to 00:29:58.
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    A disheartened Bridget walking across the Tower Bridge from 00:49:36 to 00:49:46
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    • #77
      Alfie (1966) [UK]

      https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060086/

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfie_(1966_film)

      Quoting IMDb: "An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle. "

      Michael Caine took on the lead after many others refused and it proved a wise choice for his career.

      Tower Bridge is in the background from 00:55:26 to 00:57:32 when Alfie (Michael Caine) is chatting up while taking photos of Ruby (Shelly Winters).
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      • #78
        Attack on the Iron Coast (1968) [UK | USA]

        https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062688/

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_the_Iron_Coast

        Quoting Wikipedia: "commandos executing a daring raid on the German-occupied French coast during the Second World War.The film is based on the commando raid on the French port of St. Nazaire"

        "Encouraged by the worldwide success of '633 Squadron', producer Walter Mirisch proposed a series of British made films with a military theme having major American stars in the lead that would comply with the Eady Levy requirements and cost no more than $1 million US$. This film was the first"

        IMDb states two countries including the UK were involved in the production.

        Flotilla heading down the Thames - Tower Bridge scenes from 00:33:31 to 00:33:51
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        • #79
          Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) [UK| USA]

          Originally I posted this film in the "Tower Bridge in films (non-British)" thread - 12th May 2019, 11:17 PM #16 since I erroneously thought it was only a USA production.

          https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0417741/

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_...d_Prince_(film)

          IMDb says that two countries including the UK were involved in the production of this 6th. instalment of the Harry Potter film series.


          Tower Bridge is seen in the background in two scenes starting at 00:01:11 and 00:01:23 of the following excerpt:

          "Death Eater Attack -- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo-U5iOinM8


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          • #80
            For Your Eyes Only (1981) [UK]

            https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082398/

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Your_Eyes_Only_(film)

            Quoting IMDb: "Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands."

            This is the 12th. film in the "official" series (so the original "Casino Royale" and "Never Say Never Again" are not included) as well as the 5th. time Roger Moore played James Bond. Unfortunately Bernard Lee who played "M" died before his scenes were filmed.

            The deliberately unnamed villain ( who just happens to look like "Blofeld"?) takes remote control of the helicopter that his nemesis Bond has been lured into. The elaborate unit's left hand monitor shows the helo's forward view which from 00:02:14 to 00:02:17 is centred on the one and only Tower Bridge!
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            • #81
              The Diplomatic Corpse (1958) [UK]
              a.k.a. Exklusivbericht (West Germany)

              https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0205872/

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diplomatic_Corpse

              Quoting IMDb: "London police and reporters from a local newspaper go after a gang of foreign criminals."

              A British comedy thriller film.

              Tower Bridge looms over a ship docked in it's shadow from 00:01:28 to 00:01:44 while an opportunist witnesses a murder and makes off with the victim's vital briefcase.
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              • #82
                Trainspotting (1996) [UK]

                https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117951/

                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trainspotting_(film)

                Quoting IMDb: "Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends."

                Tower Bridge appears fleetingly - twice - at 00:58:25 during a montage of London landmarks.
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                • #83
                  REDCON-1 (2018) [UK]

                  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2034176/

                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redcon-1

                  Quoting IMDb: "After a deadly viral outbreak, an elite squad of special forces soldiers must infiltrate a quarantine zone to rescue a scientist who holds the only cure to save mankind."

                  Found a trailer that shows the Tower Bridge:

                  "REDCON-1 Official UK Trailer (2018) Zombie Horror Action Movie"

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW985z-yAH8

                  Tower Bridge looms in the background from 00:00:14 to 00:00:15.
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                  • #84
                    A Fish Called Wanda (1988) [UK|USA]

                    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095159/

                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Fish_Called_Wanda

                    Quoting Wikipedia: British-American heist comedy film directed by Charles Crichton and written by John Cleese. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin as a gang of diamond thieves who double-cross one another to find stolen diamonds hidden by the gang leader. A barrister (Cleese) becomes a central figure as femme fatale Wanda (Curtis) uses him to locate the loot.

                    Tower Bridge appears at the start of the opening credits from 00:00:09 to 00:00:17.
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                    • #85
                      Angels of Terror (1971) [West Germany|UK]
                      Die Tote aus der Themse (original title)

                      https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067868/

                      https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Tote_aus_der_Themse (German)

                      Quoting IMDb: "An Australian woman arrives in London to search for her sister who she finds is involved with a heroin smuggling gang. The gang itself is under attack from an unknown rival"

                      IMDB states that two countries including the UK were involved in the production.

                      In "Die Tote aus der Themse" the Tower Bridge appears from 00:03:30 to 00:03:40 as a backdrop for the title and is then seen again from the same location at a different time from 01:10:00 to 01:10:05
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                      Or if you prefer the English version a trailer was found:

                      "Angels of Terror" (1971) trailer Edgar Wallace Uschi Glas"

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipe10w_C5_U

                      Where the Tower Bridge is now the backdrop for the "Angels of Terror" title from 00:00:19 to 00:00:22
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                      • #86
                        Father and son crooks (Harry Locke and Frank Jarvis) fall out with an impressive backdrop in The Stable Door (1966):

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                        • #87
                          Reign of Fire (2002) [USA | UK | Ireland]

                          https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253556/

                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reign_of_Fire_(film)

                          Quoting IMDb: "A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting everything ablaze, establishing dominance over the planet."

                          And London including the Tower Bridge turns out to not be (dragon) fire proof.

                          IMDb states that there were 3 countries including the UK involved in the production.

                          A broken Tower Bridge appears on the horizon in several short scenes from 01:30:32 to 01:30:59.
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                          • #88
                            Paddington (2014) [UK|France|USA]

                            https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1109624/

                            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddington_(film)

                            Quoting IMDb: "A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven."

                            IMDb says that three countries including the UK shared in the production.

                            A relevant trailer was found:

                            "PADDINGTON - Official International Trailer - Adapted From The Beloved Books"

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bZFr2IA0Bo

                            A night view of Tower Bridge appears from 00:00:14 to 00:00:15. Hopefully this scene also appears in the film.
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                            • #89
                              Correcting and expanding my earlier post (9th August 2017, 01:04 AM #09 page 1) on this thread:

                              Gorgo (1961) [UK | USA]

                              https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054938/

                              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorgo_(film)

                              Wikipedia states: "British-American science fiction monster film directed by Eugène Lourié. The film focuses on Gorgo, a young sea monster brought back to London for exploitation, and Ogra, his even larger mother, who rampages across London to search for him."

                              The Tower Bridge is seen in the background starting at 00:54:10 and Ogra is heading away from it. However after a attempt to barbeque her fails she turns around and heads up river. The army sets up a defensive position on the bridge starting at 00:57:15 and soon afterwards opens fire on the approaching creature without success.

                              Orga continues on 'interacting' with the structure from 00:58:34 to 00:59:05.
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                              Reporter: "The Bridge is gone. One of London's oldest landmark smashed like matchwood. Nothing can stop this beast so far, nothing, even point blank cannon fire!"

                              Army Headquarters Commander reporting: "Yes the Tower Bridge sir. The power of this thing is fantastic!"


                              By the way Gorgo was suitably played by Mick Dillon and David Wilding.

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                              • #90
                                Stratton (2017) [UK]

                                https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3567666/

                                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratton_(film)

                                Quoting IMDb: "A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell."


                                Another entry for the tiny/indistinct prize - Tower Bridge in the cluttered distance to the left of the landmark 'The Shard' building from 01:20:38-01:20:42.
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