The Biography of Chicagos Marina City
Nothing In Common
July 30, 1986
Marina City makes its first of two appearances during the opening credits. As Christopher Cross sings Loving Strangers, 29-year-old Tom Hanks drives a Jeep Laredo up the east tower ramp.
The bigger scene although lasting no more than one and a half minutes on screen was filmed in mid-1985 on the 19th floor of the east tower ramp. With Aretha Franklin singing Until You Say You Love Me in the background, Gleason gets into the Jeep with Hanks and tells him he has lost his job as a clothing salesman.
In his review of the film, Roger Ebert wrote, Half the characters are refugees from a Eugene ONeill play, and the others walked over from Second City. There are good things in Nothing In Common good ideas, good lines of dialogue, good performances. But here is a movie where the title says it all.
Gleason died on June 24, 1987. Hanks would go on to star in Dragnet in 1987 and in the following year, Big.
Watch Marina City in the opening credits (duration: 0:17)...
Watch the scene with Gleason and Hanks (duration: 1:24)...
|Last updated 17-May-15|