A very overworked cliche is the person trying to get into someone else’s apartment lobby. Nobody answers the buzzer & he/she has to wait until someone else comes in or out when they can then squeeze into the lobby.

We were always warned in Manhattan not to let someone tailgate into the building behind us.
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If a movie comes out after the 90s, but is set in 90s New York, it seems there is a need to mention Gulianni.


Brooding on rooftops at decks at sunset or at night.

Every hospital has a roof that our hero can access for a long meaningful moment of contemplation. Our protag will be shot from behind. We see what he sees. Hopefully, we "feel" what he feels (and there is a good chance that music is being piped in to convey this feeling to us. Whether it be Dr. House on the roof, Deniro looking off at the city, or William Peterson staring off at the horizon. We take a break from the action to be in a moment as our hero processes what has happened and what needs to be done.

The whole letís stop in the middle of the dialogue to make lame jokes about a characterís appearance.