UN (HQ in movies)
The building has a distinctive appearance in North by Northwest; a shot in the building's cavernous lobby was simulated through creative use of a matte painting. In The Pink Panther Strikes Again, the building is destroyed by a disintegrator ray.
The Interpreter -- released in the spring of 2005, directed by Sydney Pollack, and starring Sean Penn and Nicole Kidman -- was the first movie to be filmed inside the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council buildings. The filming took place at night, when the buildings were not being used for official business. Pollack felt that the movie could not be filmed anyplace but the real UN Headquarters.
The headquarters complex is a major setting in The Animatrix: The Second Renaissance, with key events in the film taking place in the General Assembly and the Security Council Chamber. At the end of the film, the headquarters is destroyed by a small nuclear device hidden inside Zero-One's mechanical ambassador.
In The Peacemaker, terrorists plotted to destroy the UN HQ by detonating a stolen Russian nuclear warhead.
Is featured in the black-and-white film noir, The Glass Wall. The building is the "glass wall" mentioned in the title.
In the computer game Half-Life 2, there is a newspaper clipping showing a scene from the Seven Hours War, in which the United Nations Headquarters are being attacked by Combine aircraft.
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