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Poll: The Show-Me State Movies

The Show-Me State is the official nickname of Missouri. There are several stories concerning the origin of the "Show-Me" slogan. The most widely known story gives credit to Missouri's U.S. Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver for coining the phrase in 1899. During a speech in Philadelphia, he said: "I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me." The phrase is now used to describe the character of Missourians; not gullible, conservative, and unwilling to believe without adequate evidence (source: Missouri became the 24th state of the United States of America in 1821.

These movies have a connection with Missouri. They are (partially) filmed there or it's a topic in the story. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Missouri?

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    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

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    Winter's Bone (2010)

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    Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

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    Gone Girl (2014)

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    Paper Moon (1973)

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    The Abyss (1989)

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    You're Next (2011)

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    Escape from New York (1981)

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    Up in the Air (2009)

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    National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

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    Ride with the Devil (1999)

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    The Shepherd of the Hills (1941)

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    Fever Pitch (2005)

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    The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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    Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

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    What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

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    The Informant! (2009)

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    Tom Sawyer (1973)

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    White Palace (1990)

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    American Flyers (1985)

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    Kansas City (1996)

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    Jesse James (1939)

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    King of the Hill (1993)

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    Meet Bill (2007)

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    Manhunter (1986)

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    Killshot (2008)

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    The St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959)

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    Child's Play 3 (1991)

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    In Cold Blood (1967)

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    The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)

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    One Night at McCool's (2001)

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    The Game of Their Lives (2005)

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    Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987)

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    The Big Brass Ring (1999)

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    Road House (1989)

    August 29, 2019

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