08/14/2012 06:15 pm ET

'Cosmopolis' And Other 'One Crazy Day In New York' Films

A lot can happen in 24 hours. In “Cosmopolis,” David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel, billionaire Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) spends an entire day traveling around Manhattan to get a haircut — and loses his fortune along the way. Packer is just one of many screen protagonists who have spent a tumultuous day in New York City, with results ranging from the sublime to the tragic. Ahead, some of the craziest single onscreen days in in New York history.

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