Adam Sandler’s ‘Hustle’: Test your knowledge of the sights and sounds of Philadelphia in the trailer for the next Netflix movie

Adam Sandler will shine the spotlight on the Philadelphia area for massive Netflix viewership in June with the release of “Hustle,” a feature from the streaming giant that has spent the better part of two years shooting scenes in recognizable locations. of the Delaware Valley.

On Friday, Netflix dropped its first trailer for “Hustle,” a movie that stars Sandler as a basketball scout trying to revive the NBA career of a struggling foreign prospect, played by the NBA Juancho Hernangomez. An opportunity presents itself with the Philadelphia 76ers, but Sandler must keep his guy motivated to catch up with the team — and at the same time salvage his own scouting career.

sandler shared a tweet with the trailer Friday morning.

Camera crews working on ‘Hustle’ were spotted in Downtown, Italian Market, North Philly, South Philly, Manayunk, Chester, Coatesville and Camden, and a slew of sights and sounds they captured in these locations have been wrapped in a trailer that is less than 90 seconds long.

Pay close attention to the video clip and see how many Philly things you can identify. PhillyVoice has created a quiz which can be found at the end of this article and allows you to test your knowledge of the region.

The Netflix film was co-produced by Adam Sandler’s production company Happy Madison, Roth/Kirschenbaum Films and The SpringHill Co. The latter, which produced ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’, was founded by the Hollywood superstar. NBA LeBron James and his close friends, Maverick and James Carter.

Sandler stars as Stanley Beren, a struggling NBA scout who tries to revive his own career by taking a hit on the risky foreign prospect played by Hernangomez, who in real life plays for the Utah Jazz. Queen Latifah, Robert Duvall and Ben Foster are among the other main cast members.

Directing duties were helmed by South Philadelphia native Jeremiah Zagar, who follows up on his critically-acclaimed 2018 adaptation of Justin Torres’ novel, “We The Animals.” Zagar’s father, Isaiah, is the artist behind Philadelphia’s iconic Magic Gardens on South Street. . Her mother owns the neighboring art space Eyes Gallery.

Sandler has embraced his love of basketball in recent years, including his standout performance alongside Kevin Garnett in the Safdie Brothers’ 2019 crime thriller “Uncut Gems.” Netflix has signed with Happy Madison to produce four more films.

During production of “Hustle”, Sandler interacted with Philadelphia residents and regularly visited local businesses in the city. The actor and comedian, famous for incorporating music into his stand-up sets, even bought a pair of guitars at DePinto’s in Fishtown.

Here’s our quiz based on the “Hustle” trailer, and at the very end is another link to all the answers.

1. A character from “Hustle” wears a shirt printed with the name of a popular eating establishment in town. Name the restaurant?

2. The song that plays throughout the trailer, who is the artist and what is its title?

3. Name the current and former NBA players that appear in the ‘Hustle’ trailer?

4. Where can we find this big Sixers logo?
Sixers Trailer Hustle LogoNetflix/YouTube

5. Where is this mural of Allen Iverson and other Sixers greats? Bonus points for naming cross streets.
Trailer Hustle IversonNetflix/YouTube

6. Hernangomez’s character climbs the steps in the trailer. Which two areas of Philadelphia do these steps connect? Bonus points for naming the street they are known by.
Manayunk Steps From The Hustle TrailerNetflix/YouTube

7. Hernangomez plays basketball on the playground near Geno’s Steaks in South Philly. Playground name.
Hustle Trailer Geno'sNetflix/YouTube

A scene from “Hustle” takes place at Capitolo Playground, across from Geno’s Steaks in South Philly.

8. Where is Hernangomez’s character shown running in this photo?

Walk Hustle TrailerNetflix/YouTube

9. Hernangomez also runs the Manayunk Bridge Trail. It connects the city to any suburban town across the Schuylkill River.
Trailer Hustle Manayunk BridgeNetflix/YouTube

10. This scene takes place in the gymnasium of a Big 5 school. Which one?
Trailer Hustle La SalleNetflix/YouTube

11. The gymnasium where this scene takes place is located on the campus of which suburban Pennsylvania university?
Hustle Manor College trailerNetflix/YouTube

12. The North Philly School where this gymnasium is located opened in 1848. Which school is it?
Girard College Hustle TrailerNetflix/YouTube


Find the answers to the quiz here.

Donald E. Patel