I was thinking about it last night, I can't really think of many times when there is a person in a movie who is doing something in the planning related field. I think this sort of thing can really influence the popularity and profile of planning as a profession, as well as the study of all the related disciplines.
I can think of the character in "singles" (the seattle film of the early 1990's) who was proposing a big train. Also, luke wilsons character in "old school" was a real estate lawyer, sorta close almost. Also, sunshine state is all about the land development process and its impact on a town and all that. A main character is a landscape architect, also sorta close almost. Wow I came up with three already, I guesss there are more than I expected.
What other movies can you think of that feature planners as main characters?