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Now for today’s Geo Quiz — we’re looking for the hometown of an Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” film.

OK – so you answered Mumbai? Nice try. But we don’t make things THAT easy.

The “Slumdog Millionaire” we have in mind is not the movie’s protagonist, but its director.

We’re looking for the town in the county of Lancashire, England, that Danny Boyle hails from. It’s about eight miles from Manchester.

Blackpool Tower: Photographed by Rich Daley Tower: Photographed by Rich Daley

And, in his acceptance speech last night, Danny Boyle give his hometown a shout-out. See if you can come up with the answer. You can even “phone a friend.”

But if your friend doesn’t pick up faster than Latika did in the movie, it’ll be too late – the answer’s here …

We were looking for an English town where folks are still celebrating the Oscars that “Slumdog Millionaire” took home last night.

That’s because director Danny Boyle was born in this town Radcliffe the answer to our quiz — and he hasn’t forgotten where he came from.

“And to my dad, Frank, and to my sisters Maria and Bernadette, and everybody in St. Mary’s Social Club in Radcliffe, a big, big shout-out to you.”

And you can be sure that Danny Boyle’s dad and sisters weren’t the only ones cheering him on at Saint Mary’s Catholic Social Club.


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