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lisadoris
07-25-03, 06:11 PM
Okay, I'm giving a talk about my home town Chicago next week and I thought I would bring movies that take place in Chicago so I'm looking for suggestions. So far I have:

1. The Blues Brothers
2. The Untouchables (1987)
3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
4. The Fugitive
5. Running Scared

The movie has to actually show off the city in some way, shape, or form. For example, when I did a search on IMDB for Chicago I got [b]Silver Streak[b]. Great movie, wish like hell it was on DVD but crashing into Union Station does not a Chicago movie make. Any thoughts?

auntiewinnie
07-25-03, 07:48 PM
Check here:

http://centerstage.net/stumped/reviews/filmed-in-chicago.shtml

LBPound
07-25-03, 09:22 PM
Great list above. <b>Adventures in Babysitting</b> shows off the city well, and the ones you've already picked, lisadoris, are all great selections, too.

joeydaninja
07-25-03, 09:57 PM
I thought Chinatown. Haha! :D

Numanoid
07-25-03, 10:50 PM
About Last Night shows off Grant Park and Rush Street and a lot of the rest of the city pretty well.

You could show the end of The Fugitive when Harrison Ford gets off at the Balbo street el stop. :lol: (There is no Balbo St. el stop.)

Face/Off
07-25-03, 11:23 PM
Just Visiting

clemente
07-26-03, 02:26 AM
Chain Reaction, baby!!

MFRONE
07-26-03, 03:02 AM
That one with the guys from Nsync was filmed in Chicago.

shill66
07-26-03, 03:30 AM
Maybe The Negotiator, although you don't really see a whole lot of the city. Mercury Rising and US Marshals are other maybes.

lisadoris
07-26-03, 07:29 AM
Originally posted by Numanoid You could show the end of The Fugitive when Harrison Ford gets off at the Balbo street el stop. :lol: (There is no Balbo St. el stop.)

Yea that one is pretty funny. I won't even go into the goofs you can see in other movies.

Thanks for the site auntiewinnie! You wouldn't even know some of those movies were filmed in Chicago but hey, I can't complain. Forgot all about Adventures in Babysitting and Switiching Channels. Now I think the real test will be finding a movie that shows Comiskey Park (or U.S. Cellular as it's now called). My movie pet peeve is that films always show Wrigley (because it's pretty and historic and recognizable blah blah) but not everyone in Chicago is a Cubs fan!

clemente
07-26-03, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by lisadoris
Yea that one is pretty funny. I won't even go into the goofs you can see in other movies.

Thanks for the site auntiewinnie! You wouldn't even know some of those movies were filmed in Chicago but hey, I can't complain. Forgot all about Adventures in Babysitting and Switiching Channels. Now I think the real test will be finding a movie that shows Comiskey Park (or U.S. Cellular as it's now called). My movie pet peeve is that films always show Wrigley (because it's pretty and historic and recognizable blah blah) but not everyone in Chicago is a Cubs fan!

My Best Friend's Wedding shows Comiskey Park in a scene or two (but I think only from the inside)

Mr. Salty
07-26-03, 04:04 PM
There are 735 titles listed at IMDB:

http://us.imdb.com/List?endings=on&&locations=Chicago,%20Illinois,%20USA&&heading=18;with+locations+including;Chicago,%20Illinois,%20USA

Numanoid
07-26-03, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by lisadoris
Now I think the real test will be finding a movie that shows Comiskey Park (or U.S. Cellular as it's now called). My movie pet peeve is that films always show Wrigley (because it's pretty and historic and recognizable blah blah) but not everyone in Chicago is a Cubs fan!

Well, I'd guess that's because The Cell is a generic, modern ballpark, whereas Wrigley is unique. Besides, EVERYONE is a Cubs fan, it's just that some won't admit it. ;)

GuessWho
07-26-03, 06:39 PM
Chicago
Rookie of the Year
Chain Reaction
The Matrix (all Chicago street names)
Mercury Rising
Kissing a Fool
Wayne's World (Aurora = suburb of Chicago...)

chowderhead
07-27-03, 07:53 PM
hard ball

seems like there are a lot of movies set in Chicago dealing with Baseball.

schizopak
07-27-03, 07:59 PM
Those lists trump anything that we could think of although High Fidelity, Opportunity Knocks, Ferris Beuller, Breakfast Club, and What Women want come immediately to mind.

bothanspy
07-27-03, 09:10 PM
While You Were Sleeping

marty888
07-27-03, 11:03 PM
<b>MEDIUM COOL</b> incredible movie filmed during the 1968 Democratic National Convention - in and around Lincoln Park, Grant Park, Michigan Avenue, etc. Directed by the great cinematographer (and native Chicagoan) Haskell Wexler.

Neitzl
07-27-03, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by GuessWho
Chicago

I'm pretty sure nothing about the movie Chicago was filmed in the city, or anywhere near. It was all filmed in Canada.

Oh, and Bad Boys (Sean Penn flick) was shot in Chicago...actually in my neighborhood, it was about thugs, so perfect setting!

chanster
07-28-03, 12:54 AM
Andrew Davis' films has some nice shots of Chicago

The Package
The Fugitive

Plains, Trains Automobiles has a nice El shot

High Fidelity has got some great shots of the El, the city, and the lakefront

costanza187
07-28-03, 07:08 PM
All the National Lampoon's Vacation movies at least started in Chicago...

wasnt the Breakfast Club also set around Chicago,

as was Weird Science, at least in Illinois

Home Alone, HA2 started in Chi

Only The Lonely and Uncle Buck (John Candy)

Judgement Night (Emilio Estevez)

VI Warshawski (Kathleen Turner)

wow there's a lot of them!

clemente
07-28-03, 09:53 PM
Forgot to mention Primal Fear.

marty888
07-28-03, 10:40 PM
<b>WHEN HARRY MET SALLY</b> - early scene filmed at University of Chicago, and on Lake Shore Drive heading south to the Loop (which makes no sense since the University of Chicago is SOUTH of the Loop).

chanster
07-29-03, 11:50 PM
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY - early scene filmed at University of Chicago, and on Lake Shore Drive heading south to the Loop (which makes no sense since the University of Chicago is SOUTH of the Loop).

Same thing happens in "My Best Friend's Wedding"

Morf
07-30-03, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by lisadoris
My movie pet peeve is that films always show Wrigley (because it's pretty and historic and recognizable blah blah) but not everyone in Chicago is a Cubs fan!

The people that matter are. ;)

Also, The Matrix was supposed to take place in Chicago, although it obviously wasn't filmed there.

JDF5244
07-30-03, 10:51 AM
Uncle Buck

Numanoid
07-30-03, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by costanza187
All the National Lampoon's Vacation movies at least started in Chicago...

wasnt the Breakfast Club also set around Chicago,

as was Weird Science, at least in Illinois

Home Alone, HA2 started in Chi

Only The Lonely and Uncle Buck (John Candy)


Most of the '80s John Hughes movies take place in the fictional Chicago suburb of "Shermer, Illinois", but are filmed in and around Chicago.

lisadoris
07-30-03, 02:52 PM
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. The presentation's tomorrow so hopefully I won't bore all the undergrads talking about how cool Chicago is. I'll try to avoid movies/scenes with major errors in them since they frustrate me.