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Old 07-25-03, 05:11 PM   #1
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Need a list of movies shot in or about Chi-Town

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?
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Old 07-25-03, 06:48 PM   #2
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Old 07-25-03, 08:22 PM   #3
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Great list above. Adventures in Babysitting shows off the city well, and the ones you've already picked, lisadoris, are all great selections, too.
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Old 07-25-03, 08:57 PM   #4
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I thought Chinatown. Haha!
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Old 07-25-03, 09:50 PM   #5
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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. (There is no Balbo St. el stop.)
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Old 07-25-03, 10:23 PM   #6
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Old 07-26-03, 01:26 AM   #7
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Old 07-26-03, 02:02 AM   #8
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That one with the guys from Nsync was filmed in Chicago.
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Old 07-26-03, 02:30 AM   #9
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Maybe The Negotiator, although you don't really see a whole lot of the city. Mercury Rising and US Marshals are other maybes.
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Old 07-26-03, 06:29 AM   #10
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Originally posted by Numanoid You could show the end of The Fugitive when Harrison Ford gets off at the Balbo street el stop. (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!
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Old 07-26-03, 01:36 PM   #11
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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)
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Old 07-26-03, 03:04 PM   #12
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There are 735 titles listed at IMDB:

http://us.imdb.com/List?endings=on&&...llinois,%20USA
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Old 07-26-03, 05:21 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 07-26-03, 05:39 PM   #14
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Old 07-27-03, 06:53 PM   #15
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seems like there are a lot of movies set in Chicago dealing with Baseball.
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Old 07-27-03, 06:59 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 07-27-03, 08:10 PM   #17
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Old 07-27-03, 10:03 PM   #18
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MEDIUM COOL 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.
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Old 07-27-03, 10:59 PM   #19
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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!
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Old 07-27-03, 11:54 PM   #20
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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
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Old 07-28-03, 06:08 PM   #21
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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!
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Old 07-28-03, 08:53 PM   #22
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Forgot to mention Primal Fear.
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Old 07-28-03, 09:40 PM   #23
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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).
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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"
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Old 07-30-03, 09:31 AM   #25
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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.
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