Great Movies: Location, Location, Location: Chicago

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Adventures in Babysitting Adventures in Babysitting
1987 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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A suburban teen-age baby sitter drives into downtown Chicago with her two charges and a neighbor. …More

Barbershop Barbershop
2002 - Tcfhe/MGM
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In less than 12 hours, Calvin sells the barbershop he inherited from his father to a slimy character, discovers how important the shop is to him and the community, and tires desperately to buy back the shop. The daily goings-on at the shop make for a very entertaining backdrop. …More

The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers
1980 - Universal Home Video
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The story of Jake and Elwood Blues, two hoodlum brothers searching for redemption, who set out to locate and re-enlist the members of their defunct rhythm and blues band in order to earn some honest money. …More

Call Northside 777 Call Northside 777
1948 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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A Chicago newsman digs up the story of a scrubwoman's son framed for murder. Directed by Henry Hathaway. …More

The Dilemma The Dilemma
2011 - Universal Home Video
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Oscar-winning director Ron Howard serves up a delicious comedy about two best friends and business partners -- Ronny and Nick -- who are about to land a fantastic deal when Ronny learns something about Nick's wife, Geneva, that rocks his world. Ronny turns amateur sleuth to determine whether Geneva's cheating on Nick and learns that telling a friend the truth is even more difficult than concealing it. …More

Eight Men Out Eight Men Out
1988 - MGM
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Based on the real-life scandal of 1919, the film tells the story of eight baseball players who plan to throw games for money, and the scorn and anger the scheme earned them. …More

A Family Thing A Family Thing
1996 - Tcfhe/MGM
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Sixty-year-old Earl Pilcher Jr. has just been informed that his real mother was black and he has a half-brother he never knew existed. Setting out to find and get to know his brother, their first encounter is awkward and fraught with tension, mistrust, anger and prejudice. But as they begin to explore their pasts, they learn that the bonds of family are indestructible. …More

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferris Bueller's Day Off
1986- Paramount Home Video
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A cool teen plays hooky in Chicago with his girlfriend, his buddy and his buddy's father's classic Ferrari. …More

The Fugitive The Fugitive
1993 - Warner Home Video
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A U.S. marshal hunts a doctor on the run for the murder of his wife. Inspired by the 1960s TV series. Best supporting Oscar for Jones. …More

High Fidelity High Fidelity
2000 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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In a biting romantic comedy, Rob Gordon (John Cusack) is the owner of a semi-failing record store in Chicago, where he sells music the old-fashioned way -- on vinyl. He's a self-professed music junkie who spends his days at Championship Vinyl with his two employees, Dick (Todd Louiso) and Barry (Jack Black). …More

Home Alone Home Alone
1990 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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Accidentally left by his Paris-bound family, an 8-year-old makes mincemeat of two burglars in the house. …More

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese with I Want Someone to Eat Cheese with
2006 - Uni Dist Corp (Music)
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James knows all too well that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. He's an overweight yet starving comedian in Chicago looking for love and weight loss in all the wrong places. After failed relationships and career mishaps, James turns to the one thing that won't let down (but fattens him up): food. …More

My Big Fat Greek Wedding My Big Fat Greek Wedding
2002 - HBO Home Video
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When a Greek 30-something woman falls for a decidedly un-Greek man, they are faced with winning her family over in the name of love. …More

Ordinary People Ordinary People
1980- Paramount Home Video
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An upper-middle-class couple's "ordinary" existence is irrevocably shattered by the death of their oldest son in a boating accident. Their younger son is struggling agaisnt suicide and guilt left by the drowning. An empathetic psychiatrist provides his lifeline for survival. …More

Proof Proof
2005 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Auburn, Proof follows a devoted daughter who comes to terms with the death of her father a brilliant mathematician whose genius was crippled by mental insanity -- and is forced to face her own long-harbored fears and emotions. She adjusts to his death with the help of one of her father's former mathematical students who searches through her father's notebooks in the hope of discovering a bit of his old brilliance. …More

Public Enemies Public Enemies
2009 - Universal Home Video
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No one could stop John Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone - from his girlfriend Billie Frechette to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression …More

Return to Me Return to Me
2000- Tcfhe/MGM
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When Liz tragically dies in an automobile accident, Bob loses the love of his life until he meets Grace, the recipient of LIz's heart. The attraction is immediate, although neither Grace or Bob realize the connection. What follows is an enjoyable romance for all ages. …More

Risky Business Risky Business
1983- Warner Home Video
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A call girl helps a Princeton applicant turn his home into a one-night brothel. Directed by Paul Brickman.

Uncle Buck Uncle Buck
 1989 - Universal Home Video
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Chicago parents in a pinch have a bachelor uncle baby-sit their teen-age daughter and little ones. …More

The Untouchables The Untouchables
1987- Paramount Home Video
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Eliot Ness and his men fight Al Capone in Chicago during Prohibition. Directed by Brian De Palma. Best supporting actor Oscar for Connery. …More

While You Were Sleeping While You Were Sleeping
1995-Hollywood Home Video
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A lonely young woman saves the life of a handsome stranger she has fallen in love with from afar. His family mistakes her for his fiancee, and she goes along because she likes his offbeat family so much. Matters take a hilarious turn when she meets and falls in love with her make-belive lover's brother …More