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Movies filmed in the suburbs

July 14, 2013


Here's a list of a few of the movies that have been filmed in the suburbs:

* "Precious Mettle" (to be released in 2014), filmed recently at homes in Naperville and Aurora.

* "Contagion" (2011), filmed at the old Sherman Hospital in Elgin, at the Tellabs building in Naperville, and in other spots in Skokie and Waukegan.

* "Road to Perdition" (2002), filmed in downtown West Dundee, at a home on Sutton Road in Barrington Hills and on State Street in downtown Geneva.

* Reception scenes from "My Best Friend's Wedding" (1997), filmed at Cuneo Museum & Gardens in Vernon Hills.

* "Groundhog Day" (1993), filmed in Woodstock.

* "Wayne's World" (1992), filmed in Aurora and Berwyn.

* "The Breakfast Club" (1985), filmed in the since-shuttered Maine North High School in Des Plaines.

* The beach scenes in "The Blues Brothers" (1980), shot at Bangs Lake in Wauconda.

* Between 1983-1990, many North Shore homes were featured in movies, including "Home Alone," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Risky Business," "Ordinary People," "Weird Science," "Sixteen Candles," "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" and "She's Having a Baby."

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