Risky Business

  • (0:09)  The Airport / O'Hare International; 10000 Bessie Coleman Drive, Chicago

  • (0:11)  Eating At A Diner / Shelton's Grill; 481 Roger Williams Avenue, Highland Park

  • (0:30)  Joel's House / 1258 Linden Avenue, Highland Park

  • (0:34)  Joel And Miles Walking Outside After Making Eye Contact With Lana / The Drake Hotel; 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago

  • (0:37)  The Start Of Guido Chasing Them / N. Michigan Avenue And E. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

  • (0:38)  Driving By The Huge Dome / 100 Linden Avenue, Wilmette

  • (0:38)  Going Under The Viaduct / Heading East On Laurel Avenue And Turning Right On St. Johns Avenue, Highland Park

  • (0:38)  Driving Past The Theater And Then Turn Left / Highland Park; 445 Central Avenue, Highland Park

  • (0:38)  Building Seen Coming Out Of The Alley / Highland Park Furs; 1894 Sheridan Road, Highland Park (Note: They Are On This Alley Two Different Times During The Chase)

  • (0:44)  The High School / Niles East High School; 7700 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie (Note: The School Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (0:45)  Lana Waiting At The Metra Station / Deerfield Metra Station; 860 Deerfield Road, Deerfield

  • (0:57)  The Porsche Falling Into The Water / Belmont Harbor; Belmont Harbor Drive, Chicago

  • (0:59)  Bringing In the Porsche To Get The Water Out / Bank Of America; 1921 St Johns Avenue, Highland Park (Note: The Porsche Building Has Been Torn Down)

  • (1:03)  Lana's Apartment / 14 W. Elm Street, Chicago

  • (1:18)  Banquet On A Bun / 925 Range, N. Rush Street, Chicago (Note: This Building Has Since Been Torn Down And Replaced By A Big Parking Garage Above Some Shops)

12 comments:

  1. Banquet on a Bun was on Rush street. Here is a picture of the same location in 1985.

    http://jamesiska.com/A_WEB_TEST_12_3/Ephemera_NO_JS_3.html



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    1. Hi, thank you for the info as I have since updated the page with the approximate address of where it used to be.

      Thanks again!!!

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  2. And an earlier picture likely from the 50's.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hollywoodplace/4356562341/lightbox/

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  3. It's the Baha'i Temple, not the Huge Dome.

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    1. Either way, it didn't catch Tom's attention on his road to Cultology.

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  4. The scene with the Porsche was in fact at Belmont Harbor. I was there while filming that as well. They pushed out a car chasis only no engine and etc. I picked up Tom Cruise at Ohare Bagage claim, with no body else. I had no idea who he was at the time, I think it was his first movie. Rebbeca Demorney actually is a Chicago Native, and when that was filmed, I picked her up at her Old Town Apt, off of North Avenue. Funny looking at all the movies I was appart of during that era in the Limousine Industry. You are missing a few also. 1 being The Toughest Man in the World, with Mr. T! lol

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  5. Yes the “huge dome” is the Baha’i temple for all various religions to come together and worship.

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  6. Excellent info, thanks! It's Joel and Miles (Curtis Armstrong) coming out of the Drake however, not Joel and Barry (Bronson Pinchot).

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    1. I changed it. Out of all the movies I have on here you are the first person to correct me on a character name. Thank you

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  7. hi guys, first of all congrats 2 chas, great site, this movie meant a lot to me, and it is one of tom's 3 greatest movies for sure despite all the people that can only see a teen movie in it.I dont know if is something from past lives but definitely this place highland park make me the chills in a good way, it looks like I belong to this place or I should anyway, would be great living in there, what makes even strange is the fact that IM From Brazil,yes tottaly different place,anyway I really love this place ,from the movie specially the scene in the harbor with the porshe and that score playing minutes before the fall , chicago iluminated by those buildings, thats beautiful cinematography.

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  8. Thanks for everyone's contribution this is a great site! Question! Does anyone know the building where they shot the interior of Lana's apt. looking down some Ave. with the egg in the window. Not from chicago and can't find it in google maps. Thanks!!!

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  9. Lana's apt. interior scene morning in front of the window. Was shot at 548 south spring st. in L.A.!!!!!! Found it by accident watching old Toto music video filmed from the same roof. Notice there are 2 windows on the corner of the building, not one! I believe there was a wall covering the left window. If you look you can see that it isn't flat all the way across. However, later you can see light from behind the cabinet illuminating the wall behind Tom. But if you look at Guido's scene later. The cabinet is in the corner. It would seem to hard to make that whole wall Guido is facing a false one.

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