About Last Night

  • (0:00)  Danny And Bernie Are Walking And Talking And Go Across A Bridge / Wells Street Bridge, Chicago (Note: They Are Walking North)

  • (0:03)  Danny Playing 16 Inch Softball / Field 13 At Grant Park; Between Lake Shore Drive And S. Columbus Drive And The Southern Most Field From E. Balbo Drive, Chicago

  • (0:21)  Danny And Debbie Going To Watch A Baseball Game On The Rooftop / Wrigley Field; 1060 W. Addison Street, Chicago (Note: The Rooftop Is On Sheffield Avenue)

  • (0:24)  Danny And Debbie Walking Along The Lake / Lincoln Park Walkway; Just East Of W. Lasalle Drive, Chicago

  • (0:29)  Hanging Out Under The El Drinking Outside Of A Bar / Kelly's Pub; 949 W. Webster Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:36)  Debbie Moving Into Danny's Apartment / 2234 N. Fremont Street, Chicago (Note: The House On The First Screen Shot Is 2230 Fremont. The House Seen To The Right Of The House Has Since Been Torn Down. Later In The Movie There Is A Scene On The Roof Which For Some Reason Took Place On Top Of 2248 Fremont As You Can See The Back Of 2243 N. Bissell And The Saint Vincent DePaul Church In The Background. If The Roof Of 2234 Was Used You Would Not See The Back Of The 2243 Bissell House. The Front Porch Has Since Been Redone)

  • (0:43)  Swallow Diner / S. Canal Street, Chicago (Note: The Diner Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (1:11)  The Elevated Train Station / Guessing This Is The Chicago Station For The Brown Line; 300 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago

  • (1:30)  Danny Standing Outside Of The Biograph Theater / 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

  • (1:31)  Danny Wanting Debbie Back Outside Of The Bar Seen In The Movie / Bootleggers; 11 W. Division Street, Chicago (Note: In The Movie The Bar Was Suppose To Be Mothers)

14 comments:

  1. What is the street that they are walking down when "Bernie " says that he picked up a chair and threw it at her. It looks like Dearborn and elm before they tore down that pizza place on the northwest corner. Not is a condo building.

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  2. I had heard that the inside shots of the bar which was supposed to be Mothers was really Butch McQuire's. Can anyone confirm that?

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    1. I had heard the same thing. I have been in both bars, I believe that is true, but not %100 sure.

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    2. According to this posting, the interior was filmed at Mothers 2. (I wouldn't have guessed this, because when I was in that bar, it looked like a dance club, but that was 1989 - so maybe they remodeled?) Butch McGuire's looks more like a regular bar inside (more like the one in the movie). They seem sure though. Check it out.

      http://www.fast-rewind.com/locations_alnight.htm

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  3. No, the inside of the bar was actually the original mothers. they just used the outside of bootleggers

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  4. 2244 N. Fremont was my childhood home. It's the place I prefer to go back to when reminiscing about my happiest days. It was so beautiful, with all the big trees, flower gardens, leaded glass windows and brick & stone exteriors. A man used to come thru the alley with a horse drawn wagon full of fruit for sale. I can still hear his song: "Straw-berries.. blue-berries.. cher-rries!" There used to be a big tarred wood fence on the right that Frank Pasaglia, the landlord, installed to keep people away. He didn't like kids, but he allowed us to live there because he knew my mother when she was a child who lived in the big house across the street, on the corner. At Christmastime my dad always brought home a big pine tree that we decorated in front of the bay window. (We lived on the first floor). I cherish those years - and that wonderful house and neighborhood!

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    1. Thank you so much for this! I love your reminiscing. It puts the human heart into the hobby of scouting these locations... its really probably the very reason we all do it!

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  5. Thank you for your webpage. The song So Far So Good is by far my life's anthem. I've decided that one day I'm going to the locations to photograph myself there as my eclectic project. This means a lot to me :-)

    Many many thanks, Chris

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  6. It is an enigma.

    It could just be that the alley was foreshortened so that it looked like the building across the alley was right next door. Also, the film crew could have put vines up, and other enhancements, to make it look more interesting. I can't imagine why they would film from the rooftop (which they clearly did) - and then go and find a duplicate home to film when they had the same thing right there under the rooftop!

    The interior - especially the kitchen - looks exactly like I remember it, including the placement of the windows.

    I don't have a copy of the movie, but if I did I would stop the frame where they show the houses across the street (when they unload the stuff from the car) and see if those houses match the ones across from 2244 N. Fremont.

    I checked out 2230 N. Fremont and I really don't see how it could be the house in the movie. The front porch is all wrong. The columns are completely different and there is a portion of the porch that juts to the left side, with a little fence. The movie house looks more like 2244 than it does 2230. Still, the alley thing is what stumps me.

    By the way, I can't for the life of me find the latest comments on the website - only in my emails. Also, the "use the form to contact me about..." is not a clickable link. I can't find any way to reply to any of the comments I have received via gMail. It doesn't make sense just to post a reply when the other comments I'm commenting on are not shown on the "About Last Night" page of the website. I've spent half an hour looking for them, to no avail.

    -Kathy M.

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    1. I guess the owner from the 2244 house raised heck on some people there taking pictures stating they had the house for years and nobody ever filmed there. There is one screen shot where you see the house to the left and it matches perfectly. It is an interesting situation where two porches look a lot a like. Thank you for writing back.

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  7. Does anyone know the address of the Sparrow Cafe? I know it was torn down, but where was it and what is standing there now?

    -Chris

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  8. What street and L line are Danny and Debbie walking along in the scene right after they are on the rooftop? In the scene I'm referring to, Debbie playfully takes Danny's hat off his head and wears it. They look like they're walking under an L track, in what may be an alley and not a real street. I assume it may be near Wrigley Field, since it was right after the baseball scenes. Anyone know? Thanks!

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  9. I worked as a doorman at Shenanigans for almost 3 years from about summer of 1988 to winter 1991. Most of the movie was filmed in Shenanigans- the chain-link fence is the basketball hoop/cage that was in Shenanigans at that time.
    I was 25 years old when I left my small town in Michigan across the lake, and moved to Chicago. I lived a lot of the situations you see in the movie- it got old and lonely after a while.
    But it was fun the first few years!

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