Above The Law

Thank You To Michael From The Filminglocs Website For Finding The Party House

  • (0:08) The Huge Church Where Nico's Kid Is Getting Baptized And Later Scenes Filmed There Including The Bomb / 1850 N. Hermitage Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:10) The House Where The Gathering Takes Place In The Back Yard / 6222 N. Lakewood Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:12) The Bar Where Nico Goes Upstairs To Rescue The Woman / 1389 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago (Note: It Is Across The Street From The Same Walgreen's Seen In The Movie And The Exact Address Is A Guess As The Building Has Changed Some Since Filming)

  • (0:18) Nico Putting A Trace On The Bad Guys Phone And Then Following Them Over The Bridge / Roughly 1130 N. Halsted Street, Chicago (Note: This Area Has Changed A Lot Since The Movie Was Made. The Street Above The Car Was Ogden Avenue And That Has Since Been Removed. The Building The Bad Guys Are In Is On The Southwest Corner Of Halsted And W. Division Street)

  • (0:19) Bogota Club Or Restaurant / 2205 N. Halsted Street, Chicago (Note: This Building Has Changed Since The Movie Was Made)

  • (0:21) The Bust Scene Sequence. First Shot; The View From The Roof Is On The North Side Of 800 Block Of W. Fulton Market. The Car Is Coming Into The Scene Traveling North On Peoria Street Coming From Lake Street. The Spot Where The Exchange Was To Take Place Is On The Southeast Corner Of N. Peoria Street And W. Wayman Street. The Chase Ends Up At The Corner Of Green Street And Fulton Market.

  • (0:46) Nico Getting Into It With Some Bad Guys / The Fighting Takes Place In The Alley Between 1434 N. Elk Grove Avenue And 1433 N. Milwaukee Avenue. The Chase Heads Right Past The Red House On Around 1434 N. Elk Grove Avenue And They Are Running North. They Eventually Run By Hollywood Cleaners Which Is Located At 1438 N. Milwaukee Avenue And The Chase Ends Just Past The El At Around 1816 W. Evergreen Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:53) Nico Making A Call To His Wife From A Park Area And Then Getting Info From His Partner / Lincoln Park Zoo Walking Bridge Over The South Pond; 1950 N. Stockton Drive, Chicago

  • (0:57) The Intersection Where Nico Comes Under Attack With The Machine Guns / He Was Pointed East On W. Ohio Street At The N. Armour Intersection, Chicago (Note: The Little Store Looked To Be At 1510 W. Ohio Street)

  • (1:10) Picking Up Nico In Downtown / Northeast Corner Of E. Monroe Street And S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago (Note: Car Is Facing East On Monroe As It Drives Away)

  • (1:12) Where The Bad Guys Enter To Try To Get Info From The Priest / Damen Avenue El Station, Chicago

  • (1:26) Crashing The Bad Guy Out Of The Parking Garage And Onto The El Tracks Below / S. Wabash Avenue Just South Of E. Monroe Street, Chicago

  • (1:28) Capturing Nico After The Crash As He Is Coming Out Of The Parking Garage / East Monroe Garage; 55 E. Monroe Street, Chicago (Note: The Garage Looks A Lot Different Today)

11 comments:

  1. This was such an awesome thing to do I was trying to use google street views to figure it all out, this is probably my favorite action flick ever. Having been to chicago last year for the first time it sure is something to see how much nicer it has become since the filming of this movie in the late 80s! The red house from the chase scene is completly unchanged... well again thanks a lot for doc'ing these sites! Very very cool stuff, very much appreciated!

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  2. Hi, thank you for the kind words.

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  3. Awesome. Was cruising around the west loop on Fulton and thought that I recognized some of the buildings from the stake-out / bust scene. Thanks for putting it all together.

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  4. Damen L stop would be either Blue or Brown Line...Purple Line dedicated stops are only in Evanston.

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    1. Thank you for the correction. I must have been color blind. I just erased the color to make it easier.

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    2. Pretty sure it'd be the Brown Line. The Damen Blue Line is in the middle of The Eisenhowser.

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  5. Your site is unbelievable!! I'm watching "Above the Law" as I write this, as I'm from Chicago I wondered if I could find some of the film locations, Googled "Chicago locations for A.t.L." & your site comes up, just love it. Amazing work! Thx, this is so cool. I always wanted to take Rt.41 to see where the plane crashes into the gasoline tanker in "North by Northwest" found out that was done in California. Thank so much for all your work.

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  6. Nico's house is probably at Waveland and Paulina.I have a feeling it is.

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    1. Waveland and Pulaski you mean?

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  7. The bar scene was at 1383 N. Milwaukee.

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  8. I remember seeing film crews around Yakzies II bar on Granville (between Broadway and Winthrop). I always thought the bar scene was there. This is located near the house on Lakewood.

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