Ordinary People

  • (0:02)   Walking Bridge Seen In The Opening Credits / Still Searching For This Location

  • (0:02)  Gazebo Seen In Opening Credits / Southwest Corner Of Where E. Center Avenue And E. Scranton Avenue Meet, Lake Bluff (Note: It Looks To Be Part Of Artesian Park)

  • (0:02)  Church Seen / First Presbyterian Church; 700 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest

  • (0:03)  School Exterior / Lake Forest High School; 1285 N. McKinley Road, Lake Forest

  • (0:10)  The Family House / 1199 Lincoln Avenue S, Highland Park

  • (0:14)  The Swimming Pool / Lake Forest College; 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest

  • (0:16)  Dr. Berger's Office / 1866 Sheridan Road, Highland Park

  • (0:30)  The House That Hosted The Party / 880 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest

  • (0:37)  Conrad And Karen Meeting At A Restaurant / Walker Brothers Pancake House; 153 Green Bay Road, Wilmette

  • (0:48)  Calvin Walking In Downtown Chicago / They Are Walking East Along The North Side Of The Chicago River With The N. Wabash Avenue Bridge In The Background, Chicago

  • (1:03)  Conrad Happily Walking Through A Park And Singing To A Deer Statue / Triangle Park; 401 Walnut Road, Lake Forest (Note: He Is Walking In A Southwest Direction)

  • (1:15)  Calvin Jogging / Forest Park Path Running North, Lake Forest (Note: The Scene Begins Near The Intersection Of The Path And Spring Lane)

  • (1:23)  Scene In The Mall / Northbrook Court Mall; 2171 Northbrook Court, Northbrook

  • (1:26)  Jeannie's House / 308 Scott Street, Lake Forest

  • (1:32)  The Golf Course In Houston / Still Searching For This Location

11 comments:

  1. the mall scene is at Neiman Marcus in Northbrook Court mall (same mall as seen in Weird Science) located in Northbrook, IL

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  2. Was the family home used in Ordinary People located in Highland Park, IL, or in Lake Forest, IL. Thanks. Brian

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  3. The house where the party was located is 880 Greenbay Road Lake Forest. The party with filmed during the day with black cloth over all the windows.

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    1. I assume you mean 880 N. Green Bay Road? It looks like the right house if so. Thank you for the info as I have now added it to the page.

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  4. The golf course scene was filmed at Deerpath Golf Course in Lake Forest.

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  5. Do you know where the grandparents' house is located?

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    1. I read that the bathroom scene in the grandparent's house was shot in the actual Jarrett house (the interiors of which were actually constructed in a warehouse just out of town--the scenes inside were extensive). Since the exterior of the grandparent's house is never shown, I'm betting that the interiors (which were brief) were also shot within the Jarrett house.

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  6. Golf course scene in Houston filmed at Apple Valley Country Club in Apple Valley, CA

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  7. The exterior of the grandparents' house actually is shown, albeit for a split second and only partially. It shows up about an hour and a half into the movie, when Conrad learns that Karen killed herself. He runs out of the house at night.

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    1. Yes! You are correct. I have heard that although much of the film was shot in sequence (with the exception of the therapy scenes) most of the night exteriors were shot at about the same time. This must have been both hectic and exhausting.

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