Weird Science

Thank You To Owen From The When Write Is Wrong Website For Figuring Out The Police Chase Sequence Locations

  • (0:19)  Exterior Of The Kandy Bar / Somewhere On A Studio Back Lot But That Is Just A Guess

  • (0:35)  The Mall Exterior / Northbrook Court Mall; 2171 Northbrook Court, Northbrook

  • (0:42)  Gary's House / 1200 Linden Avenue, Highland Park

  • (0:44)  Wyatt's House / 280 Cedar Avenue, Highland Park (Note: The House Has Since Been Torn Down And Replaced With Another House)

  • (1:19)  Gary Being Chased By The Police / He Is Driving North On Saint Johns Avenue, The Police Car Is Sitting On Mulberry Place Near The Viaduct, He Turns Right Onto Central Avenue, The Railroad Tracks He Crosses Is On Lincoln Avenue West Coming Up To Lincoln Place, Highland Park

  • (1:21)  Gary Turns And Drives Right Next To His Parents / Gary Is Driving East On Linden Avenue And Turns Right Or South On Forest Avenue, Highland Park

  • (1:22)  Hilly's House / 1445 Sheridan Road, Highland Park (Note: The House His Since Been Torn Down And Replaced)

  • (1:22)  Deb's House / 1150 Linden Avenue, Highland Park

  • (1:30)  The High School / Niles East High School; 7701 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie (Note: School Has Since Been Torn Down)

10 comments:

  1. Huge John Hughes fan. Thanks for finding all the weird science addresses and photo's. Looking at these photo's brought a lot memories back. I can still remember the first time I watched this movie. Again Thank you.
    Long live the memory of John Hughes

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    1. god this is good isnt it

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  2. Actually Wyatt's house is in Long Beach CA. It's down the block from Ferris Bueller's house, and it also was filmed as Donnie Darko's house. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Cerritos,_Long_Beach,_California

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    1. Sorry, Wyatt's house is in Donnie Darko, but it was not Donnie's house.

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  3. The house is called the Leonie Pray house. It has it's own Wikipedia page as it is a historic landmark in Long Beach.

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  4. The Leonie Pray House may have been used for the interior filming, but 280 Cedar Avenue is absolutely correct for the exterior shots. I grew up just on the other side of the ravine behind that house and went by it every day on the bus to middle school. It was a sad day to see it torn down.

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    1. Thanks for sharing this info, so many people online think it's the house in Long Beach but it is clearly not if you have an eye for detail. Great movie, great house, John Hughes movies are the best!!

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    2. I'm not convinced that the interior shots are from the Leonie Pray House.

      Jeff is absolutely correct that the house was at 280 Cedar Ave. All of the interior scenes seem to match the exterior shape and attributes of the house. (Locations of the windows, etc).

      When the crowd is outside (Party! Party!) you can see the interior doorway and closet behind Lisa, Gary, and Wyatt and they appear to match.

      I watched Donnie Darko and paused the movie in several locations trying to find some resemblance to the Highland Park house, I can't find anything. The curved staircase isn't a match either. Windows along the landings are missing, the mill work and wainscoting are way off. (Unless I'm missing something here??)

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    3. I trust that others are correct about the address.. I do know that the Northbrook Court scenes were filmed earlier the same day (it was fun seeing that slurpee attack filmed Again and Again and Again) and as many teens as were able were bussed to a nearby location for the Party Party exterior shots - My 18 year old face is clearly visible up front.... but only the exterior ones. A few of us were also selected to make shadows on the Windows from the inside as establishing shots but John Hughes himself told us that the interiors would be filmed in LA...

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  5. Where is the laser/popcorn set?

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