Chain Reaction

Thank You To Josh Biggers For Telling Me About The Gravel Pit Location

Thank You To Michael From The Filminglocs Website For Finding The House On The Lake

Thank You To Owen From The When Write Is Wrong Website For Confirming The C-System's Research Facility And The House On The Lake

  • (0:02)  View Of A Big Bridge / Chicago Skyway; Between 95th and 100th Street Bridge Near South Avenue N, Chicago (Note: The Camera Is Looking Southwest)

  • (0:03)  Bessemer Project Building / Believed To Be Ispat Inland Steel; Aldis Avenue, East Chicago

  • (0:12)  Dr. Alister Barkley's House Where Dr. Lily Sinclair Is Staying / 4801 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:16)  The Aftermath Of The Explosion / Still Searching For This Location

  • (0:22)  Center For Advanced Research Building / U.S. Soccer Federation; 1801 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:24)  Eddie Kasalivich's Apartment Building / S. Halsted Street At W. 19th Place, Chicago

  • (0:29)  Eddie And Lily Leaving The Bar / Park Hyatt Chicago; 800 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago  (Note: The Hotel Is Actually Just West Of The Watertower Building)

  • (0:31)  Eddie Running Up A Drawbridge / N. Michigan Avenue Bridge; 400 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:35)  Train Station / Union Station; 225 S. Canal Street, Chicago

  • (0:36)  Maggie's Place / Yerkes Observatory; 373 W. Geneva Street, Williams Bay, Wisconsin

  • (0:37)  Paul Shannon Leaving The Hotel / Four Seasons Hotel; 120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago

  • (0:41)  Paul Shannon's Estate / 650 Lansdowne Lane, Lake Bluff

  • (0:42)  C-System's Research / Argonne National Laboratory; 9700 S. Cass Avenue B109, Lemont

  • (0:45)  Eddie Phoning Paul Shannon / Outing Street Circle, Williams Bay, Wisconsin

  • (0:53)  House By The Lake That Eddie And Lily Break Into To Warm Up / 9 Brinker Road, Barrington

  • (1:02)  The Flower Shop / Near 529 Davis Street, Evanston

  • (1:04)  The Overhead View Is The Exterior Of The Field Museum / 1201 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

  • (1:05)  Eddie And Lily Meets With Paul Shannon On The 2nd Floor Of The Field Museum And Then They Are Chased And End Up At The Museum Of Science And Industry At The Airline Exhibit / 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

  • (1:09)  Note: Lily Is Taken Out A Back Entrance Out Of The Museum Of Science And Industry While Eddie Runs Out The Front Door Of The Field Museum

  • (1:11)  Eddie Giving A Homeless Man Some Money And Sitting Next To Him And Then Sees A Chance To Get Some Info From A Police Car / United Church Of Hyde Park; 1448 E. 53rd Street, Chicago

  • (1:13)  Eddie Looking At Construction Going On At A Gravel Pit / Vulcan Materials; 1277 S. 7000W Road, Kankakee


  1. I believe the gravel pit scene was filmed at the Vulcan Material Quarry on Rt 17 West of Kankakee IL.

    1. I agree, the Vulcan quarry has to be it. Looking at the arial photos of the site, the railway and buildings match exactly. Coordinates are 41.1006, -88.0011

    2. I know the man who runs the locomotive at Vulcan Materials, he said it was certainly the location because was working the day they were filming.

  2. Exterior of C-Systems is Argonne National Laboratory near Lemont IL. Interior shots are a combination of MWRD Calumet Sewage Plant and MWRD Mainstream pumping station which is 350 ft below grade.

    1. Thank you for the info. The page is now updated. Thanks again.

  3. Paul Shannon's Estate is actually Lansdowne Lane, not Cambridge Lane. The picture of the utility van is actually at the garage of the estate.

    1. Thank you for the correction. I obviously knew of the place but I typed the wrong street name. Thanks again as it has been corrected.

  4. Was any of the film shot in the Deep Tunnel near Hodgkins? The scene where they are lowered by crane-cage looks familiar. Thanks for a great site.

  5. If memory serves me correctly, house on lake is on Lake Geneva (Wisconsin). Planetarium is also in Wisconsin. Chicago cops working as extras are in both Chicago cop scenes and Wisconsin State Troopers. "Aftermath . . " is an old abandoned steel mill on the lake in south part of Chicago. I think they were demolishing it when location scout found it and asked them to hold off. Gravel pit is Kankakee. Argonne National lab in western suburbs --was used extensively ( Cg- systems, etc). University of Chicago was used for the initial lecture and other early outdoor scenes. By the way, Keanu stood out in the freezing cold to sign autographs at U of C. Pick up scenes of aftermath, when Keanu was looking at explosion, was green screened in one of the steel mill buildings (still standing at that time). They used huge earth moving equipment to bring all the dirt inside because of extreme bad weather. I would have to watch the movie to list all the other scenes in Chicago. Put up pictures of scenes and I will respond to the best of my knowledge.

    1. Hi, thank you for the locations. I will try to pinpoint exact addresses for them but it will still be tough. At least I have a starting point.