Stranger Than Fiction

Thank You To Jennifer For Finding The Banneker Press Building Exterior

  • (0:02)  Harold Crick Catching The Bus / Southwest Corner Of E. 26th Street And Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago (Note: The Crosswalk Seen Was Made For The Movie And A Lot Of The Apartment Buildings Were Computer Generated. This Is The Same Place Where The Accident Occurred Near The End Of The Movie)

  • (0:12)  Outside Of The Ana Pascal's Bakery / Cathedral Cyber Cafe; 2500 S. Christiana Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:13)  Karen Eiffel Imagining That She Is Standing On A Rooftop About To Jump Off / Southwest Corner Of N. State Street And W. Madison Street, Chicago (Note: The Camera Is Looking North)

  • (0:13)  As Little Boy Rides By The Man Watering The Flowers Turns And Accidentally Sprays The Lady / Sears Building; 2 North State Street, Chicago (Note: The Boy Is Riding South On State And Don't Confuse This With The Sears Tower)

  • (0:19)  Harold's Watch Malfunctions / In Front Of The U.S. Post Office; 211 S. Clark Street, Chicago

  • (0:30)  Harold Gets Off At The Wrong Bus Stop / Roughly 175 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago

  • (0:34)  Karen Imagining The Car Avoiding The Boy And Falling Into The Water From The Bridge / 3200 Dickey Road, East Chicago (Note: The Car And Boy Were Traveling Southeast And The Car Went Off The North Side Of The Bridge)

  • (0:51)  Harold's Apartment That Is Accidentally Being Torn Down / 6350 N. Ridgeway Avenue, Chicago (Note: The Tall Building In The Background Was Computer Generated And They Didn't Tear The Real Building Down)

  • (0:53)  Harold Walking On A College Campus Talking With Professor Jules Hilbert / University Of Illinois Chicago; Straight West Of S. Halsted Street And W. Polk Street, Chicago

  • (0:57)  The Amped Guitar Store / 214 S. Clark Street, Chicago (Note: This Store Is Really Not There As Another Business Is There)

  • (1:00)  Exterior Of Harold's New Apartment Building / River City Condos; 800 S. Wells Street, Chicago

  • (1:01)  New Bus Stop / Roughly 530 S. Wells Street, Chicago

  • (1:04)  Ana Pascal's House / 2133 W. Thomas Street, Chicago

  • (1:13)  Karen Seeing An Apple Roll Along The Sidewalk Outside Of A Small Grocery Store / Osama Food; 1308 S. Central Park Avenue, Chicago

  • (1:16)  Banneker Press Building Exterior / John Hancock Building; 175 E. Delaware Place, Chicago (Note: The Address Seen In The Movie Is Obviously Fake)

  • (1:17)  Harold Dashing For A Phone In A Plaza / Daley Plaza; 50 W. Washington Street, Chicago

  • (1:18)  Harold Looking For A Phone In A Subway Tunnel / Northwest Corner Of W. Washington Street And N. Dearborn Street, Chicago

  • (1:23)  The Swimming Pool / UIC Campus; 750 S. Halsted Street, Chicago

  • (1:31)  Harold Letting Karen Know He Likes The Book / 904 S. Homan Avenue, Chicago (Note: This Is A Guess On The Exact Address)

  • (1:36)  The Bus Garage / 74th Garage; 1815 W. 74th Street, Chicago (Note: The Garage Is On The West Side Of The Building But It Is A State Law That Pictures Are Not Allowed To Be Taken There)

13 comments:

  1. The "Harold Letting Karen Know He Likes The Book" location is in front of the old Sears Merchandise Building Tower at 925 S. Homan Ave.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sears,_Roebuck,_and_Company_Complex#Sears_Merchandise_Building_Tower

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    1. Thank you for your input as I have now added it to the page.

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  2. Dustin Hoffman's office is in the tall administration building at UIC.

    The scene where Harold arrives to see the author with the African American woman front desk person is at Riverside Plaza - either 120 S or 10 S.

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    1. I didn't add this location yet but may some day if I ever get over to the UIC campus. It just has a private look to that place and thought they would not want people like me taking pictures there. Thanks for letting me know.

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    2. Lincoln Hall 707 s. Morgan

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    3. Uic is completely public. Like if you wanted to hang out in one of the classrooms you could.
      They wouldn't care at all if you walked around and took pictures

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  3. Thank you to David Schalliol and to Chicago Screen Shots For The location of the small grocery store with the rolling apple scene.

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    2. Which location at UIC

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  4. yeah men.. god work

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  5. While the apartment wrecked in the movie was a set the real apartment used in the other scenes is at 6350 N Ridgeway (at Devon Avenue) in Chicago. I live nearby and saw them filming, trucks and crew all around. Here' s a link to a pic. Love your site, nice work.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6350-N-Ridgeway-Ave-P-4-Chicago-IL-60659/70457522_zpid/

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    1. Hi, thank you for letting me know about the apartment building as I just assumed the whole thing was fake since they added the other building in the background. Super great info!!!

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  6. I was the location manager on "Stranger Than Fiction". It was very cool to find this. Nicely done!!

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