Mercury Rising

Thank You To Mo Sullivan For Letting Me Know Where The Starbucks Is Located

Thank You To The Movie Tourist Website For Tracking Down Leo's House. Check Out This And The Rest Of The Washington DC Locations Of The Film Over There

Thank You To Phorosz For Telling Me About Tommy Jordan's House Location

  • (0:03)  Bank Robbery Hostage Situation In South Dakota / Southwest Corner Of Main Street And 1st Street, Sturgis, South Dakota

  • (0:09)  The Chicago Neuropsychiatric Learning Center / Part Of University Of Chicago Campus; S. University Avenue And E. 58th Street, Chicago (Note: This Is Just A Guess As I Have Yet To Confirm This Location)

  • (0:11)  The Crowd Of People In A Plaza / Daley Civic Center Plaza; 50 W. Washington Street, Chicago

  • (0:14)  The Lynch Family Residence / 2144 W. 23rd Street, Chicago

  • (0:23)  National Security Agency / Still Searching For This Location

  • (0:47)  Chicago Concordia Hospital / Still Searching For This Location

  • (0:49)  Spot Where The Ambulance Comes To A Stop Before Art And Simon Go In The CTA Train Tracks / Westbound On The Kennedy Expressway At The Kimball Avenue Exit, Chicago (Note: Since The Movie Was Made They Have Removed The Train Tracks In Between The West And Eastbound Lanes Of The Kennedy Expressway)

  • (0:53)  Tommy Jordan House / 6840 S. Constance Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:57)  Spot Where Art Falls Asleep And Allows Simon To Walk Away / S. Avenue M And E 99th Street, Chicago (Note: He Is Facing South. Also, The Skyway Is Seen In The Distance. He Picks Up Simon In Front Of 9980 S. Avenue M)

  • (1:09)  Starbucks Where Stacey Watches Simon / 444 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

  • (1:09)  Art Telling The National Security Worker To Take A Walk / Wrigley Building Plaza; 400 N. Michigan Avenue Entrance, Chicago (Note: They Walk South Over The Michigan Avenue Bridge Just Before The Worker Gets Shot In The Back)

  • (1:11)  After The Shooting, Art Chases The Shooter Down The River Walk Below Michigan Avenue On The South Side Of The River And The East Side Of Michigan Avenue, Chicago

  • (1:12)  Art Sees Security Cameras On The Bank Building / Bank Of America; 360 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

  • (1:14)  Art Spotting And Meeting Back Up With Stacey And Simon / Corner Of E. Wacker And N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago

  • (1:19)  Leo's House / 233 9th Street SE, Washington DC

  • (1:29)  House For The Social Gathering Hosted By Nick Kudlow / Still Searching For This Location

  • (1:38)  The High Rise Black Building Where Later The Helicopter Lands On The Roof / 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago

  • (1:44)  Simon's New School / John Marshall High School; 3939 Tracy Street, Los Angeles

12 comments:

  1. Hi Chas,

    The address for Leo's house is 233 9th Street SE, Washington, DC.
    http://movie-tourist.blogspot.com/2012/08/mercury-rising-1998.html

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    1. Hello Yuri, Thank you for the info for that house. I see you are just starting your site. Looks good so far. If you don't mind could you send me an e-mail as I have a few things I would like to discuss. itsfilmedthere@gmail.com

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  2. Was the bar where Bruce Willis met his cop friend,Bennigansm by the Millenium Park? Once had a sandwich and beers there,moons ago...
    Peter,Spain

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    1. Consider... Gerri's "Palm Tavern"! Closed in 2001 but designated an historical landmark. I've been there numerous times... Gerri was the Woman that buzzed them in during that scene.

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  3. Above question re Bruce Willis and Bennigans...the movie was 'Mercury Rising'. Oops.

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  4. "(Note: Since The Movie Was Made They Have Removed The Train Tracks In Between The West And Eastbound Lanes Of The Kennedy Expressway)"

    FALSE. The tracks have not been removed. Check Google Maps.

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    1. Hello thank you for the comment but yes they have been removed. Go to Google Street View and put the little man down on the expressway right above where Kedzie Avenue goes under the expressway. You will see the sign that is in my 2nd screen shot. Turn the view to look southwest and you will not see the train track. They removed the train track years ago to make more lanes of the expressway as now there is a middle set of lanes called the express lanes. In the morning those lanes are open for eastbound traffic and in the afternoon the traffic on those lanes go the other direction. The lanes start to show up again just past Kimball Avenue as it is far enough from the city that they had room for the extra lanes and the train track to be at the surface. Before that point the tracks are now located under the expressway including the spot of where the scene took place.

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    2. None of the tracks in the Kennedy median have ever been removed. I can assure you that the reversible lanes have been there for decades, and their configuration hasn't changed since the early 90's when the Kennedy was last reconstructed (several years before this movie was shot). I believe the shot in the movie is actually looking eastbound around Grace St. See here:

      http://tinyurl.com/adkpqlx

      Compare in both pictures at 1) the three direction signs over the eastbound (right) lanes, 2) the retaining wall next to the westbound (left) lanes, and 3) how the road jogs slightly to the north (left) going into the curve at Addison.

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  5. Both of you are wrong sorry to say! I watched the train scenes being filmed and the area that was used was located between the Irving Park Road and Addison Avenue stations on the Blue Line to O'hare Airport. There has been no change to the tracks since they were first installed many years ago. I've lived in that area for 48 years! The tracks have always gone underground just East of Addison.

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    1. So the actual filming for this scene took place between Irving and Addison like stated above. There is a camera shot during this scene that Bruce looks by the Kimball exit where Chas is talking about. They are obviously 2 different spots so both of you guys are right.

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  6. The Tommy Jordan house is at 6840 South Constance Avenue (mislabeled South Constance Street). At 1:34, it's shown on a computer screen when Kudrow is listening in on Jeffries' call to Tommy.

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    1. Thank you very much for the info. The bad part is I should have found the house myself but somehow missed it. Thank you again for paying better attention than I did.

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