Thank You To Richard Poemape For Finding The Oakwood Arms Building

Thank You To Terri For Telling Me About The Location For Porter's Old House

  • (0:07)  Porter's Old House Where His Wife Lynn Still Lives / 912 W. Newport Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:13)  Porter And Val Resnick Plotting Who To Rob In Chinatown / Alley Just North Of 2212 S. Wentworth Avenue, Chicago (Note: The Spot Where They Are Looking Is 2223 S. Wentworth Avenue Before The Car Drives By Them In The Alley. This Is The Same Alley They Use To Crash Into Them)

  • (0:25)  Porter Asking Arthur Stegman Where Val Is Hiding / 425 N. Hart Street, Chicago

  • (0:27)  Oakwood Arms / 75 E. Madison Street, Chicago

  • (0:33)  Varricks / 230 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago (Note: This Building Has Since Been Torn Down And There Is Now A Bank There)

  • (0:37)  Rosie's Apartment / 73 E. Elm Street, Chicago

  • (0:44)  Carter's Headquarters / 135 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago (Note: The Last Screenshot Is Looking South)

  • (0:50)  Val Having Porter Get Hit By A Car / E. Washington Street And N. Garland Court, Chicago

  • (1:05)  Porter Blowing Up The Car / Universal Studios Backlot, Universal City (Note: I Am Not Sure Exactly Where This Is But It Does Not Look Like Chicago)

  • (1:18)  Exterior Of The Boxing Arena / Still Searching For This Location

  • (1:20)  Mr. Fairfax's Place / 1244 N. Stone Street, Chicago

  • (1:27)  The Chinese Guys Shooting Up The Taxi Before Porter Gets Them / 222 N. Garland Court, Chicago

  • (1:35)  Porter Blowing Up The Building And Killing Bronson And His Men / Universal Studios Backlot, Universal City

  • (1:36)  The Building They Were Holding Bronson's Son / Universal Studios; Universal City


  1. There are some place that can also be seen in the GodFather II Film.

  2. I believe the first scene (Porters house ) was filmed at 830 W Newport Ave. Google Streetview seems to be a spot on match.

    1. Hi, thanks for the info about the house from the beginning. It looks like a match but it is also look like the house on the left is not a match so I assume it was rebuilt. The house on the right is spot on.

    2. After much looking and comparing this is not the right house. Unbelievable how much is the same but it is not right. The window above the door is really round at the top and in the movie it is flat. The stone patterns are not the same too. Back to the drawing board.

  3. The scene in the very beginning when he is walking up the stairs out of the subway, that is the Jackson stop on the Blue Line/Dearborn subway. The camera is looking south on Dearborn between Jackson & Van Buren.