Chicago in the Movies
Annotation:Danny and Bernie are two best friends in Chicago whose friendship changes when Danny has a one night stand that surprisingly develops into a relationship. Based on a play by local David Mamet.
Annotation:After her date cancels on her Chris agrees to babysit the Andersons, but when a friend calls asking Chris to rescue her from a Chicago bus station, she packs up the kids and heads into the city.
Annotation:The story of Chess Records, located on Chicago's South Side, gets the Hollywood treatment, with Beyoncé as Etta James, Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters and Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess.
Annotation:This 1948 film stars James Stewart as a journalist attempting to prove that a man, in jail for the 1932 murder of a Chicago policeman, is innocent. The film is based on a true story and was shot in Chicago.
Annotation:This 2002 film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name depicts Chicago in the roaring 20s. Star studded with Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere it garnered heaps of praise from critics including Roger Ebert who called it, “big, brassy fun,” and it went on to take home the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Annotation:This 1988 film based on a book by Eliot Asimov is a dramatization of the Black Sox Scandal, in which eight members of the 1919 White Sox team were accused of throwing the world series for a group of gangsters.
Annotation:Adapted from a book by Nick Hornby, High Fidelity's setting was switched from London to Chicago for the film. When record store owner, Rob Gordon (John Cusack), is left by his girlfriend, he recalls his five more memorable breakups and seeks out his former girlfriends to figure out what went wrong.
Annotation:Toula is a frumpy middle aged Greek woman who works in her family's restaurant in Chicago, but an encounter with an attractive teacher prompts her to transform her life and herself. Will her lively Greek family be able to accept her non-Greek boyfriend?
Annotation:Johnny Depp plays John Dillinger, America's first Public Enemy Number One, in Michael Mann's take on the infamous Chicago gangster's life. Chicago and regional locales are featured, including the Biograph Theater.
Annotation:This Sci-fi thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal will have you on the edge of your seat to see if he can an identify a terrorist responsible for bombing a CTA train in hopes of stopping an even larger attack.
Annotation:Nicolas Cage stars as a Chicago meteorologist called to audition for a national television show, but while a success in his professional life, he is afraid of being a failure in his personal one.