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Blues Brothers ( Original ) - A Little Bit of Milwaukee in Chicago
Only Milwaukee area people like me would notice this one, but I've decided to add it anyway. When The Blues Brothers are being chased by the Nazies, they almost drive off of the never ending bridge, which was an actual Milwaukee bridge project that was abandoned, then rebuilt later. Also when the Nazies drive off the bridge, you can see a Milwaukee landmark, the Firstar building, in the backround. (It's the white building with triangle windows every couple of floors)
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Hack Ace writes:
Not really a "slip-up" but nice to know. Another nice thing to know would be the scene where the car crashes into the truck actually took place. This was done at the end of highway 53 in Arlington Heights, just before Dundee Rd (or Rt 68). They ran out of money and could not complete the road further north as they had intended and all traffic exited the off ramp to 68. The highway continued only a short distance up to the overpass. On CB radio this area was known as "being on 53 at the barrels" as there were rows of barrels blocking off the short piece of highway from traffic. Anyhow the crash took place on an unused section of roadway, and it was in a Northwest suburb of Chicago.
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sUrREaLmONk writes:
Yes, I believe the truck-crashing scene occurred in Wauconda, IL, where I went to High School. :) I'm not certain of the exact location, though.
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grandmasterB writes:
If you watch the special features on DVD, it says they actually did drop the red car in Chicago from a helicopter, and it landed on a manmade island in Lake Michigan.
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dkh7m writes:
I believe the reason why the Nazi car scene was filmed in Milwaukee was because the city of Chicago wouldn't give the film makers clearance to film the "falling car" scene. they shot the scene by raising the red station wagon on a crane and dropping it, and for some reason Chicago wouldn't let them do that there.
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