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Dispatch: Saving Ferris Bueller & Eliot Ness in Downtown Chicago

Aaron McHugh

Last fall, I flew to#Chicago for a quick business day trip to and between meetings decided to visit scene locations from the movies #ferrisbuellersdayoff and #theuntouchableschicago . I used my new @gopro #hero5 for this photo essay. Instead of sitting at the airport or answering email in a coffee shop, I dreamed up this little urban adventure. I found the scene locations for both movies using these websites Ferris Bueller’s Day Off film locations  and The Untouchables.  The scene locations I visited are close to one another and within a two-mile radius. Adventure is available anywhere you chose to find it.

“Ferris Bueller my hero!”

I started at The Art Institute of Chicago where Ferris Bueller, Cameron and Sloan played hooky visiting famous paintings. Refresh your memory by watching the scene.

The Art Institute of Chicago “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
“The question isn’t ‘what are we going to do’, the question is ‘what aren’t we going to do?” Ferris Bueller
“First of all you can never go too far. Second of all, if I’m going to be caught, it’s not gonna be by a guy like that!”
Hey batter, batter, swing batter!
“Oh, he’s very popular, Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wasteoids, dweebies, dickheads â?? they all adore him. They think he’s a righteous dude.” School Secretary

Eliot Ness and The Untouchables

Through prohibition, Eliot Ness, leading the charge of catching Al Capone and bringing him to justice. The classic cast included Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro and Sean Connery.

“This man could finger Al Capone this man could put Capone behind bars.”
“I want him DEAD! I want his family DEAD! I want his house burned to the GROUND!” Al Capone
“You wanna get Capone? Here’s how you get him. He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue! That’s the Chicago way.” Eliot Ness

Deleted scenes

Here are a few extra shots that I had fun shooting.

“There’s was an old saying in my neighborhood that you would get further with a kind word and a gun then you would with a kind word.” Al Capone
“Once you enter this door, there’s not going back!” Jim Malone