Running Scared Movie Behind The Scenes

Running Scared Locations


Locations Notes

Rewind the locations where they filmed the 1986 Comedy movie starring Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, Steven Bauer More Cast

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Running Scared Filming Locations:

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These scenes were actually shot at James R. Thompson Center, located in Chicago, Illinois. Google Map

Their travels take Ray and Danny onto the heart of the west side, the Gold Coast (and specifically Lake Shore Drive), the far north side of the city, Navy Pier and Chicago's O'Hare Airport.

The blue line (and some green line) El tracks provided the setting for what is probably the most unusual car chase in cinema. Following their man Gonzalez, Ray and Danny continue after Gonzalez's limo even after it has gone up onto the El tracks. From there the cars head from O'Hare to the Loop on the elevated platform before Gonzalez's limo finally crashes into an El train down in the Loop.

2800 N. Pine Grove Ave., Chicago IL 60657 (The Brewster Apartments) were used for the apartment search and arrest of Joe Pantoliano's character [Thanks to Sabine]

I recognized some of the buildings early in the movie. (In particluar a loading dock.) This location was 800-900 Block of N Franklin St in the River North area. (near the same EL stop you see in every 3rd ER epsiode.) [Thanks to jim]

The "shine sweet freedom" scenes were shot in Key West, FL.

The location of the start of the el chase was filmed in downtown Skokie, IL on Oakton Street. [Thanks to Shel]

2800 N Pine Grove was NOT Joey Pants' character's was Jimmy Smit's character who lived in the Brewster (although the building was renamed in the flick). [Thanks to Susan]

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LX Preview

LX is our radical new locations feature that we've been beavering away on.. For years!

Each location will have it's own page with then/now pictures, maps, StreetView, discovery story and the most detailed explanations on how the location was used. Most importantly, the locations will have a status that shows whether they are verified correct and by whom. We are working with the actual locations managers or other crew where possible. The whole thing will be very interactive and you will, of course, be able to update everything.

We are pleased to be able to bring you a sneak peek at what LX locations will be available for Running Scared upon release:

The finale location
Snake's Apartment building and the basketball court
The Key West locations.

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