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Movies Set in Chicago Quiz

Based on the summary, name these movies or TV shows that took place in the Chicago area.
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First submittedJuly 13, 2010
Last updatedJune 13, 2019
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Summary
Movie
Boy stymies burglars with the aid of booby traps
Home Alone
Free-spirited teenager plays hookie
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Two musical brothers prevent the closure of their former orphanage
The Blues Brothers
Record store owner makes top 5 lists
High Fidelity
Falsely accused doctor must prove his innocence
The Fugitive
Horror monster can be summoned by saying his name five times
Candyman
Five teens from different cliques spend Saturday in detention
The Breakfast Club
Two nerds use their computer to make a woman
Weird Science
In the dystopian future, teenagers are placed into one of five different factions
Divergent
Man struggles to reclaim his South Side hair-cutting business
Barbershop
Al Capone: "I want you to find this nancy-boy Eliot Ness, I want him DEAD!
I want his family DEAD!"
The Untouchables
Depression-era grifters plan an elaborate con involving a
fake horse-betting operation
The Sting
 
 
Summary
TV Show
Shoe salesman has a trashy wife, hot daughter, and dorky son
Married... with Children
Police officer and family enjoy the antics of a nerdy neighbor
Family Matters
Cop and teacher meet in "Overeaters Anonymous" and fall in love
Mike & Molly
A "Dyn-O-Mite" sitcom set in the housing projects
Good Times
Man grudgingly tolerates his strange foreign cousin, Balki
Perfect Strangers
Hospital drama that ran for 15 seasons
ER
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level 71
Aug 7, 2013
Adventures in Babysitting is underrated
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level 79
Oct 3, 2014
Oh yeah, Elisabeth Shue!
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level 78
Apr 6, 2016
^Like! (Your comment, the movie, and especially the actress!)
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level 55
Jun 19, 2014
No way! Balki is Larry's cousin??
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level 76
Apr 6, 2016
Yeah, it was his long lost cousin from... Greece? I loved that show. That whole TGIF line up was pretty good.
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level 67
Apr 6, 2016
Mypos. Perfect Strangers was an amazing show.
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level 57
Jun 7, 2018
Dying that you remember Mypos!
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level 72
Jul 23, 2019
I have a tee shirt with a picture of Balki and Larry that says "Don't talk to strangers"
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level 70
Jun 14, 2019
The curly haired cousin of Balki. Where is he now?
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level 75
Apr 6, 2016
Surprised to see The Sting was so low. One of the greatest movies ever, starring two of the greatest actors ever.
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level 60
Apr 6, 2016
I saw that about eight years ago. Didn't realize it was set in Chicago, but was able to get it based on the description. And I agree it is a great film.
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level 65
Apr 7, 2016
One of my all-time favs.
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level 77
Jun 30, 2016
The description is too vague.
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Jun 13, 2019
Added some more text
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level 70
Apr 25, 2017
A must-see movie. Redford & Newman were fantastic, but so were Durning, Brennan, Shaw and James Earl Jones' father, who played Luther. And the ragtime/Joplin score is one of the best ever.
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level 70
Jun 14, 2019
And Robert Shaw in anything he was ever in.
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level 60
Apr 6, 2016
Only 43% got Family Matters. Is Steve Urkel finally slipping from mainstream consciousness? As a Chicagoan, I have a special appreciation for High Fidelity, Ferris Bueller, and the Fugitive, which play like a love letter to the city (except, you know, for all the crime in the Fugitive). They really give you a sense for the neighborhoods and the feel of the city in a way that the other works don't. Except possibly Barbershop, which I haven't seen.
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level 53
Apr 7, 2016
Mike and Molly could feature here too?
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level ∞
Jun 13, 2019
Okay
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level 76
Apr 7, 2016
What about the movie Chicago?
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level 70
Apr 25, 2017
I always assumed that was set in Edmonton.
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level 30
Apr 8, 2016
Nice to see three John Hughes movies on the list. You could have put on more. Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, and others are all set in Chicago, where Hughes was based.
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level 67
Feb 22, 2018
It's four, if you count Home Alone! He didn't direct it, but he did write it.
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level 66
Apr 19, 2016
Man, I love Perfect Strangers...
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level 76
Sep 6, 2016
I did so good on this quiz, now we shall do the Dance of Joy!!
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level 54
Jun 14, 2019
Little sad Early Edition wasn't in the TV shows, was a great show centered around Chicago.
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level 70
Jun 15, 2019
I'd love to see Wayne's World! Set in the Chicago suburb of Aurora.
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level 45
Jul 23, 2019
Married with Children is my all time favorite TV show.
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level 63
Jul 23, 2019
I was hoping for some easy ones like Chicago PD and Chicago Fire.
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level 72
Jul 23, 2019
Fun quiz. Would love to see Adventures in Babysitting and Running Scared on the list.
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level 75
Jul 23, 2019
I was sure While You Were Sleeping would be on here - no love for the rom coms?