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Highland Park narrates 1980s film history before shooting 4th of July Parade

The small Chicago suburb where at least six people were fatally shot at a Fourth of July parade on Monday was previously known as the backdrop to some of the most iconic films of the 1980s.

From “Risk Business” to “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in Highland Park, the sprawling houses and tree-lined streets of Ill gave film fans a sense of opulence and comfort, with wealthy children coping with trouble outside the Windy City.

The suburb was also the place where teenage misfits adored their ideal woman in “Weird Science” and heartthrob high-school senior Jake Ryan’s wild party at “Sixteen Candles.”

The late director John Hughes set most of his films in his well-known locations with Highland Park in and around Chicago.

This iconic scene from “Risk Business” was shot in Highland Park.
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The Goodsen family home from “Risk Business” is in an affluent neighborhood.
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Ferris Bueller’s best friend, Cameron Fry, lived in a luxurious local glass-edged house overlooking a wooden ravine, where he destroyed his father’s prized 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder convertible in one of the film’s most memorable scenes. Had done it.

Known as the Ben Rose House after its first owner, the historic home was built by the late Chicago architect A. It was designed by James Speer, a disciple of the famous modernist Mies van der Rohe.

The Emmy-winning 2001 TV documentary series “American High” traces a year into the lives of 16 Highland Park teens as they grapple with issues including drug use, parental divorce, and coming out as gay. Were.

Members of the 1990s championship-winning Chicago Bulls — including hoop legends Michael Jordan and Scotty Pippen and the team’s late general manager Jerry Cross — all owned mansions in Highland Park at one time.

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