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The Untouchables Shoot Out

Listed under Film Locations in Chicago, United States.

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The Untouchables (Dir: Brian De Palma, 1987).

Union Station, 210 South Canal St., Near West Side, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

This is one of the all time great films for location shooing. Prohibition era Chicago is perfectly re-created in modern Chicago using as many of the original locations as possible and it really gives an impression of how impressive this city must have been at the time.

Union Station (specifically the steps) is probably the most memorable of backdrops and is the location of the final big shoot out between Capone and Elliot Ness. The other memorable locations used were Roosevelt University, used as the front entrance and lobby of the Lexington Hotel, Al Capone’s home and the Chicago Public Library Cultural Centre with it‘s grand white marble staircase where Capone pleads his case to the press. I will admit that I did go on a Capone tour while I was in Chicago…but it was mostly because I got to ride in one of those 20’s cars with the running boards (this one even had a bullet hole in the back.

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“Four great USA rail journeys”

By Rob Ryan for The Times First published August 31, 2008 ...Start from: the imposing, beaux-arts Union station on Canal Street. If you’re early, pull up a stool at the bar of the Snuggery or shoot pool at the Metro Bar & Grill. All aboard for:Sa… Read more...

Written by press. See the full article in The Times, 31 August 2008

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Union Station

Union Station is the gateway to Washington DC and was constructed in 1907. This station is used primarily for railroad trains, buses and subway trains. The station is visited by about 32 million tourists a year and contains an array of shopping and dining options inside. Some of the shops include Verizon Wireless, Victoria's Secret, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Bath and Body Works and many more. Some of the dining options located in the station include Johnny Rockets, Mcdonald's, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, Au Bon Pain and many more. Union Station is located at 50 Massachusetts Avenue. The station has trains going to Philadelphia, New York City and Baltimore daily.

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