Des Plaines, IL

4 Movies that were filmed in Des Plaines

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Des Plaines is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The city is a suburb of Chicago and is located just north of O’Hare International Airport. It is situated on and is named after the Des Plaines River, which runs through the city just east of its downtown area. According to the 2010 census, the estimated population of this city was 58,364.

Des Plaines is considered to be one of the best places to live in Illinois. There are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. The public schools in Des Plaines are highly rated.

Some of the movies filmed in this city are mentioned below.

Evil Everywhere (2019):

This comedy-fantasy horror movie is written and directed by Mykee Morettini. It has the tagline of “You Never Know When Death Will Come Knocking!”

The story is about an ancient evil that in 1985 began slaughtering the senior class in alphabetical order - but it was stopped. Two years later the evil has surfaced again and the 20-year-old Jake Davis haunts down Zeke Zanderfeldt - a former classmate who was the one to put an end to the evil last time. These two young men and a former high school theater queen Julia Lochly band together against the demonic force and are ready to do anything possible for this curse and evil slaughter to end.

Filming Locations:

Des Plaines, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Fox Lake, Illinois

Lake Bluff, Illinois

Dennis the Menace (1993):

This comedy family movie is written by Hank Ketcham (characters), and John Hughes and it is directed by Nick Castle. This movie was nominated for six awards out of which it won three awards (Golden Screen Germany, Young Artists Awards for best Youth Actor in Voiceover Role, and for the Best Youth Actor in a Leading Role). This movie has the tagline of He’s armed...He’s adorable...And he’s out of school for the entire summer.”

The story revolves around a naughty kid who always creates a mess wherever he goes. His parents go out of town so he has to stay with George and Martha Wilson. This little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy but Martha is trying to be helpful and make the best out of this situation. This little kid also makes the thief impatient who just arrived in the town and drives him crazy as well.

Filming Locations:

Des Plaines, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Evanston, Illinois

Niles, Illinois

Morton Grove, Illinois

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986):

This comedy movie is written and directed by John Hughes. This movie was nominated for 3 awards out of which it won 2 awards (National Film Preservation Board Award, and Online Film & Television Association Award). This movie has the tagline of “While the rest of us were just thinking about it...Ferris borrowed a Ferrari and did it...all in a day.”

The story revolves around the life of a high school student Ferris Bueller who wants a day off from school and convinces his best friend Cameron into taking his father’s Ferrari and with his girlfriend Sloane head to Chicago for the day and execute the perfectly planned plan. While they are having fun and thinking that they have fooled the principal, the principal knows that he is on hooky for the day and is hell-bent on catching him.

Filming Locations:

Des Plaines, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Lake Forest, Illinois

Highland Park, Illinois

The Breakfast Club (1985):

This comedy-drama movie is written and directed by John Hughes. This movie won 4 awards. It has the tagline of “They only met once, but it changed their lives forever.”

The story revolves around five Shermer High School students, Claire Standish, Andrew Clark, John Bender, Brian Johnson, and Allison Reynolds who have very little in common. They all have different classes, different likes and dislikes, and different friend groups. The only thing that they have in common is nine-hour-long detention together. This detention changes their perspective about each other and all five come out as a group of friends with a lot more common things among them than they thought there were.

Filming Locations:

Des Plaines, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Park Ridge, Illinois

Northbrook, Illinois

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