Berwyn, IL

4 Movies that were filmed in Berwyn

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Berwyn is a suburban city in Cook County, Illinois, coterminous with Berwyn Township, which was formed in 1908 after breaking off from Cicero Township. According to the 2010 United States Census, the estimated population of this city was 56,657. Berwyn is known for having the most significant collection of Chicago-styled bungalows.

Berwyn is considered to be a very nice place to live especially for families. The crime rate in this city is very low. Berwyn is a very family orientated neighborhood where people look out for each other.

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

Wanted (2008):

This action-crime thriller movie is written by Michael Brandt (screenplay), Derek Haas (screenplay), and Chris Morgan (screenplay) and is directed by Timur Bekmambetov. This movie was nominated for 24 awards out of which it won 4 awards (BMI Film & TV Awards, CinEuphoria Awards, Empire Awards, and Stuntman Awards). Not only this but it was also nominated for 2 Oscar Awards. It has the tagline of “Choose your destiny.”

The story revolves around the life of a young man who just now finds out that his father is an assassin. His father is not an ordinary assassin but he is the best at his job and has many enemies. When he is murdered, his son is recruited into the organization at his place. The son is trained by a man named Sloan and is expected to follow in his dad’s footsteps and take his revenge.

Filming Locations:

Berwyn, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Broadview, Illinois

Prague, Czech Republic

Sokolec, Czech Republic

A League of Their Own (1992):

This comedy-drama sports movie is written by Kim Wilson (story), Kelly Candaele (story), and Lowell Ganz (screenplay) and is directed by Penny Marshall. This movie has been nominated for 13 awards out of which it won 6 awards. It has the tagline of “To achieve the incredible, you have to attempt the impossible.”

During World War II, when all the men are fighting in the war, their jobs are left vacant which are then taken up by the women. The same goes for sports. Since there are no male baseball players, the owners of the baseball teams decide to form teams of women players. So scouts are sent all over the country to find women players. As the scout passes through Oregon, he finds a woman Dottie Hinson who is amazing but is not interested. The scout makes a deal with her sister that if she convinces Dottie then he would take both of them on the team and so it happens. But as the people are more interested in watching male players, the women teams aren’t a big hit until Dottie takes a stand and grabs the attention of people and gradually she becomes the star of the team.

Filming Locations:

Berwyn, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Evansville, Indiana

Huntingburg, Indiana

Ontario, Canada

Adventures in Babysitting (1987):

This adventure-comedy crime is written by David Simkins and is directed by Chris Columbus. This movie was nominated for 4 awards out of which it won 2 awards. It has the tagline of “A lifetime of fun in just one night.”

The story revolves around Chris Parker, who decides to babysit and expects a dull evening. She settles down with her three kids for a night of TV...and boredom. But then she receives a call from her friend Brenda who pleads to be rescued. All of a sudden their peaceful night turns into a chaotic one and they end up leaving their safe suburban towards the heart of the city.

Filming Locations:

Berwyn, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Ontario, Canada

Light of Day (1987):

This drama-music movie is written and directed by Paul Schrader. This movie has been nominated for 1 award. It has the tagline of “Rage in the belly, music in the skin.”

The story revolves around the life of two brothers, Patti and Joe Rasnick who live n Cleveland, Ohio and play in a rock band. While Patti is completely devoted to the band, Joe is also a family guy and is keen on raising Benji, Patti’s son properly. They quit their jobs and go on a tour with their band, The Barbusters, to live their ultimate dream and take Benji with them. Soon their world lights up and they start feeling happy.

Filming Locations:

Berwyn, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Crestwood, Illinois

Cleveland, Ohio

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Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berwyn,_Illinois

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0493464/?ref_=adv_li_tt

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104694/?ref_=adv_li_tt

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092513/?ref_=adv_li_tt

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093415/?ref_=adv_li_tt

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