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Ordinary People (1980)

The story of Ordinary People concerns the disintegration of an upper-middle class family living in Lake Forest, Illinois, following the death of one of their sons in a boating accident. The film stars Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore.

Northbrook Court Mall (scene in the mall)
2171 Northbrook Court, Northbrook


Sixteen Candles (1984)

With the occasion all but overshadowed by her sister's upcoming wedding, angst-ridden Samantha faces her 16th birthday with typical adolescent dread. Samantha pines for studly older boy Jake, but worries that her chastity will be a turnoff for the popular senior. Meanwhile, Samantha must constantly rebuff the affections of nerdy Ted, the only boy in the school, unfortunately, who seems to take an interest in her.

House with the party
1407 Waverly Road, Highland Park

House with the famous picture of the girl in the car
1411 Sycamore Lane, Northbrook


Weird Science (1985)

Teen misfits Gary and Wyatt design their ideal woman on a computer, and a freak eletrical accident brings her to life in the form of the lovely, superhuman Lisa. She outfits Gary and Wyatt in cool clothes, surprised them with a Porsche and helps them stand up to the jerks Ian and Max. But, all the while, the boys must hide Lisa's existence from Chet, Wyatt's nightmare of a big brother.

Northbrook Court Mall (the mall exterior)
2171 Northbrook Court, Northbrook


Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Ferris Bueller has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. On Ferris' trail is high school principal Rooney, determine to catch him once and for all.

The school where Ferris picks up Sloane
Glenbrook North High School
2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook


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