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A 1997 Julia Robert’s film classic, “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” filmed their climax scene where Julianne chases Dermot Mulroney’s character, Michael, to Chicago Union Station to confess her love to him.

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Another classic movie filmed at this train station is 1987's "The Untouchables," directed by Brian De Palma. The film was about the renowned American gangster Al Capone, which was played by Robert De Niro, attempting to control the entire city of Chicago. There's a famous scene that happens on Union Station's two grand staircases involving the cop (Kevin Costner), a mother, and a baby in a stroller that turns into a shootout. Those infamous staircases had a makeover during the 2015 renovation of the station and turned marble. You can still get the basic feel of that scene and the ticking clock is still there as well as the huge columns in the entrance.

Next time you are catching the train there, look at Union Station through the eyes of a director. There are elevators, though, now so you don't need to worry about carrying your stroller or luggage up those stairs!

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