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Production Companies (feature film)

1.
Dragonfly (2002)
When Dr. Joe Darrow''s young wife Emily dies in a tragic bus crash, he is devastated. He returns to his work, treating sick children. Soon some of the children start to have remarkably similar near-death experiences, and Joe begins to wonder if the spirit of his late wife is trying to contact him.
2.
Just Visiting (2001)
An American retelling of the 1993 French comedy which follows the tale of a French nobleman, Count Thibault of Malfete and his servant, who find themselves in modern-day Chicago--transported from the 12th century due to a wizard's flawed time-travel position. Confused, lost and overwhelmed, they mee
3.
Save the Last Dance (2001)
Sara, a 17-year-old high-school student, sets her sights on being a professional ballerina, but she has to put her plans on hold when her mother is killed in a car accident and she is forced to move to her father''s bleak Chicago neighborhood. Intimidated by inner-city life, she turns to the clubs for refuge, where she meets Derek, a young black man who shares her love for dancing. As their mutual respect evolves, they soon discover that peer pressure is a more formidable obstacle to romance than differences in race or class.
4.
Return to Me (2000)
Set in Chicago, a contemporary fairy tale about a recently widowed architectural engineer, Bob Rueland, whose life takes a horrible turn when his wife's life is suddenly taken. He is haunted by her memory, and is still desperately in love with his wife. To cover his pain, and avoid dealing with his
5.
Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, The (2000)
Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his erudite friend Bullwinkle J. Moose are living in the now desolate Frostbite Falls, barely surviving on diminishing residual checks from re-runs of their old television series. Meanwhile, back in Pottsylvania, Fearless Leader and his notorious spies Boris Badenov an
6.
Watcher, The (2000)
FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown becomes the setting for some particularly gruesome murders-
7.
Stir of Echoes (1999)
The story of a simple man, a typical husband and father, who finds himself transformed by irrefutable evidence that supernatural forces beyond his understanding really do exist: Tom Witzky is a quiet regular guy who suddenly finds his blue-collar Chicago lifestyle derailed by the power to foretell the future after his sister-in-law uses hypnotherapy on him at a neighborhood party. What started as a diversion turns disturbing as a post-hypnotic suggestion releases a subconscious power Tom didn''t even know he possessed. Over time, Tom becomes obsessed with the notion that there is a presence living in the house. The force entangles him, bringing him face-to-face with a horrible crime mystery when he sees a vision of a murdered woman who is haunting his house. Plagued by searing headaches and horrific visions he fears that his family is in grave danger and forces himself to seek out the source of the visions--no matter the cost.
8.
Pushing Tin (1999)
Nick Falzone is a control freak. An air traffic control freak. He 'pushes tin' at New York's Terminal Radar Approach Control center. Part catacomb, part frat house, TRACON is the chaotic air traffic facility on Long Island that handles up to 7,000 flights a day into and out of the finite airspace ab
9.
Reach the Rock (1998)
Robin is a young man with a penchant for trouble-making, and it lands him in the local jail. His small town is so small however, that there are only two cops and not too much security. One of the cops has always had a grudge against him, blaming Robin for the death in a swimming accident of his neph
10.
Love Jones (1997)
In downtown Chicago, a struggling female photographer and a struggling writer meet at a poetry reading. Then the woman''s former boyfriend returns to the scene.
11.
Relic, The (1997)
A graduate student and a Chicago cop try to solve a series of murders, leading them to New York City's Museum of Natural History and specific objects from a doomed expedition.
12.
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
A 28-year-old woman, who years earlier made a pact with her closest male friend that if neither were married in ten years time they would marry one another, now faces the fact that the man is about to marry someone else. He asks her to be his "best man" and she agrees, planning to go to the ceremony and then break up the couple before they exchange their vows. Instead, she accepts the turn of events and realizes she doesn''t need to be married to be happy.
14.
Soul Food (1997)
The story of Sunday dinner gatherings that unite an African-American family and prevent it from unraveling when the family''s matriarch becomes ill.
15.
Home Alone 3 (1997)
A top-secret computer chip has been stolen from the U.S. Defense Department. The international criminals who expertly and ruthlessly engineered its heist are asking for untold millions of dollars on the Black Market. But the precious booty, hidden inside a toy car, has been temporarily misplaced. Its final destination: a comfortable Chicago suburb. Quietly taking up residence in the tree-lined neighborhood, the four highly trained spies marshal all their diabolical resources and skills to retrieve the device. Their state-of-the-art surveillance and ruthless strategy have foiled Interpol, the FBI, U.S. Defense Agents and the local police. Only one person can stop this high-tech gang of black marketers. Meet eight-year-old Alex Pruitt. When this pesky team of bad guys invade his neighborhood, he''s the last and only line of defense. Alex has his own special surveillance tools. He has his own carefully mapped out strategy. He has courage. He has the chicken pox. And he''s "home alone"...
16.
Normal Life (1996)
In a midwestern bar, Chris, a straight-arrow rookie cop, rescues Pam, a sexy, troubled blonde, from an altercation, and the two become inseparable. Despite hints of her unstable personality, the two marry, settling into what ought to be a "normal" suburban life -- until Pam''s self-indulgent, destructive ways surface with a vengeance. Desperate to keep Pam satisfied, Chris resorts to secretly robbing banks, triggering a deadly downward spiral.
17.
Primal Fear (1996)
Arrogant, brilliant and successful, criminal defense attorney Martin Vail loves a good fight and the media spotlight, both of which he knowingly invites when he volunteers to represent a penniless, bewildered young man accused of murder. The victim is one of Chicago's most prominent dignitaries, a C
18.
Space Jam (1996)
The Nerdlucks, a grouchy gang of tiny space creatures, have been dispatched by their boss, the ruthless, belligerent Swackhammer, to kidnap Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes cohorts and export them to Moron Mountain, Swackhammer''s failing theme park on the Nerdluck''s boring planet. Bugs challenges the small, weak aliens to a fateful basketball tournament: if the Looney Tunes win, they''ll remain on Earth. But if the aliens win, Bugs and company are headed into the hands of Swackhammer. Then, Bugs discovers the Nerdlucks'' ability to instantly absorb new skills, an ability that lets them siphon basketball talent from NBA turning the Nerdlucks into the powerful, speedy, unprincipled and monstrously gifted Monstars! Bugs knows he needs some serious help. But where can he go? Basketball''s best players are all having their skills absorbed by the aliens. Of course, there''s a baseball player he happens to know.
19.
Michael (1996)
When rumor of Michael''s existence reaches the National Mirror, washed-up journalist Frank Quinlan smells a page-one scoop. True or not, it''s his job to track down this alleged angel, and bring him back to Chicago in time for Christmas. But his fiesty boss won''t let him go alone. He sends Quinlan on assignment with angel expert Dorothy Winters and Huey Driscoll, another jaded reporter who would have been canned years ago had he not rescued Sparky, a mongrel that has become famous as the paper''s prized mascot. As the trio travels to Iowa, each believes the trip is a colossal hoax until they come face-to-feather with Michael. He smells like cookies, acts like a playboy and tosses off miracles when everyone least expects them. As Quinlan and Dorothy search for the incontrovertible proof they need not to believe in Michael, Michael sets out against all odds to get Dorothy and Quinlan to believe in each other.
20.
Family Thing, A (1996)
Earl Pilcher, Jr., has lived his entire life in the same house in the same town in rural Arkansas. An ordinary man, he was raised in the Southern traditions of family and, now in his 60s, his world is settled and uncomplicated. But Earl is about to discover that the one person he knows the least abo
21.
Chain Reaction (1996)
After years of tireless work, a team of scientists and technicians at the University of Chicago have tapped a simple, yet almost infinitely powerful way to produce energy from water--cleanly, efficiently, abundantly--for a fuel-starved, pollution-weary world. What impact will this discovery have on us all? Student machinist Eddie Kasalivich and scientist Lily Sinclair are about to get the explosive answer. Suddenly caught in a chain reaction of murder and high-tech espionage, the two colleagues are forced to go on the lam after being framed for the murder of their mentor, visionary scientist Dr. Alistair Barkley, and the sabotage of their laboratory. Barkley had been determined to give details of the discovery freely to all nations. Others insisted on discretion--and would go to any lengths to keep it from getting out. With a half-dozen federal agencies pursuing them across the country, Eddie and Lily set out to discover who is behind this far-reaching, shadowy and deadly conspiracy.
22.
While You Were Sleeping (Theatrical) (1995)
When Megan's fiancé is killed, she moves cross country and rebuilds her life with a new boyfriend and a closer relationship to her sister. When she runs into one of her old colleagues, Lloyd, she is pleasantly surprised and the pair become close friends; yet, Lloyd wants more and he soon begins to s
23.
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Lucy, a young Chicago transit worker, escapes her lonely existence when she rescues a handsome commuter she has admired from afar, Peter, from the path of a speeding subway train. While Peter languishes in a coma, his concerned family mistakes Lucy for his fiancee and she goes along with the deception, enjoying a warm family relationship missing in her own life. Matters become increasingly complicated when Peter regains consciousness and becomes convinced that Lucy is his fiancee; in the meantime, she''s fallen in love with his brother.
24.
Baby's Day Out (1994)
Bumbling kidnappers nab an infant, quickly lose him and then must find him.
25.
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
A corrupt executive tries to control his company by appointing a small-town boob to replace the president.
26.
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
In appreciation for saving a gangster's life, a cop is given the gift of a female bartender, with whom he falls in love. The story is set in present-day Chicago.
27.
Dennis The Menace (1993)
Live-action film version of the comic strip, created in the early 1950s, about a young boy and his unusual view of the world.
28.
Fugitive, The (1993)
A man is forced to go on the run after being falsely accused of killing his wife.
29.
Blink (1993)
Following an operation for corneal transplants, a young woman regains her sight after twenty years of blindness. Returning to her apartment, she witnesses a murder, but soon begins to wonder whether what she saw was real.
30.
Rookie of the Year (1993)
A 12-year-old boy, desperate to impress his baseball coach, winds up breaking his arm. Once he recovers, he has the ability to throw the ball 100 miles an hour and goes on to pitch for the Chicago Cubs in the World Series.
31.
My Life (1993)
Wanting his unborn child to know his father in some way, a dying man makes videotapes of his life.
32.
Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
A motherless boy uses a radio talk show to find a new wife for his father.
33.
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
Peter falls for Rita upon first meeting her, and the two begin a whirlwind romance that quickly leads to marriage. But when another man kisses Rita on her wedding day, the two magically change souls, and Peter must track down the love of his life if he is ever to truly see her again.
34.
A League of Their Own (1992)
Two sisters become rivals while playing women''''s baseball during World War II.
35.
Public Eye, The (1992)
Set in early 1940s New York, a tabloid photographer gets involved in a black-market gas rationing coupon scandal. The story is very loosely based on the life of the famous tabloid photographer, Weegee.
36.
Gladiator (1992)
Set on the South Side of Chicago within the brutal world of underground boxing, a young man battles to clear his father's name.
37.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
The McCallisters are rushing once again as they embark on a trip to Florida. In their haste, Kevin is separated from them and winds up on a plane bound for New York.
38.
Babe, The (1992)
Story about Babe Ruth, the man and the legend, and the woman who forced him to confront the one thing that threatened his dominance over the game of baseball - his fast-paced lifestyle.
39.
Straight Talk (1992)
The story of a woman who leaves her small town for the city in search of fame and becomes a radio call-in therapist.
40.
Dutch (1991)
A rich kid learns about life in the real world when his divorced mom's beau drives him home for Thanksgiving.
41.
V.I. Warshawski (1991)
A female detective teams up with a teenage girl to solve the mystery behind her father''s murder, and uncovers intrigue within a wealthy Chicago family.
42.
Only The Lonely (1991)
A possessive mother tries desperately to keep her son from marrying.
43.
Eyes of An Angel (1991)
A girl befriends a killer dog when she saves its life, and the dog eventually returns the favor, reuniting the girl with her estranged father.
44.
Backdraft (1991)
Feuding firefighter brothers bury their differences to catch an arsonist.
45.
Flatliners (1990)
Five ambitious medical school students experiment with the fine line between life and death.
46.
Music Box (1989)
When a young female attorney''s father is accused of war crimes she must fight to clear his name.
47.
Chains (1989)
While on a night out in Chicago, two innocent couples inadvertendly get embroiled in an all-out gang war.
48.
Red Heat (1988)
A tough, disciplined Russian policeman teams up with an unpredictable, wise-cracking Chicago detective to track down the most wanted Russian criminal.
49.
Above the Law (1988)
Undercover police investigate a political assassination and illicit CIA operations.
50.
Child's Play (1988)
Police shoot and kill a convicted strangler after cornering him in a toy store. As the man is dying, he transfers his soul into a doll.
51.
Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, A (1988)
A young man on the threshold of adulthood is suddenly forced to confront two of life's truths: responsibility and commitment.
52.
Midnight Run (1988)
An ex-cop becomes a bounty hunter and tracks down an embezzler.
53.
Things Change (1988)
A fable about a shoeshine man who is pressured into taking the rap for a murder he did not commit. Prior to going off to prison he is befriended by a member of the mafia and taken on a last fling in Las Vegas.
54.
Pink Nights (1985)
A previously unnoticed high school student is pursued by three women.

Production Companies (TV Mini-Series)

55.
Deadly Matrimony Part 1 (1992)
A miniseries based on the true story of the murder of Dianne Masters, whose killing was arranged by her husband, a Mafia-connected attorney.

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