Billy Goat: The Movie

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Photo: courtesy Billy Goat Tavern

The original Billy Goat Tavern has the kind of steeped-in-Chicago look and feel that set designers can only dream of trying to create, so it's a bit of a surprise that nobody's gotten it on film before that we can think of— though maybe being the subject of a famous Saturday Night Live sketch discouraged filmmakers from interrupting the flow of their drama. Anyway, an indie film called "Like Father, Like Daughte may provide the famous burger joint and reporter hangout with its big screen debut— if the movie gets picked up by a distributor. Writer-director Allie Loukas may have had the in other filmmakers didn't— her dad and Billy Goat owner Sam Sianis are old friends going back to when they first came over from Greece in the 1970s. [DNA Info]