In this long shot, you can see a banner that was hung of Mayor Richard J. Daley. Sitting next to the Picasso are Kate (Sandra Bullock) and her mother (Willeke van Ammelrooy).
Kate (Bullock) and her mother (van Ammelrooy) sit on the Picasso and talk about the surprisingly warm weather for Valentine’s Day. In fact, the weather was quite cold when they were shooting. The flowers you can see in the background were shipped in for the filming.
A key moment in the film involves this climatic bus crash just a few feet from our plaza curb at Washington and Dearborn. This is the second Keanu Reeves movie to involve bad luck with public transit. ("Speed" being the other.)