The film was shot over the course of three days (non-consecutive). The Interrogation Scene with Echols and DePinto was shot first. The outdoor scenes on the campus of Wayne State University were shot on the second day, including the bully scene with Julian Gant.
On the third and final day of shooting, the cast and crew met at a house in Dearborn (which really did belong to a Muslim), where Dewandeler shot 5 indoor scenes (including a night scene) and the final outdoor scene with Dorothy at sunset.
Dewandeler then cut the more than 2 hours of raw footage down to a 15 minute film. As with all films there were minor snags. The first and funniest came when Dewandeler was denied the blessings of the Wayne State Police Department who refused to help in shooting the arrest and/or interrogation scenes.