A Bug's Life (1998)
1. The cup sitting on the corner at the bug bar is the ‘Mega Gulp’ from Toy Story (which is the same cup that Buzz and Woody hid under)
2. A Pizza Planet van from Toy Story is parked next to the trailer in the bug zap scene.
3. The only difference between Tuck and Roll is that Tuck has one eyebrow and Roll has two.
4. The names on the boxes that make
up the City are all the names of the writers' kids. A few examples are: JuJu's
Litter, Hannah's Bananas, and PJ Pop.
5. The pickup truck to the left of the mobile home when the bug flies into the bug light is the same pizza delivery truck that Buzz and Woody climb into at the gas station in Toy Story (1995).
6. The restaurant at Bug City is a can of "Low Fat Lard."
7. Actor Roddy McDowall's last film.
8. The otherwise-unintelligible pillbugs, Tuck & Roll, shout "Reuben Kincaid!" while building the bird. It's barely understandable, but shows up in the captions. Reuben Kincaid was a character in The Partridge Family (1970)".
9. The circus "train" is made of boxes of animal crackers called Casey Jr. This is also the name of the circus train in the movie Dumbo.
10. The boxes in P.T. Flea's circus train have the name "J. Grant" on them. Joe Grant wrote Dumbo.
11. There is a drink cup from Pizza Planet (from Toy Story (1995)) on top of the restaurant can in Bug City; it falls off the top of the rolling can when the circus bugs try to escape from the flies.
12. A poster for Disney's "The Lion King - On Broadway" can be seen in the upper right-hand corner of the screen when Flik walks through the city traffic in Bug City.
13. For the 1.33:1 video transfer, rather than pan-and-scan the original 2.35:1 theatrical image, Pixar actually re-used the original computer images, re-framed some scenes, and even to the point where they'd place characters to a different spot in the scene to fit into the 1.33:1 frame.
14. During the fake bird attack, Manny the praying mantis, voiced by Jonathan Harris, cries out "Oh, the pain!", a phrase often uttered by Dr. Smith, Harris' character in the TV show "Lost in Space" (1965).
About A Boy (2002)
1. As Will describes web-based research as a "unit of time" in his day, he is seen typing the URL www.supermodelswithseethroughtops.com. This is actually an active Web site consisting of only a picture of the Pope in his "Pope-mobile".
1. The shot where Schmidt has dozed off while writing a letter in his bathtub is posed to resemble the Jacques-Louis David painting "Death of Marat".
2. Listed on a cinema marquee: Sideways (2004), another film by Alexander Payne.
3. The production crew created a lifetime Endowed Scholarship for the real-life Ndugu, Abdallah Mtulu, through the real Childreach organization.
4. A scene that echoes Jack Nicholson's famous diner scene in Five Easy Pieces (1970) (his exchange with the waitress) was in an early cut of the movie. Though the preview audience went wild over it, director Alexander Payne cut it from the final film because it wasn't something that Warren Schmidt would do and was too much of a distraction.
5. The Woodmen Life Assurance Company does exist in real life. Jack Nicholson filmed his scenes at the actual offices and was given a plaque making him an honorary Woodmen member.
6. The word "Ndugu" means "brother" literally in Kiswahili (same as Swahili). It is also used as slang for "friend" as in the US.
Abyss, The (1989)
1. Fluid breathing is a reality: the rat actually did breathe liquid, although the suit that Bud wore was a mock-up. The full rat submergence scene is missing from some prints.
Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
1. The name "Shady Acres Mental Hospital" is a reference to the name of the director: Tom Shadyac.
2. Lauren Holly screen-tested for the female lead role, but turned it down.
3. A note, found in Lt. Einhorn's desk, is dated January 17, which is also Jim Carrey's birthday.
4. Jim Carrey insisted on having Cannibal Corpse perform in the movie because they were his favourite band.
5. Film footage of the "Ray Finkle" missed field goal in the movie was authentic. It was actually a blocked field goal from Superbowl VII that was attempted by Dolphins kicker Garo Yepremian.
6. The idea for Ray Finkle missing a game winning field goal in the Superbowl came from Scott Norwood's kick going wide right in Superbowl 25 that cost the Buffalo Bills a victory, as the New York Giants defeated the Bills 20-19
Addams Family, The (1991)
1. Director Barry Sonnenfeld had not originally planned to use the theme music from the television series in the movie. He included it in the opening sequence after positive reactions to the early trailer, which included the theme.
2. The Addams' house was built for 100,000 dollars.
Adventures of Pluto Nash, The (2002)
1. This movie was shelved for almost two years before it was released.
2. In absolute terms, this movie made the largest financial loss of any movie to date, with a budget of $100 million and a total US gross of $4.41 million (total loss, $95.59 million).
1. The lead role was written for Kevin Costner, but he was heavily committed to The Postman (1997), and suggested Harrison Ford for the part.
2. When Valera gives his thumbprint for a background check near the beginning of the film, the date of birth that comes up among his info (3/21/58) is actor Gary Oldman's real birthday.
3. One morning, the frantic activity of taxiing and braking during this period caused the 747's wheels to overheat - triggering a safety device that deflates all the tires rather than risk a blowout.
4. One day during filming, two F/A-18 fighters appeared and radioed in a surprised report that the plane they'd been asked to identify was Air Force One and there were bullet holes in it. (They were actually decals). The air traffic control center in Los Angeles knew about the filming and was able to set them straight.
5. Randy's Newman score was cut late in post-production by director Wolfgang Peterson for being "too loud and blatty." Bootleg copies are in circulation.
6. The Russian prison where Radek is held during the movie was filmed at the Mansfield Penitentiary, the same location as The Shawshank Redemption(1994).
1. David Letterman screen-tested for the role of Ted Striker.
2. Lloyd Bridges as Steve McCroskey spoofs his role as Jim Conrad in the TV series "San Francisco International Airport" (1970).
3. Rex Kramer and Steve McCroskey were also character names in The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977).
4. A disco station in the film is called WZAZ, a reference to filmmakers David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker.
5. The airplane model used for the flying shots hangs in the museum at the Studios at Los Colinas (Texas).
6. All the exterior shots of the plane while flying use a sound track of a propeller plane although it is a jet.
7. Lieutenant Hurwitz is Ethel Merman's final screen role.
8. Jill Whelan, who plays the sick child, also played the daughter of Capt. Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) on "The Love Boat" (1977). Joyce Bulifant, who portrays her mother in "Airplane!", was Gavin MacLeod's wife on "Mary Tyler Moore" (1970).
9. The Boeing 707 used in the movie was a re-painted TWA airliner.
10. Directors Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker and David Zucker appear as the ground crew at the beginning of the film (they're the ones that direct the plane into the window of the terminal.)
11. The film is mostly a parody of Zero Hour! (1957), a film that had a main character named Ted Stryker and such famous "not meant to be funny" lines like "We have to find someone who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner."
12. "Stayin' Alive" was speeded up for the dance scene of the film.
13. To get the film greenlighted by Paramount, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker pitched it as "Animal House (1978) on a plane", which, of course, was far from the truth, but the only way they could get the studio execs to understand it was a zany comedy.
14. The film was specially geared to spoof the Airport series, but chiefly spoofs Airport 1975 (1974), where Karen Black is a stewardess forced to pilot a plane after both pilots are incapacitated, Linda Blair is a girl needing a heart transplant, and Helen Reddy plays a singing nun.
15. The video game played by the air traffic controllers is the Atari 2600's Basketball (1978) (VG).
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
1. William Shatner's character orders a profile on everyone who's seen "The Sound of Music" more than four times. "The Sound of Music" was directed by Robert Wise, who also directed "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" starring William Shatner three years earlier.
2. The car they used to jump-start the Space Shuttle prior to launch is a 1959 Ford Edsel, noteworthy as one of the biggest marketing flops in automotive history.
3. When the shuttle takes off the music from "Battlestar Galactica" (1978) is played. The navigator is played by Kent McCord who played Captain Troy on "Galactica 1980" (1980).
1. This was one of the first Japanese anime films to have the character's voices recorded before they were animated. While this is the typical practice in U.S. animation, in Japan the animation is generally produced first.
2. The small, shifty man with the large incisors is named Nezu, which means "rat."
3. At one point in the 1990s, Sony contemplated a live-action version of the film, but scrapped the idea when the projected budget went north of US$300 million.
4. The production budget was nearly US$10million, a record sum in Japanese animation film.
5. The movie consists of 2,212 shots and 160,000 single pictures, 2-3 times more than usual, using 327 different colours (another record in animation film), 50 of which were exclusively created for the film.
6. The 1940s-style song heard following the terrorist bombing is "Tokyo Shoe Shine Boy", released in 1951 by jazz singer Teruko Akatsuki. The song was not included in either the Japanese, or American releases of the Akira soundtrack; however, it had previously appeared on the release of the soundtrack from MASH (1970).
1. The genie appears in the following people:
- a nightclub entertainer
- a Scotsman
- a Scotty dog
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Senor Wences
- Ed Sullivan
- a slot machine
- Groucho Marx
- a boxing trainer
- a fireworks rocket
- a French maitre d'
- a roast turkey
- a pink rabbit
- a dragon
- a certificate
- a pair of lips
- Robert De Niro
- a flight attendant
- Carol Channing
- a sheep
- a hammock
- a muscle man
- a magician
- a Frenchman in a beret and striped shirt
- a chef
- Julius Caesar
- Arsenio Hall
- a tailor
- a game-show host
- a drum major
- Walter Brennan
- a little boy
- a fat man
- TV parade hosts
- a tiger
- a goat
- a harem girl
- Ethel Merman
- Rodney Dangerfield
- Jack Nicholson
- a teacher
- a talking lampshade
- a bee
- a submarine
- a one-man band
- a script prompter
- a ventriloquist
- a Fantasia-like devil
- William F. Buckley
- Jafar cheerleaders
- a baseball pitcher
- a tourist with a Goofy hat
- and the moon
2. For release in India, Disney replaced the game show host with a cricket commentator.
3. The stack of blocks that Jasmine's father plays with is sitting on a toy of the Beast from Beauty and the Beast (1991), another Disney animated movie. Sebastian from The Little Mermaid (1989) and Pinocchio (1940) can also be spotted.
1. Stephen J. Rivele's and Christopher Wilkinson's first draft sprawled across 200 pages, taking Ali from childhood up to the present.
2. Will Smith gained 35 pounds to match Ali's 220.
3. Charles Shufford, a real-life 235 pound heavyweight boxer with a 17-2 record who plays George Foreman, was given license to make his punches as real as possible, short of incapacitating the film's star.
4. Shortly after Ali knocks out George Foreman, there is a close-up of Ali with what appears to be a lone white butterfly flying behind him. This is no doubt an allusion to 'Float like a butterfly, Sting like a bee'.
5. Both Smith and Mann offered to put up their salaries in case the film went over-budget.
6. As the project lay in "development hell" for more than a decade, several directors attempted to make the film until Michael Mann was finally chosen. The list included: 'Oliver Stone' , Spike Lee, and Norman Jewison.
1. Much of the dialog was ad-libbed.
2. An early draft of the script had a male Ripley.
3. In the scene where Dallas, Kane and Lambert are leaving the ship, the actual actors walking past the Nostromo's landing struts are 3 children (two of whom were Scott's dressed in scaled down spacesuits. This was to make the ship look bigger.
4. The front (face) part of the alien costume's head is made from a real human skull.
5. The rumour that only John Hurt and the crew knew exactly what was going to happen during the stomach-bursting scene is false.
6. Scott is reportedly quoted as saying that originally he wanted a much darker
ending. He planned on having the alien bite off Ripley's head in the escape
shuttle, sit in her chair, and then start speaking with her voice in a message
to Earth. Apparently, 20th Century Fox wasn't too pleased with such a dark
1. It took 9 people to make the face hugger work; one person for each leg and one for the tail.
2. The APC was a airport tug,
de-commissioned by the local airport, with bits added to alter its appearance.
3. Only six alien suits were used. The appearance of hundreds of aliens is simply clever editing and planning.
4. "She thought they said 'illegal aliens' and signed up..." said Hudson. This line (directed towards Vasquez) was in inside joke amongst the actors. Jenette Goldstein (Vasquez) had gone to the audition thinking the film would be about illegal immigrants. She arrived with waist-long hair and lots of makeup. Everyone else was wearing military fatigues.
5. During the scene inside the APV preparing for battle, "El riesgo vive siempre!" can be seen scrawled in white across Vasquez's armour. This is Spanish for "The risky always live!"
6. Al Matthews, who plays a Marine sergeant in this film, was in real life the first black Marine to be promoted to the rank of sergeant in the field during service in Vietnam.
7. All the marines (with the exception of Hicks) use their real life first names as their characters' first names.
8. Ripley's (Sigourney Weaver) daughter was played by Weaver's mother.
9. When the set crews were looking around for floor grating to use on the Sulaco set design, they asked a local set design manufacturer/shop if they had anything of the sort. Indeed they did, an immense pile of old floor grating had been sitting out in the back of their shop for the last seven years. It was left there from when they tore down the set of Alien (1979).
10. Bishop states that he cannot "harm a human, or through inaction, allow one to come to harm." This is the First Law of Robotics as written by science fiction author Isaac Asimov.
11. Cameron had the actors (the marines) personalize their own costumes (battle armour and fatigues) for added realism (much like soldiers in Vietnam wrote and drew things on their own helmets). Actress Cynthia Dale Scott, who plays Cpl. Dietrich has the words "BLUE ANGEL" written on the back of her helmet. Marlene Dietrich was of course the star of Der Blaue Engel (1930) or Blue Angel. Bill Paxton has "Louise" written on his armour. This is a dedication to his real-life wife, Louise Newbury.
12. During the sequence in which
Newt and Ripley are locked in MedLab, Ripley is attacked by one of the two
facehuggers after setting off the sprinklers, resulting in the facehugger
wrapping its tail around her neck after jumping off of a table leg. To film
this, director James Cameron had the Special Effects crew design a facehugger
fully capable of walking towards Ripley on its own, but to make it appear as if
it jumps off of the table, Cameron used backwards-filming. He set up the
facehugger on the table leg, then dragged it off and later edited the piece of
film to play backward to make it appear to be moving forward towards Ripley.
Crew thought that the fact that water was falling down during this whole scene
would affect the sequence that was filmed backward (it would show the water
moving up instead of down) In the end, the water was not visible enough to see
the direction in which it was falling.
13. The body mounts for Vasquez's and Drake's smart guns are taken from Steadicam gear.
14. None of the models or the original designs of the Narcissus (the Nostromo's shuttle) from Alien (1979) could be found, so set designers and model-makers had to reconstruct the model of the ship and the interior set from watching Alien (1979).
15. One of the sets was kept intact after filming. It was later used as the Axis Chemicals set for Batman (1989).
16. The "special edition" includes extra scenes: Newt's parents discovering abandoned alien ship on LV-426, scenes of Ripley discussing her daughter, Hudson bragging about his weaponry, robot sentry guns repelling first alien raid, Hicks and Ripley exchanging first names. Also included is a scene on LV-426 where a child rides a low-slung tricycle similar to one ridden in The Terminator (1984), also directed by 'Cameron, James' .
17. In both the standard and special addition VHS versions, the fifteen minute countdown at the end of the film is indeed fifteen minutes.
18. While salary negotiations were going on with Sigourney Weaver to reprise her character in the second movie, the studio asked James Cameron to work on an alternative storyline excluding Ripley, but Cameron indicated the series is all about Ripley and refused to do so.
19. Lance Henriksen wanted to wear double-pupil contact lenses for a scene where Bishop is working in the lab on a microscope and gives a scary look at one of the marines. He came to set with those lenses, but James Cameron decided he did not need to wear them because he was acting the character with just the enough amount of creepiness already.
20. James Cameron had several designers come up with ideas for the drop ship that took the marines from the Sulaco to the planet. Design after design, he finally gave up on them to come up with on he liked and constructed his own drop ship out of a model of an apache helicopter and other spare model pieces.
21. The baby alien bursting from the colonist's chest clearly has a pair of more-or-less functioning arms. This is different from the final model infant used in Alien (1979) which originally had arms, but director Ridley Scott thought they didn't, or wouldn't, look right, so he had them removed.
22. The only movie from the science fiction/horror genre where the main actress (Sigourney Weaver) was nominated for an Oscar in a leading role.
23. Three different types of smoke were used in the film, one of which has since become illegal to be used on movie sets.
24. One of the face-hugger eggs used in the movie is now exhibited in the Smithsonian Museum in Washigton, D. C.
25. The Alien Queen has transparent teeth, as opposed to the warrior aliens.
26. Due to budget constraints, several mirrors were used in the first scene aboard the Sulaco to show more cryogenic sleeping chambers than there actually were.
1. Multiple proposed scripts caused misleading advertising which implied that the movie would be set on Earth. William Gibson also drafted a script in which Ripley spent most of the film in a coma.
2. Original script had the alien impregnating a cow, not a dog. A scene was shot involving an Ox, but was eventually changed because an Ox was cumbersome and was seen as somewhat incongruous when placed in the film's environment.
3. Although the alien that hatched from the dog was a rod puppet, early filmed tests used an actual dog in an alien costume.
4. Hungarian title translated back to English: "Final Solution: Death."
5. A series of Aliens comic books were published that were set after the events in Aliens, featuring an adult Newt returning to space with a shell-shocked Hicks to stop the retrieval of an alien specimen by Weyland-Yutani corporation. The books were re-published to accommodate Alien 3 and Newt was re-named Billy
6. Sigourney Weaver said she would only shave her head if her salary increased.
7. Early versions of the script and design featured a giant rustic monastery. Also, the alien itself would not be appearing.
8. Initially Renny Harlin was attached as director, but left to direct Die Hard 2 (1990). Then Vincent Ward came on board, but only lasted a few months before being fired after several disagreements with the producers. Writer of the script Walter Hill considered directing the film as well, but stepped back after David Fincher became available.
9. Because an early storyline of the movie involved aliens landing on Earth, an early trailer of the movie had the tagline "On Earth, everyone can hear you scream."
10. An advanced type of facehugger, one that impregnates Ripley with a queen embryo, was designed and built, but never used in the movie.
11. Because of continuing troubles with the film, Fox halted production in Pinewood Studios in England in late 1991. The crew returned to LA, and an initial screening identified the missing parts of the film. A major part yet to be shot included killing of the alien in the lead pool. By the time of the new shots in LA, Sigourney Weaver's hair grew back, and she had an agreement with the producers that if she would have to cut her hair she would be paid a $40,000 bonus. The producers therefore hired Greg Cannom to create a bald cap with very short hair on it. The make-up process cost $16,000 and was very difficult and time-consuming because the hairline required the cap to be placed very precisely on Sigourney Weaver's head.
12. The concept by Vincent Ward based on which the movie was greenlighted involved a wooden planet and a group of monks who thought they were living in post-apocalyptic dark ages, and had a middle-ages lifestyle. The group refused all kinds of modern technology, and when Ripley and the alien crash-land on Earth they would blame Ripley for the alien attacks. Ripley was to be impregnated by the alien "the old-fashioned way" rather than through a face-hugger, and therefore being impregnated with a human-alien hybrid. According to the storyboards, she would dream of half human-half alien hybrids. Other storyboards included horse-alien and sheep-alien hybrids. Vincent Ward left the project after the producers insisted that he change the monks to prisoners and drop the wooden planet idea.
13. One possible idea of the film included a chestburster coming out of Michael Biehn's Hicks character. A replica of Michael Biehn with his chest torn open was created, but after Michael Biehn learned it, he threatened to sue the producers for using his likeness without his consent, and the idea was dropped. Later, the producers paid him to use his picture at the beginning of the film for the computer sequence.
14. Some of Hans Ruediger Giger's design for the film involved a puma-like alien with claws. The producers also instructed him to do more sexy designs, so he created a drawing of an alien, which, in close view, had the lips of a woman. One of his ideas involved the alien kissing the victims and killing them that way (an idea that was later used in the movie Species (1995) where the main creature was also designed by H. R. Giger).
1. Graffiti on a wall in a sewer at the end of the film reads ‘Harry Lime Lives’, a reference to the character from The Third Man (1949) who was killed in a sewer.
2. On a blackboard in the background of a press conference, a message refers to one of the victims being Edward Norton, a character from ‘The Honeymooners’, who was a sewer worker.
Women on the Moon (1987)
1. The name "Don 'No Soul' Simmons" keeps popping up.
2. The "release date" for the movie keeps changing: "We now return to our feature film, the 195? classic, Amazon Women on the Moon...".
3. In French, the movie is called "Cheeseburger Film Sandwich", because it's considered as the sequel of "Kentucky Fried Movie", translated as "Hamburger Film Sandwich"
American History X (1998)
1. Seth wears a shirt during the basketball game featuring the number 88. This is a skinhead code for HH, or "Heil Hitler," H being the 8th letter of the alphabet.
2. The quotation that concludes Danny's paper is from the closing words of Abraham Lincoln's first Inaugural Address in 1861.
3. This film uses the word "fuck" 205 times.
The diner that Danny and Derek get breakfast before Danny goes to school in the morning is the same diner that is used in The Big Lebowski (1998).
American Pie (1999)
1. The tuxedo that Sherman wears to the prom is the same one that Steve Buscemi wore in The Wedding Singer (1998).
2. The URL for the webcam broadcast that Jim emails to his friends is http://22.214.171.124/temp/NadiaVision. (The IP address actually belongs to the Department of Psychology of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.)
3. The apple pie is from the Costco supermarket chain.
4. When submitting his script to studios, screenwriter
Adam Herz titled it, "Untitled Teenage Sex Comedy That Can Be Made For Under $10
Million That Most Readers Will Probably Hate But I Think You Will Love". It was
later changed to "East Great Falls High", then "Great Falls", and finally,
5. Members of the California punk band Blink 182 are shown during the Internet broadcast scene. Their song "Mutt" is playing in the background.
6. The "pale ale" Stifler drinks is actually beer with egg whites in it.
7. "The Bible" is located under the Dewey decimal system section marked "Fluid Dynamics"
American Pie 2 (2001)
1. Bill Paxton was originally cast as Stifler's dad but had to leave the project due to his schedule.
2. Nadia's first scene was actually shot in downtown LA, not New York. The World Trade Centre towers were composted into the skyline. Yellow cabs and hot dog vendors were added for effect.
3. The lesbians house in reality is across the street from the house used in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).
4. The movie originally included scenes featuring Stifler's dad (played by Chris Penn). These were removed after negative reaction in test screenings. Also missing from the theatrical release is a scene showing the band camp leader with a rash around his mouth, the morning after having played the trumpet that was inserted into Jim's ass (can be seen on the unrated DVD version).
5. The flute solo that Michelle plays at band camp is the flute music from The Legend of Zelda (1986) video game.
6. Fearing typecasting, Shannon Elizabeth declined to
perform a nude scene for this sequel.
7. In the scene when Alyson Hannigan (Michelle) is "breaking up" with Jim, her hair is styled different to normal. This is due to the fact that she was shooting an episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) and she ran over to the set during a break
American Psycho (2000)
1. Initial casting choices were Leonardo DiCaprio as Patrick Bateman, James Woods as Donald Kimball and Cameron Diaz as Evelyn Williams. Oliver Stone was set to direct.
2. Edward Norton was offered the part of Bateman but turned it down.
3. Bateman excuses himself from a conversation by claiming he has an appointment with "Cliff Huxtable". This was Bill Cosby's character's name in "The Cosby Show" (1984).
4. Patrick Bateman works at the same fictional firm as Sherman McCoy in Bonfire of the Vanities, The (1990) - Pierce and Pierce.
5. The movie appearing on Bateman's TV while he's working out at home is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974 ).
6. The song "Hip to be Square" by Huey Lewis and the News was in the movie, but when Lewis found out what the movie was about, he insisted that the song not be included on the movie's soundtrack. The song was on the already-released soundtrack album, but the company managed to recall most copies.
7. Guinevere Turner, who plays Patrick's friend "Elizabeth" (in the scene with Christie the call girl), also wrote the film's screenplay.
8. All of the business cards read "Vice President".
American Werewolf in London, An (1981)
1. All the songs in this film have ‘moon’ in the title.
1. In the theatrical trailer, when Gary is attacked by the Anaconda, the CGI snake had not yet been put in, so he was falling backwards with nothing grabbing him.
2. The Amazonian film shoot was occasionally disrupted by the fact that a number of the cast were incredibly afraid of snakes
Anger Management (2003)
1. At the same time this movie was shooting the hospital scene on the ramps at Columbia University, Comedy Central was filming Porn 'n Chicken (2002) (TV) right outside. In fact, the graduation set for "Porn 'n Chicken" is in the distance outside the glass wall.
2. Dave tells Frank Head (Kurt Fuller) to "have fun looking like Colonel Klink". In Auto Focus (2002), Kurt Fuller played the role of Werner Klemperer, the actor who portrayed Col. Klink in "Hogan's Heroes" (1965).
3. The in-flight movie that Buddy is enjoying is Tomcats (2001).
4. Buddy picks up a golf club and a baseball bat before choosing the baseball bat to smash the window of the Lexus. In 1994, Jack Nicholson was cited for smashing a man's window with a golf club in a bout of rage.
5. Adam Sandler's character Dave wears a Central Pride t-shirt in a scene of the movie. The t-shirt is from Central High School, a school in Manchester, New Hampshire which Sandler attended.
6. Adam Sandler donated copies of this movie to U.S. military bases supporting Operating Enduring/Iraqi Freedom in the Persian Gulf as soon as it was released. The donated version contains a 5-minute introduction by Sandler, who personally thanks the troops for what they are doing.
Animal, The (2001)
1. References to Rob Schneider's movie Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) . When Marvin and his partner show up in the "gang-related" neighbourhood, the words "Hebitch Manwhore" appear in the graffiti on the wall. When Marvin pulls the balloon full of drugs out of the man's posterior in the airport, the line "That's a huge bitch" is heard in the background. This line was used to refer to Tina, the tall woman in Deuce Bigalow.
2. In June, 2001 Newsweek revealed that print ads for at least four movies released by Columbia Pictures, including this one and A Knight's Tale (2001) contained glowing comments from a film reviewer who did not exist. The fake critic, "David Manning," was actually a friend by the same name in Connecticut who had agreed to let his Columbia ad-marketing friend use his name. Manning was misrepresented as a reviewer for a newspaper in the small Connecticut town of Ridgefield.
1. The dance Z and Princess Bala do that seems to be inspired by Pulp Fiction (1994) is actually a reference to the Batusi, the dance by Batman from the TV show Batman (1966)
2. Woody Allen recorded his part as "Z" in only five days.
3. The song the ants are dancing to in the bar is the Cuban folksong, "Guantanamera".
4. The sound effect accompanying the magnifying glass is the alien saucer sound from War of the Worlds
Apocalypse Now (1979)
1. Originally scheduled to be shot over six weeks, ended up taking 16 months. Martin Sheen's scenes in his hotel room were intentionally performed drunk, and were entirely ad-libbed. Sheen did not mean to smash the mirror with his hand; this was a result of his drunken stupor.
2. Harvey Keitel originally cast as Captain Willard. Two weeks into shooting, Coppola replaced him with Sheen, saying Keitel's Willard was too assertive.
3. Filmed in the Philippines, where Ferdinand Marcos agreed to supply the helicopters and pilots. Marcos's government also needed them for fighting the rebels, and sometimes withdrew them during filming, sending different pilots not familiar with the filming.
4. Marlon Brando paid $1 million in advance. Threatened to quit and keep the advance. Coppola told his agent that he didn't care, and if they couldn't get Brando, they would try Jack Nicholson, Robert Redford, and then Al Pacino. Brando eventually turned up late, drunk, 40kg overweight, and admitted he hadn't read the script or even ‘Heart of Darkness’, the book it was based on. He then read Coppola's script, and refused to do it, also argued for days over single lines of dialog. They eventually agreed on an ad-lib style script, and this was shot according to Brando's stipulations that he appear in shadows.
5. Martin Sheen had a heart attack during the filming and some shots of Willard's back are of doubles, including Sheen's brother who was flown out specially. Coppola was so worried that backing would be withdrawn by the studio and distributor if news of Sheen's heart attack leaked out, that he kept it quiet, even to the extent of explaining Sheen's hospitalization as being due to "heat exhaustion" in the official Shoot Schedule.
6. Dennis Hopper was originally going to play Willard's predecessor, but he was too affected by drugs to play a military type, so Coppola wrote him a part as a crazy photo-journalist. Hopper and Coppola argued over whether it was possible to forget your lines when you didn't learn them in the first place.
7. There are no opening credits or titles. The title of the movie appears as graffiti late in the film.
8. Harrison Ford's character wears a name badge which reads ‘G. Lucas’.
9. Laurence Fishburne lied about his age (he was 14 at the time) when production began in 1976
10. Steve McQueen was the first to turn down the role of Captain Willard.
11. Col Kilgore is
rumoured to be based on the real-life Colonel David Hackworth, who served 10
tours in Vietnam as a gung-ho battalion commander. He was later thrown out of
the Army for criticizing the American war effort on national television.
Apollo 13 (1995)
1. The cast and crew flew 628 parabolic flights in NASA's KC-135 airplane to achieve real weightlessness. Each of the flights got them 23 seconds of zero gravity, making a total of 4 hours and 44 seconds.
2. Marilyn Lovell was an extra in the grandstands at the launch and Jim Lovell appears as the captain of the USS Iwo Jima.
1. This was the first movie that the cast was allowed to use genuine NASA spacesuits. The cast are the only civilians to ever wear NASA spacesuits, which cost over 3 million dollars each.
2. some of the physical things, such as the reality of what would happen to an astronauts face when it was exposed to space, had to be deliberately altered because realistically depicting them would have been impossible for a PG-13 rating.
Army of Darkness (1993)
1. The magic words Ash must use to claim the Book of the Dead are ‘Klaatu, Barada, Nikto’, the same words used to command the robot Gort in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). Incidentally the three guards on Jabba’s mini-skiff during The Return Of The Jedi are also called Klaatu, Barada, Nikto.
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
1. The movie was originally to be titled A.I., but after a survey it was revealed that too many people thought it was A1. The title was changed to A.I. Artificial Intelligence to prevent Americans from thinking it was about steak sauce.
2. The film shows the World Trade Centre towers standing 2,000 years in the future.
3. Real-life amputees played some of the robots with missing limbs.
As Good As
It Gets (1997)
1. The role of Melvin Udall was initially offered to John Travolta.
2. The role of Carol Connelly was initially offered to Holly Hunter.
3. In one scene the dog starts mimicking Jack Nicholson by stepping over the cracks in the sidewalk. The filmmakers accomplished this by placing little obstacles on the cracks so that the dog had to step over them. They then removed the obstacles digitally in post-production.
4. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Chinese translation for this movie's title was "Mr. Cat Poop."
5. In Melvin's apartment, even the M&M's are sorted into containers by colour.
1. The lead role was originally written with Sean Connery in mind but he was unavailable due to scheduling conflicts.
2. Every gunshot in the movie is silenced.
3. Woody Harrelson was considered for the role of Miguel Bain.
Austin Powers : International Man Of Mystery (1997)
1. Dr. Evil's trademark gesture is an extended pinkie finger held to the corner of his mouth. The name of the muscle which extends the pinkie finger is the Extensor Digiti MINIMI.
2. Both Elizabeth Hurley and Mimi
Rogers asked to keep their tight leather outfits and were allowed to.
3. In the hot tub scene with Alotta Fagina, she offers him sake and tells him "In Japan, men come first and women come second." This is a reference to You Only Live Twice, where James Bond is in a hot tub with several Japanese women, and his friend Tiger Tanaka tells him the same thing.
4. When Vanessa sits next to Austin in the last scene during their honeymoon, there is a piece of red tape over her left breast. There were photographers on the set and this prevented them from being able to sell topless pictures of Elizabeth Hurley to the papers.
5. Myers said that he based the Austin Powers partially on Michael Caine's character in Alfie (1966).
Austin Powers : The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
1. Austin travels back in time to 25 May 1969. Mike Myers' birthday is 25 May.
2. In the U.S., "shag" is far less
offensive than in other English-speaking countries. Singapore briefly forced a
title change to "The Spy Who Shioked Me." ("Shioked" means "treated nicely.")
3. There is a spoof of Goldfinger (1964) in which Powers spies an attacker reflected in a woman's eyes. As in Goldfinger, the reflection is the wrong way round (i.e. not a reflection at all).
4. Reportedly this is President George W. Bush's favourite film
5. This movie made more money in its opening weekend than the original made in it's entire theatrical run.
6. At the end of the movie when Fat Bastard comes to kill Austin and Felicity he is wearing what looks like a UPS uniform, but instead of "UPS" it says "FBD" (Fat Bastard Delivery) on the emblem.
7. Rob Lowe's actual voice is not heard throughout the whole movie - all his lines as young Number Two are dubbed by Robert Wagner (older Number Two).
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
All promotional material (including online trailers)
bearing the movie's original title, "Austin Powers in Goldmember",
was withdrawn in late January 2002. MGM and Danjaq, who control the James Bond
license, obtained a cease-and-desist order from the Motion Picture Association
of America (MPAA) arbitration panel on the grounds that New Line was attempting
to trade on the James Bond franchise without authorization. The matter went to
arbitration and the film was known briefly as "The third installment of
Austin Powers" until the matter was settled on 11 April 2002. MGM agreed
that New Line could use the original Goldmember title on condition
that it had approval of any future titles that parodied existing Bond titles.
New Line also had to agree to show the trailer for the new MGM James Bond film,
Die Another Day (2002) with Goldmember.
2. The footage of a younger Nigel Powers during the flashback scene is from actor Michael Caine's film Hurry Sundown (1967).
3. Other items on Austin's "Things to do before I die" list:
- Become International Man of Mystery
- Save world from certain doom
- Go to outer space
- Find true love
- Be Cryogenically Frozen
- Travel through Time, Backwards and Forwards
- Catch Dr. Evil in the First Act
- Threesome with Japanese twins
- Earn daddy's respect
4. The light machine-gun fired by Danny DeVito's Mini-Me character in the opening credits is the M249 Minimi.
5. Sean Connery was considered to
play Nigel Powers.
6. The number on Mini-Me's Prison Jumpsuit says 00001/8.
7. Signs found in the background of Dr. Evil's sub:
- All Henchmen Must Clock In With Their Own Timecard
- 42 Days Since Last Accident/Liquidation
- Hang In There!
8. One of the signs in doctor evils sub illustrates how henchmen should correctly lift an unconscious captive in order to prevent any back pain. It reads "Lift with your legs, not with your back"
9. The email that Austin receives while explaining "the internet" to Foxy reads: "Dear Mr. Powers, a new ATM card will be sent to you by fed-ex because your account was compromised by an unknown hacker who obtained your PIN number while you were purchasing an mp3 player on ebay, your bank"
10. As in the first two movies, there are more references to the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team. They include Mini Me wearing a Maple Leaf jersey during their video from prison and a caption during the newscast announcing the Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup. Mike Myers is a Maple Leafs fan.
11. The little cars in the car chase from Roboto's warehouse are Corbin Sparrows.
12. Steven Spielberg is wearing a cap with the Precrime logo, which comes from his own film Minority Report (2002).
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