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Dam Busters, The (1954)

1. The bombs shown in the movie were the wrong shape because the actual shape (a stubby cylinder) was still secret at the time.

Daredevil (2003)

1. Vin Diesel was approached for the role of Bullseye, later given to Colin Farrell. Other contenders for the role of Daredevil were Matt Damon, Edward Norton, and Guy Pearce.

2. Many former Daredevil writers and/or artists are mentioned or have cameos in the film. Frank Miller appears as a corpse; Kevin Smith as a lab attendant named after Jack Kirby; and Stan Lee in his recurring Marvel film role as Old Man. Names derived from classic Daredevil creators included Quesada, Bendis, Romita and Mack.

3. Ben Affleck was in Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). Kevin Smith directed the movie, and wrote several of the Daredevil comics and in Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back there is a scene on the Miramax set where they are making a Daredevil movie directed by Mark Stephen Johnson.

4. Although the characters Daredevil and Spider-Man coexist in the comics, it was decided that all obvious references to the latter character had to be removed since the licenses were given to separate film companies. This includes the decision that The Kingpin, a Spider-Man enemy, would never appear in the Spider-Man film franchise and the character Ben Urich, a reporter who is a colleague and occasional professional partner of Peter Parker in the comics, would not work for the Daily Bugle.

5. In the comics, the Kingpin is white, but in the movie he is played by an African-American, Michael Clarke Duncan. The studio was convinced to use Duncan after several white wrestlers gave poor screen tests.

Darkman (1990)

1. Sam Raimi's trademark, a battered yellow 1973 Delta 88 Oldsmobile, makes another appearance. Liam Neeson smacks into the car as he's dangling of a helicopter. The car has made appearances in Evil Dead (1985), The Gift (2000) (with doors hanging off its hinges) and most recently in Spiderman (2002) as Uncle Ben's car, that gets stolen by a robber.

2. Director Sam Raimi originally wanted to base this movie on "The Shadow" and had to create the character of "Darkman" when he couldn't obtain the rights.

3. In Durant's cabin, the laughing mouse's head from Evil Dead II can be seen on the wall behind him.

4. In the final scene, after Darkman puts on the mask and walks away, he is played by Sam Raimi's friend Bruce Campbell (of Evil Dead fame).

Dawn of the Dead (1979)

1. Real pig intestines were used for the scene where someone gets ripped apart in the hallway. Unfortunately, someone had left the guts out of the freezer over the weekend, and after the scene was shot the cast and crew ran away gagging.

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

1. Actors Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger and Tom Savini all appeared in the original 1978 version of this film, but playing different characters. Ken Foree delivers the tagline from the 1978 version of Dawn of the Dead; "When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth."

2. According to 'the lost tape', which contains gun shop owner Andy's personal video diary (accessible as a bonus feature on the director's cut DVD), the main characters arrive at the mall early in the movie on May the 9th. Therefore, the movie opens a day earlier on May the 8th, 2004 (Andy mentions that attacks on citizens by the undead had already started on the 7th). Andy's makes his last entry just before he turns into one of the undead on June the 6th, 2004, and the movie ends on that same day (not including the footage during the end credits). This places the events of Dawn of the Dead in a timeframe of just 29 days.

3. According to the director, Zack Snyder, on the DVD commentary he states that Scott Frank and Michael Tolkin both did uncredited rewrites on the script

4. Members of Rue-Morgue Magazine, a Canadian-based publication had cameo's as zombies in the film.

5. The WGON Traffic Copter makes an appearance. The WGON traffic Copter was the main transportation for the survivor in the original Dawn of the Dead (1978).

6. One of the invoices in "Andy's Gun Works" is made out to Nicholas Gazda who is the first assistant art director of this movie.

7. The same trucking company trucks were used outside the mall as in the first dawn of the dead. The company is B.P. Trucking.

8. One of the clothing stores in the mall is named "Gaylen Ross". Gaylen Ross played the part of Fran in the original Dawn of the Dead (1978).

9. Ana's bedroom was actually built at the mall, in the back of a department store.

10. The first scene in the basement finishes when Michael burns the zombies with fuel from the gas station and CJ's lighter. This is a reference to a similar scene in George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968).

11. Sarah Polley was first choice to play Ana.

12. For the scene where Ana stitches Kenneth's wounds, the director hired a real nurse for the close-ups. She misunderstood the director's directions to go deeper and inadvertently punctured Ving Rhames's skin and stitched the prosthesis to his arm. He did say anything until after the scene was done filming; the director thought the blood was merely "a really good effect".

13. The commercial on the TV when it switches to the "special report" near the beginning of the film is a commercial for a Subaru WRX that Zack Snyder directed.

14. The cause of the dead returning to life is never determined. On the back of the box for the DVD, it is said to be a virus.

15. In an aerial scene in the first 10 minutes when Ana is driving down a highway, a truck can be seen crashing into a gas station/diner, this is a reference to Night of the Living Dead (1968) as Ben mentions he was listening to a radio in a truck in a diner parking lot when a truck crashed into the gas pumps.

16. The movie trailer shows the character of Andre checking the mall doors when several zombies attack the outer doors that he is near. This movie clip was not used in the feature film, but a more subdued clip showing only one frail-looking zombie pouncing on the glass door. However, the clip used in the theatrical trailer is available for viewing on the DVD and has director commentary explaining why he did changed the scene in the film.

17. The "video" shots shown in the final credits were not shot in Toronto. This ending was added after filming was complete and was shot at Catalina Island, California.

18. One of the most gruesome "zombies" (the bloated woman killed with a fireplace poker), was actually played by a man.

19. Director Cameo: [Zack Snyder] a member of a commando unit (with shades holding an assault weapon) in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. This scene can be seen during the opening credits montage of video/news clips of zombie attacks.

20. Zack Snyder's directorial debut.

21. While they are stocking up on ammunition in the gun store, the music from the gun store in the original film can be heard playing very lightly in the background.

22. According to director Zack Snyder, Starbucks Coffee refused to be featured in the film.

23. The zombie baby scene was original going to portray the baby killing the mother. It was altered due to its graphic nature.

24. The music playing in the mall when the 'gang' first arrive is a variation of Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry Be Happy".

25. The ending of the movie continues throughout the credits by a series of brief video clips.

26. Some of the zombie makeup was modelled on real and gruesome forensic photos.

27. The island scene during the credits was shot at a small lake inside of Universal Studios, California. The lake and very recognizable trees can be seen on the Universal Studios Backlot Tour, when the water is parted to let the trams pass through the lake.

28. Early drafts of the script, featured zombie dogs, but they were written out to avoid similarities with Resident Evil (2002), which also featured zombie dogs.

29. This is the first movie to broadcast the first ten minutes uncut on network TV, five days before it's nationwide release. The showing was broadcast on the USA network.

30. The movie premiere was hosted at the Beverly Centre mall is Los Angeles with cast and crew in attendance.

31. Universal initially approached Eli Roth to helm this remake.

32. Title designer Kyle Cooper used actual human blood when designing the film's opening and closing credit sequences.

Day After Tomorrow, The (2004)    

1. Director Roland Emmerich read "The Coming Global Superstorm", a non-fiction novel by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber, before he began writing for this film. Emmerich concedes that while the events portrayed in the film are indeed possible, the timeframe over which they take place is implausibly short and was tailored for sheer entertainment value.

2. While speaking to fans in Denver, Roland Emmerich said he became interested in doing a movie involving weather while shooting The Patriot (2000). He said his whole day revolved around what the weather forecast was in order to shoot the outdoor scenes and that he really just wanted to control the weather himself.

Days of Thunder (1990)

1. The scene where Cole and Rowdy race rental cars on the beach shows birds scattering out of the way. The birds were lured onto the beach by birdseed, and in the first take most of them were run over.

Death Becomes Her (1992)

1. The date when Helen drinks the potion (October 26, 1985) is the "present" date in Back to the Future (1985), also directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Death to Smoochy (2002)

1. The ice skating stunts at the end of the movie were choreographed and skated by Canadian skater Elvis Stojko.

2. Singer Henry Rollins auditioned for the part of Spinner.

Deep Impact (1998)

1. When Marcus Wolf (Charles Martin Smith) discovers the comet, he is sitting alone and eating a pizza, exactly as his character was doing in Starman (1984) when notified of the alien craft's landing.

2. When Jenny Lerner is looking up "ELE" on the Internet, the ad banners on the right-hand side of the screen foreshadow the tidal wave at the end of the film: "The Wave of the Future", "You've got some ocean coming", etc.

3. When Marcus Wolf is trying to send email about the approaching comet, we see the first few entries in his e-mail inbox. Two of the messages are from "cshoemaker arizona.unv", one of which has the subject line "101 Mir jokes". Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker are well-known comet experts, credited as "Comet advisors" to the movie.

4. After discovering the comet, one of the astronomers is killed in a car accident. This mirrors the real life car accident death (July 18 1997, in outback Australia) of astronomer Eugene Shoemaker, who helped discover the Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet.

5. One of the NASA officials in the movie is played by Gerry Griffin, who is a former NASA flight director. Griffin presided over the Apollo 12 mission and later became director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Deer Hunter, The (1978)

1. The helicopter scene was filmed using Robert DeNiro and John Savage themselves. During this scene the runners caught on the ropes and could have seriously hurt the actors. DeNiro and Savage waved their arms and yelled at the crew inside the helicopter to warn them. The footage of them waving their arms was left in the film.

Demolition Man (1993)

1. Sandra Bullock replaced Lori Petty after a few days filming.

2. Sylvester Stallone wanted the Simon Phoenix character to be played by Jackie Chan. Chan refused the role because he does not like to play evil characters.

3. For some non-American releases, references to Taco Bell were changed to Pizza Hut. This includes dubbing, plus changing the logos during post-production. Taco Bell remains in the closing credits.

4. The "ray gun" used by Wesley Snipes in the Hall Of Weapons sequence is a Heckler & Koch G11, a prototype weapon for the West German army that would have been the most advanced rifle in the world, firing case-less ammunition (bullets, not death rays).

5. A poster for Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) can be seen in Lenina Huxley's office. Steve Kahan who plays Captain Healy also played Captain Ed Murphy in the Lethal Weapon movies. Both films were produced by Joel Silver.

Deliverance (1972)

1. Director John Boorman's son appears near the end of the movie as Ed's little boy.

2. To minimize costs, the production wasn't insured -- and the actors did their own stunts. (For instance, Jon Voight actually climbed the cliff.)

3. Ed O'Neill (who plays Al Bundy in Married With Children) appears at the end of the movie as one of the police officers.

4. To save costs and add to the realism, local residents were cast in the roles of the hill people.

5. Author of the novel and screenplay James Dickey appears at the end of the film as the sheriff.

6. Burt Reynolds fractured his rib while going down the rapids in one scene.

7. Director J'ohn Boorman' originally wanted Marlon Brando, then James Stewart and Henry Fonda for the part of Lewis. The veterans turned it down when they heard about the hazardous action scenes. The part then went to the younger Burt Reynolds.

Desperado (1995)

1. Raul Julia was cast as Bucho, but pulled out due to declining health.

2. The part of Campa is played by Carlos Gallardo. Gallardo played El Mariachi in the prequel Mariachi, El (1992).

3. Steve Buscemi's character's name is "Buscemi" because the part was written with him in mind.

4. During the bar scene during the opening credits, Los Lobos, who provided the music from the film can be seen in the audience.

5. The crotch pistol in El Mariachi's guitar case is the one used in Sex Machine, From Dusk Till Dawn, also directed by Robert Rodriguez. These movies both starred Quentin Tarantino, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Tito Larriva, Cristos and Mike Moroff.

6. The bar in the beginning of the film where Steve Buscemi and Cheech Marin talk is an actual bar in Acuna, Mexico called the Corona Club. The bar is a lot cleaner and bigger in reality, but it's like walking right into the movie. They also have quite a few pictures of the stars and crew of the movie on the walls.

7. Jennifer Lopez tried out for the part of Carolina.

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

1. After the failure of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), EON was desperate to get Sean Connery back to save the series. When he refused, the producers considered Roger Moore, then Timothy Dalton before unexpectedly signing an unknown American actor John Gavin. UA chief, David V. Picker, was not impressed with the choice of Gavin and the order went out to get Connery at any price. Connery was finally lured back with an unprecedented deal making him the highest paid actor to date. The final contract involved Connery getting $1.25 million up front, 12.5% of the gross and a commitment from UA to finance two non-Bond films of Connery's choice. Connery later donated his fee to the Scottish International Trust.

2. Actresses considered for the role of Tiffany Case included: Raquel Welch, Jane Fonda and Faye Dunaway. Jill St. John had originally been offered the part of Plenty O'Toole but landed the female lead after impressing the director Guy Hamilton during screen tests. St. John became the first American Bond girl.

3. The original plot had Gert Fröbe returning as Auric Goldfinger's twin and seeking revenge for the death of his brother.

4. The death of Bond's wife Tracy was originally planned for the opening sequence of Diamonds Are Forever (1971), but was later added to the end of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) to "tidy up loose ends".

5. Charles Gray, who plays Bond's arch-nemesis Ernst Blofeld, also played a Bond ally, Dikko Henderson, in You Only Live Twice (1967) (in which he is killed by one of Blofeld's men).

6. Sammy Davis Jr. made a brief appearance (playing roulette) which was later cut from the theatrical release.

7. The assassins, Mr. Kidd and Mr. Wint, qualify as the only gay main characters in the Bond series. Subtle (and some not-so-subtle) references are made to this fact.

8. Bond's escape through a moon landing "movie set" refers to the popular conspiracy theory of the time that the real moon landings were faked.

9. Because of Connery's high fee, the film's special effects budget was significantly scaled back.

10. George Lazenby was asked to come back as Bond for this movie but declined.

Dick Tracy (1990)

1. The only colours in the film are the six that the original comic strip appeared in: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, plus black and white.

Die Another Day (2002)

1. The frozen lake in Iceland that is the location for some car chases, does not freeze very often naturally. This is due to its closeness to the sea and its high salt content. To rectify this situation the river that links the lake to the sea was damned and within two days the entire lake was frozen to a depth of over 2 meters.

2. Q mentions in his station laboratory as he hands Bond his new watch: "This is your twentieth, I believe" in a nod to this being the twentieth film occurring on the fortieth anniversary.

3. The cars Zao owns are all updated model of former Bond cars

4. There are numerous references to other Bond films in Die Another Day. The more notable ones are in Q's station laboratory : From Russia with Love (1963) - The shoe with the poison-tipped blade is seen in and the knife concealed in a briefcase. Thunderball (1965) - the jet-pack. You Only Live Twice (1967) - Little Nellie can be seen in the background. Octopussy (1983) - Both the crocodile submarine and the AcroStar MiniJet are visible in the background.

5. In a magazine ad for Gustav Graves' diamond company, the caption at the bottom says, "Diamonds are forever."

6. Ian Fleming took James Bond's name from the author of a book called "A Field Guide to the Birds of the West Indies". In this movie, Bond picks up the very same book in Cuba and poses as an ornithologist.

7. This is the first Bond film to feature a cameo by the person who sings the theme song of that movie.


8. Only the second Bond film to feature James Bond's office. It was last seen in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969).

9. Sequences featuring a Korean beach were partly filmed at Holywell Bay near Newquay in Cornwall, United Kingdom over several evenings in February/March 2002. The local Holywell surf hut was transformed into a North Korean pill box and a small forest of pine trees were planted in the dunes behind to mimic a remote shore.

10. This movie set a new record for product placement with $120 million worth of deals with various companies from Aston Martin & Jaguar to Revlon and Brioni.

Die Hard (1988)

1. The German that the terrorists speak is grammatically correct but meaningless. In the German version of the film, the terrorists are not from Germany but from Europe.

2. One cop says that John McLean (Bruce Willis) “could be a fucking bartender for all we know”. Prior to becoming a well-known actor, Willis was a bartender.

3. The teddy bear that John McLean carried off the plane at the start of the film is the same one that Alec Baldwin's has on a jet at the end of The Hunt For Red October (1990). The bear is even in the credits as 'Stanley (as himself)'.

4. The scene in which Gruber and McClane meet was inserted in to the script after Alan Rickman (Hans Gruber) was found to be proficient at mimicking American accents. The filmmakers had been looking for a way to have the two characters meet prior to the climax and capitalized on Rickman's talent.

5. In the German version, Hans Gruber's name is changed to Jack Gruber.

6. The only two terrorists to survive the course of the film are not only both knocked cold, but they are also never shown brandishing any weapons or threatening any hostages.

7. The script, by Steven E. DeSouza, was originally his script for the sequel to Commando, but he altered the story once Schwarzenegger dropped out.

8. Richard Gere was considered for the role of John McClane.

9. The scene where McClane falls down a shaft was a mistake by the stuntman, who was supposed to grab the first vent, as it originally was planned. He slipped and continued to fall, but the shot was used anyway; it was edited together with one where McClane grabs the next vent down as he falls.

Die Hard 2 (1990)

1. The General is from Valverde, the fictitious Latin-American country used in Commando (1985).

2. On the NEA airplane, The Simpsons episode "There's No Disgrace Like Home" (season 1, episode 4) is shown.

3. The old lady on the airplane is reading a Lethal Weapon novel. Both Lethal Weapon (1987) and Die Hard were Joel Silver productions.

Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)

1. McClane (Bruce Willis) tells Zeus (Samuel L. Jackson) “I was just getting used to my day job, smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo”, which is a line from the song “Flowers on the Wall” by The Statler Brothers which is on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack, which starred both Willis and Jackson. Willis' character (Butch) was singing this song in Gabrielle's car when he spotted Marseilles Wallace.

2. Original ending had Simon getting away with the gold, and McClane tracking him down to Austria, where he defeats him in a game of ‘chicken’ with rocket launchers.

3. Originally titled "Simon Says" (where Zeus was scripted as a woman) and was considered as the third sequel to Lethal Weapon (1987).

4. When the bomb goes off in the Bonwit Teller department store, there is an "Atlantic Courier" truck parked in front of the store that gets flipped over. In Die Hard (1988), Hans Gruber and the other terrorists arrive at Nakatomi Plaza in a "Pacific Courier" truck.

5. The sandwich board that Bruce Willis wore while filming in Harlem said "I hate everyone" rather than the more racist version that appears in the film, as real gang members might have been tempted to retaliate. The sign was changed with CGI in postproduction, though the "I hate everyone" version is used for some television broadcasts of the film.

6. The character Katya (Sam Phillips) originally had lines but her accent was so strong, that no one could understand her. Director John McTiernan decided to keep her character mute because she appeared more deadly and cold without lines.

7. The sex scene between Jeremy Irons and Sam Phillips was added in at the last minute because McTiernan knew that the film would get an R rating and he might as well put a sex scene in.

Dirty Dozen, The (1967)

1. During the "Last Supper" scene, Maggot (Telly Salvalas) is in the Judas position of the Da'Vinci painting, before betraying the team during their mission.

2. The French chateau, that appears in the film was constructed especially for the production by art director Bill Hutchinson and his crew of 85. One of the largest sets ever built, it stood 240 feet across and 50 high. Gardeners surrounded the building with 5400 square yards of heather, 400 ferns, 450 shrubs, 30 spruce trees and 6 full-grown weeping willows.

3. Construction of the faux chateau proved too good. The script called for it to be blown up, but the construction was so solid that 70 tons of explosives would have been needed to achieve the effect! Instead, a section was rebuilt from cork and plastic.

Dirty Harry (1971)

1. The title role was originally intended for Frank Sinatra. After he refused, it was offered to John Wayne, and then Paul Newman, finally being accepted by Clint Eastwood.

2. After Harry has foiled the bank robbery at the beginning of the film, he strides over to the one surviving robber. In doing so, he walks in front of a theatre which is showing Play Misty for Me (1971), which Eastwood directed and starred in.

3. Albert Popwell who played the wounded bank robber who was on the receiving end of the famous “Do you feel lucky punk?” speech actually appears in three more Dirty Harry movies. He was the doomed pimp in Magnum Force, the activist leader Big Ed Mustapha in The Enforcer and the doomed cop partner of Harry’s in Sudden Impact.

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

1. Ben Stiller broke three cameras in succession filming one scene, and even hit his wife Christine Taylor in the face once.

2. Adult dodgeball leagues began to spring up across the country around the time of the film's release. Cast member Gary Cole was even invited to a tournament in Chicago.

3. The climatic final battle is between Average Joe's and the Globo Gym Purple Cobras, or in other words "Joes vs. Cobras." This is a reference to the '80s toys and cartoon G.I. Joe (1985), which fought the evil terrorist organization Cobra.

4. Peter La Fleur's line "You had me at blood and semen" is a reference to Jerry Maguire (1996) where Dorothy says, "You had me at 'hello'."

5. Brigitte Nielsen was briefly considered for the role of Fran.

6. After the credit, when the extremely obese White does a little dance to Kelis' Milkshake song, it's a reference to viral video clip that circulated on the internet of an extremely large black woman doing the same dance.

Dog Soldiers (2002)

1. Set In Scotland but filmed in Luxemborg

2. One of the soldiers in this movie is called Bruce Campbell, a reference to The Evil Dead (Bruce Campbell was its hero and the film seems to have partially inspired the plot of "Dog Soldiers").

3. The G3 rifle used by Spoon and later Terry didn't work properly when firing blanks. During some scenes in the house, you can see Terry manually working the bolt to chamber the next round.

4. In the scene where Wells asks Cooper to knock him out, Kevin McKidd throws a stage punch the first time, but misjudges the distance of the second and catches Sean Pertwee on the nose. Pertwee didn't feel the punch however as he really was drunk for that scene.

Dogma (1999)

1. The role of God was originally written for Holly Hunter, who passed. Even so, they kept the reference to The Piano (1993) in the script. Also Emma Thompson was going to appear in the film as God, but she backed out before filming began in order to have a baby.

2. The role of Loki was written for Jason Lee, but scheduling conflicts forced him to take on the smaller role of Azrael and Matt Damon took over as Loki.

3. Alanis Morissette was originally meant to play the leading role of Bethany Sloan, but was unable to because of her 1998-99 world tour. By the time she was able to work on the film, the role had been cast so she was offered the chance to play God as compensation.

4. There were eight different versions of the script and not one of them, including the shooting script, ever had anything about God "cleaning up" at the end. Kevin Smith had what he called an epiphany at the last minute. There had been a number of delays in shooting the scene, and the church eventually asked Smith to clean up the street. He chose to immediately clean up the street and add God "cleaning up" rather than disappoint the very accommodating church.

5. In the opening sequence at the airport, Gwyneth Paltrow was sitting a couple seats away from Ben Affleck. She is never seen however, and was only there because Affleck had invited her to the set that day.

6. When Azrael takes Bartleby and Loki to the toy store, "Madman" toys can be seen behind Azrael. Madman is a comic book character created by Mike Allred, who did the pencils for the comic book pages used in Kevin Smith's Chasing Amy (1997).

7. The "Buddy Christ" statue that was used in the film is on display at Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, a comic book store in Red Bank, New Jersey owned by Kevin Smith.

8. Unbeknown to protesters, Kevin Smith (who is a practicing Catholic) joined one of the Catholic groups that protested his film. He managed to get interviewed by a reporter (who did not recognize him) and commented that he "kind of liked his [Kevin Smith's] first film."

9. The hoods worn around the neck of the three angels in the film, Metatron (Alan Rickman), Bartleby (Ben Affleck) and Loki (Matt Damon) represent their haloes.

10. In the Mooby boardroom, there is a display case with awards in it, including two Oscars. During filming of the movie, stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck both won Oscars for Good Will Hunting (1997).

11. Alanis Morisette's only line was cut out. When Bethany asks her "Why are we here?", she replies, "Plastics," and beeps Bethany's nose. In the final cut she just beeps Bethany's nose.

12. The boardroom massacre was supposed to be a John Woo-type action sequence (hence the big stunt guys in suits) but Kevin Smith decided to change it at the last minute.

13. When they heard Alan Rickman was a Chasing Amy fan, Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier felt confident enough to ask him to play Metatron. He read the script and came back with only two questions: 1) would we stay faithful to the script, and 2) are the wings real or CGI?

Dr. No (1962)

1. Connery is morbidly afraid of spiders. Shot of spider in his bed was originally done with a sheet of glass between him and the spider, but when this didn't look realistic enough, the scene was re-shot with stuntman Bob Simmons.

2. A Goya, stolen in 1960 and never recovered, is found on an easel next to the stairs in Dr. No's dining area - which is why Bond stops to notice it as he passes it while going up the stairs.

3. Author Ian Fleming wanted his cousin Christopher Lee to play Dr. No.

4. Fleming originally asked Noel Coward to play the part of Dr. No, Coward replied in a telegram "Dr. No? No! No! No!".

5. The Japanese office of United Artists originally interpreted the title as "Dr.? No!" and produced posters with a translation that meant "We don't want a doctor". The mistake was discovered at the last moment.

6. Other actors considered for the lead role included: Cary Grant, David Niven, Trevor Howard, and Rex Harrison.

7. Ursula Andress' singing voice was dubbed by Diana Coupland.

8. After the film's release in Italy, the Vatican issued a special communiqué expressing its disapproval at the film's moral standpoint.

9. The actor in the famous gun barrel opening is not Connery, but stuntman Bob Simmons. Connery wouldn't film the sequence himself until Thunderball (1965).

10. Maurice Binder designed the gunbarrel opening at the last minute, by pointing the camera through a real gunbarrel.

11. Although Moneypenny has always come across as the epitome of British efficiency, actress Lois Maxwell is actually a Canadian.

12. In the novel, the character Puss-Feller is said to have that name because of wrestling an octopus. In the film, it's said he wrestles alligators, which renders the name meaningless.

13. The gimmick of having the audience first think of Leiter as a villain would be used again in other Bond films (due in part to the ever-changing actors in the role), specifically Thunderball (1965), Never Say Never Again (1983) and The Living Daylights (1987).

14. The famous pose of Connery holding a gun across his chest had to be redone at the last second. The Walther PPK was left at the studio, but the photographer had an old air pistol in his car. The gun in the picture is the air pistol

15. Bond originally shot Dent 6 times, hence the line "You've had your six." Censors scaled this back to two. Reportedly a second version of the scene was filmed, showing Dent firing off one last bullet but missing before being shot down by Bond. This actually explains why Dent is shown firing a seven-shooter, rather than a six-shooter.

16. Actors considered for Bond: Richard Johnson, William Franklyn, Ian Hendry (co-star of "Avengers, The") and Richard Burton.

17. The story of Dr. No was originally written for an episode of a never-produced 1956 TV series that was to have been titled "James Gunn Secret Agent". Fleming later expanded the story treatment into a James Bond novel.

18. The character of Boothroyd, who would go on to become Q, also appears in Fleming's original Dr. No novel. He is named for Geoffrey Boothroyd, who wrote to Fleming complaining about Bond's use of a baretta in the early Bond books and recommending Bond use a Walther PPK instead. This detail was included in the novel and later included in this film, establishing part of the Bond legend.

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

1. When Linda tells Bruce that she's pregnant, a band is visible in the background. The lead singer of this band is played by Shannon Lee, the real-life daughter who is the result of the pregnancy.

2. Jason Scott Lee had no previous martial arts training or experience, but was an accomplished dancer. He was selected as it was thought a dancer would more accurately depict the way that Bruce Lee moved. He was trained especially for this role, and had numerous stunt doubles.

3. The director of The Green Hornet (1966) was played by Van Williams, who played the Green Hornet in the series.

4. Brandon Lee was approached to play his own father but turned it down.

Dumb & Dumber (1994)

1. Jim Carrey takes out his cap for his chipped tooth for the movie and didn't have it chipped on purpose for the movie.

2. Cam Neely who played Sea Bass in Dumb & Dumber also played Lieutenant Sea Bass in Me Myself & Irene (2000)

3. The "most annoying sound in the world" was ad-libbed by Jim Carrey during filming.

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)

1. Early on, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone were lined up to write and star in the film.

2. A semi truck is seen during the movie in the chase scene. The semi truck says Turbo Lax on the side; the same fictional product Lloyd poured in Harry's drink in Dumb & Dumber (1994).
 

 

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