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Zootopia (2016)
Nick Wilde's design is heavily based on the title character of Disney's Robin Hood (1973) (who is also a fox).

Originally, the film revolved around Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman). However, test audiences reported that they had a hard time connecting with him emotionally and instead found themselves drawn to Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin), so the story was changed.

Animators decided upon Judy's purple eye color because they thought the rest of her gray fur markings were too dull, particularly for a main character. Purple was chosen to represent her energetic and optimistic personality.
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Deadpool (2016)
On April Fool's Day 2015, Ryan Reynolds posted on Twitter that the film would be rated PG-13, which prompted fan backlash as the Deadpool character often swears and commits acts of graphic violence. Later that day, Reynolds confirmed that it was a prank and the film would be R rated.

The film was released in February 2016, exactly 25 years after Deadpool's first appearance in New Mutants #98.
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The Church (1989)
The image of the biker's naked girl friend hugging a winged snake-man is taken directly from a famous Boris Vallejo painting.

The film's title for its Spain release was El Engendro del diablo, which means "The Fetus of the Devil."
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The lighted wall and lighted floor at Odyssey 2001 were not actually at the disco, but added in for the film. The "blinking light" effect on the wall was created by covering the wall in tin foil and reflecting blinking Christmas tree lights off of it.

The film opened in the United States on December 14, 1977 at the height of the disco era. Less than two years later, the disco era ended.

According to John Travolta, The Bee Gees weren't involved with the film at the very beginning. "I was dancing to Stevie Wonder and Boz Scaggs."
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Richard suggests they go to Jones Beach with all the syringes. This is probably in reference to the infamous "Syringe Tide" in 1987-1988 when medical waste washed up on several beaches in New York/New Jersey, costing massive losses in tourist dollars.

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After Richard knocks out the man that Bernie fired, he informs Larry "You can come out now Rambo." First Blood (1982), the first Rambo movie, was also directed by Ted Kotcheff. The gardener in the film (George Kee Cheung) wears a costume similar to the one in Rambo: First Blood Part II; he was the film's villain.
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John Carl Buechler was considered to direct the film, and his version of the story was going to be a straight up horror film, in which the Garbage Pail Kids would have spawned from radioactive sludge that had found its way to a garbage can filled with broken dolls, turning them into serial killers.

Because of the film's critical and commercial failure, tentative plans for a sequel were abandoned.
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Iron Man (2008)
Paul Bettany has never seen Iron Man (2008), and is unfamiliar with the plot. He said JARVIS was the easiest job ever, and it was almost like a robbery, since he only worked for two hours, got paid a lot of money, then went on vacation with his wife.

Roughly 450 separate pieces make up the Iron Man suit.

Jon Favreau shot the film in California, because he felt that too many superhero films were set on the East Coast, especially New York City.
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Suicide Squad (2016)
The majority of the cast and crew got the tattoo "SKWAD" in honor of this film. The tattoos were even applied by some of the cast members, Margot Robbie and Will Smith.

When perfecting the Joker's laugh, Jared Leto publicly tried different laughs in New York City and Toronto to see which ones made people the most uncomfortable.

Despite being first and second billed Will Smith (Deadshot) and Jared Leto (Joker) never interact, or share screen time.
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Ben Affleck asked Christian Bale for any advice he could give about playing Batman. Bale told him to "make sure they put a zipper on the suit." The two men met quite by accident in a Los Angeles costume shop. They were each buying costumes for their kids.

Superman only had 42 lines of dialogue throughout the entire movie.

Ben Affleck stated in an interview that he had asked if he could have the batsuit when filming was complete. The producers said yes, but that he would have to pay $100,000 in order to keep it. Affleck quickly changed his mind and asked if he could just take a picture with it instead.
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Heath Ledger's sudden death on January 22, 2008, prompted immediate speculation over the film's state. Soon after Ledger's death was announced, Warner Brothers issued a statement that verified that Ledger had finished all of his scenes in principal photography, as well as post-production fulfillments (i.e., looping), thus making The Joker his final, completed film role.

Christopher Nolan and his co-writers, Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer, made the decision very early on not to explore The Joker's origins. This was so the character could be presented as an "absolute".

According to Christopher Nolan, Bruce Wayne's reasons for needing a new Batsuit (to be faster and more agile) were, in fact, the real reasons why Nolan wanted the Batsuit to be redesigned for this film.
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Man of Steel (2013)
Henry Cavill and Russell Crowe had met years prior to playing father and son when Henry was an extra in Proof of Life (2000) and received words of encouragement to pursue acting and an autographed picture from Crowe, who was his favorite actor.

According to Zack Snyder, the filmmakers outfitted Henry Cavill in the Superman (1978) costume to see how well he fit the role. Despite the outfit bearing a lighter blue color and red trunks, no one laughed at Cavill. Snyder knew then that Cavill was right for the role.

According to David S. Goyer, Superman's costume is defined in this film to be an undergarment: "All the battle armor goes on top of the suits. But since Superman's a refugee, his outfit doesn't have that gear, and would make him defenseless on his own Kryptonian turf." This is also a nod to pop culture's running joke that Superman's costume appears to be underwear.
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Bryan Singer was still under a three-picture deal with Fox from X-Men 2 (2003) when he decided to jump ship to direct this movie. As the consequence, his deal was terminated and one of his under-development projects with Fox, a remake of Logan's Run (1976) was ultimately shelved and the third X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) picture was under jeopardy. The vacant's director's role for the third X-Men would go to Brett Ratner who lost to Singer for the first X-Men (2000) movie.

The last line of Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) (the one before "Returns") is Superman saying to Luthor, "See you in twenty." That scene was filmed in 1986. Coincidentally, twenty years later, in 2006, the next Superman Returns (2006) movie was released.

During filming, Kevin Spacey would drive around in a golf cart ("Lex's Super Buster") dragging a stuffed Superman doll behind on a rope and yell "Superman Must Die" with a megaphone.
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At 165 minutes long, this is the longest Batman film released to date as well as the second longest film that Christopher Nolan has ever directed. Interstellar (2014) is his longest at 169 minutes.

Out of respect for Heath Ledger, the Joker is never once mentioned for the whole film.

According to Gary Oldman, Christopher Nolan told the actors the ending of the film verbally to avoid any leaks.

To prepare for his role as Bane, Tom Hardy gained thirty pounds in weight, and studied various fighting styles to use in the film.
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Batman Begins (2005)
Lieutenant James Gordon is one of the few Gotham City Police Officers not on the take from mob boss Carmine Falcone. However, in Romeo Is Bleeding (1993), Gary Oldman portrays a corrupt police officer who, not only accepts bribes from, but does bidding for, a mafia Don named Falcone.

Christian Bale's active dislike of his uncomfortable Batman outfit helped his performance as the Dark Knight as he was perpetually in a foul mood when wearing it.

Although Christian Bale performed many of his own stunts, he wasn't allowed anywhere near the Batmobile.
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Ant-Man (2015)
When Paul Rudd told his nine-year-old son he was going to be Ant-Man, his son said, "Wow, I can't wait to see how stupid that'll be."

Paul Rudd stated in an interview with the New York Times that he purchased a massive ant farm and watched how the ants worked together. He was so inspired by them that he decided to keep the farm after the filming was complete.

While Edgar Wright was working on the film, he requested that Marvel refrain from using Ant-Man or Wasp until he had finished the movie, which is why they were absent from The Avengers (2012).
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While filming, Benedict Cumberbatch walked into a comic book store, in full costume, and bought an actual Doctor Strange comic.

Director Scott Derrickson is a big fan of Doctor Strange, and spent his own money on a concept video he pitched to Marvel so that he could get the job of directing the film.

The Mirror Dimension was influenced by the works of mathematical painter M.C. Escher and the fractal concept.
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Thor (2011)
The final choice for the role of Thor came down to brothers Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth. Chris found it funny: "We both came all the way over here from Australia and ended up battling against each other." He, however, bore no ill-will towards Liam, claiming he was rooting for him to get the role. Chris was eventually chosen, but Liam got a supporting role in the Hunger Games film franchise.

When Chris Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins saw each other in full armors for the first time, Hopkins said "God, there's no acting required here, is there?"

To prepare for the role of Thor, Chris Hemsworth put on a massive amount of build and weight, through a six-month regimen of trips to the gym and indulging in a massive diet of eggs, chicken, sandwiches, vegetables, brown rice, steak, and protein drinks.
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Loki was originally not going to appear at all, and there was going to be a much greater focus on Malekith and the Dark Elves. Following his popularity in The Avengers (2012), the script was rewritten to give him a bigger role.

The filmmakers chose Iceland as the setting for the dark world of Svartalfheim, for its black volcanic landscapes. The name itself, "Svartalfheim", literally means "Home of the Black Elves" in Old Norse/Icelandic.
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Iron Man 2 (2010)
Not being tech literate, Mickey Rourke found the most challenging part about playing Whiplash was pretending to know his way around a computer.

A lot of Whiplash's identifying features were suggested by Mickey Rourke himself. He wanted to perform half of his role in Russian, and consulted on the character's tattoos and gold teeth as well as having a pet cockatoo. In fact, Rourke paid for the bird and the gold teeth out of his own pocket.
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The finalists for the Spider-Man role did separate screen tests with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., with the intent of seeing whose chemistry fit the best with both Evans and Downey.

The film coincides with the 75th anniversary of Captain America. 2016 also marks the 10th anniversary of the original Civil War comic book and Black Panther's 50th anniversary.

Chris Evans revealed that he was hesitant to take the role of Captain America early on, but now considers it one of the best decisions he has ever made.

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) remarks how attractive Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) is. Downey and Tomei actually had a relationship in the 1990s, and appeared in two other films together: Chaplin (1992) and Only You (1994).
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Hayley Atwell based her performance as Peggy Carter on Ginger Rogers: "She can do everything Captain America can do, but backwards, and in high heels."

The Captain America comic book shown in the movies bears the cover of the actual Captain America #1 released in 1941.

Originally cameo appearances were planned in the film for James "Logan" Howlett (Wolverine) and Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto), who were present during World War II (Logan was a soldier and Lehnsherr was in an internment camp). These cameos were scrapped due to rights issues.
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Iron Man 3 (2013)
The first assembly cut was 3 hours and 15 minutes long. The final cut was 1 hour and 59 minutes long.

This is the first film in the series not to be directed by Jon Favreau, who turned down the offer for Iron Man 3 in order to direct Magic Kingdom and Jersey Boys (2014). He later admitted that not directing allowed him to have more fun with his character Happy Hogan, saying that he was like "a proud grandfather who doesn't have to change the diapers but gets to play with the baby."

The first day Robert Downey Jr. and Sir Ben Kingsley met on set, they snapped a photo together to send to director and mutual friend Lord Richard Attenborough.
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The Avengers (2012)
Robert Downey, Jr. kept food hidden all over the lab set, and apparently nobody could find where it was, so they just let him continue doing it. In the movie, that's his actual food he's offering, and when he was eating. It wasn't scripted, he was just hungry.

Ironically, Louis Letterier wanted Mark Ruffalo for the role of Bruce Banner in the The Incredible Hulk (2008), before Edward Norton was cast.

The shocked expression of Loki, after being slammed by Hulk, was created by Animation Director Marc Chu, shaking Tom Hiddleston violently and repeatedly.
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This is the third film, in which Robert Downey, Jr. and James Spader have appeared together, after Tuff Turf (1985) and Less Than Zero (1987). There's even a scene in Tuff Turf where Spader is walking out of a party and there is graffiti painted on a brick wall that reads "The New Avengers".

James Spader uses his natural speaking voice for Ultron, with no accent or alteration of his voice.

James Spader was Joss Whedon's first and only choice for the role of Ultron, because of his "hypnotic voice that can be eerily calm and compelling, while also being very human and humorous".
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James Gunn stated that Chris Pratt's audition was so good, he was prepared to offer him the role even if Pratt did not lose weight or get in shape in time. Gunn joked that he was willing to CGI a six pack on Pratt's body. However, Pratt asked Gunn to give him six months to lose fifty pounds and he ended up losing sixty pounds.

According to James Gunn, Star-Lord's obscene gesture was an improvisation by Chris Pratt.

According to Vin Diesel, the voice of Groot, he recorded Groot's iconic line, "I am Groot," over 1,000 times.
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Because of a fire that destroyed costumes and props for the film, filming was pushed back two weeks.

The film was originally set to be distributed by Vestron and a trailer was even created by Vestron that was advertised on some of their VHS releases, but due to Vestron's financial difficulties at the time, the film was sold to United Artists, although Vestron did retain some foreign rights to the film.
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Oculus (2013)
Karen Gillan and Katee Sackhoff have both worked with Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista. Karen Gillan would star opposite Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Katee Sackhoff starred opposite Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in Riddick (2013).

The definition of "oculus" is 1) a circular or oval window; 2) a circular opening at the top of a dome; 3) eye.
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The Witch (2015)
The characters frequently accuse each other of 'signing the book', and a book is offered to Katherine and Thomasin to sign by Black Phillip. In Puritan theology, a person recorded a covenant with the Devil by signing, or making their mark, in the Devil's book "with pen and ink" or with blood. Only with such signing, according to the beliefs of the time, did a person actually become a witch and gain demonic powers, such as appearing in spectral form to do harm to another.

Although the film's plot was intended to be taken literally, director Robert Eggers has spoken about a few small hints he and the filmmakers left throughout the film that one might interpret as reasoning behind the events, beyond the obvious supernatural. For example, the rot on the corn is ergot - a hallucinogenic fungus.

Director Robert Eggers said the question he gets most asked about is, "Did any supernatural or paranormal events occur during filming?" (This is in reference to the notorious The Exorcist (1973) production, which had multiple instances). His answer says there were none.
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When the movie was promoted with a panel at San Diego Comic Con, several fans camped outside the hall the day before the panel, in order to get seats. In the middle of the night, the fans were woken up by cast members Lee Pace and Andy Serkis, who greeted the waiting fans and delivered autographs and photos for hours. In the end, Pace passed out from exhaustion and shared a mattress with a fan.

This is the last film featuring legendary screen actor Sir Christopher Lee (Saruman the White) to be completed and released before his passing on June 7, 2015 at age 93. Lee was one of a handful of actors to star in both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies.
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Gollum only appears in one scene in the book. Andy Serkis completed that scene during the first week of production, but stayed on as Second Unit Director.

Asked how many wizards there are, Gandalf says there are five, naming himself, Saruman, and Radagast, then saying he can't remember the names of the other two, merely saying, "The two blues." Their names, Alatar and Pallando, appear in the book Unfinished Tales, a collection of J.R.R. Tolkien ideas and half-manuscripts edited into book form by his son Christopher Tolkien. The filmmakers didn't have rights to use material from that book, so the two blue wizards remain unnamed in the film.
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The only time Legolas blinks is when he realizes he has been wounded. This is in keeping with the character, as the only time Legolas blinks in the Lord of the Rings trilogy is when he is strongly surprised.

The fish that were dumped into the barrels to hide Bilbo and the dwarves were real fish with a few rubber props mixed in. At one point Adam Brown (Ori) had as much as 400 pounds of fish dumped directly on him. Brown hates fish and had to fight his own phobia while buried in them in the barrel and while he waited for crew members to pull them off of him. Since the fish were slippery, they had to be taken out by hand one at a time.
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During the family's seances, all 3 board rules were violated: family members played alone, a graveyard was involved, and "goodbye" was never uttered.

"Ouija" is a trademark of Hasbro, Inc. but is often used as a generic term for any talking board. There are different theories for where the name came from. Two very popular theories are that the board itself told its creator what to name it, and the creator came up with the name after combining the French and German words for "yes" - oui and ja.
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Darth Vader is first shown living in a castle-like fortress that appears to be built on an active volcano. This is based on an unused concept created by Ralph McQuarrie after Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was filmed but before the plot of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) was developed. The planet is Mustafar, the place where Anakin Skywalker made his final transformation into Vader (and where his body became extensively injured) in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).

Costume designer David Crossman stated that some of the original costumes used in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) were reused here.
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Insidious (2010)
In the movie, when the logo of "Insidious" flashes on the screen, one can clearly see the letters "DIO" highlighted, which means "God" in Italian.

Josh's mother in the film is named Lorraine. Coincidentally, Patrick Wilson (Josh) would later go on to play Ed Warren, husband of Lorraine Warren, in "The Conjuring", which was also directed by James Wan.

The second time Lin Shaye appeared in a movie about the afterlife. She was the high school teacher in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).
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The book Quinn is reading during the knocking scene is "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess.
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The Conjuring (2013)
The real Perron family visited the set of The Conjuring (2013).

Eight generations of families lived and died in the house before the Perrons moved in. Andrea Perron suggested that some of the spirits from the families never left. Deaths included two documented suicides, a poisoning death, the rape and murder of an 11-year old girl, two drownings, and the passing of four men who froze to death. Most deaths occurred within the Arnold family, from which Bathsheba Sherman was descended.
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(At around 25 minutes) When Specs and Tucker analyze the footage of young Josh, the "Panasonic" VCR logo has been worn away in places so that it reads "Panic" instead.

There is an Australian flag in the corner of Dalton's room in the Lambert house. Leigh Whannell (Specks, writer of Insidious (2010)), Rose Byrne and James Wan (writer and director of Insidious 2 (2013)) all come from Australia (however, Wan was born in Malaysia, but later moved to Australia).
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The ghost boy that Lorraine sees when astral projecting is based on the infamous Amityville photo supposedly taken by Gene Campbell, a professional photographer who was part of the team who worked with paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.

The shelf that Ed Warren places the strobe toy in his room where he locks the dangerous artifacts in contains a golden upside down skull which he moves to the side. This skull is the sacred treasure featured in the 80's film "Vice Versa" that causes Judge Reinhold's and Fred Savage's characters to switch bodies.
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La La Land (2016)
The line in the film said by Sebastian "That's LA. They worship everything and they value nothing.", was actually added in by Ryan Gosling himself, when he heard his real life girlfriend, Eva Mendes, mention it as a "joke".

Sebastian drives a 1982 Buick Rivera convertible. Mia drives a Toyota Prius.

According to composer Justin Hurwitz, all the piano performance featured in the film was first recorded by pianist Randy Kerber during pre-production. Ryan Gosling then spent two hours a day, six days a week in piano lessons learning the music by heart. By the time filming had begun, Gosling was able to play all the piano sequences seen in the film without the use of a hand double or CGI.
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Mannequin (1987)
The department store used for Prince & Company is an actual department store. It is John Wanamaker's, now Macy's in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Director Michael Gottlieb got the idea for this film when he was walking by a store window and was startled to "see" a mannequin move by itself. He realized it was just an optical illusion caused by a combination of lights and shadows, but began to wonder what would happen if a mannequin actually DID come to life.
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PolyGram was so disgusted with the final cut of the film that at the last minute they decided to find another studio to sell the distribution rights to. The film's producers showed the final cut to TriStar Pictures, Orion Pictures, and 20th Century Fox. TriStar was run by Mike Medavoy who called the film "a children's movie on drugs" and passed on it. Orion and 20th Century Fox passed on it for unknown reasons. Finally they showed the film to New Line Cinema. New Line CEO Bob Shaye loved the movie and felt the character of Drop Dead Fred was very much like Freddy Krueger. Bob Shaye felt that they could have another hit franchise on their hands. Immediately, New Line signed to get the distribution rights to this movie.
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Mannequin On The Move is the actual title of the film. "Mannequin Two: On The Move" was the poster title.
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At the end of the "Sequel" song, Walter suggests calling the movie "Muppets Again." "Muppets... Again!" was indeed the working title all through filming, but was changed at the last minute to Muppets Most Wanted.
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A mixture of red and blue food coloring mixed with caramel syrup was used for the fake blood, which - contrary to most movie blood - actually looks real.

According to various cast and crew members (especially David Hess and Fred J. Lincoln), actress Sandra Peabody was genuinely terrified throughout most of the shoot, at one point walking off-set.
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All zoom shots were achieved by placing the camera on a shopping cart.

The card Matthew has attached to his wheel is the Ace of Clubs.
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Caligula (1979)
One of the few movies legendary film critic Roger Ebert admitted to walking out on (during the Brothel-Boat orgy sequence), calling it "sickening, utterly worthless, shameful trash. If it is not the worst film I have ever seen, that makes it all the more shameful: People with talent allowed themselves to participate in this travesty." He reviewed what he saw, giving it zero stars, and ended with a quote from another viewer who told him "This movie is the worst piece of shit I have ever seen."

The movie was scheduled to be shown in two parts on Brazilian television network OM in 1992. The first half was aired but, after protests, the courts banned the film. The second half was never aired.
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A UK band called Pop! used the same name as Hugh Grant's fictional entourage, complete with the punctuating exclamation mark. They released three top 40 hits before disbanding.
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Warlock (1989)
The warlock's goal is to bring together all three parts of a book that will allow him to learn the "true" name of God, and undo all of Creation by speaking the name backward. In many spiritualistic pagan religions, evil spirits were said to have personal names kept from all others, for learning the true name of a spirit would allow an entity to gain control over it.

In 1990, then newly-founded Trimark Pictures bought the distribution rights from the bankrupt New World Pictures and also purchased the rights for any potential sequels.
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Top Gun (1986)
The real Top Gun School gives a $5 fine to anyone in the staff that quotes the movie.

Judas Priest were asked to contribute the song "Reckless" to the soundtrack, but declined because they thought the movie would flop. Two years later, they contributed a cover of Johnny Be Good (1988) to the movie of the same name, which turned out to be a flop.

Riding on the back of this film's success, the US Navy set up recruiting booths in the major cinemas to try and catch some of the adrenaline charged guys leaving the screenings. They had the highest applications rate for years as a result.

The F-14 pilot who "flipped the bird" at the MiG pilot was Scott Altman of VF-51, who eventually became a NASA astronaut flying as pilot on two missions and as commander on two more missions.
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During the "murder tour" segment, there is a brief glimpse of a fetus like creature. This is one of the failed clone experiments from "Alien Resurrection"

When Officer Wydell is showing Mother Firefly the pictures of the missing kids, the picture of Jerry is a picture of Chris Hardwick, the actor that played Jerry, on the set of the movie.
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Posted: 4 years, 12 months ago at Sep 27 14:25
VERY cool and interesting list! Great job.
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Oct 9 3:23
I should've known that Diane Lane wasn't singing as Ellen Aim...

And Jaws 3 was originally going to be a parody of the previous movies, but apparently, the studio changed their minds.
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Feb 14 12:10
EPIC list man can't believe i haven't seen this before
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Feb 14 13:02
Thanks for the comment!
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Jul 8 20:28
Thanks for this amazing list.
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You're welcome!

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