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VallKano
08-21-2005, 04:59 AM
sorry i had to redo this but i want this to be clean...

if u dont know any go to http://www.imdb.com and type in a movie and press trivia at the bottom...

NOTE: PLZ DONT POST ALL FACTS JUST ONES U THINK ARE WORTH POSTING or INTERESTING

PLEASE PUT MOVIE TITLE IN BOLD and add facts under it




Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- All The People Under The Ninja Turtles Costumes Have Small Roles as random people in the movie
- This was the highest-grossing independent film of all time, having made over $133 million in domestic box office.

New Jersey Drive
- The city of Newark, New Jersey refused to allow filming in city limits.

Friday The 13th
- Betsy Palmer said that if it were not for the fact that she was in desperate need of a new car, she would never have taken the part of Pamela Voorhies. In fact, after she read the script she called the film "a piece of shit".

Kids
- According to an interview with bit-part actor Jeff Pang (who plays himself), many of the party scenes in the film were completely unscripted. The cameras would roll and the "kids" would just get drunk, get high, and play around. There is debate however, as to whether the 'blunt-rolling tutorial' scene in Washington Square Park used real marijuana or not.

Nightmare On Elm St.
- Director Wes Craven claims to have named Freddy Krueger after a kid who bullied him in school and to have based his appearance on a disfigured hobo who scared him as a youth.

- This was the first real movie by New Line Cinema. Before that, they were just a distribution company for college campuses.

- The original glove was also used in A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) but then the glove went missing. The original glove was used in 1986 for Evil Dead II (1987) (according to the DVD)

-This movie was almost never made. About halfway through filming, New Line lost its deal with the distribution company. As a direct result, they couldn't pay the cast or crew for two whole weeks until they found another distribution company. They didn't lose one crew member.

- New Line Cinema was saved from bankruptcy by the success of the film, and was jokingly nicknamed "the house that Freddy built".

- Over 500 gallons of fake blood were used during the making of the film.

-Wes Craven claimed to have drawn inspiration for this movie from a series of news stories that involved a group of young Cambodians who died from a horrific nightmare. The story goes first these young, healthy people would have a nightmare refuse to sleep for as long as they could, then when they finally fell asleep from sheer exhaustion they awoke with a scream, and died from a heart failure.

Freddy Vs Jason
- New Line first attempted to make this film in 1987, when they tried to team up with Paramount Pictures to make it as Friday the 13th VII, but there was never an agreement made.

- One early version of the script called for the beginning of the film to take place in medieval times, while another called for the beginning to start out at camp crystal lake, with Jason getting arrested. Another script was to have the beginning of the film take place at the eve of the millennium.

- When Jason is impaled on his own machete, Freddy uses some iron plates to push the machete in deeper. The last three plates that fly through the air, form the New Line Cinema logo.

City Of God (2002)
-The director was once quoted as saying that if he knew the dangers of filming the movie in a Rio favela, he wouldn't have done the movie.
-One day, during a pause of the shooting the group of kids who played the Runts approached screenwriter Braulio Mantovani and asked him if it was true that the movie would end with their characters controlling the slum. When he confirmed, they asked if he could write a sequel for them to star in.
-The film was not actually shot in 'The City of God' as it was too dangerous. It was shot in a neighbouring, less dangerous area.

Training Day (2001)
-Many of Denzel Washington's lines are ad-libbed.
-This film marks the first time LA street gangs allowed cameras to be brought into the Imperial Courts neighborhood.
-The original ending of the script was Hoyt crashing the pad of Alonzo's girlfriend and find his training officer in the middle of an orgy with two young women. Hoyt shows him the money that Smiley was supposed to deliver to the Russians and tells him that there is a crew of hit men looking all over for him. Alonzo then commits suicide in front of Hoyt.
-Cle 'Bone' Sloane, the gang technical advisor of Training Day, managed to get on screen real-life gang members from Rollin' 60 Crips, PJ Watts Crips and B.P.Stones Bloods.

Scarface (1983)
-This movie uses the word "fuck" 218 times in all.
-BodyCount: 42
-It is a mystery to director 'Brian De Palma' himself, whether the cocaine 'Tony Montana'(Pacino) sniffs during the ending is indeed real or not. 'Al Pacino' has been asked this question numerous times, but all he replies is that he prefers not to say, as "it would take away someone's belief of it."

Saw (2004)
-Shot in 18 days.
-The actors had absolutely no rehearsals. The rehearsal takes were actual footage for the film
-The sequel _Saw 2 (2005)_ was approved for production the weekend this film opened.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- ET's face was modeled after poet Carl Sandburg, Albert Einstein and a pug dog.

- ET's communicator actually worked, and was constructed by Henry Feinberg, an expert in science and technology interpretation for the public.

- Steven Spielberg personally screened his film at the White House for Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

- When the film was released on video in the U.S., the cassette was made from green plastic as a measure to confound video pirates.

- Michael Jackson owns one of the E.T. puppets.

- Spielberg's original concept was for a much darker movie in which a family was terrorized in their house by aliens. When Spielberg decided to go with a more benevolent alien, the family-in-jeopardy concept was recycled as Poltergeist (1982).

VallKano
08-21-2005, 04:59 AM
Ghost Dog
The club that Ghost Dog drives by before he steals his new clothes is called "Liquid Sword". "Liquid Swords" is the name of Genius/GZA's first album, which was produced by The RZA, who also provided the original score for the film and played the camouflaged samurai at the end of the film.

Boondock Saints
At one point Patrick Swayze, Stephen Dorff, and Robert De Niro were each slated to act in this movie.

White Men Can't Jump
According to their basketball instructors, Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson reached the skill level to be able to start for an NCAA Division III team.

In the film Woody harrelson's character makes a reference to suspected JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. In real life Harrelson's own father had also been targeted as a possible accomplice in the killing.

When Woody Harrelson was making this movie, the producers hired Bob Lanier, the retired Detroit Pistons' center, as a basketball coach. Harrelson, who had played some basketball in college, was bragging to Lanier about what a great player he was. Lanier invited Harrelson to play a little one-on-one. Harrelson later described it as "the most embarrassing 15 minutes of my life".

The Mighty Ducks
The Anaheim Mighty Ducks were added as an expansion team to the National Hockey League as part of a promotion for the movie.

Dumb And Dumber
After the guys pull the bill-paying stunt on Sea Bass, Harry asks Lloyd where he got that idea. Lloyd tells him that he saw it in a movie. This is a reference to the movie Something Wild (1986) in which Jeff Daniels does the same thing to Ray Liotta.

The final scene when Harry and Lloyd encounter the bus full of girls was completely adlibbed by Jim Carrey.

Mortal Kombat
When the chameleon creature takes over the body of an Outworld statue and rises as a green ninja, you can hear, very quietly, a voice say "Reptile". This is the voice of Shao Kahn, and was sampled directly from the game Mortal Kombat II.

Brandon Lee was originally cast as Johnny Cage, but died before production began.

Jean-Claude Van Damme turned down the role of Johnny Cage to do Street Fighter (1994).

Bridgette Wilson performed all her own stunts (refusing to use a double), up to and including the fight scenes.

Spawn
John Leguizamo ate live maggots on pizza for this film.

Blair Witch Project
One of the video cameras used by the actors was bought at Wal-Mart. After filming was completed, the producers returned the camera for a refund, making their budget money go even further.

This film was in the Guinness Book Of World Records for "Top Budget:Box Office Ratio" (for a mainstream feature film). The film cost $22,000 to make and made back $240.5 million, a ratio of $1 spent for every $10,931 made.

The sign for Burkitsville at the beginning of the movie has been stolen three times, and was stolen opening night of the movie.

It took a mere 8 days to shoot this film.

To promote discord between actors, the directors deliberately gave them less food each day of shooting.

Edward Scissorhands
Johnny Depp said only 169 words in this film.

VallKano
08-21-2005, 05:27 AM
Friday
Mr. Jones, a dogcatcher by trade, watches Man's Best Friend (http://imdb.com/title/tt0107504/) (1993), a movie about a genetically engineered dog that becomes homicidal.

In the flashback scene where Smokey is in the car with Hector and his friend, a man can be seen sitting on a block wall in the background. The man was a resident of the neighborhood who wanted to be difficult towards the production staff, knowing they couldn't tell him what to do on his own property. He remained in the shot despite offers from the staff which included compensation or a walk-on role in the film.

Mr. Jones, a dogcatcher by trade, watches Man's Best Friend (http://imdb.com/title/tt0107504/) (1993), a movie about a genetically engineered dog that becomes homicidal.

Wu-Tality
08-21-2005, 06:58 AM
haha cool

another one in The Godfather is that when there is oranges then most likely some people will die

Qwiffersniffer
02-12-2006, 11:02 PM
Did you know that 90% of your favorite acters and celebritys are high on COKE all the time? Hmmm???

Longbongcilvaringz
03-01-2006, 11:01 AM
TAXI DRIVER

- Robert Deniro got a taxi licence and drove a taxi through new york at night for 2 weeks leading up to his role in the movie
- In the scene in which deniro "cleans up" the colour was unsaturated in order for the movie to retain an R18+ rating in the US.

cap
03-01-2006, 02:12 PM
MAN ON THE MOON

Jim Carrey (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000120/) and Andy Kaufman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001412/) were both born on January 17th.

Two years before Man on the Moon was released, Jim Carrey (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000120/) sang the Mighty Mouse theme song in Liar Liar (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119528/) (1997). As Andy Kaufman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001412/), he sang the same song for a "Saturday Night Live" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072562/) (1975) skit.

The role of young Carol Kaufman (Andy's sister) was played by Andy's granddaughter, Brittany Colonna (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0173150/).

The core cast of "Taxi" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077089/) (1978) played themselves, with the notable exception of Danny DeVito (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000362/), who was busy playing George Shapiro, and Tony Danza (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001103/) who did not get along with Andy Kaufman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001412/) at all. When DeVito was asked who would have played his character Louie if he was playing Shapiro, he suggested that the simplest option was to simply scratch
Louie from the movie.

Andy Kaufman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001412/)'s congas were sold at auction and bought by Jim Carrey (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000120/) who is a major fan of Kaufman. Carrey used the congas as part of his audition tape for Milos Forman and they appear in the film.

The real Lynne Margulies (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0252906/) can be seen swaying with the crowd at Andy's funeral.

Jim Carrey (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000120/) refused to be called by his real name during the entire production - to get into the part, he insisted on being dealt with as Andy Kaufman at all times, on and off the set.

John Cusack (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000131/), Kevin Spacey (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000228/), and Hank Azaria (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000279/) all auditioned for Andy Kaufman, while Nicolas Cage (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000115/) and Sean Penn (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000576/) are rumored to have done so.

Iron Fist
03-04-2006, 10:55 AM
A fact many people might know but I'll still put it:

In many of his movies, Alfred Hitchcock (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000033/) makes a short appearance
Check carefully cause sometimes he's hard to find
In one movie I found him in a picture on a wall