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On the DVD commentary Director John McTiernan mentions that Dick Cheney appears in a scene. He actually says "here he is", but Dick Cheney is not in the film - the person shown in the scene has a slight physical resemblance but is not Dick Cheney. The director made an error.

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 13 September 2012 22:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Is this a guess the film game?

emil.y, Thursday, 13 September 2012 23:02 (six years ago) Permalink

Where Are They Now
(2007) Release of his book, "Totally Terrific TV Trivia".

(2008) Co-host, with Tiran Zaken, of an infomercial for "The Zaken Corp".

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 26 September 2012 03:41 (six years ago) Permalink

The scene at the Turtle Club happened to be filming on September 11, 2001. When word of the terrorist attacks reached the set, the cast and crew observed a moment of silence.

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 8 October 2012 09:26 (six years ago) Permalink

"Am I not turtley enough for the turtle club?"

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 8 October 2012 18:33 (six years ago) Permalink

^things I still say once a month. Never saw the movie, no idea what it's called.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 8 October 2012 18:34 (six years ago) Permalink

Rules of Attraction? I saw the director speak over the summer, and he related a 9/11 anecdote that was either that or very close.

clemenza, Monday, 8 October 2012 18:50 (six years ago) Permalink

Despite the special effects at the time, the silhouette of Bill and Marsha having sex as werewolves is quite obviously a cartoon animation.

pplains, Monday, 8 October 2012 19:15 (six years ago) Permalink

After the anti-Christ shoots the 2 men at the UN, he gives a speech. In the background, one of the dead men can be seen blinking his eyes.

pplains, Monday, 8 October 2012 19:15 (six years ago) Permalink

Turrrrtle. (God help us all.)

If there was a 'random page' feature for IMDB trivia, I would always be clicking it.

Old Lunch, Monday, 8 October 2012 19:18 (six years ago) Permalink

/Rules of Attraction/? I saw the director speak over the summer, and he related a 9/11 anecdote that was either that or very close.

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 8 October 2012 19:28 (six years ago) Permalink

Okay--I guess there wasn't a Turtle Club in Rules of Attraction. I found this online: "The Rules of Attraction was the only film in Los Angeles to continue shooting on 9/11. They were shooting the End of the World Party."

clemenza, Monday, 8 October 2012 19:54 (six years ago) Permalink

A false press statement was released, saying that Kurt Russell broke his ankle during a stunt, when in fact he tripped over an ornamental cabbage during a break.

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 12 October 2012 01:15 (six years ago) Permalink

In an interview Gina Gershon revealed that she wore a merkin. After ordering a wide variety, she settled on one she named Bertha.

ornamental cabbage (James Morrison), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 06:09 (six years ago) Permalink

I always wondered the cultural significance that caused the use of merkins. Is it supposed to hide diseased goods? Would prostitutes parade naked before they were chosen? Presumably they would have to be removed during the act so wouldn't be for that part of the transaction?

Or am I making the wrong association in thinking that they'd have to be associated with the oldest trade since it would be the one place they would be seen.

Acting has presumably only been that up close since the invention of the moving picture. Without that would you need to have one?

Stevolende, Wednesday, 17 October 2012 06:17 (six years ago) Permalink

Diseased goods; STD/I that would make your pubic hair fall out, that is.

the max in the high castle (kingfish), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 06:21 (six years ago) Permalink

They're from the era when pubic lice were rife: prostitutes would shave off their pubes to get rid of the lice but being shaved was like an admission of having had lice, so you got a wig to disguise the fact you were shaved.

ornamental cabbage (James Morrison), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 08:01 (six years ago) Permalink

Plus if you get a fresh bunch-a-lice, bin that.

Mark G, Wednesday, 17 October 2012 08:07 (six years ago) Permalink

I thought they wouldn't be that coonvincing up close as anything other than what they were, subsequently their use would need to have some other significance. Cultural morés etc.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 17 October 2012 09:33 (six years ago) Permalink

I mean, wouldn't they, um, dislodge, um, 'close-up' activitywise?

Mark G, Wednesday, 17 October 2012 10:58 (six years ago) Permalink

I guess by then you're lost in the romance of the moment

ornamental cabbage (James Morrison), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 21:52 (six years ago) Permalink

cannot stop hearing "Bertha Merkin" in my head.

bell biv devo (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 22:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Apparently she used to live like a mile from my house!

bell biv devo (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 22:24 (six years ago) Permalink

John C. McGinley made his character's voice as deep as possible in an effort to imitate Orson Welles. He has since admitted that it was a bad idea.

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 25 October 2012 06:46 (six years ago) Permalink

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Is credited with providing the "ugh" on Lenny Kravitz' recording of "American Woman" (1999).

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 19 January 2013 00:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Burton Cummings?

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Saturday, 19 January 2013 03:01 (six years ago) Permalink

Wow, nope.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Saturday, 19 January 2013 03:02 (six years ago) Permalink

Mini Biography

Zendaya, which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona, was born in Oakland, California. She now lives in Los Angeles, California with her family and her dog, named Midnight. She was a part of the California Shakespearan Theatre where her mom worked as a House Manager. She would help out in the theatre and even got to do many plays after. Zendaya started her career as a fashion model for stores such as Macy's, Old Navy, Sears, and Mervyn's. She is now the show "Shake It Up" which also includes Bella Thorne, Kenton Duty, and Roshon Fegan.
IMDb Mini Biography By: Rebecca Phoenix

Trade Mark

Her wide smile

every soulless meta poster is a ✰ (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Friday, 1 February 2013 04:51 (six years ago) Permalink

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Several of the characters in this movie also appear in Walker Texas Ranger.

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 5 July 2013 06:45 (five years ago) Permalink

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A real bank heist took place near the filming location and the felons drove right past the PA who immediately alerted everyone on set. The felons were surprised to see that they were driving through a film set, shortly before driving headlong into (and becoming hopelessly stuck in) a fake snow drift. The police immediately apprehended the two bumbling crooks to the amusement of all on set.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 02:01 (five years ago) Permalink

His mother Klara had three children before Adolf, all of whom died in infancy. Klara was always fearful that Adolf would die, too.

slam dunk, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 07:48 (five years ago) Permalink

The movie is set in Philadelphia.

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 17 August 2013 03:48 (five years ago) Permalink

(not Philadelphia)

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 17 August 2013 03:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Both Lizzy Caplan and Kirsten Dunst were born 1982, and their birthdays fall on months which have 30 days (Kirsten: 30th April 1982, Lizzy: 30th June 1982)

Panaïs Pnin (The Yellow Kid), Monday, 19 August 2013 20:37 (five years ago) Permalink

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The slime that Santee is rubbing on Rita during their love scene is actually aloe oil, which eases sunburn.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 00:03 (five years ago) Permalink

The script only called for Santee to kill five henchmen at the warehouse, but for the sake of more action it was changed to dozens and dozens of them.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 00:05 (five years ago) Permalink

During an early scene when Philip Seymour Hoffman is sitting on a lawn chair, he lifts his leg in the air while laughing. His genitals were fully visible for a split second; this was edited out for DVD and VHS releases, but was leaked from VHS screeners sent to industry professionals.

pplains, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 01:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Mare Winningham played a virgin while she was pregnant.

ailsa, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 01:03 (five years ago) Permalink

She wouldn't be the first

Mark G, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 01:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Something Awful does sometimes-funny fake versions of this stuff, e.g.

Trivia: When asked about his reasons for directing a dark, gritty take on the shared Batman/Superman universe, director Zack Snyder replied by saying "[sound of slot machine paying out]"

Ian from Etobicoke (Phil D.), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 02:55 (five years ago) Permalink

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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.
Body count: 59.

pplains, Sunday, 15 June 2014 02:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Maybe the movie is about a killing contest, where you have to off 60 people in order to win?

Tuomas, Sunday, 15 June 2014 12:01 (four years ago) Permalink

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Will Smith visited the set for some reason.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 23 July 2014 05:19 (four years ago) Permalink

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Matt Craven says the line at one point, "Well, there's something you don't see every day." That line was also spoken by Bill Murray in Ghostbusters (1984). Matt appeared in Bill's screen debut Meatballs (1979).

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 6 September 2014 00:13 (four years ago) Permalink

At 1:10 into the DVD, a Sony ST-80F tuner and matching TA-88 amplifier, 1969 vintage, can be seen on the top shelf of the bookcase.

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:29 (four years ago) Permalink

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Jon Davis, lead singer of the metal band Korn did a cover song in his own metal stylings of "Kidnap the Sandy Claws". He did it live via webcam at his own home studio so that the fans could watch it as he produced it. The version is wonderfully heavy and really fits the the theme overall.

pplains, Sunday, 5 October 2014 16:17 (four years ago) Permalink

The last thing heard before the screen fades to black at the end is Billy the Kid's (Emilio Estevez) unique laugh. In Amadeus (1984), the last thing heard before the screen fades to black is Mozart's (Tom Hulce) unique laugh.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Sunday, 5 October 2014 16:55 (four years ago) Permalink

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Hobbes (Jim Caviezel) looks at the butterfly on his desk through a magnifying glass, much like he does the inmates via the cameras. The other one is "caged" much like the inmates are as well.

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 23 February 2015 01:30 (four years ago) Permalink

Up the Creek (1984)

oh nm

andrew m., Monday, 23 February 2015 05:47 (four years ago) Permalink

Charlie Sheen called this film, "a piece of shit that I wished didn't exist and that I was terrible in". See more »

johnny crunch, Saturday, 4 July 2015 16:27 (three years ago) Permalink

Both Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams's stunt doubles were named Keith. When Steven Spielberg called for Keith to come to the set, both Keiths showed up. Eventually, Hoffman's stunt double changed his name from Keith to Keifo.

― soref, Saturday, 4 July 2015 11:14 (1 week ago) Permalink

real good, this one

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 11 July 2015 21:32 (three years ago) Permalink

According to the Train Movies website Railserve, "the film was shot in British Columbia, where a 'Lac Des Arcs' train station was built along the tracks specifically for the film. The train consisted of a British Columbia Railway (BC Rail) SD40-2 diesel and 12 privately owned passenger cars, all painted in VIA Rail Canada livery to appear as the Toronto-Vancouver Canadian. The private cars included one dormitory, one baggage car, three coaches (#521, 524, 550), one dome car (#555), one dining car (#548), another coach (#540), three sleepers (#558, 564, 544), and a rear dome car (#597). The primary compartments in the film are A6 in #564, and later C6 in #558. Some of the distant exterior shots of the train (specifically two bridge crossings) were filmed using a model train".

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 17 July 2015 23:37 (three years ago) Permalink

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The character played by Bruce Fontaine exclaims "Hey, he hit me!" after an opponent slashes him with a knife. The scene was originally written so that Fontaine would be punched, but when the knives were improvised, no one updated the dialogue or corrected Fontaine.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 4 August 2015 01:31 (three years ago) Permalink

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In a deleted scene, the Gremlins release all the animals in the "Splice o' Life" lab. During the filming of this scene, the monkeys in the lab set were genuinely so terrified of the Gremlin puppets, that they refused to leave their cages when their trainers called for them.

pplains, Monday, 14 September 2015 18:01 (three years ago) Permalink

hahaha poor monkeys

balls, Monday, 14 September 2015 23:17 (three years ago) Permalink

Robin Williams sports a bushy mustache throughout all of this movie.

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 26 September 2015 01:24 (three years ago) Permalink

Henry Cavill naturally has a hairy chest and left it untouched for the shoot of this movie. He insisted that Superman has chest hair in this film; he rejected the notion that just because you are muscular, you should not have chest hair and cited the Superman comic book "The Death Of Superman" as being an iconic representation in which Superman had a hairy chest.

soref, Saturday, 26 September 2015 01:53 (three years ago) Permalink

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Despite his name, Gary Oldman was only 28 during filming.

pplains, Saturday, 7 November 2015 06:10 (three years ago) Permalink

bad jeopardy clue

aaaaablnnn (abanana), Saturday, 7 November 2015 06:36 (three years ago) Permalink

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Director Tarsem Singh told Henry Cavill after their first meeting that if he got the role of Theseus, he would have to develop an "eight pack", not a "six pack", he could have very little body fat on his body and that his wardrobe would be very revealing. Cavill trained for six months and developed his abdominal muscles into a full "eight pack" which was then displayed throughout the movie in numerous shirtless scenes. He brought down his body fat percentage to 6%, which he subsequently maintained throughout the shoot.

Henry Cavill refused all assistance from the make-up and VFX departments to achieve his eight-pack for the movie. He told them "I do not want you to draw abs on me". He said it was "a pride thing" for him. He "actually wanted to have that body for real and show it in the film."

Mickey Rourke said of star Henry Cavill that he would do 2000 push ups daily before he went before the camera.

Henry Cavill, who is naturally hairy, had to shave his torso for the film. But he said that shaving had its advantages as he was able to see all the muscle definition that he had achieved for this role.

Henry Cavill said he felt very stressed out leading up to filming of his shirtless scenes for the movie. He would wake up every morning and look into the mirror and think "Can I still see the veins in my abs". He said he did look good enough but felt a lot of pressure because he wanted to completely deliver on the shape his director had asked for (a full eight-pack of abs).

Henry Cavill noted that there was a healthy competition on set among all the male actors as all of them had to appear shirtless and all wanted to look their best in front of the camera. He said that they would have friendly "best abs contests" to determine "who had the best abs". Co-star Luke Evans said that Henry Cavill was definitely the one to beat.

slam dunk, Saturday, 28 November 2015 03:25 (three years ago) Permalink

I was going to congratulate you on the intricately-fabricated IMDB trivia but then I went to IMDB and now I need a shower.

The Squirrel Who Punched His Dad In The Neck (Old Lunch), Saturday, 28 November 2015 03:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Henry Cavill seems conflicted about his body hair

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 6 December 2015 07:51 (three years ago) Permalink

At the 1:01 mark, you can see Luke Goss trip over his own feet.

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 6 December 2015 07:51 (three years ago) Permalink

The scene of Sharon Stone's character cutting her husband's hair (played by William H. Macy) was not in the script. Stone was to pantomime cutting the hair, but she actually snipped his hair. Macy's visibly tense reaction to the haircut was real.

soref, Sunday, 6 December 2015 11:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Starring William H. Macy as The Husband's Hair

soref, Sunday, 6 December 2015 11:06 (three years ago) Permalink


Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 6 December 2015 13:13 (three years ago) Permalink

all the trivia about reactions being "real" needs to go

aaaaablnnn (abanana), Sunday, 6 December 2015 23:19 (three years ago) Permalink

here's another jeopardy clue

One of two Best Picture Oscar winners with a 'Z' in the title. The other one was The Great Ziegfeld (1936).

aaaaablnnn (abanana), Thursday, 10 December 2015 00:39 (three years ago) Permalink

Schindler's Liszt?

emil.y, Thursday, 10 December 2015 00:50 (three years ago) Permalink

At the beginning of the film, when Lou Ivon (Jay O. Sanders) comes into the office of Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner) to tell him that President Kennedy has been shot, Costner's horrified reaction to the news is real, Stone having kept the plot of the movie a secret from the cast. Sanders' broken expression is likewise real, Stone having told him just before the cameras rolled that Kennedy had been shot in Dallas.

nomar, Thursday, 10 December 2015 01:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Why did I think Garrison in JFK heard about it in a restaurant, with some heckler in the background going I'm glad he's dead!

pplains, Thursday, 10 December 2015 01:05 (three years ago) Permalink

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This is one of two films in which a character played by Jerry O'Connell has his penis bitten off. The other is Piranha 3D (2010).

soref, Saturday, 20 February 2016 23:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Sounds like a movie night!

Tuomas, Sunday, 21 February 2016 00:31 (three years ago) Permalink

Man, I must've suppressed the details of that leech scene.

pplains, Sunday, 21 February 2016 00:33 (three years ago) Permalink

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I just discovered the Cinemorgue wiki which is a treasure trove of death scene trivia. Particularly:

Eckrich® Pickled Pig Doin's (Old Lunch), Saturday, 26 March 2016 15:34 (two years ago) Permalink

Some of those categories are fantastic. I think my favorite is 'death scenes by ceasing to exist'.

Eckrich® Pickled Pig Doin's (Old Lunch), Saturday, 26 March 2016 15:49 (two years ago) Permalink

• Shot (in the throat and head) while riding in his motorcade beside Blair Brown.

pplains, Saturday, 26 March 2016 17:04 (two years ago) Permalink

• Destroyed when Linda Hamilton crushes him in an industrial press in an empty factory.

• Sacrifices himself by having Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong lower him down into an iron foundry and being melted so that the futuristic technology of his android body won't be misused.

• Destroyed in an explosion after he places a bomb in Kristanna Loken's mouth to destroy them both.

pplains, Saturday, 26 March 2016 17:09 (two years ago) Permalink

Steve Buscemi: Shot repeatedly by soldiers whilst he's dying of an exotic leprosy-like flesh-eating disease in the jungle, after Roger Daltrey tricks him into going into an off-limits area.

I... I did not see this episode of Tales from the Crypt.

pplains, Sunday, 27 March 2016 01:31 (two years ago) Permalink

it's an ok episode but has some outstanding gross body horror sfx. roger daltrey's nose falls off at the end.

slam dunk, Monday, 28 March 2016 18:44 (two years ago) Permalink

That's what the Tommy movie was missing... clothespins.

pplains, Monday, 28 March 2016 19:49 (two years ago) Permalink

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This filmed was originally conceived as a drama with Daniel Day-Lewis originally attached to play as Gilmore, Sean Connery as Chubs, and Richard Gere as Shooter McGavin. During pre-production, both Geare and Day-Lewis left the project, and the script was retooled as a comedy vehicle for Adam Sandler. After Sandler was cast as Happy Gilmore, Sean Connery also left the project.

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 29 June 2016 01:43 (two years ago) Permalink

Tuomas, Wednesday, 29 June 2016 08:45 (two years ago) Permalink

WTF at that Happy Gilmore trivia. Who knew. I've never been able to find it again but I read something ages ago about Pauly Shore's Jury Duty similarly mutating from a psychological thriller into the thing it ultimately became.

There must be some magic clue inside these gentle walls (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 29 June 2016 13:01 (two years ago) Permalink

See also John Gregory Dunne's 'Monster', about how he and Joan Didion wrote the screenplay for the movie about the real-life death of a journalist, which ended up being hollywoodised into a romantic comedy.

🐸a hairy howling toad torments a man whose wife is deathly ill (James Morrison), Friday, 1 July 2016 00:27 (two years ago) Permalink

any sources back up the happy gilmore thing? its writers were adam sandler and a guy who only writes adam sandler movies.

remove butt (abanana), Friday, 1 July 2016 03:02 (two years ago) Permalink

"In real life, Adam Sandler is terrible at both hockey and golf."

circa1916, Friday, 1 July 2016 12:29 (two years ago) Permalink

not trivia but content advisory

Numerous scenes of Chinese girls getting fucked mercilessly.

F♯ A♯ (∞), Tuesday, 12 July 2016 20:49 (two years ago) Permalink

There are occasional derogatory and colloquial references to peoples parentage.

niels, Tuesday, 12 July 2016 20:57 (two years ago) Permalink

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Goofs: Though the "girls of the road" are supposed to be broke, sleeping outdoors and living on the thin edge of starvation, they all have perfectly permed hair and plucked eyebrows.

soref, Saturday, 1 October 2016 05:33 (two years ago) Permalink

really want to see this

soref, Saturday, 1 October 2016 05:35 (two years ago) Permalink

hands up ilxors who've got an imdb entry

don't even see how this was a duck (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 1 October 2016 08:01 (two years ago) Permalink

Taglines: A Christian horror film that's in tents.

johnny crunch, Thursday, 6 October 2016 01:18 (two years ago) Permalink

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If I calculated correctly, the body count is 69.

pplains, Friday, 17 March 2017 02:49 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

A real website was created for Jimmy's business in the show. The fictional business, Saul Goodman Productions, can be seen by typing in the name of the business with no spaces between the words.

Wait, can you do this with other words too?

pplains, Sunday, 17 June 2018 04:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

other urls too?

flappy bird, Sunday, 17 June 2018 04:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

It's amazing what you can find on the World Wide Web.

pplains, Sunday, 17 June 2018 16:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

hands up ilxors who've got an imdb entry

― don't even see how this was a duck (Noodle Vague), Saturday, October 1, 2016 8:01 AM (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

... raises hand...

OK, I put it there, but it got accepted, so ner.

Mark G, Monday, 18 June 2018 23:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

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