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------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MOVIE TRIVIA Frequently Asked Questions Copyright (C) 1992-1996 Murray Chapman ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Compiled by Murray Chapman (muzzle@imdb.com), from sources too numerous too mention. Thank-you one and all. INTRODUCTION ------------ This is a list of interesting trivia, ``did you notice''-type things for movies. This list is part of The Internet Movie Database. See the notes at the end for more information. This, and MANY other FAQs are available for anonymous FTP wherever news.answers is archived, for example: rtfm.mit.edu:/pub/usenet/news.answers/movies/trivia-faq The followup field is set to rec.arts.movies. Additions and suggestions welcome: if you can confirm any rumors, or dispute any ``facts'', then please do so! PLEASE read the notes at end before you submit anything. This is becoming increasingly important. Thanks! 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It is available via anonymous FTP: uiarchive.cso.uiuc.edu in /pub/info/imdb/tools/moviedb-3.2e.tar.gz ftp.funet.fi in /pub/culture/tv+film/database/tools/moviedb-3.2e.tar.gz ftp.fu-berlin.de in /pub/misc/movies/database/tools/moviedb-3.2e.tar.gz ftp.sunet.se in /pub/tv+movies/imdb/tools/moviedb-3.2e.tar.gz sunsite.mff.cuni.cz in /MultiMedia/Movies/Database/tools/moviedb-3.2e.tar.gz see the README file in the same directories for more information. The Amiga version is in the file MovieMUI3_2.lha (4) local installation (MS-DOS) The CineBASE program provides an MS-DOS interface to the database and is also available via anonymous FTP: uiarchive.cso.uiuc.edu in /pub/info/imdb/tools/msdos/ ftp.funet.fi in /pub/culture/tv+film/database/tools/msdos/ ftp.fu-berlin.de in pub/misc/movies/database/tools/msdos/ ftp.sunet.se in /pub/tv+movies/imdb/tools/msdos/ sunsite.mff.cuni.cz in /MultiMedia/Movies/Database/tools/msdos/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- FILM TRIVIA # "Adam 12" (1968) - The paramedics from _"Emergency!" (1972)_ (qv) sometimes crossed passed with the cops at Rampart Hospital. # "Batman" (1966) - The props used in this show, (such as the computers and guns) also were used in _"Lost in Space" (1965)_ (qv), _"Time Tunnel" (1966)_ (qv), _"Land of the Giants" (1968)_ (qv), and _"Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1964)_ (qv). # "Betty Hutton Show, The" (1959) - Originally titled ``Goldie''. # "Bewitched" (1964) - 'Alice Ghostly' (qv) originally did not appear as Esmeralda but as maid Naomi who caused havoc at the Stephens'. In the same episode (``Maid To Order''), she is asked to help with a client dinner at the Tate's home because their own maid was ill that night. The name of the Tate's usual maid was Esmeralda! # "Boat, The" (1981) (mini) - There was no ``Class VII C'' submarine left from World War II, so the crew had to build the whole interior from scratch using original plans from that time. It was mounted on a large pivot to simulate a moving submarine. # "Captain Scarlett" (1968) - Features the Zero-X from _Thunderbirds are GO (1966)_ (qv), also written by 'Gerry Anderson' (qv). # "Crossroads" (1964) - For many years, each 25 minute episode was recorded in one take without editing. If mistakes were made towards the end of a shoot, they would be left in rather than redoing the entire scene. # "Edge of Darkness" (1986) (mini) - An early draft of the script ended with Craven turned into a tree. # "Emergency" (1972) - Paramedics Gage and Desoto sometimes crossed paths with Reed and Malloy from _"Adam-12" (1968)_ (qv) at Rampart Hospital. In one episode, the firefighters are watching _"Adam-12" (1968)_ (qv) when they are dispatched to a call. Throughout the rest of the show, the firemen are on the phone to anyone, trying to find out what they missed. # "ER" (1994) - Carol Hathaway ('Julianna Margulies' (qv)) was supposed to successfully commit sucide in the first episode. This didn't play well with test audiences and was rewritten into an attempted sucide. For the first episode, Margulies was credited as a guest star. # "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" (1992) - The first episode is filmed in the same set as _"Growing Pains" (1985)_ (qv). In the beginning of the episode, 'Mark Curry' (qv) meets 'Alan Thicke' (qv) in the set and they make some jokes about the _"Growing Pains" (1985)_ (qv). # "JAG" (1995) - Unused footage from movies like _Top Gun (1986)_ (qv) and _The Hunt for Red October (1990)_ (qv) was used in this TV series. - One episode was shot on the set of _Crimson Tide (1995)_ (qv). # "Kung Fu" (1972) - 'David Carradine' (qv) got the lead role over martial arts legend 'Bruce Lee' (qv). # "Land of the Giants" (1968) - The props used in this show, (such as the computers and guns) also were used in _"Lost in Space" (1965)_ (qv), _"Time Tunnel" (1966)_ (qv), _"Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1964)_ (qv), and _"Batman" (1966)_ (qv). # "Lonesome Dove" (1989) (mini) - Originally written by 'Larry McMurtry' (qv) in 1971 as a movie script. He intended 'John Wayne' (qv) (qv) to play Call, 'James Stewart' (qv) to play Gus, and 'Henry Fonda' (qv) to play Jake Spoon, with 'Peter Bogdanovitch' (qv) directing. Wayne turned it down, and the project was shelved. Ten years later McMurtry bought the script back and wrote the book (on which the series was based). # "Lost in Space" (1965) - 'Carol O'Connor' (qv) was considered for the role of Dr. Smith. - The space ship was originally named ``Gemini XII'', but was changed to avoid confusion with the then-current NASA program. - The props used in this show, (such as the computers and guns) also were used in _"Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1964)_ (qv), _"Time Tunnel" (1966)_ (qv), _"Land of the Giants" (1968)_ (qv), and _"Batman" (1966)_ (qv). # "Maverick" (1957) - 'James Garner' (qv) claimed that during filming one day they had less than an hour until overtime would have to be paid, but they still needed to shoot a complicated fight scene. Spying a group of tall weeds, he suggested toat he throw his opponent into the weeds and have the fight proceed with much shaking of the weeds, and people being ejected from the weeds, only to immediately run back in. The results were extremely funny, and thus the cast and crew began to look for ``funny'' ways to cut corners, turning the show into a semi-comedy. # "New Avengers, The" (1978) - Purdey's character was originally called ``Charlie'', but this was changed when it was realized that there was a perfume with the same name. It is rumoured that 'Joanna Lumley' (qv) suggested the name Purdey, after the most expensive and revered shotgun in the world. # "Patty Duke Show, The" (1963) - For most of the scenes featuring for both Patty and Kathy, an uncredited actress played ``the back of either Patty's or Kathy's head'', as appropriate. # "Prime Suspect" (1990) (mini) - 'Lynda La Plante' (qv) made this film after watching reality-TV crime shows. After calling Scotland Yard and learning that there were only seven female DCIs, she interviewed one of them ('Jackie Moulton' (qv)), who impressed her so much that La Plante decided to base the miniseries on her. # "Prisoner" (1978) - In the UK, the series was called "Prisoner - Cell Block H", to avoid confusion from mixing it up with _"Prisoner, The" (1968)_ (qv). # "Schattenmann, Der" (1995) (mini) - People on the street can be seen using bags from the ``Bellheim'' warehouse. The owner of this fictious warehouse was the main character in director 'Dieter Wedel' (qv)'s previous project, _"Grosse Bellheim, Der" (1992) (mini)_ (qv). # "Search" (1972) - The pilot movie was originally titled "Probe". # "Sesame Street" (1969) - Ernie and Bert are named after characters in _It's a Wonderful Life (1946)_ (qv). # "Space" (1985) (mini) - Norman Grant ('James Garner' (qv)) was a Republican senator in the book upon which this was based, but the character's political affiliation, along with other factors, were changed to suit Garner's personal (Democratic) politics. # "Stand, The" (1994) (mini) - Filmed on 225 locations all over the USA. # "Star Trek" (1966) - There were two pilots made. The origional starred 'Majel-Barrett' (qv) as Second in command and 'Jeffery Hunter' (qv) as the Captain. This pilot was rejected and NBC ordered a second one. The only character that was the same between the two pilots was Spock who was played by 'Leonard Nimoy' (qv) in both pilots. # "Strong Poison" (1987) (mini) - During rehearsals for the scene where Wimsey ('Edward Ptherbridge' (qv)) and Climpson ('Shirley Cain' (qv) have tea together, Wimsey's monocle fell into his tea. Despite numerous attempts, they could not recreate this hilarious incident for the camera. # "Svensson, Svensson" (1994) - Each episode is taken twice before a studio audience. The two takes are then cut together to one episode. # "T.J. Hooker" (1982) - 'Bob Grogan' (qv), one of the detectives who worked on the Hillside Strangler case in Los Angeles, was hired as a technical advisor for the show, but was fired when he criticized rewrites of his ideas. # "Tales of the City" (1993) (mini) - Over 15 years several companies (including Warner Brothers and HBO) bought options to film this story, based on 'Armistead Maupin' (qv)'s novel. Finally this 6 part miniseries was produced by Britain's Channel 4, San Francisco's local PBS station KQED and PBS' ``American Playhouse''. - PBS bowed to the pressure of the right and dropped plans to film the second volume of the series with Channel 4. Although Channel 4 was reportedly still interested in the project, it chose not to proceed alone. # "Time Tunnel" (1966) - The props used in this show, (such as the computers and guns) also were used in _"Lost in Space" (1965)_ (qv), _"Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1964)_ (qv), _"Land of the Giants" (1968)_ (qv), and _"Batman" (1966)_ (qv). # "Turn-On" (1969) - Cancelled ten minutes into the first show, February 5th, 1969. # "Twin Peaks" (1990) - DIRTRADE(David Lynch): [singer]: 'Julee Cruise' (qv). # "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1964) - The props used in this show, (such as the computers and guns) also were used in _"Lost in Space" (1965)_ (qv), _"Time Tunnel" (1966)_ (qv), _"Land of the Giants" (1968)_ (qv), and _"Batman" (1966)_ (qv). # "Wheels" (1978) (mini) - Reported to be a very loose interpretation of the events of 'Lee Iacocca' (qv)'s life during the time that he was developing the Mustang for Ford. The vehicle shown in the series, called the Hawk, was a customized Ford Mustang. # 'Crocodile' Dundee (1986) - The wild and ferocious buffalo that Mick Dundee pacified was drugged. - The ``quotes'' around ``Crocodile'' in the title were added for the American release to ensure people didn't think that Dundee was a crocodile. # 'Til We Meet Again (1940) - Illness caused director 'Edmund Goulding' (qv) to be replaced for much of the film. 'Anatole Litvak' (qv) shot approximately 26% of the film, 'William Keighley' (qv) 4%, and 'William K. Howard' (qv) shot a few retakes. Goulding shot 70% of the picture around bouts of pneumonia. - Pregnancy caused 'Geraldine Fitzgerald' (qv) to miss several shooting days. A double was used where possible. # 1776 (1972) - The 176 minute extended version of "1776" is available on laserdisc. It contains 35 minutes cut from the original videotape release, including the song, ``Cool, Considerate Men''. # 1900 (1977) - Original uncut version is 5.5 hours long, and features pornographic sequences with Alfredo, Olmo, and [Stefania Casini]. It also featured prepubescent boys examining each other's erections which would probably qualify as child pornography in the US. # 1999 - Nen no natsu yasumi - All the boys in this film were played by girls # 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1933) - 'James Cagney' (qv) was originally set for the male lead. # 200 Motels (1971) - Filmed in the same studio as _2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)_ (qv). The black monolith from that film is visible. - The role of Jeff was originally intended for Mothers bassist 'Jeff Simmons' (qv) who quit the group just prior to filming. Needing a replacement, 'Frank Zappa' (qv) hired 'Wilfred Brambell' (qv). Within a few days, Brambell walked off the set in a rage and Zappa had to replace him. During a crew meeting, Zappa announced that he would give the part to the next person who walked into the room. 'Martin Lickert' (qv), who was 'Ringo Starr' (qv)'s chauffuer, was thus cast in the role upon returning from the limo with a pack of cigarettes for Starr. # 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - Director 'Stanley Kubrick' (qv) originally planned narration for the prehistoric scenes. - Kubrick planned to have 'Alex North' (qv) (who wrote the score for Kubrick's _Spartacus (1960)_ (qv)) write a musical score especially for the film. During filming, Kubrick played classical music on the set to create the right mood. Delighted with the effect, he decided to use classical music in the finished product. North's score has subsequently been released as ``Alex North's 2001'' (Varese/Sarabande 5400). - Generally panned by critics when first released. Kubrick subsequently cut 20 minutes for its public release, but still failed to win over the film critics. Public reaction however, was completely different. - Incrementing each letter of ``HAL'' gives you ``IBM''. 'Arthur C Clarke' (qv) (co-screenwriter) claimed this was unintentional, and if he had noticed it before it was too late, he would have changed it. - HAL's voice was originally going to be performed by 'Martin Balsam' (qv), but Kubrick decided that he sounded too emotional. 'Douglas Rain' (qv) got the role, and never visited the set. - Kubrick had several tons of sand imported, washed, and painted for the moon surface scenes. - Multiple references to birthdays: Dr Floyd's daughter, Frank Poole, HAL. - HAL sings ``Daisy'' as he is shut down; this was the first song ever played by a non-mechanical computer. - Clarke once said: ``If you understand 2001 completely, we failed. We wanted to raise far more questions than we answered.'' - The 1968 Oscar for best makeup went to _Planet of the Apes (1968)_ (qv). It is rumoured that 2001 missed out because judges were convinced that real apes were used, which was not the case. - CAMEO(Vivienne Kubrick): (daughter of Stanley) Dr Floyd's daughter. - DIRTRADE(Stanley Kubrick): [zoom]: retrieving Frank Poole's body. - DIRTRADE(Stanley Kubrick): [three-way]: man vs HAL vs aliens. - DIRTRADE(Stanley Kubrick): [faces]: Dave Bowman going through the Star Gate. - DIRTRADE(Stanley Kubrick): [114]: The Jupiter explorer's serial number is ``CRM-114''. # 2010 (1984) - One of the characters is ``Kirbuck'', which is an anagram of ``Kubrick''. 'Stanley Kubrick' (qv) directed _2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)_ (qv). - Kubrick had all models and sets from _2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)_ (qv) destroyed to prevent their reuse, thus the model of the spaceship Discovery had to be constructed from pictures. - CAMEO(Arthur C. Clarke): sitting on a park bench in front of the White House, feeding the pigeons. - CAMEO(Arthur C. Clarke): on the cover of Time Magazine, as the American President. - CAMEO(Stanley Kubrick): on the cover of Time Magazine, as the Soviet premier. # 3 Godfathers (1948) - For the scene where Deputy Curly ('Hank Worden' (qv)) has trouble pulling a mule about a train, director 'John Ford' (qv) rigged the reins to pull backwards whenever Worden pulled forward. - Ford had a greensman water a cactus overnight to allow it to be squeezed for water. # 3 Men and a Baby (1987) - When Jack's mother comes to visit Mary, you can see in the background what appears to be a little boy standing in a doorway. There is a rumor that this is the ghost of a little boy who died in the apartment in which the film was shot. This rumor is false, as the interiors were all shot on a sound stage in a movie studio. The ``ghost'' is actually a cardboard cut-out of Jack wearing a tuxedo. This prop appears later in the film, when Mary's mother comes to collect her. # 39 Steps, The (1935) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): about 7 minutes in, tossing some litter as Richard and Annabella run from the music hall. # 5 Fingers (1952) - The real Cicero was 'Elyesa Bazna' (qv), an Albanian. In his book, ``I Was Cicero'' he retells the story, listing his collaborators as a chambermaid and his niece. The character of the countess was a Hollywood fabrication. # 55 Days at Peking (1963) - Director 'Nicholas Ray' (qv) walked off the set and never worked again in Hollywood. 'Andrew Marton' (qv) and 'Guy Green' (qv) finished the film. # 8 Seconds (1994) - 'Luke Perry' (qv) and 'Stephen Baldwin' (qv) learned to ride bulls, and performed some of their own stunts. # About Last Night... (1986) - The original title of this film was ``Sexual Perversity in Chicago'' (taken from the play it is based on). The title was changed after many newspapers and TV stations refused to run ads for a film with such a title. # Above the Law (1988) - Due to film schedule constraints, the sequences at ``Chicago Summer CES'' (Consumer Electronic Show) were actually filled at the November Comdex (Computer Dealer Expo) in Las Vegas. The film crew carried press credentials and pretended to be a news show filming about the products in the booth. # Abyss, The (1989) - Director 'James Cameron' (qv) contacted 'Orson Scott Card' (qv) before filming began with the possibility of producing a book based on the film. Scott initially told his agent that he doesn't do ``novelizations'', but when she told him that the director was Cameron, he agreed to consider it. The script arrived, and Card signed on after receiving assurances from Cameron that he would be free to develop his ``novel'' the way he wanted to. After a meeting with Cameron, Card immediately wrote the first three chapters, which dealt with events concerning Bud and Lindsay Brigman that occured before the events in the film. Cameron gave these chapters to 'Ed Harris' (qv) and 'Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio' (qv), who used it to develop their characters. - The masks were specially designed to show the actors faces, and had microphones fitted so that dialog could be recorded as the action happened. - Most of the underwater filming took place in a half-completed nuclear reactor cooling tank in Gaffney, South Carolina. The cast and crew frequently spent enough time underwater to force them to undergo decompression before surfacing. The tank was filled to a depth of 40 feet, but there was still too much light from the surface, so billions of tiny black plastic beads were floated on the surface to block the light. - A ``special edition'' is available on videotape, and was released theatrically in 1994. It features an extra 28 minutes of footage including: - the Deep Core crew singing a country and western song as they ``truck'' the rig to the abyss - more details about Bud and Lindsay's breakup - further development of the tension between the USA and the USSR, including a naval collission - a massive tidal wave caused by the NTIs - Fluid breathing is a reality: the rat actually did breathe liquid, although the suit that Bud wore was a mock-up. - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [nice cut]: at the beginning of the movie, the blue ``Y'' from the opening credits extends and then fades to the underwater scenery with the submarine. - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [feet]: when the soldiers arrive at the supply ship and jump out of the helicopters. See also _Aliens (1986)_ (qv). - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [nuke] # Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) - The name ``Shady Acres Mental Hospital'' is a reference to the name of the director: 'Tom Shadyac' (qv). # Across the Pacific (1942) - Director 'John Huston' (qv) went off to join the war effort before the film was finished, and 'Vincent Sherman' (qv) directed the final scenes. # Adrift (1971) - Production was suspended in 1968 during the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia because a temporary military bridge had been erected accross the Danube at the filming location. Production resumed in 1970, and the film was released in 1971. # Adventurer, The (1917/I) - The chauffeur was played by 'Kono' (qv), who was 'Charles Chaplin' (qv)'s own butler, chauffeur, secretary, and bodyguard from 1916 to 1934. # Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The (1989) - 'Robin Williams' (qv) played the King of the Moon. The credits list ``Ray Ditutto''. This is the English transliteration of the Italian phrase ``Rei di Tutto'', which means ``King of Everything'', which was how the King of the Moon introduces himself to the Baron. Williams performed the part as soon as he arrived in England after a trans-Atlantic flight. # Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, The (1984) - 'Jamie Lee Curtis' (qv) played Buckaroo's mother in a flashback, but this scene was cut. - Supposedly this movie was inspired a great deal from 'Thomas Pynchon' (qv)'s book ``The Crying of Lot 49''. # Adventures of Ford Fairlane, The (1990) - The list of bands from Grendel's bogus ``Fred's Condom Factory'' company are: - Ellen Aim and the Attackers - Brain of the Scarecrow - Alba Varden - Heather, Corey, Heather Cory and Young - Todd Times Two - Black Plague - 5000 Schizophrenics - Hot Tub Johnny and his Feline Friends - Hamma Waters Sings the Blues - Nine Sisters - Horses on Fire - The Silver Belles - Fred and Ethyl - The Professor and Mary-Ann - The Nakatomi Boys Choir - The Doctor Bellows Funk Machine - The Redheaded Gardner and his Flower - Also listed are the songs for the three ``Black Plague'' albums: - Tatoo (10/3/88) - Your Wow... - The Bio Nude - My Nazi Wench - Suck the Bunny - Hon, I Screwed the Kids - Bruce Poked Maud - Requiem of Paco the Shoe-Shine Boy by Wolfgang Binky - Devil's Ghost (2/3/88) - Auldbrass Antics - Objectionable Bimbo - Desecrated Diane - Polanski Nursery - Redheads on Fire - Cum to Me, Baby - Requiem of Paco the Shoe-Shine Boy by Wolfgang Binky - Requiem (1/1/88) - I Love You - Suck the Bunny - Teenage Suicide - Hot Juice - Sexual Pudding - Violation - Requiem of Paco the Shoe-Shine Boy by Wolfgang Binky # Adventures of Mark Twain, The (1944) - The scene where Clemens receives an honorary degree from Oxford University in 1907 was the recreation of an event that 'C. Aubrey Smith' (qv) actually witnessed. # Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The (1994) - In the video store is a poster for _Frauds (1993)_ (qv), also directed by 'Stephan Elliot' (qv) and also starring 'Hugo Weaving' (qv). # Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) - 'Michael Curtiz' (qv) took over from director 'William Keighley' (qv) when the producers felt that the action scenes lacked impact. # After Hours (1985) - Julie ('Teri Garr' (qv)) plays Paul a Monkees record. Garr appeared in _Head (1968)_ (qv) with the Monkees. - DIRCAMEO(Martin Scorsese): shining a spotlight from a platform in the club. # Age of Innocence, The (1993) - Originally to be relased in fall of 1992, but was held back by over a year to allow directory Maritn Scorsese more time to edit. - DIRCAMEO(Martin Scorsese): the photographer taking May's wedding picture. # Akira (1988) - Production cost $US10 million, a record for Anime. - 2,212 shots and 160,000 single pictures, 2-3 times more than usual. - 327 different colors (another record in animation film), 50 of which have been exclusively created for the film. - The film is produced using a very rare method in japanese animation film: All voices were recorded before working on animation, so that all mouths of the characters are moving synchronized to the spoken word. # Al-Risalah (1976) - Although broadly sharing the same film unit (director, editor, etc.), Two different versions of the film (one in English and the other in Arabic), were shot simultaneously, scene by scene. Two completely different sets of actors shared the same set; once a scene had been established, one actor would play a character in one language, and then the whole scene reshot with his corresponding number speaking in the other language. The main (English) version was released as ``The Message'', whilst the Arabic version became ``Al-Risalah''. # Aladdin (1992) - Bears a similar plot and characters to _The Thief of Bagdad, The (1940)_ (qv). - The genie appears in the following guises: a nightclub entertainer, a Scotsman, a Scots dog, 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv), 'Senor Wences' (qv), 'Ed Sullivan' (qv), a slot machine, 'Groucho Marx' (qv), a boxing trainer, a fireworks rocket, a French maitre d', a roast turkey, a pink rabbit, a dragon, a certificate, a pair of lips, 'Robert De Niro' (qv), a flight attendant, 'Carol Channing' (qv), a sheep, a hammock, a muscle man, Pinocchio, a magician, a frenchman in a beret and striped shirt, a chef, Julius Caeser, 'Arsenio Hall' (qv), a tailor, a game-show host, a drum major, 'Walter Brennan' (qv), a little boy, a fat man, TV parade hosts, a tiger, a goat, a harem girl, 'Ethel Merman' (qv), 'Rodney Dangerfield' (qv), 'Jack Nicholson' (qv), a teacher, a talking lampshade, a bee, a submarine, a one-man band, a script prompter, a ventriloquist, a _Fantasia (1940)_ (qv)-like devil, 'William F. Buckley' (qv), Jafar, cheerleaders, a baseball pitcher, a tourist with a Goofy hat, and the moon. For release in India, Disney replaced the game show host with a cricket commentator. - In early drawing, Aladdin resembled 'Michael J. Fox' (qv). As the story developed, 'Jeffrey Katzenberg' (qv) didn't think Aladdin had enough appeal to weomen, so he asked Aladdin to be beefed up a bit to resemble 'Tom Cruise' (qv). - Jasmine's appearance was influenced by 'Jennifer Connelly' (qv), as well as the sister of her animator, 'Mark Henn' (qv). - The stack of blocks that Jasmine's father plays with is sitting on a toy of the Beast from _Beauty and the Beast (1991)_ (qv), another Disney animated movie. Sebastian from _The Little Mermaid (1989)_ (qv) and _Pinocchio (1940)_ (qv) can also be spotted. - Aladdin's animator claimed she based his character on 'Tom Cruise' (qv). - When the Genie changes Abu into a car, the license plate reads ``ABU 1''. - The lyrics of the opening song, ``Arabian Nights'', were changed for the video release due to pressure from groups who were offended by the original lyrics. The original lyrics were: ``Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face. It's barbaric, but hey it's home.'' The new lyrics are: ``Where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense, it's barbaric, but hey it's home''. - The two men in the crowd that Aladdin pushes through are caricatures of a couple of the animators ('John Musker' (qv) and 'Ron Clements' (qv)); the original plan was to use film critics 'Gene Siskel' (qv) and 'Roger Ebert' (qv), but they couldn't get permission. - The rumor that after Aladdin climbs up the balcony and gets confronted by the tiger he whispers ``Take off your clothes'' is false. He actually says ``Take off and go.'' - Early scripts included Aladdin's mother, who sang a song called ``Proud of Your Boy'', and another song for Jafar called ``Humiliate the Boy''. Jafar's song was cut, as it was considered too cruel for Disney. # Alamo, The (1960) - 'Lagene Etheridge' (qv) was murdered during filming by her boyfriend. - Lieutenant Finn's fall from his horse was unscripted and unintentional. - The huge Alamo set took two years to construct. # Alex in Wonderland (1970) - CAMEO(Frederico Fellini) # Alexis Zorbas (1964) - 'Anthony Quinn' (qv) had a broken foot during filming, and thus couldn't perform the dance on the beach as scripted, which called for much leaping around. Instead, he did a slow shuffle. Director 'Michael Cacoyannis' (qv) asked Quinn what the dance was, and Quinn made up a name and claimed it was traditional. # Alibi (1929) - Alternative scenes were shot for a silent version of the film which was released simultaneously. # Alice in Wonderland (1951) - Color screen tests of 'Mary Pickford' (qv) as Alice were made for a proposed live-action/animation version of the story. # Alien (1979) - Originally to be directed by 'Water Hill' (qv), but he pulled out and gave the job to 'Ridley Scott' (qv). - The alien's habit of laying eggs in the stomach (which then burst out) is similar to the life-cycle of the tsetse fly. - The entire plot is identical to the science fiction story ``Voyage of the Space Beagle'', by 'A. E. Van Vogt' (qv). - Much of the dialog was ad-libbed. - An early draft of the script had a male Ripley. - 'Veronica Cartwright' (qv) was originally to play Ripley, but producers opted for 'Sigourney Weaver' (qv). - In the scene where Dallas, Kane and Lambert are leaving the ship, the actual actors walking past the Nostromo's landing struts are 3 children (two of whom were Scott's dressed in scaled down spacesuits. This has the effect of making the ship look bigger. - A sex scene between Dallas and Ripley was in the script, however was not filmed. - The front (face) part of the alien costume's head is made from a real human skull. - The rumour that only 'John Hurt' (qv) and the crew knew exactly what was going to happen during the stomach-bursting scene is false. - ``Nostromo'' is the title of a 'Joseph Conrad' (qv) book. The shuttle that Ripley escapes on is called the ``Narcissus'', a reference to another Conrad book. See also _Aliens (1986)_ (qv). - Apparently, in the final scene with Ripley and the Alien, the sounds of people having sex can be heard. - Conceptual artist H. R. Geiger's designs were changed several times, becuase of their blatant sexuality: the top of the eggs resembled a vagina too closely. - Extra scenes filmed but not included, due to pacing problems: - Ripley finds Parker and Brett cocooned. Brett is covered in ``maggots'', and begs Ripley to kill him. She does so with a flame thrower. - Ripley and Lambert discuss whether Ash has sex or not - Alternative death scene for Brett: Ripley and Parker come across an alive Brett being lifted from the ground - Ripley finds cocoons (one of which is Dallas) and destroys them with a flame thrower. These extra scenes were not restored to the re-released version, probably for this reason, but possibly because it would conflict with the subsequently released _Aliens (1986)_ (qv)' view of the alien's life-cycle. - Scott is reportedly quoted as saying that originally he wanted a much darker ending. He planned on having the alien bite off Ripley's head in the escape shuttle, sit in her chair, and then start speaking with her voice in a message to Earth. Apparently, 20th Century Fox wasn't too pleased with such a dark ending. # Alien 3 (1992) - Multiple proposed scripts caused misleading advertising which inferred that the movie would be set on Earth. 'William Gibson' (qv) also drafted a script in which Ripley spent most of the film in a coma. - Original script had the alien impregnating a cow, not a dog. # Alien Attack (1976) (TV) - This TV movie was edited from scenes of two episodes (``Breakaway'' and ``War Games'') of _"Space: 1999" (1975)_ (qv). # Aliens (1986) - A draft of the script had Gorman being paralyzed by a stinger on the tail of an alien, rather than being clobbered by falling equipment. - The ``special edition'' includes extra scenes: Newt's parents discovering abandoned alien ship on LV-426, scenes of Ripley discussing her daughter, Hudson bragging about his weaponry, robot sentry guns repelling first alien raid, Hicks and Ripley exchanging first names. Also included is a scene on LV-426 where a child rides a low-slung tricycle similar to one ridden in _The Terminator (1984)_ (qv), also directed by 'James Cameron' (qv). - The mechanism used to make the facehuggers thrash about in the stasis tubes in the science lab came from one of the ``flying piranahs'' in one of Cameron's earlier movies _Piranha II: The Spawning (1981)_ (qv). It took 9 people to make the face hugger work; one person for each leg and one for the tail. - The APC was modeled after an airplane tug. - ``Sulaco'' is the name of the town in 'Joseph Conrad' (qv)'s ``Nostromo''. See also _Alien (1979)_ (qv). - Hicks was originally played by 'James Remar' (qv), but 'Michael Biehn' (qv) replaced him a few days after principal photography began, due to ``artistic differences'' between Remar and Cameron. - ``She thought they said `illegal aliens' and signed up...'' said Hudson. This line (directed towards Vasquez) was in inside joke amongst the actors. 'Jenette Goldstein' (qv) (Vasquez) had gone to the audition thinking the film would be about illegal immigrants. She arrived with waist-long hair and lots of makeup. Everyone else was wearing military fatigues. - The ``special edition'' includes the sound of a face-hugger scurrying from left to right as the final credits fade. - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [nice cut]: a few minutes into the movie, we see Ripley lying in the cryo-tube, and then the scene fades to the picture of the earth; the earth directly fits into the silhouette of Ripley's face. - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [feet]: When the soldiers arrive on LV426 and jump out of the armored vehicle. See also _The Abyss (1989)_ (qv). - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [feet]: When Ripley drives the APC, she crushes an alien's head under one of the wheels. - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [feet]: close-ups of the power-lifter's feet. - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [nuke] # Alive (1993) - Director 'Frank Marshall' (qv) was discussing the film on his car phone, when he was cut off by a truck with a bumper sticker that read ``Rugby Players Eat Their Dead''. Marshall decided to make the film, saying ``You have to go with those kinds of things.'' - CAMEO(John Malkovich): The narrator. # All About Eve (1950) - The working title was ``Best Performance''. - Although he received screen credit, 'Eddie Fisher' (qv)'s scene was cut before the film's release. - 'Daryl F. Zanuck' (qv) envisioned 'Marlene Deitrich' (qv) as Margo Channing, 'Jeanne Crain' (qv) as Eve Harrington, and 'Jose Ferrer' (qv) as Addison DeWitt. Director 'Herman Mankiewicz' (qv)'s early choices for the Margo Channing role were 'Claudette Colbert' (qv) and 'Gertrude Lawrence' (qv). # All Men Are Liars (1995) - All secondary characters are played by locals, and some lines in the film were ad-libbed, as they couldn't remember the script. # All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) - A sequence with 'Zasu Pitts' (qv) was included in the silent version, but cut and refilmed with 'Beryl Mercer' (qv) when sound was added. # All the Right Moves (1983) - 'Tom Cruise' (qv) and 'Lea Thompson' (qv) had body doubles for the sex scene. # Alligator (1980) - Graffiti on a wall in a sewer at the end of the film reads ``Harry Lime Lives'', a reference to the character from _The Third Man (1949)_ (qv) who was killed in a sewer. - On a blackboard in the background of a press conference, a message refers to one of the victims being Edward Noron, a character from [The Honeymooners], who was a sewer worker. # Allonsanfan (1973) - Title derived from the first two words of the French national anthem. # Altered States (1980) - Author 'Paddy Chayefsky' (qv) disowned this movie. - The book was partially based on dolphin researcher John Lilly, who invented the isolation tank, and first started taking drugs while ``tanking''. - DIRTRADE(Ken Russell): [snake]: the dream sequence # Always (1989) - When Dorinda returns home in the plane, she is dressed like Ripley from _Aliens (1986)_ (qv), and similarly, she has a ginger tom cat. The cat, however, is named ``'Linda Blair' (qv)''. - This film is a remake of _A Guy Named Joe (1943)_ (qv), which was watched on television in _Poltergeist (1982)_ (qv), which was co-written by director 'Steven Spielberg' (qv). - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [music] # Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) - Subtle crossovers between sketches [...] - The name ``Don 'No Soul' Simmons'' keeps popping up. - The ``release date'' for the movie keeps changing: ``We now return to our feature film, the 195? classic, Amazon Women on the Moon...''. - The names in the ``Titan Man'' sketch (George Bailey, Violet and Mr. Gower) are taken from the _It's a Wonderful Life (1946)_ (qv). - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [filmmakers] Appearances by director 'Russ Meyer' (qv), composer 'Ira Newborn' (qv), and ``Famous Monsters of Filmland'' editor 'Forrest J. Ackerman' (qv). # America's Deadliest Home Video (1993) (V) - CAMEO(Eva Scott-Berry): [production assistant]: Newswoman - CAMEO(Steven Diller): [Co-producer]: Debbie's lover - CAMEO(Lou Wynhoff): [Producer's father]: Security Guard # American Gigolo (1980) - 'John Travolta' (qv) was originally slated to play the role of Julian Kaye. # American Graffiti (1973) - License plate on John Milner's car is ``THX-138''. _THX 1138 (1970)_ (qv) is a film also directed by 'George Lucas' (qv). - There is a rumor that while Lucas and a co-worker were editing the film, the co-worker asked Lucas for ``Reel Two, Dialog Two'', which abbreviated to ``R2D2'', a name which surfaced in Lucas' later film _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv). # American President, The (1995) - The dialogue refers explicitly at one point to the films of 'Frank Capra' (qv). His [grandson???], 'Frank Capra III' (qv), was first assistant director of this film. # American Werewolf in London, An (1981) - All the songs in this film have ``moon'' in the title. - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [SYNW]: the porno film showing when David meets Jack and his zombie friends. A poster for the film appears in the London Underground when the man is killed. # Andre (1994) - The ``seal'' is acually a sealion, as seals are notoriously difficult to train. # Angels in the Outfield (1951) - CAMEO(Barbara Billingsley): hat check girl # Anna Christie (1930/II) - German version, filmed directly after _Anna Christie (1930/I))_ (qv) using the same sets. # Annabelle's Affairs (1931) - Only one reel of this film can be found. Please check your attic. # Annie Get Your Gun (1950) - 'Judy Garland' (qv), originally cast as Annie, was taken ill during early filming and production was halted until 'Betty Hutton' (qv) finished _Let's Dance (1950)_ (qv) and was called in to replace her. Director 'Busby Berkeley' (qv) was also replaced, first by 'Charles Walters' (qv) and finally by 'George Sidney' (qv). 'Frank Morgan' (qv), in the role of Buffalo Bill, died suddenly and his scenes had to be re-shot with his replacement 'Louis Calhern' (qv). 'Howard Keel' (qv) broke his leg during filming when a horse fell on it. # Annie Hall (1977) - The working title was ``Anhedonia'' (the inability to feel pleasure). Screenwriter 'Marshall Brickman' (qv)'s suggestion was ``It Had To Be Jew''. - Alvy's ('Woody Allen' (qv)'s) sneezing into the cocaine was an unscripted accident. When previewed, the audience laughed so loud that director Allen decided to leave it in, and had to add footage to compensate for people missing the next few jokes from laughing too much. # Anniversary, The (1968) - Original director, 'Alvin Rakoff' (qv) was replaced by 'Roy Ward Baker' (qv) when 'Bette Davis' (qv) demanded the change. # Another Country (1984) - Loosely based on the life of 'Guy Burgess' (qv), a key figure in the Cambridge Spy Ring of the 1940's who eventually defected to Russia in 1951. The upper class establishment refused to believe he was a spy because he had been to public school. # Another Dawn (1937) - Before this movie was made, any Warner Brothers film which showed a movie marquee would indicate that a movie named ``Another Dawn'' was playing at the cinema. Unable to come up with a title for this film, they decided to actually create a movie named ``Another Dawn.'' # Another Stakeout (1993) - 'Richard Dreyfuss' (qv) won an Oscar for his role in _The Goodbye Girl (1977)_ (qv). One of his lines in that movie was ``And I don't like the panties hanging on the rod''. In this movie, Chris repeats this line, while standing in front of a line of drying panties. # Apartment, The (1960) - To create the impression of a very large bureau in the scenes where Baxter is behind his desk, director 'Billy Wilder' (qv) used dwarf actors and specially designed furniture. - Wilder directed 'Marilyn Monroe' (qv) in _The Seven Year Itch (1955)_ (qv) and _Some Like It Hot (1959)_ (qv). He grew to despise her demands for star treatment and her poor work ethic, and thus included the party-girl Monroe-esque character in this film. # Apocalypse Now (1979) - Director 'Francis Coppola' (qv) proposed this film ten years before he was given funds to do it. The studio didn't think he could handle such a large production, so he went and made _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv) and _The Godfather: Part II (1974)_ (qv), becoming extremely famous, rich, and respected. - Originally scheduled to be shot over six weeks, ended up taking 16 months. - 'Martin Sheen' (qv)'s scenes in his hotel room were intentionally performed drunk, and were entirely ad-libbed. Sheen did not mean to smash the mirror with his hand; this was a result of his drunken stupor. - 'Harvey Keitel' (qv) originally cast as Captain Willard. Two weeks into shooting, Coppola replaced him with Sheen, saying Keitel's Willard was too assertive. - A typhoon destroyed sets, causing a delay of several months. - Filmed in the Philippines, where Ferdinand Marcos agreed to supply the helicopters and pilots. Marcos's government also needed them for fighting the rebels, and sometimes withdrew them during filming, sending different pilots not familiar with the filming. - A second sequence featuring the Playmates was filmed but cut. The patrol boat crew encounter the Playmates' helicopter which had run out of fuel. They swap some gasoline in exchange for a chance to sleep with the three girls. 'Lynda Carter' (qv) was originally cast as one of the girls, but was replaced by 'Colleen Camp' (qv) due to the unforseen production delays. - 'Marlon Brando' (qv) paid $1 million in advance. Threatened to quit and keep the advance. Coppola told his agent that he didn't care, and if they couldn't get Brando, they would try 'Jack Nicholson' (qv), 'Robert Redford' (qv), and then 'Al Pacino' (qv). Brando eventually turned up late, drunk, 40kg overweight, and admitted he hadn't read the script or even ``Heart of Darkness'', the book it was based on. Read Coppola's script, and refused to do it. Argued for days over single lines of dialog. They eventually agreed on an ad-lib style script, and this was shot according to Brando's stipulations that he appear in shadows. - Sheen had a heart attack during the filming; some shots of Willard's back are actually of someone else. - 'Sam Bottoms' (qv) was on speed, LSD, and marijuana during the shooting of parts of the movie. - 'Dennis Hopper' (qv) was originally going to play Willard's predecessor, but he was too affected by drugs to play a military type, so Coppola wrote him a part as a crazy photo-journalist. Hopper and Coppola argued over whether it was possible to forget your lines when you didn't learn them in the first place. - The photo journalist quotes two 'T. S. Eliot' (qv) poems. In a late scene in the film, a slow pan over a table in Kurtz's room shows a copy of ``From Ritual to Romance'', a book by 'Jessie Weston' that inspired Eliot's poem ``The Wasteland''. - Kurtz's Montagnards were played by Ifugao people. Coppola's wife Eleanor saw them performing animal sacrifice, and convinced her husband to use this in the film. - Coppola invested several million dollars of his personal wealth after the film went severely over budget. - Coppola threatened suicide several times during the making of the film. - There are three different treatments of the ending and credits. In the 35mm version, the credits roll over surrealistic explosions and burning jungle as the air strike occurs. The 70mm version has none of this, no credits, nothing but a one-line copyright notice at the end. Both versions are available on video. The 70mm version has been letterboxed. A third version has the credits rolling over a black background. - There are no opening credits or titles. The title of the movie appears as graffiti late in the film. - Entire set of scenes cut, where Willard and company find a river-side French colony. Made the ``journey back through time'' symbolism more apparent: Vietnam War to French Colony to Jungle Culture. - 'Carmine Coppola' (qv) (director's father) wrote the score for this film. - 'Harrison Ford' (qv)'s character wears a name badge which reads ``G. Lucas''. 'George Lucas' (qv) directed Ford in _American Graffiti (1973)_ (qv) and _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv), two films which made Ford famous. 'G.D. Spradlin' (qv)'s character is named ``R. Corman'', after producer 'Roger Corman' (qv). - DIRCAMEO(Francis Coppola): filming a war documentary. - Coppola's wife Eleanore filmed and recorded the making of this film, and has been released as a feature film called _Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)_ (qv). It includes clips from the movie, as well as later interviews. # Apollo 13 (1995) - The cast and crew flew 628 parabolic flights in NASA's KC-135 airplane to achieve real weightlessness. Each of the flights got them 23 seconds of zero gravity, making a total of 4 hours and 44 seconds. - CAMEO(Marilyn Lovell): an extra in the grandstands at the launch. - CAMEO(Jim Lovell): captian of the USS Iwo Jima. # Arachnophobia (1990) - ``Canaima'' (the town attacked by the spiders) is the name of the avenging spirit of the Guyana Indians. # Army of Darkness (1993) - The magic words Ash must use to claim the Book of the Dead are ``Klaatu, Barada, Nikto'', the same words used to command the robot Gort in _The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)_ (qv). - Director 'Sam Raimi' (qv) shot two different endings. One ending has Ash battling a she-demon in a department store in the present. The alternative ending has Ash imbibing a secret potion that would make him sleep one century for each drop of the potion he drinks. He then goes to a cave to sleep. However, he drank one drop too many and wakes up to find a barren post-apocalyptic landscape. The final shot is Ash screaming in rage at a red sky. The Great Britain video version shows the `` potion'' ending, and the version shown in US theatres showed the ``she-demon'' ending. - CAMEO(Bridget Fonda): Linda - DIRTRADE(Sam Raimi): [shemp]: - DIRTRADE(Sam Raimi): [3-stooges]: The skeletons do a classic routine. # Around the World in 80 Days (1956) - Origin of the term ``cameo'', meaning in this case a small part by a famous person. - The following famous people appear in small parts in the film, and are credited: 'Red Buttons' (qv), 'A.E. Matthews' (qv), 'Alan Mowbray' (qv), 'Andy Devine' (qv), 'Basil Sydney' (qv), 'Beatrice Lillie' (qv), 'Buster Keaton' (qv), 'Cesar Romero' (qv), 'Charles Boyer' (qv), 'Charles Coburn' (qv), 'Col Tim McCoy' (qv), 'Edmund Lowe' (qv), 'Edward R. Murrow' (qv), 'Evelyn Keyes' (qv), 'Fernandel' (qv), 'Finlay Currie' (qv), 'Frank Sinatra' (qv), 'George Raft' (qv), 'Gilbert Roland' (qv), 'Glynis Johns' (qv), 'Harcourt Williams' (qv), 'Hermione Gingold' (qv), 'Jack Oakie' (qv), 'Joe E. Brown' (qv), 'John Carradine' (qv), 'John Mills' (qv), 'Jose Greco' (qv), 'Luis Miguel Dominguin' (qv), 'Marine Carol' (qv), 'Marlene Dietrich' (qv), 'Melville Cooper' (qv), 'Mike Mazurki' (qv), 'Noel Coward' (qv), 'Peter Lorre' (qv), 'Red Skelton' (qv), 'Reginald Denny' (qv), 'Richard Wattis' (qv), 'Robert Morley' (qv), 'Ronald Colman' (qv), 'Ronald Squire' (qv), 'Cedric Hardwicke' (qv), 'John Gielgud' (qv), 'Trevor Howard' (qv), 'Victor McLaglen' (qv). - The barge used in Bangkok was belonged to the King of Thailand, who loaned it to producer 'Michael Todd' (qv). # Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) - In the scene where Mortimer Brewster is sitting on a tombstone in the graveyard outside his Aunt's home, one of the headstones behind him reads ``Archie Leach''. 'Cary Grant' (qv)'s real name is Archie Leach. See also _His Girl Friday (1940)_ (qv). - The movie went unreleased for 3 years after it was finished, waiting for the Broadway play to finish its run. On stage, 'Boris Karloff' (qv) played 'Raymond Massey' (qv)'s character who ``looks like Karloff'' (qv). # Aryan, The (1916) - Sources differ as to the director of this film. # Arzt von St. Pauli, Der (1968) - DIRCAMEO(Rolf Olsen): man in mortuary # Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) - The editor is credited as ``James T. Chance'', which was the name of 'John Wayne' (qv)'s character in _Rio Bravo (1959)_ (qv), on which this film was based, but the actual editor was director 'John Carpenter' (qv). # Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993) (TV) - The film showing at the drive-in when Nancy goes on her rampage is _Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)_ (qv). # Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) - 'Ed Nelson' (qv) ``played'' the crab monster with 'Beach Dickerson' (qv) operating the monster's claws. # Autrichienne, L' (1989) - 'Robert Hossein' (qv) was choosen as the director of the movie until he asked for another year and a half before starting to shoot. Producer 'Raymond Danon' (qv) then turned to 'Pierre Granier-Deferre' (qv) because the film was scheduled for the 300th anniversary of the French revolution and 'Ute Lemper' (qv) was only free for the period set. - The movie script is based entirely on the proceedings' minutes of the trial of Marie-Antoinette. # Avaleuses, Les (1973) - This film exists in many different versions, with different titles, with additional and/or deleted footage, and even with different credits, although the latter is largely due to variations of 'Jess Franco' (qv)'s pseudonyms. The versions range between hardcore porn with little horror on the one extreme to plain horror with little sex on the other. # Awakenings (1990) - 'Robin Williams' (qv) accidentally broke 'Robert De Niro' (qv)'s nose during a rehearsal of the scene where Dr Sayer tries to get Leonard to go back on the drug. # Babe (1995) - The talking pig is a combination of 48 real Yorkshire pigs plus an animatronic double. A makeup artist added toupee and eyelashes to each, and computer digitization manipulated pictures of the snout to make the pig appear to talk. - When 'James Cromwell' (qv) was handed the screenplay for Babe, he thumbed through it to see how many lines he had. He saw that he didn't have that many, he decided that he would do it as a nice easy film. What he didn't realize was that he would have more screen time in this film than any of his previous films. - The man who buys three of Fly's puppies is head animal trainer 'Karl Lewis Miller' (qv). # Babysitter, The (1995) - 'Alicia Silverstone' (qv) is rumoured to have turned down the part in this film on numerous occasions. She finally agreed after her nude scenes were removed. # Bachelor Mother (1939) - Working titles were ``My Fifth Avenue Girl'' and ``She Said I Do'' # Back to the Future (1985) - 'Eric Stoltz' (qv) originally cast as Marty McFly, but changed because he didn't act enough like a teenager. When 'Michael J. Fox' (qv) was cast, his costume was completely revamped. - The ``main street'' is the same one used in _Gremlins (1984)_ (qv). - The theatre in 1955 is showing a double bill: ``A Boy's Life'' (the working title for 'Steven Spielberg' (qv)'s _E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)_ (qv)), and ``Watch the Skies'' (the working title for Spielberg's _Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)_ (qv)). See also _Gremlins (1984)_ (qv). - The device in Doc Brown's lab that Marty plugs his guitar into is labeled ``CRM-114'', which was the name of the message decoder on the B-52 in _Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1963)_ (qv), and the serial number of the Jupiter explorer in _2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)_ (qv), both directed by 'Stanley Kubrick' (qv). - Doc Brown's dog is named Einstein. This may be a vague reference to _Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)_ (qv), where the inventor of a miracle car owned a dog named Edison. - The mall where Marty McFly meets Dr. Brown for their time travel experiment is called ``Twin Pines Mall''. Dr. Brown comments that old farmer Peabody used to own all of the land, and he grew pines there. When Marty goes back in time, he runs over and knocks down a pine tree on the Peabody's property. When he comes back to the mall at the end of the film, the sign at the mall identifies the mall as ``Lone Pine Mall''. - Farmer Peabody's son is named Sherman. Sherman was the name of the little boy time traveler in one segment of Jay Ward's cartoon show, ``The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show.'' The dog who owned his time machine was named Mr. Peabody. - One scene only shown in a 1990 TV was the 1955 Doc investigating his 1985 counterpart's suitcase, discovering a hairdryer and a copy of Playboy. - The dialogue where Lorraine says that when she grows up she'll let her kids do anything they want was cut. - Another deleted scene shows Marty peeking in on a class in 1955 and seeing his mother cheating on a test. - The scene where Marty asks if he and Jennifer become ``assholes'' in the future was reshot for television. - The newscaster on TV in the opening sequence is 'Deborah Harmon' (qv), who appeared in director 'Robert Zemeckis' (qv)' _Used Cars (1980)_ (qv). - When Marty gets back to 1985, he spots a bum on the bench. He calls him ``Red'': ``Red Thomas'' was mayor in 1955. - The radio in Marty's room plays ``Back in Time'', by Huey Lewis and the News, who wrote and performed some songs for the film. - The ``Mr Fusion Home Energy Converter'', which is sitting on the DeLorean when Doc returns from the future, is made from (among other things) a Krups coffee grinder. - The script never called for Marty to repeatedly bang his head on the gull-wing door of the Delorean, this was improvised during filming as the door mechanism became faulty. - CAMEO(Huey Lewis): the high-school band judge. - CAMEO(Steven Spielberg): The driver of the pickup truck that gives Marty a lift to school. # Back to the Future Part II (1989) - Filmed at the same time as _Back to the Future Part III (1990)_ (qv). In the five years since the original was made, 'Michael J. Fox' (qv) had forgotten how to ride a skateboard. - A movie theatre advertises ``Jaws 19'', directed by ``Max Spielberg''. Executive producer 'Steven Spielberg' (qv), who directed _Jaws (1975)_ (qv), has a son Max. - 'Crispin Glover' (qv) played George McFly in the original, but was replaced by 'Jeffrey Weissman' (qv) in Part II and Part III. There is a rumour that Glover had some emotional/mental problems which caused this. - 'Elisabeth Shue' (qv) was cast as Jennifer, and all the closing shots of _Back to the Future (1985)_ (qv) were reshot for the beginning of this film. Persistent rumours are that 'Claudia Wells' (qv) (Jennifer in _Back to the Future (1985)_ (qv)) was in no condition to act any more. - When Marty arrives in 2015, he looks in the window of an antique store, where there is a Roger Rabbit doll and a _Jaws (1975)_ (qv) Nintendo game. _Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)_ (qv) was also directed by 'Robert Zemeckis' (qv). The old man who wishes he had bet on the Cubbies is played by 'Charles Fleischer' (qv), who did Roger Rabbit's voice. - A 1990 TV special showed some sequences cut from the film: - Biff fades out of 2015 after stumblind out of the DeLorean and behind some trash cans - Marty discovers the destroyed Hill Valley High School - The two police officers are named Reese and Foley, which are the names that Zemeckis and screenwriter 'Bob Gale' (qv) use for any police or government agents in the films they have written. # Back to the Future Part III (1990) - Filmed at the same time as _Back to the Future Part II (1989)_ (qv). In the five years since the original was made, 'Michael J. Fox' (qv) had forgotten how to ride a skateboard. - 'Crispin Glover' (qv) played George McFly in the original, but was replaced by 'Jeffrey Weissman' (qv) in Part II and Part III. There is a rumour that Glover had some emotional/mental problems which caused this. - The Editor of Hill Valley's newspaper in 1885 is ``M. R. Gale'', a tribute to trilogy screenwriter 'Bob Gale' (qv). - In _Back to the Future Part II (1989)_ (qv), Biff watches _The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)_ (qv) in the alternative 1985, in which 'Clint Eastwood' (qv)'s character uses steel plating underneath his poncho. Marty (calling himself ``Clint Eastwood'') uses the hatch from a stove under his poncho in 1885. The sign at the train crossing in 1985 identifies the location as ``Eastwood Ravine''. - References to _Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)_ (qv): the train sprouts fins similar to the Professor's car. - Director of Photography 'Dean Cundey' (qv) plays the photographer who takes Marty and Doc's picture in 1885. - DIRTRADE(Robert Zemeckis): [citation]: When Marty walks along the railroad tracks and finally reaches the town, he comes to the railway station. Then he walks into the town, while the camera slowly rises up above the station and finally shows Marty at a large distance walking into the town. This scene is shot exactly the same way as the scene in _Once Upon a Time in the West (1969)_ (qv), when Jill arrives at the station. - CAMEO(ZZTop): the band in 1885. ZZTop wrote some of the music for the movie. # Backtrack! (1969) - This movie is composed of the first episode of _"Virginian, The" (1962)_ (qv) and a snippet of the _"Laredo" (1965)_ (qv) episode ``Three's Company''. # Bad and the Beautiful, The (1952) - 'Lana Turner' (qv) plays an actor whose career started as a movie extra. Turner started her own career as an extra in _A Star Is Born (1937)_ (qv). - Director 'Vincente Minelli' (qv) and star 'Kirk Douglas' (qv) also teamed up in another movie about Hollywood, _Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)_ (qv). - James Lee ('Dick Powell' (qv)) won the Pulitzer Prize for his book ``A Woman of Taste'', about his late wife Rosemary ('Gloria Grahame' (qv)). # Bad Girls (1994) - 'Tamra Davis' (qv) started as director of this film, with a script written by 'Yolande Turner' (qv) and 'Becky Johnston' (qv). A few weeks into filming, the production company became unhappy with the direction the film was taking. They shut down production, replaced Davis with 'Jonathan Kaplan' (qv), had the script rewritten, and sent the four main actresses off to ``cowboy camp'' to learn how to shoot, rope and ride. # Bad Men of Missouri (1941) - 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv) rejected a role in this film, with the words ``Areyou kidding?'' # Balboa (1986) - Originally filmed as a mini-series. # Bambi (1942) - Some scenes of woodland creatures and the forest fire are unused footage from _Pinocchio (1940)_ (qv). - The world premiere of this film was in the tiny Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, Maine, USA. 'Maurice Day' (qv), an animator with Disney, brought 'Felix Salten' (qv)'s book to the attention of 'Walt Disney' (qv), and when Walt decided to make the movie he thanked Maurice by holding the premier in Maurice's home town. # Band Wagon, The (1953) - 'Cyd Charisse' (qv)'s singing was dubbed by 'India Adams' (qv). # Bandera, La (1935) - The movie was initially dedicated to Colonel Franco and his troops. The dedication was removed after the Spanish civil war. # Barbarella (1968) - When 'Virna Lisi' (qv) was told to play the part of Barbarella, she terminated her contract with United Artists and returned to Italy. # Barfly (1987) - CAMEO(Charles Bukowski): in the bar where Henry and Wanda meet for the first time. # Barkleys of Broadway, The (1949) - Originally planned to star 'Fred Astaire' (qv) and 'Judy Garland' (qv), but when Garland became ill, 'Ginger Rogers' (qv) took over. - Astaire has sung ``They Can't Take That Away from Me'' to Rogers previously in _Shall We Dance? (1937)_ (qv), but they had never danced to it. Rogers suggested that they use the song again (this time dancing), and so it was included. # Barry Lyndon (1975) - Director 'Stanley Kubrick' (qv) did not use any artificial lighting when he shot this film. - DIRTRADE(Stanley Kubrick): [faces]: Captain Quinn's face during his duel with Barry when he goes to raise his pistol. # Barton Fink (1991) - 'John Turturro' (qv) plays the title role. In _Miller's Crossing (1990)_ (qv) (also directed by 'Joel Coen' (qv)), Turturro played a character who met a man at an apartment building called ``The Barton Arms''. # Bas-fonds, Les (1936) - CAMEO(Jacques Becker): a silhouette. # Basic Instinct (1992) - 'Kim Basinger' (qv) was originally cast as Catherine Tramell. - 'Michael Douglas' (qv)' character watches [_Hellraiser (1987)_ (qv) or _Brain (1962)_ (qv) or _Brain (1969)_ (qv)?]. # Basketball Diaries, The (1995) - CAMEO(Jim Carrol) # Batman (1989) - 'Adam West' (qv) (the star of the TV series) wanted to play Batman, but 'Michael Keaton' (qv) was given the role after getting the nod from Bob Kane, the creator of the original Batman comic strip. - Heavy security surrounded The Joker's makeup. - 'Sean Young' (qv) originally cast as Vicki Vale, but broke her collar bone while filming a horse-riding scene with 'Michael Keaton' (qv). The scene was subsequently rewritten out of the script. - Most shots of Batman in costume are a stunt double. - Spanish subtitles convert ``6 foot'' and ``108 (lbs)'' to metric. - Kane was scheduled to make a cameo appearance, but he couldn't make the shoot. The drawing that the newspaper report holds up of the ``Bat-Man'' was drawn by Kane. - CAMEO(Prince): rumor unconfirmed as of yet. # Batman Forever (1995) - 'Jim Carrey' (qv) reportedly broke around a dozen prop canes and some of his trailer furniture while learning to twirl it around. # Batman Returns (1992) - 'Danny DeVito' (qv) forbidden to describe The Penguin's makeup to anyone, including his family. - The bad guy's name is Max Schreck. 'Max Schreck' (qv) played the vampire in _Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)_ (qv). - The film was been branded `anti-Semitic' in an opinion piece in the New York Times because of the Jewish references in The Penguin's character: - He has a big nose - He likes to eat herrings - He is 33 years old: the same age as Christ - He is discovered floating down the underground river in a basket, much like Moses - He plans to kill the first born of all the elite citizens of Gotham, reminiscent of the Passover story - carries his umbrella into the graveyard the same way Christ carried the cross. - 'Sean Young' (qv) very much wanted the role of The Catwoman. During preproduction she arrived at the studio in a Catwoman costume to confront the makers of the movie. She used other people scouting the studio grounds, using walkie- talkies to communicate, to track down the producers. See also _Batman (1989)_ (qv). # Battle of the Alamo, The (1996) - For the first time ever the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, who control the Alamo, allowed filming at the actual site, and even within the Alamo itself. - The scene where Col. Travis gives his ring away was filmed within the Alamo in the room where it actually happened, using Col. Travis' actual ring, from the Alamo museum. # Battle of the River Plate, The (1956) - Ships used in the film: HMS Sheffield as HMS Ajax, INS Delhi (formerly HMNZS Achilles) as HMNZS Achilles, HMS Cumberland as HMS Cumberland, Heavy Cruiser USS Salem as the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee. # Beaches (1988) - CAMEO(Hector Elizondo): Justice of the Peace # Beau Hunks (1931) - CAMEO(Jean Harlow): ``Jeanie-Weenie'', in photo. - CAMEO(Marvin Hatley): a Riffian. # Beauty and the Beast (1991) - ``Be Our Guest'' was originally animated with Maurice (not Belle) as the guest, but they decided not to waste such a wonderful song on a secondary character. - ``Chip'' originally had only one line, but the producers liked the voice so much that they had extra lines written. - Tiny Toon Adventure script writer Sheri Stoner was used as the model for Belle. See also _The Little Mermaid (1989)_ (qv). - The signs that Maurice encounters in the forest show two different city names if you look closely enough. One is pointing down a darkened path named ``Valencia''. The other is pointing down a less sinister looking path labeled ``Aneheim'', representing the on-going battle between Disneyland (located in Aneheim, California) and Six Flags Magic Mountain (Located in Valencia, California). # Becky Sharp (1935) - After only a few weeks filming, director 'Lowell Sherman' (qv) developed pneumonia and died. His replacement, 'Rouben Mamoulian' (qv), scrapped his footage and began again from scratch. # Beethoven (1992) - The credits list ``Edmond Dantes'' as the screenwriter, but it was actually 'John Carpenter' (qv). The pseudonym is a homage to a character in ``The Count of Monte Cristo''. # Beetlejuice (1988) - Title role originally written for 'Sammy Davis Jr.' (qv). - When Barbara and Adam are in their case worker's office, through the blinds you can see Elwood and Jake from _The Blues Brothers (1980)_ (qv). # Being There (1979) - Every contract that 'Peter Sellers' (qv) signs includes a clause which stipulates that his accomodation must have the bed facing East-West. Chance says: ``I like to sleep with my head facing North''. The attorney he's with says ``But this bed is facing west!'' - In different versions, the credits are either shown over retakes of Chance saying a line that was not in the movie, or (for TV and video) shown over TV white noise. # Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952) - Filmed in nine days on a budget of $50,000 # Belle of New York, The (1952) - The vocals for 'Vera-Ellen' (qv) were dubbed by 'Anita Ellis' (qv). - 'Mae West' (qv) was considered for the part of Mrs. Hill, but was too expensive. - The song ``I Love to Beat the Big Bass Drum'' was written for the film but not used. - A scene with a dance to ``When I'm Out With the Belle of New York,'' by Vera- Ellen and chorus, was cut from the film. # Belle of the Nineties (1934) - Originally titled ``It Ain't No Sin,'' but after the newly formed Hayes Office objected, the title was quickly changed, even though advertising had already been printed. # Ben-Hur (1959) - The rumor that the 'Stephen Boyd' (qv)'s double was killed during the chariot race is false. - The chariot race segment was directed by legendary stunt-man, 'Yakima Canutt' (qv). One of Canutt's sons doubled for 'Charlton Heston' (qv). During one of the crashes, in which Judah Ben-Hur's horses jump over a crashed chariot, the younger Canutt was thrown from his chariot onto the tongue of his chariot. He managed to climb back into his chariot and bring it back under control (his only injury was a cut on the chin). The sequence looked so good that it was included in the film, with a close-up of Heston climbing back into the chariot. The cut on Canutt Jr's chin was the only injury in the incredibly dangerous sequence. It is rumored that the stuntmen were told that the winner of the race would receive a $150 bonus. # Beshin Lug (1937) - Production was stopped by Soviet officials in 1937. The shot material was destroyed during a German bombing raid in the war, but in the mid 1960s short clips, cut during the editing of the picture in 1937 were found. These clips were added according to script and story board to a 31 minute reconstuction of film stills. # Best Defense (1984) - When Laura ('Kate Capshaw' (qv)) is waiting in a pick-up truck, she is humming the theme song from _Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)_ (qv), a movie (also released in 1984) that she appeared in. # Best Little Girl in the World, The (1981) (TV) - Under medical supervision, 'Jennifer Jason Leigh' (qv) wasted down to 90 pounds for her role. # Beverly Hillbillies, The (1993) - CAMEO(Buddy Ebsen): a private detective. Ebsen played Jed Clampett in _"The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962)_ (qv). # Beverly Hills Cop (1984) - Axel Foley originally going to be played by 'Sylvester Stallone' (qv) or 'Mickey Rourke' (qv). # Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [filmmakers] Appearances by directors 'Martha Coolidge' (qv), 'Joe Dante' (qv), 'Arthur Hiller' (qv), 'George Lucas' (qv), 'Peter Medak' (qv), 'George Schaefer' (qv), 'Barbet Schroeder' (qv), and 'John Singleton (qv)'; and filmmaker 'Ray Harryhausen' (qv). # Bewegte Mann, Der (1994) - Based on the books ``Der Bewegte Mann'' and ``Pretty Baby'', written by cartoonist 'Ralf Koenig' (qv), who appears as a drag-queen. # Beyond the Forest (1949) - In some parts of the US the scene in which Rosa induces a miscarriage by jumping from an embankment were cut. # Beyond the Rainbow (1922) - After submitting her photo in a magazine contest, 'Clara Bow' (qv) was declared national winner and won a part in this motion picture. Her acting was deemed so amateurish however, her scenes were cut before the picture's release. When she later became a star, her scenes were reinstated and the film was re-issued. # Bharat Mata (1956) - During filming one of the sets caught on fire. 'Sunil Dutt' (qv) saved ``Nargis'' [?]. # Big Brawl, The (1980) - Despite training in martial arts since the age of six, and having choreographed his own fight scenes in many previous films, 'Jackie Chan' (qv) was assigned a fight choreographer with only six years experience. # Big Broadcast of 1936, The (1935) - The number ``It's the Animal in Me'' was originally intended for the movie _We're Not Dressing (1934)_ (qv), but was cut from that film before release. # Big Chill, The (1983) - Flashback scenes with 'Kevin Costner' (qv) as Alex filmed, but cut. He is still visible as the body being dressed at the beginning of the film. - As he fights off the bat, Harold hums the theme from _Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)_ (qv), also written by 'Lawrence Kasdan' (qv). # Big Easy, The (1987) - The orchestral music playing on the stereo while Anne is on the phone is from the fourth act of [?] Puccini's Manon Lescaut, which takes place on an arid plain just outside New Orleans. # Big House, The (1930) - Director 'George W. Hill' (qv) threatened to fire anyone who ``acted'', and forbade makeup. # Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake, The (1990) (TV) - The montage showing emergency services getting ready includes Squad 51 and Engine 51 from _"Emergency" (1972)_ (qv) backing in the station. # Big Picture, The (1989) - CAMEO(Martin Short): agent. - CAMEO(Eliot Gould): lawyer in the first student film. # Big Sleep, The (1946) - Director 'Howard Hawks' (qv) and star 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv) got into an argument as to whether one of the characters was murdered or committed suicide. The sent a wire to author 'Raymond Chandler' (qv) asking him to settle the issue, but he replied that he didn't know either. - The scene where Bogart and 'Lauren Bacall' (qv) make suggestive talk about horses was added almost a year after filming was otherwise complete, and the two performers had married in the meantime. # Big Steal, The (1990) - A TV can be heard to be showing _Malcolm (1986)_ (qv), which has the same producers. - The car yard (set up in for the film in Victoria St Richmond an inner suburb of Melbourne) was so real that the crew kept receiving genuine offers from the public wishing to purchase the vehicles. # Big Trouble in Little China (1986) - Some of the lightning forms a Chinese symbol as it disappears. The symbol translates as ``carpenter''. This film was directed by 'John Carpenter' (qv). # Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) - The original title of this film was ``Bill and Ted go to Hell'' but was changed for obvious reasons. - Bill's grandmother, ``Gramma S. Preston, Esquire'' is played by 'Alex Winter' (qv). - The evil character from the future is called ``De Nomolos'', which is writer and producer 'Ed Solomon' (qv)'s name spelt backwards. - 'William Sadler' (qv) (``Death''), also plays a bit role as an Englishman when we see various spots around the world when the Battle of the Bands is shown. - Sadler wrote the ``Reaper Rap'', which is played over the closing credits. - There are statues of 'David Niven' (qv) and 'Michael Powell' (qv) in heaven. - References to _A Matter of Life and Death (1981) (TV)_ (qv), _The Seventh Seal (1957)_ (qv). # Bill and Coo (1947) - The players are real birds dressed like humans. # Billion Dollar Brain (1967) - 'Michael Caine' (qv) performed most of his own stunts. During the final ice flow scene, he almost slipped and fell into freezing water. - Caine had originally signed a five picture deal, but when he was reluctant to return to the role, producer 'Harry Saltzman' (qv) let him out of the contract. # Birds, The (1963) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): at the start of the film walking two dogs past the pet shop (the dogs were actually his own). - Hitchcock tried to hire 'Joseph Stefano' (qv) (writer of _Psycho (1960)_ (qv)) to write the script, but he wasn't interested in the story. The final screenplay (from a 'Daphne Du Maurier' (qv) story) was written by 'Evan Hunter' (qv), best known to detective story fans under his pen name 'Ed McBain' (qv). - Hitchcock spotted 'Tippi Hedren' (qv) in a diet drink commercial. - The scene where Hedren is ravaged by birds near the end of the movie took a week to shoot. The birds were attached to her clothes by long nylon threads so they could not get away. - The film does not finish with the usual ``THE END'' title because Hitchcock wanted to give the impression of unending terror. - An intended final shot with the Golden Gate bridge covered in birds was not filmed because of cost. - The poster for the movie said: ``THE BIRDS IS COMING!'' irritating English teachers nationwide. - Hedren's daughter 'Melanie Griffith' (qv) claims she was given a present by Hitchcock during the filming. It was a doll of her mother in a coffin, which Hitchcock intended as a joke. # Birth of a Nation, The (1915) - Premiered in Los Angeles with the title ``The Clansman'', after the novel on which it was based. - The black characters are played by white actors with make-up. # Birth of the Blues (1941) - 'Bing Crosby' (qv)'s clarinet was dubbed by 'Danny Polo' (qv), 'Brian Donlevy' (qv)'s cornet by 'Poky Carriere' (qv). # Bishop's Wife, The (1947) - This first filming was directed by 'William A. Seiter' (qv), but 'Samuel Goldwyn Jr.' (qv) didn't like it and so he asked 'Henry Koster' (qv) for a completely new film. The preview-audience didn't like the new version, so 'Billy Wilder' (qv) and 'Charles Brackett' (qv) had to rewrite a couple of scenes without appearence in the credits. # Black Cat, The (1934) - 'Boris Karloff' (qv)'s character is named after Austrian architect and set designer 'Hjalmar Poelzig' (qv). - The satanic prayer Poelzig chants during the black mass scene consists of phrases in Latin, the most recognizable being ``cum grano salis'' (with a grain of salt). # Black Hole, The (1979) - Dr Reinhardt's ship is called the ``U.S.S. Cygnus.'' The first black hole was discovered in the constellation Cygnus. # Black Rain (1989/I) - 'Jackie Chan' (qv) turned down a role, as he didn't want to play a ``bad'' character. # Black Scorpion, The (1957) - The producers ran out of money during production, so the special effect of the scorpion attacking Mexico City is actually an empty traveling matte. - The sounds of the scorpions are the same sounds as the ant chirps in _Them! (1954)_ (qv). # Black to the Promised Land (1992) - A scene where the students visit an Arab village and were stoned by the residents was filmed but not included. # Black Widow (1986) - CAMEO(David Mamet): playing poker with Debra Winger # Blackmail (1929) - 'Anny Ondra' (qv)'s voice was dubbed by 'Joan Barry' (qv) because Ondra had a thick German accent. Barry had to stand just off the set and read the lines into a microphone as the film was shot. - Much of the film was originally shot silent; when sound became available during the course of shooting, director 'Alfred Hitchcock' (qv) re-shot certain scenes with sound. - A German-language version was produced at the same time, also directed by Hitchcock. - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): being bothered by a small boy on the subway. # Blazing Saddles (1974) - Scriptwriter 'Andrew Bergman' (qv) originally named the lead character ``Tex X''. - Director 'Mel Brooks' (qv) plays a character called ``Le Petomane'', which was the stage name of a popular French performer (Joseph Pujol) from the beginning of the 20th century. His specialty was telling stories punctuated with flatulence. - In the shot where the showbill for ``Lili von Schtupp, The Teutonic Titwillow'' appears, the tune played on the honky-tonk piano in the background is ``Springtime for Hitler'' from _The Producers (1968)_ (qv), also directed by Brooks. - The ``stinkin' badges'' line is from _The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)_ (qv). - The TV release has several extra scenes that weren't in the theatrical release. - When Sheriff Bart is trying to capture Mongo, after he delivers the ``CandyGram for Mongo'', it then shows a ``draw on the dummy sheriff'' game that fires a cannon at Mongo. - A scene where Bart convinces Mongo to go diving down a well for Spanish Doubloons and Bart stops pumping air to the diving suit because it's time for his lunch break. - Escaping from the ``Bad guy queue'', Jim and Bart encounter a Baptism ceremony. - Governor Le Petomane rides into the fake Rock Ridge in a stagecoach and tries to talk to the fake people. - Everyone in the town of Rockridge's last name is ``Johnson''. - CAMEO(Count Bassie): leader of the jazz band in the desert. - DIRCAMEO(Mel Brooks): the aviator in the bad-guy queue. # Blind Date (1987) - 'Madonna' (qv) and 'Sean Penn' (qv) were approached to star together in this movie, but producers wanted to cast 'Bruce Willis' (qv) in the male lead, so Madonna backed out. # Blind Husbands (1919) - Originally titled ``The Pinnacle.'' # Blink (1994) - 'Dana Stevens' (qv)'s research into the screenplay revealed that delayed vision is not ficticious. - 'Madeleine Stowe' (qv) visited doctors at UCLA to study blindness. 'Aidan Quinn' (qv) and 'James Remar' (qv) spent time with the Chicago Police department, and the line ``We will solve no crime before there's overtime'' was provided by police force members. # Blood Alley (1955) - 'Robert Mitchum' (qv) was fired from the film after an altercation in which he shoved director 'William Wellman' (qv) into San Francisco Bay. # Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984) - References to: _An American Werewolf in London (1981)_ (qv) [more!] # Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight (1991) - The prison inmates are watching _T.N.T. Jackson (1974)_ (qv). # Bloodsport (1987) - 'Jean Claude Van Damme' (qv) was well-known in Europe as a kickboxer, but an unknown in Hollywood. He spotted producer 'Menahem Golan' (qv) coming out of a restuarant and getting into his car. He introduced himself, and then did a 360 degree spinning kick, narrowly missing Golan's head. Golan signed him the next day to star in this film. # Blown Away (1992) - When Richie gets arrested, a police radio can be heard announcing the capture of Dr. Richard Kimble from _"The Fugitive (TV)"_ (qv). # Blue Iguana, The (1988) - CAMEO(Dean Stockwell): # Blue in the Face (1995) - Filmed in just five days, using the same set and much of the same cast as _Smoke (1995)_ (qv). The premise of the film came to directors 'Wayne Wang' (qv) and 'Paul Auster' (qv) while watching an improvisation session between 'Harvey Keitel' (qv) et. al. to help them get into character for filming _Smoke (1995)_ (qv). They decided that the improvisations were so funny that they would spend a few days after shooting Smoke just filming film is almost entirely improvised. Auster and Wang claim to have ``borrowed'' the idea of shooting another movie on the back of an existing one from 'Roger Corman' (qv) who often used to shoot movies very quickly on leftover sets from other productions. # Blue Skies (1946) - Filming began with 'Paul Draper' (qv) as Jed Potter. Draper was fired over either his impatience with 'Joan Caulfield' (qv), who was not a professional dancer, or his stutter. He was replaced by 'Fred Astaire' (qv). # Blue Sky (1994) - Completed in 1991, but not released until 1994 due to Orion Pictures' bankruptcy. # Blue Tiger (1994) - CAMEO(Michael Madsen): a gun salesman. Madsen is the brother of star 'Virginia Madsen' (qv). # Blues Brothers, The (1980) - The ``Blues Brothers Band'' consists of already well-respected musicians, who have recorded and written with the likes of Eric Clapton and Otis Redding. - Every time we see the window in Elwood's apartment a train goes past. - When the police car flips over in the mall, the police officer says ``Hey, they broke my watch!'' This line is repeated after every major car crash. - ``Murph and the Magictones'' have a pink Cadillac with the name of the band painted on the side. After they re-join the Blues Brothers, the car has ``The Blues Brothers'' crudely spray-painted on it. - Elwood never takes off his sunglasses, and Jake never takes off his hat. - This film holds the world record for the number of cars crashed. - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [ipanema]: the music in the elevator. - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [SYNW]: the message on the billboard that the cops were hiding behind. - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [filmmakers] Appearances by directors 'Frank Oz' (qv) and 'Steven Spielberg' (qv). # Bob Roberts (1992) - Writer/Director/Actor 'Tim Robbins' (qv) wrote a song called ``Revape Amerika'' for _Tapeheads (1988)_ (qv). It was performed by ``Bob Roberts''. Robbins reworked the song into ``Retake America''. - A soundtrack album was not made becuase Robbins didn't want the songs played outside of the movie's context. # Body Double (1984) - Porn star 'Annette Haven' (qv) was originally cast for the role of ``Holly'', but Columbia Pictures decided to turn her down when their executives saw what kind of movies she had been making. Haven later stated that she was happy because of that, because she hadn't liked the script and hadn't liked to be in a film with gory violence. # Bodyguard, The (1992) - This film was originally proposed in the mid-70's, starring 'Diana Ross' (qv) and 'Steve McQueen' (qv), but was rejected as ``too controversial''. - Rachel's mansion is the same mansion as the ``horse's head in the bed'' mansion in _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv). - Rachel and Frank go and see _Yojimbo (1961)_ (qv), which was released in the United States as ``The Bodyguard''. # Bohemian Girl, The (1936) - This was 'Thelma Todd' (qv)'s last screen appearance before her controversial death. In an attempt to avoid associating the film with the notoriety surrounding the event, the plot was altered and many of her already-filmed scenes were re-shot. # Bonfire of the Vanities, The (1990) - 'Alan Arkin' (qv) (Judge Myron Kovitzky) was replaced late in preproduction by 'Morgan Freeman' (qv) and the character renamed; mostly because of scheduling problems. This decision cost over $2 million. - 'F. Murray Abraham' (qv)'s contract for this movie stipulated that his name appear above the title in the advertising, or not at all. Since the producers already had 'Tom Hanks' (qv), 'Melanie Griffiths' (qv), 'Bruce Willis' (qv) and Freeman above the title, Abraham chose not to be credited. - The production is extensively documented in ``The Devil's Candy'' by Julie Salamon (ISBN 0-385-30824-8) # Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - 'Morgan Fairchild' (qv), who was active in Dallas theatre, began her film career in this film as 'Faye Dunaway' (qv)'s stand-in. # Border Patrol (1943) - CAMEO(Robert Mitchum): # Born on the Fourth of July (1989) - CAMEO(Abbie Hoffman): a war/draft protester. - CAMEO(Ron Kovic): WWII veteran in the parade at the beginning. - DIRCAMEO(Oliver Stone): a TV reporter. # Born To Be Bad (1950) - The film had two endings. Director 'Nicholas Ray' (qv) raised the issue of a director's right to final cut, and at this time the collective contract with directors did not stipulate this right. # Born to Dance (1936) - 'Judy Garland' (qv) was originally cast as one of the three girls at the club, with 'Frances Langford' (qv) as Lucy James. Garland was replaced by Langford, and 'Virginia Bruce' (qv) replaced Langford as Lucy. - 'Allan Jones' (qv) was intended fo Ted Barker, but the role went to 'James Stewart' (qv). # Botany Bay (1953) - The figurehead on the prow of the ship is a full body and face cast of 'Jan Sterling' (qv). # Boxcar Bertha (1972) - According to both 'David Carradine' (qv) and 'Barbara Hershey' (qv), their sex scene was not faked. # Boxing Helena (1993) - 'Kim Bassinger' (qv) pulled out of the title role, and was sucessfully sued for $9 million for violation of a verbal contract. # Boy and His Dog, A (1975) - Screenplay started by 'Harlan Ellison' (qv), who wrote the novella on which it is based. Ellison encountered writer's block, and so producer 'Alvy Moore' (qv) and 'L.Q. Jones' (qv) took over and wrote the script. Ellison saw nothing of the film until the premier, at which he was sitting next to Moore. Ellison praised the film, to the relief of Moore, but there are rumors that Ellison later condemned the film. # Boy Friend, The (1971) - CAMEO(Glenda Jackson): # Boys in Company C, The (1978) - Drill Instructor played by 'R Lee Ermey' (qv), a former US Marines Drill Instructor. - The original script was written by 'Rick Natkin' (qv) for a film class at Yale University in 1973. # Boyz N the Hood (1991) - DIRCAMEO(John Singleton): the mailman. # Brady Bunch Movie, The (1995) - Scenes featureing 'Mike Lookinland' (qv) as Cop #3 and 'Susan Olsen' (qv) as the Lemonade Lady were filmed but cut. # Brain Damage (1988) - CAMEO(Kevin VanHentenryck): on a subway, carrying a wicker basket. VanHentenryck appeared in _Basket Case (1982)_ (qv), _Basket Case 2 (1990)_ (qv), and _Basket Case 3: The Progeny (1992)_ (qv), all also directed by 'Frank Henenlotter' (qv). In these three films, VanHentenryck's character carries his deformed twin brother around in a wicker basket. # Brain Dead (1990) - [Bill Pullman] mentions that he went to ``Miskatonic University'', the college where _Re-Animator (1985)_ (qv) took place. Miskatonic University is supposedly located in Arkham, MA, a fictional town created by 'H.P. Lovecraft' (qv). # Brain Eaters, The (1958) - The producers of this movie were sued by 'Robert Heinlein' (qv), who claimed the plot stole several elements of his novel, ``The Puppet Masters''. - CAMEO(Leonard Nimoy): # Braindead (1992) - During the lawnmower scene, blood was pumped at five gallons per second. # Brainstorm (1983) - 'Natalie Wood' (qv) died before filming was complete, thus the ending had to be constructed from scenes shot earlier. # Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) - 'Winona Ryder' (qv) saw the script when it was originally going to be made as a TV movie, directed by 'Michael Apted' (qv). She took the script to 'Francis Coppola' (qv), whom she had not spoken to since withdrawing from _The Godfather: Part III_ (qv) due to exhaustion six months earlier. Coppola agreed to make the film, and Apted stayed on as executive producer. - In an attempt to elicit more emotion, Coppola shouted ``whore'' and ``slut'' while filming the scene when Van Helsing catches Mina with Dracula. - 'Anthony Hopkins' (qv) also plays Chesare, the priest who tells Dracula that Elisabeta's soul is damned. # Brats (1930) - The framed photograph next to the clock on the mantlepiece is of 'Jean Harlow' (qv). # Brave (1994) - In some shots, the girl's lover is suddenly replace by 'Steve Hogarth' (qv). - Song changes from the album: - paper lies: not included - the great escape: alternative ending, # Brave Bulls, The (1951) - Filmed in the spring of 1950, but not released until the following year because producer-director 'Robert Rossen' (qv) was under investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee. # Braveheart (1995) - Several of the major battle scenes had to be reshot, as extras were seen wearing sunglasses and wristwatches. - Director/producer 'Mel Gibson' (qv) was investigated by the RSPCA, who were convinced that the fake horses used were real. # Brazil (1985) - Lots of significant names: - Mr Kurtzman (German for ``short man''): small in stature and success. Named after the editor of ``Help'' (Harvey Kurtzman), a magazine that director 'Terry Gilliam' (qv) worked for in the mid-60s. It was at a photo shoot for this magazine that Gilliam met 'John Cleese' (qv), who would later invite him to join the Monty Python team. - Mr Helpman: ``helped'' Sam - Mr Warrenn: works in a rabbit-warren style place: a maze of corridors - Harvey Lime, possibly a reference to Harry Lime in _The Third Man (1949)_ (qv). - Gilliam had trouble with studio producers over the black ending he wanted on the film. The producers wanted a ``happy Hollywood'' film which eliminated (among other things) the final transition and a critical line of dialog which reveals the fate of Jill. These changes were made, and this ``butchered'' version was shown on US television at least once. Gilliam threatened to disown the film, and consequently the cinematic release and all videotape versions show the film essentially as he intended it to be seen (although the US cinematic release still omitted the line about Jill). - The ``young Mrs Lowry'' was played by both 'Kim Greist' (qv) and 'Katherine Helmond' (qv). - Gilliam tested more than a half-dozen actors to play the part of Jill, interviewing or testing 'Jamie Lee Curtis' (qv), 'Rebecca De Mornay' (qv), 'Rae Dawn Chong' (qv), 'Joanna Pakula' (qv), 'Rosanna Arquette' (qv), 'Kelly McGillis' (qv), 'Ellen Barkin' (qv), and he even considered 'Madonna' (qv). Gilliam's personal favorite was Barkin. - The book ``The Battle of Brazil'' details the production of this movie. - References to _Potemkin (1925)_ (qv). - The theme song (which Sam listens to in his car) was also featured in _Brazil (1944)_ (qv). - DIRCAMEO(Terry Gilliam): the smoker in the Shangri-La tower who bumps into Sam. - DIRTRADE(Terry Gilliam): [burst]: SWAT teams enter through ceiling. # Breakfast Club, The (1985) - The guidance counselor's desk has a name plaque which says ``R. Hashimoto''. 'Richard Hashimoto' (qv) was the production supervisor. - A prom queen election poster contains the name of 'Michelle Manning' (qv), who co-produced the film. - Director 'John Hughes' (qv) insisted that the entire cast and crew eat their meals on location in the Maine East High School cafeteria. # Breaking Away (1979) - Originally titled ``Bambino.'' # Brewster McCloud (1970) - Daphne Heap ('Margaret Hamilton' (qv)) is shown wearing ruby slippers, a reference to Hamilton's role in _The Wizard of Oz (1939)_ (qv). - Suzanne's apartment features a poster for _MASH (1970)_ (qv), also directed by 'Robert Altman' (qv). # Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - Editing after previews resulted in the loss of a subplot in which Karl imitates the Monster's murderous modus operandi to eliminate his miserly aunt and uncle and direct the blame away from himself. - The working title was ``The Return of Frankenstein''. - When the castle is self-destructing, the Doctor can be seen against the far wall. Yet he is next seen outside in the arms of his beloved, watching the explosions. There were two endings originally: the first had Doctor Frankenstein dying within the castle and this was filmed. But the producers judged this a bit harsh and wanted a happy ending, so they shot the extra footage (too expensive to re-film the explosions). # Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) - The bridge set took eight months to construct, and thirty seconds to demolish. # Bringing Up Baby (1938) - Susan pretends that she and David ('Cary Grant' (qv)) are gangsters. The underworld nickname she gives police for David is ``Jerry the Nipper'', a nickname that Jerry (Grant) had in _The Awful Truth (1937)_ (qv). # Broadcast News (1987) - 'Jack Nicholson' (qv) was niether credited nor paid for his role, at his own request. He didn't want to distract from the leads. # Broadminded (1931) - CAMEO(Bela Lugosi): man whose hot dog was stolen. # Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935) - Rumors say that 'Eleanor Powell'(qv) didn't want at first to play in the movie but was to polite to tell MGM officials directly. She asked for the leading role and an exorbitant salary, and MGM accepted her demands. # Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) - For the number ``Your Broadway and Mine'', the set is decorated with the names of Broadway stars from the 1910s and 1920s. When Alice (played by 'Sophie Tucker' (qv)) starts talking about former times, Tucker's name can be seen at least twice in the background. - The song ``Dear Mr. Gable'' was a birthday present for 'Clark Gable' (qv)'s 36th birthday. Composer and arranger 'Roger Edens' (qv) adapted the old song ``You Made Me Love You'' by 'James Monaco' (qv). It was sung at Gable's birthday party by a young 'Judy Garland' (qv). Producer 'Louis B. Mayer' (qv) was so impressed by it, that he gave order to let Garland sing it again in the next great musical MGM was going to produce. # Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) - Planned to be shot in TechniColor, but made in black and white. - The fur coat running gag was based on the real-life ploy of talent agent 'Doc Shurr' (qv). - The vocals for 'Carmen D'Antonio' (qv) were dubbed by 'Lois Hodnett' (qv). # Broadway Serenade (1939) - 'Busby Berkeley' (qv) only directed the final musical number. # Broadway to Hollywood (1933) - Some of the musical numbers were originally filmed for _The Long March of Time (1930)_ (qv). # Broken Arrow (1996) - Director 'John Woo' (qv) originally wanted Hale to die during the film. # Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1978) (TV) - Some footage was taken from _"Battlestar Galactica" (1978)_ (qv), along with many props. # Bugsy Malone (1976) - 'Jodie Foster' (qv)'s singing was dubbed. Director 'Alan Parker' (qv) regrets this later, when Foster goes on to be a major star. # Bullitt (1968) - 'Steve McQueen' (qv) drove both cars in the chase scene. The director called for speeds of about 75-80 mph, but the cars (including the ones containing the cameras) reached speeds of over 110 mph. # Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) - DIRTRADE(Sergio Leone): [theme]: The Blonde, Sentenza, and Tusco - DIRTRADE(Sergio Leone): [close-up] # Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965) - 'Walter Gage' (writer) is a pseudonym for 'William Inge' (qv), who asked that his name be removed from the credits after the producers changed his script without his permission in an effort to spotlight the film's star, 'Ann-Margret' (qv). # Bus Stop (1956) - 'Marilyn Monroe' (qv) objected to the color of 'Hope Lange' (qv)'s hair, claiming that it was too fair and detracted from her own. As a result, Lange's hair was darkened. - 'Don Murray' (qv) suffered painful facial cuts when Monroe over-did a scene in which she had to slap him with the sequined tail of her costume. # Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - 'Warren Beatty' (qv) turned down the role of Sundance to in favour of a role in _Only Game in Town, The (1970)_ (qv). # C'era una volta il west (1969) - 'Henry Fonda' (qv) originally turned down a role in the picture. Director 'Sergio Leone' (qv) flew to the United States and met with Fonda, who asked why he was wanted the movie. Sergio replied, ``Picture this: the camera shows a gunman from the waist down pulling his gun and shooting a running child. The camera pans up to the gunman's face and... its Henry Fonda.'' - The credits run over the first 14 minutes of the film. - DIRTRADE(Sergio Leone): [theme]: Harmonica, Frank, and Cheyenne. - DIRTRADE(Sergio Leone): [close-up] - DIRTRADE(Sergio Leone): Music is by 'Ennio Morricone' (qv). - DIRTRADE(Sergio Leone): [close-up]: in most gun-fight scenes. # Cable Guy, The (1996) - During filming of the scene in which the Cable Guy ('Jim Carrey' (qv)) plays basketball, it was discovered that Carrey could barely dribble a basketball, much less make a basket. Director 'Ben Stiller' (qv) had Carrey mime the action without a ball and visual effects technicians added the basketball in postproduction. # Cadillac Man (1990) - 'Robin Williams' (qv) quotes 'James Dean' (qv) from _Rebel Without a Cause (1955)_ (qv): ``I've got the bullets goddamned!'' - CAMEO(Elaine Stritch): widow. # Caged Heat II: Stripped of Freedom (1994) - Billed as a sequel to _Caged Heat (1974)_ (qv), but features different characters. # Cagey Canary, The (1941) - 'Robert Clampett' (qv) completed the film after director 'Tex Avery' (qv) left Warner Brothers. # Caine Mutiny, The (1954) - 'Richard Widmark' (qv) was chosen for the lead role, but producer 'Stanley Kramer' (qv) wanted 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv). - Preparations for filming took 15 month: US Navy refused supporting the movie, because the story aims at a Navy mutiny. # California Suite (1978) - CAMEO(James Coburn): piloting a light plane in the movie-in-the-movie. # Caligula (1980) - Disappointed at the lack of nudity in the final cut, producer 'Bob Guccione' (qv) included extra footage of models taking off their clothes. - Write 'Gore Vidal' (qv) did not want credit for his work. # Call Me Madam (1953) - 'Carole Richards' (qv) dubbed 'Vera-Ellen' (qv)'s singing. # Campana del Infierno, La (1973) - Director 'Claudio Hill' (qv) fell from the tower housing the title bell on the last day of shooting and was killed. The film was completed by 'Juan Antonio Bardem' (qv). # Can-Can (1960) - During filming, 'Nikita Khurshchev' (qv) visited the set with his wife. He reportedly was shocked by the open sexuality on display, and remarked: ``The face of mankind is prettier than its backside.'' # Canary Murder Case, The (1929) - Originally shot as a silent in 1928. 'Louise Brooks' (qv) refused to return from Germany for the dubbing. # Cape Fear (1991) - 'Robert De Niro' (qv) paid a dentist $5,000 to make his teeth look suitably bad for the role of Max Cady. After filming, he paid $20,000 to have them fixed. - De Niro was tattooed with vegetable dyes, which fade after a few months. - 'Gregory Peck' (qv), who starred in _Cape Fear (1962)_ (qv), appears as Cady's lawyer. - 'Robert Mitchum' (qv), played Max Cady in the 1962 version, and appears as Lieutenant Elgart. - 'Martin Balsam' (qv) played Mark Dutton in the 1962 version and the judge in this version. - Scene in high school auditorium totally ad-libbed by De Niro and 'Juliette Lewis' (qv), and done on the first take. - DIRTRADE(Martin Scorsese): [mother]: fruit stand customer. # Caprice (1967) - Patricia ('Doris Day' (qv)) goes to see a Doris Day film. # Capricorn One (1978) - One of the stunt helicopter pilots claimed this film was the most dangerous film he'd ever flown for. He was killed in a crash soon after filming finished. # Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967) - The Zero-X Martian Exploration Vehicle was also featured in _"Thunderbirds" (1964)_ (qv), also created by 'Gerry Anderson' (qv). # Career Opportunities (1991) - CAMEO(John Candy): # Carefree (1938) - Originally intended to be shot in color, but the extra cost of 1.5 cents per foot was too much. - 'Irving Berlin' (qv)'s song ``The Night Is Filled With Music'' was cut from the final version of the film. # Carlito's Way (1993) - Director 'Brian DePalma' (qv) wanted to shoot the climax of the film at the World Trade Center in New York but unfortunately it was bombed, and he had to shoot it in ``another railway station again.'' See _The Untouchables (1987)_ (qv). # Carnival Boat (1932) - Working titles were ``Timber Beast'' and then ``Bad Timber''. # Carnival in Costa Rica (1947) - CAMEO(Leonide Massine): the film's coreographer is the unnamed ``famous dancer'' with Vera-Ellen in the first production scene # Carrie (1976) - 'Carrie Fisher' (qv) originally cast as Carrie, but refused to do the nude scenes. She eventually swapped roles with 'Sissy Spacek' (qv), who was cast in _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv). # Carry On Doctor (1967) - 'Sid James' (qv) spent most of his screen time in bed, as he had recently suffered a heart attack. # Carry On Emmanuelle (1978) - 'Barbara Windsor' (qv) was going to appear in this film, but once she had read the script and had seen a few scenes already filmed, she declined to take part, as she described the film as a ``porn movie''. 'Kenneth Williams' (qv) said that he saw nothing in it which he would describe as ``porn''. # Casablanca (1942) - ``Rick Blaine's'' was modelled after Hotel El Minzah in Tanger. - Rick never says ``Play it again, Sam.'' He says: ``You played it for her, you can play it for me. Play it!''. Ilsa says ``Play it, Sam. Play `As Time Goes By'''. - 'Dooley Wilson' (qv) (Sam) was a professional drummer who faked playing the piano. As the music was recorded at the same time as the film, the piano playing was actually a recording of a performance by 'Elliot Carpenter' (qv), being played behind a curtain. - Producer 'Hal B. Wallis' (qv) nearly made the character Sam a female. 'Hazel Scott' (qv), 'Lena Horne' (qv), and 'Ella Fitzgerald' (qv) were tested for the role. - 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv)'s wife continually accused him of having an affair with 'Ingrid Bergman' (qv), often confronting him in his dressing room before a shot. Bogart would come onto the set in a rage. - Wallis originally had 'Ronald Reagan' (qv) and 'Ann Sheridan' (qv) in mind for the lead roles. 'Pan Brennan' (qv), another producer, then said he thought Bogart was the most appealing of all Warners' stars to women. Meanwhile 'George Raft' (qv) was angling for the part with 'Jack Warner' (qv), but Wallis eventually chose Bogart. - 'Paul Heinreid' (qv) was loaned to Warner's for the role of Victor Lazlo by Selznick International pictures against his will. He was concerned that playing a secondar y character would ruin his career as a leading romantic lead. - Bergman complained that she didn't know who her character was supposed to be in love with. - Two contradicting endings were scheduled to be filmed, but the first one worked so well that they used it. - The budget was so small they couldn't use a real plane in the back ground at the airport. Instead, it is a small cardboard cutout. To give the illusion that the plane was full-sized, they used midgets to portray the crew preparing the plane for take-off. - This film was rewritten daily during filming, made on a shoestring budget, hastily released, and expected to bomb. - Many of the actors who played the Nazis were Jewish. - The timely real-life invasion of Casablanca was used to promote this film, and undoubtedly contributed to its success. - Many of the shadows were painted onto the set. [rumor] - Based on the play ``Everybody Comes to Rick's'' by 'Murray [???]' (qv), it was renamed to ``Casablanca'', hoping to emulate the success of the recently released _Algiers (1938)_ (qv). - Wallis thought of the film's last line 3 weeks after shooting ended, and Bogart was called back to dub it. # Casino Murder Case (1935) - CAMEO(William Powell): Powell played Philo Vance in earlier films, and can be seen takling to the new Philo at the auction house. # Casino Royale (1967) - 'Peter Sellers' (qv) and 'Orson Welles' (qv) hated each so much that the filming of the scene where both of them face each other across a gaming table actually took place on different days with a double standing in for one the actors. - Sellers often caused interruptions by leaving the set for days at a time. - A brief snippet of the title tune to _What's New, Pussycat (1965)_ (qv) (which had many cast members in common) can be heard. - At least one-half hour of the film ended on the cutting room floor and is now missing. - Numerous screenwriters and directors contributed bits to the film and were uncredited: 'Billy Wilder' (qv) (the ``Nobody's Perfect'' tag line) and 'Terry Southern' (qv) (the war room in Berlin) among them. - An enormous Taj Mahal-type set was designed for the film but never built. # CB4 (1993) - References to: _Wayne's World (1992)_ (qv), _The Silence of the Lambs (1991)_ (qv), _Boyz N the Hood (1991)_ (qv), _Colors (1988)_ (qv) [more?] # Chambara Fufu (1930) - Casting was done the very day director 'Mikio Naruse' (qv) got the script from the studio head. The next day he found the locations, then shot for 36 hours running. # Chance at Heaven (1933) - 'Marian Nixon' (qv) replaced 'Dorothy Wilson' (qv) in the role of Glory Franklyn. # Chariots of Fire (1981) - The ``male military band'' featured several women disguised with false moustaches. # Charley Varrick (1973) - DIRCAMEO(Don Siegel): a table tennis player. # Charlie Chan's Chance (1932) - Currently believed to be lost. Please check your attic. - The only film in the series that boasts the involvement of the creator of Charlie Chan, 'Earl Derr Biggers' (qv), who is credited with ``added suggestions'' to the screenplay. # Charlie Chan's Courage (1934) - believed to be lost. Please check your attic. # Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933) - Believed to be lost. Please check your attic. # Charlie Chaplin's Burlesque on Carmen (1916) - 'Charles Chaplin' (qv) released this two reel comedy in 1915, shortly before leaving Essanay. That studio then padded the film with two more reels of non-Chaplin material and re-released it as a four-reel film in 1916. # Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams (1981) - CAMEO(Paul Reubens): - CAMEO(Timothy Leary): # Cheyenne Autumn (1964) - Director 'John Ford' (qv) deliberately only allowed one take, so that actors would remain nervous. # Children of Divorce (1927) - Some scenes supposedly directed by 'Josef von Sternberg' (qv). # China Seas (1935) - While shooting in the studio two stuntmen were nearly killed as they were washed away by 50 tons of water. # China Syndrome, The (1979) - Apart from the title song ``Somewhere In Between'' by _Stephen Bishop_ (qv), there is no background music in the entire picture. # Chinatown (1974) - DIRCAMEO(Roman Polanski): the hood who slits Jake's nose. - Polanski actually cut 'Jack Nicholson' (qv)'s nose. # Chinese Parrot, The (1928) - No prints of this film are known to exist. # Chopin - Bilder einer Trennung (1993) - Dialog in this film taken directly from correspondence. # Chopping Mall (1986) - CAMEO(Paul Bartel): the same character he played in _Eating Raoul (1982)_ (qv), another 'Roger Corman' (qv) production. - CAMEO(Mary Woronov): the same character she played in _Eating Raoul (1982)_ (qv), another 'Roger Corman' (qv) production. # Chow Hound (1951) - Names of Warner Brothers staff in the newspaper want ads. # Christine (1983) - Christine was a 1958 Plymouth Fury. In 1958 they made only very small number of those Furys and they have since become collector's items. There were 13 or 16 (depending on source) '58 Furys smashed in the making of the movie, and it infuriated Plymouth enthusiasts. In the original - 'Stephen King' (qv) book the car had 4 doors, but it was changed to a 2 door model when it was realized that there never was a 4 door 1958 Plymouth Fury. # Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992) - To reach high authenticity the whole crew crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Spain to America in three original ships provided by the Spanish government. # Chump at Oxford, A (1940) - The scenes of the employment agency and dinner party were originally filmed for the 63 minute version released overseas simultaneously with the USA 42 minute print. # Church, The (1991) - [Thomas Arana] opens a door with a key. The key ring is one of the ones given away as a promotion for _The Adventures Baron Munchausen (1989)_ (qv), for which director 'Michele Soavi' (qv) was the second unit director. # Cincinnati Kid, The (1965) - Original director 'Sam Peckinpah' (qv) was fired one week into production. # Circle of Iron (1979) - The script for this movie was intented for a project starring 'Bruce Lee' (qv) and 'James Coburn' (qv), based on Lee's idea to present the philosophy that underlies martial arts training. The project died when Lee died during the making of _Game of Death (1979)_ (qv). The project was revived with 'David Carradine' (qv) taking Coburn's part and 'Jeff Cooper' (qv) taking Lee's. See also: _"Kung Fu" (1972)_ (qv). # Circus, The (1928) - 'Charles Chaplin' (qv) went to New York and had a nervous breakdown after about two-thirds of the film had been shot. # Citizen Kane (1941) - Originally titled ``John Citizen, U.S.A.''. - 'William Randolph Hearst' (qv) was incensed by this movie. The movie was obviously based on Hearst's life, and according to an essay written for the New York Review of Books by 'Gore Vidal' (a close friend of Hearst's) ``Rosebud'' was his Hearst's name for long-time mistress 'Marion Davies' (qv)' clitoris. - One of the voices of the reporters watching the newsreel at the beginning belongs to 'Joseph Cotten' (qv). - The scene where Kane destroys Susan's room after she's left him was done on the first take. Director/star 'Orson Welles' (qv)' hands were bleeding, and he is quoted as saying ``I really felt it.'' - Welles privately watched _Stagecoach (1939)_ (qv) about 40 times while making this film. - When asked by friends how Kane's last words would be known when he died alone, Welles reportedly started for a long time before saying ``Don't you even tell anyone of this.'' # City Girl (1930) - Director 'Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau' (qv) wanted the title of the film to be ``Our Daily Bread''. After differences with the producers he left, and an asisstant director finished it. # City Slickers (1991) - 'Billy Crystal' (qv) co-wrote the story, but is not given on-screen credit. - Some trailers feature a scene where someone's spurs are caught on a rail, but this scene is not in the movie. - The cow-giving-birth used a puppet calf, as several takes were wanted. The shot of Norman getting to his feet was real footage taken just after birth. Crystal actually assisted in the delivery. Six calves were used in all, and Crystal arranged for them all to live full lives on a farm. # Claudine (1974) - 'Diana Sands' (qv) was chosen for the female lead role, but she died of cancer shortly before shooting of the film began. # Cleopatra (1963) - 'Elizabeth Taylor' (qv) converted to Judaism during the shooting, which prevented it being shown in Egypt and other Arab countries. # Clerks (1994) - Financed largely by credit cards and money borrowed from family and friends. - Filmed at the same store in which director 'Kevin Smith' (qv) was working at the time. - The original ending showed Dante getting shot and killed during a robbery. # Cliffhanger (1993) - Set in Colorado, but filmed in Italy. The American Enivornmental Protection Authority wouldn't allow filming in America for fear of the damage that could be left by the film crew. Italy was chosen because it had spectacular mountains that are similar to the Colorado Rockies. The production crew paid a very large deposit against clean-up costs. - 31 well-known climbers were signed up, including 'Ron Kauk' (qv) and 'Wolfgang Gullich' (qv). Gullich performed many of the film's stunts. - Kauk was 'Sylvester Stallone' (qv)'s stunt double and really had to bulk up. He ate 5 carbohydrate-heavy meals a day and pumped a lot of iron. The trainer wanted to have him eat a sixth meal in the middle of the night. Kauk also doubled for 'Leon' (qv), a 6'3'' black actor, and 'Janine Turner' (qv). - To demonstrate his faith in the safety equipment, director 'Renny Harlin' (qv) put on a harness and flung himself out on a cable over a cliff. - An avid golfer, Stallone found that climbing roughed up his hands and consequently messed up his game. He had a net on the set for practice. The models he was dating complained about his rough hands. - Electrical storms hit during filming, knocking down 5 crew members. Climber Earl Wiggins was hit 3 times, but was only slightly injured. During a later storm, crew members had fun taking pictures of each other with their hair standing on end while the climbers pointed out the wisdom of evacuating. - The background for many of the scenes was generated by an IBM Power Visualization System. - Sneak-preview audiences saw a scene where a rabbit gets killed by gunfire. Their reaction was strong enough for Stallone to invest $100,000 of his own money to have the scene re-shot so that the rabbit escaped. - The credits include a message which explains that the Black Diamond harness used in the opening scene was specially modified so that it would fail. - The stuntman who did the air-to-air transfer (Simon Crane) actually couldn't get inside the second plane, but good editing gives the appearance that he does. - One of the buckles on the horse's bridle is a piece of climbing equipment. - DIRTRADE(Renny Harlin): [finland]: one of the parachutes looks like the Finnish flag. # Clockwork Orange, A (1971) - The film rights were sold for ``a few hundred dollars'', but then re-sold for a much larger amount. Before director 'Stanley Kubrick' (qv) become involved in the film, several different casts were considered for Alex and his droogs: girls in miniskirts, old-age pensioners, and 'The Rolling Stones' (qv). - _2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)_ (qv) (also directed by Kubrick) soundtrack highly visible in record store. - The book that Frank Alexander is working on when Alex and his droogs break into is home is called ``A Clockwork Orange''. Author 'Anthony Burgess' (qv) uses a pun on the Malay word ``Ourang''. Burgess lived for several years in Malaya. The attack on his wife was based on an attack on Burgess' wife by four American GIs during WWII, which caused her to miscarry. - Many actors play multiple roles. - The newspaper article gives Alex's last name as ``Burgess''. - The photo-montage when Alex clobbers the old lady are mostly the paintings the old lady has hanging in her room. - Alexander's bodyguard was played by professional bodybuilder 'David Prowse' (qv). Even so, he was near exhaustion after the repeated takes of him carrying Alexander and his wheelchair down the stairs. - Many phallic symbols: snake crawling between the legs of the woman in the poster, the popsicles held by the girls in the record store, the tip of Alex's walking stick, the object used by Alex to kill the woman. - Kubrick deliberately made continuity errors just before the author worked out who Alex is. The dishes on the table move around and the level of wine in the glasses change between shots to give a feeling of disorientation to the viewer. - The film was withdrawn voluntarily by Kubrick from the United Kingdom after being criticized as too violent. Kubrick has stated that the film will be released there only after his death. - The film leaves out chapter 21 of the book, where Alex starts thinking about getting married and settling down. Burgess said: ``A vindication of free will had become an exhaltation of the urge to sin. I was worried. The British version of the book shows Alex growing up and putting violence by as a childish toy; Kubrick confessed that he did not know this version: an American, though settled in England, he had followed the only version that Americans were permitted to know. I cursed Eric Swenson of W. W. Norton (the US publisher).'' - DIRTRADE(Stanley Kubrick): [three-way]: Alex vs Government vs Alexander. - DIRTRADE(Stanley Kubrick): [faces]: Alexander, when he realizes who Alex is. - DIRTRADE(Stanley Kubrick): [114]: The Durango's license plate is ``CRM-114'. Alex is also given ``Serum 114'' when he undergoes the Ludovico treatment. # Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) - The working title was ``Watch the Skies'', the closing words from _The Thing From Another World (1951)_ (qv). These words also can be heard in the cartoon that wakes Neary. - 'Jerry Garcia' (qv) can be spotted in the crowd in India. - Barry is shown to be surprised by the extraterrestrials. Director 'Steven Spielberg' (qv) dressed up in a gorilla suit and was off camera while 'Cary Guffey' (qv)'s reaction was filmed. - In the original version, there is a long scene of Roy Neary tears up his and a neighbor's back yard for materials with which to build a model of Devil's Tower. This scene is not in ``The Special Edition'' but was replaced by a scene (the night before) in which his wife discovers him crying, fully clothed, under a running hot shower. A family fight ensues, but this entire scene was not seen in the original version. Also, additional footage was shot for ``The Special Edition'' that shows Neary inside the alien mothership at the end of the movie. - SFX man 'Douglas Trumbull' (qv) created the cloud effects by injecting white paint into tanks of salt and fresh water. - It is possible to see an upside down R2-D2 (from _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv), etc) in part of the large spacecraft that flys over Devil's Mountain. The SFX people needed more detail, and so supposedly there are many more such items, such as a shark from _Jaws (1975)_ (qv) (also directed by Spielberg), etc. R2-D2 is visible as Jillian first sees the mothership up close from her hiding place in the rocks. - The watch that Neary wears only shows the time when he presses a button on it. During filming the watch remains blank. This is to avoid continuity errors. - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [music] - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [stars] - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [father]: Jillian is a single mother; Roy leaves his family to follow his intuition. # Clue (1985) - Three endings were shot, and a random one shown at each theatre. All three are included on video. # Clueless (1995) - Cher's last name is given as ``Horowitz'', but shown on her report card as ``Hamilton''. This may be an in-joke, as director 'Amy Heckerling' (qv)'s previously directed _Fast Times and Ridgemont High (1982)_ (qv), which featured a Stacey Hamilton. # Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) - 'Beverly D'Angelo' (qv) and 'Sissy Spacek' (qv) did all their own singing. # Coeur en hiver, Un (1992) - 'Emmanuelle Beart' (qv) actually learned how to play the violin for the part. # Cold Feet (1989) - CAMEO(Jeff Bridges): bartender # Color of Money, The (1986) - The voice explaining 8-ball is director 'Martin Scorsese' (qv)'s. # Color Purple, The (1985) - Producers 'Steven Spielberg' (qv) and 'Kathleen Kennedy' (qv) cast 'Margaret Avery' (qv) after 'Tina Turner' (qv) turned it down. - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [father]: Nettie's father # Colors (1988) - Producer 'Robert H. Solo' (qv) hired real gang members as guardians as well as actors. Two of them were shot during filming. # Come and Get It (1936) - Director 'Howard Hanks' (qv) was replaced by 'William Wyler' (qv) after Hanks was rude to producer 'Sam Goldwyn' (qv). # Comfort and Joy (1984) - 'Mark Knopfler' (qv), lead singer of Dire Straits, wrote the soundtrack for this film. Lyrics from a previous Dire Straits album ``Love Over Gold'' are used as dialog in the film: ``I hear the terrible twins came to call on you'' is similar to: ``I hear the seven deadly sins came to call on you'', and ``The bigger they are, baby, the harder they fall on you'' are both lyrics from the song ``It Never Rains''. Alan Bird says the words ``dire staits'' in one of the radio studio scenes shortly after Maddy has left him. # Coming Home (1978) - 'Jane Fonda' (qv) had a body double for her sex scene with 'Jon Voight' (qv). # Coming to America (1988) - 'Eddie Murphy' (qv) was required to give away 19% of his earnings to co-writer 'Art Buchwald' (qv) because Murphy did not mention that they developed the story together. - Airport scenes in _Into the Night (1985)_ (qv) and _Coming to America (1988)_ (qv) have a call over the PA system for a ``Mr Frank Ozkerwitz'' to pick up the white courtesy phone. This is 'Frank Oz' (qv)'s real name. - The bums that pickup the money that the Prince ('Eddie Murphy' (qv)) drops are the ``Duke Brothers'' from _Trading Places (1983)_ (qv) (also directed by 'John Landis' (qv)). In that movie, Billy Ray Valentine (Murphy) was responsible for The Dukes losing their fortune. - The predatory woman in the bar was played by 'Arsenio Hall' (qv). - All characters in the barber shop (including the caucasians) are played by Murphy, Hall, [and another black comedian]. - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [SYNW]: on a movie poster in the subway station (the movie claims to star 'Jamie Lee Curtis' (qv), who appeared in Landis' _Trading Places (1983)_ (qv)). Another poster is visible in Ophelia's apartment. # Commando (1985) - ACTTRADE(Arnold Schwarzenegger): ``I'll be back, Bennet!'' # Commitments, The (1991) - The producers wanted 'Andrew Stong' (qv)'s father to audition for one of the roles. He brought his 16-year old son along, who then landed the lead role. - One of the audition songs is the title song from _Fame (1980)_ (qv) (also directed by 'Alan Parker' (qv)). - Jimmy is asked if he has brought _Mississippi Burning (1988)_ (qv) (also directed by Parker) with him on the bus. - DIRCAMEO(Alan Parker): the record producer in the studio near the end of the film. A cardboard cut-out of him can also be seen in the background in a video shop, and cassettes of his films are on the shelves. # Company of Killers (1970) - Originally intended as a TV movie named ``The Protectors'', but released theatrically with this new name. # Conan the Barbarian (1981) - 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv) and 'Sandahl Bergman' (qv) did their own stunts, as they couldn't find suitable body doubles. - To give the characters' costumes a more authentic and ``lived-in'' look, 'Dino DeLaurentiis' (qv) had the cast members wear their costumes both during rehearsals and the actual scene shoots. - 'Sandahl Bergman' (qv)'s character is never refered to by name during the film. The name ``Valeria'' is given in the credits. - Director 'John Milius' (qv) is an avid surfer. Bergman and 'Gerry Lopez' (qv) are professional surfers. - Schwarzenegger had to tone down his workout, as his arm/chest muscles were so big that he couldn't wield a sword properly. - The swordmaster was played by 'Kiyoshi Yamazaki' (qv), swordmaster for the actors in the film. - The fake blood used in the film came in the form of a concentrate which had to be mixed with water prior to use. Due to the cold weather, it was mixed with vodka (as an anti-freeze) instead. In the scenes in which the actors were supposed to spit the blood, they would swallow it instead, then go back to the special effects man for more. - The Mattel Toy Company started to make some Conan action figures, but after viewing the film, the executives realized that they couldn't afford to be associated with a film with such graphic sex and violence. They gave their doll blonde hair, called him ``He-man'', and thus created the _Masters of the Universe (1987)_ (qv). # Conan the Destroyer (1984) - Some scenes were filmed in the same location and at the same time as scenes from _Dune (1984)_ (qv). - CAMEO(Andre the Giant): the resurrected horned giant. # Coneheads (1993) - Scenes featuring 'Colleen Camp' (qv), 'Ellen Cleghorne' (qv), 'Brian Doyle-Murray' (qv), and 'Conan O'Brien' (qv) were filmed but cut. # Confession, The (1964) - Original director 'Victor Stoloff' (qv) was fired and replaced by 'William Dieterle' (qv). # Congo (1995) - Director 'Frank Marshall' (qv) originally intended to use the computer work pioneered on _Jurassic Park (1993)_ (qv) for the gorillas, but opted for models as the computers weren't capable of reproducing hair. # Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, A (1949) - The footage of the solar eclipse was taken during an actual eclipse. # Conqueror, The (1956) - Filmed near the site of contemporaneous nuclear testing grounds, the set was contaminated by nuclear fallout. After location shooting, much dirt from the location was transported back to Hollywood in order to match interior shooting done there. Scores of cast and crew members developed forms of cancer over the next two decades, many more than the normal percentage of a random group of this size. Quite a few died from cancer or cancer-related problems, including 'John Wayne' (qv), 'Susan Hayward' (qv), 'Pedro Armendariz' (qv), 'Agnes Moorehead' (qv), 'Thomas Gomez' (qv), and director 'Dick Powell' (qv). # Convention City (1933) - No copies of this film can be found. # Conversation, The (1974) - CAMEO(Robert Duvall): the director who hires Harry Caul. # Coogan's Bluff (1968) - DIRCAMEO(Don Siegel): man in an elevator. # Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, The (1989) - The dog excrement was acutally chocolate mousse. - Costumes change as characters walk from room to room. - Animal symbolism is rampant: Albert Spica drives a Jaguar, the big sign above the restuarant says ``P&A'' (panda). # Cop in Blue Jeans, The (1978) - Originally titled ``Sqadra Antiscippo''. # Copycat (1995) - 'Sigourney Weaver' (qv) is almost a foot taller than 'Holly Hunter' (qv), thus for many scenes Weaver would be sitting down to make their heights appear more equal. - As well as the real-life serial killers that Foley is identified as copying, his dressing up as a dead cop is a homage to a trick used by the ficticious serial killer Hannibal Lector in _The Silence of the Lambs (1994)_ (qv). # Cosmic Princess (1976) (TV) - This TV movie was edited from scenes of the two episodes (``The Metamorph'' and ``Space Warp'') of the TV series _"Space: 1999" (1975)_ (qv). # Couch Trip, The (1988) - John Williams Burns Junior has the same prison number (74-74-505-B) as Jake Blues in _The Blues Brothers (1980)_ (qv). # Countess Dracula (1972) - 'Ingrid Pitt' (qv)'s voice was dubbed. Supposedly, she was so furious at director 'Peter Sasdy' (qv) that she vowed never to speak to him again. # Country Life (1994) - Film adaptation based on and including most of the cast of Blakemores National Theatre production of ``Uncle Vanya''. # Cover Girl (1944) - 'Rita Hayworth' (qv) singing was dubbed by 'Martha Mears' (qv). # Crazy People (1990) - Some scenes differ slightly from those in the trailer: - The line ``You can't tell the truth, you idiot'' from the trailer has ``asshole'' instead of ``idiot'' in the movie. - The text of the Jaguar ad reads ``for men who want special attention'' in the trailer and ``for men who want hand jobs'' in the movie. # Creature Comforts (1990) - The film's soundtrack is a mixture of actual interviews with shut-ins and zoo attendees, and semi-acting. The leopard was a Brazilian friend of director 'Nick Park' (qv)'s who hated England. Park told him to pretend he was a leopard in the zoo for the interview. # Creeping Terror, The (1964) - It is rumoured that the constant narration was introduced to cover up the extremely noisy production soundtrack. # Creepshow (1982) - CAMEO(Stephen King): Jordy Verril (man covered in moss). - CAMEO(Joe King): (son of Stephen) The boy at the beginning (avid collector of ``Creepshow'' magazine and voodoo dolls). # Creepshow 2 (1987) - CAMEO(Stephen King): truck driver in ``The Hitcher''. # Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) - CAMEO(Daryl Hannah): # Crimes of Passion (1984) - 'Rick Wakeman' (qv)'s soundtrack is based entirely on 'Anton Dvorak' (qv)'s ``New World'' Symphony; partly an in-joke on the releasing company, New World Pictures; partly as director Ken Russell's ``take'' on America. # Crimewave (1985) - Disowned by director 'Sam Raimi' (qv), incensed at not being allowed to use 'Bruce Campbell' (qv), and having editor 'Kaye Davis' (qv) and composer 'Joseph LoDuca' (qv) removed by the producers. - DIRTRADE(Sam Raimi): [3-stooges]: many, including the bowling balls rolling off the shelf onto the man's head. # Criminals of the Air (1937) - Working title was ``Guardians of the Air,'' then previewed as ``Honeymoon Pilot.'' - 'Rita Hayworth' (qv)'s name change came between the preview, where she was credited as 'Rita Cansino' (qv), and the release print. # Crimson Pirate, The (1952) - Ojo ('Nick Cravat' (qv)) is mute becuase Cravat had a thick East Coast accent. # Crimson Tide (1995) - The name of the submarine is the ``Alabama''. Alabama's football team is called ``The Crimson Tide'', and their coach's nickname is ``Bear''; the name of the Alabama's captain's dog. - 'Quentin Tarantino' (qv) was brought in to do uncredited ``punch-ups'' of the dialogue. His major contribution was the comic book bickering. The character name ``Russell Vossler'' (qv) is a reference to 'Rand Vossler' (qv), with whom Tarantino used to work at a video store. See also _Pulp Fiction (1994)_ (qv). - 'Robert Towne' (qv) and 'Steven Zallian' (qv) also contributed key scenes. Towne's wrote the ``Von Clausewicz'' scene, having to do with the essential nature of war. - CAMEO(Jason Robards): The Admiral. # Critters 4 (1991) - All external space scenes and many sets are lifted from one of 'Don Opper' (qv)'s earlier films, _Android (1982)_ (qv). # Cronaca di una morte annunciata (1987) - Director 'Francesco Rosi' (qv) was so appalled with 'Rupert Everett' (qv)'s Spanish accent that he had his voice dubbed for the final print. # Cross Creek (1983) - CAMEO(Malcom McDowell): Maxwell Perkins - CAMEO(Norman Baskin): giving directions to Rawlings. # Crow, The (1994) - 'Cameron Diaz' (qv) was offered the role of Shelley, but turned it down because she didn't like the script. - 'Brandon Lee' (qv) died during a mishap on the set. A scene required a gun to be loaded, cocked, and then pointed at the camera. Because of the close-range of the shot, the bullets loaded had real brass caps, but no powder. After the cut, the propsmaster (not the armsmaster - he had left the set for the day) dry-fired the gun to get the cock off, knocking an empty cartridge into the barrel of the gun. The next scene to be filmed involving that gun was the rape of Shelly. The gun was loaded with blanks (which usually contain double or triple the powder of a normal bullet to make a loud noise). Lee entered the set carrying a bag of groceries containing an explosive blood pack. The script called for Funboy ('Michael Massey' (qv)) to shoot Eric Draven (Lee) as he entered the room, triggering the blood pack. The cartridge that was stuck in the barrel was blasted at Lee through the bag he was carrying, killing him. The footage of his death was destroyed without being developed. Lee is the son of martial arts legend 'Bruce Lee' (qv), who died in mysterious circumstances before completing _Game of Death (1979)_ (qv). See also _Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)_ (qv). - The following scenes were completed after Lee's death: - Draven first enters the apartment after digging himself out of his grave: footage of Lee walking through an alley in the rain was digitally composited into the scene where he walks through the doorway. Computer technology added drops of water to the door frame to make the water on his back not seem out of place. - The shot of Draven falling from the window was made by digitally compositing Lee's face (complete with simulated blood) onto a body double. - The scene where Draven puts on his make-up was filmed using a double. The face in the smashed mirror may have been computer-generated, but was more likely a double. The image of Draven walking towards the window with the crow on his shoulder was cut from another scene, with a computer-generated crow added. - When Sarah visits the apartment, we never see Draven's face as it is a double. - Scenes featuring 'Michael Berryman' (qv) as the Skull Cowboy were cut. - CAMEO(James O'Barr): stealing a TV set after Gideon's shop was blown up. - CAMEO(Trent Reznor): stage diving # Curse, The (1987) - 'Wil Wheaton' (qv) and 'Amy Wheaten' (qv), are real-life brother and sister. - Wil Wheaten once said that the only good thing about the movie was that his sister got a job on it. # Custer of the West (1968) - Originally to be directed by 'Akira Kurosawa' (qv), but he pulled out. # Cutthroat Island (1995) - DIRTRADE(Renny Harlin) [flag]: Shopfront window. Use of this flag is anachronistic. # Cyber Bandits (1995) - CAMEO([Visual Effects Supervisor]): behind the VR table in the nightclub scene. - Originally titled ``A Sailor's Tattoo'', but renamed before release by Columbia-TriStar. # Cyborg (1989) - All the major characters are named after guitar brand names. - A stuntman sued 'Jean-Claude Van Damme' (qv) after he lost vision in one eye during a fight sequence that went wrong. The injured stuntman won his suit, claiming that Van Damme was not the expert that he claimed to be, lacking the control necessary for the stunt. # Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) - The film required 2000 actors and extras, and 2000 costumes, half of which were specially designed for the film. Over 1000 weapons were required as well as 40 studio sets and outdoor locations. # Dam Busters, The (1954) - The RAF supplied most of the aircraft, at a cost of 130 pounds per hour. This expense consumed 10% of the film's budget. - An cut of the film was spiced up for the American market. Additional scenes of a plane crashing were later removed after it was spotted that Warners had used WW2 footage of a Flying Fortress (the RAF used Lancasters). - The bombs shown in the movie were the wrong shape becuase the actual shape (a stubby cylinder) was still secret at the time. - The film premiered 12 years to the day from the original raid. The raid was one of the most effective operations of WW2 (the West German government were still mopping up after the original raid when the film was in production). - Gibson's dog ``Nigger'' was dubbed into ``Trigger'' for the US market. See also Goofs entry. # Dames (1934) - In the ``Dames'' number, Dick Powell as a Broadway producer don't want to see composer 'George Gershwin'(qv), but when asked by his secretary about seeing Miss Dubin, Miss Warren and Miss Kelly, he lets them enter his office. 'Al Dubin' (qv) and 'Harry Waren' (qv) wrote the music, 'Orry-Kelly' (qv) was costume designer of this picture. # Damien: Omen II (1978) - 'Don Taylor' (qv) replaced director 'Mike Hodges' (qv) as a result of creative differences. # Damsel in Distress, A (1937) - 'Ruby Keeler' (qv), 'Carole Lombard' (qv) and British musical star 'Jessie Matthews' (qv) were each approached to play the role of Alyce, but were unavailable. # Dances with Wolves (1990) - On the video release of this film that was sold as a McDonalds promotion at Christmas '92, there is not a single picture of 'Kevin Costner' (qv) on the box. On all other video releases of the film, Costner is pictured. # Dancing in the Dark (1949) - Crossman's office is a replica of producer 'Darrly F. Zanuck' (qv)'s. # Dandy in Aspic, A (1968) - Director 'Anthony Mann' (qv) died during production and was replaced by 'Laurence Harvey' (qv). # Dangerous (1935) - Working title was ``Hard Luck Dame''. # Dante's Inferno (1969) - DIRTRADE: (snake): Snake crawling on Dante's face after he crashes into the bird cages. # Dark Half, The (1993) - In the prologue of this 'Stephen King' (qv) adaptation, Thad Beaumont wants to become a writer and is shown writing stories. The title of his first typewritten story is ``Here There Be Tygers'', which is also the real title of the first short story King wrote in his career. The story can be found in King's ``Skeleton Crew'' anthology. # Dark Star (1973) - 'John Carpenter' (qv) directed, edited, and wrote the music for the film, but he uses pseudonyms in the credits for editing and the music. - When bomb number 20 emerges from the bomb bay during the asteroid storm, you can see a guy sticking his tongue out on the computer screen. - One of the pieces of debris after the ship blows up says ``_THX 1138 (1970)_ (qv) Toilet Tank''. - The playboy posters are blurred in the bedroom scene, although the bedroom scene is not in all versions of the movie. # Dark Victory (1939) - Originally there was to have been a final scene where Judith Traherne's horse wins the Grand National, reducing Michael O'Leary ('Humphrey Bogart' (qv)) to tears. Preview audiences found it anticlimactic and it was cut. # Darkman (1990) - Director 'Sam Raimi' (qv) wanted high-school friend 'Bruce Campbell' (qv) to play the lead role, but the producers didn't think that Campbell could handle it. Campbell played Ash in _The Evil Dead (1983)_ (qv) and _Evil Dead II (1987)_ (qv), both also directed by Raimi. - CAMEO(Jenny Agutter): - DIRTRADE(Sam Raimi): [shemp]: Last shemp: 'Bruce Campbell' (qv). # Dave (1993) - Author 'Gary Ross' (qv) appears as Policeman number 2. - Many Hollywood personalities, US Congressmen, and political commentators appear in this film as themselves. The credits at the end still claim that all characters depicted in the film were fictitious. - CAMEO(Oliver Stone): the man who tries to convince the reporter that the president is not the same man as he used to be. # Dawn of the Dead (1979) - Real pig intestines were used for the scene where [?] 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. - DIRCAMEO(George Romero): the director in the television studio. - CAMEO(Christine Forrest Romero): (wife of George) director's assistant ino the television studio. - CAMEO(Tom Savini): mustached head biker. # Day After, The (1983) (TV) - The Soviet ambassador is named Anatoli Kuragin, the name of a character from 'Leo Tolstoy' (qv)'s ``War and Peace''. # Days of Thunder (1990) - Many real-life NASCAR drivers (including Rusty Wallace) appear in the film. - NASCAR driver 'Greg Sacks' (qv) did most of 'Tom Cruise' (qv)'s stunt driving. Cruise wanted to do his own stunt driving, but wasn't allowed to for insurance reasons. The Chevrolets were prepared by 'Rick Hendrick' (qv)'s racing team, which later used some of the movie cars in real races. 35 cars were wrecked during filming. - The scene where Tim approaches Harry on a tractor was filmed on NASCAR legend 'Junior Johnson' (qv)'s farm. - 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. - All cars used in the movie for the races had to pass inspection and qualify. 'Bobby Hamilton' (qv) qualified one of the movie cars in the top ten; they removed the cameras and he was allowed to enter the race. # Days of Wine and Roses (1958) (TV) - The founder of Alcoholics Anonymous was a consultant. - 'John Frankenheimer' (qv) taped the AA meeting scenes the day prior to the live telecast, and those inserts made costume changes possible. # Days of Wine and Roses (1962) - Learning that he had not been chosen to direct this movie adaptation of his acclaimed TV drama _Days of Wine and Roses (1958) (TV)_ (qv), 'John Frankenheimer' (qv) asked why and was told, ``John, they say you're not a comedy director.'' # Dead Again (1991) - The number on Roman's prison uniform, 25101415, stands for ``25 October 1415'', the date of the Battle of Agincourt, fought by Henry V, subject of director 'Kenneth Branagh' (qv)'s previous film, _Henry V (1989)_ (qv). Branagh's birthday (December 10) is shown on the first newspaper clipping in the opening sequence. - The cover of the LIFE magazine in Mr. Madson's shop shows 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) in _Hamlet (1948)_ (qv); another Shakespeare reference is on the bridge where Mike and Doug fight (it reads ``Shakespeare Bridge,'' the real name of a bridge in L.A. where the movie was filmed). - Two additional double roles (besides Mike/Roman and Grace/Margaret) are in the film: the nun at the orphanage turns up as a snooty starlet at a party in the 1940s, and the cop at the mental hospital is seen again as an obnoxious party guest. - 'Derek Jacobi' (qv)'s stuttering as Frankie/Mr. Madson is a reference to his famous role as the stuttering Claudius in _"I, Claudius" (????)_ (qv). - Mike's apartment contains several pictures of pianists and piano keyboards, giving away his true identity to the careful viewer. - Lots of subtle similarities between Roman/Margaret and Mike/Grace. - DIRTRADE(Kenneth Branagh): [doyle]: bored cop in the elevator, and obnoxious guest at Otto's party. # Dead Drop (1996) - The motorcycle in the movie is a 1976 Kawasaki KZ1000, requested by 'Keanu Reeves' (qv) himself. Fox bought five bikes for different scenes, all painted flat black to prevent the spotlights from being reflected. # Dead Next Door, The (1988) - The executive producer credited as ``The Master Cylinder'' is actually 'Sam Raimi' (qv). # Dead Pool, The (1988) - CAMEO(Slash): half and hour after the funeral scene. The Guns 'n Roses' song ``Welcome to the Jungle'' is used in the film. # Dead Zone, The (1983) - Director 'David Cronemberg' (qv) had to reshoot the scene in which John Smith has his first premonition. It showed a little girl's room burning and a small E.T. doll could be seen on one of the shelves. The scene had to be reshot when Universal Pictures threatened to sue. # Death and the Maiden (1994) - This film was shot entirely in exact chronological order. # Death Becomes Her (1992) - In the scene where Helen sits down onto a shovel handle, she didn't sit in the way she was expected to do, so the SFX people had to morph the image to make it look like the shovel handle was pushing up into her chest. - 'Meryl Streep' (qv) accidentally scarred 'Goldie Hawn' (qv)'s cheek with a shovel during the fight scene. - 'Tracey Ullman' (qv) appeared in the trailers as a bartender who is also Ernest's girlfriend. After filming what director 'Robert Zemeckis' (qv) referred to as a ``saccharine ending'': Ernest and Ullman escaping to Europe, Zemeckis decided to opt for a darker ending, and Ullman's character was one of seven or eight actors with speaking roles that was cut. - DIRTRADE(Robert Zemeckis): [citation]: The shots in the psychiatric clinic where Helen is brought look exactly like those in _One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)_ (qv). # Death Machine (1994) - ``Scott Ridley'' is named after 'Ridley Scott' (qv), and ``John Carpenter'' is named after 'John Carpenter' (qv). # Death of a Salesman (1985) (TV) - 'Dustin Hoffman' (qv) called this his favorite acting experience. # December 7th (1943) - The Japanese planes attaking Pearl Habour were US ``Dauntless'' bombers. # Deer Hunter, The (1978) - 'Robert De Niro' (qv) claims this was his most physically exhausting film. - 'John Cazale' (qv) barely finished the film, dying of cancer soon after its completion. - De Niro and 'John Savage' (qv) performed the helicopter stunt themselves. - There appear to be at least two different endings. One version has [Chris Walken]'s slumped body with the ``I Love You Baby'' accompaniment. Another version simply closes with 'John (II) Williams' (qv) rendition of ``La Cavanita.'' # Defending Your Life (1991) - CAMEO(Shirley MacLaine): The MC # Delicatessen (1991) - Rumoured to be a surrealistic interpretation of _The Delicate Delinquent (1957)_ (qv). # Delta Force 3: The Killing Game (1991) - 'Chuck Norris' (qv) was to appear in this film, but he withdrew following the helicopter crash during the making of _Delta Force: Operation Stranglehold (1990)_ (qv). # Dementia 13 (1963) - 'Francis Ford Coppola' (qv) was assisting 'Roger Corman' (qv) on a set in Ireland. Corman allowed Coppola to use the same set for this film if he could shoot around the shooting schedule of Corman's film. # Demolition Man (1993) - 'Sandra Bullock' (qv) replaced 'Lori Petty' (qv) after a few days filming. - A poster for _Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)_ (qv) can be seen in Lenina Huxley's office. Both films had 'Mark Poll' (qv) as a set designer. - Many of the cars in the movie were prototypes of future models, supplied by General Motors. - For the European Release, 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. # Dennis the Menace (1993) - In the UK, the title was ``Dennis''. The comic on which this film was based is also known as ``Dennis'' in the UK. At about the same time as the ``Dennis the Menace'' comic started in the US, a completelty different character in a British comic was created - also called ``Dennis the Menace''. # Der Fuehrer's Face (1943) - Originall to be titled ``Donald Duck in Nutzi Land'', but the success of the cartoon's song, released in sheet music long before the film itself caused the film to be renamed. - Disney has banned this film from American reissue. # Desert Bloom (1986) - 'Winona Ryder' (qv) auditioned on video for the part of Rose, which eventually when to 'Annabeth Gish' (qv). # Desperado (1995) - 'Raul Julia' (qv) was cast as Bucho, but pulled out due to declining health. # Desperate Hours, The (1955) - 'Fredric March' (qv)'s part was intended for 'Spencer Tracy' (qv), a good friend of 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv)'s, but neither Tracy nor Bogart was willing to concede top billing to the other. # Destination Moonbase Alpha (1976) (TV) - This TV movie was edited from scenes of the two-part episode (``Bringers of Wonder'') of the TV series _"Space: 1999" (1975)_ (qv). # Devil and Daniel Webster, The (1941) - Shortly after filming had begun, 'Thomas Mitchell' (qv) managed to break a leg, and was replaced by 'Edward Arnold' (qv). Not many scenes had been shot, none were reshot, so Mitchell is still visible in some scenes. # Devil's Daffodil, The (1961) - Produced in a German and English release, with the same crew but different actors. # Diaboliques, Les (1954) - Two women drive from the outskirts of Paris to Niort, the birthplace of director 'Henri-Georges Clouzot' (qv). # Dial M for Murder (1954) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): about 13 minutes into the film, on the left side of the reunion photograph. - The movie was shot in 3-D although it was never released that way until after Hitchcock's death. - Hitchcock arranged to have 'Grace Kelly' (qv) dressed in bright colors at the start of the film and made them progressively darker as time goes on. # Diamonds Are Forever (1971) - After the failure of _On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)_ (qv), EON was desperate to get 'Sean Connery' (qv) back to save the series. When he refused, the producers considered 'Roger Moore' (qv), then 'Timothy Dalton' (qv) before unexpectedly signing an unknown American actor 'John Galvin' (qv). UA chief, David Picker, was not impressed with the choice of Galvin 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. - Actresses considered for the role of Tiffany Case included: 'Raquel Welch' (qv), 'Jane Fonda' (qv) and 'Faye Dunaway' (qv). 'Jill St. John' (qv) had originally been offered the part of Plenty O'Toole but landed the female lead after impressing the director 'Guy Hamilton' (qv) during screen tests. St. John becomes the first American Bond girl. - The original plot had 'Gert Frobe' (qv) returning as Auric _Goldfinger (1964)_ (qv)'s twin and seeking revenge for the death of his brother. - The death of Bond's wife Tracy was originally planned for the opening sequence of _Diamonds Are Forever (1971)_ (qv), but was later added to the end of _On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)_ (qv) to ``tidy up loose ends''. - Upon release, this film broke Hollywood's three day gross record. - 'Willard Whyte' (qv) is obviously based on 'Howard Hughes' (qv). Hughes, however, played a more substantial role behind the scenes allowing EON to film inside his casinos and at his other properties. His fee was reputed to be one 16mm print of the film. # Dick Tracy (1990) - The only colors in the film are the six that the original comic strip appeared in: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, plus black and white. - CAMEO(Dustin Hoffman): Mumbles - CAMEO(Paul Sorvino): Lips Manlis - CAMEO(Alan Garfield): a reporter - CAMEO(James Caan): # Dick Turpin (1925) - Most scenes with 'Carole Lombard' (qv) were cut before release, but she can still be seen in a group scene. # Die Hard (1988) - 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. - One cop says that John McLean ('Bruce Willis' (qv)) ``could be a fucking bartender for all we know''. Prior to becoming a well-known actor, Willis was a bartender. # Die Hard 2 (1990) - The General is from ``Valverde'', the fictitious Latin-American country used in _Commando (1985)_ (qv). - DIRTRADE(Renny Harlin): [finland]: ``Finlandia Hymn'' by Jean Sibelius is used in some scenes. # Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) - McClane ('Bruce Willis' (qv)) tells Zeus ('Samuel L. Jackson' (qv)) ``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 from the soundtrack of _Pulp Fiction (1994)_ (qv), which starred both Willis and Jackson. Willis' character (Butch) was singing this song in Gabrielle's car when he spotted Marsellus Wallace. - Character ``Dr. Fred Schiller'' is a reference to the 18th century German poet 'Friedrich Schiller' (qv), who wrote the lyrics used by 'Ludwig van Beethoven' (qv) in his 9th symphony, which is the music used in _Die Hard (1988)_ (qv). - 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. # Diplomatic Courier (1952) - CAMEO(Lee Marvin): - CAMEO(Charles Bronson): # Dirty Harry (1971) - The title role was originally intended for 'Frank Sinatra' (qv). After he refused, it was offered to 'John Wayne' (qv), and then 'Paul Newman' (qv), finally being accepted by 'Clint Eastwood' (qv). - 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)_ (qv), which Eastwood directed and starred in. - When Callahan (Eastwood) is being run all over town by Scorpio, he passes a wall which bears the graffiti ``Kyle'', the name of Eastwood's son. - The final scene where Harry throws his badge in the river is a homage to a similar scene from _High Noon (1952)_ (qv). - 'Andrew Robinson' (qv) (Scorpio) had to get an unlisted phone number, and has received a death threat. - DIRCAMEO(Don Siegel): man running down the street. # Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) - An entire day was spent shooting the trailer, which does not appear in the film. The trailer shows Freddy and Lawrence walking along the boardwalk, politely moving out of the way of other people, etc, with a voice saying something like ``There are numerous distinguised gentlemen in the world... refined, cultured gentlemen.... nice men....... but nice men finish last''. As these last few lines are spoken, Freddy pushes an old lady into the water, and Lawrence shoves an kid's face into his ice cream. # Do You Love Me? (1946) - CAMEO(Betty Grable): The fan who calls for Barry ('Harry James' (qv)) in her car at the end. Grable and James were married at the time. # Dockpojken (1993) - References to _Citizen Kane (1941)_ (qv). # Dog Day Afternoon (1975) - Director 'Sidney Lumet' (qv) claims that 'Al Pacino' (qv) and 'Chris Sarandon' (qv)'s phone conversation was improvised. # Dolores Claiborne (1994) - A fire on the set in Nova Scotia, Canada caused one million dollars damage. # Don Juan DeMarco and the Centerfold (1995) - 'Johnny Depp' (qv) agreed to be in the film on the condition that 'Marlon Brando' (qv) was cast in the psychiatrist's role. - In order to learn a Spanish accent, Depp watched a tape of _"Fantasy Island" (1978)_ (qv) re-runs. # Don't Bet on Love (1933) - Working titles was ``In the Money''. # Dona Herlinda y Su Hijo (1985) - 'Guadalupe del Toro' (qv) was offered the role of Dona Herlinda in exchange for helping finance the movie. # Doors, The (1991) - Prior to the audition, 'Val Kilmer' (qv) memorized the lyrics to all songs written by Jim Morrison. He also sent director 'Oliver Stone' (qv) a video of him performing a few Doors songs, which Stone claimed hurt Kilmer's image as Morrison. - Kilmer wore special contact lenses which made his pupils seem dilated in the scenes where Morrison was stoned - Closeup shots use Kilmer's voice, long distance shots use Morrison's. - 'Patricia Kennealy Morrison' (qv) played the High Priestess in the handfasting scene. - 'John Densmore' (qv) (The Doors drummer) was the recording engineer. - 'Bonnie Bramlett' (qv) (of 60's group Delaney and Bonnie) played the bartender. - Stone's son plays the young Jim Morrison in the accident scene. - DIRCAMEO(Oliver Stone): Morrison's film professor. # Dorado, El (1996) - Shot entirely on location, with entirely ad-libbed dialog. # Double Indemnity (1944) - Director 'Billy Wilder' (qv) originally filmed an ending where Keyes watches Walter Neff go to the gas chamber. # Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986) - 'Nick Nolte' (qv) spent five weeks as a homeless person in preparation for his role. # Down Argentine Way (1940) - 'John Hay Whitney' (qv), head of the motion picture section of the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs convinced 20th Century Fox to spend $40,000 for reshooting scenes that described native customs in an slight unfavorable light. - Director 'Irving Cummings' (qv) thought the dance number by the Nicholas Brothers ('Fayard Nicholas' (qv) and 'Harold Nicholas' (qv)) was too long, but dance director 'Nick (II) Castle' (qv) convinced him to leave it uncut at a test screening. The test audience cheered so much that they had to rewind the film. # Dr. Death: Seeker of Souls (1973) - CAMEO(Moe Howard) # Dr. No (1962) - _Thunderball (1965)_ (qv) was originally going to be the first 007 movie, but legal wrangles with its co-author lead to _Dr. No (1962)_ (qv) being chosen instead. - Author 'Ian Fleming' (qv) wanted his cousin 'Chrisopher Lee' (qv) to play Dr. No. See also _The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)_ (qv). - The budget was only $1,000,000 but when costs over run by $100,000 United Artists wanted to pull the plug fearing they would never recoup its outlay. - Fleming originally asked 'Noel Coward' (qv) to play the part of Dr. No, Coward replied in a telegram ``Dr. No? No! No! No!''. - Actors considered for the lead role included: 'Cary Grant' (qv), 'David Niven' (qv), 'Trevor Howard' (qv), 'Rex Harrison' (qv), and 'Roger Moore' (qv). - 'Sean Connery' (qv) was chosen for the part of 007 after Cubby Broccoli's wife saw him in Disney's _Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)_ (qv). - After the film's release in Italy, the Vatican issued a special communique expressing its disapproval at the film's moral standpoint. - The voice of Honey Rider is not that of 'Ursula Andress' (qv). - 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' (qv). - A painting of the Duke of Wellington, stolen in 1960 and never recovered, can be seen on the wall of Dr. No's headquarters. - The rights to the famous theme song were bought from 'Monty Norman' (qv) for a ridiculously low sum of money, and subsequently appeared in many later Bond films. - The Japanese office of United Artists originally translated the title as ``We don't want a doctor'', and even had posters printed with that title. The mistake was discovered at the last moment. # Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1963) - Based on the novel ``Red Alert'' and originally conceived as a tense thriller about the possibility of accidental nuclear war. Director 'Stanley Kubrick' (qv) was working on the script when he noticed that many scenes he had written were actually quite funny. - 'Peter Sellers' (qv) plays three roles, and was to play Major T. J. Kong as well. He broke his leg, so the role went to 'Slim Pickens' (qv). - Major Kong's comment about the survival kit (``a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff,'') originally refered to Dallas instead of Las Vegas, but was overdubbed after President Kennedy's asassination in Dallas. - Kubrick intended the film to end with a custard pie fight between the Russians and the Americans in the War Room. The footage was shot, but he decided not to use it because he considered it too farcical to fit in with the satirical nature of the rest of the film. - General Ripper ('George C. Scott' (qv)) was not scripted to fall over in the war room when he gets excited, but when it happened, Kubrick decided it was in character, and left it in. - DIRTRADE(Stanley Kubrick): [three-way]: USA vs. Russia vs. General Ripper. - DIRTRADE(Stanley Kubrick): [faces]: General Turgidson, General Ripper, and Dr. Strangelove. - DIRTRADE(Stanley Kubrick): [114]: Name of the message decoder ``CRM-114''. # Dracula (1931/II) - Filmed with the same sets as _Dracula (1931/I)_ (qv). # Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) - 'Jason Scott Lee' (qv) had no previous Martial Arts training. He was trained especially for this role, and had numerous stunt doubles. # Dragonwyck (1946) - "Ernst Lubitsch" (qv) was intended to direct the film. When he suffered from illness, cinematographer 'Joseph L. Mankiewicz' (qv) took over. # Draughtsman's Contract, The (1982) - Directer 'Peter Greenaway' (qv), a former art student, created the sketches that feature in the film. # Drop Dead Fred (1991) - CAMEO(Bridget Fonda): Annabella. # Drop Zone (1994) - If you unscramble 'Wesley Snipes' (qv)' character's name ``Nessip'', you get 'Snipes'. # Drowning by Numbers (1987) - Three generations of ``Cissie Colpitts'' were introduced in _The Falls (1980)_ (qv), also directed by 'Peter Greenaway' (qv). # Duck Soup (1927) - Adapted from a sketch written by 'Stan Laurel' (qv)'s father. # Duck Soup (1933) - The mirror trick was previously used in _The Floorwalker (1916)_ (qv). # Duellists, The (1977) - The swords were hooked up to batteries to produce the sparks, and 'Harvey Keitel' (qv) said he was heavily shocked more than once. # Dune (1984) - 'Ridley Scott' (qv) worked on bringing the flim to the screen, but was unsuccessful. 'H.R. Giger' (qv) (who worked with Scott on _Alien (1979)_ (qv)) was hired as a production designer. - Director 'David Lynch' (qv) and producer 'Raffaella De Laurentiis' (qv) arranged a screen test in New York with 'Sean Young' (qv) for the role of Chani. Young's agent never told Young about the meeting, and she was in fact booked on a flight that evening to Los Angeles. Lynch and De Laurentiis missed their flight back to Los Angeles, and ended up catching the same plane as Young. During the flight, De Laurentiis noticed Young and told Lynch ``I bet that girl's an actress.'' A stewardess told the pair that her name was ``Sean Young'', and De Laurentiis confronted Young about standing her a Lynch up. The misunderstanding sorted out, the three ended up drinking champagne and reading the script together upon returning to Los Angeles. - The inspiration for the design of the stillsuits was the medical textbook ``Gray's Anatomy''. - Once scene called for Duke Leto ('Jurgen Prochnow' (qv)) to be strapped to a black stretcher and drugged. During one take, a high-powered bulb positioned above Prochnow exploded due to heat, raining down molten glass. Remarkably, Prochow was able to free himself from the stretcher, moments before before glass fused itself to the place he had been strapped. During the filming of the dream sequence, the Baron ('Kenneth McMillan' (qv)) approached Leto, who had special apparatus attached to his face so that green smoke would emerge from his cheek when the Baron scratched it. Although thoroughly tested, the smoke gave Prochnow first and second degree burns on his cheek. This sequence appears on film in the released version. - The tendons visible when Paul hooks the worm were made from condoms. - Two hundred workers spent two months hand-clearing three square miles of Mexican desert for location shooting. - Some special effects scenes were filmed with over a million watts of lighting, drawing 11,000 amps. - There are rumor of a 6-hour long director's cut, but there has never been any concrete proof of it being released. A book by 'Frank Herbert' (qv) himself claims that only five hours of footage was filmed. - Some scenes were filmed in the same location and at the same time as scenes from _Conan the Destroyer (1984)_ (qv). - Lynch disowned the television cut. - SMITHEE(David Lynch): disowned the television cut. - DIRCAMEO(David Lynch): A radio operator on the mining ship that Paul and Duke Leto Atreides rescue from a sandworm. - DIRTRADE(David Lynch): [singer]: 'Sting' (qv). # Dynamite (1929) - 'Carole Lombard' (qv) was replaced during filming, but can still be seen in the released print. # E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - ET's face was modeled after poet 'Carl Sandburg' (qv) and Albert Einstein. - At the auditions, 'Henry Thomas' (qv) thought about the day his dog died to express sadness. Director 'Steven Spielberg' (qv) cried, and hired him on the spot. - 'Harrison Ford' (qv) played the school principal, but his scenes were cut. There is a rumor that you can still see his back. Ford's wife 'Melissa Mathison' (qv) wrote the screenplay. - Reese's outbid M&M's for product placement. There is a rumour that M&M's were used initially, but the company asked for them to be removed, suspecting that the film would flop. - The extraterrestrial's plant collection includes a triffid (from _The Day of the Triffids (1962)_ (qv)). - ET's voice was performed by 'Pat Walsh' (qv), with help from 'Debra Winger' (qv). - ET's communicator actually worked, and was constructed by 'Henry Feinberg' (qv), an expert in science and technology interpretation for the public. - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [music] - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [father]: Elliot's father deserts the family to go to Mexico with Sally. # Early Bird, The (1963) - The game of golf with 'Jerry Desmonde' (qv) is a reprise of the Variety act he used to do as 'straight man' to 'Sid Field' (qv). # East of the River (1940) - 'James Cagney' (qv) turned down the role of Joe Lorenzo. # Easter Parade (1948) - Garland's husband 'Vincente Minnelli' (qv) was originally slated to direct, but Garland's psychiatrist advised them not to work together. - Following the success of pairing 'Gene Kelly' (qv) with 'Judy Garland' (qv) in _The Pirate (1948), MGM cast them together again for this film. Unfortunately, Kelly broke his ankle shortly after rehearsals started, and 'Fred Astaire' (qv) was given the role. due to an injury. - The shedding feathered gown worn by Garland in one number is an in-joke reference to 'Ginger Rogers' (qv) problematic gown in _Top Hat (1935)_ (qv). - A Garland solo number, ``Mr. Monotony,'' was cut from the film. # Easy Rider (1969) - 'Peter Fonda' (qv), 'Dennis Hopper' (qv), and 'Jack Nicholson' (qv) were really smoking marijuana on camera. - The final campfire scene was left out of the original shooting schedule and was shot after both motorcycles had been stolen. - CAMEO(Phil Spector): the cocaine dealer. # Easy Virtue (1927) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): walking past a tennis court carrying a walking stick. # Echoes of a Summer (1976) - 'Richard Harris' (qv) thought the script was faulty and threatened director 'Don Taylor' (qv) with a good thrashing. He also locked fellow star 'William Windown' (qv) in his dressing-room for several hours. # Edge of Eternity (1959) - DIRCAMEO(Don Siegel): man at a hotel pool # Edge of the World, The (1937) - When he was young, 'Michael Powell' (qv) saw a documentary on the evacuation of the island of Hirta (St. Kilda), West of the Hebrides and he thought he could make a great film about it. - The cast and crew stayed on Foula for many months, this was before the airstrip was built and they had to use local fishing boats as ferries. # Eegah! (1963) - Producer/director 'Nicholas Merriwether' (qv) and actor 'William Watters' (qv) are actually the same person: 'Arch Hall, Sr.' (qv), the president of Fairway International Pictures and father of 'Arch Hall, Jr.' (qv), who plays Tom. # Egyptian, The (1954) - 'Marlon Brando' (qv) signed up for the lead role, but dropped out at the last minute. # Eika Katappa (1969) - The film ends with a character dying while saying ``Life is very precious, even right now''; a character dies saying the same phrase in _Gods of the Plague (1970)_ (qv), released in the same year. # El Dorado (1967) - 'John Wayne' (qv) starred in _Rio Bravo (1959)_ (qv) (of which this film is a remake), and after reading the script for ``El Dorado'' he asked to play J.P. Hara, but the part went to 'Robert Mitchum' (qv). # El Mariachi (1992) - This film initially cost $7000 to make. Director 'Robert Rodriguez' (qv) raised $3,000 of the $7,000 by volunteering to be a human ``laboratory rat''. He was used to test a cholesterol reducing drug. Paid $100 a day for 30 days, he wrote most of the script while locked in the lab. 'Peter Marquardt' (qv) was a fellow ``rat'', but could not speak Spanish. He delivered his lines from card held in his hand or out of shot. Most of the $7,000 was spent on film for the camera. The version seen in most cinemas has had approximately $1 million of post-production work and promotion behind it. - Rodriguez claims the other actors were ``innocent'' passers by. He gave them lines as and when they were needed. - For the moving camera shots, Rodriguez sat in a broken hospital wheelchair and was pushed around. - The movie was intended to go ``straight to video''. - Sound was recorded with an ordinary cassette recorder and mike. The sequence with the pit bull terrier was shot specifically so that Rodriguez could synchronize the sound with the picture later. - Rodriguez says he made the movie to ``practise''. - Rodriguez was producer, director, writer, special-effect man, etc, the only job he didn't do was act, as there would be no one else to operate the camera. # Electric Dreams (1984) - CAMEO(Georgio Moroder): radio station executive at the very end. # Elephant Man, The (1980) - This film was executive produced by 'Mel Brooks' (qv), who was responsible for hiring director 'David Lynch' (qv) and obtaining permission to film in black and white. He deliberately left his name off the credits, as he knew that people would get the wrong idea about the movie if they saw his name on the film, given his fame as a satirist. # Elephant Walk (1954) - 'Vivian Leigh' (qv) was originally cast. Her mental illness begun affecting things during filming, and so she was replaced by 'Elizabeth Taylor' (qv). Many long shots and shots from behind are still of Leigh. # Elusive Pimpernel, The (1950) - Originally filmed as a musical. # Empire of the Sun (1987) - ``Suo Gan,'' the movie's theme song, is a lullaby sung in Welsh. Director 'Steven Spielberg' (qv) chose it after casting Welsh actor 'Christian Bale' (qv) as Jim. - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [music] # Empire Strikes Back, The (1980) - Lighting for SFX was so strong that several models melted. - The AT-AT's were based on ship loading structure in an Oakland, California shipyard. Walking patterns of elephants were studied to make the movements seem as realistic as possible. - Before this film was made, 'Mark Hamill' (qv) (Luke) was driving his BMW along a highway. Realizing was missing his turn, he swung sharply, but ended up rolling his car and suffering facial scarring. Despite the efforts of plastic surgeons, his appearance was noticeably different. For this reason, the scene where Luke receives facial scars from a Wampa was written. - Further scenes with the Wampa Ice Creatures were shot, and later cut. R2-D2 encountered one within the Rebel base, where it was killed by troopers. Later, the beasts were lured into a prison within the complex. In the completed film, a medical droid is seen examining the wounds of a Tauntaun killed by a Wampa, and Princess Leia mentions the ``creatures'' while discussing the Imperial Probe Droid. A scene filmed but cut had Han, Leia and C-3PO running through a corridor. Han went to take a short-cut through a door with a sign on it, but Leia warned him ``that's where those creatures are kept''. They run off, but not before C-3PO rips off the sign, hoping that the stormtroopers will enter the room. - Luke cuts off the Wampa's hand. C-3PO loses an arm when blasted by the Stormtroppers. Darth Vader cuts off Luke's hand. See also _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv) and _Return of the Jedi (1983)_ (qv). - The blasers used by the stormtroopers were constructed from Sterling submachine guns. - There is a rumor that one of the asteroids is actually a potato. - The following characters ``have a bad feeling about this'': Leia. See also: _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv) and _Return of the Jedi (1983)_ (qv). - Security surrounding this movie was so intense that 'George Lucas' (qv) had regular reports about ``leaks'' from actors. Lucas was so determined that the ending be kept secret that he had actor 'David Prowse' (qv) (Darth Vader) say ``Obi Wan Kenobi is your father'', and dubbed it later to be ``I am your father''. - 'Denis Lawson' (qv), plays Wedge Antilles. See also _Return of the Jedi (1983)_ (qv). - The designers at ILM wanted a radical design for Boba Fett's ship. They ended up using the end of a lamp post from the street outside the ILM building. - This is 'Carrie Fisher' (qv)'s favorite movie of the trilogy. Despite this, there were claims that she was heavily into drugs at the time. The scene where Han Solo ('Harrison Ford' (qv)) was to be carbon frozen was a long a complex scene which required many takes. Eventually, Leia says ``I love you'' to Han Solo. Ford had heard this line so many times that he changed the scripted ``I love you too'' to ``I know''. Lucas didn't want to film the scene again, and thought it read much better that way, so it remained. # Enemy Mine (1985) - Shot in Hungary, where labour was cheap enough to build the sets. - Author 'Barry Longyear' (qv) reported at a convention that the studio insisted on adding a subplot involving a mine, the studio thinking the audience would not realize that the ``Mine'' in the title was a possessive rather than an object. # Enforcer, The (1976) - Of the five Dirty Harry movies, this is the only one in which Harry Callahan does not have a personal quote that he repeats twice during the movie. # Enter the Dragon (1973) - 'Jackie Chan' (qv) appears briefly towards the end of the film in the big fight scene in the cave, where [Bruce Lee] breaks his neck. # Equinox (1971) - Originally a student film project by 'Dennis Muren' (qv). # Escapade (1935) - 'William Powell' (qv) was so impressed with 'Luise Rainer' (qv) that he insisted that she be give co-billing with him above the title. # Escape from New York (1981) - CAMEO(Jamie Lee Curtis): opening narration, and voice of the computer. - The name ``Snake Plisskeen'' was changed to ``Hyena'' for the Italian release. - DIRTRADE(John Carpenter): [names]: Cronenberg, Romero. # Escape to Athena (1979) - DIRTRADE(George P. Cosmatos): [aerial] # Evil Dead II (1987) - One of the books on the can that traps Ash's possessed hand is ``A Farewell to Arms''. - A glove belonging to _A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)_ (qv)'s Freddy Krueger can be seen hanging near the steps in one of the cellar scenes. This was in response to the use of _The Evil Dead (1983)_ (qv) on a television screen in _A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)_ (qv). # Evil Dead, The (1983) - Director 'Sam Raimi' (qv) and star 'Bruce Campbell' (qv) were friends from high-school, where they made many super-8 films together. They would often collaborate with Sam's brother 'Ted Raimi' (qv). Campbell became the ``actor'' of the group, as ``he was the one that girls wanted to look at''. - Filmed in a real-life abandoned cabin. - Total budget for this film was $50,000. Investors were initially annoyed when the film appeared to be a comedy although they were told it would be a horror story. As of 1988, the investors have had a 150% return. - There is a ripped poster of _The Hills Have Eyes (1978)_ (qv) visible. See also: _The Hills Have Eyes (1978)_ (qv), _A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)_ (qv). - DIRTRADE(Sam Raimi): [3-stooges]: # Ewok Adventure, The (1984) (TV) - One of the matte paintings includes Winnie the Pooh sitting in a tree. # Exorcist III, The (1990) - 'Brad Dourif' (qv) plays a character in jail. Asked how he is able to get in and out of jail without being seen, he replies: ``It's child's play''. Dourif plays the voice of Chucky in _Child's Play (1988)_ (qv), _Child's Play 2 (1990)_ (qv), and _Child's Play 3 (1992)_ (qv). - CAMEO(C Everett Coop): in the restuarant. - CAMEO(Larry King): in the restuarant. - CAMEO(John Thompson): (coach of the Georgetown Hoyas Basketball Team) outside the restaurant. # Exorcist, The (1973) - 'Mercedes McCambridge' (qv) had to sue Warner Brothers for credit as the voice of the demon. - There are semi-subliminal single-frame shots in this film: when the priest is dreaming of his mother coming up out of the subway, there is a single frame shot of a face ('Jason Miller' (qv)), painted black and white, grimacing. - 'Jane Fonda' (qv) and 'Shirley McClaine' (qv) were approached to play the role of Chris MacNeil. - CAMEO(William Peter Blatty): producer of the film that Chris is acting in; he's seen talking to Burke. # Explorers (1985) - The view of the ``city lights'' is a model which includes a suburb that looks suspiciously like a circuit diagram, complete with logic gates and an integrated circuit. - A newspaper headline is ``Kingston Falls Mystery Still Unsolved''. Kingston Falls was the town in _Gremlins (1984)_ (qv), which 'Joe Dante' (qv) also directed. - The school is named after animator 'Chuck Jones' (qv). # Fabulous Baker Boys, The (1989) - 'Madonna' (qv) was originally approached for the role which was picked up by 'Michelle Pfieffer' (qv). Madonna turned it down because the plot was ``too mushy''. # Faccia a Faccia (1967) - Originally a four-episode TV series: 1. Separation; 2. The Border; 3. Twilight Land; 4. The Return. A total of 200 minutes cut down to 135 minutes. # Fail-Safe (1964) - The film shows many US Air Force bombers, but they are all actually all shots of the same plane, taken from a stock piece of film after the Department of Defense declined to cooperate with the filmmakers. - _Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1963)_ (qv) has a remarkably similar premise, and was being made by 'Stanley Kubrick' (qv) at the same time. Kubrick threatened legal action, claiming plagiarism. The issue was settled when Columbia Pictures agreed to push Kubrick's film at the expense of _Fail-Safe (1964)_ (qv), which subsequently bombed at the box office. # Fair Game (1995) - Originally set in San Francisco, changed to Miami to suit 'Sylvester Stallone' (qv), who subsequently left the project. # Falcon in Mexico, The (1944) - The exterior footage is supposedly from 'Orson Welles' (qv)' never completed RKO documentary _It's All True (????)_ (qv). # Falcon's Brother, The (1942) - Originally intended to be the last of the ``Falcon'' movies, as 'George Sanders' (qv) wanted out of the series. # Falling Down (1993) - The stripper for Prendergast ('Robert Duvall' (qv)) is named ``Suzie''. When she starts dancing, someone says ``Susie Q'', a reference to _Apocalypse Now (1979)_ (qv), which also starred Duvall. # Falls, The (1980) - Fragments of director 'Peter Greenaway' (qv)'s short films _A Walk Through H (1978)_ (qv) and _Vertical Features Remake (1976)_ (qv) appear in the film. - CAMEO(Michael Nyman): - CAMEO(Bob Godfrey): G. Odfrey. # Family Plot (1976) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): in silhouette 45 minutes into the film behind the door at the registrar of births and deaths. - 'Roy Thinnes' (qv) was originally hired to play Arthur Adamson, but Hitchcock was dissatisfied with his performance and fired him one month into the filming. - DIRTRADE(Alfred Hitchcock): [bathroom]: features a modern chemical toilet. # Fantasia (1940) - The Sorceror (in ``The Sorceror's Apprentice'') is named ``Yen Sid'', which is ``Disney'' spelt backwards. - The demon in ``Night on Bald Mountain'' was supposedly modeled on 'Bela Lugosi' (qv). It was named ``Chernobog'' after the god of evil in Slavonik mythology. - A segment featuring 'Claude Debussy' (qv)'s ``Clair de Lune'' was animated but cut. - The soundtrack was re-recorded for the film's 50th anniversary. # Fantastic Voyage (1966) - 'Issac Asimov' (qv) was approached to write the novel from the script. He perused the script, and declared the script to be full of plot holes. Receiving permission to write the book the way he wanted, delays in filming and the speed at which he wrote saw the book appear before the film. Many plot holes (see the Goofs entry) were fixed in the book version. # Far and Away (1992) - Director 'Ron Howard' (qv) wasn't happy with 'Nicole Kidman' (qv)'s facial reaction during the shooting of the scene where her character lifts the bowl covering Joseph's (her husband 'Tom Cruise' (qv)'s) crotch. Without telling Kidman, he asked Cruise to remove the his underwear. Howard got the reaction he wanted, and it appears in the film. # Far Out Man (1990) - CAMEO(Cheech Marin): ???. Marin was director 'Tommy Chong' (qv)'s former partner in the comedy duo ``Cheech & Chong''. # Fast and Furry-ous (1949) - While the Coyote and Roadrunner are chasing each other through a freeway cloverleaf, the soundtrack plays ``I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover''. # Fatal Attraction (1987) - Original ending had Alex committing suicide while dressed in white, and Dan being arrested for her murder. Changed when preview audiences felt that justice was not served onto Alex. This ending still appears in the Japanese release. The ending was reshot in the worship room of the Unitarian church in Mt. Kisco, NY. - Alex starts the film wearing white, but gradually switches to be wearing black at the end. See also _Dial M for Murder (1954)_ (qv), _Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)_ (qv). - 'Barbara Hershey' (qv) and 'Debra Winger' (qv) both turned down the role of Alex. # Faust (1926) - When the film was already finished and edited, the UFA began to dislike 'Hans Kyser' (qv)'s text and asked German writer 'Gerhard Hauptmann' (qv) to work on it. Kyser disagreed, but when Hauptmann was finished finally the UFA disliked Hauptmann's text even more and the film was released with Kyser's original. - 'Lillian Gish' (qv) was asked to star in the movie, but her demands were unacceptable. 'Leni Riefenstahl' (qv) applied for the femal lead role, but was turned down. # Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck, The (1967) - Producer 'Martin Ransohoff' (qv) discovered 'Sharon Tate' (qv) on the set of _"The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962)_ (qv), and insisted that director 'Roman Polanski' (qv) use her instead of 'Jill St. John' (qv) as Polanski had planned. # Fedora (1978) - The character and career of Fedora in the original 'Thomas Tryon' (qv) short story is based on elements from the lives and careers of 'Marlene Dietrich' (qv), 'Greta Garbo' (qv), 'Pola Negri' (qv), 'Olga Tschechova' (qv), and 'Elfi von Dassanowsky' (qv). The Hungarian-accented director in the flashback is modeled after 'Michael Curtiz' (qv). # Feuer, Eis & Dynamit (1990) - 'Celia Gore-Booth' (qv) (who played the bald villain) actually had waist-length red har that she didn't cut for the role. # Few Good Men, A (1992) - Two ``Misery'' novels can be seen beside Danny's typewriter while he watches a ball game. _Misery (1990)_ (qv) was also directed by 'Rob Reiner' (qv). # Field of Fire (1991) - 'David Carradine' (qv)'s character is named ``Gen. Corman'', after B-movie mogul 'Roger Corman' (qv), director 'Cirio H. Santiago' (qv)'s longtime business partner. # Fighting 69th, The (1940) - 'Priscilla Lane' (qv) was cast as a girl back home. The part was cut before shooting. - 'William Gargan' (qv) was originally cast as John Wynn. # Finian's Rainbow (1968) - The song ``Necessity'' appears on the soundtrack album, but was cut from the film. # Fire on the Amazon (1993) (V) - 'Sandra Bullock' (qv) placed duct tape on her breasts during the filming of the love scene so that she could know for sure nothing would be visible that she didn't want seen. She also made the production company sign a contract stating which parts of her were not to be shown. # Firm, The (1993) - A scene where we're told that ``The Firm don't want their lawyers to have family money'', that it keeps them ``loyal to their only source of income'' is shown in some trailers, but isn't in the movie. - CAMEO(Paul Sorvino): # First Men in the Moon (1964) - CAMEO(Peter Finch): # First Traveling Saleslady, The (1956) - Originally intended to star 'Mae West' (qv). # Fish Called Wanda, A (1988) - 'John Cleese' (qv)'s character is called ``Archie Leach'', which is 'Cary Grant' (qv)'s real name. - Portia is played by 'Cynthia Caylor' (qv), who is Cleese's real-life daughter. - The scene where Archie sits up in the background behind Wanda ('Jamie Lee Curtis' (qv)) is reminscent of a scene in _Halloween (1978))_ (qv), in which Michael Myers sat up similarily behind Curtis. - When Otto ('Kevin Kline' (qv)), suggests possible snitchers to George, he suggests ``Kevin Delaney'', which are Kline's first and middle names. - The ``dog death'' scenes were originally filmed with entrails from a butcher scattered around the ``dead'' dog. Preview audiences reacted strongly to this, so the scenes were reshot with an obviously fake straw dog. # Fisher King, The (1991) - 'Bruce Willis' (qv) auditioned for a role. - The front window of the video store features a poster for director 'Terry Gilliam' (qv)'s previous film _The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989)_ (qv). A poster for _Brazil (1985)_ (qv) (also directed by Gilliam) appears on the wall in the first video store scene. Almost all of the posters and video tape boxes in the video store are from RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, the video arm of Tri Star Pictures, which released the film. - CAMEO(Tom Waits): the beggar in the wheelchair at the train station. - DIRTRADE(Terry Gilliam): [burst]: at the diner. # Fitzcarraldo (1982) - 'Mick Jagger' (qv) and 'Jason Robards' (qv) were replaced by 'Klaus Kinski' (qv). - Director 'Werner Herzog' (qv) wanted 'Mario Adorf' (qv) as captain of the ship, but Adorf refuzed to do the takes which involved the ship drifting thought the rapids. Eventually, six men besides Herzog himself volunteered to do it. Of the six, three were wounded; one had two broken ribs. - The production is documented by the film ``Burden of Dreams'' by 'Les Blank' (qv). # Five Venoms (1978) - The ``snake'' role was originally intended for a woman. # Flash Gordon (1980) - There is a rumor that the monitor behind Hans Zarkov ('Topol' (qv)) as he is having his memory dumped shows scenes from Topol's previous movies. # Flic, Un (1971) - The opening shot closely resembles Hokusai's famous woodcut ``The Wave''. # Flicks (1987) - Filmed in 1981 but never released theatrically. # Flight of the Navigator (1986) - Reference to _E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)_ (qv): David gets out of the spaceship at the gas station to ``phone home''. # Flight of the Phoenix, The (1965) - The plane that they leave on at the end of the film was originally a C-82 Boom aircraft. The stunt of taking off was too dangerous, and thus pilot 'Paul Mantz' (qv) was asked to merely come in low, run his landing gear along the ground, and then take off again, simulating a take-off. On the second take, Mantz was killed and the plane destroyed. As all main footage had already been shot, a North American O-47A observation plane from the Air Museum was substituted for the remaining closeups. # Fly, The (1986) - DIRCAMEO(David Cronenberg): obstetrician who delivers the maggot baby. # Flying Down to Rio (1933) - In the original prints, the ``Orchids in the Moonlight'' number was color - 'Joel McCrea' (qv) was originally slated for the role of Roger Bond. - It became obvious that 'Arline Judge' (qv) was no match for 'Fred Astaire' (qv), so 'Ginger Rogers' (qv) replaced her. tinted. - 'Dorothy Jordan' (qv) was originally cast as dancing partner to 'Fred Astaire' (qv), but left to marry the producer, 'Merian C. Cooper' (qv). 'Ginger Rogers' (qv) replaced her. # Fog, The (1980) - DIRTRADE(John Carpenter): [names]: characters named after cast and crew of Carpenter's previous film _Halloween (1978)_ (qv). # Follow the Boys (1944) - In the ``Beyond the Blue Horizon'' number (previously used in _Monte Carlo (1930)_ (qv)) the lyric ``rising sun'' were chanced to ``shining sun'', to avoid any associations to the Japanese flag. # Follow the Fleet (1936) - For the dance number ``Let Yourself Go,'' choreographer 'Hermes Pan' (qv) scouted several talented amateurs from Los Angeles dance halls. The best couple was spliced into the routine. - The role of Connie Martin was originally planned for 'Irene Dunne' (qv), but she was unavailable. - 'Harriet Hilliard' (qv) darkened her hair for the role to heighten theo contrast between her and 'Ginger Rogers' (qv). - During the final dance sequence on the boat it is possible to see 'Fred Astaire' (qv) hit in the face by Rogers' beaded sleeve. The sequence was shot again 23 times in the hope of capturing the magic of that take without the accident, but it wasn't to be, and this original take was used. - Bugle call: see also _The Gay Divorcee (1934)_ (qv) and _Roberta (1935)_ (qv). # Follow the Leader (1930) - 'Ethel Merman' (qv) was a last minute replacement for 'Ruth Etting' (qv). # Foolish Wives (1922) - Originally 3 hours long, censored to about 130 minutes. - Mrs. Hughes can be seen reading a book with the title ``Foolish Wives'', written by 'Erich von Stroheim' (qv). # Footlight Parade (1933) - 'John Garfield' (qv) is often credited as being an extra in this film, 5 years before signing a Hollywood contract with Warners, but researchers are in dispute over whether it is actually Garfield in the shot, which lasts 5/6 of one second onscreen. # Footlight Serenade (1942) - CAMEO(Hermes Pan): the film's choreographer dances with 'Betty Grable' (qv) to ``Land on Your Feet''. # For the Defense (1930) - Loosely based on the career of New York attorney 'William Fallon' (qv). # For Your Eyes Only (1981) - 'Roger Moore' (qv) announces that he is reluctant to play 007 again, but is lured back at the last moment for an undisclosed sum. To cover the possibility of a new actor playing Bond, and to provide continuity, the script writers included a scene in which 007 visits the grave of his murdered wife. - Director 'John Glenn' (qv) had previously edited and was second-unit director on a number of previous Bond films. - The pre-title sequence is a dig a 'Kevin McClory' (qv), who owns the rights to Ernst Stavro Blofeld and SPECTRE. The unnamed man in a wheelchair is obviously mean to be Blofeld, and disposing of him so early was producer Cubby Broccoli's way of saying that the success of 007 did not depend on him. - Stuntman 'Paolo Rigon' (qv) died during the filming of the bob sleigh chase. - 'Bernard Lee' (qv), who played M for the last eleven 007 films died while preparing for the role. As a mark of respect, Broccoli refused to recast the role, changing the script to say that M was on leave. - One of the Bond girls was played by 'Tula Cossey' (qv), who was later revealed to be a former male. - 'Sheena Easton' (qv) becomes the first vocalist to appear during the credits sequence. # Forbidden Planet (1956) - Borrowed its plot from Shakespeare's ``The Tempest''. - First appearance of ``Robby the Robot''. - First mainstream film to have the music performed entirely by electronic instruments, the soundtrack taking a year to be created. # Foreign Affair, A (1948) - CAMEO(Frederick Hollander): Erika's piano player in the cabaret. # Foreign Correspondent (1940) - 'Robert Benchley' (qv) was allowed to write his own lines. - Director 'Alfred Hitchcock' (qv) wanted 'Gary Cooper' (qv) for the lead instead of 'Joel McCrae' (qv), but Cooper wasn't interested in doing a thriller. - Shooting was completed on May 29, 1940, after which Hitchcock made a visit to England. He returned on July 3 with the word that the Germans were expected to start bombing at any time. 'Ben Hecht' (qv) was hurriedly called in and wrote the tacked-on final scene set at a London radio station; it was filmed on July 5, and the real-life bombing started on July 10. - 'Albert Bassermann' (who played the Dutch diplomat Van Meer) couldn't speak a word of English and learned all his lines phonetically. - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): early in the movie walking past Jonny Jones' hotel reading a newspaper. # Forever Amber (1947) - 'Peggy Cummins' (qv) was irugubakky cast as Amber, but proved unsuitable and was replaced by 'Linda Darnell' (qv). - 'Vincent Price' (qv) was orignally cast as King Charles, but was replaced by 'George Sanders' (qv). # Forgotten Commandments (1932) - Uses footage from _The Ten Commandments (1923)_ (qv). # Forrest Gump (1994) - The script for this movie drifted around for 20 years before anyone decided to film it. - All of the still photos of Forrest show him with his eyes closed. # Fortress (1993) - Filmed on the same set as _Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)_ (qv). # Forty-Second Street (1933) - 'Ginger Rogers' (qv) took the role of Anytime Annie at the uring of director 'Mervyn LeRoy' (qv), whom she was dating at the time. # Foundling, The (1915) - Unreleased - only print destroyed by fire before release - This 1915 film was completed in August and reviewed by trade papers, but was destroyed by fire in a studio accident. It was immediately remade with a different director and a slightly different cast and release on 2 January 1916, only 6 days after the scheduled release date for the destroyed version. # Four Men and a Prayer (1938) - ACTTRADE(David Niven): [names] The line ``I knew a man named Trubshawe...'' refers to a lifelong friend of Niven's, a source of references or character names in several of his films. # Four Musketeers, The (1975) - Filmed at the same time as _The Three Musketeers_ (qv). - Director 'Richard Lester' (qv) was sued by the actors who claimed they were tricked into thinking the film was to be part of _The Three Musketeers_ (qv). They won their case in court, but did not receive as much money as they would have if they were paid separately for both films. # Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) - While making the film, 'Hugh Grant' (qv) thought the movie was awful. - 'Kristin Scott Thomas' (qv) dubbed her own voice for the French version. - At one point Charles says to Carrie ('Andie MacDowell' (qv)), ``For a moment there, I thought you were 'Glenn Close' (qv) in _Fatal Attraction (1987)_ (qv)''. Close dubbed MacDowell's voice in _Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)_ (qv). - The budget for the film was so small that the Scottish wedding wasn't filmed in Scotland, and the extras had to bring their own suits to the weddings. # Frankenhooker (1990) - 'Beverly Bonner' (qv) plays ``Casey'', a character that appears in _Basket Case (1982)_ (qv), _Brain Damage (1988)_ (qv), and _Basket Case 2 (1990)_ (qv), all also directed by 'Frank Henenlotter' (qv). - The interior of the Franken family garage is intentionally four times as large as the exterior, as specified in the screenplay. - DIRCAMEO(Frank Henenlotter): on the train that Frankenhooker takes to Manhattan, standing by the door holding a newspaper. # Frankenstein (1931) - 'Bela Lugosi' (qv) was offered the role of the Monster, but turned it down. - In one scene, the monster ('Boris Karloff' (qv)) walks through a forest and comes upon a little girl, Maria, who is throwing flowers into a pond. The monster joins her in the activity but soon runs out of flowers. At a loss for something to throw into the water, he looks at Maria and moves toward her. In all American prints of the movie, the scene ends here. But as originally filmed, the action continues to show the monster grabbing Maria, hurling her into the lake, then departing in confusion when Maria fails to float as the flowers did. This bit was deleted because Karloff - objecting to the director's interpretation of the scene - felt that the monster should have gently put Maria into the lake. Though Karloff's intentions were good, the scenes omission suggests a crueler death for Maria, since a subsequent scene shows her bloodied corpse being carried through the village by her father. This scene is restored in the videocassette reissue. # Frankie and Johnny (1991) - One scene called for actor 'Al Pacino' (qv) to be surprised after opening a door. _Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)_ (qv) was filming in a nearby studio, so director 'Garry Marshall' (qv) arranged for Kirk and Spock be on the other side of the door that Pacino opened. # Frauen sind doch bessere Diplomaten (1941) - Supporting actor 'Karl Stepanek' (qv) emigrated whilst the nearly three years production period and was replaced by 'Erich Fiedler' (qv). Cutting and new shooting came to 500,000 DM additional production cost, because color processing had been developed further. # Freaked (1993) - Director 'Alex Winter' (qv) claims that 'Mr. T' (qv) got stressed out and left the set three days before filming was finished. A ``scab T'' was required for one shot. This stand-in can be seen in one of the cage shots during the battle between the huge Stuey and Ricky. Mr. T was unavailable for re-dubbing the scene with all the milkmen, so 'Lee Arenberg' (qv) did the voice-over instead. - Winter claims that the original producer of the film was fired by the studio for making too many weird movies. - Winter claims that 'Alex Zuckerman' (qv)'s ears are not really that big. - Winter claims that the drool and spit coming from his mouth after Ricky gets transformed was real, caused by the make-up. - CAMEO(Keanu Reeves): the Dog Boy # Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) - CAMEO(Johnny Depp): in a TV commercial. Depp played a character in _A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)_ (qv) who was killed when he fell asleep watching TV. - CAMEO(Alice Cooper): Freddy's father. # Frenzy (1972) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): in the first moments of the film in the crowd - he is the only one not applauding the speaker. - 'Elsie Randolph' (qv) (who plays a worker at the hotel) last appeared in a Hitchcock film 40 years earlier as the old maid in _Rich and Strange (1932)_ (qv). - This was the first film Hitchcock shot in England since 1950's _Stage Fright (1950)_ (qv). - DIRTRADE(Alfred Hitchcock): [bathroom]: the killer hides in the bathroom after the potato truck sequence. # Freshman, The (1925) - The football scenes were shot at the Berkeley Bowl between the first and second quarters of the East-West game of 1924-25. # Freshman, The (1990) - 'Marlon Brando' (qv) plays a character who they supposedly modeled Don Corleone from _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv) after. 'Bruno Kirby' (qv) (who plays Brando's nephew) played the young Clemenza in _The Godfather: Part II (1974)_ (qv). - Victor Ray gives Clark Kellogg an Italian passport with the name ``Rodolfo Lasparri'', the name of a character from _A Night at the Opera (1935)_ (qv). - Brando left filming one day in the trunk of his car to avoid photographers. - During post-production, Brando claimed this film would be the biggest turkey of all time, but subsequently changed his mind, saying it would be ``reasonable''. # Frightmare (1982) - 'Jeffrey Combs' (qv) was cast principally because a brunette was needed to match the prop head made for the decapitation scene. # From Beyond (1986) - Dr. Crawford Tillinghast ('Jeffrey Combs' (qv)) wears a Miskatonic University sweatshirt. Miskatonic University is a creation of author 'H. P. Lovecraft' (qv), the author of many stories which featured this university. Combs also starred in _Re-Animator (1985)_ (qv), based on another Lovecraft story. # From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) - References to previous movies that 'Quentin Tarantino' (qv) has been involved with (_Pulp Fiction (1994)_ (qv) and _True Romance (1993)_ (qv)): - Kahuna Burgers (in the hotel room) - Red Apple cigarettes (on the dashboard of the Gecko's Cougar) - The gun that Sex Machine weilds is one of the weapons found in El Mariachi's guitar case in _Desperado (1995)_ (qv), also directed by 'Robert Rodriguez' (qv) - Scott Fuller is wearing a T-shirt that says ``Precinct 13,'' a reference to _Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)_ (qv). # From Here to Eternity (1953) - 'Eli Wallach' (qv) turned down the role of Angelo Maggio. - Studio executive 'Harry Cohn' (qv) wanted 'Aldo Rey' (qv) to play Prewitt and 'Joan Crawford' (qv) for the Karen Holmes role. Director 'Fred Zinnemann' (qv) opted for less familiar screen personalities. - 'George Reeves' (qv) (star of _"The Adventures of Superman" (1952)_ (qv)) had a role in the film, but after audiences at the first screening shouted ``Superman!'' whenever he appeared on screen, his scenes were cut from the to a minimum. # From Russia with Love (1963) - The budget was $2,000,000 (double that of _Dr. No (1962)_ (qv)). - Chosen as the second 007 film after President Kennedy listed the book in his top ten favorite novels of all time. - 'Daniela Blanchi' (qv) was 1960's Miss Universe, but being Italian her voice was dubbed. - 'Martine Beswick' (qv) (Zora the gypsy) danced in the opening credits of _Dr. No (1962)_ (qv). - ``Q'' played by 'Desmond Llewelyn' (qv) appears for the first time. - 'Pedro Armendariz' (qv) was terminally ill during filming. Towards the end of shooting, 'Terence Young' (qv) had to double for the actor. Shortly after the film wrapped Armendariz committed suicide. - During the helicopter sequence towards the end of the film, the inexperienced pilot flew too close to 'Sean Connery' (qv), almost killing him. - The title of the film is ``Hearty Kisses From Russia'' in France and ``Agent 007 Sees Red'' in Sweden. # Fugitive, The (1993) - 'Harrison Ford' (qv) has never seen a single episode of the TV series upon which the film was based. - A train was actually crashed for the movie, although Kimble jumping free was a superimposed image. - 'Tommy Lee Jones' (qv) ad-libbed his reply to Kimble's protest (``I didn't kill my wife''): ``I don't care!'' - Ford damaged some ligaments in his leg during the filming of the scenes in the woods. He refused to take surgery until the end of filming so that his character would keep the limp. The limp can be seen in any subsequent scene where Richard Kimble is running. - A destination indicator on a subway train reads ``Kimbal'', and the next shot tracks over a building which has a sign reading ``Harrison''. # Full Metal Jacket (1987) - Drill Instructor played by 'R Lee Ermey' (qv). A former US Marines Drill Instructor, Ermey was supposed to be a consultant on how to drill USMC style, but he lobbied director 'Stanley Kubrick' (qv) for the part. - Ermey was involved in a jeep accident during the making of the movie. At 1am he skidded off the road, breaking all of his ribs on one side. Lee refused to pass out, and kept flashing his car lights until a motorist stopped. In some scenes, he does not move one of his arms at all. - The scenes of the ruined city of Hue were shot on the Isle of Dogs, a dockyard in London that was scheduled for demolition. In some shots there is a rock in the background that looks very much like the monolith from Kubrick's _2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)_ (qv). Kubrick says it wasn't intentional, but was noticed while watching the rushes. - DIRTRADE(Stanley Kubrick): [faces]: Private Pyle during the scene when all the marines are being pump up to kill, and when he is in the head. # Funktown Velvet in the Land of Vanilla Syrup (1998) - Inspired by _Shaft (1971)_ (qv). # Funny About Love (1990) - Conceived by producer 'Jon Avnet' (qv) after reading an article in Esquire Magazine by syndicated columnist 'Bob Greene' (qv) entitled ``Convention of the Love Goddesses,'' which Avnet perceived as ``an exploration of a man's relationship with the women in his life.'' Greene wrote the article after serving as guest speaker at the national convention of the Delta Gamma sorority. - Originally filmed with 'Farrah Fawcett' (qv) as a former Delta Gamma, but after poor audience testing the film was re-edited just prior to its release to remove all of her scenes. # Funny Girl (1968) - ``The Swan'' was written especially for this movie. The original number, ``Rat-A-Tat-Tat'' was deemed too dated (though appropriate for the setting of the show). # Game of Death (1978) - 'Bruce Lee' (qv) died during the making of this film. The official verdict was a brain edema, but many people believe there is more to the story than this. One persistent rumor is that he was killed by Ninja masters for revealing too many of their secrets. # Game of Death II (1977) - Despite dying years before production started on this film, 'Bruce Lee' (qv) recieves top billing. Footage of him was culled from various previous outtakes, resulting in many continuity errors. # Garden of Allah, The (1936) - 'Merle Oberon' (qv) was originally signed to play Domini, but was ``bought off'' by 'David O. Selznick' (qv) at a cost of $25,000. - All of the ``Arabic'' spoken in the film is gibberish. # Garden, The (1995) - DIRCAMEO(James Kerwin): about 45 minutes in shaking hands with Johansen after church. # Gardens of Stone (1987) - 'Mary Stuart Masterson' (qv)'s character's parents are played by her real-life parents, 'Peter Masterson' (qv) and 'Carlin Glynn' (qv). # Gas Food Lodging (1992) - The letter telling Nora about Trudi's absences from school gives the name of the school principal as 'Allison Anders' (qv), the director of the film. - Elvia Rivera (the Mexian movie goddess) was named after Anders' landlord. # Gay Divorcee, The (1934) - Advertisements for the film touted 'Fred Astaire' (qv) and 'Ginger Rogers' (qv) as ``The King and Queen of the Carioca'' in reference to their previous film, _Flying Down to Rio_ (qv). - 'Helen Broderick' (qv) was asked to play the role of Hortense but was unavailable. - The bugle call at the beginning of the ``Don't Let It Bother You'' dance was developed from clowning during rehearsals, and became an in-joke in future Astaire-Rogers films. # Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Originally bought by Fox as a vehicle for 'Betty Grable' (qv), however, after the success of _Niagara (1953)_ (qv) (which featured 'Marilyn Monroe' (qv)), the studio believed they had a more potent and far less expensive sex symbol than Grable (who was earning around $150,000 per picture vs. Monroe's $18,000). Monroe kept insisting on retakes despite approval of takes by the director. When Fox asked director 'Howard Hawkes' (qv) how production could be sped up he retored: ``three wonderful ideas: Replace Marilyn, rewrite the script and make it shorter, and get a new director.'' - Monroe wears a gold lame evening dress previously worn by 'Ginger Rogers' (qv) in _Dreamboat (1952)_ (qv). - In the ``Ain't There Anyone Here For Love'' sequence, 'Jane Russell' (qv)'s fall into the pool was an accident. When director 'Howard Hawkes' (qv) saw the dailies, he kept it in the film. # Getaway, The (1994) - 'Alec Baldwin' (qv) and 'Kim Basinger' (qv) were a couple at the time that this film was made, the same as 'Steve McQueen' (qv) and 'Ali MacGraw' (qv) were when they starred in _The Getaway (1972)_ (qv). - During the scene where Carol (Basinger) is driving the car and Doc (Baldwin) is shooting from the back seat, a spent cartridge ejected from the gun hit Basinger on the lip. Filming stopped for over a week while the wound healed. - The man who sells his truck at the end his named ``Slim''. In _The Getaway (1972)_ (qv), this character was played by 'Slim Pickens' (qv). # Getting It Right (1989) - CAMEO(Elizabeth Jane Howard): partygoer # Gettysburg (1993) # Gettysburg (1993) - CAMEO(Ted Turner): saying ``Let's go, boys!'' midway through Pickett's - Except for the featured cast, this movie featured over 13,000 volunteer charge. civil war reenactors that paid their own way, provided their own props, and fought the battles presented on screen using the same tactics as were current at the time. # Ghare-Baire (1984) - Based on the book ``Ghare-Baire'' by 'Rabindranath Tagore' (qv). Director 'Satyajit Ray' (qv) had previously written a screenplay from this book, but had sold the rights to a group who never filmed the story. 30 years later, Ray rewrote the screenplay for this film. # Ghostbusters (1984) - The role of Louis Tully was originally written for 'John Candy' (qv). - The role of Peter Venkman was originally intended for 'John Belushi' (qv). - The eggs which fry themselves are sitting next to a package of ``Stay-Puft'' marshmallows. There is also a large advertisement for ``Stay-Puft'' marshmallows (complete with the marshmallow man) visible on the side of a building. - The demonic voice of Dana/Zuul was performed by director 'Ivan Reitman' (qv). The voice of Gozer was provided by 'Paddi Edwards' (qv). - Many sequences were shot but removed from the film (a couple of the following were added as extras to the Criterion Collection CAV laserdisc release) : - Several shots in the sequence where Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler are thrown off campus were cut. - Several scenes throughout the film with Janine and Egon were cut. - The first time Venkman leaves Dana'a appartment, he says to Louis ``What a woman.'' - The ``green slimer'' ghost is discovered by two newlyweds at the Hotel Sedgewick. Also cut was a Ghostbuster inspection of the room. - A policeman tries to ticket the Ectomobile, but the car won't let him. - 'Bill Murray' (qv) and 'Dan Aykroyd' (qv) play two bums that witness Louis being chased by the terror dog. - Ray and Winston inspect Fort Detmerring, where Ray dresses in an old General's coat and falls asleep. When he awakes, he sees a female ghost above his bed. This part of the sequence was kept and used in the montage in the middle of the film. - Louis encounters two muggers in Central Park during the ghost montage. - Venkman and Stantz discuss matters with the mayor outside City Hall. - The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man sequence ends with his large hat falling to the ground. Some deleted shots appear in the film's trailers. # Ghostbusters II (1989) - Several pieces of material from the trailers did not appear in the film: - Egon uses a PKE meter to read a piece of floating crystal. - When someone says the Titanic just arrived, Venkman replies ``Better late than never.'' In the film, this is said by 'Cheech Marin' (qv). - Dialogue including ``There's always room for Jello'' was re-recorded for the finished film. - CAMEO(Chloe Webb): guest on ``World of the Psychic''. # Ghosts Can't Do It (1990) (V) - CAMEO(Donald Trump): himself # Giant (1956) - Director 'George Stevens' (qv) wanted to cast fading star 'Alan Ladd' (qv) as Jett Rink, but his wife advised against it. The role went to 'James Dean' (qv). # Gigantis the Fire Monster (1959) - Warner Brothers thought the name ``Godzilla'' was owned by 'Joseph E. Levine' (qv) rather than Toho, so they gave Gojira a new name, causing a great deal of confusion. # Girl From Tomorrow, The (1992) (TV) - Composed entirely from episodes of _"Girl From Tomorrow, The" (1990) (TV)_ (qv)., # Giu la testa (1971) - The film was originally due to be directed by 'Peter Bogdanovich' (qv), but 'Sergio Leone' (qv) took over. # Glen or Glenda (1953) - This transvestitism film was entirely financed by a Mormon church. # Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) - The word ``fuck'' and its derivatives are uttered 137 times. - The word ``shit'' and its derivatives are uttered 50 times. # Glory (1989) - 'Matthew Broderick' (qv) is believed to be a distant relative of Shaw, the character he plays. - CAMEO(Jane Alexander): Robert Shaw's mother. # Godfather, The (1972) - 'Warren Beatty' (qv), 'Jack Nicholson' (qv), and 'Dustin Hoffman' (qv) were all offered the part of Michael Corleone, but all refused. 'Robert Redford' (qv) was also considered. - 'Robert De Niro' (qv) read for the parts of both Sonny and Michael Corleone. Director 'Francis Coppola' (qv) decided that he wasn't right for the role of Sonny, and already had Pacino in mind for Michael. - There is a rumor that 'Burt Reynolds' (qv) was originally cast as Michael Corleone but 'Marlon Brando' (qv) wouldn't act with him, considering him more a TV star. - 'Lawrence Olivier' (qv) was considered for the role of Vito Corleone. - 'Frank Sinatra' (qv) was considered for the role of Johnny, but this role went to 'Al Martino' (qv) when it became apparent that there were too many similarities between Johnny and Sinatra himself. - Brando wanted to make Don Corleone look ``like a bulldog'', so he stuffed his cheeks with cotton wool for the screen test. For actual filming, he wore an appliance made by a dentist. 'Al Pacino' (qv) also wore a dental appliance. This was to hold his jaw out of alignment, to appear as though it had been broken by Captain McCluskey and not reset. Brando's mouthpiece is on display at the prop and costume museum at Universal Studios. - During rehersals, a false horse's head was used for the bedroom scene. For the actual shot, a real horse's head was used. - During the scene where Sonny ('James Caan' (qv)) beats up Carlo ('Gianni Russo' (qv)), Caan actually broke some of Russo's ribs. - Author 'Mario Puzo' (qv) and director Coppola deliberately removed all instances of the word ``Mafia'' from their screenplay. - The scene of Don Corleone's death in the tomato garden was ad-libbed. - 'Sofia Coppola' (qv) (daughter of director) appears as Michael Corleone's baby daughter in the christening scenes. # Godfather: Part III, The (1990) - 'Sofia Coppola' (qv) (daughter of director 'Francis Coppola' (qv)) plays Michael Corleone's daughter, a role she played as a baby in _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv). 'Winona Ryder' (qv) was originally cast, but she withdrew due to exhaustion. - Twin girls with long dark hair are shown in a close-up pan in the crowd at Michael's party. In _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv), similar girls were shown when Don Vito Corlenone was brought back from the hospital. - 'Martin Scorsese' (qv)'s mother is one of the women that stops Vincent to complain about the poor care of the neighborhood. See also _GoodFellas (1990)_ (qv). - Composer 'Carmine Coppola' (qv) plays the orchestra conductor at the opera. # Gods Must Be Crazy, The (1980) - Director 'Jamie Uys' (qv) searched for 3 months in the Kakahari, South Africa, to find the perfect Bushman ('N!xay' (qv)) who in real life had no contact with modern civilization to play the role of Xi. # Godzilla's Revenge (1969) - 'Eiji Tsubaraya' (qv) was bedridden during production, so 'Ishiro Honda' (qv) took over the effects direction, which resulted in limited special effects work and stock footage. Tsuburaya did not work on the film at all, aside from the stock footage, but is credited out of respect. # Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) - The musical numbers were added to the film after it was already finished due to the enormous sucess of 'Busby Berkeley' (qv)'s routines in _Forty-Second Street_ (qv). # Gold Rush, The (1925) - The 2,500 men playing prospectors were real vagrants who were hired for one day's pay. - There was 27 times more film shot than appeared in the final cut. - The scene where The Lone Prospector and Big Jim have a boot for supper took three days and 63 takes to suit director 'Charles Chaplin' (qv). The boot was made of licorice, and Chaplin was later rushed to hospital suffering insulin shock. # GoldenEye (1995) - First James Bond movie where Bond's car is not English. - 'Pierce Brosnan' (qv)'s first appearance as James Bond. Other actors considered include 'Liam Neeson' (qv), 'Mel Gibson' (qv), 'Sam Neill' (qv), and 'Hugh Grant' (qv). Brosnan was the prefered choice for Bond in _The Living Daylights (1989)_ (qv), but was ruled out because of his contractual obligations to _"Remington Steele" (1982)_ (qv). - Brosnan's contract to play James Bond specifies that while contracted as Bond he is not permitted to appear in any other film wearing a tuxedo. - Actresses considered as Bond girls were 'Elizabeth Hurley' (qv) and 'Elle MacPherson' (qv). 'Paulina Porizkova' (qv) was offered the role as Bond's leading lady, but turned it down. - 'The Rolling Stones' (qv) were offered the chance to sing the title song, but declined. - United Artists tried to get 'Anthony Hopkins' (qv) to play the villian. - 'Joe Don Baker' (qv) (Jack Wade) played an extremely similar character (Darius Jedburgh) in _"Edge of Darkness" (1986)_ (qv). Baker appeared in a previous Bond movie (_The Living Daylights (1987)_ (qv)) as Brad Whitaker. - ``Goldeneye'' is the nickname of Bond creator 'Ian Fleming' (qv)'s beachfront house in Jamaica where (between 1952 and 1964) he wrote the Bond novels and short stories. - Long-standing visual effects supervisor 'Derek Meddings' (qv) died of natural causes during the production of the film, hence the dedication of the film to him. - Near the end of the film a computer displays ``Pevsner Communications GmBH'', a reference to executive producer 'Tom Pevsner' (qv). # Goldfinger (1964) - The budget was $4,000,000 (it eventually grossed $40,000,000). - 'Margaret Nolan' (qv) (Dink) also appears in the opening credits sequence. - 'Nadja Regin' (qv) (Bonita the nightclub dancer) previously appeared in _From Russia with Love (1963)_ (qv). - Pussy Galore introduces herself to Bond, who replies ``I must be in heaven.'' The original script had Bond replying ``I know you are, but what's your name?'' This was deemed too suggestive. - 'Sean Connery' (qv) hurt his back during the fight sequence with Oddjob in Fort Knox. The incident delayed filming and some say that Connery used the injury to get a better deal out of the producers for the next 007 film. - Although he could speak English, 'Gert Frobe' (qv)'s voice was dubbed. # Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) - 93 cars are crashed in this 97 minute movie. # Gone with the Wind (1939) - First scene to be shot was the fires in Atlanta, filmed on December 10 1938. If there was a major mistake during the filming, the entire film might have been scrapped. What they actually burned were a whole lot of old sets on the studio backlot, including the ``Great Gate'' from _King Kong (1933)_ (qv). 113 minutes of footage were shot, the cost of the blaze coming to more that $25,000. The fire was so intense that the unwarned public of Culver City jammed the telephones lines, thinking MGM was burning down. Scarlett was doubled by 'Eileen Goodwin' (qv) and 'Dorothy Fargo' (qv), while Rhett was doubled by 'Yakima Canutt' (qv) and 'Jay Wilsey' (qv). - When filming began, the part of Scarlett O'Hara had not yet been cast. 'Vivien Leigh' (qv) was introduced to producer 'David O. Selznick' (qv) by his brother, 'Myron Selznick' (qv), during filming. (The actor in the long shots during the fire scenes is a double.) Leigh wanted the role so much that she read the novel and several volumes on the Civil War. - Selznick asked 'Alfred Hitchcock' (qv) for help with the scene in which the women wait for the men from the raid on Shantytown and Melanie reads ``David Copperfield''. Hitchcock delivered a precise treatment, complete with descriptions of shots and camera angles. Hitchcock wanted to show Rhett, Ashley etc. outside the house, dodging the Union soldiers. He also wanted an exchange of meaning glances between Melanie and Rhett inside the house. Virtually nothing of this treatment was used. - 'Clark Gable' (qv) was so distressed over the requirement that he cry on film (during the scene where Melanie is comforting Rhett after Bonnie has died) that he almost quit. 'Olivia de Havilland' (qv) convinced him to stay on the film. - The public demanded 'Bette Davis' (qv) for the part of Scarlett, she was film tested for the part, and the footage of her as Scarlett still exists. - Female costumes were made complete with petticoats, although they wouldn't have been missed had they not been there. - 'George Reeves' (qv) is credited as playing the part of Brent Tarleton, and 'Fred Crane' (qv) is billed as Stuart Tarleton. This is incorrect: Crane played Brent, and Reeves played Stuart. - The scene where Scarlett digs up a turnip then retches and gives her ``As God is my witness'' line, the vomiting sounds were actually made by de Havilland since Leigh could not produce a convincing enough retch. - This film had three directors, 'George Cukor' (qv) being the first. The official story was that 'Clark Gable' (qv) was uncomfortable with a ``woman's director'' (as Cukor was widely regarded). 'Victor Fleming' (qv), who had just finished _The Wizard of Oz (1939)_ (qv), was brought in, but eventually handed over to 'Sam Wood' (qv). - Leigh worked for 125 days and receibed about $25,000. Gable worked for 71 days and received over $120,000. # Good Earth, The (1937) - The only film with on-screen credit given to MGM executive Irving Thalberg. # Good Girls Go to Paris (1939) - Originally titled ``Good Girls Go To Paris, Too,'' but the censors objected. # Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) - 'Robin Williams' (qv) ad-libbed all of Adrian Cronauer's broadcasts. - In order to give the trailers a more military feel, scenes of Cronauer on the air in military fatigures were shot specifically for the trailers. # Goodbye, Columbus (1969) - The wedding scene, as filmed, included a magnificent 10-minute speech by 'Monroe Arnold' (qv) as Uncle Leo -- a real tour de force. But it didn't fit the mood of the rest of the picture, and was cut to 45 seconds. It was a bitter blow to Arnold, and helped him decide to retire from acting not long afterward. # GoodFellas (1990) - Based on the novel ``Wiseguy'' by 'Nicholas Pileggi' (qv), but was renamed to avoid confusion with the TV series _"Wiseguy" (1987)_ (qv). - Director 'Martin Scorsese' (qv)'s mother plays Tommy's mother. - Tommy ('Joe Pesci' (qv)) kills Billy Batts ('Frank Vincent' (qv)) by beating him. In _Raging Bull (1980)_ (qv), Pesci's character nearly beat Vincent's character to death. # Goofy Movie, A (1995) - During the Powerline Concert, Mickey Mouse can be spotted in the crowd in the lower left portion of the crowd shot immediately after the Stage manager is thrown into the DiamondVision screen. # Goonies, The (1985) - Many sequences were shot but removed from the film: - Mikey discovers that the map has a ``fold-in'' similar to Mad Magazine. - The Goonies stop at the ``Stop and Snack'' store (which can be seen in the opening credits) where they are harassed by Troy, who steals the map. The Goonies escape when Brand arrives. - The Goonies make Andy a Goonie by having her recite the Goonie oath. At the end of the oath, she screams ``leech!'' and the group discovers that they are covered with leeches. Data removes them by elecrifying a puddle with a battery. - Further sequences with Chunk and Sloth following the rest of the Goonies were filmed. - While using his ``slick shoes,'' Data slips on the log. Mouth and Mikey attempt to rescue him and hold themselves down while being drenched by a wave. - While swimming to the Spanish boat, the group encouters an octopus. The octopus is driven away when Data throws his radio into its mouth. The octopus is mentioned to the reporters in the scene on the beach in the finished film, even though the scene was cut. - When Stef and Mouth are tied together to walk the plank, Stef offers to share her breath with Mouth. In the finished film, he thanks her for this, even though the scene was cut. - One scene of Chunk and Sloth following the trail of the other Goonies was added to the NBC TV showing of the film, even though twenty mintues were cut. - References to _Gremlins (1984)_ (qv). - The original poster art (not used on the video tape box) featured the cast dangling from the feet of another with the top one hanging on a rock. Some of the newspaper ads featured slightly different artwork with the characters drawn in a different order from top to bottom. - The model ship seen sailing at the film's end has a miniature R2-D2 (from _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv)) hidden on the deck. # Gothic (1987) - DIRTRADE(Ken Russell): [snake] - DIRCAMEO(Ken Russell): [with family] on the tour boat at the end of the film. # Grace Quigley (1984) - Original ending had Seymour Flint drowning in an attempt to save Grace's life when she walks into the ocean. After a negative reaction from a preview audience, the ending was changed to a happier one. # Grand bleu, Le (1988) - DIRTRADE(Luc Besson): [reno] - DIRTRADE(Luc Besson): [music] - DIRTRADE(Luc Besson): [intro] # Grand Canyon (1991) - DIRCAMEO(Lawrence Kasdan): tries to interest Davis in a film. # Great Dictator, The (1940) - The German spoken by the dictator is complete nonsense. The language in which the shop signs, posters, etc in the ``Jewish'' quarter are written is Esperanto, a language createdin 1887 by Dr L.L. Zamenhof, a Polish Jew. # Great Escape, The (1963) - Actor 'Donald Pleasence' (qv) was actually a POW during WWII. - Hilts ('Steve McQueen' (qv)) strings a wire across the road to obtain a motorcycle. McQueen himself performed the stunt where the rider hits the wire. # Great Expectations (1974) - Filmed as a musical, but the songs were deleted prior to release. # Great Lie, The (1941) - The working title was ``Far Horizon''. # Great Moment, The (1944) - Originally a much more serious film. After picking up some confused reviews Paramount insisted that it be recut. # Great Mouse Detective, The (1986) - When this film was originally released it's title was ``The Great Mouse Detective.'' When Disney re-released it years later they gave it the title of ``The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective.'' When the film was released on video a few months later, the title on the box was back to ``The Great Mouse Detective'' but the title on the film itself read ``The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective.'' # Great Muppet Caper, The (1981) - Re-released on video in 1993, with changes to the soundtrack. - CAMEO(Jim Henson): the man that Gonzo takes a photo of in the restuarant. - CAMEO(Richard Hunt): Cab driver. - CAMEO(Jerry Nelson): man with daughter in the park. # Great Rock and Roll Swindle, The (1980) - 'Julien Temple' (qv) replaced original director 'Russ Meyer' (qv) as a result of creative differences. # Great Train Robbery, The (1979) - 'Sean Connery' (qv) spent several days running on top of a moving train. The train was supposed to be travelling at 35mph, Connery argued it was going faster. The train driver was counting telegraph poles to measure the speed. A helicopter pilot confirmed Connery's suspicion - the train was travelling at over 55mph. - Writer and director 'Michael Crichton' (qv) was frustrated at the pace of filming with an Irish and British crew. They had no respect for such a young director, until he ordered a copy of his latest film, _Coma (1978)_ (qv); after watching it, the crew decided he was a good director and they began working harder for him. - Crichton had his hair catch fire when the steam loco he was filimg from spewed burning embers. - The steam engine originally used in the film was not powerful enough to pull the train, so a diesel locomotive was disguised as a goods van and used for extra power. # Great White Hype, The (1996) - The Sultan ('Samuel L. Jackson' (qv)) greets a man with shoulder length black hair and a black suit with ``Hey Vincent, Vincent, where's Jules man,'' a reference to Jackson's character in _Pulp Fiction (1994)_ (qv). # Greatest Show on Earth, The (1952) - CAMEO(Bob Hope): circus spectator - CAMEO(Bing Crosby): circus spectator # Greed (1925) - The original version was 42 reels, and ran for 8 hours. # Greedy (1994) - ``McTeague'' is the name of the novel by 'Frank Norris' (qv) that _Greed (1925)_ (qv) was based on. # Green Goddess, The (1930) - Filmed in 1929 and completed before _Disraeli (1929)_ (qv), but was held out of release until later at Arliss' request, because he felt the other film was a better vehicle for his talkie debut. # Greenwich Village (1944) - ``The Revuers'' ('Betty Comden' (qv), 'Adolph Green' (qv), 'Judy Holliday' (qv), 'John Frank' (qv), 'Alvin Hammer' (qv)) received billing (as a group), but their one musical number ``The Baroness Bazooka'' was cut from the final print. Their remaining roles are little better than extras. - 'Carmen Miranda' (qv)'s performance of ``I Like to Be Loved By You'' is actually an outtake from _Springtime in the Rockies (1942)_ (qv). # Gregory's Girl (1981) - Dubbed with local accents for the original American release. # Gremlins (1984) - In the first scene, Mr. Peltzer walks in front of a broken down American Motors Company ``Gremlin'', left in front of the old man's shop. - The theatre marquee is showing a double bill: ``A Boy's Life'' (the working title for 'Steven Spielberg' (qv)'s _E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)_ (qv)), and ``Watch the Skies'' (the working title for Spielberg's _Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)_ (qv)). - 'Zack Galligan' (qv) had a crush on 'Phoebe Cates' (qv) during filming. - Billy crosses the street and calls ``Hello'' to the town's doctor -- Doctor Moreau, from the 'H.G. Wells' (qv) story of the same name. - Robby the Robot is in a couple scenes. In one, he's talking on a phone in a phone booth wearing a hat. His lines are his end of the conversation with the cook of the C57-D in _Forbidden Planet (1956)_ (qv) where Cookie is trying to get him to produce booze. - A subplot about Mrs. Deagle trying to buy some homes in Kingston Falls to build a nuclear plant was shot but cut. - A scene where Billy and Kate discover Gerald in the bank vault was added to the NBC TV showing. - Billy says he bought a comic at Dr. Fantasy's. Dr. Fantasy is a nickname for executive producer 'Frank Marshall' (qv). - The old lady in the bank is a homage to the Wicket Witch of the East from _The Wizard of Oz (1939)_ (qv). - While the father is talking on the phone from the inventor's convention, the machine from _The Time Machine (1960)_ (qv) can be seen in the background winding up to full power. The scene cuts to the house, and when we cut back again, the machine has gone, leaving only a wisp of colored smoke. - CAMEO(George Lucas): at the inventor's convention, riding a bicycle. [rumor] - CAMEO(Steven Spielberg): the man in the electric wheelchair with a TV monitor. - CAMEO(Chuck Jones): The man who looks at Billy's cartoon in the bar. There is a Warner Brothers cartoon playing on the TV. # Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) - Two different versions of this film: one for the theatre, one for video. The difference is that in the theatrical version, it appears that the film begins to burn, however, in the video version, this segment is replaced by a segment which simulates a broken VCR machine. - Dr Catheter can be seen carrying a pod from _Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)_ (qv). # Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) - 'Andie MacDowell' (qv)'s voice was dubbed by 'Glenn Close' (qv). # Groundhog Day (1993) - In one scene, Phil Connors throws himself from the bell tower of a high building. This building is actually an opera house in Woodstock, Illinois. Local legend has it that a young girl once committed suicide by throwing herself from the same bell tower. Her ghost is supposed to haunt the opera house. - 'Bill Murray' (qv) was bitten by the groundhog twice during the filming of this movie. # Gulliver's Travels (1939) - An early plan was to have the role of Gulliver written for Popeye. # Gun Fury (1953) # Gun Fury (1953) - 'Rock Hudson' (qv) suffered an attack of appendicitis on the last day of - Originally filmed in 3D. filming. # Gunga Din (1939) - The ``bridge over the deep chasm'' scene where Annie, the elephant, shakes a rope bridge trying to cross was actually filmed on a bridge 8 feet off the ground. The background was a realistic painting of a chasm. - The battle between the Thugees and the British Indian army was filmed when RKO considered the ending too bland. # Guns of Navarone, The (1961) - 'Anthony Quayle' (qv) spent part of WWII in Albania organizing guerilla forces. # Guns of the Clackamas (1995) - This film was inspired by the story of _Saratoga (1937)_ (qv) which was finished after its star died. - DIRCAMEO(Bill Plympton): as anonymous crew member (in silhouette). # Guyver, The (1991) - 'Jeffrey Combs' (qv), plays ``Dr. East''. In _Re-Animator (1985)_ (qv), he played a character named ``Dr. East''. His boss here is played by 'David Gale' (qv), who played the villian in _Re-Animator (1985)_ (qv). - ACTTRADE(Jimmie Walker): his last line: ``Dyn-o-miiiiiite!'' # Habit of Happiness, The (1916) - In the skid row section, director 'Allan Dwan' (qv) used real indigents who did not respond correctly to actor 'Douglas Fairbanks' (qv)' attempts to make them laugh. Fairbanks thus told extremely off-color stories, which finally got the desired response. When the film was initially released, complaints from lip-readers caused new shots of Fairbanks to be made to replace the profane close-ups. # Hackers (1995) - ``Emmanuel Goldstein'' is a pseudonym of 'Eric Corley' (qv), publisher of the print magazine ``2600, The Hacker Quarterly'' who was a consultant for this film. # Hairspray (1988) - DIRCAMEO(John Waters): the psychiatrist. # Hajen Som Visste Foer Mycket (1989) - The team wasn't allowed to record outside the stock exchange market of Stockholm, so they had to build a whole new one in Gothemburg. # Half Moon Street (1986) - When Dr Slaughter ('Sigourney Weaver' (qv)) walks to the answering machine, there is a photo next to the phone, which shows Weaver and her real-life father Pat Weaver. # Hallelujah Trail, The (1965) - During location shooting in New Mexico the crew was confronted with the heaviest rainfalls in that region since 50 years. They washed away the tents as well as the set decoration. # Halloween (1978) - Director 'John Carpenter' (qv) was raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In one scene, the subtitle on the screen depicts the location as ``Smiths Grove, Illinois.'' Smiths Grove, Kentucky is a small town of about 600 people 15 miles from Bowling Green. In another scene, a man mentions going to Russellville, which is another town near Bowling Green. - Due to its shoestring budget, the prop department had to use the cheapest mask that they could find in the costume store: a 'William Shatner' (qv) mask. They later spray-painted the face white, and teased out the hair. - The kids watch the opening of _The Thing From Another World (1951)_ (qv) on TV. Carpenter would later re-make this film himself in 1982 as _The Thing (1982)_ (qv). # Handmaid's Tale, The (1990) - CAMEO(David Dukes): a doctor # Hanging Out Yonkers (1973) - Never completed. # Hanky Panky (1982) - 'Richard Pryor' (qv) was to appear in this film, but his character was replace by Kate Hellman, played by 'Gilda Radner' (qv). # Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) - CAMEO(Tony Roberts): - CAMEO(Sam Waterston): # Hans Brinker (1979) - CAMEO(Cyril Ritchard) # Happy New Year (1987) - CAMEO(Claude Lelouch): ???. Lelouch is the director of _Happy New Year (1973)_ (qv), of which this film is a remake. # Hard Day's Night, A (1964) - Norm and Shake are loosely based, respectively, on the Beatles' real-life road managers 'Neil Aspinall' (qv) and 'Mal Evans' (qv). - The people chasing the Beatles into the train at the beginning of the film are real fans. - The song ``You Can't Do That'' was cut from the concert scene at the end of the film, but the scene in which it is performed is still intact. - The title song was written after the movie was filmed. - 'Ringo Starr' (qv) is invited to ``Le Cercle'' gambling club, the same club where James Bond makes his first appearance in _Dr. No (1962)_ (qv). - DIRCAMEO(Richard Lester): seen briefly at the back of the stage while the Beatles perform ``Tell Me Why''. # Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951) - CAMEO(Robert Ryan): - DIRCAMEO(Ida Lupino): # Harder They Fall, The (1956) - Loosely based on the career of fighter 'Primo Carnera' (qv). # Harvey Girls, The (1946) - 'Marion Doenges'(qv) dubbed 'Cyd Cahrisse'(qv)' singing. # Hasty Hare, The (1952) - The astronomer is a caricature of cartoon director 'Friz Freleng' (qv). # Hats Off (1927) - This film is believed to be lost. Please check your attic. # Haunted Gold (1932) - 'Edgar Washington' (qv) also appeared in _The Phantom City (1928)_ (qv), of which this film is a remake. # Haunted Spooks (1920) - Filming was interrupted when 'Harold Lloyd' (qv), posing for publicity photos, had a prop bomb explode in his hand. He lost two fingers, his face was badly burned and he was temporarilly blinded. In subsequent films, he is usually seen wearing gloves. # Havana (1990) - CAMEO(Raul Julia): Lena Olin's husband. # He Ran All the Way (1951) - Director 'John Berry' (qv) and co-scripter 'Hugo Butler' (qv)'s names were removed from the credits for a time after release, due to the blacklisting of supposed Communist sympathizers at the time. Assistant director 'Emmett Emerson' (qv) is thus often as the film's director. # He Walked by Night (1948) - Part of the film was directed (uncredited) by 'Anthony Mann' (qv). # Head (1968) - CAMEO(Jack Nicholson): after [Peter Tork] punches a guy in drag. # Heart of the Golden West (1942) - 'Smiley Burnett' (qv) joined 'Roy Rogers' (qv) in this movie because the one actor regularly ``sidekicked'' for, ('Gene Autrey' (qv)), had enlisted in the service. # Heathers (1989) - Friends Veronica Sawyer and Betty Finn are named after other fictional friends Veronica and Betty from the comic strip ``Archie'', and Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. - The highschool is named ``Westerberg High''. 'Wynona Ryder' (qv)'s favourite band at the time was ``The Replacements'', whose lead singer is named 'Paul Westerberg' (qv). # Heavenly Creatures (1994) - All locations used for filming were the genuine locations where the events occurred. The tea shop where Honora Parker ate her last meal was knocked down a few days after the shoot ended. - DIRCAMEO(Peter Jackson): bum kissed by Juliet outside the theatre. # Heerak Rajar Deshe (1980) (TV) - Filmed for cinematic release, but released on TV. # Hell's Angels (1930) - Director 'Howard Hughes' (qv) had all of the prints tinted and hand-colored before releasing them for general distribution. # Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) - Dr. Channard's name in the script was Dr. Malahide. ``Channard'' is derived from 'Christian Bernard' (qv), who performed the world's first successful heart transplant. # Helldorado (1946) - Though the title of the movie in the opening credits is ``Heldorado,'' signs all through the movie say ``Helldorado''. This was clearly an effort to avoid displaying the world ``Hell'' on the marquee. # Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) - CAMEO(Peter Atkins): the barman - CAMEO(Anthony Hickox): a soldier in Vietnam, as well as brief segment on a TV chat show. # Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996) - SMITHEE(Kevin Yagher): disowned the version with cuts made after release to reduce running time. # Helpmates (1932) - 'Stan Laurel' (qv) gives his real phone number (OXford-0614). # Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990) - There is a very gruesome scene, shot on videotape, where Henry and Otis kill a family in their home. After filming the scene, the actor who plays the mother went into shock. # Her Friend the Bandit (1914) - This is the only 'Charles Chaplin' (qv) film for which there is no known copy. # Herbstmilch (1988) - The title refers to a mixture of herbs which was used to abort pregnancies. # Hero (1992) - CAMEO(Chevy Chase): owner of the TV station. # Hexed (1993) - 'Mark Fickert' (qv) was cast as Man in Bed and was filmed in a short, comic love scene. However, because the actress with him [?] was unwilling to show her breasts, the scene was edited from the final version. # Hiding Out (1987) - Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina using the school name of Topsail High School. There is a real Topsail High School near Wilmington and most of the props for the school were taken from there. # High Anxiety (1977) - Tribute to 'Alfred Hitchcock' (qv). References to: _Spellbound (1945)_ (qv), _Vertigo (1958)_ (qv), _Psycho (1960)_ (qv), _The Birds (1963)_ (qv), _North by Northwest (1959)_ (qv), _Suspicion (1941)_ (qv) [others?] # High Noon (1952) - Director 'Fred Zinneman' (qv) claims that the black smoke billowing from the train is a sign that the brakes were failing. He and the cameraman didn't know it at the time, and barely got out of the way. The camera tripod snagged itself on the track and fell over, smashing the camera, but the film survived and is in the movie. # High Sierra (1941) - 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv)'s part was originally intended for 'George Raft' (qv), who didn't want (or perhaps was persuaded by Bogart not to want) yet another ganster role. It was then offered to 'Paul Muni' (qv) and perhaps to other actors before Bogart was cast. # High Society (1956) - 'Gracy Kelly' (qv), recently engaged to Prince Ranier of Monaco, wore her actual engagement ring for her character's engagement. # Highlander (1986) - 'Christopher Lambert' (qv) spent time with a dialog coach, developing an accent which sounded unspecifically foreign. - MacLeod says ``It's a kind of magic'', which is the name of the Queen album which contains songs from the film. The Vietnam vet who tries to machine-gun Kurgan has the Queen song ``Hammer to Fall'' playing in his car. - The castle where Connor MacLeod lived is the same castle used for the interior shots for _Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974)_ (qv). - Non-American versions of this film include a WWII flashback sequence showing MacLeod rescuing Rachael, where he tells her ``It's a kind of magic''. # Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) - Grossly contradicts _Highlander (1986)_ (qv), its prequel. - 'Christopher Lambert' (qv) normally wears glasses, as his eyesight is very poor. During one of the sword fights, Lambert (sans glasses) nearly severed 'Michael Ironside' (qv)'s right thumb. # Hills Have Eyes, The (1978) - There is a ripped poster of _Jaws (1975)_ (qv) visible. See also: _The Evil Dead (1983)_ (qv), _A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)_ (qv). # Himmel ueber Berlin, Der (1987) - CAMEO(Jeanette Patterson-Pollock) # Hiroshima mon amour (1960) - This film pioneered the use of jump cutting to and from a flashback, and of very brief flashbacks to suggest obtrusive memories. # His Girl Friday (1940) - Walter Burns ('Carey Grant' (qv)) refers to some horrible fate suffered by the last person who crossed him: Archie Leach. Grant's real name is Archie Leach. See also _Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)_ (qv). - Burns tries to describe a character played by Ralph Bellamy. He ends up saying that he ``looks like that film actor, Ralph Bellamy''. # His Kind of Woman (1951) - 'John Farrow' (qv) finished the film, but 'Howard Hughes' (qv) brought in 'Richard Fleisher' (qv) to add a few shots. Fleisher ended up reshooting the entire film. # History of the World: Part I (1981) - 'Richard Pryor' (qv) was originally cast in the part eventually taken by 'Gregory Hines' (qv). Just before filming was to begin, Pryor had is now famous drug-related accident, catching fire and getting severely burnt. # Hold Back the Dawn (1941) - Iscovescu appears at the Paramount soundstage to peddle his life story to director 'Mitchell Leisen' (qv). 'Veronica Lake' (qv) and 'Richard Webb' (qv) are shown rehearsing a scene from _I Wanted Wings (1941)_ (qv) (also directed by Leisen). This scene was actually filmed during the production of ``I Wanted Wings''. # Holiday Inn (1942) - 'Marjorie Reynolds' (qv) singing was dubbed by 'Martha Mears' (qv). - For the ``drunk'' dance, 'Fred Astaire' (qv) had two drinks of bourbon before the first take and one before each succeeding take. The seventh (last) take was used in the film. - The animated Thanksgiving sequence is a topical reference to President Roosevelt's failed attempt to change the date of the holiday. - The script originally called for a Labor Day dance number, ``This Is a Great Country.'' # Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988) - The UK video release was not allowed to have the word ``chainsaw'' in the title, the video cover has the words ``Hollywood Hookers'' with a large silluette of a chainsaw inbetween. # Hometown Story (1951) - [Marilyn] was often expected to provide her own wardrobe. The sweater with the grey body and black sleeves that she wore in Hometown Story had been worn previously in The Fireball and in the final scene in All about Eve. # Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) - Four American bulldogs share the role of Chance, four golden retrievers share Shadow, and six feline performers carry the part of Sassy. # Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992) - Rosebud from _Citizen Kane (1941)_ (qv) and the Ark of the Covanent from _Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)_ (qv) are visible in the government warehouse. # Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) - Reference to _The Wizard of Oz (1939)_ (qv). # Honeymoon Killers, The (1969) - Originally to be directed by 'Martin Scorsese' (qv), but he was replaced due to creative differences by 'Donald Volkman' (qv) who was subsequently replaced himself. # Hong Faan Kui (1995) - The script called for a leap from the top of a parking lot to a fire escape on the floor below on the building across the street. As is his custom, director 'Stanley Tong' (qv) attempted the stunt before asking any actors to do so. He tried it with the help of a cable harness, but quickly decided it would be safer without the harness. The landing point was not visible from the point where the jump began, so tape was placed on the take-off point as a guide. The jump was completed perfectly by 'Jackie Chan' (qv) on the first attempt, and was captured by four cameras. - Filming in Vancouver, Canada on October 6th, 1994, Chan broke his right ankle while attempting the scene where he jumps onto the hovercraft. Despite the injury, he was present at the premiere of _Tsui Kun II (1994)_ (qv) at the Vancouver International Film Festival that night. Later in the production, Tong sprained his ankle, completing the film on crutches. 'Francoise Yip' (qv) also broke her leg; while filming the scene where she rides a motorbike across the tops of parked cars. She insisted on returning to the set after her leg was bandaged at hospital. Two stunt women also broke their legs during the filming of the motorcycle chase. - The warehouse fight scene took twenty days to film, with Chan having to teach the local stunt players to fight ``Hong Kong style''. # Honor Among Lovers (1931) - The working titles were ``Strictly Business'', ``Sex in Business'', and ``Another Man's Wife''. # Hook (1991) - 'Bob Hoskins' (qv) bought beer for 300+ extras after a lengthy and complicated scene was cut. - The young Peter Pan is played by 'Dustin Hoffman' (qv)'s son. - The pirate shut in the chest with the scorpion was played by 'Glenn Close' (qv). - In 1985, composer 'John Williams' (qv) and lyricist 'Leslie Bircusse' (qv) worked on ``Hook'', being a stage musical, but the project was scrapped after about ten songs were written. Only one song from the play, ``When You're Alone,'' made it to the film. However, many of the play's themes can be heard in Williams' film underscore. - When the Tootles floats out the window at the end, he says ``Seize the Day'', which has significance for 'Robin Williams' (qv), who starred in _Seize the Day (1986)_ (qv), and _Dead Poets Society (1989)_ (qv) (for which this was a catch-cry). - Smee says ``Goooooooood morning Neverland!'', a reference to Williams in _Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)_ (qv). - [reference to Awakenings, anyone?] - There were frequent good-natured ``battle of the wits'' exchanges between Williams and Hoffman. In one incident, Hoffman was not happy with his performance and asked the scene to be re-shot. Williams' quipped ``Try acting'': a reference to the Hoffman/'Laurence Olivier' (qv) exchange on the set of _Marathon Man (1976)_ (qv). - Because Tinkerbell was often in the air, 'Julia Roberts' (qv) had an assistant whose sole responsibility was cleaning her feet. - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [stars] - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [music] - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [father]: ``Old'' Peter doesn't pay attention to his kids. # Hop-a-long Cassidy (1935) - 'William Boyd' (qv) was originally offered the role of Buck Peters, the Bar 20 ranch foreman, but chose the role of Cassidy. # Hot Shots! (1991) - Some previews contains this scene, which was not in the movie: Lois Lane asks Kent Gregory if there's a cue ball in his pocket, or is he just glad to see her, and Kent produces a cue ball. - Many of the ``Indian'' words spoen in the opening and closing sequences are merely the names of cities, counties, and lakes in Minnesota, the home of script writer 'Pat Proft' (qv). - References to: _Top Gun (1986)_ (qv), _Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)_ (qv), _Peter Pan (1953)_ (qv), _Gone with the Wind (1939)_ (qv), _Superman (1978)_ (qv), _Dances with Wolves (1990)_ (qv), _Marathon Man (1976)_ (qv), _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv), _The Right Stuff (1983)_ (qv). # Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) - 'Charlie Sheen' (qv) worked out for eight hours a day to build up his body, as he decided that he would have felt embarrassed at the film's premiere if he had to sit amongst people laughing while looking at him on screen in a singlet. - 'Richard Crenna' (qv) plays Denton Walters. In the TV series ``Our Miss Brooks'', Crenna played a character called ``Walter Denton''. - CAMEO(Martin Sheen): man on passing gunboat. - References to: _Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)_ (qv), _Rambo III (1988)_ (qv), _Kickboxer (1989)_ (qv), _Basic Instinct (1992)_ (qv), _No Way Out (1987)_ (qv), _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv), _Lady and the Tramp (1955)_ (qv), _Apocalypse Now (1979)_ (qv), _Missing in Action (1984)_ (qv), _Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)_ (qv), _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv), _Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)_ (qv), _The Wizard of Oz (1939)_ (qv), _Casablanca (1942)_ (qv), _And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)_ (qv). # House of Wax (1953) - Filmed in 3-D by director 'Andr de Toth' (qv) who only had one eye and would hence not be able to see the effect. # House Party (1990) - Served as the thesis film for director 'Reginald Hudlin' (qv) for his Harvard University degree. # How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) - 'Lauren Bacall' (qv) mentions ``that old man in _The African Queen (1951)_ (qv)'', who is her husband ('Humphrey Bogart' (qv)), and 'Betty Grable' (qv) does not recognize a recording by her bandleader spouse Harry James. # Howards End (1992) - The role of Margaret was initally offered to 'Miranda Richardson' (qv). # Howling, The (1981) - The following characters are named after werewolf movie directors: 'George Waggner' (qv), 'Roy William Neill' (qv), 'Terence Fisher' (qv), 'Freddie Francis' (qv), 'Erle C. Kenton' (qv), 'Sam Newfield' (qv), 'Charles Barton' (qv), 'Jerry Warren' (qv), 'Lew Landers' (qv), and 'Jack Molina' (qv). - CAMEO(John Sayles): morgue attendant - CAMEO(Roger Corman): - CAMEO(Forry Ackerman): # Hudson Hawk (1991) - The tones that the telephones make are the same as the ones used in _Our Man Flint (1965)_ (qv) and _In Like Flint (1967)_ (qv). 'James Coburn' (qv) appears in all three movies. - Coburn plays ``George Kaplan'', which is the name of the fake agent from _North by Northwest (1959)_ (qv). - Igg and Ook both mutter their own names as their last words. # Hudsucker Proxy, The (1994) - In _Raising Arizona (1987)_ (qv) (also directed by 'Joel Coen' (qv)), factory workers could be seen wearing a uniform bearing the name ``Hudsucker Industries''. - In _Barton Fink (1991)_ (also co-written by Coen) there was also a character called ``Karl Mundt''. # Hunt for Red October, The (1990) - 'Kevin Costner' (qv) originally cast as Jack Ryan. - 'Klaus-Maria Brandauer' (qv) originally cast as Marko Ramius. - $20,000 spent on 'Sean Connery' (qv)'s hairpiece. - The teddy bear that Jack Ryan carries with him on a plane at the very end of the film is the same one that John McClane ('Bruce Willis' (qv)) is carrying with him on the plane at the beginning of _Die Hard (1988)_ (qv), also directed by 'John McTiernan' (qv). The end credits list him as ``Stanley (as Himself)'' # Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) - 'Barbara Stanwyck' (qv) was originally sought for the role of Jewel Mayhew which eventually went to 'Mary Astor' (qv). - 'Joan Crawford' (qv) had been signed for the role of Miriam, but she took sick and was hospitalized as filming began. Scenes were shot around her, but when it became evident that she would have to be replaced, 'Robert Aldrich' (qv) flew to Switzerland and convinced 'Olivia de Havilland' (qv) to step in. # I Confess (1953) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): crossing the top of a staircase during the opening credits. - 'Anne Baxter' (qv) was one of the actor tested by Hitchcock for the leading role in Rebecca (she was 16 at the time). # I Do (1921) - Originally three reels, but cut to two after lukewarm receptions by preview audiences. # I Dood It (1943) - Footage for the number ``Swinging the Junx Away'' was borrowed from _Born To Dance (1936)_ (qv). # I Know Where I'm Going (1945) - 'Captain C.W.R. Knight' (qv) was a real life falconer and trained the Golden Eagle ``Torquil'' in this film. - 'Michael Powell' (qv) wanted to make _A Matter of Life and Death (1946)_ (qv) at this time but had to wait for access to Technicolor Cameras. # I Like It Like That (1994) - Originally titled ``Black Out'', director Darnell Martin was forced to change it by Columbia. # I Love You to Death (1990) - CAMEO(Phoebe Cates): one of Joey's girlfriends. Joey is played by 'Kevin Kline' (qv), who is married to Cates. # I Wanted Wings (1941) - While 'Veronica Lake' (qv) and 'Richard Webb' (qv) were rehearsing a scene, director 'Mitchell Liesen' (qv) filmed a scene which included this rehearsal for his later film _Hold Back the Dawn (1941)_ (qv). # I'll Be Seeing You (1944) - The working titles were ``Double Furlough'' and ``With All My Heart''. - Director 'George Cukor' (qv) was replaced by 'David O. Selznick' (qv). # I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) - References to _Rambo III (1988)_ (qv). # Ice Pirates, The (1984) - CAMEO(Max Von Sydow): # Idiot, The (1957) - Filmed as a two-part film, but cut severely by the studio against director 'Akira Kurosawa' (qv)'s wishes. Original unreleased version ran 265 minutes. # Ikimono no Kiroku (1955) - The music score was completed by 'Masaru Sato' (qv) when composer 'Fumio Hayasaka' (qv) died during production. # Immediate Family (1989) - 'Mary Stuart Masterson' (qv) wore an eight-pound sack of bird seed around her stomach to simulate being pregnant. # Immortal Beloved (1994) - Some extras fainted in the extreme heat during the filming of the funeral scene. # In Country (1989) - The veterans in the dance sequence are all actual Vietnam veterans, and their real family members accompany them. - Of the five major characters who are Vietnam veterans, only one, Earl, is played by actual Vietnam veteran 'Jim Beaver' (qv). # In the Line of Fire (1993) - In the UK release of the film, the scene where Mitch Leary ('John Malkovich' (qv)) kills the bank clerk and her room-mate was edited so the audience did not witness the physical breaking of each of their necks. Malkovich also wanted to include the killing of the dog in this scene but director 'Wolfgang Petersen' (qv) thought this was a little too much. - Malkovich improvised the scene where he puts the gun into his mouth. Peterson liked it so much he left it in the film. - The 63-year old 'Clint Eastwood' (qv) (with the help of a safety belt) actually did hang six stories above the ground on the ledge scene, although stuntmen did the jump and the fall onto the fire escape. - Original trailer for the film had ``November 22, 1963'' appearing in large letters on the screen. As Leary talks about how he was going to kill the president, a clock ticked away in the background, changing the ``1963'' to ``1993'', followed by a slam-cut to Horrigan saying ``That's not going to happen''. Bad preview reaction caused this trailer to be dropped. # In the Name of the Father (1993) - 'Gabriel Byrne' (qv) had purchased the rights to 'Gerry Conlon' (qv)'s book ``Proved Innocent'' and had intended to play Gerry himself but decided to let 'Daniel Day Lewis' (qv) play the part and just serve as executive producer instead. # In This Our Life (1942) - CAMEO(Walter Huston): bartender - CAMEO(Humphrey Bogart): in the roadhouse scene - CAMEO(Peter Lorre): in the roadhouse scene - CAMEO(Sidney Greenstreet): in the roadhouse scene - CAMEO(Ward Bond): in the roadhouse scene - DIRTRADE(John Huston): [father] # In Which We Serve (1942) - The Hays office tried to delete the words ``god'', ``hell'', ``damn'', and ``bastard'' from the American release. Uproar from England forced the office to back down on everything except ``bastard''. # Indecent Proposal (1993) - Diana is reading _The Firm (1993)_ (qv), which was to be Paramount Pictures' next big film. The secretary at the real-estate office where she works is reading ``Backlash'', a book which criticizes director 'Adrian Lyne' (qv) for his portrayal of women in previous films. - John Gage's tale of his encounter with an attractive woman on a NYC Subway was taken nearly verbatim from a similar speech in _Citizen Kane (1941)_ (qv). # Independence Day (1996) - Director 'Roland Emmerich' (qv) got the idea for the film while fielding a question about the existence of alien life during promotion for _Stargate (1994)_ (qv). - 'Bill Pullman' (qv) used the memory of a decayed tooth which was pulled from his mouth in order to come up with a terrified expression when speaking with the alien invaders. # Indian Summer (1993) - Filmed at director 'Mike Binder' (qv)'s childhood summer camp. # Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) - Begins with a shot of a rock in Utah which is reminiscent of the Paramount Pictures logo. See also (_Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)_ (qv), and _Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)_ (qv)) - Director 'Stephen Spielberg' (qv) included the opening scenes as a tribute to his own experiences as a Boy Scout. - When describing how he prepared for playing the role of young Indiana Jones, 'River Phoenix' (qv) explained that he didn't really base his portrayal on the Indiana Jones character. Instead, he decided to do his rendition of actor 'Harrison Ford' (qv). So he observed Ford out of character before acting his part. - Shows origin of Jones' fear of snakes in _Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)_ (qv). - 'Harrison Ford' (qv) cut his chin in a car accident in Northern California when he was about 20. In the movie, this cut is explained by young Indiana Jones cutting his chin with a whip. See also: _Working Girl (1988)_ (qv). - When making _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv), 'George Lucas' (qv) owned a dog named ``Indiana''. - The dog barking when young Indy passes with the cross in his hand is an Alaskan Malamute, the same type of dog the Lucas's owned in the late 1970s. - Walter Donovan was played by 'Julian Glover' (qv), and Donovan's wife was played by Glover's wife. - Unable to keep his hat on during the scene where he was chasing the tank on horseback despite trying glue, tape, and newspaper wedges, 'Harrison Ford' (qv) stapled the hat to his head. - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [music] - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [father]: Henry Jones Sr. was never around after his wife died. # Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) - Begins with a shot of a mountain on a gong which is reminiscent of the Paramount Pictures logo. See also (_Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)_ (qv), and _Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)_ (qv)) - Short Round was named after screenwriter 'Willard Huyck' (qv)'s dog, which was named after the orphan in _The Steel Helmet (1951)_ (qv). - The club at the beginning is called ``Club Obi Wan'', a reference to a _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv) character. - Shots of mining-car roller-coaster ride done with models and a 35mm camera modified to hold extra film. - Rehash of the ``shooting the swordsman'' joke from _Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)_ (qv). - Suspension bridge only shown from one side, to avoid showing the Grand Coulee Dam. - While filming the whipping scene, the crew played a practical joke on 'Harrison Ford' (qv). Chained to a large stone, 'Barbara Streisand' (qv) appeared, dressed in a leather dominatrix outfit. She proceeded to whip him, saying ``That's for _Hanover Street (19??)_ (qv), the worst movie I ever saw.'' She continued whipping him for _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv), and making all of that money. 'Carrie Fisher' (qv) then threw herself in front of Ford to protect him, and 'Irvin Kershner' (qv) chided director 'Steven Spielberg' (qv). ``Is this how you run your movies?'' This entire sequence was filmed. - CAMEO(Dan Aykroyd): meets Indiana at the airport at the beginning. - CAMEO(Frank Marshall): a tourist in the background in the airport scene at the beginning. - DIRCAMEO(Steven Spielberg): a tourist in the background in the airport scene at the beginning. - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [stars]: when Indy is talking to Short Round on the hill above the village. - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [music] # Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted (1990) (V) - DIRTRADE(David Lynch): [singer]: 'Julee Cruise' (qv). # Inferno dei morti-viventi (1981) - Stock footage from the film _The Valley (Obscured by Clouds) (1972)_ (qv) were used for the native scenes. # Innerspace (1987) - The patients in the doctor's waiting room with Jack are played by 'Andrea Martin' (qv) and 'Joe Flaherty' (qv), 'Martin Short' (qv)'s co-stars from SCTV. - Repeated rabbit motif: Tuck's apartment, etc [more!] - The computers in the lab display Apple 2 assembly language listing from the ROM monitor. # Innocent Blood (1992) - Renamed ``A French Vampire in America'' in some countries, after a bad reception in the US (and to cash in on Landis' _An American Werewolf in London (1981)_ (qv)). [Australia, and which other countries?] - One scene shows a TV set that is showing 'Alfred Hitchcock' (qv)'s cameo in _Strangers on a Train (1951)_ (qv). - CAMEO(Dario Argento): the nurse in the ambulance. [credited?] - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [SYNW]: advertised on the marquee across the street from the Melody Lounge exotic dance bar. The car crash at the Shadyside gas station scene was filmed in Squirrel Hill, and the nearby multiplex cinema changed its marquee to be ``See You Next Wednesday'' every night after closing. The movie itself featured no footage of that theatre (or the street on which it resides), although it is possible that it was edited out. - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [filmmakers] Appearances by directors 'Dario Argento' (qv), 'Frank Oz' (qv), 'Sam Raimi' (qv), and 'Michael Ritchie' (qv); ``Famous Monsters of Filmland'' editor 'Forrest J. Ackerman' (qv); and makeup artist 'Tom Savini' (qv). # Innocente, L' (1976) - Director 'Luchino Visconti ' (qv) intendted the titles roles to be played by 'Alain Delon' (qv) and 'Romi Schneder' (qv). Although Delon was under long-term obligation, and his producers were willing to releaase him for 1,000,000 dollars fee, Romy Schneider was pregnant at the time, so Visconti had to work with 'Laura Antonelli' (qv), and little known 'Giancarlo Giannini' (qv). # Interview with the Vampire (1994) - Author 'Anne Rice' (qv) wrote the part of Lestat with 'Rutger Hauer' (qv) in mind. Upon learning that 'Tom Cruise' (qv) had been cast, she was quite disappointed and expressed concern that Cruise could not carry the part. After attending a screening, Rice wrote a letter of apology, quite pleased with Cruise's portrayal. - 'River Phoenix' (qv) was cast as The Interviewer, but died before filming began. 'Christian Slater' (qv) took the part and donated all of his earnings from the film to Phoenix' favourite charities. - Cruise was placed on an elevated platform during some scenes to reduce the height difference between his character and other vampires. # Into the Night (1985) - Airport scenes in _Into the Night (1985)_ (qv) and _Coming to America (1988)_ (qv) have a call over the PA system for a ``Mr Frank Ozkerwitz'' to pick up the white courtesy phone. This is 'Frank Oz' (qv)'s real name. - The crew was casted to play the crew of the Kalijak-Movie. Some crew members have other small roles. - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [ipanema]: the music during the strip scene. - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [SYNW]: appears on two posters in the office where Ed and Diana make the phone call. - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [filmmakers] Appearances by directors 'Jack Arnold' (qv), 'David Cronenberg' (qv), 'Jonathan Demme' (qv), 'Amy Heckerling' (qv), 'Jim Henson' (qv), 'Colin Higgins' (qv), 'Lawrence Kasdan' (qv), 'John Landis' (qv), 'Jonathan Lynn' (qv), 'Paul Mazursky' (qv), 'Daniel Petrie' (qv), 'Don Siegel' (qv), and 'Roger Vadim' (qv); and cinematographer 'Robert Paynter' (qv). # Intruder (1988) - The ``head in one hand, sandwich in the other'' speech was previously used in _Raising Arizona (1987)_ (qv). - The song that Randy ('Sam Raimi' (qv)) sings was also featured in _Evil Dead, The (1983)_ (qv), directed by Raimi. # Invaders from Mars (1986) - A remake of _Invaders from Mars (1953)_ (qv). The alien from the first film appears as a prop in the school basement, and 'Jimmy Hunt' (qv) reappears as a middle-aged cop, saying ``I haven't been here since I was a kid''. # Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - CAMEO(Don Siegel): taxi driver. Siegel directed the original film, of which this film is a remake. - CAMEO(Kevin McCarthy): man asking for help. McCarthy was the star of the original film, of which this film is a remake. - CAMEO(Robert Duvall): the priest on the swing. # Ipcress File, The (1965) - 'Christoper Plummer' (qv) was originally considered for the lead role, but dropped out to star in _The Sound of Music (1965)_ (qv). - In the 'Len Deighton' (qv) novels the name of the lead character is never revealed. 'Michael Caine' (qv) suggests ``Harry'' and the film's executives put forward ``Palmer''. - Palmer is the first action hero to wear glasses (Caine is short sighted in real life). # Irma la Douce (1963) - The pimps' union is called the ``Mec's' (tough guy's) Paris Protective Association'' (MPPA), which also stands for ``Motion Picture Producers Association'', an organization which had given director 'Billy Wilder' (qv) some trouble. - CAMEO(James Caan): # Iron & Silk (1990) - Uschu teacher 'Qingfu Pan' (qv) and 'Mark Salzman' (qv) play themselves. # Iron Eagle (1986) - Stunt pilot 'Art Scholl' (qv) was killed during the filming of the canyon scene. # Ironweed (1987) - 'Jack Nicholson' (qv)'s contract included a clause which allowed him to leave the shooting location to attend all Los Angeles Lakers' basketball games. # Isadora Duncan, the Biggest Dancer in the World (1966) (TV) - DIRCAMEO(Ken Russell): a one-legged man who saves Isadora from drowning, and her chauffeur in Russia. # Island of Dr. Moreau, The (1996) - 'Marlon Brando' (qv) wore a small radio receiver to aid him remembering his lines. Director 'David Thewlis' (qv) claimed ``He'd be in the middle of a scene and suddenly he'd be picking up police messages and Marlon would repeat, `There's a robbery at Woolworths'.'' # It (1927) - CAMEO(Gary Cooper): a reporter. # It Had to Be You (1947) - The main set with the sweeping staircase had been previously used in _Holdiay (1938)_ (qv). - Producer 'Don Herman' (qv) attempted to rent the Hope Diamond for 'Ginger Rogers' (qv) to wear but was unsuccessful. # It Happened at the World's Fair (1963) - 'Kurt Russell' (qv) (in his screen debut) kicks Elvis' shins. 'Goldie Hawn' (qv) was also in this film, and they became a de facto couple much later. # It Takes Two (1995) - First draft of the script by 'Deborah Dean Davis' (qv) was never read by director 'Andy Tennant' (qv). Second writer 'Jeff Schecter' (qv)'s draft made this a ``go'' picture with [?] Rysher. Tennant was hired, and offered help for the pictures problems. He and his writing partner, 'Rick Parks' (qv) rewrote Schecter's draft. Tennant and Parks were re-written by producers [?] Orr and [?] Cruickshank. The studio preffered Tennant and Parks' draft with notes, so Tennant & Parks took another pass. The WGAW ruled against any other writer's credits due to biased by-laws which disallowed Writer/Directors with partners to receive credits on features unless in extreme circumstances. Davis' dialogue never appears on screen. # It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) - The following famous people have small roles: 'Jimmy Durante' (qv), 'Moe Howard' (qv), 'Larry Fine' (qv), 'Joe DeRita' (qv), 'Joe E Brown' (qv), 'Buster Keaton' (qv), 'Sid Caesar' (qv), 'Buddy Hackett' (qv), 'Jim Backus' (qv), 'Eddie Anderson' (qv), 'Ben Blue' (qv), 'Alan Carney' (qv), 'Barrie Chase' (qv), 'William Demarest' (qv), 'Andy Devine' (qv), 'Norman Fell' (qv), 'Paul Ford' (qv), 'Sterling Holloway' (qv), 'Edward Everett Horton' (qv), 'Marvin Kaplan' (qv), 'Don Knotts' (qv), 'ZaSu Pitts' (qv), 'Carl Reiner' (qv), 'Madlyn Rhue' (qv), 'Arnold Stang' (qv), 'Jessie White' (qv), 'Peter Falk' (qv), 'Stan Freeberg' (qv), 'Chic Chandler' (qv), 'Lloyd Corrigan' (qv), 'Louise Gwen' (qv), 'Leo Gorcy' (qv), 'Charles Lane' (qv), 'Mike Mazurki' (qv), 'Roy Roberts' (qv), 'Cliff Norton' (qv), 'Sammy Tong' (qv), 'Nick Stewart' (qv), 'Selma Diamond' (qv). - Melville Crump was originally to be played by 'Ernie Kovacs' (qv). Kovacs died in a one-car accident before principal shooting and was 'Edie Adams' (qv)' (Mrs. Crump's) husband in real life. - Keaton had a longer, earlier scene (cut after premiere). In it, Culpepper discusses his plans to use Jimmy's boat to escape. - CAMEO(Jerry Lewis): deliberately drives over Culpepper's hat. - CAMEO(Jack Benny): stops to offer help # It's a Small World (1935) - DIRCAMEO(William Castle): cop # It's Always Fair Weather (1955) - 'Cyd Charisse' (qv)'s singing was dubbed by Carole Richards, 'Michael Kidd' (qv)'s by 'Jud Conlin' (qv). - Co-director 'Gene Kelly' (qv) wanted to use the same stars as he did in _On the Town (1949)_ (qv): 'Frank Sinatra' (qv), 'Jules Munshine' (qv), and himself. # Italian Job, The (1969) - Paramount Pictures originally wanted 'Robert Redford' (qv) to play the part of Charlie. - The ending was changed to leave open the possibility of a sequel. # J. Lyle (1994) - During the setup for the scene with Skip on skid row, the crew was attacked by a scissors-wielding transvestite who accused them of being on his turf. Before he was subdued by the police, he managed to cut 'Bill Plympton' (qv)'s elbow and seriously damage a Steadicam. - DIRCAMEO(Bill Plympton): guest in the wedding scene. # Jacob's Ladder (1990) - All SFX were filmed live, with no post-production. - CAMEO(Macaulay Culkin): dead son of Jacob Singer. # Jagged Edge (1985) - Visible in David and Jenny Barnes' bedroom is a poster for _Return of the Jedi (1983)_ (qv), also directed by 'Richard Marquand' (qv). # Jason and the Argonauts (1963) - It took 'Ray Harryhausen' (qv) 4 months to produce the skeleton scene, a massive amount of time for a scene which lasts at the most 3 minutes. # Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) - References to: _The Evil Dead (1983)_ (qv), _Creepshow (1982)_ (qv), _A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)_ (qv). # Jaws (1975) - 'Sterling Hayden' (qv) was the original choice for the role of Quint. Hayden, however, was in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service for unpaid tax. All Hayden's income from acting was subject to a levy by the IRS, so there was an attempt to circumvent that: Hayden was also a writer, so one idea was to pay him union scale for his acting, and buy a story from him (his literary income wasn't subject to levy) for a large sum. It was concluded that the IRS would see through this scheme, so 'Robert Shaw' (qv) was cast instead. - Quint's tale of the USS Indianapolis was written by Shaw following a disagreement between screenwriters 'Peter Benchley' (qv) and 'Carl Gottlieb' (qv). Shaw presented his text, and Benchley and Gottlieb agreed that this was exactly what was needed. - The live shark footage was shot at Seal Rocks, Australia. A real white pointer was cut up and ``extended'' for the close-up shots. - The helicopter used for flying patrol is an Enstrom ``Tigershark''. - A midget in a miniature cage and a real shark were used to get some shots correct. - Apparently, technicians lost control of one of the mechanical sharks, and it was lost at sea. - During the filming of some scenes, 'Roy Scheider' (qv), 'Richard Dreyfuss' (qv), and Shaw had to look in amazement off camera at a non-existant shark. - Preview audiences screamed when the head of a shark victim appears in the hole in the bottom of the boat. Director 'Steven Spielberg' (qv) re-shot the scene in editor 'Verna Field' (qv)'s swimming pool because he wanted them to ``scream louder''. - A real shooting star can be seen during a shot of the boat on the water at dusk. - Video version is missing some scenes: - Hooper describing an obscene phonecall he made, while cutting open the shark. - Quint humiliating a young clarinet player as he buys piano wire. - Author 'Peter Benchley' (qv) was thrown off the set after objecting to the climax. - CAMEO(Peter Benchley): reporter on the beach. - CAMEO(Steven Spielberg): voice on Quint's marine radio when Mrs. Brody tries to contact her husband on the Orca. - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [music] - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [stars] - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [father]: Ms. Kinter is a single mother. # Jaws 2 (1978) - Original director 'John D. Hancock' (qv) was fired and replaced by 'Jeannot Szwarc' (qv). # Jazz Singer, The (1927) - First movie with audible dialogue. - 'Georg Jessel' (qv), star of the stage version of ``The Jazzsinger'' was asked to play the role in the film, but refused. 'Eddie Cantor' (qv) was also asked, and also refused. # Jeanne Dore (1915) - Filmed to avoid showing 'Sarah Bernhardt' (qv)'s amputated leg. # Jewel of the Nile, The (1985) - The arabic speech in the climactic ``stage'' scene are actually the Arabic names of 'Kirk Douglas' (qv)'s movies. [rumor] # JFK (1991) - The real 'Jim Garrison' (qv) plays Earl Warren. - In _Bull Durham (1988)_ (qv), 'Kevin Costner' (qv)'s character stated ``...I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone...''. # Jigsaw (1949) - CAMEO(Marlene Dietrich): - CAMEO(Henry Fonda): - CAMEO(John Garfield): - CAMEO(Burgess Meredith): - CAMEO(Fletcher Markle): - CAMEO(Marsha Hunt): - CAMEO(Leonard Lyons): # Jimmy the Gent (1934) - Working title: ``Always a Gent''. # Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) - The company logo appears frequently, each time representing a path to destruction: the path leading up to the factory, the product that the company makes (a rectal probe), the bolt of lightning which sinks the ship, the path up the side of the mountain, the lava flow down the side of the volcano, the crack in Joe's apartment, and a constellation. - The lamp that Joe brings into his office displays tropical images, including a volcano. - Joseph Banks was the name of Captain Cook's chief botanist on his expeditions to the south pacific in the 18th century. - The books that Joe shows to Mr. Waturi describe the plot of the film: ``Romeo and Juliette'', ``Robinson Crusoe'', and ``The Odyssey''. - When Joe and DeDe leave the restuarant, there is a billboard on the left with a picture of an erupting volcano and the words ``Fire in Paradise''. - There are at least three references to losing one's soul: - Joe responds to DeDe's question in the factory while inspecting his damaged shoe - Patricia's reference to being soul sick the first night on the yacht - several lines involving the Waponi's Tobi Chief such as when Joe states that he hopes the chief will not lose his Tobi (soul). - The mask worn by the Waponi who is representing the evil spirit resembles the factory where Joe used to work. # John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1965) - Notre Dame University got a court injunction to delay the release of the film, claiming the studio had "knowingly and illegally misappropriated, diluted and commercially expolited for their private profit the names, symbols, football team, prestige, high reputation and goodwill" of the university. After three months of court battles, the studio won out. # Jordan is a Hard Road (1915) - Director 'Allan Dwan' (qv) hired famed evangelist 'Billy Sunday' (qv) to preach a real-life revival meeting in a tent in Hollywood. He filmed the attendees and intercut these shots with shots of actor 'Frank Campeau' (qv) acting the part of a preacher. # Journal d'une femme de chambre, Le (1964) - The demonstrating fashists shout ``Vive Chiappe'', a homage to the chief of the Parisian police who prohibited showing director 'Luis Bunuel' (qv)'s earlier film _Age d'Or (1930)_ (qv) after fashists destroyed the cinema where it was being shown. # Journey Back to Oz (1974) - 'Liza Minnelli' (qv) reprises the role of Dorothy, who was played by her mother 'Judy Garland' (qv) in _The Wizard of Oz (1939)_ (qv). - Filmed in 1964, but not released until 1974. # Journey Through the Black Sun (1976) (TV) - This TV movie was edited from scenes of the two episodes "Collision Course" and "The Black Sun" of the TV series _"Space: 1999" (1975)_ (qv). # Joy Luck Club, The (1993) - CAMEO(Amy Tan): chatting with guests just beyond a doorway during the first party scene. # Juarez (1939) - 'Orry-Kelly' (qv) designed costumes for 'Bette Davis' (qv) which changed ino tone as the film progressed; from white at the beginning, changing to gray in mid-film, and then to black at the end when she goes insane. # Jud Suess (1940) - This Nazi propaganda film is still (1995) banned on the free market in Germany, but may be shown for educational purpose. # Judge Dredd (1995) - Director 'Danny Cannon' (qv) was so disheartened over his constant creative disputes with 'Sylvester Stallone' (qv) that he swore he would never again work with another big-named actor. He also claimed that the final version was completely different from the script, due to Stallone's demanded changes. - The ``flying bike'' scenes features three seconds where Dredd is a computer generated image. This is the part where he swoops low over a crowd of punks. # Judgment in Berlin (1988) - CAMEO(Sean Penn): witness at trial. Sean Penn is the son of 'Arthur Penn' (qv), who directed this film. # Julius Caesar (1950) - Due to budget restraints, only one horse could be hired per day, hence a different colored horse was filmed each day, with footage cleverly montaged and edited to create the battle scenes. - Musical director 'Grant Fletcher' (qv) hired 'Chuck Zornig' (qv) 72 hours before the recording date, handing him a two-bar harmonic sketch by 'John Becker' (qv) and a shot list to work from. From this, Zornig produced a 32-page score, still copying parts for musicians as they arrived to record the score. Becker approached Zornig and asked him how he could read his two-bar sketch. Zornig replied ``When I couldn't I just chose the most dissonant sounds,'' causing Becker to roar with laughter. - The orcherstra which performed the score consisted of nine brass instruments plus timpani, and was recorded in an abandoned indoor swimming pool to create echo and a large sound. # Jungfrau auf dem Dach, Die (1953) - This German version of _The Moon is Blue (1953)_ (qv) was filmed on the same set with the same crew and partially the same cast. # Junior (1994) - 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv) spent time in doctor's waiting rooms to learn how pregnant people behave. # Junior High School (1981) - All of the actors are non-professionals and were actual students at Van Nuys Junior High at the time of shooting. # Jurassic Park (1993) - 'William Hurt' (qv) was offered the role of Dr Grant, but turned it down without reading the book or the script. - The park software is written in Pascal; a program is clearly visible in one of the monitor close-ups on the UNIX system. The graphical interface recognized as a UNIX system is Silicon Graphics' ``3D File System Navigator''. - Director 'Steven Spielberg' (qv) was worried that ``computer graphics'' meant ``Nintendo'' type cartoon quality. He originally only wanted the herd of gallimimus dinosaurs to be computer generated, but upon seeing ILM's demo animation of a T-Rex chasing a herd of Galamides across his ranch, he decided to shoot nearly all the dinosaur scenes using this method. The animation was first plotted on an Amiga Toaster, and rendered for the film by Silicon Graphics' Indigo workstations. - The full-sized animatron of the Tyrannosaurus Rex weighed about 13,000 to 15,000 pounds. During the shooting of the initial T-Rex attack scene which took place in a downpour and was shot on a soundstage, the latex that covered the T-Rex puppet absorbed great amounts of water making it much heavier and harder to control. Technicians worked throughout the night with blow driers trying to dry the latex out. Eventually, they suspended a platform above the T-Rex, out of camera range, to keep the water off of it during filming. - A baby triceratops was built for a scene where one of the kids rides it. Special effects technicians worked on this effect for a year but the scene was cut at the last minute as Spielberg thought it would ruin the pacing of the film. - ``Dennis Nedry'' is an anagram of ``Nerdy Sinned''. - Ellie Sattler says ``Something went wrong'' to Dr Malcolm ('Jeff Goldblum' (qv)). In _The Fly (1986)_ (qv), Veronica Quaife said this to Seth Brundle (Goldblum). - In the egg-hatching scene, a new-born baby Triceratops was originally supposed to come out of the egg, but it was changed to a velociraptor. - The film's original ending had Grant left behind on the island. - Scenes of the T-Rex attacking Horner and the kids while they ride down a river and through a running waterfall were cut before filming. - Generally speaking, any shot of a full dinosaur was computer generated, but shots of parts of dinosaurs were of animatronics. - There was so many wires and rigging to control the velociraptor animatrons in the kitchen stalking scene that the child actors had to literally step over and around them while the scene was being filmed. The kitchen set was greatly expanded from the original design to accommodate the velociraptors. Some reports say that all of the dinosaurs in the kitchen scene were computer generated. - Many errors were corrected digitally: some stunt people were made to look like the actors, and in one scene an entire Ford Explorer jeep was digitally generated. - Spielberg wanted the velociraptors to be about 10 feet tall, which was taller than they were known to be. During filming, scientists discovered 10 feet tall velociraptors. - The ending where the T-Rex saves the day was added when the production team and 'John (II) Williams' (qv) decided that it was the hero of the film. - A scene of Ellie pulling the leaf off an extinct plant appeared in the film trailers but not the film itself. - 'Fred Sorenson' (qv) was the pilot who flew the crew off Kaui when the hurricane hit during production. He played ``Jock'', the pilot who flew Indiana Jones away in the opening scene of _Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)_ (qv), also directed by Spielberg. - Spielberg was so confident with this film that he started making his next film (_Schindler's List (1993)_ (qv)), placing post-production in the hands of 'George Lucas' (qv). Computer animation was still being done in the week that the movie was released. - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [music] - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [stars] - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [father]: Grant hates the idea of being a father. # Kabinett des Doktor Caligari, Das (1919) - Producer 'Erich Pommer' (qv) wanted to have 'Fritz Lang' (qv) as the director for this film. Lang was interested, but then decided to work on another film. - Writer 'Hans Janowitz' (qv) wrote the female lead character for his girlfriend 'Gilda Langer' (qv), an actress at the ``Residenz-Theater'' in Berlin. Unfortunately she died shortly before filming began, and so 'Lil Dagover' (qv) got the role. # Katzelmacher (1969) - Shot in nine days. # Kelly's Heroes (1970) - The film's working title was ``The Warriors''. - Director 'Brian G. Hutton' (qv) was forced to make a number of cuts to suit the then MGM boss James Aubrey. - 'Donald Sutherland' (qv) became seriously ill during filming on location in Yugoslavia. - The three German tanks are authentic ``Tiger'' tanks, among the few remaining in the world that were still operational. # Kentucky Fried Movie, The (1977) - In the ``Feel-a-rama'' movie theatre, there is a poster advertising _Schlock (1971)_ (qv), also directed by 'John Landis' (qv). - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [SYNW]: the title of the ``Feel-a-Rama'' movie. # Key Largo (1948) - Santana was the name of 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv)'s real-life yacht, named after the production company he formed in 1948. # Key to the City (1950) - Production was briefly suspended when 'Loretta Young' (qv) had a miscarriage. # Kickboxer (1989) - 'Michael Qissi' (qv) was a technical advisor/choreographer when he overheard the production crew say they were looking for a tall oriental-looking guy with a background in Muay Thai. He volunteered, and got the part of Tong Po. # Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor (1994) - Written on the floor of Tong Po's fighting ring is the Thai word ``Kay'', meaning ``dead''. # Kid Brother, The (1927) - Originally titled ``The Mountain Day.'' # Kid, The (1921) - The production company tried to cheat 'Charles Chaplin' (qv) by paying him for this six-reel film what they would ordinarily pay him for two-reel film, about half a million dollars. Chaplin took the unassembled film out of state until they agreed to the one-and-a-half million he deserved, plus half the surplus profits on rentals, plus reversino of the film to him after five years on the rental market. # Kika (1993) - The lady that interviews Nicholas in the TV program about writers is the mother of director 'Pedro Almodovar' (qv). # Killers, The (1964) - DIRCAMEO(Don Siegel): a cook at a diner # Kindergarten Cop (1990) - John Kimball says he was born in Austria. 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv) was born in Austria. - Kimball swears in German as he carries his colleague into the house (``Das macht mich stinksauer! Jetzt bin ich sauer!'', which means ``I'm pissed as hell! Now I am pissed!'') - The section where Phoebe pretends to be German by sprouting random German phrases was unchanged when dubbed into German. This caused confusion in Germany. - Dominick has ``Ghostbusters'' (qv) sheets. _Ghostbusters (1984)_ (qv) was also directed by 'Ivan Reitman' (qv). # King and I, The (1956) - 'Deborah Kerr' (qv)'s singing was dubbed by 'Marni Nixon' (qv). # King Kong (1933) - This original version was released four times between 1933 and 1952, and each release saw the cutting of additional scenes. Though many of the outtakes - including the censored sequence in which Kong peels off 'Fay Wray' (qv)'s clothes - were restored in 1971, one cut scene has never been found. It is the clip in which Kong shakes four sailors off a log bridge, causing them to fall into a ravine where they are eaten alive by giant spiders. When the movie - with spider sequence intact - was previewed in San Bernardino, Calif., in late January, 1933, members of the audience screamed and either left the theatre or talked about the grisly sequence throughout the remainder of the film. Said the film's producer, Merian C. Cooper, ``It stopped the picture cold, so the next day back at the studio, I took it out myself''. - The models of King Kong were only 18 inches high. # King of Comedy, The (1983) - 'Johnny Carson' (qv), 'Frank Sinatra' (qv), and 'Dean Martin' (qv) were considered before 'Jerry Lewis' (qv). - DIRCAMEO(Martin Scorsese): a TV director. # King of Kings (1961) - 'Ray Bradbury' (qv) wrote the narration, but was uncredited. - CAMEO(Orson Welles): the narrator. # KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978) (TV) - The cartoon style music that appears during fight sequences was added after the production team realised that the film needed a lower certificate to enable younger KISS fans (the majority) to see the film. - 'Peter Criss' (qv)' voice was dubbed. # Kiss of Death (1995) - CAMEO(Jay O. Sanders): federal agent # Knightriders (1981) - CAMEO(Stephen King): - CAMEO(Tabitha King): # Knute Rockne, All American (1940) - 'William Holden' (qv), 'John Wayne' (qv), 'Robert Young' (qv), and 'Robert Cummings' (qv) were considered for the role of George Gipp, but only 'Dennis Morgan' (qv) and 'Ronald Reagan' (qv) tested for it, with Morgan having the edge until the last minute. # L.A. Story (1991) - Harris ('Steve Martin' (qv)) quotes poems that Martin previously quoted in _The Man With Two Brains (1983)_ (qv). - 'John Lithgow' (qv) played the part of Harry Zel, a movie agent that Harris contacts after being fired. The part was cut, but there are still references to his character in the film: during the freeway shoot-out, and in the ``California Cuisine'' luncheon. - Scenes where Harris is told that ``skipping is the perfect compromise'', and where Harris skips across the street were shown in trailers but not in the movie. - CAMEO(Woody Harrelson): Harris' boss at the TV station - CAMEO(Rick Moranis): the grave digger. - CAMEO(Chevy Chase): important guest (Christopher Carlos) at L'Idiot. - CAMEO(Terry Jones): Sara's mother (voice only) # Laberinto de pasiones (1982) - The magazine that Riza is looking through has an article about porn star ``Patti Diphusa''. This is the name that director 'Pedro Almodovar' (qv) used when writing the memoirs of a porn star. # Lady Be Good (1941) - For Eleanor Powell's dance-version of the song "Lady, Be Good", MGM auditioned several dogs, but none of them was able to do the required tricks. Finally, Powell bought a dog off a propman and trained it herself for several weeks so that the dance could be done as she wanted. # Lady Chatterley (1992) (TV) - Filmed in the same house as _Gothic (1987)_ (qv), also directed by 'Ken Russell' (qv). - 'Sean Bean' (qv) has a tattoo on his arm which reads ``100% Blade'', which is at odds with his role of Mellors, and Sheffield United supporter. Bean wore an arm band to cover the tattoo. # Lady in Red, The (1979) - CAMEO(Robert Forster): # Lady L (1965) - DIRCAMEO(Peter Ustinov): # Lady Vanishes, The (1938) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): near the end of the movie at Victoria Station wearing a black coat and smoking a cigarette. # Lair of the White Worm, The (1988) - DIRTRADE(Ken Russell): [snake] - DIRCAMEO(Ken Russell): calls out ``Hello, Mary,'' he walks by her farm at the beginning. # Last Action Hero (1993) - References to: _Die Hard (1988)_ (qv), _Commando (1985)_ (qv), _The Terminator (1984)_ (qv), _Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)_ (qv), _Basic Instinct (1992)_ (qv), _E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)_ (qv), _Amadeus (1984)_ (qv), _The Running Man (1987)_ (qv), _Total Recall (1990)_ (qv), _Jurassic Park (1993)_ (qv), _Blade Runner (1982)_ (qv). - Many of the ``props'' in the film are made by ``Acme''. - Contains intentional continuity errors. - The words ``A 'Franco Columbu' (qv) film'' appear on the screen at the beginning of Jack Slater IV. Columbu is a legendary bodybuilder friend of star 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv)'s, who has appeared in the following films with him: _Pumping Iron (1977)_ (qv), _Conan the Barbarian (1981)_ (qv), _The Terminator (1984)_ (qv), _The Running Man (1987)_ (qv). - The schoolteacher who praises 'Laurence Olivier' (qv)'s performance was played by 'Joan Plowright' (qv), who is Olivier's widow. - The video _Christmas in Connecticut (1992) (TV)_ (qv) (directed by Schwarzenegger) is visible in the video store. - After Benedict murders the car mechanic and wants to confess, you can see someone in the background carrying a pair of recently stolen shoes. - The following people are listed in the credits as having a cameo appearance: 'Sharon Stone' (qv), 'Robert Patrick' (qv), 'Tina Turner' (qv), 'James Belushi' (qv), 'Jean-Claude Van Damme' (qv), 'Keith Barish' (qv), 'Chevy Chase' (qv), 'Chris Connelly' (qv), 'Karen Duffy' (qv), 'Larry Ferguson' (qv), 'Leeza Gibbons' (qv), 'Hammer' (qv), 'Little Richard' (qv), 'Maria Shriver' (qv), 'Mario Van Peebles' (qv), 'Damon Wayans' (qv), - ACTTRADE(Arnold Schwarzenegger): ``I'll be back!'' # Last Boy Scout, The (1991) - The movie that Darian is watching on TV is _Lethal Weapon (1987)_ (qv), which was also written by 'Shane Black' (qv). - Joe ('Bruce Willis' (qv)) mentions ``reindeer goat cheese pizza'', which Willis also mentioned in _Hudson Hawk (1991)_ (qv). # Last of Mrs. Cheyney, The (1937) - 'Dorothy Arzner' (qv) finished directing (uncredited) when 'Richard Boleslawski' (qv) died suddenly. # Last Outpost, The (1951) - 'Ronald Reagan' (qv) was a serious breeder of horses during this period of his career and insisted on riding his favorite mare in this film. # Last Performance, The (1929) - 'Bela Lugosi' (qv) dubbed 'Conrad Veidt' (qv)'s voice for the Hungarian version. # Last Starfighter, The (1984) - The first movie to do all special effects (except makeup) on a computer. All shots of spacecraft, space, etc generated on a CRAY computer. Some objects had over 300 000 polygons, but all of the special effects shots for the movie took only eight hours to generate. # Laughing Gravy (1931) - The ``inheritance'' plotline (cut from the original release) was restorted from the workprint discovered in 1985. # Laughing Sinners (1931) - Most of the film was shot with 'Johnny Mack Brown' (qv) in the role of Carl when it was decided to trash this footage and reshoot it with 'Clark Gable' (qv). # Lawnmower Man, The (1992) - Early versions of the film alluded that they were related to a 'Stephen King' (qv) work. King did write a short story called ``The Lawnmower Man'', but it was completely different to the movie. King sued the film makers, and had his name removed from the film. # Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - Although 220 minutes long, no women have speaking roles in this film. # Laws of Gravity (1992) - The film just took 12 days to shoot and the whole production cost was about $US38,000. # League of Their Own, A (1992) - 'John Lovitz' (qv) had a more substantial role, but it was cut. - 'Debra Winger' (qv) was originally going to appear in the film, but backed out when Madonna was signed. - 'Tom Hanks' (qv) gained much weight in preparation for his role. - The old Dottie and Kit are played by other actor, but their voices are dubbed over by 'Geena Davis' (qv) and 'Lori Petty' (qv). - The characters at the hall of fame and seen playing after the game are real players from the league portrayed in the film. # Leaving Las Vegas (1995) - Author 'John O'Brien' (qv), on whose autobiography this movie is based, committed suicide two weeks after the movie went into production. Director 'Mike Figgis' (qv) contemplated abandoning the project, but decided the film would make a good memorial for O'Brien. - DIRCAMEO(Mike Figgis): the smiling singer in the ``Red Mutten'' advertisments. In the credits, ``Red Mutten'' is listed as a recording studio in Barnet, London. # Leif (1987) - Rotum (the town where the movie takes place) is ``bribes'' spelled backwards in swedish. Writer 'Claes Eriksson' (qv) claims he didn't notice this until filming began, though the movie is on a related topic. # Leon (1994) - Mathilda registers herself and Leon at the hotel as ``Mr. McGuffin and daughter'', a reference to a term that 'Alfred Hitchcock' (qv) used to describe a plot element that is of paramount importance to the characters in the film, but merely incidental to the viewers of the film. - DIRTRADE(Luc Besson): [reno] - DIRTRADE(Luc Besson): [music] - DIRTRADE(Luc Besson): [intro] # Let Him Have It (1991) - Original director 'Alex Cox' (qv) was replaced by 'Peter Medak' (qv) becuase Cox wanted to film in black and white. # Let's Make Love (1960) - 'Arthur Miller' (qv) revised the script so that more emphasis was given to his wife, 'Marilyn Monroe' (qv). 'Gregory Peck' (qv), originally cast opposite Monroe, left the project, unhappy about the way his role and been diminished. He said the script was ``now about as funny as pushing Grandma down the stairs in a wheelchair.'' - 'Cary Grant' (qv), 'Charlton Heston' (qv), 'Rock Hudson' (qv), 'James Stewart' (qv), and 'Yul Brynner' (qv) all turned down the male lead. 'Yves Montand' (qv) was cast after starring in _Crucible, The (1957)_ (qv), based on a play also written by Miller. - CAMEO(Gene Kelly): himself - CAMEO(Bing Crosby): himself - CAMEO(Milton Berle): himself # Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) - While the Murtaugh family waits for the commercial, they watch "Tales from the Crypt" (1989)_ (qv), specifically the psycho Santa episode starring 'Mary Ellen Trainor' (qv), who plays the Police Psychiatrist. # Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) - Director 'Richard Donner' (qv) is an animal-rights and pro-choice activist, and placed many posters and stickers for these causes in the film. Of note are the T-shirt worn by one of Murtagh's daughters (the actor's idea), and an 18-wheeler with an anti-fur slogan on the side. - Murtagh and Riggs drive past a cinema advertising _Radio Flyer (1992)_ (qv), also directed by Donner. # Letter to Three Wives, A (1949) - To get the proper look of derision from 'Linda Darnell' (qv) in the scene where she stares at a photo of Addie, director 'Joseph L. Manckiewicz' (qv) used a picture of 'Otto Preminger' (qv), the director who had given Darnell such a hard time on the set of _Forever Amber (1947)_ (qv). # Letzte Mann, Der (1924) - Writer 'Carl Mayer' (qv) originally did not want to have a happy ending. There is a rumor that he was forced to do so by the production company, and ironic text before the epilog saying that the writer had sympathy for the old doorman. # Liberty (1929) -Released in silent and limited sound versions. Life and Times of # Licence to Kill (1989) - The film's working title was ``License Revoked'' but was later changed when it was found to confuse test audiences in America. Titled ``The Cancelled License'' in Japan. - The film was originally to be set in China but production difficulties became insurmountable. - CAMEO(Pedro Armendariz Jr.): Kerim Bay's son. Pedro Armendariz Sr. played Kerim Bay in _From Russia with Love (1963)_ (qv). - 'David Henderson' (qv) returns as Felix Leiter, a role he first played in _Live and Let Die (1973)_ (qv). - In the final chase sequence just after 007 lands on the tanker, Sanchez fires at Bond hitting the truck's fuel tanks. The sound of the bullets ricocheting off the tanks plays the start of the James Bond theme. - At the end of the film, the credits say ``James Bond will return''. # Liebe im Ring (1930) - Planned as a silent film, but a script was added when orders came to make it a ``talkie''. # Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, The (1981) (TV) - The original cast had 'Ben Kingsley' (qv) in the role of Mr. Squeers. - The day of the technical rehearsal for the second play (part II), the actors were still getting new lines, and a few of the scenes had only been rehearsed once. The unfinished state of the production led 'Trevor Nunn' (qv) to ask the cast to mill about in the audience, before the curtain, out of character, to explain the situation to them. This became part of the production. # Life of Brian (1979) - Numerous title changes: ``Monty Python's Life of Brian'', etc. - More footage of the Judean People's Front crack suicide squad was filmed but not included. Also edited out was a section during the kidnapping of Pilate's wife where she thumps Brian on the head. - CAMEO(George Harrison): Mr Papadopolous, owner of ``The Mount'', who shakes hands with Brian and gives a very Liverpudlian ``'ullo''. # Lifeboat (1944) - Much of the cast caught pneumonia from constant exposure to cold water. - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): in ``before'' and ``after'' pictures in a newspaper advert for Reduco the Obesity slayer. The pictures were genuine, as he had just been on a crash diet (although not with the fictional Reduco). - DIRTRADE(Alfred Hitchcock): [bathroom]: John Kovac's ``BM'' tattoo. # Light Sleeper (1991) - In one scene, John LeTour ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)) is shown sitting on his bed watching old photographs and listening to some CDs. One of the CDs is the soundtrack from Walter Hill's _Streets of Fire (1984)_ (qv), which was Dafoe's first starring role. - The film briefly shown on TV in Ann's home at the beginning is 'Kenneth Anger' (qv)'s cult movie _Scorpio Rising (1964)_ (qv). # Limelight (1952) - 'Charles Chaplin' (qv)'s film about a vaudeville comic on the decline features a scene in which Chaplin, as the elderly Calvero, makes his comeback in a music hall sketch. The routine, which originally ran 10 minutes, has Calvero performing on stage with an old colleague, played by 'Buster Keaton' (qv). It has been said that while Chaplin was good, Keaton was sensational. Consequently, Chaplin allowed only a small portion of the scene to remain in release prints. # Limit Up (1989) - CAMEO(Sally Kellerman): night club singer # Lion King, The (1994) - The original opening to the film was supposed to have been a quiet dialogue-heavy sequence. When composer 'Hans Zimmer' (qv) prepared his interpretation of ``Circle of Life'', he made a extended version so he would have some flexibility as to what to cut for the film. The animators were so impressed with the work that they decided to change the beginning into the currently seen sequence so they could use the entire work that Zimmer prepared. - Simba says to Scar ('Jeremy Irons' (qv)) ``You're so weird.'' Scar replies: ``You have no idea!'', the same reply that Irons used in _Reversal of Fortune (1990)_ (qv). - One of the bugs that Timon pulls out of a knothole during ``Hakuna Matada'' is wearing Mickey Mouse ears. - There are various rumours that when Simba collapses on the cliff after talking with Timon and Pumbaa about stars, the dust that flies off the cliff forms the letters ``SEX''. # Lisztomania (1975) - The ``Millionairess'' and ``Most promising Actress'' as addressed in the concert scene are none other than Madame von Meck and Alma Mahler from Ken Russell's previous films _The Music Lovers (1970)_ (qv) and _Mahler (1974)_ (qv). - When Liszt ('Roger Daltrey' (qv)) changes into a dress at Carolyne's command, he changes behind a screen with a painting of royalty. The man in the painting is 'Pete Townshend' (qv), from the rock band 'The Who' (qv), of which Daltrey is the lead singer. - CAMEO(Oliver Reed): the man who seals the door of the ``fumigation'' room at Carolyne's palace. - DIRTRADE(Ken Russell): [snake]:The flames of Liszt's piano turn Wagner's sword into a snake. - DIRTRADE(Ken Russell): [primary colors]:The "lasers blasts" which destroy Wagner/Hitler at the end of the film. # Little Darlings (1980) - 'Kristy McNichol' (qv) took up smoking as part of the preperation for the role, but couldn't quit the habit. # Little Man Tate (1991) - 'Jodie Foster' (qv) became director after 'Joe Dante' (qv) left due to creative differences. # Little Mermaid, The (1989) - 1,000 different colors were used on 1,100 backgrounds. over one million drawings were done in total. - The two minute storm took 10 special effects artists over a year to finish. - Some versions of the videotape had the likeness of a penis on the cover. It's the highest tower in the middle of the castle in the background. - The Tiny Toon Adventure script writer 'Sheri Stoner' (qv) was used as the model for Ariel. See also _Beauty and the Beast (1991)_ (qv). [or was it Alyssa Milano?] # Little Miss Marker (1934) - 'Adolphe Menjou' (qv) was having difficulty with a particular line in the script. At the prompting of others on the set, 'Shirley Temple' (qv), (aged 6) turned to director 'Alexander Hall' (qv) and asked ``Is it too late to replace Mr. Menjou on this picture?''. # Little Shop of Horrors (1986) - Originally included an extended sequence for the song ``The Meek Shall Inherit''. - The original ending featured extensive model shots of Audrey 2 wreaking havoc on the city to the song ``Don't Feed the Plants''. The ending was reshot after bad preview audience reaction. # Little Shop of Horrors, The (1960) - Filmed in just two days and nights. # Little Women (1994) - At the end of the credits, the film is dedicated to two persons, one of whom is 'Polly Klaas' (qv), the 12-year-old girl who was kidnapped from her Petaluma, California, home in 1993 and later found murdered. 'Wynona Ryder' (qv), much of whose youth was spent in Petaluma, joined in the highly publicized search effort and made a number of emotional appeals for the child's safe return. # Live and Let Die (1973) - 'Sean Connery' (qv) turned down the then astronomic sum of $5.5 million to play James Bond. - 'Roger Moore' (qv)'s first appearance as James Bond. - UA wanted an American to play Bond: 'Burt Reynolds' (qv), 'Paul Newman' (qv) and 'Robert Redford' (qv) were all considered. Producer Cubby Broccoli, however, insisted that the part should be played by a Briton and put forward Moore. 'Sean Connery' (qv) had previously turned down $5.5 million to play the role. - Moore should not have been available for the part since at the time he was committed to Sir 'Lew Grade' (qv)'s ``The Persuaders'' with 'Tony Curtis' (qv), but when the show flopped in the US he was prematurely released from his contract. Moore was author 'Ian Flemming' (qv)'s original choice for Bond, but he was comitted to _"The Saint" (1967)_ (qv) when the earlier films were in production. - All of Moore's contracts include an unlimited supply of hand rolled Monte Cristo cigars (in one 007 movie the final bill comes to 3176.50 pounds). - Live and Let Die is the first 007 score not to involve 'John Barry' (qv); former Beatles producer 'George Martin' (qv) does the job instead. - Unlike the previous four Bond movies, it is not filmed in Panavision. - The film is titled ``The Dead Slave'' in Japan. - The power-boat jump over the causeway set the world record for distance: 110 feet. The second boat was not scripted to collide with the police car, but after this happened while shooting the stunt, the script was changed to accommodate it. # Living Daylights, The (1987) - 'Timothy Dalton' (qv)'s first appearance as James Bond. 'Pierce Brosnan' (qv) was the hot favorite to replace 'Roger Moore' (qv) but was ruled out because of his contractual obligations to _"Remington Steele" (1982)_ (qv). Other actors considered included 'Sam Neill' (qv) and 'Finlay Light' (qv). - 'Maryam d'Abo' (qv) gets a lead role after screen tests with Brosnan. - The film's title is ``The Breeze of Death'' in Germany. - The film's title is ``Killing is no Game'' in France. - In the opening scene at Gibraltar, real military installations were used. These included a Ministry of Defence road not open to the public. The machine gun nest on the airstrip was not authentic. # Lobster Man from Mars (1989) - 'Orson Welles' (qv) came up with the title for this movie. He had originally agreed to play the part of the producer, but died before production began. - On the last day of shooting, director 'Stanley Sheff' (qv) and producer 'Steven Greene' (qv) bought the entire cast and crew an expensive lobster dinner. # Lodger, The (1926) - Hitchcock wanted an ambiguous ending to the film, but the studio wouldn't allow it to be implied that the lodger might actually be the murderer. - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): a desk in the newsroom early in the film. Some people claim he also appears later in the crowd lynch scene. # Lolita (1962) - Both 'Noel Coward' (qv) and 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) refused the part of Humbert Humbert. - 'Tuesday Weld' (qv) was considered for the title role. # London After Midnight (1927) - 'Lon Chaney' (qv) wore a set of false animal teech that hurt him so much that he could only wear them for a few minutes at a time. # Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) - 'John Carradine' (qv) was warned by 'Chuck Norris' (qv) for kicking too hard during the final scene. # Long Riders, The (1980) - CAMEO(Ry Cooder): the saloon singer. Cooder composed the soundtrack. # Long Voyage Home, The (1940) - 'John Wayne' (qv) was asked by director 'John Ford' (qv) to play the part of Ole Olson, who happened to be Swedish. Wayne wasn't sure he could pull off the Swedish accent, and was worried that the audience would laugh. Ford persuaded Wayne to take the role. # Longest Day, The (1962) - 'Richard Todd' (qv) (Major Howard of the British 6th Airborne) was himself in Normandy on D-Day, as Lt. Todd of the British 6th Airborne. - As a 22-year-old private, 'Joseph Lowe' (qv) landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day with the Fifth Ranger Battalion and scaled the cliffs at Pointe Du Hoc. He scaled those hundred-foot cliffs all over again, for the cameras, some 17 years later, acting as a member of the 505th Infantry Battle Group. # Longxiong Hudi (1986) - While filming a stunt, 'Jackie Chan' (qv) missed a tree branch and hit his head on a rock, nearly killing him and leaving him with a permanent thimble-sized hole on the right side of his head. # Lords of the Deep (1989) - CAMEO(Roger Corman): # Love Happy (1949) - 'Groucho Marx' (qv) informed 'Marilyn Monroe' (qv) that he had a role which called for ``a young lady who can walk by me in such a manner as to arouse my elderly libido and cause smoke to issue from my ears.'' Monroe obliged and was quickly cast. # Love Is Better Than Ever (1952) - CAMEO(Gene Kelly): # Lucifer Rising (1970) - Lucifer was originally played by 'Chris Jagger' (qv), but squabbling between him and 'Kenneth Anger' (qv) led to Jagger returning to London and Anger taking over the role. # Lucky Partners (1940) - The working titles were ``Good Luck'' and ``Change Your Luck''. # Lust for Life (1956) - Director 'Vincente Minnelli' (qv) had a portion of a field spray-painted yellow to closer resemble Vincent Van Gough's painting. # M (1931) - 'Peter Lorre' (qv)'s whistling was dubbed by director 'Fritz Lang' (qv). # Mable's Strange Predicament (1914) - Banned by Swedish censons, who found it ``brutalising'' becuase of the amorous scenes. # Macbeth (1948) - One of the witches is played by 'Brainerd Duffield' (qv), a man. # Mackenna's Gold (1969) - The canyon was purchased as unsafe by the movie company, and actually destroyed on film. # Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1995) - The Drug Squad officer was originally to be called MacKenzie but was renamed Stringer at a late stage because there is a real life MacKenzie at Scotland Yard. - Although 'Tim Sewell' (qv) is credited with writing the screenplay from an original story by director 'Henry Cole' (qv), shortly before the start of principle photography, Cole himself re-wrote some sections of the script to bring out the British upper-class eccentricity which he felt was missing. - CAMEO (Patrick Lichfield): the photographer taking a family portrait of the Dyer family at their country seat. # Mad Max (1979) - Often shown with American voiced dubbed in. - The car that Max drives (the ``last of the V8 interceptors'') is a production car, the Ford ``XB Falcon Hardtop'', sold in Australia from December 1973 until August 1976. The car in the film had a standard 351 cubic inch (5.8 litre) V8 motor. # Mad Max 2 (1981) - Released as ``The Road Warrior'' in the United States, and was dubbed with American accents. # Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) - The script called for Aunt Entity ('Tina Turner' (qv)) to drive a vehicle. All of the vehicles were stick-shifts, which Turner couldn't drive, so a special automatic had to be constructed. # Made in America (1993) - The African Craft Shop is in the same street as a cinema advertising ``A Paula Prentiss Retrospective''. Prentiss is the wife of director 'Richard Benjamin' (qv). # Made in Heaven (1987) - CAMEO(Debra Winger): Emmert, the apparently male entity who ``runs things'' in heaven. # Madness of King George, The (1994) - The ``III'' was dropped from the title of the film for fear that American cinemagoers might think it was a sequel. # Maedchen Juanita, Das (1945) - This comedy with the working title ``Frau ueber Bord (Kabine 27)'' could not be finished in 1945 because of the end of World War II. It was then edited with material from the archives and released in West Germany seven years later in 1952. # Magnificent Ambersons, The (1942) - The newspaper showing headlines indicating the explosion that injured George Amberson Minafer. Also visible in that newspaper is an article written by ``Jed Leland'', a character from _Citizen Kane (1941)_ (qv), also directed by 'Orson Welles' (qv). - RKO chopped 20 minutes of the film and added a happy ending when Welles was out of the country. # Magnificent Doll (1946) - The night before shooting was to start, a game of hide-and-seek was held during a party. 'Primula Niven' (qv) (wife of 'David Niven' (qv)) opened a door she thought led to a closet and fell down the stairs to her death. # Major and the Minor, The (1942) - It was decided to include scenes of [?]'s ('Ginger Rogers' (qv)'s) mother. 'Spring Byington' (qv) was the first choice but was appearing in another film. Rogers suggested her real mother 'Lela Rogers' (qv), who got the role. # Make Mine Music (1946) - Animation in the Tone Poem: Blue Bayou was originally created for the deleted ``Clair de lune'' sequence of _Fantasia (1940)_. # Mallrats (1995) - 'Jason Mewes' (qv) was nearly replaced as Jay, the studio attempting to replace him up until the screening of the first dailies. - Numerous references to _Clerks (1994)_ (qv), also directed by 'Kevin Smith' (qv). # Maltese Falcon, The (1941) - 'George Raft' (qv) was originally cast as Sam Spade. He turned it down because it was ``not an important picture'', taking advantage of a clause in his contract that he did not have to work on remakes. - The Shakespeare reference that ends the film was suggested by 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv). - CAMEO(Walter Huston): Captain Jacobi - DIRTRADE(John Huston): [father] # Mambo Kings, The (1992) - 'Antonio Banderas' (qv) couldn't speak English when this movie was filmed, and thus performed all his lines phonetically. # Man About Town (1939) - Originally, this film was to feature 'Betty Grable' (qv) opposite 'Jack Benny' (qv) in the role of Diana Wilson, but because of illness she had to be replaced by 'Dorothy Lamour' (qv). She recovered in time, however to contribute a song. # Man Called Adam, A (1966) - Adam's trumpet playing was actually done by 'Nat Adderley' (qv). # Man in the White Suit, The (1952) - The strange noises made by the laboratory apparatus were produced for the sound track by a tuba and a bassoon. # Man of the House (1995) - Ben Archer ('Jonathan Taylor Thomas' (qv)) can be seen sitting under a tree reading a comic book based on _The Lion King (1994)_ (qv), which also starred Thomas. # Man Who Came Back, The (1931) - 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv) was 'Charles Farrell' (qv)'s voice coach. He and several other actors had thought they were getting Farrell's part. # Man Who Fell to Earth, The (1976) - The power-boat jump in this movie broke the world record for distance, previously set during the making of _Live and Let Die (1973)_ (qv). # Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1934) - The gun battle at the end was based on an unprecedented real-life ``Sidney Street siege'' that had recently occured in London. - Remade as _The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)_ (qv), again by 'Alfred Hitchcock' (qv). # Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1956) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): in the Moroccan marketplace watching the acrobats with his back to the camera just before the murder. - 'Bernard Herrmann' (qv) (the composer of the score) can be seen conducting the orchestra during the Albert Hall sequence. - The plot calls for a man to be discovered as ``not Moroccan'' because he was wearing black makeup. The makeup artists couldn't find a black substance that would come off easily, and so they painted the fingers of the other man white, so that he would leave pale streaks on the other man's skin. - The Albert Hall sequence lasts 12 minutes without a single word of dialogue and consists of 124 shots. - The film was unavailable for decades because its rights (together with four other pictures of the same periods') were bought back by Hitchcock and left as part of his legacy to his daughter. They've been known for long as the infamous ``5 lost Hitchcocks'' amongst film buffs, and were re-released in theathers around 1984 after a 30-years absence. They are _Rear Window (1954)_ (qv), _The Trouble with Harry (1955)_ (qv), _Rope (1948)_ (qv), _Vertigo (1958)_ (qv) and _The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)_ (qv). - 'Alfred Hitchcock' (qv) previously filmed this story as _The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)_ (qv). # Man Who Talked Too Much, The (1940) - 'George Reeves' (qv)' role as the first hotel clerk was filmed but cut. - The script was unfinished at the start of production and was revised throughout. # Man with the Golden Arm, The (1955) - 'Marlon Brando' (qv) was offered the role of Frankie Machine, but 'Frank Sinatra' (qv) jumped at the opportunity and was signed before Brando could accept. # Man with the Golden Gun, The (1974) - Title role originally offered to 'Jack Palance' (qv), but was eventually played by 'Christopher Lee' (qv). Lee is author 'Ian Fleming' (qv)'s cousin. See also _Dr. No (1962)_ (qv). - 'Britt Ekland' (qv) auditioned for the role of Scaramanga's mistress, but director 'Guy Hamilton' (qv) offered her the role of Mary Goodnight after seeing her in a bikini. - J W Pepper ('Clifton James' (qv)) is a sheriff from Lousiana that James Bond met in _Live and Let Die (1973)_ (qv). While chasing Scaramanga, Bond teams up with Pepper, who is on holidays in Thailand. - The spiral ``Javelin Jump'' was inspired from an American Motors Corporation promotional tour which was running around the time the movie was made. The jump was performed of a modified 1974 Hornet X: special suspension, a six cylinder engine (for reduced weight), centered steering wheel, and a special fuel system to stop the car stalling when turning over. During AMC's promotional tour, they had a few mishaps (including a roof landing when the car stalled on approach to the ramp), but the stunt that appeared in the film was done on the first take. A group of university students came up with the original idea, and used a computer to calculate the necessary environment. Although the bridge halves look dilapidated, they were constructed to these exacting specifications. The stunt car had to approach the ramp at right-angles, do a sharp turn, and then hit the ramp at a predetermined speed. - 'Alice Cooper' (qv)'s ``Muscle of Love'' album has a song ``Man With the Golden Gun'' on it. The CD version includes notes claiming it was to be the theme song of the movie, but the producers chickened out. - First 007 movie to be shown at the Kremlin. - The last 007 movie co-produced by 'Harry Saltzman' (qv). Following many creative differences, he sold his 50% share in the Bond franchise to United Artists. # Man with Two Brains, The (1983) - CAMEO(Sissy Spacek): the voice of Ann Uumellmahaye. # Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) - 'Frank Sinatra' (qv) broke one of his fingers in the fight sequence with 'Henry Silva' (qv). - 'Angela Lansbury' (qv) plays the lead character's mother, even though she is actually younger than him. - All the members of the platoon in Korea are named after cast and crew of the TV show ``You'll Mever Get Rich''. - It took a full week to film the opening dream sequence. Director 'John Frankenheimer' (qv) rushed a rough edit of the sequence to Sinatra, then decided to keep the cut in the final movie unchanged. # Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) - Lead role written for 'Mia Farrow' (qv), but 'Dianne Keaton' (qv) got the role following Farrow's breakup with the film's director 'Woody Allen' (qv). # Manhunter (1986) - The events in this film occur before the events in _The Silence of the Lambs (1991)_ (qv). Although there are several characters common to both films, there are only two actors who appear in both movies. Ironically, they both play different characters in both films. 'Frankie Faison' (qv) plays Lt Fisk in _Manhunter (1986)_ (qv), and Barney in _The Silence of the Lambs (1991)_ (qv), and 'Dan Butler' (qv) plays an FBI fingerprint expert in _Manhunter (1986)_ (qv), and an entymologist in _The Silence of the Lambs (1991)_ (qv). # Manpower (1942) - 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv) was originally cast in this film, but 'George Raft' (qv) refused to work with him. # Marathon Man (1976) - 'Dustin Hoffman' (qv) (being a ``method actor'') stayed up all night to play a character who has stayed up all night. Arriving on the set, 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) asked him why he looked they way he did. Hoffman told him, to which Olivier replied in jest: ``Why not try acting? It's much easier.'' # Maria Rosa (1916) - 'Lou Tellegen' (qv) (who had starred on Broadway as Andreas in the stage version) was consulted in the production of this film, the result of which was that he met and married the film's star ('Geraldine Farrar' (qv)). # Marie Antoinette (1938) - Originally to be directed by 'Sidney Franklin' (qv), but replaced by 'William S. Van Dyke' (qv). # Marked Woman (1937) - 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv) and 'Mayo Methot' (qv) fell in love during production. They were married as soon as he had divorced his second wife 'Mary Philips' (qv). # Marnie (1964) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): 5 minutes into the film, in the hotel corridor as Marnie walks by. - The production company created for the film, ``Geoffrey Stanley'' was named after Hitchcock's pet dogs. - Hitchcock and 'Tippi Hedren' (qv) had a major falling out during the filming and by the end he directed her through intermediaries. - 'Bruce Dern' (qv) can be seen briefly as the sailor in Marnie's flashback. - Hitchcock wanted 'Grace Kelly' (qv) to make her screen comeback in the title role, but the people of Monaco were not happy with the idea of their princess playing a compulsive thief. # Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) - 'Robert De Niro' (qv) studied stroke victims to get a purchase on speech that is struggling to emerge. # Masquerade (1988) - About thirty minutes in the movie, there's a cut to a night scene on a beach. It's rumoured that there is a subliminal message (visible only in widescreen) written on the face of the wave in the lower right corner of the screen. # Matter of Life and Death, A (1946) - For the table tennis scene, 'Kim Hunter' (qv) and 'Roger Livesey' (qv) were trained by 'Alan Brooke' (qv), the British champion who has played many games with International champion 'Victor Barna' (qv). During a visit to Denham Studios the two champions played a couple of games before an admiring audience of artists and technicians. For luck, Hunter borrowed one of Brook's tournament bats for her film game. - The huge escalator linking this World with the Other, called ``Operation Ethel'' by the firm of engineers who constructed her under the aegis of the London Passenger Transport Board, took three months to make and cost 3,000 pounds (in 1946). ``Ethel'' had 106 steps each 20 feet wide and was driven by a 12 h.p. engine. The full shot was completed by hanging minatures. - The backcloth of the High Court scene, suggesting tiers of seats stretching into infinity, measured 350 feet long and 40 feet high. Altogether 8 backcloths of similar large dimensions were used in Other World scenes, and 29 elaborate sets were constructed. In all these vast scenes 5,375 crowd artistes were used, including real R.A.F. crews, Red Cross nurses and W.A.A.C.s. # Maurice (1987) - CAMEO(Helena Bonham Carter): ???. Carter starred in director 'James Ivory' (qv)'s previous film, _A Room with a View (1986)_ (qv). # Maverick (1994) - 'Meg Ryan' (qv) was the original choice for Annabelle. - 'Mel Gibson' (qv) had special lessons to learn how to draw a gun from a holster. - CAMEO(Danny Glover): bank robber. Glover's and 'Mel Gibson' (qv)'s characters appear to almost recognize each other. This is a reference to _Lethal Weapon (1987)_ (qv), _Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)_ (qv), and _Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)_ (qv), all of which were also directed by 'Richard Donner' (qv). # Maximum Overdrive (1986) - DIRCAMEO(Stephen King): man who the ATM swears at. # Mean Streets (1973) - DIRCAMEO(Martin Scorsese): the hit man who shoots Johnny Boy. - DIRTRADE(Martin Scorsese): [mother]: the woman who comes to Teresa's aid when she has an epileptic fit. - CAMEO(Elizabeth Scorsese): the woman who comes to Teresa's aid when she has an epileptic fit. # Meatballs Part II (1984) - Cheryl ('Kim Richards' (qv)) is asked if she comes from another planet (due to her lack of experience with boys). Cheryl replies that she sort of is. Richards played a young alien girl, marooned on earth, in two Disney movies: _Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)_ (qv), and _Return from Witch Mountain (1978)_ (qv). # Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) - Producer-lyricist 'Arthur Freed' (qv) dubbed the singing for 'Leon Ames' (qv). - 'Van Johnson'(qv) was supposed to play John Truett, but 'Tom Drake'(qv) took over. - To get just the right emotional response from 'Margaret O'Brien' (qv) in the famous backyard snowman-bashing scene, director 'Vincente Minnelli' (qv) told the child just before shooting that her pet dog had been run over. He then ordered the scene to roll, and O'Brien carried it out on a near- hysterical level. # Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) - The soundtrack by 'Shirley Walker' (qv) was the first major Hollywood studio picture with a complete orchestral score written by a woman. # Men at Work (1990) - The two hit men drive a car with a number plate ``HITMEN''. # Men in Black (1934) - The bizarre medical terminology used by the Stooges was ad-libbed. - 'Curly Howard' (qv)'s famous line ``Woo-woo-woo-woo'' was used when he forgot his lines, but soon became a standard. # Mermaids (1990) - 'Winona Ryder' (qv) replaced 'Emily Lloyd' (qv) becuase it was thought that Lloyd looked to genetically dissimilar to 'Cher' (qv). # Merry-Go-Round (1922) - 'Erich Von Stroheim' (qv) was replace by 'Rupert Julian' (qv) becuase producer 'Irving Thalberg' (qv) discovered that Von Stroheim wanted all the extras to wear silk underwear embroidered with the Austrian/Hungarian crown, despite the fact that they would never be seen. # Metropolis (1926) - A version of this silent film was released in 1984, featuring a soundtrack produced by 'Georgio Moroder' (qv). This version is also color tinted. # Meyer aus Berlin (1919) - The film was believed to be lost, but it was discovered in the Netherland's film archives titled ``Sally geht auf Reisen''. # Midnight (1939) - 'Barbara Stanwyck' (qv) was originally slated for the role of Eve Peabody, but was replaced by 'Claudette Colbert' (qv) because of scheduling problems. - 'Mary Astor' (qv)'s pregnancy caused some filming problems. # Midnight Cowboy (1969) - CAMEO(M. Emmet Walsh): # Midnight Run (1988) - 'Robert De Niro' (qv) spent time with bounty hunters as part of his preparation for this role. - 'Charles Grodin' (qv) changed a line in the screenplay from ``As an accountant'' to ``As your accountant'' to show the growing bond between the two characters. - Universal Studios wanted to cast 'Robin Williams' (qv) instead of Grodin. Williams was eager to play the part, willing to do many screen tests. Director 'Martin Brest' (qv) was so impressed with the way that Grodin and De Niro worked together that he cast Grodin against the wishes of the studio. - Grodin has permanent scars resulting from the real handcuffs he had to wear for a great deal of the film. # Midsummer Night's Dream, A (1935) - 'Mickey Rooney' (qv) broke his leg during filming, and was wheeled around behind bushes on a bicycle during filming. # Midway (1976) - Originally shown in Sensurround, a system which had special low-pitch woofers for sound effects. # Mighty Ducks, The (1992) - Number 10 on the Duck's rival team, the Hawks, is named Herek. The film was directed by 'Stephen Herek' (qv). # Milky Way, The (1936) - When a suitable white horse for Burheigh could not be found, make-up artists were called upon to bleach a dark-colored horse blonde. # Miller's Crossing (1990) - CAMEO(Frances McDormand): the mayor's secretary # Millions Like Us (1943) - Charters and Caldicott are characters who also appeared in _Night Train to Munich (1940)_ (qv) and _The Lady Vanishes (1938)_ (qv) films also written by 'Sidney Gilliat' (qv) and co-director 'Frank Launder' (qv). # Mirror Has Two Faces, The (1996) - 'Dudley Moore' (qv) was originally cast in the role of [Jeff Bridges]. # Misery (1990) - A video of _When Harry Met Sally... (1989)_ (qv) (also directed by 'Rob Reiner' (qv)) is visible in the general store. - The ``guy who went mad in a hotel nearby'' is a reference to _The Shining (1980)_ (qv), also based on a novel written by 'Stephen King' (qv). - CAMEO(J.T. Walsh): park ranger - DIRCAMEO(Rob Reiner): the helicopter pilot. # Misfits, The (1961) - United Artists executives were unhappy with the rough cut of the film, so director 'John Huston' (qv), producer 'Frank E. Taylor' (qv), and writer 'Arthur (I) Miller' (qv) all agreed to reshoot several scenes. 'Clark Gable' (qv) had script approval, however, and he rejected the idea. Other disagreements over the final cut resulted in the elimination of a shot of 'Marilyn Monroe' (qv)'s naked breast from the bedroom scene. - Bored while waiting for Monroe to turn up on the set, Gable opted to do his own stunts, which included being dragged by a truck travelling at 30 mph. - On the last day of filming, Gable said ``Christ, I'm glad this picture's finished. She [Monroe] damn near gave me a heart attack.'' The next day, Gable suffered a massive heart attack and died 11 days later. # Miss Sadie Thompson (1953) - CONT: Sergeant O'Hara's shirt is wet with sweat as he leaves the radio tent but dry as he exits. # Mission: Impossible (1996) - Crew member 'Andrew Eio' (qv)'s name appears as an IMF agent on the ``NOC list''. # Mit den Augen einer Frau (1942) - Banned by censors since 4th Nov, 1942. # Mixed Nuts (1994) - the landlord's name is Tannenbaum (German for ``christmas tree''). After he is shot, his body is disguised as a Christmas tree. # Mo' Better Blues (1990) - 'Joi Lee' (qv) is director 'Spike Lee' (qv)'s sister. At the wedding, her character is given away a character played by their real-life father Bill. # Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974) - When Arthur rides into the village where the ``witch'' is about to be burnt, Bedivere is holding a coconut slung between two swallows. - Some major scenes scripted, but never filmed: - additional ``Knights who say Ni!'' scene, they intend to call themselves ``the Knights of Nicky-Nicky'' - additional police detective scenes - several scenes where Arthur and the knights meet ``King Brian, the Wild''. - After the Bridgekeeper, they come upon the Boatkeeper. ``He who would cross the Sea of Fate Must answer me these questions twenty-eight!'' - The gorilla hand turning the pages was director 'Terry Gilliam' (qv)'s. - At the beginning of the ``Bring out your dead'' scene, two nuns with gigantic mallets can be seen. The original script called for them to be pounding on a man tied to a cart, but the scene was cut and that glimpse is all that remains. - Many scenes were filmed in a city park beside one of London's busiest intersections. - Many subtle instances of cat abuse: during the ``bring out your dead'' scene, the old woman the knights say ``Ni!'' at, etc. - Most of the castles were cardboard cutouts, and indeed the trailer shows one of them falling over. # Moon Over Parador (1988) - DIRCAMEO(Paul Mazursky): in drag # Moonraker (1979) - Drax' Venice laboratory has an electronic lock on it. The sequence which unlocks the door is the hailing tune from _Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)_ (qv). - Despite the previous 007 film telling us that James Bond will return in _For Your Eyes Only (1981)_ (qv), producer Cubby Broccoli choose _Moonraker (1979)_ (qv) as the next installment after the success of _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv). - The role of Drax was originally offered to 'James Mason' (qv). - 'Lois Chiles' (qv) had originally been offered the role of Anya in _The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)_ (qv), but turned down the part when she decided to take temporary retirement. She got the role of Mary Goodhead by chance when she was given the seat next to 'Lewis Gilbert' (qv) on a flight. - 'Richard Kiel' (qv) returns as Jaws, a role he first played in _The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)_ (qv), his only line is ``Well, here's to us.'' # Moonstruck (1987) - 'Nicholas Cage' (qv) plays Ronny, a man with only one arm. In Cage's previous role in _Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)_ (qv), Cage's character begged Peggy to marry him, saying he doesn't know what the future might bring: he might lose his arm. # Moonwalker (1988) - The bad guy's name is ``Frank Lideo''. One of the film's executive producers is 'Frank Deleo' (qv), 'Michael Jackson' (qv)'s long-time manager. # Mountain Eagle, The (1925) - No prints of this film ('Alfred Hitchcock' (qv)'s second) are known to have survived and no one has seen it since the late 1920s. # Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): about half way through the movie passing David Smith in front of his building. - Hitchcock's only screwball comedy. He was talked into directing it by 'Carole Lombard' (qv). - DIRTRADE(Alfred Hitchcock): [bathroom]: a conversation is made difficult by a noisy flushing toilet. # Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) - References to: _It's a Wonderful Life (1946)_ (qv). # Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) - Begun as a Charlie Chan film (``Charlie Chan at the Ringside'', but upon the death of Chan star 'Warner Oland' (qv), the script was hastily rewritten to accommodate Fox's other Asian sleuth, Mr. Moto. The presence of Chan's son Lee is evidence of the grafting of one movie onto another series. # Mr. Sycamore (1974) - CAMEO(Oingo Boingo): inmates in the asylum. # Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) - When the family is looking for Mrs. Doubfire's replacement, the last name they cross off their list of applicants is ``'Paula DuPree' (qv)''. DuPree was the film's associate producer. - When Mrs. Doubtfire ('Robin Williams' (qv)) loses her teeth in the drink at the restaurant, she says ``Carpe Diem'', a reference to _Dead Poets Society (1989)_ (qv), which also starred Williams. - Mrs. Doubtfire's accent was inspired by 'Bill Forsyth' (qv), the Scottish director that Williams had just worked with on _Being Human (1993)_ (qv). # Much Ado About Nothing (1993) - DIRTRADE(Kenneth Branagh): [doyle]: Balthasar. - Much of the singing was not re-recorded. # Muenchhausen (1943) - Writer 'Berthol Buerger' (qv) is a pseudonym for 'Erich Kaestner' (qv). Kaestner was a banned author in Nazi Germany and his books were among those burnt in 1933. For this movie he got the allowance to write the script but was required to choose a pseudonym. The german word ``Buerger'' means citizen. - 'Josef Goebbels' (qv), Reichs-minister of propaganda and also chief of the German UFA-studios, ordered this film to be made for the 25th anniversary of the UFA. # Muppet Christmas Carol, The (1992) - There is a store called ``Micklewhite''. 'Michael Caine' (qv)'s real name is Maurice Micklewhite. # Muppet Movie, The (1979) - 'Jim Henson' (qv) spent an entire day in a 50 gallon steel drum submerged in a pond for the opening scene of Kermit in the swamp. # Muppet Treasure Island (1996) - Hormel Foods Corporation, manufacturers of ``Spam'' canned ham, sued the film production company for making the name of the ugly villian ``Spa'am''. Their suit was defeated on September 22, 1995. # Murder! (1930) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): about an hour into the movie walking past the house where the murder was committed. - A German version called ``Mary'' was filmed at the same time using German actors, but the same sets. - The scene where Sir John thinks out loud in front of a mirror had to be filmed with a recording of the lines and an orchestra hidden behind the set as it was not possible to dub the soundtrack later. # Mussert (1967) - Because of many discussion around the controversial nature of this documentary, the first showing on television was delayed for two years. # Mute Witness (1995) - Originally set in Chicago, Waller changed the location when told that Moscow would provide much cheaper sets/labor. - Director 'Anthony Waller' (qv) filmed 'Alec Guinness' (qv)' scenes nine years before the rest of the film from an earlier draft of the screenplay. Guinness gave his performance in one morning before catching a plane. When Waller needed an additional scene, he used the film from earlier and reversed it. - CAMEO(Alec Guinness): The Reaper # My Brilliant Career (1979) - DIRCAMEO(Gilliam Armstrong): cabaret backup singer # My Fair Lady (1964) - 'Audrey Hepburn' (qv)'s singing was dubbed by 'Marni Nixon' (qv), despite Hepburn's lengthy preparation for the role. - 'Rex Harrison' (qv) wanted 'Julie Andrews' (qv) for the role of Eliza, since they had played together in the Broadway version. # My Father the Hero (1994) - CAMEO(Emma Thompson): Isabel # My Pal Trigger (1946) - 'Dale Evans' (qv) did her own stunt ruding until ordered to stop by director 'Yakima Canutt' (qv). # Mystere Picasso, Le (1956) - Special transparent 'canvases' were constructed so that 'Pablo Picasso' (qv) could paint on one side and '[?] Renoir' (qv) and 'Henri-Georges Clouzot' (qv) could film the other. # Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) - The movie was believed to be lost until the late sixties. # Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) - The cover of the issue of ``Playboy'' that Papshmir is reading in his Learjet features 'Anna Nicole Smith' (qv), who plays Tanya Peters. # Naked Prey, The (1966) - 'Cornel Wilde' (qv) was ill through much of the filming but continued, noting that it seemed to add to his proformance. # Nashville (1975) - CAMEO(Elliot Gould): - CAMEO(Julie Christie): # National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) - Co-writer 'Chris Miller' (qv) based the National Lampoon short stories that gave rise to the film on his expereriences in Alpha Delta fraternity at Dartmouth (from which he graduated in 1962). - Babs becomes a tour guide at Universal Studios. The credits for this film (and other 'John Landis' (qv) films) include an advertisement for a tour at Universal Studios. The ad says ``Ask for Babs''. As of 1989, Universal Studios no longer honor the ``ask for Babs'' promotion, which was either a discount or a free entry. # Natural Born Killers (1994) - There were 150 shots that were either cut or redone in order to get an ``R'' rating instead of ``NC-17''. Editing for the film took 11 months. - During filming, loud raucous music would be played on the set, and the crew would fire shotguns into the air as a way of keeping a frantic mood. - Director 'Oliver Stone' (qv) inserted footage from many films as a critique of violence in the media. One of them was _Midnight Express (1978)_ (qv), which Stone wrote the screenplay for. # Natural, The (1984) - Loosely based on the story of Sir Percival from the Arthurian myths: - The broken bat = the broken sword - Pop Fisher = The Fisher King - The team called ``The Knights'' # Nayagan (1987) - Inspired by the real life story of mafia don 'Varadaraja Mudaliar' (qv). # Needful Things (1993) - 'Ed Harris' (qv), 'Bonnie Bedelia' (qv), 'J.T. Walsh ' (qv), 'Frank C. Turner' (qv), and 'Bill Croft' (qv) have all previously appeared in movies based on stories written by 'Stephen King' (qv). # Nelson and Jeanette (1992) (TV) - CAMEO (Kathryn Grayson): at a fan club party. # Never a Dull Moment (1968) - DIRCAMEO(Jerry Paris): Police Photographer # Never on Tuesday (1988) - CAMEO(Cary Elwes): Tow Truck Driver # Never Say Never Again (1983) - The film's title was originally ``Warhead'' but was changed and become an in joke on 'Sean Connery' (qv)'s refusal to play 007 ever again. He was eventually paid $5 million, which made him the highest paid British actor to date. - 'Orson Welles' (qv) was originally going to play Blofeld, and 'Trevor Howard' (qv) was to appear as ``M''. - Author 'Kevin McClory' (qv) (co-writer of _Thunderball (1965)_ (qv)) had won the legal right to make his own 007 film as long as production started after 1975 and the story was based on _Thunderball (1965)_ (qv). - McClory enlisted the help of 'Len Deighton' (qv) and Connery when writing the script, prior to Connery agreeing to return as Bond. - An early plot had SPECTRE attacking Wall Street from the sewers of New York in giant mechanical sharks. - There is a rumor that 'Timothy Dalton' (qv) is visible in the casino. Dalton would later play James Bond. # New Adventures of Tarzan, The (1935) - Tarzan's chipanzee is called ``Nkima'' (not ``Cheetah''), true to the 'Edgar Rice Burroughs' (qv) books. # New York, New York (1977) - Originally four and a half hours long. Director 'Martin Scorsese' (qv) cut it to 153 minutes, then to 136 minutes. In 1981 some material (mainly the 'Happy Endings' sequence) was restored and the film became 163 minutes long. # New York, New York bis (1984) - All copies believed lost. # Newsies (1992) - Most of the cast trained in dance and martial arts for ten weeks before filming commenced. - Originally intended as a drama, not a musical. # Niagara (1953) - 'Jean Peters' (qv) got the role of Polly Cutler after 'Anne Baxter' (qv) withdrew. After her withdrawal, the film was reworked to highlight 'Marilyn Monroe' (qv). # Night My Number Came Up, The (1954) - The script is based on a personal account by Sir Victor Goddard. # Night of Terror (1933) - Although 'Edwin Maxwell' (qv) is credited as playing ``The Maniac'', the bulk of the role was played by an uncredited and unknown actor. # Night of the Creeps (1986) - All the characters are named after horror film directors. # Night of the Living Dead (1968) - 'Bill Hinzman' (qv), one of the original $300 investors had a small role as a zombie due to a shortage of available talent. - The blood is actually Hershey's syrup. # Night on Earth (1991) - The name of New York taxi driver (Armin Mueller-Stahl) is taken from a member of the crew of _Down by Law (1986)_ (qv), also directed by 'Jim Jarmusch' (qv). The names of the taxi driver (Mika) and the unlucky guy (Aki) are taken from the directors 'Mika Kaurismki' (qv) and 'Aki Kaurismki' (qv). - The Roman taxi driver ('Roberto Benigni' (qv)) has an 8-ball as a gearstick knob. In _Down by Law (1986)_ (qv), Benigni played a character who killed a man using an 8-ball. # Night They Raided Minsky's, The (1968) - The first cut of the film was considered disastrous by all involved. Film editor 'Ralph Rosenblum' (qv) worked for more than a year to save it, with director 'William Friedkin' (qv) long gone. The extensive use of period film clips was Rosenblum's idea. The technique of returning from these clips to the movie by starting with a black and white version of a shot and changing to color was invented accidentally when the editor's assistant couldn't find the color copy of a piece of film fast enough. # Night to Remember, A (1943) - The line ``Still here, Miss Evans?'' is a reference to one of the two ladies in first class who didn't make it off the Titanic. # Night Train to Munich (1940) - Charters and Caldicott are characters who also appeared in _The Lady Vanishes, The (1938)_ (qv), also written by 'Sidney Gilliat' (qv) and 'Frank Launder' (qv). # Nightbreed (1990) - In the last scene of the film, the priest revives Decker ('David Cronenberg' (qv)), by sticking his hand into his stomach a tribute to Cronenberg's film _Videodrome (1983)_ (qv). # Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, A (1987) - The scene in which Neil Gordon ('Craig Wasson' (qv)) is thrown into the grave and partially buried by the skeleton of Freddy is a tribute to _Body Double (1984)_ (qv), in which Wasson's character is similarly buried alive. # Nightmare on Elm Street, A (1984) - Director 'Wes Craven' (qv) claims to have named Freddy Kruger after a kid who bullied him in school. - Kruger bleeds green. - Just before Glen is pulled into the bed, the television station announces its name: ``KRGR''. - Freddy Kruger's colors of red and green are contrasted throughout the movie. - The movie Nancy watches to stay awake is _The Evil Dead (1983)_ (qv). See also _Evil Dead II (1987)_ (qv). - There is a ripped poster of _The Evil Dead (1983)_ (qv) visible. See also: _The Evil Dead (1983)_ (qv), _The Hills Have Eyes (1978)_ (qv). # Nikita (1990) - DIRTRADE(Luc Besson): [reno] - DIRTRADE(Luc Besson): [music] - DIRTRADE(Luc Besson): [intro] # Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986) - Elizabeth wears white or colorful clothing except when she is with John, when she wears black or grey. See also _Dial M for Murder (1954)_ (qv). # Nine Months (1995) - Scenes where Samuel ('Hugh Grant' (qv)) is arrested and photographed were cut from the film prior to release, following Grant's highly-publicized arrest for lewd conduct. # Nobody Lives Forever (1946) - 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv) refused the role of Nick Blake. # North by Northwest (1959) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): missing a bus at the end of the opening credits. - 'James Stewart' (qv) was very interested in starring in this movie, begging Hitchcock to let him play Thornhill. Hitchcock claimed that _Vertigo (1958)_ (qv)'s lack of financial success was because Stewart ``looked too old''. - Roger O. Thornhill claims that the ``O'' stands for ``nothing''. This is a reference to ``David O. Selznick'' (qv), who's ``O'' also signified nothing. - 'Jessie Royce Landis' (qv) played Thornhill's ('Cary Grant' (qv)'s) mother, yet he was 10 months older than her. - The title might refer to Hamlet's line ``I am mad but north-northwest'', where he tries to convince people of his sanity. The airline that they travel on is called ``Northwest Airlines''. - The shot of Thornhill entering the UN building had to be filmed with a hidden camera as Hitchcock wasn't able to get permission to shoot there. - At one point the movie's title was to be ``The Man in Lincoln's Nose'', referring to the final chase sequence on Mount Rushmore. - The song that's playing in the lobby of the hotel before Thornhill enters the Oak Bar is ``It's a Most Unusual Day''. - The final chase scene was not shot on Mount Rushmore; Hitchcock couldn't gain permission to shoot a murder on a national monument. The scene was shot in the studio on a replica of Mount Rushmore. Furthermore, the murders themselves are shot carefully, as to avoid associating the faces of the monument with the murder/death. - DIRTRADE(Alfred Hitchcock): [bathroom]: Thornhill hides in a bathroom three times. # Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) - Originally had ``Dracula'' in the title but 'Bram Stoker' (qv)'s estate sued. # Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979) - CAMEO(Beverly Walker): # Notorious (1946) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): about an hour in, drinking champagne at the party in Alexander Sebastian's mansion. - Hitchcock claimed that the FBI had him under surveillance for three months because the film dealt with uranium. - Producer 'David O. Selznick' (qv) originally wanted 'Vivien Leigh' (qv) to play Alicia. - The original story, ``The Song of the Dragon'' was first published in the Saturday Evening Post in November 1921. # Now, Voyager (1942) - Producer 'Hal B. Wallis' (qv) originally wanted 'Irene Dunne' (qv) for the lead role, but 'Bette Davis' (qv) convinced him otherwise. # Nuit Americaine, La (1973) - CAMEO(Graham Greene): Hollywood producer. # Nur ueber meine Leiche (1995) - The Bayerischer Rundfunk was unwilling to finance a movie in which a naked turkey represented a dead person's sould, so the turkey was put into a dress. # O Lucky Man! (1973) - DIRCAMEO:(Lindsay Anderson) talent scout who slaps Mick # Octopussy (1983) - 'Maude Adams' (qv) (Octopussy) previously appeared (and was killed) in another James Bond film (_The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)_ (qv)). 'Faye Dunaway' (qv) and 'Sybil Danning' (qv) were considered for the role. - 'Vijay Amritraj' (qv) is a professional tennis player in real life. - The ``company'' taxi used to pick up 007 was specially constructed at Pinewood Studios, and capable of speeds in excess of 70mph. - 'Robert Brown' (qv) appears as ``M'' for the first time. # Odessa File, The (1974) - Eduard Roschman was a real-life wanted war criminal living in South America. He became even more wanted after the book and movie that his body turned up dead, rumored to have been killed by Odessa to stop the search for him that the media had begun. # Oktiabr (1927) - The filming of the assault on the Winter Palace required 11,000 extras, and the lighting needs left the rest of the city blacked out. # Old Dark House, The (1932) - The father is played by 'Elspeth Dudgeon' (qv), a female. # Old Homestead, The (1935) - The Fifth Avenue mansion scenes were actually shot at the New England home of 'Denman Thompson' (qv), the playwright whose play is the basis for the film. # Old Maid, The (1939) - 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv) was originally cast as the male lead, but dismissed after four days' filming. # Olympiasiegerin, Die (1982) - 'Herbert Achternbusch' (qv)'s mother, 'Ilona Schild' (qv), has been a sport trainer who hoped to participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1940. # Omen, The (1976) - According to director 'Richard Donner' (qv), a number of parents went home after the film and shaved their childrens' heads, looking for a ``666'' birthmark. # On Deadly Ground (1994) - The working titles were ``Spirit Warrior'' and ``Rainbow Warrior''. - Forrest Taft, played by 'Steven Seagal' (qv), asks the question ``What is the essence of man?'' to an oil worker. This question is posed and answered in an aftershave commercial by 'Kelly LeBrock' (qv), who was married to Seagal at the time. # On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) - At 140 minutes, this is in the longest 007 movie. - 'George Lazenby' (qv) appears for the first and last time as James Bond. - Originally intended to follow _Goldfinger (1964)_ (qv) then _Thunderball (1965)_ (qv). - Lazenby was previously a car salesman with a part time job as a male model. - The search for a new Bond was compared with the search for Scarlett O'Hara. Lazenby was determined to get the role, he spent most of what money he had on a Saville Row suit and a Rolex watch, then while having a Bond type haircut Cubby Broccoli walked into the same salon, made the connection and later offered him the part. - Blofeld's headquarters was a partially completed restaurant on top of Mount Schilthorn. The owners allowed filming on condition EON paid $125,000 to refit the interior and construct a helicopter pad. When the restaurant opened it was given the name Piz Gloria used in the film. - Actors considered for the part of Tracy Draco included 'Bridget Bardot' (qv) and 'Catherine Deneuve' (qv). 'Diana Rigg' (qv) was finally chosen partly because of her appearance as Emma Peel in British TV's spy series ``The Avengers''. - Lazenby and Rigg were rumored to have had a bad relationship on set. One of the more ridiculous suggestions was that Rigg ate garlic before filming the love scenes. - Director 'Peter Hunt' (qv) had previously edited many 007 movies, the job of editor (and second unit directing) went to 'John Glenn' (qv). - Lyrics were originally intended for 'John Barry' (qv)'s main theme, but were later rejected in favor of 'Louis Armstrong' (qv)'s memorable rendition of ``We Have All The Time In The World''. - Lazenby was originally offered a three picture deal, but when this film performed badly at the box office he rejected the contract believing that being associated with a series which he thought had no commercial future would harm his career. # On Our Merry Way (1948) - 'Charles Laughton' (qv) had a small role as a minister which, for some reason, wound up on the cutting room floor. 'David O. Selznick' (qv), upon hearing this, offered to buy the film in order to release the Laughton scene as a short, scrapping the rest of the picture. His offer was refused. # On the Waterfront (1954) - Inspired by a Pulitzer Prize willing series of newspaper articles, published in the New York Sun titled ``Crime on the Waterfront'' by 'Malcolm Johnson' (qv). - 'Arthur Miller' (qv) was approached by 'Elia Kazan' (qv) to write the screenplay, but he turned it down because he felt that Kazan might have named him as a Communist during his secret appearance before the House Un-American Activities Committee. - At the hearing, Slim gives his name as ``Malden Skulovich'', which is co-star 'Karl Malden' (qv)'s real name. # One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) - 'Ken Kesey' (qv), who wrote the original novel, said he will never watch the movie version. - 'Jack Nicholson' (qv) disappeared two months before filming started. When the crew arrived at the mental hospital to start filming, they discovered that he had admitted himself as a patient, and had been living there since disappearing. - Many extras were authentic mental patients. - There is a rumor that Nicholson underwent ECT therapy during the scene were his character does. # One Froggy Evening (1955) - The building in the closing scenes is the Tregoweth Brown building, a reference to film editor 'Treg Brown' (qv). # One from the Heart (1982) - Set entirely in Las Vegas, but completely filmed on a sound stage. # One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) - Someone counted all black spots in the movie, frame-by-frame, and reached the total of 6,469,952. # One-Eyed Jacks (1961) - 'Marlon Brando' (qv) replaced 'Stanley Kubrick' (qv) as director. # Only Game in Town, The (1970) - 'Frank Sinatra' (qv) was originally cast as Joe Grady, but walked out after production had started. He was replaced by 'Warren Beatty' (qv). See also _Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)_ (qv). # Orchestra Wives (1942) - 'Lynn Bari' (qv)'s singing was dubbed by 'Pat Friday' (qv). # Ordres, Les (1974) - CAMEO(Louise Portal): [Richard Lavoie]'s wife # Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) - [Skinner and Kimbrough], on whose memoirs the film is based, worked on the script but were not credited. # Out of Rosenheim (1988) - The shadow of the camera crew is visible while the credits for the cinematographer are on the screen. # Out of this World (1945) - 'Bing Crosby' (qv) dubbed 'Eddie Bracken' (qv)'s singing. # Outbreak (1995) - The role of Sam Daniels was originally intended for 'Harrison Ford' (qv). # Outpost in Morocco (1949) - Extras were provided by the French foreign Legion and the Moroccan Spahis Cavalry. # Outsiders, The (1983) - The letter jacket that the ``soc'' is wearing as he challenges Darrel is the letter jacket from the High School that author 'S.E. Hinton' (qv) attended. - CAMEO(S.E. Hinton): nurse. # Over the Fence (1917) - The umpire is played by 'Harold Lloyd' (qv)'s father. - Tiring of the ``Lonesome Luke'' character, Lloyd wanted to try something new and introduced, in this film, the ``glasses character'' which made him famous. # Overboard (1987) - CAMEO(Garry Marshall): - CAMEO(Hector Elizondo): skipper # Pacific Heights (1990) - DIRCAMEO(John Schlesinger): man in the hotel elevator. # Pack Up Your Troubles (1932) - 'Raymond McCarey' (qv) receives co-directorial credit, but it is widely accepted that 'George Marshall' (qv) was the sole de facto director. - CAMEO(Marvin Hatley): a soldier in the battlefield scene. # Pajama Party (1964) - CAMEO(Buster Keaton): - CAMEO(Frankie Avalon): - CAMEO(Don Rickles): # Pals (1987) (TV) - In the scene where Mrs. Stobbs is deciding what to take and what she can leave. She picks up a photo and says: ``I can't leave this. It's a picture of Captain Hank Stanley from 'Emergency!'''. The movie's writer, 'Michael Norell' (qv), played Hank Stanley in _"Emergency!" (1972)_ (qv). # Panthea (1917) - 'Erich Von Stroheim' (qv), hired as an assistant director and also to play the leader of a troop of soldiers, was so realistic in his sadistic treatment of his men that the actors rebelled and beat him up. Director 'Allan Dwan' (qv) removed him from the cast for his own protection. # Paradine Case, The (1947) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): getting off a train at the Cumberland station carrying a cello (see also his cameo in _Strangers on a Train (1951)_ (qv)). - An exact replica of the Old Bailey courtroom was constructed for the court scenes. # Parasite (1982) - Originally shown in 3D. # Pardon My Scotch (1935) - 'Moe Howard' (qv) broke his ribs and fainted after falling from a sawed-in-half table. # Pardon Us (1931) - Four foreign language versions were also shot: ``Les Verrous'' (French), ``Hinter Schloss und Riegel'' (German), ``Muraglie'' (Italian) and ``De Bote en Bote'' (Spanish). 'Stan Laurel' (qv) and 'Oliver Hardy' (qv) spoke their lines phonetically, and many supporting roles were recast, including _Boris Karloff_ (qv) playing ``The Tiger''" in the French version. - Several scenes were shot but deleted from the final theatrical print, which ran 56 minutes. The first ending showed the boys in gray-bearded old age reminiscing about their misadventures. - CAMEO(Hal Roach) Marching in front of Oliver after his recapture. - DIRCAMEO(James Parrott) Marching next to Oliver after his recapture. # Partie de campagne, Une (1936) - CAMEO(Georges Bataille): in the procession of priests and seminarians - CAMEO(Henri Cartier-Bresson): in the procession of priests and seminarians # Paths of Glory (1957) - Director 'Stanley Kubrick' (qv) met his second wife 'Christiane Harlan' (qv) during filming. Harlan performs the singing at the end of the film. - DIRTRADE(Stanley Kubrick): [faces]: Paris, when he's about to strike Private Arnaud. # Patriot Games (1992) - 'Alec Baldwin' (qv) played Jack Ryan in _The Hunt for Red October (1990)_ (qv), but 'Harrison Ford' (qv) replaced him for this and future films based on 'Tom Clancy' (qv)'s novels. Rumours give the reason as either Baldwin's ``unprofessional behavior'' during the making of _The Hunt for Red October (1990)_ (qv), or his supposed demand of $4 million. The official version is that Baldwin had a scheduling conflict. - 'Gates McFadden' (qv) played Cathy Ryan in _The Hunt for Red October (1990)_ (qv), but was played by 'Anne Archer' (qv) in _Patriot Games (1992)_ (qv). - Clancy's novel had the Prince and Princess of Wales as the target of the attempted kidnapping. - The line ``There's never been a terrorist attack on American soil'' was included in trailers for movie, but was left out of theatrical release because it sounded too much like an invitation or dare. # Patriot, The (1928) - Some sources credit 'Gary Cooper' (qv) with a role in this film, but there is no supporting evidence of his participation in the filming. # Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) - Charlie ('Nicholas Cage' (qv)) beggs Peggy to marry him, saying he doesn't know what the future might bring: he might lose his arm, even. In Cage's next role (_Moonstruck (1987)_ (qv), Cage played a baker who has lost his arm. # Per qualche dollaro in piu' (1965) - DIRTRADE(Sergio Leone): [theme]: Monco, Colonel Morimer, and Indio. - DIRTRADE(Sergio Leone): [close-up] # Perfect Day (1929) - The picnic was supposed to occupy the second reel, but the gags in the preparation and departure got so involved that they filled the entire two reels. # Perfect World, A (1993) - Butch ('Kevin Costner' (qv)) and Philip visit a Friendly Dept Store, outside of which there is a poster advertising _Bull Durham (1988)_ (qv), in which Costner also starred. # Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (1992) (TV) - 'Geraldo Rivera' (qv) a plays Ted Mayne, whose lifestyle is remarkably similar to Rivera's. # Pet Sematary (1989) - CAMEO(Stephen King): minister at the funeral. # Petrified Forest, The (1936) - 'Leslie Howard' (qv) and 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv) had played the same roles in the stage version. Warner Brothers wanted to put Howard in the film but replace Bogart with 'Edward G. Robinson' (qv). Howard insisted on Bogart, and Robinson was happy to step aside from yet another gangster role. # Phantasm III (1993) - The scene where the Cadillac hearse hits a rock and sails through the air was not scripted in that way. The car was supposed to go a short distance and then roll over. The director said that he wanted the approach at 17mph, but the stunt driver thought he said 70. # Phantom of Crestwood, The (1932) - The film was originally presented as a radio serial with the final episode left out! If the listener wanted to know the ending, they had to watch the film. # Phantom of the Opera, The (1925) - 'Edward Sedgwick' (qv) directed a few scenes after disagreements between himself and director 'Rupert Julian' (qv). - 'Lon Chaney' directed the ``Bal Masque'' part. - Chaney devised his own make-up. # Phantom of the Paradise (1974) - The studio owner (Mary Philbin) was named after the star of _Phantom of the Opera (1925)_ (qv). - The ``Death Records'' secretary's card index includes files on 'Alice Cooper' (qv), 'David Geffen' (qv), 'Bette Middler' (qv), 'Peter Fonda' (qv), 'Dick Clark' (qv) and 'Kris Kristofferson' (qv). - CAMEO(Rod Serling): introductory voiceover. # Phenomena (1985) - The majority of the cast did their own dubbing for the English-language version. # Philadelphia (1993) - 'Tom Hanks' (qv) lost 12kg during his role for this film. # Pink Floyd - The Wall (1981) - The film was originally to have included live footage of five performances of Pink Floyd in concert at London's Earl's Court, however none of the resulting footage was deemed suitable. - During ``The Thin Ice'', Pink ('Bob Geldof' (qv)) can be seen floating in a swimming pool. Geldof (who is infamous for his dislike of baths) couldn't swim, and instead was supported in similar manner to that used for the flying sequences in _Superman (1978)_ (qv). - The shot of Mother when young Pinky is asking a girl to dance reveals the ``mask'' on the curtains behind her. - 'Jenny Wright' (qv) wasn't told that Geldof would be throwing that bottle at her, so her reaction of ducking was totally spontaneous. - Scene for the song ``Hey You'' was filmed. It showed British police in riot gear facing off against a mob. Author 'Roger Waters' (qv) asked this reel to be cut. - The poetry that young Pink was caught with during ``The Happiest Days of Our Lives'' is the second verse from ``Money'', off 'Pink Floyd' (qv)'s ``Dark Side of the Moon''. Far from being ``absolute rubbish'', this album stayed longer on the Billboard chart than any other album: more than 700 weeks. - Director 'Alan Parker' (qv) walked out on this project many times, probably due to and ego clash with 'Roger Waters' (qv). Waters was annoyed at Parker, who didn't like the way that he wanted to make it a cult film. Pink Floyd's next album ``The Final Cut'' contains the following lyrics (written by Waters): ``Not now John, we've gotta get on with the film show: Hollywood waits at the end of the rainbow. Who cares what it's about, as long as the kids go? So not now John I've gotta get on with the show.'' Parker refers to this film as ``the most expensive student film ever made.'' - The lyrics sung by Pink as he huddled in the bathroom stall later resurfaced in ``Moment of Clarity'' in Waters' solo album: ``The Pros and Cons of Hitch-Hiking'' He also uses some lines which surfaced in Pink Floyd's next album, ``The Final Cut''. Waters originally presented the band with the concepts for both ``The Wall'' and ``Pros and Cons'', and the band decided to do ``The Wall''. - ``The Final Cut'' was originally planned to be a soundtrack of the film. A single with ``When the Tygers Broke Free'' and ``Bring the Boys Back Home'' was released in the UK, stating that these songs were taken from the forthcoming album. - The shot during Pink's destruction of his hotel room of him grabbing the jagged glass in the window is real. Geldof also cut his hand while ripping apart the closet doors, and his nipples during the shaving scene. - Real skinheads used in the neo-Nazi segment. - The scene in which Pink is calling his home from the United States and is very depressed to hear a man's voice was made by actually placing a call to England through a random, unsuspecting AT&T operator. The conversation was recorded and played over the filmed sequence. - During the crowd devotion scenes there was going to be a shot of members of the audience's heads exploding as they wildly cheered, loving every minute of it. Waters decided that it could not be accomplished without making it comic. - CAMEO(Roger Waters): supposedly in the brief shot of Pink's wedding during ``Another Brick in the Wall Pt III''. - Song changes from album: - When the Tigers Broke Free - added - In the Flesh? - extended/re-recorded - The Thin Ice - extended/re-mixed - Another Brick in the Wall 1 - unchanged - The Happiest Days of Our Lives - re-mixed - Another Brick in the Wall 2 - re-mixed - Mother - re-recorded/lyrics changed - Goodbye Blue Sky - re-mixed - Empty Spaces - re-recorded/lyrics changed to match the original album sleeve. - What Shall We Do Now? - added - Young Lust - unchanged - One of My Turns - unchanged - Don't Leave Me Now - changed - Another Brick in the Wall 3 - re-recorded - Goodbye Cruel World - unchanged - Hey You - not included - Nobody Home - unchanged - Is There Anybody Out There? - unchanged - Vera - unchanged - Bring the Boys Back Home - extended - Comfortably Numb - unchanged - The Show Must Go On - not included - In the Flesh - re-recorded - Run Like Hell - shortened - Waiting for the Worms - shortened - Stop - re-recorded - The Trial - unchanged - Outside the Wall - re-recorded. # Pink Panther, The (1963) - The role of Inspector Clouseau was originally offered to 'Peter Ustinov' (qv). Despite being relatively unknown internationally, 'Peter Sellers' (qv) was offered the part, and was paid 90000 pounds. - Sellers modeled the character of Clouseau on the trademark of a box of matches which includes an image of Captain Matthew Webb, who in 1875 became the first person to swim the channel (his heroic moustache and proud stance are both mimicked). To lose weight, Sellers took dieting pills for a year. - In the bath scene with Capucine and 'Robert Wagner' (qv), an industrial strength foaming agent is used which burnt both of the stars' skin. Wagner, who was completely immersed at one point, became blind for four weeks. - The ``sequel'', _A Shot in the Dark (1964)_ (qv) actually premiered before _The Pink Panther (1964)_ (qv). # Pinocchio (1940) - Cut scenes: - Extended scene of Pleasure Island. - Geppetto tells Pinocchio about his grandfather, an old pine tree. - Scenes of the woodlands and the forest fire later used in _Bambi (1942)_ (qv). # Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) - Credit for directing this film was given to 'James Cameron' (qv). Most of the work was actually performed by 'Ovidio Assonitis' (qv), the film's producer and prolific film-maker. Assonitis was dissatisfied with Cameron's progress after the first week and took over - Cameron assisted and the two shared in editing. # Pirate, The (1948) - 'Gene Kelly' (qv) fought to get the Nicholas Brothers ('Fayard Nicholas' (qv) and 'Harold Nicholas' (qv)) included in the movie. - When one dance sequence was being rehearsed, 'Harold Nicholas' (qv) was just going through the motions, and 'Gene Kelly' (qv) accused him of not knowing the routine - so Nicholas danced the whole routine, alone, full-out and flawlessly. Kelly was speechless. Vagabond King, The (1930) - This film is presumed lost. Please check your attic. # Plan 9 from Outer Space (1958) - Funded by a Baptist church, the entire cast let themselves be baptised. - Contrary to popular belief, 'Bela Lugosi' (qv) did not die during the making of the film. His brief scenes are actually stock footage left over from one of director 'Edward D. Wood Jr.' (qv)'s uncompleted projects. After Lugosi's death, Wood rewrote the screenplay to incorporate this footage. - Lugosi's part was taken over by the director's wife's chiropractor, who was significantly taller than Lugosi, and played the part with a cape covering his face. - Wood's original (and preferred) title for his masterpiece was ``Grave Robbers from Outer Space.'' - Internationally recognized as the worst movie ever made. # Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) - At the beginning of the movie, Neal Page races a character played by 'Kevin Bacon' (qv) for a taxi. Later, Neal phones his wife to tell her that he has been delayed (again), in the background, you can here the fight from _She's Having A Baby (1988)_ (qv) (also directed by 'John Hughes' (qv)) between 'Kevin Bacon' (qv) and 'Elizabeth McGovern' (qv), when she screams that she does n't like his friend's girlfriend. # Platoon (1986) - The role of Chris was originally offered to 'Kyle MacLachalan' (qv), who turned it down. - DIRCAMEO(Oliver Stone): An officer at the bunker which gets destroyed by a suicide runner. # Play It Again, Sam (1972) - Obvious references to _Casablanca (1942)_ (qv). # Play Misty for Me (1971) - 'Don Siegel' (qv) played the bartender, and directed Clint Eastwood (director of this film) in _Dirty Harry (1971)_ (qv). # Player, The (1992) - The opening tracking shot (6.5 minutes) includes people talking about famous long tracking shots in old movies. The scene was rehearsed for a day, shot for half a day. Fifteen takes were done, five were printed, and the third one was used in the film. The writers pitching stories in that shot are relating real stories. - The following people appear as themselves: 'Steve Allen' (qv), 'Richard Anderson' (qv), 'Rene Auberjonois' (qv), 'Harry Belafonte' (qv), 'Shari Belafonte' (qv), 'Karen Black' (qv), 'Michael Bowen' (qv), 'Gary Busey' (qv), 'Robert Carradine' (qv), 'Charles Champlin' (qv), 'Cher' (qv), 'James Coburn' (qv), 'Cathy Lee Crosby' (qv), 'John Cusack' (qv), 'Brad Davis' (qv), 'Paul Dooley' (qv), 'Thereza Ellis' (qv), 'Peter Falk' (qv), 'Felicia Farr' (qv), 'Kasia Figura' (qv), 'Louise Fletcher' (qv), 'Dennis Franz' (qv), 'Teri Garr' (qv), 'Leeza Gibbons' (qv), 'Scott Glenn' (qv), 'Jeff Goldblum' (qv), 'Elliot Gould' (qv), 'Joel Grey' (qv), 'David Alan Grier' (qv), 'Buck Henry' (qv), 'Anjelica Huston' (qv), 'Kathy Ireland' (qv), 'Steve James' (qv), 'Maxine John-James' (qv), 'Sally Kellerman' (qv), 'Sally Kirkland' (qv), 'Jack Lemmon' (qv), 'Marlee Matlin' (qv), 'Andie MacDowell' (qv), 'Malcolm McDowell' (qv), 'Jayne Meadows' (qv), 'Martin Mull' (qv), 'Jennifer Nash' (qv), 'Nick Nolte' (qv), 'Alexandra Powers' (qv), 'Bert Remsen' (qv), 'Guy Remsen' (qv), 'Patricia Resnick' (qv), 'Burt Reynolds' (qv), 'Jack Riley' (qv), 'Julia Roberts' (qv), 'Mimi Rogers' (qv), 'Annie Ross' (qv), 'Alan Rudolph' (qv), 'Jill St. John' (qv), 'Susan Sarandon' (qv), 'Adam Simon' (qv), 'Rod Steiger' (qv), 'Joan Tewkesbury' (qv), 'Brian Tochi' (qv), 'Lily Tomlin' (qv), 'Robert Wagner' (qv), 'Ray Walston' (qv), 'Bruce Willis' (qv), and 'Marvin Youn' (qv). Scenes with 'Jeff Daniels' (qv) playing golf in a surgeon's gown at a hospital and 'Patrick Swayze' (qv) showing off karate moves were filmed but cut. - Cher appears at the awards ceremony in a bright red dress, despite the invitation specifying ``black and white only.'' In real life, Cher never wears red. - The rushes from the movie being filmed (with Glen and Tomlin) were filmed while the actors were rehearsing the scene. # Pleasure Garden, The (1925) - 'Alfred Hitchcock' (qv)'s first film was almost doomed when Austrian customs officials confiscated the film stock on the journey to do some location shooting. - Although shot a year before, the film wasn't actually released until after _The Lodger (1926)_ (qv) was a massive hit. # Point Break (1991) - One of the places that Utah follows Bodie ('Patrick Swayze' (qv)) to is ``Patrick's Roadhouse''. Swayze previously starred in _Road House (1989)_ (qv). # Point of No Return (1993) - CAMEO(Michael Watkins): last guard at the gate during the escape. - DIRCAMEO(John Badham): room-service waiter. # Police (1916) - After 'Charles Chaplin' (qv) left Essanay, the studio reedited this film. # Police Story (1985) - 'Jackie Chan' (qv) was hospitalized following the stunt where he flips over the balcony and crashes through the glass and light display, as he was not breathing. # Police Story III: Supercop (1992) - While filming the scene where his character hangs from the side of the train, 'Jackie Chan' (qv) was accidentally sideswiped by the helicopter. # Poltergeist (1982) - Movie on the TV in an early bedroom scene is _A Guy Named Joe (1943)_ (qv), a film about a pilot who returns to the world as a ghost. - The house which gets sucked into a black hole at the end was actually a model about 4 feet across. The model took several weeks to complete. The scene was shot as follows: camera placed directly above model, which was mounted over an industrial strength vacuum generator (the front door was facing directly up, straight at the camera). The model also had about 100 wires attached to various points of the structure. These wires went down through the back of the house, and down through the vacuum collection sack. The camera was turned on, and took 15 seconds to wind up to the required 300 frames per second. When ready, the cameraman gave the cue. The vacuum was turned on, the wires were yanked suddenly, and several SFX guys blasted the house with pump-action shotguns. The entire scene was over in about two seconds, and they had to wait until the film was developed before they knew if they would have to do it again. When played back at 24 fps, would take approximately 12 seconds for the house to collapse. Luckily, they got it right on the first go. Finished scene was sent to 'Steven Spielberg' (qv), who was on location shooting _E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)_ (qv). He gave it to a projectionist, who assumed it was just the ``dailys'' from ET. The scene came on, and the projectionist said ``Holy shit! What was that?'' Spielberg had the remains of the model encased in perspex, and it is now sitting on his piano. The model itself was worth well over $25,000. - Mrs Freeling's line ``Mmmm... smell that mimosa'' is taken directly from _The Uninvited (1944)_ (qv). # Poltergeist III (1988) - 'Heather O'Rourke' (qv) died shortly before this film was released, and the film is dedicated to her memory. By the time this film was begun, the actors who played her on-screen siblings in _Poltergeist (1982)_ (qv) and _Poltergeist II (1986)_ (qv) ('Dominique Dunne' (qv) and 'Oliver Robins' (qv)) had already died, Dunne being murdered. # Postino, Il (1994) - Writer/co-director/star 'Massimo Troisi' (qv) postponed heart surgery so he could complete the film. The day after filming was complete, he suffered a fatal heart attack. # Predator (1987) - The credits say that the Predator was played by 'Kevin Peter Hall' (qv), but there are persistent rumours that 'Jean-Claude VanDamme' (qv) performed some of the fight sequences. - ACTTRADE(Arnold Schwarzenegger): ``I'll be back!'' # Predator 2 (1990) - The skull of a creature that resembles the ones in _Alien (1979)_ (qv) and _Aliens (1986)_ (qv) is on the wall in the Predator's trophy room. # President's Analyst, The (1967) - [Supposed to be lots in this movie] # Pretty Woman (1990) - The working title was ``$3000''. A early version of the script had Vivian ddicted to cocaine; part of the deal was that she had to stay off it for a week. She needed to money to go to Disneyland. Edward eventually throws her out of his car and drives off. The movie was scripted to end with Vivian and her prostitute friend on the bus to Disneyland. - Roberts' head was superimposed on 'Shelley Michelle' (qv)'s body for the poster. 'Richard Gere' (qv)'s hair is brown on the poster, but greying in the movie. # Priest (1994) - Director 'Antonia Bird' (qv) cut a scene of 'Linus Roache' (qv)'s bare buttocks to ensure only an R rating in the USA. # Prime Time, The (1960) - Scenes of a naked 'Karen Black' (qv) frolicking in the quarry were destroyed after Black had her agent pay the producers to do so. # Primrose Path, The (1940) - 'Ginger Rogers' (qv) died her hair brunette for the film, but kept it secret until the film was released. She also wore no makeup in the role. # Prince of Darkness (1988) - The credits list ``Martin Quatermass'' as the screenwriter, but it was actually 'John Carpenter' (qv). The pseudonym is a homage to the ``Professor Quatermass'' character. # Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The (1939) - To give the illusion of baldness, 'Bette Davis' (qv) shaved her head two inches in front to show a high forehead under Elizabeth's red wigs. # Problem Child (1990) - References to _The Shining (1980)_ (qv). # Proces, Le (1963) - 'Orson Welles' (qv) changed the ending (in the novel the lying K is killed with the knife) because he did not want to show that a Jew is killed like this after the holocaust. # Producers, The (1968) - 'Mel Brooks' (qv)' voice is dubbed in for a singer in ``Springtime for Hitler'' # Professional Sweetheart (1933) - Working titles were ``Careless'' and then ``The Purity Girl''. # Profondo rosso (1975) - Marcus Daly throws a photo of his former fiancee into the wastebasket, at the request of his new girlfriend, Gianna Brezzi ('Daria Nicolodi' (qv)). The actual photo he throws away is a picture of 'Marilu Tolo' (qv), former girlfriend of director 'Dario Argento' (qv), who subsequently married Nicolodi. # Project A (1983) - The ``hanging from the clock tower'' stunt is a homage to _Safety Last (1923)_ (qv)). At least three different takes were shot; two are shown during the course of the film, and a third at the end under the credits. # Psycho (1960) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): about 4 minutes in wearing a cowboy hato outside Marion's office. - Considered for the role of Marion were: 'Eva Marie Saint' (qv), 'Piper Laurie' (qv), 'Martha Hyer' (qv), 'Hope Lange' (qv), 'Shirley Jones' (qv), and 'Lana Turner' (qv). - The film only cost $800,000 to make yet has earned more than $40 million. Hitchcock used the crew from his TV series to save time and money. In 1962 exchanged the rights to the film and his TV-series for a huge block of MCA's stock (he became their third largest stockholder). - An early script had the following dialogue: Marion: ``I'm going to spend the weekend in bed.'' Texas oilman: ``Bed? Only playground that beats Las Vegas.'' - Hitchcock bought the rights to the novel anonymously from Bloch for just $9,000. He then bought up as many copies of the novel as he could to keep the ending a secret. - During filming, this movie was referred to as ``Production 9401'' or ``Wimpy''. - The Bates mansion is straight out of the painting ``House by the Railroad'' (1925) by the American artist Edward Hopper. - Hitchcock originally intended to open the film with a four-mile dolly shot from a helicopter, a scene similar to 'Orson Welles' (qv)' bravura opening of _Touch of Evil (1958)_ (qv). The early motel scene between Norman and Marion (Leigh) resembles in many ways another scene from that movie featuring Leigh. - The painting that Norman removes in order to watch Marion undressing is a classical painting depicting a rape. - Hitchcock paid the title sequence designer 'Saul Bass' (qv) (also credited as ``Pictorial Consultant'') $2,000 to render storyboards for the famous shower scene but, according to Leigh and Assistant Director 'Hilton Green' (qv), directed it himself. - For a shot right at the water stream, the crew had to block off the inner holes on the shower head so that the water sprayed past the camera lens. - The shower scene has over 90 splices in it, and did not involve 'Anthony Perkins' (qv) at all. Perkins was in New York preparing for a play. - Contrary to popular rumours, during the shooting of the shower scene, Hitchcock did not arrange for the water to suddenly go ice-cold when the attack started. - The sound that the knife makes penetrating the flesh is actually the sound of a knife stabbing a watermelon. - Hitchcock originally envisioned the shower sequence as completely silent, but Bernard Herrmann went ahead and scored it anyway and Hitch immediately changed his mind. - The blood in the shower scene is actually chocolate sauce. - The zoom-out shot of Marion Crane's eye is not a still photo. As the camera pulls away from the eye, a mobile and highly visible waterdrop falls from her hair to the floor, just right of camera center. This is also substantiated by 'Janet Leigh' (Qv) in a book. - Hitchcock tested the ``fear factor'' of mother's corpse by placing it in Leigh's dressing room and listening to how loud she screamed when she discovered it. - The skull superimposed over Norman's face at the film's conclusion is that of ``Mother.'' - There is a rumor that the this film was not passed for release because it was claimed that Janet Leigh's nipple was visible during the shower scene. Hitchcock didn't edit it out, but merely sent it back, (correctly, it seems) assuming that they either wouldn't bother to watch it, or miss it the second time. - Hitchcock insisted that audiences should only be allowed to see the film from the start. This was unheard of back then as people were used to just coming in at any point during a movie. The reason for this was that the film was advertised as starring Janet Leigh, but her character is killed in the first half of the film. - After the film's release Hitchcock received an angry letter from the father of a girl who refused to have a bath after seeing _Diabolique (1954)_ (qv) and now refused to shower after seeing Psycho. Hitchcock sent a note back simply saying ``Send her to the dry cleaners''. - The last shot of Norman Bates' face has a still frame of a human skull inserted in it. - DIRTRADE(Alfred Hitchcock): [bathroom]: The shot of Marion flushing the toilet is believed to be the first such shot in American cinema history. - DIRTRADE(Alfred Hitchcock): [bathroom]: Marion hides in the bathroom to count the required number of bills. - DIRTRADE(Alfred Hitchcock): [hair]: Lila, and Mother. # PT 109 (1963) - President Kennedy's person choice of actor to portray him was 'Warren Beatty' (qv). # Pulp Fiction (1994) - 'Quentin Tarantino' (qv) wrote two of the three stories before he wrote _Reservoir Dogs (1992)_ (qv) and _True Romance (1993)_ (qv). After the success of those films, he decided to write a third story, intending to have each segment directed by a different person. - The parts of ``Honey Bunny'' and ``Pumpkin'' were written specifically for 'Amanda Plumber' (qv) and 'Tim Roth' (qv). - In the opening sequence with Honey Bunny and Pumpkin, Jules can be heard talking about quitting ``the life''. - ``Big Kahuna Burgers'' first appeared in _True Romance (1993)_ (qv), also written by Tarantino. - The bandaid on Marsellus Wallace's neck was there becuase actor 'Ving Rhames' (qv) has a scar there that the makeup people felt would be too distracting during that scene. - Mia Wallace's comment ``An Elvis man should love this'' is a references to a earlier cut scene where Mia claims that everyone can be classified as either an ``Elvis'' person or a ``Beatles'' person. She bets Vincent that he is an ``Elvis'', and he confirms it. - The book that Vincent reads is ``Modesty Blaise'', but Peter O'Donnell. - Vincent can be seen heading for the bathroom in the opening scene. - When Vincent and Lance are attempting to give Mia the adrenalin injection, the board games ``Operation'' and ``Life'' are visible in the background. - The marquee where Butch boxes advertises the following fights: ``Coolidge vs Wilson'' and ``Vossler vs Martinez''. The first is a reference to the presidential election contested by 'Calvin Coolidge' (qv) and 'Woodrow Wilson' (qv), the second is a reference to 'Rand Vossler' (qv) and 'Jerry Martinez' (qv) are two friends of Tarantino's from when he worked in a video store. See also _Crimson Tide (1995)_ (qv). - When Butch is approaching his apartment, there is an advertisment for Jack Rabbit Slims on the radio. - Jimmy (Tarantino) is wearing t-shirt bearing the logo of ``Orbit'', a local alternative newspaper in Metro Detroit, for which Tarantino did an interview when he was promoting _Reservoir Dogs (1991)_ (qv). See also the WWW-links section. - In _Reservoir Dogs_ (qv) (also written and directed by Tarantino), Nice Guy Eddie refers to a nurse named ``Bonnie''. # Pump Up the Volume (1990) - 'Lala Sloatman' (qv) (Janie) and 'Ahmet Zappa' (qv) (Jamie) are real life cousins, but played girlfriend/boyfriend in the movie. - 'Christian Slater' (qv) became physically ill several times during filming due to all the cigarette smoking he had to do. # Punch Drunks (1934) - In the original script treatment, the song used to drive Curly crazy was ``Stars and Stripes Forever''. # Punch Trunk (1953) - The ship is named after writer 'Michael Maltese' (qv). - Scientist ``Robert Bruce Cameron'' refers to narrator 'Robert C. Bruce' (qv). - Radio announcer ``Pratt'' refers to Warner layout artist 'Hawley Pratt' (qv). # Purple Rose of Cairo, The (1985) - 'Michael Keaton' (qv) was originally cast in the lead role, and footage was shot. Director 'Woody Allen' (qv) decided it wasn't working, and replaced Keaton with 'Jeff Daniels' (qv). # Quatrilho, O (1995) - The photographer who takes the family picture in the end of the movie is 'Jose Clemente Pozenato' (qv), the author of the novel which the movie was based. # Queen Kelly (1929) - After shooting only one third of the picture (4 hours), director 'Erich Von Stroheim' (qv) was fired by producer-star 'Gloria Swanson' (qv). Two years later, additional footage was shot to complete the picture. Since Von Stroheim owned part of the property, he refused to grant releasing rights in the U.S. and elsewhere for this bastardized version. It was not exhibited in the U.S. until after _Sunset Boulevard (1950)_ (qv), when it reveived minor theatrical release and a showing on television in 1966. # Queen of Outer Space (1958) - Costumes worn by the ship's officers and Motiya are re-used or copied from _Forbidden Planet (1956)_ (qv). # Quick and the Dead, The (1995) - A sex scene between Ellen ('Sharon Stone' (qv))and Cort was shot, but Stone and director 'Sam Raimi' (qv) decided that it wasn't a necessary part of the story. The scene was not included in the American release of the film, but international versions do include it. - Stone was so insistent that 'Leonard DiCaprio' (qv) appear in the film that she paid his salary personally. - 'Bruce Campbell' (qv) had a cameo appearance during a wedding scene, but the scene was cut. # Quo Vadis? (1951) - Nero says ``Is this the end of Nero?'' as he dies. That is directly from the gangster movie, _Little Caesar (1930)_ (qv), in which Enrico Bandello says ``Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?'' - CAMEO(Elizabeth Taylor): an extra - CAMEO(Sophia Loren): an extra # Rabbit of Seville (1950) - A signboard lists the opera's featured cast as Michele Maltese and Carlo Jonzi, references to 'Michael Maltese' (qv) and 'Chuck Jones' (qv). # Race with the Devil (1975) # Race with the Devil (1975) - Director 'Jack Starret' (qv) claims he hired real life witches and - Director 'Jack Starret' (qv) claims he hired real life witches and satanists as cult-member extras. satanists as cult-member extras. # Radio Flyer (1992) - Originally to be directed by writer 'David Mickey Evans' (qv), but he was replaced by 'Richard Donner' (qv) due to his inexperience. - A poster for _X-15 (1961)_ (qv) (also directed by 'Richard Donner' (qv)) is visible outside the movie theatre. - The train station n Novato, California where the boys walk the tracks was not shown in any detail because it was damaged by fire in the early 1980s. The restoration did not begin until 1995. # Radioland Murders (1994) - Much of the set, including the exterior of the broadcast building, many of the interior walls, and a biplane buzzing a signal tower was computer generated. - 'Anita Morris' (qv) died shortly after the filming of this movie, and the film is dedicated to her memory. # Rafter Romance (1933) - 'Ginger Rogers' (qv) and 'Norman Foster' (qv) replaced 'Dorothy Wilson' (qv) and 'Joel McCrea' (qv) in the lead roles. # Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy (1941) - The scissors caricature _Jimmy Durante_ (qv). # Raging Bull (1980) - Sound effects for punches landing were made by squashing melons and tomatoes. Sound effects for camera flashes going off were sounds of gunshots. The original tapes were deliberately destroyed by the sound technicians, to prevent then being used again. - The scene by the chain link fence where Jack meets his girlfriend was ad-libbed. - 'Robert De Niro' (qv) accidentally broke 'Joe Pesci' (qv)'s rib in a sparring scene. This shot appears in the film: De Niro hits Pesci in the side, Pesci groans, and there is a quick cut to another angle. - Jake (De Niro) asks Joey (Pesci) ``Did you fuck my wife?''. Director 'Martin Scorsese' (qv) didn't think that Pesci's reaction was strong enough, so he asked De Niro to say ``Did you fuck your mother?'' De Niro complied, and Pesci's reaction was kept in the finished movie. - To visually achieve Jake's growing desparation and diminishing stature, Scorcese shot the later boxing scenes in a larger ring. - De Niro gained over 50 pounds to play the older LaMotta. - DIRCAMEO(Martin Scorsese): asking Jack to go on stage. # Raid on Rommel (1971) - Nearly all the action scenes was footage taken from _Tobruk (1967)_ (qv). # Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Begins with a shot of a peak in the jungle which is reminiscent of the Paramount Pictures logo. See also _Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)_ (qv), and _Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)_ (qv)) - 'Tom Selleck' (qv) originally cast as Indiana Jones, but was committed to _"Magnum P.I." (1980)_ (qv). - Jock's airplane at the beginning has the registration number ``OB-3PO'', referring to Obi-wan and C-3PO from _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv). - Script originally included a long fight between a swordsman and Indiana with his whip. Actor 'Harrison Ford' (qv) was suffering diarrhea at the time, and asked ``Why don't I just shoot him?'', so they filmed this instead. - The truck that didn't have Marion in it was flipped over by firing a section of a telephone pole through the floorboards. - Ford badly bruised his ribs during the scene where he is dragged behind the truck. - The hieroglyphics in the map room include engravings of R2-D2 and C-3PO (from _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv), etc), however they do not appear on film. - A fly can be seen crawling into Belloq's mouth (and not reappearing) when he threatens the Ark with a bazooka. - 'Harrison Ford' (qv) did not use a stunt player for the scene where Indy is dragged behind the truck. When asked if he was worried, Ford quipped: ``No. If it really was dangerous, they would have filmed more of the movie first.'' - Director 'Steven Spielberg' (qv) was quoted as saying: ``I made it as a B-movie... I didn't see the film as anything more than a better made version of the Republic serials.'' - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [music] - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [stars] # Rain Man (1988) - The scene where Raymond explains that only Qantas has not crashed is cut from the version shown on every major airline except Qantas. - After being interviewed by the psychiatrist, Raymond ('Dustin Hoffman' (qv)) leans his head against Charlie's and says ``My main man Charlie''. This was unscripted, and improvised by Hoffman. - DIRCAMEO(Barry Levinson): psychiatrist determining if Raymond should stay with Charlie or not. # Raising Arizona (1987) - The acronyms ``P.O.E'' and ``O.P.E.'' spray-painted in the washroom are references to _Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1963)_ (qv). - The part of Edwinna was written especially for 'Holly Hunter' (qv). - [supposedly full of in-jokes and movie references] # Rambo III (1988) - Original director 'Russell Mulcahy' (qv) was replaced by 'Peter MacDonald' (qv) due to creative differences. # Rancho Notorious (1952) - Cinematographer 'Hal Mohr' (qv), who had previously photographed 'Marlene Dietrich' (qv) in _Destry Rides Again (1939)_ (qv) attempted to resign from the film due to Dietrich's insistence that he achieve for her greater youth-through-lighting than he felt possible. # Razor's Edge, The (1946) - 'George Cukor' (qv) was originally assigned to direct, but was fired becuase 'Darryl F. Zanuck' (qv) did not care for his more literal interpretation of the novel. - 'Betty Grable' (qv) was considered for the role of Sophie. # Real Genius (1985) - ACTTRADE(Val Kilmer): Flipping two quarters over his knuckles. # Rear Window (1954) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): about an hour into the film, winding the clock in the songwriter's apartment. The songwriter is real-life songwriter 'Ross Bagdasariam' (qv). - At the time the set was the largest indoor set built at Paramount Studios. - The song ``To See You is to Love You'' is playing when Jeff toasts Ms. Lonely Hearts. - The film was unavailable for decades because its rights (together with four other pictures of the same periods') were bought back by Hitchcock and left as part of his legacy to his daughter. They've been known for long as the infamous ``5 lost Hitchcocks'' amongst film buffs, and were re-released in theathers around 1984 after a 30-years absence. They are _Rear Window (1954)_ (qv), _The Trouble with Harry (1955)_ (qv), _Rope (1948)_ (qv), _Vertigo (1958)_ (qv) and _The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)_ (qv). - Hitchcock supposedly hired 'Raymond Burr' (qv) to play Lars Thorwald because he could be easily made to look like his old producer 'David O. Selznick' (qv), whom Hitchcock felt interfered too much. - Other than a couple of shots near the end and the discovery of the dead dog all the shots in the movie originate from Jeff's apartment # Rebecca (1940) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): walking past a phone booth just after George Sanders makes a call in the final part of the movie. - The first film Hitchcock made in Hollywood and the only one that won a best picture Oscar. - Just as in the original novel, Mrs. de Winter has no first name. - Over 20 actors were tested for the role of Mrs. de Winter, eventually going to newcomer 'Joan Fontaine' (qv). One of them was 'Vivien Leigh' (qv), who 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) was pressing for, as they were a couple at the time. - Fontaine was treated with disdain by the rest of the British cast. Olivier was particularly harsh, saying to Hitchcock at one point, ``Fontaine's horrible, ole boy!''. # Rebel Without a Cause (1955) - For the knife fight between Jim ('James Dean' (qv)) and Buzz ('Corey Allen' (qv)), the actors used real switchblades and protected themselves by wearing chainmail under their vests. # Red Dawn (1984) - First film to earn a PG-13 rating. # Red Heat (1988) - First western film crew to be allowed to film in Moscow's Red Square. Many of the Moscow scenes, as well as the ``bath-house'' scene were filmed in Hungary. - The bad guy who Ivan Danko shoots on the steps in Moscow was played by one of Hungary's leading action-movie actors. In an interview, he said that until he met 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv) and the others in the film he thought of himself as a muscular and tough actor. He subsequently described himself as a ``small potato''. # Red River (1948) - Filmed in 1946 but held for release for two years, in part due to legal problems with 'Howard Hughes' (qv), who claimed it was similar to his _The Outlaw (1943)_ (qv). # Red Tomahawk (1967) - 'Betty Hutton' (qv) was signed for the lead role, but could not keep up with the fast-paced shooting schedule (10-14 days). She was fired and replaced by 'Joan Caulfield' (qv). # Redemption (1917) - The plot of this film is not far afield from the scandal of star 'Evelyn Nesbit' (qv)'s real life, in which her husband murdered famed architect 'Stanford White' (qv) in retaliation for his presumed affair with Nesbit. - 'Russell Thaw' (Qv) is Nesbit's real-life son. # Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) - The role of Major Penderton was extremely physically demanding, and the insurance company underwriting the production required proof that star 'Montgomery Clift' (qv) was fit enough for the role, after his years of illness. Clifts long-time friend 'Elizabeth Taylor' (qv) committed her large salary as insurance in order to secure Clift for the role. Clift subsequently died of a heart attack before filming began. # Regle du jeu, La (1939) - Director 'Jean Renoir' (qv) recut the film numerous times, due to poor initial reception and damage to the negatives during World War II. # Repo Man (1984) - Many of the characters are named after beers. - All purchasable items are labeled generically: ``Food'', ``Beer'', etc. This came about after the producers failed to attract any offers of payment for product placement. - All cars (plus the police motorcycle) have Christmas tree air fresheners. - The Repo Man's code is a parody of 'Issac Asimov' (qv)'s ``Laws of Robotics''. The man who drives around with the dead aliens in his car resembles Asimov. - 'William S. Burroughs' (qv)/_Naked Lunch (1992)_ (qv) allusions: ``Paging Dr Benway'' in the hospital and mentioning Bill Lee. - Otto's co-worker (Kevin) at the supermarket sings the jingle for 7-Up just before Mr. Humphries fires them. Later at Mr. Humphries' house, Kevin can be seen in the background, adjusting a TV set that's playing a 7-Up commercial. - Bud gives irate car owner a business card and tells him to call his boss ``I.G. Fabin''. This was the German company that produced poison gas during World War II. - Miller talks about the cosmic unconsciousness: ``You'll be thinking about a plate of shrimp, and all of a sudden someone will say plate, or shrimp, or plate of shrimp.'' Later, the two Latinos who've stolen the ``Asimov'' car park outside a diner which features a huge sign in one of its windows reading: PLATE O' SHRIMP $2.95. - When Otto says his name is ``Otto'', Oly says ``Otto parts?''. Later in the film Otto turns a corner with a sign saying ``Auto Parts''. - Graffiti behind the punks dancing in the alley says ``Circle Jerks'', which is the name of the band which appears later in the film. - Lite gives Otto a book called ``Diuretics'' to ``help change your life''. This is a reference to 'L. Ron Hubbard' (qv)'s ``Dianetics''. - When the entourage enters Bud's hospital room looking for him, the preacher on the television can be heard saying ``He has risen!'' - The movie was made by ``edge city productions'' - edge city is a recurring theme in 'Tom Wolfe' (qv)'s ``Electric Kool-Ade Acid Test''. The destination placard on the bus that Otto takes back to his folks' house reads ``Edge City''. # Repulsion (1965) - DIRCAMEO(Roman Polanski): spoons player # Requiem For a Heavyweight (1956) (TV) - 'Ed Wynn' (qv), cast as the role of ``cutman'' Army, was an unusual choice for the role. He was widely known as a stage comedian, but had never appeared in a dramatic role. The initial rehersals featuring the elder Wynn were so bad that a replacement, 'Ned Glass' (qv), was hired to take his place; the rehersals with Glass were held in secret to avoid potential conflicts. 'Jack Palance' (qv) worked long hours, including weekends, in order to coach Wynn for the performance. In the end, producer 'Martin Manulis' (qv) stuck by Wynn. # Reservoir Dogs (1992) - The criminals in _The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)_ (qv) all used colors to identify each other. - The actor who plays the lady that Mr Orange ('Tim Roth' (qv)) shoots was Roth's dialog coach. Roth insisted that she take the role, as she was very hard on him. - Director 'Quentin Tarantino' (qv) was going to shoot the film in black and white, with his friends as actors. A friend of his was in an acting class given by 'Harvey Keitel' (qv)'s wife. Keitel saw the script, and was so impressed that he immediately signed on and helped raise funds. - Tarantino wanted 'James Woods' (qv) to play a role in the film, and made him five different cash offers. Woods' agent refused the offers without ever mentioning it to Woods as the sums offered were well below what Woods would usually receive. When Tarantino and Woods later met for the first time, Woods learn of the offer and was annoyed enough to get a new agent. Tarantino avoided telling Woods which role he was offered ``becuase the actor who played the role was magnificent anyway''. It is widely accepted that the role that Tarantino was referring to was Mr. Orange. - References to _The Wild Bunch (1969)_ (qv). - See also _True Romance (1993)_ (qv). # Return of Chandu, The (1934) - Serial also released as two features, ``Return of Chandu'' (using chapters one through five) and ``Chandu on the Magic Island'' (chapters six through twelve). - Uses the great gate set from _King Kong (1933)_ (qv) for its temple. # Return of Dr. X, The (1939) - 'Boris Karloff' (qv) was to star as Dr. X. - 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv) said of this film: ``This is one of the pictures that made me march in to 'Jack Warner' (qv) and ask for more money again. You can't believe what this one was like. I had a part that somebody like 'Bela Lugosi' (qv) or Boris Karloff should have played. I was this doctor, brought back to life, and the only thing that nourished this poor bastard was blood. If it had been Jack Warner's blood, or Harry's, or Pop's, maybe I wouldn't have minded as much. The trouble was, they were drinking mine and I was making this stinking movie.'' # Return of Sherlock Holmes, The (1987) (TV) - The book that Ms. Houston is reading at her desk was written by Jessica Fletcher of _"Murder, She Wrote" (1984)_ (qv). # Return of the Jedi (1983) - SFX crew claim to have included a ``sneaker'' as one of the spaceships in a complex dog-fight scene. - Jabba's sail barge was filmed in Yuma, Arizona. The film crew had problems avoiding the 35,000 dune buggy enthusiasts in the area. To preserve secrecy, the producers claimed to be making a horror film called ``Blue Harvest (Horror beyond your imagination)'', and even had caps and t-shirts made up for the crew. A chain-link fence and a 24-hour security service could not prevent die-hard fans from entering the set and sneaking some photographs. - Experiments with a computer to generate a random but logical language for some creatures produced a dialect of Greek. - Luke's hand gets shot. Leia gets shot in the shoulder. Luke cuts off Darth Vader's hand. See also _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv) and _The Empire Strikes Back (1980)_ (qv). - The main chamber of Jabba's palace is connected to the entrance by a short flight of steps. When filming the scene where R2-D2 enters the chamber it was discovered that the droid could not roll down the stairs. In the movie we see R2-D2 approaching the stairs, then the camera moves to the left past the steps and the droid re-enters the field of view, having been manually hauled down the stairs. - The dancer that Jabba drops into the Rancor pit loses her top as she falls in. - 'Carrie Fisher' (qv)'s birthmark (near the small of her back) is visible in the desert scene where she turns her back to the camera to swing around a mounted laser gun. - Rumor has it that Nien Numb speaks a Kenyan dialect, and one of his lines is ``One thousand herds of elephants are standing on my foot''. - Lando Calrissian and The Millenium Falcon originally scripted to perish in the Death Star explosion, but this was changed after a poor preview audience reception. Note Han's line when Calrissian leaves in the Falcon: ``...like I'm not going to see her again...'' - It is rumored that a different ending was shot, but discarded later on. It featured the (long awaited) marriage between Leia Organa and Han Solo. Dark Horse's Comic ``Dark Empire'' is based on that fact and presents Han and Leia as a married couple. - 'Denis Lawson' (qv), who played Wedge Antilles in _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv) and _The Empire Strikes Back (1980)_ (qv) plays Wedge in this film, despite the rumours to the contrary which were caused by his name being misspelt (``Dennis Lawson'') in the credits of _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv). Intense debate on Usenet prompted Jarod Nash to write a letter to Lawson, asking for clarificaion. Lawson confirmed that he indeed played in all three movies. - Among the aliens in Jabba the Hutt's entourage are ones named ``Klaatu,'' ``Barada'' and ``Nikto,'' after the command given to the robot Gort in _The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)_ (qv). The aliens are not referred to by name in the film, nor do they have any lines. Klaatu is the character who tries to push Luke into Sarlacc. - The name ``Ewok'' is never used to refer to the teddy-bear creatures in the film, though it does appear in the credits. - The following characters ``have a bad feeling about this'': C-3PO, Han, and Lando. - The Endor shots were filmed near Crescent City, California. Forest work was especially hard on the Ewok actors. Production Assistant Ian Bryce arrived on the set one day to find a note from the Ewok actors saying that they had all had enough and they were on their way to the airport. Bryce tried to drive to the airport, but got a flat tire not far from the set. He found another car and was about to leave when the Ewok's bus pulled up, and all the Ewok actors got off wearing ``Revenge of the Ewok'' t-shirts. - Darth Vader's body was played by 'David Prowse' (qv), his voice by 'James Earl Jones' (qv), and his face by 'Sebastian Shaw. - One of the songs that the Ewoks sing sounds like: ``Det luktar flingor har'', which is Swedish for ``It smells of cereal here.'' Another song sounds identical to a song sung in _Caveman (1981)_ (qv). - The title ``Revenge of the Jedi'' was leaked early in production, so that pirated merchandise could be easily spotted when the film was released. The official reason for the change was that ``...a Jedi would not take revenge''. Some authentic pre-release movie posters actually had ``Revenge'', and are worth a lot of money today. - Portions of the partially completed Death Star model resemble the San Francisco skyline. # Reversal of Fortune (1990) - CAMEO(Julie Hagerty): Alexandra # Revolution francaise, La (1989) - Originally filmed in English as well as French in order to allow a broader release. # Rhapsody in Blue (1945) - 'Sally Sweetlamd' (qv) dubbed 'Joan Leslie' (qv)'s singing # Richter und sein Henker, Der (1976) - ``Friedrich'' is consulted to shed some light on Kommissar Baerlach's motives. Friederich is played by 'Friedrich Duerrenmatt' (qv), who wrote the book on which the movie is based. # Ricochet (1991) - 'Mary Ellen Trainor' (qv) played report Gail Wallens, a character she also played in _Die Hard (1988)_ (qv). # Ride, Cowboy, Ride (1939) - 'George Reeves' (qv)' character was called ``Sam Brenner'' in much of the publicity material for the film, as well as on production report. In the final script and on film, he plays ``Pancho Dominguez.'' # Right Stuff, The (1983) - ``Beemans'' is the lucky gum of pilots. See also _The Rocketeer (1991)_ (qv). - CAMEO(Chuck Yeager): the bartender. # Rio Grande (1950) - Although playing the same character as in _Fort Apache (1948)_ (qv), 'John Wayne' (qv)'s character is spelt with an extra ``e'' at the end. # Rising Sun (1993) - 'Michael Crichton' (qv), author of the book and co-author of the screenplay, wrote Connor with 'Sean Connery' (qv) in mind. # River of No Return (1954) - The film ran over schedule and budget due to mishaps caused when directoro 'Otto Preminger' (qv) insisted that actors perform their own stunts for the scenes of the raft struggling down the rapids. On one occasion, 'Marilyn Monroe' (qv) had to be saved from drowning when her boots filled with water, and on another occasion, she and 'Robert Mitchum' (qv) had to be rescued when their raft became stuck on a rock and was on the verge of overturning. # River Wild, The (1994) - An exhausted 'Meryl Streep' (qv) balked when director 'Curtis Hanson' (qv) asked her to shoot one more scene before filming finished for the end of the day, however, she decided to attempt it. Swept off the raft, she was in real danger of drowning before she was rescued. Returning upriver, she told a pale and shaking Hanson that ``in the future, when I say I can't do something, I think we should believe me.'' Hanson hastily agreed. - Roarke ('Joseph Mazzello' (qv)) can be seen wearing a ''Ministry' (qv)' hat. Ministry composed part of the sound track for the film. # Road Show (1941) - CAMEO(Shemp Howard): Moe Parker. The character was named after Howard's brother and fellow Stooge, 'Moe Howard' (qv). # Road to Galveston (1996) (TV) - Writer 'Tony Lee' (qv) is the grandson of 'Peggy Lee' (qv), the model on whom the character of Jordan Roosevelt is based. # Road to Hong Kong, The (1962) - 'Joan Collins' (qv) was given the female lead in this final ``Road'' picture and 'Dorothy Lamour' (qv), a small cameo appearance. When Lamour balked, and since financial backing hinged on her participation in the project, her role was enlarged. # Roaring Twenties, The (1939) - The character of Panama Smith was partially based on actress and nightclub hostess 'Texas Guinan' (qv). # Roberta (1935) - During ``I Won't Dance,'' 'Ginger Rogers' (qv) sings to 'Fred Astaire' (qv): ``But when you dance you're charming and you're gentle/ Especially when you do the Continental,'' referring to the dance in their previous film, _The Gay Divorcee (1934)_ (qv). The two then strike a pose from that number while the band plays a riff. - Bugle call: see also _The Gay Divorcee (1934)_ (qv), _Follow the Fleet (1936)_ (qv). # Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) - Scenes in trailers, but not in the film: - Robin shoots an arrow that flies around tree, brakes, swerves, and eventually completely misses target on a tree, splitting the tree in half. - Prince John is in the bath and commands his bubble-blowers for more bubbles. When they comply, he says something to the effect of ``That's right. Now we've got it going.'' - There is a rumor that the idea for this film came when a studio executive turned to his son and jokingly demanded ``Give me an idea for a sure-fire hit, or else!'' The boy replied ``That's easy. Do a parody of Robin Hood.'' - The hangman in this film is played by 'Robert Ridgely' (qv), who played the hangman in _Blazing Saddles (1974)_ (qv), also directed by 'Mel Brooks' (qv). - There is a quick shot of the prince's guards coming out of a hallway. The camera angle and marching drums are almost exactly like the opening credits of the TV series ``Hogan's Heroes''. - References to: _Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)_ (qv), _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv), _The Freshman (1990)_ (qv), _Blazing Saddles (1974)_ (qv), _White Men Can't Jump (1992)_ (qv), _History of the World: Part I (1981)_ (qv), _JFK (1991)_ (qv), _Malcolm X (1992)_ (qv), _On the Waterfront (1954)_ (qv). # Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) - Rumour has it that 'Kevin Costner' (qv) wanted to use a British accent, but director 'Kevin Reynolds' (qv) didn't want him to. Supposedly, Costner would affect the accent when he was arguing with Reynolds, but not when they were in agreement. Costner claims that he was initially asked to use an accent, but this was stopped when he did it poorly. - CAMEO(Sean Connery): King Richard. Connery got $250,000 for two days work. He donated it to charity. # Robocop (1987) - The computer that Robocop looks up criminal records on is actually a Northern Telecom telephone switch. - The point-of-view shots from Robocop include references to MS-DOS. # Robocop 2 (1990) - The point-of-view shots from Robocop include references to MS-DOS, while the point-of-view shots from Robocop 2 feature a Apple MacIntosh-style interface, with a skull instead of the Apple logo. - Robocop's new directives are: - DIRECTIVE 233 Restrain hostile feelings - DIRECTIVE 234 Promote positive attitude - DIRECTIVE 235 Suppress aggressiveness - DIRECTIVE 236 Promote pro-social values - DIRECTIVE 246 Don't rush traffic lights (repeated below) - DIRECTIVE 254 Encourage awareness - DIRECTIVE 256 Discourage harsh language - DIRECTIVE 258 Commend sincere efforts - DIRECTIVE 261 Talk things out - DIRECTIVE 262 Avoid Orion meetings - DIRECTIVE 266 Smile - DIRECTIVE 267 Keep an open mind - DIRECTIVE 268 Encourage participation - DIRECTIVE 273 Avoid stereotyping - DIRECTIVE 278 Seek non-violent solutions - DIRECTIVE 238 Avoid destructive behavior - DIRECTIVE 239 Be accessible - DIRECTIVE 240 Participate in group activities - DIRECTIVE 241 Avoid interpersonal conflicts - DIRECTIVE 242 Avoid premature value judgements - DIRECTIVE 243 Pool opinions before expressing yourself - DIRECTIVE 244 Discourage feelings of negativity and hostility - DIRECTIVE 245 If you haven't got anything nice to say don't talk - DIRECTIVE 246 Don't rush traffic lights - DIRECTIVE 247 Don't run through puddles and splash pedestrians or other cars - DIRECTIVE 248 Don't say that you are always prompt when you are not - DIRECTIVE 249 Don't be oversensitive to the hostility and negativity of others - DIRECTIVE 250 Don't walk across a ballroom floor swinging your arms - In the scene where Robocop was being reprogrammed by Dr. Juilette Faxx, the following hex numbers scroll quickly up the screen: ``50 45 54 45 20 4B 55 52 41 4E 20 49 53 20 41 20 47 52 45 41 54 20 47 55 59''. Converted to ASCII text, it reads: ``PETE KURAN IS A GREAT GUY''. Peter Kuran was the special effects photograper. # Rochade (1991) (TV) - The male lead character's name Grumbach is a hommage to director 'Jean-Pierre Melville' (qv). It's his real surname. # Rocketeer, The (1991) - The model that Cliff glides with to escape from 'Howard Hughes' (qv)' warehouse resembled ``The Spruce Goose'', a monstrosity built by Hughes which most people doubted would ever fly. This explains his ``It does fly!'' comment. At the time the film was made, Disney owned the Spruce Goose, and it's rumored that they placed this part in the film as a promotion for that attraction, which (apart from the Queen Mary) was the only money losing Disney attraction in the US. - Disney had a special mechanism built especially for this film. Called the ``Shaky-cam'', it was designed to be the exact opposite of the ``Steady-cam'', that is, to introduce vibrations into the picture. This was used in the scenes filmed inside the Zeppelin to give the impression of the power of the engines. When the movie went to video, the effect didn't transfer too well, and was therefore steadied. - ``Beemans'' (the gum chewed by Howard Hughes) is the lucky gum of pilots. See also _The Right Stuff (1983)_ (qv). - A scene where Neville Sinclair sends a message to Berlin (coded first on an authentic Enigma machine found for the production) was filmed, but cut due to running time constraints. - CAMEO (Dave Stevens): [creator of the comic book]: the commanding officer in the Nazi black and white test flight movie. # Rocky (1976) - 'Sylvester Stallone' (qv) sold the rights to make this film with the condition that he be cast in the title role. Producers offered him $150,000 to let 'Ryan O'Neal' (qv) play the part. # Rocky Horror Picture Show, The (1975) - The opening number, ``Science Fiction Double Feature,'' contains references to many classic science fiction films. Originally, the credits rolled over a montage from these films, but audience reaction was poor. - Many of the guests at Brad and Janet's wedding are Transylvanians. - An extended final number appears in some American prints and the British tape release. - It is rumored that one country replaced the deleted ``Once In A While'' number by using lookalikes for 'Barry Bostwick' (qv) and 'Susan Sarandon' (qv). - The opening song has references to: _Curse of the Demon (1957)_ (qv), _Forbidden Planet (1956)_ (qv). - The set builders forgot to put an extra door in the lab set, thus Dr. Scott had to crash through the wall for his entrance. - The crew had an easter egg hunt one day on the set, and three eggs can be seen in the film: under Frank's throne, one instead of a light in the main room, one as the group goes up in the elevator to the lab. - The set used for Frank-N-Furter's castle was not heated during filming, and Sarandon caught a cold after the pool scene. - CAMEO(Koo Stark): bridesmaid - CAMEO(Petra Leah): bridesmaid - CAMEO(Gina Barrie): bridesmaid # Rogue Song, The (1930) - Just prior to release, scenes with 'Stan Laurel' (qv) and 'Oliver Hardy' (qv) were filmed interspersed throughout the film to increase box-office appeal. - No print is known to exist, decomposition having been hastened by the unstable nature of very early Technicolor film. This is the only 'Stan Laurel' (qv) & 'Oliver Hardy' (qv) ``feature'' films no longer available. # Romance on the High Seas (1948) - Planned to star 'Judy Garland' (qv), but 'Betty Hutton' (qv) was cast instead. Hutton became pregnant, so 'Doris Day' (qv) was given the role. - Released in England as ``It's Magic'', after the success of the song. # Romancing the Stone (1984) - The phrase ``Romancing the Stone'' a piece of jewelers jargon, referring to a step in preparing a gem for use in jewelery. - DIRTRADE(Robert Zemeckis): [citation]: At the beginning of the movie, when Joan Wilder has finished the book, she prepares ``dinner'' for her cat. This scene resembles a well-known commercial for cat-food. # Rookie, The (1990) - David Ackerman's line ``Candygram for Mongo'' is a reference to _Blazine Saddles (1974)_ (qv). # Roommates (1995) - 'Peter Falk' (qv)'s makeup to four hours per day to apply and removed. # Rope (1948) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): on a neon sign in the view from the apartment window. - The film was shot in a series of 8 minute continuous takes (the maximum amount of film that a camera could hold). At the end of each segment the camera zooms in on a dark object, ready to zoom out for the start of the next segment. Most of the props were on castors and the crew had to wheel them out of the way as the camera moved around the set. - The film lasts 80 minutes, and covers a time frame of 80 minutes. - Hitchcock only managed to shoot roughly one segment per day. The last 4 or 5 segments had to be completely re-shot because Hitchcock wasn't happy with the color of the sunset. - The film was unavailable for decades because its rights (together with four other pictures of the same periods') were bought back by Hitchcock and left as part of his legacy to his daughter. They've been known for long as the infamous ``5 lost Hitchcocks'' amongst film buffs, and were re-released in theathers around 1984 after a 30-years absence. They are _Rear Window (1954)_ (qv), _The Trouble with Harry (1955)_ (qv), _Rope (1948)_ (qv), _Vertigo (1958)_ (qv) and _The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)_ (qv). # Rose, The (1979) - Loosely based on the life of 'Janis Joplin' (qv). # Rosemary's Baby (1968) - CAMEO(Anton Szandor LaVey (head of the Church of Satan)): the baby's father. - CAMEO(William Castle): man near phone booth. # Roxanne (1987) - This movie has the same plot as _Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)_ (qv). C.D. Bales has the same initials. - Bales is challenged to tell 20 nose jokes. After he tells 19, he asks ``How many's that?'', to which he is told ``fourteen!''. He goes on to tell another six, making 25 in total. - 'Steve Martin' (qv) performed all his own stunts. # Roxie Hart (1942) - The role of Roxie was intended for 'Alice Faye' (qv), but she fell pregnant and was unavailable. # Royal Wedding (1951) - 'June Allyson' (qv) was first cast in the role of Ellen, but became pregnant. 'Judy Garland' (qv) was cast next, but MGM terminated her studio contract. - 'Moira Shearer' (qv) was considered for the role of Anne. - The story was loosely based on the real-life partnership of 'Fred Astaire' (qv) and his sister Adele. - The ship's rocking during ``Open Your Eyes'' was based on the Astaires' own dancing experience on a voyage to London in 1923. A boat-rocking device was used to create the film effect. - The idea of dancing with a clothes tree had been suggested to Astaire earlier by 'Hermes Pan' (qv). - The ``You're All the World to Me'' dance was accomplished by putting a whole room, attached camera and harnessed cameraman inside a 20 ft. diameter rotating ``squirrel cage.'' # Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy (1996) (TV) - While filming a scene of running through a door, the rifle 'Laura Dern' (qv) was carrying hit her in the face. She subsequently had to wear a neckbrace. # Ruling Class, The (1972) - Nigel Green' (qv) died during production and his dialogue is dubbed by another (unbilled) actor in the finished film. # Runaway Brain (1995) - The character name 'Dr. Frankenollie', besides the obvious Frankenstein reference, is also a reference to legendary Disney animators 'Frank Thomas' (qv) and 'Ollie Johnston' (qv). # Running Man, The (1987) - Game show host Damon Killian is played by 'Richard Dawson' (qv), long-time host of the American game show ``Family Feud''. - 'Richard Bachman' (qv) is a pseudonym of 'Stephen King' (qv). - ACTTRADE(Arnold Schwarzenegger): ``I'll be back!'' # Russian Rhapsody (1944) - Many of the gremlins are characatures of Warner Brothers cartoon studios staff, including 'Leon Schlesinger' (qv), 'Mel Blanc' (qv), 'Michael Maltese' (qv), 'Rod Scribner' (qv), and 'Friz Freleng' (qv). # Saboteur (1942) - 'Alfred Hitchcock' (qv) originally wanted 'Gary Cooper' (qv) and 'Barbara Stanwyck' (qv) for the leading roles, with 'Harry Carey' (qv) as the chief villian. - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): about an hour in, standing in front of Cut Rate Drugs in New York as the saboteur's car stops. # Sabrina (1954) - 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv) was a last minute replacement for 'Cary Grant' (qv). Bogart and 'William Holden' (qv) couldn't stand each other. Bogart disapproved of 'Audrey Hepburn' (qv) (he wanted his wife 'Lauren Bacall' (qv) in the role), while Holden fell in love with her. Bogart got $300000, Holden got $150000, and Hepburn only $15000. Asked how he liked working with Hepburn, Bogart replied: ``It's ok, if you don't mind to make 20 takes.'' - The music features three main themes: -``Isn't love romantic?'': Holden's theme (superficial love) -``La vie en rose?'': Hepburn's theme (romantic ``deep'' love) -``Banana song'': Bogart's theme (cynical, deceitful ``love'') -Hepburn's theme ``wins''. # Safety Last (1923) - 'Harold Lloyd' (qv) first tested the safety precautions for the clock stunt by dropping a dummy onto the mattress below. The dummy bounced off and plummetted to the street below. # Sainted Sisters, The (1948) - 'Sterling Hayden' (qv) was replaced by 'George Reeves' (qv). # Salon Dora Green (1933) - The working title was ``Die Falle''. # Salon Mexico (1995) - The last scene is filmed in black and white as a tribute to _Salon Mexico (1948)_ (qv). # Samson and Delilah (1949) - 'Victor Mature' (qv) won the role of Samson over 'Burt Lancaster' (qv), who had a bad back and was considered too young. 'Henry Wilcoxson' (qv) was considered, but thought to be too old. - Director 'Cecil B. DeMille' (qv) considered 'Betty Hutton' (qv) for the role of Delilah. # Saratoga (1937) - In May of 1937, with the film about 90% completed, 'Jean Harlow' (qv) collapsed on the set and died about a week later, reportedly of uremic poisoning. Her remaining scenes were shot with double 'Mary Dees' (qv) being filmed only from behind. 'Paula Winslow' (qv) supplied the voice. # Satan Met a Lady (1936) - The orking titles were ``The Man in the Black Hat,'' ``Men on Her Mind,'' and ``Hard Luck Dame.'' # Saturday Night Fever (1977) - Rated R when first released in the US, subsequently edited and re-released as PG[-13?]. - 'John Travolta' (qv)'s sister appears as the pizza lady, and his mother appears as the women for whom he gets the paint. # Savage (1973) (TV) - This is a pilot movie for the series _"Space: 1999" (1975)_ (qv). - This was 'Steven Spielberg' (qv)'s last made for TV movie. # Savage Beach (1989) - All prinipal female actors in this film were previously Playboy playmates. # Savage Messiah (1972) - A seqeuence featuring 'Ken Russell' (qv) was shot but later scrapped. He can still be seen getting off a train car in the railway station segement. - In order to save money, copies of uncopyrighted Soviet recordings of 'Claude Debussy' (qv) and [] Scriabin were made. # Say Anything... (1989) - Director 'Cameron Crowe' (qv) couldn't find the love song he wanted until he heard 'Peter Gabriel' (qv)'s ``In Your Eyes''. Gabriel asked to see part of the movie. Crowe had the production company send him an unfinished cut. Gabriel responded by saying he would let them use the song, as he liked the film. He was, however, wary about the part where the lead character overdosed at the end. It was then that Crowe realized that Gabriel had been sent a copy of _Wired (1989)_ (qv) instead. - When Lloyd 'John Cusack' (qv) drives along 45th street in Seattle, he passes the Guild 45th Theatre, which is showing _Tapeheads (1988)_ (qv), in which Cusack also appeared. - CAMEO(Joan Cusack): Lloyd's sister. Joan and John are real-life siblings. - CAMEO(Lois Chiles): Diane's mother. - CAMEO(Eric Stoltz): red-haired party host who dresses as a rooster. # Scared Stiff (1953) - CAMEO(Bing Crosby): a skeleton. - CAMEO(Bob Hope): a skeleton. Hope appeared in _The Ghost Breakers (1940)_ (qv), of which this film is a remake. # Scarface (1932) - Loosely based on the career of 'Al Capone' (qv). # Scener ur ett Aektenskap (1973) - Originally a six-episode TV series: 1. Innocence and Panic; 2. The Art of Covering Up; 3. Paula; 4. Valley of Tears; 5. Illiteracy; 6. In the Middle of the Night in a Dark House Somewhere in the World. A total of 295 minutes were then cut down to 155 minutes. # Scenes from a Mall (1991) - DIRCAMEO(Paul Mazursky): promoting Deborah Fifer's book on TV. # Scent of a Woman (1992) - 'Al Pacino' (qv) was helped by a school for the blind in his preparation for this role. He said that he made himself appear blind by not allowing his eyes to focus on anything. - During the disciplinary meeting, the headmaster tells Slade ``You are out of order!'', a famous line told to another of Pacino's characters in _...And Justice for All (1979)_ (qv). - SMITHEE('Martin Brest' (qv)): disowned the version shown on airlines. # Schindler's List (1993) - Co-producer 'Branko Lustig' (qv) plays the nightclub maitre'd in Schindler's first scene. Lustig is an Auschwitz survivor and has produced other movies about the Holocast, including _Sophie's Choice (1986)_ (qv) and _Shoah (1985)_ (qv). - Director 'Steven Spielberg' (qv) was unable to get permission to film inside Auschwitz, so the scenes of the death camp were actually filmed outside the gates on a set constructed in a mirror image of the real location on the other side. - 'Ralph Fiennes' (qv) put on 13kg by drinking Guinnes for his role. Spielberg cast him because of his ``evil sexuality''. - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [father]: Schindler tells his wife he can't commit to a family. # Schleppzug M 17 (1933) - 'Heinrich George' (qv) started as director, but 'Werner Hochbaum' (qv) finished the job. # Schlock (1971) - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [SYNW]: promoted twice during the newscasts for the ``movie at 6 on 6'', and on a poster in a theatre lobby. # Schpountz, Le (1938) - The movie was shot a second time because the confusion around the first shooting when 'Marcel Pagnol' (qv) was writting the scenario day by day. Unavalaible for the second shooting, 'Pierre Brasseur' (qv) was replaced by 'Roger Forster' (qv) but some of the shots involving Brasseur were still used. # Schtonk! (1992) - The title is a reference to _The Great Dictator (1940)_ (qv). # Schwartz Park (1995) - The scene between Dawson and Ducasse is the only footage used from the first year of filming. - The character of Ricky Richardo was based on 'Desi Arnez' (qv). # Scrooged (1988) - At the end of the movie, when everybody is singing ``Put a little love in your heart'', Frank ('Bill Murray' (qv)) says (among many other things): ``Feed me, Seymour!'' This is a reference to _Little Shop of Horrors (1986)_ (qv), in which Murray has a small part. # Sculptress, The (1996) (TV) - 'Pauline Quirke' (qv) wore a bulky, 22-stone ``fat suit'' in order to look the part for her role as the heavyweight killer Olive Martin. # Se7en (1995) - While filming the scene where Mills chases John Doe in the rain, 'Brad Pitt' (qv) fell and his arm went through a car windscreen, requiring surgery. This accident was worked into the script of the film. - Mills and William Sommerset discuss the book ``Of Human Bondage'', which was written by 'W. Somerset Maugham' (qv). # Sea Beast, The (1926) - 'Priscilla Bonner' (qv) was originally cast as Esther because 'John Barrymore' (qv)'s first choice, then-love 'Mary Astor' (qv), was unavailable. Before filming started he met and fell for 'Dolores Costello' (qv) and replaced Bonner with her. # Sea Wolf, The (1941) - George Raft declined the role of George Leach because it was too small. # Second Chorus (1940) - The trumpet part for 'Fred Astaire' (qv) was dubbed by 'Bobby Hackett' (qv). - The trumpet part for 'Burgess Meredith' (qv) was dubbed by 'Billy Butterfield' (qv). - The dance number ``Me and the Ghost Upstairs'' was cut from the film. # Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The (1947) - Author 'James Thurber' (qv) offered producer 'Sam Goldwyn' (qv) $10,000 to not make the film. # Secret of My Success, The (1987) - CAMEO(Cindy Crawford): near the beginning, when Brantley moves to New York. # Self Made Lady (1932) - One of the ``quota quickies'' made to satisfy the 1927 Cinematograph Act, which required a certain percentage of films shown in the United Kingdom be produced there. # Seljacka buna (1973) - Film makers worked very hard in order to make the film as authentic as possible. Actors even had to say all their lines in specific dialect spoken in 16th century Croatia. Since very few people could understand that dialect in 1970s Yugoslavia, the movie had to be subtitled. # September (1987) - Director 'Woody Allen' (qv) cast and shot this film twice, without telling the original cast. # Serial Mom (1994) - DIRCAMEO(John Waters): A portrait that is carried past the camea in the school ``bring-and-buy'' scene. # Setta, La (1990) - Romero was named after 'George Romero' (qv), who writer/producer 'Dario Argento' (qv) had just co-directed _Two Evil Eyes (1990)_ (qv) with. - The sect's first victim is named ``Marion Crane'', a reference to a character from _Psycho (1960)_ (qv). # Sette uomini d'oro (1965) - It was illegal to film a bank robbery in Switzerland, so director 'Marco Vicario' (qv) used a fake script when shooting in front of ``Credit Suisse'' in Geneva. # Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) # Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) - 'Matt Mattox' (qv)' singing was dubbed by 'Bill Lee' (qv). - Every scene was shot twice to accomodate some theatres which couldn't show the widescreen version. # Shadow of a Doubt (1943) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): on the train to Santa Rosa playing cards. He has the entire suit of spades in his hand, including the symbolic ace. - It was remade as ``Step Down to Terror'' in 1958 and as a TV movie in 1991. - DIRTRADE(Alfred Hitchcock): [bathroom] ``BM'' is engraved on a ring. # Shadow, The (1994) - When Lamont and Margo are kissing at the end of the film, a truck can be seen in the background bearing the last name of director 'Russell Mulcahy' (qv). # Shadowlands (1993) - The ``Bird and Baby'' pub was actually ``The Eagle and Child'' pub, where 'C.S. Lewis' (qv) was a regular. # Shakes the Clown (1991) - CAMEO(Robin Williams): the mime instructor. - CAMEO(Florence Henderson): Shake's one-night stand at the start. # Shall We Dance? (1937) - Working titles were ``Watch You Step'' and then ``Stepping Toes''. # Sharpe's Honour (1994) (TV) - The scene in which Sharpe and the Marquesa Dorida are thrown from horseback into the stream was an unscripted accident, but director 'Tom Clegg' (qv) liked it so much he kept it in the movie. # Sharpe's Rifles (1993) (TV) - 'Sean Bean' (qv) replaced 'Paul McGann' (qv) in the rol of Richar Sharpe after McGann was injured. # Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) - The role of Tommy Williams was intended for 'Brad Pitt' (qv). # She Loves Me Not (1934) - While filming this picture, the spirit gum holding 'Bing Crosby' (qv)'s ears back failed; he insisted on completing the film with his ears out, and never used the gum again. # She's Gotta Have It (1986) - Director 'Spike Lee' (qv) wanted to cast 'Eriq La Salle' (qv) in the role of Greer Childs, but La Salle thought the role was too shallow, and had joined the Screen Actors Guild, making him ineligible for the part. # She's Having a Baby (1988) - The BMW's license plate is ``SHAB'' which is an acronym of the title. # Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) - The working title was ``Sherock Holmes Saves London''. # Sherlock, Jr. (1924) - In one scene at a train station, 'Buster Keaton' (qv) was hanging off of a tube connetcted to a water basin. The water poured out and washed him on to the track, fracturing his neck. This footage appears in the released film. # Shining, The (1980) - 'Stanley Kubrick' (qv) had a large stack of books that he was looking through to find a movie project. For a couple of hours, his secretary could hear him pick up a book, read it for about a minute, and then hurl it into the wall. She then noticed that this hadn't happened in a while, so she went in to check on him, and found him reading 'Stephen King' (qv)'s ``The Shining''. King says that this is really strange, because the start of the book is very slow, and doesn't have much to do with the rest of the story. - During the making of the movie, Kubrick would call King at 3am and ask him questions like ``Do you believe in God?''. - The Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood in Oregon was used for the exteriors, but all the interiors were specially built. - The management of the Timberline Lodge requested that Kubrick not use room 217 (as specified in the book), fearing that nobody would want to stay in that room ever again. Kubrick changed the script to use the non-existant room number 237. - The book that Jack was writing contained the one sentence (``All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy'') repeated over and over. Kubrick had each page individually typed. For the Italian version of the film, Kubrick used the phrase ``Il mattino ha l' oro in bocca'' (``He who wakes up early meets a golden day''). For the German version, it was ``Was Du heute kannst besorgen, das verschiebe nicht auf Morgen'' (``Don't postpone something, that can be done today.'') - Kubrick decided that having the hedge animals come alive was unworkable, so he opted for a hedge maze instead. - Rumor has it that 'Jack Nicholson' (qv) had to be physically restrained after working himself into a frenzy during the scene where he axes the door. - The axe used in some shots is made from rubber. - Danny can be seen wearing a sweater with a crude drawing of a rocket and the text ``2001'' on it: a reference to Kubrick's _2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)_ (qv). - DIRTRADE(Stanley Kubrick): [faces]: Jack, as he chases his son through the maze. # Shock to the System, A (1990) - Graham ('Michael Caine' (qv)) said his father was a London bus driver. Caine's father was a London bus driver. # Shopping (1994) - In one scehe, Billy and Jo talk about travelling while lying back in the remains of a car. This short scene took an extremely long time to shoot, because of two tramps who refused to move from the area and who kept shouting at one another. Once the tramps quietened down the crew had to contend with the deafening sound from a helicopter hovering above a nearby hospital. - All actors had extemsive training in stunt driving. # Shopworn Angel, The (1938) - The costume worn by the chorus girls in the final song were used in _Born To Dance (1936)_ (qv)'s final number ``Swinging the Jinx Away''. # Short Circuit (1986) - At the beginning of the movie, you see a close-up of flowers on a green field, and then the tanks roll over them. This resembles 'James Cameron' (qv)'s style (see also _The Terminator (1984)_ (qv)). - the robots are designed very similar to the large fighting machines in the future battle scenes in _The Terminator (1984)_ (qv). # Show Boat (1929) - Filmed as a silent, with some of the scenes later reshot with dialogue and songs. For the premiere, a 18 minute prolouge was added, featureing members of the original Broadway cast: 'Helen Morgan' (qv) (Julie), 'Jules Bledsoe' (qv) (Joe) and 'Tess Gardella' (qv) (Queenie). - 'Laura La Plate' (qv)'s singing was dubbed by 'Eva Olivotti' (qv). # Show Boat (1936) - In the scene, where ``Ah Still Suits Me'' is sung, we can see a ``Aunt Jemina Pancake Mix''- box standing on the Table. 'Tess Gardella' (qv), (Aunt Jemina) played the role of Queenie on Broadway in the original Ziegfeld production of ``Show Boat''. # Showgirls (1995) - Branded ``unproduceable'', the script made the Hollywood rounds for years before being picked up by 'Paul Verhoeven' (qv) and 'Joe Eszterhazs' (qv). # Sign of the Cross, The (1932) - Third film in 'Cecil B. DeMille' (qv)'s biblical trilogy, following _The Ten Commandments (1923)_ (qv) and _The King of Kings (1927)_ (qv). - Originally released as a 124 minute feature. After the Hays Code was instituted, some of the more ``sinful'' scenes were cut for the film's re-release in 1944. # Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) - The events in this film occur after the events in _Manhunter (1986)_ (qv). Although there are several characters common to both films, there are only two actors who appear in both movies. Ironically, both actors play different characters in both movies. 'Frankie Faison' (qv) plays Lt Fisk in _Manhunter (1986)_ (qv) and Barney in _The Silence of the Lambs (1991)_ (qv), and 'Dan Butler' (qv) plays an FBI fingerprint expert in _Manhunter (1986)_ (qv) and an entomologist in _The Silence of the Lambs (1991)_ (qv). - 'Gene Hackman' (qv) was first offered the role of Hannibal Lector, and was set to direct. When 'Jonathan Demme' (qv) took over as director, he offered the role of Clarice first to 'Michelle Pfeiffer' (qv). # Silent Movie (1976) - 'Marcel Marceau' (qv) speaks the only word in this movie (``No!'') when refusing a role in the silent film. # Sin of Harold Diddlebock, The (1947) - 'Preston Sturges' (qv) wrote this screenplay in order to entice 'Harold Lloyd' (qv) out of retirement. Sturges and 'Howard Hughes' (qv) formed an independent production company for the project. Shortly after it's release by United Artists, Hughes withdrew it from distribution and then re-edited it and re-issued it as ``Mad Wednesday'' in 1950 through his own RKO Radio Pictures. # Singin' in the Rain (1952) - The script was written after the songs, and so it had to generate a plot into which the songs would fit. - The rain consisted of water plus milk. - 'Jean Hagen' (qv)'s voice can be heard through the overdubbed 'Debbie Reynolds' (qv). - Film critic turned director 'Francois Truffaut' (qv) claims that 'Alfred Hitchcock' (qv)'s favorite scene in any movie is the one where, after Kathy, Cosmo and Don dance the ``Good morning, good morning'' scene, they land on an overturned sofa. As she falls, Kathy's skirt lands a little too high up her thighs, and she quickly flips it back over her knees. # Singles (1992) - Inspired by the death of singer 'Andrew Wood' (qv). - CAMEO(Tim Burton): video director - CAMEO(Eric Stoltz): mime - CAMEO(Adam Ant): Kyra's date on the roller Coaster - CAMEO(Chris Cornell): man listening to car radio - CAMEO(Stone Gossard): Guitarist - CAMEO(Jeff Ament): Bassist/van driver - CAMEO(Eddie Vedder): Drummer # Sky's the Limit, The (1943) - 'Bernard "Babe" Pearce' (qv) was hired as choreographer but was let go a few weeks before filming. - The character played by 'Fred Astaire' (qv) refers to 'Ginger Rogers' (qv) and 'Rita Hayworth' (qv), Astaire's former co-stars. - The character played by 'Joan Leslie' (qv) refers to 'James Cagney' (qv), Leslie's former co-star. - Astaire's character says he learned to dance at Arthur Murray. Astaire had previously been in a dispute with the dancing school chain over the unauthorized use of his likeness. - Leslie's mouthed words at the fadeout were intended to be indecipherable. - Leslie's vocals for ``My Shining Hour'' were dubbed by 'Sally Sweetland' (qv). - Astaire cut his shins and ankles on the broken glass generated during ``One for My Baby.'' - The song ``Hangin' on to You'' was written for the film but not used. - An Astaire solo dance number (on a railroad track) was cut from the film, although a print containing it was shown in New York until at least 1948. - The song ``Harvey, the Victory Garden Man,'' performed by 'Ella Mae Morse' (qv), was cut from the film. # Sleeping City, The (1950) - In order to overcome New York Mayor O'Dwyer's objections to the negative portrayal of hospital procedures, Universal Studios provided an introduction, spoken by 'Richard Conte' (qv), in which he the story was fictitious and did not take place in any particula U.S. city. # Sleepless in Seattle (1993) - Obvious references to _An Affair to Remember (1957)_ (qv). - This film's director ('Nora Ephron' (qv)) wrote _When Harry Met Sally... (1989)_ (qv), which also starred 'Meg Ryan' (qv), and was directed by 'Rob Reiner' (qv), who appears in _Sleepless in Seattle (1993)_ (qv) - Mary Kelly was the name Sam Baldwin gave as the eighth girl he ``made it with'' in college. 'Mary Kelly' (qv) is the Script Supervisor and also played a bit role as the nervous woman on the plane. # Sleepwalkers (1992) - CAMEO(Mark Hamill): one of the police officers who enters the house at the beginning. - CAMEO(Tobe Hooper): technician # Sliver (1993) - The script originally called for full male frontal nudity, but 'William Baldwin' (qv) changed his mind after the scenes had been shot. - The original script called for a different ending in which Zeke turns out to be the killer, but was reshot when it fared poorly with test audiences. # Sloane (1984) - Action BEHIND the camera rivaled the action in front: a Guerilla army was shooting at Americans, passports were confiscated by military dictator's wife, an actress attempted to leave country with screenwriter in tryst during last week of shoot and had her passport revoked by the Americans who kidnap her at Manila airport and forced her back to the set, sabotage, the Lone Ranger (from the original radio series) saved the film, the original director of the film escaped the producer's wrath and fled to South Africa, crew members critically sunburned, weapons and drugs allegedly smuggled across international borders and crew members supporting and meeting with key figures in a forthcoming political revolution! # Small Back Room, The (1949) - CAMEO(Robert Morley): A Guest. # Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman (1947) - Based on the life of 'Dixie Lee' (qv). # Snapper, The (1993) (TV) - As with _The Commitments (1991)_ (qv), this film is based on a 'Roddy Doyle' (qv) novel about the Rabbitte family in Dublin. For legal reasons, ``Rabbitte'' was changed to ``Curley''. # Sneakers (1992) - The name ``Werner Brandes'' was inspired by Dr 'Werner Brandes' (qv), an associate teacher at Exeter Prep School in New England. - Mother ('Dan Aykroyd' (qv)) wants a Winnebago. Aykroyd co-wrote and starred as Elwood Blues in _The Blues Brothers (1980)_ (qv). That film featured ``The Good Ole Boys'', a country and western band which drive around in a large Winnebago that Elwood was responsible for the destruction of. - Mother wears a T-shirt bearing the name ``Aleka's Attic'', a band formed by co-star 'River Pheonix' (qv). - Whistler is seen eating a box of ``Capt'n Crunch''. In the 1970's, ``Capt'n Crunch'' came with a small whistle in the box. A hacker named ``Captain Crunch'' (John Draper) discovered that this whistle could be used to get free phone calls (``phreaking''). Whistler is patterned after Joe Engressia, a blind telephone expert born with perfect pitch. # Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) - Scenes planned, but never animated: - The queen holds the prince in the dungeon and uses her magic to make skeletons dance for his amusement. - Fantasy sequence accompanying ``Some Day My Prince Will Come'' in which Snow White imagines herself dancing with her prince in the clouds beneath a sea of stars - Dwarves building Snow White a bed with help from woodland creatures. - The song ``Music in Your Soup'' where the dwarves sing about the soup that Snow White had just made them. # So ein Tag (1982) - Voice of the radio reporter talking about the football game is that of director 'Juergen Roland' (qv). # Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) - The three main characters have names relating to 'The Rolling Stones' (qv): Amanda Jones, named after a song of the same name (which is played in the film); a drummer called Watts; and a character called Keith. # Some Like It Hot (1959) - 'Marilyn Monroe' (qv) wanted the film to be shot in color (her contract stipulated that all her films were to be in color), but director 'Billy Wilder' (qv) convinced her to let it be shot in black and white when costume tests revealed that the makeup that 'Tony Curtis' (qv) and 'Jack Lemmon' (qv) wore gave their faces a green tinge. - Monroe required 47 takes to get ``It's me, Sugar'' correct, instead saying either ``Sugar, it's me'' or ``It's Sugar, me''. After take 30, director Wilder had the line written on a blackboard. Another scene required Monroe to rummage through some drawers and say ``Where's the bourbon?'' After 40 takes of Monroe saying ``Where's the whiskey?'', `Where's the bottle'', or ``Where's the bonbon?'', Wilder pasted the correct line in one of the drawers. After Monroe became confused about which drawer contained the line, Wilder had it pased in every drawer. 59 takes were required for this scene. - After many takes of a kissing scene, Curtis complained that kissing Monroe was ``like kissing Hitler.'' - Wilder described making this movie as ``I knew we were in midfight, and there was a nut on the plane.'' # Something Wild (1986) - The two old ladies in the re-sale shop are the mothers of 'David Byrne' (qv) and director 'Jonathan Demme' (qv). - The band that plays at the highschool reunion is ``The Feelies'', a favourite of Demme's. Demme shot the video for their song ``Away''. # Somewhere I'll Find You (1942) - Filming was halted on January 16, 1942 due to the death of 'Clark Gable' (qv)'s wife 'Carole Lombard' (qv) and resumed on February 23. # Sommersby (1993) - The cow is named ``Clarice'', which was the name of 'Jodie Foster' (qv)'s character in _The Silence of the Lambs (1991)_ (qv). # Son in Law (1993) - References to _Encino Man (1992)_ (qv), which also starred 'Pauly Shore' (qv). # Son of Tarzan, The (1920) - "Tabler" broke several ribs in a fight scene with "Burr". - While filming Tantor the Elephant rescuing Korak ('Kamuela C. Searle' (qv)), who was tied to a stake, the elephant slammed Searle down so violently that the stake shattered. Searle later died of these injuries. - The producer hired 'Norman Tuckey' (qv) (music) and 'Osborne Tedman' (qv) (lyrics) to write the first Tarzan song: ``Tarzan, my Jungle King,'' sheet music ``Written and composed especially for Son of Tarzan'' (which was, ironically, a silent movie). # Sonar Kella (1974) - The title means ``The Golden Fortress'', a reference to the fort at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India, which is built of a kind of sandstone that resembles gold. # Song of Bernadette, The (1943) - Using an actress to play ``the lady'' was controversial enough, and further controversy fulminated when 'Loretta Young' (qv) was passed over in favor of sultry 'Linda Darnell' (qv). At that time, Darnell had an almost pornographic reputation. 'Franz Werfel' (qv), the author of the book on which the film was based, threatened to remove his name from the project. To make matters worse, Darnell was pregnant. Nothing would change 'Daryl Zanuck' (qv)'s mind, and Werfel was told that an unknown actress was chosen. Wearing a little more drapery than the simple dress and veil described by the historical Bernadette, Darnell played the role in bright light. # Song of the Gringo (1936) - Real-life train robber 'Al Jennings' (qv) was also hired to teach 'Tex Ritter' (qv) how to handle his guns. - Just prior to start of filming on his first movie, Ritter went to a barber shop for a haircut. He fell asleep in the barber's chair and too much hair was cut off. Thus in most of this movie Tex keeps his hat clamped tightly on his head. When he does remove his hat, he is wearing a very obvious wig. # Sound of Music, The (1965) - 'Marni Nixon' (qv) (see _West Side Story (1961)_ (qv), _The King and I (1956)_ (qv), and _My Fair Lady (1964)_ (qv)) has her only on-screen role in this film, playing sister Sophia. - The first musical number in the film, ``The Sound of Music'', was the final sequence shot in Europe before the cast and crew returned to Los Angeles. It was filme d in late June and early July of 1964. Despite the warm and sunny appearance, 'Julie Andrews' (qv) notes that she was freezing running up that mountain over and over again. Additionally, the downdraft from the helicopter kept knocking her off er feet. # Soup To Nuts (1930) - CAMEO(Rube Goldberg): a non-paying customer in Klein's restuarant. # South Pacific (1958) - Early casting considerations for the role of Nellie Forbush included 'Doris Day' (qv), 'Audrey Hepburn' (qv), and 'Elizabeth Taylor' (qv). # Soylent Green (1973) - The technical consultant for the film was 'Frank R. Bowerman' (qv), who was president of the ``American Academy for Environmental Protection'' at the time. # Spaceballs (1987) - One of the ships parked at the diner is the the Millenium Falcon from _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv). - When President Skroob meets the twins, he tells them to ``chew their gum.'' This is a reference to ``Doublemint'' commercials featuring twins. - Colonel Sanders is the name of the man who founded Kentucky Fried Chicken. Dark Helmet says ``What's the matter, Colonel Sanders? Chicken?'' - When Dark Helmet asks for transformation into Meter Maid he says ``Perpare for Metamorphosis, are you ready Kafka?'' 'Franz Kafka' (qv) wrote a novel called ``The Metamorphosis.'' - President Scroobs' name is an anagram of 'Mel Brooks' (qv)', the man who plays him. - The ``chestbuster'' scene in the interstellar diner features 'John Hurt' (qv), who suffered the same fate in _Alien (1979)_ (qv). In an obscure joke, the creature emulates the singing frog in the classic Warner Brothers cartoon ``One Froggy Evening''. # Spartacus (1960) - 'Stanley Kubrick' (qv) was brought in as director after 'Kirk Douglas' (qv) had a major falling out with the original director, 'Anthony Mann' (qv). - Kubrick was not given control of the script, which he felt was full of stupid moralizing. Since this film, Kubrick has kept full control over all aspects of his films. - Of the 167 days it took Kubrick to shoot Spartacus, six weeks were spent directing an elaborate battle sequence in which 8,500 extras dramatized the clash between the Roman troops and Spartacus's slave army. Several scenes in the battle drew the ire of the Legion of Decency and were therefore cut. These include shots of men being dismembered (Dwarfs with false torsos and an armless man with a phony ``break-away'' limb were used to give authenticity.) Seven years later, when the Oscar winning film was reissued, an additional 22 minutes were chopped out, including a scene in which Varinia watches Spartacus writhe in agony on a cross. Her line ``Oh, please die, my darling'' was excised, and the scene was cut to make it appear that Spartacus was already dead. [Question: are the scenes mentioned as ``edited out'' of the other two releases of Spartacus restored in the DC? I'm sure the ending features Spartacus on the cross, with Varinia showing him their baby. What about the graphic battle scene?] - The original version included a scene where Marcus Licinius ('Laurence Olivier' (qv)) attempts to seduce Antoninus ('Tony Curtis' (qv)). When the Production Code Administration and the Legion of Decency both objected, the scene was cut. This scene was put back in for the 1991 restoration, but since the soundtrack had been lost, Curtis and 'Anthony Hopkins' (qv) (Olivier had died) dubbed the dialog. # Special Agent (1935) - The Hays office objected to a bit of dialogue by character Nick Carston so rather than reshoot the scene, the sound was eliminated. # Speed (1994/I) - The bus jump scene was done twice, as the bus landed too smoothly the first time. The bridge was actually there, but erased digitally. # Speedy (1928) - ``Speedy'' is 'Harold Lloyd' (qv)'s real-life nickname, given to him by his father. # Spellbound (1945) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): about 40 minutes in, coming out of the elevator at the Empire hotel carrying a violin. - One of the first Hollywood films to deal with psychoanalysis. - The dream sequence was designed by 'Salvador Dali' (qv), and was originally supposed to run for 20 minutes. It included a scene with Dr. Peterson covered in ants. Only part of it was filmed, and even less of it ended up in the release version. - The shot where the audience sees the killer's view down a gun barrel pointing at Peterson was filmed using a giant hand holding a giant gun to get the perspective correct. - The snow valling on John Ballentine and Dr. Peterson during the skiing scene was actually cornflakes. # Spies Like Us (1985) - CAMEO(B.B. King): CIA agent at the drive-in. - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [SYNW]: on the recruitment poster behind the desk of the commander of the army training post. - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [filmmakers] Appearances by directors 'Michael Apted' (qv), 'Martin Brest' (qv), 'Joel Coen' (qv), 'Larry Cohen' (qv), 'Costa-Gavras' (qv), 'Terry Gilliam' (qv), 'Frank Oz' (qv); 'Sam Raimi' (qv); filmmaker 'Ray Harryhausen' (qv); cinematographer 'Robert Paynter' (qv); and visual effects artist 'Derek Meddings' (qv). # Spirit of '76, The (1990) - Production team includes a number of relatives of famous movie people. One of the executive producers is 'Roman Coppola' (qv) (son of 'Francis Coppola' (qv)). 'Sofia Coppola' (qv) is credited for costume design. Produced/casting by 'Susan Landau' (qv) (daughter of 'Martin Landau' (qv)). - CAMEO(Barbara Bain): (wife of Landau): - CAMEO(Carl Reiner): (father of director): - CAMEO(Rob Reiner): (brother of director): # Spiritualist, The (1948) - 'Carole Landis' (qv) was originally scheduled to play the part taken by 'Lynn Bari' (qv), but she committed suicide a few days before shooting began. # Splendor in the Grass (1961) - As filmed, this film included a sequence in which Wilma Dean Loomis takes a bath while arguing with her mother. The bickering finally becomes so intense that Wilma jumps out of the tub and runs nude down a hallway to her bedroom, where the camera cuts to a close-up of her bare legs kicking hysterically on the mattress. Both the Hollywood censors and the Catholic Legion Of Decency objected to the hallway scene, finding the bare backside unsuitable for public display. Consequently, director 'Elia Kazan' (qv) dropped the piece, leaving an abrupt jump from tub to bed. # Spy Who Loved Me, The (1977) - The first 007 movie in which the theme song focuses on Bond, rather than the villain. - First 007 movie to be filmed in Dolby stereo. - $1 million of the $13.5 million budget was spent by production designer 'Ken Adam' (qv) on building the largest sound stage in the world: 336'x139'x44'. The set was used for the interior shots of Stromberg's supertanker. The tank had a capacity of 1.2 million gallons . - Fleming was so displeased with his novel that his contract with EON only allowed the title to be used. One storyline had Blofeld returning, but 'Kevin McClory' (qv) (who co-wrote _Thunderball (1965)_ (qv)) threatened legal action, claiming that he had exclusive use of the SPECTRE concept. At the same time, McClory begins work on his rival Bond movie ``Warhead'' (renamed _Never Say Never Again (1983)_ (qv)). - 'Rick Sylvester' (qv) was paid $30,000 for the skiing stunt in the opening sequence. - Jaws was played by 'Richard Kiel' (qv), who played an almost identical part a year earlier in _Silver Streak (1976)_ (qv). - After the film's release, demand for white Lotus Esprits surges to the point that new customers had to be placed on a three year waiting list. # Stage Fright (1950) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): turning to look at Eve in her disguise as Charlotte's maid. # Stagecoach (1939) - Director 'John Ford' (qv) deliberately only allowed one take, so that actors would remain nervous. - Ford refused to place the camera on a movable dolly, insisting that all shots were pans from a stationary camera. - The first ``camera in a hole with a train going over'' shot. # Stakeout (1987) - 'Richard Dreyfuss' (qv) and 'Emilio Estevez' (qv) were having a movie trivia contest on the set one day. Estevez asked Dreyfuss to identify the movie that the line ``This is no boating accident'' was from. Dreyfus didn't recognize the quote, despite the fact that he was the actor who said it in _Jaws (1975)_ (qv). Deciding that this was too good to pass up, this incident was re-enacted for the film. # Stand by Me (1986) - The names of all the towns (except Castle Rock) in the movie (set in Oregon) are real places in Maine, where author 'Stephen King' (qv) grew up and lives. - 'Corey Feldman' (qv) and director 'Rob Reiner' (qv) tested thirty different laughs before deciding upon the one for Teddy Duchamp. The laugh happens to be similar to that described in King's story. # Stand der Dinge, Der (1982) - 'Wim Wenders' (qv) borrowed the entire cast and crew of _The Territory (1981)_ (qv) to make this film. # Star Trek (1964) (TV) - This was the first pilot episode of the cult series _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv). In 1964 It was presented to the NBC executives, which rejected the pilot and asked for a second pilot. (_Star Trek - Where No Man Has Gone Before (1966) (TV)_ (qv)). - The first pilot was not aired on TV until 1988, when is was used as a filler episode for _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv) due to a writers strike. - Footage of this pilot has been used to create the two part _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) episode ``The Menagerie''. Because of a production delay they had only one week to produce two episodes, and so they edited this pilot into two new episodes. # Star Trek - Where No Man Has Gone Before (1966) (TV) - This is the second pilot of the cult series _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv). It was made because _Star Trek (1964) (TV)_ (qv) has been rejected by the NBC executives. - Altough this is the real pilot episode, it was aired as episode no. 3 after ``The Man Trap'' and ``Charlie X''. # Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) - There are several books in the container that shelters Khan's followers on Ceti Alpha VI. Two of the titles are ``Moby Dick'' and ``King Lear'', and a lot of Khan's lines are directly taken from those books. In particular, the final monologue of Khan is identical to the last words of Captain Ahab from Melville's book. - The ``Genesis'' sequence called for a long and massive explosion. ILM rented the Cow Palace in San Francisco for the effect. They covered the ceiling with a black cloth and placed the camera on the floor looking up at it. The explosion would occur directly above the camera so the fall-out would appear to rush directly towards the point of view. A special high-speed camera was constructed. One of it's components was a spinning prism, which bent the image onto the film as it rushed past. This increased exposure time without having to slow the frame rate. The camera ran at 2,500 frames per second, which meant that the 0:01.20 long explosion would appear to take 1:40. - Director 'Nicholas Meyer' (qv) envisioned the film as the ultimate extension of Star Trek creator 'Gene Roddenberry' (qv)'s idea of ``Horatio Hornblower in space''. Therefore, prior to filming he had the cast watch _Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)_ for inspiration. - When Spock and Savik speak to each other in Vulcan, the actors actually spoke in English, and then sound people created the Vulcan words to match the movements of the actors' mouths. # Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) - The punk on the bus is 'Kirk Thatcher' (qv) (associate producer), who also wrote and performed the song that is playing on his stereo at the time. - Some shots of the whales were in fact four foot long animatronic models. Four models were created, and were so realistic that after release of the film, US fishing authorities publically criticised the film makers for getting too close to whales in the wild. The scenes involving these whales were shot in a highschool swimming pool. The shot of the whales swimming past the Golden Gate Bridge were filmed on location, and nearly ended in disaster when a cable got snagged on a nuclear submarine and the whales were towed out to sea. - CAMEO(Bob Sarlatte): waiter in the restuarant. # Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) - The movie was originally to be an extension of an episode of the original television series. In the movie, they would be searching for the villain. During filming, they changed to the ``Search for God''. - The surface of Shaka-Ri as viewed during reconnaissance by Captain Kirk was generated from an electron microscope image of a lobster's claw. - One of 'William Shatner' (qv)'s daughters appears as the yeoman that holds Kirk's malfunctioning Captain's log. - The cat creature that Kirk fights on Nimbus III screams exactly the same as 'James Brown' (qv). # Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) - 'William Shatner' (qv) was distressed when he saw how wide his bottom was in the scene where he walks across the bridge (away from the camera). He had them airbrush the entire scene to make his butt look narrower. - General Chang's eyepatch has three bolts that go into the skull. They all have the Klingon insignia engraved on them.on - _Frankie and Johnny (1991)_ (qv) was being filmed in the same studio, and required 'Al Pacino' (qv) to have a surprised expression on his face after opening a door. Director 'Garry Marshall' (qv) arranged for Kirk and Spock be on the other side of the door that Pacino opened. - After filming was through one day nearing the end of production, 'Kim Cattrall' (qv) posed nude for some steamy photos on the bridge set. Director 'Leonard Nimoy' (qv) was furious with Cattrall and seized the negatives to protect the franchise. - The traitor on the Enterprise was originally intended to be Saavik, but creator 'Gene Roddenbery' (qv) convinced the producers that Saavik was too popular to have her become a villian. - Shatner originally wanted Sulu to not command a starship, but producers overrode his wishes. # Star Trek: Generations (1994) - Kirk's death scenes were re-shot after preview audiences reacted badly to the original version, wanting a more ``heroic'' death. - The horse that Kirk ('William Shatner' (qv)) rides is owned by Shatner. # Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) - When Spock travels through V'ger and sees all the incredible imagery, Darth Vader and Miss Piggy can be seen. It comes right after his line ``Who or what are we dealing with?''. Occurs 94 minutes into the film. # Star Wars (1977) - 'George Lucas' (qv) consulted with world reknowned mythologist 'Joseph Campbell' (qv) to develop the script. - Lucas had trouble getting funding for this movie, most studios thinking that people wouldn't go to see it. - The Director's Guild of America (DGA) didn't like the fact that there were no specific credits at the beginning of the film. They ``ordered'' Lucas to recut the film and put some credits at the beginning. Lucas refused, claiming that this would destroy the opening of the film. The DGA fined Lucas, who paid up, and promptly quit the DGA. - The Millenium Falcon was originally modelled after a hambuger with an olive next to it. - Derived from (among other things) a Japanese movie called _The Hidden Fortress (1958)_ (qv). Obi Wan Kenobi was modeled after a Samurai warrior, and C-3PO and R2-D2 are derived from a couple of petty crooks he conscripted to help rescue a princess. - The word ``Jedi'' is derived from the Japanese words ``Jidai Geki'' which translate as ``period drama.'' A period drama is a Japanese TV soap opera program set in the samurai days. Lucas mentioned in an interview that he saw a ``Jidai Geki'' program on TV while in Japan a year or so before the movie was made and liked the word. - 'Sissy Spacek' (qv) originally cast as Leia, but when 'Carrie Fisher' (qv) refused to do the nude scenes in _Carrie (1976)_ (qv), they swapped roles. - 'Jodie Foster' (qv) was Lucas' second option for Princess Leia, 'Christopher Walken' (qv) was second in line for Han Solo. Lucas also considered 'Nick Nolte' (qv) for the role of Solo. - 'Burt Reynolds' (qv) was originally cast as Han Solo, but he dropped out. - A great deal of the film was shot by vintage 1950's VistaVision cameras, because they were of higher quality than any others available. After the film was released, the prices of these cameras skyrocketed. - The episode number and subtitle ``A New Hope'' did not originally appear in the film's opening crawl. These were added in a later re-release to be consistent with those seen in _The Empire Strikes Back (1980)_ (qv). - There is a rumor that while Lucas and a co-worker were editing _American Graffiti (1973)_ (qv), the co-worker asked Lucas for ``Reel Two, Dialog Two'', which abbreviated to ``R2-D2'', a name which stuck in Lucas' mind. - Scene of escape pod leaving Leia's ship was the first ever done by ILM. - C-3PO originally scripted as a ``used car salesman'' type, and designed after the robot from _Metropolis (1926)_ (qv). - The Tatooine scenes were filmed in Tunisia. There is a town in Tunisia called ``Tatahouine''. Some of the interiors of Luke's house were filmed in a hotel in Tunisia. - The sounds of the lasers were made by striking one of the guy wires of a power pylon. - There is a rumor that 'Anthony Daniels' (qv) (C-3PO) was having trouble timing his conversations with R2-D2, as R2-D2's dialog was to be dubbed in later. Supposedly, Daniels asked Lucas to make some kind of noise to help him, but when Lucas forgot, the matter was dropped. - Chewbacca was modeled after Lucas' dog, Indiana. See also _Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)_ (qv). - C-3PO loses an arm when attacked by the Sandpeople. Ben cuts off a creature's hand in the Cantina. See also _The Empire Strikes Back (1980)_ (qv) and _Return of the Jedi (1983)_ (qv). - The following characters ``have a bad feeling about this'': Luke and Han. See also _The Empire Strikes Back (1980)_ (qv), and _Return of the Jedi (1983)_ (qv). - A scene where Jabba the Hutt confronts Han Solo in front of the Millenium Falcon was filmed with a human standin, but cut due to pacing problems. - A small pair of metal dice can be seen hanging in the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon as Chewbacca makes preparations to depart from Mos Eisley. They don't appear in subsequent scenes. - Han and Luke ``transfer'' Chewbacca from cell block 1138: Lucas directed a film called _THX 1138 (1970)_ (qv). ``THX-1138'' was going to be the serial number of the guard with the faulty transmitter on the Death Star, but this was changed. - 'Harrison Ford' (qv) deliberately didn't learn his lines for the intercom conversation in the cell block, so it would sound spontaneous. - When the stormtroopers enter the room where C-3PO and R2-D2 are hiding, one of them ``accidentally'' bumps his head on the door, complete with sound effects. - Scenes featuring Luke and his Tatooine friend ``Biggs'' were cut from the film. Biggs was a young pilot who left the Imperial Academy to join the Rebellion. Luke mentions him to his ``aunt'' and ``uncle'' during the breakfast scene, and the character later shows up as a Rebel pilot who accompanies Luke down the final run on the Death Star trench (and is killed by Darth Vader). - 'James Earl Jones' (qv) supplied the voice of Darth Vader, but specifically requested that he not be credited, as he felt he had not done enough work to get the billing. 'David Prowse' (qv) was supposedly extremely annoyed at not being told that his voice would be dubbed. - Cardboard cutouts are used for some of the background starfighters in the Rebel hanger bay. - 'Mark Hamill' (qv) held his breath for so long during the trash compactor scene that he broke a blood vessel in his face. Subsequent shots are from one side only. - 'Denis Lawson' (qv), plays Wedge Antilles, despite his name being misspelt in the credits as ``Dennis Lawson''. See also _Return of the Jedi (1983)_ (qv). - The final battle has been described as borrowed from _The Dam Busters (1954)_ (qv), but much more closely resembles one in _633 Squadron (1964)_ (qv). - Most of the crowd watching the heroes receive their medallions are cardboard cutouts. - It is rumoured that the shots of Owen and Beru's burning bodies were added to avoid an MPAA rating of ``G'', which it was believed would hurt ticket sales. # Stargate (1994) - Concieved by director 'Roland Emmerich' (qv) during film school in 1979. # Staying Alive (1983) - DIRCAMEO(Sylvester Stallone): bumps into Tony on the street. # Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) - The stunt where the wall falls on 'Buster Keaton' (qv) was performed with an actual full-weight wall. Half the crew walked off the set rather than participate in a stunt that would have killed Keaton if he had been slightly off position. # Steel Magnolias (1989) - The character Shelby Latcherie was based on author 'Richard Harling' (qv)'s sister. # Stella Dallas (1937) - 'Samuel Goldwyn' (qv) would have preferred 'Ruth Chatterton' (qv) for the title role, but she turned it down, having just played a less-than-perfect wife in _Dodsworth (1936)_ (qv). # Storia di ragazzi e di ragazze (1989) - Director 'Pupi Avati' (qv) wanted to make the film in black and white, and had a black and white version made from the color negative. # Storm Warning (1951) - The studio wanted 'Lauren Bacall' (qv) and 'Doris Day' (qv) to star in the film, but Bacall went to Africa with her husband ''Humphrey Bogart' (qv) to film _The African Queen (1951)_ (qv) # Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, The (1939) - 'Jean Sablon' (qv) refused the part of the French singer played by 'Louis Mercer' (qv) because of its size, but his voice is used on the soundtrack. # Straight Time (1978) - Producer '[???] Hoffman' (qv) was originally going to direct, but dropped out a week before shooting started with a confidence crisis. # Strange Cargo (1940) - 'Joan Crawford' (qv)'s wardrobe consists of three ready-to-wear dresses which cost under $40. - Received a condemned rating from the Legion of Decency for ``irreverent use of Scripture'' and ``lustful complications.'' Even after the studio made the changes demanded, distribution was sharply cut by cities refusing to book it. # Strangers on a Train (1951) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): early in the film boarding a train carrying a double bass fiddle as Guy gets off the train (see also his cameo in _The Paradine Case (1947)_ (qv)). - Hitchcock bought the rights to the original novel anonymously to keep the price down, and got them for just $7,500 - 'Raymond Chandler' (qv) is credited as the main author of the script, but it was almost completely written by 'Czenzi Ormonde' (qv) who was credited as second author. - The stunt where the man crawled under the carousel was not done with trick photography. Hitchcock claimed that this was the most dangerous stunt ever performed under his direction, and would never allow it to be done again. # Street of Chance (1930) - Loosely based on life of 'Arnold Rothstein' (qv), a well-known gambler in New York in the 1920s. # Street Trash (1987) - CAMEO(Roy Frumkes): the businessman whose face is burned off by the melting bum on the fire escape. # Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) - 'Viven Leigh' (qv), who suffered from bipolar disorder (manic-depression) in real life, later had difficulties in distinguishing her real life from that of Blanche DuBois. # Striking Distance (1993) - Co-star 'Robert Pastorelli' (qv) accidentally blurted out the big plot twist during an appearance on _"Late Night with David Letterman" (1982)_ (qv) long before the film was released. # Striptease (1996) - Underwent last minute editing when preview audiences laughed at the wrong parts. # Submarine D-1 (1937) - 'Ronald Reagan' (qv) had a role in this film, but it was completely edited out. # Subway (1985) - DIRTRADE(Luc Besson): [reno] - DIRTRADE(Luc Besson): [music] # Sudden Impact (1983) - ACTTRADE(Clint Eastwood): ``Go ahead. Make my Day'' (first)? # Sugarland Express, The (1974) - DIRTRADE(Steven Spielberg): [father]: Clovis # Sunset Boulevard (1950) - The role of Norma Desmond was initially offered to 'Mae West' (qv) (who rejected the part), 'Mary Pickford' (qv) (who demanded too much project control), and 'Pola Negri' (qv) (who, like Mae West, turned it down) before being accepted by 'Gloria Swanson' (qv). - 'Montgomery Clift' (qv), signed to play the part of Joe Gillis, broke his contract just two weeks prior to the start of shooting. 'Billy Wilder' (qv) quickly offered the role to 'Fred MacMurray' (qv); he said ``no.'' 'William Holden' (qv) was also not interested in the part; however, being only a contract player at Paramount, he was ordered to play Joe Gillis. - The ``Desmond mansion'' had been built by a 'William Jenkins' (qv) in 1924 at a cost of $250,000. Its second owner was 'J. Paul Getty' (qv) who purchased it for his second wife. Mrs. Getty divorced her millionaire husband and received custody of the house; it was she who rented it to Paramount for the filming. - Originally opened and closed the story at the Los Angeles County Morgue. In a scene described by director 'Billy Wilder' (qv) as one of the best he'd ever shot, the body of Joe Gillis is rolled into the Morgue to join three dozen other corpses, some of whom - in voice-over - tell Gillis how they died. Eventually Gillis tells his story, which takes us to a flashback of his affair with Norma Desmond. The movie was previewed with this opening, in Illinois and Long Island. Because both audiences inappropriately found the morgue scene hilarious, the film's release was delayed six months so that a new beginning could be shot in which police find Gillis's corpse floating in Norma's pool while Gillis's voice narrates the events leading to his death. Distortion caused by water meant that this scene had to be filmed via a mirror placed on the bottom of the pool. - The movie that Joe and Norma watch in the private screening room is _Queen Kelly (1929)_ (qv). Filmed in 1928, the movie had not yet been released. It was directed by 'Erich von Stroheim' (qv) who plays the butler. - The script planned by Joe and Betty (the story of a couple, which is never together because of jobs with incompatible working time) exists: it was written by 'Billy Wilder' (qv) and 'Max Kolpe' (qv) for _Blaue vom Himmel, Das (1932)_ (qv). - CAMEO(Cecil B. de Mille): - CAMEO(Buster Keaton): - CAMEO(H.B. Warner): - CAMEO(Hedda Hopper): # Superman (1978) - 'Marlon Brando' (qv) received $4 million for his ten minutes on screen. - Credits sequence cost more than most films made up to that point. - 'Christopher Reeve' (qv) worked out so much during the making of the film that the traveling matte shots taken of him at the beginning of the shoot did not match the later shots, and had to be re-taken. - CAMEO(Kirk Alyn): Lois Lane's father. Alyn played Superman in the serials fo ``Superman''. - CAMEO(Noel Neill): Lois Lane's mother. Neill played Lois Lane in the serials of ``Superman''. - CAMEO(Rex Reed): himself # Superman II (1980) - Many scenes shot at the same time as _Superman (1978)_ (qv) by original director 'Richard Donner' (qv), who was replaced by 'Richard Lester' (qv) due to creative differences. - Original script had the nuclear missle from _Superman (1978)_ (qv) releasing Zod and companions from the Forbidden Zone. # Suspicion (1941) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): about 45 minutes in, mailing a letter ati the village post office. - In the scene where Johnnie brings a glass of milk up to Linda, Hitchcock had a light hidden in the glass to make it appear more sinister. - Hitchcock originally wanted Johnnie to be guilty, but the studio insisted that the public wouldn't accept 'Cary Grant' (qv) as a murderer. Hitchcock's original ending had Johnny convicting himself by mailing a letter that Linda had written. - A big latticed window casts a spider's web-like shadow across the actors. # Suspiria (1977) - A glass feather is plucked from an ornament. Director 'Dario Argento' (qv)'s feature film debut was directing _The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1969)_ (qv). # Sweet Charity (1969) - Original producer Ross Hunter dropped out after a conflict with director Bob Fosse over how to handle the racy story line. # Swing Kids (1993) - On location in Prague in near freezing weather, Christian Bale was visited by 'Steven Spielberg' (qv) (director of his feature film debut _Empire of the Sun (1987)_ (qv)), who was also in Prague filming _Schindler's List (1993)_ (qv). # Swing Time (1936) - The film originally began with a musical number, ``It's Not in the Cards,'' which was cut due the film's length and because the number was judged as not very good. Only a bit remains in the final version. The music is also used in the background during the first few scenes. - The shadow dance idea for ``Bojangles of Harlem'' occurred to choreographer 'Hermes Pan' (qv) and 'Fred Astaire' (qv) during rehearsals, when three different light sources illuminating Astaire produced three shadows. - The climax of ``Never Gonna Dance'' took 47 takes in a single day and required many demanding spins of 'Ginger Rogers' (qv); her feet bled. - In ``The Way You Look Tonight'', Rogers is seen to be washing her hair. The crew dried various soaps, shampoos, and even egg white, but it always ran down her face too quickly. They achieved success with whipped cream. # Swiss Miss (1938) - 'Stan Laurel' (qv) was ill during filming, appearing pale and tired. # Tales of Hoffman (1951) - 'Michael Powell' (qv) began the project after hearing 'Thomas Beecham' (qv) playing the score on piano and singing all of the parts. # Tales of Manhattan (1942) # Tales of Manhattan (1942) - 'W.C. Fields' (qv) and 'Margaret Dumont' (qv) appeared in a section of the - 'W.C. Fields' (qv) appeared in a section of the film that was cut from film that was cut from the final version. the final version. - Amused by 'Charles Boyer' (qv)'s thick French accent, 'Rita Hayworth' (qv) giggled her way through the filming of their love scenes together. # Tall Guy, The (1989) - The name ``Ron Anderson'' is remarkably similar to the name of the actor who plays him: 'Rowan Atkinson' (qv). One of the other contenders for the award that Anderson won was 'Griff Rhys-Jones' (qv), the ``Jones'' half of the comedy duo ``Alas Smith and Jones''. 'Mel Smith' (qv) (the Smith half) directed the film. Smith, Jones, and Atkinson starred together in the TVu series ``Not the Nine O'Clock News''. Also Anderson refers to his side-kick ('Jeff Goldblum' (qv)) on stage as ``Perkins''. When performing live, Atkinson frequently uses 'Angus Deayton' (qv) as his sidekick who is always called ``Perkins''. Deayton makes a small appearance in the film as an actor looking at several excellent roles while Dexter gets offered a single role as a tall American. - The car that races to the Hospital in at the end of the film (a blue Aston Martin registration ``COMIC'') belonged to Atkinson. Dexter is pulled over by the police for speeding just as Atkinson was in real life in the very same car. Atkinson received a driving ban as a result of the incident. - DIRCAMEO(Mel Smith): the backstage drunk who congratulates and then collapses. # Tango & Cash (1989) - The scene where Tango ('Sylvester Stallone' (qv)) faces an oncoming bus with nothing but a gun was borrowed from _Police Story (1985)_ (qv), where 'Jackie Chan' (qv) (a good friend of Stallone's) performed the stunt. # Tank Girl (1995) - 'Emily Lloyd' (qv) was originally cast in the title role, but turned it down after refusing to shave her head for the part. # Tarzan and His Mate (1934) - There is a scene in which Tarzan, standing on a tree limb with Jane, pulls at Jane's scanty outfit and persuades her to dive into a lake with him. The two swim for a while and eventually surface. When Jane rises out of the water, one of her breasts is fully exposed. Because various groups, including official censors of the Hays Office, criticiaed the scene for being too erotic, it was cut by MGM. # Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1927) - 'James Pierce' (qv) said of this picture: ``Because of poor direction, terrible story treatment and putrid acting, the opus was a stinkeroo. I emerge with nothing to show for my strenuous effort except being typecast as Tarzan. I was out of a job.'' # Tarzan and the Great River (1967) - In the second week of filming Dinky the chimp bit 'Mike Henry' (qv) on the jaw. It took 20 stitches to repair the wound. Henry had monkey fever delerium for three days, and took three weeks to recuperate. The chimp was destroyed and replaced. # Tarzan and the Green Goddess (1938) - This is essentially the second half of the previously released _The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935)_ (qv) with a little additional footage. # Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957) - 'Gordon Scott' (qv) got along well with the natives involved in the movie. A Masai warrior nicknamed him ``Mtu Ule Na Panda Miti Minegu'' (Warrior Who Climbs Tall Trees). - On the set, Scott won a bet by capturing and riding a wild giraffe for five minutes. - A 500 pound lion with whom Scott had worked for over a month tore open his leg (32 stitches). # Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948) - 'Johnny Weissmuller' (qv)'s stunt double 'Angel Garcia' (qv) was killed while diving from the cliffs at Acapulco. # Tarzan Escapes (1936) - Originally directed by 'James McKay' (qv), who filmed many gruesome scenes, and was replaced by 'John Farrow' (qv). # Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939) - In the original script Jane was to have died ('Maureen O'Sullivan' (qv) wanted out of the Tarzan series). Fan protest forced a last-minute rewrite in which Jane recovers from her near-fatal wound, admitting she had been wrong to disobey Tarzan. # Tarzan Goes to India (1962) - The Temple of Buddha's Footprint, a sacred Thai shrine, was photographed for the first time in this movie. Crew members worked without shoes and in nearly complete silence. # Tarzan of the Apes (1918) - Young men from the New Orleans Athletic Club played the ape parts. - In one scene a lion is supposed to crawl through the window of Tarzan's cabin to devour Jane. Tarzan grabs him and pulls him out. In fact the old and drugged lion turned on 'Elmo Lincoln' (qv) who stabbed and killed him. ``I stepped on him to beat my chest. As my foot pressed down on him, the remaining air in his lungs escaped with a loud whoosh. I was alredy shaken and you should have seen me jump!'' The lion wound up as a lobby display when the picture opened on Broadway. # Tarzan the Magnificent (1960) - First Tarzan movie with sound that didn't feature the ape-call. Despite protests from fans, the producers decided it had been ridiculed too often to remain effective. # Tarzan the Mighty (1928) - The original star was to have been 'Joe Bonomo' (qv), promoted by the studio as ``the greatest of all Tarzans.'' Near the end of work on another picture, _Perils of the Wild (1925)_ (qv), Bonono fractured his left leg and injured his sacro-iliac. 'Frank Merrill' (qv), who had doubled for 'Elmo Lincoln' (qv) in _Perils of the Jungle (????)_ (qv) was offered the job and began work the next day. - When a friend of Merrill's learned of a physical culture contest in England he entered Merrill's photo without his knowledge. Merrill was voted second runner-up for ``World's Most Perfectly Developed Man'' and the publicity from this added to attendance at the movie. The irony is that Merrill's body was more thoroughly covered than any other Tarzan. # Tarzan the Tiger (1928) - This movie was released in both silent and ``sound'' versions. The sound consisted of a crude musical score, sound effects and a few lip-synched lines on a record. - The record contains the very first Tarzan yell, invented by 'Frank Merrill' (qv). - ``Tarzan the Terrible'' (qv) was planned but the studio decided Merrill's voice wasn't right for talkies and the film was scrapped. # Tarzan Triumphs (1943) - Jane's absence was explained in a letter saying that she's visiting relatives in England. 'Maureen O'Sullivan' (qv) (who had played Jane on many occasions previously) wanted nothing more to do with Tarzan movies by this time. # Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958) - 'Gordon Scott' (qv) was nearly killed by the 18-1/2 foot python with which he wrestles in this movie. It took six men to pull the snake off him. # Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959) - Cheetah appears only during one line (``So long, Cheetah''). This is because the chimpanzees brought from England to Kenya for the filming were so terrified of the jungle night noises they wouldn't perform. - 'Sean Connery' (qv) was paid $5,600 for his role in this movie. When asked to play in the next Tarzan movie, he said he couldn't because ``Two fellows took an option on me for some spy picture, and are exercising it. But I'll be in your next.'' The ``spy picture'' was _Dr. No (1962)_ (qv). - Producer 'Sy Weintraub' (qv) also wanted Anthony Quayle to come back for another Tarzan movie, but Quayle had been offered a part in _Lawrence of Arabia (1962)_ (qv) after having been seen in this film, and couldn't accept. # Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955) - 'Gordon Scott' (qv) and 'Vera Miles' (qv) married while making this film. # Tarzan's Peril (1951) - First Tarzan film to be shot in Africa, where it was set. - The company arrived in Africa just before winter set in. The chimps wouldn't perform, so Cheetah's part had to be cut. the area around Mount Kenya was so cloudy that 'Lex Barker' (qv)'s tan disappeared and he had to use body makeup. The first time Barker showed up in a loin cloth the native extras burst out laughing. - The film was originally shot in color, but more than half of it was ruined on location. It was converted to black and white, the remaining footage winding up in later pictures. # Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952) - The photo of Lord Greystoke is really 'Lex Barker' (qv) in a beard and mustache. # Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941) - Due to many budget cutbacks following the death of 'Irving Thalberg' (qv) many stock shots from former movies were used. # Tarzan's Three Challenges (1963) - During the filming, 'Jock Mahoney' (qv) contracted amoebic dysentery and dengue fever, and finally pneumonia, going from 220 to 175 pounds before finishing the film. # Taxi Driver (1976) - The scene where Travis Bickle is talking to himself in the mirror was completely ad-libbed by 'Robert DeNiro' (qv). - 'Bernard Herrmann' (qv) wasn't going to write the score for this film, but agreed to do it (his last) when he saw the scene where Bickle pours Schnapps on his cereal. - 'Harvey Keitel' (qv) rehearsed with actual pimps to prepare for his role. The scene where his character and Iris dance is improvised, and is one of only two scenes in the film that don't focus on Bickle. - Director 'Martin Scorsese' (qv) claims that the most important shot in the movie is when Bickle is on the phone trying to get another date with Betsy The camera moves to the side slowly and pans down the long, empty hallway next to Bickle, as if to suggest that the phone conversation is too painful and pathetic to bear. - DeNiro worked as a taxi driver as part of his preparation for this role. He also studied mental illness. - DeNiro claimed that the final shoot-out scene took particularly long, because of technical problems and the humor which arose from the tension created by the carnage in the scene. - DIRCAMEO(Martin Scorsese): sitting down, behind Betsy as she walks into the Palantine campaign headquarters in slow-motion. He also appears as the irate husband in Bickle's cab. # Taza, Son of Cochise (1954) - Filmed in 3D, released in 2D. # Teen Kanya (1961) - Collection of three short films: ``Postmaster'', ``Monihara'' and ``Nishkriti''. ``Monihara'' was dropped for the ``Two Daughters'' version. # Tempest (1982) - DIRCAMEO(Paul Mazursky): First guest to be greeted by the architect at the New Year's Eve party. # Temple Tower (1930) - No print is know to exist of this film. Please check your attic. # Temptress, The (1926) - 'Mauritz Stiller' (qv) was fired after 10 days of production and replaced with 'Fred Niblo' (qv). # Ten Commandments, The (1923) - Remade as _The Ten Commandments (1956)_ (qv), again by 'Cecil B. DeMille' (qv). # Ten Commandments, The (1956) - 'Cecil B. DeMille' (qv) previously filmed this story as _The Ten Commandments (1923)_ (qv). - Since DeMille's death in 1959, most people have believed the director's claim that the voice of God was his own. (He was clearly the film's narrator.) But two other people later insisted that they had provided God's voice: 'Charlton Heston' (qv), and the singer-actor 'Jesse Delos Jewkes' (qv), who died in 1984. There is no screen credit for God's voice, and the fact is that only DeMille and his sound director, 'Loren L. Ryder' (qv), who died in 1985, knew the truth - because the voice used in the film was run through mixers, changers, and echo chambers. # Tender Comrade (1943) - Screenwriters 'Dalton Trumbo' (qv) and 'Edward Dmytryk' (qv) did not conceal their Communist sympathies, and 'Ginger Rogers' (qv) began noticing anti-American speeches in her dialogue. Upon complaining, the speeches were given to other actresses. # Tenebrae (1982) - According to director 'Dario Argento' (qv), 'James Franciosa' (qv) was often drunk on set. # Terminator 2: 3-D (1996) - Costed $60 Million to make. Per second that works out to $83,333.33. The Live shoot was $20 Million. # Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) - Scenes in the screenplay but not filmed: - Extended Future War sequence where the resistance won and enter a SkyNet lab where they find the time-portal and a storage facilities of Terminators. You also see Reese talking to John. - Sarah's ECT where Sarah is fitted for electro-convulsive thearpy and voltage is pumped into her. - Salceda's death sequence. Sal's dog starts barking, Sal goes out tries to shoot the T-1000 and fails. T-1000 uses the pointed finger/sword trick to Sal's shoulder blades saying ``I know this hurts. Where is John Connor''. Sal curses him and his hands searchs around the ground near some crates that held grenades. He kills himself and hopefully the T-1000 with one. No luck. T-1000 head falls off but like the little piece in the asylum escape sequence, it oozes back into his boots. Yolanda sees this and hugs the baby as T-1000 steps closer. T-1000 picks up the baby and gets the info from her as where John and others had gone. - Gant Ranch. This section was a longer version of Sal's and refers to Travis Gant, ``crazy ex-Green Beret'' that John mentions his mother seeing before she was caught. Longer and has romantic notions between the two. After Sarah, John & the T-800 left, T-1000 kills Gant as he did like with John's ``Mom''. Disguised as Gant's lover, he easily stepped up to him and tortured him for answers before killing him. - Dyson's Vision Sequence. Dyson, the creator of the new processor had a dream sequence before he died and dropped the device on the trigger. In it he saw a picture of his family before a nuclear explosion turned it to ash. He sees his family running and then a scene of the sun as it pulls back to reveal Dyson's dying eye before he closes it and drops the book. - Scenes filmed but not included in the theatrical release: - Sarah Connor was to have a dream where Reese appears and warns her that THEIR son is in danger. She has to save him, etc. They kiss and then she wakes up. This is the only scene 'Michael Biehn' (qv) was in, and appeared in some promotional trailers. - Another hospital scene was cut that took place directly after the pre-med students peer into Sarah's room. The doctor reminds the orderlies to make sure she gets her medication. The cut scene was of the staff coming in to give her the pills. They smack her in the gut with their batton and force the pills down her throat, then kick her while she's on the floor doubled over in pain. - After the T-1000 kills John's foster parents, he ventures outside to get the dog to shut-up. He reaches down and snatches the collar off the dog, thus killing the dog. On the collar is stamped the dog's name ``Max''. The T-1000 realizes he has been duped by John (actually the T-800 imitating John's voice) by calling the dog ``Wolfie''. - After killing the dog, the T-1000 goes to John's room to try to any clues as to where John might be. He stalks around the room waving his arms and ``feeling'' things on the shelves, on the walls, etc. He eventually stops in front of a poster, and without feeling it, realizes there is something behind it. He rips it down and finds a box of momentos (pictures, and the like). This must be where the T-1000 figures out about the desert compound that Sarah, John, and the T-800 head to after the hospital. Director 'James Cameron' (qv) decided to cut it because it made the T-1000 look to much like it had X-Ray vision. - At the abandoned gas station, a scene involved Sarah and John talking with the T-800 about learning. He tells them that his CPU was switched to read-only before being sent out. Cyberdyne doesn't want them to learn too much while on the own. John asks can it be switched and he says yes. You then see the T-800's face in a ``mirror'' talking Sarah through the procedure. A puppet was used for the foreground Sarah to work on and Linda's twin sister Leslie was in the mirror mimicking Linda's hand movements. After the CPU is removed, the T-800 shuts-down and Sarah places it on a table. She picks up a hammer and tries to smash it to render him inoperative. John stops her and says they need him. He starts to show authority for the first time and says to Sarah, ``How am I supposed to be a world leader if my own mother won't listen to me?'' - While in the desert, John attempts to teach the T-800 to smile. He tells him that he looks like a dork because he doesn't smile. He studies a man on the phone and tries to copy him. - The badge on the T1000's uniform reads ``Austin'' (named after producer 'Stephanie Austin' (qv)), although it is not fully visible in the film. - A promotional trailer for the film included a scene not in the film: the T800 being constructed. - The T800's ``point-of-view'' scenes at the biker's bar identify a Harley Davidson ``Fatboy'', and a carcinogen in the cigar smoke. - The T800 carries a gun in a box of roses. Some of the soundtrack was written by ``Guns 'n Roses''. - For the truck scene, they modified a normal truck to hide the usual steering wheel, and added a cosmetic steering wheel on the right side. In addition, the truck had a mirror-image license plate and other necessary stuff. - The T800's bike jump into the stormwater drain was performed by a stuntman 'Peter Kent' (qv). The motorbike was supported by 1-inch cables, so that when they hit the ground, the bike and rider only weighted 180 pounds. The cables were later digitally erased. - More explicit shots of the arm cutting scene were removed. - SFX crew had to incorporate 'Robert Patrick' (qv)'s football-injury limp in their animation of the T1000. Next, they filmed the stuff with the T1000 pretending to be driving from the right-hand steering wheel (wearing a mirror-image police uniform), while the real driver was hidden under a black hood at the lowered real steering wheel. For the final film, the scenes were flipped left-to-right to make it all look right, and combined with footage shot with a normal truck driving in the drain. This was done so that actor Robert Patrick could concentrate on acting rather than driving. They accidentally caught a street sign; after they mirror-imaged the scene, they digitally reversed the text on the sign so it would appear correct. - After throwing the T800 through the shopping center window, the T1000 glances at a mannequin that is entirely covered with chrome. Reminiscent of Reese shooting the T800 in the Tech Noir bar in _The Terminator (1984)_ (qv). - The T1000 tells the helicopter pilot to ``Get out!''. This is an interesting parallel to _The Terminator (1984)_ (qv), in which the T800 gives the same command to a truck driver under similar circumstances. - The T800 loses its left arm, and hauls itself forward with its right. The same thing happened to the T800 in _The Terminator (1984)_ (qv). - The T1000 has at least three hands when it is flying the helicopter. - 'Linda Hamilton' (qv)'s twin 'Leslie Hamilton' (qv) played the T1000 when it was imitating Sarah Connor. - Identical twins 'Don Stratton' (qv) and 'Dan Stratton' (qv) played the hospital security guard and the T1000. - The T-800 says ``I need a vacation'', which 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv) previously said in _Kindergarten Cop (1990)_ (qv). This was not in the script, but ad-libbed. - Schwarzenegger said during the making of this film that he would never play another evil character again. - The cryo-truck ``Benthic Petroleum'', the name of the company in _The Abyss (1989)_ (qv), also directed by Cameron. - A ``T800'' is a parallel CPU usually found running OCCAM. - ACTTRADE(Arnold Schwarzenegger): ``I'll be back!'' - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [nice cut]: during the opening credits: the cut from the playing children to the dark future. - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [feet]: the terminator in the future crushes a skull with its foot. - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [feet]: When the T800 and the T1000 meet for the first time, the T800 takes the gun out of the flower box and walks over the roses. - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [feet]: When Sarah, John and the T800 are chased by the T1000 through the psychiatric clinic, the T1000 walks over the sunglasses that the T800 had discarded. - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [nuke] # Terminator, The (1984) - 'O.J. Simpson' (qv) was considered for the role of the terminator, but the producers feared he wouldn't be taken seriously. - 'Lance Henriksen' (qv) originally cast as the terminator, with 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv) as the hero. Schwarzenegger read the script, and asked to play the terminator instead. - Just after the first scene in the nightclub TechNoir, we hear a police radio report a ``two-eleven in progress at Bob's Liquor, corner of Third and Cameron,'' an possible reference to director 'James Cameron' (qv). - Shots through the Terminator's vision show Apple 2+ assembly code, taken from ``Nibble'', a computing magazine. Other code visible is written in COBOL. - Schwarzenegger's voice is used in exactly 16 lines, with 17 sentences spoken. The terminator has two other lines onscreen, one with the voice of a police officer overdubbed, and one with the voice of Sarah's mother overdubbed. There are also many lines with the voice of Sarah's mother, and we learn that the terminator is actually saying them, but we don't see it. - Science Fiction author 'Harlan Ellison' (qv) filed a lawsuit against Cameron, claiming that Cameron plagiarized several of his short stories, namely ``Soldier'' and ``Demon With a Glass Hand''. Theo concept of ``Skynet'' could also have been borrowed from an Ellison short story called ``I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream''. Newer prints of the film acknowledge Ellison. - A scene in which a person picked up the CPU of the terminator after it was crushed was filmed, but not included. - ACTTRADE(Arnold Schwarzenegger): ``I'll be back!'' (first) - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [feet]: in the future sequence, there is a close-up of tank treads rolling over human skulls. - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [feet]: when the Terminator approaches the house of the first ``Sarah Conner'', it crushes a small toy truck. - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [feet]: after the terminator kills Sarah's friend, he walks over her walkman headphones. - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [nice cut]: Sarah's burning photo turning into Sara sleeping in Reese's arms. - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [nuke] # Territory, The (1981) - 'Wim Wenders' (qv) borrowed the entire cast and crew of this movie to make _The State of Things (1982)_ (qv). # Terror, The (1963) - Having finished _The Raven (1963)_ (qv), 'Roger Corman' (qv) shot this film in only four days using the same set and the same actors. # Tess (1979) - Set in England but filmed in France, as director 'Roman Polanski' (qv) was wanted on sex-related charges in England. - This film was dedicated to Polanski's wife 'Sharon Tate' (qv), who was murdered under orders from 'Charles Manson' (qv). Tate gave Polanski a copy of the novel as she boarded the liner back to the United States, the last time they would see each other. # Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The (1974) - Director 'Tobe Hooper' (qv) based Leatherface on mass-murderer 'Ed Gein' (qv), who was arrested when he was young. - 'Marilyn Burns' (qv), whose character was chased by Leatherface through the undergrowth actually cut herself on the branches quite badly, so a lot of the blood on her body and clothes is real. - The actor whose character was hung up on a meat hook was actually held up by a nylon cord that went between her legs, causing a great deal of pain. - CAMEO(John Laroquette): narrator # Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) - Some prints are missing 'Bette Davis' (qv)' part. # That Forsyte Woman (1949) - 'C. Aubrey Smith' (qv) was originally scheduled to play the part of Jolyon Forsyte, but the illness preceding his death prevented it. # That Lady in Ermine (1948) - Director 'Ernst Lubitch' (qv) died early in production; 'Otto Preminger' (qv) completed the film. # That Royle Girl (1926) - No copy of this film is known to exist. Please check your attic. # That's Dancing! (1985) - Director 'Jack Haley, Jr.' (qv)'s credits are shown over a picture of his father, 'Jack Haley' (qv) in the role of the Tin Woodman in _The Wizard of Oz (1939)_ (qv). # Them! (1954) - CAMEO(Leonard Nimoy): # Theodore Rex (1995) - 'Whoopi Goldberg' (qv) wanted to leave the film during the production. # There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) - 'Marilyn Monroe' (qv) was promised the lead role in _The Seven Year Itch (1955)_ (qv) if she appeared in this film to boost the box-office potential. The role of Vicky was written especially for this purpose, and songs such as ``Heatwave'' originally intended for Molly were assigned to her. # They Live (1988) - The two critics speaking against violence on film criticize director 'John Carpenter' (qv). - Writer 'Frank Armitage' (qv) is actually director 'John Carpenter' (qv). - The fight between Nada ('Roddy Piper' (qv)) and Frank ('Keith David' (qv)) was only supposed to last 20 seconds, but Piper and David decided to fight it out for real, only faking the punches to the face. Carpenter was so impressed he kept the scene intact. # They Made Me a Criminal (1939) - Desert location shooting was so hot at times that the film melted in the camera. # Thief of Bagdad, The (1924) - The Persian Prince is played by 'Mathilde Comont' (qv), a female. # Third Man, The (1949) - 'Orson Welles' (qv) wrote all of his own lines in the picture and practically directed the scenes in which he appeared. He considered using a double for some of the sewer shots because he was asthmatic and afraid of the cold and damp air in the corridors. # This Is Cinerama (1952) - Original director 'Robert Flaherty' (qv) became ill and died shortly after filming General MacArthur in Chicago on April 26, 1951, a wet and windy day. The sequence was not included. - The roller coaster ride was filmed several times using ``short ends'' and the complete circuit contains two skilfully edited takes. It was directed by 'Michael Todd Jr.' (qv). At the time, Todd was a 21 year old college student on vacation from Amherst. Apart from salaries, the sequence cost thirty-three dollars (rental of a station wagon and the cost of bolts to fix the cameras to the roller coaster). Todd Jr. also directed most of the European footage. - Musical Director 'Louis Forbes' (qv) was basically a conductor. 'Max Steiner' (qv) composed much of the original music used, but did so secretly, as he was under contract to Warner Brothers at the time. - When released in Franco's Spain in 1958, several censorship cuts were made. # This Is Spinal Tap (1984) - The actors are all competent musicians, and the soundtrack is actually them playing. - Much of the dialogue was ad-libbed. # Three Daring Daughters (1948) - 'Pat Hyatt' (qv) dubbed 'Ann E. Todd' (qv)'s singing, 'Jean Garbo' (qv) dubbed 'Mary Eleanor' (qv)'s. # Three Little Girls in Blue (1946) - 'Del Porter' (qv) dubbed 'Charles Smith' (qv)'s singing, 'Carol Stewart' (qv) 'Vera-Ellen' (qv)'s. # Three Little Pigskins (1934) - 'Jerry Howard' (qv) (Curly) broke a leg after riding down the dumbwaiter. - 'Larry Fine' (qv) lost a tooth when a punch was mis-timed. # Three Little Words (1950) - Vocals for 'Vera-Ellen' (qv) were dubbed by 'Anita Ellis' (qv). - Vocals for 'Debbie Reynolds' (qv) were dubbed by 'Helen Kane' (qv). # Three Musketeers, The (1974) - Shot at the same time as _The Four Musketeers (1975)_ (qv), and resulted in a lawsuit. See _The Four Musketeers (1975)_ (qv). # Throw Momma from the Train (1987) - The title comes from the 'Patsy Cline song' (qv): ``Throw Mama From the Train, a kiss, a kiss, Wave Mama from the train a goodbye...'' - CAMEO(Rob Reiner): Larry's character's agent. # Thunderball (1965) - The budget was $5,500,000 ($500,000 of which was spent on Largo's yacht the Disco Volante). - The title song was originally to be ``Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang'' sung by 'Dionne Warwick' (qv) , but was changed at the last minute to ``Thunderball'' sung by 'Tom Jones' (qv). - The first 007 movie to be filmed in Panavision. - Stuntman 'Bill Cumming' (qv) was paid a $450 bonus to jump into Largo's shark infested pool. - Intended to be the first 007 movie, but legal wrangles with its co-author lead to _Dr. No (1962)_ (qv) being chosen instead. - 'Molly Peters' (qv) is the the first Bond girl to appear in the nude (albeit behind shower glass). - Martine Beswick ('Paula Catlin' (qv)) had previously appeared in _From Russia with Love (1963)_ (qv). - The many underwater scenes stem from writer 'Kevin McClory' (qv)'s interest in watersports. - 'Claudine Auger' (qv) was a former Miss France, but being French her voice was dubbed. See also _From Russia with Love (1963)_ (qv). # Thunderheart (1992) - Based on a true story, documented as _Incident at Oglala (1992)_ (qv). # THX 1138 (1970) - ``THX'' stands for ``Tomlinson Holman's eXperiment''. Tomlinson Holman was a friend of director 'George Lucas' (qv), and inventor of the THX sound system used extensively by Lucas. # Time Bandits (1980) - DIRTRADE(Terry Gilliam): [burst]: horse and rider from closet # Timecop (1994) - While riding in the sled which will transport him into the future, 'Jean Claude Van Damme' (qv) takes out a stick of chewing gum called ``Black Black'', a brand of Japanese gum. During 1994, Van Damme appeared in television commercials for ``Black Black'' chewing gum in Japan. # Tip Off, The (1931) - The working titles were ``The Lady Killer'' and ``Eddie Cuts In''. # Titanic (1997) - Contains real footage of the titanic, shot on location beneath the sea. # To Be or Not to Be (1983) - A street sign reads ``Kubelski Avenue''. _To Be or Not to Be (1942)_ (qv) starred 'Jack Benny' (qv), whose real name is Benny Kubelski. # To Catch a Thief (1955) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): about 10 minutes in, sitting next too John Robie on a bus. - There are subliminal shots of a black cat the first few times that John appears. John's nickname is ``the cat'' because of his stealth ability. # To Die For (1995) - The briefcase that [Suzanne's lawyer] ('Joyce Maynard' (qv)) carries contains Maynard's mother's ashes. # To Have and Have Not (1944) - 'Humphrey Bogart' (qv) and 'Lauren Bacall' (qv) fell in love during production. Director 'Howard Hawks' (qv) afterward said that it was actually Bacall's character Marie that Bogart had fallen for, ``so she had to keep playing it the rest of her life.'' - 'Ernest Hemingway' (qv) had bet Hawks that Hawks couldn't film this novel. Hawks did it by deleting most of the story, including the class references that would justify the title, and shifting to an earlier point in the lives of the lead characters. - The setting was shifted to Martinique because the Office of Inter-American Affairs would not have allowed export of a film showing smuggling and insurrection in Cuba. - 'Andy Williams' (qv) dubbed Bacall singing ``How Little We Know''. # Tombstone (1993) - 'Kevin Jarre' (qv) began as director, filming all of 'Charlton Heston' (qv)'s scenes. - Director 'George P. Cosmatos' (qv) is quoted as saying that all lightning and moustaches are real. - ACTTRADE(Val Kilmer): flipping a poker chip over his knuckles. # Tommy (1975) - Some of the scenes with 'Robert Powell' (qv) parallel his scenes in _Mahler (1974)_ (qv), also directed by 'Ken Russell' (qv). - DIRTRADE(Ken Russell): [snake]: crawling out of the skeleton's pelvis. - DIRTRADE(Ken Russell): [colors]: colors of sets during ``Acid Queen'', ``Cousin Kevin'', and ``Uncle Ernie'' sequences. Lighting during ``Pinball Wizard''. - DIRCAMEO(Ken Russell): One of the cripples during "Eyesight to the Blind/ Marilyn Monroe" sequence # Too Many Girls (1940) - 'Trudy Erwin' (qv) dubbed 'Lucille Ball' (qv)'s singing. # Tootsie (1982) - The working title was ``Would I lie to you?''. 'Dustin Hoffman' (qv) suggested ``Tootsie'', which was his mother's nickname for him when he was a child. - DIRCAMEO(Sydney Pollack): Michael/Dorothy's agent, George Fields. # Top Gun (1986) - American F-5s double as the MiG-28s. - ACTTRADE(Val Kilmer): flipping a pen over his knuckles. # Top Hat (1935) - Early drafts of the script called for 'Irving Berlin' (qv) songs ``Wild About You,'' ``Get Thee Behind Me, Satan'' (to be sung by 'Ginger Rogers' (qv)) and ``You're the Cause,'' but they were not used in the final version. - Beddini's motto was originally, ``For the men the sword, for the women the whip.'' The script was changed to ``For the women the kiss, for the men the sword'' after the Hollywood censors objected. - For contrast to the ``Big White Set'' of the Lido, the water in the canals was dyed black. - During ``Cheek to Cheek,'' Rogers' gown shed its feathers, exasperating 'Fred Astaire' (qv) and causing delays in order to sew the feathers down. Rogers earned the nickname ``Feathers'' from Astaire as a result. - The end portion film was trimmed down after preview-goers complained of the length. Small parts by 'Donald Meek' (qv) and 'Florence Roberts' (qv) were cut. One of the last scenes to go, in which 'Eric Blore' (qv) insults a policeman, is still present in some prints (including the RKO Collection videotape version from Turner Home Entertainment). - A 78 minute version of the film was released by RKO in 1953. Cuts to the dance numbers were severe. Prints are still in circulation. # Top Secret! (1984) - The ``German'' that Nick learns in the train is not a language at all. Words like ``Vlichtmitten'', ``Blitzen'' or ``Flachmatuche'' are great fun for German listeners, but have no proper meaning. In the German-dubbed version, Val Kilmer learns a German dialect mainly spoken in the former GDR. # Topaz (1969) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): about 30 minutes in at the airport getting out of a wheelchair. - 'Leon Uris' (qv) wrote the first draft of the screenplay, but Hitchcock declared it unshootable at the last minute and called in 'Samuel Taylor' (qv) (writer of _Vertigo (1958)_ (qv)) to rewrite it from scratch. Some scenes were written just hours before they were shot. - Hitchcock shot two versions with completely different endings. Both of them are included in the Laserdisc reissue. - According to Hitchcock, this was another of his experimental movies. In addition to the dialogue, the plot is revealed through the use of colors, predominantly red, yellow and white. He admits that this did not work out. # Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - The Japanese section of the film was originally to be directed by 'Akira Kurosawa' (qv). - Actor 'Jason Robards' (qv) was actually present at the bombing of Pearl Harbor on the 7th of December, 1941. # Torch Song Trilogy (1988) - DIRCAMEO(Charles Walters): auditions as one of the dancing partners. # Torn Curtain (1966) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): early in the film sitting in a hotel lobby with a baby on his knee. - The scene where Gromek is killed was written to show how difficult it really can be to kill a man. - 'Keith Waterhouse' (qv) and 'Willis Hall' (qv) did extensive (uncredited) rewrites on the script. - 'Bernard Herrmann' (qv) wrote the original score, but Universal Pictures executives convinced Hitchcock that they needed a more upbeat score. Hitchcock and Herrmann had a major disagreement, the score was dropped and they never worked together again. # Torrid Zone (1940) - 'George Reeves' (qv), 'Victor Varconi' (qv), 'Joseph Calleia' (qv), 'Alan Hale' (qv), and 'George Tobias' (qv) all tested for the role of Rosario, with the part going to Tobias. # Total Recall (1990) - During filming, 'Sharon Stone' (qv) complained to director 'Paul Verhoeven' (qv) that she wasn't sure whether her character really was married to Doug. - Johnnycab whistles the Norwegian national anthem. # Touch of Evil (1958) - 'Janet Leigh' (qv) broke her left arm before filming commenced, but appeared nonetheless. - The film takes place in a fictional Mexican bordertown, Los Robles, but was filmed in Venice, California because the place looked convincingly run-down and decayed. - CAMEO(Joseph Cotten): - CAMEO(Mercedes McCambridge): # Toy Soldiers (1991) - CAMEO(Jerry Orbach): # Toy Story (1995) - First fully computer generated full-length feature film. The images required 800,000 hours generation time on a RenderFarm consisting of 87 2-CPU SparcStation 20's, 30 4-CPU Sparc-Station 20's and a SparcServer 1000. - When Woody is holding the staff meeting, several books are visible behind him. The names of the books refer to previous Pixar films: _Red's Dream (1987)_ (qv), and Knickknack (1989). - The desk lamp and yellow ball with a blue stripe and a red star are references to the previous Pixar film _Luxo Jr. (1986)_ (qv). - Syd Phillips is said to be inspired by a former Pixar employee of the same last name who was known to disassemble toys and use the parts to build bizarre creations. - Syd's sister serves Buzz tea from a Utah Teapot, a famous data model seen in countless computer animations. - The toolbox that Buzz Lightyear ('Tim Allen' (qv)) pushes off the milk crate bears the name ``Binford Tools'', the name of the company which sponsors Allen's character's show in _"Home Improvements" (1991)_ (qv). - One of the cars' license plate is ``HTT1195'', which references the company ``Hi Tech Tunes'', which produced the film. - Rendered for an aspect ratio of 1.66 : 1 and it was supposed to be matted in theatres to 1.85 : 1 (the aspect ratio for which the team tried to compose). For reasons too complex to go into here, they aimed for 1.85 : 1 and missed, but only by a little. After careful consideration, and consultation with director 'John Lasseter' (qv) they nudged the window open a tiny bit to 1.78 : 1. # Toys (1992) - The words used by the General in an attempt to stop the rampaging sea creature are ``Klaatu, Barada, Nikto'', the same words used to command the robot Gort in _The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)_ (qv). # Trading Places (1983) - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [SYNW]: on a poster in the apartment. # Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) - 'Peter Sellers' (qv) died during filming, which explains Inspector Clouseau's sudden disappearance. # Train Robbers, The (1973) - 'John Wayne' (qv)'s and 'Ann-Margret' (qv)'s character names, ``Lane'' and ``Mrs. Lowe,'' are the same as Wayne's and 'Geraldine Page' (qv)'s characters' names in _Hondo (1953)_ (qv). # Train, The (1965) - An out-of-service railway station was blown up for this film. # Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) - DIRCAMEO(John Huston): the man who Dobbs begs money from three times early in the film. - This is the origin of the ``stinkin' badges'' line, used in many other movies, including _Blazing Saddles (1974)_ (qv). The actual dialog is: ``Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any steenkin' badges!''. # Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A (1945) - 'Gene Tierney' (qv) was originally cast as Katie Nolan. When Tierney became pregnant, 'Dorothy McGuire' (qv) was given the role. - 'Fred MacMurray' (qv) campaigned for the role of Johnny Nolan and 'Alice Faye' (qv) was at one time considered for Aunt Sissy. # Tribute to a Bad Man (1956) - 'Spencer Tracy' (qv) was cast as Jeremy Roderick, but after an argument with director 'Robert Wise' (qv) he was fired and replaced by 'James Cagney' (qv). # Trick or Treat (1986) - DIRCAMEO(Charles Martin Smith): the high school teacher # Triple Trouble (1918) - Composed of old 'Charles Chaplin' (qv) footage and new non-Chaplin material. # Tron (1982) - All the live action that occurred inside the computer wwas filmed in black and white, and colorized later with photographic and rotoscopic techniques. - Flynn's program is named ``Clu''. CLU is an old programming language. - After Flynn escapes from the light cycles arena, it is possible to hear a ``Pac-Man'' video game and see a graphic on the map he is watching. - In the ``solar sailer'' sequence, you'll see, for a brief moment, the silhouette of Mickey Mouse on the ground made to look like part of the terrain. # Trouble with Harry, The (1955) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): about 20 minutes in, walking past the limousine of a man looking at the paintings. - The film was unavailable for decades because its rights (together with four other pictures of the same periods') were bought back by Hitchcock and left as part of his legacy to his daughter. They've been known for long as the infamous ``5 lost Hitchcocks'' amongst film buffs, and were re-released in theathers around 1984 after a 30-years absence. They are _Rear Window (1954)_ (qv), _The Trouble with Harry (1955)_ (qv), _Rope (1948)_ (qv), _Vertigo (1958)_ (qv) and _The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)_ (qv). - Hitchcock bought the rights to the original novel anonymously for just $11,000. # True Lies (1994) - The US Government supplied 3 Marine Harriers and their pilots for a fee of $100,736 ($2,410 per hour). - ``Rehnquist'' was used in 'Robert Anton Williams' (qv)' book ``Schrodinger's Cat'' as slang for ``penis''. - References to: _The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)_ (qv), _Gremlins (1984)_ (qv), _Total Recall (1990)_ (qv), _For Your Eyes Only (1981)_ (qv). - DIRTRADE(James Cameron): [nuke] # True Romance (1993) - Writer 'Quentin Tarantino' sold the script to fund _Reservoir Dogs (1992)_ (qv). - Tarantino's original ending had Clarance dying in the gun battle, leaving Alabama a widow. Tarantino said that he intended Alabama to turn to crime and join with Mr. White, a character from _Reservoir Dogs (1992)_ (qv) (which he wrote and directed). In a flashback scene in _Reservoir Dogs (1992)_ (qv), Mr. White is asked about ``Alabama''. # Tsui Kun II (1994) - Director 'Kar-leung Lau' (qv) and star 'Jackie Chan' (qv) clashed during filming, with Lau wanting to include more hidden-wire stunts. Lau eventually left the film, with Chan taking over as director. - Chan indicated that one day's filming typically produces three seconds screen time. The seven-minute fight at the end of the film took nearly four months to shoot. - The fight at the end was originally to be Chan versus 'Ho Sung Pak' (qv), but Sung Pak repeatedly strained his ankle. Instead, Chan had 'Ken Lo' (qv) train intensively (lots of stretching and fast kicking) for three months to take the part. # Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) - 'George Lucas' (qv) and 'Steven Spielberg' (qv) each own one of the only 50 Tucker cars ever made. - CAMEO(Lloyd Bridges) - CAMEO(Dean Stockwell) # Turtle Diary (1985) - CAMEO(Harold Pinter): bookstore customer # Twelve Monkeys (1995) - Director 'Terry Gilliam' (qv) first met 'Bruce Willis' (qv) while casting his film _The Fisher King (1991)_ (qv). He was impressed by the sensitivy shown by Willis in the scene from _Die Hard (1992)_ (qv) where McClane (Willis) talks to his wife while pulling glass from his feet. Talking to Willis, Gilliam discovered that this part was ad-libbed by Willis. Gilliam remembered this, and was convinced to cast him in _Twelve Monkeys (1996)_ (qv). - Willis said that this is only the second film where he decided to take a role in a film after only one reading of the script. The other film was _Pulp Fiction (1994)_ (qv). - Gilliam gave willis a list of ``Willis acting cliches'' not to be used during the film, including the ``steely blue eyes look.'' - Features a fresnel (flat) lens, as did _Brazil (1985)_ (qv), also directed by Gilliam. - Many 'Alfred Hitchcock' (qv) and _Vertigo (1958)_ (qv) references: - title sequences similar - long clip from _Vertigo (1958)_ (qv). - Like 'Kim Novak' (qv) in _Vertigo (1958)_ (qv), Dr. Railly's transformed to a blonde, but the result doesn't look like Novak. Instead it's the spitting image of 'Eva Marie Saint' (qv) in _North by Northwest (1959)_ (qv), another 'Alfred Hitchcock' (qv) masterpiece. - The theme from _Vertigo (1958)_ (qv) can be heard when Dr. Railly leaves the airport bathroom with a blonde wig (both trademarks of Hitchcock's). - The insane asylum rec room is introduced by a shot of a TV showing a cartoon of an animal bouncing off a mattress and doing flips. Near the end, the whorehouse is introduced by a shot of kids in a vacant lot doing the same thing. # Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) - The working title was ``Hot Air''. # Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) - Mention is made of Sergeant Neidermeyer getting ``fragged'' by his own troops. This was the fate given to Neidermeyer in the ending of _National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)_ (qv), also directed by John Landis. - On 23rd July, 1982, actor 'Vic Morrow' (qv), plus two juvenile Asian actors were killed during an accident on set. SFX caused a helicopter to crash, killing all three instantly. A decade later, director 'John Landis' (qv) and four others were found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter. - DIRTRADE(John Landis): [SYNW]: spoken in German when Bill is being shot at on the building. # Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) - The secret policy is closely based on the 1957 book ``Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy'' by Henry Kissinger in which the future Secretary of State outlines a strategy committing the US to promoting regional conflicts to deter the Soviets initiating full scale war. # Twin Dragons (1992) - CAMEO(John Woo): Priest at the wedding - CAMEO(Tsui Hark): Card player # Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) - The film's original title was ``Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me, Teresa Banks and the Last Seven Days of Laura Palmer'', but was shortened sometime before release. - In most versions of the film certain sequences are sub-titled - at the nightclub where the music drowns out the dialogue and when characters speak backwards - but not in the British version. Apparently, director 'David Lynch' (qv) changed his mind so often as to whether they should be included or not, by the time he came to a final decision, the British distributors had already made all their prints (without subtitles) and couldn't afford to make any more. - Dale Cooper was allegedly named after the man who hijacked an aircraft over Washington state, bailed out with a parachute, and has never been seen again. - 'Bob Engels' (qv) claims the script that he and Lynch wrote is much longer than the version that Lynch actually filmed. He claims there is enough story for a sequel. Indeed, as with many other Lynch films, about five hours of footage was shot. Many of the scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor involved characters who appeared in the television series but didn't the movie. These scenes include - Sheriff Harry Truman singing to girlfriend Josie Packard - Johnny Horne's birthday party - Bobby Briggs' parents reading from the Bible - Doc Hayward performing magic tricks - a fight scene between FBI Agent Chester Desmond and Sherriff Cable. - DIRTRADE(David Lynch): [singer]: 'Julee Cruise' (qv), 'Chris Issak' (qv), 'David Bowie' (qv). # Twins (1988) - When Julius visits Vincent in prison, Vincent calls him ``Mr Universe'', a title that 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv) held for several years, 25 years previously. - CAMEO(Heather Graham): Young Mary Ann Benedict. - ACTTRADE(Arnold Schwarzenegger): ``I'll be back!'' # Twister (1996) - A Boeing 707 jet engine was used to generate wind in some scenes. - A recording of a camel's moan was slowed down and used as the sound of the tornado. - Features _The Shining (1980)_ (qv), directed by 'Stanley Kubrick' (qv), and also has characters named ``Stanley'' and ``Kubrick''. - The oil truck in the tornado bears the name ``Benthic Petroleum'', the name of the company in _The Abyss (1989)_ (qv). See also _Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)_ (qv). - Trailers contain a scene not in the film: a truck tire hurtling towards the viewer. # Two Jakes, The (1990) - Writer 'Robert Towne' (qv), producer 'Robert Evans' (qv) and director 'Jack Nicholson' (qv) founded the production company T.E.N. in 1985 just to produce this film. When legal and financial problems occured Nicholson finished the project alone. - CAMEO(Tom Waits): policeman # Two Moon Junction (1988) - The title may be a pun, given the erotic nature of the film. - CAMEO(Jodie Foster) # Two Of Us (1987) (TV) - Originally made for the BBC Schools TV series ``Scene''. During 'Margaret Thatcher' (qv)'s government's reign the BBC was worried by the pro-gay storyline though, made several cuts and a new ``choose straight'' ending. The film also had to be shown at night. It has subsequently been shown in daytime and with the cuts and ending restored. # Two Tars (1928) - Originally titled ``Two Tough Tars''. # Uccellacci e uccellini (1966) - On February, 14th, 1988 'Laura Betti' (qv) introduced a reconstructed version of the film (99 min) at the `Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin'. This version contains a short episode with 'Toto (I)' (qv) called `Toto al circo', which was not included in the original release. Although director 'Pier Paolo Pasolini' (qv) reported about his work on it, this episode had never been shown to the public before. # Under Capricorn (1949) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): about five minutes into the movie in the town square wearing a coat and a brown hat. Ten minutes later he is one of three men on the steps of government house. # Under Siege (1992) - Both the character Jordan Tate and the actor who played her ('Erika Eleniak' (qv)) are Playboy Playmate of July 1989. # Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) - Filmakers pioneered a new technique that enabled them to film all the interior train scenes (practically all the film) in the studio. Tennis balls glued on the studio walls were used as reference points to allow computers to insert footage of Colorado scenery, even when the camera moved around. # Under the Cherry Moon (1986) - Filmed in color, released in black and white. # Undergaangens Arkitektur (1989) - While researching this film in Germany, 'Peter Cohen' (qv) stumbled upon an obscure industrial documentary about various methods of vermin control for factory use. This short, entitled ``Kleinkrieg'' (or ``Little War''), proved invaluable as it was the first to advocate the use of Zyklon-B as an effective means of mass extermination. # Unendliche Geschichte, Die (1984) - Author 'Michael Ende' (qv) decided that he was unhappy with the film's version of his story, and refused to have his name placed in the opening credits. A small credit appears at the end with his name. - The nighthob says a profanity in the opening scene where the rockbiter appears running down all in it's path. This profanity is often dubbed over by the grumble of the rockbiter's scooter, so that it can be shown as a children's film. # Unforgiven (1992) - The script floated around Hollywood for nearly 20 years, during which time 'Gene Hackman' (qv) read and rejected it, only to be later convinced by 'Clint Eastwood' (qv) to play a role. # Unmarried Woman, An (1978) - DIRCAMEO(Paul Mazursky): attempting to place an order in a restaurant. # Unter den Bruecken (1945) - Passed censorship in March 1945 but was theatrical released in 1950. # Untouchables, The (1987) - 'Bob Hoskins' (qv) was originally signed to play Al Capone, but after most of the filming was completed, he and director 'Brian DePalma' (qv) decided that they were unhappy with the result. Hoskins departed, and was paid $200,000. - The scene where Malone picks up a dead body, holds it against the window, and shoots it was ad-libbed by 'Sean Connery' (qv). - The camera work in the scene where Elliot Ness is in the airline is identical to a scene in _Foreign Correspondent (1940)_ (qv). - References to _Potemkin (1925)_ (qv). # Usual Suspects, The (1995) - Redfood ('Peter Greene' (qv)) makes reference to _Pulp Fiction (1994)_ (qv) (which also featured Greene) by saying ``We'll feed it to the Gimp.'' - The name of the film's production company (Blue Parrot/Bad Hat Harry Productions) is an inside reference to a line from _Jaws (1975)_ (qv), Brody meets an old guy in a bathing cap on a beach and greets him by saying ``That's a bad hat, Harry''. - When Agent Kujan pushes Verbal out of his chair, Verbal can be heard to say ``I killed Keaton'' very quickly. # Vagabond King, The (1956) - This film is presumed lost. Please check your attic. # Vampire Bat, The (1933) - Filmed at night on Universal's European village set. The interior of Atwill's house is the set from _The Old Dark House (1932)_ (qv). # Vertigo (1958) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): about 11 minutes in wearing a gray suit walking past Gavin Elster's shipyard. - The film is based upon the novel ``D'Entre les Morts'' which was written specifically for Hitchcock after the authors heard that he tried to buy the rights to their previous novel ``Diabolique''. - San Juan Batista, the Spanish mission which features in key scenes in the movie doesn't actually have a bell tower - it was added with trick photography. The mission originally had a steeple but it was demolished following a fire. - The screenplay is credited to 'Alec Coppel' (qv) and 'Samuel Taylor' (qv), but Coppel didn't write a word of the final draft. He is credited for contractual reasons only. Taylor read neither Coppel's script nor the original novel, he worked solely from Hitchcock's outline of the story. - Hitchcock reportedly spent a week filming a brief scene where Madeleine stares at a portrait in the Palace of the Legion of Honor just to get the lighting right. - Hitchcock invented the famous combination of forward zoom and reverse tracking shot to convey the sense of vertigo to the audience. The view down the mission stair well cost $19,000 for just a couple of seconds of screen time. - Hitchcock originally wanted 'Vera Miles' (qv) to play Madeleine, but she became pregnant and was therefore unavailable. - The film was unavailable for decades because its rights (together with four other pictures of the same periods') were bought back by Hitchcock and left as part of his legacy to his daughter. They've been known for long as the infamous ``5 lost Hitchcocks'' amongst film buffs, and were re-released in theathers around 1984 after a 30-years absence. They are _Rear Window (1954)_ (qv), _The Trouble with Harry (1955)_ (qv), _Rope (1948)_ (qv), _Vertigo (1958)_ (qv) and _The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)_ (qv). - DIRTRADE(Alfred Hitchcock): [bathroom] Madeline emerges from the bathroom, ready for lovemaking. - DIRTRADE(Alfred Hitchcock): [hair] Carlotta and Madeline have spiral hairstyles, and Judy's hair color is significant. # Vibrations (1995) - Each take of the scene where TJ is panhandling brought a profit of approximately $5 from pedestrians who wandered by, unaware that a film was being shot. # Videodrome (1983) - DIRTRADE(David Cronenberg): [flesh]: ``Long live the new flesh!''. # Vie est a nous, La (1936) - 'Louis Aragon' (qv) was asked by officials of the ``Parti Communiste Francais'' whom he would recommend as a director for this propaganda film and he proposed 'Jean Renoir' (qv) who then directed the film as head of a director's collective. # View to a Kill, A (1985) - 'Roger Moore' (qv)'s final appearance as 007. - 'Lois Maxwell' (qv)'s final appearance as Moneypenny. - Filming was delayed when the ``007'' stage at Pinewood Studios burns down. It was totally rebuilt in less than four months, and renamed ``The Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage''. - Tanya Roberts got the role after Broccoli saw her in _The Beastmaster (1982)_ (qv). - During filming, 'Grace Jones' (qv)' boyfriend was a little-known actor named 'Dolph Lundgren' (qv). Lundgren has a small part in the film as a KGB heavy. - For the first time, a piece of music not specially composed or performed for a Bond film appears in the soundtrack. It is 39 seconds of The Beach Boys' ``California Girls''. # Viking, The (1931) - Director `Varick Frissell' (qv), cinematographer 'Alexander G. Penrod', and almost all the film crew were killed on 15 March 1931, when the sealing ship S.S. Viking, from which they were shooting additional footage, exploded in ice off the Horse Islands on the northern Newfoundland coast. # Viva Max! (1969) - Refers indirectly to the 'John Wayne' (qv) film _The Alamo (1960)_ (qv) by showing a painting of Wayne as Davy Crockett defending the Alamo. Normally there is a disclaimer which states ``all characters depicted in this motion picture are fictitious and any similarity......'', etc. In this film, the disclaimer reads ``all characters depicted in this motion picture except John Wayne are fictitious and any similarity to actual persons.....'' # Vorstadtvariete (1934) - The original version of the film ended with suicide of the [female lead] but was disliked by public and press. The end of the film was reshot and [the protagonist] was rescued. # Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1966) - Director 'Derek Thomas' (qv) is actually 'Peter Bogdanovich' (qv). # Wagner (1983) - Filmed in more than 200 separate locations; over seven months and in six countries. # Wagons East (1994) - Star 'John Candy' (qv) died while making this film. # Wake Up and Live (1937) - 'Jack Haley' (qv)'s singing was dubbed by 'Buddy Clark' (qv). # Walk in the Clouds, A (1995) - 'Keanu Reeves' (qv) was injured during a friendly game of hockey with his friends during spare time. His lip was split, requiring six stiches. In his next scheduled scene, a love scene with 'Debra Messing' (qv), he was quoted as saying to her: ``please don't hurt me.'' # Wall Street (1987) - DIRCAMEO(Oliver Stone): on the phone during the montage of deals being made. # Wanderers, The (1979) - The gangs whose names are introduced early in the film (including The Wanderers) were based on real street gangs in the New York City area. However, they did not all exist at the same point in time. Many of the Wanderers did actually belong to a local football team, named ``The Stingers''. # War of the Roses, The (1989) - Oliver Rose ('Michael Douglas' (qv)) cuts the heels off his wife's ('Kathleen Turner' (qv)'s) shoes. In _Romancing the Stone (1984)_ (qv), Jack Coulton (Douglas) cut the heels off Joan Wilder's (Turner) shoes. # WarGames (1983) - 'Kevin Costner' (qv) turned down the lead role for a part in _The Big Chill (1983)_ (qv) which was eventually cut. - The studio had a Galaga and a Galaxian machine delivered to 'Matthew Broderick' (qv)'s home, where he practiced for two months to prepare for the arcade scene. - The ``TRS-80 Model I'' used to break into NORAD was programmed to make the correct words appear on the screen, no matter which keys were pressed. - When David comes home the day after the NORAD computer break-in, the newscaster on the television is talking about a prophylactic recycling center. - The exteriors were all filmed in western Washington state. The NORAD HQ set was built in the Cascades, the ``Oregon'' airport was really Boeing Field, ``Goose Island'' is really Anderson Island, WA (in the southern part of Puget Sound). The last ferry off the island really is at 6:30, and you really are stuck there if you miss it. # Warlock (1989) - Scene in the theatrical previews indicating that the Warlock was the satanic Messiah was cut some time before video distribution. # Warriors, The (1979) - Loosely based on Xenophon's ``Anabasis''. - The choreographed fight in the men's lavoratory took 5 days (8am to 7pm) to shoot. # Waterworld (1995) - The Slave Colony, a key set, was sunk by a storm and was unusable. - Rumours abound that director 'Kevin Reynolds' (qv) walked off the set with two weeks of filming left, and 'Kevin Costner' (qv) completed the film. # Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) - References to: _The Haunting (1963)_ (qv), _The Legend of Hell House (1973)_ (qv), _The Shining (1980)_ (qv), _Alien (1979)_ (qv), _The Masque of the Red Death_ (qv), _Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde_ (qv), _Jack the Ripper_ (qv), _Nosferatu (1922)_ (qv), _Dawn of the Dead (1979)_ (qv), _Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956)_ (qv), _Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)_ (qv), _Saturday Night Fever (1977)_ (qv), _Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974)_ (qv), and _Frankenstein_ (qv). # Way Out West (1937) - References to _It Happened One Night (1934)_ (qv). # Way We Were, The (1973) - CAMEO(Marvin Hamlisch) # Way West, The (1967) - There was a minor helicopter crash on the set. # Wayne's World (1992) - A specialist trailer was made, which was only shown in front of _The Addams Family (1991)_ (qv). - The ``Stairway to Heaven'' guitar riff was changed for the international, cable, and videotape releases to a generic riff because of disputes in obtaining rights to the first five notes of the song, which appear only in the US theatrical release. - The donut shop is owned by ex Chicago Blackhawk Stan Mikita. The police officer in the shop is Officer Koharski. This could be a reference to the National Hockey League referee Don Koharski who was told by New Jersey Devils coach Jim Schoenfeld to ``have another donut, you fat pig'' after a playoff game. - CAMEO(Robert Patrick): Police officer, similar to the one he played in _Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)_ (qv). # Wayne's World 2 (1993) - A teaser trailer for the film makes fun of Lucasfilm's THX sound system. - A scene in the trailer where Wayne declares ``If I ever sport a look like that, you have full permission to shoot me in the head'' was deleted from the film. Another scene in trailers where Garth says ``That was just like the first movie'' was deleted from the film. - The voice over the drive-thru speaker at the donut shop was different in the previews. # We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) - As the dinosaurs dance around Times Square, it is possible to see a theatre marquee advertising _Jurassic Park (1993)_ (qv), which was directed by executive producer 'Steven Spielberg' (qv). # We're Not Dressing (1934) - A number ``It's the Animal in Me'' was filmed, but cut. See also _The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)_ (qv). # Weird Science (1985) - 'John Hughes' (qv) wrote this film in two days. - Lisa is named after the computer on which she was designed, an Apple Lisa. # Welcome Danger (1929) -Originally filmed as a silent feature (directed by 'Mal St.Clair' (qv)) it was largely re-shot for sound release (directed by 'Clyde Bruckman' (qv).) When it was previewed, it was over three hours in length, but cut to under two hours before general release. # Wenn du gross bist, lieber Adam (1965) - Censored in 1965, released in 1990. # West Side Story (1961) - Borrowed its plot from 'William Shakespeare' (qv)'s ``Romeo and Juliet''. - 'Natalie Wood' (qv)'s singing was dubbed by 'Marni Nixon' (qv). - The actors in the rival gangs were instructed to play pranks on each other off the set to keep tensions high. - 'Richard Beymer' (qv)'s singing voice was dubbed by 'Jimmy Bryant' (qv). # Westler (1985) - The scenes in East Berline were shot clandestinally with a Super-8 camera. # Westworld (1973) - The script called for a rattlesnake attack. Several snakes were brought onto the set, but the crew and the snakes were both too nervous to complete the shot. # What a Way to Go! (1964) - 'Elizabeth Taylor' (qv) was the original choice for the role of Louisa. - 'Frank Sinatra' (qv) was the first choice to play Rod Anderson. When 'Darryl F. Zanuck' (qv) balked at his salary demand, 'Robert Mitchum' (qv) agreed to play the role at no fee for tax purposes. # What Price Hollywood? (1932) - 'David O. Selznick' (qv) wanted 'Clara Bow' (qv) for the role of Mary Evans, but she turned it down when she was offered more money from Fox. # Wheels on Meals (1984) - 'Benny Urquidez' (qv), a kickboxer with a 58-0 record, was nearly fired for hitting his opponents too hard while filming. # When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) - Michael's real daughter's car's numberplate is ``2SAD''. # When Harry Met Sally... (1989) - Harry can be seen reading 'Stephen King' (qv)'s _Misery (1990)_ (qv), which would be director 'Rob Reiner' (qv)'s next film. - The woman who says ``I'll have what she's having'' after Sally's faked orgasm is director 'Rob Reiner' (qv)'s mother. # Where Eagles Dare (1969) - The driving force behind the film was 'Richard Burton' (qv)'s son, who wanted to see his father in a good old fashioned adventure movie. Burton approached producer 'Ellion Kastner' (qv) for ideas, who asked 'Alastair MacLean' (qv). At that time, most of MacLean's novels have either been made into films, or were in the process of being filmed. Kastner pursuaded MacLean to write a new story. Six weeks later, MacLean delivered the script. - 'Clint Eastwood' (qv) was reluctant to receive second billing to Burton, but agreed after being paid $800,000. - The ``Schloss Adler'' is actually the ``Schloss Hohenwerfen'' in Austria. At the time of filming, the castle was being used as a police training camp. - An accident during one of the action scenes left Kastner and director 'Brian G. Hutton' (qv) badly burnt. - Schaffer greets each of his intended victims with a ``Hello'' before he kills them. - Despite Eastwood's reputation for violence in other films, his character kills more people in this film than any other Eastwood character. # Where the Day Takes You (1992) - Although 'Cynthia Szigeti' (qv) is listed as the ``Counseler'', 'Christian Slater' (qv) played the part in actual filming. # Whereabouts of Jenny, The (1991) (TV) - CAMEO(Tony Danza): drunk. # While You Were Sleeping (1995) - The role of Lucy was written for 'Demi Moore' (qv). 'Sandra Bullock' (qv) took the role, saying she could relate to it having just broken up from a four year relationship. # White Dog (1982) - DIRCAMEO(Samuel Fuller): # White Nights (1985) - The 747 aircraft is actually a 707 with an artificial hump on the top of the foreward fuselage, as the studio couldn't afford to lease a 747. # White Room, The (1989) - Released was revoked in 1989 when the producers decided to re-make the movie, adding an additional plot based on events taking place behind the scenes (during the shooting of the first version of the movie.) The new version was to have starred 'Paul McGann' (qv) and 'Greta Scacchi' (qv), but was never funded. # White Sands (1992) - CAMEO(Mimi Rogers): the policeman's wife # White Squall (1996) - The ship used in the film is the ``Eye of the Wind'', originally built in 1911 as a top-sail schooner and refitted in 1975 as a brigantine. It was also used in _The Blue Lagoon (1980)_ (qv), _Savage Island (1985)_ (qv), and _Tai-Pan (1986)_ (qv). - The Danish school girls in the movie were meant to be French school girls in the original script. This change came about as a casting director who searched for French-speaking and -looking actresses met 'Camilla Overbye-Roos' (qv). The casting director wanted to cast her but she could not speak French. Overbye-Roos then suggested changing the French girls to Danish girls. The casting director asked her to find suitable Danish girls (which were found by contacting Danish exchange students and au-pair girls in America). Photos and screen test of the girls that were found were then sent to director 'Ridley Scott' (qv) who approved the change. # Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) - Some versions have an extra scene: Eddie Valiant had gone into Toontown, ambushed by the weasels and had a pig's head ``tooned'' onto his. He went home and took a shower during which Jessica walks into his apartment. This scene was cut from the original release, but did appear in theatrical trailers and a television broadcast. - A scene where Jessica pulls or pulls off her stocking as she was sitting cross-legged was cut. - 'Bob Hoskins' (qv) watched his young daughter to learn how to act with imaginary characters. He later had problems with hallucinations. Hoskins' son was reportedly furious that his father hadn't brought any of his cartoon co-stars home to meet him. - Some scenes of Eddie Valiant in the taxi are actually drawings of Eddie Valliant instead of pictures of Hoskins. - Jessica Rabbit's speaking voice was performed by 'Kathleen Turner' (qv), and her singing voice was performed by 'Amy Irving' (qv). Turner was uncredited. - Eddie enters a toontown men's room which has the graffiti ``For a Good Time, call Allyson Wonderland'' in the background. - There are persistent rumours that the laserdisc edition of this film has a few frames of Jessica Rabbit with no panties, visible when she and Eddie are thrown out of the cab. # Whoopee Boys, The (1986) - CAMEO: (Jack Nitzsche): man who yeels at Barney and Jack for being in the pool. # Whore (1991) - Theatre marquees for two other 'Ken Russell' (qv) films, _Crimes of Passion (1984)_ (qv) and _The Lair of the White Worm (1988)_ (qv), are seen in the film. # Why Worry? (1923) - Ringling Brothers giant 'George Auger' (qv) was contracted to play the role of Colosso, but he died shortly after filming began. A nationwide publicity campaign was instituted to find a replacement. Norwegian 'John Aasen' (qv), living in Minnesota, was discovered as a result of a newspaper article about his shoe size. # Wicked, Wicked (1973) - The organ music is originally from _The Phantom of the Opera (1925)_ (qv). # Wild at Heart (1990) - During filming, 'Laura Dern' (qv) passed out when 'David Lynch' (qv) asked her to smoke four cigarettes at once in one deep inhalation. When she came to, she saw a worried Lynch standing above her asking: ``Tidbit! Are you alright?'' # Wild in the Streets (1968) - The young Max Flatow was originally played by 'Barry Williams' (qv), but his scenes were cut after they realized that his eyes were blue, whereas 'Christopher Jones' (qv)' (the elder Max Flatow) were brown. # Wild Life, The (1984) - CAMEO(Rick Moranis): # Wild Orchid (1990) - 'Mickey Rourke' (qv) and 'Carrie Otis' (qv) were a ``couple'' at the time this film was made, and there is a persistent rumor that the sex scenes were not faked. # Wild Poses (1933) - Uses sets from _Brats (1930)_ (qv). # Willow (1988) - According to the press kits, the two-headed dragon was named ``Siskbert'', a reference to the movie critics 'Gene Siskel' (qv) and 'Roger Ebert' (qv). The word does not occur in the film but made it into some reviews. - The character of the evil general Kael is said to have been named after film critic 'Pauline Kael' (qv). - Willow utters the same spell as Merlin did in _Excalibur (1981)_ (qv). # Wings of Eagles, The (1957) - Director 'John Ford' (qv) appears as John Dodge, but is credited as 'Ward Bond' (qv). # Winter Carnival (1939) - 'F. Scott Fitzgerald' (qv), originally assigned to write the picture, was dismissed in a humiliating scene in front of the Hanover Inn during the 1939 Carnival. # Wired (1989) - In the scene where John Landis is walking across the set from _The Blues Brothers (1980)_ (qv), a helicopter can be heard in the background. See _Twilight Zone - The Movie (1983)_ (qv). # Wisdom (1986) - John Wisdom 'Emilion Estevez' (qv) can be seen on a bus adorned with the graffiti ``Plate O' Shrimp'', a reference to _Repo Man (1984)_ (qv), which also starred Estevez. - In one scene, a TV can be seen showing a Fotomat booth being blown up with a rocket launcher, a scene make by Estevez and his brother [Ramon? or Charlie?] # With a Song in My Heart (1952) - 'Susan Hayward' (qv)'s singing was dubbed by 'Jane Froman' (qv). # Wizard of Gore, The (1970) - Filmed in 1968, unreleased until 1970. # Wizard of Oz, The (1939) - 'Ogden Nash' (qv) wrote an unused screenplay. - The title role was written with 'W.C. Fields' (qv) in mind. Producer 'Mervyn LeRoy' (qv) wanted 'Ed Wynn' (qv), who turned down the role. Studio executive Freed wanted Fields, and offered him $75,000. Fields supposedly wanted $100,000. According to a letter from Fields' agent (and supposedly written by Fields) Fields turned down to role to devote his time to writing the script for ``You Can't Cheat an Honest Man''. - 'Frank Morgan' (qv) has five roles: Professor Marvel, the gatekeeper of the Emerald city, the cab driver (of the horse of a different color), the Wizard's guard, and the Wizard. It is also possible that he was made up for the projected image of the Wizard. - MGM studio heads wanted 'Shirley Temple' (qv) to play Dorothy. - 'Gale Sondergaard' (qv) was originally cast as the Wicked Witch of the West. - Terry (Toto) was stepped on by one of the witch's guards, and had a double for two weeks. A second double was obtained, because it resembled Toto more closely. - The Cowardly Lion's facial makeup included a brown paper bag. Actor 'Bert Lahr' (qv) couldn't eat without ruining his makeup. Tired of eating soup and milkshakes, he decided to eat lunch and have his makeup redone. - 'Buddy Ebsen' (qv) was the original choice for the Scarecrow. 'Ray Bolger' (qv) was originally brought in as the Tin Woodsman. Bolger wanted to play the Scarecrow (his childhood idol was 'Fred Stone' (qv) who had played the original Scarecrow in the 1902 Baum play ``The Wizard of Oz''. Bolger had seen him in ``Jack O Lantern'' in 1919 or 1920.) He insisted and was eventually given the Scarecrow role. Ebsen was given the Tin Man. Ebsen got sick from the makeup, but that was not the sole cause: his symptoms were not consistent with aluminum powder poisoning, but were an allergic reaction to either the aluminum or the other chemicals in the makeup. (he probably would have gotten sick anyway, but this speeded the process). The makeup method was changed when 'Jack Haley' (qv) took over (the aluminum was originally put on as a powder, they switched to mixing the aluminum in a paste), so Haley did not inhale the aluminum as much. Haley did not find out what had happened to Ebsen until after the movie. He assumed that Ebsen had been fired. Ebsen's voice can still be heard in ``Off to see the Wizard''. - ``Over the Rainbow'' was nearly cut. - The film originally contained an elaborate production number called ``The Jitter Bug'', which cost $80,000 and took five weeks to shoot. In the scene, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly lion, and the Tin Woodsman are on their way to the Witch's castle when they are attacked by ``jitter bugs'' - furry pink and blue mosquitolike ``rascals'' that give one ``the jitters'' as they buzz about in the air. When, after its first preview, the movie was judged too long, MGM officials decided to sacrifice the ``Jitter Bug'' scene. They reasoned that it added little to the plot and, because a dance by the same name had just become popular, they feared it might date the picture. The Witch still refers to the bug in the final film, just before telling the Monkeys to ``Fly!'' Only home movies of the filming of ``The Jitterbug'' survive, though the song is on current versions of both the soundtrack CD and the recent anniversary edition videotape. The sequence was also incorporated into a recent stage version of the musical. - When filming first started, 'Judy Garland' (qv) wore a blond wig and heavy, ``baby-doll'' makeup; when 'George Cukor' (qv) assumed the role of intermediate director (after the producer took the original director off the picture, and before they found a replacement), he got rid of the wig and most of the makeup and told her to just be herself. - The ``tornado'' was a thirty-five foot long muslin stocking, photographed with miniatures of a Kansas farm and fields. - The Wicked Witch of the West ('Margaret Hamilton' (qv)) was off the film for more than a month after being severely burned during her disappearance from Munchkinland. Her stand-in was also injured when a broom exploded during a stunt shot. - Morgan's Professor Marvel coat was taken from a rack of second-hand clothing purchased by the studio wardrobe department; he was astounded when, just by chance, he turned out the coat's pocket and found the name 'L. Frank Baum' (qv) (the Oz books' author) sewn into the lining. Baum's widow and the tailor who made the coat confirmed that the coat had, indeed, been his. Upon completion of filminggg, the coat was presented to Baum's widow. - The horses in Emerald City palace were colored with Jello crystals. The relevant scenes had to be shot quickly, before the horses started to lick it off. - Rumors of the Munchkin actors' wild drunken orgies and other escapades are greatly exaggerated. - Many of the Munchkins' voices were dubbed by professional singers, as many of the actors had poor Engish or couldn't sing. - There is a rumor that a man committed suicide on the set, and that his body can be seen on the left of the screen as Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man walk down the Yellow Brick Road after their first encounter with the Wicked Witch. This is false; the object in question is a strange looking bird. - Director 'Victor Fleming' (qv) did not finish the film, being assigned to take over direction of _Gone with the Wind (1939)_ (qv). Fleming stayed with Oz until the color photography was completed, and then handed over to 'King Vidor' (qv), who directed the black and white sequences. # Woman's Secret, A (1949) - 'Nicholas Ray' (qv) and 'Gloria Grahame' (qv) were going through a marital separation during the soundstage filming of this motion picture, and for both professional and personal reasons kept this information from everyone in the cast and crew. Ray often slept on the set. # Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990) (TV) - Director 'Ken Russell' (qv)'s segment, ``Fireworks Before Dusk'', was re-cut and re-scored by the studio after filming finished. Russell refused to watch the released film. # Women of All Nations (1931) - Stone ('Humphrey Bogart' (qv)) does not appear in all prints. # Women, The (1939) - There are over 130 roles in this movie, all played by women. 'Phyllis Povah' (qv) and 'Marjorie Main' (qv) are the only two carry-overs to the movie from the play cast, which had 666 performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York. # Working Girl (1988) - 'Harrison Ford' (qv) cut his chin in a car accident in Northern California when he was about 20. In the movie, his character says that he was piercing his ear as a teen, and fainted and hit his chin on the toilet. See also: _Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)_ (qv). - When Catherine Parker ('Sigourney Weaver' (qv)) comes back to New York ando gets out off the helicopter, she carries a big stuffed-toy gorilla. Weaver played the role of Dian Fossey in _Gorillas in the Mist (1988)_ (qv) just a few months before. # World According to Garp, The (1982) - The house that the plane crashes into was built at one end of the only runway at Lincoln Park Airport, a very small airstrip in Lincoln Park, NJ USA (about 35 miles NW of New York City). The wrecked house was not removed for several weeks. While no planes have hit houses in the vicinity, one did bounce off the roof of a passing car several years earlier. - CAMEO(John Irving): wrestling match referee - DIRCAMEO(George Roy Hill): pilot that crashes into the house # Wrong Man, The (1957) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): narrating the film's prologue. The only time he actually spoke in any of his films. - Although based on a true story, Hitchcock deliberately left out some of the information that pointed to Manny's innocence to heighten the tension. - The ``right'' man (the real culprit) can be seen several times during the film: outside the Stork Club, in the Victor Moore arcade and near one of the liquor stores where the police take Manny. # Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) - 'Fred Astaire' (qv) was first offered the leading role but turned it down. # You Only Live Twice (1967) - The budget was the then astronomic sum of $9,500,000 ($1,000,000 of of which was spent by 'Ken Adam' (qv) in his crater set). - For the first time the story of a 007 film bears little resemblance to the novel it is based on. - The face of Ernst Blofeld is revealed for the first time (in the guise of 'Donald Pleasence' (qv)). - The female leads 'Mie Hama' (qv) and 'Akiko Wakabayashi' (qv) both appeared in _King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963)_ (qv). - Whilst in Japan, 'Sean Connery' (qv) and his wife are hounded by the international press. During news conferences the press insisted on referring to Connery as James Bond. The last straw comes when local newsmen attempted to photograph him in a rest room. To ease the tension the producers remove his contractual obligation to do one more 007 movie, despite being offerred $1 million. - The book title comes from a 17 century poem by Japanese poet Basho, it reads ``You only live twice / Once when you are born / And once when you look death in the face''. # You Were Never Lovelier (1942) - 'Rita Hayworth' (qv)'s singing was dubbed by 'Nan Wynn' (qv). - The song ``On the Beam'' was written for the film but not used. - The dance to ``You Were Never Lovelier'' was cut from the film after the previews. - The character played by 'Fred Astaire' (qv) says he is from Omaha, Nebraska- Astaire's real-life birthplace. # You'll Never Get Rich (1941) - A vocal performance of ``Dream Dancing'' by 'Gwen Kenyon' (qv) was cut from the film. - In reference to the Porter song ``Night and Day'' sung by 'Fred Astaire' (qv) in _The Gay Divorcee (1934)_ (qv), 'Cole Porter' (qv) ended ``The Wedding Cake Walk'' with the phrase ``night and day.'' He asked permission from RKO to quote the line. - Bugle call in-joke: see also _The Gay Divorcee (1934)_ (qv), _Roberta (1935)_ (qv), _Follow the Fleet (1936)_ (qv), e.g. # You're a Big Boy Now (1966) - The nightclub has scenes from _Dementia 13 (1963)_ (qv) (also directed by 'Francis Coppola' (qv)) projected onto the wall. # You're My Everything (1949) - The role of Hannah was originally intended for 'Jeanne Crain' (qv) who dropped out when she became pregnant. # Young and Innocent (1937) - DIRCAMEO(Alfred Hitchcock): outside the courthouse holding a camera as Derrick de Marney escapes. # Young Frankenstein (1974) - The film was shot in the same castle as the original _Frankenstein (1910)_ (qv). - DIRCAMEO(Mel Brooks): the sound of the off-screen cat screaming when hit by a dart. # Young Guns (1988) - 'Tom Cruise' (qv) was disguised with a beard and mustache and apppears as a bad guy that walks out of a door and is shot. He was added because he was visiting the set and said he had never been in a film gunfight. # Young Guns II (1990) - CAMEO(Jon Bon Jovi): scruffy man who gets shot in the chest and blown backwards after Doc and Chavez get out of the pit jail. # Young Man with a Horn (1950) - 'Kirk Douglas' (qv)' trumpet licks were performed by 'Harry James' (qv). # Young Master, The (1980) - The fan-fighting scene required 329 takes to complete. # Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) - The ``cycling across the moon'' shot is a reference to _E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)_ (qv), directed by producer 'Steven Spielberg' (qv). # Youth on Parade (1942) - 'Martha O'Driscoll' (qv)'s singing was dubbed by 'Margaret Whiting' (qv). # Zardoz (1974) - The scene where [Connery] ('Sean Connery' (qv)) and [Rampling] ('Charlotte Rampling' (qv)) turn into skeletons had to be shot three times. The first time, the film was damaged, and the second time, a studio helper accidentally exposed the negatives. Connery and Rampling were extremely annoyed, because of the time they had to spend having make-up done. # Ziegfeld Follies (1946) - Head director 'George Sidney' (qv) quit after one month of filming and was replaced by 'Vincente Minnelli' (qv). - The initial version shown to preview audiences in 1944 was almost 3 hours long. - Cut from film: - Musical number ``If Swing Goes, I Go Too,'' directed by Sidney, danced and sung by 'Fred Astaire' (qv). - Musical/comedy number ``Start Off Each Day with a Song,'' directed by 'Charles Walters' (qv), performed by 'Jimmy Durante' (qv). - Musical number ``A Cowboy's Life,'' directed by 'Merrill Pye' (qv), sung by 'James Melton' (qv). - Musical number ``Liza,'' directed by Minnelli, sung by 'Avon Long' (qv). - Cut from film: Comedy sketch "Baby Snooks and the Burglar," directed by 'Roy Del Ruth' (qv), performed by 'Fanny Brice' (qv). - Comedy sketch ``Death and Taxes,'' directed by Minnelli, performed by Durante and 'Edward Arnold' (qv). - Musical number ``We Will Meet Again in Honolulu,'' directed by Pye, sung by Melton. The 'Esther Williams' (qv) water ballet from this number was retained in the film. - Finale musical number ``There's Beauty Everywhere,'' directed by Minnelli, sung by Melton, danced by Astaire, 'Lucille Bremer' (qv) and 'Cyd Charisse' (qv). A fragment with Charisse was retained in the reshot finale. - The horse ridden by 'Lucille Ball' (qv) is the Lone Ranger's Silver. - The ``Great Lady'' sketch was written as a self-parody intended for 'Greer Garson' (qv), but she refused the role. # Ziegfeld Girl (1941) - Planned in 1938 to be made with 'Elanor Powell' (qv) and 'Virginia Bruce' (qv). # Zulu (1964) - This was 'Michael Caine' (qv)'s first major film role. He watched the rushes, but was so nervous that he was sick, and never watched rushes again. - Caine visited the officers' mess of the Scots Guards at Pirbright to perfect his accent. - Welsh-born 'Stanley Baker' (qv) was determined to make this film. Unable to find finance, he sunk most of his own money into the project. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----- NOTES ----- ACCEPTABLE TRIVIA ----------------- Please ensure that what you submit is trivia, and not a ``goof''. Also, I will only include trivia that has a direct bearing on the film it is classified under. 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