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                                MOVIE TRIVIA

                          Frequently Asked Questions

                    Copyright (C) 1992-1996 Murray Chapman


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# "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

# "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)

# "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

# 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

# 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

# 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
 - 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

# 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

# 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

# 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
- 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
- The front (face) part of the alien costume's head is made from a real human
- 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
- 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

# 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- CAMEO(ZZTop): the band in 1885.  ZZTop wrote some of the music for the

# 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

# 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
- '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
- ``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
- 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
- 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
- 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''

# 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

# 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
 - 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
 - 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'

# 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
- 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
- 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

# 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

# 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

# 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
- 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
- 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

# 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
- 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
- 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

# Chariots of Fire (1981)
- The ``male military band'' featured several women disguised with false

# 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

# 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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

# 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
- '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

# 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

# Cyber Bandits (1995)
- CAMEO([Visual Effects Supervisor]): behind the VR table in the nightclub
- Originally titled ``A Sailor's Tattoo'', but renamed before release by

# 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).
  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
- 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

# 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
- 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
- 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
- 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

# 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

# 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
- '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
- 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
- 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,
- '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
- 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

# 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

# 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

# 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
- '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

# 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
- 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
- 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.
- '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

# 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
- 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

# 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

# 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

# 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
- 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
- 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
  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
 - 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
- 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
 - 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

# 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
- 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
- '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.
- CAMEO(Steven Spielberg): the man in the electric wheelchair with a TV
- 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
- '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.


# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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
- '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

# 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

# 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
- 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
- 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

# 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

# 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
- 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
- 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
 - 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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

# 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
- 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
- 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

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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
- Many scenes were filmed in a city park beside one of London's busiest
- 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
- '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
- '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

# 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
- '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
- '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

# 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''

# 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
- 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
- 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

# 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
- '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

# 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

# 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

# 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
- 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

# 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

# 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

# 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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

# 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
- '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
- '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
- 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
- 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
- '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
- 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
- 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
- '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: ``
  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
- 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
 - 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
 - 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

# 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
- 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
- '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
- 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

# 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
- 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

# 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

# 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

# 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
- 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'
- 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
- 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
- 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

# 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

# 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

# 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

# Submarine D-1 (1937)
- 'Ronald Reagan' (qv) had a role in this film, but it was completely edited

# 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

# 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

# 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
 - 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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

# 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

# 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)
 - 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
- 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
- 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

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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
- 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

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.



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     film. See _Trading Places (1983)_ (qv) and
     _Coming to America (1988)_ (qv). 
   - Anyone that sends me the ghost/suicide rumours from
     _The Wizard of Oz (1939)_ (qv) or _3 Men and a Baby (1987)_ (qv) will
     be publically humilated.

You can also use the following tags:

  A ``cameo'' is a small, unbilled role.  If their name appears in the credits,
  it's NOT a cameo.  A cameo is NOT defined a famous person with a small role,
  despite the fact that this may be interesting.  If they are billed, then
  please don't send it in as a ``cameo'', but decide if it's signifcant enough
  to be included in the trivia section.

  The DGA contracts that directors operate under require that a name be given
  for the director of a film.  If the actual director of the film wishes to
  disown the film, he or she typically uses the name ``Alan Smithee'' (An
  anagram for ``The alias men'').


Submissions are made via The Internet Movie Database mailserver:

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  # Movie Name, The
  - 'Firstname Lastname' (qv) also appeared in _The Other Movie (1988_ (qv),
    which is why in this film he cracks the joke ``They're the wrong
    trousers!  And they've gone wrong!''.
  - CAMEO(Name Name): blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
  - DIRTRADE(Name Name): blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
  - DIRTRADE(Name Name): [cream]: The lead character eats whipped cream
  - DIRCAMEO(Name Name): Getting onto a bus.
  - SMITHEE(Name Name): Disowned the director's cut.
  - BOOTH(Name Name): Disowned the studio cut.
  - URL(<URL>|Description)
  # Second Movie, A (1900) (TV)
  - blah blah blah
  - blah blah blah blah blah

Full details on the "ADD" command are available by sending a mail message
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There is a separate list for technical and plot errors in movies.  Please use
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