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Entertainment Fact or Fiction 2/15/2015

Fact Or Fiction - February 15th, 2015

If you have a cool piece of trivia that we don't have, let us know.  Also, we're going to be adding some pictures so that it doesn't just become a wall of boring text.

Nicholson pulled out a weapon on the set of departed to provoke a genuine reaction - he felt he wasn't
intimidating enough during the Billy and Frank scene

Jennifer Lawrence kicked Josh Hutcherson in the head during the Hunger Games, Hutcherson received a concussion from it

One of the Bond girls used to be a man, baby

The spider used in the 2002 Spiderman movie was a Steatoda spider.

The Steatoda spider was given anesthesia and painted blue and red

the live grasshoppers that were used in The Mummy were chilled in a refrigerator to make them more sluggish

All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20

Jeremy Renner prepared for his role as Hawkeye by training with Olympic archers

Chris Evans had a beard in the post credits scene of The Avengers - it was covered by a prosthetic and by his hands

Cost of the Spiderman costume for the 2002 movie? $100,000 each.  4 of them were stolen and never returned.

The main characters initials in The Prestige spell Abra
(like abracadabra)

The main characters first initials in Inception spell

Mercedes asked that its logo be removed from Slumdog Millionaire scenes that took place in the slums.  They thought it would taint the brand.

T2 Arnold Schwarzeneggers per word pay day? $21,429.  He spoke a total of 700 words in the movie

Can you imagine Richard Gere as John McClane?

Billy Crystal took the part of Mike in Monster's Inc after turning down Toy Story the "worst decision of his career"

Christopher Lee is the only member of the Lord Of The Rings crew to meet Tolkien

Christopher Lee recorded a metal album at the age of 90

Beverly Hills Cop made up "satellite tracking systems" for the movie.  Today we have GPS

the S.H.I.E.L.D research facility in the Avenger's is NASA's Plum Brook Station

What would the Man Of Steel had been like if Ben Affleck Directed it?

Casino Royale was the first Bond film approved by Chinese Sensors

The Ferrari in Ferris Bueller's Day Off is an MG with a fiberglass Ferrari body

The longest kiss on film? "You're In The Army Now" made in 1941 it lasted 3 minutes and 4 seconds

George Clooney played sparky the gay dog in South Park

Jack Nicholson hasn't appeared on a talk show since 1971.  He hates giving interviews

Sean Connery wore a toupee in every bond film he starred in

Meryl Streep holds the record for most Golden Globe wins - 7

Tom Cruise - Best Picture (Rain Man) and Worst Picture (Cocktail) both in 1988

Dan Akroyd was inspired to write Ghostbusters because of his family's interest in the paranormal

Eddie Murphy turned down the role of Winston to star in Beverly Hills Cop

Ivan Reitman voiced both Slimer and Zuul

Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jane Krakowski, Laura Dern, and Marisa Tomei all auditioned for the role of Sarah in Labyrinth.

Labyrinth was the final film Jim Henson directed before his untimely death.

 John Hughes was inspired to write Sixteen Candles after he received a headshot of Molly Ringwald.

Viggo Mortensen was almost cast as Jake Ryan for Sixteen Candles.

 The cake in the iconic final scene of Sixteen Candles was made out of cardboard.

The original title for The Breakfast Club was Detention.

 John Cusack was almost cast in the role of Bender before it eventually went to Judd Nelson.

The library where the gang serves detention in the film was actually a converted high school gymnasium.

Over 10,000 books were used to set-dress the library in The Breakfast Club. The books were donated by the Chicago Public Library.

Brad Pitt was intended to play the role of Tommy Williams in The Shawshank Redemption

Anthony Michael Hall’s real-life mother and sister play his character Brian’s mother and sister in The Breakfast Club

John Hughes made a cameo at the end of The Breakfast Club; he played Brian’s father.

Robert Downey Jr. was considered for the role of Duckie in Pretty in Pink.

Steven Spielberg’s original concept for E.T. was the story of a family that is terrorized in their home by five aliens.

Harrison Ford’s cameo as Elliott’s principal was cut from the film.

Disney rejected the script for Back to the Future because of the incestuous storyline involving Marty McFly’s mother falling in love with him.

 Eric Stoltz was originally cast as Marty McFly

Doc Brown was originally supposed to have a pet chimpanzee, not a dog.

The iconic DeLorean time machine was originally envisioned as a time travel chamber that resembled a refrigerator.

Both Mickey Rourke and Sylvester Stallone turned down the role of Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop before it eventually went to Eddie Murphy.

Beverly Hills Cop wasn’t only the highest grossing film of 1984, it was also the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, until The Matrix Reloaded kicked it out of the top spot in 2003.

Burt Reynolds turned down the role of Garrett Breedlove in Terms of Endearment. Nicholson won an Oscar for the role...

Before casting Julia Roberts in the role of Shelby in Steel Magnolias, producers considered both Winona Ryder and Meg Ryan.

Pat Morita was originally turned down for the role of Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid

 Before casting Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso, the role was turned down by Charlie Sheen.

Three Men and a Baby is actually a remake of a 1985 French film, 3 hommes et un couffin (Three Men and a Cradle).

Vans became a national shoe brand after Sean Penn’s character in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Ben Stein’s classic economics lecture scene was completely improvised and done in one take.

The Princess Bride’s director, Rob Reiner, auditioned over 500 women for the role of Buttercup, including Courtney Cox, Meg Ryan, and Uma Thurman

During the filming of The Goonies, Jeff Cohen (Chunk) came down with a case of the chicken pox

e was so scared he was going to be replaced that he secretly showed up to work sick, and his chicken pox are visible during the iconic “Truffle Shuffle” scene.

 Richard Gere took the role of Julian Kaye in American Gigolo two weeks before production started, after John Travolta (who was originally tied to the role) dropped out.

Jennifer Connelly and Justine Bateman were the original choices to play Veronica in Heathers

 In the original script for Gremlins, Gizmo was supposed to be the villain, turning into the gremlin Stripe and becoming the leader of the gremlin pack

Tim Burton almost directed Gremlins, but was eventually passed over because he had never directed a feature length film.

Dick Grayson/Robin was originally supposed to appear in a small scene, played by Kiefer Sutherland, but the scene was cut as the filmmakers felt he was irrelevant to the plot.

Fact Or Fiction 2/14/2015

There is a potato and a shoe in the asteroid chase scene in Empire Strikes back #moviefacts

The alien language in district 9 was created by rubbing a pumpkin #moviefacts

Frank Sinatra was offered the part of John Mclane in Die Hard - to reprise his original role from The Detective

Cutthroat Island lost 147 million at the box office and bankrupted Carolco

The great machine in Contact was originally designed as a time machine in T2

at the end of Casablanca the airplane is a cutout

the ground crew in Casablanca at the end are little people

breakfast club was supposed to have a sequel every 10 years Nelson and Hughes hated each other.

the bible and planet of the apes are the only G-Rate movies to feature nudity

Laurence Fishburne was 14 when he filmed his part in apocalypse now. he lied about his age.

Airplane! titles around the world - Argentina "Where is the pilot  #movietrivia

Airplane! titles around the world Brazil tighten up your seatbelt the pilots gone  #movietrivia

Airplane! titles around the world Spain - land as you can  #movietrivia

Airplane! titles around the world Norway - help we're flying  #movietrivia

Airplane! titles around the world France - is there a pilot on this plane  #movietrivia

Airplane! titles around the world Germany the incredible trip on a crazy airplane  #movietrivia

a nightmare on elm st. was loosely based on a real event  #movietrivia

the word zombie is never used in night of the living dead  #movietrivia

the first us movies released on vhs Patton, Sound Of Music and MASH - 1977  #movietrivia

The T-Rex wasn't supposed to break the glass in Jurassic Park - those are real screams

FBI claimed that It's A Wonderful Life promoted communism

JARVIS - Just Another Very Intelligent System

JAFO - Just Another Fucking Observer

Stoic From How To Train YOur Dragon would be 7'2 if he were real

end of days was the last movie released on Laserdisc.  bring back laser discs

Moaning myrtle was 37 at the time she filmed the bath scene in the harry potter movies

Real horsehead was used in Godfather, JOhn Marley freaked out

Ghostbusters took place in the future as it was originally written

Haley Joel Osmet was Forrest Gumps Son

The Goblin King and Bruce from Finding Nemo - same guy

Edward norton's name is never mentioned in fight club

zorg and korbin dallas never met each other

Sequel to E.T. - Nocturnal Fears

E.t.'s name was zreck

The e.t's and their alien counterparts were to fight a war and capture Elliot and torture him

walk this way by aerosmith was influenced by young frankenstein

Spielbergs War Of The Worlds filming was inspired by amatuer videos of 9/11

The look of Axiom from Wall-E was inspired by Disneyland park

the original tag line for Twister? "It SUcks"

Orson Welle's Final movie was Transformers The Movie

The first Toy Story contains no visible liquids, fiery explosions or long hair

The fade to white at the end of total recall was Quaid getting lobotomized

Paul Verhoeven revealed that Total Recall was actually a dream

Dr. Edgemar outlines the entire 3rd act as he tries to tell quaid nothing is real

Keith David never removes his gloves during the thing - he broke his hand

o.j. simpson was going to play the terminator

Marlon Brando was reading lines on a diaper when he spoke to the baby superman

Tobey Maguire acutally performed the stunt where he catches MJ's lunch.. after many takes

Lord Farquaad from Shrek is based on Michael Eisner - supposedly

Eisner used to call Katzenberg "evil Midget" hense farquaad's shortness

humane society objected to the crow scene in shawshanke redemption

crew had to find a maggot that died of natural causes before they could film the crow scene...

brad pitt threatened to quit Se7en if New Line changed the ending

Spielberg refused pay for his work on schindler's list

In the TV version of Return of the living dead freddy's jacket says "tv version" instead of fuck you

Ezekiel monologue in pulp fiction was supposedly written for Keitels character in From dusk til dawn

jim caviezel was struck by lighting while filming the crucifixion scene in The passion of the christ
many of the extras in One flew over the cuckoo's nest were actual mental patients

cloud atlas is the most expensive independent movie ever as of 2013

Other Father in COraline is singing of Other mothers true intentions

pinocchio can be seen in the snuggly ducklin in Tangled

RIO was based on a true story

Cabin In The Woods - marty doesn't go swimming because he was in too good of shape

Gene hackman never shot a frame of footage for Superman II - it was reused footage from Superman with body doubles and voice impersonators

McAvoy had to wear hair extensions for the first month of shooting Xmen First class - he had shaved his head prior to filming

The Lost Boys was envisioned as a Goonies type film with 5th and 6th grade vampires.

The helicopter pilot at the beginning of Carpenter's thing spoils the entire plot, if you spoke Norwegian

In the Alien series of films, the androids are named in alphabetical order Ash, bishop Call, david

Lion King Alternate ending - Scar defeats simba by throwing him off pride rock, but is burned alive by wildfire.

the oxygen breathing fluid in the abyss is real

Ewok was never uttered in any star wars movies

Estate of Dr Seuss said there will never be a live action movie after Cat In The Hat

Machete was in the first spy kids movie

if you watch all of the saw movies, you'll spend 666 minutes doing it

time travel movies are banned in china

godzilla's roar is copyrighted

the disney castle is real - Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

that blue light hover above the egg chamber? A laser used by The Who, they were rehearsing next door

George Lucas broke Bruce the shark when he visited the jaws set and put his head in the mouth.

showgirls was the most succesful widley released NC-17 movie.  Still lost 25 million

the Ten Commandments that you see on US Goverment property? Thank Cecli B. Demille.  It was a publicity stunt

christopher plummer was drunk during the music festival sequence of the sound of music

a sequel to Earthquake was written where the survivors now live in san francisco and it happens again
John Williams wrote the original score to the poseidon adventure.

Studio insisted that quotes be put around "Crocodile" Dundee, so that the audience wouldn't be confused if dundee was a crocodile

how many balloons would it take to make a house fly? 12658392 helium balloons

Dean Jones owns the only existing trick herbie car from The Love Bug

the first movie broadcast on television was The Crooked Circle in 1933

spoiler alert - none of the characters in Cabin Fever actually die from the disease

Cameron Diaz is one of the subway passengers in minority report

Watching the movie 2012 in North Korea is punishable by jail time.  It's seen as an insult

the sound of the independce day alien spaceship's weapon exploding? it's james brown screaming

the urban legend of the ghost boy in three men and a baby? it was created by the studio.  the movie set home video records

Bilbo's 111th birthday cake caught fire.  Ian holm finished the scene anyways

Steven Seagal was Sean Connery's martial arts trainer in Never Say Never Again.  Seagal broke Connery's wrist

White Castle was the only fast food chain that would allow the producers of Harold and Kumar to use their name.

the bulletproof cup scene in super troopers was filmed outside of a working prison

The Legend of Ron Burgundy was inspired by Jessica Savitch's televised biograpy

A sequel to 16 candles was planned called 32 candles.  It would have taken place 16 years later.

16 candles sequel - Usa network never wanted to have the original cast back.  thankfully it fell through

The movie the explorers was never finished.  the studio released a work in progress cut

gremlins and indian jones and the temple of doom influenced the mpaa to create the pg-13 rating

slimer is the ghost of belushi

tron was disqualified from getting an Oscar.  the academy felt that using a computer was cheating

those are real pig entrails in the captain Rhodes death scene from dawn of the dead
they were stored in a fridge that was unplugged and they spoiled causing many to get sick

teen wolf title in brazil "boy from the future"

The santa that stabbed simon pegg in Hot Fuzz - Peter jackson

Buttercup from The Princess Bride is technically not a princess

David Bowies face is hidden several times in the background in Labyrinth

original title to Honey I shrunk the Kids? "Teenie Weenie"

Will Ferrell's balls in Step Brothers cost $20,000

west side story was inspired by the short-lived phenomenon of real street gang dance fighting

triumph of the will was hitler's attention-deficit attempt at making a sex tape - we dispute that

SPECTRE stood for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.

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