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A BUG’S LIFE
P.T. Flea’s (John Ratzenburger) circus was a pair of 2 oz. Carson(?) Junior Cookie boxes (“Now more sugar”).
The tough bug bar in Bug City was a can of Low Fat Lard.
The band at the Mexican hat was playing “La Cucarocha”.
How many cockroaches does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Don’t know; as soon as the light comes on, they scatter.
The berries used to simulate war wounds during the bird attack were boysenberry.
A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983)
Peter Billingsly, Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon
Higbees – lighted sign- corner window
2726 Trolley # the kids run past.
Raggedy Ann and Andy in Radio Flyer in the window
Red Ryder – speech bubble “It’s all yours little beaver. This 200 shot range model air rifle is just like the one I used during my range wars chasin’ rustlers and bad guys’
Look Magazine – Shirley Temple and Santa on the cover. – Leaves ad for the gun in the magazine.
The Sox traded Bullfrog
Griffith, Indiana – guy who swallowed a yo-yo.
Victor is the Lone Ranger’s nephew’s horse.
Oxydol with bullseye box in front of Chips box on sink – they move to a shelf with a box of Quick Arrow later in the movie.
Ol’ Blue – what he calls his gun in his daydream
Arithmatic questions on black board 42+85, 596+287, 976+418, second row, 76-42, 95-37, 786-547.
Pg 32 of Silas Mariner – Teacher writes Silas on black board.
Little Orphan Annie Secret Decoder Pin.
785 smelly hound dogs – Bumpus dogs
A guy from Terre Haute won a bowling alley
Fra-Gile-Ay – must be Italian, I think it says fragile
6:45 Little Orphan Annie Time, brought to you by rich chocolaty Ovaltine.
Guy knocks $2 off of the tree because he says the dad looks like he knows his trees. Dad gets him to throw in ropes and tie it to the top of his car.
4 minutes, time me. 8 minutes. To change a tire.
Lux is his favorite, Palmolive had a nice piquant after dinner flavor, Lifebuoy was Yuck.
Heather gives Mrs. Schilds a santa snow globe. Ralphie gives her a fruit basket.
Little Orphan Annie Secret Circle- signed by Little Orphan Annie, countersigned by Piere Andre – countersigned in ink.
B-2 setting of the pin.
Code spells out, “Be sure to drink your ovaltine”
Flick is getting his dad a rose that squirts. Schwartz is giving his dad a flint gun.
Ralphie gets a C+ on his theme. The teacher writes “You’ll shoot your eye out”
Orange Crush sign where Ralphie beats up the bully – Skeet Farkis
Bears are playing Green Bay on Sunday.
Wizard of OZ flying monkeys attack Mickey Mouse in Christmas parade.
Santa – hates the smell of tapioca.
Blue light string isn’t lighting… father says it’s the green light string.
Ralphie’s window frame is green.
Aunt Clara – sends Ralphie a pink bunny suit. Dad says he looks like a deranged Easter bunny.
Ralphie and Randy both toss the argyle socks over their shoulders.
Dad gets a can of simmonizer and a blue bowling ball.
Randy gets a Zeplin.
Gally Turkanis freak – how Ralphie describes his old man’s love of turkey.
Bowling Alley the “w” isn’t lit up.
Chop Suey Palace Co.
Chinese Turkey – “Duck is smiling at me.”
To find an American city resembling an Indiana town of the 1940s, director Clark sent his location scouts to twenty cities before selecting Cleveland, Ohio, as the site for filming.
The people of Cleveland were incredibly cooperative during filming, donating antique vehicles from every corner of the city. These vintage vehicles helped to enhance the authenticity of the production design.
Ralph's school exteriors were filmed at Victoria School in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
Cameo: ['Jean Shepheard (I)' ] writer/narrator is the irate man waiting in the Santa line at the department store.
Singer/Songwriter Pepper Mcgowan was an extra during the mall scene
Jean Shepherd's book "In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash", which the film is partly based on, is a collection of short stories that Shepherd wrote for "Playboy" magazine during the 1960s.
The character Scut Farkus, played by Zack Ward, was created specifically for the movie, and never appears in the book ("In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash") on which the movie is based. In the book, Grover Dill is the only bully who torments Ralphie. The Scut Farkus character was not created specifically for the movie. He may not have been mentioned in "In God We Trust..." but was introduced in "Wanda Hickey's Night Of Golden Memories." In the opening credits it does mention that the movie is based on "In God We Trust" but several anecdotes from "A Christmas Story" are taken from "Wand Hickey's".
The film's setting is a town in Indiana, but was actually filmed in Cleveland, Ohio. The street the "Parker's" live in is called "Cleveland Street".
The movie was based on a city in Indiana named Hammond. References were made throughout the film to support this claim. Examples: Harding school (on 165th St.) where flick stuck his tongue to the flagpole, Goblatts department store, the mention of Griffith (a city that borders Hammond), Cleveland Ave and other streets that are located in Hammond. Although the movie was not filmed in Hammond the houses and look of the film is very authentic. Jean Shepherd (Writer) grew up in Hammond.
Parts of the movie, including the Christmas tree shopping scene, were filmed in Toronto, Ontario. One of Toronto's trademark red trolleys can be seen driving by the shot of the outside of the tree lot.
The St. Catharine's Museum owns the original Daisy Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action BB Gun and box used in the film, two pairs of Ralphie's glasses including the pair that was smashed, and two scripts.
The Daisy Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Air Rifle had to be created specially for the film, because it never actually existed.
Director Cameo: [Bob Clark] Swede, the dim-witted neighbor, who marvels at the Leg Lamp from outside.
Inspired the creation of "The Wonder Years" (1988).
Some of the "snow" used during the scenes between the kids and the bullies was actually soap flakes. The stars later remarked that they were slipping and sliding during the filming of the scenes.
The film was released just before Thanksgiving and became a surprise hit. By the time Christmas rolled around, the movie had already been pulled from most theaters because it had been "played out". After complaints were lodged at the theater owners and the studio, the film played on select screens until after the first of the year 1984.
Jack Nicholson was considered for the role of Mr. Parker - "The Old Man".
The "major award" was based on a real lamp: an illuminated Nehi logo.
The Radio Orphan Annie decoder pin that Ralphie receives is the 1940 "Speedomatic" model, indicating that the movie takes place in December, 1940. Different decoder badges were made each year from 1935-1940. By 1941, the decoders were made of paper.
The first names of the Parkers are never revealed during the movie.
The Department Store featured in the Santa scene is really Higbee's in Downtown Cleveland. There were no Higbee's in Hammond.
A CIVIL ACTION
John Travolta, Robert Duvall, William H. Macy
In the trial at the beginning, Travolta turned down $1 mil, then turned down offers for $1.2 mil (final), $1.5 mil (final), before accepting $2.0 mil.
Duvall likes to spend his lunches alone in the library with a sandwich, listening to Mets games.
A SIMPLE PLAN
Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda
Jacob Mitchell (Thornton) cracks up his truck when he swerves to avoid a fox. He and his brother Hank Mitchell (Paxton) were returning from visiting their mother’s grave.
Hank works for Delano Feed, and has a degree in Accounting.
Sarah (Fonda) works at the library.
Nicholas Cage, Meryl Streep, Nicholas Cage
Opens filming a scene of Being John Malkovich (the restaurant scene) in 1998
Charlie Kaufman (Cage) is hired to adapt a book, The Orchid Thief, to a movie
The Orchid Thief is a book expanded from a New Yorker article called “Orchid Fever” by Susan Orlean (Streep)
Larouche stole plants from the preserve in the Everglades, including the mysterious Ghost Orchid
Larouche is missing his front teeth
Streep rented a Chevy Lumina
Larouche drives a busted-down white van
Larouche listens to Charles Darwin on tape (read by ???)
Charlie’s twin brother Dan (Cage) writes a thriller screenplay called “The 3”, described by their mother as a cross between “The Silence of the Lambs” and ???
In New York, the offices for Glamour magazine are on floor 16 of a particular office building, The New Yorker on floor 21.
Screenwriter and seminar leader McKee (Marlon Brando?) believes the perfect script was Casablanca.
Hollywood CA – Four billion and 40 years earlier
New Yorker Magazine – 3 years earlier
A white man and three Seminoles
Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve – State Rd. 29, Florida – 2 years earlier
The writings of Charles Darwin – read by Brian O’Kelley
Polyrrhiza Lindenii – a ghost
5 kinds of bromeliad, 1 peperomia, nine orchid varieties 130 plants.
State of Florida vs James E. Billie – Seminole chief. – Killed panther
3 occasions – palm fronds – thatch roofs of chicken huts.
Ate shrimp cocktail
3 day screenwriting seminar - $500
Violinist – Amelia Kavan – Beethoven’s opus for her Pasadena Community Center Debut.
Donald – Back hurts, Charles – leg hurts, limp.
McKee (former Fulbright scholar) writes that a rule says “You must do it this way.” A principle says “This works and has through all remembered time.”
What about Flowers for Algernon – not about flowers not a movie.
Amelia’s reason for being at the party is: Hip, young trendsetters on the make. Charles answers: Old losers sitting on the floor.
Amelia’s known Charles for eight months
Banana nut is a good muffin
Orchid hunting is a mortal occupation
Orinoco River- Venezuela, 100 years earlier. William Arnold drowned orchid hunting. Ashers vanished without a trace in Asia. Xishuangbana, China
Augustus Margary survived toothache, rheumatism, pleurisy, and dysentery only to be murdered when he completed his mission and traveled beyond Bhana (?) difficulty and fatality of getting there.
12 years 60 lectures mag and book published author. Asexual micropropigation in aseptic conditions.
LaRoche – Aqua world cap
Chares is going to an Orchid show in Santa Barbara
Susan is driving a Lumina – rental
Neptune fireworks billboard – Van with LaRoche – Susan writes: funny smell in van, delusions of grandeur.
Orchids are sexist flower – orchis- testicle
Donald’s mom says his screenplay is: Silence of the Lambs meets Psycho. Mom is really good at structure. Donald is reading McKee’s book on Structure.
Susan meets Matthew Osceola at Seminole Nursery. Matthew can see Susan’s sadness, it is lovely.
Darwin hypothesized a moth with a 12 inch proboscis, sure enough, they found it.
The only barometer we have is our heart.
When you spot your flower you can’t let anything get in the way.
One unembarrassed passion – want to know what it is like to care about something so passionately.
When LaRoche was 10, it was turtles then Ice Age Fossils, then re-silvered old mirrors, then 19th century Dutch mirrors. Mirror world 1988.
Tropical fish – 60 tanks - 17 years ago.
Charles orders – Key Lime Pie (small slice) and coffee with skim milk
Takes the waitress who loves orchids to the orchid show in his dream
Serial killer hunted by cop killer sends clues. Cop falls in love with girl without meeting her, killer has MPD and is the cop and the girl. All of them are him.
The only idea more overused than serial killer is MPD
Mom called it psychologically taught. Sybil meets Dressed to Kill.
Epiphyte – waitress’s friend has one. Gets nourishment from air and rain.
30,000 kinds of orchid
turtle, monkey, onion
LaRoche and his wife opened a nursery
Donald hits on makeup girl – Caroline
Donald needs a cool way to kill people for screenplay. Charlie offers: Lit. professor cuts off little pieces of victims until they die, calls himself the deconstructor.
Donald cuts the Cassie scene in half to keep tension
Amelia’s friend David.
Orchid Books – Florida travel – Portable Darwin
England – 139 years earlier
McKee says no new genre’s since Fellini invented the mockumentary
N. Miami 9 years earlier. Accident – Mom, Uncle die. He loses his teeth. Wife in coma for 3 weeks, divorced him right away.
Almost dying gives you a free pass – no one can judge you.
Hurricane Andrew wiped out everything he has left.
Marty – superagent- calls Charlie ‘superstar’
Broken mirrors to illustrate his fractured self.
Donald makes copy of McKee’s 10 commandments, posts a copy over both work areas.
I Thou shalt respect thine audience
II Thou shalt research
III Thou shalt dramatize thine research
IV Thou shalt layer a subtext under every text
V Thou shalt create complex characters rather than merely, merely complicate story
VI Thou shalt use neither false mystery nor cheap surprise
VII Thou shalt not use deux ex machine to get to thine ending
VIII Thou shalt not make life easy for thine… (that’s all that’s visible.)
Don says “You shouldn’t have done that… ‘cause it’s extremely helpful” (sarcasm)
“Happy Together” to break tension in Don’s screenplay. Casablanca mixed genres.
John (LaRoche) calls Susan – Susie Q.
John’s training himself on the internet.
Susan wants to see a ghost.
3:33 AM Charlie gets up to read.
“To care about something whittles the world down to a more manageable size”
Horseback – killer/girl – cop chases on motorcycle
Valerie – has option for The Orchid Thief
Sony handheld tape recorder
Donald’s script – “The 3”
Caroline has a great tattoo of a snake eating its own tail. Charlie says the snake is called Ouobouros.
LaRoche wants to play himself.
LaRoche makes a sundial to see which way the sun is moving – should be heading southeast.
Three years later. – Charlie gets to N.Y. to see Susan
Glamour – 16th floor
New Yorker – 21st Floor
Marty – agent. Maurin poster in Marty’s office.
Julius and Phillip Epstein – twins – wrote Casablanca.
High sixes against a mil five
Catherine Keener – wants to play Cassie – playing Boggle
Susan Orlean – Einstein or Jesus – dinner with 1 famous person living or dead.
United to Miami 11:55 AM
Donald finds picture of Orlean on LaRoche’s porn site.
Seminole – drug can be extracted from Ghost orchid.
John and Susan make a dial tone over the phone. Susan wishes she were an ant, because they are so shiny. LaRoche says Susan is shinier than any ant. She says it’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said about her. – It’s because he likes her.
LaRoche picks up Susan at Gate 2.
Oblivious – Charlie thinks Donald is – Compliment
Sarah Marsh (Donald was in love with during High School) made fun of Donald and Kim Canetti
Charlie sings “So Happy Together” to Donald as he’s dying.
Amelia and David went to Prague in Jan. huge puppet show – church decorated with skulls, 40,000 of them. Amelia thought of Charlie while she was there.
Daisies – flower shown at end.
Production supervisor – Shoshana Horowitz.
“We’re all one thing, Lieutenant. That’s what I’ve come to realize. Like cells in a body. ‘cept we can’t see the body. The way fish can’t see the ocean. And so we envy each other. Hurt each other. Hate each other. How silly is that? A heart cell hating a lung cell.” Cassie from “The 3”
In loving memory of Donald Kaufman
Based on writer Charlie Kaufman's struggle to adapt the best-selling book The Orchid Thief.
This film received an Oscar nomination for "Best Adapted Screenplay," even though the film is not actually an adaptation of "The Orchid Thief", but rather a fictionalized account of an attempt to adapt the book into film.
The credits include Donald Kaufman as the co-writer. He is also featured as a character in the movie, and the movie is dedicated "In loving memory" of Donald (at the end of the credits). But Donald is just a fictional character himself.
Donald Kaufman was nominated for a Golden Globe with Charlie, despite being a fictional character. They were also both nominated for an Academy Award and the Academy made it known that, in the event of a victory, the two brothers would have to share one statue.
In one scene, Charlie comes home and checks his mail. He is in front of a mirror, and Donald is talking to him behind him. The reflection of Donald in the mirror is actually the real Charlie Kaufman.
Weezer recorded an acoustic version of "Happy Together" to be included in the film. However, Spike Jonze felt the original version by The Turtles was a better fit for the film.
To portray John Laroche, Chris Cooper grew out his hair, shed weight and used a prosthesis to create the illusion of a toothless mouth. Director Spike Jonze granted Cooper's request for numerous takes so he could find the right tone for the eccentric character.
Susan Orlean was supposed to be in the film as one of two women that Charlie thinks are making fun of him in a supermarket, but this scene was cut before the film made it to theaters.
Donald suggests "Flowers for Algernon" as an example of a movie about flowers, to which Charlie replies, "It's not about flowers; besides it's not a movie." In fact, the book had been filmed twice - once as Charly (1968) and for television as Flowers for Algernon (2000) (TV).
The "filmography" link in the DVD includes a page for the fictional Donald Kaufman, listing his works as Adaptation. (2002) and "The Three". There is a hidden link in the DVD main page. Scroll up from the main set of links and there is a telephone icon which appears, linking to a page with an "Adaptation Answering Machine" phone number, which had an answering machine with a message to leave your comments. Unfortunately, that phone number is no longer active.
The flower shown during the time-lapse sequence at the end of the movie is called Amelia (an Osteospermum).
Donald's screenplay, "The Three", is also the name of the fictional stolen film in An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997).
Nicolas Cage has said that during the filming of this movie, he ignored all of his acting instincts and played the part of Charlie Kaufman exactly as director Spike Jonze asked him to. He then received an Academy Award nomination for it.
Nicolas Cage was given completely separate credits for Charlie and Donald Kaufman. The credits were given in order of appearance and each of Cage's credits appeared in the order that Charlie and Donald appeared.
The book-on-tape, which is playing in the background of the orchid thief's van as Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper drive, is shown on the dashboard momentarily. It appears to be "'The Writings of Charles Darwin,' as read by Brian O'Kelley". There is no such book, no such audio tape. ''Brian O'Kelley'' is the assistant director of this movie.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd
Gomez (Julia) and Fester (Lloyd) attended Camp Custer (for juvenile offenders) as children.
Product placement: “What do you want on your Tombstone” pizza billboard, opposite Wednesday and Pugsley’s lemonade stand.
Thing gets a job as a courier for American Express.
Gomez (Julia) watches TV: ad for “Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood” (basketball player David Robinson), followed by Sally Jesse Raphael (which he calls in to).
Get a married woman to laugh, not a single woman – it gets you off on the wrong foot.
Scent of Araby
Alfie finds a hot water bottle in Gilda’s bed.
19th is circled on the calendar, but it’s the 22nd.
Man asks for 2 sixpenny’s (tickets) on the bus
Emilio Scala Maternity hospital
Alfie brings Gilda freesia’s in the hospital
The baby’s name is Malcolm Alfred
Dora from Pimlico – when her man was at body building class.
Gilda is going to work at the Brewery
Mrs. Tippen is going to watch Malcolm when Gilda is working.
Humphrey brings Gilda cherries, and brings her his mother’s ring.
The Westminster Hospital – where Alfie goes to get his X-ray checked again, because it wasn’t right.
Your X-ray is still negative (sign in room where he gets examined)
Doctor asks him to say “99” then to whisper “99”
Harry (bed next to Alfie’s) has 3 kids, wife- Lily, pretends to read while he waits for his wife. Lily brings him a banana and marmalade.
Nightmare – H-bomb drops, but he’s not killed. Has dust on him. Goes to a house, Malcolm is inside, dust is going to kill Malcolm but Alfie wants to save himself.
Harry isn’t supposed to smoke more than 5 a day.
Harry and Alfie play draughts
6 months in hospital.
One thing about driving a rolls, they’re pleased to see you anywhere.
Box of Tide in Alfie’s apartment
15 quid a week, rent in nice apartment.
Italy poster in Ruby’s apartment
12:50 clock behind Alfie in bar.
Dancing is strictly banned, by Public Order – yellow sign in bar.
Annie, writes about Tony (girl he picked up hitchhiking who is taking care of him)
Offers his watch as security on 25 quid he borrows from his friend
Sends the bear the bought for Malcolm home to Lily’s son Phil.
Ruby dumps him for a younger bloke.
“It ain’t through the eyes that you see beauty its how the heart hungers for something that makes it beautiful”
ALONG CAME A SPIDER
Megan and Dmitri went to Cathedral School (est. 1898)
Megan and Dmitri passed notes back and forth using “stego-cryptography”, embedding messages in GIFs. Pictures used included Michael Jordan, a cheetah, and a deer.
Alex Cross (Freeman) does miniature sailing ships as a hobby.
Dr. Sanji teaches a class on Charles Linbergh
Around his classroom are pictures of famous people, including Albert Einstein, Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth, and Muhammad Ali
Sanji leaves Megan’s red boot in Cross’s mailbox.
Sanji’s boat is the “C-Dreamer”, registered in Maryland.
Jezz’s father won a classic Turkish rifle in a poker game, with aces and eights, the “dead man’s hand”.
The administrator password on Jezzie’s computer is “aces&eights”.
Cross drives a black Porsche 911.
AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999)
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch
Rose petal motif in the fantasies of Lester Burnham (Spacey).
High school nickname, the Spartans.
On the way to the basketball game to see their daughter perform, Lester complains he’s missing the James Bond marathon on TBS.
The Spartanettes dance squad was coreographed by Paula Abdul.
The Burnham house has a red door.
Lester quits his job, buys a red ’73 Pontiac Firebird, and gets a job at Smiley Burger.
Ricky and Lester talk about “Re-Animator” while smoking a joint.
Lester notes the Pink Floyd cds in Ricky’s room.
Jane Burnham (Birch) had been saving her babysitting money from age 10, amassing $3000 for a boob job.
AMERICAN HISTORY X
Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Avery Brooks
Took place in Venice Beach.
Derek (Ed Norton) had to read Native Son for a book report.
Danny (Ed Furlong) did a book report on Mein Kampf.
Among Derek’s tattoos are a swastika on his left pectoral, an eagle and swastika on his right shoulder, and matching rottweilers on his shoulder blades.
Fritz (“I’m not fat, I’m husky!”) works for an exterminator, drives a Dodge van, and has “S K I N” tattooed on the fingers of his left hand.
ANALYZE THAT (2002)
Billy Crystal, Robert DeNiro, Lisa Kudrow
Little Caesar – Anthony Bella
Issac Sobel – Ben’s dad – funeral.
Paul sings “When you’re a Jet” and “Tonight” from West Side Story during the prison riot. Paul is in Sing Sing
23 (house number of Ben’s house)
Paul sings “I Feel Pretty” when Ben is watching him through the glass.
Ink blot – a bat, or a weasel, or a pussy with teeth.
Takes Paul an hour and twelve minutes to put together a simple puzzle.
Lou the Wrench – twisted someone’s head off.
Paul has been a criminal since he was 12, and his father died.
Apron has “How Merlot Can You Go?” and a wineglass on it.
Dr. Sobel asks Paul who he is boss of, he’s the boss of Jelly? (another mobster)
When Paul was 6, 6 ½, 7, he wanted to be a cowboy. His father bought him the whole outfit, including a 10 gallon white hat.
Lexus 43 LT – what the couple is driving
Paul asks Mr. Torrie and his son Michael how the Yankee’s are doing. Table asks for Pelligrino all around.
Couple keeps asking if the diamond is G – but they say it’s too yellow. Ask for lens.
Ben is taking echinacha and goldenseal (so he says)
Rigazzi Heating and Plumbing Supply (5)
Raoul Berma – dirctor of Little Caesar
When Ben is grabbed, he asks, “are we going to prom?’
Don’t turn Paul into a stromboni. Ben says, “the thing they use to clean the ice with?” – Bull without balls.
Ginko Balboa – helps my memory and I forget what else.
Run over a drive through ATM
It’s James Bond and that Sea Hunt guy – who Paul says is in the car.
Ben’s son Michael is hired as Paul’s driver.
Little Darlings – club where Ben looks for Paul.
Ben gives the stripper a 20 asks for change, then gives her his meter money
Al Pacino – Paul says he looks as much like Carol Burnett as he looks like Al Pacino.
No Smoking sign behind the gun table.
Stop sign Dead End Street sign on gate they come through.
D. Capua & sons construction.
2501 – bus number, CROSSTOWN bus – Budweiser sign on bus.
Bay Crane to lift truck., armored truck #0655
50 bars of gold, at $350 per oz. 16 oz per pound, 90 pounds in a bar. $22,995,000.00
U.S. attorney Richard Chopin
Paul, Ben and Jelly sing “There’s a Place for Us” on the pier.
ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGANDY (2004)
Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd
The following is based on actual events, only names, locations and events have been changed.
Main Street. Where the helicopter landed – Channel 4 KVWN
Ron had a voice that could make a wolverine purr.
Champ’s intro – sign – No stickball playing
82 degrees in their fair city
Nutty the Squirrel is 3 years old, - water skiing squirrel
Brian Fontana – the stylish one – penis name is the octagon, named his testicles too, James Westfall, and Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Champ – all about fun – tag line “Whammy”
Brick – Polite, rarely late, likes ice cream – I.Q. of 48
Charger cheerleader – broke her pelvis
“By the beard of Zeus” – what Ron says when he first sees Veronica
How he describes himself to Veronica “I have many leather bound books, my apartment smells of Mahogany, I’m friends with Merlin Olsen, he comes over on occasion.”
Baxter – his dog – like a miniature Buddha covered in hair.
Ling Wong – San Diego Zoo panda – pregnant
Diversity – Ron says diversity is an old, old, wooden ship used during the civil war era
WYPN – Asheville, NC – where Veronica’s last job was.
Ron – has beautiful eyes, hair smells like cinnamon – describing Veronica
Veronica spends her time chasing down leads, and practicing non-regional diction.
KQHS – Channel 9
Dorothy Mantooth – Wes’ mother. Champ says he’ll smash Wes’ face into a windshield and take his mother, Dorothy Mantooth to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again.
Veronica’s first assigned story is a cat fashion show
Brian Fantana has a hidden cupboard in his office with colognes in it. Ron suggests London Gentleman or Blackbeard’s Delight when Brian is going to hit on Veronica. Brian says he’s going to use Sex Panther by Odeon – it’s illegal in 9 countries, with bits of real panther.
Ron says it smells like gasoline. Veronica says it smells like a used diaper filled with Indian food.
Brian Fantana is on Panda-watch
1904 – San Diego was discovered by the Germans – according to Ron. San Diego is German for Whale’s vagina
Tino’s – Ron orders 3 fingers of Glenlivet with pepper and cheese, Veronica orders a Manhattan – and kick it in the side with a pair of steel toed boots.
Ron plays Jazz flute – ask him to play, he asks the band to back him up on “East Harlem Shakedown – in E flat”
Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis Posters on wall behind Veronica
Pleasure town – pandas at the gates, they ride unicorns, slide down rainbows.
Tasteful discretion is the name of the game.
Brian says he thinks he was in love once – can’t remember her name, she was Brazilian or Chinese or something like that, met her in a K-Mart bathroom, made out for hours. – Ron says that isn’t love.
Brick loves the carpet, desk, lamp.
According to Ron love is: “Afternoon Delight” – they all break into the song.
Ron is going to skip the monthly pancake breakfast to go jogging with Veronica
Ron says they are going to get married on a mountain top with flutes, trombones, flowers and garlands of fresh herbs.
103 year old woman in Chula Vista who claims to have the world’s best meatloaf recipe
Ron throws a burrito out his car window and hits Jack Black in the face, destroys his motorcycle. So Black throws Baxter off of the bridge
Jack Johnson and Tom O’Leary – names of Ron’s fists.
Fighting, screwing and reading the news – three things Veronica is good at.
Ron says he is in a glass case of emotion (phone booth)
Veronica keeps repeating the word ‘Power’ before reading the news.
Winner of the frog jumping contest is ‘Hoppy’
2 point rating boost from Veronica’s broadcast
“Thanks for stopping by” – Veronica’s tag line
“Only one thing a man can do when he’s suffering from spiritual and emotional distress…” “Flip off a monkey at the zoo?” “no, go buy new suits”
Rumble – Channel 9 (second place in the ratings) Channel 2 (3rd place for the last 5 years) Public News – No Commercials, no mercy, Spanish news channel
Ron is showing Jeffery his Emmy tape
Escupalinos en su alimento – restaurant where the girls get together
Ron – “Great Odin’s Raven”
300 angry San Diegoians, San Diegoans, San Diegouns, San Diegoins…
Panda watch – Day 46 – ultra sound shows she is doing quite well.
Baxter? Bark twice if you’re in Milwaukee
Ron’s favorite drink – scotch
Ron is drinking milk from a brown paper bag, walking down the street – bad idea, warm day.
Ted Nightengale for Channel 6
Channel 2 – if I had to venture a guess as to the sex of the panda, I’d say female.
Public News- pushes Veronica into the Kodiak Bear pit
Rocky’s Bar, grill, fine dining.
Ron blows conch shell. News Team Assemble. Baxter comes out of the river, Brick, Brian and Champ are playing pool behind Ron in the bar.
Brick – look Ron, I’m riding a funny tractor
Katowjo – cousin of Mama bear – Baxter met him on his travels.
Veronica is 72% sure that she is in love with Ron
Ron and Veronica go onto World News Center
They show outtakes from the movie, then put in a Burt Reynolds/Sally Field outtake – Smokey and the Bandit?
The first draft of the screenplay included suggested actors for various roles:
The Mexican restaurant Veronica visits with the girls from the station is named "Escupimos en su Alimento". In Spanish, that means, "We spit in your food".
Ron Burgundy's license plate is "IM #1."
The head of the newsroom is named Ed in honor of 'Ed Asner' who played Lou Grant, the head of the newsroom on "Mary Tyler Moore" (1970)
The mother Kodiak bear at the zoo says that Apatow-jo, the bear that Baxter befriended, was her cousin. Judd Apatow is the film's producer. (incorrect. The bear's name is Katow-jo, not Apatow-jo.)
The deleted scene where Ron Burgundy gets smashed in the face by the filing cabinet and proceeds to tell everyone of his dilemma is a subtle reference to his character Mustafa in Austin Powers, who did something similar when he was injured.
The filmmakers compiled so many extra scenes and sub-plots that a second film entitled _Wake Up, Ron Burgundy (2004) (V)_ is planned for release on DVD at a later date.
A good portion of scenes from the trailers are completely omitted from the film's final cut. These scenes include Burgundy taking a bullet for Veronica and a later shot of him and her emerging from a TV van to a cheering crowd with Burgundy visibly showing a bandaged wound. The line where Ron asks Garth about his divorce while at a party is also missing. Other shots cut include Ron walking into a filing cabinet and falling over, alternate dialog when Ron asks Veronica what her dream is, Veronica and Ron tackling each other on the conference room table, collapsing (with Ron shouting "Let's make a baby!"), Ron admiring his own billboard, Ed Harken what a "lead" is, sitting by a poolside, standing by the side of the road with a long beard and guitar on his back trying to hitchhike, and others.
The duh-duh-duh-duh sound heard when the News Team jumps into the bear pit is from "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1974) and "The Bionic Woman" (1976) shows of the '70s. On the shows, the sound was heard anytime they were performing a 'bionic' or super-human feat (jumping high, running fast, etc.)
The man on the motorcycle, that Ron tosses a burrito at, is Jack Black.
Many of the actors as well as Will Ferell are well versed in the art of improvisation and would sometimes do up to 20 different versions of reaction lines trying out the first thing that popped into their heads.
Adam McKay has said that in the first draft of the script, the story was about a planeload of news anchors who crash in the mountains and discover that the plane which they collided was carrying monkeys and martial arts equipment, leading to a battle between cannibalistic newsmen and star-throwing monkeys.
In the night club, Ron plays jazz flute in the style of Ian Anderson, lead singer and flautist of Jethro Tull. Ron blurts out "Hey Aqualung!" at the end of the song, a lyric from the Jethro Tull song "Aqualung", the title track of their 1971 album. In addition, the riff that he plays on the flute just before he does so is the main riff of the same song. Indeed, the scene is rife with Tull references, as the pose Ron strikes at the end of the song is also a clear imitation of the band's logo of a flautist turned sideways with one leg up.
The title is a play on Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001), as is the tagline "His news is bigger than your news".
Director Adam McKay was supposed to have a small cameo as a network producer named Aaron Zimmerman who acted much like Robert Evans but the idea was cut midway through production. The idea was reprised however in the feature introduction commentary to "Wake Up, Ron Burgundy".
The car Ron owns is a 1970 Pontiac, quite possibly a low line Catalina two door hardtop.
Brad Renfro, Ian McKellan, David Schwimmer
Played pitcher on high school baseball team, the Santa Donato Pirates.
Shots from Mr. Magoo, The Jeffersons, and I Dream of Jeannie.
The Nazi (McKellan) drank Black Crow whiskey.
The Jew in the hospital quoted John Donne
Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe
Los Angeles, 1964
Bob Crane (Kinnear) says he was Gene Krupa on drums
Visible record sleeve, “Sound Effects”
KNX-CBS 1070 am, 93.1 fm
9:25 on wall clock in booth
Jackie Chapman - engineer - appearing at Ralph’s Market in the fresh fruits section
Clayton Moore, The Lone Ranger, as special in studio guest
Lucky Strike Cigarettes is sponsor
Eddie Cantor told him likeability was 90% of the battle
1741 Hollywood Ivar building (agent’s office)
Bob plays with drum sticks while talking to his agent
Bob has a blue refrigerator, with magnetic letters
Prison camp was ranked 3rd behind Devil’s Island and Alkatraz
Mel Rosen, radio show out of the Quad Cities, orders Tom Collins
Bob has a grapefruit juice, the waitress offers vodka with it
Hogan’s Heroes has all the typical comedy elements: Gestapo, police dogs
Rosen says: “If you liked WWII you’re going to love Hogan’s Heroes”
Johnny Winters is on his show - calls him the funniest human being ever born.
Gent, Caught, Nature Girls 1965
Father Donelley is their parish priest
Hogan’s Heroes premiered Sept. 17, 1965, at 8:30 Friday night.
It ranked #5 out of 98. It was #1 of new shows
The Hogan’s heroes schedule: Monday - Blocked, Tuesday - Exteriors, Wednesday and Thursday - Interiors, Friday - Table read next weeks script. Weekends - called each other and went over everything
John Carpenter (Dafoe) works for Sony - Helical scan video. John’s car, California license plate PCE 304, with the letters F.B.I. underneath, which stand for Full Blooded Indian, but John says he’s only half.
Salome’s- club John invites Bob to, Miss Kitty is dancing.
Nicky D. is a drummer at the club. He invites Bob to drum
Angela from Lubbock dances while Bob drums
Julie asks for a picture while Bob is talking to his priest
Asks for Procol Harum - he offers 4 tops
At the end of season 2, the show is 17th
Asked how he maintains his marriage, “Don’t Make Waves”
July 4th 1971
“Beginner’s Luck” - name of play he performs in dinner theatre
Pacific Southwest Airlines, flight 287 arriving gate 35 from L.A.
In Dallas, the place to be is Lucky’s
Disney offers him “Superdad”, it flopped, he had to beg to get a cameo in “Gus”
Had to cancel the Witchita gig
Wants the channel switched to channel 9, so that Hogan’s Heroes is playing in the bar.
Appears on Celebrity Cooks, with Bruno Gerussi, says he’ll be appearing in Long Beach.
Son, Bobby, wears a UCLA t-shirt
Carpenter is staying at the Sunburst
Bob gets killed in Scottsdale
Carpenter dies of a heart attack 4 years after the case is reopened 15 years later.
BE COOL (2005)
John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Christina Milian
Chili Palmer (Travolta) has his Cadillac shot up at the Rehab Village Cafe
Tommy (James Woods) has a record label NTL – Nothing to Lose Records.
“The Insight is the Cadillac of gas-electric hybrids.”
Ad for Tom Hanks in “Mr. Lovejoy”, a Harry Zimm film.
Chili visits the Viper Room.
Martin Weir (Danny DeVito) is starring in Chili's latest movie, Get Lost.
Weir's is researching his next film, a Johnny Cash biopic.
Hy Gordon (Paul Adelstein), a producer from Capitol Records is wearing a Def Leppard t-shirt (Hysteria album cover?)
Linda Moon is in a three-piece girl band, Chicks (International? Inc.?).
Manager Raji (Vince Vaughn)'s real name: Roger Lowenthal.
Elliot Wilhelm (The Rock) is playing with his Sidekick two-way pager.
Edie Athens (Thurman) has an Aerosmith tattoo on the small of her back.
Edie followed Aerosmith on tour, and did their laundry.
“I played tennis with Tom Hamilton once,” confesses Edie.
Tiffany, Tommy's intern, brings in a Dominos pizza
Raji and Nick Carr (Harvey Keitel) work for Car-O-Sell Entertainment
Sin LaSalle (Cedric the Entertainer) makes pancakes with strawberries for his daughter.
Sin picks up his morning paper, along with a Billboard magazine.
Sin's posse is the rap group the Dub M.D.'s, who drive around in three matching black Hummers.
Dabu (Andre “2000” Benjamin) is Sin's wife's cousin.
Edie drives a classic red Thunderbird convertible.
“Tell me Dream On is not the greatest classic rock song ever,” declares Edie.
Linda Moon works at Dairy Queen.
Product placement: Mountain Dew vending machine at the community center.
Aerosmith will be playing at the Staples Center.
Mann's Chinese Theater (?) showing The Untouchables.
In Chili's house are movie posters for “A Touch of Evil” and “Get Lost”.
The license plate on Raji's Lincoln Towncar: NIT2WNIT
Edie and Chili go to a Black Eyed Peas concert.
Elliot shops at the Boot Barn, to get his new red boots.
The Russians are based out of a pawn shop.
Chili and Edie go to a Lakers (versus Timberwolves?) game, and meet Steven Tyler.
Martin Weir is sitting next to Anna Nicole Smith, who kisses him when highlighted on the jumbotron (to Sixpence None The Richer's “Kiss Me”).
Edie put lavender water in Aerosmith's laundry.
Chili and Steven Tyler talk about the meaning of “Sweet Emotion”.
Edie is wearing a black t-shirt with “MOURNING”.
Elliot buys a red aluminum bat to keep in the trunk of Raji's car.
Elliot shot a music video for “You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man.”
Elliot prepared a monologue from “Bring It On.”
Nick drives a yellow Porsche Carrera.
Nick has a tattoo of a yin-yang on his left bicep.
Raji has a Scarface movie poster in his office.
Elliot has the movie posters for Rhinestone, Moonstruck, and the Wizard of Oz in his apartment.
Joe Loop complements the stuffed cabbage at the deli where he meets Raji.
Joe Loop is found with a ham sandwich stuffed in his throat.
Later, Edie wears another black t-shirt, with “WIDOW”.
Linda Moon sings with Aerosmith on “Cryin'”.
Sin wakes up Chili by playing Dylan's “Knocking on Heaven's Door”.
“Shotgun (Seth Green) is the Scorcese of music videos.”
Shotgun had been a production assistant for Chili.
Billboard ad for “SAMOAN RENDEZVOUS”, with Elliot and Nicole Kidman.
Robert Pastorelli's last film.
Brett Ratner was originally set to direct the project, but pulled out.
In the beginning of the film, Chili mentions how a film needs to only use the "F" word more than once in order to get an R rating. He then uses the "F" word - the only use of it in the film - and thus, it gets a PG-13 rating.
Joe Pesci was part of the cast before filming began. But, for reasons unknown, he left the project shortly before production started.
Elmore Leonard named The Rock's character after real-life film critic and Detroit Institute of Arts film curator Elliot Wilhelm (the real Wilhelm makes an uncredited appearance early in the film as a patron at the Viper Room).
When Sin LaSalle goes to call Raji after the threatening "prank" call, we get to see two of the numbers in Sin's cell phone directory. One is R. Lowenthal (Raji), the other is G. Gray - an obvious reference to director F. Gary Gray.
BEING JOHN MALKOVICH
John Cusack, John Malkovich, Cameron Diaz
Schwarz (Cusack) is a puppeteer, who takes a job sorting and filing papers
Concert advertised in the paper with the job offer: Ozzfest
"Looking for a man with fast hands."
The actual address of the building where the interview was was:
610 111th Ave
Murphy Flemmer (Flemming?) Building
Puppeteer Derek Mantini makes the news by performing a 60 foot puppet of Emily Dickenson.
Lotte Schwarz (Diaz) works for a pet store, and has several animals around the apartment:
A dog (***Name?***)
A chimpanzee (Elijah, who has an ulcer) The chimp has an ulcer due to "suppressed childhood trauma" (i.e. he and his parents were captured in a net because Elijah couldn't untie a knot.) Fortunately, Elijah is seeing a shrink....
a parrot (Halley, who repeats “Shut up!”)
an iguana (Tom Tom, who has an infected puncture wound)
They also have two cats, fish and ferrets.
Office on the 7 ½ floor.
Florence is the secretary of LesterCorp.
According to Dr Lester, Florence is a "Executive Liason"
Florence also has a degree in Speech Impedimentology from Case Western, which is why she thinks everyone has a speech impediment.
The orientation film Craig watches after getting the job is called "The 7 1/2 floor"
We learn that the 7.5 floor came about because Irish captain James Murphy married a midget, and wanted to make a place for here where she would feel comfortable.
Maxine was reading The New Yorker at the orientation meeting.
Dr Lester is 105 years old, and has gotten that old by drinking carrot juice.
Craig meets Dr Lester after work at Jerry's Juiceteria (at 5:00)
Craig meets Maxine at "The Stuck Pig" at 7:00
***What is the number of the room where the portal is? Shanah says it's 827, and I think it's either 6127 or G127. At any rate, the words below the number are "Deep Storage".***
When Craig first enters John Malkovich (Hereafter referred to as J.M.), he is eating toast and reading the Wall Street Journal
J.M. asks the Cabbie to take him to the Broadhair (sp?) theater
You leave J.M. via the New Jersey Turnpike (or, more accurately, you land there.)
Craig and Maxine start up a business devoted to "the ride", and call the business J.M. Inc. They charge $200 per "ride".
Dr Lester has a room devoted to J.M.
One picture shows J.M. on the Rangers football team, number 75
When Lottie first enters J.M., he is reading "The Cherry Orchard" (by Anton Chekov -sp?)
Maxine and J.M. (with Lottie) meet at Bernardo's at 8:00
The Eskimos have 49 words for snow, according to Lottie.
While ordering from a catalog, J.M. wants a bathmat in place of 3 hand towels. He tries to order it in periwinkle, but is told it's backordered.
Lottie's allergist's name is Dr. Foster. (She wants to ask him about a sex change operation) ****Verify this one, please****
When J.M. follows Maxine to J.M. Inc, he is wearing an "I Love (heart) New York" baseball cap
****When J.M. barges into J.M. Inc and insists on going into the portal, he is told he can't because someone is in there. What's his name?****
When J.M. enters the portal, every person there looks like J.M.
The only word everyone can say is "Malkovich"
The only printed word is "Malkovich"
-Side note....John Malkovich sporting a very impressive rack is one of the more disturbing things you will ever see....
When Craig takes over J.M., he performs a "puppet show" for Maxine, using J.M.'s body as the puppet. It is the same performance Craig did at the beginning of the movie using a marionette.
Craig calls the performance, "Craig's Dance of Despair"
J.M. is a "ripe vessel" at midnight on his 44th birthday. (Which is December 9th, 1953, kids)
In the "fake" J.M. biography:
John Hayward is his Biographer.
***What is the name of the book?***
We learn that J.M.'s middle name is Horatio
J.M. got his first acting experience in the Steppenwolf acting troupe.
(Members of Steppenwolf were; Gary Sinese, Terry Kinney, Jeff Perry, among others)
Catskills NY was his first appearance as a puppeteer
***Name of theater?***
Emily is Craig/J.M./Maxine/Lottie's daughter, and is also the next vessel.
J.M. wants to bring Gary Sinese along to the next vessel
***There were more names mentioned****
Dr. Lester is actually James Murphy
J.M. never played a jewel thief.
Cameos by J.M.’s good friend Charlie Sheen (as himself)
***Stuff to watch for: apartment/office numbers***
***the magazine title featuring Malkovich (I think it was Time)***
One of them was People..
***More details on the J.M. biography, which starts right after the "eight months later" title.
***The room number of "Deep Storage". You see it when Craig glances out into the hallway right after he discovers the tiny door.
***The names Dr Lester/J.M. lists to Charlie Sheen as people they would want to take along to live forever (at the end of the movie, right after, "Seven years later")
Bruce Greenwood, Olivia Williams, Holt McCallany
The XO Lt. Loomis (McCallany) plays with a yo-yo.
A sailor has a pet goldfish, that he feeds Cracker Jack.
The phonograph plays Benny Goodman's SING, SING, SING.
Lt. Brice (Greenwood) has a copy of The Tragedies of Shakespear. It opened to Macbeth.
The three survivors were from the British ship Fort James.
Picture in the captain's quarters: USO Welcomes Benny Goodman.
The prize in the Cracker Jack was a plastic gun.
Originally Frank Sinatra singing "I'll Be Seeing You" was supposed to be mysteriously playing on the record player. When the studio had difficulties obtaining the rights, the song was replaced by Benny Goodman's "Sing Sing Sing (With a Swing)".
Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill
Based on the short story “Bicentennial Man”, and the novel “The Positronic Man” by Isaac Asimov
Starts in 2005 in San Francisco, CA
The robot is named “Andrew” by “Little Miss”, who mis-heard his model number
Andrew Martin (Williams) was made by North Am Robotics
Rupert Burns offers used robot parts and “Harley Davidson paraphernalia”
Mr. Martin (Neill) makes clocks, and Andrew also designs them.
“Little Miss” has a son who is a lawyer, and a grand-daughter (Davidtz) who restores art
As Andrew is getting an organic heart put in, the female robot (Gallitia?) sings “If I only had a heart” from The Wizard of Oz.
THE BIG BOUNCE
Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman, Sara Foster
Set in Hawaii
From a novel by Elmore Leonard
Jack (Wilson) uses a box labelled Blackwood Voodoo (from a case of beer) during his robbery.
Judge Walter (Freeman) buys Jack a Heinekin
Judge gives Jack a job overseeing his beachside bungaloes (???Name of the complex???)
The lady in #9 has a problem with her shower
Ray Ritchie (Gary Sinise) has a boxing ring in his house. (Product placement of Title on the mat and gloves)
Nancy was once a hostess at a strip club
Ritchie's boat is The Allison, named after his wife.
Jack has a tattoo of a rose on his left shoulder
Judge Walter has an earring, and smokes a pipe.
Jack finds his harmonica when they break into the cop's house
Nancy (Foster) drives a red Mustang convertible, license plate QP6 223.
Ray has a moose head in his hunting lodge.
Jack gives Bob Junior (Charlie Sheen) a bloody nose.
Walter plays dominoes with Bob Junior's father.
Nancy steals a pineapple from a grocery store.
Jack sees Frank and Vinnie Jones at Kaminoa's Sports Bar.
Harry Dean Stanton and Willie Nelson play dominoes with Jack and Walter
Stanton wears a baseball cap with O'NEILL
There is a bottle of Wild Turkey at the dominoes game.
THE BIG HIT
Mark Wahlburg, Avery Brooks, Lou Diamond Phillips
Melvin Smiley (Mark Wahlburg) had “King Kong Lives” overdue from Big Top Video
Mr. Nidia invented the TraceBuster (and the TraceBusterBuster, and the TraceBusterBusterBuster…)
Mr. Nidia lost his fortune because he tried to write/direct/act/produce the incredibly expensive movie “Taste the Golden Spray”
Movie posters prominently displayed at Big Top Video included “Tromeo & Juliet” and “Toxic Avenger II”
To train for his role, Mark Wahlburg trained with kickboxing champion Benny the Jet
Simon/Michael, the Black Mask (Li) worked as a librarian for the Hudson Library.
He was originally a member of the 701 squad, a superhuman commando force created by a serum that kept the subjects from feeling pain.
Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Dorff
According to her driver’s license, Blade’s mother’s birthdate is 2-16-44. Blade is born in 1967.
Blade is called “Daywalker” by vampires, and “Eric” by his mother
There are two types of vampires (hominus nocturnus), pure bloods (born to vampire mothers) and those mortals bitten by vampires. The pure bloods hold almost all the vampire political power.
Vampire’s familiars, or human servants, are marked by their master’s glyph tattooed on the back of their necks.
Abraham Whistler (Kris Kristofferson) is listening to CCR’s “Bad Moon Rising” when the doctor is brought to the hideout
Whistler injects the doctor with essence of garlic to try to save her
Garlic makes vampires go into anaphalactic shock.
Vampire mace: Silver nitrate and essence of garlic
Quick shot of the movie “Mortal Kombat” on a tv (a scene with Lizard) during Frost’s party
The Windex-looking stuff that makes vampires go boom is Anti-coagulant
Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff) managed to translate the Book of Erebus, the vampire bible, and attempted to conjure up La Magra, the Blood God, in the Temple of Eternal Night.
BLADE 2: BLOODHUNT (2002)
Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman
Directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Set in Prague, modern day.
Scud wears a BPRD t-shirt, Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, from Mike Mignola’s Hellboy comic book. Del Toro has signed to write/direct a Hellboy movie, and Mignola is credited as Visual Consultant on Blade 2.
Damaskinos and the vampires run Caliban Industries.
Scud eats Krispy Kreme donuts—“Mother’s milk”
Vampire club: the House of Pain
Scud watches the Powerpuff Girls
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
“In October of 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittesville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. One year later, their footage was found.”
Heather Donahue, the director/producer
Josh, the photographer
Mike, the sound guy (who can’t read a map)
BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2 (2000)
Kim Director, Jeffrey Donovan
The group picks up goth girl Kim Diamond (Director) at the Burkittsville Union Cemetery. She’s lying on a grave marked “TREACLE”.
Jeffrey Donovan (Donovan) runs the Blair Witch Hunt (www.blairwitch-hunt.com), and sells Blair Witch memorabilia on EBay.
Tristan Ryler and Stephen Ryan Parker are researching a book, “Blair Witch: Hysteria or History?”.
Erica Geerson is a practicing Wiccan, and the daughter of an Episcopalian (Presbyterian?) pastor in a “one-church town”.
Donovan lives in a Civil War era factory that he bought for $1.
Among the alcohol consumed: a case of Moosehead, several sixpacks of Pete’s Wicked Ale, Wild Turkey, and Jack Daniels.
While camping at the remains of Rustin Parr’s house, the Blair Witch Hunt group meets a group on the Blair Witch Walk (two Japanese tourists, a German tourist named Greta from Berlin, and two American guys).
BOOM TOWN (1940)
Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert
Based on a story by James Edward Grant
This is a story of a hard driving breed of Americans – oil prospectors- Wild catters made of the band and blood of pioneers – men born of the lasting miracle that is America – They probed the earth from early Pennsylvania to California’s Kettleman Hills to bring forth Americas greatest treasure, the life blood of today’s world – oil!
The sign says: Gray Hardware Co.
Menu: Derrick Café
Ham and Eggs $1.50
Hot Cakes $1.00
Roast Beef $2.00
Ham & Cabbage $1.75
Irish Stew $1.75
Paperboy carrying paper about oil strike in California
The barber asks Spencer for 6 bits
John Sand (Spencer Tracy) walks in and says how you doing Luther I haven’t seen you since the Kansas Boom
The casing tools and lumber for his next exploration will cost $7,000 according to Luther – Luther is played by Frank Morgan – the wizard in The Wizard of Oz.
Sign in background says Leeds Supply Co. of Texas. John meets Clark Gable who calls him Shorty or Sonny what difference does it make. Clark says my 4 inch heels will make quite a dent in you.
Sign in background during shooting says Best $4.00 Dinner in Burkburnette
John MackMaster – Clark Gable has $800 and is heading to California for oil. John tells Whitey (showgirl) not to let the apes steal her peanuts. She says they’re diamonds where she comes from (New Orleans). He’ll be back like a spring breeze.
Shorty tries to get John to go into the oil business with him. John says no but I can get you dinner. He tells John to clean the oil off with gin because its cheaper than water. John asks Shorty if he’s going to pull a gun out of his rutter, John says I’ll buy you a drink for luck.
As he comes down the stairs he says Whitey “Diamonds or doughnuts its your choice.”
John is eating steak.
The hostess calls Spencer Tracy (Square John) and Clark Gable (Big John). Square John asks for Whiskey. His lease is 30 miles south for oil.
Big John drives Square John out to the land. Square John burns the surface and says the geologist says its surface gas, but I say its oil. Big John thinks that the peak of the dome is by a steer skull and Square thinks its where he said it was. Big John says you’ll be drilling for sea water and Square John says that I haven’t been digging for gophers all my life. Square John asks Big if he has a hard dollar on him to flip to see who is boss. Square calls Heads and it ends up being Tails. So Big John is the boss. Square tells Big John he only has enough money to put up the derrick and Big John says I’ll take care of it.
Luther Alderidge sends deputy Harmony with Big John so the equipment won’t get ripped off. Harmony replaces Eddie. Harmony tells Big John “Nice day for a race (the human race)” and starts laughing.
Harmony is looking over a recipe for lemon meringue pie or lemon pie as he pulls his gun and shoots the bird.
Big John and Square John (who hijacked the oil well equipment) drill for oil on Square John’s land and hit sea water from the Gulf of Mexico.
Harmony wonders what Big John did with his Barbara Fridgett Cookbook as Big John is shooting for (pidgeons) he blows out the car’s front tire.
The train the two Johns get on is #10634
Sign in background says Paymaster Field Time Office where they pick up checks
Big John rolls a seven to make $2,000 on the craps table at the casino. They go over to Luther ALderidge’s office and give him the $2,000 and initially offer him a sixteenth of the oil well and end up offering him an eighth to get tools and equipment. Luther waives his hand around and gets it stuck on fly paper. An eighth it is!
They end up calling this well Beautiful Darling Betsy. Harmony cooks rabbit stew ala mode. Harmony shot two of them in the morning and Big John says “you couldn’t shoot a can of beans or something”
Big John is telling Square not to turn out to be Henry the Hermit.
Aunt Molly and the Deacon set up the showgirls. The deacon according to Big John can squirm under a water moccasin with a high haddle (?)
The lady first calls Big John a Galahad with Stetsons and then refers to him as Moldred of all the knights the wicked one.
Pete Galahad is the sheriff in Wizzbang
The lady Elaine is Square John’s girl and says if she likes it in town that she’ll open up a lingerie shop. Big John orders a steak, 32 oz rare.
Big John and Elaine run into Mr. and Mrs. Summers who won the emporium in town. (Biggest store) As they’re watching the rodeo a guy named Henry gets thrown off the horse named Missouri Angel. They also run into Tom and Ed Murphy who are going to Arizona (Wild cattin’) and say they will drive back in a Rolls Royce.
They go into Spanish Eva’s Café. Beer 50 cents. John asks Elaine if she’s ever played roulette. John places a bet on 17 ($5.00). Elaine bets the same with two bits (25 cents). Whitey comes up and asks who Elaine is and calls her Lady Asterville.
Big John tells Elaine he was logging in Alberta Canada, few years mining and then was in France.
They walk past what used to be a church but has been turned into an oil well and Elaine says the tea shall rise out of the earth with happy days and hallelujah.
Spring time was a millionaire in a Pennsylvania field and Louisiana. Elaine compares the oil pumps to a heartbeat.
Big John starts talking about Square John to Elaine, and claims his dame is a 20 to 1 shot, not knowing Elaine is that girl.
Elaine tells Big John the truth after Square John strikes oil in the morning. Elaine said she got bored teaching poetry to high school students that didn’t care. Shorty walks in and Big John says they woke up Judge Martin to marry them.
Tom and Ed Murphy drive into town with a Rolls Royce license #34732
Square John calls Big a moose after the wildcatters. Luther wants to play cards after dinner (Hearts) and he wants to give Square the black queen.
Big John calls the suit of armor in their house the Sir Moldred Suit.
Square John wants to look at #5 she’s close to striking.
Luther complains, “I don’t see why we couldn’t have one honest hearts game.” Square tells him, “Now I know you’re over sixty.”
Betsy (Elaine) lets Big John go see the Murphy boys and says he’s like a little boy after chocolate soda.
Square comes back saying #5 caught fire.
When they go out to the field a car says, Nitroglycerene Dangerous on the side. After the two Johns put out the fire they flip a coin for the whole works. Square calls tails and wins and tells Big John to leave his land.
Harmony and Big John get back home and Harmony wants to fix up some coffee. Big John tries to tell Elaine not to leave even though he was caught with Whitey in his arms. The coin the two Johns flipped was Lead – according to Harmony.
Elaine goes back to Big John and Big John says they’re going to sell the house and go wildcattin’. “Even if we find oil in the North Pole and live in an igloo we’ll be happy” Big John says
Aunt Molly (Katie) compares Square John to Huckleberry Finn after he gets into a bar fight at Spanish Eva’s.
As Elaine and Big John are on the train the paper reads Ohio Wildcat Boom On, Drillings indicate Important Field as New Wells are Sunk.
Kansas Journal article says Hundred Jobless as salt and oil field proves dump.
Another article states Rig Oil Fields Open in Tropics. Double wages for skilled oil workers. Drillers $50 a day.
Square John works in the tropics and complains about the lollipop guards being drunk all the time. McMasters (Big John) is signing up to work for $50 a day but finds out Square John owns the rig and declines to work for him.
Big John and Elaine are staying in bungalow #46
Elaine tells Square John she had a baby 10 months ago in Oklahoma (Little Jack).
Big John and Elaine leave to Oklahoma. Betsy sends a letter to John addressed Mrs. Betsy McMasters 3502 Drake St. Twin Oaks Oklahoma USA
Blessed USA and Oklahoma. John expects to drill his wildcat next month. Little Jack is building his own derrick in the backyard. What happens when they start to smoke.
Cornsilk? Love Betsy
The scenery changes to Oklahoma where a sign in the background says Oklahoma Land Co. Big John strikes it rich and has McMasters Oil plastered all over the sides of his wells.
Train car has MCMX McMasters Oil Co.
On the side.
Big John wants to go into competition with a man named Harry with pipelines to New York City.
Big John is talking to a lady that expects all oil tycoons to have a bald head and a big bread basket. As John’s looking at a horse picture he is asked if he likes horses because Harry is getting some in from Tijuana by train. Harry Compton
Ms. Van Mear – brags about a horse named Green Devil by Blue Star.
Big John talks about a red headed kid in New York that has two apples daring him to take one away. “I guess you’ve never been in Burkburnette, Wizzbang, or Granger” says Big John.
Sign says: Welcome to Oklahoma Convention Western Oil Producers Assoc. Hotel Sherman
A train runs under the sign #3129 MCMX McMasters Oil Co.
This is the train Square John jumps off of. An Indian picks him up saying he has the same kind of car in Red, Yellow and Green.
Square meets Luther and Luther tells Square he can borrow up to $50,000 in equipment.
Luther says “To err is human, to forgive divine.”
The scenery switches to New York
With a display of McMasters Oil Co.
Date 6/7/28 Cracking Plant No. 3
Drawn R/O Plot Plan
Sign for McMaster gasoline
Betsy is complaining about the carbon monoxide and the fact Big John didn’t get back until 3 am. John says, “that’s the way they do business, 24 hours”
Mc Master has a chance to buy Henderson’s Limbrook Plant for $500,000
Karen Van Mear says Mr. Quiry is perching over his glasses like an owl. Van Mear made Henderson drink 2 quarts of champagne and he revealed why they were going bankrupt.
Big John looks at an article in the newspaper. It says: “John Sand, Oil Baron Here – Vacation he Says, Discoverer of Big Oklahoma Wildcat Field at Waldorf”
McMasters finds out Square John is at the horse races. Square John is sitting in Box 526 and McMasters sits in box 525, the box behind it is 425. Harry comes down and says Bootlegger will win #9 as a shot of the field includes 5 and 7.
Square John is drinking scotch with Big John and grimaces. Big John says I have 2 quarts of Bourbon at the office.
McMasters has his taylor come in and fit Square John for 2 dozen suits. Big John says “That’s important stuff old woman weave that in cottages in Scotland.” Square John says, “smells a little gamey”
As Square John and Big walk into McMasters house Harmony is playing an Apache Indian with Jackie. Big John’s butler’s name is Barker. Harmony’s got his pajama top on.
Square John going to buy little Jackie a football helmet to sleep in.
The scenery switches to a plant where crude oil is burning at 600 degrees F. Where it’s carried to a fractionating tower where it heats to 900 degrees F. says Big John. This where crude is evaporated into kerosene, gasoline, paving asphalts etc. Luther says “You could probably make bath tub gin.”
Square John goes to see Karen Van Mear to tell her, “You know, I’ll be paying $220000 in taxes next year. I want to lower that, so will you marry me?” She tells him that he’s in love with Betsy, and that she’s going to marry Big John.
Article reads: Embassy Ball Brilliant Gathering of Social Elite All Over the World. – It has a picture of Big John and Karen dancing.
Betsy tries to kill herself with prescription sleeping pills. Square John says thats too much fuss to make over a Dutch daffodil.
Square John says “I don’t care if he owns all the oil in Hades, he can’t treat you like that.”
Financial Page: Sand Merges with Compton Big Oil War is Predicted.
Big John says, “It’s like an old bar room fight, the man who hits first wins, and that’s me. If you sell to Compton or Sands they’ll put you behind the eight ball. Evans signs with McMaster with the entire Oak Creek crowd.
Compton says, “Maybe Uncle Sam will be interested in what McMasters is doing, get me Senator Grayson at once.”
Article says: McMasters Corners Western Oil Output
Luther closes out his ‘Compton-United Petroleum Co’ stock.
York Dispatch Article: Compton-United Petroleum Bankrupt – King and Associates in Huge Crash. Big Oil firm goes on Rocks following fight for supremacy.
Making Compton bankrupt cost Big John 5 million dollars
Big John and Square John get into a fight in McMaster’s office. After they finish, Square John buys a ticket to Europe on a boat. Square John says, “I wouldn’t go back with that bullsnake if it was the last thing in the world.”
Stebbens U.S. Marshal District Attorney’s Office – show up to talk to Big John.
Karen is a high class eavesdropper. Big John is arrested for violating the Sherman Antitrust law.
Ship News article: Bound for Europe – McMasters Oil King, on trial Faces Ten Years Under Sherman Antitrust Statutes. New York (special radio dispatch)
The Daily News article: Octopus Squirms Seventh Day on Stand
Big John testified that he got the money for his second well shooting craps at an Arkansas honky tonk. According to Betsy the marriage lasted 7 and a 1/5 years. Mr. McMasters and Ms. Van Mear wet to Washington on May 14. Court adjourning till 10 am
Square John gets on the witness stand saying that all Big John was doing was conserving oil. He knows it took billions of years to make that oil. They break it up into lube, fuel and gasoline. To light furnaces in homes and school houses. He wonders what are you going to run airplanes and battleships on… Tomato Soup? If McMasters weren’t driving automobiles he’d be driving covered wagons.
Throughout the movie they sing Very Well, Very Well, We’re going to Louisiana to see the Susie Anna, Saying Polly Wolly Doda alla day, Wa Hoo!
They go out to California Wildcattin’ with Harmony. As they set up on their land Luther is trying to sell John Sands a plot of land.
Harmony yells “Come and get it, Rabbit ala mode”
Luther says, “I’ll provide the equipment for cash in 90 days” They call the plot of land Kettleman Hills.
THE BROTHERS GRIMM
Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Lena Heady
Opens with the text "Once Upon a time ...1796"
Opens with the story of Magic Beans: Jacob sold the beans for the cow
Rest of the movie takes place 15 years later, making it 1811, in French Occupied Germany
Town of Karlstad
Letter given to Mayor Has: “The Brothers Grimm” along the top, “To whom it may concern” along the bottom, sealed with a red wax seal
Mill witch of Karlstadt is the first case. The miller's wife 100 years ago was burned for witchcraft and bones tossed into the river.
Jacob Gimm "Ancient lore dictates her remains should have been sealed in a mirror lined box"
Wilhelm (Damon) and Jacob (Ledger) Grimm
Arrow of child's tears shot through the heart will be the only thing to put out the witches fire
Red Riding hood taken in the Forest of Marbaden
Hansel and Gretel used bread crumbs to mark their path while looking for the missing children
The Trapper, aka the cursed one, to be their guide. Everyone spits at when referencing the Trapper.
The Trapper is a woman Mrs Angelica Krause (Heady)
2 of the girls taken were her sisters
Castle built in the middle of the woods by the Christians.
Plague occured on the queens wedding day. King died first. The queen locked herself in the tower high above the plague
Trapper use Grandmother toad to find their way. She promises if the toad shows them the way she would give it a kiss
12 crypts around the tower like a clock
Missing little girls are inside the crypts
Robin Williams was originally cast in the film, but pulled out of the project.
Johnny Depp was originally set to star as Will Grimm.
In June 2004, a problem occurred on the set and director Terry Gilliam decided to place the film on hold for six months. He went on to do Tideland (2005) and came back to this feature in January 2005.
The most expensive scene in the movie was cut because it occurred quite early on in the story and nothing would have been able to top it. Director Terry Gilliam said that this scene will be placed on the DVD as an extra.
Because of problems with the Writers Guild of America, Terry Gilliam and Tony Grisoni were not able to credit themselves as writers of the screenplay, despite the many changes they had made to Ehren Kruger's original script. They invented a credit for themselves as "Dress Pattern Makers" and thus were quoted as saying that the film was not necessarily made from a "screenplay" but from a "dress pattern".
Many references to fairy tales (most recorded by the Grimms) are made, but they are slightly different from the actual tales:
Little Red Riding Hood is referred only by her Red Riding Cape, which follows her name in the original German, Rotkäppchen.
The heroic woodsman from "Little Red Riding Hood" is now an evil henchman.
Rapunzel is now an evil queen who locks herself in a tower to escape a plague rather then a princess imprisoned.
The Big Bad Wolf is now a large wolf rather then a diabolical personification.
The Gingerbread Man is now an incarnation of a mud monster.
Jack from Jack and The Beanstalk is changed to Jake to follow along with the brother's names.
Hanzel and Gretel refer to them selves as "Hanz" and "Greta", which are shorter abbreviations of their own names.
Cinderella or the German form Aschenputtel is really the Grimm Brothers as they scrub the floors. The deleted scene in the DVD shows this better.
The evil queen is also the queen from Snow White in her chant about who's the fairest of them all.
All the girls' fingers are pricked as they fall into a deep sleep just like Sleeping Beauty.
Historically, Jacob Grimm was older than is brother Wilhelm. Jakob was born in 1785 and Wilhelm in 1786.
The Mirror Queen using the blood of young girls to restore her youth is based on the true story of the Transylvanian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, one of the first serial killers from the turn of the 17th century.
For the scene in the torture chamber, Matt Damon was strung up by his waist but he could only stay up there for about a minute and a half because the rope was crushing his ribs which cut off his air supply.
BUBBA HO-TEP (2003)
Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis
Elvis Presley (Campbell) is now living at Shady Rest Retirement Home in Mud Creek, Texas
Elvis switched places with Sebastian Haff (also Campbell), the best of the Elvis impersonators.
Elvis met Haff in Nagadoches, Texas. Haff was eating a blueberry pie before going on stage.
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Samsung TV w/DLP
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Va-poo-rise – energy. Spoon, papertowels – wisk
“Schatze Der Pharoah” movie in beginning.
Mud Creek, TX
Shady Rest Convalescent Home
Names bump on penis after his ex-wife ‘cilla
What kind of life he had… his legacy? Bull’s death.
Old woman steals glasses from woman in Iron Lung. Steals tin of chocolates, with a blue bow from cart in hall. Cart also had flowers on it.
Room is filled with dolls.
Wears a pink hair net.
“I’m going to squish you cockroach”
Uses cane to smash it.
Chased down the hall, wakes up ‘elvis’ “Help Me” then is dragged off.
Death #2 for orderlies
Bull’s daughter – Callie Thomas
‘elvis’ asks for the purple heart, picture and tin of chocolates that Callie throws away.
Bull was in for 3 years, Callie never visited.
‘elvis’ says “friends were sucking me dry”
20 years – fell off a stage and broke his hip. Got infected, in a coma for awhile.
Nagadoches – festival.
12937 building # they park in front of.
‘Sebastian Haff – Do Not Disturb’
eating blueberry pie in dressing room, wearing blue shirt.
Haff kisses elvis’s ring.
“Alright boys, just another freak”
AZN700 Texas license plate – Cadillac
Odorless charcoal lighter
Drinking budweisers, coors on the table.
“when you’re old everything you do is worthless or sadly amusing”
“poor Bull, in the end does it really matter?”
gyrating – ‘taking care of business’ when his hip went out.
Dream/flashback – caddy convertible, same plates. 6:10. “we’re digging it Mr. Haff; Mr. Prestley”
‘Sebastian Haff – A tribute to the king’ on drum set.
Pictures of Jackie and convict pictures.
Uses Bedpan to catch bug.
“they sent someone to finish me off, Lyndon Johnson or Castro”
“size of my fist, size of a peanut butter and banana sandwich”
Gooping penis – cordeco-steroids – to take care of inflammation and stop the pus.
Kimosabe – calls for his boots from Tonto.
‘elvis’ used to play cards with Kimosabe.
Balogna on white bread, mac and cheese, green beans and cornbread.
“I’m thinking with sand here.”
Egyptian graphitti: “Pharoah gobbles Donkey goobers” “Cleopatra does the nasty”
Everyday Man and Woman’s Book of the Soul, by David Webb.
Mrs. Biddlestein is waiting on her enema.
Chapter 7 - The Soul Sucker
Jack offers him a ding dong, he asks for a baby ruth.
Fragile coin box in bus
Warning bridge out sign
Death #3 Kimosabe dies of a ruptured heart before he hit the floor, guns a-blazing, soul intact.
Nurse takes off mask, drops it on his chest, ‘elvis’ picks it up.
“Life sure is fleeting”
Bus license plate – 6393 BB (bus is printed underneath)
KROP Elvis Movie Marathon
“Should have fired Col. Parker when I got into pictures, he was a shark and and I was a fool.”
“More Like King Tut’s Brother”
“Tornado Strikes Texas”
Jack has a red phone.
“What do we do, Jack?” “Well, changing rest homes might be a good idea”
When the stagelights when out it was drugs, stupidity and the coveting of women.
Ask not what your resthome can do for you…
2 bottles of Rubbing Alcohol
Uniform – big check on that
Chair oiled and ready to go.
Magic words to ward off evil.
2:45, at the rate we travel, better start at 2:30.
2 key words tonight are caution and flammable
also watch your ass.
Medicine bag: Injuns wore them into battle – lucky stuff, mucho mojo. Kimosabe’s mask, bull’s purple heart, picture of his daughter.
Pest sprayer filled with alcohol and gas.
Re: Monroe, Jack, “that is classified top secret information, but between you and me… WOW!”
Road closed to through traffic
“By the unwinking eye of Ra!”
“You nasty thing from beyond the dead” – got it from a movie.
“That’s the chant against evil from the book of souls? What kind of decoder ring comes with that, Boss?”
“Eat the dog dick of Anubis, you ass wipe”
“you’re soul sucking days are over, amigo.”
Water balloon with hole popped in it.
“it’s time for A.C.T.I.O.N.”
Stars say “All is Well”
‘elvis’ last line, “thank you, thank you very much”
Next movie, “Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She Vampires” Starring Sebastian Haff.
Only 32 prints of the film were originally made as part of a limited platform release. The Soul of Southern Film Festival, in Memphis, Tennessee, paid for a thirty-third print, so that they wouldn't have to wait any longer to show the film. Several other festivals and theaters paid advances in order to secure prints.
Despite the fact that Elvis Presley is the main character, not one piece of Elvis's music is heard. Coscarelli explained that it would have cost about half the budget to license one of Elvis's songs for the movie.
Most of the movie was shot at an abandoned veterans' hospital outside of Los Angeles. Even the trailer park explosion was done there. They used three hallways of one of the buildings for the interior of the rest home.
The trailer park explosion was filmed in one take.
Due to all the cameras, lights and equipment virtually trapping him in his bed, at one point Bruce Campbell was forced to actually answer nature's call using the same bedpan his character used to capture the giant scarab beetle.
The shoestring budget for this movie was a little over a half million dollars, or roughly 1% of an average "big budget" Hollywood movie.
The filmmakers managed to round up about 100 extras for the Elvis concert scene, but as the filming dragged on, the extras steadily departed. By the end of filming, there were only a dozen or so extras left, which pretty much dictated which camera angles could still work.
When Elvis turns on the TV and sees the Elvis Presley Movie Marathon, none of the clips are from any of Elvis's movies. Again, the licensing costs would have been too much for the budget, so they used stock footage and never showed the faces of the Elvis-like actors.
Coscarelli originally wanted a dual narration, not just an Elvis narration. He had recorded another voice narrating the action as it came from the short story it was based upon, but this was abandoned after his friends told him it was terrible. Some of this narration can be heard on the DVD's deleted scenes.
Bruce Campbell helped promote the movie by bringing it along with him on his "Chins Across America" book tour. The book was his autobiography: "If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor".
KNB Effects agreed to make the Bubba Ho-Tep make-up and costume for cost of materials as a favor to Don Coscarelli.
Director Trademark: [Don Coscarelli] [closing line] The closing line of the credits, "...criminal prosecution and the wrath of Bubba Ho-tep," is a variant of "...and the wrath of the Tall Man" from the Phantasm (1979) films.
Elvis describes his medicine bag as "mucho mojo," which is the title of another book by Joe R. Lansdale, author of the original Bubba Ho-Tep.
BULLETPROOF MONK (2003)
Chow Yun-Fat, Seann William Scott, Jaime King
Movie opens at the Temple of Sublime Truth, in Tibet, 1943.
Headline in USA Today: “Unidentified Asian Man Pulls Three From Fire”
Fight at Bishop’s Square subway station
Mister Funktastic has his name tattooed on his chest
Prophecy #1: “He will defeat an army of enemies while a flock of cranes circle above.”
Kar (Scott) lives above a Chinese movie theater, the Golden Palace, run by a Japenese man, Mr. Kojima (Mako).
The monk (Yun-Fat) helps himself to a bowl of Cocoa Puffs.
Human Rights Organization – Conscience of Humanity.
“Descendant of Wing Chung” playing at the Golden Palace.
Prophecy #2: “He will battle for love in the palace of jade.”
Kar named himself after the Cantonese word for “family”.
Prophecy #3: “Free the brother that are not yours with the family you never knew.”
Jaime King broke her finger during filming, but not in any of the stunts - just while walking up the stairs talking on the phone.
The actors who portray the monks in the movie are real martial artists from the Sunny Tang Martial Arts Center located in Toronto, Canada.
The visual effects for this film was handled by "Boy Wonder Visual Effects", a company headed by Burt Ward.
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart
Evan’s father Jason is at the Sunnyvale Institute Psychiatric Hospital.
Evan (13) and his friends are in their friend’s basement, smoking cigarettes and looking at a Hustler magazine.
Lenny has an inhaler for asthma.
Evan uses a lit cigarette to extend the fuse on the “blockbuster”.
Evan and his friends go see “Se7en” at the theater.
Evan wears a number of t-shirts, including VANS, and INDEPENDENT TRUCK COMPANY.
Evan and his mother move in a U-Haul.
Evan writes I’LL COME BACK FOR YOU for Kayleigh.
Evan and Thumper have a Cramps poster in their dorm room.
Evan (20) is a psychology major, focusing on memory. He has worms in his room for memory experiments.
Lenny makes models (planes mostly, but also cars and spaceships).
Kayleigh is a waitress at the Hilltop Café
Evan turns into a preppy fat boy, Chi Phi Beta.
The teenage versions of Evan, Kayleigh, Lenny, and Tommy go see _Se7en (1995)_ at a movie theater that's also showing _Dumb & Dumber (1994)_. Both of those movies, as well as this one, were released by New Line Cinema.
'Seann William Scott' and Joshua Jackson were offered the role of Evan.
When Evan wakes up in the sorority house, there is a "Bradbury University" pennant on the wall - a reference to author Ray Bradbury.
Ali Larter was offered the role of Kayleigh, but dropped out.
Was one of the most widely read unproduced scripts in the industry. It wasn't until Kutcher stepped up to exec produce the movie that it was greenlit.
The character name Evan Treborn is a slight rearrangement of "Event Reborn", referring to Evan's ability to travel through time and change "history".
CABIN FEVER (2002)
Rider Strong, Jordon Ladd, James DeBello
Bert (DeBello) has a green cap with “F.U.”
Bert has a pack of Marlboro Lights
Dennis sits in a swing in front of Priddy's General Store, advertising “Country Hams”, “Hoop Cheese”, and “Antiques and Newtiques”. A Pepsi sign is on the door.
Priddy's sells bottles of fox piss.
Bert is caught trying to shoplift a Snickers bar.
Bert buys a case of Arrogant Bastard Ale.
Bert's first t-shirt: Ripe On 6-13-04
Bert's second t-shirt has a picture of pornstar Ron Jeromy.
Jeff (Joey Kern) drives an old Chevy Blazer, license PQN-987.
Justin (writer/director Eli Roth) picked up the skater name “Grim” when he was competing in the X-Games.
Grim's dog is named Dr. Mambo.
Paul (Strong) and Bert had a bet whether they could go the whole weekend drinking nothing but beer.
Truck during the end credits: Down Home Spring Water.
The Cabin was located at Camp Raven Knob, a boy scout camp in Mt. Airy, North Carolina.
Joey Kern was rushed to the hospital four separate times for different eye injuries.
The original killer dog in "Cabin Fever" was so old and tired that all of its scenes had to be re-shot with a new dog. With no time or money to find a replacement, the producers cast a real police attack dog that was so vicious and unpredictable that no actors could appear with it on camera. The crew would hide behind trucks during its scenes, and cameras were operated by remote control.
Sound mixer John Neff survived the real flesh-eating bacterium, which he contracted in a hospital during minor surgery. It took 13 days of non-stop intensive care medical attention to save his life. Neff maintains the make-up in the film is 100% accurate.
While filming a particularly bloody scene, Rider Strong decided to go for a walk in the woods between setups. Covered head to toe in blood, he happened upon a group of 35 school girls, who were on a field trip. The girls screamed at the sight of this blood-drenched hiker, and then screamed even louder when they realized the hiker was the star of "Boy Meets World" (1993). The girls chased Rider through the woods, who eventually made it back to the film crew, and vowed never to wander off between scenes again.
The highest selling movie at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival. Nearly all of the nine studios who engaged in a bidding war had passed on the movie at the script stage (the exception being the eventual winner, Lion's Gate, which was not in existence when the script was first written).
Lion's Gate Films bought the movie for an undisclosed sum in the "high seven figures", with an eight figure commitment to prints and advertising. It is the most money Lion's Gate has ever spent acquiring a motion picture.
The credits list characters named Shemp and Fake Shemp. This is another homage to the Evil Dead series. 'Sam Raimi (I)' called his stand-ins Fake Shemps, also in homage, but to the Three Stooges. The Stooges used stand-ins for Shemp when his health was failing.
The song "Wait for the Rain", heard at the beginning of the film as the kids are driving to the cabin, was originally the theme song for Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left (1972). An updated version of the same song plays over the end credits, sung by the kids of David Hess, the singer/songwriter of the 1972 version.
Peter Jackson stopped production on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) three times to screen this movie for the entire crew. Jackson was so enthusiastic about the film he gave director Eli Roth publicity quotes.
This movie had the lowest budget of any Lion's Gate Film released in 2003, ($1.5 million) and was their highest grossing film of 2003 ($22 million box office.) It was also the most profitable horror film released in 2003.
Crew member Robert Jones took home the decapitated body prop once the film wrapped, and was pulled over while driving home by police officers who saw the corpse and thought he was a serial killer. The police held Jones at gunpoint until he was able to convince them the lifelike body was only a prop.
Director of Photography Scott Kevan is visible in the rearview mirror in the truck when the kids are driving to the cabin. Director Eli Roth noticed this in the editing room, and kept it in so Scott would be in the movie because he has appeared in all his movies that he had shot.
Randy Pearlstein who receives a co-writing credit was roommates with Eli Roth in film school. Roth had already written a rough draft of the script and he enlisted Pearlstein's help to flesh out the script into a feature length. He was not present during the filming and did no further rewrites of the script.
Director Eli Roth originally got the idea for this movie when he was visiting Iceland and helping to clean out an old barn there. He got such a bad allergic reaction from the rotting hay in the barn that his face broke out and bled from the sores.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks
Title: the word “Me” turns into a cloud.
Appears on “To Tell the Truth” – Game show.
1964 to 1967 he was a con man.
The F.B.I. gets him in Prison Marseille – France 1969
New Rochelle Rotary Club – goes back to 1919. 57 lifetime members, Frank Sr. is 58.
Mayor Robert Wagner.
“Embraceable You”, playing as Frank Sr. hangs his award then dances with his wife.
Frank Sr. says mother should be a shoe salesman at a centipede farm.
Frank makes pancakes on his 16th birthday.
Father gives him a checking account with $25 in it.
Frank Abignale Jr. 53 Traber Rd. New Rochelle, NY 10010
Westbourne – Frank’s first school.
Asks for room 17 French
Pretends to be a sub for Mrs. Glesser’s French class. Plans to take a field trip to a French bread factoryin Trenton.
Tells girl in office to fold note to make it look real.
$164 for a new uniform.
New Jersey Central Bank Foreclosure – uses paddle 18, buys MICR encoder.
Trys to give his dad a 1965 Cadillac Convertible.
Montrichard – city where his parents met.
Girl from Ipananema – Tropicana Hotel.
201 – Frank’s room at the Tropicana
Skywayman – what the media is calling Frank.
Model – Cheryl, cover of 17, offers a thousand dollars for her to spend the night, signs over a check for 1400, and she gives him $400 cash.
Wash 15 cents, dry 10 cents for 5 minutes. - All of Carl’s clothes turn pink.
A deck of cards at the hotel gift shop cost 55 cents.
Sturyvasant Arms Suite 3113 – tells Carl where he is, Carl thinks he is lying. He also says he’s going to Vegas.
Yankee’s always win because no one can take their eyes off of the pinstripes. First Frank says its because they have Babe Ruth, then Carl says it’s because they have Babe Ruth.
Barry Allen – the Flash.
Dr. Frank Conners.
Learns to be a Doctor from watching Dr. Killdare.
Riverbend Apts. 415 Landover Atlanta GA
Frank offers to tell Carl how he passed the bar for half of his éclair.
Brenda’s parents do the dishes to “embraceable you”
Miami International Airport – 10 AM
Pays a guy $100 to wear a uniform and sit in a car. – Sign says Handratty.
Caught in a printing press in Montricharde on Christmas Eve.
Frank escapes through airline toilet. Is tracked to his mother’s house where he is caught/gives up.
12 years – Maximum security.
1214 prisoner number.
Carl’s daughter is Grace 4 years old when he left, now she’s 15.
Because Leonardo DiCaprio had to re-shoot scenes for Gangs of New York (2002), Gore Verbinski couldn't start directing this movie. The whole production was moved back a few months, but this in turn meant that James Gandolfini had to withdraw because he had to go back to work on "The Sopranos" (1999). He was replaced by Tom Hanks, while David Fincher, Cameron Crowe and Lasse Hallström were asked to direct before Steven Spielberg (who only wanted to produce the movie) took over.
The names on the forged diploma from Harvard Medical School actually contains the signatures of the then (2002) deans of both Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Jennifer Garner shot her scenes in one day.
The blackboard that Carl Hanratty is writing on toward the end of the movie contains a small note at the bottom that says, "Steven and Tom's 4th project". Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, had previously collaborated on "Band of Brothers" (2001) (mini), Saving Private Ryan (1998) and Joe Versus the Volcano (1990).
The fluttering dollar bill is a reference to the floating feather from Forrest Gump (1994).
Cans and reels were shipped to cinemas under the code name "The Doctor".
The first cut of the film was about 80% authentic, as quoted at the epilogue of Abagnale's book. Some scenes were corrected, added and change as per request of the real Frank Abagnale Jr. to ensure total authenticity.
The arrest scene in France was actually shot in Place Royale, Quebec city. The church in the background is called Notre-Dame-des-Victoires and the bust in the middle of the place is of Louis XIV.
Mrs. Abagnale's house after she remarried was the same house used for Father of the Bride (1991) and its sequel.
The F.B.I officer who was chasing Frank was really Joe Shea. Frank Abagnale Jr. used the pseudonym "Sean O'Reilly" in his book because Joe Shea was still in the F.B.I. He has since retired.
The exterior shots of "Miami" airport were filmed at the old Ontario (California) airport terminal. This old terminal is still standing, but was converted to office space when the new Ontario (California) Airport was opened.
Two of the personas that Frank takes are comic book characters. When pretending to be a federal agent he takes the name Barry Allen, the alter-ego of DC's The Flash. While a doctor, he uses Dr. Connors. This is the alter-ego of Spider-Man enemy The Lizard.
When Frank is being fitted for the James Bond suit he sees in the movie Goldfinger (1964), the tailor refers to him as Mr. Fleming.
The episode of "Perry Mason" (1957) that Frank Abagnale Jr. is watching is "The Case of the Jealous Journalist", which originally aired 24 June 1961.
All road and concrete surfaces are wet in every shot, even though all scenes take place in sunny weather. Many cinematographers simply prefer the look of wet roads.
Director Trademark: [Steven Spielberg] [father] Frank Abagnale Sr. fails to set Frank Jr. straight throughout the film. Workaholic Carl Hanratty loses his daughter Grace to a divorce.
Director Trademark: [Steven Spielberg] [flashlights] At the beginning of the film, Carl shines one on the captured Frank Abagnale's face.
Cameo: [Max Spielberg] Steven's son, sitting behind Leonardo DiCaprio during both parts of the airplane scene.
CHARLIE’S ANGELS (2000)
Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Bill Murray
Movie on the plane at the beginning: T.J. Hooker, the Movie
Natalie (Diaz) picks up the other angels in a speedboat, “DONZI”
Natalie was a contestant on Jeopardy
Chad (Tom Green) has a boat named Betsy
Corwin (Tim Curry) has a racecar called the Red Star, the same as his company.
Corwin’s limo has plates COR WIN
Natalie’s date takes her to Soul Train
Dylan (Barrymore) wears a Stone Cold Steve Austin t-shirt
Product placement: Nokia cell phone
Charlie Townsend was a green beret.
CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN (1950)
Clifton Webb, Jeanne Crain, Myrna Loy
“This is the true story of an American Family”
Providence, Rhode Island – 1921
Anne – narrator- is 16, a sophomore in high school
Dad is Frank Bunker Gilbreth – Industrial Engineer
-scientific management, efficiency expert
License Plate – 56370
Whistles bugle call – “Live Bait”- they line up in 18 seconds
Jackie, Dan, Fred (Sitting Bull), Bill, Lillian,,Martha, Mary, Ernestine, Anne.
Convent – 12’ walls near Albany
Move to Montclair
Marbles, comb, most of bird’s nest
Car is called Foolish Carriage – honks at Bill – “Mercy Maud” 6 9/10”
Jim Bracken and Mrs. Mondram
Interstate Transfer Moving Services
Go see Mrs. Murphy – Euphemism for going to the bathroom.
Bill moves to have the family buy a dog.
Captain of Swimming team – Tom Black – “M” on shirt
Woodrow Wilson School
Miss Bilsop, Miss Jensen, Miss Moore, Mrs Halbright, Miss Sweeney
shows principal how to take a bath.
Dr. Burton’s car in front of our house could mean only one thing – (a new baby)
Jack has Whooping Cough – Bill gets it too.
Lillie – psychologist
Martha – MHS
Martha is the only one who doesn’t need her tonsils out
Sets up operating room in the house – films the operations. – Clock – Gilbreth 20 R.P.M.
Dr. was wrong, not Martha – Ernestine doesn’t need her tonsils out – gets them out anyway
Cameraman forgot to put film in camera
Miss Ethel – Music teacher
Letter from Dr. Blenheim of Czechoslovakia
International Management Conference in Prague
Robert (12th child) “Every inch a Gilbreth” – 6 boys, 6 girls – first four were girls
Name the dog “Mr. Chairman”
7 seconds top to bottom, 51/2 seconds bottom to top – vest buttoning
Amelia Mebane – National League of Planned Parenthood.
14 seconds, new world record.
Nantucket – Summers – cottage and 2 abandoned light houses.
Bobbed hair, rolled stockings, painted knees
Jezebel – Eskimo
Cootie Garages over our ears
Jed – telegram deliverer
Anne bobs her hair.
Joe Seales – senior prom – 8 pm Friday night – cheerleader – has his own car. He’ll get a raccoon coat next year when he goes to college
Chicken – here’s your roost. – Squeak Easy
Pygmy marries a bobtailed penguin
William Tell tie – bowtie on a strap – hits adam’s apple
Deborah Lancaster – Mississippi – perfume, lipstick. Boy from New Haven sent her the perfume.
Anne cuts in on Dot who is dancing with her father.
Invite for London and Prague
Anne knits socks for her father.
Mrs Benson takes them home when father dies
Mother gives speech for Father – formost woman’s industrial engineer, 1948 America’s Woman of the Year.
Belle’s on Their Toes – Sequel to Cheaper by the Dozen.
Based on the real-life Gilbreth family. Daughter Mary died from a childhood illness; the movie includes a Mary but keeps her somewhat in the background with no lines.
The big house the family moves to in Montclair is the same house set originally built for Judy Garland's family in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944). Fox didn't have an appropriate standing outdoor set so they rented time on the "St. Louis Street" on MGM lot #2.
In the movie, the last child born is a boy named "Robert". But in real life, the last Gilbreth child was a girl named "Jane". There was a son named Robert, but he was the second-to-last child born.
On the shelf in the living room is a picture of the real life Frank Gilbreth in uniform as an Army Major during WWI. This is visible outside the makeshift operating room during the mass tonsillectomies.
Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Velma and Veronica Kelly. Velma dances to All that Jazz after murdering her husband and sister.
Roxy says that Fred is her brother.
Onyx Club – where Velma was dancing.
Fred was collecting on a bet from the trombone player when he met Roxy.
Amos – says Roxie could sleep through the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
Fred Casely – gave them 10% off their furniture.
He’s been burglaring her 3 times a week for the last month.
Fred had a Mrs. And 5 little Caselys
Arm length – 31 inches.
Keeper of the Keys, Matron of Murder’s Row
Redbook Magazine – Ed on Velma Kelly
Kelly sister’s act had 20 acrobatic acts in a row. Velma caught Veronica and her husband doing #17, the spread eagle.
Velma pays $1 a week for her laundry to be done.
On the wall it says “Eyes Down”
On Mama’s wall it says “Silence”
47 to 1 they won’t hang her.
$100 for Mama to call Billy.
Billy is dressed as a shoe shine boy for his first song and dance number.
Roxy was born on a chicken farm outside of Lubbock.
Headline – “they both reached for the gun”, “Roxie Rocks Chicago”
Selling – Deluxe Roxy Doll.
U.S. Navy sailor – Roxie (Heart) Tattoo.
Pink and Yellow roses in Roxie’s cell.
Neon name – Roxie – the I is dotted with a heart.
Triple cream caramels from San Francisco – Velma offers to Roxie.
Kelly sisters earned a thou. a week.
Velma was also in the paper that Roxie was reading. “Velma Kelly’s trial to be postponed indefinitely.” Seven little words.
After the socialite gets arrested Roxie pretends to be pregnant.
Billy says Roxie is due in Sept. so Amos can’t be the father.
The Hungarian is the first woman to be hanged in Illinois
During “Razzle Dazzle” they are holding signs that say ‘applause’
Roxie pretends to faint in the courtroom. – says “What a bullseye, huh?” to Billy.
10 to 4 on clock in factory where they are listening to the trial.
There are both Innocent and Guilty papers, before they hear the verdict.
Someone waves a white flag out the window to let them know they can start selling the Innocent papers.
Chicago Theater – where Velma and Roxie have their act.
Chita Rivera (Nickie) originated the role of Velma Kelly in the original Broadway production of "Chicago" in 1975. In the 1990s, she played the role of Roxie Hart in the London production of the smash revival of Chicago.
The song "Class" was filmed but not used because it could not fit into the "show-within-Roxie's-mind" concept. It is included as an extra on the DVD release.
The director wanted Catherine Zeta-Jones to wear her natural long hair in the movie, but she insisted on the short bob. She explained to People magazine that she didn't want her hair to fall over her face and give people a reason to doubt that she did all the dancing herself.
The speech by Hunyak, translated, is: "What am I doing here? They say my famous tenant held down my husband and I chopped his head off. But it's not true. I am innocent. I don't know why Uncle Sam says I did it. I tried to explain at the police station but they didn't understand." Here it is in Hungarian, just in case: "Mit keresek én itt? Azt mondják, a híres lakóm lefogta a férjem, én meg lecsaptam a fejét. De nem igaz. Én ártatlan vagyok. Nem tudom, miért mondja Uncle Sam, hogy én tettem. Próbáltam a rendõrségen megmagyarázni, de nem értették meg."
The role of Billy Flynn was offered several times to John Travolta.
Throughout the movie Billy Flynn calls John C. Reilly's character (Amos) "Andy" - a reference to the radio show "Amos 'n' Andy".
Richard Gere took tap dance lessons for three months. His tap dance scene was shot in half a day.
In the scene in prison where Billy Flynn is passing by the bars, Hunyak starts speaking in Hungarian but the final sentence is in Russian. She says "Help, help me, please"
When mama introduces Billy Flynn for the first time, the "All I Care About is Love" dancers slowly appear behind her. There were no CGI effects involved, it was simply a scrim. In fact, the only CGI effects throughout the movie are from "erasing" the harnesses on Christine Baranski (Mary Sunshine) and on some of the reporters during the end of the "We Both Reached fo the Gun" number.
The musical numbers "My Own Best Friend" and "Me and My Baby" were originally written into the script, but were removed at the last minute. "My Own Best Friend" was too have taken place when Roxie and Velma are put in solitary confinement after getting into a cat fight.
The music heard after Roxie faints, and proclaims that she is pregnant, is the music for the number "Me And My Baby", from the stage musical, originally included in the script.
Before production had started on this film, Madonna was considered to play the role of Velma Kelly.
When the film rights were originally bought by producer Martin Richards in the 1970s, Bob Fosse was to be involved with the film project, and Goldie Hawn, Liza Minnelli and Frank Sinatra were announced as the stars; but Fosse's death in 1987 ended that attempt at a film version.
Miramax became involved in a new attempt to film the musical in 1994, and Larry Gelbart was brought in to work on a script - eventually turning out seven drafts while directors Milos Forman, Herbert Ross and Baz Luhrmann turned down the project.
The 1996 smash Broadway revival renewed interest, and new names became leading candidates for starring roles, including Goldie Hawn and Madonna. Nicholas Hytner was brought in as director, and he had Wendy Wasserstein re-write Larry Gelbart's script. The project again went on hold when Madonna withdrew and Nicole Kidman chose to do Moulin Rouge! (2001) instead.
Rob Marshall had previously been hired by the producers to direct the TV version of Annie (1999) (TV); he had not wanted to direct that earlier film, preferring only to do choreography, but was persuaded to do both. After that proved successful, he continued into the directing job for Chicago.
Charlize Theron had initially secured the role of Roxie Hart while Nicholas Hytner was attached as director. When Hytner withdrew and Rob Marshall took over, Theron had to audition again and lost the lead to Renée Zellweger
Whoopi Goldberg auditioned for the role of Mama Morton.
Vince Vaughn, Joaquin Phoenix, Janeane Garofalo
“The Unforgiven” playing at the Main matinee
Clay (Phoenix) drinks Bud
Lester “The Molester” Long (Vaughn) and Clay meet playing pool at Doc Holidays
Lester has a habit of breaking the filter off his cigarettes
Clay works as a mechanic at Mark’s Garage
Lester works as a truck driver for Scanlan Van Lines
Agent Dale Shelby (Garofalo) is watching “Alien” in her room at the Golden Spike Motel
Agent Reynard is watching “Lassie”
Bodies found at Bear Lake
Last scene at the “Easy Rest-Inn”, where Lester orders a strawberry shake
Filmed in Brigham City, Utah
Tom Cruise, Jaime Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith
Max (Foxx) drives a red cab in L.A.
The cab has a Bacardi SILVER ad on the top.
Max keeps a picture of a desert island on his visor, as his five-minute vacation when he gets stressed.
Max hopes to open a limo company, “Island Limos”, that would be like a rolling nightclub.
Max has a sandwich and peruses a Mercedes flyer (S class???) while Vincent (Cruise) makes his first stop.
Vincent (Cruise) loves jazz.
Vincent asks the jazz club owner, “Where did Miles Davis learn to play?”
Smith's office is on the corner of the 14th floor, while the file room is on the 16th.
Vincent and Max go to the nightclub El Rodeo, to meet Felix.
Felix gives Vincent the replacement list on a PNY thumbdrive.
The fourth hit was in the nightclub Fever.
Frank Darabont wrote a draft of the screenplay at one point in production.
The song that plays in the theatrical trailer to this film is "Man in the Box," sung by 'Alice in Chains' .
Early on Russell Crowe was considered for the role of Vincent.
The original draft was set in Manhattan, New York. When Michael Mann came on board, he shifted the setting to LA.
There are no opening credits to the film, nor title. The only credits we see is at the end where it begins with the "Directed By Michael Mann". The title is at the end.
Edward Norton was offered the role of Vincent.
Colin Farrell was offered the role of Vincent
When Max and Vincent visit Max's mother in the hospital, she says that Max "Would stand in the mirror, talking to himself". Since Max drives a cab, this is a reference to the "Ya talkin' to me?" scene from Taxi Driver (1976).
Nearly 80% of the scenes were shot on digital video to better capture the night aspects of the film, according to Michael Mann.
Towards the end of the movie, a subway sign reads: "Today is January 25, 2004. The Time 5:40 A.M." The time is displayed/referenced 5 times in the film.
9:30 is displayed on Max's Fare reader, before Vincent kills his 2nd victim.
10:00 PM, when Agent Fanning is calling his partner from the Morgue.
2:20 AM in a brief shot from the interior of the FBI agents truck on their way to the club.
When Max is calling Annie from the top of the Parking Garage from the cell phone, the time is 4:47 A.M.
The subway train arrives at the station at 5:40 A.M.
This movie takes place 24-25 January 2004.
Much speculation has centered on the exact format the movie was shot on. According to insiders, the picture was in fact shot on a mixture of film and high-grade digital video - like many other pictures. In post-production, the scan level of the image was then reduced below standard. The rough-cut and pre-release trailer were in fact in perfectly rich, sharp, high-grade film-quality.
According to Jaime Foxx, one night during production, Tom Cruise bought In N Out fast food for the entire cast and crew.
Stuart Beattie, the screenwriter, wanted the studio to cast Robert De Niro as Max (once again making him a taxi driver, though the exact opposite of Travis Bickle). However the studio refused, insisting they wanted a younger actor in the role.
The gun that Vincent (Tom Cruise) uses is a Heckler and Koch (HK) USP.
Mick Gould was hired to train Tom Cruise for the action sequences - including showing him how to fire live rounds. Michael Mann himself trained with various weapons so he knew how to direct the action sequences to full effect.
The USB flash drive containing Vincent's prep is a PNY Attaché.
When Daniel is playing the trumpet in the jazz club, Vincent says he is improvising. He is actually playing "Spanish Key" from Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew" album. Later, Daniel says he met Miles Davis in the past.
To help Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx best to capture the spirit of their characters, Michael Mann wrote documents containing the background of Vincent and Max. Tom Cruise said that the document of Vincent had information on how he began to like jazz, for instance.
The computer is an HP TC-1100 tablet PC. Text can be entered via a stylus or a detachable keyboard (not shown in the film).
The F.B.I. Tactical Unit in the SUV ( L.A. 105 ) is composed of real Tactical Unit officers from F.B.I., D.E.A. and L.A.P.D.
According to Michael Mann, Vincent is one that is able to get in and out of anywhere without anyone recognizing him or remembering him. To prepare for the movie, Tom Cruise had to make UPS deliveries in a crowded LA market without anyone recognizing him as Tom Cruise.
Vincent's full name is Vincent Collateral, and the original title for the movie was "Mr. Collateral". The producer felt the idea was stupid, so they removed the lines where Vincent declares his last name and shortened the title of the movie to simply "Collateral".
The sunglasses Vincent wears are Silhouette 8586
COMIC BOOK: THE MOVIE (2004)
Mark Hamill, Scott LaRose, Roger Rose
Donald Swan (Hamill) - high school history teacher and comic book lover.
“Nancy & Sluggo” helped him to learn to read, “Hey. You. Stop!”
Turn off the phones, close the door, get a nice glass of tangerine kool-aid
“Once Upon a Dime” his fanzine
Donald’s all time favorite comic is “Captain Courage” by Jackson Whitney
9/11 transformed him into Codename Courage, and Liberty Lad was transformed into Liberty Lass
Nibbler - behind him on the shelf
Anita Levine - loves her botox
Don’s from Reeseville
Captain Courage gets his powers from the Waukesha Indian mystic shaman. He’s touching the liberty bell when lightening strikes
$100 million picture
J.T. owns the company - Don hits him up to play Liberty Lad.
Anita’s idea is to let Don document the comic con so that she would have extras to jack up the cost of the DVD.
Don goes to “Hi De Ho Comic Books and Fantasy”
Tag on screen reads “On a curiously Bunny-less morning at the Playboy Mansion”
Hugh Heffner wanted to be a cartoonist, he was influenced by the emergence of Superman
Jack Whitney married his childhood sweetheart
Liberty Lad is Commander Courage’s nephew
Hef picks Codename Courage, cause he hangs out with a girl rather than his nephew
Cameraman calls Hef Pajama Man, and wants to be his sidekick, Chick boy
Don wants to talk about his relationship with William Gaines
Pajama Man is dressed in a red suit with a “P” on his chest in Gold
Chick boy has ♂ symbol, except it’s reversed, so the arrow is pointing the wrong way. That’s the male symbol, if it doesn’t translate.
Derek Spray, is Don’s best friend. He says when he first meets Don as a child, “Wow, another mouth-breather with astigmatism and bad posture, that digs comic books and weird old records and stuff.” “It’s like you know the secret handshake too”
Derek and Don started “Once Upon a Dime” in 10th grade
Headline articles “Derek and Don take on the con”, by Don Swan. “30,000 Fan boys can’t be wrong” by Derek Spray
Derek says they started the fanzine to meet girls
The bag that Don has in the creature studio says “Wisconsin Film Mine”
The fully padded commissioned suit cost $1,000. That’s $600 overdraft. Don gives the suit maker a 70’s toaster snack reprint giveaway of a Commander Courage #13. The original goes for $10,000. Leads suit maker to believe that the reprint is the original.
Cameraman asks if there will be chicks dressed like Vamparilla at the con
Cameraman plays in a tribute band called Subpoena - a tribute to Warrant.
Don talks to Kevin Smith about how studios think
Kevin Smith is wearing a black and silver Newark 2 shirt
Kevin says it’s tough to have a dude fighting Nazi’s in 2002
With the Nazi’s it’s easier to make fun of their accents than al-Queda
Kevin says in his version of Commander Courage the studio kept pushing for Captain Courage to fight a giant spider in the third act.
David Lapham - Stray Bullets - told Kevin to read and enjoy comics instead of bagging and boarding them. Kevin says he just rips his comics now when he’s done. It takes a cheese grater or a handsaw to rip the archives
Stan Lee says Kevin should be a nice guy and write on the cover “Ripped officially by Kevin Smith”
Anita compares Don to Roger Moore (she means Michael Moore)
Don wears a Yankee t-shirt (not the sports team) to the con. They are talking in a Petco parking lot. Word of the day: deflect
Ricky the Cameraman can imitate all 4 of the Beatles. That was how he picked up chicks in college
Jack Tobias Whitney was orphaned at birth in 1923. Jack uses his newsstand job to get practice. First job is assisting on “Lil Baby & Stinker” a slapstick funny strip. “Frontier Willie & Wampum” begins his fascination with the American Indian culture. Which he portrays at intelligent and noble rather than the usual stereotyped savages. Now socially aware, he quits a well-paid job with All-Negro funnies on the popular feature, “Burnt Corky n’ the Colonel”
Jack’s first original creation is the White Wolf, who is an Indian witch doctor who fights evil. It is rejected by every major publisher
He creates Commander Courage then, White Wolf gives him his super powers
Commander Courage 1st appearance battling the Mongol hordes. Feb.
Jack has a 4-F status but bribes an official to serve in the navy
Jack had a daughter with a Czechoslovakian woman (he was there in the hospital) she had a son who migrated to the United States
Tag on screen says “A train station somewhere between L.A. and San Diego”
San Juan Depot Bar and Grill
Leonard Matusik (Leo)
Next tag reads “Further down the rabbit hole…”
Taylor is freaked by a relative turning up. Leo is a sheet metal worker
San Diego Comic Con
Stan Lee says that Commander Courage is a history of comics. Courage to Love, Courage in the Saddle, Crypt of Courage… there was even a Bunny Courage who was teamed up with Freedom Ferret
Paul Dini says they had to update Commander Courage in the 50’s so they put him up against the Commie Swammi, who was always trying to hypnotize people into joining the communist party.
They put him into Vietnam against Ho Ho Ho Chi Min - a gagster version of a Vietnamese madman
Utopia Squad - Ocelot, Afro-avenger and Lady Allura
First day of con - meet Debby Newman, from the chamber of commerce. Con has a 50 - 60,000 capacity. San Diego is a gateway to Mexico through Tijuana
Debby says “hijole, hijole, Andale, Andale”, Ricky the Cameraman asks if she saw anyone dressed as the Hulk. Debby says she saw someone dressed as Darth Vader. They head to 6B
Don calls Debby, “Jenny”
American Dream in 5 words “Buy my comic book, please”
Don hasn’t been to Comic Con in 20 years, he remembers it at the Ambassador Hotel with 15 dealers and a 16mm projector
Sub Mariner is the first Anti-hero
Robots fighting Zombies - what could be better
$1.75 gets you 32 pages of salvation
Leo picks Betty over Veronica
Derek brings his wife to San Diego for their anniversary because she wanted to go somewhere
Derek tells her that he doesn’t tell her what to do at the knitting convention. She says its crocheting.
Bruce doesn’t want to wear the hood of the foam suit because its hot and smells like bacon
Commander Courage is like Daniel Boone who was bitten by a radioactive Davy Crockett
Bruce Easely wears the Commander Courage Costume
Commander Courage’s secret identity is Jefferson Dale
Don saw Bruce in a musical version of “Under the Yum-Yum Tree”
Anita is lost in the con. She calls from the 1900 aisle, and the 240 aisle
Ray Harryhausen - Don interrupts his lecture from Taylor to meet Ray.
Ray Harryhausen did stop frame animation - “7th Voyage of Sinbad, 3 Worlds of Gulliver, Jason & the Argonauts”
24 frames per second
Clip from “Tortoise and the Hare”
Don says they could get Prof. Holloway into the cast so they could time travel
Commander Courage passed his rivals: Dollman, Fighting Yank, Black Owl and the Blue Beetle
Commander was even a pitchman for caramel-filled marshmallow breakfast logs
Lost in Space wrapped up in early 1968 Billy Mumy says he went straight from Lost in Space to Liberty Lad in the Commander Courage TV show. (Also Babylon 5) 3 weeks into a 10 week shoot.
Bruce Timm remembers most was the really horrible short lived animated cartoon on Sat. mornings in 1979. Show done so cheap it made Superfriends look like Citizen Kane.
Ricky can imitate Ozzy too.
He recommends that Leo use his Calvin Kline imitation to make chicks laugh.
Courage stands for Covert, Operations, Unit, Reconnaissance, And, Guerrilla, Enforcement.
“Corruption of the Juvenile” by Cedric Perview, M.D.
After the Comic Code - Liberty Lad got a costume with long pants, a girlfriend named Daisy York and a one way trip to the Waltzingham Boys Academy
Maggie Thompson and her husband wrote “All in Color for a Dime” and “The Comicbook Book”.
Ricky asks if the Hulk would be as cool purple as green. Maggie and Don talk about how he was at one point Gray.
Ham man can not fight crime in kosher neighborhoods
Papaya Smith actress to play Liberty Lass. Was a model and did nails. Had a picture of Mary Hart on her wall.
Matt Groening signs cereal boxes.
Liberty Lass interviews Sara, who’s handing out flyers for Games Workshop. Sara saw the Hulk the day before.
Papaya asks a magazine dealer if they have Mademoiselle, or Elle
Stan Lee says he’s going into politics
Derek’s son, Mac, won’t open his Shazam/Captain Marvell box because it’s collectable. He wouldn’t even open his Christmas presents.
Reporter from Entertainment On-line says she knows who the leak from the studio is.
Bruce and Papaya are in a contest as an orangutan and a beaver. Bruce is the orangutan and Papaya is a beaver
Party host, his father created Gung Ho Bob
Leo came from Skaneatleas New York
At one point, Donald ('Mark Hamill' ) and the crew ask to sit at a table with three men, but they are scared away. The three men at the table are Hamill's co-stars from the original Star Wars trilogy: 'Peter Mayhew' (Chewbacca), David Prowse (Darth Vader), and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett).
The characters Donald Swan (played by Mark Hamill) and Derek Sprang (Tom Kenny) are named for two comic book artists, Curt Swan, who drew Superman in the 1960s, and Dick Sprang, who drew Batman in the 1950s.
In a scene in the Comic Book Convention, A man dressed in a Sgt. Kabukiman outfit says, "Were gonna make our own damn movie!" "Make Your Own Damn Movie" is a book by Lloyd Kaufman who wrote and directed the movie Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1991)
Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf
Based on DC Comics Hellblazer.
John Constantine (Reeves) lives above a bowling alley (BOWL BOWL BOWL).
Chas (LaBeouf) Kramer drives an Angel City cab.
Constantine's friend Beeman (Max Baker) brings a number of occult items for him, including holy water from the Jordan River, and a beetle from the Amityville house, in an Egyptian matchbox.
Beeman (?) plays “Take Five” on a record player.
Isabella was in room 427 at the hospital.
Constantine laments the destruction of his $200 shirt.
Constantine has an ORIS watch.
Clip from Courage the Cowardly Dog on a TV in the background.
COOL HAND LUKE (1967)
Paul Newman, George Kennedy
Luke gets drunk and breaks parking meters
Sign – “Slow, Men at Work”
Gambler says, “Drinkin’ it up boss”
Dog boy takes care of the dogs
Gibson – 507 Manslaughter 5 spot, Potter – 302 resisting arrest 1 year, Pratt – Breaking and entering assault 5 spot, Jackson – maliciously destroying munincipal property under the influence 2 years.
Luke was good in the war, silver star, bronze star, couple of purple hearts.
Division of Correction, Road Prison 36
Any man who forgets his number gets a night in the box, any man who loses his spoon… any man caught playing grab ass or fighting in the building (fighting outside is allowed on Saturdays)… 1st bell at 5 of 8, when you will get out of bed, last bell at 8, any man not in his bunk at 8… any man caught smoking in the prone position… turn in the wrong sheet… any man with dirty pants sitting on the bunks… any man who don’t bring back his pop bottle… any man loud talking… any man not keeping order… Carr is floor walker, keeps order
“Any of you from Conneticut?”
Dragline gives names, if he doesn’t give you a name, you don’t have a name.
$5 pocket money
Dragline says that Luke was cutting the tops off of gumball machines
Bear-clawed, means dropped from the heat.
PPO 245 license of the car the woman was washing. Dragline calls her Lucille. Car has the word Custom on it.
“Nothing can be a real cool hand”, says Luke, earning him his name.
Helen sent his things with a note, telling his mother he was in prison
Arletta – Luke’s mother. Wishes people were like dogs.
Arletta visits him from the back of a pickup truck. Offers him a cigarette (looks like a Lucky Strike package)
Luke’s old man wasn’t good fro sticking around, be he made her laugh.
Arletta is leaving the place to John to make up for not giving him the feeling she gave Luke.
Girl from Kentucky took off with Convertible guy
Areletta’s last words to Luke, “Laugh it up kid, you’ll make out”
Luke is number 37
Chains ain’t medals.
Hymn they sing, “Take a closer walk with Thee”
Dragline says he’s seen Luke eat, “10 chocolate bars, 7 cold drinks in 15 minutes”
Luke says he can eat 50 eggs in an hour, eggs need to be boiled for 15 minutes. Dragline says he should have said 35 or 39.
Dragline peels Luke’s eggs. Every cent in camp is riding on it.
The man with no eyes – Luke has him shoot the head off of a snake.
“Grins like a baby, bites like a gator”
Bette Davis was first offered the role of Luke's mother, but refused the bit part.
Luke's prison number (37) is a reference to the Bible - Luke 1:37.
Lalo Schifrin's theme music was later used by the ABC-owned stations as the theme music to their nightly newscasts.
THE CORPSE BRIDE (2005)
Johnny Depp, Helena Bohnam Carter, Emily Watson
The Van Dorts are fishmongers.
The Everglots are from old money, but are now broke.
The piano that Victor (Depp) plays at the Everglots has “HARRYHAUSEN” on it.
Elder Gutkneckt (Michael Gough) casts a Ukranian haunting spell on Victor and the Bride to allow them to visit Victor's family.
The password to return was “hopscotch”.
Victor had a dog named Scraps.
Elder Gutkneckt prescribes a poison called “Wine of Ages” (?) to complete the wedding.
The puppets were made from stainless steel armatures covered with silicon skin.
The first stop-motion feature to be edited using Apple's Final Cut Pro.
This is the first feature to be made with commercial digital still photography cameras (Canon SLR cameras with Nikon Lenses) instead of film cameras.
The film is dedicated to the memory of Joe Ranft
As an indication of the painstaking nature of stop-motion animation, it took the animators 28 separate shots to make the bride blink.
When Victor plays the piano, he leans back and the nameplate says "Harryhausen", a reference to stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen.
The puppets used neither of the industry standards of replaceable heads (like those used on The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)) or replaceable mouths (like those used by Aardman Studios in Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)) but instead used precision crafted clockwork heads, adjusted by hidden keys. This allowed for unprecedented subtlety, but was apparently even more painstaking than the already notoriously arduous animation. One animator even reported having recurring nightmares of adjusting his own facial expression in this fashion.
The maggot's voice is an impersonation of Peter Lorre.
The puppets were two feet tall and some of the stages were so large that animators could actually fit through the set doors with minimal crouching.
This is the first major release of the newly-formed Laika Studios in Portland, Oregon(formerly Vinton Studios) now owned by Phil Knight. The film was produced in England. At one point Mr Everglot mistakenly calls Victor "Vincent", a reference to Tim Burton's first stop-motion animated short.
Had a 55-week shoot, during which 109,000, 440 individually animated frames had to be set up and filmed.
The skeletons in the underworld perform several of the routines from The Skeleton Dance (1929).
THE CREW (2000)
Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Reynolds, Carrie-Anne Moss
Opens in New Jersey, 1968, as the crew is taking Jimmy Whistles to the Pulaski Skyway, exit 77.
Whistles points them to Truck 23, with “Malatesta” on it.
Joey Pistella (Reynolds), nickname “Bats” (got mad at his baseball coach)
Mike Donatelli (Dan Hedaya), nickname “the Brick”
Tony Donato (Seymour Cassel), nickname “Mouth” (doesn’t talk), an arsonist
Bobby Bartellomeo (Richard Dreyfuss), not nicknamed “Bobby the Jew”
Bobby has a wife, Marie, and a daughter, Olivia
Rest of movie in South Beach, Miami, 2000
The crew lives in the Raj Mahal, an old retirement hotel with an ocean view
Bobby drives a bus for Carnival
Mouth dances with old women for $3.50/hour, plus tips
“Bats musta been fired from every Burger King in Dade County”
The Brick works dressing and making up corpses at the morgue
The crew drives to Rascal House Delicatessan. “We’ve got til 5:30 for free soup!”
Sol & Pepper’s Deli on 1520 Collins Avenue
Produce placement: Diet Coke, Naya drinking water
CRIMSON TIDE (1995)
Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Viggo Mortensen
Lt. Cmdr. Ron Hunter (Washington) has a daughter with the birthday of October 18, 1990.
Hunter likes to ride horses. The best he’s ridden are Arabians.
Captain Frank Ramsey (Hackman) needs a new XO, since his has appendicitis.
Ramsey has a Jack Russell terrier, named Bear.
“The Enemy Below” with Robert Mitchum and “Run Silent Run Deep” are subjects of a trivia game between officers
Hunter spent a year in Harvard
The sub is the USS Alabama, SSBN-731
“Day 1” is October 21.
Crewmen have an argument about the Kirby versus the Moebius Silver Surfer.
Treat Williams, Famke Janssen
The scout ship (Finnegan’s) has two engines, named Hercules and Jezebel
The cruise ship was called the Argonautica (“Your funship”)
DICKIE ROBERTS: FORMER CHILDHOOD STAR (2003)
First Line - “Ward, I’m worried about the Beaver”
Dickie’s Show is called the Glimer Gang
Dickie’s Mom is Peggy Roberts (picture of her, pregnant, wearing and I’m with Stupid T-shirt)
Dickie’s Dad is David Soul
Dickie’s birthday is July 2, 1967
Dickie changes his name to: David Soul’s Son, Hatch’s Son, and the chemical symbols for Fluorine, Titanium and Zinc
Celebrity Boxing, Emmanuel Lewis vs Dickie Roberts.
Emmanuel Lewis in Black Trunks at 92 lbs. (has Gangsta tattoo)
Dickie Roberts in White Trunks
Car breaks down at “Los Angeles 192 miles” sign
Friend tells him about new film that Rob Reiner is doing, called Mr. Blakes’s Backyard.
Dickie’s agent - Sidney Weirnick, of the Weirnick Agency. Has a plaque on desk reading “Let’s do Lunch”
Former Brady bids Original Braces Marcia wore in the “Brace Yourself” episode of the Brady Bunch. Worth $9 on ebay.
They discuss George Clooney as People Mag’s Sexist Man of the Year.
Former Brady bids Authentic Tiki Replica from the “Hawaii Bound” episode of the Brady Bunch. Worth $2 on ebay.
Former Brady bets Dickie $100 bucks and the original football they hit Marcia in the face with in the “Oh my nose, Oh my nose” episode, that Brendan Frasier won’t call back after talking to Reiner.
Weirnick’s motto: “If you believe you’ll receive, You doubt, you’ll go without”
Board in Rob Reiner’s Office Building:
Fallbrook Productions - 301
Talia Legacy - 302
Element Productions - 303
Rob Reiner - 304
Sugar Loaf Films - 305
Trail Ridge Productions - 306
Dickie works parking cars at Morton’s Restaurant - Dickie says he’s researching a role for “Valet Parkers”
Vertigo Poster in Reiner’s Office
Reiner doesn’t think Dickie can do the part, because Mr. Blake is a normal guy, and Dickie never was.
Reiner asks Dickie to come downstairs like its Christmas, he’s 6 and you see the bike you’ve been wanting. Dickie can’t do it.
Dickie sells his memoirs to get money. He gets a $30,000 advance.
He offers $20,000 to be treated like a child.
One of the families he visits is Sad Eye Sadie and Mad Dog.
The Finney Family lives at 741 Mockingbird. The Family is George, Grace, Sam and Sally. The Dog is Popeye.
Dickie’s only memory of his father is playing Candyland when he was 5 or 6. It wasn’t David Soul.
The kids call Dickie Stranger Danger, he calls Sam Chicken Little.
Water Wiggle - Not so much a toy as a bruise machine.
Farm-a-long - a farm see n’ say, Dickie breaks it in the Garage.
Sally’s ghost story is about the Witch of Cloverfield Central School, who is Heather Bolan, who wears hot capri’s and Zootopia tops.
Dickie can burp A-G, and I am Iron Man.
Mrs. Gertrude, neighbor. Complains about leaves dropping on their lawn.
George works at Martin Chevrolet, he tells a story about people wanting to spend $10 for a $5 pot.
George and Grace have been married for 14 years.
Dickie reads Mad Magazine while dying his hair.
Dickie calls in a false alarm to the McHenry house at 368 Hobart St. So that Grace can get to her meeting on time.
Allied Movers, the careful movers. Move Mrs. Gertrude out.
Dickie runs into a Mayflower Moving Truck and a Children at Play sign while learning to ride his bike.
Dickie was a backup dancer for Vanilla Ice.
Heather Bolton wears a perfect 10 t-shirt while trying out for cheerleading squad.
New neighbor is Barbie - Sam likes her.
Mr. Blake’s Backyard - Esmerelda is the housekeeper. Heaven is his backyard.
Dickie and Sam dance to “Just My Imagination” on stilts for Barbie
Mindy Burbano on KLMA is reporter covering Reiner’s accident.
Wiernick gives Reiner a kidney to get Dickie an audition
Grace gives Dickie Candyland as a Christmas gift.
Marion Roberts and Florence Henderson sing over end credits. Then child stars sing.
This movie is about a washed up child star, trying to jump start his career, it stars Emmanuel Lewis, Maureen McCormick, Danny Bonaduce, Dustin Diamond, Corey Feldman, and Alyssa Milano, all former child actors
Wham-O, Inc. sued Paramount Pictures for featuring Wham-O's Slip 'N Slide toy without the company's permission.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore
Begins October 2, 1988
Elizabeth (Maggie Gyllenhaal) starts a fight by saying she’s going to vote for Dukakis
Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) has Old Spice in his medicine cabinet
Elizabeth works at the Yarn Barn
Donnie wakes up with 28:06:42:12 on his arm
Reading Graham Greene’s “The Destructors” in English class for Karen Pomeroy (Barrymore)
“Controlling Fear”, self-help tape by Jim Cunningham (Swayze)
Young sister Samantha (Daveigh Chase) reads “The Last Unicorn”
The Darkos attend Middlesex School, mascot “The Mongerel”
Professor Monnitoff (Wyle) talks about Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time”
Monnitoff gives Donnie “The Philosophy of Time Travel” by ex-nun turned science teacher Roberta Sparrow
Sparrow, now an old woman, continually checks her mailbox
Donnie wears a longsleeve t-shirt with HOBIE, and a sweatshirt with TRIUMPH
Cunningham’s Lifeline exercise is FEAR/LOVE
Redskins lose a night game
Attitudinal Beliefs, Jim Cunningham’s book
“Halloween” / “Frightmare” double feature at the Aero, while Donnie and Gretchen Ross (Jenna Malone) go to see “Evil Dead”. Also showing, “Last Temptation of Christ”
Samantha’s dance group Sparkle Motion performs at the talent show, dancing to “Notorious”
Mom is reading Stephen King’s “It”
Elizabeth has applied to Yale
Donnie confesses a fondness for Christina Applegate on “Married…With Children”
Dad has a black Porsche (Boxster?)
Pomeroy leaves “Cellar Door” on the blackboard when she leaves
Jason Schwartzman was originally to play Donnie, but was replaced by Jake Gyllenhaal.
The movie was shot in 28 days, exactly the time-span of the movie itself, and on a budget of under $5 million.
The scene where Donnie - clad in a skeleton Halloween costume and hooded gray sweatshirt - bike-rides to Roberta Sparrow's house with his friends is an obvious homage to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). That film featured Drew Barrymore, who is this film's executive producer and co-star.
In the beginning of the film, when Donnie is walking back home in the morning, his mother is reading Stephen King's "IT", which is about a small town tormented by the epitome of children's fears that usually goes about in the guise of a clown. Later, towards the end of the film, a character is hit by a car. The passenger gets out and is dressed like a clown.
In the scene at the house party someone is shown jumping on a trampoline with a Reagan mask on. This is taken from a photo of the journalist Hunter S. Thompson wearing a Reagan mask while jumping on a trampoline.
In the film Donnie refers to "Married... with Children" (1987) and, more specifically, Christina Applegate during conversations about sex with his therapist. The script initially called for Donnie's fantasies to be about Alyssa Milano. This had to be changed however when Kelly was denied the legal rights to reference her in this manner.
In the theater scene, Richard Kelly originally intended to have Donnie and Gretchen going to see C.H.U.D. (1984). However, there were problems with finding out who owned the rights to the movie. Finally, Sam Raimi came to the rescue, by allowing Kelly to use and distort footage from _Evil Dead (1982)_ , free of charge.
Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson
Charles Morse (Hopkins) has his own plane, the Challenger, a $20 million dollar plane
“Never feel sorry for a man who owns a plane.”
Morse is reading “Lost in the Wilds” by D. Croyle, with the note “Happy Birthday, Mr. Morse. To a most thoughtful man, and a wonderful employer. Ms. Harriet Smith”
Bob (Baldwin) has a new wristwatch with dual time-zones
Morse identifies a paddle with a panther and a rabbit smoking a pipe, from Cree imagry. “And why is the rabbit unconcerned? He is smarter than the panther.”
Mickey (Macpherson) gives Morse a pocketwatch, with the inscription “To my beloved husband on his birthday from the luckiest woman in the world.”
Bob gives Morse a knife. “If someone gives you a knife, give him a coin, or it cuts the friendship.”
Mickey is a model, and Bob is a fashion photographer
The note at Jack Hawk’s cabin is written on the back of a large match book, for Hansmans Strike Fast Matches, with a picture of an Indian stabbing a rearing bear
Nicholas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini
Script by Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en), directed by Joel Schumacher
Amy Welles gives her husband Tom (Cage) trouble for smoking.
Industrial steel magnate Christiansen died, leaving an 8mm snuff film in his personal safe.
He paid $1 million for the film.
Case takes him from Cleveland to Los Angeles to New York.
When Welles meets Max California (Phoenix), Max is reading “In Cold Blood”, by Truman Capote.
Machine lives with his mother, and has posters of Danzig in his room.
Max: “There are three rules in life. One, there’s always a victim. Two, never be one.” Welles: “What’s number three?” Max: “I forget.”
Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel
Elves only have three jobs available: making shoes, baking cookies in trees, or making toys for Santa’s workshop
Elves try to stick with the four basic foodgroups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup
Buddy (Ferrell) is named because his diapers have a tag “Little Buddy Diapers”
Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) was Buddy’s adopted father
The elves at Santa’s workshop make Etch-A-Sketches and Mr. Potato Heads, among other toys
Buddy downs an entire 2-liter of Coke at once
Buddy makes his breakfast out of spaghetti with maple syrup, marshmellows, candy sprinkles, Hershey’s syrup, and chocolate Pop Tarts.
There’s a shot of Buddy in Central Park, similar to the famous Bigfoot film
The Central Park Rangers, four horsemen, were put on the Naughty List, and were sanctioned for their brutal crowd-control methods during a Simon and Garfunkle concert
Director Jon Favreau had a cameo as the doctor
Buddy eats cotton balls at the doctor’s office
Walter Hobbes (Caan), Buddy’s father, is a children’s book publisher, and works in the Empire State Building
Walter Hobbes brings in Miles Finch (Peter Dinklage), a famous children’s book author, for a new story
After getting tossed from the Empire State Building, Buddy goes across the street to Gimbel’s, where he is mistaken for a worker
Buddy builds a scale model of downtown New York out of LEGO bricks, and signs saying “WELCOME SANTA” out of Lite-Brite, as part of his decorations for Santa
Walter’s son Michael (Daniel Tay) wears a stocking cap with a Nike swoosh on it
END OF DAYS
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollack
Arnie’s morning shake: coffee, Pepto-Bismol, Chinese takeout leftovers, piece of pizza
Satan (Byrne) must impregnate a chosen female the hour before midnite, on December 31, 1999
The chosen female had a birthmark in the shape of Lucifer’s angelic symbol (an inverted omega)
Signs for “NY2K” all over
Basement of St. John’s church used as a hideout
ENEMY AT THE GATES (2001)
Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz
Vassili (Law) is a shepherd boy from the Ural Mountains.
Movie opens with a five-year-old Vassili being taught how to shoot a wolf by his grandfather.
They had tied up a horse as bait for the wolf.
Movie set at the Battle of Stalingrad during WWII, beginning in September 1942.
Tanya (Weisz) studied German at the university in Moscow. She has copies of Goethe.
Sacsha’s mother makes the best potatoes and bacon.
Koulikov (Ron Perlman) was in Germany when the war broke out. Upon returning to Russia, he was questioned as a spy, tortured, and had his teeth knocked out. (“There was no sickle, but there definitely was a hammer.”) He sports gold teeth now.
Major Koenig (Harris) smokes cigarettes with a gold filter. The Russians roll their own with newspaper.
Koenig wears a medal (Distinguished service? War service? War merit? Cross, with crossed swords) awarded posthumously to his son, killed in the first week of Stalingrad.
ENEMY OF THE STATE
Will Smith, Gene Hackman
Robert Clayton Dean (Will Smith) was a graduate of Georgetown, as was his wife and the biologist with the tape.
Their dog was named “Porshey”.
When their house was vandalized, Dean’s blender was stolen. It was kept and used in the van used to track Dean.
Bugs were planted in Dean’s watch (Rolex?), pen, cell phone, both shoes, suit pants. Seven bugs total.
Roberta Blake (Lisa Bonet) would get in contact with Brill (Gene Hackman) by making a mark on the mailbox outside her apartment. Brill would complete the X, and Blake would leave a package for him on the (3:30?) ferry, behind seat 32.
Brill drove an El Camino, and lived in a place he calls “the Jar”, completely cut off from outside lines, with full surveilence and wired to explode.
Brill’s cat, named “Babe”, was the only thing he saved.
Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ving Rhames
First heist was a Rembrandt, replaced by a velvet Elvis painting, and mailed to Koala Lumpur.
Second heist was 4 superchips worth $5 million a piece from Cryptographics.
Third heist was a golden mask from China, as seen on the cover of Time magazine, worth $40 million, replaced by a plastic monkey mask.
Jen (Zeta-Jones) calls her boss on his Lucent phone, uses a Seimens computer to lay out the lasers at the museum for the second heist.
Fourth heist a transfer of $8 billion from an international trade bank in Koala Lumpur, Malaysia. Program transferred from a CD in an Enya Watermark case. Bank uses Nokia monitors in their main computer room.
Finale at the Pudu Train Station in Koala Lumpur.
Ben Stiller, Jack Black
Opening – Tim: “Mrs. Butterworth isn’t a squirt bottle”, Nick: “Cap’n Crunch, no bubbles at the table”, Tim: “Van needs an inspection sticker”
Reel ‘em in – Semi ad
Nick has an idea for flavored ink pad. Tim says the pad will get disgusting
They work for 3M
Nick’s focus is in the red
Tim’s focus is in the yellow. He tells Nick to get his up to the orange
Tim is in sandpaper
Tim’s kid uses a doll to beat garbage can lid
Nick asks Tim if he wants to go in on $4,000. Only $2,000.
18 months later Special TV offer not $24.95, $19.95.
Natalie going to run for congress, or state senate or something, main platform will be the environment.
They serve flan for dessert.
Jasper and Amos – shine the flashlight into the hole. Louie the grouch.
Golf ball is Titleist 1
Windsong – wife’s sister – Tim calls her windtalker. Real name is Nancy.
Totebag is “A unique Grocery Store”
License plate is California 5MTI555
Street number of the bar is 3906
Harsh, abandoned, fried.
J-Man worked for a pretzel kiosk – best job he ever got fired from. A quality pretzel doesn’t need salt.
Tim gets a drink in a pineapple
The bartender is Ike
Just let it tumble out, like circus freaks – what J-man says to encourage Tim to tell him what is wrong.
J-Man calls Tim, “an Everyman dimwit”
J-Man, when he was a kid – Ernie “Nice Kid” lived across the street. J-man shot out his own house’s windows with Ernie’s bb gun so that Ernie would get in trouble.
Vanderpark raceway – in Nick’s backyard
Carousel of Dreams – in Nick’s backyard
Casa Corky – stable in Nick’s backyard
Tim shoots an arrow at his own house and kills Corky (accidentally)
J-Man would still be a limo driver except for hats, hats make his head itch
J-Man tells Tim’s family that there are too many underground pipes for a swimming pool. (As an explanation of why they don’t have a pool)
Natalie’s opponent for State senate is Shaughnessy for State Senate.
$50,000 reward to find Corky – Nick says he would pay that much to find Tim too.
Bunk beds, hiking trails, hooty owls, cabin on a lake – what Tim tells his wife the cabin is like.
21522 – number of Natalie’s campaign headquarters
CACAKING – Nick’s license plate.
Bosco delivers a message from J-Man – “Tell him we’re even, and up his ass with Mobil gas.”
’88 Ford flatbed.
Winches – J-Man got the idea from Easter Island – to move Corky
The servants are bowling at Nick’s house – “Who’s your Nanny?”
Nick is going to Rome
J-Man drove a yogurt truck for 6 months
They tell the gas station attendant that they have a homemade sofa on top of the van (it’s really Corky).
The police stop them to tell them that the bridge is out. As they pull away, J-man says, “Smokey didn’t even notice that we’ve got a horse on the roof.”
Nick is running on a treadmill, but he has video screens that make him look like he’s running in the woods.
Nick offers to go 50/50 with Tim
Tim says they should get zoos – elephant = 100 lbs. of poo x 7
Dow is off 11
KMBE – news station
Armando – friend of the prime minister when he was young
Valderi, Valdera – what J-man is singing
Tim gives J-Man the arrow he pulled out of his back as a souvenier
1:12 time when Nick and Tim get up and talk outside and Tim tells Nick everything
Tim, “Literally everyday at 4:00, we’re in the shadow of your house”
“C’est la vie – as the Roman say” – Nick
Horse died from prolonged ingestion of poison – vaporize with fecal matter
Pocket Flan – idea that Tim comes up with
Flip it, squeeze it, and enjoy. It’s flan-tastic. J-Man, “what about those of us with lactose intolerance?” – New soy-based pocket flan. Tested to a depth of 200 feet if you’re scuba diving. Captain Speedway – “Nothing tastes better at 200 mph”
The movie having been shot almost two years before it was released in theaters was in danger of being released straight to video due to poor audience response during test screenings. It was only due to The School of Rock (2003)'s huge success that it finally got a theatrical release.
Performed so poorly in US theaters, that it was released straight-to-video in Europe.
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004)
Jim Carey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson
Movie opens at February 14, 2004.
Joel Barish (Carey) skips out on his job, and hops a train for the beach at Montauk, NY.
Joel keeps a journal and sketchbook.
Clementine Kruczynski (Winslet) has blue hair, “Blue Ruin”. The same company also makes hair dyes called Red Menace and Yellow Fever.
Clementine works at Barnes & Noble.
[***what drink does Clementine make for her and Joel?***]
Joel drives a beige Toyota Corola.
Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Wilkinson) works for Lacuna, Inc.
Among the other people at Lacuna, one man holds a (bowling?) trophy, and a woman holds a box with her dog’s belongings [***what name was on the bowl?***]
Among the items brought in by Joel are Clem’s potato people, a snowglobe from Boston, and a coffee cup with Clem’s picture.
Dr. Mierzwiak’s wife drives a dark blue Chevy (Lumina?).
The title is taken from a quote by Alexander Pope.
Patrick (Elijah Woods) and Stan (Mark Ruffalo) drink Rolling Rock beer, and eat Fritos and Chips Ahoy while working.
Stan talks about The Clash while getting stoned.
Mary (Kirsten Dunst) also quotes Nietzsche from Bartlett’s Quotations: “Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.”
Mary drives an older blue Chevrolet.
Joel lives at 159 [***street?***] apartment E1.
Joel’s childhood home was street number 105.
Joel remembers wearing a Kiss t-shirt while being humiliated.
Shot of “The Munsters” on t.v. in the background.
Rob (David Cross) and Carrie (Jane Adams) invite Joel to the beach at Montauk to grill out and fly Rob’s airplane.
Rob has a dog.
Rob is building a birdhouse.
Dave and Ruth [***last name?***] live in a beach house on Montauk.
Joel’s previous girlfriend was Naomi.
The bulk of the movie takes place in February 2004. But in Mary's final scene, there is a bus stop featuring an advertisement for Tears of the Sun (2003), which ran in theaters from March-April 2003.
The title is quoted from the poem "Eloisa to Abelard" by Alexander Pope (1688-1744). This poem was used in Kaufman's earlier project Being John Malkovich (1999).
Before Jim Carrey expressed interest in playing Joel, Nicolas Cage was considered for the role.
The original script featured a cut beginning and ending sequence that took place in the future. In the end, an older Clementine comes in to have the procedure done and a look at her screen shows that she's had the procedure done multiple times and all of them involved Joel. At the very end of the script, an older Joel calls Clementine to ask why she hasn't called, but the technicians performing the procedure erase his message. Other cuts in the original script include a montage of memories people wanted erased, including a soldier seeing his dead friend on a battlefield and a girl who was raped at a young age.
The memory-erasing company, Lacuna Inc., takes its name from the Latin word meaning a cavity, hollow, or dip, especially a pool or pond. Transfiguratively, "lacuna" comes to mean "a gap, deficiency, or loss."
Orlando Jones, David Duchovny, Julianne Moore
Set in the town of Glen Canyon, Arizona.
Ira Kane (Duchovny) teaches biology at Glen Canyon Community College.
Kane was a Colonel in the Army, a doctor doing research.
Testing a new anthrax vaccine, Kane’s vaccine caused 140,000 army personnel to become sick (nausea, diarhea, erectile dysfunction, excessive flatulence) with what was called “Kane’s Madness”
Harry Block (Jones) teaches geology, and is the winningest coach in Women’s AA vollyball
Bird-dragon thing flies into the Tumbleweed’s mall.
The aliens are nitrogen-based life forms. Selenium affects them much the same way Arsenic affects people.
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Willem Dafoe
EXistenZ is a virtual reality game. People have bio-ports installed into their lower spinal columns. The game uses pods, grown from engineered amphibian parts.
Allegra Geller (Leigh) is shot with a weapon made entirely from organic parts, and shoots human teeth.
Got fast food from Perky Pat’s
Gas (Dafoe) works at Country Gas Station, and can install illicit bioports
The game cost $38 million to develop
Ad for the games “Chinese Restaurant: Can you get out alive?” and “Hit By A Car: The game that puts you in the driver’s seat.”
THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE (2005)
Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Jennifer Carpenter
Corn and pumpkins in the field
Medical Examiner is the one walking up to the house.
Mr. Rose holds a doll without an eye
Cresent County Courthouse
Sidebar – Bar Erin is in. Martini glass with 2 olives
Erin’s boss orders a Chivas Neat, Erin orders a Tanqueray Martini.
Erin defended James Van Hopper (Later in the movie he is charged with murder again)
Erin is agnostic, she thinks… she isn’t sure.
Emily wanted to be a teacher
11 cats in the house
Gambutrol – Side effects (written in her notebook) (Gambutrol is a drug for epilepsy)
Watch reads 3 am (cardinal watch)
Emily’s doctor was woken at 4 am to call Emily on a pay phone
Court day begins at 9:30 – Erin was 17 minutes late
Dr. Adani – mentions Carlos Castenada
Dr. Cartwright went to St. Vincent’s Church – 15 years ago, where he met the priest.
Erin finds a locket with her initials, E.C.B. – Erin Christine Brunner
10/27 – Priest gets sanction from church to do the exorcism
3 am is the demonic witching hour – mocking the trinity – reversal of 3 pm, the miracle hour, accepted time of Christ’s death
10/31 – Began exorcism – time when spirits are free in the world
Cain, Nero, Judas, Legion, Belial, Lucifer
2 Philipians V12 – work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. (On Emily’s gravestone)
Based on the true story of Anneliese Michel, a young German woman who suffered the same fate as the fictional Emily Rose in the 1970s though was epileptic and not possessed though she believed herself to be.
The original inspiration for the movie was a book titled "The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel" by Dr. Felicitas Goodman. She was the anthropologist called in as an expert on possession. However, the original was heavily adapted for cinematic purposes.
EYES WIDE SHUT
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman
Nick Nightengale was playing piano at the Sonata Jazz club.
The password to the party was “Fidelio”, a Beethoven symphony.
Bill Hauptman (Cruise) was a medical doctor, and Alice (Kidman) used to manage an art gallery, had a daughter, Helena, and lived in apartment 5A.
The copy of the New York Post that Bill bought had the headline “LUCKY TO BE ALIVE”.
Elijah Woods, Robert Patrick
Set in Herrington, Ohio.
The high school nickname was the Herrington Hornets
“Scat” was caffiene (no-doze pills) and other household items. Functioned as a diuretic.
“Cheezer” poster on the wall at Casey’s room
In addition to Scat, Zeke sells other contraband out of the trunk of his car:
Videos of Jennifer Love Hewitt and Neve Campbell (full frontal nudity)
Condoms (magnum-sized, cherry-flavored)
“The Drama Club had its heart set on Guys and Dolls this year.” “They’ll have to make do with the sets from Our Town.”
THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS (2001)
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez
Brian O’Conner (Walker) would always order a tuna sandwich, white bread, no crust from Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster)
O’Conner did time as a juvenile in Tuscon for boosting cars
Hector (Noel Gugliemi) and Johnny Tran (Rick Yune) lead rival street gangs
Dominic Toretto (Diesel) watched his father die in a stock car race
O’Conner takes Mia to a Cuban restaurant, Cha-Cha-Cha’s
“Race Wars” held at a closed military base in the California desert
Product placements: Corona beer, Snapple, Coca-Cola, Pirelli Tires, Nextel, Pizza Hut
Street gang using Honda Civics to knock off trucks and steal DVD players and digital cameras
Dom’s cell phone number: 323-555-5469 (?)
Hector hangs out at a nightclub called El Gato Negro
The house used as headquarters for the FBI & LAPD undercover investigation is the same house that was used as Walter Matthau's house in Hanging Up (2000).
'Walker, Paul' and Matt Schulze carefully choreographed the fight scene outside the grocery store, but when it came time to shoot, it didn't feel right. In the end they just improvised.
The Volkswagen Jetta that Jesse drives in the movie was later purchased by Frankie Muniz.
Director Cameo: [Ron Cohen] as the old pizza delivery man who is blocked by the first race.
Much of the film parallels the storyline and plot twists of Point Break, only surfing and skydiving is substituted for street racing.
Working titles for the movie included "Redline" and "Race Wars" before it was to be finally called "The Fast and the Furious."
At the end, a car driven by Vin Diesel hits a diesel truck.
The video game played by the racer in the Acura Integra and later by a guest at the after race party is Gran Turismo 2 (1999) (VG).
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS
Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro
Baseed on the book by Hunter S. Thompson—has a cameo by Thompson
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Lucy (Christina Ricci) paints portraits of Barbara Streisand
Opening quote: “He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man” Dr. Johnson
“We were somewhere around Barstowe, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.”
“We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, 5 sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers, also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen emils. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.”
Raoul Duke (Depp) and Dr. Gonzo (Del Toro), the attorney, were in Vegas to cover the motorcycle race, the Mint 500, for The Sporting Press, and stayed at The Mint Hotel.
They ingest ether, “the perfect drug for Las Vegas”, before attending Bazookos Circus, showcasing the Flying Fellinis. “In this town they love a drunkard. Fresh meat.”
Duke leaves, making it as far as Baker, before returning to Vegas to cover “The District Attorneys Conference on Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs”, in his new white Cadillac convertible. He is staying in The Flamingo Motel, this time.
Sign entering Las Vegas: Don’t gamble with Marijuana.
“My Favorite Things” song over opening
Get out of Saigon and into Selma
“He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man” Dr. Johnson
Uses a fly swatter to try to get rid of the bats
In the trunk – 2 bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, 5 sheet of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers downers screamers laughers, a quart of Tequillia, a quart of Rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, 2 dozen amyls.
Radio announcer says, “Illegal drugs killed 160 American G.I.’s last year, 40 of them in Vietnam.”
“One ‘toke’ over the line”
Hitchhiking boy won’t take the joint, “I have asthma”
Duke describes himself as a “Doctor of Journalism”
Duke says Gonzo is probably Samoan
“As your attorney, I advise you to rent a fast car with no top. And you’ll need the cocaine. Tape recorder for special music. Acapulco shirts. Get the hell out of L.A. for at least 48 hours.”
It’s the Mint 400 – Mint hotel in Las Vegas.
Waiter is a midget. They drive off without paying their bill, angel with flaming sword is on the sidewalk as they drive off
They drive past a Frieda Kaehlo mural
The Stingray in front of us killed a pedestrian
Drove over a 2 foot concrete abutment without slowing down. 45 miles an hour in reverse.
Angina Pectoris – what Duke says is wrong with Gonzo
Savage Henry – who they said they were going to Las Vegas to skrag
Nevada road sign – Don’t gamble with Marijuana in Nevada. Possession 20 years Sale life cards on sign – Jack of diamonds, Jack of spades (the spade is red) M card – Skull and crossbones under the M. Marijuana leaf in the center of the card with 7 leaves.
Banner in Las Vegas “Annual $100,000 Mint 400 Desert Race”
58 – numbers visible on valet parking ticket
Minnesota license plate TGO 432 – announced over PA
Raoul Duke – name he checks in under.
Gonzo says he is a doctor, that Duke suffers from a bad heart.
Gonzo wants peanuts. Orders 2 cuba libres
Duke overhears another man talking “I’ll bet you’re a libra”
Lacerda is waiting on the 12th floor, rm 1250
Duke says, “Buy us some golf shoes, or we’ll never get out of this place alive”
Woman on PA asks for “Mr. Roger Pratt, please call the hotel operator”
The T-shirt that the hitchhiker (Tobey Maguire) wears has a Ralph Steadman picture on it. Ralph Steadman did the original illustrations for the book and the typeface of the credits is based on his handwriting.
Duke's tribute to Dr. Gonzo - "There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die" - is taken from the foreword of "Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo," the semi-autobiographical novel written by Oscar Zeta Acosta. Zeta Acosta was the famous "Chicano lawyer" and friend of Thompson's whose notorious party binges served as the model for Dr. Gonzo. Thompson changed Zeta Acosta's ethnic identity to "Samoan" to deflect suspicion from Zeta Acosta, who was in some trouble with the militant Chicanos in L.A. at the time the book was written.
The character of Dr. Gonzo is based on Hunter S. Thompson's friend Oscar Acosta, who is said to have drowned sometime in 1974.
Raoul Duke's typewriter has the words "OFF THE PIGS" written on the top.
Look for the Gonzo Fist logo on the wall of the bathroom drawn in shaving cream during the White Rabbit scene.
According to Johnny Depp, the gorilla statue outside the Bazooko Circus, now "lives" in his front yard.
Near beginning of the movie, while Dr. Gonzo and Raoul are driving down the highway, there is an accident involving many cars. There is an ambulance about to put a person that is covered with a white sheet in it. If you look on the white sheet, there is a smiley face in blood on it.
The Bazuko Circus Casino was modeled closely after the Circus Circus Casino in Las Vegas, which was mentioned in the original book. The real casino refused to have anything to do with the film, and even forbade the use of its name. The casino sign shown in the film replaces the neon clown's pinwheel with a mallet, and the interior shots were partially filmed in the Boardwalk Casino in Las Vegas. The carousel-themed bar in the real Circus Circus revolves in the opposite direction as the one depicted in the film.
Terry Gilliam took over as director after Alex Cox (Sid and Nancy) left the picture due to creative differences. Gilliam re-wrote the entire screenplay in a matter of days to fit his unique creative vision and style, while staying true to Thompson's writings.
The coconut-smashing scene towards the end of the film was not originally in the book. Hunter S. Thompson wrote the scene when he wrote Fear and Loathing and then omitted it. Terry Gilliam inserted it back into the story for this movie.
Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Alex Cox, and Tod Davies are credited for the film's screenplay. Gilliam and Grisoni adapted the novel by Hunter S. Thompson and used their script for the film; however, a nasty arbitration wrangle at the Writers Guild of America found that Cox and Davies had written a screenplay earlier that had also adapted Thompson's novel, and should thus receive credit for the finished work even though they had nothing to do with it.
When Hunter S. Thompson is explaining how to deal with a highway patrolman, the music playing is the same tune used in "The Blues Brothers", another movie that featured some extreme stunt driving.
Hunter S. Thompson's tribute to Oscar as he boards the plane was actually taken from "The Banshee Screams for Buffalo Meat: Fear and Loathing in the Graveyard of the Weird," and was later added to the forward of Acosta's autobiography. The forward is little more than a quote, while the original article is a fascinating eulogy on the mysterious disappearance of his friend Oscar. The article is reprinted in its entirety in "The Great Shark Hunt", Hunter S. Thompson.
The letter "z" often appears throughout the film. Although it appears to be Dr. Gonzo's signature it is never stated. "Z" was marked on Dukes' head during one scene. Dr. Gonzo cuts the opium after getting off the phone with Lucy in the shape of a "Z" When Dr. Gonzo hands the waitress the napkin it says has "Z" before the question mark. Also, "Z he lives" written in ketchup on the wall of the Flamingo Suite When Duke wakes up to the destruction.
In the trailer for the movie, when Gonzo fires the gun in the car, it actually goes off instead of just clicking.
In a scene cut from the movie, Duke and Gonzo tell a DA from Atlanta about a rather gruesome incident which happened at a McDonalds. In the final cut, during check-in scene at the Mint Hotel, a man in a cowboy hat tells the exact same story to someone over a payphone.
According to Terry Gilliam's commentary on the Criterion Collection DVD, at the beginning of the movie when they stop on the side of the road after Duke starts seeing bats and wants Gonzo to drive, you can see a strange looking cactus in the background. It was designed by Ralph Steadman and appears many times in the background of the movie in various scenes. Gilliam complained of having to lug it around wherever they went.
During the scene when Duke first arrives at the dirt bike race, it is suppose to be dawn but you can tell from the lighting it certainly isn't. According to Terry Gilliam's commentary on the Criterion Collection DVD, they had the shot set up perfectly with the sun just rising, but when Johnny Depp tried to start the car it was dead. They figured out soon enough that the driver forgot to fill the tank. Due to budget and time constraints, the shot had to be redone later that day.
In the scene where Benicio Del Toro stops the car and has an "attack" with Tobey Maguire in the car, Maguire's hair seems different. According to Terry Gilliam's commentary on the Criterion Collection DVD, they shot this scene a few months after the scene where they first picked him up and could not get Tobey Maguire to shave his head for the wig. It would have cost $15,000 extra to put that in his contract initially but they opted not to because the movie was already becoming over budget. They ended up spending well over that using a bald cap and makeup effects, as well as using computer editing to erase the line on his forehead.
Director Cameo: [Terry Gilliam] wearing a cap and holding a microphone protruding from a large tape recorder box in the motorcycle race as the cyclists take off.
The scene in which Raoul Duke calls his attorney from Baker is filmed entirely backwards. In the back ground smoke can be seen coming back into a fire, and Duke bangs in reverse on the side of the phone booth.
Benicio Del Toro gained 40 pounds for his role as Dr. Gonzo.
When Raoul Duke is calling his attorney about a new assignment, there is a poster on the back wall of Dr. Gonzo's office. It has an two-thumbed fist clutching a peyote button inside a sheriff's star. This is actually a political poster from Hunter S. Thompson's campaign for sheriff of Aspen. He ran on the Freak Power party ticket, a political party he made up himself.
The "Red Shark" is Hunter S. Thompson's own convertible.
During Raoul Duke's acid trip in the bar of the hotel when he first arrives in Las Vegas, you hear "Roger Pratt, please report to the front desk" being said on the PA. Roger Pratt worked with director Terry Gilliam on Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Brazil (1985), The Fisher King (1991), and Twelve Monkeys (1995) as his cinematographer - but not on Fear and Loathing.
According to Terry Gilliam's commentary on the Criterion DVD, the scene where Raoul and Gonzo raise havoc at the Debbie Reynolds concert, her voice can be heard in that scene which is actually her voice. Gilliam is friends with Carrie Fisher, daughter of Debbie Reynolds, who spoke to her mother about recording a couple lines for the movie, who agreed.
Cameo: [Hunter S. Thompson] at the Jefferson Airplane show.
When Duke is gambling (he plays a round of roulette) there are two actual Hunter S. Thompson IDs in his wallet.
Prior to filming, Johnny Depp swapped his car for Hunter S. Thompson's red Cadillac convertible and spent weekends driving it around California in preparation for the role. Meanwhile, Hunter S. Thompson spent that period in Depp's car with a woman named Heidi, writing an essay called "Fear And Loathing In Hollywood: My Doomed Love At The Taco Stand" that was partially published in Time Magazine, along with a new Ralph Steadman drawing of a gargoyle-like Dr. gonzo.
Director Trademark: [Terry Gilliam] [bookends] Raoul Duke driving down a stretch of desert road with the top down.
Much of the clothing (shirts, hats) worn by Johnny Depp in the movie were actual pieces of clothing that the real Hunter S. Thompson wore in the '70s. Thompson himself let Depp borrow them for the movie, after Depp spent four months with Thompson learning his mannerisms and proper vocal inflection for the role.
Laraine Newman (the Frog-Eyed Woman) and Harry Dean Stanton (the Judge) both appeared on the 1996 Spoken Word Adaptation CD of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Stanton was the narrator while Newman played several small roles.
FINAL DESTINATION (2000)
Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith
40 students and 4 teachers from Mt. Abrahams High School (NY?) were scheduled to go on a field trip to Paris, on flight 180.
Carter drives a black musclecar (SS on the grille).
Alex (Sawa) had a copy of Penthouse in his dresser.
Billy Hitchcock wears a NY Rangers jersey on the plane.
Most characters in the film are named after directors or stars from black and white horror movies. For example, Chaney (Lon Chaney), Waggner (director George Waggner), Browning (famous "Dracula" director Tod Browning), Schreck (Max Schreck starred in "Nosferatu") and Valerie Lewton (Val Lewton produced several famous horror movies). Billy Hitchcock whose name pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock. Another character named after a historic horror film maker is Larry Murnau, named after F.W. Murnau, director of the "first" Dracula film Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Die Grauens (1922)
The woman at the check-in desk at the airport tells Alex that the plane leaves at 9:25 which is the same as his birthday (25th September). When he gets on the plane he sits in seat I (which is the 9th letter of the alphabet) and the seat is in row 25. When Alex and Clear's baby is born, the time of birth is 9.25. The same number is coming back several times in the movie, e.g. the time of the departure of the flight.
Much of the news footage shown is actual footage from the July 1996 explosion and crash of TWA Flight 800 off East Moriches, Long Island, New York.
When the students are boarding the airplane, Alex looks down from the jetway and sees a luggage cart with the number 666 on it.
During the opening credits, all of the deaths in the movie are foreshadowed. There is a hanging doll, a guillotine, and a picture of a knife in someone's chest.
Before his death Tod's name is torn from the magazine. Tod is also the German word for death.
The neon sign that swings down and kills Carter at the end of the movie can be seen to read 180, which is the number of the Paris flight in the beginning of the movie.
The numerous appearances of '180' in the movie refer to the film's original title of 'Flight 180'. New Line decided to rename the film to Final Destination through fear of confusion of other movies like Air Force One or Con Air.
The man in the morgue with Tod's body was Tony Todd, who played the "Candyman" back in 1992.
As well as footage, Final Destination borrows in other ways from the crash of TWA Flight 800. The July 17th, 1996 flight was also carrying a high school French club, it exploded suddenly and was investigated for a possible deliberate act causing the accident - first a bomb, then a surface to air missile. As with the movie, it was ultimately decided that the crash was a result of mechanical failure (explosion in the central fuel tank), although the FBI investigation is still open.
In every death, "Rocky Mountain High" plays. It's on the intercom in the airport, on Tod's radio, the teacher puts on John Denver's Greatest Hits, even a French Guy who looks like John Denver plays the song at the end of the movie in Paris. (John Denver died in a plane crash.)
Many of the props contain references to assassinated presidents or almost-presidents: Miss Lewton's leaking coffee cup had an inscription for Abraham High, and Carter Horton's car had a license plate beginning with the letters "RFK". The plane takes off from "JFK"-Airport.
Other reference to Hitchcock: the shot of the showerhead when Tod gets strangled. Identical to the Psycho (1960) shower murder.
FINISHING SCHOOL (1934)
Frances Dee, Ginger Rodgers, Billie Burke, Bruce Cabott
Crockett Hall - offered only to families of breeding and inheritance
Tuition is $6,000
Crocket Hall Application:
Applicant Virginia Radcliff
Mother Helen Crawford Radcliff
Father Frank S. Radcliff
Father's Application (job) Wellington United Metal, Metropolitan City Bank
Person writes in the left-hand corner that the application is accepted on 9/11/33
Mr. Van Olstien runs Crockett hall and taught Latin when Virginia's Mother was in school
Mother sent 4 horses with Virginia's wardrobe
2 horses is all Crockett Hall allows
Weekends - Teacher will take Virginia to Pennsylvania Station and on Sunday afternoon will be met again and returned to Crockett Hall
Visitors must be approved by parents
Mother says that a suit and how he dresses makes a man
Time turns 4:30 and it’s an hour from New York and Mother's late for cocktails
Once in a while they take the girls to New York for the concerts, the art gallery, the opera, the better plays
They aim of the school is to have ladies meet all social demands
One rule is no lipstick, and don't drink
Cecilia's room was locked and she blamed it on the trunk being in the way
Cecilia's new pony has 10 years wear on a certain part of her anatomy in 2 days
They charge 4 dollars an hour to ride the horse and $60 a month to feed the horse which Cee says will give an elephant gout
Cee says Ruth Wallace has a smile like a birdcage (Braces)
Girl says that Cee would rather cancel a date with Clark Gable than ride a horse
Girls argue about Swedish Wine and would rather be caught without a toothbrush than a wine corkscrew
During dinner Madeline Kelly Says her father built the Erie Canal
How many cards according to Ginger,"52 if the house is honest"
Virginia has an ingrowing conscience according to girls
Ginger says little girl is harder to get rid of than a wart and that she should drink milk to save her from getting the rickets
Mrs. Page is required to have the girls back by 5pm Sunday
She's taking girls to a matinee
Ginger and Madeline are meeting two boys at the Waldorf Astoria and dropping Mrs. Page off on 42nd Street, she tells cab driver to carry on to 40 and a 1/2 west 60th.
Pays Mrs. Page $5 for bailing them out
Mrs. Page has played Hacketts, Southern, Maurice Barrymore
They arrive at the Waldorf and the desk clerk says two men from New Haven are in their rooms
Chuck and Joe the All-American Virgie's Blind date are taking them to Harlem to eat
Virgie wants to get tight (drunk), When she says this to Ginger (pony) they sing, "Virginia's going to get Fried" with the Farmer and the Dell music
Virginia and Pony stay in room number 4 at the hotel
Bill Martin is drunk in the next room and says the whole Harvard line couldn't stop him if he wants to brawl/fight - The Bell hop punches him out
When the bellhop gets done with work there is a cat named Gertrude outside to greet him
The bellhop's name is Ralph McFarland, says his coat fit him when he was a freshman at McGill studying medicine. He interns at Bendline children's hospital. He buys Virgie a quart of milk for her hangover for 12 cents from a Borden's Milk Truck
Ralph drove Virgie up to the front gate of Crockett Hall, putting her on notice with Mrs. Van Olstien. The next weekend Ralph waited 3 1/2 hours for Virgie to stand him up. She was stuck at the museum and not slip away
Ralph says that Virgie sneaking out is cheap and underhanded
Back at the school Pony (Ginger Rodgers) is singing "Don't hit your grandma with a shovel"
Pony says the men that come on Sunday "if you could take all of the hair off their chests you might be able to make a wig for a grape"
Virgie says that her and Pony ain't worth much, Pony says its stuff like that, that started the Russian revolution.
Virgie meets Eldridge Marlo, a senator's son, and wonders about the senate's investigation of his father.
Virgie asks Pony how to spell embarrassment and Pony responds by spelling out Humiliation
Letter to Ralph, page 3:
Van Alstyn took away my weekends and privileges. You were nice to write after all the humiliation I caused you Saturday, I'll go home for Christmas and can see you whenever you like.
Please pardon the blots
Pony and Chuck threw a great x-mas party, no mistletoe, no Santa Claus, no nothing
Pony says giving "pimple" a brassiere is like putting a saddle on a pony
Virgie getting a telegram from her mother that she won't be able to spend the holidays with her, she will be in Florida
The telegram is a UNION telegram
Check and Letter from her father:
Check is for a thousand dollars, signed by Frank S. Radcliff
A little Christmas remembrance to enable you to buy what you want and save your old man the trouble of buying you what you don't want. Sorry we can't all be together. Love and Merry Christmas
Maxine - Furrier Receipt 100 Fifth Avenue
1 Mink Coat $2500.00
Charge to Mrs. F.S. Radcliff
Ralph "Mack" taps on the window and they arrange to meet at the boathouse at 3
Mack gives her a Christmas present and the card says happy holidays Virginia from Mack
Invitation for Valentine's Dance:
Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Worthen Gregory
Request the pleasure of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Ratcliff's
Company at a Valentine's Dance
On Saturday Evening, February the 14th at 10 O'clock
Three Sutton Place
Virgie calls her mother to visit on the weekend but her mother says she'll be in Long Island
At the children's hospital the nurse, "Maude" says she'll change the bandages on patient 809
She tells Mack to look at 840 because he's squawking
Maude says that interns all think about Osteopathy
Frank says mother worries about the bottle of halidoais to Virgie’s School
Frank sent at telegram Western Union which Mrs. Van Alstyne rips up
Dr. Hewitt is the school's female doctor
Pony sends a letter in class to Virgie that says, "Mack is on his way"
Virgie is excused to the infirmary before she receives the note
Mack tells Frank he's marrying his daughter today and asks him what he thinks of it. Frank hands him a cigar.
From IMDB: This movie was placed on the Catholic Church's "condemned" film list in 1934.
FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (2005) Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Giovanni Ribisi, Miranda Otto
Opening song "I've been everywhere" - Johnny Cash
Amacore Test Well "19" in Tangsang Basin, Mongolia
Phoenix Number on wing H0180-H
Frank Towns (Quaid) Nick Name "Shutem Down" Towns
Number on Building is 13
Frank made a bet 10 bucks Kelly was a redhead
Kelly Johnson (Otto) - Her Oil Rig
Rodney (Tony Curran) - Lost his job in Kuwait
After crash, enough water for 30 days if everyone drinks a pint a day
To eat they had Powdered eggs, Peaches and Hearts of palm (buys them a couple extra days)
Where they crashed (All valley 200 miles west of their course)
Lang Gu is 200 miles due south
Patch guy ran 3 marathons
"When traveling by day you drink one pint of water and sweat ten”
Surrounded by the Altir Moutains - mostly magnetic makes compass dance
End up walking in a circle because if your right handed your right leg is more developed than your left.
Map is too old and calculations could be off by 20%
Captain gives them about 5% chance of being found by search party
Sign hung on wing where they keep food and water supplies says Sammis Place
After blowing up most of the fuel they work by day they will drink more but finish sooner
Name the newly created plane the Phoenix
Plane Designer works for Seismo And Pratt - the company builds model airplanes
At end of movie Pictures are show. Towns starts Pheonix Aviation
Sammi (Jacob Vargas) opens a shop called Sammi's And Sandras's Sweet sala shop
Elliot (Ribisi) on cover of Flight international "Nasa's New Hope"
The aircraft used in the film is a Fairchild C-119, a direct descendent of the WWII era C-82 used in the original film
The model used for the crash sequence cost $250,000 and was so perfectly built it actually flew further than the crew and testing had predicted. In fact it flew so far it hit the camera filming it and broke the cameraman's leg.
The production transported three C-119 fuselages to Namibia where the film was shot. During transportation, a ferry carrying the fuselage and its trailer across a river sank and the parts had to be salvaged.
The production built a "Phoenix" that could be taxied, but were unable to safely build a flying version economically. Mindful of the original production which did build a "Phoenix" that could fly, but was structurally unsound and crashed killing stuntman Paul Mantz, the flying scenes were done using a radio controlled model and computer graphics.
Miranda Otto's character was not in the original version of the film.
Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Matthew O’Leary, Powers Boothe
The adult Meiks, Fenton and Adam, live in Meat, Texas.
Meik (McConaughey) steals an ambulance and goes to the Dallas FBI office.
FBI investigating the “God’s Hand” killer, who has killed six people.
Agent Wesley Doyle (Boothe), the lead agent on the God’s Hand case, has a picture of his mother on his desk.
Flashbacks to 1979, when the Meiks lived in Turner (?), behind the rose garden.
Dad (Paxton) drinks Hamms beer.
Dad works as a mechanic in Jupiter.
Three holy weapons: an axe, a pair of gloves, and a lead pipe.
The axe has “OTIS” carved on the handle.
Young Adam has a jar labelled “Curtis”. (The name of whatever critter is inside?)
When they are allowed to go and see a movie, Adam wants to see Meatballs, while Fenton wants to sneak in to see “The Warriors”.
“Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” and “Davey and Goliath” seen on TV.
Discussion about the “Dukes of Hazzard” in the playground.
One victim is taken from the parking lot at Bob’s Discount Center.
Fenton digs a cellar for the shed. 10 feet deep, 15 feet on a side.
Victim Brad White lived at house number 225.
Dad drove a blue El Camino, which he traded in for a white Ford van.
Shot in just 37 days.
Bill Paxton used the same beer can throughout the entire filming of the movie
At one point in the film, action switches from the present back to 1979, by camera zooming out on a piece of wood in the present, and zooming out in the flashback. Same technique was used in Lone Star (1996, another film starring Matthew McConaughey).
FROM DUSK ‘TIL DAWN 2: TEXAS BLOOD MONEY (1999)
Jesus raises fighting pit bulls – his current one is named Jaws II
Jesus has a tattoo on his left pectoral, “PIT DOG”, and a large tattoo across his back, “ENEMIGO”
The gang is staying at the El Coyote Motel, room 7
Texas license plate on their car, “BYT MEE”
Bank heist at “Banco Bravo”
Billboard of a Corona bottle across the road from the bank
THE GENERAL’S DAUGHTER
John Travolta, Madeline Stowe, James Woods
“Fighting Joe” Campbell, a 3-star general, is retiring from the Army, and considering running for Vice-President.
Travolta and Stowe work for the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the Army, and are ranked as Warrant Officers.
Travolta begins by arresting a “Freedom Fighter” for illegally purchasing weapons.
Stowe is a rape counselor and investigator, and drives an old red Mustang.
Travolta meets Campbell’s daughter when he gets a flat tire. He is trying to remove the nuts with a pliers, while she stops with a tire iron.
Travolta gives her a thank-you gift of bath products.
The daughter works for Psychological Operations (PsyOps), and has a pet iguana.
The daughter has a secret room in her basement behind a “Be All You Can Be” Army poster.
Moore (Woods) is the daughter’s boss at PsyOps.
Moore has an orange tabby cat.
“O Fortuna” from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff is playing on his record player at his death.
GET SHORTY (1995)
John Travolta, Rene Russo, Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito
Chili Palmer (Travolta), follows Leo (David Paymer), the “Martinizing King of Miami” to Los Angeles, looking for the $15,000 Leo owes loan sharks in Miami
Palmer meets a movie producer Harry Zim (Hackman), looking for money Zim owes to Las Vegas casino guys
Karen Flores (Russo) wears a Laker’s nightshirt
When Chili gets his rentacar from National, he’s taken to a Silohuette, the “Cadillac of minivans”. The only other cars left are convertible Rabbits.
Bo leaves $500,000 in a locker at the airport, South terminal, locker C-18.
Chili goes to see “Touch of Evil” at the theatre
Billboard advertising Napolean, starring Martin Weir (DeVito)
Weir’s biography: Weir’d Tales
Weir orders an egg-white omelette with shallots, and strawberry frappe’s at their lunch meeting
Cameo by Penny Marshall (as herself), as director of Chili’s movie
Cameo by Harvey Keitel (as himself), playing Ray “Bones” Barboni (Dennis Farina)
Miami - begins in.
Temp is supposed to get down to 34 degrees
Granville Theater is closing – Chili wishes Momo would buy it.
Thompson’s Beauty Salon – across the street from the café where they are sitting.
Chili says they owe him $379 for the coat.
They say Ray Bones borrowed his coat.
1415 street number of hotel.
Rich’s Barber shop – open/abierto
“Thin Man” poster on wall of Chili’s office
Helgoland – name of boat seen in passing
27000L – Momo’s car in Brooklyn
Happy 65th Birthday – Surprise party when Momo has his heart attack
Martinizing King of Miami
National Bus – Welcome to Los Angeles
Oldsmobile – Cadillac of Minivans.
Karen says she doesn’t have a dog. Harry asks “what happened to Muffy?”
Letterman is on TV. – talking about having 2800 channels.
Karen Flores – Chili says she was in Grotesque, Grotesque II- Harry says, and 3 slime creatures films.
Karen wears a Lakers T-shirt
Offered $300 grand from the airline, then wins up to half a million
Variety Headline – Napoleon Stands Tall at Box Office
Martin Weir is Napoleon – Billboard
Harry bet $200 grand on basketball game in Vegas
Harry thinks Martin’s best role was that mob guy turned snitch in ‘Cyclone’, Chili thinks one of his best roles was crippled gay guy that climbed Mt. Whitney in ‘Ride the Clouds’.
Martin faces west so he can see his billboard, She faces east so she has an excuse to wear her shades.
Poster in Harry’s office “I married a ghoul from outer space”
“Mr. Lovejoy” script Harry wants to do.
Zimm Filmz on Harry’s hat.
Limo owners invested in “Freaks”
Harry smokes Marlboros
Another poster in Harry’s office, “Bride of the Mutant”
Movie “Cabin in the Cotton” best line, “I’d kiss you, but I just washed my hair.”
Chili asks Karen to go see “Touch of Evil” playing near his hotel.
Al Roxy – Harvey Keitel or Morgan Freeman
“That’s the second bullet I’ve stopped for you” first line that Chili quotes from “touch of evil”
Aero – name of Movie theater where “touch of evil” was playing
John Travolta says to Rene Russo "you can't turn him [Martin Weir] into Mel Gibson. Rene Russo worked with Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), and after this film in Ransom (1996) and Lethal Weapon 4 (1998).
Studio Executives' first choice to direct the picture was Quentin Tarantino. Two years later, Tarantino would direct another film based on an Elmore Leonard book, "Jackie Brown".
Michael Keaton, Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Dustin Hoffman all turned down the role of Chili Palmer. While Danny DeVito was Barry Sonnenfeld's first choice for the role of Chilli Palmer because of his natural charisma, he could not fit it into his schedule so he ended up playing the smaller role of Martin Weir instead.
When Chili and Karen leave the movie theatre after watching Touch of Evil (1958), their walk down the street, and the music, mimics the single tracking shot opening sequence in Touch of Evil.
Cameo: [Penny Marshall] Plays the director of the movie-within-a-movie.
GHOST WORLD (2001)
Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi
Directed by Terry Zwigoff, based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes.
Enid (Birch) and Rebecca (Johansson) have just graduated from high school.
Rebecca works at the Starbuck’s lookalike The Coffee Experience.
On the television during Enid’s breakfast with her father: and oil company commercial, with “Solutions For People, People For Solutions”, and the Sony Casseopia PDA (featuring Windows CE)
Enid is toying with a box of Frosted Cheerios.
Enid gets a job briefly at the concession stand at Pacific Theaters.
At Masterpiece Video, a man is trying to rent Fellini’s 8 ½. The clerk tries to send him to the Erotic Drama for “9 ½ Weeks”.
(Advertisement playing at Masterpiece Video, referenced again later? Moon Swallowing something?)
Maxine (Terry Garr), Enid’s father’s girlfriend, gets Enid a job at Computer Solutions, which she quits.
Norman (Charles C. Stevenson, Jr.) waits for a bus, on a line that was cancelled two years ago. The bench he sits on says “NOT IN SERVICE”.
Phillip paints a picture of a video game character (the Mauler?) who “kills people with a big hammer.”
Josh (Brad Renfro) works for the Sidewinder convenience store.
Problem customer Doug (Dave Sheridan) buys two packs of cigarettes (“I’m working overtime—16 hours!”), a 40oz malt liquor (“Nectar of the gods!”) and six beef jerky sticks (“I’m so hungry, I could eat the crotch off a ragdoll!”)
Doug is thrown out for not wearing a shirt, and fights the mop-wielding manager (Brian George) with a pair of nunchuks.
Doug appears later wearing a shirt with his name on the back and Zen <something?> and a tiger on the front.
Seymore (Buscemi) places a personal ad, looking for a blonde woman he met and helped find her contact. He wore a green cardigan at their first meeting.
Seymore collects blues 78 records, owning more than 1300 of them.
Seymore works for Cooks Chicken, which was called Coon Chicken in the 1920s.
A guy from the band Alien Autopsy gives fliers to Rebecca and Enid, inviting them to hear them play.
Seymore goes to a sports bar to hear a blues legend, opening for the rock band Blueshammer.
Among many other colorful clothes, Enid wears a blue t-shirt with “Raptor” and a dinosaur on it.
(Names of the diners that Enid and Rebecca frequent, and the 50’s diner they set Seymore up at?)
THE GIFT (2001)
Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, Greg Kinnear, Giovanni Ribisi, Gary Cole, Hillary Swank, Katie Holms
Directed by Sam Raimi
Shot in Savannah, Springfield, and Thunderbolt, Georgia
Clip from Heckle and Jeckle cartoon (one of them diving into the mouth of a lion) shown on the television before the kids are sent to bed.
Jessica King (Holms) is killed at 1:28 am.
King wears an Omega watch.
Cameo by Danny Elfman (as the demented fiddler?)
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix
Movie opens at the end of a campaign in Germania.
Maximus (Crowe) has “SPQR” tattooed on his left bicep, a symbol of the Roman Legion.
Maximus carries figurines of his wife and son with him.
The leather breastplate that Maximus wears has two horses on it, named after his horses at his Spanish farm.
GODS AND MONSTERS (1998)
Ian McKellen, Brandan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave
Fictionalized account of the last days of James Whale (McKellen), the director of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein
Based on the book Father of Frankenstein, by Christopher Bram
Clayton Boone (Fraser) is the gardner for Whale.
Clay has a tattoo on his right bicep, “Death Before Dishonor”, from his time in the Marines boot camp. He left on a medical discharge when his appendix burst.
End titles bear the same legend as Bride of Frankenstein: A Good Cast Is Worth Repeating
Mathew Broderick, Jean Reno
Chernobyl earthworms were 17% larger than normal.
WIXD(WIXN?) broadcasts Ranger games from Madison Square Gardens.
Sign for a Major League Soccer team in The Garden hallway (which one?!).
Shots from “It Came From Beneath the Sea” and “Beyond Trinity”
Phillipe (Jean Reno) continually looks for “good” coffee (scoffs at “French Roast” American coffee and donuts instead of croissants)
French agents were named Jean-Luc, Jean-Paul, Jean-Phillipe, and Jean-Pierre
GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS (2000)
Nicholas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Delroy Lindo
Corner of Wilton & Waberly – first Porsche Carrera in the movie
42850 – tag number for the Porsche key
Target list written in UV on the wall
Raymond Calitri – “The Carpenter”
Had taken 13 of the 50 cars needed before Kip (Ribisi) got caught
Exeter Salvage and Steel
$200,000 – “delivered to Longbeach Harbor, Pier 14 by 8 am four days from now” (Friday morning)
Kip was advanced $10,000
“It takes 80,000 lbs of pressure to crush a car”
Six years ago, when Randal “Memphis” Reams (Cage) retired, car theft dropped by 47%
Sphinx works in a morgue, and doesn’t speak
Swing (Jolie) works two jobs, for a garage and bartender
Kip and Memphis’ father owned Manny’s Used Car Dealership
Magnum’s license plate – ROBIN1
The Bill Bixby trifecta: Ford truck (the Hulk), Corvette (Magician), and walked (Courtship of Eddie’s Father)
’73 Firebird – Rockford Files
Gray Pugeot convertible – Columbo
Eleanor is Memphis’ unicorn, his impossible to boost car. In this case, a ’67 Shelby GT 500
Johnny B – other car thief in town
On the list are three Mercedes. They have laser-coded keys, rendering them “unstealable”
Robert Duvall’s dog ate the keys. “He usually goes for license plates.”
Humvee, license plate “SNAKE”
THE GREEN MILE (1999)
Based on the book by Stephen King
Shot of the Jerry Springer Show
The mouse Mr. Jingles plays fetch with a spool, and lives in a cigar box (brand: Marsh [something]?)
Del is told Mr. Jingles will be going to Mouseville, a tourist attraction in Florida (“Outside of Talahassee.” “Near the Dog College.”)
One scene with Del reading Weird Tales.
Billy has a tattoo on his bicep of a cowgirl (?), with “Billy the Kid” beneath it.
(the older character played by Hanks) always has two pieces of dry toast for breakfast.
Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Ray Liotta, Gary Oldman
Directed by Ridley Scott
Oldman’s name does not appear in the opening credits
Starling (Moore) drives an older Mustang (5 liter engine?)
Lecter (Hopkins) had hand cream made with ambergris
Product placement: the hospital aide Barney had a Compaq laptop running NetZero; Lecter leaves a Gucci magazine ad for Starling, and Lecter gives Starling a pair of Gucci shoes; Frigidaire refrigerator at Liotta’s summer home
HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE (2004)
John Cho, Kal Penn
44 # on baseball jersey in Billy’s office
Ladysman – New Jersey license plate
New Jersey Hemoglobin Trotters, team that Dr. and Kumar’s father played on.
“What are the symptoms of Pancreatitis?”
Kumar had perfect MCAT scores
“Welcome to Hoboken” sign Harold passes
Harold, Kumar and Maria live on the 4th floor.
In Harold’s imagination Maria says she is going to eat a pint of Haagen Daz and watch …. On tv.
50 cent poster on Harold and Kumar’s wall.
Dr. Wein at 10 – Kumar’s next interview
Kumar wears a I love Bush T-shirt
Cheetah escapes from Morristown Zoo
Harold wants to watch Sixteen Candles
Slider Special – Six burgers, fries and a soft drink for $2.99
White Castle – It’s what you crave.
Kumar calls their friends, “Manny and Shevitz” They are watching “The Gift” on HBO
Sign on building says “Mayfair”
35 cent toll. Doesn’t register. Kumar runs it.
Hwys 18 and 1 – New Brunswick
There is a Burger Shack where the White Castle used to be. They bought the location 4 years ago. Worker they are talking to has worked there for 3 years.
Girls are in room 109. Hippy (Bradley) says room 208, later thinks it’s a completely different number.
Barracuda to Sparrow – security guard on radio
A raccoon gets into the car when Harold isn’t looking.
DFC 957 Harold’s license plate
Goldstein is going to Hot Dog Heaven
Kumar – 22
Freehold General Hospital – Where Kumar’s father and brother work.
33 west, turnpike south to Cherry Hill directions to White Castle from the guy that Kumar saved.
BCF 425 – Tow truck license plate. I (heart) Jesus sticker inside cab, on back window. Randy is the driver his nickname is Freakshow.
Liane brings Harold and Kumar pink lemonade. She met Freakshow at choir practice 4 years before.
Extreme guys try extreme kayaking in the convenience store.
Roger cigarettes $4.39 100’s, Value Price Premium Cigarettes, Buy Roger with Assurance.
Extreme Cheddar Doritos
Val-Co, convenience store attendant’s shirt.
Misled Youth – tattoo on the back of the extreme guy’s neck.
One Stop Express, Val-Co, Pump n’ Pay, Country Style … Café
Hudson Cove – sign they are standing in front of when they get arrested.
Officer Palumbo - $220 ticket for Jaywalking.
Bradley is in the same jail, his mom is bailing him out.
Tarik Jackson – reading “Essays on Civil Disobedience” in jail cell. He is fat, black, can’t dance and has 2 gay fathers”
Multiple gunshots in Millbrook Park.
Land of burgers – where elevator lands
“Bullets are my only weakness” – says cop there with purple fur on hat.
Mi Amor – film poster in his dream, he and maria are the stars.
Hot Dog Heaven – Chili Dog
Hot Dog Heaven Super Chili Dog Special
Mini rubber chicken and smilie face on extreme guy’s keychain.
Cole’s Extreme Mix volume 5: (the three songs we hear on it, are “Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler, “Baby, Baby” – Amy Grant, “Hold on for one more day” – Wilson Phillips)
Monkey hanging from rearview mirror
Zoo York – Extreme guy’s t-shirt
Meekrab – Kumar’s t-shirt
They run over a “Deer Crossing” sign
XT 78 on hang glider
Harold orders 30 sliders, 5 fries and 4 Cherry Cokes. Kumar orders the same thing, but wants Diet Cokes. The total comes to $46.75.
Neal Patrick Harris gives them $50 for food, $200 for the car.
Keasson Plumbing 24 Hour emergency service – on truck. Call us anytime and we’ll be there.
680 # of their building
Maria is going to Amsterdam for 10 days.
Tarik Johnson – Rutgers Professor, and Attorney Nathanial Banks- Suing state of New Jersey for racial discrimination and police brutality.
Special thanks to White Castle System.
There were no White Castles in the filming location so a building was trucked in.
The movie poster at the end of the Burgerland dream sequence lists Maria's full name as "Maria Quesa Dilla". It also contains the tagline "There is a pinche puto in all of us."
Kal Penn, who plays Kumar, is a vegetarian, so technicians made veggie Castles for him.
Rosenberg and Goldstein's first names (as said by Kumar) are Manny and Chevitz. This is a reference to Manischewitz, a brand of wine traditionally (and stereotypically) associated with Jewish celebrations.
Some of the books on Kumar's bookshelf include: "To Kill A Rabbi", "Spy Story" by Len Deighton, "The Grand Chessboard" by Zbigniew Brzezinski, "The Knight, Death and the Devil", "McMahon!" by Jim McMahon and Bob Verdi, and "Catch". Kumar also has a Fourth Edition MCAT prep book, but that's just the hiding place for his weed, as well as his supply of rolling papers.
WILHELM SCREAM: When Harold and Kumar are riding the cheetah and Harold is hit by a tree branch.
The pipe that Goldstein and Rosenberg smoke marijuana out of is made of a shofar. A shofar is a musical horn made from a ram's horn that is used on the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
As a "thank you" for all of the free advertising the film gave them, White Castle arranged to have collectible "Harold and Kumar" cups at all of their locations during the film's release. It marks the first time an R-rated comedy is advertised on fast food containers.
Contrary to the plot of the movie, there is no White Castle located in Cherry Hill, NJ.
The characters Rosenberg and Goldstein are also a reference to the characters Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in the play "Hamlet". The writers hope to create an alternate film with these characters that takes place in the same time period much like the way that the play "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" takes place in the same time period as "Hamlet".
THE HAUNTING (1999)
Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Based on the Shirley Jackson book, The Haunting of Hill House
Hill House is outside of Boston(?)
“A place for everything, and everything in it’s place” – a needlepoint over the bed of Nell’s mother
March’s second wife was named Catherine, who hanged herself in the garden
Theo (Zeta-Jones) was an artist
Nell was led to the hidden staircase behind the bookshelf, and the ledger, by bloody footprints
Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans
Young Professor Broom coaxes Hellboy with a Baby Ruth.
Agent John Meyers (Evans) enters BPRD, Section 51.
BPRD headquarters is in New Jersey, disguised as a waste treatment facility, “Squeaky Clean”
A scene with Hellboy drinking a Red Bull.
Hellboy has dozens of cats.
Hellboy swipes a six-pack of Bud Light with his tail.
Des Vermis Mysteries pg 87 (where quote is from)
28 years old – paranormal advisor to President Roosevelt.
Army guy calls it parabnormal.
Floodlight goes through the portal.
Baby Ruth candy bar to lure Hellboy out.
Headlines: 1st – “New Evidence Found” many more follow.
Birgau Pass, Mordovia, present day.
Gold Nazi lighter – to distract man before they kill him.
Lexington Oncology Center – where professor finds out he has cancer.
2 kids dressed like skeletons
Tom Manning F.B.I. – Special Operations.
103 (call button he presses) Waste Management Services (cover)
“Watch your hands and elbows”
Abe is reading 4 books at once.
T. stands for Thaddius
In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails. There are things that go bump in the night, we are the ones who bump back.
Hellboy Comics (#4) 12 cents.
Red and Blue are in the building.
Samael – the desolate one.
Tail steals 6 pack of Bud light.
Bellamie Hospital – where Liz is at.
Hellboy ‘escaped’ 5 times.
Vandenveer Reservoir (under them in the subway)
Palmer St. Station.
Hellboy lands on wall next to poster for “The Herald”
Hellboy is drinking Red Bull when Liz and Tom go out.
Liz takes her coffee black.
10:00 on big clock behind Hellboy and kid on roof. Kid brings him cookies and milk. Kid is 9, too young to be giving Hellboy relationship advice.
“The Apocolypse” – headline on newspaper in vision that Rasputin gives the Prof.
10:15 on clock when Hellboy says something is wrong.
Hellboy takes the professor’s rosary.
Abe has a rubix’s cube when talking to Liz.
2 things Hellboy promises Liz: 1- he’ll always look this good, 2 – he’ll never give up on her.
No.16 is a graveyard.
Corpse’s name is Ivan (pronounce evon). Ivan calls Hellboy “red monkey”. Ivan says “I was better off dead” when he is knocked into the abyss.
Hellboy’s true name is used to hold him in his shackles.
Director Guillermo del Toro for years considered this film a dream project and had always wanted to cast Ron Perlman in the lead, but could never secure a budget or studio approval. After the massive success of Blade II (2002), del Toro was offered Blade: Trinity (2004) or Hellboy (2004), and though he briefly considered trying to schedule both in, he chose Hellboy (2004).
Baby Hellboy, Sammael, Ivan the corpse, and Kroenen were all voiced by Guillermo del Toro.
When del Toro met with producers, many changes to the Hellboy character were suggested. One idea was to have Hellboy be a human who transforms into Hellboy when he gets angry. Another suggestion was that he came from hell but was a normal human. del Toro vetoed all such attempts to alter the character.
Upon meeting to discuss the movie, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and director Guillermo del Toro decided to reveal to each other their choice for the lead role of Hellboy. They both said at the same time, Ron Perlman.
The Hellboy movie takes its story from more than one Hellboy comic. The meat of the story comes from the "Seed of Destruction" storyline, but the rest is taken from the "Right Hand of Doom" and "Box Full of Evil" short stories. The movie also contains little homages to other stories such as "The Corpse" and "Pancakes".
When Professor Bruttenholm is showing Agent Myers through the BPRD when he first arrives, a greyish male humanoid statue with a large ring on its groin is momentarily seen. This is actually Roger the Homunculus, a supporting character introduced late in the Hellboy comics (in the story arc "Almost Colossus"), who often goes through periods of dormancy; when active, he is a special BPRD agent much like Abe. Roger did not make it into the movie script as a character, but made it into the film as a piece of set decoration instead. Another comic-book prop reference in the same scene is the large set of metal boots sitting in one of the glass display cases. These belonged to a supernatural creature called "The Iron Shoes" from the short story of the same name.
The filmmakers decided not to make the film too bloody so as to avoid an R-rating and thought of things they could substitute for the blood. While filming the fight between Hellboy and the monster in front of the people in the subway, actor Ron Perlman suggested that Hellboy could grab a gumball machine and start beating the monster over the head with it, with the flying gumballs standing in for the blood. Instead, Hellboy rips a payphone off the wall and beats the monster over the head with the phone, with the coins that go flying out standing in for the blood.
The scenes where Abe is in the medical tank were shot on Doug Jones's birthday. He spent several hours in a harness to make it look like he was floating in water. By the time he was taken out of the harness, he was all scraped up and bloody from it.
During Liz's flashback sequence, an apartment complex named "Mignola Plaza" can be seen in the background. Mike Mignola is the creator of Hellboy.
When Hellboy says to Myers "what got you this job pushing Pam-cakes" Pancakes is purposely said wrong referring to a two page story which appears in the "Right Hand of Doom" graphic novel.
Cameo: [Mike Mignola] Hellboy's creator appears dressed as a knight in a crowd of costumed people menaced by Sammael.
Director Cameo: [Guillermo del Toro] dressed as dragon in a crowd of costumed people menaced by Sammael.
Very early on in the film's preproduction, the filmmakers considered putting Hellboy's giant stone hand on his left arm rather than the right, so as to grant the actor playing Hellboy the full use of his right hand. Ron Perlman turned out to be left-handed, so the filmmakers were able to preserve the Right Hand of Doom.
The US soldiers' unit patches identify them as from the 2nd Infantry Division, the "Indian Head" division. In real life, they were actually defending the town of St Vith, Belgium during the events in the opening scene.
The Spear of Longinus seen briefly in the movie is an exact replica of the actual Spear (which is in the possession of the Hofsburg Treasure House in Vienna), right down to the golden sheath wrapped around its center.
Vin Diesel was signed for the role of Abe Sapien for a number of years.
The tombstone we see right after Hellboy enters the Russian cemetery was digitally altered. The name on it was changed to Mike Mignola's in Russian, and the epitaph below the date reads "Born in fire, died in fire", also in Russian.
One of the headstones in the graveyard in Moscow reads "Here Lies Mike Mignola" - the creator of Hellboy.
Ron Perlman's make up took four hours to apply.
It took any where from five to seven hours to apply Doug Jones's make-up. It took another three hours to reverse the process. Sometimes, some of the pieces were not removed so that it would be easier to put the costume on the next day.
To prepare for his role, Ron Perlman read all the Hellboy comics and worked out three hours a day, five to seven days a week (varies). He also worked out while shooting, every day he had off from filming, he would workout.
EASTER EGG: On Disc 2 go to the Board A Matics Screen. Put cursor on back, then press down. You will see what look like 3 drops appear. Press Enter to see a Wireframe animation of the Apocalypse scene.
None of the cast member's names are shown on the posters or mentioned in the trailers for this movie.
Much of the demonology in the film is inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos developed by H.P. Lovecraft, a horror writer in the 1930s. The Sammael creatures have characteristics of both Nyarlathotep and Cthulhu. Elder gods, many eyed and tentacled, sleeping at the edge of the universe, are a staple of his books.
Ron Perlman broke a rib while filming the subway scenes. He jumped onto a train that was coming towards him at about 45 mph.
The quote at the beginning of the film is from a book mentioned many times in the H.P. Lovecraft mythos.
Hellboy's line to Liz, "I'll always look this good," was originally spoken by Guillermo del Toro to his future wife when she took issue with his casual mode of dressing.
After completion of the Hellboy make-up, the only part of Ron Perlman's body that can actually be seen are his eyelids.
New York Daily News ranked the character of Hellboy as "King of the Beasts" (December 26, 2004).
There is no Palmer Street subway station in the New York City subway; however, Palmer is the last name of the film's executive producer, Patrick J. Palmer.
HIDE AND SEEK (2005)
Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen
Opening title card: First day of the New Year. New York City
David (De Niro) and Emily (Fanning) Calloway move from New York City to Woodfalls, NY, population 2206.
David repeatedly wakes up at 2:06.
David has some things packed in boxes labelled “Padded Wagon”
Emily has a doll named Alex.
Emily's favorite meal is spaghetti and meatballs, according to her father.
David and Emily have a pet cat.
Katherine (Janssen) is a child psychologist, and drives a silver Lexus sportscar.
Elizabeth (Elisabeth Shue) drives an old white VW Beetle.
Sheriff Hafferty (Dylan Baker) gives David a ticket for parking in a handicap zone.
David buys fishing poles for him and Emily ($40-and-some-cents each).
Elizabeth's neice Amy gives Emily a doll (Petunia?).
HIGH FIDELITY (2000)
John Cusack, Jack Black
Rob Bowman (Cusack) owns a record store, Championship Vinyl, in Chicago, on the corner of Milwaukee and Honore.
The sign reads “CHAMPIONS IP VINYL”.
Cameo by Bruce Springsteen.
Black’s band was named Sonic Death Monkey. However, “we are no longer known as Sonic Death Monkey. We will be changing our name to Cathleen Turner Overdrive, but for tonight, we are” [???]
Ian “Ray” Raymond (Tim Robbins) is a conflict management counsellor.
When first hearing Lisa Bonet sing, she is singing a cover of a Peter Frampton tune.
Dick introduces himself to Anna (Sarah Gilbert), by discussing the two major influences of Green Day, namely The Clash and Stiff Fingers.
THE HOURS (2002)
Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore
Starts in Sussex England, 1941
Wm. Curtis and Sons – Moving Van.
Los Angeles 1951
Richmond England 1923
New York City 2001
Alarm goes off at 7:25
3 errors and 2 spelling mistakes before page 4.
Yellow Roses on Dan’s birthday.
Calls her son Bug
Richard won the Carruthers – Poetry prize for life’s work.
DO NOT BLOCK DOCK (on garage door near Richard’s place)
NYC on back of Richard’s hat.
Spaceships and Planets on his robe.
Pilsbury’s Best Flour XXXX to make cake
Kitty asks Laura to feed the dog while she’s in the hospital.
Virginia puts yellow roses on the bird’s grave.
Clarissa and Sally have been together for 10 years.
Louis (richard’s ex-) went back to Wallfleet.
Laura leaves Richard at Mrs. Latch’s 1150
He brings his erector set, has Lincoln logs inside.
Platform #1 5:20 London train to Vauxhall.
Richard says he took the Ritalin and the xanax together.
Laura’s maiden name is McGrath.
Dan was in the south pacific
Richard’s father and sister are dead.
Laura got a job in a library in Canada.
The role of Laura Brown was originally intended for Emily Watson.
The song, Beim Schlafengehen (Going to Sleep), that Clarissa plays in her apartment is one of the Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss, all dealing with a farewell to life.
Dan Brown tells his son Richie about falling in love with Laura, but John C. Reilly was actually telling Jack Rovello the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk" so the young actor would appear interested. The actual dialogue was dubbed in later.
This film was disqualified by the Academy for the Best Makeup Oscar because digital touch-ups were done on close-ups of Nicole Kidman to make the nose seem seamless.
Gwyneth Paltrow was considered for the role of Laura Brown.
Much concern surrounded the portrayal of Laura Brown in the 2001 segment. Fearing that suitable makeup couldn't make 'Julianne Moore' look elderly, and due to scheduling conflicts, actress Betsy Blair was cast to play the role of Old Laura. Scenes were filmed with Meryl Streep. However, director Stephen Daldry was so dissatisfied with the outcome that Moore was brought in much later in "old" make-up, to re-shoot scenes with Streep.
"The Hours" was the original working title of Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway".
In the beginning of the movie, every house is seen to be having flowers. Every house has a different color of flowers: red, yellow and blue - Virginia Woolf's trademark.
Meryl Streep is actually mentioned in the original novel on which the film is based.
Nicole Kidman is the third person and first actress to win an Oscar for a role played with a false nose. The other two are José Ferrer, for Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), and Lee Marvin for Cat Ballou (1965).
Ed Harris's apartment was supposed to be a drafty New York loftspace. In reality, the studio set in England was stiflingly hot and both Meryl Streep and Harris regularly had to have the sweat mopped off them.
Meryl Streep decided not to re-read "Mrs Dalloway" in preparation for the film, as she felt that her character Clarissa would have read it in college and not particularly have understood it then. Much like the actress herself had done when she was at college.
Julianne Moore's timeline was bumped up from the novel's austere 1947 setting to the more optimistic and affluent 1952, as that better served to show Laura's powerless feeling of alienation.
Meryl Streep likes to prepare for her characters by selecting a piece of music that she listens to constantly. Director Stephen Daldry liked her selection so much (Jessye Norman singing "Four Last Songs" by Richard Strauss) that he included it in the scene where Jeff Daniels's character visits Clarissa's apartment.
Julianne Moore was wearing a fake stomach; she wasn't really pregnant at the time of filming.
To achieve the effect of Laura becoming submerged in the hotel room, the set was lowered into a tank of river water.
It took six hours to turn Julianne Moore into an old lady.
Nicole Kidman loved wearing the prosthetic nose and wore it in private too, mainly as she was undergoing a divorce from Tom Cruise at the time and was attracting a lot of paparazzi interest. Much to her delight, by wearing her fake nose out and about, she found she could easily evade the paparazzi as they didn't recognize her.
Come Oscar nomination time, the film caused problems for makers Paramount and Miramax as they weren't sure whether to put Nicole Kidman forward as Best Supporting Actress (where she would have been in direct competition with her 2 co-stars, probably canceling each other out) or as Best Actress (even though from a screen running time perspective it is a supporting role). Meryl Streep is in the film for 42 minutes, Julianne Moore for 33 minutes and Kidman for 30. Obviously the decision to go for Best Actress was the right one.
Nicole Kidman wore a rubber suit under her costume for the scene when she drowns herself. She doesn't throw herself into the real river Ouse - its current has dramatically changed since 1941 - but into another river in which they had to place huge fans to alter the current. Director Stephen Daldry's chief concern during this scene was not that Kidman might drown but that she be sucked into the fans.
During the editing stages, producer Scott Rudin received a call from author Michael Cunningham requesting to see some of the footage. Cunningham's mother (on whom the character Laura Brown was originally based) was entering into the final stages of terminal cancer and Cunningham dearly wanted his dying mother to see something he had written committed to film. Rudin hastily assembled 20 minutes of footage and had it sent over to the Cunninghams.
Leonard and Virginia's dramatic railway station scene was filmed at Loughbrough Station in Leicestershire over three days, over 100 miles from the train station depicted at Richmond. The genuine 1920s steam train came from the Isle of Wight and was taken by truck to Loughbrough.
I, ROBOT (2004)
Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk
Detective Spooner (Smith) has a JVC CD player. When he turns it on in the morning, it plays Stevie Wonder's “Superstition”.
Set in Chicago, 2035.
Spooner's grandmother, “G. G.”, makes sweet potato pies that Spooner loves.
Spooner puts on a new pair of 2004-vintage Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars, black leather.
Spooner drives an Audi.
Spooner finds a kitten at Lanning's house.
Dr. Calvin (Moynahan) is allergic to cats.
Spooner finds an old copy of Hansel and Gretel in Dr. Alfred Lanning's office.
VIKI controls the traffic in Chicago, and “has reduced traffic fatalities by 9% this year alone.”
Spooner pays $46 for the two beers at the bar.
The sign by the television in the bar offered a steak (sirloin???), 2 eggs, and hash browns for $30.50 (price???)
The US Robotics robot graveyard is at the Lake Michigan landfill.
There is a “What you see here: Lake Michigan” plaque (#202???) at the graveyard.
Spooner wears a necklace that says “SARAH”.
Sarah was 12, and wanted to be a dentist.
Wil Wheaton auditioned for the part of Sonny the suspect robot.
In the display window of an antique robot store is Sony's AIBO robotic dog.
The movie originally started as a screenplay entitled "Hardwired", a classical-style murder mystery that read like a stage play, and was very much in the spirit of Asimov's "three laws" mysteries. When the original "Hardwired" script eventually reached Fox, after being developed at Disney with director Bryan Singer, new director Alex Proyas and writer Jeff Vintar opened up the story to fit a big budget studio film. When Fox acquired the rights to Isaac Asimov's story collection, Vintar spent two years adapting "Hardwired" to serve as a tenth story in the Asimov canon, complete with Susan Calvin and the Three Laws of Robotics. Writer Akiva Goldsman came on late in the process to tailor the script to Will Smith.
Although Hardwired never got as far as filming, Geoff Zanelli wrote a main theme for the project.
The car featured in this film is the Audi RSQ Concept car, designed exclusively for the film.
In all of Isaac Asimov's books, all robots existed by the "Three Laws of Robotics."
1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2) A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Although not stated as such in the film, V.I.K.I's behavior follows what Asimov called the 'Zeroth Law of Robotics' which states that a robot may not injure humanity, or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm. This fourth law was put into practice in Asimov's novel 'Robots and Empire' by the mind-reading robots R. Daneel and R. Giskard.
On American Chopper, Will Smith stated he crashed a motorcycle at around 60 mph while filming.
For the character of Sonny the accused robot, the effects team used the same process that was used to create Gollum in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).
The motorcycle Will Smith's character rides in the movie is a 2004 MV Agusta F4-SPR. It is one of only 300 produced worldwide. Its 750cc, inline 4-cylinder engine produces 147 horsepower and can propel the bike in excess of 175 mph.
The lettering on the police cruisers are all done in the font "Chicago," the city the film is set in.
The name of the other driver involved in the accident that cost Spooner his arm is Harold Lloyd, named after the silent film star. Harold Lloyd lost several of his fingers after an accident with a prop bomb.
I SPY (2002)
Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson
Top of the Tien Shan Mountains, Uzbekistan
Kelly has 56 wins, no losses at the beginning of the movie, before his first fight. He’s called K.O. Kelly Robinson, and he’s fighting Blake “the blade” Lirette at Ceasars Palace, and it’s being broadcast on HBO
He wins the fight, bringing his record to 57 and 0
Kelly says he would be 009 ½ instead of 007. (Yep, that’s a penis reference joke)
Carlos’s car - License plate BNS
Alex says they get his stuff from Radio Shack
Alex steals Carlos’s eyes and ears
Robinson versus Mills (Cedric Mills) in Budapest. If he wins he will be at 58-0
Alex says they are like the Harlem Globetrotters, and that he is Meadowlark Lemon and that Kelly is Curley Neil. Kelly tells him to carry his bag, and that Alex is wrong, he’s Meadowlark
Alex has Poly Alloy Tranduscers
Alex says Kelly is a “Why Not” guy
The stolen plane is called “The Switchblade”
Kelly wants to call the plane “the leafy bug”
Kelly says Rachel owes him a belt, a yamaguchi
Kelly says he’s semi-psychic he isn’t Miss Cleo
GKJ-617 license plate of the car they stole
Trade convertible for a scooter
Kelly made $24.7 million
Kelly tells Alex to unleash savior faire
HKA-253 license plate they take to the baths
7 out of 10 of Kelly’s hunches are right
Andreassy Sports Hall is where the fight is supposed to take place
Mr. Zhu Tam was high bidder on the plane.
Swiss Online Banking,
incorrect code: first screen shows 513, second screen shows 3115137151167
Alex says Kelly’s motive is love. Kelly says his motive is a Kelly Robinson Day Parade
Monte Carlo, 36 hours later
Mrs. Tessio is Rachel’s alias
Alex tempts Kelly with Hover Gel, which Kelly calls Jelly Bird
IN AND OUT
Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck
“Truly masculine men don’t dance.”
Bracker (Kline) is engaged, and his fiancee lost 75 lbs
Michael Douglas, Primary Urges
Clint Eastwood, Codger
Stephen Segal, Snowball in Hell
Cameron, To Protect and Serve
Paul Newman, Coot
“A wedding is like heroin”
Kline’s house is #15
Kline plays “Macho Man” by the Village People at 6:30 in the morning
Kline tried to watch: Funny Girl, A Star Is Born, Yentil
“Welcome to Greenleaf, IN A great big small town”
Bracker says Cameron had massive surgery, he used to be an Iguana
Cameron’s favorite poem: “and sunlight clasped the earth / and moon beams kiss the sea / what are all these kissings worth / if thou kiss not me?”
Quote on back wall of Mr. Bracker’s classroom: Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2
Indiana State – Jack’s acceptance letter with full scholarship
Team name: Greenleaf Gladiators
Tom Halliwell is the principal of the school
Emily saw the R. Simmon’s infomercial where the women lost 400 lbs.
Emily’s dress from the Bridal Barn
The model of tuxedo for Bracken: J12
The blue frilly tux: the Torme
Listening to “Gypsy” right before the Oscars, eating Movie Style Buttery Light popcorn
Peter Mallow, the 68th Oscar host
Cameron Drake gets People’s Sexiest Man of the Year (“Support the arts – Kiss CD”)
Glenn Close presented Award for Best Actor
Cameron played a gay soldier, Lt. Billy Stevens, with 2 purple hearts and a congressional medal of honor. Sgt finds a personal letter to another soldier, a picture of Danny, and a signed copy of Beaches. He is granted a dishonorable discharge.
Mom needs beauty music and place cards
Burnt books poster, room 202
“Best Actress” – paper air plane thrown in class
Why Howard’s gay: he’s prissy, well dressed, engaged for three years, likes poems, drama club, and is smart
Edward Kenrow – “How many roads must a man walk down before we can call him a man?” to quote Bob Dylan
Neon on the wall of the bachelor party: “Lite Ice”
Plate on door: 871-235
“Razor cuts, full blow and dry” by Aldo Hooper the bald barber. Howard is booked for Saturday
Name Game on R. Simmon’s “Sweating to the Oldies”
“I am not a sound bite!” – Howard
Peter (Selleck) has a dog named Sparky
Reactions to Howard’s “coming out”: Mom cried for 10 seconds; Boss said “who cares?”; Dad said, “But you’re so tall”
Streisand’s 8th album: “Color Me Barbara”
Wedding was set for 9am Sunday
Howard’s self-help tapes:
Exploring your masculinity
Be A Man
Audio Tape #1, Getting a Grip: “Truly manly men do not dance under any circumstances. Men drink, work, have bad back—don’t dance.”
Carson’s been in two movies
Greenleaf high motto: “Study, learn, leave”
Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hillary Swank
Set in Nightmute, Alaska, the halibut fishing capital of the world
Walter Finch (Williams) lives in Umukiat, AK, and has a cabin at Lake Kgan
Finch has a pair of golden retrievers
Finch lives in apartment 12.
Finch is a writer of bad mystery novels, starring J. Brody. (Name of book found in girl’s bookbag???)
Detective Will Dormer (Pacino) is a homicide detective from Los Angeles. (Name of big serial killer he put away???)
Dormer uses a 9mm Walther as a backup weapon.
Detective Ellie Burke (Swank) studied Dormer’s casework in school.
THE IRON GIANT (1999)
Harry Connick, Jr., Vin Diesel
Based on the Ted Hughes book, The Iron Man
Pete Townsend (of The Who) wrote a musical version of the story, and worked as executive producer on the movie
Directed by Brad Bird, Disney and The Simpsons alumni
Set in Rockwell, Maine, in the 1950s
Hogarth had a poster of Forbidden Planet in his bedroom
Hogarth reads comic books, including The Spirit and Superman
Dean (Connick) the beatnik sculpter, owns a scrapyard
The government investigator was from BUP, the Bureau of Unexplained Phenomenon
JEEPERS CREEPERS (2001)
Gina Philips, Justin Long, Jonathan Breck
The Creeper appears for 23 days in spring every 23 years
Darius (Long) wears a t-shirt that says BANNON
The motorhome Trish (Philips) and Darius pass (a Four Seasons?) has the license plate 6A4EVR
The Creeper’s license plate: BEATNGU
Trish and Darius drive through Pertwiller and Poho counties in Florida
Trish drives a ’76 Chevy Nova
One of the Creeper’s previous victims was a prom couple, class of ’78?
Darius has a rose tattoo around his navel
Victor Salva originally wrote the role of the Creeper for Lance Henriksen.
Gina Philips (Patricia 'Trish' Jenner) and Justin Long (I) were not allowed to meet Jonathan Breck before filming (in order to get a true reaction from them when they actually did see him with his full costume and makeup), nor did they see the BEATNGU truck before the opening scene was shot. When Philips first saw the truck, she said something to the effect of: "Is that the truck? Jeepers, that's creepy."
The gear shift in the car was originally in the steering column. It was installed into the floorboard to fit the needs of the script.
In the final scene, the role of The Creeper (usually played by Jonathan Breck) is played by Justin Long (I), who plays Darry Jenner. Long also played The Creeper in the alternate ending, which is featured on the DVD.
Cameo: [Jonathan Breck] The Creeper, without makeup, appears as a policeman.
Director Cameo: [Victor Salva] Body in The Creeper's "house of pain."
Trish's car's plate has the letters SVM - `Save Me'.
JEEPERS CREEPERS II
Ray Wise, Jonathan Breck, Garikayi Mutambirwa
Films opens on Day 22.
Billy Taggart (Shaun Fleming) is fixing scarecrows in the corn field.
Jack Taggart, Sr. (Wise) is upset that his post hole digger is broken.
The rest of the movie is on Day 23.
Bus 226, with a high school basketball team, is passed by a pickup with a cockroach on the top (an exterminator?)
Team is the Bannon Bantams, and just won state.
Writer/director Victor Salva is listed in the credits as writer of the Bannon County Fight Song.
School bus is a Bannon County School District bus.
Bus gets a blowout, from a “throwing star” with a tooth embedded in it.
Izzy, the school reporter, has scars on his face—rumor is he got them in a fight in a gay bar.
Billy's brother, Jack Junior (Luke Edwards) finds a knife with weird carvings on it, dropped in the corn field.
There are radio reports of the burned church from the first movie, including 300 bodies, some with wooden dentures.
Bus is driving home on East 9.
Minxie Hayes (Nicki Aycox) has a dream, where she sees Darius (Justin Long) from the first movie, with a BANNON t-shirt and a rose tattoo around his navel.
The bus has a second blowout, from a star with a belly button with a rose tattoo.
A station wagon, with the bumper sticker “I'M NOT A COMPLETE IDIOT, SOME PARTS ARE MISSING” passes the stranded bus.
Someone finds a bag with track-and-field javelins on the bus, along with a flare gun.
“Every 23rd spring for 23 days, it gets to eat.”
Farmer Taggart builds a harpoon gun from his POST-PUNCHER 500 and the knife.
Taggarts are selling looks at the “Bat out of Hell” for $5.
Director Victor Salva usually makes a cameo appearance in his movies, but because this film has no good spots for him to appear, his face can be seen very briefly on a magazine when the Creeper reaches through the roof of the bus.
Meat Loaf was originally considered to play the bus driver.
Victor Salva wrote the whole "Every 23 years for 23 days it gets to eat" rule in the first movie so there would be no sequel unless the movie was set in the future, and knew the studio wouldn't want that. However Francis Ford Coppola found an easy loophole in the rule for the sequel: set it during the same 23 days as the first movie. So this film is set on the 23rd day for the purpose of not making another sequel.
JOHN CARPENTER’S VAMPIRE$
James Woods, Daniel “Beefy” Baldwin, Sheryl Lee
The site of the slaughter of the slayers was the Sun God Motel, near Sante Fe, New Mexico.
Jack Crow (James Woods) told Montoya (Daniel Baldwin) to take Katarina (Sheryl Lee) to Apache Springs to the Plaza Hotel. They wound up in Room 312. $375 for the week, $25 for the cable.
The first vampire, a Polish priest named Jan Valek, was looking for the Black Cross of Bursea that was used in his creation, an inverse exorcism that was not completed (circa 1340). When completed, he should be able to walk about during the day.
Valek’s portrait, found at the slaughter in Cologne, featured the word “Celebratum” and a medieval astrological sign for the sun.
Rule #5: Master vampires do not leave the nest.
Rule #7: Never bury a teammate alone.
Rule #10: You can’t kill a master vampire after dark.
Rule #1: If a partner is ever bitten by a vampire, never, ever let him live.
Vampires do not turn into bats; running water, crosses, and garlic have no affect. Stake through the heart, and sunlight do work.
KING KONG (2005)
Jack Black, Naomi Watts, Andy Serkis
Jack Driscoll (Adrian Brody) is a playwright.
Ann Darrow (Watts) has a copy of one of Driscoll's plays, “I---???” Isolation???
After the return, Driscoll has a new play, “Cry Havok”
Carl Denham (Black) offers Driscoll $2000 for the first 15 pages of the movie script.
Denham is looking for an actress to replace his starlet, someone who can wear a size 4 dress.
Carl and the “Venture” sets sail on the 25th.
Lumpy the cook (Serkis) has a tattoo of a shark on his neck.
Jimmy is reading Robert Conrad's “Heart of Darkness” on “extended loan” from the New York Public Library. Tagline on the back of the book -- “Adventures on a tramp freighter.”
Sign in the Venture's hold: Sumatran Rat Monkey (a reference to Peter Jackson's “Dead Alive”).
Denham shows King Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World at the Alahambra Theater.
After returning to New York, Darrow performs at the De Luxe theater.
Peter Jackson was paid $20 million to direct this film, the highest salary ever paid to a film director in advance of production.
On April Fools Day 2005, Peter Jackson posted an elaborate practical joke, which he posted on a web diary at www.kongisking.net. He "revealed" that they were already starting production on "King Kong: Son Of Kong" and "King Kong: Into the Wolf's Lair". Both films, supposedly to be released in 2006, contained the principal characters riding Son of Kong, strapping machine guns to his back and fighting Hitler's genetically mutated creatures. The film was going to be produced under the banner of "Big Primate Productions". Peter Jackson has been known to pull pranks of this sort before; see Forgotten Silver (1995) (TV).
The New York set was only four blocks across and one story high; the rest was added digitally.The Times Square set was built about 20% scaled down from the original. For this and most other New York sets, only the first story was built in full scale. The rest of the scenes were added digitally. Streets were also extended using digital effects, and the number of pedestrians and cars were doubled or even tripled in large scenes, using the same process applied to the battle scenes in the Lord of the Rings films.
For the New York scene, the few hundred extras used each had three different costumes that they would wear for different exterior scenes.
At one time during production, a many as 100 people were working in the costume department alone.
The "Ancient Proverb" cited by Carl at his premier served as the prologue in the original version of the film.
The insects attacking Jack Driscoll at the canyon bottom are gigantic versions of the Weta, a species native to New Zealand and the namesake of Peter Jackson's production studio.
Considering the film's running time, it could have possibly been longer. According to the book The Making of King Kong, there was a scene written and filmed where Denham, Driscoll and the Venture crew build rafts to cross the swamp, only to be attacked by an aquatic creature (a "Piranhadon"). There was also mention of a scene where Lumpy the cook shoots a large flightless bird.
'Jack Black' has claimed that he did not wear any make-up at all in the entire movie after hearing a false rumor that Clint Eastwood never wears any make-up in his movies. He also wore a hairpiece during filming rather than going through makeup to achieve the '30s hairdo' look.
The digitally-rendered 1933 NY is so detailed that it contained 90,000 separate buildings.
28 copies of Darrow's petticoats were made. Some were clean, some dirty, while others were ripped.
WILHELM SCREAM: During the brontosaur stampede, as a sailor is knocked off a cliff
Howard Shore had written and recorded much of the score for this film, but shortly before release, he departed from the project. Peter Jackson stated that because of "differing creative aspirations" between the two of them, they both thought it best for Shore to be replaced by James Newton Howard, who was given less than two months to write and record new score for the entire film. Yet original promotional posters list that Howard Shore composed the music.
After searching worldwide for the right boat to be the Venture, Peter Jackson found and purchased the Manuia, in the South Pacific island of Tonga. Several set pieces were added to the 50 year old vessel to make it resemble a 1930s freighter. Film crew were forced to abandon the boat during filming in March 2005 when it sprang a leak and began to take on water off New Zealand's Kapiti Coast. Emergency repairs were carried out and it sailed back to Wellington, where the remaining boat scenes were shot without further incident.
The scene where Denham, Driscoll, and the crew fall into a pit filled with giant bugs is a reference to a scene in the original King Kong (1933), where the crew fell into a pit and encountered giant spiders, which was cut for being too gruesome.
During the beginning of the film there is a shot of a restaurant in New York called "BG's sandwiches." No such restaurant existed. It is a nod to BG Hacker, who organized and catered the New York premiere parties for Peter Jackson's production people on all three Lord of the Rings films
The scene that Anne and Bruce rehearse on the boat is a copy of a scene in the original King Kong (1933).
A poster for Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927)' can be seen in the background of the studio office when Denham is listening in on the meeting through the door. "Chang" was produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, the same men who made the original King Kong (1933)
At the very end of the closing credits the movie is dedicated to "The original explorers of Skull Island..." followed by the names of the actors who played major roles in the 1933 original.
The "Scream Ann! Scream for your life!" scene shown in trailers across the world for the movie never made it into the final cut.
One of the gas bombs from King Kong (1933) can be seen in the shot of the cage filled with chloroform
The score being played in the New York theatre when Kong is revealed is the same score from the original King Kong (1933). The same is true for the costumes being worn by the performers on stage-they are similar to the island inhabitants from the original King Kong.
The scene where Kong splits the jaw of the T-Rex is in the original. Also in the original is the "shaking log" scene.
The billboards that appear in Times Square (with ads for Coca-Cola, Pepsodent, and Chevrolet), are identical to those in the original 1933 version.
Cameo: [Frank Darabont] a biplane gunner.
Shipped to cinemas in Europe under the name "Gipsy Camp". It came in two packs, reel 1, 3, 4a, 6, 8 and the next day 2, 4b, 7 and 9
King Kong's roar is a lion's roar played backwards at half speed.
In an early draft of the screenplay, Ann Darrow was the daughter of a famed archaeologist and Jack Driscoll was his assistant. Lord Darrow was killed in Ann's introductory scene by the Indonesian military in a cover-up attempt of his discovery of remnants of the Skull Island culture.
Adrien Brody was the first and only choice for hero Jack Driscoll. While Brody was under the impression that he was competing with other actors for the role, he was quickly informed by the producers that they were only interested in him. He signed on before the script was written.
Cameo: [Bob Burns] together with his wife, Kathy.
Andy Serkis had 132 sensors attached to his face so that his every facial expression could be captured and shown on King Kong's face.
Besides studying wild gorillas in Rwanda in order to be able to mimic their movements and behavior; Andy Serkis also developed a close friendship with a female gorilla called Zaire at a zoo near London.
The hand-cranked motion-picture camera carried around by Black's Carl Denham, the movie maker, is an actual antique Bell & Howell 2709 which is also the same type of camera used in the original King Kong (1933)
Weta Workshops created 8 variations of animal excrement and even researched the manure of tigers and camels.
Shipped to cinema under the name "Tiny Dancer". For added security, the eighth reel was shipped separately from the rest of the print.
Cameo: [Howard Shore] The conductor seen in the theater where Kong is on display to a large audience.
When Jack Driscoll goes into the hold for the first time you can see a sign that says "Sumarian Rat Monkey", the animal that causes all the undead in Peter Jackson's Braindead (1992) (the Sumarian Rat Monkey is captured on Skull Island as well).
Peter Jackson originally wanted to make this film immediately after The Frighteners (1996/I). When Universal saw that Godzilla (1998) and Mighty Joe Young (1998) would be released the same year, they pulled the plug on the project and Jackson moved on to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), using the ghost effects he developed for King Kong. After the tremendous success of the trilogy, Jackson was finally able to make the film.
Alex Norton was offered a role but had to pass because the dates clashed with a TV project.
Sylvester McCoy screen tested for the role of Herb the cameraman.
The two original models of Brontosaurus from the original 1933 movie were used for reference in creating a creature for a similar dinosaur sequence in this movie.
During production, Peter Jackson hosted a video production diary, made specifically for the fan website, kongisking.net. Diary "entries", posted every 2-3 days, were created by the same company responsible for the Lord Of The Rings DVD sets and gave an exclusive look at the production of the film, with other cast and crew members often acting as "guides". Eventually visitors to the website were invited to email in questions to potentially be answered in future videos.
The studio in Wellington, New Zealand was located very close to the local airport, so planes flying overhead often posed problems while shooting outside on the backlot.
The film is appropriately set in 1933, the same year the original film was released.
King Kong is being described as 25 feet tall on his hind legs by the makers of this version, half as tall as the filmmakers of the 1933 described their "50-foot" Kong. However, in proportion to people and objects in that film, the original Kong was actually around the same height (20-25 feet) as the new Kong.
Adrien Brody did his own stunt driving.
The tyrannosaurus has hands with three fingers (instead of the scientifically correct two) as an homage to the original King Kong (1933) in which the tyrannosaurus also had an extra digit, and is explained by the idea that the dinosaurs on Skull Island have evolved in the 65 million years since the two-fingered tyrannosaurus went extinct elsewhere in the world.
Many shots, including Ann stealing an apple are taken directly from the original King Kong (1933).
Contains approximately 800 miniature shots.
Andrew Lesnie at one point suggested shooting the film in black-and-white.
SPOILER: Fay Wray was in negotiations to appear in the film before she died. Peter Jackson wanted her to deliver the legendary last line: "Oh no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast." Instead, Jack Black's character now makes a reference to her as he is searching for a leading actress for his film, suggesting a "Fay" as a possible candidate. Colin Hanks's character responds by saying, "She's already filming something for RKO," which in reality was the original King Kong (1933). Black responds, "Cooper. I should have known," a reference to original Kong director Merian C. Cooper.
KISS OF THE DRAGON
Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, Tcheky Karyo
Set in Paris, France.
Liu Jian (Li) is a cop from Beijing, China.
Jean-Pierre Richard (Karyo) is a cop from Paris.
Richard gives Jian the nickname John.
Richard has a pet turtle that he keeps in his desk.
Jian’s contact in Paris has a shop selling pink and blue shrimp chips.
The “Kiss of the Dragon” is a forbidden acupuncture technique that stops blood from leaving the head.
KNOCKAROUND GUYS (2001)
Barry Pepper, Seth Green, Vin Diesel
Marbles (Seth Green) lost the bag of money in Bimaux, Montana.
Marbles practices Tai Chi and can fly a plane.
The last plane of the day out of Minaux goes to Billings.
Taylor Reese (Diesel) has a star of David tattoo on his right bicep.
Reese: “500 street fights and you could consider yourself a legitimate tough guy.”
Chris Scarpa (Andrew Davoli) asks about Brooks and Dunn on the bar jukebox.
Sheriff Decker (Tom Noonan) has license plate “32-60” on his police car.
Reese and Matty Demaret (Pepper) watch turkey hunting on TV in the hotel.
The gang meets at Kildeer Drive-In Theater. On the marquee is 1: CLOSED 2: KUNG FU FESTIVAL.
Scarpa hopped in Custer Bus Lines to Billings.
LAND OF THE DEAD (2005)
Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper
Riley Dunbo (Baker) and Cholo (Leguizamo) are raiding Uniontown for supplies with their crews.
Cholo stops for champagne and cigars.
Set in and around Pittsburg.
Kaufman (Hopper) runs Fiddler's Green, a posh tower in the center of town.
Mouse (Max McCabe) rides a skateboard with “Anti-Hero” on it.
Zombie leader (Eugene Clark) wears overalls with “Big Daddy” as the name tag.
Riley designed and built “Dead Reckoning”, an armored truck.
When Riley is assigned to retreive the Dead Reckoning, he is given three soldiers: Manolete (“After the bullfighter.”, Sasha Roiz), Motown (character's real name???, Krista Bridges), and Pillsbury (a large Samoan, Pedro Miguel Arce)
Slack (Asia Argento) has a tattoo of an angel on her abdomen, and a “23” on the back of her neck.
Slack: What does a Samoan know about hotwiring cars?
Pillsbury: 50,000 cars are stolen on Samoa.
Slack: 2,000,000 cars are stolen in Detroit.
Pillsbury: Detroit has 50,000,000 cars. Samoa has 50,000. Every one is stolen.
Slack hotwires the “Woody”, a converted station wagon with wood panelling.
LOONEY TOONS: BACK IN ACTION (2003)
Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin
Script is ‘Rabbit Season’
Daffy gets blasted on every page of the script.
Bugs comes in: “Hey Bobby, how’s the wife”, “Nice nose job Chuck”, “Good rug Mel, never would have guessed.”
Bugs says he’ll take a vacation: go visit his 542 nieces and nephews.
Kate Haughton – Vice President – comedy, freezes Daffy’s hand when she shakes it.
Kate did ‘Lethal Weapon Babies’, tag line: Nap time’s over. Rated PG-17.
Bugs appeals to everyone, Daffy’s fan base is limited to angry fat guys in basements.
Bugs burps and everyone laughs.
Poster in board room behind Kate: Rabbit of Seville – Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny.
Stuff from Daffy’s office – doll of himself, Bugs doll – with pins stuck in, A learn to draw Bugs Bunny book, with a sticker over the Bugs Bunny part of the title – that says Daffy Duck, photo of Daffy with Nixon (?) and Bob Hope (?).
Daffy calls Kate ‘Icy She Wolf’
D.J. is auditioning to be a stuntman.
Sign on wall is “Please have all paperwork filled out.” Sign on desk, “All stuntmen sign in here” – Auditions in Studio 26.
Damien Drake’s new spy thriller, License to Spy. – 3 I (with magnifying glass around it.) Spy awards.
Damien Drake is D.J.’s father.
Mr. Warner mentioned D.J. – said “Don’t forget the turtle wax.”
D.J. is polishing the car that belongs t Warner Brother #1 – according to parking sign.
Kate drives a red 1988 Alfa Romeo. Good engine. Little under driven – D.J. knows this because she nearly ran him over last week.
Tour operator says, “if you look to your left, you’ll see Daffy Duck being forcibly removed from the lot again.”
Cart that nearly hits Daffy. W998 AFR.
Daffy runs into building 420
Daffy jumps into Batmobile: Bat lights, bat conditioning, bat stereo. To the Duck Cave.
Batmobile knocks over the W.B. water tower – Floods Kate’s car. Bugs found Nemo.
D.J. loses his job.
Porky Pig is having lunch with Speedy Gonzales. Porky says, “at first, they told me to lose the stutter. Now they tell me I’m not funny. It’s a pain in the butt being politically correct.” Speedy says, “You’re telling me.”
Shaggy and Scooby have lunch with the Matt guy who plays Shaggy in the Non-animated Scooby Doo. Shaggy is upset at his performance because Matt made him sound like a total space cadet. – He says he was trying to be true to his character. Shaggy says that if he goofs on him in the sequel, he’s coming after him. Scooby says, “And I’ll give you a Scooby Snack,” then growls.
Areas of the script that Kate thinks they need to address, there’s no heart, no cooperation, nobody learns anything.
Bugs says Daffy learns not to stick his head in a jet engine.
Wile E. Coyote having lunch with that Sheep Dog. Coyote takes out a sheep for lunch, and the dog grabs him.
Kate wants to team Bugs up with a hot female co-star.
Bugs says that he usually plays the female love interest. And turns into a Marilyn Monroe look-a-like. The frog starts singing “Hello My Baby, Hello My Darling”
Kate was brought in to leverage Bugs’ synergy.
D.J. rides a red Honda XR or XFi
The Hollywood Reporter – Weekly International Edition. Headline: ‘Duck Plucked! Idiot Duck Destroys Studio’. Under the ‘At Deadline’ column, ‘They’re Good To Go As They Buy Company’
Posters on wall at Damian’s house – “Operation Conspiracy”, “More is Never Enough”. Has I-Spy Award (Daffy breaks it). It looks like he has one of the awards that looks like a cup of popcorn (people’s choice?)
D.J. answers the remote. It’s his father. The screen appears behind his father’s portrait. Projector comes out of the back of an old radio.
Damien asks D.J. to come to Las Vegas, ask Dusty Trails for the Blue Monkey
The Blue Monkey is a very special diamond.
Daffy describes a spy caper: Double agents, exploding bikinis, tigers hanging from helicopters.
D.J. used to deliver pizzas in his dad’s old car.
The real spy car pops up after D.J. leaves. TVR – license plate X141DDII
“Back in Action” clap board – “Rabbit Season ™ Seq. Scene 7 Take 1 Director J. Dante, Cameraman D. Gundey.
Kates gets fired for getting rid of Daffy.
Kate says she can’t be fired because her films have made 950 million dollars. The Warner Brothers say, “that’s not a billion”
Kate has to get Daffy back by Monday.
According to Daffy: super spy skills: cracking wise, smooshing dames. Those should be left to Daffy.
Security guard needs will be left to D.J.
D.J. says he’s in “The Mummy” movies more than Brendan Frazier is. But he couldn’t stand that, one day the Bren-meister decides that he does all his own stunts.
“Daffy Duck’s Quest for the Blue Monkey”
After Daffy gets off phone with Bugs they pass the Las Vegas 125 miles sign.
ACME satellite/space station, picks up the cell call. Closes book called “Legend of the Blue Monkey.”
ACME leaders says, “We can not have 9 year olds working in sweatshops making ACME sneakers… Not when 3 year olds work for so much less.”
V.P. Unfairly Promoted says, “Three year olds require naps.”
“Put double espresso in their sippy cups”
Also at the table, V.P. Bad Ideas, V.P. Never Learning
Mary is supposed to copy his speech to all departments. He asks Mary if she’d like to do a little kissing later.
V.P. Rhetorical Questions – “What about the Duck?” The answer: “Extra crispy”
Kate catches Bugs in shower at Damian’s. He acts out the Psycho scene, pours Hershey syrup down the drain.
“The Spy I Never Knew” – Kate figures out that D.J. is Damien’s son.
Bugs hides in a suit of armor.
Bugs and Kate take the spy car. (English steering wheel)
Bugs says, “Las Vegas, Jeeves” The car answers, flipping out a screen that shows: Egypt, Rome, Baghdad, Athens, Washington D.C. and then Las Vegas
Sylvester, Tweetie and Granny live next door to D.J. and Damien.
Kate and Bugs listen to (and Bugs sings along with) “Viva Las Vegas” until Kate tosses Bugs’ guitar out.
First button that Bugs pushes, launches a rocket-y type thing. Second button makes a martini, shaken, not stirred, and puts in a carrot. Bugs says its 5:00 somewhere.
Kate says, “If you touch one more thing”. Bugs says, “Shhh, I’m about to defy you.”
Kate accidentally starts up the auto valet. It comes on at the Las Vegas 125 miles sign.
Dusty Tails is playing at Yosemite Sam’s Wooden Nickel Casino.
Daffy says, “Smell that, D.J. The sweet aroma of money, glamour and busload upon busload of senior citizens” as he walks into the casino.
Dusty Tails sang the theme song to six Damien Drake movies.
Foghorn Leghorn is emcee. “Please put your greasy, buffet-shoveling hands together. If you’ve heard her before, you’re not here now.” – Bad Girl.
Dusty Tails has midgets under her dress. D.J. disguises himself as one of the midgets. When he smiles, Dusty knows that he’s Damian’s son.
Dusty Tails is a pop diva and a professional assassin for the agency. She says its hard to juggle the two. She doesn’t know what she’ll do when she has kids. “Do you know how hard it is to find a nanny with advance weapons training.”
Daffy asks, “How many galoshes died to make that little number?”
ACME annual report – The Chairman.
The diamond has supernatural powers.
Dusty was supposed to give Damian a Queen of Diamonds playing card. The Queen’s face is the Mona Lisa.
Canonball sends Daffy into Fire Extinguisher. Sign on wall reads – red sign – “caution overhead” – green sign reads “Sandbag zone”
Yosemite Sam slips on a banana peel – “Dadburn slapstick cliché!” he says as he shoots the peel.
D.J. lands on a table full of dogs playing poker.
Sign on way out, “Lucky Varmit”
Yosemite Sam stops to kiss the picture of himself on the Welcome Rug.
Modified Ceverolet with big 24 on the side, Dupont Driver ? Monte Carlo, Sam commandeers his race car.
Kate says, “theres gotta be 314 hotels and 142 casinos in Las Vegas We are never going to find that duck.” Then hits Daffy with the car. Bugs says, “Daffy never misses cue.”
Sam tells his henchmen to throw the dynamite out the window. #1 says, “But innocent people could be hurt.” #2 says, “it’ll send the wrong message to children”
Daffy and Bugs sign each other’s wills.
Daffy says, “mother” so the car takes him to mother.
ETA to Mother 10 minutes.
Daffy calls his stock broker right before they are about to crash. “Sell al my W.B. Stock, I got an inside tip that Bugs Bunny is about to die.”
Car stops right before it crashes, Bugs says “Oops out of gas.” Kate says “It doesn’t work like that” Then the car crashes. Bugs says, “Thanks Toots.”
Kate says, “after this comedy, I promised myself I would only do real movies about the human condition, crammed with social relevance.”
Bugs is frying an egg on Daffy’s bill.
Wal-Mart super store appears. Bugs says, “Is it a mirage? Or just product placement?”
Daffy runs towards it. “Water, Fresca, Mountain Dew, Your product name here.”
D.J. asks Kate “Was this your idea?”
She says, “the audience expects it. They don’t even notice it anymore.”
Wal-mart provides Wal-mart beverages for saying Wal-Mart so many times.
Chairman’s father recommends Desert Operation. Chairman says he is due for a win.
Holds up sign “Hello” when he answers the phone.
Bugs – “I told you we should have made that left turn at Albuqueque”.
Wile use lap top to online shop, http://www.acme.com website. Giant rubber band, rocket powered roller skates, missle launcher. He buys the missle launcher. Takes the free gift wrapping. Closes instant delivery. “Fast, free, and friendly delivery with cash and carry order.”
Shipping information: name: Mr. Wile E. Coyote, Acct. no: 020072004, Address: Desert Rock #102, City: Out Past Route 66, State: Southwest.
Delivers crate with red sign on it. Lands on Coyote, holds up sign that says, “ouch”.
Missle says, “Hi there.”
Bugs, “Suddenly I feel like I’m in Aunt Marge’s Jell-O mold.”
Puts alien in huge mason jar, punches holes in top. Not a mason jar, Jumbo Jar Company
Daffy gets melted. “Clean up on aisle 3”
Robot is programmed to respond to the name, Robbie.
Kate can’t go back to L.A. with duck soup.
Area 52. Keeping things from the American people since 1947.
Mom – creation, transubstantiation, destruction
Black and white guy with pod – they’re here, you’re next.
The Chairman tells Coyote to go take a shower and not come back until he smells better. He forgets to tell him about the men moving a safe, a box of fireworks, and a plate glass window.
Marvin the Martian is in one of the Jumbo Jars. Marvin works for ACME.
“Here we are in the I-Can’t-Tell-You-What room.” Bugs asks Robbie to make Daffy 20% funnier.
D.J. asks Mother about the Blue Monkey – she asks how he heard of that thing she’s never heard of in her life.
D.J. tells her Damien told him. “What is the point of making them pinkie swear?”
Videos: The Blue Monkey, Moon Landing Dress Rehearsal, How Sausage is Made, Congressman Gome----.
This is an official United States civil defense film protected in cooperation with the federal civil defense administration. TOP SECRET stamped on top of title.
Blue Monkey diamond can turn people into monkeys and back again.
The Chairman wants to turn people into slaves to manufacture shoddy ACME goods, and then change them back to people to buy the stuff. Mission: Find it, Destroy it, Save Humanity. And remember, no one wants to be turned into a monkey.
End scene – “You saw nothing” Triangle with an stylized eye in it.
Cell phone – three way calling, voice dialing, downloadable ring tones. Kate does all of that.
Superconducting electromagnet, GPS with mapping software, tip calculator, game boy, high-powered laser, polycarbonate rappelling line with jet-propelled micro-grappling hook, nose-hair trimmer.
Swank pants, comfortable plus liquid hydrogen rocket pockets here and here. And stitching. Nuclear powered crotch pad.
“what’s the deal with the card?” (referring to the Queen of Diamonds) “That is the Window into what lies behind her smile.”
Intelligence people feel the need to code everything into a riddle – Mother thinks it is corporate.
Mother pushes the “push only in case this day comes” button – activated emergency shut down with force barrier.
Nuns with (Madeline-like) girls in blue coats in front of Louvre.
Card has false back.
Map of Afrika – Gabon
Bugs and Elmer made 35 pictures together, Elmer Fudd is secretly evil. He wants the card to please his dark masters.
Bugs and Daffy jump into a Dali – Daffy, “Well, this is surreal”, then they run through “The Scream”
Thug carries out Kate in an ACME sack, taking Kate to Eiffel Tower.
Pepe LePeu is the gendarme.
Pointalism, a technique of using individual dots. When taken together create an image. Bugs uses a fan to blow Elmer away.
Damien bets $5 that D.J. will thwart the Chairman’s plans.
Tasmanian Devil eats the V.P. Never Learning.
“6,000 cubits in the thick direction.” (on-screen title) Granny, Tweetie, and Sylvester offer them a ride on an elephant. Tweetie has discovered his roots, “Cry Freedom”
Barrel of monkeys – puzzle piece to make bridge appear.
D.J. turns himself into a monkey.
The Chairman is pretending to be Granny, the Chairman is his father. Who is Michael Jordan, who is the Chairman. Mr. Smith is Sylvester – who is female Tasmanian Devil. Tasmanian Devil is Tweetie.
Damien is on the ACME train of death. TNT and Anvil. He didn’t order the pendulum of Doom, it’s overkill.
Marvin is parked in the spaceship only section.
Marvin’s force field is a boxing glove.
ACME Guard dog comes out of crate.
Bugs’ carrot turns into a light saber. He fights Marvin while reading, “The Force”
1 minute, 42 seconds left.
On Dock B
Coyote driving train, sign “They don’t pay me enough”
Damian has monkey handcuffs.
Daffy gets 3 cherries on slots, the turn into bombs and blow up his pursuers.
Director Joe Dante nicknamed this project the "Anti-Space Jam" movie, showing his hate for how the 1996 film ruined the characters' personalities.
The black bird statue from The Maltese Falcon (1941) can be seen on a shelf in the Warner Bros boardroom.
Brendan Fraser did such a good job doing an impersonation of Taz that he was allowed to do the voice.
The following creatures are at Area 52: The Fiend Without a Face (From Fiend Without a Face (1958)), The Metaluna Monster (from This Island Earth (1955)), A triffid (From The Day of the Triffids (1962), Robby the Robot (From various movies), Daleks from "Doctor Who" (1963), Dr. Benell with a Pod from Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), the Robot Monster from Robot Monster (1953), Marvin the Martian, Various generic aliens and The Man from Planet X (from _Man from Planet X, The (1951)_ ).
There is also a reference to Them! (1954) at Area 52. "Mother" asks if they're there about the giant ants. DJ replies, "What giant ants?" and we hear the noise that the Giant Ants make in "Them!".
Cameo: [Matthew Lillard] in the commissary scene, talking to the animated Scooby Doo and Shaggy.
In the casino, where D.J. crashes onto the table of dogs playing poker, among the dogs are the twin pitbull puppies Ham and Ex, from the early cartoon I Haven't Got a Hat (1935) (best known for the first appearance of Porky Pig).
In the scene where Bugs Bunny and Kate Houghton are discussing bringing Daffy Duck back to work Warner Brothers, a photo of legendary animator Chuck Jones is seen above Bugs in the background.
The sputtering car engine sound effect that Mel Blanc voiced in several Warner Brothers cartoons is heard in the background of DJ's AMC Gremlin.
The name of the ACME Missile that Wile E. Coyote uses is called "Hi There!" - which was the name of the bomb that Slim Pickens rode to nuclear obliteration in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).
The car that DJ and Daffy take from Damien Drake's Garage is a Gremlin. When they enter you can hear the theme from the movie Gremlins (1984) worked into the score. Gremlins (1984) was also directed by Joe Dante. The theme from Gremlins was composed by Jerry Goldsmith, who also composed the score for Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003).
In the spoof of the Psycho (1960) shower scene Bugs pours a can of Hershey's chocolate syrup down the shower drain, a reference to the fact that Alfred Hitchcock used Bosco's chocolate syrup in the original scene to better simulate blood in black and white.
Porky Pig and Speedy Gonzales are seen in the restaurant discussing how political correctness has effected their careers. Both characters have come under fire for insensitivity in recent years. Porky for his stutter, and the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts that featured Speedy Gonzales were pulled from the Cartoon Network's daytime and primetime line-ups. It was alleged that Speedy was "racially offensive" to Mexican people, a point which became moot when some representatives of the Latino community organized a movement to get Speedy back on the air.
Lola Bunny, introduced in Space Jam (1996), does not make an appearance, but can be seen on several movie posters in the background of some scenes. The existence of Lola's character, created as a "politically correct" counterpart for Bugs is spoofed when Kate suggests that what Bugs needs to "leverage his synergy" is a "hot female counterpart." (see quotes section)
The character animation of the Warner Bros. cartoon characters in this film is traditionally hand-drawn. Computer technology is used to color the animation drawings in, add tone mattes/shadows to the characters, and composite them over the correct backgrounds. 3D Computer animation is used on objects such as the spaceships, Wile E. Coyote's missile, the robot guard dog at the end, and Bugs' cel-shaded carrots.
The "supercar" featured is the TVR Tuscan. Around 1,000 are hand-built in Britain every year, and at the moment there are no plans to introduce them to the US.
During the establishing shot of Paris that changes into color you see a bunch of little girls walking in a line behind a nun. This is a reference to the children's book "Madeline".
At the end of the movie, Bugs gets into a limousine and is handed carrots by numerous minor characters from past "Looney Tunes" and "Merrie Melodies". Among them are Charlie Dog, Heathcliff (from the Arthur Davis short Dough Ray Me-ow (1948)), the Squirrel (from the Chuck Jones short Much Ado About Nutting (1953)), Gruesome Gorilla (from the Robert McKimson short Gorilla My Dreams (1948)), Hippety Hopper, Marc Antony, Pussyfoot, and Egghead (the forerunning character to Elmer Fudd).
Made the biggest loss of any film in 2003, and (as of early 2004) the fourth-biggest loss of all time.
In the casino, while D.J. is fighting with Yosemite Sam's goons, Daffy tells him to "bite his ear!" This is a reference to boxer Mike Tyson, who bit off a portion of Evander Holyfield's ear during a match.
When Mom pulls out the video for the Blue Monkey, the other videos are "Moon Landing Dress Rehersal", "How Sausage is Made", and "Congressmen Gone Wild, Vol. 6".
When Daffy is given the box containing his belongings, it includes a framed picture of the real Warner brothers, Jack and Harry.
While Marvin the Martian is changing channels trying to get the message from Acme, a little singing owl can be seen for a second. This is a reference to the Warner Brother cartoon "I Love to Singa" directed by Tex Avery.
The flying car in this film starts plummeting toward the ground, only to stop shortly before making contact because it ran out of gas. This is a reference to the classic wartime cartoon Falling Hare (1943), in which Bugs Bunny and the Gremlin are in a plummeting plane that stops just above the ground at the end of the cartoon for the same reason. Furthermore, the car type in this film is a Gremlin.
Many of the lines spoken by "Mom" are originally used by Willy Wonka from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
During the scene where DJ is trying to forcibly remove Daffy from the studio lot, among the various people walking around in the background are some show girls wearing costumes used in the short-lived TV series "Nikki" (2000/I) starring Nikki Cox. The most noticeable ones are two cockroaches and two shiny green Godzilla-like costumes.
THE LOST BOYS (1987)
Jason Patrick, Cory Haim, Cory Feldman, Keiffer Sutherland
Emerson family moved to Santa Carla, CA, from Phoenix, AZ
Their dog is a husky named Nanook.
“Welcome to Santa Carla” sign has grafitti on the back reading “MURDER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.”
The Frog brothers, Edgar (Feldman) and Alan, give Sam two comics, “Vampires Everywhere” and “Destroy All Vampires”
Sam impresses the Frog brothers by looking for a Batman #14 (“There’s only 5 in existance.” “Four, actually. I’m always on the lookout for the other three.”) and rattling off info on Superman.
Grandpa’s car, a 1957 Chevy convertible, has the license plate “57 FLIP”
Max’s dog is named Thorn.
When the couple are attacked in their car, the girl is reading the comic “SAD SACK”
The Lost Boys live in a hotel abandoned after the 1906 earthquake, decorated with a picture of Jim Morrison, and a poster for “Munster Go Home”
Grandpa has a subscription to TV Guide, even though he doesn’t have a TV. “If you read the TV Guide, you don’t have to watch TV.”
Grandpa has the second shelf in the refrigerator, protected by a flap reading “OLD FART”. “It’s where I keep my root beer and Double-Stuff Oreos.” And ice cream bars.
Grandpa has a date with the widow Johnson.
Mike (Patrick) spills Carnation milk.
Poster in Sam’s bedroom: “Reform School Girls”
Standup at the video store: “Kiss of the Spider Woman”
LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003)
Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson
Bob Harris (Murray) wakes at 4:20 am
Harris is filming a Suntory Whiskey commercial
Charlotte (Johansson) listens to Soul Search on CD
Actress Kelly (Anna Farris) is promoting her action movie Midnight Velocity
Charlotte is married to a rock photographer (Giovanni Ribisi)
Harris is married 25 years, and has missed his son’s birthday
Charlotte has a philosophy degree
Harris gets a Fed Ex package with carpet samples for his study. His wife likes the burgandy.
Charlotte hurt her foot. Harris takes her to a hospital where she gets x-rays. Harris gives her an owl pillow.
Charlotte takes the train to Kyoto.
Harris has a daughter named Zoe.
The voice of Bob's wife is provided by Nancy Steiner, the film's costume designer.
Sofia Coppola designed many of the shots for the film by taking a series of photographs throughout Tokyo and then recreating them with the cast and crew, using the photos as references.
Filmed in 27 days.
Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia's father, urged her to shoot the movie in High Definition Video because "it's the future", but she chose film because "film feels more romantic".
Sofia Coppola wrote a lot of the film based on her life. The character of John (Giovanni Ribisi) was loosely based on her ex-husband Spike Jonze. Anna Faris' character, Kelly, was supposed to be Cameron Diaz with whom Spike Jonze worked with on Being John Malkovich (1999)
Many parts were improvised, including 'Bill Murray''s lines in the photo shoot and his conversation with Scarlett Johansson about his Shiatsu massage.
The painting in Charlotte's hotel room in Tokyo was done by John Kacere called "Jutta" (1973). He's a famous photorealist who specialized in women in lingerie.
Director Trademark: [Sofia Coppola] Filming the sun coming through leaves of trees
The inspiration for having Bob Harris do a Suntory whiskey commercial was partially inspired by the fact that Sofia Coppola's father, Francis Ford Coppola, made a real Suntory commercial with Akira Kurosawa in the 1970s.
The TV camera used in the scene where Bob appears on the Japanese show is an Ikegami HK-388W with a Fujinon Ah24x lens, mounted on a Vinten Vector 700 pan and tilt head - typical studio equipment.
Certain views of Tokyo were filmed from the window of a Starbucks.
Director Trademark: [Sofia Coppola] [[car window]: Filming from the outside of a car window looking in as the car moves.]
The hotel where Kelly and Bob are staying is Park Hyatt Tokyo.
Bob and Charlotte never introduce themselves to each other.
When Charlotte goes to the arcade she sees the games Taiko no Tatsujin, (the game with the big drum) by Namco, GuitarFreaks by Konami, and Pop'n Music by Konami. The latter two are part of Konami's Bemani music game series which is very popular in Japan.
Sofia Coppola wasn't sure if Bill Murray was actually going to show up for the film, going by only, according to Coppola, a verbal confirmation. It was on the first day of filming, that Murray showed up.
The film's Spanish title - "Perdido en Tokio" - means "Lost in Tokyo", meaning that the title itself was literally lost in translation.
Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Laurie Holden
First movie at the Majestic’s re-opening: Gene Kelley in “An American in Paris”
Other movies shown include “A Streetcar Named Desire”, “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, “Sand Pirates of the Sahara” by Peter Appleton, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”
The candy counter stocks Raisinettes, Ju Ju Bees, and Moon Pies
Adele (Holden) gives Peter (Carrey) a copy of the Constitution as a going-away gift. It had originally been given to her by Luke Trimble
Peter was a screenwriter for HHM Studios
Peter’s big movie was going to be “Ashes to Ashes”
Peter has a drink at Coco Bongo’s before his accident
The credits acknowledge “Raiders of the Lost Ark” – the idol from it was used in “Sand Pirates”
After Peter wakes up in Lawson, California, he’s taken to have breakfast at Mabel’s diner
Lawson gave 62 men to WWII
The golden idol Khalid uses to knock out Emily's father in "Sand Pirates of the Sahara" was lent to the production by Steven Spielberg and is the same prop used in the opening sequence of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
The bar Jim Carrey goes to is the Coco Bongo. The nightclub in _The Mask (1994)_ was also the Coco Bongo.
You can clearly see a poster for It's a Wonderful Life (1946) in the foyer of the Majestic, before it is renovated.
In the first scene of the movie, we see Jim Carrey's character reacting to the ideas of studio executives, one of whom mentions that the name "Floyd" is terrible, and that it has to be changed. Later on we learn that they changed the name to "Heywood", which an executive also says is terrible. Heywood and Floyd are both characters from Frank Darabont's earlier movie Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) and Dr Heywood Floyd is a character in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
One of the Majestic's employees is named Irene Terwilliger. "Terwilliger" is also the last name of a character in Frank Darabont's Green Mile, The (1999). He was played by Jeffrey DeMunn, who plays Mayor Ernie Cole in The Majestic.
Brian Libby, who plays "Studio Guard Hal" has appeared in all of director Frank Darabont's movies. Darabont considers Libby to be a lucky charm of sorts and casts him whenever possible.
The real Luke Trimble was a paratrooper in the famed 101st Airborne Division. His voice was provided by Matt Damon, who also played a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division in Saving Private Ryan.
DIRTRAD(Frank Darabont): the word S-T-O-R-Y in the graveyard. Also done in The Green Mile. This is his way of indicating that the "story" is dead in Hollywood.
The voices of the unseen studio executives during the first screenwriting scene (and the one later in the film) are all famous directors, including Garry Marshall, Paul Mazursky, Sydney Pollack, Rob Reiner, and Carl Reiner (although Carl is more famous for his comedic acting). All of these directors are also known their occasional acting forays.
The letter written by Luke Trimble to Adele copies the form, sentiments and even some of the phrases of a famous Civil War letter written a week before the battle of Bull Run by Sullivan Ballou, a Major in the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers, to his wife in Smithfield.
Several elements of the movie borrow from the real-life Hollywood Ten of blacklisted members of the film-making industry. The name of the town that adopts Jim Carrey's character as a long-lost son, is Lawson and one of the targeted screenwriters was named John Henry Lawson. Another writer, Lester Cole, shares a surname with a movie character, Lawson's mayor. There is also a strong similarity between Luke and Harry's last name, Trimble and the surname of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.
Director of "Sand Pirates of the Sahara" is "Ferenc Arpad". This is Frank Darabont's first and middle names translated into his native Hungarian.
Jim Carrey's character's name, Appleton, is also the name of the city in Wisconsin where Joseph McCarthy was born.
MAN IN THE DARK (1953)
Edmond O'Brien, Audrey Totter
Musical Director - Ross Di Maggio, Directed by Lew Landers
Film starts at Marston Clinic
Steve is located in room 5. Cop brings him some smokes, Steve says, "Cops always bring me something I can't use” He asks him for a match. The cop says, "What did you want me to bring you, a bag of Jellybeans?" Steve asks the orderly "Where’s the martini I ordered?" The orderly says I'm here to prepare you for surgery. Steve says he doesn't want surgery until MONDAY, "He said "I was born on a Monday, I might as well go out on a MONDAY, like dirty laundry." The orderly uses the phone "Ms. Miliker on the Raleigh case is there any changes." The orderly gets off the phone and says it’s scheduled at 8 o'clock. The orderly calls a big guy named Flanigan to detain Steve Raleigh. Flanigan says "you get the banana cart, we'll have him ready for surgery."
4Steve wants a mirror so he can watch the surgery
The screen switches to a piece of paper Marston Clinic - Progress Report
James Blake Room 5 Doctor Marston
28. Patient resting very well. Did not eat breakfast but had a good lunch
29. Patient gaining strength
30. Pulse 82
31. Remarkable recovery continues to gain strength
32. Starting mental therapy
Mr. Jaywold wants to talk to Dr. Marston about Steve Raleigh. He's an insurance investigator who sees "people hawk fur coats they haven't paid for. Burn up businesses that are on the rocks." To make Raleigh honest you would have to cut off his head. Raleigh stole $130,000 last Christmas eve. Dr. Marston says he can't be tried for that because he's paroled in my custody. Jaywold is like "I have a one track mind and 130,000 reasons to stay on that track" as he leaves
Polygraph test - in Raleigh's room
What is your name - James Blake
What is your age -34 (Ms. Quist told him)
33. Pulse and temperature normal
34. Initial memory tests started - no recollection of past
35. Tests indicate complete loss of memory.
James is wondering if he can do gardening around Marston's clinic after he is cleared to leave.
Two thugs observing one say, "What're you complaining about, you're sitting in the sun, last week you were pounding pavement."
3 guys pick up James while he's gardening and accuse him of being Steve. The cops chase them but they lose them after a shootout. The guys take him to a room where his former girlfriend "Peg" is there. One guy says, "I'll teach him how to count from 1 to 130,000
The television explains that Steve Raleigh has escaped "He was to be serving a 10 year term for armed robbery." A general alarm has been issued. It goes to the next story, which is a furniture store fire. Lefty, a thug, says, I've done all the talking I'm going to do, except dot the eyes. He takes a lit cigar and points it at Steve's eye as if to burn it. Steve says to chase Peg around he would need a Cadillac. Turn somersaults. They're located outside an amusement park, because there is a roller coaster running outside.
The guys are playing cards in the other room and one guy calls for a $50 raise. The other guy says if I had 3 aces, would it depress you? And then he lays down. They accuse him of cheating and want to count the cards. The 3 ace guy says, "How can I cheat at a 3 handed game." Cookie, another guy, counts it and comes up with 51 cards and wonders where the other one is. He lifts the top of the 3 ace's sandwich and asks, what is this, Russian Dressing, revealing the ace of hearts on top of the sandwich. Lefty tells the guy to eat the sandwich for cheating (card and all)
The guys find out that Steve tried to call the cops while they were playing cards. Steve says I don't remember. One guy pulls out a newspaper, article headlines are MOBSTER CAPTURED, LAW CLOSES IN ON STEVE RAWLEY. The guy said, it was planned perfectly, knocking off a gas station. It was planned like a 5 star general going into battle. Steve picked Christmas Eve for the job (as they replay the robbery).
Lefty goes to visit Steve. Lefty asks what Steve did with the money ($130,000) Steve says "I invested it in real estate, every lot has a view of (Catalina)." There is a sign in the background that says (Absolutely No Smoking).
Peg starts talking to a bartender named Freddie. She calls all the presents Steve gave her "scalps". She was wishing it was Sir Galahad that she ended up with.
Lefty, Cookie, and Al (the guys) take Steve to a place. There's a sign that says BUILDING FOR SALE - FUTURE HOME OF GLEN COVE MOTORS TO BE ERECTED HERE. As the guys are looking for the money they find a note that has the numbers 1133. There was a picture of Peg in the other room. Lefty says "Remember the bar with four stools covered with leather, remember the parties."
Club Monaco is where Freddie bartends. The insurance investigator (Jaywold) says I was the guy with the 30 pieces of silver. Freddie says when you get around to paying it was 15. Freddie says Peg is a blonde 5'6” (something you wouldn't mind walking home with). She likes martinis. She follows it up with food from across the street. Jaywold gives Freddie a quarter for a tip and the beer.
As Jaywold tails Peg out of the food store she goes into a building with the address number 714. The room that peg and the guys are in is 204. Peg tells Lefty "In any race, you'd run last."
They switched to a scene where Steve starts remembering his past. There’s a clown on top of a place called the (Big House). There’s a sign that says Pronto Pups. Another sign says Shamrock. He goes past a wheel of fortune and the lady spins number 19 "sweet candy for a sweet fella” One of the rides at the carnival is HIBOY. On the mailbox it says FOR LETTERS. The mailman in the post office was selling 3-cent stamps
As Jaywold is staking out the building he tells his pal he's going to step out to go play BINGO
Cookie's in the room playing solitaire. Lefty is playing cards with Al. Al asks Lefty "what do you have” Lefty says 20. Al says, you win again. Lefty tells Steve, I guess sitting in the pen is worth 50% of the take. Say 65 grand. He's got 1 hour to remember.
Peg and Steve skip out and catch a yellow taxi. Steve asks Peg if she has any money and she says, "I have 10 dollars" but have a ring we can hock. Steve says, "No, I mean big money."
There is a sign at the post office that says THIS POST OFFICE WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 9 O'CLOCK EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING TILL CHRISTMAS - MAIL EARLY
Steve thinks 1133 is a post office box. He asks the clerk who rents it. "Its rented by Hillside Linen Import Limited, its been rented by them for 15 years” next thing it'll be tea leaves. I must be getting soft in the head. Steve says. Sign in background is for Ernest and Gallo Wine
The yellow cab that Steve and Peg get is number 3105. They go to the carnival and one of the rides is THE WHIP. They go to a baggage check where they charge 30 cents not 25 cents they did a year ago. They did a year ago. They only hold bags for 60 days, saying they threw it out months ago. Steve checks in the old storage and finds the candy box with the money in it. Peg says that candy is poison. When you're in love a quarter is just 2 dimes and a nickel. Steve says "we can argue this in Europe someday” Peg says "send me a postcard"
Ticket sign says ALL CHILDREN AND ADULTS MUST PAY FULL FARE 20 CENTS
Sign as he's on the roller coaster says HENDRICKS CORNER COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE Sign says DANGER DON'T STAND
The movie ends with Jaywold asking Steve if he has $130,000
From IMDB: Taglines: “Death rides the roller coaster!”, “Terror stalks the carnival in 3 DIMENSIONS!”, and “TERROR-NIGHT at the CARNIVAL!”
MAN ON FIRE (2004)
Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken
Crease (Washington) drinks Jack Daniels
Pin number for the kidnapper’s bank card was 4747
Crease wears a Legacy Rucker’s jacket, with 24 on the back.
The previous bodyguard, Emilio, left a pet parrot behind (named “Bird”?)
Pita has a favorite stuffed teddy bear, that she names Creasy Bear.
Pita gets a dog, and his name is Sam.
Pita gets Crease a medal of St. Jude, patron saint of lost causes. It’s given in a teddy bear box.
Pita swims well, but is slow off the blocks.
Pita also plays piano.
Crease suggests she burps during her piano audition.
Product placement: Coke, Corona.
Crease quotes Romans 12:21 to Sister Anna at Pita’s school.
Crease’s friend Rayburn (Christopher Walken) lives in El Paso, Texas.
El Hermadad is a brotherhood of corrupt cops and officials.
“In church we are told God forgives.” “That’s between them and God. It’s my job to arrange the meeting.”
Crease has a bible.
Crease keeps his lucky 9mm bullet in a “Toro” matchbox.
The license plate of the kidnappers: C5T K89
Crease buys a Linda Rhonstad CD
During the car interrogation, a Santana song (instrumental off “Supernatural”???), and a Spanish version of “Hey Mickey” are on the radio.
Tony Scott was originally slated to direct the original in the 1980s, but the studio balked because he had not had any hits and they felt he was not accomplished enough to pull off the project.
Michael Bay was offered the chance to direct this movie.
Marlon Brando was the original choice to play Creasy.
Denzel Washington was cast in this film because of a trip to a doctor. He ran into director Tony Scott in the waiting room of a medical office and the two men started chatting. Scott had not seen Washington in person since they worked together on Crimson Tide (1995). Scott happened to see Dakota Fanning in I Am Sam (2001) the night before and seeing Washington made Scott think using of the two actors together.
Creasy's quote about arranging a meeting between the kidnappers and God is originally attributed to General Norman Schwarzkopf, who said the same thing about terrorists.
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956)
Jimmy Stewart, Doris Day
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
"Storm Cloud Cantata" performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Crash of symbols rocked and American Family
Issue De Seours
Casablanca - Marrakesh on the bus
Driving to Las Vegas comparison in French Morocco Africa 100 miles from Sahara Desert twice as bright as Indianapolis according to son. Jimmy says wait until we get to Amerikesh
Son pulled off wife Gayle to offend Arabs
Son thinks there is belief in intravenous Arab beliefs
Doctor's son can spell hemoglobin but has problems with dog and cat
Doctor practices at Indianapolis Good Samaritan Hospital, they were attending a medical convention in Paris
Son says "daddy liberated Africa"
Family stopped at Lisbon and Rome on arriving on bus in Africa and Casablanca
They have 3 days to enjoy Marrakesh
Bernard lives in France sometimes and Jimmy's son asks if he eats snails and thought Bernard would be the cure because the French eat a lot of snails
Asks to share a 'taxi' to hotel
Doris says something to Jimmy about "Arabian Nights"
Son picks a wagon as the mode of transport
Son rides with driver and calls it a "horse drawn convertible"
Jimmy served in North Africa in an Army field hospital
Bernard had a hand on his passport
Doris offended about questions not asked from Bernard
Doris sings, "Que Sera Sera, Whatever will be, Will be" Son whistles along
Mrs. McKinnon (Doris day) tells Bernard she was on the American, London, and Paris stage.
To Bernard theatre requires time, which is a luxury to him
Bernard is in the buy/sell business, whichever gives the best profit
Waiter insists they wash hands before eating
People behind them realize Mrs. McKinnon played at the London Palladium last year, and she complains that Broadway isn't played in Indiana, but hears they do it in New York
Doctor has a problem with seating and invites them to sit with them because it’s hard on the neck
Doctor says meal looks like bread and wonders if it chews any better than it tears
The man explains you use the first two fingers and thumb of the right hand to eat dinner, left hand rests on the lap. This way of eating is more social than religious, Dr. McKinnon figures that if you have 4 good fingers and a thumb you should be able to use them all.
Andrew is a former farmer in Buckinghamster when "Un Fella's" Edward was a reporter
Mrs. Green says Market is teller of tales to Hank
Dr. McKinnon compares market to county fair and says they have everything except the balloon ascension
Mrs. McKinnon's purse still has tonsils?
And Dr. McKinnon is wearing Johnny Matthews Appendix?
Mrs. McKinnon says it took two boys, one girl and a set of twins
All the way home they'll be riding on Herbie Taylor's ulcers and Alita Margles abdomen.
Dr. McKinnon says if they could get the 4 cases of 7 year itch to retire
Mrs. Yare has triplets they could redecorate the house
Came to Marakesh to say these things.
Mrs. McKinnon wants another baby
Bernard gets murdered by the law in the market and tells Dr. McKinnon a Statesmen in London with be murdered - Blue paint on Bernard's left hand when this is said
Dr. McKinnon asks for a pen and paper writes something
Mr. Green thinks questions at police station will go till doomsday
Reason Dr. McKinnon shouldn't know Bernard/Louie: 1 he's a surgeon, 2 American citizen, 3 a tourist
Inspector says out of 5,000 people he talks to the doctor
Louie was an agent of the FBI
Dr. McKinnon's room at hotel is 414
If the Dr. and Mrs. were not back in 15 minutes for the hotel to call the American Embassy at Casablanca
Register from the hotel said the Draytons came from London
Drayton told the hotel he was a college professor
Drayton had a private plane to London
What Bernard told him: "A man, a statesmen, is to be killed, assassinated in London soon, very soon, tell them in London to try at Ambrose Chapel"
Airplane to London Union Jack G-AMOF
Public call box west one in London had a call from Hank to the Doctor
Check into Hotel in London Flowers have a card that says with love from Jan and Cindy
Dr. McKinnon opens phone book - Ambrose Chapel address is 61 Burdett St. Camden Town GULiver 6198
Mrs. McKinnon introduces people: 1 Jan Peterson, 2 Cindy Fontaine from Harrisburg PA (real name - Elva McDuff)
In London hotel room number 392
Phone book starting from top:
Chapman W.D. 21 Warrington Rd. W.1. REGgent 0260
Chapman W.W. 35 Oak Croft Bldgs W.1. REGgent 1528
Chappell A 4z Stanton Gdns SW 1 TATe Gal 0099
Chappell A 1z Mascal's Ct. W.1 ABB ey 5168
Chappell-Allard Import Agents School Rd N.W.10 ELGar 4030
Chappell A.L. 10 Royal Sq. W.1 MAYfair 1200
Ambrose Chapel is a taxidermist according to sign
This is the wrong Chappell
They need to go to Ambrose Chapel (address - 17 Ambrose St. WZ BAYswtr 4855
Rest of phone book from top
Ambrose C.A. 40 Chagford St. NW1 PADdngtn 1394
Ambrose CC 10 Royal Sq W.1 MAYfair 1200
Ambrose C. D School Rd. N.W. 10 ELGar 4030
Ambrose & Chafer Manufacturing Agents 13 Soho Sq. W. 1 GERrard 7866
Hymn #s on wall at chapel 290, 985
Drayton gives henchmen two tickets for concert at Albert Hall to kill whoever
Record played of concert at point where assassin should shoot at crash of cymbals
Car waiting for assassin at back entrance of the chapel. He is to pick up a Ms. Benson as his companion
Assassin says an English proverb, "A wolf in sheep's clothing"
The subject of Drayton's mock sermon is adversity
Tells Mrs. McKinnon to call Buchannon to surround with police
Embassy rear entrance
Doctor McKinnon gets everyone's attention from church bell
Sign: Royal Albert Hall
London Symphony Orchestra
By Arthur Benjamin
Mrs. McKinnon screams to keep the man from assassinating the Prime Minister
Prime Minister received flesh wound in the right arm
Prime Minister is to be the guest of honor at the French embassy
Director Cameo: [Alfred Hitchcock] in the Moroccan marketplace watching the acrobats with his back to the camera just before the murder.
Bernard Herrmann (the composer of the score) can be seen conducting the orchestra during the Albert Hall sequence.
The plot calls for a man (Daniel Gélin in the role of Louis Bernard) 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 (Jimmy Stewart) white, so that he would leave pale streaks on the other man's skin (according to Pat Hitchcock O'Connell, this idea was suggested by Daniel Gélin).
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 period) 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 theatres around 1984 after a 30-year absence. The others are Rear Window (1954), Rope (1948), Trouble with Harry, The (1955), and Vertigo (1958)
'Hitchcock, Alfred' previously filmed this story as Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1934).
Conductor Bernard Herrmann plays himself on-screen. He's not listed as such in the credits, but his name can be seen on the poster play bill when 'Day, Doris' exits the taxi at Albert Hall.
When she first heard this film's Oscar-winning tune "Que Sera, Sera", Doris Day refused to record it, calling it "a forgettable children's song." It not only won the Academy Award, but went on to become the biggest hit of Day's recording career.
Throughout the filming, 'Doris Day' became increasingly concerned that 'Alfred Hitchcock' paid more attention to camera set-ups, lighting and technical matters than he did to her performance. Convinced that he was displeased with her work, she finally confronted him. His reply was, "My dear Miss Day, if you weren't giving me what I wanted, *then* I would have to direct you!"
It was during the making of this film, when she saw how camels, goats and other "animal extras" in a marketplace scene were being treated, that Doris Day began her lifelong commitment to preventing animal abuse.
THE MATADOR (2006)
Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis
Danny Wright (Kinnear), travels to Mexico City to try to land a job.
Danny's alarm clock goes off at 5:45, playing a snippet of Asia's “Heat of the Moment”. A longer portion of the song plays later in the film.
Danny sleeps with earplugs and a blindfold.
When Julian Noble (Brosnan) jumps into the swimming pool, he is holding a can of beer (Modelo?). He then sees a shark.
Julian and Danny drink margeritas in the hotel bar.
Julian watches some of “Holiday in Mexico” in his hotel room.
When Julian comes to visit, they go through at least a bottle of Bushmill's whiskey.
Danny has grown a moustache in the six months between Mexico City and Julian's visit.
Danny has the ticket from the bullfight framed.
Julian dances with Bean (Davis) to “In the Wee Hours of the Morning”.
Julian has a habit of removing his two rings before lining up for a shot. One ring has a crucifix on it.
Julian has a tattoo of a cross on his right shoulder, and a cross and heart on his left bicep.
MATCHSTICK MEN (2003)
Nicholas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Alison Lohman
Angela’s (Lohman) favorite ice cream is Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk
Product placement: Domino’s pizza
Roy Waller (Cage) usually only buys Chicken of the Sea tuna and cigarettes.
Waller has the tuna for dinner, while listening to Frank Sinatra records.
Angela wears a “Cardinal Gibbons” t-shirt with an Indian head
Roy has a fondness for ceramic dogs. He stashes his money and a gun in one life-sized pug, and has several small statues around the house.
Roy and Angela buy a lottery ticket for July 22, 2002, which they convert to yesterday’s date (July 2)
The airport scenes, which set at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), were actually filmed in the main entrance of the Anaheim Convention Center, a mile south of Disneyland. Due to recent security measures in the nation's airports, liberal filming rights for movies has been severely restricted on airport property.
Frank Mercer (Rockwell) was named for Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mercer. Roy Waller is seen playing records by the two.
THE MATRIX (1999)
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburn, Carrie-Anne Moss
Used Nokia cellphones.
Trinity was caught in room 303 of the Heart O' the City hotel, at Lake and Wabash, and was instructed to find the exit, a phone booth at Lake and Wells.
Neo (Reeves) was instructed to "follow the white rabbit." One of his hacker friends had a white rabbit tattooed on her left shoulder.
Trinity (Moss) was known for cracking the IRS database.
Neo, aka Thomas A. Anderson had "broken nearly every computer law ever invented."
Helicopter used: B212.
Neo's headphones were Panasonic, as was his alarm clock.
Neo lives in Apartment 101.
Morpheus (Fishburn) has a hovercraft named the Nebuchudnezzar.
Tank and Dozer were natural-born humans, from the city Zion.
Zion was deep underground, "near the earth's core, where it's still warm."
"You think it's 1999, when its actually closer to 2199."
Neo was given the choice between the red pill (the truth, "how deep the rabbit hole really goes"), or the blue pill ("wake up and forget about all this").
Members of Morpheus' gang: Trinity, Tank, Dozer, Mouse, Cypher, Switch (blonde chick), Apoc (blonde's boyfriend)
Shot of “Night of the Leapas” on the television at the Oracle’s apartment.
Agents were named Smith, Jones, and Brown
MATRIX RELOADED (2003)
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburn, Carrie-Anne Moss
Trinity swipes a Ducati motorcycle on the freeway.
Merovingian’s goons are watching “Brides of Dracula”.
Persephone shoots one of them with a silver bullet.
Trinity drives a Cadillac CTS, and the Twins chase them in a Cadillac Escalade
The freeway is Highway 101. Trinity escapes on Highway 303.
Merovingian has his restaurant in room 101.
Merovingian’s chalet is in the mountains, 500 miles (north?) of The City.
There are 250,000 sentinals in the army attacking Zion, one for every man, woman, and child in the underground city.
Guy Pierce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Leonard Shelby (Pierce) has a medical condition that keeps him from forming any short term memories.
Shelby used to be an investigator for a life insurance company, in San Francisco.
Shelby drives a black Jaguar convertible with Nevada plates.
Shelby leaves notes to himself, plus Polaroids, and has important things tattooed to his body.
Among his tattoos are “REMEMBER SAMMY JANKIS” on his left hand, “THE FACTS: 1. MALE, 2. WHITE” on his left forearm. A recent tattoo is “DON’T ANSWER THE PHONE”, on his right arm.
In Shelby’s story, Sammy Jankis’ wife has diabetes, and Sammy gives her insulin shots.
Shelby does tattoo of Fact 5, DRUG DEALER, on his thigh, on his own.
Shelby gets a tattoo of Fact 6, the license plate, on his thigh (just below Fact 5). It’s done at Emma’s Tattoos.
Shelby stays at the Discount Hotel, both in Room 21 and Room 304.
Shelby calls Amazon Escorts for a date.
Reminders of his wife that he burns: teddy bear, bra, hairbrush, clock, and a favorite book.
Natalie (Moss) works as a bartender at Ferdy’s.
Natalie’s boyfriend, Jimmy Grantz, was a drug dealer who disappeared with $200,000.
Shelby waits for Dodd at his hotel room, Seacrest Hotel, room 6.
MIGHTY JOE YOUNG
Bill Paxton, Charlize Therton, Rick Baker
Joe bit off the thumb and “trigger finger” of the evil Russian poacher.
The evil Russian owned a “game preserve” (endangered animal clearinghouse) in Botswana.
Joe was brought to Los Angeles, to the Animal Conservancy preserve.
Shot of a semi with Dole bananas on it in the background as Joe is being unloaded.
When Joe escapes, he climbs Mann’s Chinese Theater, crawls through the first O in the Hollywood sign, and finally ends up at the Palisades Ocean Park, drawn by the spotlight.
Cameo by Ray Harryhausen.
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 2 (2000)
Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Anthony Hopkins
Molecular scientist at Biocyte in Syndey, Australia, created a super influenza strain called “Chimera”, and a cure named Bellerophon, for the Greek hero who defeated the mythical chimera.
Chimera can be cured with Bellerophon if given within 20 hours. Otherwise, the patient will die within 48.
Chimera is red, Bellerophon is green. (Subtle, isn’t it?)
Product placement: Motorolla car phone, Apple Powerbook, Porsche and Audi during the car chase in Spain.
The thief was attempting to steal a Bulgari necklace.
The thief has a GPS tracking device injected under the skin, at a tattoo of a fish (a carp or a coy?)
Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is known by the code name Dmitri to the scientist from Biocyte.
The louvres on the atrium at Biocyte could only be open for 40 seconds before tripping an alarm.
The air conditioning would kick on at 12:01 AM, and block communication for 8 minutes.
License plates of the dueling motorcycles: Hunt’s black motorcycle, IN 69; Sean (Scott) red motorcycle, DG 61.
MISSION TO MARS (2000)
Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Jerry O’Connell
Product placement: M&Ms (in a double-helix pattern), Budweiser (in cardboard boxes), Dr. Pepper (in the kid’s treehouse, and to find the leak in the spacecraft), Isuzu (the SUV Sinise drives in).
Robbins drives a red two-seater convertible (“Internal combustion engine, the only way to go.”)
Robbins and wife “dance” in zero-G to Van Halen’s “Dance the Night Away”.
MONKEY BONE (2001)
Brendon Fraser, Bridget Fonda, Dave Foley, Chris Kattan
Cartoonist Stu Smiley (Fraser) draws a cartoon about a cocky monkey named Monkey Bone.
Stu’s jacket has a patch that reads “S. MILEY”.
Cartoon short is called “Show Me the Monkey”.
Stu’s agent Herb (Foley), tries to get a meeting set up with “Burger God”.
Stu replaces the “nightmare juice” from the Sleep Lab with grape Kool-Aid.
Product placement: Haagen-Daas ice cream being eaten by Julie McElroy (Fonda) and girlfriend.
Arrives in Downtown on a roller-coaster cart.
Picks up his Emotional Baggage, which includes his diary from age 10.
To get out of Downtown, one needs an Exit Pass, then they are shot up through the mouth of a giant metal Lincoln bust (“The great emancipator!”).
THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES (2002)
Richard Gere, Will Patton, Laura Linney
Gordon Smallwood (Patton) lives at house number 1038.
John Klein (Gere) arrives at 2:30 AM in Point Pleasant, West Virginia (on the WV/Ohio border).
Smallwood works at the chemical factory, near the cement plant along the river.
Klein works for the Washington Post.
Klein stays at the Avalon Motor Inn, room 22.
Product placement: Klein's Sony microcassette recorder, Sony two-line speakerphone at home in Georgetown.
Smallwood receives the following message: 99 will die, Denver 9.
Flight 9 out of Denver crashes, with all 99 presumed dead.
Cop Connie Parker (Linney) has 214 (?) on her badge, calls in as "unit 64" while on the bridge.
Parker has dream that ends with "Wake up number 37".
Supernatural author Alexander Leek (Alan Bates) lives in Chicago, used to teach physics (Stanford?).
The film is based on actual events that occurred between November 1966 and December 1967 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
The name of the expert on paranormal activity is Leek, the reverse of paranormal expert and author of the novel that the film was based on, Keel.
Directors Cameo (Mark Pellington): the bartender.
The clock radio in John Klein's motel room reads: 6:14. It's a biblical reference to John Chapter 6 verse 14, which reads, 'This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.'
Leek's story of how he tried to stop the destruction of a building but failed because no one would believe him is very reminiscent of Mark Pellington's last film, Arlington Road (1999).
Brendan Fraiser, Rachel Weisz, Arnold Vosloo
Search for the legendary lost city of Hamunatra, burial place of the first pharohs of Egypt
The Book of the Dead, the black book, was in the base of the statue of Anubis, along with the canopic jars.
The Book of Amon Ra, the golden book, was in the base of the statue of Horus.
Imhotep and his beloved originally lived in Thebes.
Imhotep followed Rick O’Conner (Fraiser) and the Americans back to Cairo.
THE MUMMY RETURNS
Brendan Fraiser, Rachel Weisz, Arnold Vosloo
When Jonathan breaks off the key in the ignition, he swipes a double-decker bus.
The bus is number 12, to the Marble Arch.
Advertisement on the back of the bus: “ASPRO – stops pain”
Notice on the inside of bus: “DO NOT SPIT”
One of the bad guys was the curator at the British Museum.
Evie O’Conner (Weisz) begins to have dreams six weeks before, at the start of the Egyptian New Year.
1933 is the Year of the Scorpion.
MUPPETS FROM SPACE
Brian Henson, Frank Oz
Rizzo has a poster of the Mice Girls on his wall. “I do it all for you, girls!”
Gonzo’s bowl of Kap’n Alphabet forms messages to him, “R U THERE”
This message also appears on famous landmarks, including the pyramids and Stonehenge.
The Hollywood sign was changed to “R U THREE”, but “we think that’s just a misspelling.”
The evil government agency is COVNET.
The aliens were told to land on the beach near the lighthouse at Cape Doom.
Russell Crowe, Hank Azaria, Mary McCormack, Burt Reynolds
Men in Mystery play the Saturday Game every week.
Game written up by Azaria in Sports Illustrated.
New York Rangers agree to come to town for an exhibition game.
Michael McKean, the representative from Price World comes to town, and is shot in the foot by the team’s forward.
Town’s lawyer, Bailey Pruitt, goes to New York to plead their case in front of Judge McGibbon.
Town’s judge (Reynolds), had the nickname “Bear” when he played.
Hank Azaria wears a jacket with “The North Face” on it.
Poster in Judge’s daughter’s room: Scream 2.
John Biebe(Crowe) crosses out words in a Dear Abbey column as a love poem for his wife.
The “Great Alaska Hockey Rush” exhibition game played on Palmer Field.
Cameo by Mike Meyers as an ex-player/commentator.
Singing the national anthems: Little Richard.
Temperature at game time: -10 degrees.
Product advertisements at the game: Coca-Cola (at center ice), Bauer (sticks), Evian spring water, Exxon, Dunkin’ Donuts, Starter athletic wear, CCM athletic gear
Banks wears number 9, Biebe wears 10.
Ben Stiller, William H. Macey, Janeane Garofalo
The original Mystery Men:
Mr. Furious (Stiller), Roy, who can get really, really mad
The Blue Rajah (Hank Azaria), Jeffrey, the master of cutlery
The Shoveller (Macy), who shovels
They added the following:
The Spleen (Paul Rubens), who has very deadly farts
Invisible Boy, who can be invisible if no one is watching
The Bowler (Garofalo), who has the head of father, Clarence, in her bowling ball
The Sphinx, the master of riddles who can cut guns in two with the force of his mind
Among the rejected superheros: The Waffler and PMS Avenger
Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear), is a walking advertisement, though he is in danger of losing his Pepsi endorsement deal
Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush) was released from the asylum on Captain Amazing’s recommendation
Johnny Depp, Frank Langella
Frank was searching for the Book of the Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows, supposedly dictated by Lucifer himself.
Three copies were known to exist, one now in Frank’s possession, one in Sintra, Portugal, and the third in Paris, France.
Each book had nine engravings, six signed by the author, and three signed “LCF”.
The secret society known as the Brotherhood of the Silver Serpent met to read from the Book of the Nine Gates.
Frank had an impressive collection of material about the devil.
The code to the penthouse from the elevator, and the code for the library: 666.
Product placement: Shell (bank and gas station).
Renee Zellwger, Chris Rock, Morgan Freeman
Betty’s husband, Del Sizemore, owns a car lot, Sizemore Motors
Betty works at the Tip Top as a waitress
Betty is addicted the the soap opera “A Reason to Love”, featuring Dr. David Ravell
Betty wants to borrow a Buick LeSabre to go out for her birthday
Del tells her to take a Corsica
Del and Betty have pet parakeets
Betty’s friend Sue Ann Rogers lives at house number 704
According to Freeman, Kiowa, Kickapoo, and Osage lived in the area
Betty and Del live in Kansas
Betty stops at a bar in Arizona, the Canyon View Bar
Dr. Ravell works at Loma Vista hospital
Wesley gives the name Dwight Campbell (from Mutual of Omaha?), a life insurance agent, to Sue Ann
Betty studied at Carlton School of Nursing
Wesley and Freeman stay at the Saharan Motor Hotel in L.A.
Freeman wears Skin Breezer aftershave
Rosa lives at house number 943, in Silver Lake, CA
O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?
George Clooney, John Turturro
Set in Mississippi in the 1920s.
Ulysses Everitt McGill (Clooney) uses “Dapper Dan” hair pomade. He won’t even touch “Fop.”
Everitt convinces the other two to break out of prison with him, to share in his $1.2 million dollar hidden treasure from an armored car job.
The three meet black guitar player Tommy Johnson who sold his soul to the devil so he could play guitar.
The three escapees and Tommy head to the radio station WEZY. Announcing themselves as Jordan Rivers and the Soggy Bottom Boys, they sing a song for $10 a piece.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern
Set in Coalwood, West Virginia.
Based on the book “Rocket Boys.”
Homer’s father Jake (Cooper) worked for the Olga Coal Mining Company.
Homer (Gyllenhaal) attended Big Springs High School.
Rowinski (?), the German miner that worked in the machine shop, kissed his tag for luck before entering the mine. His tag was stamped 732.
THE ODD COUPLE II (1998)
Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Jonathan Silverman
Sarasota Field in openening sequence of film
Sparks (green) vs Pitcher #28
Millie raised a quarter, 33 cents to Oscar in the opening poker game while Oscar is still in his Florida home.
Quaker oatmeal squares on the cupboard of son’s home during the phone conversation between son (Bruce) and dad (Oscar).
17 years since Oscar and Felix have seen each other. They literally run toward each other, slow-motion, and Felix trips over some woman's bag. He falls on top of Oscar and ends up with a twisted ankle. Oscar helps him to the car, where he loads the suitcases into the trunk of the rental. Oscar forgets Felix's suitcase at the rental place.
At a pit stop for Felix to pee, some kid approaches Oscar and wants 5 bucks to tell Oscar that Felix was locked in the bathroom.
They’re on hwy 101 accidentally
In Felix’s lost suitcase
Black formal afternoon suit to give away his daughter at the wedding
6,000 dollar tiffany silver tray as gift to daughter
10,000 cash gift for Oscar’s son
At the bar Felix drinks a Dry martini and Oscar drinks a Double scotch
Santa Florita Hotel is where they end up spending the night. They also end up meeting two trashy girls who's boyfriend hijack the bus the next day and kidnap Felix, Oscar and the girls.
The wedding is in San Malina (THey can't remember the name of this town and hilarity ensues as they name a bunch of San Younameits)
The majority of
the movie is Felix and Oscar trying to get to the wedding but they
get arrested 3 times (a tri-fecta, says Oscar -- this enrages
1. transporting illegal mexicans immigrants -- they were cleared because the guy who was driving and picked them up confessed the truth.
2. being in a valuable collectable car when the old driver died -- they were cleared because he just died of old age/natural causes
3. being in the car with the trashy girls and their boyfriends who had guns and beer in the car. (they were released because the guys had been arrested 5 times (a five-fecta says Oscar) before and now the police cheif just wants them long gone and far away from him.
The police chief arranges a ride to the airport for a 40 minute flight to San Malina.
Oscar is 74 yrs old. He says you stay feeling young by hanging out with people that are older than you.
Bruce (Oscar's son) and Hannah (Felix's daughter) FINALLY get married.
Oscar gives Bruce two valuable rookie cards as a wedding gift: Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth (He mentions Babe Ruth's original name here...) They are worth approximately 22 thousand dollars. Bruce won't take cash from Oscar cuz he doesn't have much. But keeps the cards when Oscar says they might pay for a little bit of his grandchildren's college.
The movie ends with Felix showing up on Oscar's doorstep saying he's only going to stay a couple of weeks. Oscar shouts something about deja vu as Oscar offers to freshen the toast on a wilted beef sandwhich and refills drinks at Oscar's poker party.
THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932)
Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas
Directed by James Whale
They're stopping for a rest in a mud puddle
He's happy to be driving 100 miles in the dark with no headlights
She'll be glad when they get to Shrewsbury
Penderel's laying in the back seat, he doesn't mind being there because he doesn't want to go to Shrewsbury
License plate on car is LW-4508
Lady compares the map to a puzzle because it’s wet
Penderel starts singing, "Sing in the Rain"
The thrill of the driver is to have ice-cold water dripping down his neck (from the rain)
As they approach the house a landslide blocks them in from both sides
As they knock on the door they do it "hard enough to wake the dead", when Boris Karloff answers he groans and Penderel says, "Even Welsh shouldn't sound like that"
Horace Femm greets them and tells them to sit down, Morgan (Boris Karloff) is Dumb, so he couldn't explain what happened (as Horace throws flowers in the fire), Horace's sister Rebecca Femm greets them, (she is deaf) Rebecca says Horace doesn't believe in god and that why he's afraid of landslides, Horace says the misfortune is yours to stay but you can't have any beds. They say its find to stay in front of the fire
Morgan will show the driver to put his car in the stables. Horace asks Mr. Penderel to join him in a drink of gin. Horace says he will toast to something Penderel will not appreciate being so young, he will toast to "Illusion"
Horace tells Mr. Penderel he's "Beaten by the war” Horace calls himself rather "nervous" man and he calls Morgan an "uncivilized brute" saying once he's drunk he's rather dangerous
Rebecca's sister Rachel died when she was 21, she fell off her horse hunting. Rebecca told her to turn to the Lord but she didn't listen. The lady is in her bedroom changing her wet clothes. Many people visited Rachel with "laughter and sin” Rebecca’s father is still alive, he lives upstairs and is 102.
Horace says his sister has tribal habits in which she says the beef will be less tough if she blesses the meat. To thank God for creating Rebecca and Roderick Femm and to thank them for the health, prosperity, and happiness brought to the Femm family. Thank them for peace and plenty
Horace tells the lady from the car to have a potato
The driver says this is a storm and a half
Meal consists of Roast Beef, Potatoes, and bread
Mr. Waverton, (the driver) offers vinegar to Ms. Femm (Rebecca)
Mrs. Halverton (the lady from the car) says "its simply coming down in bucketfuls outside"
Mr. Penderel says "that's the phrase he's been looking for'
The door knocks and Sir William Potterhouse and Ms. Gladys DuCane walk in. Potterhouse compares himself to the devil
Horace tells Morgan to pour Potterhouse some water
Potterhouse "here we are, 6 people talking to each other for 2 hours"
Penderel says "Feminine intuition tell you which horse is going to win the darling"
Horace asks, "Does this same intuition tell you if you're wanted by the police"
Ms. DuCane says her intuition about Penderel is that he "does quite fit into these times, fratrinism, cheap advertising, money grubbing making him a fish out of water” Sir William would put a lot of effort into making a few pounds. Penderel envies and admires Sir William.
Sir William is married to a Manchester girl, pretty as paint and what happens to her when she dies. Lucy wore a "cotton frock" to a party that's what held her back and that's what killed her.
Ms. DuCane's real name is Perkins, she calls Sir William "Bill". Mr. Penderel finds Sir William Offensive. Ms. DuCane describes herself as a "Chorus girl and not a very good one"
Rebecca comes storming in and says "Morgan's in the kitchen, drunk, quite drunk"
Penderel asks Ms. DuCane if she is there to gaze upon the rock and garden
Mr. Penderel is taking Ms. DuCane to the car to get a bottle of whiskey
Penderel says the best nursery maids don't drink whiskey out of the bottle
Horace says Morgan as an electrician is temporarily disqualified
Rebecca tells Horace to get an oil lamp "its on the top landing on the table"
The lamp is located 2 floors above. Horace wants to show Mr. Waverton 2 things in his bedroom
Mr. Penderel was in love with a lady during the war but she got married to someone else when he was away
Bill gives Ms. DuCane money to get by because he's ever so lonely. Hew wants people to think he's gay. He's still in love with his dead wife.
Gladys Perkins thinks she can turn Penderel into a "useful person"
Penderel says Perkins is his right arm to go back into the house.
According to the rest of the family Roderick is an invalid
2 of Roderick’s children died when they were 20, according to her
Her oldest son's name is Saul
Saul just wants to destroy and kill. That’s why they have to keep Morgan around. Saul is the pyromaniac. If Morgan is bad he will open the door that is padlocked. According to Saul, Morgan is the devil. The family killed Rachel
Saul knows things about flame nobody knows flames are really knives, they're cold my friend, sharp and cold, the smell they burn like ice, Penderel says "they're really like knives aren't they
Saul wants to "kill" Penderel
Saul loved David because the Lord was with him. David had a harp to play and Saul had the javelin "He said I will smite David even to the war with him"
Ms DuCane wants to go to Phillip Penderel after he falls off the balcony, calling Morgan a "swine" when he won't let her. When she gets over there she finds out Penderel is alive. Morning breaks as a rooster crows. Horace greets the guests. Wavertons decide to leave and Horace says "goodbye, so happy to have met you"
Penderel is laying in Ms. DuCane's lap and says "so I'm dead and really have gone to heaven" he turns around and says "Perkins will you marry me?'
"A good cast worth repeating"
Morgan - Boris Karloff
Penderel - Melvyn Douglas
Sir William Porterhouse - Charles Laughton
Gladys - Lillian Bond
Horace Femm - Ernest Thesiger
Rebecca Femm - Eva Moore
Philip Waverton - Raymond Masey
Margaret Waverton - Gloria Stuart
Sir Roderick Femm - John Dudgeon
Saul Femm - Brember Wills
The father is played by Elspeth Dudgeon, a female.
Due to legal reasons, this film has never been syndicated to television.
This film was not included in the "Shock Theatre" package with the other Universal horror films.
There was a period in which this was believed to be a lost film. It's believed that all current prints were derived from a surviving 16mm print.
Tagline: Beware the night!
ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO (2003)
Antonio Banderas, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe
Sands (Depp) pays Belini (Cheech Marin) $10,000, stashed in a Clash of the Titans lunchbox.
Billy (Mickey Rourke) has a pet chihuahua, with the tag MOCO.
Sands, a CIA agent, wears a tshirt with “CIA: Cleavage Inspection Agency”.
Sands also wears a tshirt with “I’m with stupid”, and a hand pointing down.
Sands orders the roast pork, and a tequila with lime, at every dive bar he goes to.
Sands pays off the presidente’s advisor, also with money in a lunchbox.
Drug kingpin Barillo (Dafoe) tries to play piano.
El Mariachi’s jacket has a scorpion on the back, Fideo (Marco Leonardi) has a scorpion on his belt buckle, and Sands has a marijauna leaf on his belt buckle.
Lorenzo (Enrique Iglesias) is playing at a place offering Mariachi songs for one peso, a Mariachi kiss for five pesos, and a Mariachi f&^* for fifty pesos.
THE OTHERS (2001)
Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Alakina Mann
Set in a house in the Channel Islands, 1945.
The children Anne (Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley) are deathly allergic to sunlight—it makes them break out in rashes and hives and suffocates them.
Grace (Kidman) has a rule for moving around the house: do not leave a room without first locking the door you came from.
Husband, Charles (Christopher Eccleston) has been away for a year and a half, fighting the war in France.
The picture found in the servant’s bed has a date on it, December 1891.
Mrs. Mills (Flanagan), Lydia (Elaine Cassidy), and Mr. Tuttle (Eric Sykes) arrive to take care of the house.
They had worked there before, leaving the island during the tuberculosis epidemic.
Lydia is a mute.
Anne draws a picture of the family she has been seeing, along with how often they have been seen: the father (twice), Victor (5), mother (twice?), and the old lady (14 times).
When Grace and Charles bought the house, the piano was already in the music room. Neither plays, and the children are forbidden to touch it.
Grace dislikes loud noises, as it gives her migraines.
The house has no electricity. “The Germans kept cutting it off, so we learned to do without.” Likewise, no phone or radio.
OUT OF SIGHT
George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames
Based on an Elmore Leonard novel
Movie opens with George Clooney robbing the SunTrust Bank.
Jennifer Lopez was given a Sig Sauer for her birthday by her father.
Snoopy the boxer used to be called “Mad Dog” before doing time; now “you pet him, he goes down.”
The heist at Ripley’s house involved $5.2 million in uncut diamonds. The wall safe in Ripley’s house contained his hairpieces; the diamonds were hidden in the fish tank.
Samuel L. Jackson’s character was named (Hajir??) after Muhammed’s flight in 622 AD. He has escaped from 9 prisons (“10, if you count that prison hospital in Ohio(?) that I just walked out of.”)
Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Jason Isaacs
Begins in South Carolina, 1776
Benjamin Martin (Gibson) has seven children. Gabriel (Ledger), Thomas, Nathan, Samuel, Margaret, William, and Susan.
The youngest girl, Susan (Skye Cole Bartusiak) hasn’t spoken since their mother died.
Martin has no luck making a rocking chair.
Martin is a hero for his actions at Fort Wilderness during the French Indian War.
Martin has a souvenier Cherokee tomahawk with “CAPT” on it.
Martin taught his sons to shoot with the mantra “Aim small, miss small.”
Martin becomes known as “The Ghost”.
Colonel Tavington (Isaacs) leads the Green Dragoons cavalry for the British.
Martin intercepts a supply wagon with General Cornwallis’ personal possessions, including some furniture, a memoir, and his two Great Danes (given to him by King George), named Mars and Jupiter.
Anne Howard, daughter of a war hero who gave his left leg and his hearing, remembers Gabriel from the time she was 11, and he poured ink into her tea and stained her teeth for a week.
Gabriel undergoes the custom of “binding”, being sewn into a cloth bag to spend the night with his fiancee.
Martin gives a necklace charm of the North Star to Anne, which belonged to his wife.
Based on a book called “The Hunter” by Richard Stark.
Set in Chicago. (Chicago Board of Trade seen in the background in several shots.)
Porter (Gibson) has a tattoo on his right arm: USMC
Porter’s wife has a tattoo of roses around her right bicep.
Rosie’s dog is named Porter.
The Syndicate stays at a hotel called the Oakwood Arms.
The Syndicate renamed themselves “The Outfit”.
Porter is only after his $70,000, not the mere $130,000 everyone expects.
Johnny got a convertible Ferrari and tickets to the Hicks-Rankin fight.
Porter buys a Chicago Tribune before visiting Carter.
Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis
216-digit number was the key
Sol’s fish were named Icarus (named in honor of the main character) and Archimedes
In Sol’s story, Archimedes’ wife told him to “take a bath”
Pi cost only $60,000 to make, most of which was raised in the form of individual $100 contributions from the director's friends and family. When it was later bought by Artisan Entertainment, each contributor got back a $150 return on their investment.
Freeze-framing shows that the 216 digit number actually has 218 digits. It's: 941432434315126593210548723904868285129134748760 276719592346023858295830472501652325259296925727655364363462727 184012012643147546329450127847264841075622347896267285928582953 47502772262646456217613984829519475412398501.
The number Max is searching for is 216 digits long. 216 is 6x6x6; 666 is the "number of the beast" according to the Book of Revelations.
The photographer who is persuaded by Max in the subway, is played by Clint Mansell. He is the composer of the films soundtrack.
Most of the props on the set were hot-glued together. That, plus the hot lights and the cramped quarters created by the sets, caused a number of crewmembers to grow nauseous from the smell.
The movie ends with Jenna asking for the result of the division of 748 by 238. The result is 3.1428 which is a good approximation of pi (3.1415...) by 3 digits.
Crash landed on a planet with three suns
Geologist survey team had been there 22 years before
Planets seem to run on a 22-year cycle
Riddick (Diesel) had his eyes modified in prison to see in the dark; he paid a doc fifty Kool menthol cigarettes
PLANET OF THE APES
Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter
Directed by Tim Burton, cameos by Charleton Heston, Lisa Marie, and Kris Kristofferson.
Wahlberg worked as a test pilot on the space station Oberon, in 2023.
The chimpanzee Pericles is one of their test monkeys.
Pericles flies off in Alpha pod, while Wahlberg climbs in Delta pod.
The apes believe Seemus (?), the first ape, will return one day to lead them to a world of peace and harmony.
The holy place beyond the Forbidden Zone is known as CALIMA (CAution LIve aniMAls), where the first ape came from.
Apes hate the water, since they can’t swim.
Reese Witherspoon, Tobey MacGuire
Main character wears #35 for the (undefeated) Pleasantville Lions basketball team
Sign at the soda shop behind the bar offers Hamburgers Shakes Fries Ice Cream
Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Tom Petty
Based on a novel by David Brin
Opens in 2013, in the Utah Salt Flats
Has a mule named Bill
Stops at a 76 station
Army clamors for “Sound of Music” when shown “Universal Soldier”
General Bethleham (Patton) sold copiers before the cataclysm
THE PRINCESS DIARIES (2001)
Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo
Mia’s and Fat Louie’s Keep Out (sign) – Fat Louie is the cat.
Fire pole to get down.
Save the Forest (bumper sticker on Lily’s locker)
Debate Today: Should Grove School allow Casual Dress Friday
Mia argues against.
Lily plays with a rubber band ball.
Rocks Around the Clock (t-shirt) hands on the clock say 3 o’clock
Get off the Grass! (what they shout when she goes to see her grandmother)
“Please don’t crush my soy nuts”. When they are checking her for weapons.
Prime Minister’s wife is allergic to goose feathers.
Genovia is famous for pears.
Grandmother gives her the Genovian crest.
Grandmother describes Mia as young. Mia describes grandmother as clean.
What her grandmother is about to tell her will have a greater impact than orthodontia.
Respect the beach (bumper sticker on stairs)
Neighbor lives at 736 (red post)
Lily’s brother has M&M’s on the keyboard.
$400 to fix Mia’s mustang.
Teach her to dance a Genovian dance, it’s a cross between a waltz and a tango. Mia calls it a Wango
Grandmother uses a Hermes scarf to tie Mia to her chair to teach her manners.
Brush breaks in Mia’s hair.
Brooke Shields and Graucho Marx had a baby it would have Mia’s eyebrows. Eyebrows are named Frieda and Kaehlo.
GE 480 License Plate – has a small c after the number.
Lily is angry because Mia didn’t help with Greenpeace petition.
Mother has Mia help her shoot darts at paint filled balloons.
“Will the feng shui club please stop rearranging the tables on the lawn” School PA.
Scotsman pulls pictures of his kids out of his sporran.
Pear and cheese dessert. – Famous Genovian dish.
Queen’s first formal dinner party, knocked over a suit of armor, spear went right through suckling pig.
Mia takes her grandmother to the pier.
Nuns call 911. Get put on hold… “For the love of God.”
Trolley 18 of the Gray Line.
Queen makes up order of the rose (From street sign) to get out of a ticket.
Baker Beach Party.
Mia hopes her foot pops when she gets her first kiss.
Lana & the Lanettes.
The Josher (windsurfing boat)
Lily’s talk show – “Shut up and listen”
Lily plans to talk about Mia’s positive position on the “Save the Otters”
Mia hits Lana with an ice cream cone.
Mia’s neighbor writes soaps – Middle House Road.
Mia is going to run to Colorado.
Mia sends Michael a Hot Stuff Pizza – M&M’s spell out “Sorry”
This movie was filmed on Stage 2 in Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, the same stage in which the film Mary Poppins (1964) was shot. The stage has since been named in honor of Julie Andrews, who starred in both films.
The on-screen relationship between Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews) and Joseph (Hector Elizondo) was not scripted. The dance scene and the underlying affection was added by the two actors. According to Hector Elizondo, "We felt that a romance after 50 was important to tell and it can be sensual and sexy while keeping your clothes on."
The autograph seekers, Lilly and Charlotte, are director Garry Marshall's twin granddaughters. Also, one of the buildings in the school was the "Lilly and Charlotte Grove Building."
Director Cameo: [Garry Marshall] guest at the Genovia embassy ball.
Cameo: [Penny Marshall] guest at the Genovia embassy ball.
The Latin in the Genovia crest is best translated as "The whole body works".
Patrick Richwood, who played elevator operator Dennis in Pretty Woman (1990), appears as Mia's next door neighbor and Allan Kent appears in both Pretty Woman (1990) and The Princess Diaries (2001) as a waiter who says the same line: "It happens all the time."
Hector Elizondo played basketball several hours solo in the rain for the few seconds shown in the movie.
Michael's band, Fly Paper, is singing the song "Blueside" by Robert Schwartzman's real band, Rooney. Though in Rooney Schwartzman plays guitar and vocals not keyboard and vocals.
Mia's dress from the dinner party (the purple one) is a copy of the dress that Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wore to the Nobel Prize gala in 1997.
Garry Marshall confessed that nearly all the film crew had a go on the fireman's pole.
Anne Hathaway took rock climbing lessons for this movie.
The building that "portrays" Grove High School in the film is located at 2601 Lyon Street at Green, in San Francisco, California.
Mia and her mom live in the former Chemical Engine Company 43 at 724 Brazil Avenue, in San Francisco, California. The two-story frame Mission Revival-style firehouse was built (circa 1911) to provide fire protection to the Excelsior Homestead District. It was one of the first to leave behind the horse-drawn days for the newly fashioned motorized apparatus shipped from the east. The retired firehouse was sold at auction in 1976. The private residence still retains a large hose drying tower in back.
When Michael comes with Mia's car, Mia is watching one of the deleted scenes from the movie.
It was Anne Hathaway's idea to have the nose bandage on
THE PRIVATE NAVY OF SGT. O’FARRELL (1968)
Bob Hope, Phyllis Dillar, Gena Lolobrigida
Timing was off
Ship number in beginning 188-5, PAN8814
Hero dreams of eating coconuts for breakfast as one hits him in the head
Jeffery Hunter dreams of being John Paul Jones, his ancestor (plays Pike in Trek)
Supply ships from Punapee were attacked. The ship with the beer was destroyed.
United States Navy Headquarter Camp Punapee
Requisite is Beer and Aspirin for takeoffs and landings. Jeffery Hunter tells him to forget the powdered milk. Home, girls, baseball, girls, mom, apple pie, girls.. is what a man thinks of most in war. Without beer the army has no moral. It is like a cannibal ordering a baked potato.
Tells the Indian in the jeep he shouldn't be drinking anything. The Indian said we shouldn't be on warpath either. Draft board didn't agree. He shoots his gun at the Monkeys. Hope says here comes Custer again. Indian says he's shooting Japs. Hope says there hasn't been a Jap on this Par 7 sand trap we call an island.
Commander Sneetly has reported Sgt. O'Farrell. O'Farrell wants the girls to replace beer. O'Farrell is telling them to send Betty Grable.
Shuba, Horn, Vaughn, Thompson, Roberts, Woods… are names being called out for mail.
Sgt. O'Farrell, talking to a private. "O'Farrell says Dear John letters should be singing telegrams with chorus singing, "Happy Days are Here Again”. He felt bad for 2 1/2 minutes. Who wants Spam everyday the same movie, the same car every year. What's the hardest thing in the world to find (an unhappy bachelor). After 20 years a married couple is having less fun than the waiter. Before you know it we'll be knee deep in Geisha Girls.
Calendar flips from June 1st a Sunday 1941 to June 8th a week later
A memory of the Sgt's takes him to Hawaii with Diamond Head in the background. Sgt's hat says Hawaii. Where was I, Monte Carlo, Burritz, Pomona California. Gina says it was exactly 52 seconds to lip contact, a record. Gina is a sociologist on assignment for an Italian magazine. The Sgt. Is a Guinea Pig for an experiment. He beat out a French man for the record. Sgt. says "that’s me fastest pucker in the west."
Sign says WELCOME GIRLS (Which is crossed out and under Girls is NURSES)
"Operation Nurses" is just what the men needed
Phyllis Dillar comes off the plane and says, "I thought you were playing your mess kit" to the musicians. Sgt calls Phyllis "sea rations with legs"
Father Mulkayhee plays one of the soldiers (he conducts the band). Sign in the background says Naval Headquarters, Ponapee.
Sgt tells Jeffery Hunter to 'watch the milk, it turns your stomach sour' cause Jeffery dreamt about Phyllis. The dream as Jeffery and Phyllis with fig leaves running around the Garden of Eden. Phyllis has an apple in her hands.
The Sgt. And Jeffrey leaving the barracks as "007" theme plays.
Sgt. Thinks the beer is between "Twin Peaks" and "Flat Top Mountain” He sees the cans floating in the cove and says "the mating call of a six pack" as the cans clank.
Sgt goes back to the barracks and wakes a soldier saying "paleface playing your song". The soldier says, "You're the next Mrs. Reingold"
The Beer is PABST BLUE RIBBON
Jeffery has a picture of his mother on his night side stand. Sgt. Says it looks like his father.
The big beer truck pulls up to the beach 2-2295-1. Sgt. Says "here we are, Milwaukee South."
The jeep the private is driving #20900275
They have to leave because Commander Sneetly is looking for them. He tells Kennedy to take the jeep and Sgt says he'll grab the 5:15 lizard
He stumbles into a Japanese hideout and tells him to stop or he'll be leaking soy sauce
The Japs says he's Calvin Coolidge Ishamura. He's from San Francisco
Sgt says to recover the beer it will have to be an army and navy joint operation
Phyllis is listening to the radio and according to the Japanese "Nurse Nellie Krause is the secret weapon, the Americans will win the war by using her to scare us to death"
Phyllis is sitting under a sign that says REC AREA. Sgt says it’s got to be a Booby Trap, and me with out a Booby. Sgt. Sends her after Commander Sneetly and calls it Germ Warfare.
Jeffery Hunter's character is from Philadelphia
Redman is building a 'Still decoy" for the commander and he calls it the best corn maker still this side of Knoxville. Sgt says he got a hold of a loaded chitllin
Phyllis's parents were bootleggers and she received her formula in fifths. She could stagger before she could walk.
"I was drummed out of Kindergarten because she refused to take the balloon test” Her parents made liquor in the bathtub. To this day, whenever she sees a martini she takes her clothes off. Phyllis has been sedated for about 12 hours because of a broken leg
Sgt said "Jones to us to follow the Southern Cross and go full speed ahead for four hours” What is the Japanese word for chicken he asks him. It beats bobbing for apples. Sgt christens the ship Sweet Adeline
Scrabble "Navy Victor Alpha" Code Red. They have spotted the Japanese boat
Calendar flashes December 1st 1941 (Monday) till December 7th (Sunday) 1941
Gina has a red flower in her hair on this dream. It replays Pearl Harbor. Sgt says maybe I should give up the good conduct medal and live a little
Debriefing with the officers "her name is Maria Pavani, she was studying the tribes on Tula, Tula” Her nieces name is Gabby Deroe. He thinks they might by spies.
He puts the Lieutenant (Jeffery Hunter) in charge of the French woman.
The commander of Punapee, Captain Prohaska, wrote a book about O’Farrell, it even has the part about the gal in 5th grade, Marcela Rathburner, Cleveland Ohio, in his sewing class, "we were engaged and then she got promoted.
Maria's husband died 2 years ago.
Private asks the Sgt. "would you like to go to the movie? It's a double feature of Bing Crosby” Sgt. Says "bite your tongue"
Maria's wearing a yellow flower looking for the Sarge as they play a cross between Geisha music and "007", Sarge is transferring to give General MacArthur a load of pipe cleaners. Sarge and Maria do a kissing scene in the waves and Sarge says "when Burt Lancaster does it its sexy when I do it I almost drown."
Calvin convinced they're going to go to tell Sneetly about the boat. Sarge says he's at the movie so it’s a cinch, he's asleep. Tell Jones to activate "Operation Hiccup"
Sign says PONAPEE COPRA COMPANY
Sign says NO ARMY ADMITTANCE
Sneetly asks Captain Prohaska if he's ever bet on the Navy/Army game and Prohaska says the Army/Navy Game. Sneetly says "NAVY Bets $200 there's beer behind those doors” and Army accepts according to Prohaska. There’s no beer, just empty cans
Phyllis asks Maria and her niece what they're doing hiding in the bushes and Maria says she's lost and her niece says she's falling in love. Phyllis says she'll stick around maybe it’s catching
As they're taking the ship out to sea, Sarge says tomorrow is Mother's Day. Radio says Butterbean to Sweet Adeline twice. Jones says, "I've just begun to fight" when the ship is attacked by a Kamikaze plane. Redman and Phyllis get together and Phyllis says, "Where have you been hiding"
The sub says 342 on it. (Japanese Sub) The Japanese guy says something is not kosher when the Sarge hijacks the sub. He calls the sarge a ratfink. Sarge punches out one of the Japanese sailors and says "John Wayne HA!" The other one he says "Sayonara Mr. Moto"
At O'Farrell's eulogy he compares him to "Colin Kelly, Eddie Rickenbacker, General Omar Bradley, General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral King, Admiral Halsy, Admiral Nimitz
Sarge is asking why are they playing taps. That’s the Army for ya, they don't tell you anything
Song "Welcome Pretty Lady" by Sidney Miller and David Saxon
Maria and Sarge have JUST MARRIED on the back of their jeep.
From IMDB: Tagline: Don't fire 'til YOU SEE THE REDS OF THEIR EYES!
THE PUNISHER (2004)
Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
Castle’s father (Roy Scheider) has a set of tricked-out 1911 Colts.
Castle’s drink of choice is Wild Turkey.
Castle (Jane) drives a tricked-out black GTO.
Howard Saint (Travolta) owns a club called Saints and Sinners.
Joan (Romijn-Stamos) is a waitress at a diner.
Harry Heck (Mark Collie) stops by the diner to play guitar for Castle.
Pro Wrestler 'Kevin Nash' had to cut his hair for his role. To explain the haircut to his wrestling fans, he "bet" his hair in a match against wrestler Chris Jericho.
Before choosing Tampa as the location to both film and set the movie, the director also considered places such as Biloxi, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Galveston, Texas.
The scene with the explosion in front of the Bank of America building was not adequately publicized and hundreds of people called 911 thinking it was an actual explosion.
Five identical Pontiac GTOs were built (two were totally destroyed) for the movie. This muscle car for chosen for action scenes to distance itself from the earlier Artisan version Punisher, The (1989) (in which action star Dolph Lundgren rode a motorcycle throughout).
Tony Ganios was approached about playing the role of the Punisher.
With the supervision of a trainer, Thomas Jane worked out extensively for the role with two hours of weight lifting and cardio, sometimes twice a day and a rigorous diet of health shakes. Jane also trained with multiple firearms and weaponry.
The words that Frank Castle writes near the end of the film, listing the bases of his vigilante philosophy in numbered order, form the beginning of his war journal, an ongoing diary of his campaign against organized crime. It was the basis for the long-running comic book "Punisher War Journal".
The "popsicle interrogation" scene was drawn from a nearly identical scene in Punisher War Zone #1 (1992).
Vin Diesel was offered the role of Frank Castle/The Punisher.
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos revealed that in a scene where she sews up a knife wound on Thomas Jane, she pushes the needle too far in and ends up actually sewing a couple of stitches on Thomas Jane's body instead of just the prosthetic wound.
Many of the characters, including Jane, Bumpo, Spacker Dave and The Russian all come from the punisher series "Welcome Back, Frank", written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Steve Dillon and Jimmy Palmiotti. Tim Bradstreet illustrated the covers, along with the promotional posters for the movie.
The license plate on Frank Castle's car reads "Year One". This references a 1994 mini-series, written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, that covered the Punisher's origins (or first year). This may be a in-joke (possibly a jab at diehard fans wanting to see an "accurate" portrayal of their "hero") in that the film has nothing at all in common with the actual Punisher character's origins (as documented in the mini-series or the two decades of comics since his first appearance) other than a couple of names, one or two "scenes" and the skull motif.
RACE STREET (1948)
Frank Faylen, Henry Morgan, Gale Robbins, Cully Richards
Tagline: Raft at his roughest tangles with a dame at her deadliest!
Tagline: Racket king Raft - and homicide ace Bendix - hunting the same killer - tricked by the same dame
Written by Marin Rackin, suggest by the story by Maurice Davis
Music Director - C. bakaleinikoff
Songs - "Love that Boy" by Don Raye and Gene de Paul, "I'm in a Jam with Baby" by Ray Heindorf and Moe Jerome, Lyrics by Ted Koehler
His town is San Francisco, his name is Barney Runson. Sign is background says "Gray's Suits, Overcoats" as a cable car goes by. He's a lieutenant in the Plain Clothes Squad, Badge #28. It's a story about him and Danny Gannin. The newspaper says Racing Daily on top and the headlines say "Favorites at Bay Meadows” The word on the door in the clothing store is Private spelled backwards. The screen turns to Dan Gannin Investments printed on the door. The man who turned in the note says "maybe at 4 o'clock". Mr. Gannin is going to pick up Miss Lawrence. Lucille wants to bet $5 on Johnny Come Lately in the 3rd. Lucille is his secretary and he tells her not to bet on horses. Room number to Ms. Lawrence's apartment is 104. Ms Lawrence says "Danny you're in such a hurry you would think I was running in the horse race” Ms. Lawrence says a convertible car is not the best place to put on a hat that costs $67.50. He asks how a girl with 2 horses who haven't finished in the money in 4 months do her. Robbie Lawrence is a widow whose husband went to war with a lot of swell fella's and got killed. Robbie has a feeling that she's going to win today and Danny says "that's the kind of feeling that keeps me in business"
Dan talks to Barney and Dan asks him how his vacation was. Barney says "2 weeks off with pay, I went to Lake Tahoe with a fistful of detective stories” Danny says he hasn't read a detective story in 5 years. Barney tells Dan that he heard that some of Dan's friends in Richmond and Oakland have been organized. Danny says, "Bad news travels fast." He says a million people in this town are enough to make a cop busy. Danny says "you haven't heard since you've been away I'm stepping out of the business” Barney says "I got a tip in the 3rd do you want to place a bet for me” Danny says "I can't do that, its against the law"
Robbie comes back and says "there was an argument on whether my horse should wear brinkage or not:
Hal comes down to Danny and asks if anyone has shown him muscle lately. Hal got a protection gag put on him by the police where they give him a healthy cut every week. Danny's club opens tonight and he'll be there. Robbie comes down and says, "I made a bet and Danny you go half" ($10)
The name of Danny's new club is the TURF CLUB
Danny says Robbie is cool at the racetrack. She won a whole dollar and a half. Robbie calls it her caviar money
Dan's sister sings at his club
Dan takes his car to the bellhop and says he wants it back at 9 o'clock and put the top up please. Tells his servant Lee to have the rest of the evening off. He tells the elevator man to let him off on the 2nd floor, he goes to Hal's room who is yelling about having to put this monkey suit on that he got back from the cleaners today. Danny offers half of the club to Hal to get out of the business. Hal says to Danny, "A long time ago some kids were playing ball in the Mission District, one of the kids was running for 1st base and got hit by a truck and crushed his leg. That's why they always tell him to stay with it."
The scenery changes to the club where she's singing, "I'm in a jam with baby"
The room number on Hal's Hotel room is 201
After Hal gets killed Danny goes to a restaurant to find out what happened. He orders coffee with men sitting around his table. One man said he couldn't make it to the club, "Ethel's pregnant, so we went to a movie, a mystery." Hal was killed on the back steps of the hotel
Danny's not taking a $15,000 bet over the phone because of Hal's death.
Barney meets Danny at a restaurant and orders ice cream. The waiter says vanilla or chocolate and Danny says, some of each.
Danny says to Barney "you've known me a long time but never heard me blow a whistle". Barney starts eating his ice cream and says "2 different flavors" and throws his spoon across the table
Danny goes to his room and two men named Mason and Waters are waiting for him saying "we're offering a personal protection policy” Waters says him and Mason are trying to win the award for "most monthly business” Danny says he'll sleep on it.
In Danny's office, Barney shows up and tries to get Danny to talk about Mason and Waters calling them "rats and lice” He tells Barney to "save it" and escorts him out the door. As Mason and Water walk in Danny says he wants to get a group rate policy. Mason and Waters don't like to deal with people who are familiar with cops. As Danny leaves his office he talks to Barney in front of "Dr. A.L. Frotel, Chiropodist"
Danny asks Barney if he's going for a pedicure. Barney says the doctor won't be back for an hour.
Scene switches back to the Turf Club, where Danny's sister is singing, "Love that Boy"
The bartender has the number "8" attached to his left arm
Barney takes Danny's sister (Elaine) to dance and says, "Gotta cook like Caesar Romero to dance to this music” Danny’s sister says, "We haven't danced in 5 years"
Danny gets back to the hotel and a thug tells him "the general manager wants to see you” They blindfold him with a black cloth and take him there. He remains blindfolded and says; "Now I know who killed Hal Towers"
Danny gets beat up by the two thugs at the back door of the hotel where Hal got killed, they tell him to "sleep tight"
The screen switches to a nurse filling out papers. The top says San Francisco California Central Emergency Hospital. Barney asks the nurse where Daniel J Gannin. Just down the hall, ward 8. Cut over right eye and lump on head is what Danny got and asks why Barney didn't bring flowers
The next day Danny is talking to some buddies and asked if they got confronted. One of them says "I got confronted over by the Golden Gate Theater, they told me to give them 25% or else” Dan tells them to meet him at the cliff house at 2 o'clock. Barney arrives and breaks up the party. Danny says "I got to take Elaine to lunch” He takes her to the Cliffhouse restaurant and tells his men to meet him at the tavern at 8 o'clock. They meet him at Billy's Tavern. Before he meets them he talks to someone at Joe's Bar with Barney hiding in the background
A Dan walks out there is a sign for Billy's Tavern
As Barney walks out of the shadows there is a sign for Pomin Ivy Corsets
There is a sign in the background that says "RKO Golden Gate" where Barney and Danny go to get coffee from Pop who's got a scrapbook of celebrities who have played the golden gate that last 25 years. They both want a black coffee. Barney tells the truth about Robbie how "she split up with her husband in Seattle"
They go to Robbie's place and Barney asks "you're Phil Dixon's wife aren't you” she shay yes but the last time she saw him he was in Mexico (Dixon is the General Manager) Danny suggests to Robbie that they leave by plane in an hour
Barney missed busting Dixon 6 years ago. Barney is mad because the bullet that hit Danny was supposed to be for him. Barney says "I'm still around cause I had a good friend"
ROAD TO RIO (1947)
Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour
Girls are more funny in Oklahoma where the movie starts, Bing told one of the girls he was Frank Sinatra
No girls are as pretty as the ones in Texas, one of the boys, Bing or Bob, said he was Gene Autry
They end up staying in New Orleans, Louisiana to get a job. They're getting a job to play at Johnson's Mammoth Carnival. It's a novelty act riding a bicycle on a tight rope
Paper Bing is holding headlines say ACCIDENT AT CARNIVAL AERIALIST MANGLED IN FAIR
Bob says he will take the money so Bing won't have it torn away with tears from a woman
Song is Applacha cola its about meeting a woman in Cookumunga California. Bob Hope has a sign on his butt saying Caboose
Sign in background says Hagan La Vere, side of tent says dressing room keep out
Bing asks if "Notre Dame know about him", muscleman that is sent to make sure Bob doesn't get cold feet
Bing walks over to Bob and says what a build and Bob says "do you think Superman will sue?"
Sign says Jack J's Performing Horses
Bing wants Bob to ride bike, Bob says "what do you think I am, Mr. Jordan?"
Sign in background as he's climbing ladder says "Fat Girl", as Bing is talking to Bob a dumbell in the background says 750lbs
Bing says Bob is doing it for $200
Picture in the background has weight 1 ton (look at notebook)
Tent by announcer says CRYSTAL BALL
Sign under bicycle says SIDESHOW and STRONGMAN sign is shown when they ride the hay wagon
As the carnival is exploding there is an advertisement for LINE cola - the motto is Not Twice as Much, but Twice as Good (5 cents a can)
The ship everyone is boarding is the S.S. Queen of Brazil
RZO lines sign in background
US customs sign underneath entrance for ship
Bing and Bob are riding the hay wagon, there is a sign that says TO PIER
Another sign says to SS Queen of Brazil
The truck as they are running past it says Pennant Packing New Orleans L.A.
Sign for New Orleans Dock behind this truck
Next frame the clock starts at 8:10 with temp in the freezer at 18 degrees, the clock ends at 9:30 with temp in freezer at -10 degrees. Bob was smuggled in as a "texas steer who was kicking alittle" according to bing
When Bing walks back into freezer he calls bob hotlips. He cuts open a first bag which is ham and says it's close, but not him
Bob wakes up claiming he needs a blowtorch
Bob looks at one of the bags and its labeled Crosby Grade AA? Stables
As they are walking in the ship bing says he has a nice warm lifeboat and bob says he wants to curl up to a nice warm stove. People are coming from down the hall and jump into the Linens closet
Bing and Bob take two of the six suits, leaving 4 on the rack
When bob and bing are in the lifeboat bob wishes he was in the boiler room
Bing gave his scouts honor and crossed his heart but broke his promise to help the dame.
Cat Sweeney (Bing) and Hotlips Sparten (Bob) intro to the Dame
Bob says to the dame they're third class stowaways
The lady going to meet Sherman in Rio to marry him, her guardian's brother (aunt)
Bing calls jumping of the boat "cutting themselves with the porpuses
Max (hangover) and Gertrude(her lease is up) are dancing on the movie
Max's got a red head in Jersey City
Bing starts singing "Love is Funny"
Hotlips (bob) calls his trumpet "Grabel Bait" in the lifeboat "how to say not guilty" in portugese, bing talks about a lady whose husband is swordswallower in bridgeport that she was so broken up she spit daggers for 6 blocks
Try to spiff up Hotlips, bing compares him to Lord Tuffingwell (?) "Put a bottle of tiger sweat in his hand and he's a man of distinction"
Trying to get breakfast from a waiter one grabs a bottle of catsup and the other grabs sugar
On the pool deck bob says it gets choppy going through the gulf stream, claiming the ship does somersaults, tittilating his gastric juices. Waffles, maple syrup, and ham is what the guy is eating, maybe some onion soup for taste. (onion soup makes Hotlips not want to eat)
When the ships crew finds out they're stowaways, they pose a barbers to try and escape
They go to the captain and find out they have to cover their fare on the ship by playing in the orchestra. Bing calls his pipe "Lolita" bob calls his trumpet "little brass goldmine" Bob tells the Dame to run for congress
The andrew sisters and bing do a song explaining the customs and language of Rio Song "you don't have to know the language"
Thugs 1-Harry, 2-Tony, only been talked about once
Radiogram from Mrs. Vail
"Via McKay Radio"
Mrs. Catherine Vail
S.S. Queen of Brazil, Gen. Racheco Radio
Rodrigues knows about the papaers
Immediate marriage necessary
Rodrigues is attorney for Aunt's estate
Bing calls bob "Dishface Don Juan"
Bob calls bing "Beanbelly" "A weak spineless jellyfish"
they arrive in Rio, the sign says "RioLines"
bing and bob are supposed to meet a bow fiddle player at the hotel. Lousia is hidden in a cello case
sign says ALFANDEGO RIO DE JANEIRO
sign says Entrada in Passageiros
bing says if bob had red blood in his veins he would save the dame. Bob says he's anemic
bob calls wine "happy grapes" (brew)
cardosa goes for jump music in a big way
cat sweeny and the dixie hot shots is how bing presents his band which he says has 5 members. He calls Lousia(ginger o rourke) she looks like laumour, she can sing lamour
hot lips says they should be called the dixie tamales instead of the dixie hotshots when you add the mariachi band from the lobby
when the sniper shoots 1-he breaks wineglasses, 2 he breaks the wine bottle, 3 he lights hotlips cigarette
sing says as you enter club:
E sua Orquestra
HOJE A ESTERIA DE
E Seus "Dixie Hot Shots"
Ginger O' Roark
Sign says in hallway E Proibedo FUMAR
He calls the three brazillians the Andrew Brothers, Hotlips calls them Patty, Laverne, and Pancho
He teaches them to say "Your in the group Jackson", "You're telling me", and "this is murder"
They're getting into a spat with cardosa about NO SMOKING and hotlips says it will stunt your growth, teach them more english and we'll get killed
The janitor dropped hotlips trumpet in soapy water
Louisa sings a song "Romance" - she's wearing a dress with a heart and arrow through it
Hotlips trumpet is blowing bubbles, making the sound echo
Louisa gets hypnotized inot hating, loathing, and despising scat and hotlips, telling cardosa the truth about the band
Louisa's aunt tells sherman to put the papers in the safe at the plantation
Hotlips calls the two thugs "tall, dark and cyonide"
Sign says caspol on the street
Louisa' s aunt wants to give scat and hotlips $10,000 to leave Brazil. Mrs. Vail,(Louisa's Aunt) offers them $10,000 or the locket around her neck, which is worth $50,000. The stone that is part of the necklace is one of the largest star saphires. They chose the $10,000 because hotlips likes the green. It was mined in the Radefor Province of India many years before, this locket is what she used to hypnotize people, there was two people that argued over this stone, One was the Duke de Shampear who she makes bing believe he is, the other is count Va Nengkew who she makes hotlips think he is. They call each other swine, pig, and ham. To resolve this it’s a duel to the death. The Baron tells them to take 10 paces, turn and fire. Hotlips snaps out of it before he starts. Sweeney(bing) takes ten paces and hits hotlips, (or so we think), with a shot which snaps him out of his hypnosis. Both guys are wearing brown pinstripes
Bing talks of a girl in St. Louis who broke a date with hotlips to go to the movies with her grandmother. Granny turned out to be Scat Sweeney. Scat also stole the twenty bucks in Cincincatti
The wedding of Louisa and Sherman will be held in cantinas. Hotlips says they'll need an airmail stamp to get there in time
Hotlips calls the three brazillians Ahteny, meanie, and moe
Rodrigues wants the morning and evening paper in a manilla envelope give to Perfecto
Somebody screams from the distance and Hotlips says: "the Warner Bros. Will be very jealous"
Letters on the airplane PP-TAA. There were 8 people in a small airplane and hotlips says "with the money we're paying you buy a B-29"
"Perfecto is libel to see a double header, Lousia's wedding and our funeral", according to hotlips
Combination to the safe (which is always behind the painting), 12 to the left, 7 to the right, 9 to the left, and 5 to the right
If they hear us we're dead ducks, Hotlips drops the picture and goes "quack, quack"
Harry's eating a banana and Tony's smoking a cigarette when hotlips ties their shoelaces together
Scat says come on "Banchard", Hotlips says watch them "Davis" after the dance into Harry and Tony
Scat and Hotlips say the papers are behind the pendulum of the clock, they hypnotize Harry and Tony into playing patty cake, when they say 3 to slug each other
Don't cross the drawbridge, don't lock the gate, when the police capture the criminals, according to scat and hotlips
The world must never know what's on the papers
The calvary says "well you know we never quite made it, exciting though, wasn't it"
The dot in the map starts at Campinas South America and ends at Niagra Falls
Do not disturb sign on Hotlips and Louisa's hotel room #12. Hotlips tells Scat to get into a barrel and go over the falls
Matt Damon, Edward Norton, John Malkovich
Worm (Edward Norton) has a tattoo of an ace of spades on his inner forearm, so he always has an ace up his sleeve.
When Worm ran away, he always ran to a gym of a Catholic school.
Teddy KGB (John Malkovich) has an affinity for Oreos, keeping them stacked in poker chip racks with a handwritten sign “Do Not Touch”.
Teddy KGB’s “tell” had to do with Oreos—he would only eat it if he had a good hand, playing with the cookie if he was bluffing.
RUN LOLA RUN
Lola has 20 minutes to get 100,000 Marks for her boyfriend Manni.
His 100,000 Marks were swiped by a homeless guy on the subway.
She plays number 20 on the roulette, twice.
He threatens to knock off a grocery store if she doesn’t arrive with the money.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken
Beck (Rock) is listening to Emeril on the radio, 1150 AM, discussing porcini mushrooms, which Beck writes down.
“What’s he drinking?” “Jaegermeister and Krystal”
Beck needs to collect $50,000 in gambling debts from a football player.
Travis Walker (Scott) is a Stanford dropout.
The plane has a fighting Irish bobblehead on the dash, and PT-PKR with a four-leaf clover on the tail.
The pilot, Declan (Ewan Bremner), wears a hat with “Blazer” on it.
El Dorado is a gold mining town in the Amazon jungle.
A rebel fighter asks Beck who would win, Muhammed Ali or Mike Tyson. Beck says Ali.
Beck never uses guns.
Beck has a cross tatooed on his left forearm, with 6-12-82.
Tattoo on Beck’s right forearm says “DO NOT GO GENTLE”
The film's original title was "Helldorado". It was then changed to "Welcome to the Jungle", before being changed again to The Rundown.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's cameo was filmed the same day he filmed his appearance as the Terminator for the Super Bowl. It was completely unprepared. He happened onto the set that day and was asked to make a quick appearance in the film.
When Christopher Walken is delivering his speech about keeping his eye on the ball, the images that are shown of the gold mine workers are a reference to a series of photos from the 1980s by Sebastião Salgado that were taken at a Brazilian gold mine.
The Rock's body double was his cousin. He broke his ankle in the scene where Beck and Travis are tumbling down a hillside with the Jeep.
According to Seann William Scott the "thunder and lightning" bit was just a joke, but was so entertaining it was kept in the film.
There are several references to The Rock's wrestling persona. He uses his signature wrestling move the Rock Bottom on a thug. The herd of bulls connects with his Brahma bull tattoo. His character (Beck) wants to be a cook at his own restaurant, referencing his catch phrase: "If you smell what The Rock is cooking!" And the monkey scene refers to his monkey jokes (telling people to go suck a monkey's nipple)
According to director Peter Berg, they were scouting a location in the Amazon forest of Brazil when they were held up at gunpoint by three locals and robbed of all cash, computers, and other valuables. After that the shoot location was changed to Hawaii.
When Beck is describing the football team's stats, footage from Vince McMahon's Extreme Football League (XFL) is shown.
According to director commentary on the DVD, Christopher Walken had never seen _Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)_ and was therefore reluctant to use the phrase, "Oompah-loompahs" in his final scene. The director provided Walken with a copy of the movie, and after watching it, Walken decided to use the phrase.
Hatcher's tooth-fairy speech was a substitution for him comparing the situation to Pooh stuck in the door to Rabbit's house from _Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The (1977)_ (qv) (qv) after Disney threatened to sue over it.
Originally a project for Stephen Sommers to direct.
Tired of not being around them, The Rock invited his wife, Dany, and their daughter, Simone, to the set in order to spend time with them.
Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker
Prologue takes place during the last day of British rule in Hong Kong.
Soo Yung kicks and eye gouges.
2 months later:
Carter (Tucker) opens by selling C4 out of the trunk of his black Corvette.
“Get back in the car and buy some donuts”
Name of diner in background: Spring Street Diner
Rus and Whitner – FBI agents
Carter’s assignment is “G-14 classified”
Beach Boys “Surfing USA” on radio
Carter’s license plate: 453PCE
Carter and Lee (Chan) shakedown the bad guys at Azteca Pool and Billiards
Cousin, “Aunt Bootsie”
Daly Market – bought Lee a beef & bean burrito
Round Town Taxi, taken to councilate
Jackie is handcuffed to the steering wheel of Carter’s Corvette, and takes it.
Instructions 30 minutes before the drop at 11:00 $50 mil, nothing over $50, use cash; $20 mil in $50s, $20 mil in $20s, $10 mil in $10s
Restaurant specials: Camel’s Hump and Eel
Happy Lion Arts and Gifts – shop in background
Address of Consulate:
1343 N. Redford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
RUSH HOUR 2 (2001)
Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker
Lee (Chan) and Carter (Tucker) visit the “Heaven on Earth Massage Parlor”, while looking for Ricky Tan (John Lone).
Carter, having left his passport at the massage parlor, wanders the streets of Hong Kong, asking directions. He stops at a shop selling live or recently-butchered chickens. “Haven’t you people heard of Popeye’s?”
Tan was once a cop, and the partner of Lee’s father.
Ricky Tan’s boat is named “Red Dragon”.
Carter orders the Kosher meal on the plane from Hong Kong to L.A.
L.A. businessman Steven Reign (Alan King), owner of Reign Towers, opens the Las Vegas casino “Red Dragon”, where “everyone’s a winner.”
While surveiling Reign, Carter notes Isabella Molinia (Roselyn Sanchez) is wearing black lingerie, “Victoria’s Secret, Spring catalog, page 37.”
Isabella has a tattoo of Snoopy on her back.
The opening act at the Red Dragon casino is Lionel Richie (“He hasn’t been black since the Commodores.”)
Carter’s informant Kenny (Don Cheadle) owns “Crenshaw Chicken – Chinese Soul Food”
Kenny studied with Freddie Ching, the brother of Lee’s teacher
Kenny calls Carter 7-11, because “his mouth never closes.”
Lee and Carter shop at Versaci in Vegas
Carter complains about getting $500 chips, when he wants $1000 chips at the craps table.
Lee throws two Triad goons in a Consolidated dumpster
The ad on the cab that Ricky falls onto: Budweiser
Seasickness held Roselyn Sanchez feign a lack of enthusiasm for Chris Tucker's advances in the yacht sequence.
The part of the "Red Dragon" hotel was played by the Desert Inn in Las Vegas, Nevada. The sign was changed to read "Red Dragon" and the lower half of the building was painted red for the filming of the movie. The hotel was closed at the time so evidence of the transformation remained for a while. The Desert Inn was demolished on 23 October 2001.
The mural on the wall of the Heaven on Earth Massage Parlor was copied from one in Scarface (1983), which Harris Yulin and Brett Ratner appeared in.
The girl-picking scene came from Enter the Dragon (1973), which Jackie Chan (qv) appeared in.
The movie premiered on 26 July 2001 on a single Los Angeles to Hong Kong flight by United Airlines and the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
The character Hu Li (Zhang Ziyi) was originally written for a man.
The fake cash used in the movie said "In Dog We Trust". Even so, some of it "escaped" from the set and eventually ended up in a few casinos in Las Vegas.
Jackie Chan's favorite number is 32. The gangster's car has a license plate of 32 and when Lee spits the grenade onto the roulette table it lands on 32 when it explodes.
Don Cheadle, Saul Rubinek and Jeremy Piven from Brett Ratner's previous movie Family Man, The (2000) all make cameo appearances.
During the boat party that Ricky Tan (John Lone) holds, the song "Tian Mi Mi" is heard playing in the background. The same song was used in 'Year Of The Dragon', which also co-starred John Lone.
The climax takes place in the Red Dragon Hotel. Red Dragon (2002) is Brett Ratner's next film.
The scene where Carter gets the kosher meal was originally scripted to have Carter ask Lee "want some of my gefilte fish?" after the stewardess left. But _Chris Tucker_ couldn't pronounce "gefilte", so the scene never made the final cut (outtakes of this scene are in the end credits).
The scene where Carter and Lee are running down the street naked in Hong Kong was an actual take; production could not block the street off for the shoot.
At the airport there is a guy waiting for a passenger named 'Freitag', named after the film's producer, James M. Freitag.
SCHOOL OF ROCK (2003)
Jack Black, Sarah Silverman
VH1 Save the Music.com
PG13 – for some rude humor and dry references.
Jack Black – Club Deteur 7
Text Message: These guys suck leave?
$2,200 – what he owes
Black Sabbath above Dewey’s bed.
Patty is asst. to the mayor
Dewey’s wearing a ‘get lucky in Kentucky’ t-shirt
Spider is replacing Dewey
1968 Gibson SG – Mint Condish. – guitar he is trying to sell. Hendricks played this guitar.
Rosalee Mullins from Horace Green Prep, trying to reach Mr. Schneebly.
Pat Wickam at Milton Prep recommended Mr. Schneebly. Pay is $650 a week..
8:15 to 3, - Rm 21-B
-Miss Dunham- teacher he is subbing for.
Freddy Jones calls him an alcoholic
Summer is class factotum – he calls her tinkerbell.
Miss Mullins offers a hug – kid says she’ll be good.
Ned was the cross-dressing, blood-sucking incubus from Maggot Death.
$20,000 prize from Battle of the Bands
The man ruined Rock and Roll with MTV
Tomorrow – Amazing Grace – Memory – songs that the kids sang to show him they could sing.
Lawrence thinks he’s not cool enough to be in a band.
Bumblebees, the koala bears, pig rectum – band names the girls come up with.
Gabe Green – 2, Roberta – Librarian.
Tells Zack to raise his goblet of rock.
Tomika – doesn’t want to be a roadie, wants to be a singer.
Step Off –
Lost out to YoYoMa’s cousin in the Polish Philharmonic. Those who can’t do, teach, those that can’t teach, teach gym.
Summer is reading ‘this business of music’
Miss Mullins – Stevie Nicks impersonation.
Stickittodamanosis – rare blood disease.
Miss Lemmons said she heard music.
Dr. Errol Von Straussenburgerbecken ‘leading leaders in unusual methods’
Miss Mullins – Dewey gives her beer and plays Stevie Nicks to get her to agree to let him take the kids to the concert.
WROK – Battle of the Bands.
No Vacancy wins the competition.
NIO SW41 – Car license plate
School of Rock after school program.
3:00 - 4:30 Rock 101
4:30 – 6:00 Advanced Rock
The big posters in Dewey's bedroom are of the Sex Pistols, The Who, and New York City rock band Evil Jake. They were included because set designers photographed lead singer Mike Jacobs' apartment as research on how struggling musicians actually live, and Dewey's apartment is partially modeled on Mike's.
All the kids in the movie play their own instruments.
As Dewey heads into the Battle of The Bands contest towards the end of the film he walks through a corridor and past two musicians wearing shades, leaning against a wall. The two are members of The Mooney Suzuki, the band who provide extra instrumentation on the soundtrack.
Stunt men were used to catch Jack Black at the end for the stage dive (just in case).
Stephen Frears was originally approached to direct.
The idea for the movie came when writer Mike White moved into an apartment next to Jack Black. White would often find Jack Black running naked through the halls or blasting much of the music featured in the movie at full volume.
Ned's old band, Maggotdeath is a reference to the metal band, Megadeth.
All parents' cars are Volvos.
Dewey's guitar is a Gibson SG Standard.
The rock band Led Zeppelin are notoriously hesitant to allow their music to be licensed for commercial purposes. Knowing this, Richard Linklater filmed a plea by actor Jack Black in front of 1,000 screaming fans, imploring the band to let the production use the "Immigrant Song" in the movie. The plea worked and the filmed request is included on the DVD.
The original screenplay was called "The School of Rock", and it was later shortened to "School of Rock". However, the opening credits had already been designed and partially shown in theaters with the word "The" in the title. Director Linklater decided not to digitally remove the extra word from the credits.
Early in filming, an insecure Robert Tsai approached director Linklater and tried to talk him out of letting him be in the film because he felt he wasn't right for the part. Linklater responded that it was his very insecurity that made him exactly right for the part, and kept him in.
The riff of the Darkness song "Black Shuck" is used in the film, but "Growing On Me" appears on the soundtrack. This is because Black Shuck contains the line "Black Shuck, that dog don't give a fuck" repeatedly.
In the film, when the "groupies" approach Dewey at his desk to unveil the band's name they find him crooning a strange song and strumming his guitar. The song he is singing is the theme to the little known internet comedy series "COMPUTERMAN", starring Jack Black.
When asked for his opinion about testing from the other teachers, Jack Black dodges the question with song lyrics including the line "Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be". One of the teachers asks if it is from a song, but he denies it. They are in fact from the song, "Greatest Love of All".
The shirt that Freddy is wearing in the end is from Green Day's 2001 "Warning" tour.
THE SCORE (2001)
Robert DeNiro, Ed Norton, Marlon Brando, Angela Bassett
Nick (DeNiro) leaves the Boston party in a van marked Beacon Hill Balloons
Nick owns a jazz club, NYC, in Montreal
Max (Brando), had just returned from Bermuda
Diane (Bassett) drives a black Mazda Miata convertible
The sceptre was make in 1661 for a special coronation in France
The sceptre was hidden in the leg of an antique piano, that was impounded because of Asian Longhorn beetles
When Nick gets his position in the sewers, he is at W 33’ 26” N 29’ 32”
Montreal Customs House uses Ironclad Security
“Trager floor safe… solid steel body, filled door with aluminum and cobolt, half-inch hard plate, double dial.”
Nick’s hacker buddy is playing Quake 3 Arena, and living in his mom’s basement
The three sets of numbers to disable the security are 317, 946, and 5839
Nick uses a Nikon camera
Jack (Norton) wears an Orioles cap
Max is watching the news on CLTV11
Robert De Niro was reportedly the victim of several practical jokes pulled by Marlon Brando during filming, including a remote controlled electronic whoopee cushion.
During the production, Marlon Brando reportedly clashed with director Frank Oz, calling him "Miss Piggy", refusing to wear trousers so that he would be shot from the waist up, and refusing to come to the set when Oz was directing. Co-star Robert De Niro directed some of Brando's scenes.
Edward Norton scripted the "talent in the choices" scene between Nick and Jackie.
In the film, Nick's (Robert De Niro) computer hacker buddy is stationed in his mother's basement. She yells downstairs at him, and he keeps yelling back at her to leave him alone. The same happens to De Niro's character Rupert Pupkin in his earlier film King of Comedy, The (1983).
The song playing on "Brian"/Nick's radio as he rides in the elevator on his way to perform the heist is the same song that plays in Die Hard (1988) when the thieves crack the vault of the Nakatomi Tower.
This is the first movie to star both Robert DeNiro and Marlon Brando. They are the only actors ever to both win academy awards for playing the same role, that of Vito Corleone in the Godfather, The (1972) and Godfather: Part II, The (1974).
SCREAM 3 (2000)
Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courney Cox Arquette
Cotton Weary (Liev Screiber) hosts a talk show called “100% Cotton”.
Jenny McCarthy’s license plate: DARLING 1.
Sunset Studios is producing Stab 3: Return to Woodsboro.
The studios made three scripts for Stab 3 (so it wouldn’t get out on the Internet).
Director Roman has an award from MTV (Music Video award?) on his desk.
Cameos by Jay and Silent Bob, and Carrie Fisher.
The stage name of Sidney’s mother: Rena Reynolds.
On the set of Sidney’s room is a poster of Creed.
Sidney works as a phone operator for the California Women’s Crisis Center, using the name Laura.
SECRET WINDOW (2004)
Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello
John Shooter (Turturro) drives an old station wagon (Chevy?) with the license plate CTO 270.
Shooter leaves a manuscript for “Sowing Season” with Mort Rainey (Depp).
Mort drinks cans of Mountain Dew.
Mort has a mutt named Chico.
Mort compares the manuscript to his story “Secret Window” in his book Everybody Drops the Dime. (Picture of a payphone on the front)
Product placement: Doritos, L&M cigarettes, Jif peanut butter
The movie is based on a Stephen King short story, “Secret Window, Secret Garden”.
Mort's story was originally published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, June 1995 (page 35?).
Shooter is from Mississippi.
Sheriff Dave Newsome (Len Cariou) does needlepoint for his arthritis.
Mort's friend Ken Karsh (Charles S. Dutton) drives a black Cadillac, and is staying at Irv's Lakeside Motel.
Ted Milner (Timothy Hutton) is from Shooter's Bay, Tennessee.
Shooter smokes Pall Mall cigarettes.
Ted drives a black Audi.
Mort's cabin is at Tashmore Lake (upstate New York?).
Mort drives a Jeep Cherokee 4x4, license plate ER2 ---?
Mort buys Morton salt, Vanity Fair 100-count paper plates, and butter (?).
Ving Rhames was offered a role but turned it down due to a scheduling conflict.
The movie's premiere date was moved up a month to ride the coat-tails of Johnny Depp's success in _Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)_ which earned him a SAG award and an Oscar nomination.
While Johnny Depp is looking to a mirror, you faintly hear him whisper, "When Sister Veronica found out about the windows she withdrew the school from the competition". This is a line from Rosemary Woodhouse's first dream in _Rosemary's Baby_ .
Mort looking head on into the mirror and seeing the reflection of the back of his head is a reference to the paintings of Belgian surrealist painter Magritte. He often depicted a mysterious man in a bowler hat not unlike the hat that Shooter wears.
B-roll footage from The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) was used for one of Mort's intense dreams.
In the scene where Johnny Depp bursts in on Maria Bello and Timothy Hutton in the Motel; David Koepp wanted Bello and Hutton to look shocked and scared - he made them both lie in the bed for 15 minutes, before Depp bursts in, so they are actually scared and shocked for real.
When Mort's conscience is revealing the real situation to him at the end of the movie, Mort begins to yell, "Rah! Rah! Rah!" Johnny Depp took this from his son, who was pre-verbal and expressed his confusion by saying "Rah!" Depp felt that Mort would be so confused at that point that he would not know what to say to convey what was happening that he would become pre-verbal again.
SEVEN YEAR ITCH
Marilyn Monroe, Tommy Ewell
Ricky forgot his paddle when leaving w/mom for cabin
Family – Richard Sherman, Helen, Ricky
Dr. Murphy says – no smoking!, Dr. Summers says – no drinking! (advice for Richard)
Helen will call at 10
Richard works at Brady & Co., publishes 25 cent paperbacks
“Little Women – the secrets of a girl’s dormatory”, present manuscript he’s working on
Richard’s friend, Charles, got tattooed last summer, green dragon on the chest, butterfly on each shoulder
Vegetarian Café on 3rd St. Signs: “For a real taste thrill – Spinach loaf” and “27 flavors of Yogurt”
Dinner #7 special: Soy burger and fries, sherbet, peppermint tea, sauerkraut juice on the rocks (cocktail) for stent, 260 calories, $1.27 no tipping
3 apartments, Sherman’s, Kaufman’s (upstairs), interior decorator’s (roof)
“No Howdy Doody, no Captain Video!”
Raspberry Fizz Soda contains CO2, water, citric acid, corn syrup, artificial raspberry flavor, pure vegetable colors, and preservatives
Richard trips on a rollerskate
Dr. Brubaker’s manuscript – “The Man and the Unconscious”
Shermans live in Apt B
6 typos in paragraph #1
Ms. Morris is furniture (to Richard?)
10 fingers to type letters with
Ms. Morris didn’t rip the shirt – Chinese laundry did
Fantasy #2: Ms. Finch – Richard’s night nurse
Helen – Richard has started imagining things in “Cinemascope with stereophonic sound.”
Helen, 31 years old, richard thinks he looks the same as he did when he was 28, and “will look the same when I’m 60.”
Helen met Tom MacKenzie on train, he’s a writer
Maybe a twist of lemon or shot of Worchestershire – help the drink
Early Sears Roebuck, chair smashed by tomato plant
Music: Stravinsky will only scare her, Rachmoninoff (full treatment, 2nd piano concerto)
Mr. Krahoolik – janitor has 4 kids; going to pick up the rugs
His day: morning – take kids w/wife to train; afternoon – barber
“The Girl” (Monroe) – watering plants w/ silver cocktail shaker
she wants a big tall martini, and always puts sugar in martinis back home
Home is Denver, Colorado
Tried to sleep in the bathtub, stopped drip w/ her toe
Posed for a pic in U.S. Camera 1955. The photo “textures” won honorable mention (sand, driftwood, girl)
She’s now a Dazzledent Toothpaste Girl for the Dazzledent Toothpaste Hour
Onions at lunch, garlic at dinner, but he’ll never know because I’ll be “Kissing Sweet”
She wishes she was old enough to see Sarah Bernhardt. She’s 22. Bottle of bubbly for birthday
He lies and syas he’s 38
Her Fridge contents: potato chips, champagne, underwear
“It just isn’t right to drink champagne in matador pants”
She loves Eddie Fisher (has the biggest thing for)
She dunked a potato chip in the champagne
Coast Guard kept “buzzing” the “Textures” shoot.
Addition to fall list (?) – portrait of Dorian Gray (for Bradley & Co.)
The 7 Year Itch study: 18,000 marriages, 84.6% urge to stray, 91.8% during summer months
Had a PBJ sandwich and whiskey sour for breakfast
“Of Sex & Violence” – Brubaker’s new book
Fantasy: “He was frothing at the mouth just like the creature from the black lagoon.” (famous scene)
Let’s enjoy the simple things: laughter of a child, a distant church bell, a flight of swallows vying its way back to Capestrano
Hayride fantasy – there are no people or driver and the horses are wearing blinkers
Mr. Kaufman collects African sculpture - $15 a year
(Monroe) girl’s fan for $3.95, large fan $6.95
Helen fantasy – Johnny Dollar – P.I.
Shot Richard 7 times; 5 in back, 2 in belly
7shots to blow in door
Pretty girls want Gregory Peck; Tom comes for Ricky’s paddle; Richard sayes blonde is Marilyn Monroe
Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale, Jeffrey Wright
Detective John Shaft (Jackson) is the nephew of private investigator John Shaft (Richard Roundtree).
Shaft throws a basketball at Peoples Hernandez (Wright), and makes him spill his noodles on his white Egyptian cotton shirt.
Hernandez carries around an ice pick.
Walter Wade, Jr., (Bale) tries to pay Hernandez with a bag of Wade’s mother’s jewelry, appraised at about $40,000.
Williams traces the phone call to 555-2476 (?), between the waitress and her mother.
The waitress’ birthdate, according to her driver’s license: 6/28/70
Shaft’s driver (Busta Rhymes) drives for Island Hoppers (his own business?).
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Joseph Fiennes, Gwenyth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush
The two dueling theatres were the Rose and the Curtain theatres.
The original title of “Romeo and Juliet” was “Romeo and Ethyl, daughter of the Pirate King”
Shakespeare’s arch-rival was Christopher “Kit” Marlow, who was killed in a tavern-brawl by having his own dagger stabbed into his eye.
Shakespeare, dressed as a maid, has a bet with Lord Waxman for 50 pounds, that a play cannot demonstrate the full meaning of love.
The professional players, led by Ned (Ben Affleck) were known as the Admiral’s Men.
When afflicted with writer’s block, Shakespeare visits an apothecary, who gives him a snake bracelet from a Greek goddess’ (Aphrodite?) temple. He is to write his name an place it in the bracelet, and give it to a woman, who will dream of him, and “the words will flow like a river.”
Violet (Gwenyth Paltrow) used the stage name of Thomas Kent.
SHALL WE DANCE (2004)
Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon
Million and a half people ride the El. 8 thousand of them he’s helped. He helps to figure out who gets the painting over the fireplace and who gets the antique spoon collection
“Is that it then?” – question he’s heard for 20 years.
Jen (daughter) is 14
Bev (wife) pulls the tag off of the robe she bought him for his birthday – says he doesn’t want anything that comes in a box.
Miss Mitzi’s dance school – next stop on El is Sedgewick
Pink post it notes on the mirror in bathroom
John tells his assistant that he left the Anderson will on Mary’s desk as he is leaving for the evening
John uses a Powerbook
Searches “Citysearch Chicago” for “ballroom dance”
Asks Bev what Jen and her friends are doing in the den. Bev says they are tattooing “I love Satan” on their foreheads and piercing their bellybuttons. Then adds, “I told them not to get any blood on the couch”
Miss Mitzi’s Ballroom Dance School – 5th Floor – Feel free to watch (sign at bottom of stairs)
$45 an hour for private lessons. Buy 6 at a time the price drops $5.
Class is at 7:30 every Wednesday for 8 weeks
Stairway to Heaven – Highschool prom – last time John danced
Miss Mitzi has Degree deodorant and Vaseline in her locker, she takes drinks out of a small flask before and during beginning ballroom class.
Paulina and Francisco demo to Moon River.
Women go to Doctor Dance
Chicago Tattinger Trophy Ballroom Competition
Blackpool Finalist – Paulina – her partner dumped her. 106 on partner’s back during flashback
Bev’s office – Haute Couture poster behind her desk.
Carolyn (co-worker of Bev) is afraid her husband is cheating on her. They convince her that he’s planning something for her birthday in 2 weeks. Bev tells her to get a brownie. Other co-worker says, “she’ll be divorced by Easter”]
Link drops Bobbie, she says she’ll have a bruise the size of TX.
Linky Link – not a sports fan, just pretends – he’s been dancing to his Mom’s Rhumba records since he was 8.
Carolyn’s husband is having an affair. He met the other woman in a chat room for gardeners, 5 years ago.
Magazines on Bev’s wall at work – visible – Modern Bride, and 2 Vogue
7th floor – Elevator out of order. Devine Investigations – Out to Lunch
Wipes crumbs into fish tank.
“To catch a husband is an art, to hold him is a job.” – Simone De Beauvois
He could be involved with people who invest things, and the place they gather is filled with potpourri
$2,000 if the potpourri is sweet. Renegotiate if there is something big and stinky in the Po
5 hours of practice for every hour of class
Dr. Dance has open dance night every Thursday
Perfect partner happens once in a life time.
Miss Mitzi’s perfect partner 15 years, husband for 14 years. Favorite song – “shall we dance” – from the King and I
Paulina calls John “Tom”
Scottie says he’s a reporter for the Times he says he likes a woman built for comfort not for speed.
Bobbie spills food on Paulina’s jacket, it’s her favorite, it’s vintage. It’s going to stain.
The mass of men live lives of quiet desperation – Thoreau
Evan’s girlfriend asks if John wants to dance. Evan says he hasn’t danced in 90 years.
Bobbie’s electrolytes were down. She waits tables in Jimmy’s diner from 5 to 5, then cleans for a feeb in a wheelchair then plays Cinderella.
They all think John’s sweat smells good.
They all watch “Broadway Melody” scene from “singing in the rain” on tv’s in the window of ‘Dell’s T.V.’s’
Bombay Sapphire – 3 limes – what Bev orders when she meets the detective for drinks.
They call Bobbie the Bobbinator
55 days from today – when the contest is
Rumba – vertical expression of a horizontal wish.
John asks Link what the half time score of the NBA finals was
John cries for French fries, Paulina cries for cake.
Paulina’s family is in dry cleaning – she started to dance when she was 8
O’Brien tool Co. – where Paulina and John are talking.
“Santa Maria” Go Team project
Paulina says – “Be this alive” after they dance.
126 – John’s number at the Tattinger
11 couples in the semi-finals – 1st dance is a cha-cha
104 – Link and Bobbie, 102 – Vern and Lisa
Couple 105 moves Link’s wig, gets them disqualified
Second dance is a Paso Double (dubblay)
116 – Chick
Bev is parked at the sign for 43 in the parking ramp
Link started dancing in 1985
Bev is snapping beans when John talks to her in the kitchen.
Bev buys him size 10 Supadance shoes. She’s finally found something that he wants that comes in a box.
Banner – Shall We Dance Mr. Clark? – hanging out of Miss Mitzi’s dance school windows.
He calls it a silly rose, but Bev says it’s beautiful.
John and Bev dance in front of the Lancome Counter.
At the end, Vern dances at his wedding, Miss Mitzi dances with some guy, Chic dancing with the brother that he plays basketball with, link and bobbie dance in her apartment, Paulina and her partner (number 60) dance at Blackpool (her partner is Marc Anthony – uncredited). Detective goes to the beginners class, and John and Bev dance in their kitchen.
About $4,000 worth of jewelry worn by Susan Sarandon during the filming of the movie was stolen and recovered at murder scene in Winnipeg on 4 July 2003. According to news sources, the jewelry was stolen from a vehicle on the movie set and found in a downtown hotel room.
The filming location was moved to Winnipeg from Toronto because of the SARS "scare" in early 2003.
SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004)
Simon Peg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost
Shaun (Peg) is a salesclerk at Foree Electronics.
Shaun and his roommate Ed (Frost) frequent the Winchester pub.
Ed wears a shirt with “I GOT WOOD” on it through the whole movie.
Shaun buys a Diet Coke and an ice cream cone from the corner store.
Shaun's stepfather Philip (Bill Nighy) drives a green Jaguar.
Roommate Pete (Peter Serafinowicz) throws Shaun's “Electro” record out the window. It was the second record Shaun ever bought.
Shaun and Ed sort records to throw at the zombies:
Ed: That was Joy Division (???) Shaun: Hey! That was a second pressing!
Ed: Dire Straits? Shaun: Throw it.
Ed: Sade?! Shaun: No! That's Liz's! Ed: You broke up! (throws it)
While flipping channels, there is a video by The Smiths on VH1 (“Panic”).
Liz (Ashfield) has two flatmates: Dianne, an actress, and David, the pacifist accountant (?).
While drowning Shaun's sorrows in the Winchester, a Chicago song plays on the jukebox.
While the pub owner attacks, Queen's “Don't Stop Me Now” starts playing on the jukebox.
During the rescue montage, when Shaun and Ed have tea at Liz's, Shaun is drinking from a mug with “I AM <something>” repeated on it. When drinking tea at home, Shaun's mug has “COOL”(?) repeated on it.
Ed wins a jackpot at the Dracula-themed video game at the Winchester.
Many of the Zombie extras are fans of the TV series "Spaced" (1999), which also starred Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and was also directed by Edgar Wright. They were recruited through the Spaced Out fan website to be in the film.
Frequent references are made to Big Al's claim that Dogs can't look up. This is a reference to the commentary to the second series of "Spaced" (1999) in which Simon Pegg (Shaun) and Edgar Wright talk about Nick Frost (Ed)'s claim that the difficulty in shooting a scene with a dog was due to the fact that dogs can't look up.
Because of the timing and the indisputable similarity of the names, the distributors were forced to hold the film back until two weeks after Dawn of the Dead (2004) was released in the UK.
The phrase "fried gold" originated behind the scenes of Simon Pegg, Jessica Stevenson and Edgar Wright's sitcom "Spaced" (1999) and was mentioned several times on the DVD commentaries for that series. It makes several fan-pleasing appearances in the film.
At one point, a zombie can be glimpsed wearing a yellow cycling helmet and lycra shorts. He's played by comedian Michael Smiley, who made appearances in "Spaced" (1999) as a bicycle courier named Tyres.
At one point, Ed ( Nick Frost) warns Shaun's mum ( Penelope Wilton): "We're coming to get you, Barbara". This line is a reference to a line from the beginning of George A. Romero's seminal zombie movie Night of the Living Dead (1968).
The zombie that Shaun ( Simon Pegg) and Ed ( Nick Frost) find in their garden is Mary, the checkout girl from the film's credit montage. A short story detailing her transformation into one of the undead was featured in prog 1384 of classic British sci-fi comic 2000AD. The issue went on sale 7 April 2004. The strip was called There's Something About Mary and was written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright (the film's co-writers) with art by Frazer Irving.
At the end of the film, as Shaun ( Simon Pegg) flicks through TV channels, a voice can be heard saying that claims that the epidemic was due to rage infected monkeys have now been dismissed as b.. Liz turns off before the voice can finish the sentence. The voice is referencing 28 Days Later... (2002), another British zombie movie.
All of the newsreaders and television presenters are real people portraying themselves.
Shaun ( Simon Pegg) complains that Ed ( Nick Frost) isn't his boyfriend, then says, "Thanks, babe." In "Spaced" (1999) series 1, a conversation begins in a similar manner between the two actors ("Alright, babe?"). This was, however, a total mistake. The writers unwittingly used the same joke again forgetting they had used it in Spaced.
The distributor/production logos at the start have an excerpt from The Gonk by H. Chappell played over them. This track was used to great effect in Dawn of the Dead (1978). Also, the end credits feature a new recording of the infamous shopping-mall music from the same film.
When flicking through the Yellow Pages, Shaun finds the number for the restaurant that does all the fish. It's called Fulci's Restaurant - a reference to Italian horror director Lucio Fulci.
Nick Frost (Ed) allegedly kept his genitals shaved throughout the production to create a genuine need to scratch that the character demanded.
The posters in Shaun's living room are all of artists on the Ninja Tune record label. These include Funki Porcini and The Herbaliser.
The TV news reports Shaun and Ed watch feature an anchorman who utters the exact same phrases as the TV reporter in Night of the Living Dead (1968).
When Shaun's girlfriend objects to going out to The Winchester he suggest a few other pubs, one of which is The Shepherds, which actually used to be Simon Pegg's local pub in Highgate until it was closed and re-opened as a themed-bar.
When Shaun comes into work, one of his co-workers mentions something about someone named Ash calling out from work. Ash is the name of Bruce Campbell's character in the Evil Dead trilogy.
The choreographed pool-cue beating of the zombie in the Winchester (synchronized to the Queen soundtrack) is a carefully referenced homage to the balletic assault on the homeless man in Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
The line, "Get behind me, get behind me," when fighting off the zombies in the pub is a direct lift of Han Solo's line in Star Wars (1977).
Chris Martin of Coldplay, who appears as himself on a news report near the end of the film promoting ZombAid, also plays a zombie. After Shaun and Liz escape from the basement of The Winchester, he can be seen playing the zombie walking past the phone box from right to left.
Shaun berates Ed for calling the creatures "zombies" (which they are, of course). This may be referring to the fact that many zombie movies (including Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Resident Evil (2002)) never mention the word "zombie" at all. More likely this is a reference to Danny Boyle - director of 28 Days Later... (2002) - and his insistence that it isn't a zombie movie.
When Shaun finds his zombie house mate in the shower he utters the words "Join us" in a half whispered tone. This is a reference to the first two Evil Dead films where the zombies are always asking Ash (also mentioned in the department store) to "join us".
The non-featured zombie extras were paid the princely sum of £1 a day for their troubles.
The scene in which Shaun and Liz leave the basement via the lift through the hatch into smoke and orange light, turning as they do so, is a direct reference to a scene in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) when Lando leaves the Millennium Falcon to rescue Luke.
When Shaun's flat-mate Pete answers his mobile phone near the beginning of the movie he says, "Hi Dom." This is a reference to "Spaced" (1999), where he uses the same greeting.
Members of the band, the Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, also feature as zombie extras. A song of theirs, "Mr Mental", is featured on the soundtrack album.
Before the line "He's got an arm off" is shouted, you can see a poster of a bleeding cartoon schoolgirl in the background. This is a stylized version of a scene from the Japanese film Batoru rowaiaru (2000).
When Shaun is riding the bus to work, the person in front of him is listening to Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400.
The pizza company that is seen on and off throughout the film (take-away place next to the corner shop, the pizza box sitting in the lounge and the various delivery men) is called Bub's Pizzas, a reference to Day of the Dead (1985) and the smarter-than-average zombie, Bub.
When Shaun goes to the shop you can see "Bub's Pizzas". The Trained Zombie in Day of the Dead (1985) is called Bub.
When Shaun is on the bus going to work at the start of the film, the tinny music that can be heard is Kernkraft's "Zombie Nation".
The death scene of David in the Winchester is almost identical to the death of Capt. Rhodes in Day of the Dead (1985)
The scene when Shaun and Liz escape from the pub basement on an elevator platform is a direct homage to Day of the Dead which featured a huge elevator platform that the zombies eventually use to gain access to the humans' shelter. The way that Shaun drops the handbox after activating the elevator is exactly the same movement that Jarlath Conroy who played Bill McDermott in Day of the Dead used.
The word "fuck" is used 77 times in this movie.
When Shaun walks to the shops before heading to work when everything is normal, Shaun passes a roadsweeper, on his radio you can hear a news bulletin detailling how a space probe called 'Omega 6' entered Earth's atmosphere several days early over the South West of England and broke apart over a well-built area. This a direct link to Night of the Living Dead, in which a space probe breaks up over a small town in America and the resulting radiation causes the dead in the local grave yard to come to life.
David Walliams auditioned for the role of David.
When the army show up outside the pub, Joe Cornish can be glimpsed as a zombie being gunned down - shown in his video diary on the DVD. He's being shot in the back, facing towards the camera.
When Shaun et al are trying to get inside the pub, horror writer and Frightfest organiser Alan Jones can be seen as a zombie walking past the phone box. He's the bald one in a check shirt.
One of the posters on Shaun's living room wall is a print by London design agency Airside. The print is from Battle Royale. Airside worked on promoting both films and produced tshirts for both films.
Towards the end of the film, every character but one is holding a gun/broken bottle against someone else's neck, as they plead with the instigator to not shoot someone on the ground. A similar sequence earlier appeared in Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Alex Zane, presenter of the now defunct "Screenplay" on UK MTV appears as a zombie on this movie.
The Winchester Rifle used in the Winchester pub was the same type of weapon featured in the original Night of the Living Dead (1968).
Director Cameo: [ Edgar Wright] during the "Remembering Z-Day montage, there is a long shot of the zombies walking through a park, Edgar is the one in Black who falls over himself.
Among the voices in the news reports you hear on television and radio you hear David Walliams on a TV news broadcast, Mark Gatiss on the radio, Keith Chegwin hosting the "Fun Dead" programme, and Rob Brydon voicing the "Zombies From Hell" show at the end. Also, the voice heard at the end dismissing the infected monkeys being the cause is Edgar Wright.
THE SHINING (1980)
Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Based on the book by Stephen King
“Are you scared of room 237?”
Jack Torrence (Nicholson) smokes Marlboros
Set in the Overlook Hotel in Colorado. The Overlook Maze is a hedge maze in front of the hotel, with a miniature replica on a table in the hotel. There is a legend the hotel is built on an old Indian burial ground.
Their radio handle is KDK12
Danny Torrance (Danny Lloyd) has visions of twin girls, victims of an axe murder
Danny’s imaginary friend is Tony
The previous caretaker was Delbert Grady (Philip Stone)
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
THE SINGING DETECTIVE (2003)
Robert Downey, Jr., Robin Wright Penn, Mel Gibson
Café Moonglow – Arrow pointing down to it.
Orders a saucer of milk – looks like a cat house.
How much is that doggie in the window, Patti Page
Psoriatic arthiopathy – 26 years
Harem Nights body cream
Dark believes in genocide.
Dark puts his faith in: Cholesterol, caffine, nicotine, alcohol, President Bush, carbon monoxide, masturbation, nuclear first strike, and not properly labeling poisons.
Dr. Gibbon – psychotherapist
See you gators later, in awhile reptile.
“Are you the guy I’ve been waiting for, since sax invented the phone.”
Dark tells Gibbons, “Little men shouldn’t sit where their feet don’t touch the floor, it makes me think of nursery rhymes.”
Pg. 116 – passage Gibbons wants to read to him.
Plymouth @ Dark and Binney Auto Service.
One liners for Michael Jackson, 2 liners for Helen Keller, Traffic Citations for Ted Kennedy.
Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco.
Jumping Rod – Book kid is reading.
The Singing Detective – by Dan Dark.
Dark calls Gibbons Dr. Donothing.
Dark has been in the bed for 3 months.
The plot is the worst thing and the best thing about a detective story.
He put his screenplay into shoe boxes.
‘All clues, no solutions – cause that’s how life is”
Salespeople of the year winners.
Gun holster on the back of his fender amp
Falcon on desk in Binney’s apt.
10 cents a dance
Meet me at the Laguna in half of an hour.
Parlow Atomic Laboratory in L.A.
The Reds are getting to the atomic scientists with sex.
Fate is the canopy that stretches over you.
Decaffinated – word he doesn’t like.
99 cents for gas.
Brenda helps him learn to write again.
Producer – Finney $40,000 offer
When you’re dealing with the devil praise the lord and pass the ammunition – I am not wrong.
Partners like – Laurel and Hardy, Donald and Ivanna
Based on the television series by Dennis Potter.
While Dan Dark is in Binney's office, he picks up a statue of a Maltese Falcon.
SIDE EFFECTS (2005)
Katherine Heigl, Lucian McAfee, David Durbin
The 2006 Trivia Movie
(ad played before movie is for RV-ing website)
Beginning of movie are lips saying “most efficacious”, “Best efficacy”, “Efficatiousesness”.
New drug that is rolling out is Vivexx (for depression)
CH is driving a Ford
CH has a degree in Political Science.
She was recuited. Her previous sales job was cellular phones. She was 23.
1994 – Dr. Jacobs
Festril was the drug she was pushing.
199? (That is what it said on screen) she meets a doctor who asks her out. She says yes, but he doesn’t have time to see her for a month, and then it would be at 6 am for coffee.
It says “12” in white letters on the blue t-shirt she was wearing when she told her mother what her new job was, and they hugged.
She keeps pantyhose in her glove compartment
Her l.p. is 45AY
She works for Braden Andrews
Rules for her job
Maintain an upbeat and outgoing personality
Maintain a professional appearance
Don’t date co-workers
Keep up to date by reading industry materials – the magazines her co-workers are reading (as she walks past them from right to left) are Scoop, Stud, Rich, Beauty
Return all calls promptly - she has 22 voice messages on her cell
Develop good relationships with staff – the next rep in tells Betty that Periwinkle is her color.
Carry yourself with poise and grace
Keep accurate records of staff preferences.
8 Billion dollar industry. 1 Million per hour.
The Betical Difference – Poster hanging behind her supervisor in the rep meeting.
Festral – Let’s hope for a really bad respitory season. Lots of pneumonia and sinus infections.
She’s now making reminder calls on Gluconox – She says she doesn’t know anything about Diabetes.
She goes to Rookies – All-Star Fun Sports Bar, with Zack.
She tells him a story about her father, where he asked her to snag him some samples of Viagra.
833131 – Zack’s truck (Ford 4x4) license plates
Reasons why she won’t be standing in his kitchen cooking him breakfast in 12 months.
Can’t cook a lick.
How is someone who doesn’t have a job going to pay for the bread to make the toast.
Zack has been saving for 10 years to build his house.
Dr. Scott describes pharmaceutical reps as the scourge of the earth.
They’ve got Glucodox to 10 cents a pill at the factory. The pharmacy is getting it a great price of $12 a pill. The consumer without insurance is getting a 30 day supply for $580.
The reps are trying to win a trip to Greece.
Suggestions from the other reps to increase sales:
Green Bay Packer Tickets and Party Bus
Trip to the day spa.
CH gets up at 7
She takes down a Twin Cities Marathon poster to hang her white board. She writes 180 on it.
She’s eating Fruity Rice
(Every time soda is shown that she is bringing to her sales calls, it’s Roundy’s brand)
Oct. 30 – 6 months. Is her quit date.
Murphy’s Law poster on the wall of the restaurant where they cook their own meat.
On day 173, Doctor asks what is on the pamphlet, she tells her it’s chocolate.
Grace (her roommate) is upset because it’s Friday and she doesn’t have a date – she’s bigger than 90% of the guys out there (She’s 6’1”)
Zach wears a Kung Fu t-shirt to the pound.
Her dad says if he’d boinked her mother 3 days earlier Carly would have been an Easter baby.
She gives her dad gas money
He’s on marriage #3 to a wife who is on husband #5
Death, taxes and Jerry Springer
Clock and Lunch Box are items he asks what to do with, she tells him to toss them. In the pile of stuff that is tossed, we see a dust pan and lots of thermoses.
They have to do 10 sets of grinders – to get ready to launch Vivexx.
I’d like you to meet Betty –she was voted most likely to succeed, but her depression got in the way. Do you have patients like Betty?
Carly’s bonus check is for $15,000.
Rock n’ Roll T-shirt – Zack is wearing on the bed.
Jacquline wants Carly to meet her at the copy shop.
Carly gets a watch from Vivexx.
Carly and Zack meet Dr. Wheeler and his wife at a restaurant and join them.
Carly gets upgraded to a BMW
They ask her to come to Lake Geneva for a manager’s meeting.
Zack is wearing a blue t-shirt (Bowling Sucks) when he waits for her on their 6 months since they met day.
Dr. signs up for Vivexx, Carly tells him he can keep the pen, he asks for hats.
Carly has been nominated for rep of the year.
There have been liver problems with the drug. 3 deaths.
Zack’s last name is Danner
Carly pretends to be Dr. Joyce Brigg, 201 …. Street, Madison WI
Dr. Feinstein – doc who’s information was cut from the study. The only listed side effects are mild sedation and teeth grinding. Dr. Feinstein had 26 patients whos liver stuff was raised.
Carly crosses out the 3 puts 1
Annual pharmaceutical rep dinner.
Peter Anderson is president of the company
#1 goal is to protect and preserve life
Carly wins the rep of the year award. Calls Sally Hanson to the podium to tell about her husband who died from taking the drug. (His pill bottle came from Walgreens)
Pharmaceutical companies spend 25 billion marketing its medicine.
The film cost 190 thousand
A very special thanks to Harry! (in credits)
SIX DAYS SEVEN NIGHTS
Harrison Ford, Anne Heche
Dazzle, name of magazine Heche works for
Gauguin Restaurant – 443 Madison Ave. N4 (where David Schwimmer asks to meet Heche when he sends her flowers)
He wants her to bring the doll from the flower arrangement to the restaurant
Island called Macataya
Tropical’s plane to Fiji layed up
Ford’s plane: Tahavalin Beaver F.0318
Ford’s charter: Harris Freight
Stat made up in magazine: 38.6% of women are pressured into quitting jobs after the first year of marriage
Heche’s new job is in Tahiti
Heche is prescribed Xanax for tension
Snowshovels for sale at $12.99, at Kmart
Pocket knife, Qtip, and shopping mall: guys into wilderness
Ford and Heche think they are wrecked on Tamitanga, instead of Matanewy
There is a Japanese WWII-era plane in a tree
Angelica is in Room 13
“Breadfruit – it’s not bread, it’s not fruit”
THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)
Set in Philadelphia, PA
Willis won a commendation from the governor for his work as a child psychologist
Cole Sear liked to play with his soldiers in the church
Cole was very similar to one of Willis’ old cases, Vincent, in terms of the symptoms, mannerisms, and even a patch of white hair
The door to the basement at Willis’ house had a red crystal handle
Cole’s school used to be a courthouse
Cole’s mother offered to make his triangle pancakes as a treat
Among the mementos Cole kept from his father were a pair of glasses (with the lenses removed) and a watch that didn’t work.
A bumblebee pendant was a cherished memento from Cole’s grandmother
THE SKELETON KEY (2005)
Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Peter Sarsgaard
Caroline Ellis (Hudson) reads Treasure Island to her patient as the movie opens.
Among the items in the patient's personal effects box was a “MAKE LOVE NOT WAR” button, and a keychain shaped like an electric guitar with “LIVE FAST DIE YOUNG”.
Caroline takes the keychain.
Caroline drives a red classic VW Beetle
Caroline is originally from Hoboken, NJ.
Caroline owns a Nikon camera, and packs using a Corona box.
Violet Devereaux (Rowlands) smokes black cigarettes.
Violet said she and Ben bought the house when they moved from Savannah.
The hoodoo shop is above a laundromat.
Caroline finds a record with Papa Justify's Conjuration of Sacrifice, dated 1920.
Papa Justify had a gold ring with three snakes and ruby eyes.
Brick dust is used to lay a line of protection—someone meaning you harm cannot cross it.
Chalk, sulfur, and blood are needed to create a circle of protection.
Caroline runs across a record of “Iko Iko” (not sure who performs it).
THE SKULLS (2000)
Joshua Jackson, Craig T. Nelson
Lucas McNamara (Jackson) – star of the rowing team
Hoping to enter grad school – can’t afford it – hopes the Skulls can pay
Snake & Skeleton Society, mascot is a python
“A snake without scales shows its veins.” – the weathervane
Carved on the wall of the Skull’s room: WAR
Skulls branded on the left wrist, covered by watches
Skull motto: “A Skull above any other”
322 alumni worldwide, including senators (Senator Ames Levitte of Virginia)
Action Jackson, the computer being taught how to paint, named after Jackson Pollock
Caleb Mandrake – blueblood, “soulmate” of McNamara. His father is a Skull.
Dr. Rupert Whitney, class of ’73
Linton Mandrake (Nelson) is trying to get on the Supreme Court.
’63 Thunderbird convertible, the car given to Lucas by the Skulls
Lucas missed Sully’s birthday, bought him a case of Sam Adams
Lucas’ mother died when he was a child, never knew his father
Skulls’ tape repository, in the Sturtevant Collection at the library
Martin Lombard, university provost, is also a Skull
Lucas is shipped to Sanctuary Psychiatric Institute
Lucas & Chloe hide out at the Hillcrest Hotel
Caleb presented with a check for $100,000, drawn on the Banque Nationale De Zurich, following the revealing process
Rule 88: Any decision made by the council to be kept a secret from the members must be unanimous
Lucas challenges Caleb to a duel under rule 119
Movie shot at the University of Toronto and Dartmouth College
SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW (2004)
Jude Law, Gwenyth Paltrow
Dr. Jorge Vargas (Julian Curry) is flying on the Hindenburg III airship, which docks at the Empire State Building.
Polly Perkins (Paltrow) is given a book, Newton's Principles of Mathematics, with a ticket to Radio City Music Hall, and a note to meet at 6:00.
Polly works the Metro beat at the Chronicle.
The movie playing at Radio City Music Hall is The Wizard of Oz. Polly arrives just in time to hear, “I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto.”
Sky Captain's full name, as stencilled on his office door, is H. Joseph Sullivan (Law)
Joe keeps a shot glass and a bottle of Milk of Magnesia in his desk, and another bottle in his airplane.
Scientist Walter Jennings (Trevor Baxter) has a lab in suite 1138.
Joe's inventor Dex Dearborn (Giovanni Ribisi) reads Buck Rogers comic books, and chews Dubble Bubble gum.
A classic Coca-Cola ad is seen on a wall (the freaky little sprite with a coke bottlecap as a hat).
The entire movie was shot against blue screen, with everything except the main characters computer generated. This was one of several movies to take that approach (although which was first is debatable), including: Immortel (ad vitam) (2004), Casshern (2004), and Sin City (2005).
To increase flexibility with the film's editing process, Kerry Conran shot each of the hundreds of extras individually on the blue screen, so that he could manipulate them in the final shot to his own liking without having to reshoot the entire scene.
Originally, the title was simply "The World of Tomorrow", but was changed so as not to be confused with another 2004 big-budget film, Day After Tomorrow, The (2004).
The film originally started out as a six-minute reel put together by Kerry Conran of CGI robots trampling through New York City. Producer Jon Avnet came across the reel and was deeply impressed, so he approached Conran with the idea of turning it into a full-length production.
The scene in which a zeppelin moors at the Empire State Building is in partial homage to King Kong (1933), in which mooring lines can be seen on the building in the final scene. The Empire State Building's spire was actually designed to dock airships. However, this proved to be impossible, as the dangerous updrafts from New York City's canyon-like streets would have torn the airships from their moorings and sent them crashing to the streets below.
Kerry Conran never went to New York City while making this film, and had never previously been there. He digitally recreated the entire city by referring to old photographs, some of which are even inserted into the digital environments as backdrops.
The logo for the Flying Legion is a winged lion with a banner reading "Ille Caelum Fremitus". Translated from Latin, this reads "The Sky Thrill".
The "World of Tomorrow" portion of the title is a reference to the 1939-40 New York World's Fair, which was named "The World of Tomorrow".
In the underwater sequence, Sky Captain and his allies fly past a graveyard of notable sunken ships. Among these is the Venture from King Kong (1933), with the cage used to hold King Kong visible, and the Titanic.
The first screening of the finished film was shown to a select audience on 22 July 2004 at the San Diego Comic-Con. On July 24, Jude Law, Bai Ling, Giovanni Ribisi, Kerry Conran, Jon Avnet, and Marcia Oglesby appeared in a panel to promote the film.
The film was originally slated to be released on 25 June 2004. However, it was moved to September 17th so as not to compete with the summer blockbuster Spider-Man 2 (2004) and to give more time for the production staff to fine-tune the finished product.
SKY HIGH (2005)
Michael Angarano, Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston
Stongholds Live in the metropolis of Maxville
Steve Stronghold (Russell) = The Commander Super strength and Nearly indestructable
Josie Stronghold (Preston) = Jetstream Super Sonic flight and a complete mastery of unarmed combat
Will Stronghold (Angarano) - no powers in the begining
Sky high is Commander and Jetstream's Alda Mater
Steve and Josie are top real estate agents for Superior Realty
Strongholds could win the trip to Hawaii for top house selling
Weren't in Hawaii since King Khamehamyhem set off a volcano
Layla Friend of Will - has control of plants
RED CELL PHONE for emergency calls
The two asked to go fight a robot downtown on Will's first day at school
TV Station is WXYY News chopper 5 shows robot battle
"Eastbound on the 115 take an alternate route due to robot.
Commander plucks out eye of robot for trophy
Strongholds live next to Mrs. Kebitch
Stronghold sign on bench "If it's stronghold Superior realty its sold" Phone number 1-800-656-1482
Ron Wilson is the bus driver of sky high
Uniform is Orange and blue hat and patch
Will Stronghold is third generation
Friend Zack got his power. Half way through August. He glows.
Sign on Bus changes from saying school bus to Sky High School Bus as it takes off flying
Sky High is kept aloft byt the latest in Antigravitational propulsion.
Stays in constant motion
"Don't miss the bus because the bus waits for no one, except for WIll Stronghold
Ron Wilson gives Will a card card says Ron Wilson Bus Driver
Sky High School sign says Welcome Freshmen class
two bad boy juniors: Speed -Wears letter jacket with INITIALS SH and a Lightening bolt on it; LASH - Wears orange shirt with skull on it
The Two ask for 15 dollar new student fee from freshmen
Gwen Grayson - President of the student council
Principle Powers - Linda Carter.
To activate her power she says "Comets Away!"
Kids have to go through Power placement
Be a Hero or Hero support aka sidekick
Coach Boomer - Bruce Campbell- aka Sonic Boom- Super power is super sound shock wave -He is the PhyEd Teacher- In Charge of power placement wears jacket with the yellow letters SH on it
Larry - Turns into rock creature. "Big Larry" - Boomer tests power by dropping car on Larry - Hero
Zack - Glows - sidekick
Ethan-Boy with glasses - Melts into a puddle "boomer calls him Popsicle" - Side Kick
Kid with 6 arms - Hero
Girl turns into Green and silver ball with a red star on it - Sidekick
Acid spit - HEro
Image shifter - hero
Magenta - shapshifter - turns into Guniea pig - side kick
Warren Peace -Mom is hero, dad is supervillian Baron Battle. Strongholds put his dad in jail Got quadruple life sentences with no chance for parole until after third life.
Lunch PA system asks sidekicks to quit ordering Hero sandwiches
Will Stronghold has no powers and becomes side kick
Nurse got kicked through wall by Will stronghold she has x-ray vision
kids who get bite by insects or fall into vat of toxic waste get their powers the next day or the die
According to nurse - most side kicks are from families with one super hero (sucker) and one normal person (demonstrated by tongue depressor)
Ron wilson - had two super power parents
After school Steve Stronghold shows Will the Secret sanctum
Grandfather gave steve the key to his secret sanctum to STeve when Steve was a teen...they actually used keys
1 rule never let someone into the secret sanctum
They Use poles to get to sanctum
Sanctum has pool table and a Jet stream and Commander Pinball machine
Trophies in the sanctum trophy room, Ticraniums head , Exo's number one bug bot , Royal Pains Pacifier acquired the first day the commander met Jetstream, Commander's most prized posession.
Plaque for Will Stronghold trophy
Robot Eye spy for Royal pain
While on roof Layla gives Will an Apple. She can't make lemons
HEro Support class
Taught by All American Boy who use to be paired with Commander
Zack wants to be called Zack Attack
At graduation Sidekicks are Assigned a hero and he or she will choose what they will wear and what they will be called
Mr Medulla runs the MAD science Lab Has a huge head
ON Black board, English for hero support. 1. Holy _____,______ Man
The Strongholds have Have king kamamhaym's surf board
Warren Peace's power is throwing fire
The Detention room neutralizes all superpowers
Wills full name is William Theodore Stronghold
Will discovers power gets an X-box from dad
According to Mr.Medula "The Foundation of all Mad Science are Rays from the shrink ray to the death ray"
Gwen Grayson is a technopath
Speed has Rockers 77 Shirt on after putting Zack and Ethan in lockers
Lash is name on drawing in locker holding Zack
Dare will to a game of Save the Citizen, If he wins they leave the sidekicks alone, if Will loses Lash and Speed can give Ethan a swirly everyday until graduation.
Ramerize and Hamilton Lose save the citizen
Stronghold and Peace fight in Save the Citizen
Will has NUmber four on his armor during save the citizen
Peace has number 6 on his armor
Will first freshman to win Save the Citizen and then he topped his moms score on the pinball machine
Layla at Paper Latern Will was supposed to be there at 8
Commander and Jetstream invited to homecoming to win "Heros of the year" award
Coach Boomers name is actually Tommy Boomowski
Sue Tenny weird one disappeared right before graduation was recruiting evil villians
Barron Battle stole the role in Oklahoma
Laylas lucky numbers are 4, 16, 5, 49
Will has a poster the reads December 20 Tenacious D battles Mitochondrial Disease House of Blues Sunset Strip.
Also has a poster that reads the Aquabats and the Moselys the Moonmonkeys and the Immortals on the wall
Speed has Joker shirt on at party at Wills while looking for a bucket
Day of homecoming sign out fronts reads "Do you have a date for homecoming?"
Year book of the Strong holds is SKY HIGH 1970
Ron Wilsons phone number is 223 555 0137
Banners in the front of the school Freedom Strength Power Knowledge
Initials on Baby Seats says RP
Royal Pain's side kick raised Royal Pain...is also Royal Pains Side Kick
According to actors who auditioned for various roles in the production, the main children's parts are to be contracted for not only a sequel but also a possible television series on the cable Disney Channel.
Actress Lynda Carter was initially given gold bracelets to wear as an homage to her 1970s Wonder Woman role. Warner Bros., who owns copyright to the Wonder Woman character, didn't want the bracelets shown in a Disney movie so they were removed from Carter's wardrobe for the film.
While Kurt Russell's suit had a cooling system, a tube where iced water circulated, Kelly Preston's didn't because it was so tight.
SLAP SHOT (1977)
Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean
Dunlop (Newman) is a player/coach for the Charleston Chiefs, of the Federal League
Product placement: Coca-cola, on drink machines and crates
When the Hanson brothers meet Dunlop, one says, “Think they got Speed Racer here?”
The Hanson brothers bring slot cards and tracks on the road with them.
The local steel mill is closing on April 1.
There’s a statue of a dog that saved Charleston from the 1938 fire.
Princeton’s wife wears a St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap
The team goes to see “Ice-straviganza”
Ned went to Princeton, and has a pet St. Bernard
Ned’s wife Lily drives a blue van.
“Don’t ever play ‘Lady of Spain’”—Reg Dunlop
Ned wears 10, Reg wears 8, Dave “Killer” Carson wears 3
Reg’s ex-wife Francine works at Gloria’s Cut and Curl hair parlor
On the marquee seen during the parade: Deep Throat and Meatballs
Reg got an offer to coach the Minneapolis Nighthawks
The Syracuse Bulldogs, whom the Chiefs meet in the championship series, wear uniforms identical to the Philadelphia Flyers, who led the NHL in penalty minutes every year from 1972-73 to 1982-83.
The referees in the game scenes wear red-striped jerseys instead of black, as was done in the now-defunct World Hockey Association.
In 1992, Steve Carlson (III) became the real-life head coach of the Memphis Riverkings, a Central Hockey League team.
All the original songs in the theatrical release, as well as versions shown on T.V., were replaced by other songs on the VHS and DVD release.
Many of the extras in the game scenes (as well as the Hanson brothers) played for the Johnstown Jets, a club in the now-defunct minor-pro North American Hockey League.
All three Hanson brothers played professional hockey either in the World Hockey Association and/or the National Hockey League
Nancy Dowd originally intended, the film to be a documentary. George Roy Hill convinced her that it would be better served as a feature length-comedy.
Michael Ontkean was a promising hockey player prior to becoming an actor, and was offered, and turned down a contract from the NY Rangers.
Shortly after the film opened, the Jets had to suspend operations for one season because a flood damaged their ice-making equipment. The franchise was eventually revived in the late 1980s and renamed the Johnstown Chiefs.
Brothers Jack, Jeff and Steve Carlson were originally slated to play the Hanson brothers. However, Jack was called up by the Edmonton Oilers shortly before filming began. His part went to another member of the Johnstown Jets, Dave Hanson, who was supposed to play Dave "Killer" Carlson. Actor Jerry Houser was hired for that part.
Paul Newman's player-coach character Reggie Dunlop was based on John Brophy, a long-time minor-league player and coach. Brophy later coached the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs for 2 1/2 seasons. Michael Ontkean played college hockey at the University of New Hampshire.
The Championship Trophy presented at the end of the movie was, in reality, the Lockhart Cup, which was representative of the North American Hockey League championship. To this day, it sits in the basement recreation room of Danny Belisle, where it has become a flower pot.
SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999)
Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken
Set in 1799.
Constable Ichabod Crane (Depp) is sent from New York City two hours upstate to investigate three beheadings at Sleepy Hollow
Crane has a cardinal in a cage, which he frees when he leaves town
Crane has a toy given to him by his mother, a spinning disk with a cardinal on one side and a cage on the other. When spun it produced the image of a bird in a cage.
The image on the backstop of the fireplace at the old cottage: an archer
The Headless Horseman was a Hessian soldier sent by German princes to help the English.
THE SNURKS (2004)
Patrick Stewart, Emily Watson, Glenn Wrage
Also known as “Back to Gaya”
Production company is spelled out in alphabet blocks
T.V. Show is called Adventures of Boo and Zino
Boo’s latest invention is Multi-functional Slingshot
Dolomite is the source of all their power
Fireworks spell out “go” to start race
Boo gets hit with the oneway sign – which he surfs on
Amazing Galger device #1 – takes out wheel on train car (little hand thing comes out of their wheel and opens up and rips the wheel on the next car).
Amazing Galger device #2 – Spikes on front of car that take out the huge fan on the back of another car.
Zeck – snurk that puts nails on road – he’s in love with Alanta.
Snerks give Zino a cake bomb for his birthday (2 mos. Away (for last year)). Boo puts it into the gas tank.
Alanta is on 2 weeks house arrest for participating in the race dressed as a boy.
Zino calls himself the pirate of love.
Episode 234 – Albert Drollinger – creator of Boo and Zino… working on eps. 234.
The 3 snerks, Boo, Zino, and Alanta all jump through the Proton Plasma Transporter to get the dolomite back.
I.N.I.A.C. – professor’s computer
1147 meters due east.
Anti-dragon high intensity foam blaster (what Boo and Zino left at home)
Boo and Zino escape into an amusement park that is being demolished.
We are building a better future – sign between 2 balloons that carry Boo and Zino away from the amusement park.
Susi’s Truck Stop – (unless there are more women wearing pink snakeskin pants and cowboy boots, Susi is the mother of the boy who tries to hit the snerks with a bat when they come through. This is never stated, just implied).
Susi pours the snerks shots of Susi’s Lullaby – for especially difficult customers 78x
SOAPED – sign on dumpster that Boo and Zino fall into
Susi and the man with her are making a ransom letter. “We have the snerks, pay us $10,000…
Tragedy – word written on toilet tank.
Route 666 – on door of Susi’s.
Gold Rush is the pinball machine
TV Heaven – e is flashing – wings on tv
Galactic offers – sign at TV Heaven
Johnny Schutz – Maria Gorganzola – on the credits of Zartan (play on Tarzan) – playing on one of the tvs.
New TV show @ 8 pm. (What will happen if they aren’t there to be on it)
Nixxon – Brand of tv Zino tries to jump through.
287 William Drive – Where their creator (Albert Drollinger) lives.
Transporter Monitor (what they are calling the TVs)
Super clutching elliptical coil – paper clip
LA VA 69 – professor’s license plate
STR(Y)KER (Circle around the Y) Industrial Complex
Science Fun with Professor N. Icely – lost his show to low ratings when Boo and Zino came on the air.
Catastrophies of the World – only show worth watching (according to Prof. Icely) – showing lava tonight (He’s going to use the dolomite to power the Proton Plasma Transporter to send lava into viewer’s homes as revenge.
Yakatoshi 3000 – robot that is transported.
Geiger wants spring water and his dressing room to be painted lilac, reverse the heroes on the show and wants to be taller in exchange for helping Drollinger
Put a little popcorn in your life. What Boo keeps changing the channel to instead of the lava. Boo send Prof. Icely to the lava.
Boo wants to stay for free will – But has to come back because Zino missed the dolomite.
Galger calls Drollinger with ideas for future plots.
This is the first German film to be completely computer generated.
This was Michael Kamen's last score; he died before he could complete it, and his orchestrators filled out the unfinished sketches.
Kurt Russel, Jason Scott Lee, Gary Busey
Sergeant Todd (Russel) has three things tattooed on his face: TODD; O POS; 3465
Todd was born in 1996
His serial number, 3465, was the director’s birthday
Todd’s military career includes the following campaigns: War of the Six Cities, Saudi Campaign, Battle of Argentine Moons, Battle at Tannhauser Gate, Montana Insurrection, Bolivian Coup of 2015, Battle of Shanghai, Shoulder of Orion, Nibian Moon Campaign Antares Maelstrom, Perdition’s Flames War.
Todd’s awards include the Captain Ron Trophy and the Plissken Patch (other characters Russel has played).
There were 20 of the advanced soldiers in the invading force.
Caine (Lee) loses his right eye in a staged battle with Todd and two other soldiers.
Russel broke his ankle on the set early in the shooting schedule.
SON OF PALEFACE (1952)
Bob Hope, Jane Russell
Bob Hope "here we are on a Harvard Campus"
Jane - " you know your little Penelope wants to marry you"
Bob Hope is Magna Cum Laude which means, "You folks drive home make sure you use a car" in Latin
Bing Crosby's cameo is driving a car, and is a character Bob drew up from Paramount supporting a large family
Bob is ? Son of Paleface
Trigger (Roy Rogers Horse) is the smartest horse in movies
8 Beautiful Girlies 8, count 'em! as The Dirty Shame Rockettes.
Score by Lynn Murray
Songs "California Rose", Wing Ding Tonight", "What a dirty Shame", "Button and Bows", by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, "Am I in Love", "Four-Legged Friend" by Jack Brooks, "There's a cloud in my valley sunshine" by Jack Hope and Lyle Moraine
San Francisco Times Headline - TORCH STRIKES AGAIN / ANOTHER GOLD SHIPMENT ROBBERY / NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TERRORIZED BY DARING BANDITS
Wanted dead or alive sign changes from $5,000 to $10,000
Shows a map of California with the following cities: san Francisco, Sacramento, Sonora, Tuolumne, San Jose, Sonoma
The Sacramento Star Headlines - GOVERNOR SEEKS FEDERAL AID / LOCAL AUTHORITIES UNABLE TO COPE WITH TORCH / WHITE HOUSE RESPONDS TO REQUEST FROM CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR
Roy Rogers appears out of the water and jumps into the governors carriage saying "good afternoon governor Freedman, when he's assigned to the case he trusts no one."
Sawbuck pass is believed to be the Torch's headquarters
Roy Rodgers sings "Four legged friend" with, telegraph office in the background cigar sign in background
Pitching a bottle of "doc lovejoy's wonder tongue" you can purchase a clean bill of health for only $1.00
Somebody wants to buy a bottle for the sheriff who is suffering form "torch trouble"
Son of Paleface drives a car in says, "somebody must be smoking a full pack" as his car pulls into a general service station
He winds up hitting Roy Rodgers in his pitch wagon and tells the sheriff he wants a crooked lawyer and to arrest the other men for drunk driving
Son of paleface says to quarantine Trigger because he has "chicken pox"
He accuses somebody of putting bourbon in Roy's toothpaste
Bob says he's going to pay for the wagon with "a preposition at the end of a sentence, and to split Roy's infinitive, the school marm will hear about this"
He has come for the inheritance of Paleface Patten
Golden Trail Saloon sign in the background
Paleface's will says "Junior was an idiot," but this idiot was all I got in this world showing what a lousy spot I'm in.
Junior says I always know I was a snook, but a nice snook anyway. He was at Harvard and took a class in "good snookery"
The inheritance chest has a YALE lock and junior wishes he had a pair of gloves
The chest is empty but Junior crumples up his watch and says he has gold everything, including "Gold Gall Stones"
Now he can afford a "Gabardine Head" for Summer - (his car)
Paleface has owed people for 30 years and will pay his debtors within 2 days of the reading of the will
Instead of being called Mr. Potter, Junior wants to be called "Mr. Nuggets"
Darling they're playing his song of "Money"
There is a statue in town that says "Paleface Potter, how he won the west"
Daddy is playing the harp in heaven singing "buttons and bows" and "Ki Yi Yipping Yi Yo's"
Indian Yellow Cloud says I will kill son of Paleface
Junior dresses up as Indian, saying, "Me send message to my girl Penelope at Harvard, Boston, Mass. Tool House Girl's entrance" from post office, Penelope says to get lost, and Junior hopes she can't pay the rig
The hat he borrowed from a horse is size "81/2 AA” Junior says he's giving him a new Easter outfit
They show a wanted dead or alive poster for the torch posse for $20,000
Once Jane Russell gets junior under a full moon, she will empty his father's chest
Old man says Paleface Potter and Ebenezer Hawkins were prospecting by day and night
Junior wants to invest in Organics and a Lampoon for the town
Junior says Indians brush their teeth with a whisk broom and says his dad taught the Eskimos how to rub noses. Junior walks into "The Dirty Shame Saloon"
The old man says to keep signing your checks like you're a millionaire and to act like a man, not a mouse
Junior wants a drink that not only puts hair on his chest but parts the hair in the middle. Junior asks Roy Rogers if he wrote his letter to Santa
Junior asks Roy if he's dead or he doesn't like women, and Roy says he'll stick to horses
The old man says Jane Russell owns the bar and is one of the richest in Californy and Junior says she wouldn't be bad in North or South Dakoty either
Junior says he majored at geology and anthropology in college and running out of gas at Bunker Hill
Thug wants to blow away Junior's yellow liver and Junior says don't forget the onions, thought for the day is to put the gun away, because his yellow liver matches his spine. The thug asks why he's so tenderhearted. Junior says he'd rather be tenderhearted rather than tender livered.
Junior says Harvard motto is tough as nails, hard as bricks, Harvard Class of 96
Junior says he wears coyote underwear, he says he won a letter in his canoe and wonders whets become of "sally"
Junior has a luminous dial on his watch
Jane Russell will meet Junior at the Delivery Stable at Midnight to take a ride in his car. Junior insists he will guard the door to watch out for Annapolis men and sailors that might walk by. Junior starts singing "wing ding tonight"
Junior says he went to college for 14 years, sign that says wanted dead or alive THE TORCH $20,000 Reward
Junior wants Mrs. Mike Potter (Jane Russell) to pay his bills through marriage, Tells Ebenezer to keep his hands out of his gravy
They took his tires off his car so he wouldn't leave town (chained them to the rafters)
Junior calls the horse (trigger) a four legged glue clock. Junior keeps his car at the Livery Stable and Wagon Works
Sign in the background says rooms
As junior gets chased out of the hotel by trigger there is a sign that says Guns Repaired
As trigger comes out of the hotel the sign in the background says "Bill Smith, Sign Painter"
Bob Hope is taking a bath and singing "Wing Ding" He's going to tackle her like a Princeton Back, Going to block the Yale attack
Junior says if he breaks his finger he'll have to slice the wedding cake with his nose
Jane Russell has an "X" marked on her horse’s shoe. She's supposed to meet the thug at SNAKE CANYON at 9 o'clock. It's 8 at this point
Roy Rogers sings "California Rose" outside Jane Russell’s window. She throws him a red rose
Junior speaks "cotton talk" to Roy Rogers and then speaks "Caboodle Talk"
White doves fly out of the tree as Junior climbs it. As he climbs he says he met a bee that wants to tell him about the birds
When Junior gets to his car he said somebody had swaggled his horn
Jane Russell wants to mix him a cocktail but the shaker is in the other room, she drugs his drink with 3 pills, when Junior falls asleep she hangs him on a coat rack. When she comes back from robbing the wagon she adjusts her clock from 5 minutes to 10 to 5 minutes to 9 to act like she never left. She refreshes Junior with a kiss
The lullaby that Paleface sang to Junior was Rock a bye Baby on the treetop, when the chest falls the bottom will drop
Ebenezer tells Junior to hide lead in his pants so that when he walks out of the bank it looks like there is gold in the sack
Junior says he's been eating too many raisins that he's breaking out in iron as he sinks in a mud puddle
Jane Russell has a white horse to pull her carriage and a brown horse to do her dirty work
Roy Rogers takes her to the "bridal suite" which is actually the jail
Ebenezer Hawkins and Junior find a note in the bottom of the chest that says "To my young idiott son junior, an man ol Idiott pardner ebeneezer hawkins from Paleface"
Junior says he spelled idiot with "2 t's"
Gold hidden in the moose head in the hotel in sterling city
Junior take the tires off the "Doc Lovejoy's wonder tongue wagon
Junior has a crank that he turns with a boxing glove on his car.
Two vultures land on his car and he says "Mike & Louis" don't be hitchhiker, its against the law and remember no smooching in the balcony. Junior tells the birds there are no buzzard burgers on the menu, he also says that desert madness is accompanied by ringing in the ears
Junior says he sees a mirage of snow and people ice-skating. Mike and Louis turn into penguins and Junior asked them why they had to dress for dinner
Roy Rogers asks tree Indian women if they've seen a white man with sign language. The women reply, "I was peaches, I was cream, I was captain of the team" and start waving Harvard flags
Sign says Sterling City "If you pardon the expression"
Junior says the hotel in sterling City looks like a Yale dorm
Ebaneezer is shot in the head in the barbershop, Jane Russell "Mike" thug kill him because he wouldn't reveal where the gold was
Junior keeps saying, "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" He also says he's going to steal trigger's teeth
When Mike shows up at the hotel, Junior says he will meet her 3rd cobweb from the left
Junior is wearing a shirt that says, "Block that Kick" on the back of if
Mike and Junior sing "Am I in love" as Mike is giving Junior a shave. Mike calls Junior a Deer and Junior calls Mike an Antelope, and asks to go on the range and play
Junior is wondering about Niagara Falls a honeymoon spot because you can see the sights and shower at the same time
Roy calls Mike "Ms. Delroy" her real name. Her father was swindled out of money by Paleface
Roy claims that trigger has "horse sense" and Junior says that if he had any sense he wouldn't be a horse
Roy asks Junior how big of a coward he is and Junior says, "He was captain of the Olympic Team"
Junior talks to an image of Paleface and Paleface says it's not so bad being dead because he found a woman at the south end of the furnace. She's got a younger sister, 3 red and 21
It says 1 o'clock on the cuckoo clock in the barbershop
Mike and junior make their escape by throwing banana peels out the car
Sign says State Prison, Junior and Mike have 4 kids while Mike is in prison
License plate # on Junior's Car is M612
THE SPANISH PRISONER
Campbell Scott, Steve Martin, Rebecca Pidgeon
Movie opens in an airport, at an island San Estephe in the Caribbean.
Joseph A. Ross (Scott) invented “The Process” for “The Company”.
Secretary Susan Ricci (Pidgeon) has dinner with an FBI Agent, Pat McCune.
Keychain for room key at hotel is a fish.
Julian “Jimmy” Dell (Martin) asks Ross to take a package back to New York, a book “Budge on Tennis”, and sets up a dinner date for the following Friday.
Ross notices the binding is poor, and buys another copy of the same edition at a book store, Weitz, Weitz & Coleman.
Sign in the lobby at The Company: “Someone Talked!”
Ross waits at his apartment, calendar says Friday, March 12, 1997.
Ross has a large folding knife that he got when he was in the Boy Scouts, with “Be Prepared” engraved on it.
Secretary Susan lives at 110 Mott Street, above the Sunshine Bakery.
Painting in Dell’s office: City of New York Metropolitan Airports
Jimmy Dell opens a Swiss bank account for Ross, with the code word Paddy, the name of his mother’s dog, with a balance of 15 Swiss Francs.
Emma Dasilva lives at the Wiltshire.
Ross’ date of birth: December 10, 1960.
“The Spanish Prisoner” is an old con-game: Man has left his sister and fortune in the Old Country, and needs help getting them out. The person to give the man money, gets the sister and the fortune.
If things go badly during the meeting with Dell, Ross’ code word is “happiness”.
Restaurant that Dell takes Ross to is McIntyre’s.
Leaving his friend’s apartment, Ross goes to the 79th Street subway station.
Ricci is cut off by a truck of Reddick’s baked beans—makes her think of Boston
Police think Ross is headed to Venezuela, because they have no extradition treaty.
Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson
American spaceship from 2048 found at the bottom of the sea. Powered by liquid nitrogen, and serves Smokehouse Almonds.
Coral grows at one inch a year. Places the ship at the bottom around 1706.
Used Panther Explosives to blow the ship up at the end.
Attacks by jellyfish, giant squid, and sea snakes.
Agency in control of the operation is OSSA.
Norman (Hoffman) wrote the definitive work on ULF (Unidentified Life Form) contact, a report for the Bush administration (for $35,000 “It paid for the down payment on my house.”). Suggested a group consisting of a biologist (Stone), a mathematician (Jackson), and an astro-physicist, headed by a psychologist (Hoffman).
Both the mathematician and the physicist received their degrees (multiple PhDs) from MIT. The mathematician received his first PhD at age 18, the physicist at 19.
The code spewed by the entity was cracked by mapping a keyboard in a spiral onto a sphere. The entity claimed its name was “Jerry”.
Harry (Jackson) used to read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea when he was a kid, but could never make it past the squid attack on page 56(?). All the copies of the book manifested were blank after that page.
SPY GAME (2001)
Robert Redford, Brad Pitt
Set in 1991.
Tom Bishop (Pitt) was first used in Viet Nam, in 1975, as a sniper to kill a Laotian general, codenamed “Red Shirt”.
Bishop learned to shoot in the Boy Scouts. Gets the nickname “Boy Scout”.
Redford drives a green Porsche 911, license plate LHH 236.
Bishop was stationed in Beirut in 1985. He posed as a photo-journalist. He wore a San Diego Padres baseball cap.
Bishop gives Redford a flask for his birthday.
Bishop smuggled the flask into Beirut in a diplomatic pouch; called the smuggling route Operation Dinner Out.
SPY KIDS (2001)
Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara
Gregorio (Banderas) and Ingrid (Gugino) Cortez were spies who worked for different countries, fell in love, and got married, retired, and had kids.
Gregorio’s codename is Hombre.
Gregorio’s brother, Izzy (Danny Trejo), is also a spy. His codename is Machete.
Izzy was Gregorio’s best man.
Mr. Lisp (Robert Patrick) is hiring Fegan Floop (Alan Cumming) to build him an invincible army.
Floop has a kid’s daytime TV show (7:30 – 8 am?), featuring Thumb-Thumbs and Fooples.
Machete builds spy equipment, including rocket packs, electroshock gum, the world’s smallest cameras, and the Floop Castle.
Gregorio was part of a project to develop the “Third Brain”, an artificial brain.
Mr. Minion (Tony Schalub) designed robot children for Floop, and was also part of the Third Brain project.
Juni (Sabara) has a problem with warts.
Carmen (Vega) recites her full name as a password at the safehouse and at Machete’s lab.
Product placement: McDonalds fries and hamburger at the safehouse.
Carmen and Juni take a sub, the “Super Guppie” to the safehouse.
Ms. Gredenko (Terri Hatcher) is Gregorio and Ingrid’s contact at the OSS.
Cheech Marin has a small role as Uncle Felix, and George Clooney has a cameo at the end as Devlin.
Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx
Opening text "Naval Air Force. The Near Future. To combat the mounting Threat of Terrorism, a new program has been created. Armed with the most advanced and experimental technology, its purpose is to destroy the enemy wherever they operate in the world. Over 400 hundred pilots for the program 3 were chosen"
Opening takes place at Naval Air Test Range/ Fallon, Nevada
The test score on the test excercise was 100/100
The Pilots fly Talons.
Only 3 known to exist
Lt.Carla Wade - Jessica Biel
Henry Percell - Jaime Fox
Ben Gannon - Josh Lucas - outside of his plane has name Lt. Big Ben Gannon
The three pilots Commanding office is Cummings
The pilots get a carrier. USS Abraham Lincoln captain is an old friend of Cummings Dick Marsh Field
Joined by new wing man.
Henry says "4 is an unlucky number"
4 is not a primary number therefore unlucky because it can be divided unlike a prime number which can only be divided by 1and itself.
Chip Odell is believed to be the 4th Wingman.
Pilot Moto "You know what I think, don't think Drink"
USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN is in The Philippine Sea
Tim the technician is working off a Vaio Laptop.
Robotic plane opens when given the command "Open for Tim Please"
The Robotic Plane uses Cataline A1 METHANE
Exo-skeleton: metal ceramic composite
Aero Elastic Wings
Pulse detonating Engines Twin Hybrid Scramjet turbos
Any sensor can pick out a face 5 miles away
Lt. Wade "It could be called a Smart UCAV"
UCAV - Unmanned Combat Ariel Vehicle
The jet uses Quantum Processing 10 terabits a second
Cockpit is only for testing and maintanence
Plane is called "Eddie" refered to as VeLo Stealth
The Plane hums means its thinking
The jets official name is EDI UCAV- Extreme Deep Invader
The design of the Talon jets is based on the Northrop Grumman Switchblade, a forward-swept swing wing fighter-bomber intended to replace the F-111.
Environmentalists who opposed this film being shot in the Blue Mountains Wilderness Area took the film producers to court, along with the government department which issued the filming permit. The court found that the filming permit had been issued illegally and ordered the producers to stop shooting the film in the wilderness area immediately. An alternative location had to be found.
Jessica Biel was the only one to not get motion sickness from the gimballed cockpit.
500 gallons of gasoline were used for the explosion in the Alaska airfield sequence. NASA had to be notified of it in advance because it was so big.
When Keith Orbit is looking at the code for the AI, we can see that the code is written in LaTeX, which is a language for typesetting mathematics much as HTML is used on the Internet for typesetting web pages.
Rock band Incubus have been commissioned to write songs for this film.
In the theatrical trailer, Randy Edelman is credited as co-composer.
Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Pryce
Opens with Father Andrew (Byrne) investigating a statue of Mary, in Bella Quinta (sp?), Brazil, that cried blood tears.
Frankie (Arquette) lives in Pittsburg, PA, and works as a hairdresser.
Frankie was born in Naples, Florida.
Stigmatacs are devoutly religious people who exhibit the wounds of the crucifixion: The pierced wrists, the whip-marks on the back, the crown of thorns, the pierced feet, and the pierced side.
The appearance of the wounds was often accompanied by the smell of flowers, especially jasmine.
Doves and water dripping up were signs that something unnatural was about to happen.
STIR OF ECHOES
Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Erbe
Based on the novel “A Stir of Echoes” by Richard Matheson
Set in a Chicago neighborhood.
Jake wants to wear his bug pajamas, which were downstairs, not the firetrucks that were waiting for him.
Tom Witzky has at least three tattoos: a Celtic cross on one forearm, a heart with “M&T” on the other forearm, and a rattlesnake between his shoulderblades.
The drink of choice for the possessed: Minute Maid orange juice.
Tom and Maggie head to the local high school (nickname, Wolves) football game
Samantha Kozac was killed on St. Patrick’s Day, 1999 (March 15?), to the tune of “Paint it Black” by the Stones. She broke a nail and lost a tooth in the process.
Hugh Jackman, John Travolta, Halle Berry
Gabriel (Travolta) mentions Robert DeNiro’s Midnight Run in his opening monologue
Stanley Jobson (Jackman) works for DeHavilind Oil Co., Field #23, in Midland, Texas.
Stan is hitting golf balls, most go to a set of oil barrels marked 150 YARD
In Stan’s fridge: 1 can and 2 bottles of Heineken, Minute Maid OJ, tobasco, Heinz Sweet Relish, Wonder bread, a red onion, and a banana. Ginger (Berry) takes the can of beer.
Stanley’s daughter Holly lives with her mother Melissa
Stanley’s t-shirt: FREE & EASY
Melissa is married to Larry, the “porn king of southern California” (Back Door Movies)
Ginger offers Stan $100,000
Gabriel’s license plate: W998 AFR
Gabriel’s laptop is a Dell
Stan was Wired’s Man of the Year in 1999
At the coffee bar, Stan orders a triple espresso
Stan’s social security number: 669 54 7311
Gabriel mentions Sugerland Express while on the bus
Money is transferred to an account in Monte Carlo, account number 356 127G, password SWORDFISH
THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY
Matt Damon, Jude Law, Cate Blanchet
Set in 1958 and 1959.
Mr. Greenleaf offered Tom Ripley (Damon) $1000 to go to Italy and bring his son Dickie (Law) back.
The Greenleaf family got rich by building boats.
Dickie’s sailboat is named “Bird”, after Charlie Parker.
Dickie’s fiance, Marge (Blanchet), is writing a book.
Marge makes a mean martini.
Ripley decides to buy an icebox for the group with part of the money Mr. Greenleaf is paying him.
Dickie loves jazz, and plays saxophone.
Dickie only knows “about 6 songs”, including “My Funny Valentine.”
Ripley plays piano.
Ripley and Dickie go to San Remo for a jazz festival on November 7, 1958.
Dickie’s suicide note is dated January 8, 1959.
TEACHER'S PET (1958)
Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young
The Perlberg-Seaton Production
Music Scored by Roy Webb
“Teacher’s Pet” Intro Song “The Girl Who Invented Rock and Roll” “Teacher’s Pet Mambo” Word and Music by Joe Lubin
Building says: New York Evening Chronicle
The guy is touring a group and says this is only a hand full of the 2500 employees at the Chronicle. Men and women who are the eyes and ears during love and war. Men and women who uphold the highest tradition of journalism.
The man puts down a stack of newspapers, headline reads: Hatchet Murderer Slain in Love Nest.
James Gannon is the city editor (Clark Gable)
Managing Editore is Lloyd Crowley
Colonel J.R. Potter is the publisher
On one of the reporters chairs it says: No Parking
Someone tells Gannon that Fisher is trying to call him from Bellevue about some lady trying to commit suicide with sleeping pills. They pumped her stomach and got a quart of Bourbon.
A lady comes over and introduces herself as Barney’s mother, Mrs. Kovack. Barney’s mother is trying to get Gannon to fire Barney so he will go to school. His father worked all his life at an overcoat factory on 7th Avenue. Before he died he said “Get Barney educated that’s the golden key”
The bin in the background says “Overnights”. Gannon says “Your husband took the dictionary in his hunch pail every day to work and said education is the golden key”
Gannon points to someone he calls Dan, he also pulls a letter from the university from E.R. Stone
Mrs. Kovak accuses Gannon of trying to be Barney’s father “Kids don’t come easy. You have one first. You wash his diapers, you stay up nights with them, you love and warry about them for 18 years, and then maybe you have a right to tell them what to do.”
Peggy calls Gannon on the phone asks him to go to the show, Gannon’s co-worker reminds him that Tuesday is poker night. Gannon tells Peggy he’ll meet her at the Bongo Club after an important meeting.
Gannon says “I’ll talk to Barney like a Dutch Uncle unless you’re too closely related.”
Sign in background with Barney in front of it says: $ (?) Character (?) is a number that was unreadable on the tv
Gannon talking to Barney says: “The (who) Boss died (when) two minutes ago (where) in his office (How did it happen) Some dame shot him. Gannon says all reporters should answer these questions and Barney didn’t.
Gannon goes into Crowley’s office to talk about a memo he was going to send to a university. Crowley says, “It’s worded wrong. The Colonel is on the board fo directors at this cockamamie university, he received an honorary degree last year” Gannon says “They pass those things out like someone dealing a poker hand” He also says, “I don’t like eggheads, I don’t like colleges, I can’t even stand the smell of chalk” Crowley says “I’m not asking, I’m telling you to apologize to the cockamamie university.”
Gannon goes to the university and asks where Professor Jones journalism class is located. The receptionist tells him “On the right, Room 102” He gets there and the clock on the wall reads 8:00. He tries to talk to a woman that he thinks is Professor Stone and her name is Karen Pinpray.
Professor Stone says: this class is a survey course in Journalism. We’ve had a lot of newspaper people from the Times, the Tribune and the Daily News.
She reads the letter she got from Gannon to her class, where he declines to lecture. Saying city editing doesn’t leave you much time fro bridge luncheons, guided tours through Rockefeller Center and the canning of crab apples, including lectures to journalism classes. If I came I’d be carried away by academic integrity and tell your students you can only learn it with first hand experience. The school Gannon graduated from there were no lectures without 4 letter words. No books except ones to be thrown at you to wake you up, no degrees except the third. Information was gotten by getting your eyes and ears open and your nose clean, inspiration by a swift kick in the pants. You’re wasting your time and I prefer not to waste mine. Yours Truly, James Gannon
Prof. Stone (Doris Day) gives her opinion of James even though she’s never seen him.
Puts a cigarette in his mouth like this (she demonstrates) he wears a suit he hasn’t had pressed in months, he has a battered old hat that he wouldn’t give up fro the crown of England. Poker comes easy to him and he drinks hard. His opinion, “I never got through high school and proud of it.” He boasts about his exploits with the ladies. He’ll never marry anyone but his job. He’s the perfect example of a dying race, the unpressed gentlemen of the press. Prof. Stone says: “Like my dad says, education teaches you how to spell the word experience.” So I will teach you about reporting, copyreading, and re-write, even though Mr. Gannon feels I’m wasting your time. She compares Gannon to one of the few relics of antiquity outside of the museum of natural history. As the other students are getting text books, Gannon leaves the room.
The scene switches to the newspaper office with Gannon saying, “I don’t mind you taking that creep to lunch, but why does it have to cost $6.60. Where do you think you’re working, Hartford’s Bizarre. The guy he was chewing out compared how he liked college football instead of professional football with Gannon calling him an idiot. He’s telling Theresa this and she gives him her dog house that is sitting on the desk and says, I got this yesterday, and you can have it for today.
Gannon yells at Barney and asks him for the paper, “What do you think this is… a weekly?” The newspaper Gannon is reading has an advertisement for Macy’s on the back. He reads and article “The Future Belongs to the Educated Man” by Dr. Martin Edwards, by Tip College said.
Gannon calls Prof Stone “Amateurs teaching Amateurs how to Amateur.
In Prof Stone’s class she talks about how you can compare the grocer to the boy in the paragraph and tells her class “Be careful with pronouns, so as not to confuse the reader” Prof Stone talks to her assistant who says the man with the moustache doesn’t have an enrollment card as he walks in the door.
Prof Stone says: your first articles were rather good, but you’re not quite ready fro the New York Times. The fundamental rules for reporting. Kipling said in a poem he wrote, “I keep six honest serving men, they taught me all I knew” They’re names are what, & why & when & How & Who… as Gannon interrupts, he says it wasn’t Kipling, it was Emerson. Prof Stone says accuracy is as important as punctuality. (Cross Town Traffic) Garrison says Joseph Pulitzer said the 3 most important things about newspaper work is accuracy, accuracy, and accuracy. Prof Stone makes Gallager (Garrison – Gannon?) go enroll, so he leaves the class.
Prof Stone is going over the overhead screen, Paragraph 5 she says many of the customers shouldn’t she identify them, whenever possible give the names.
Prof. Stone gives Gannon some salient facts that he has to type 250 words about. She says if you don’t finish tonight you can always work on it this weekend. He comes back 5 minutes later with 150 words and Garrison says, “You know what, news writing is literature in a hurry.”
The article reads: A trigger happy teenager bent on robbery shot Jerome Hefner, 62 at 5:30 pm yesterday and left him bleeding to death on the front sidewalk of his grocery store at 286 East 110 St. Within minutes of the shooting Rosario Salas, 17, was captured in an alley outside and brought to Hefner’s side. “That’s the one”, cried Hefner, pointing at Salas. Hefner had been robbed twice before in the past 18 months. “I just couldn’t take no more,” the dying grocer told Sgt. Dan O’Rourke of the homicide squad. “When this crazy kid waves his gun at me and says give him my money I just threw the dollar bills in his face.” The young assailant is the oldest of nine children of a widowed Hermanita Sales, 623 Certa Street. He was held for investigation of murder. “I didn’t mean to hurt nobody” Salas told Sgt. O’Rourke. “But when he threw the money at me, I don’t know, people been throwing things at me all my life.”
Prof. Stone says it’s one of the best articles written in her class. Prof Stone says trigger happy is a common hackney term used by reporters.
Gallagher (Gannon) says he’s in the wallpaper business
Gannon’s excuse – Dotty Spring from shipping and Harry Harper from legal decided to tie the knot, so his boss forced him to take the class to create a weekly at work.
Gannon’s so called reporter friend said that taking the course would be like betting on a 3 legged horse.
Prof Stone became a teacher from a reporter to be like a musician teaching an orchestra to hear the music the way he hears it. I want to influence reporters to become editors.
The paper headline says: Blood Crazed Sex Maniac Strikes Again. Prof Stone says that’s all reporting is, Blood and Sex.
As Gannon is talking on the phone, he’s drawing a picture of Prof. Stone. He asks for an address, 979 5th Ave. He asks his assistant who is free, and he says Gardner. “Send some people to cover those visiting firemen from Russia” he hands the assistant the picture of Prof Stone, and the guy says: That’s one way to end the cold war.
Gannon is at the flower shop, writing a note that says, Let’s try to end the cold war – James Gannon (1st note). The first name in Prof. E.R. Stone is Erica. (2nd note) I’m sorry… It was Kipling. Jim Gallagher
Dr. Pine calls on the phone while Prof Stone and Jim Gallagher are in an after school conference. He asks her to a concert. The proposition that Prof. Stone offers Gallagher is after class, at night to do investigative reporting. Prof. Stone says, “My father used to say a reporter has to do a lot of sweating before they are forced to perspire” My father ran a country newspaper.
Prof. Stone wants Gallagher to do a 2000 word story on the previous article he wrote. Gallagher says, isn’t that like making a salad out of old lettuce, like my reporter friend used to say. Prof Stone says “That idea went out with prohibition” It’s the big Why that newspapers need to focus on. Newspapers can’t tell what happened but need to tell why it happened. The shadows in Central Park, the overcrowded schools the police stations… people want to know why things happen. He asks her to go for coffee and Prof. Stone says this is what we call a think piece, you have to think for yourself.
Prof. Stone’s receptionist is supposed to schedule Gallagher for an appointment but she’s booked with Doctor Pine Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. and Tues (concert). He gets an appointment Wed. at 9:30, but says 7 pm will be easier.
The scene goes back to the paper office. One guy passes a note saying “This is the advance on Jim Bacon AP story” The other guy calls it (drama). He tells Jim (James) that he doesn’t have a quarter. James asks what’s going on the guy says “They found a bomb in a locker at Grand Central, but no damage.” The guy says, Why does he do it, why, why?
James asks for information on the Puerto Rico situation. He needs intimate stuff. Census figures on housing, employment, family income. Survey on prejudice, police statistics for a thinkpiece. The Phi Beta Kappa kid (Harold) says he has all the info James needs. Mr. Gannon tells him to write the 2000 word article for him.
The Why guy came back and asks Gannon why people do things and Gannon says, “Because they’re sore at the world.” The bomb was heavy, his arms got tired, and he put the bomb in the locker, they only cost a dime you know.
Gallagher calls Prof Stone’s receptionist to get her address (Erica’s) and she says “Dr. Hugo Pine has the inside track on Prof. Stone.
Barney is handing out fan mail the next morning. He gives some letters to Mr. Kent.
Harold (Miller) when he was doing his report, went to visit Mrs. Salas as part of the story. She lives with 8 people which is against the housing law. The landlord charges $40.00 rent for one room, and takes another $40.00 under the table. It was that $40.00 the boy was after when he did the robbery. Gannon has Miller switched back to days as a favor for doing the story.
Tess calls Gannon about information on Dr. Hugo Pine. Special consultant on psychological warfare. U.S. Army Member of Governors, Committee on State Mental Hospitals, Chairman of the Mayor’s Committee on Juvenile Delinquency. Gannon asks, “When did he win the Nobel Prize.” Tess says he also writes books. Tess calls Gladys to get the book store. As she carries all of the books in she gives him a bill for $83.40 which he complains about. “The Psychological Manifestation of Abnormal Cultural Patterns” is one of the books. “The Mind in a Primitive Environment”, “Symptoms and Syndromes”, “The Effects of Frustration on the American Woman” One guy asks what does he write (answer: double talk). It must have took him 60 years to write all this stuff, with no time off for bad behavior.
Barney comes over and asks Gannon if he can write obituaries. Gannon says you can start with Dr. Hugo Pine.
Gannon is sitting in Prof. Stone’s office as the receptionist asks, “What is a five letter word for New Zealand Parents.”
Prof. Stone is supposed to go to dinner on Dr. Pine’s birthday, but wants to persuade Gallagher to quit the wallpaper business to do reporting. She wants him to take other classes in English, History, and Psychology. He calls Hugo Pine an (Egghead) so he won’t be taking Psychology.
Sign says Bongo Club in neon letters. Gannon is with Blonde haired lady (Peggy Devour) who is talking about deductibles and capital gains. She calls him Jimsy and asks him what a psychologist is. Gannon says “He’s a guy who gives all kinds of advice about things he knows nothing about.” So he’s got more than a thermometer, he speaks 7 languages, he’s read every book, he doesn’t have the experience of working his way from the bottom up. He compares Dr. Pine to a dead pigeon.
He goes over to wish happy b-day, and orders 2 scotches for him and Dr. Pine. Gannon says he doesn’t want to take Dr. Pine’s elementary psych course, because he feels it’s a waste of time. Dr. Pine suggests a course in reading. Gannon congratulates him on the book “Symptoms and Syndromes”. Gannon says, “He spears this line drive rushes over and touches second then dives over and tags the runner sliding in, it was in 1921 the only un-assisted triple play in world series history. Bill Womsgance”. Pine says, wasn’t that in 1920, Cleveland against the Dodgers. I Remember reading about it. Indians took it in five games it was the first year they played five out of nine games series then the following year they went best four out of seven.
Gannon says, “We’re on the bridge and there’s a kamikaze headed straight for the enterprise as me and the admiral looked on.” Pine says, “Isn’t that a coincidence, I was on the Enterprise at the time, what a day that was. I was topside at the time, I was on duty” Gannon asks Erica to dance. In the middle of dancing they switch to the Mambo, and Dr. Pine steps in because Gannon can’t do it.
Now they’re getting ready to do the floor show. The guys bring the bongos over, and Dr. Pine speaks Whatootsie to the man, and says, we did the Whatootsie tribal rhythm dance during victory celebrations and shows up Gannon and gets the crowd cheering. Gannon toasts “To the Whatootsies”
Peggy Devour comes out and sings “The girl who invented rock and roll” After the song is over, Gannon spills Erica’s drink on her. Dr. Pine decides they will leave, and tells Gannon that he studies the psychological effect of inebriation. I can drink any amount at all and it doesn’t bother me a bit.” Gannon says, “It doesn’t bither me a bot either.”
Prof Stone asks Gannon if they can give him a lift, (Sign in background says – Entertainment Nightly, 3 Floor Shows) Gannon declines as Dr. Pine tells him, “Old man, all you need is a deep breath of oxygen.” Right then Dr. Pine passes out.
Gannon says, “Seeing Dr. Pine in the gutter is better than a Turkish bath.” Dr. Pine has an 8 o’clock class in the morning, and not tomorrow, because of his condition. Prof. Stone says you want Dr. Pine to be wrong or miss and that’s what happened when he fell flat on his face.
Prof. Stone calls the teacher/student relationship a very complex one. You have to be friendly and keep your resistance at the same time and maintain discipline.
Prof. Stone’s secretary had Gannon convinced that Erica and Hugo were going to become a vital statistic, but Erica says they were collaborating on a book, “Psychological Factors on a Newspaper Readership” Gannon calls that a Racy title.
Erica asks him if he wants Instant Coffee, Instant Tea or Instant Me, then starts singing “The Girl Who Invented Rock and Roll”
Gannon says Devour supports and invalid mom. He also says she’s off on Mondays, and tells Erica, “you could fill in for her, as long as you take the knife out of my back”
Plaque on wall says (Pulitzer Prize – Joel Barlow Stone, for Eureka Bulletin). The other plaque readsm (The Trustees of Columbia University of The City of New York). He won the Pulitzer with an editorial. Another plaque reads (If you want to sell papers tomorrow, try deceit ~ If you want to sell papers ten years from now, try honesty… JBS)
Erica calls her father “A hard-headed hoosier with a nose for the truth.” She calls her new book with Dr. Pine a blueprint for journalism students to read and follow. On the bottom of lighter Erica gives Gannon are the initials JBS. Erica says, “Tonight we’ve been whistled out” as tea pot goes off in the background.
Erica asks Gannon if he wants raspberries, scrambled eggs, bacon and tomato sandwich as he walks out the door. Oatmeal’s had it, or how ‘bout some waffles?
As Gannon is walking home, a sign reads (Prescriptions and Fountain Lunch)
The Scene switches to Dr. Pine’s house next morning. Gannon says, “Sorry you missed the 8 o’clock class.” Pine says, “I may miss the semester. You can have coffee if you don’t rattle the cup and saucer”.
A mixture used by tribal cannibals in the Malanisia Islands – Pine got the recipe from an anthropologist for hangover medicine. He says that it should be made with a lizard egg, but you can’t have everything (he used a chicken egg, shell and all). Pine says don’t shout, you sound like a parade of banshees.
Gannon came to ask Dr. Pine advice for his friend, Max Minnick (himself) used a phony name, Max Martin. Dr. Pine – pransitory amora Gannon – hit and run proposition. Dr. Pine advises to be completely honest.
Dr. Pine compares journalism to hangovers, “you can read about it for years, but until you experience it, you have no conception of what it is really like.” The rest of Gannon’s letter was filled with purlethy(?), guilt and insecurity, revealing you a complete mess.”
Gannon says, “Don’t feel guilty about passing out, I gave the waiter $5.00 to spike your drink”, Pine says, “so now I know, I only gave him $2.00”
The scene changes to the newspaper. As Gannon walks in everyone tells him “The colonel wants you.” Gannon gets on the phone, “Gladys, get me Erica Stone’s office Plaza 35598, and call the barber for a haircut and a manicure.” Gannon asks Barney to get his suit and hat clean and he says to his co-workers, “What’s wrong, can’t a guy get clean once a year?” Gladys gets back on the phone, Gannon says, “Get the florist on to send flowers (he knows where). Send roses, with a card that says pick you up at 6:30, signed Jim”
Gannon goes to visit and Colonel tells the secretary to cancel that luncheon engagement. Colonel received a letter from John Baldwin, an old friend of Erica’s father. The three of them went to Europe (John Baldwin, Joel Barlow Stone, and the Colonel) in 1927.
Erica is mad at Gannon, she just feels bruised and kicked.
Gannon’s assistant says, “Yell at me, swear at me, please don’t be quiet and polite, it’s not like you, Jim.”
The coffee pot says “Hot Dept” on it.
How do you spell philanthropist? Gannon says he learned how to spell one lousy letter at a time, the hard way isn’t always the best way. Experience is the jockey and education is the horse. “I’ve spent 1/3 of my life going to, staying in, and back from men’s rooms.”, as he fires Barney.
Gannon goes over to Dr. Pine’s office and he’s going through copies of the Eureka Bulletin, her dad’s paper, to get ideas for his book.
Gannon says, “When a dame hangs in your arms like an old laundry bag, it’s all over.” Dr. Pine says, “She’ll go through the typical feminine reaction of indignation, indifference, indigestion and insomnia” Gannon says, “I was an obstinate, prejudiced, inconsiderate, cold hearted louse, but at least I was something.” I’m just a big, understanding remorseful slob.
Dr. Pine asks if he wants a drink. Gannon says he wants a martini. He also says, “inadequacy has been creeping upon me like ivy for years.” Erica called Gannon stupid, and he’s wondering why. Gannon’s looking for the vermouth, says to Dr. Pine, “Nothing in gin will hurt you. It’s good for your stomach.” Gannon says, “I know chimpanzees that have a better education than I do. Why should I trust my intelligence.” Dr. Pine says education is the acquisition of knowledge, familiarity gained by experience. Wisdom is defined as possession of experience and knowledge. Now being experienced you have education, knowledge and wisdom, you’re brilliant and you do make a good martini. Gannon pulls out a press pass, drivers license and says “You have a Phd that proves you’re educated.. Gannon compares a high school diploma to the Nobel prize. Dr. Pine promises Gannon a BA in Literable Arts.
Erica shows up with some of her dad’s old original notes. She thought they might be interesting in chapter 4 to show the genesis of some of the editorials as she notices Gannon’s hat on the table. Dr. Pine says, “He’s in the bedroom, utterly despondent, remorseful, filled with contrition and ideas of self destruction.” Erica thinks Gannon’s desire to humiliate and hurt was the reason that he did what he did. Dr. Pine says “Gannon shouldn’t be held in contempt, he should be pitied”. “You once took this (proud) powerful man and made him into a weakling, bewildered and floundering in a sea of doubt.” Gannon comes out of the bedroom, telling Dr. Pine that Erica’s father’s writing stinks. Gannon is sorry that he hurt Erica by saying it, but at least it was done by honesty. Gannon says, “the bulletin isn’t even a newspaper, it’s a guy sitting around the cracker barrel and talking”
One page one there is an article (about 4 columns) about how the berries that Art Smith was selling were blueberries or huckleberries. The bulletin is published twice weekly and reaches 2500. One page of advertising. The Chronicle has a circulation of a half million, it costs a dime, and cost that much to print. It’s the advertising that does it (staying alive).
He winds up with 49 columns for news and why waste 4 of them on Art Smith telling me whether they’re blueberries or huckleberries.
The scene switches to Erica’s house. Sign on the desk reads: There are some things more painful than the truth… but I can’t think of them.
Back at the office the staff is burning newspapers in the newsroom. “Don’t pour coffee on that, it’ll explode.” HOT COPY.
Gannon goes to visit the Colonel and Erica’s there too. She asks Gannon “To debate about constant repetition and dogmatic principles and to do some guest lectures on the aspects of journalism.” Colonel read the thinkpiece that Harry wrote. He thinks it’s “Long but news worthy”. To Gannon, everything over 500 words is a novel. Erica says since we can’t pay you to lecture, the Dean was going to give you faculty status. Gannon says, “we’ll talk it over over lunch”. As Gannon is getting ready, Barney’s mom comes by and thanks Gannon for firing her son.
Gannon pulls Harry aside and says “We sell advertising at $25 an inch, so take this story and save us $300 by shortening it. Salas also had four partners when doing the crime, poverty, prejudice, bitterness, and despair.
Newspaper headline on desk reads: “Fleeing Bandit Killed by Truck”
The script by Fay and Michael Kanin was first written as a drama. When they were turned down by every studio they submitted it to, they rewrote it as a comedy. Paramount Studios immediately purchased the property.
TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Kristanna Loken
Sarah Connor’s coffin is at Valley of Peace cemetery.
Kate Brewster (Claire Danes) lived in apartment 305.
Kate worked for an animal hospital (Emery’s???).
Kate drove a Toyota Tundra truck from the animal hospital, with the license plate PET DOC 2.
John Connor (Stahl) is drinking a Budweiser as he sits on the bridge at the opening.
Its $170 million budget is the highest approved budget to date (other movies cost more, but had smaller "approved" budgets).
Was originally slated to be shot in Vancouver, BC, but was relocated at the last minute to LA. Speculated reasons for the move was due to rising criticisms against American productions being shot in Canada ("runaway productions") and Arnold Schwarzenegger's political aspirations, although the official reason is that LA studio space became available at the last minute to accommodate the production.
Former WWF wrestler Chyna was originally slated to play the Terminatrix
After viewing initial dailies, the director, Jonathan Mostow deemed Sophia Bush too young to play hero John Conner's love interest, and replaced her with Claire Danes.
Claire Forlani auditioned for the part of Kate Brewster.
Shane West was considered for the part of John Connor.
A number of actors were supposedly in the running for the role of the T-X, including Vin Diesel, Shaquille O'Neal, Famke Janssen, and Joanie Laurer. Laurer's name came into the mix when she was recommended for the part by Arnold Schwarzenegger himself during an interview prior to filming.
The T-X was originally called the T-1G. At one point The T-X was going to be a male Terminator.
The secret production name for the movie was originally "York Square".
Aside from creating the characters, James Cameron had nothing to do with this film.
Ang Lee was offered to direct the film, but turned it down to direct Hulk (2003) instead.
The original tagline of "The War Begins 2003" was removed from all promotional material due to the political climate of the time, and the war in Iraq. The line was changed to simply "Coming Soon".
Toyota Motor Corporation provided seven Toyota Tundra trucks to be destroyed in the movie. Toyota will also be selling a limited edition of Toyota Tundra T3 trucks.
Arnold Schwarzenegger put up $1.4 million of his salary to ensure that a key scene where a construction crane smashes into a glass building was shot. Director Jonathan Mostow, was apparently worried that the film was going to run behind schedule and over budget.
In an early draft of the script, Lance Henriksen's character of Detective Vukovich from 'Terminator, The (1984)' was to reprise his role, though bound to a wheelchair following the events of the first Terminator. The idea was eventually dropped.
Kristanna Loken put on 15 pounds of muscle to fit her role of the T-X. She also took a mime class to prepare for her part. Because her character has so few lines, she had to learn to communicate through facial expressions and body gestures.
For advertising purposes Indian Motorcycle Company donated eight "Chief" model motorcycles outfitted as California highway patrol bikes for use in the film, one of which was completely destroyed on purpose when crushed by a truck during a chase scene.
Besides Arnold Schwarzenegger, the only other actor to appear in all three Terminator movies is Earl Boen who played the character of Dr. Silberman in all three movies.
Arnold's signature line "I'll be back" is not uttered in this film. It's however replaced by two similar variations: referring to the T-X, he tells John Connor "She'll be back". Then, reappearing for the film's climax, he announces "I'm back!".
The character of Kate Brewster's fiancé was originally named Scott Petersen. Due to the name's similarity to Scott Peterson (a California man accused of murdering his pregnant wife and their unborn child in late 2002 while out fishing), and the plot of his fiancée's kidnapping, the character's name was changed to Scott Mason, although he's still listed as Scott Petersen in the credits.
The famous line "Get out!" is said in all three films.
A shot of the T-800 getting on a motorcycle and then swerving to the right as he takes off is seen from the same angle in all three movies.
The famous line "Come with me if you want to live" is not used in the film. However, a variation of it is given when John says to Kate "Do you wanna live? Come on!" in the cemetary.
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (2003)
Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Erica Leerhsen
Date at beginning of movie: August 18(?), 1973
Van full of kids on their way back from Mexico, on their way to Dallas for a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert (front row seats).
Listening to “Sweet Home Alabama” (on 8-track?).
Blair Meat Company
Name on the mailbox in front of the farm house: HEWITT
Poster on the ceiling of the van – Alfred E. Newman, with “Dead Head” (?)
Two pounds of marijuana are brought back from Mexico, hidden in a pinata.
Gunnar Hansen was asked to play the role of the trucker in the end of the film.
A then unknown John Larroquette provided the narration in the original _Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The (1974)_ . Despite becoming a distinguished actor in the years since, he happily agreed to reprise his role for the remake.
The severed head of Harry Jay Knowles from Ain't It Cool News can be seen in the basement of Leatherface's house.
A deleted subplot detailed Erin being pregnant, which was why, when they went to Mexico, she didn't "drink the water" or "smoke the weed", as they talked about in the final cut.
'Daniel Pearl' , cinematographer for the original 1974 version of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, reprised the position for this movie.
There's a homage to the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre regarding each films leading ladies Erin (2003) and Sally (original). In the remake, Erin pulls out a knife to unpick a lock. When asked where she got it from, she replies "from my brother". In the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Sally's brother Franklin is obsessed with his knife, and at one point in the film gives it to Sally. She never returns it...
On his final day of shooting, Eric Balfour stripped down, threw his wardrobe back to the crew, and walked off the set only wearing a baseball cap.
The remake saw is a Husqvarna 359 with a 28" guide bar. These saws are made today and were not available in 1973 Texas.
In the original script, the character Jedidiah was going to wear a Felix the Cat T-shirt throughout the movie. This was later scraped because the copyright holders of Felix the Cat wouldn't allow it. However, the novelization of the movie features the character wearing the shirt. Also, Jedidiah was going to be killed by Leatherface by slicing his chainsaw through his back because he let Erin and Morgan go. This was later scrapped because the filmmakers thought it was too intense.
Lauren German, who plays the Hitchhiker, originally auditioned for the role of Erin.
In the original script, the Hitchhiker was 15-16 years old. The filmmakers later decided to changed her age to make her about the same age as the principal cast.
Katie Holmes was considered for the part of Erin.
In 2002 Marilyn Manson was announced as the composer for this project. He later had to bow out due to conflicting schedules, though.
Banned in Ukraine by Ministry of Culture
Erica Leerhsen screamed so loudly during her screen test that people in other parts of the building called the police to report that a woman was being attacked.
During the scene in the van with R. Lee Ermey (The Sheriff) and Jonathan Tucker (Morgan), Tucker forced the gun down his throat in order to make himself vomit every take. If you watch carefully you can see him spit the vomit out of his mouth in the scene.
Dolph Lundgren was first considered to play Leatherface, but he turned them down so he could spend more time with his family.
Kemper's death was originally slightly more graphic: after Leatherface hits him in the back of the head with the sledgehammer, he drops to the floor gasping and convulsing with blood pouring out of his head. Pepper's death was also more graphic, originally Leatherface swipes the chainsaw down into her cutting into her stomach. In the final cut of the film the impact is off-screen(you only see Leatherface swipe the chainsaw down, and you hear it cutting into her, with feathers from her jacket floating in the air.
TEST PILOT (1938)
Clark Gabel, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy
Directed by Victor Fleming.
Tagline: They're yours... in a heart-walloping love story!
Plot Outline: Jim is a test pilot. His wife Ann and best friend Gunner try their best to keep him sober, but he crashes a plane and Gunner is killed.
There is a thank you at the beginning for the advice and assistance from the United States Army.
On the side of the fuel truck it says (For JIM LANE, New Coast-to-Coast Speed Record).
Grenade Aviation Gasoline
The plane Spencer Tracy is in is the Drake Bullet.
Drake calls the plane a PEACH (sweet)
Everything is grounded except in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Gunner is asking woman on couch where’s Lane and she says, “I don’t know I have a date with him at 10’o’clock. I’ve been here since 9”. He left for home 3 hours ago and it’s 12’o’clock now”.
Jim walks in and says, “This is Mabel and she said she was dying of thirst”. Gunner says, “You know what time it is?” Jim says, “Time to go to bed”.
There’s an ELECTRA clock that says “12:55” as Gunner wakes Jim. Jim says, “How’d she wind?” Gunner, “2762.” Jim, “How’s the weather?” Gunner, “62 mile tail wind at 20,000 feet and a 78 tail wind at 25,000 feet.” Jim, “How’s that storm over Colorado?”
Jim tells Drake “This plane might be a peach but it will lose some fuzz but keep its school girl complexion.” Drake, “I’ll see you tomorrow in New York.”
Gunner tells Jim “Take it easy, you have 4200# of gas in this crate.” According to Drake the flight will take 5-6 hours.
As Jim is flying he has to put the GAS DUMP lever. The call letters on the plane are R23655. He emergency lands 20 miles outside of Wichita Kansas. He tells the lady to call the Union Air Terminal in Burbank and ask for Gunner Morris. The lady calls him a Prince (Ann Barton from Wichita). Jim asks Ann what time it is and she says 6. Jim says, “Look at all that hay”. Ann says, “That’s Wheat, the Staff of Life.”
Ann’s mother asks “How many WAFFLES can you eat?” Jim says, “How many you got?”
Jim Lane “I entered high school as a sophomore and came out a freshman” and when he entered the Army “they didn’t agree”.
Jim tells Gunner that he blew the oil pump in his plane. Gunner says he will leave about 5:30 and asks Jim why he always lands in the sticks. Jim says “But everybody knows the Barton Farm. The wheat sways like a silk in the sea”. Gunner says, “It sounds like a blonde”.
Jim and Ann go into town to watch a baseball game. The score board reads:
The guy in front of Jim and Ann keeps yelling “HORSE SHOE”. Ann says the guy’s from Omaha. The last thing your pitcher expected was a HIT & RUN. She also says “What’s a matter with your second baseman getting over the surprise”.
When they go to pick up Gunner from the airport, Jim takes Ann up in Freddie’s Plane. Gunner arrives on united airlines call #NC 18111.
“Ann lives in a house in a sea of wheat and wait until you see those honeysuckles” Jim says.
Jim tells Gunner, “Alright Chicago, I’ll have that ship in New York before you pack up your tools.”
Back at the farm Jim asks Ann ‘whose care is that?” Ann says, “Oh, that’s my sweetheart’s, Joe.” As they get out Joe invites Gunner and Jim to a dance that evening. Gunner with a smile says can’t you smell those HONEYSUCKLES AND RASPBERRIES.
Joe and Ann get back and Joe says Ann’s staying here and not going to the moon. We are going to be married.
Ann gives Jim HELL about using the word NICE as in nice life, nice fella, etc. Ann compares Jim to a big bear. Ann asks Jim if he wants her to blueprint her dream.
Jim takes off for New York and returns after he flies over the baseball field (WICHITA). In New York Drake and Gunner figure Jim had crashed as he flies in and introduces Ann as his new wife. Jim says they got married on their way to Indianapolis. Gunner says, “I wouldn’t be surprised if Jim got married in Indianapolis and divorced in Toledo.”
Jim tells Drake and Drake says, “You were due here in 7 hours. Because aviation has advance 7 years you come back 37 hours with a girl.”
Drake tells Jim you’re going to test that Thompson racer on Thursday and today is Tuesday that’ll give you a couple of days for your honeymoon. Jim says “So you can advance me a couple of hundred and I’ll see you a week from Thursday.”
Jim says, “Who are you going to get to replace me?” Drake says, “Benson.” Jim says, “I am the only aviator in the world”.
The racing prize on Thursday is 10,000.
A guy is trying to convince Jim to fly his plane. He says, “If I buy you a drink will you look at her?” Gunner says, “If you buy us two we’ll sit in her”. As they walk up to register, there’s a $.50 displaying on the register.
Ann says, “He buys a ring for $600, gets fired and has $10 left to his name and is laughing.” As the cashier rings up the bill it displays $.30.
Jim tells Gunner, “There’s apartments on 81st that you don’t have to pay in advance”.
Jim says he finds a diamond in the parking lot.
The landlady tours them though the apartment and tells Jim that “will be one month in advance, $150.” Gunner says the doors and faucets work.
The landlady says, “You fly our planes in Fort Wedo. Jim tells the landlady, “I want to borrow a $100 from you.” She says, “I have $9, but you can have it.” Jim, “You can have it, I got you beat by a buck.”
Jim says, “That’s the way us pilots work. We go 5 or 10 grand in the hole buy always pay our people back. I wish my 10 had another zero on it.” Gunner pulls out a $100 bill and tells Jim “I’ll Trade.” Gunner tells Jim to go buy her a nightgown.
Jim goes to the store and asks where the lingerie department is and the attendant tells him 3rd floor. The helper on the 3rd floor asks Jim and Gunner what color and Gunner says, “Ladies always like pink”. She pulls one out and Jims asks, “What’s the damage?” The attendant says, “$60”.
At the restaurant Jim, Gunner and Ann go through brochures for a honeymoon. Jim says, “Rural England, The Netherlands, France, Italy, Sweden. Gunner, you better look up the hotels doc.” Gunner says, “If you win the race I will have to switch the 10 grand to Swedish dough.” Jim says, “We’ll hire a castle in the Nile or whatever that river is.”
Gunner doesn’t want Jim to fly Grants ship to beat Drake because it’s too dangerous.
A sign in the background says Cigars, Pipes, Cosmetics. Ann asks Jim for a dollar to buy a toothbrush. “You want white teeth, don’t you?” The cabbie wants $2.20 for his fair. Their cab number is 496.
The National Air Race is held at the Cleveland Airport.
There’s a bi-level plane with the call# R873H.
The main event is the Thompson Trophy Race.
Fred Benson is worried his plane is so fast that the judges won’t be able to count the laps. He got his money already and he’s taking his family to Italy.
Jim and Gunner go to the bar and Jim orders “A scotch and a coke” and Gunner says, “A coke and a coke”. Gunner calls Benson a parachute jumper.
May (Benson’s wife) keeps talking about the Mediterranean. Benson’s kid asks, “Have you ever been to the Mediterranean? The sea is as blue as the sky.”
Jim’s plane (Grant’s) is #7
Jim Lane won this event last year with a Record 259.108 mph in the Drake special.
Benny Stroll will be flying #86. The plan at take off behind Jims is #70.
Each corner is called a bend with a marker on the racetrack.
With 40 miles to go Fred Benson is leading the race at 279mph on the 16th lap.
A shot of Jim has him passing the #4 plane with call# R14215.
Jim’s call #R32727
He passes #12 with call #R28555.
The announcer says Lane’s going to gamble with 15 miles to go as Jim’s engine is smoking. Jim ends up winning but Benson crashes his plane.
Benson ends up dying and Jim goes to see him at DENISON’S FUNERAL HOME. Drake tells Jim that Jim should have flew that plane.
Jim gives Mrs. Benson $5000 as part of a bet made prior to the race.
Jim is at the bar and Ann has a Pioneer drink that originated in Wichita Kansas.
Jim says, “When you’re flying you compare it to a kiss from a fiery red Cinderella.”
Gunner tries to grab the prize money from Jim, telling him to save it. Jim keeps calling “waiter, waiter”. Jim tells Gunner not to come back till he gets a bottle.
Ann wants to change her red dress to a blue one. Gunner takes her back to the apartment and goes back to look for Jim. Jim isn’t at the same bar. The first place he looks in is the Avalon Club.
A piece of paper comes up on the screen saying:
Cleveland (EST) AR
Akron (EST) LV
Pittsburgh (EST) LV
Washington (EST) LV, and holidays
A sign goes by saying “Gotta Dance Café”
Gunner enters room number 43 where he finds Jim in Chicago with all the cash blown.
As Jim and Gunner get back to the apartment in New York Ann calls Jim a “Bad Boy”. Jims asks, “What have you been doing for the past 5 days”, as he cuts an apple with his BIG BEAR look.
The room number for their apartment is 10.
Ann says, “Three roads face them with DOOM written on the end: (1) suppose he didn’t drink he slapped her back again. He sits around with nerves screaming in triumph drinking sarsaparilla with me and Ann, (2) He’s retired from flying and works on the ground. Imagine a man with a heart in the sky living on the ground. He wouldn’t like himself and I wouldn’t like him either. He’s in love with a woman with wings and I can’t cut her out, (3) We’re on the last road we go on as if nothing happened and another race and another race until some day when he’s not as young or quick enough. She slaps him off and Mrs. Benson will take home another man on the train.”
Ann, “I won’t be the champion of snickers”.
Ann says to Jim, “I want to be invited to the party, I‘ll make a cheese sandwich if I’m invited.”
Jim tells Gunner that he’s going to take every job that comes his way and put all the dough in Ann’s lap. Gunner says, “She would really like you if you quit flying and opened a shoe store.”
Drake asks Gunner if Jim’s getting that settled down look and asks him if he would play bridge any night of the week. He even wears a white tie. A general from the Army drives up. The car says, “official use only” on the side. Jim is supposed to run the plane as fast as possible before it falls apart. The general says, “Billy Hogan did the same test, but didn’t live to tell about it.” Jim says, “I’ll kiss the wing goodbye at 3,000 ft.”
Ann shows up at the airfield in cab #461. After Jim does the test, Ann says, “wouldn’t it be funny if it rained and we all got wet. He wouldn’t because he has an umbrella (parachute),” as she faints in Gunner’s arms.
The reading on Jim’s instrument panel was 9.6.
Ann is sitting at the bar and Jim orders a scotch and gives her a check for $4000.
Headline to a newspaper says, “TEST PILOT LANE TO SEEK NEW SPEED MARK WITH SPECIAL SUPERCHARGED SHIP”.
New York Chronicle reads, “LANES RADIO SILENT ON RECORD FLIGHT”
The Daily Herald reads, “HE FLIES MERCY SHIP TO ARTIC”
The Daily Leader reads, “LANE MISSING OVER ARTIC”
The Daily Dispatch reads, “LANE TO TEST PHANTOM SHIP TODAY”
Ann, Jim, and Gunner go to the carnival. A sign in the background says “The WHIP”. They are on a carriage and Ann requests to have Jim buy her PEANUTS. Jim says, “You know what goes good with peanuts is champagne.”
Gunner ends up waking up from passing out and asks where they are and Jim says, “We’re going through Brooklyn”.
As they’re loading the bomber with sandbags a man has DRAKE AIRCRAFT CORP on his uniform. Drake asks the general “How much heavier do you think these new bombs weigh?” The General says, “3-4 tons.”
The height record for these bombers is 20,000 ft. with a range of 5,000 miles. We are shooting for 30,000 ft. or 6 miles.”
When Gunner’s talking on the radio his first report is 7,000 ft; his second report is 15,100 ft.; his third is a new record height of 20,200 ft.
Full throttle manifold pressure is at 34.5; rate of climb is 600ft, fuel flow 76, and rpm 2200.
His forth report, “We’re at 26,000 ft. Manifold pressure dropping”, his fifth report 29, 350 ft.
After they crash land, Gunner dies and Ann says, “Will I have to wait Jim, one more year for you?” Jim says, “I’m not a normal guy who sits around the house and make a couple of babies and all that applesauce.”
Drake calls Ann (THURSDAY) and she says she hopes he squawks and squawks.
Jim ends up instructing pilots for 30 minutes. The plane in the background has #51 on it. The other plane in the far background is #80.
He puts a piece of gum on the tail wing like Gunner used to always do.
He flies the plane into the horizon. THE END.
THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR (1999)
Quote by Descartes before the opening credits: “I think, therefore I am.”
Created a simulated 1937 Los Angeles
Main character’s “link” was a bank teller
THE 13TH WARRIOR (1999)
Antonio Bandaras, Omar Sharif
Bandaras and Sharif were running from Tartars when they ran across the Vikings.
Sharif managed to converse with the Vikings by finding one who spoke Greek.
Bandaras was forbidden to drink fermented fruit or wheat, but mead is made from honey.
Loosely based on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem, "Beowulf," whose author is unknown.
The film omits an explanation of who the "mist monsters" actually are. In the novel, author Michael Crichton reveals they were the descendants of the Neanderthals.
Adapting "Beowulf" for his novel and then for this movie, Michael Crichton changed some of the original names for ones that sounded similar: Beowulf is here named Buliwyf, Hygelac becomes Hyglak, the Grendel transformed into the Wendol, etc.
Graeme Revell had composed a complete original score when the movie was slated to be released as "Eaters of the Dead" in 1998. But after the film was deemed unwatchable during test screenings, Michael Crichton took over the project and rejected Revell's original score and brought in Jerry Goldsmith to rescore the film, renamed "The 13th Warrior".
Since Michael Crichton published his novel "Eaters of the Dead" in 1976, the basis of this film, it has become regarded as one of the most notorious hoaxes in Librarianship Circles. The Ahmad Tusi Manuscript that Chrichton referenced in his bibliography as being the source of this story, is completely made up. The name of the translator Fraus Dolus is in fact two Latin words meaning both 'hoax' and 'fraud'. The University of Oslo, where this manuscript is supposed to be kept, have (since the book was published), on an annual basis had to send out letters telling enquirers that they have been the victim of a hoax.
In accordance with the book, John McTiernan's version of the Wendol's mother was an old woman, which was filmed with veteran actress Susan Willis. When Michael Crichton took over and did the reshoots they decided that brutally killing off an old lady did not reflect very well on the heroes. Crichton decided after the fact to make her younger, sleeker and tougher. In the final released film, Wendol's mother is played by actress Kristen Cloke (uncredited), but the final credits still list Susan Willis as the Wendol's mother (although she is nowhere to be seen in the final cut).
One of the Viking ships used in the movie is now to be found in the Norwegian pavilion in the EPCOT-center, Walt Disney World, where it is used as a playground for kids. The Disney-company is also the owner of Touchstone Pictures that made the movie.
Omar Sharif was disappointed by the finished film that he took a temporary retirement from acting.
THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (1999)
Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Faye Dunaway
Crown (Brosnan) owns Crown Acquisitions.
Russo very clearly chugs down a can of Pepsi One. We never did find out what the green sludge was that she drinks for breakfast.
The Metropolitan Museum receives an “Greco Asian Equestrian Statue” (a Trojan Horse), while expecting an “Etruscan Sarcophogus”
Crown swipes a $100,000 Monet from the Metropolitan, with help from four bumbling Romanian thieves in the Trojan horse. (“We only speak English from here on.” “Except Janni. He can’t speak English.”)
Russo makes a 5% commission on any payment she keeps her insurance company from paying.
Use of an image from a Magritte painting of a man in a gray suit with a red tie and a bowler, with a green apple obscuring his face.
THREE KINGS (1999)
George Clooney, Mark Wahlburg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonez
Troy Barlow (Wahlberg) and Chief Eglin (Ice Cube) talk about what kind of car to buy once they are rich. Barlow wants a convertible Lexus, while Chief asserts that only Inifinity makes a convertible.
Chief Eglin worked as a baggage handler in Detroit before the war.
They find a convertible Infinity in one of the bunkers.
Shot of an Iraqi guard eating a Slim Jim.
Anthony Hopkins, Colm Feore
Based on the Shakespeare play “Titus Andronicus”
The letters on the microphone, as the announcements are given at the beginning: SPQR
The Goth prince (Darius? the one with short blonde hair) is playing a video game called “Radikal Cycle”, and smoking blue cigarettes
Titus has the Moor cut off his left hand, to exchange for his two sons’ lives
TOMB RAIDER (2001)
Angelina Jolie, John Voight
Directed by Simon West
The training robot is named SIMON
Product placement: Pepsi (in techie’s trailer)
The character “Alec West” is named after the director’s father, since the original name “Alec Mars” wasn’t cleared by the legal department in time for filming.
Lara Croft uses an Ericsson Bluetooth Headset and an Ericsson R310 mobile phone.
Was filmed at Pinewood Studios in England where James Bond films are made.
Lara Croft's father is played by Angelina's real life father, actor 'Voight, John' .
Laura's training robot is named Simon, which is named after this film's director Simon West.
The little alien characters that appear on the "Game Over" screen during a failed attempt to activate the robot Simon are originally from the late 1970s arcade game Space Invaders.
The item up for auction while Laura is talking to Alex at the auction house is the dagger of Xian. You can just hear the auctioneer announce that at the beginning of the conversation. The artifact that Laura was searching for in Tomb Raider II, the viedo game.
Apart from normal jumping, the only move Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) does in the movie which can also be done in the games is when she jumps over the living statue and rolls in the air. This can be done in the Playstation game by pressing forward and square, then circle while in air.
Lara Croft's butler in the video game was much older than "Hillary" in the movie. The butler's name in the video game series is "Winston", which was a working name that the game developers at CORE Design gave him. It was not until the fifth game of the series, "Tomb Raider:Chronicles", did they officially use this name in an in-game video sequence. Lara Croft's father's name, as noted in the CD insert in the original "Tomb Raider" game, is listed as "Lord Henshingly Croft", not "Richard Croft" as shown in the movie. Presumably Lara Croft inherited her father's title after his death in the movie. The video game series never states that Lara Croft's parents are dead, though that is how the Tomb Raider comic books chooses to tell the story this way. Lara was disowned by her aristocrat parents for choosing her adventurer lifestyle, which suggests that her parents did not die when Lara was a child.
In the movie, Angelina Jolie sleeps with a knife. She also does this in real life.
The television show Bryce watches is British TV kids' show "The Clangers"
Many of Lara's action sequence moves will be known and loved by any aficionados of the video game series. Drawing weapons mid-summersault, swallow dives into water, forward rolls to reverse direction - signature moves of the experienced player.
Angelina Jolie wore pads to make her bust appear larger on film.
In the much-shown previews, at one point Lara says to Manfred "You might try to kill me." Manfrend replies that he "would never kill a lady." She replies archly "I said you'd try." That exchange doesn't appear in the actual movie.
Biggest grossing action film with a woman in lead role. Second is Aliens (1986).
'Clunes, Martin' was originally asked to play Lara's butler, but filming dates clashed with his wedding anniversary (he makes a special point of never working on his anniversary), so he turned it down. The part was eventually taken by Chris Barrie.
Lara's pistols are 9mm Heckler & Koch USP MATCH.
The Illuminati is a real-life secret society with origins dating back to at least the 1700s if not earlier, though it is a matter of debate whether it still exists. Many novels - factual and science fiction - have been written about this legendary group, the best known being the "Illuminatus!" trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.
At one point, Demi Moore was widely reported to have been in consideration for the role of Lara Croft.
In the video game, Lara Croft was a 36DD. Angelina Jolie is naturally a 36C, and was padded to a 36D for the movie, as it was felt that padding to the original character size would be too unrealistic.
At the time of filming, Angelina Jolie sported a large tattoo on her upper left arm. Make-up was used to cover the tattoo, but one can see where the tattoo has been covered up on several scenes.
The rifles used by Powells villains is the H&K "Sturmgewehr G 36", which is also used by the German army.
TOY STORY 2
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Wayne Knight
Big Al (Knight) of Big Al’s Toy Barn has the license plate “LZTYBRN”.
Pizza Shuttle delivery truck was a Gyota, with “YO” on the tailgate.
Al booked a flight to Tokyo on the East Asia International Airline.
“Stinky Pete” the Prospector (Kelsey Grammer) was original in-the-box.
Woody was the star of “Woody’s Roundup”, sponsored by Cowboy Crunch cereal
Other members of the Roundup Gang: Bullseye, and Jessie the Yodelling Cowgirl
Andy renamed Jessie and Bullseye to “Bazooka Jane and her rocket-powered steed”
Trivia movie for 2003
Gold Circle Films
Previews - Poolhall Junkies - Rod Steiger, Rick Schroeder. Anger Management - Revolution Studios
Escape - Journey Tribute band. Stu. No Parking sign when singing “Everything You Want”
Start movie with “Lights”
Drummer wears Maui T-shirt
“Gentleman’s Bikini Bar” called to play Saturday nights.
Journey singer wears Nikes
No one plays their own songs, so this is almost like being in an original band anyway.
Larger than Life - Kiss tribute
Ande Palche - “Gene Simmons”
Jay Harris - “Paul Stanley”
Jimmy Newel - “Peter Kris”
Jimmy and Val original band
Big Money 8-10 months. Wasted time
Val - Oakland Raiders T-shirt
Jimmy - Farewell tour T-Shirt, sitting on a Hiwatt Amp, with a Hot 105 radio sticker, and a Vic Firth Rock 95.1
Jimmy’s house, Modesto CA - Megan St. on Bathroom Door - Doll in bathroom. Vince - Guitar Tech - “This is not a test” T-shirt.
Ande smokes Camel lights
Albany NY - Dead Men, (Dead End sign)
Northern Lights Bar - Bloodstone, a tribute to Judas Priest. “Breaking the Law”
Jeff Richards - “Rob Halford”, Jeff’s house, Zildjan cymbols.
Dave Messeck - “Glen Tipon”
Richie Sorenson - “KK Downing”
Set: “Love Bites”, “Victim of Love”
Marc Luther - Heavy Metal Mailman, lives in Mechanicsville. 38 year old metal head
Tribute bands bring back the faith in heavy metal
Jeff wears “Edge” T-shirt
Metroland - booked for 2 gigs, but only play one.
Coffee mug says YELLOW in black letters
“We do sell used tires to those who need them”
16” Bug(D?) for City on wall in garage
metal mailman’s greatest aspiration is to become a major league ball player - address at house is 116
“I’m a relic of the 60’s” button - Danny Lopez
Danny Lopez - “George Harrison” and “Davy Jones”
Drunk with Harry Nielson
Picture with Four Tops
Picture with George Harrison’s sister
Missing Links - Monkee’s tribute - late 1994, Chuck Harter - “Mike Nesmith”
“The Weekend” Friday, February 5, 1995 - Monkee see, Monkee do
on tonight show with Jay Leno. Seated in the “Get a Life” section
Kim “Dragonlady” LeBlanc - Promoter for Missing Link
Harter not member of band
DRGNATK - CA license plate
Mark Eldridge - Queen superfan
1982 last Queen tour. Superfan didn’t go.
Superfan saw Elton John 6 times, Queen 0 times.
Art - Queen for a day at the races. Holograph
Freddie Mercury clock. Flew to Italy specially for clock.
Sheer Heart Attack - Queen tribute - Troubador -9081 - Los Angeles
Not an Exit sign
2 bottles of water by smoke machine
3 hearts on Sheer Heart Attack drums
Too much German food - can’t fit into pants.
Bosnia, Scotland, India or the United States - Not about politics, about music.
Enrique got contract with Cats - Hamburg. Scot to fill Enrique’s shoes, doesn’t work out.
Superfan takes elevator to second floor. “In L.A. there’s me and 500 people who rely on them.”
Superfan parks outside of Nikki’s
Superfan is half Italian - explaining his overwhelming emotion.
Superfan parks outside of Roger Taylor’s house (Queen drummer) (Somebody) camped there.
Also outside of Brian May’s house. Brian planted a Freddie Mercury memorial tree.
Skywriter draws heart with Di in it. Superfan says it symbolizes Freddie Mercury and Lady Di in spirit world
Larger than life audition. - St. Louis Rams shirt. Masquerade print on wall. 1200 days since he played.
Chuck - “You crazy, Honky, no way” - what he would have said a year ago.
Chez Monroe - new Davy Jones. Poster at Chez - 12/(17or19)/1960
Chuck’s new Monkee tribute, - Head
Rusty Volkswagon versus Solid Gold Cadillac
Stewarts Shops - coffee cup
Used Tires $15.00 and up
Heavy Metal Mailman’s brother is named Dave. Front row balcony, with banner made out of bed sheet. At Palace to see Judas Priest
Tim “Ripper” Owens - A dream come true.
British Steel (cover band) Ackron Ohio. Auditioned for and was hired for Judas Priest. Victim of changes
Buckingham, ? Assoc.
Bob Fowark - Tim Owen’s former boss
Dave Watkins - new Gene Simmons - comes out of gate 47 at airport. 48 hours before Halloween show.
Dave with Val in 1987
Harvey Scrap Metal - Cat runs through practice 7:57 on clock, then 8:10 on clock
Dave smokes Camel’s too.
Halloween gig day 10:15.
$10 advance, $12 at door.
Save the Planet - Hard Rock Café
5:11 sound check sucks.
20 sign @ Escape show
Simone toured with ? between tours
Sheer Heart Attack now Deep Purple tribute without Enrique
Enrique in German Beauty and the Beast. Never returned to the U.S.
Superfan plans to develop Queen tribute tour of the U.K.
Escape lead singer to do Michael Bolton tribute
Dragonlady dropped Danny Loper Beatle tribute, for being too difficult to work with.
Larger Than Life touring CA for $5000 a night.
THE TRUMAN SHOW
Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone, Ed Harris
The light that falls in the beginning is labelled Sirius.
Neighbor’s dalmatian is named Pluto.
Truman listens to 97.2, a classical station, on his way into work at Seahaven Insurance.
Tries taking the ferry to Wells Park on Harbor Island for an appointment for work, but can’t handle the water.
Among the product placements: Dog Fancy magazine, free range Kaiser Chicken, The Chef’s Pal, Penn Pavel’s Beer, and Mococoa (“All natural cocoa beans from the upper slopes of Mount Nicaragua”)
Actors on The Truman Show:
Truman Burbank, as himself (Carrey)
created by Christof (Harris)
Hannah Gill, as Merril (Linney)
Louis Coltrane, as Marlon (Emmerich)
Opens on Day 10,909.
Truman played band for the Seahaven College Seahorses.
Truman attempts to assemble a portrait of Sylvia (McElhone) from pictures taken from fashion magazines.
Truman takes off on a sailboat named the Santa Maria.
Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson
Jackson owns and runs Limited Edition, an art gallery dedicated to comic book art
Willis works as a security guard for a university in Phildelphia
Willis is taking the 177 Eastrail train from New York to Phildelphia
The woman who sits next to him is an agent for a football player at Temple, a linebacker
Jackson buys Sentryman 117, Sentryman versus the Coalition of Evil.
Jackson has a rare bone disease, leaving him with a fragile skeleton. He has the most mild version of the condition.
Due to his condition, schoolkids called him “Mr. Glass”.
Writer/director M. Night Shyalaman played a drug dealer that Willis confronts at the football stadium.
Willis’ achilles heel is water—he can be drowned.
Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedwell
Michael Corvin (Speedwell) is an intern at St. Istvan’s Hospital.
Michael lives in apartment 510.
Product placement: Bacardi rum advertisements at the subway.
URBAN LEGENDS: FINAL CUT
Set at a film school (never named?)
Thesis films can be submitted for the Hitchcock Award, which carries with it a $15,000 stipend.
Professor Soloman has a poster of “A Touch of Evil” in his office.
Victim #1 wakes up in a tub of ice, with her kidney missing.
Product placement: Fruitopia can in the cafeteria
Taylor Mayfield was an Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker
Travis Stark has a twin brother Trevor
Amy Mayfield and security guard Reese talk about Pam Grier movies, including Foxy Brown.
Travis’ film thesis: “The Gods of Men”
Reese had her gun edged in gold, just like Pam Grier.
Jamie Lee Curtis, Billy Baldwin, Donald Sutherland
Sutherland’s ship, the Sea Star, was caught in the South Pacific in Typhoon Leaih.
Russian ship named Academic Vladislav Volstov, a scientific vessel in communication with Mir.
Natalia was the Chief Science Officer on the Vladislav.
The Captain of the Sea Star was kicked out of the Navy for striking a senior officer, and had worked for years with Woods.
Hico was covered in tribal tattoos.
Ricky was a weapons specialist for 6 years in the Navy.
Squeaky was Cuban.
Curtis was the Sea Star’s navigator.
Baldwin was the Sea Star’s engineer.
The Sea Star was registered in Austraila.
The Vladistav was headed for a British Intelligence base on Hope Island.
WAKING NED DEVINE (1999)
Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan
Lottery numbers: 19, 40, 4, 7, 25, 29
Jackie (Bannen) buys a pint for Finn (James Nesbitt), along with some “fruity soaps”
Michael (Kelly) buys him a package of Mexican crisps.
Jackie throws a party. Afterwards, his wife notices there is a chicken leg left.
The lottery win is 6,894,620 pounds.
Village of Tulleymore
Ned Patrick Devine was born 17 July 1931, 6 lbs, 2 oz.
His social insurance number is 8643674B.
The film was shot entirely on the Isle of Man.
WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005)
Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin
Ray Ferrier (Cruise) works at American Stevedoring unloading shipping crates from barges along the docks in New York.
Ray wears a blue New York Yankees baseball cap.
Ray drives a classic Mustang (dark blue?).
Ray was supposed to meet his ex at 8 to get the kids, not 8:30
Ray has an engine in work in his kitchen, a 302 V8.
Robbie (Chatwin) is writing a report on the French occupation of Algeria
Ray has a sign for Ford parts in his living room.
Ray has a Nokia cell phone and an Omega watch.
When playing catch with his father, Robbie (Chatwin) puts on a Boston Red Sox cap.
Rachel (Fanning) is allergic to peanut butter.
Roz Abrams, Channel 2
Rachel orders hummus from John's Natural Foods, a take-out place.
Harlan Oglivy (Tim Robbins) was an ambulance driver, and has a badge on his belt.
When Rachel is flipping channels, she stops to watch Spongebob Squarepants.
26 – how many times the lightning struck, according to Robbie
$1.95 for gas
Santos Florist – first building the fissure opens into
RMG 291 – lp of the car he hides behind when the ground opens up
#5 on his friend’s shirt sleeve
(If everything electrical is fried, how is that guy using a digital video camera?)
Penzoil Box – what he gives Robbie to fill with food.
DVI 63T – New Jersey plates – blue Dodge minivan Ray steals
83rd Mechanized. National Guard unit the reporters were attached to.
Athens – Hudson Ferry
Rachel won 3rd place (yellow ribbon) for Walk, Trot & Canter
Lullabye and Goodnight, Hushabye Mountain are the songs Rachel asks him to sing. He sings Little Deuce Coupe
Initially estimated to have a 2007 release date, this film was abruptly greenlit in mid-August 2004, for a 2005 release, when director Steven Spielberg and star Tom Cruise happened to become available when other projects stalled.
Director Trademark: [Steven Spielberg] [father] Ray's children live with his ex-wife, and his relationship with them is strained.
During the filming of the Underwater scenes (Where the Ferry capsizes) Steven Spielberg played a prank on Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning by playing the dramatic music from Jaws (1975) (also one of Spielberg's films) through the Massive underwater speakers on the sound stage. This was also Dakota Fanning's first ever stunt.
While filming in Athens, New York, extras were provided free food which gave most of them food poisoning.
According to an interview with Miranda Otto, she originally turned down the part offered by Spielberg as she was newly pregnant. However, Spielberg wanted her to play the part and changed the script to incorporate her pregnancy into the role.
In the cellar, note the multi-colored lights just prior to the probe entering. This references the red, blue and green lights from the probe in the 1953 version of the film, though no part of the probe in this film emits any of those colors.
The voice heard at the beginning and in the end of the movie is the original recording by Orson Welles for his radio version of "War of the Worlds"
Tim Robbins' character is a combination of three different characters from the Wells novel: is named Ogilvy after a friend to the Narrator, the Curate who gets trapped in the ruined house with the main character, and the Artilleryman whose behaviour and dialogue is the main basis for the film's character.
The lullaby is "Hushabye Mountain" from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968).
The tripod design for the alien machines is based on H.G. Welles' original description from his book, including the heat rays at the ends of arms. The "red weed" is also from the novel, as is the alien "need" for humans.
Early previews for the movie featured Tom Cruise in a light blue New York Mets hat. In the final release, Cruise is wearing a darker blue New York Yankees hat in the same scenes (which occur during the film's first half hour).
An actual out of use Boeing 747 was bought to be used as the crashed plane
One scene shows Ray running out of the house to find Robbie, while dozens of people are right outside his house photographing the lightning storm. To film the scene, producers hired people on the street to come to the street at the time of shooting with a camera and film so they could get pictures of Tom Cruise for free.
Was shipped to theaters under the code name "Party in Fresno."
When Ray (Tom Cruise) first encounters the aliens, there is a street sign behind him displaying 'Van Buren'. Van Buren was the surname of Ann Robinson's character in the 1953 version of War of the Worlds.
The troops used in the military sequences are from the 10th Mountain Division.
Gene Barry and Ann Robinson from the 1953 original play the Grandparents.
The prints were shipped to theaters under the title "Party in Fresno".
While filming in Bayonne, New Jersey, studio Paramount Pictures offered quick cash to residents who lived on First Street and Pointview Terrace to move their cars off the block, between a Tuesday and Friday. This was in order for the film crew to resume shooting.
The crew started filming only seven months prior to its release. In order to finish all 500+ CGI effects, Steven Spielberg did all the big action scenes in the early stages of shooting.
While scenes were being shot at the riverbank on Connecticut River, in Windsor, Connecticut, two life sized mannequins being used as extras had gotten free and drifted into the river. The production's water safety crew performed a search but weren't able to recover the mannequins. Police departments along the river were notified of the missing, according to Windsor police Lt. Shannon Haynes who said "We just wanted them to know that if they got any calls about bodies floating in the river."
The voice-over dialogue from the first trailer for the film paraphrases and updates the first paragraph from H.G. Wells's novel. For example 19th century is changed to 21st century.
This is the third incarnation of The War of the Worlds story that Ann Robinson has appeared in, having played Sylvia Van Buren in the original 1953 film The War of the Worlds (1953) and then reprising her role for three episodes in the TV series, "War of the Worlds" (1988).
Had a 72-day shooting schedule.
There were rumors of the movie's title being changed to "Out of the Night", but was thought to produce a negative fan reaction. The title was also believed to be used as an alias to keep unwanted people away from the set.
Steven Spielberg owns one of the last copies of the Orson Welles radio script, which he purchased at an auction. The director wanted to make the film years ago, but decided against it when Independence Day (1996) was released. However, the director wanted to work with Tom Cruise again after Minority Report (2002) and picked War of the Worlds (2005) as their next project.
While filming in a residential neighborhood in Howell, New Jersey, residents lined up for autographs. Tom Cruise said if anyone pushed or shoved or acted rudely he would stop immediately. One woman pushed her way through and Cruise stopped, just like he warned.
While filming nearby, Tom Cruise along with a 20 member entourage including Steven Spielberg visited a Lexington, Virginia, Dairy Queen. Cruise saw a jar on the counter with a photo of Ashley Flint and her story. Flint was in a go-cart accident a few months earlier, leaving her family with a mountain of hospital bills. Cruise put $5000 cash into the jar.
WEST OF THE DIVIDE (1934)
John Wayne, Virginia Faire Brown, George Hayes, Lloyd Whitlock
Lonestar Productions 1934
Dusty picked up John over the ridge 12 years ago "Lay still Ted boy, they'll think you're dead” when John had a slug in his lungs
Dusty carried him all the way to Big Bend "for 2 years I didn't know if you would live or die." John's mother died when his kid brother Jim was born. Guidry is the only one who would know anything about Jim.
Man passes out in front of them claiming, "poison in the winter, I didn’t know." They find a note on him that says $5000 REWARD FOR THE CAPTURE OF GAT GANNS - MURDERER $5000 WILL BE PAID FOR THE CAPTURE DEAD OR ALIVE OF GAT GANNS, WANTED FOR THE MURDER OF JOHN OGLIVIE ON THE 18TH OF OCTOBER IN RIO BLANCA
Gentry is the fella that has John's dad's ranch. Dusty calls him a Bozo
John assumes that name Gat Ganns - Murderer.
Mr. Winters has some 2 year olds to show Mr. Gentry whose only interest is in the water on his ranch.
Gentry wants his boys Joe, and Hank are asked to steal a large sum of money from Mr. Winters daughter in the morning. Joe calls Hank a "pink eyed weasel" in the morning horse chase.
Mr. Winter’s daughter gets hit by a stray bullet, which hit an artery in her head. Dr. Silsby is her attending doctor when Dusty and John take her into town.
John assumes the name Gat Gannes and talks to Gentry about doing work for him "charge me whatever you give to Phil"
Mr. Gentry has John meet up with Butch
They are going to rustle Mr. Winters cattle the next night. "Herd them through the pass to the Round Valley, plenty of feed there we'll dispose of them later."
They'll be leaving at midnight and he wants John to dispose of Mr. Winters.
Mr. Gentry gives Butch 50 bucks for provisions
Mr. Gentry's been trying to buy the ranch from Mr. Winters for 2 years.
"Like a dime novel we eliminate old gent, you marry the gal and get the ranch" John said
John chases a runaway wagon with Spud, the son of Butch
John warns Mr. Winters prior to taking his cattle by throwing a bandana wrapped around Mr. Winters bank book with a note saying: “Don't come out. Don't strike a light; they're waiting to shoot you down. Your life is worth more than your cattle. Signed, A Friend”
As they're rustling up their cattle Mr. Gentry is looking at his watch. It turns from 12:10 AM to 12:25 AM
The next morning Mr. Gentry tells John to "Ask Mr. Winters for a job t help tail his cattle"
Aunt Martha is Butch's wife. They used to work for John's father; Spud is John's missing brother
Gentry is guilty of Hadden's death (John's father)
John is Ted Hadden
At the end of the movie Jim Hadden is eating an apple. Jim tells Ms. Winters she better accept Ted's proposition of marriage cause it’s the only one she'll ever get. Faye and Ted get married.
Fox/Lorber Associates, Inc. and Classics Associates, Inc. copyrighted a version in 1985 with a new original score composed and orchestrated by William Barber. It was distributed by Fox/Lorber and ran 48 minutes.
Also available in a computer colorized version.
WHAT DREAMS MAY COME
Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Max Von Sydow
Robin William’s second dog (not the dalmatian) was named “Ginger”.
Max Von Sydow’s character was always a child psychologist in his incarnations.
WHAT LIES BENEATH
Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer
Norman Spencer (Ford) goes jogging with a Rolling Stones t-shirt
Plates on the wagon, Vermont CGD
During the rainstorm, when the power goes out, Claire (Pfeiffer) is playing solitare on her computer.
Dog’s name is Cooper
Norman is going to New Haven for a conference
Norman was awarded the Dupont Chair in genetics at the Vermont Society (according to the picture that broke)
Norman’s father wasa mathematician at the school where Norman now works
Claire attended Juliard
The psychiatrist offered Claire a candy, a “fireball”
Claire buys a Ouija board at K-Mart
Claire had a car accident a year ago, wrapped her car around a tree
The initials on Claire’s computer: MEF
Jody gives Claire a book, “WITCHCRAFT GHOSTS ALCHEMY”
Madison Elizabeth Frank went missing a year ago. (1974 – 1998)
Madison drove a “souped-up convertible Mustang”.
The mobile phone only gets connection halfway across the bridge.
Matt Dillon, Denise Richards, Neve Campbell, Kevin Bacon, Bill Murray
Set in Blue Bay, Florida, near the Everglades.
Kelly Van Ryan (Richards) used to go big-game hunting with her father.
Ben Lombardo (Dillon) was awarded a trophy, a crystal bowl, for Teacher of the Year.
Smilin Jacks Fish Camp and the Glade Motel were made from a local haunt called “Jimbos”.
Lombardo went to the University of Miami.
Lombardo’s sailboat was named Helios.
Lombardo has iguanas in his office.
Lombardo’s attorney (Murray) wears a black neck brace. “I don’t have to wear it all the time. An insurance guy was hanging around before.”
WITHOUT A PADDLE
Dax Shepard, Seth Green, Matthew Lillard
Opening – Fort Cooper Flag
Indiana Jones Compass.
license plate – Oregon Mar. 50, T5 – 136
They dressed as the Ghostbusters for Halloween
Jerry wears a jersey with 82 on it when they are jumping their bikes, Dan has an inhaler.
They are the class of ‘92
Jerry gives Billy his (Billy’s) Indiana Jones Compass when he leaves.
“Jerry and Denise can’t come to the phone cause we’re doin’ it.” Answering machine.
Dan – Dr. Mott – pretends his inhaler is mace.
Dan says to Sandy – his assistant, “TGIF”
Dan is in Exam room 4 when he hears about Billy
Billy died para-surfing in Costa Rica. Funeral is in Oregon
Billy – Climbed Everest, ran with bulls, picture with Clinton, surfing.
Tom says “I-5 was a parking lot” when he showed up late to Billy’s funeral.
Seattle Supersonics, Angus Young, WA license plate 058 – N__, __ of the eighties, stop sign, B.A. Barracus-Mr. T. – stuff on the walls of their treehouse.
DB Cooper’s treasure chest. Combination is 38-24-36. Dan remembers, because it was the measurements of Miss 1981 Julie McDonald, Miss Summer ’81. Had a passion for cycling, disliked liars. Signed her name with a heart over the i.
Oath – “we swear these things will remain in this box until we find DB Cooper’s treasure.” Jerry says, “Signed by a bunch of kids”. Dan used ear wax next to his name, not blood.
Dan – C3PO, Jerry – Brian Bosworth Rookie Card, Tom – condom – Trojan – found in his father’s truck before he went to jail, Billy – Indy Compass.
Also, Fort Cooper Classics – Mix tape.
Tom wants to bring a lot of rope on the trip.
Road sign – Portland 194 mi. Eugene 84 mi.
Car – The Duke
Jazzy Jerry, Disco Dan, Rocking Billy Newwood, Gonzo Tom – their DJ names.
Duke’s license plate – Oregon 717 JKR. Word Duke is spelled out on back of truck.
Dan is a secret Dr. Dre fan – one doctor has to study another dr.’s work.
Welcome to Canaldo Mills – Pop 161
Dan’s cell phone rings Indy theme – has address book, camera, satellite phone.
Tom calls cop – Ray-bans.
They start out on the spirit river. The guy who rents them the boat asks if Tom is class IV, V? Tom says put them together, he’s run Class 45 rapids.
They christen the canoe as “Duke II” “Thanks for breaking glass where my kids play.”
Water is teeming with microbes – according to Dan.
Directions: Spirit river to Widowmaker bend, hike to devil’s staircase, leads to the top of hellfire ridge. Dan asks if there is a fluffy bunny way. Tom says there is a Shut-up-you-big-baby ridge. They are looking for Grandpa’s nose.
Tom says that Dan is a 30 year old with 46 years of school under his belt.
Tom says he makes 12,000 a month selling Harleys
Jerry doesn’t like his job, he likes to surf.
Cockeyed Katie – Dan’s girlfriend, had 2 wandering eyes.
JoJosdownstairs.com – Tom’s girlfriend that worked as a carnie.
Dan bets Tom that he can’t catch a fish, $100 grand and his left nut.
Jerry takes off his shoes because he runs faster without them when bear shows up.
Bear thinks Dan is her cub. Bear eats Dan’s cell phone.
Dan, on rapids, “I want to pull over, I want to take some Dramamine”
San Dimas – Raging Rapids, Monsoon Lagoon. Where Tom worked with rapids.
They hear Creed.
Dennis and Elwood think they heard a possum, or a boll weevil. Their dogs are named Lynard and Skinnard.
Tripwire sets of flares. Jerry says, “Great mother of Ganja”
Dogs see dog shaped constellations.
Tom says, “I will give you 4 cows for Denise’s hand in marriage.” Dan does Matrix. Jerry sees Billy as a kid.
They breathe through reeds in the river.
Dennis and Elwood say they are 3 bonifide yuppies.
Tom doesn’t sell Harleys, he sold some clothes and cd’s, that weren’t even his.
Dan’s afraid of the dark, small spaces, and cellophane – saran wrap.
Flower and Butterfly are living in a tree – Earth Child
Jerry’s forest name is Slug, Dan’s is Condor, Tom’s is Mighty Oak. Dan says he gives a very good calf massage.
The girls have been living in Earth Child for 287 days. They have a radio, and can call Earth Child Support Network.
Flower says she is all natural… Dan say Supernatural.
The girls have monkey feet, they say it’s like having extra hands.
Breaker Station 22. Who they think they’ve reached on the radio – it’s actually Elwood.
Their location is 2 miles east of Harold’s Bluff in a giant redwood called Earth Child.
Elwood and Dennis have a Stahl chainsaw.
Railroad bridge into Cedar Lake
Dan – pretends he is on a speeder bike so he can block out reality.
Walking through the woods, Tom gives Dan a flat tire – steps on the back of his shoes.
Jerry and Dan have known each other for 25 years.
Elwood has an umbrella
Dennis is wearing a Jack Daniels T-shirt
“Not until he puts Jabba back into the hut”
Del sings “Oh Susanna”
Del takes them back to his cabin and gives them clothes.
Del was DB’s partner and best friend.
3 degrees NW of Red Devil Ridge – where DB was supposed to land. Then they were going to work their way down to Rio. There was a blizzard, Del doesn’t know what happened to DB.
Del’s advice “You can lose your money, spend all of it, work real hard and you can get it all back. You waste your time and you can never get it back.”
Jerry is wearing a J.J. Walker – Good Times T-shirt. Del and Dan keep saying “Dynomite”
Del has been in the cabin for 30 years.
New machine message, “Jerry and Denise are no longer doing it. If you need Denise, call her on her cell.”
Del tells them to go west until the old mining trail.
Iron in the mountain throws off the compass. 3 degrees North West, comes off as West.
DB burned the cash to keep warm. The treasure is life, being alive.
‘Do you really want to hurt me’ – soothing songs from the past. Culture Club, they sing to get Dan through the tunnel. Elwood says he had a new wave phase.
Hank the Sheriff. Elwood and Dennis work for him.
Jerry and Tom call not it for buying the first round of beer.
Del gives them DB’s parachute – has $100,000 in it Del’s share. DB couldn’t burn his buddy’s money. Del is going to hit the road, maybe even go as far as Washington (One state over) wants to be a tale teller. Has DB’s bones in his rucksack.
Jerry and Dan give the money to Tom.
Denise wears a New York Lottery T-shirt.
This movie is the first to qualify for the New Zealand Government's "Large Budget Grants Scheme" where the film-makers will receive up to 12.5% of their production budget back.
When in his white briefs, Seth Green mysteriously ends up with a fanny pack reversed to cover his crotch. This was because the "rain" soaked clear through his briefs and made his genitals clearly defined (even with two pairs on.) There was no way to fix the continuity issue so they just hoped no one would notice.
THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Denise Richards
Among the product placements in the movie: an Omega watch with a harpoon and winch, a Visa card with built-in lockpick, and the BMW with missiles
Dr. Christmas Jones (Richards) is a nuclear physicist, specializing in disarming Russian nuclear weapons.
Reynard the Anarchist had a bullet lodged in his brain, preventing him from feeling pain or pleasure, and slowly killing him.
X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson
Scully’s cell phone number is 555-1013.
X2: X-MEN UNITED
Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Famke Janssen
Erik Lensherr/Magneto (Ian McKellan) reads T.H. White’s Once and Future King while in prison.
Professor Xavier (Stewart) teaches a class on T.H. White’s Once and Future King.
Scott Summers/Cyclops (James Marsden) drives a blue Mazda (RX-6?)
Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming) has scars of angelic symbols.
Logan/Wolverine (Jackman) drinks a Dr. Pepper at the Institute, and later guzzles an MGD.
Bobby Drake/Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) came from Boston.
Cameo by Dr. Hank McCoy (Beast) being interviewed on television.
Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, Asia Argento
Xander ‘XXX’ Cage (Diesel) swipes Senator Dick Hotchkiss’ (Tom Everett) red Corvette from his country club, and drives it off a bridge while filming the stunt.
Cameo by skating guru Tony Hawk during the Corvette stunt as a getaway driver (credited as “Caddy Driver”). Cameos by skateboarder Mike Valley and BMX riders Mat Hoffman and Rick Thorne at his party afterwards.
Rammstein and Orbital make appearances, playing concerts in Prague.
Cage orders ten cars to be stolen by Yorgi (Martin Csokas), and agrees to pay $1.2 million.
The tenth car ordered was a GTO (“I added that in for myself,” brags Cage).
Yorgi fronts a group called “Anarchy 99”, a group of ex-Russian military anarchists.
Yorgi has a solar-powered submarine built to disperse “Silent Night”, a binary toxin that can kill entire cities.
The submarine is christened Ahab.
Cage goes on vacation in Bora Bora.
Product placement: Motorola (videophone), BF Goodrich (tires on the GTO), Fox (parachute during Corvette stunt).