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Jazetopher

13th Jun 2007

Hackers (1995)

Trivia: Ramon, a.k.a. Phantom Phreak takes his name from a combination of several items/people. Phreaking is the term for hacking phone lines. Also, Phantom Phreak refers to himself as "The King of NYNEX" when he introduces himself to Dade, a reference to the telephone company which served the New York City area at the time the movie was produced. His name is also a reference to "Nynex Phreak," a member of the Masters of Deception, a New York-based hacker group. This is also the joke when Joey suggests the Master of Disaster as his handle.

Jazetopher

13th Jun 2007

Hackers (1995)

Trivia: Laurence Mason's character Lord Nikon was given the name because of his photographic memory.

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13th Jun 2007

Hackers (1995)

Trivia: The handle Crash Override is taken from Flash Override, the highest priority level in the Autovon system.

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7th Jun 2007

Mr. Brooks (2007)

Continuity mistake: During the van chase sequence, the van door is open for the first few minutes. Then the van makes a sharp right turn and immediately it cuts to the door which is now closed. In the immediately following shot, it's back open yet again.

Jazetopher

7th Jun 2007

Hackers (1995)

Trivia: When Eugene "The Plague" Belford, is on the plane near the end of the film, he uses the pseudonym "Mr. Babbage". This is a tribute to Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first finite state logic machine, a predecessor to the computer.

Jazetopher

7th Jun 2007

Hackers (1995)

Trivia: Zero Cool, is based on Robert Tappan Morris, who was an associate professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is best known for creating the Morris Worm in 1988, considered the first computer worm on the Internet.

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7th Jun 2007

Hackers (1995)

Trivia: When MGM/UA set up a website for Hackers, it was like dangling candy in front of a child. Soon after the site was established, it was hacked! A group calling itself the Internet Liberation Front managed to 'doodle' all over the photograph of Hackers stars Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller, and replaced verbiage, 'this is going to be an entertaining, fun promotional site for a movie,' with 'this is going to be a lame, cheesy promotional site for a movie!' The studio decided to maintain the site during the theatrical run of the movie in its altered form."

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27th May 2007

Idiocracy (2006)

Trivia: Upgrayedd is portrayed by Scarface of the group Geto Boys. Mike Judge's previous film, Office Space, included Geto Boys songs such as Still, when the office workers smash the printer. According to the DVD commentary - The explanation given by Officer Collins in the Army staff meeting that Upgrayedd is spelled with two D's for a "double dose of this pimpin'" is a direct reference to the documentary American Pimp, in which real-life pimp Rosebudd offers that same explanation for the spelling of his name.

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23rd May 2007

Idiocracy (2006)

Trivia: None of the shirts or pants have buttons or zippers. This was intended to illustrate humanity's inability to operate something as simple as a zipper or a button.

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Trivia: The symbol of Ape City (the open circle with the vertical line) represents the Oberon, their origin.

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18th Apr 2007

The Lost Boys (1987)

Trivia: According to the writers, the character name of Lucy was chosen to reflect with Lucy Westernra, from Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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18th Apr 2007

Scanners (1981)

Trivia: Scanners is identified as having the first known media depiction of psychic activity directly or indirectly causing nosebleed. This concept has since become widespread in movies, television, and comic books/graphic novels.

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14th Apr 2007

Saw III (2006)

Trivia: When the camera moves from Troy's crime scene to Kerry being in the bathtub, that was all one shot - Dina Meyer had to run around the set, take off all her clothes, and jump into the tub. If you look closely, you can still see the water moving from when she got in.

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Trivia: Although Michael Caine and Michael York have both appeared in over 100 British and American films since the 1960s, this is their first and only film together. However, they do not share a scene.

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12th Apr 2007

Twister (1996)

Trivia: According to the Special Effects documentary, the sound of the tornado was produced by recording a camel's moan and digitally slowing it down.

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12th Apr 2007

Twister (1996)

Trivia: The oil tank truck that narrowly misses Bill and Jo's truck during the final tornado sequence bears the logo of the "Benthic Petroleum" company, a fictional company that also appeared in James Cameron's "The Abyss" - The same special effects company worked on both films.

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12th Apr 2007

A Bug's Life (1998)

Trivia: During the warriors' introduction, Slim whispers to Heimlich, "Wow, they sure are starved for entertainment" - a direct quote from the similarly themed The Three Amigos, a comedy film where the plot involves three out-of-work actors that are hired to defend a town from "real" bandits.

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12th Apr 2007

A Bug's Life (1998)

Trivia: A poster for Disney's "The Lion King - On Broadway" can be seen in the upper right-hand corner of the screen when Flik walks through the city traffic in Bug City. The location corresponds to the location of the New Amsterdam Theater on Times Square where the show ran at the time.

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Trivia: The film's credits run for nearly ten minutes. At the time of its release, Who Framed Roger Rabbit held the record for having the longest end credits sequence in cinema history.

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Trivia: One of the street punks tells the police chief to check out the "East" Warehouse out on "Lairdman" Island. This is a tribute to Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, the creators of the TMNT.

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