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Trivia: There's a brief scene in which Marlene Dietrich congratulates Edith Piaf on her work with the French Resistance in WWII. Marlene later became Edith's bridesmaid at her first wedding.

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Trivia: The scene where Elizabeth asks the Spanish ambassador to marry her to Dudley at a firework party did take place, but the assassination attempt that followed is fictional. (Although it is true that many attempts were made on her life.)

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Trivia: Gia (full name Gia Marie Carangi) is considered in the model world as the first American supermodel.

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Trivia: Mel Brooks was Executive Producer but was uncredited so people wouldn't think the movie was a comedy.

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Trivia: Tom Hanks is the first actor to play Walt Disney in a mainstream feature film.

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Trivia: When he was president, John F. Kennedy wanted to see this film so much he went to it in a local cinema wearing a disguise.

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Trivia: In the diner when you see the real Erin Brockovich (the waitress), you can also see the real Ed Masry. He is sitting directly behind Julia Roberts and her baby. Another side note, look at the real Erin Brockovich's name-badge, it says Julia. (00:10:05)

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Trivia: Director Oliver Stone can be seen briefly as a TV reporter.

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Trivia: While certain details of the story were altered for the confines of film, the characters Jan Burres played by Catherine Keener and Ronald Franz played by Hal Holbrook were both, according to research, entirely accurate. In fact when Jon Krakauer, the author of the book with the same name, contacted both people, they remembered Chris well and expressed great loss when learning of his death.

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Trivia: In one scene Paul is listening to the radio and a broadcast of the debate about whether what was happening in Rwanda was considered genocide. During the conflict there was a news conference that was very similar to the one on the radio. One of the reasons that the US and UN would not label (or appear to label) the situation as genocide was that under legal obligations they would have had to act to prevent and punish the perpetrators if they said what was happening in Rwanda was genocide.

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Trivia: All the special effects in this movie were done by Tom Savini, who also plays a Utah detective.

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Trivia: The interior used for Joe and Kenneth's flat was the flat in Islington where Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell actually lived.

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Trivia: The baby is obviously a "doll" as a mistake entry states. The baby that they were going to use got sick and they did not want to take up time to try to find a replacement, so they decided to go with the fake as their only viable option.

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Trivia: as a follow on to what the director did with the solar eclipse, the locals as extras viewed his actions as a sort of curse and were not at all happy.

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Trivia: Ice Cube is played by O'Shea Jackson, Jr., his real-life son.

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42 (2013)

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Trivia: This is the first theatrical movie in which Harrison Ford has played a real person.

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Trivia: During the several scenes where the pilots are communicating with Air Traffic Control, they are always addressed as flight 1549. During the real incident, however, both the pilots and controllers misspoke, labeling the flight number as both 1529 and 1539. This was likely due to the intensely stressful situation.

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Trivia: Director Peter Bogdanovich's first choice for the part of Rocky Dennis was Anthony Michael Hall. Hall turned down the part because he didn't like the idea of hiding his face during the whole film with make-up. Eric Stoltz was then cast instead.

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Trivia: While Collins is often credited with creating guerrilla warfare, he is never seen killing anyone in the film.

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Trivia: In the movie, Lou Gehrig concludes his farewell speech with the famous line "I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth". However, in real life, he continued after this point. The last lines of his speech were "And I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for. Thank you."

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