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Trivia: The film was based on an actual lawsuit against Hyatt Legal Services, a storefront chain in the Midwest with a less-than-sterling reputation in the legal profession.

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Trivia: Disabled U.S. veterans would tell Gary Sinise that they were inspired by his portrayal of Lt. Dan in this film. Feeling humbled because he himself was neither a veteran or disabled, he established the Gary Sinise Foundation in order to help disabled veterans adjust to their new lives. https://www.garysinisefoundation.org.

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Trivia: The word "fuck" and its derivatives are used a total of 246 times.

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Trivia: The infant playing Connie and Carlo's baby son that Kay holds during the christening scene is Sofia Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola's daughter. Sofia later had a prominent role in Part III as Michael's daughter, Mary.

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Trivia: There is an extra "two months later" scene at the very end after the credits.

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Trivia: The entire "How am I funny?" scene was improvised by Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta.

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Trivia: John Cusack's real-life sister, Joan Cusack, is wearing a neck brace on the bus at the beginning of the film.

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Trivia: Bernard Fox, who portrayed Colonel Archibald Gracie IV, also played Frederick Fleet in the 1958 film, A Night to Remember, another film about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Frederick Fleet was the first person to notice the iceberg and shouted the warning to the crew.

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Trivia: During the opening fight scene, Comedian throws a mug at his attacker, but misses. The mug strikes the numerals on his apartment door, knocking the '1' off. This turns 3001 into "300", the name of the director's previous hit film.

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Mean Girls picture

Trivia: Tina Fey, the woman who plays Ms. Norbury, was also the screenplay writer for the movie.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off picture

Trivia: Charlie Sheen stayed awake for 2 days to play the guy in the police station, so he could get the right look for the scene.

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Gone with the Wind picture

Trivia: Hattie McDaniel's portrayal of Mammy earned her an Academy Award, the first to be given to an African American.

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8 Mile picture

Trivia: 8 Mile was the first film for which a rap/hip-hop song (Lose Yourself) won an Academy Award (Best Original Song).

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Trivia: Kathleen Marshall, who plays the role of Charlotte, is the director Garry Marshall's daughter.

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert picture

Trivia: The famous thong dress, which helped win the movie an Academy Award, cost only AU$7.

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Trivia: When Donnie is about to enter the car with Gretchen near the end of the film, he clutches at his stomach as if in pain, and we see Frank touch his eye after Donnie dies. Both these moments foreshadow pain: a deleted scene of Donnie's death shows a pole impaling his stomach right where he clutched it. And Donnie shoots Frank in the eye.

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Shallow Hal picture

Trivia: Nan Martin (the unattractive Tanya/Nurse "sourpuss") was the real-life mother of Zen Gesner (who played Ralph).

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Trivia: Satan is actually played by a woman - the Italian actress Rosalinda Celentano.

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Trivia: At the beginning, right after Christian sings the 'hills are alive' line, the unconscious Argentinian says something about him having lots of talent, and 'happens' to put his hand on his crotch. Then later in the movie, when Satine is unbuttoning his pants when they are in the elephant for the first time, she calls him a 'big boy' and Toulouse says he has HUGE talent.

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Trivia: The "MiG-28s" in the movie are actually all Northrop F-5E Tiger II's, an American plane used for training and sold to other countries. In reality, there is no MiG-28.

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