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Trivia: When Tony Manero's father slaps him on the back of the head during an argument at the dinner table, Tony replies, "Would you just watch the hair? You know, I work on my hair a long time and you hit it! He hits my hair!" John Travolta ad-libbed this line. Director John Badham thought it was so perfect for the character of Tony Manero that he decided to leave it in the film.
Trivia: As the finale was filming, the actors performed the entire strip routine in front of the crowd - the only time that they went 'the full monty'. To counter understandable nerves, all the actors had enough to drink beforehand to make them at least slightly drunk. Some got a bit carried away and were very inebriated, for example, when Gaz kisses Nathe, it was not scripted (look at Nathe's face), but was carried out because Carlyle was drunk.
Trivia: The encore with Sarah Brightman featured four Phantoms from around the world: Colm Wilkinson, who was in the original Canadian production (and was also the original Jean Valjean in Les Misérables in both London and New York); John Owen-Jones, who, with over 4,000 performances, is the West End's longest-running Phantom; Anthony Warlow, the most famous Phantom in Australia; and Peter Jöback, a singer from Denmark, who made his debut as the Phantom and later took up the role on tour. And while he didn't participate, Michael Crawford, the original Phantom on both the West End and Broadway, was in attendance.Cubs Fan
Trivia: During the Brighton riot scene, a man throws a table through the cafe window, he is Alan Curbishley who, at the time of filming, played football for West Ham United and later their manager. His Brother is Bill Curbishley, Manager of 'The Who', who produced the film and wrote most of the songs featured in the film.Goody1571
Trivia: Although Piper Perabo was able to sing for her character, it was decided that LeAnn Rimes would provide Violet's singing voice, albeit with a deliberate deviation from her natural vocal range. This means that during LeAnn's cameo in the movie, she is effectively duetting with herself.Jedd Jong
Trivia: When Claudin thinks his concerto has been stolen, he goes into a frenzy and attacks the music publisher. The publisher's assistant, Georgette, stops the attack by splashing a tray full of powerful etching acid into Claudin's face. Oddly, Claudin does not recoil when she throws the acid; rather, he leans forward, as if to ensure that it the liquid strikes him full in the face. Which is precisely what happened. To avoid having to shoot the messy scene more than once, we see actor Claude Rains deliberately leaning into the splash for a thorough dousing.
Trivia: John "Juke" Logan did the harmonica parts for the soundtrack. He also is the same person who did the harmonica on Home Improvement when the "boys from K&B Construction" did their musical "Ratchet Rhapsody" on Tool Time. If you listen closely, even Rock says "Ol' Juke whipped out his..."ckbyers
Trivia: At the end of the film, Michael Lang mentions he's going to California to put on another free concert with the Rolling Stones. He's referring to the infamous "Altamont concert" where the Hells Angels motorcycle gang provided security, which resulted in a number of people being beaten up, two people dying in a hit-and-run accident, one accidentally drowning, and another being stabbed to death.Cubs Fan
Trivia: Director Alan Parker makes a fleeting cameo appearance. When Ralph starts his routine and says, "I'm a professional asshole", the camera moves to Coco's reaction, and then the next shot is the brief shot of Alan Parker before the camera shot moves down onto another actor. (01:41:40)GalahadFairlight