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Trivia: The film is an extended version of a student project George Lucas made at the University of Southern California.

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Trivia: Stephen King makes an appearance in the beginning of the film trying to use an ATM that malfunctions.

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Trivia: After the robots first attack New York City, a series of newspapers is shown. On the Japanese one, you can see Godzilla's outline. (00:15:58)

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Trivia: To help keep Heston from hurting his feet when running, he was fitted with rubber soles molded to look like bare feet.

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Trivia: Kevin Spacey had to record the scene where Prot eats a whole banana (skin and all) 27 times.

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Trivia: Jordan Two Delta (Scarlett Johansson) sees a poster ad and commercial for Calvin Klein featuring her sponsor "Sarah Jordan". They are really things Scarlett did for CK before she made the movie.

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Trivia: Steven Spielberg saw this film when he was a child and was fascinated by the Martians. He later based E.T. from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) on them.

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Trivia: Annette O'Toole, who played Lana Lang in Superman III, plays Clark Kent's mom on Smallville.

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Trivia: Australian comedian Mark Mitchell re-voiced Buck Cluck for the Australian release, but in an American accent.

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Trivia: The view that people acquired citizenship and the right to vote through military service reflected the views of "Starship Troopers" author Robert Heinlein. His views were influenced by his years in military service during World War II, and what he saw as the supposed "laziness" of civilians.

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Trivia: Vic Morrow, one of the leading actors in the movie, and two children, Renee Chen and My-ca Le, were killed during filming when one of the helicopter stunts went wrong. For more information: http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/not_guilty/twilight_zone/.

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Trivia: The dead sailor harbouring a live crab, spooking Jammer out of his wits in the sunk submarine, is director James Cameron's younger brother Mike. The scene had to be shot several times to get it right, forcing Mike to hold the live crabs in his mouth, until the cry for "action", before releasing them. At one point he had to crush one with his teeth, as it gave him quite a bit of grief. Brotherly love immortalized.

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Trivia: Ernie Reyes Jr., who played Keno in the second movie, was the martial arts double for Donatello.

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Trivia: When Kane is in the egg pit on the alien ship and shines his light on one of the eggs, the shape we see moving inside is in fact the hands of director Ridley Scott clad in rubber gloves.

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Trivia: If you look closely with time-frame advance during the pigeon scene you will see a fish "flying" into a window instead of a pigeon. (00:08:35)

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Trivia: When he was cast as Ivan Ooze, Paul Freeman admitted he had never heard of the Power Rangers before.

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Trivia: If you have a trained eye you can see Darth Vader's ship and R2D2 from Star Wars, and several other bits of Spielberg-Lucas memorabilia.

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Trivia: When Gary is first telling Wyatt of his idea to make a woman, Wyatt asks,"What about your girl[friend] in Canada?" a reference to Anthony Michael Hall's character in "The Breakfast Club." In the Breakfast Club when Bender is asking Brian if he is a cherry, Brian says that he had slept with a girl from Canada that he met at Niagara Falls. (00:07:00)

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Trivia: Dr. Grant's brown truck with the Museum of the Rockies and Montana State University logos on it is the actual vehicle that belongs to Dr. Jack Horner, paleontologist consultant on the Jurassic Park films as well as the man that the character of Grant is based on.

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Trivia: Real pig guts were used for the scene where Joe Pilato (Rhodes) is ripped in half. The guts were accidentally left out of the freezer for the weekend and so were rotten when they were used. The stench was so bad that everybody ran off the set once they finished.

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