Best movie trivia of 1972

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Trivia: The infant playing Connie and Carlo's baby son Michael Francis Rizzi who Kay holds during the christening scene is Sofia Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola's daughter, who was born in May 1971. Sofia later had a prominent role in Part III as Michael's daughter, Mary. Other than the main characters, Sofia is the only actor to have appeared in all three films. In The Godfather II, she can be briefly seen as an immigrant girl on the ship that brings Vito Corleone to Ellis Island.

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Trivia: At the end of the film, the police officer advising Beatty and Voight to go away and not to come back is James Dickey, the screenwriter and author of the book the film is based on.

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Trivia: Act Three (the arrival of Dr. Hall - "But, Mr. Adams") holds the record for the longest period of time in a musical with no music; almost forty-five minutes pass between "The Lees of Old Virginia" and "But, Mr. Adams."

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Trivia: Look at the name of the technical adviser in the opening credits - it's "Sun Tan Lo Tion".

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Trivia: The scene where Belle (Shelly Winters) dives into the water was actually rehearsed by having her jump into the water. She decided to dive in while filming the scene and that take was used.

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Trivia: Marguerite Wyke was "played" by Joanne Woodward, the wife of Paul Newman. Woodward's likeness was used for Andrew's painting of Marguerite, and the actress listed as playing her was a fictional name.

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Trivia: This movie was actually filmed before "Enter the Dragon", but obviously released after.

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Trivia: In addition to Ryan O'Neal appearing in this film we also see his brother Kevin O'Neal (delivery boy), and his mother Patricia O'Neal (woman on plane).

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Trivia: Mary Ure plays Katherine, the mother of Marguerite (Sondra Locke). In real life, Ure (born 1933) was only eleven years older than Locke (born 1944).

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Trivia: The plot of the medical drama that Charles Hawtrey and Hattie Jacques settle down to watch is taken directly from the film "Green for Danger", which gave Jacques her first talking role.

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Trivia: The space ship "Valley Forge" from Silent Running was re-used in one episode of the television series "Battlestar Galactica" (1978-1979). It was called the "agro-ship," used to grow food for the colonists.

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Trivia: "Cabaret" holds the record for most Academy Awards won by a film which did not win the Best Picture Award. The film won eight in total.

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Trivia: Hitchcock's cameo can be seen three minutes into the film, just after the opening credits. As Sir George espouses the virtues of a clean river, Hitchcock can be seen in the crowd wearing a bowler hat.

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Trivia: Doris Roberts plays Charles Grodin's mother in the film, even though in real life she's only five years older than him.

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Trivia: Marlon Brando ad-libbed most of his dialogue for the movie.

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Trivia: Hywel Bennett (Duckworth) doesn't have a single line of dialogue in the film.

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Trivia: Anne Bancroft, who plays Lady Jennie Churchill, was only 10 years older than Simon Ward, who plays her son.

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Trivia: In the area Caesar yells "Lousy human bastards!", the black uniforms of the Ape patrol look a lot like the Nazi SS uniforms.

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