Best action movie trivia of 1976


Rocky (1976)

Rocky picture

Trivia: Directors and producers never wanted Talia Shire to play Adrian because they felt she was too pretty to play a shy girl like her character. So she came to the interview dressed down and was awarded the part.

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Midway picture

Trivia: The film-makers only had three vintage US aircraft for the production, namely two F4F Wildcat fighters and a PBY Catalina search plane. All of the other aircraft that appear are from either wartime footage or from previous war movies.

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The Outlaw Josey Wales picture

Trivia: Some of the combat footage shown during the opening credits comes from John Huston's classic Civil War film, "The Red Badge of Courage" (1951).


Assault on Precinct 13 picture

Trivia: The assault takes place on Precinct 9, Division 13. There is no "Precinct 13" in the film. At first John Carpenter wanted to call the film "The Anderson Alamo" (the original title of his screenplay), and at one point he changed the working title to "The Siege." CKK, the film's distributor, was responsible for the misnomer; it rejected Carpenter's titles and came up with the name "Assault on Precinct 13" (which it felt was more ominous sounding) during post-production.

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The Enforcer picture

Trivia: In the film two hoods are called "Lalo" and "Buchinski". "Lalo" is a reference to Lalo Schifrin, composer of the other "Dirty Harry" movie soundtracks. "Buchinski" was the real last name of the actor Charles Bronson.

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