Best action movie trivia of 1977

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Star Wars picture

Trivia: On its initial release, the film was booked in just 37 theaters. It ended up breaking 36 house records.

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Smokey and the Bandit picture

Trivia: Jackie Gleason's character is Buford T. Justice. This was the name of a real Florida Highway Patrolman known to Burt Reynolds' father who was once Chief of Police of Jupiter, Florida.

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A Bridge Too Far picture

Trivia: The character of umbrella wielding Major Harry Carlyle was inspired by real life Major Allison Digby Tatham-Warter, who said that he 'carried the umbrella because he could never remember the password, and it would be quite obvious to anyone that the bloody fool carrying the umbrella could only be an Englishman'. Unlike Carlyle in the film, Major Tatham-Warter survived the battle and was captured by the Germans. He escaped, and in the weeks that followed, aided by Dutch Resistance, helped hundreds of other soldiers in similar situations to be evacuated to safety.

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The Spy Who Loved Me picture

Trivia: During filming, the Lotus Esprit submarine car was nicknamed "Wet Nellie" by the crew, a reference to "Little Nellie", Bond's gyrocopter in "You Only Live Twice".

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The Gauntlet picture

Trivia: More than 8,000 rounds were used for the climactic shoot-out scene.

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Are You Being Served? The Movie picture

Trivia: In this movie, Penny Irving plays Young Mr. Grace's new secretary, Miss Nicholson. In the TV series, she was called Miss Bakewell.

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Grand Theft Auto picture

Trivia: This was Ron Howard's feature film directorial debut.

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