Best action movie trivia of 1980

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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back picture

Trivia: The Special Edition covers of Return of the Jedi and Empire Strikes Back are wrong. The picture of the Emperor on ESB cover is from 'ROTJ', and the lightsaber duel between Luke and Vader on the cover of ROTJ is taken from 'ESB' (notice Luke is in his fighter pilot suit, and Vader is fighting him one-handed)

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The Blues Brothers picture

Trivia: This movie set a long-standing Guinness World Record for the largest number of automobiles ever destroyed in a movie: 60 refurbished and reinforced police cars were wrecked (most beyond repair) in the various chase scenes. This record held until the belated sequel, "Blues Brothers 2000," (1998) deliberately set the new record by wrecking one additional automobile for a total of 61.

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Superman II picture

Trivia: Some of Gene Hackman's scenes were actually filmed with a body double. That's because Gene Hackman quit before all of his scenes were shot.

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Smokey and the Bandit II picture

Trivia: In the huge scene with the big rigs and all, the police car crashes off of the car trailer truck. But this stunt was really a world record for the longest car stunt that was powered by the car's own engine. The distance was well over 100 feet.

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Flash Gordon picture

Trivia: Max von Sydow's costume for the Emperor Ming weighed over 70 pounds and he could only stand in it for a few minutes at a time.

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Battle Creek Brawl picture

Trivia: When Jackie Chan sends a gangster falling off a balcony, a "Wilhelm scream" can be heard.

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