Best movie trivia of 1980

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Caddyshack picture

Trivia: The "Cinderella story" sequence was all improvised by Bill Murray.

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Trivia: Stephen King has admitted not liking this version of his book.

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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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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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Trivia: One of the special thanks in the end credits is to the Argon Oil Company, a fictional company in another ZAZ movie, "Kentucky Fried Movie". Argon is actually an elemental gas. (01:26:50)

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Trivia: In the scene where Alice finds Bill's body hanging on the back of the door to the generator room, the producers purposely did not tell Adrianne King what they were going to do to the body nor did they let her see the body beforehand. When she saw the body during filming it was for the first time. The scream she produced was genuine as it scared her badly. Needless to say, that entire scene was shot in one take.

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Trivia: Gilley's Night Club actually existed in Pasadena, Texas (was owned by Sherwood Cryer) Some scenes were also filmed at 2200 South Main St, and 2016 South Main St., in Houston, Texas.

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Trivia: Automobiles are not allowed on Mackinac Island (Michigan), but the film was granted special permission to use cars during filming. Cast and crew were not allowed to use the cars when not filming.

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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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Trivia: In his biography, Gene Kelly has admitted that he knew Xanadu was a bad film, but found Olivia Newton-John a joy to work with and she helped him survive it.

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Trivia: Not only is this Michael J. Fox's first movie, David Naughton, the main star, is drinking a Dr. Pepper with his dinner. Naughton was the Dr. Pepper pitchman in the mid 70's.

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Trivia: There is a scene in which Loretta is on the porch playing guitar, and kicks the washing machine. In her book 'Still Women Enough', the real Loretta explains that they did not have electricity at that house, let alone a washing machine.

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Trivia: The prison scenes were filmed inside a real prison. The warden of the prison agreed to the use of the prison for the movie if 1/3 of the money was used to improve the prison. Richard Pryor talks about his experiences behind the scenes on his Here And Now DVD.

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Trivia: Brooke Shields had to stand in a ditch in some parts of the movie because she was much taller than her co-star.

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Trivia: Mel Brooks was Executive Producer but was uncredited so people wouldn't think the movie was a comedy.

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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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Trivia: The long haired "flower girl" Sunshine is Cynthia Nixon, AKA Miranda on HBO's Sex and the City.

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Trivia: Originally, the Animalympics movie consisted of two separate parts, the summer and winter games; the theatrical release features both games in one setting. A special video release features both games separately.

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Trivia: The USS Nimitz was based in the Atlantic during filming of this movie. When the ship pulls into Pearl Harbor past the USS Arizona Memorial, it is actually the USS Kitty Hawk not the Nimitz.

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Trivia: The director, and several other crew members were arrested after the film premiered, because authorities believed that the footage in the film was real, and that the actors were really dead. The director eventually had to present the actors to police to clear his name, and had to demonstrate how some of the gore effects (such as the impalement) were achieved.

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