Best movie trivia of 1985

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Trivia: When General is being chased by the St. Bernard, a red Plymouth Fury slams on its brakes to avoid hitting them. After General and the dog make it passed safely, as the Fury drives off, its bumper sticker reads, "Watch out for me. I am pure evil. I am Christine."

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Trivia: John Hughes, the director, originally wanted John Cusak to play Judd Nelson's bad boy role. He finally gave in when he realized that John didn't look "tough enough".

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Trivia: When Chunk confesses to the Fratellis and starts crying, child actor Jeff Cohen had to think of his mother dying to generate tears.

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Trivia: The farm where Marty arrives in 1955 belongs to a man called Peabody, and he calls his son Sherman; the names are a tribute to "Sherman and Mr. Peabody," two cartoon time travellers from a 1960s American TV show.

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Trivia: The disclaimer, "Neither the name Zorin nor any other name or character in this film is meant to portray a real company or actual person" was added after the producers discovered a real company known as Zoran Ladicorbic Ltd, whose industry was fashion design. This is the first Bond film to begin with a disclaimer.

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Trivia: Professor Plum reveals that he works for UNO, the United Nations Organization, in a branch called WHO, the World Health Organization. As such, he works for UNOWHO (You Know Who).

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Trivia: The character of Sofia is played by Oprah Winfrey. Sofia marries Harpo, as well as the fact that 'Harpo' is 'Oprah' reversed, 'Harpo' is also the name of Oprah Winfrey's production company.

Kara

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Trivia: When Col. John Matrix is with Cooke in the motel, Matrix says the famous phrase: "I eat green berets for breakfast." This was a reference to Sylvester Stallone, who played a Green Beret in the Rambo movies. (00:46:45)

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Trivia: Harrison Ford was very taken with the Amish and the beautiful scenery in which Witness was filmed. Mr. Ford is a supporter and contributor to the Lancaster Farmland Trust, which helps save and preserve precious family farmlands. The Krantz' farm (where Witness was filmed) was saved and preserved by this trust fund.

Lynette Carrington

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Trivia: Ted White was asked to reprise his role as Jason (he played Jason in "The Final Chapter"). He turned it down and said, "I played Jason once, and once was enough."

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Trivia: Sylvester Stallone, actually tore a muscle in his heart while filming the training sequence in which he lifts the sleigh that everybody was sitting in. Filming had to stop for two months so doctors could make sure that he healed properly and the chances for him having a heart attack would be reduced.

Rollin Garcia Jr

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Trivia: Real pig guts were used for the scene where Joe Pilato (Rhodes) is ripped in half. The guts were accidentally left out of the freezer for the weekend and so were rotten when they were used. The stench was so bad that everybody ran off the set once they finished.

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Trivia: During the street race against the Asian brothers, Lane nearly runs over several nuns crossing the street. If you look closely you can see one of the nuns carrying a large ghettoblaster on her shoulder.

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Trivia: When Gary is first telling Wyatt of his idea to make a woman, Wyatt asks,"What about your girl[friend] in Canada?" a reference to Anthony Michael Hall's character in "The Breakfast Club." In the Breakfast Club when Bender is asking Brian if he is a cherry, Brian says that he had slept with a girl from Canada that he met at Niagara Falls. (00:07:00)

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Trivia: The eye test sign in the office where Burt tells the Army story reads 'Burt is a slave driver..'

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Trivia: In the scene where Meg appears, Richard Picardo had a hard time breathing in the latex costume and mask while underwater. When he/she pops up, look closely; Meg appears to be spitting water and gasping for breath.

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Trivia: This is the first movie in human history to ever to feature a fully CG (computer generated) character when the knight emerges from the stained glass window. Computer graphics had existed prior (Wrath of Kahn), but never once to simulate an on-screen character.

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Trivia: Ellen's pornographic movie's name seems to translate in different ways on different versions of the movie. On DVD the caption reads "The Wet Hot Wife," on the TV Version, it reads "Slut In The Shower," and on some VHS versions the caption reads "The Whore In The Hot Tub."

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Trivia: Another notable cameo appearance is made by the special effects legend Ray Harryhausen in the role of Dr. Marston.

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