Best movie trivia of 1988
Trivia: There is a trailer to this movie with an additional gag. After Ludwig has demonstrated his image of an ideal assassin to Papshmir, he sits down with the revolver used in the demonstration which had turned out to be empty. In the trailer shot (in a closeup of Montalban) the gun unexpectantly goes off.
Trivia: Peshwar, Pakistan, actually was the site of many refugee camps and Afghan rebel support, and American intelligence operated out of nearby Islamabad, and the muhajadeen operated principally in the supposed "50 miles over the border." Especially considering the movie was filmed in Israel, the geographical shots are also pretty accurate, with only one problem: when Rambo says "across the valley is the border," across a plain with mountains in the distance, they are supposed to be escaping into Pakistan. There is only one spot where they could be, and it's right in the middle of the Khyber Pass, inaccessible to Russian tanks and armoured vehicles. The Russians would be riding on donkeys, not tanks. The only such place near the Afghan border that such a battle could take place would have Rambo and Trautman escaping into Iran.
Trivia: When the Regulators are making their escape out of the house at the end, if you look at the extra shot right after Charlie (Casey Sizemore) busts out of the house, you'll see a young Tom Cruise. He was on-set visiting with friend Emilio Estevez and got into makeup (including huge sideburns) and on-screen.
Trivia: During the filming of the movie, Kane Hodder (the actor who plays Jason) was returning to his trailer one night after filming, still in his Jason costume. His trailer was approximately one mile down a dark, dirt back-road. Exhausted from filming, Kane decided to take a shortcut through the woods surrounding the area. While in the woods, he encountered a local resident, who asked Kane if he was filming the new Friday movie. Thinking it a rather foolish question, given that he was still in his Jason costume, mask and all, Kane did not answer. After the young man tried to communicate with him several more times, Kane remained staring and silent, until he lunged for the man and groaned, sending the man in an absolute panic. He was so terrified that he fell several times and struggled to his feet, screaming as he ran away. The next morning, Kane Hodder was informed that the Sheriff would be by the set later in the day for questioning, but the Sheriff never came. Definitely a hilarious, if not terrifying joke.
Trivia: When Schwarzenegger and Belushi are in the diner after shooting the transvestite, Belushi is going through the paperwork that needs to be done. The one sheet which is shown Belushi says is an "accident report". Actually typed at the top of the paper is "Worthless Document Case Report". (01:09:40)
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