Best movie trivia of 1988

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Trivia: The man who is getting a (fake) haircut as Akeem first enters the barber shop is played by a then-unknown Cuba Gooding Jr.

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Trivia: In the Ink and Paint Club, when Jessica is about to do her number, just as the curtains open, her dress snaps off for a split second, then reappears. This can only be seen in slow motion on the laserdisc version, however.

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Trivia: In the show "South Park", the big fight scene is re-done with the crippled kids of South Park, Timmy and Jimmy (instead of the film's Nada and Frank). The episode is called "Cripple Fight".

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Trivia: Check out the nurse that wakes Kristen up at the school infirmary. It is Robert Englund, out of his Freddy make-up. After Kristen wakes up, it is a different person.

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Trivia: When the film was shown during the 2003 Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony, Susan Sarandon and her partner Tim Robbins were not invited because of the controversy surrounding their anti-war views on Iraq.

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Trivia: The guard at the beginning says that Michael killed 16 people, we only see Michael officially kill 14 people in parts 1 & 2, which means there are two more victims we never see.

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Trivia: Even though Beetlejuice is the title character, he has only 17 and a half minutes of screen time.

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Trivia: During filming, Alan Rickman was found proficient at mimicking American accents; the scene in which McClane and Hans Gruber meet was then inserted.

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Trivia: The real name of Chucky is Charles Lee Ray, which is derived from three well known real life killers - Charles Manson, Lee Harvey Oswald and James Earl Ray.

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Trivia: The black jack dealer, played by Nick Mazzola, is a popular dealer. He was also the dealer in "MacShayne's", "Vegas Vacation", and "Casino".

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Trivia: Catherine tosses a huge black gorilla to Tess as she gets off the helicopter. This was an inside joke reference to "Gorillas in the Mist" which Sigourney Weaver had just finished filming and was released only three months before this movie.

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Big (1988)

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Trivia: The scenes from the amusment park in the movie were filmed at Playland, in Rye, NY.

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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.

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Trivia: The Jamaica Bar scenes were filmed at the "Dragon Bay" in San Ontonio, Jamacia.

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Willow (1988)

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Trivia: Pat Roach - General Kael - intended to do the stunts by himself, but there was one thing that prevented this: "Insurance - they wouldn't let me." So horsemaster Greg Powell did the stunts for him.

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Trivia: The movie seems to have been somewhat impressive to Jaime Escalante. After seeing it, he declared that it was '90% truth, 10% drama.'

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Twins (1988)

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Trivia: At the house where Julius meets one of his fathers, you can see Ivan Reitman's children. Jason Reitman is the boy playing basketball, and Catherine Reitman is the girl that notices her grandpa in Julius' photo.

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Trivia: Frank's brother James is played by Bill Murray's younger brother John. His father is played by Bill's older brother Brian Doyle-Murray.

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Trivia: John Cleese's character name, Archie Leach, was Cary Grant's real name (Archibald Leach). John named his character himself as a tribute because they were born in towns near to each other.

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Trivia: The kitchens used in Heather Chandler's and Heather Duke's houses are the same room, but with different lighting and camera angles.

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Trivia: The scene where Jake and Christy are arguing and she yells the line "I'd go BAREFOOT." was used in a scene in the movie "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" about a year before. Moreover, Kevin Bacon, who starred in SHAB, has a cameo in the beginning of Plains/Trains.

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Trivia: When Corey Feldman is banging the dent out of the hood of the Cadillac, he says not to worry about waking his parents as they are vampires. Feldman's movie before this one was Lost Boys where he was a vampire killer.

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Akira (1988)

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Trivia: Kaneda once makes a remark about Kei's relationship with Ryu. In the original comic, Ryu is Kei's older brother.

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Trivia: All of Dennis Farina's scenes were shot in Las Vegas; he was there filming his TV series Crime Story at the same time.

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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.

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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.

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Trivia: The horn sound that is continually made by Leviathan is Morse code for "God".

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Trivia: The hot tub used in the love scene was constructed of untreated wood and the water wasn't chlorinated. Michelle Pfeiffer, her double, and Mel Gibson suffered splinters and rashes during filming. Michelle lost time off the set as she recovered from her rash.

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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.

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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".

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