Best movie trivia of 1991

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The Silence of the Lambs picture

Trivia: Anthony Hopkins won a Best Actor Oscar for his role as Hannibal Lecter, even though he's only on screen for 16 minutes.

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Trivia: Though not revealed in the movie, the Prince's name is Adam. At the New Orleans Disneyworld, the Princess hotel rooms have portraits of each Disney prince. The 'Beauty & the Beast' prince is shown in human form and his name stated underneath as 'Prince Adam.' In addition, the officially licensed Disney Fisherprice 'Little People' sets include 'Belle and Prince Adam.'

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Trivia: The minigun that the Terminator (Arnie) uses in the Cyberdyne scene was so heavy that Arnold Schwarzenegger was the only person on set strong enough to lift it.

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The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear picture

Trivia: Parody singer Weird Al Yankovic had cameo appearances in all three of "The Naked Gun" movies, but in this one he was in an 'unrecognizable' role; namely as the thug who holds the Police Squad at gunpoint until Frank opens the door, inadvertently knocking him out.

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Trivia: The tall, naked bald guy shown leaving Jim's bathroom in Paris is seen throughout the film 9 times.

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Trivia: The location where evil Bill and Ted try to kill Bill and Ted, a rock face, is the same rock face that James T Kirk is standing on in the Star Trek scene on TV seen earlier in the movie.

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Trivia: There was a series made in the UK (and very popular in many other countries) in the 80's called Robin of Sherwood. One of the characters was a Saracen called Nasir. He was not originally supposed to be one of the regulars, but the actor (Mark Ryan) got on so well with the rest of the cast, the decided not to kill Nasir, but keep him on as one of Robin's men. When Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was in development, a character called Nazeem was written because the writer thought that the Saracen was a traditional part of the legend (along with Little John, Will Scarlet and Marian). The name was changed to Azeem because they found out that the character was unique to Richard Carpenter's Robin of Sherwood. So, thanks to a random piece of casting in the UK in the 80's, we were given Morgan Freeman's Azeem.

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Trivia: In one scene where Charlie sheen spins his plane, he says "I learnt this one from Paula Abdul". Paula Abdul was Charlie Sheen's then sister in law.

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Dead Again picture

Trivia: When the audience first meets Mike Church, he's sitting in his car, which is parked on the wrong side of the street. While most people believe this is because Kenneth Branagh is from the United Kingdom (where they drive on the opposite side of the road), it is actually because behind him are a number of skyscrapers that he, as the director, wanted included in the background.

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Trivia: Jason Gould, who plays Bernard Woodruff, is Barbra Streisand's real-life son.

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Trivia: While Steve Martin and Nina are discussing the Wedding Coordinator, Martin says they will end up broke and walking the sidewalks in a bathrobe. Martin did exactly that in 1979's The Jerk.

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Trivia: The real Jim Garrison plays Earl Warren, head of the Warren Commission.

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The Addams Family picture

Trivia: The seedy motel sequences were shot at the Wampum Court Motel in Sylmar, CA, a 1950s relic that had definitely seen better days. To enhance the fleabag image, two gaudily-painted signs were added for the film, touting "air conditioning" and the deliberately misspelled "kitchins."

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Trivia: George Lucas and Carrie Fisher have cameos as a kissing couple on the bridge. Tinkerbell sprinkles fairy dust on them, and they begin to float.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze picture

Trivia: The actors responsible for all of the turtles' voices have cameos in the movie except for Raphael's.

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Trivia: Chucky almost always loses his right hand/arm in the third act. In Child's Play, Andy's mom shoots it off. In Child's Play 2, Chucky tears it off to escape from a bar. In Child's Play 3, Andy cuts it off with a knife. In Seed of Chucky, his arms are cut off with an ax before he is beheaded. And in Cult of Chucky, one of the three Chucky's loses his right arm shortly before the climax. Of the seven films, five have Chucky losing either his right hand or entire right arm in the final thirty minutes.

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Trivia: Wes Craven was inspired to write this film after seeing a real-life news story about parents who locked their children up inside their house, never allowing them outside.

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country picture

Trivia: The Klingon who defends Kirk and McCoy at the trial is Michael Dorn, the actor who plays Worf in The Next Generation. The Klingon makeup is also identical, even though it is supposed to be a different character. (The makeup is actually more subdued than the makeup for TNG [flatter] but it looks similar because he is actually playing one of Lieutenant Worf's ancestors.)

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Trivia: The beach house is supposedly in Cape Cod, but was actually filmed in Wrightsville Beach, NC on Figure Eight island.

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Trivia: During the scene when Thelma decides to join Louise and flee to Mexico, the song playing in the background is "La Adelita", which is a tune dating from the Mexican Revolution celebrating women who fought alongside the men in battle.

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