Best movie trivia of 1993

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Philadelphia picture

Trivia: The film was based on an actual lawsuit against Hyatt Legal Services, a storefront chain in the Midwest with a less-than-sterling reputation in the legal profession.

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Trivia: To make the water in the glass on the dashboard 'jump', they strung a guitar string from the underside of the dashboard to a bolt on the floor and then plucked the string.

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Robin Hood: Men in Tights picture

Trivia: When Robin and the Merry Men meet Rabbi Tuckman, Tuckman comments that Robin and Maid Marion belong together and that the union of their families, Locksley and Baghel, "can't miss". This is a pun on lox and bagels, a food combination popularized by Jewish immigrants.

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Trivia: Val Kilmer has been quoted as saying that screenwriter Kevin Jarre insisted the actors wear real wool costumes, in accordance with the time period. During the scene in the Birdcage Theater, Val Kilmer says, a thermometer was placed on the set, and it read 134 degrees Fahrenheit. Kilmer suggested jokingly that this was the reason Doc Holliday killed so many people: "It's just, like, he wore wool in the summer, in the Arizona territory, and that made him mad."

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Trivia: Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan only spend about two minutes of screen time together in the entire film.

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Trivia: The two men heard on the radio every time Groundhog Day repeats itself are director Harold Ramis and Bill Murray's brother Brian Doyle-Murray.

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Trivia: At one point during the song "Jack's Lament", Jack pops up between two tombstones. The tombstone on the left is a figure from the painting "The Scream" [src], and the tombstone on the right is the horse from Picasso's "Guernica" [src].

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Trivia: One of the fans in the stands is actually Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, and he is listed in the credits as "fan in the stands" who can be seen in the last few minutes of the film. You can see the real Rudy sitting directly behind the actors playing Rudy's parents, and he's wearing a plaid flat cap and a dark colored coat with a thick light beige fur collar/lapel. About 15 seconds after the game ending tackle, Ned Beatty, the actor playing Rudy's father, turns around and grabs the real Rudy by his coat collar/lapel, then slaps his chest in joyful celebration.

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Suggested correction: The real Dan "Rudy" Ruettiger was not the gentleman it the dark coat, as stated in the trivia fact. The real "Rudy" is the gentleman in tan trenchcoat standing behind Jon Favreau. It even says so in the closing credits of the movie. He's seen taking a picture with his camera when Jon Favreau says,"Who's the wild man now."

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Gettysburg picture

Trivia: Virtually all of the extras who play soldiers in the film were members of Civil War Re-enactor groups who not only freely donated their time but also supplied their own uniforms and equipment. This ensued that the film-makers did not have pay for their own extras and that they could stage the massive battle scenes without blowing the budget.

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Trivia: When Derice is applying for loans at different banks, the wall behind each bank manager is always the same wall! The plants and decorations are different, but it's the identical wall.

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Trivia: Benny and his real life brother Pablo played the same character at different ages.

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Trivia: In the English subtitles, the German troops are addressed as "Storm Troopers." The correct title of these men were "Sturmpionieren" or "Assault Engineers", who were highly trained in street fighting using flamethrowers, explosives, and other specialized equipment.

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The Firm picture

Trivia: Holly Hunter's role is one of the shortest Oscar nominated performances. She only appears on screen for about six minutes total.

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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday pictureJason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday mistake picture

Trivia: When Steven is in Jason's house, we see the "Necronomicon", or "Book of the Dead" from the "Evil Dead" movies. He even picks up the book and flips through it. The director has said this is because Jason is a deadite, as his mother made a pact with the devil to bring him back from the dead.

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Trivia: The portable devo guns Mario & Luigi use to turn Koopa into slime are actually Super Scopes, (used in the Super Nintendo Game "Super Scope"). They're kind of the Super Nintendo version of the Nintendo Zapper from "Duck Hunt" for NES (Nintendo Entertainment System").

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Addams Family Values picture

Trivia: The man playing Joel Glicker's father is Barry Sonnenfeld, the film's director.

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Trivia: The courtroom judge is played by Trey Parker's dad.

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Last Action Hero picture

Trivia: When they go into the police station, just before Robert Patrick walks out Sharon Stone walks out in her Basic Instinct outfit. Another nod to the "movie within a movie" concept.

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Mrs. Doubtfire picture

Trivia: The newspaper that contains the words 'Doubt Fire' was the same newspaper used on the first episode of Charmed.

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Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit picture

Trivia: The Rolling Stone magazine that the headmaster finds in the library that reveals Mary Clarence's/Doloris' true self is one of the magazines seen in the credits on the first film.

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