Best movie trivia of 2001

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back picture

Trivia: Brodie says "Would you like a chocolate covered pretzel?" He said the same thing in Mallrats.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring picture

Trivia: According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Lord of the Rings holds the record for the greatest number of false feet used in one movie: 60,000.

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Trivia: Kathleen Marshall, who plays the role of Charlotte, is the director Garry Marshall's daughter.

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Trivia: When Donnie is about to enter the car with Gretchen near the end of the film, he clutches at his stomach as if in pain, and we see Frank touch his eye after Donnie dies. Both these moments foreshadow pain: a deleted scene of Donnie's death shows a pole impaling his stomach right where he clutched it. And Donnie shoots Frank in the eye.

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Trivia: Nan Martin (the unattractive Tanya/Nurse "sourpuss") was the real-life mother of Zen Gesner (who played Ralph).

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Trivia: At the beginning, right after Christian sings the 'hills are alive' line, the unconscious Argentinian says something about him having lots of talent, and 'happens' to put his hand on his crotch. Then later in the movie, when Satine is unbuttoning his pants when they are in the elephant for the first time, she calls him a 'big boy' and Toulouse says he has HUGE talent.

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Trivia: When Joe Dirt finds out where he lives in Louisiana, there is a guy (Framer Fran) that speaks very strangely. He is played by Blake Clarke who played the same farmer character in The Waterboy.

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Trivia: Every time that Hansel appears near Mugatu he says "Hansel is so hot right now".

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Trivia: When the "pizza boy" is stopped by the drag racing, the driver is Rob Cohen, the film's director. (00:15:48)

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Trivia: The scene where Fiona impressed Shrek with her loud burp was added to the film courtesy of Cameron Diaz. Diaz gave such a loud belch after drinking some Coke during recording that it gave the filmmakers the idea for the gag.

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Trivia: The idea of having the bath house workers clean the river spirit came from an experience Hayao Miyazaki had when he was younger, where he helped clean a polluted river and one of the items removed from it was a bicycle.

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Trivia: Several of the named knights were, in fact, real, though many of them are from different time periods. Ulrich von Lichtenstein was a knight and author who was said to have invented the concept of chivalry and courtly love. Piers Courtenay was a descendant of Edward I, born in the 15th Century. Sir Thomas Colville, Edward III's disguise, was a knight from the 13th Century.

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Trivia: Penelope Cruz played the same character in 'Vanilla Sky' as she did in the Spanish version of the same film, 'Abre Los Ojos'.

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Trivia: For anyone who hasn't read the book: The inscription on top of the Mirror of Erised says "erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi". If you read the inscription backwards it says "I show not your face but your heart's desire".

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Trivia: The voice behind Roz, the number 1 of the Child Detection Agency and the undercover secretary, is actually a man.

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Trivia: When the Japanese are heading towards Pearl Harbor, there is a shot of a pilot waving to kids playing baseball. This is a true story - the pilot was trying to wave them away before the attack started. (01:26:35)

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Trivia: The prom night band is punk-rock group Good Charlotte.

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Trivia: George reads a paperback while reclining on his prison bunk. The book is "Hells Angels" by Hunter S. Thompson, the author whom Depp previously portrayed in the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998).

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Trivia: Jimmy's dog is named Goddard. American physicist and inventor Robert Hutchings Goddard (1882-1945) developed the first liquid propelled rocket engine in 1926.

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Trivia: John Travolta's car is a TVR Tuscan which cannot be sold in the United States because it does not comply with federal emission level standards.

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