Best history movie trivia of 2004

Please vote as you browse around to help the best rise to the top.

The Passion of the Christ picture

Trivia: Satan is actually played by a woman - the Italian actress Rosalinda Celentano.

More The Passion of the Christ trivia
Troy picture

Trivia: Due to the political situation in Iraq, the location for scale shots was moved from Morocco to Mexico, an ideal alternate choice with its broad beach. However, the rushed decision presented some obstacles. Coastal Mexico is an endangered turtle habitat, so to be granted permission to set up the Greek encampment and build boats on the large stretch of beach, the film crew implemented their own turtle incubation nursery, releasing a multitude of turtles while on location in Mexico. They also did not have an accurate idea of the physical conditions of that particular beach - it was unstable and 100 feet of beach washed away overnight, leaving Greek ships teetering precariously on the edge of the bank with the missing sand.

Super Grover Premium member
More Troy trivia
Miracle picture

Trivia: If you listen very carefully to the part where Al MIchaels says, "Do you believe in miracles? YES...", you'll notice that it's from the original broadcast of the game in 1980. All other play-by-play was re-done by Michaels as the movie was produced. The reason they used the original 1980 broadcast for just that specific moment is that Michaels had a difficult time recreating the emotion and excitement he felt when shouting it as it really happened.

Matty Blast
More Miracle trivia
King Arthur picture

Trivia: One thing was digitally edited for the promotional posters (the trio of pictures of Guinevere, Lancelot and Arthur): Keira Knightly's (Guinevere) bust was increased purely to attract more viewers.

More King Arthur trivia
Fahrenheit 9/11 picture

Trivia: Has the highest weekend opening gross ($23 million) of any documentary. It also holds the record as the highest-grossing documentary of all time ($222 million worldwide, $119 million in the US alone).

megamii
More Fahrenheit 9/11 trivia
Hotel Rwanda picture

Trivia: In one scene Paul is listening to the radio and a broadcast of the debate about whether what was happening in Rwanda was considered genocide. During the conflict there was a news conference that was very similar to the one on the radio. One of the reasons that the US and UN would not label (or appear to label) the situation as genocide was that under legal obligations they would have had to act to prevent and punish the perpetrators if they said what was happening in Rwanda was genocide.

Lummie Premium member
More Hotel Rwanda trivia
Downfall picture

Trivia: To cremate a corpse 200 litres of gasoline was necessary, but the Third Reich had only 180 litres for the cremation of its F├╝hrer and his mistress. Even 'worse' was the situation about a day and a night later: The Reich could provide less than 100 lites for the Goebbels' departure. (01:49:40 - 02:06:00)

More Downfall trivia
The Alamo picture

Trivia: The director filmed five different deaths of Crockett for the film. The one used is based on a letter from a Mexican officer found in Texas in 1935 and has been called a fake by histories of The Alamo.

bobmcdow4984
More The Alamo trivia

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.