Best movie trivia of 2004

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The Polar Express picture

Trivia: The voices of Hero Boy's mother and sister are director Robert Zemeckis' wife, Leslie.

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Trivia: There is an extra "two months later" scene at the very end after the credits.

Krista
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Mean Girls picture

Trivia: Tina Fey, the woman who plays Ms. Norbury, was also the screenplay writer for the movie.

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Shrek 2 picture

Trivia: A little foreshadowing - when the King first goes to the Poison Apple pub, a frog with ruby red lips asks him if she has met him before.

Johny English
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The Passion of the Christ picture

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

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban picture

Trivia: In order to acquaint himself with his three lead actors, director Alfonso Cuaron had each of them write an essay about their characters, from a first-person point of view. Emma Watson, in true Hermione fashion, went a little overboard and wrote an 16-page essay, Daniel Radcliffe wrote a simple one page paper, and Rupert Grint never even turned his in, as he said that is what Ron would have done.

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Trivia: The actor playing Adam is actually a co-writer of Saw. The film was shot in 18 days and for under a million dollars, and it all took place in 2 warehouses. The writers/directors wanted to make a movie about people trapped inside a single room.

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Trivia: Dr. Curt Connors, Peter's one-armed teacher in the film, is the man who will later become The Lizard, one of Spider-Man's longest running enemies.

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The Butterfly Effect picture

Trivia: An alternate ending to the film on the DVD Director's cut has Evan going back to when he was in the womb and killing himself by squeezing the umbilical cord to save his friends from events he may cause.

Nick N.
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Anchorman pictureAnchorman mistake picture

Trivia: Brick kills a rival reporter by throwing a trident in a scene lifted from the first gladiator fight in Spartacus (1960).

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Trivia: In one of the 1919 flashback scenes, Raoul looks out of the car window at a Swarovski jewelry store. The Swarovski crystal company made the chandelier for the film, valued at over $1.3 million.

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Kill Bill: Volume 2 picture

Trivia: B.B.'s name is derived from both of her parents; Bill and Beatrix.

Paul Plesser
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Trivia: The two old men near the end, talking about it being "old school" are voiced by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two Walt Disney animators who worked on such classics as Bambi and Cinderella.

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Trivia: When Kenneth and Andy play chess they use the Alamo chess set. This is symbolic of the situation - a handful of survivors outnumbered by the enemy's forces.

Grigory the Wanderer
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Trivia: When Shaun is on the phone to his mum, Ed shouts "We're coming to get you Barbra". This is a tribute to the famous "they're coming to get you Barbra" line from Night of the Living Dead (1968) .

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Trivia: If you look at the poster advertising the play "The Marvelous Marriage," you'll see it was written by Al Funcoot. "Al Funcoot" is an anagram of Count Olaf. This is a common theme in the Lemony Snicket Books.

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Trivia: In the last scene when the everyone meets to play poker Catherine Zeta Jones throws her hands up to celebrate a win and falls out of her chair for real.

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse picture

Trivia: The method by which Alice disposes of the zombie dogs (by throwing a flaming object into a gas filled kitchen) is similar to one of the numerous ways Jill Valentine defeats Nemesis in 'Resident Evil 3'.

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The Punisher picture

Trivia: While filming the knife fight scene, Thomas Jane accidentally stabbed Kevin Nash.

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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.

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