Best movie trivia of 2008
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Trivia: The Noordermarkt scene in Amsterdam was not really shot there. In fact it wasn't shot in the Netherlands at all. The Noordermarkt in the film looks nothing like the real Noordermarkt, and more like an Asian or Indian market. The noise of people talking in the background does not resemble anything close to Dutch. The cars in the scene are rarely seen in the Netherland because they are too outdated to be seen frequently, especially all together. At timecode 42:30 you can see a police car with "POLICE" written on the side of it. However, in real life, Dutch police cars do not use the English word for police. "Politie" would have been the correct word, but even then the police car would not be convincing, as official police cars look entirely different. Finally, the firetruck appearing later in the scene is not a type used in the Netherlands, but appears to be an American Pierce Lance truck with Dutch fire engine stickers on it. Dutch firetrucks are usually of European make: DAF, MAN or Mercedes. (00:41:50 - 00:43:30)
Trivia: Notice they don't play the lyrics with the "Iron Man" song in the closing credits. That's because the Black Sabbath song was not about the comic book Iron Man. There are many theories about what the song means, but the most popular is that it is about a man who travels to the future and sees the apocalypse. They couldn't use the lyrics to describe the Iron Man in the movie: He was turned to steel - In the great magnetic field - Where he traveled time - For the future of mankind. Now the time is here - For Iron Man to spread fear - Vengeance from the grave - Kills the people he once saved.
Trivia: Paul Mitchell actually died in 1989. As an inside joke, the man portraying him when he talks to the Zohan on the phone is his business partner John Paul Dejoria. Dejoria has been the face of the Paul Mitchell company since Paul Mitchell's death, which has caused many people to believe that Dejoria is Paul Mitchell.Phaneron
Trivia: When Mike Myers is in the car with Darren Roanoke he is flipping stations (Darren was listening to rap). Mike Myers wants to hear Indian music, Darren switches it back. Mike Myers puts on Bohemian Rhapsody for a brief moment and gives the camera a knowing look. Bohemian Rhapsody was a very popular part of the Mike Myers movie Wayne's World.Tricia Webster