Willow

Trivia: Pat Roach - General Kael - intended to do the stunts by himself, but there was one thing that prevented this: "Insurance - they wouldn't let me." So horsemaster Greg Powell did the stunts for him.

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Trivia: In the scene where Sorsha corners Willow and Madmartigan in the tavern, she stabs her sword point first into the floor. During one of the takes, Joanne Whalley accidentally 'planted' the sword right into the foot of one of the stuntmen at the scene. Ouch.

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Trivia: Several of the antagonists were named after movie critics: The villainous character of General Kael was named after the noted film critic Pauline Kael, and the unspoken name of the two-headed dragon is the Ebersisk, a reference to Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel.

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Trivia: Horsemaster and stuntman Greg Powell appears in person in a small role, namely as the burly redbearded Nockmaar soldier at Raziel's Lake who roughs up Madmartigan.

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Trivia: While filming the crossroads cage scene, Val Kilmer was being let out of the cage one day and, while he was half-way out, the chain holding up the cage broke and the cage, made of real iron, fell right on his foot, nearly breaking it. Later in the film Kilmer can be seen walking with a slight limp.

Trivia: During the shooting of Airk's army's passing of the Daikini Crossroads, Gavin O'Herlihy's (Airk) horse was so restless that the cameraman had trouble keeping him in the frame. So during the close-ups O'Herlihy was actually sitting on the shoulders of horse wrangler Greg Powell.

Trivia: During the filming, Warwick Davis met two people who would become part of his family. His then-future wife Samantha Davis appears as a Nelwyn girl in a blue dress in the first village council scene (bottom right of the frame), and her father as the bearded Nelwyn who comforts his distressed wife after the hound's attack.

Trivia: Val Kilmer ad-libbed most of his dialogue for the movie.

Trivia: The "Wilhelm Scream" is heard three times in this film. The first can be heard during the chase sequence when a soldier's chariot crashes and he is sent flying; the second at Tir Asleen when the Brownies manage to trigger a large spear shooter that hits several enemy soldiers; and the third when a soldier is cut down by the Army of Galladoorn in front of Nockmaar Castle.

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie the camera pans to different villagers as they notice Willow returning after his journey. One of the villagers they show is Willow's wife, although they show her in another scene (a minute or so later) walking from a different area and noticing Willow for the first time (again).

More mistakes in Willow

Willow: What are you doing?
Madmartigan: I found some blackroot. She loves it.
Willow: Blackroot? I am the father of two children and you never, ever give a baby blackroot.
Madmartigan: Well my mother raised us on blackroot. It's good for you. Puts hair on your chest. Doesn't it, Sticks?
Willow: Her name is not Sticks. She's Elora Danan, the future empress of Tir Asleen and the last thing she's gonna want is a hairy chest.

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Question: Why did Queen Bavmorda need a ritual to get rid of the child? Why didn't she simply kill the baby on the spot?

Answer: Bavmorda's ritual was the Ritual of Obliteration - a spell that is used to destroy a living spirit's essence or soul. Presuambly if she'd just killed Elora, the soul would have been later reborn into another baby.

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