Resident Evil

Trivia: The picture on the computer of the hive looks like an upside down umbrella and the name of the corporation who own the hive is ... the Umbrella corporation.

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Trivia: In the final scene when Milla Jovovich emerges from Racoon City Hospital into the ruined city, a newspaper blows past in the wind with the headline "The Dead Walk" – a blatant reference to George Romero's classic zombie flick "Day of the Dead" where a newspaper with the same headline blows past in the opening sequence.

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Trivia: The train which the heroes catch to and from the umbrella facility is remarkably similar to the train you catch at the end of Resident Evil 2 to end the game.

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Trivia: The scene where the licker crawls over the wall to Spence with its tongue flicking, is reminiscent of a scene in the game 'Resident Evil 2' where the player sees the licker for the very first time.

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Trivia: The group has 3 hours to make it out before the exit is sealed shut. In all of the Resident Evil games, if you beat the game in under 3 hours, you usually get really souped up weapons as a bonus.

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Trivia: During the 'laser fry' sequence, the team leader gets his survival knife sliced in two. I find this rather amusing since the survival knife is a weapon that has cropped up in all the Resident Evil games but is as useful to your character as a toothpick.

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Trivia: In the final scene in which Alice is leaving the Raccoon City Hospital, a paper is shown with the title "The Dead Walk." The date is September 24, 2002 on the paper. In the game in which the movie is based on the government had nuked the city four years beforehand.

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Trivia: At the end, when the scientists are dragging the infected guy away, they make a reference to the 'Nemesis Project.' In Resident Evil 3, the subtitle is 'Nemesis' because a giant Tyrant called Nemesis is chasing about the player.

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Trivia: A subtle reference to the games: The name on the front of the transit train is 'Alexia'. This could be a reference to Alexia Ashford, an Umbrella researcher who appeared in 'Resident Evil: Code Veronica'. I'm also fairly certain the names 'Red Queen' and 'Hive' are attributed to Alexia's fanatical obsession with ants and the fact that the T-Virus, in the games, was supposedly discovered in an ant corpse.

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Trivia: When the zombies have just appeared and everybody is panicking, JD manages to get the door which is locked, open and a whole gang load of zombies grab him. That scene is taken from other numerous scenes of George A.Romero's masterpiece 'Day of the Dead'.

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Trivia: When Spence enters the secured room where the T-Virus was stored he suddenly experiences the flashback of him stealing it. This is remarkably similar to what happens to Ark Thompson in the game 'Resident Evil: Survivor'. He wakes up with no memory of who he is, fights his way into a lab complex and suddenly remembers everything before encountering a Virus experiment gone wrong. I don't think it was done intentionally but it's an interesting game reference nonetheless.

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Trivia: The script went through many changes even as the crew was working on the movie. One version of the end declared a happy end - Alice and Matt 'riding off into the sunset' after having escaped the Hive; but that idea was dropped for the sake of continuity.

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Trivia: George A. Romero was the original choice for writer and director for this project, and got as far as writing a script (which can be read on http://www.allmoviescripts.com/scripts/14934168593f510427668d1.html), but left due to creative differences.

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J I Cohen

Trivia: All the cast and crew (including the producer) had to undergo a grueling one week of military training (which they dubbed their 'week of hell') under the supervision of a battle hardened ex-navy SEAL. By the end most people were naturally eager to give their trainer a little of his own medicine. Miss Jovovich (Alice) did: he's the zombie she head kicks into the test-tube cabinet and then steals the gun from (before fighting the zombie dogs). What sweet justice.

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Trivia: The Hive is also the name of a scenario on Resident Evil Outbreak which takes place in the Resident Evil 3: Nemesis's hospital in which you get the Anti-Virus to cure Jill Valentine.

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Trivia: Fans of the games were disappointed that no game characters appeared, however they are referenced twice at the end of the movie. The newspaper seen on the stand in the foreground as Alice leaves the hospital has a sub-headline mentioning the Special Tactics And Rescue Squad police unit, and a police car next to the one Alice gets the shotgun from has the S.T.A.R.S. emblem on the bonnet.

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Trivia: According to the director, "Red Queen" is a reference to Alice in Wonderland.

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Trivia: As an interesting homage to the movie, the latest Resident Evil game, Resident Evil 4, contains a segment in which your character must make his way down a laser swamped corridor similar to the one outside the Red Queens chamber.

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Trivia: The voice of the narrator, as well as one of the surgeons at the end, is played by an uncredited Jason Isaacs, who appears in nearly all of director Paul Anderson's films.

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Trivia: In the movie, the character Spence betrays the rest of the group. In the game, the character Lord Ozwell E. Spencer betrays the two scientists he worked with by stealing the viruses they created for his own company Umbrella.

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Trivia: Anyone else notice that all of the team have arm patches that say 'Sanitation'? Its most obvious when One is walking through the Laser hallway.

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Trivia: The bodies of the dead mercenaries disappear from the laser hallway a few scenes after they are killed, which is commented on by one of the characters. Although the implication is that they were likely taken by zombies or one of the Licker creatures, this scene is actually also sort-of a cheeky in-joke for video-game fans. In most video games, the dead bodies of enemies will either disappear after a short time and/or completely vanish when the characters leave the room/area. This is done for technical reasons usually to help the game run smoothly by not having to use too much memory on constantly generating dead bodies on the game-map. Hence, the filmmakers decided to include this scene as a reference to this in-game phenomena.

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Trivia: The "Resident Evil" video-games were heavily inspired by George Romero's "Living Dead" horror films. Romero was actually brought into production early on as a potential writer-director for this adaptation, though the studio passed on his script. Romero has stated that he heard everyone involved in the production liked his script (which was more true to the game series than the finished film), except for one producer, who wished to take the film franchise in a different direction than the games. This one producer held out for a different take, and refused to pursue Romero's script.

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Trivia: As originally intended by director Paul WS Anderson, this film was written to take place in the same continuity of the game-franchise, but serve as a side-story, so he could tell his own tale inspired by the game series without having to do a direct adaptation or change anything too much to match his vision. He later decided that the films would be set in a different canon/continuity than the games, so he could start incorporating his own altered versions of characters and stories from the games.

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Trivia: Star Milla Jovovich has admitted that she can be quite clumsy at times, and evidently had a habit of accidentally hurting cast and crew-members during some of her more intense scenes. The most notable being the sequence when she kills James Purefoy with an ax. Jovovich accidentally hit Purefoy right on the top of the head with the prop-ax. Despite it only being a plastic mockup, the prop-ax evidently hurt quite a bit, and caused a delay on set when Purefoy became quite angry and screamed at Jovovich, despite Jovovich genuinely and profusely apologizing repeatedly for the mishap.

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Trivia: The original voice-actress portraying the Red Queen was briefly recast during production, as the producers and director were unsure if some audiences would be able to understand her young voice and obvious English accent. Alternate versions of her dialog were re-recorded with a new, louder, clearer-sounding American actress. However, much of the cast and crew were uneasy with this new actress, feeling her American accent and much more mature voice made her playful and taunting dialog sound much more suggestive and even borderline-erotic in tone (particularly the line "I've been a bad, bad girl"). Thus, the decision was made to go back to the younger, more innocent-yet-menacing original voice actress.

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Trivia: The scientists at the beginning of the film are all named after a color.

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