Trivia: Director Brian de Palma originally wanted Sissy Spacek to play Chris Hargenson (eventually portrayed by Nancy Allen). But Spacek wanted to be the star, so she showed up for her audition in a dress her mother made for her in 7th grade. She looked so awkward and hopelessly out of touch with fashion that De Palma cast her as Carrie.

Trivia: The high school is called Bates' High School, a reference to Psycho.

Trivia: In the scene where the fire hose is spraying Norma, the force of the water hitting her ear when she turned her head, it broke one of her eardrums. Therefore where Norma dies she is actually passing out from the pain.

Trivia: In a deleted scene, Carrie causes small rocks to rain from the sky. Huge boulders were supposed to rain at the end of the film when the house collapsed, but the machine that sprayed them jammed. So the filmmakers decided to just burned the house down instead. However, they had already filmed the indoor shots with the rocks coming through. But somehow they got away with it.

Trivia: The final scene when Sue Snell puts the flowers on Carrie's grave, the hand is actually Sissy Spacek's. Sissy was in a box underneath the ground. She refused to use a stunt double.

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Continuity mistake: Billy Nolan's 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS changes to a 1967 Pontiac Firebird with a black vinyl roof, then back to the Chevelle SS as Carrie overturns it. (01:17:50 - 01:21:10)

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Question: When Tommy and Carrie are at the prom, does he start to like her for real, or is he just pretending to make Carrie feel better about herself?

Answer: He starts to genuinely like her, hence his disgusted reaction at the sick practical joke played on her.


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