Trivia: The film's soundtrack album knocked Michael Jackson's "Thriller" off the top of the U.S. album charts, where it had ranked for more than a year.

Trivia: In the scene where Rev. Shaw shows Ren a picture of his deceased son Bobby, John Lithgow actually showed a picture of his real son.

Trivia: Beaumont High School is really "Payson High School" in Payson, Utah.

Trivia: With the Principal's knowledge, 24-year-old Kevin Bacon attended the Provo Utah High School as "Ren McCormack", a transfer student from Philadelphia to get into his role. With his narrow tie and new-wave haircut, he was treated pretty much like in the film. Bacon gratefully left with the location scouts on the afternoon of the first day.

Trivia: Dianne Wiest plays Lori Singer's mother in the movie, even though in real life she's only 9 years older than Singer.

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New today Suggested correction: Per Wikipedia Dianne west was born in 1946 and Lori singer in 1957.11 years.

You shouldn't believe everything you read on Wikipedia. Wiest (not West) was born March 28, 1948. Not 1946.


Trivia: Frances Lee McCain plays Ethel McCormack, the mother of Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon). In real life, McCain is only fourteen years older than Bacon.

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