Army of Darkness

Trivia: Ash's car has appeared in most of Sam Raimi's movies. Look out for it in Spider-Man and Darkman.


Trivia: The disbelieving clerk Ash is explaining his adventure to in the S-Mart ending is Ted Raimi, who can also be seen in the crowd below the castle battlements receiving Ash's pep-talk just before the battle with Bad Ash's Army of Darkness. Ted is director Sam Raimi's brother--and is best known for his part as Joxer in the Hercules and Xena TV shows (of which brother Sam was executive producer) where he again worked with Bruce Campbell.


Trivia: When Ash opens his trunk to get out some useful items, there is a Fangoria magazine and the cover is for Army of Darkness.


Trivia: When Ash calls Wiseman Joe "spinach chin," it's a reference to the classic Three Stooges short Malice in the Palace (1949), in which Moe Howard calls a man with a long beard "spinach chin."

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Trivia: Contrary to popular belief, the items we see in Ash's car (the 'Fangoria' magazine, the Coca Cola bottle etc.) are not product placements. Sam Raimi actually had all that stuff in the trunk when the car was brought in for filming and never bothered to clean it out.


Trivia: Ash speaks the words, Klaatu Varata Niktu, this was paying homage to a film called The Day the Earth Stood Still. The words in that were Klaatu Barada Nikto (only slightly different), they are spoken by one of the humans (at the request of Klaatu) to Gort (Klaatu's robot) after suffering a potentially fatal injury at the hands of humans, to prevent Gort from destroying Earth. The tenuous link, therefore, is that this phrase must be spoken precisely to prevent the end of the world in both films...


Trivia: Bruce Campbell says that in order to make it appear that the chainsaw was always running, tobacco smoke was pumped through a tube that was slid up his right pant leg, up his shirt, and into the chainsaw.

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Trivia: The Magic words that Ash said (Klaatu, Barada, Nikto) are also the names of three aliens on Jabba the Hutt's barge in Return of the Jedi, which in turn took the words from The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Trivia: The army of the dead is basically made up of mostly skeletons, but in some of the scenes where they couldn't use stop motion for obvious reasons, they have real people standing in with skull masks. (01:02:30)

Trivia: AOD has 2 different endings, the one where he goes back and fights the zombie lady in S-mart, and the original one where he swallows too much juice and ends up in an apocalyptic future, they wanted to use the original ending but Universal wanted a more audience friendly ending, and they didn't want Ash to be such a anti hero so they changed and deleted a few other scenes. They released the original version to some countries.

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where the deadites are invading the drawbridge, a person gets slashed by a guy on a horse. When he falls, if you look quickly enough you can see the end of an airbag come up under the bridge.

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Ash: Now listen up, you primitive screwheads. This... Is my BOOMstick! The 12-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about $109.95. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel... And a hair trigger. That's right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. YOU GOT THAT?!

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Question: Who played the Evil Ash?

Answer: Bruce Campbell played Evil Ash, as well as playing both 'Ash' Williams and the mini-Ash.

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