Jackie Menechino

14th Jun 2004

Airplane (1980)

21st May 2004

Airplane (1980)

Question: In the flashback scene in the bar, Striker throws his hat, but it comes back to him like a boomerang. He then throws his jacket, and it also comes back to him like a boomerang, but this time you can see the hand that throws it at him. Is the hand a crew member's, or it is intended to be somebody throwing it back at him?

Jackie Menechino

Chosen answer: Too hard to say - potentially both. I'm guessing the hand wasn't meant to be seen, but at the same time there's no reason why someone couldn't have just hurled hat back at him, so seeing the hand isn't really a mistake.

Question: Is there any truth in the rumors that there is a subliminal message in the movie for American Express?

Jackie Menechino

Chosen answer: Well if there is it's too subliminal to notice - so no.

David Mercier

22nd Mar 2004

Inspector Gadget (1999)

Trivia: In the beginning of the credits, you see Claw's evil henchman in a Minion Recovery group. Many of the other people in his group are former James Bond enemies.

Jackie Menechino

1st Mar 2004

Airplane (1980)

Revealing mistake: Throughout the cockpit scenes, Otto's (the auto pilot) face is just painted, with no facial features sticking out. When he is about to fly the plane, he winks out the window, and turns his head. After he turns his head you can see the extra attachment on his left eye used for this. (01:22:40)

Jackie Menechino

1st Mar 2004

Airplane (1980)

Airplane trivia picture

Trivia: Towards the end of the credits, there is a paragraph that states "Unauthorized duplication, distribution, or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution. SO THERE." (01:27:05)

Jackie Menechino

1st Mar 2004

Airplane (1980)

Trivia: After the end credits, there is a scene where you see the taxi cab, still waiting at the airport.

Jackie Menechino

Question: When was there a Mini Shaguar? It could have just not been used in the American version, but I also may have missed it.

Jackie Menechino

Chosen answer: In a trailer shown on the Infinifilm DVD, Verne Troyer stars with lots of little people which looks to parody the trailer from the first film. In the end, he flips into the Mini-Shaguar.

T Poston

Chosen answer: Obviously not, as after the credits we see Jack (the monkey) swim up to the chest, grab a gold piece and turn back into an undead monkey.

Grumpy Scot

6th Jan 2004

The Simpsons (1989)

Continuity mistake: As Steve Martin is ripping out pages in the phone book about babysitting services, if you look closely, you can see that it is the same page over and over again just shot at different angles.

Jackie Menechino

2nd Jan 2004

Mystery Men (1999)

Trivia: At the end when the reporter asks for the name of the group, Kel Mitchell says the Super Dudes. This was one of the skits he used to make many appearances in on a show called All That on Nickelodeon.

Jackie Menechino

2nd Jan 2004

The Simpsons (1989)

2nd Jan 2004

Shrek (2001)

10th Nov 2003

The Birds (1963)

Trivia: When Melanie first walks into the pet shop, you can see Alfred Hitchcock walk out. He is walking two small dogs. They were his real pets.

Jackie Menechino

Revealing mistake: When the people in the military are firing the rockets at the UFOs, you can see the rockets launching from platform are coming from the outside of the platform. (00:19:00)

Jackie Menechino

28th Aug 2003

Spaceballs (1987)

Trivia: When the four main characters are walking in the temple of Yogurt, Barf says that it looked like the Temple of Doom, and Dot says that it looked nothing like the Temple Beth Israel. If you look closely it's actually a combination of both.

Jackie Menechino

28th Aug 2003

Spaceballs (1987)

Trivia: Brooks used the same sound studio that they used in the Wizard of Oz for the scene where Barf, Lonestar, Vespa, and Dot are walking to see Yogurt.

Jackie Menechino

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