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Trivia: In the scene with the French Giant all of the French lines they speak were originally in English. Director Guy Ritchie found out that the man actually spoke French as his first language and decided on the spot to change it to add to the mystery of the film.

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Trivia: The Saeki family, the ghost family that haunts and terrorizes everyone who enter their home, are no strangers to the Grudge franchise. They played the same characters in the movie Ju-On, the Japanese version of The Grudge.

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Trivia: In the scene where the two buildings are Tuned together to crush Murdoch, it was done without CGI. The director actually created two giant buildings on wheels and rolled them together. (00:59:10)

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Trivia: At the end of the movie in the hospital, Pam is sitting under Fire Alarm 13. (01:21:45)

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Trivia: Orson Welles' line "...you know what the fellow said... In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed - but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." was not in the script. Welles just wanted to say it, so he did, much to the anger of the original author. He thought it was a terrible piece of writing but it has turned out to be the most memorable line in the entire film.

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Trivia: Mark Lenard, who played Spock's father, Sarek, in the original series, is the only person to play a Romulan ("Balance of Terror"), a Vulcan (Sarek), and a Klingon. He played the Klingon Captain in the final Klingon ship to be destroyed by V'Ger.

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Trivia: When Trevor is following Ivan through the tunnel, he reads the number plate out as 743 CRN on the red Firebird. When the shot changes to Trevor's pickup, the number plate reads NRC 347. Could this be a clue to a mirror image twist?

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Trivia: Stay tuned during the credits, there is a scene with the police officers and the dog that get eaten by the house.

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Trivia: The budget for this movie was so small that some of the scenes were actually filmed in director David Lynch's own house.

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Trivia: During Borden's performance which ends with Angier shooting him, on at least two occasions the bill for the show can be seen off to one side. About halfway down is the name "Harry Dresden", the name of the wizard protagonist from the Dresden Files book series by Jim Butcher.

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Trivia: The strange incantation heard at the beginning of the orgy scene is a fragment of a Romanian Orthodox Church sermon played backwards. If you play it backwards you'll notice that there are two main voices (in the movie is supposed to be only one - the voice of the "great priest") and a choir.

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Trivia: In the film poster, the "Not alone" on Halle Berry's forearm is written running from wrist to elbow. However, in the film, when she removes her bandages, it runs elbow to wrist.

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Trivia: The role of Kyle was originally written for a male character, but when Jodie Foster expressed interest, the filmmakers felt she was strong enough to carry the part and cast her instead.

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Trivia: After Frankie tears up the apartment, possessed by the priest, she goes to the bed and levitates in a cruciform position. During this scene, there is a quick, sweeping shot of the wall and, if you watch it in slow motion, you can see a wall of boxes of Ritz crackers. This is either an obvious endorsement or some kind of inside joke.

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Trivia: The faun is not actually Pan. The film's correct title translated into English is 'The Labyrinth of the Faun'. However, the director, Guillermo del Toro, thought that the English-speaking audiences would get confused between a 'faun' (mythological creature) and a 'fawn' (baby deer). Therefore, for all English-speaking countries, the title is 'Pan's Labyrinth'.

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Trivia: When Jesse and the detective are in the upper room with all the dolls in the theater, in a wide shot you can see the doll from the Saw films.

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Trivia: The voices for the singing busts are provided by the Dapper Dans, a barbershop quartet that performs regularly at Disneyland park in Anaheim, California.

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Trivia: When the kids are on the beach arguing about the urban legend it is this one - http://www.snopes.com/horrors/madmen/hook.htm - that Ray is trying to relate. (00:10:00)

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Trivia: When Arnie and Leigh discover that the car has been trashed at Darnell's Garage and Arnie suddenly turns on Leigh, yelling at her and shoving her backwards, note the look of shock on her face - it's real. Keith Gordon (Arnie) explains on the DVD that in rehearsing the scene, he purposely didn't react as violently, so when the scene was shot, his behavior change actually shocked Alexandra Paul (Leigh). (00:57:20)

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Trivia: Kaneda once makes a remark about Kei's relationship with Ryu. In the original comic, Ryu is Kei's older brother.

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