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D2: The Mighty Ducks picture

Trivia: The actress playing Connie has the same surname as her character - Moreau.

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Trivia: Michael Irvin's character wears the same jersey number he did when he played for the Dallas Cowboys, number 88.

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Trivia: The saddle worn by Seabiscuit for some of his races is, in fact, the same saddle worn by Phar Lap, who was Australia's, if not the world's, greatest racehorse ever. Billy Elliot, who rode Phar Lap to victory in the Agua Caliente (the world's richest horserace at the time), gave the saddle to George Woolf after Phar Lap died (under mysterious circumstances) in California.

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Trivia: Make sure to stay after the credits have ended. There is an extra scene with Ben Stiller looking very different. (01:28:05)

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Trivia: In the opening scene where at the bottom of the screen it says Ocelot, Iowa 1969. That gas station scene was actually shot in Mars, Pennsylvania.

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Trivia: Mr. T was chosen for this role by Stallone himself - he spotted Mr. T in a "world's toughest bouncer" contest (which Mr. T won). What sold Stallone was Mr. T's snazzy dressing, no-nonsense attitude and spectacular lingo. Apparently, the line that solidified him on the idea of hiring T was Mr. T's answer to the question "how do you handle potential troublemakers?". Mr. T had his head shaved bald at the time, and his answer was "I tell dem fools that mah patience is as long as the hair on mah head." He was hired almost instantly. The role in Rocky III got him the spot in the A-Team, and the rest is history...

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Trivia: The nasty Billie "The Blue Bear" is played by Lucia Rijker, a real-life boxer who is regarded as the best female fighter in the world.

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Trivia: James Toney, Michael Bentt, Alfred Cole, Charles Shufford and Damien 'Bolo' Wills who all play opponents of Ali are - or were - real life boxers.

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Trivia: When Jerry is at the copy place at the beginning getting his paper put together, the guy behind the counter is lead guitarist for the band Alice in Chains, Jerry Cantrell.

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Rocky IV picture

Trivia: Sylvester Stallone, actually tore a muscle in his heart while filming the training sequence in which he lifts the sleigh that everybody was sitting in. Filming had to stop for two months so doctors could make sure that he healed properly and the chances for him having a heart attack would be reduced.

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Trivia: In the opening montage of shots, showing Thornton Mellon's progressive rise to the top, one of the final shots is actually that of Al Czervik, the role Rodney Dangerfield played in Caddyshack.

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Trivia: One of the footballers for England is called Harpsey. The person who plays him, Terry Kiely, normally plays a footballer, Karl Fletcher, in Sky One's 'Dream Team'.

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The Waterboy picture

Trivia: Director Frank Coraci has a cameo playing Bobby's father in the movie.

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The Great Race picture

Trivia: Natalie Wood attempted suicide during the making of The Great Race.

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Trivia: The man who at the end announces that Jimmy Braddock is the winner is actually the Director's (Ron Howard) Father.

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Trivia: In the scene where Lane is leaving for the rodeo and Kelly is trying to talk to Lane about wanting a place of their own close to her folks she kissing Lane goodbye and still talking.

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Trivia: When Mike Myers is in the car with Darren Roanoke he is flipping stations (Darren was listening to rap). Mike Myers wants to hear Indian music, Darren switches it back. Mike Myers puts on Bohemian Rhapsody for a brief moment and gives the camera a knowing look. Bohemian Rhapsody was a very popular part of the Mike Myers movie Wayne's World.

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Trivia: The throttle control in Speed Racer's car is the throttle control from Saitek's X52 Flight System.

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Trivia: When Coach Bombay is talking to the old store owner guy while he sharpens a skate and whatnot, there is a picture of Mike Modano hanging up behind them. Modano was the Minnesota North Star's first overall pick in the 1988 entry draft. He even stayed with them when they moved to Dallas in 1993.

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Trivia: Throughout the movie, it is implied that the Titans are underdogs, and the final game is depicted as being very close, with the Titans winning on the last play of the game. In reality, the Titans won the state championship by a score of 27-0 and held the opposing team to minus 5 yards total offense. They also finished the season ranked second in the nation.

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