Best movie trivia of 1974

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Trivia: When Lamarr tells Le Petomane that his name is Hedley Lamarr and not Hedy, Le Petomane says that since it's 1874, Hedley could sue her. In 1974, actress Hedy Lamarr filed a lawsuit against Mel Brooks claiming the joke infringed on her privacy. The lawsuit was settled out of court.

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Trivia: At Michael's hearing, very few of the senators, judges, etc. are actually actors. They are friends, acquaintances, and family of various members of the cast and crew.

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Trivia: The Laboratory equipment is the same equipment used in the original Frankenstein.

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Trivia: During the big chase scene Marilyn Burns was running so slowly that Gunnar Hansen stopped to cut tree branches so he wouldn't outrun her.

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Trivia: Actress Maud Adams, who played "Andrea Anders", "Scaramanga"s mistress in the film, is the only actress to have played two lead roles in Bond films. A favourite of Cubby Broccoli, In 1983, she returned to play the title character in "Octopussy".

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Trivia: When the film was released Burt Reynolds arranged to have this film shown in maximum security prisons all over the US, because the prisoners obviously couldn't get to the theaters to see it themselves.

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Trivia: When Doolittle is floating through space after the explosion, a piece of debris which floats by him is marked "toilet tank thx 138" - a reference to George Lucas' first film (01:20:40)

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Trivia: Director Roman Polanksi makes a cameo as the hood who knifes Jake's nose.

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Trivia: Ninety-three cars are destroyed in this movie.

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Trivia: Walter Matthau plays the drunk who sits at the bar wearing a loud shirt and pimp hat. However, for the end credits his name is listed as "Walter Matuschanskayasky"

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Trivia: The man who plays that young deputy who bullies Warren Beatty in a bar (they also get into a rough car-chase later in the film) is Earl Hindman, whose most famous role came with the popular (here in Finland also) 1990's series "Home Improvement". He was that "faceless" neighbour of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor's.

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Trivia: This was Sid James' Carry On swansong. He passed on two years later.

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Trivia: The producers were originally considering Walter Brennan to play Grandpa Steinmetz as the lead character. But since he was unable to work due to ill health, they cast Helen Hayes as Grandma Steinmetz instead.

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Trivia: Despite playing mother and son, Cosette Lee was only fourteen years older than Roberts Blossom.

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Trivia: In the opening scene, Alice - a young girl - lives on a farm with her parents/grandparents, and her mother/grandmother, standing at the back door, calls Alice in for dinner, and the voice has to belong to Ellen Burstyn. When Alice grows up, she is played by Ellen Burstyn.

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