Best drama movie trivia of 1980

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Trivia: Uncle Bob and Aunt Corrine's house is at 2231 Westside Dr. in Deer Park, TX.

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Trivia: Automobiles are not allowed on Mackinac Island (Michigan), but the film was granted special permission to use cars during filming. Cast and crew were not allowed to use the cars when not filming.

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Trivia: Brooke Shields had to stand in a ditch in some parts of the movie because she was much taller than her co-star.

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Trivia: There is a scene in which Loretta is on the porch playing guitar, and kicks the washing machine. In her book 'Still Women Enough', the real Loretta explains that they did not have electricity at that house, let alone a washing machine.

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Trivia: Mel Brooks was Executive Producer but was uncredited so people wouldn't think the movie was a comedy.

William Bergquist
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Trivia: The long haired "flower girl" Sunshine is Cynthia Nixon, AKA Miranda on HBO's Sex and the City.

William Bergquist
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Trivia: The USS Nimitz was based in the Atlantic during filming of this movie. When the ship pulls into Pearl Harbor past the USS Arizona Memorial, it is actually the USS Kitty Hawk not the Nimitz.

Grumpy Scot
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Trivia: Timothy Hutton was the youngest actor to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. On the advice of his sister, he apparently keeps his Oscar statuette in his refrigerator.

Cubs Fan
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Trivia: In the film, the most brutal scene was when Jake throttled his brother Joey, whom he thought was having an affair with his then-wife Vicky. Actually, it was not Joey but LaMotta's good friend Peter.

Allister Cooper, 2011
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Trivia: Director Alan Parker makes a fleeting cameo appearance. When Ralph starts his routine and says, "I'm a professional asshole", the camera moves to Coco's reaction, and then the next shot is the brief shot of Alan Parker before the camera shot moves down onto another actor. (01:41:40)

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