Best thriller movie trivia of 1983

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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi picture

Trivia: When filming ROTJ, Lucas didn't want anyone to find out that they were shooting the third Star Wars movie, because pandemonium could break out. So when someone asked the crew what they were filming, they said "Blue Harvest". All of the crew had shirts and hats that said Blue Harvest on them. The fictitious film's tagline was "Horror beyond imagination."

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Trivia: Closely listen to the TV playing in the background, when Mathew Broderick comes home from school, before all his trouble starts with the Feds. The local news is on, and is saying "a fire broke out in a prophylactic recycling factory."

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Trivia: Vic Morrow, one of the leading actors in the movie, and two children, Renee Chen and My-ca Le, were killed during filming when one of the helicopter stunts went wrong. For more information: http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/not_guilty/twilight_zone/.

Tallicame
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Trivia: The last assignment Christopher Walken gives his students before his accident is to read about the headless demon in the story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Years later he played the Headless Horseman in the movie "Sleepy Hollow."

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Trivia: Clint Eastwood's friend Horace, the black male first seen sneaking up on him with a shotgun is also in other movies with Dirty Harry. His first appearance is the first "punk" where Harry gives his famous "Do you feel lucky...?" line to. He also appears in the Enforcer as Mustafa, the black militant leader. He is also in the second, Magnum Force, playing a pimp who is followed in his Cadillac with tiger skin seat off the freeway by the corrupt traffic cops. He talks a little to the officer and then, like other dodgy characters in the film, is shot a few times.

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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)

Jeff Swanson
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Trivia: When Mary and Norman go into Mother's room, before Mary turns on the light look at the shadow on the wall on the right. It is a silhouette of Alfred Hitchcock, the director of the original "Psycho" (1960). (00:24:10)

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Trivia: At some of the theaters showing this film, when the shark explodes, the "guts" are actually E.T. dolls that were being sold.

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Trivia: The title is an "in-joke" as Sean Connery said he would never play Bond again.

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Trivia: According to the audio commentary on the DVD, actress Jamie Lee Curtis makes a very quick cameo at the beginning of the film. However, her name is not listed in the credits.

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Trivia: The "blink and you'll miss it" part of Smithers (Q's assistant who triggers the powerful door-slam) is played by Jeremy Bulloch. Only worth noting because we see his face for once, as he's most famous for a part where he wears a mask - Boba Fett in the Star Wars sequels.

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Trivia: Natalie Wood drowned while the film was still being made. The movie was almost canned.

Larry Koehn
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The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. - The Fifteen Years Later Affair picture

Trivia: Simon Williams, who plays Nigel Pennington-Smythe, is the nephew by marriage of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, who also helped in the creation of the original Man From U.N.C.L.E. TV series.

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Trivia: When Warren Stacy is in the dorm he picks up a police radio and the dispatcher can be heard saying Code 6 (Code 6 Stay out of area - http://www.radiolabs.com/police-codes.html) at Florence And Normandie. This is the intersection where the Rodney King Riots (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Los_Angeles_riots) would break out nine years later. (01:33:05)

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