Best thriller movie trivia of 1986

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Trivia: The name 'Sulaco' was taken from a novel by Joseph Conrad. The name of the novel? 'Nostromo' of course.

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Trivia: Stephen King makes an appearance in the beginning of the film trying to use an ATM that malfunctions.

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Trivia: Stallone had 20 minutes of the movie cut so theaters could add an extra showing, hoping the movie would beat Top Gun. It didn't happen.

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Trivia: In the final confrontation between Dollarhyde and Graham, Tom Noonan had to lie in a pool of stage blood for several hours as the crew worked on other shots. After all this time, the stage blood dried into a thick, cement-like adhesive that all but fused Noonan to the carpet.

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Trivia: The film's director, David Cronenberg, has a cameo in this film as the doctor who helps Ronnie deliver her maggot baby.

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Trivia: The set of the "Big Boy" explosion is still sitting in the middle of the jungle of Belize. It has remained virtually untouched since filming.

Lynette Carrington
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Trivia: As an homage to a certain legendary horror actor, the cornershop at which Tommy phones Megan Garris (Jennifer Cooke) is called Karloff's General Store, after Boris Karloff.

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Trivia: After the six wires are cut to defuse the weapon, you can see the amount of time left on the clock is 07:16:45, which is the date of the first successful test of the Atomic Bomb.

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Trivia: Unbeknownst to the cast and crew, several of the skeletons ordered for the production were real human skeletons (as opposed to replicas). When this was discovered, some crew and cast members demanded an exorcism or cleansing be performed on set, as they had already been feeling uneasy on-set before learning this, and felt the real skeletons may have brought some unwanted spirits to the set. Co-star Will Sampson, who like his character was a real-life shaman, offered to return to set one night after everyone else went home in order to perform an exorcism ritual. Reportedly, the mood and feeling on set greatly improved afterwards.

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Trivia: Diana Scarwid ab-libbed the famous opening line, "There is no God!".

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New this month Trivia: Charles Fleischer, voice of Roger Rabbit, also voiced BB, the lead's home made robot.

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New this month Suggested correction: The actor was credited for the role in the film. This isn't trivia. And an actor's resume isn't valid trivia unless there's some connection to both, or multiple, works. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" came out after this film, so there's not even a connection to this film.

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