Best adventure movie trivia of 1997

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Anastasia picture

Trivia: The drawing held by the Dowager Empress while reminiscing with Anya (the same drawing young Anastasia gives her at the beginning of the film) is a replica of a picture the real Anastasia drew for her father in 1914.

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The Fifth Element picture

Trivia: When the priest states that he has a theory on the advancing planet near the beginning of the film, the president tells him that he has '20 seconds.' Cornelius gives his theory - which takes exactly 20 seconds.

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery picture

Trivia: The "sh!" scene between Dr. Evil and Scott was improvised by Mike Myers and Seth Green.

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Spice World picture

Trivia: The part played by Meatloaf was first given to boxer Frank Bruno who quit the film during filming as his son wasn't allowed on set to get the spice girls' autographs.

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park picture

Trivia: Hammond doesn't appear in the second book (though he does in the second movie). This is because, in the book series, Hammond was killed in the first book. He slipped, broke his ankle and was fatally attacked by compies.

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Tomorrow Never Dies picture

Trivia: After Teri Hatcher's character has been murdered, James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) shoots dead her killer (Vincent Schiavelli). When he does so, the expended bullet cartridge ejects very, very quickly and hits Brosnan squarely on the forehead.

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Starship Troopers picture

Trivia: The view that people acquired citizenship and the right to vote through military service reflected the views of "Starship Troopers" author Robert Heinlein. His views were influenced by his years in military service during World War II, and what he saw as the supposed "laziness" of civilians.

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Mortal Kombat: Annihilation picture

Trivia: In the beginning of the movie, when Rayden 'shoots himself' against Kahn, he makes a strange cry, which is actually from the Mortal Kombat II games.

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Dante's Peak picture

Trivia: When we see Paul in the van as it is taken over by the overflowing river, just as he hits the water, we hear the Wilhelm scream.

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Seven Years in Tibet picture

Trivia: Because of their roles in the film, both Brad Pitt and David Thewlis were banned from entering China.

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Hercules picture

Trivia: As already noted, Hercules wears a lionskin which is made out of Scar. In the myths of Hercules one of his great tasks was to kill a vicious lions and he kept the skin ever since. But it's more than just a joke or a cameo that he wears Scar, for both Scar and Hercules were animated by the same man (Andreas Deja).

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Trivia: In the scene with George swinging from the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, that's actually Brendan Fraser, not a stuntman. He enjoyed the rush so much that he requested an extra take just to swing again.

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Princess Mononoke picture

Trivia: Capitan Gonza's head looks just like the crone Yubaba's green bouncing head pets in director Hayao Miyazaki's 2001 film "Spirited Away."

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The Odyssey picture

Trivia: The makers placed an animatronic head over a sumo wrestler's body to create the cyclops.

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Nothing to Lose picture

Trivia: When Martin Lawrence introduces Tim Robbins to his wife, he calls him "The Player", which is another of Tim Robbins' films.

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Kull the Conqueror picture

Trivia: This film was supposed to be a sequel to "Conan the Destroyer" under the title "Conan the Conqueror" but Arnold Schwarzenegger refused to reprise the role. The film title was changed to "Kull the Conqueror" for television actor Kevin Sorbo.

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Trivia: The scene in which the Jackal kills Douglas was re-shot at Bruce Willis' request. He wanted to show that Douglas was killed because he knew too much about the Jackal's identity, instead of simply because he was gay. (01:32:00)

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The Postman picture

Trivia: The pony girl was Costner's daughter. The boy of the letter (Postman's horse stunt) was Costner's son.

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The Game picture

Trivia: The final party scene was filmed over a three night period at the real Palace Hotel. To save money, the same food was used all three nights, which stank up the place for days.

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