Best thriller movie trivia of 1998

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Trivia: While being strapped in, Rockhound tells Harry they're sitting on "something with 270,000 moving parts all built by the lowest bidder." This is a paraphrase of a quote by Alan Shepherd.

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Trivia: In the evidence depository in the beginning you can see Jason Voorhees' hockey mask (Friday the 13th), Leatherface's chainsaw (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Michael Myers' mask (Halloween), and Freddy Kruger's glove (Nightmare on Elm Street). (00:00:45)

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Trivia: The trivia and in jokes abound in this film. Firstly, you have Janet Leigh (Jamie Lee Curtis' mother) playing Norma (reference to Psycho) and complaining that the "showers are blocked again" (second reference to Psycho). In her last scene in the film, Janet Leigh is about to get into and drive away in the same car that she used in Psycho.

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Trivia: The bees in the dome scene are real (there were about 30,000 of them). David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were actually in the dome with them, and neither of them wore protective gear, but weren't stung nonetheless.

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Trivia: In the Marvel Comic series where the characters originate from, Deacon Frost was actually an elder man, and an alchemist who dabbled in vampirism and - via one of his experiments - turned himself into a unique vampire who could create doppelgangers of his victims.

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Trivia: After Riggs shoots the valve on the napalm tank being worn by the criminal with the flamethrower at the start of the film, the legendary "Wilhelm" Scream can be heard as the criminal goes flying. (00:05:05)

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Trivia: In the end credits, an actor is credited as playing Young Ruafo. There are no scenes in the film which this character appears, this is a scene cut from the film, but they forgot to erase the credit. The explanation is that young Ruafo was filmed in the original Insurrection ending, before producers decided on a different (more action based) death for Ruafo and so had him burn on the exploding ship.

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Trivia: Director Roland Emmerich was a massive fan of Spielberg's films. Particularly "Jurassic Park." Emmerich decided to model this film more around "Jurassic Park" than the original "Godzilla" series. (In particular the "Baby Godzilla" sequences, which features many callbacks and references to the raptor scenes from "Jurassic Park").

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Trivia: At the very end of the movie when the new kids are telling the story, they make a sarcastic comment about the killer being the girl from the Noxzema commercials. The girl who played the killer, Rebecca Gayheart, really was the girl from the Noxzema commercials.

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Trivia: The cat that Gene Hackman has is the same cat that was in Men in Black, and similarly, the cat is put into a bag in this film just like in MIB.

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Pi (1998)

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Trivia: During the second crash, the computer display is flickering with tons of garbage output. Watch carefully and you'll find a hidden message at the bottom of one of the output screens: it reads: "AND JESUS WEPT"

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Trivia: The blind woman is played by Monika Bleibtreu, Mannie's (Moritz Bleibtreu's) real mother.

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Trivia: Jonathan Harris, who played Dr. Smith in the TV series, was set to play the man who hired and then betrayed Dr. Smith.

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Trivia: In the scene where the two buildings are Tuned together to crush Murdoch, it was done without CGI. The director actually created two giant buildings on wheels and rolled them together. (00:59:10)

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Trivia: Towards the end, where Soo Yun is reunited with her father outside of the museum, there is a news van in the background. The call letters on the van start with W, which is typically reserved for television and radio stations in the eastern U.S. with few exceptions. In the western U.S. of course, the calls typically start with a K. There is no "W" station currently broadcasting in Los Angeles.

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Trivia: The mug shot of George Clooney is the same one that was used in "From Dusk 'Til Dawn."

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Trivia: Dog makes a quote from Winston Churchill, and a reference is made by XXXX and Jimmy in Layer Cake. Matthew Vaugn, the producer of Lock, Stock is also the director of Layer Cake.

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Trivia: After the terrorist blows up the theater, you can hear The Wilhelm scream.

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Trivia: This movie was inspired by the same urban legend as another 1998 movie, Dead Man On Campus. see: http://www.snopes.com/college/admin/suicide.asp.

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Trivia: The original title of this movie was "The Flood."

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