Best movie trivia of 2002

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Trivia: The studio and producer Joel Silver reportedly called for major re-writes of the script shortly before shooting began. Many of the actors had signed up based on the original script, titled "Chimera", which contained far less violence and supernatural elements, and instead was a psychological drama about what happens to a salvage crew when they are stranded in the middle of the ocean. Much of the cast wasn't informed that the script had been almost completely altered into a more generic supernatural-horror/slasher film until just before they showed up to begin filming, leaving many of them disheartened and disgruntled.

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Trivia: At the end of the film, Rush is killed by Blade, who is hiding behind the curtain at a peep-show booth. In the 1996 film "The Crow: City of Angels", the lead character Ashe surprises a villain in the same manner. Both films were written by David S. Goyer. Goyer had disowned "The Crow: City of Angels" however, due to studio-enforced edits, and decided to re-use the scene in this film.

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Trivia: In the scene where Renee Zellwegger and Astrid are watching Renee's film, that's an actual clip from one of Renee's first movies; "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation."

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Trivia: Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed Tom Cruise in Magnolia, has a cameo on the train. It is reported that he is so hard to find that Anderson himself does not know where he appears.

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XXX (2002)

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Trivia: In the party scene at XXX's house after he pulls the stunt with the Corvette, Joshua Todd, the ex-lead singer of Buckcherry, makes a cameo appearance - he never turns around, but you can see the suicide king of hearts tattoo on his back.

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Trivia: When the alien's hand comes out of the coal grate for Morgan, if you look closely you will see that the hand was already through the grate and the alien was using its colour changing abilities to hide. So if you look very closely you will that that the hand comes UP from the grate and not through it, and if you look VERY carefully you can see the outline of the hand even before Morgen says "What?"

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Trivia: Rudy's death scene, in which he is pinned to a door with knives, is a reference to Bob's death in the original Halloween.

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Trivia: There's a scene where Jesse gets out of a cab and is harassed by a scalper selling tickets to Lestat's concert. The scalper is played by none other than Jonathan Davis who performed many of the movie's original songs.

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Trivia: The main drummer for Morris Brown at the end of the movie during the tie breaker is the actual drummer used for close up shots of Devin's hands when he has to drum.

Rollin Garcia Jr

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Trivia: The 'pancakes' scene was completely rewritten when auditions for Dennis were being held. Writer Eli Roth rewrote the whole scene when black-belt kid Matthew Helms amazed Eli with his karate moves in the audition.

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Trivia: The content of the email received by Austin while he is demonstrating the internet is 'A new ATM card will be sent to you by Fed-Ex because your account has ben compromised by an unknown hacker who obtained your PIN Number while you were purchasing an MP3 Player on E-Bay. Sincerely, Your Bank.' This was included because Mike Myers really did have his bank account compromised shortly before filming. (00:38:37)

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Trivia: Director Kevin Reynolds shot two versions of the scene with Villefort and Monte Cristo, one in which the pistol is loaded and one with the pistol not loaded. The original cut of the film had the loaded pistol, but it was changed after test audiences expressed their preference for an unloaded pistol scenario, thus having Villefort be forced to go to prison and suffer as Edmond had.

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Trivia: If you've seen the part of "Four Rooms" called "The Misbehavers" you will notice in Spy Kids II, Antonio Banderas is combing Juni's hair and it's almost the same scene as when he combs his son's hair in Four Rooms. (same director)

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Trivia: The man who plays Ian's friend Mike is played by Ian Gomez, who is Nia Vardalos' husband in real life.

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Trivia: There is a little reference to the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Ben, the robot, upon meeting Jimmy says something like "Solitude is great, but 100 years of it..."

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Trivia: When the real Santa and the fake Santa are fighting on the sleigh when the fake Santa is heading out to deliver coal to all the children, the fake Santa says something like 'You are a strange little man.' Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen) in the movie Toy Story said the same thing to Woody.

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Trivia: Jude Law's character, Maguire, was based on Arthur Fellig, who photographed bodies at crime and fire scenes, then sold them to the tabloids. The photos shown in Maguire's apt are real crime scene photos and some were taken by Fellig himself.

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