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Trivia: While on the helicarrier, Tony Stark is wearing a Black Sabbath T-shirt, the band who released the song "Iron Man".

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Trivia: Even though Frank the pug doesn't appear, there are a couple of references to him. The first one is a big picture of him over J's bed and when J gets pulled over by the cops, there is a billboard advertising for "The Amazing Talking Pug." (00:22:35 - 00:40:25)

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Trivia: Peter Parker falls through a roof and lands in a wrestling ring, where he gets the idea of using a mask, a homage to the original comic and the first Sam Raimi film, where Peter tests his spider powers by entering a wrestling match.

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Trivia: A relief carving of Sulley (from the following Pixar film, Monsters University) is visible in the Witch's cottage.

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Trivia: Comedic actor Thomas Lennon has a small role as the doctor Bruce sees for a check-up before he visits Gordon. Lennon previously played a similar role in director Christopher Nolan's "Memento" (as the doctor the character Sammy Jenkis visits). Lennon stated that Nolan specifically wanted him for the role of the doctor in this film, and has speculated that perhaps Nolan considers them to be the same character.

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Trivia: The missiles fired by the alien ships are the same shape as the pegs in the board game.

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Trivia: Even though he appears on screen for more than fifteen minutes, Ola Rapace (playing Patrice, the mercenary they chase at the start who Bond later catches in Shanghai) doesn't have a single word of dialogue.

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Trivia: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are the only Hunger Game tributes ever referred to by their first and last names. The other tributes are just identified by their first names, even when they're being introduced by Caesar Flickerman during the televised interviews or their scores are being announced on television.

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Trivia: Kate Beckinsale's stunt double Alicia Vela-Bailey makes a cameo during the opening sequence as a vampire escaping the purge. (00:03:40)

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Trivia: Kristen Stewart performed many of her own stunts in the movie.

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Trivia: Joseph Gordon-Levitt injured his arm whilst filming after colliding with a taxi window with his bike and required 31 stitches. A behind the scenes clip of this can be seen partway into the end credits.

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Trivia: Booker is a nod to "Good Guys Wear Black" in which Chuck Norris portrayed a character named John T. Booker. In both films Norris plays a retired military operative in a rescue mission to help his old comrades.

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Trivia: When David opens the green vial and puts a small bit of the alien matter on his finger, look closely at his fingerprint. The Weyland logo is etched into it.

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Trivia: Emily Blunt signed on to the film after reading the first half of the script. She hadn't even gotten to the scene where her character was introduced.

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Trivia: The footage of the T-cells Wesker injects Alice with is reused from Resident Evil: Afterlife, only in that one, it's the cure for the virus.

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Trivia: The backdrop piece that Andrew climbs through at the beginning of his "magic" act is a mock-up of the entrance to the Cave of Wonders from Disney's Aladdin.

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Trivia: This is Colin Farrell's second role in a movie adopted from a story by Philip K Dick; his first performance was in 2002's Minority Report.

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Trivia: During filming of the movie's opening scene, the water Jeremy Renner swims in was so cold that his facial hair frequently iced over.

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Trivia: Bubo the owl makes another brief appearance in this film, as it did in its predecessor, when Perseus and the others are in Hephaestus' chambers.

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Trivia: When Hydell makes "Hairdo" open up all the stasis chambers, a prisoner steps out of one and is disoriented from still being half frozen. He steps out and falls over the edge, and lets out a Wilhelm scream. (00:18:55)

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