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Spider-Man: Far From Home picture

Trivia: Peter's passport has his birthday as 10th August. That's the date Amazing Fantasy #15 was released, where Spider-Man made his debut appearance.

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Trivia: Cats was originally going to be entirely animated. Director Tom Hooper was then brought on and wanted it "live action", with...mixed results.

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Trivia: The "old gangster movie" that's on the TV in Harry's apartment is the fictional movie "Angels with Filthy Souls," which was seen in the movie "Home Alone." The director wanted a detective movie for the scene, and said: "We needed something and I hadn’t figured out what I was going to put on that TV yet...Just as a laugh, we got the movie that they shot for Home Alone off of YouTube...We could never beat it!"

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Trivia: Jim Carrey was the first choice for the role of the Genie, but had to decline due to his recent involvement in a civil lawsuit.

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Trivia: At the antiques store there is an LP of Ernesto de la Cruz from Coco.

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Trivia: The director of one of Rick's Italian films is "Antonio Margheriti". That's also the alias Donny Donowitz uses in Inglorious Basterds.

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Trivia: In the talk show dream sequence, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are introduced, and there is a shot of their two pairs of feet, one of which is barefoot. This is a reference to the cover of the album Abbey Road in which Paul is the only Beatle barefoot.

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Trivia: K Callan, who plays Christopher Plummer's mother in this film, is actually six years younger than Plummer in real life.

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Trivia: Series star Warwick Davis reportedly turned down the opportunity to star in the film. He stated that as he now has children, he wanted to focus on non-horror projects for the time being. Though he also hinted that he would like to return to the genre once his kids get older.

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Trivia: The director only came across Jonathan Pryce because he was searching for photos of Pope Francis, and the two people were frequently being compared as they look so similar. He looked into Pryce's body of work and realised he'd be an excellent choice for the part.

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Trivia: The film had a surprisingly fast production schedule. While the movie was announced shortly after the previous film, filming didn't begin until the end of January, 2019. The movie wrapped in May - only seven months before the release. By contrast, the previous film, "Welcome to the Jungle," wrapped filming a full year before release.

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Trivia: When the credits are rolling at the end there are some very funny outtakes with Madea and her family.

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Trivia: Stay for hilarious outtakes after the credits with Eryka Badhu giving psychic feedback.

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Trivia: This is Harrison Ford's first animated voice role in his career.

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Trivia: Ella Balinska performed many of her own stunts in this movie.

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Trivia: After the Justice League go into the Stairportal, it cuts to giant words saying 5 Years Later. This is a joke and jab at the same kind of 5 years later cut in Avengers: Endgame.

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Trivia: This is the first non-English language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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Trivia: The film features a cameo from Frank the pug, who appeared in the first two films, but was absent from "Men in Black 3." Oddly enough, despite only appearing in the film for a few seconds, Frank appears quite prominently on several posters and even on the DVD cover art for the film. (The same is true for the "worm guys," who also appear on posters and the DVD cover despite only having a brief cameo in the film).

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Trivia: Hermit Bob examines a gravestone and leaves; the name on it is Samuel M. Fuller, homage to the filmmaker of the same name and always considered by Jarmusch as one of his favourites. (00:57:40)

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Trivia: At the end of the movie it shows Paige being flustered and unable to talk on the mic during her showdown with AJ Lee before the match started. In reality, Paige talked just fine and said she was there to congratulate AJ, who took offense at being interrupted.

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