Angels & Demons

Trivia: During the making of the film, Tom Hanks personally escorted a couple whose wedding party coincided with scheduled filming at the Pantheon.

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Trivia: Ron Howard's father, Rance, makes a cameo as one of the Cardinals locked in conclave. (00:32:10)

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Trivia: Considering Dan Brown's works anti-Catholic blasphemies, the Catholic church would not allow Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard to shoot film scenes in two historic cathedrals in Italy's capital city: Santa Mariadel Popolo and Santa Maria della Vittoria. They were allowed to film external shots only.

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Trivia: Thure Lindhart, who plays Lieutenant Chartrand, was considered for the role of Silas the albino monk in The Da Vinci Code, but was later deemed too young and lost the role to Paul Bettany.

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Continuity mistake: When the antimatter explodes in the helicopter, the the shock-wave blasts off part of the roof inside St. Peter's Basilica, above the alter, obliterating everything below. However, in the scene where the Camerlengo self immolates himself at the altar close to the end of the movie, there is no evidence of the shock wave earlier, the candles are burning, oil lamps are lit and alter is intact. (01:54:10 - 02:07:40)

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Richter: You said they'd be killed publicly.
Robert Langdon: Yes, revenge. For La Purga.
Richter: La Purga?
Robert Langdon: Oh geez, you guys don't even read your own history do you? 1668, the church kidnapped four Illuminati scientists and branded each one of them on the chest with the symbol of the cross. To 'purge' them of their sins and they executed them, threw their bodies in the street as a warning to others to stop questioning church ruling on scientific matters. They radicalized them. The Purga created a darker, more violent Illuminati, one bent on... On retribution.

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Question: What's the story behind Langdon's Mickey Mouse watch? He alludes to it, but never explains it.

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Chosen answer: In the book it is explained that the watch was a gift from his parents on his ninth birthday.

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