15 Wild Pieces Of Movie Trivia That You Can Break Out At Parties
Olga Shenderova

15 Wild Pieces Of Movie Trivia That You Can Break Out At Parties

You’ve probably seen these movies before – but you might not know these fascinating behind the scenes facts about them:

“The drop scene from Die Hard. When Alan Rickman was going to be dropped from the building, the crew told him they would count down from 3 before they dropped him. In reality, they dropped him before they even got to 2. Rickman’s reaction is genuine surprise.” — Swerdman55

“That Harrison Ford’s shooting of the swordsman in Raiders of the Lost Ark was improvised. The script had called for an extended fight scene between Indiana Jones and the swordsman, but Ford, who had been suffering from a bad case of dysentery, was definitely not in the mood for it and simply ‘shot’ his assailant. Spielberg wisely kept that scene.” — Passing4human

“In Terminator 2, near the end when the T1000 is impersonating and comes face to face with Sarah Connor, the shot was accomplished by having Linda Hamilton’s twin sister Leslie play the T1000 ‘Sarah Connor’, rather than any special effects.” — BrutalN00dle

“The vendor in Aladdin was supposed to be revealed as the genie, but after initial screenings, the powers-that-be realized the audience was leaving after the Jasmine/Aladdin kiss scene so they cut it out.” — kukukele

“John Hughes shot the school scenes for the Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off back-to-back to save money. Some of the posters on the walls during filming of The Breakfast Club can also be seen in Ferris Bueller.— [deleted]

“While filming the Lord of the Rings, all of the actors used aluminum swords (they’re lighter) except for Viggo Mortensen, who used an actual steel sword.” — FetchFrosh

“In The Shawshank Redemption, there’s a scene where a guy feeds a maggot to a crow. The American Humane Association made them find a maggot that had died of natural causes to feed to the crow. They wouldn’t have given the ‘no animals were harmed in the making of this film’ at the end if they hadn’t.” — Noah-R

“Switch in the Matrix was supposed to be female in the real world and a male in the matrix suggesting a transgender character. It was too racy for the times. Soon after, one of the Wachowski siblings (directors) came out as transgender.” — h46

“When Field of Dreams finished filming and was in the can, the producers showed it to focus groups. At the time, it was going to be called Shoeless Joe, which was the name of the book that it was based on. The focus groups loved everything about it but the name, saying that it sounded like a movie about a homeless guy. So they came up with Field of Dreams. The director, on hearing this, was horrified. This was the worst kind of studio BS. He vowed to fight this, and his first step was to get the book’s author, W. P. Kinsella, on his side. He called him up and mentioned the name change. Before he could continue, Kinsella interrupted and said, ‘Oh, Shoeless Joe was my publisher’s title. I wanted to call it Dream Field.'” — pjabrony

“In The Usual Suspects, Gabriel Byrne (Keaton) thought he was Keyser Soze until he saw the movie premiere.” — anotherpoweruser

“The name Tim for the enchanted in Monty Python and the Holy Grail was improvised because he forgot what the actual name was. Also the castle of Camelot was actually just a cardboard cutout because of their budget.” — Powmow123

“The French police officer that arrested Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abignail Jr. in Catch Me if You Can was the real Frank Abignail Jr.” — metler88

“From Stand By Me (1986) on IMDB: ‘Kiefer Sutherland claimed in an interview that in one of the locations of the film, a Renaissance Fair was being held and the cast and crew attended and bought some cookies. Unfortunately, the cookies turned out to be pot cookies and two hours later, the crew found Jerry O’Connell crying and high on the cookies somewhere in the park.’” — [deleted]

“John Rhys-Davies, who plays Gimli the dwarf in the LOTR trilogy was actually the tallest actor in the fellowship.” — aves2k

“No one making the movie had any idea of how Casablanca was actually going to end.” — [deleted]