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Posted by u/Tokyono
Introducing r/scriptdetails, a brand new subreddit dedicated to details in screenplays!
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Posted by u/Numerous-Lemon
In Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), the pretty girl in the corvette is played by Nancy Wilson, member of the rock band Heart. She was dating screenwriter Cameron Crowe, and later married him.
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Posted by u/gitsnshiggles1
In Madagascar (2005), the cargo ship the animals are shipped on during the film's second act is called the SS Act II, as seen by the patch on the captain's sweater.
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Posted by u/VictorBlimpmuscle
In the opening scene of Interstellar (2014), with the exception of Ellen Burstyn, the people shown reminiscing about dust storms were not actors, but real-life witnesses to the actual Dust Bowl event that occurred in the 1930’s. The footage was excerpted from Ken Burns’ documentary The Dust Bowl.
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Posted by u/ShipsRat
Gladiator (2000) Russell Crowe Described His Real Home In The Scene With Marcus Aurelius.
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Posted by u/Numerous-Lemon
In the Mamma Mia Movies (2008 & 2018), Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson from ABBA have cameos in both movies.
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Posted by u/VictorBlimpmuscle
In The Hateful Eight (2015), John Ruth and Chris Mannix both make references to a character named Lance Lawson. This is a nod by Quentin Tarantino to his old boss, Lance Lawson, owner of Video Archives, the famed video rental store in Hermosa Beach, CA where Tarantino started his movie career.
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Posted by u/Kagenlim
In Back to the Future III [1990], you can actually see the clock that doc was hanging that resulted in his accident, as detailed in Back to the Future I [1986]
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Posted by u/Dtrinnie
In The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) , the main character is presented with a choice when he arrives in Greenland: should he pick the red or blue car? Does this ring a bell?
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Posted by u/kiancheong
In The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021), when Robo-Boy got pinned by the falling pillar, the soundtrack switches to the one used in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) where the Ewoks starts getting routed by the Imperial forces.
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Posted by u/3DPrintMod
In The Mitchells vs The Machines (2021) the camcorder shows 42 mins remaning of battery life, which is also how much time is remaining in the film.
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Posted by u/SignalFire_Plae
In Batman vs Two Face (2017), Batman's first appearance costume from the comics can be briefly seen in the batcave
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Posted by u/Numerous-Lemon
In A Bug’s Life (1998), the circus train is named “Casey Jr", which is also the name of the train in Dumbo (1941). Plus, the Bug’s train was made by “J.Grant Bakery”…one of the writers of Dumbo was Joe Grant.
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Posted by u/oldkingcoles
In Shaun of the Dead(2004) Early in the movie Pete foreshadows Ed’s living arrangement at end of the movie. I’ve seen this movie and thousand times and new caught this one
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Posted by u/KnowsItToBeTrue
In Osmosis Jones (2001) The sailor is shown to be wearing women's underwear in the x-ray right after the main character walks through.
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Posted by u/jeffQC1
In Nobody (2021), Hutch Mansell recall a distant memory first by mentioning using a Walther PPK pistol, but correct himself by saying he actually used a USP .45. The actual pistol shown is a USP 9mm, portraying his imprecise recall of the event.
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Posted by u/AntiheroZer0
In Toy Story 2 (1999), Slinky Dog played by Jim Varney states "I'm not a smart toy but I know what roadkill is" before the toys attempt to cross the road. A reference to the famous line in Forrest Gump (1994) both starring Tom Hanks
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Posted by u/One_big_bee
In The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021), the top right of Katie's movie portfolio is The Cat with the Human Face. This is a Reference to the podcast My Brother My Brother and Me episode 432: Hand Dog and Face Cat
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Posted by u/lizardkingmr22
After a character loses a fight in Paul W.S. Anderson's Mortal Kombat (1995) the shot of Shang Tsung absorbing his soul has a visual nod to Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958).
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Posted by u/LordDessik
In ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ (2019), when Toothless and the Lightfury appear before their subjects for the first time, you can briefly see the disgraced Bewilderbeast from the second movie roaring in the crowd, now accepting Toothless as Alpha.
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Posted by u/sewn_of_a_gun
In the movie Zootropolis (2016) Judy's phone has a bitten carrot on the back of it, mimicking the Apple logo
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Posted by u/QuccSpudz
In Superbad (2007) on the fake ID Fogell uses to buy liquor, his signature is misspelled as “McLoving” and despite the cops saying he’s an organ donor, there isn’t any indication showing he is or not.
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Posted by u/Russian_Bagel
In The Dark Knight (2008), Joker is constantly licking his lips. This is actually because of the prosthetic scars that Heath Ledger wore. They kept falling off, so Heath would lick his lips to keep them in place. Gradually, it became a part of the Joker’s character.
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Posted by u/VictorBlimpmuscle
On the last day of filming To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995), director Beeban Kidron gave birth to her son, Noah. To commemorate the event, little Noah is listed among the crew credits as “Best Baby”.
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Posted by u/JoshuaCalledMe
In Inside Man (2006), some of the bank robbers arrive together dressed as painters. The fake slogan on their work van gives a big clue about how they plan to get away with the real purpose behind their crime.
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Posted by u/Totallynotawarlord
In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), the hallways leading to Flint's lab is covered in egg cartons
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Posted by u/wraglavs
In Avengers Endgame (2019) the town that becomes New Asgard is the same town in which the Red Skull originally discovers the Tesseract in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
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Posted by u/rwinger24
In "Gremlins" (1984) as Chuck Jones leaves the tavern, his 1949 Pepe Le Pew cartoon, "For Scent-imental Reasons", plays on the TV in the background. As Chuck leaves his cameo, the clip that plays is when white hair dye falls onto the cat's back and Pepe notices.
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Posted by u/SignalFire_Plae
In Happy Feet (2006), the main character Mumble keeps his baby feather coating as an adult penguin. This feather coating is made to resemble a tuxedo with a bowtie, with three black spots near his feet resembling spats.
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Posted by u/GQveracity
In Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Peter Quill's ship in the film is named The Milano after Alyssa Milano, Peter Quill's childhood crush. In the 1980s Milano played the role of Samantha Micelli on the sitcom Who's the Boss?
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Posted by u/VictorBlimpmuscle
In Billy Madison (1995), when Danny (Steve Buscemi) crosses off Billy’s name off of his “people to kill” list, the remaining names on the list are the producer of the movie and various other production crew members.
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Posted by u/HawkeyeTen
In Toy Story 2 (1999), there is a Virginia Tech logo on one of the Woody's Roundup plates.
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Posted by u/Numerous-Lemon
In The Princess Bride (1987), when Count Rugen knocks out Westley, Carey Elwes was really knocked unconscious. Christopher Guest told Elwes he didn't want to hurt him, but Elwes told him to go for it, and he did. That take ended up in the movie.
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Posted by u/Numerous-Lemon
In Risky Business (1983), the scene where Joel dances to "Old Time Rock N' Roll" was completely improvised. Originally, the script just said: “Joel dances in underwear through the house.”
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Posted by u/JoshuaCalledMe
In Inception (2010), the cars in the first level of Fischer's dream have the license plate slogan 'The Alternate State'.
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Posted by u/O9HP
Training Day 2001 Alonzo stuffs the hit money for Hoyt in bootleg appliances. A “Suny” boombox and a “Foster” blender which is an “Oster” knockoff.
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Posted by u/LuckyRadiation
Everyone knows about Peter Jackson and his cameo in TLotR Trilogy, but here is his cameo in "The Frighteners (1996)" starring Michael J. Fox.
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Posted by u/Patriot420
In the movie Contact (1997) the trees and landscape in young Ellies drawing are identical to the one on the other side of the wormhole.
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Posted by u/Kaizerdave
In Children of Men (2006) An Irishman tries to offer Theo and Kee a room when they arrive in Bexhill. Later the same man is seen with the Fishes when they get caught. Clearly he'd been stalking the group after they met up with Marika.
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Posted by u/Numerous-Lemon
In The Princess Diaries (2001), the two little girls that ask Mia for her autograph are played by the twin granddaughters of director Gary Marshall.
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In Toy Story 4 (2019), a plate at the antique store has the emblem of Merida's Clan from Brave (2011) on it.
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Posted by u/MolochDhalgren
Jacob's Ladder (1990) was inspired by The Tibetan Book of the Dead; if you look closely, you can see that Jacob (Tim Robbins) has that exact book on his bookshelf
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Posted by u/Nerf_Herder86
In First Blood (1982) there are medals in Sheriff Teasle's office. This is a reference to a subplot in the book in which Teasle had fought in the Korean War, and the reason for his dislike of Rambo, a Vietnam veteran. Teasle felt the Vietnam War completely overshadowed his own service and bravery
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Posted by u/To_Cone_a_Phrase
In Last Action Hero (1993), Danny Madigan tells Jack Slater that he can't say "The F-word" because it is a PG-13 movie. At the end of the film, and in the middle of one of his classic tirades, Lt. Dekker drops an F-bomb during his "Save The Eagles Foundation" line.
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Posted by u/Herobrine6776
In The Martian (2015) the HAB is shown to have problems with the airlock, later in the movie, the same airlock ruptures.
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Posted by u/JoshuaCalledMe
Near the beginning of Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Tom Cruise is shown on television talking about the upcoming Operation Downfall. The room shown behind him is the (still pretty awesome) Crystal Palace NORAD set from Wargames (1983) (insert).
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Posted by u/Prov_12
In the Prince of Egypt (1998) after God tells Moses to remove his sandals he remains barefoot for the rest of the film
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Posted by u/VictorBlimpmuscle
In RoboCop (1987), the group of doctors that work to save Murphy when he is brought to the hospital were an actual ER trauma team from a Dallas hospital. Although they had scripted dialogue, they were allowed to ad-lib because director Paul Verhoeven thought they sounded more authentic.
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Posted by u/Takasuya
The "kiss of death" (In Italian, "Il bacio della morte") is a sign used in the Mafia that signifies that a member of the crime family has been marked for death, commonly as a result of betrayal. The signal has been symbolically used in this scene of The Godfather Part II (1974).
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Posted by u/BranDinh5581
In "Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)", the vibrant printed shirt that Lando wears at the end of the film is visible in his closet aboard the Millennium Falcon.
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Posted by u/Numerous-Lemon
In Grease (1978), the hickeys on Rizzo's neck were real. They were actually created by Jeff Conaway, who insisted that the ”hickey from Kenickie” had to come from him.
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