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Magnolia (1999)

  • Paying close attention to the appearence of the numbers 8 and 2 throughout the movie give insight to the meaning to the "rain" at the end. Also, the giveaway (even though it's hardly seen) is during a pan shot of the gameshow audience we see a fan hold of a white sign that reads "Exodus 8:2". I'd explain what it says, but I don't want to spoil the end for anyone who hasn't been shocked and confused by the "rain". Watch the end first, then look up the scripture. - Ironwill


Magnum Force (1973)

  • In the swimming pool massacre, check out the topless blonde cutie-pie that gets shot in the's none other than the "Thighmaster," herself, yeah it's Suzanne Sommers! - Kieth Moreland
  • The ill-fated pimp in this film is, the late, Albert Popwell. If you're a Dirty Harry (DH) fan, or about to become one, you'll Popwell in three other DH films. (1) He's the wounded bank robber in the first DH film, who gets to hear the .44 Magnum speech. (2) Magnum Force. (3) African-American activist leader "Big Ed Mustapha, in DH's The Enforcer. (4) Another doomed DH police detective/partner in Sudden Impact. - Kieth Moreland


Majestic, The (2001)

  • In the black and white movie the golden head statue the priest uses to knock out the father is the same statue from the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark. (Source: Viewing) - Troy


Mallrats (1995)

  • The parts J.D. and Brody are the same names as the two guys in Jaws. - Obese
    • Correction: There's no "J.D." in Mallrats -- You may be thinking of "T.S.", whose last name "Quint" is a Jaws reference. - alyssajones
    • Correction: Obese is wrong because if he has seen the movie, he would know that the character's name is T.S. not J.D. But here is the official explanation for the names : Brodie Bruce: Brodie is from Roy Scheider's character in Jaws, Chief Brody. "Bruce" was the nickname of the shark. T.S. Quint: "T.S." is from T.S. Eliot (it could be T.S. Garp however, but Kevin Smith hasn't said anything about it.) "Quint" was from Jaws. (Source: DVD) - Kyle Baillargeon
  • The chief of mall security, Lefoors, shares the same name as the man hired to chase down Paul Newman and Robert Redford in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."  He even wears a funny white hat like the original Lefoors wore. - Andy
  • Kevin Smith is a big fan of, among other things, the movie "The Running Man". This is shown in two way: during the game show, Brodie calls the host "Richard Dawson". Richard Dawson hosted "Family Feud " and played the game show host in "The Running Man". Also, Sven Thorson, who played LaFours in Mallrats, played the large security guard in The Running Man. - Rendvermin
  • When Silent Bob flies on the cable in the Batman outfit, the girl in the sign that he crashes into is actually Jason Lee's (Brodie) wife. - Rendvermin
    • Correction: The girl who plays Gwen Turner in Mallrats is not his wife. His wife is the girl Kim who Allyssa Jones sings to in the bar in Chasing Amy. - JP Prigge
      • Correction: I think what Rendvermin was saying was that the poster that he crashes into his Jason Lee's wife, not Joey Lauren Adams. Now you sound like a jerk. - Sj
      • Correction: The girl that the first person mentioned was the girl in the poster that was on the wall that silent bob crashed into, not the girl in the dressing room (who was Gwen Turner, played by Joey Lauren Adams). The Girl from the poster (who was also in Chasing Amy) is indeed Jason Lee's Wife. They even talk about it in the DVD. (Source: DVD) - Kyle Baillargeon
  • The Eden Prairie mall was the location for mallrats. I just read here that the mall parking lot of Drop Dead Gorgeous is also the Eden Prairie Mall. - jdogg
    • Addition: This mall has been completely remodeled and looks very different from the movie. You can see where fashionable male was, and some of the benches and things are the same, but for the most part it's totally different. The escalators are still there though :) (Source: I've seen with my own eyes) - AndyMC


Marathon Man (1976)

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  • While filming Marathon Man Dustin didn't sleep for days in order to create the weary look. This obviously did not go well in the eyes of Laurence Olivier who grew impatient of the modern (Method Man). - Scottman
    • Addition: In fact, Laurence Olivier became so irritated by Dustin Hoffman's "method acting" that, one day during filming, he asked Hoffman why he looked so terrible. Hoffman told him that he had stayed up all night to achieve the exhausted look of his character. Olivier quipped, "Try acting." - Gibborino


Matrix, The (1999)

  • A lil thing i picked up on whilst studying the film for A level Media Studies: Neo is apparently 'The One'... while writing an essay it suddenly dawned on me that Neo is actually an anagram of One. Also in Christian belief (or so I put in my essay - I read it in a text book somewhere I think!) you have Morpheus - The Father, Neo - The Son and Trinity - The Holy Ghost. Just a wee bit of info for u all! - angelfreak
    • Comment: That is an interesting point about the Messiah parallels. However, I think that Neo would be the Son and Morpheus as John the Baptist (telling the world about the Chosen One, etc.). Trinity represents God or the people, depending on how you look at it. She gave him love so that he may live again. Anyway, I do like the original trivia; it's a very interesting allegory. - Joey
    • Comment: There are actually a lot of things where you can draw references to the bible. The only ones I can remember right now though are when Neo comes out of the matrix itself and is picked up by the machine from the water or whatever it is he looks like what the catholics use as Jesus while he is on the cross with his arms spread open. Also Neo dies rises from the dead and then goes on with a mission to save people. The only other one which is really vague would be the fact that he can fly could be construed as him "ascending" into heaven. (Source: Watching the movie) - Alien
  • The camera crew all wore white so they wouldn't be reflected in the actor's sunglasses. - AngelGDH
  • When Neo goes to the psychic for help; Above the door it reads, "know thy self." She informs him that it's a Greek saying. It's actually an Egyptian saying that the Greeks took up. - malik227
    • Correction: The Oracle never actually states the origin of the saying. She merely points out the language in which it is written - which is Latin, not Greek. - El Loco
  • The date that the final trace program in the movie is 9-18-99. (Source: 01) - Agent Smith
  • In the office building scene, right after Neo receives the package containing the phone from which he receives a call from Morpheus, there is a hand in the bottom of the scene in the VHS version of the movie. the scene was resized digitally in the DVD version to remove the stray hand. (Source: Viewed the movie) - Axiom
  • There were some actors who the creators wanted to play as Thomas Anderson (Neo). Including Will Smith and Matt Damon. (Source: Keanu Reeves bio) - Tazz


Matrix Reloaded, The (2003)

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  • To film the freeway scene they first wanted to do it on a real freeway in The US. They asked many states and they all said no, but Ohio said yes but they wound not doing it on a real freeway because it would back on traffic for a while so they built on a set a mile and half long freeway for the scene. (Source: DVD extras) - Tazz
  • When they created the Smith clones there where quite of few that weren't done by computer, there were some that were actually actors who had masks on that looked like they were Agent Smith. (Source: DVD extras) - Tazz
  • The actress who played Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) broke her foot in the first 2 weeks of training for the second movie. (Source: DVD extras) - Tazz
  • Some of the license plates on the cars are references to passages of the Bible. During the meeting, when Agent Smith hands his hear piece over, his car license plate is from the Bible. Read it. Look it up. (Source: DVD) - shaun


Matrix Revolutions, The (2003)

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  • The train station the Neo wakes up in was described as a waystation between The Matrix and the Machine World. The name of the station is Mobil Station. Mobil is an anagram for "Limbo", which in Christianity is a waystation between Heaven and Earth. (Source: The Movie/Christian Dogma) - Neoyamaneko


McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

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  • The actors playing many of the bit part roles and all of the extra roles were allowed to create their own characters for this movie. - Cathy


Meet the Parents (2001)

  • When Ben Stiller is in the store asking the dude for patches listen to the music in the background. The lyrics are the same as the prayer he says at the dinner table. The whole day by day thing. - Ryan
    • Comment: The song Ben Stiller uses to say grace is actually lyrics from a song from the musical Godspell. - Burtonhead4
      • Comment: Actually, you're both right. The name of the song is "Day by Day" and is a song in the musical Godspell. The song was also released as a successful single in the 70s. (Source: Personal Knowledge) - Reed029


Memphis Belle (1990)

  • While flying for the film, one of the five B-17 "Flying Fortresses" assembled from USA, England and France, the French F-BEEA, went out of control during take-off at Binbrook. It crashed at was totally consumed by fire. The crew escaped with minor injuries, the worst being a broken leg. The owners of the B-17, the French "Institut Géographique National" had planned to place the aircraft in a museum a couple of years later. - Olav Westerman
  • Sandra Bullock was in this movie but all scenes with her in it were taken out during editing. - Bo Jangels
  • The best example of how 'based on a true story' means nothing to Hollywood. The last bombing run of the Memphis Belle was actually filmed by a cameraman aboard the real last flight, there was a documentary on tv a couple of years before the films release and my grandfather, being a british war veteran and enthusiast made me watch the documentary after seeing the film to 'put the story straight.' None of the events after the first bomb being dropped actually happened, the true story is that the bomb hit the target, they turned around and went home. The events in the movie are very exciting and 'real' enough to hold an audience for 90 minutes, however the true story of its last run would not have been, hence Hollywood creativity. Needless to say, my grandfather was not the films biggest fan, even if Harry Connick Jr was in it!!! (Source: Original documentary) - greeny


Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

  • The character Sea Bass makes a little appearance in the end. Sea Bass was also in another Jim Carrey movie, Dumb and Dumber. - jj53


Men in Black (1997)

  • Originally, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones were not meant to play the lead parts. The roles were intended for Chris O'Donnell and Clint Eastwood. (Source: Magazine) - Erin
    • Comment: Actually, David Schwimmer (Ross from Friends) was tagged to play the Will Smith part. He said it himself during an interview. - xman
    • Addition: Will Smith, after reading the script, did not want to accept the role. It was wife Jada that convinced him to take the part. (Source: - Webmaster


Men in Black II (2002)

  • In the scene where J ordered one agent to take care of two aliens, the agent he ordered looks like Tom Cruise (right before the scene where this agent asked J not to neuralize him). BTW, cameo by MJ is hilarious. - tsarina


Midnight Cowboy (1969)

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  • Midnight Cowboy was the first non-pornographic movie to receive the X rating. (Source: Common Knowledge) - Baba John
    • Addition: The film was given a new R rating in 1971, without having anything changed or removed. ( - Webmaster
  • Along with what's above, Midnight Cowboy is the first and only X-Rated film to win the Best Picture Oscar (1969). (Source: TV show about the Oscars) - Killerlampshade
  • Dustin Hoffman ad-libbed the famous line, "I'm walking here! I'm walking here!" as the cab driver almost hit him when he was walking across the street. The cab which nearly hit Hoffman was a real one, not part of the production. (The scene was filmed in actual city crowds.) He improvised his line because he didn't want to ruin a difficult take. (Source: IMDB) - Walkenonby


Monster's Ball (2001)

  • Halle Berry has the second longest thank you speech after winning an Oscar. Her speech lasted for 4 minutes. The record is 5 minutes and 30 seconds. (Source: World Record Book) - TAZ
    • Correction: Sorry Taz: Greer Garson's acceptance speech for her Oscar winning role in Mrs Miniver went for something like 15 mins so Halle comes in 3rd on that account. (Source: Guinness Book Of Records) - Shane
      • Correction: According to the Internet Movie Database: "Although it is sometimes bandied about as an anecdotal piece of Oscar trivia, Greer Garson did not "ramble on for over an hour" after receiving her 1943 Academy Award for 'Mrs. Miniver.' Her acceptance speech was actually only five minutes and thirty seconds in length." - So Taz proceeds to be correct. - Webmaster


Monsters, Inc. (2001)

  • When Sully is returning Boo to her room for the last time. As Sully enters Boo's room. Boo gives him stuff animals. One is Woody from Toy Story and the other is a clown fish. Possibly Nemo from Finding Nemo. Both which are Pixar productions. (Source: Commenting/Notice) - stellar


Mosquito Squadron (1969)

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  • Almost all action-scenes involving aircraft in this movie were reused material borrowed from 633 Squadron. - Olav Westerman
  • The attack on the Amiens prison, said to be portrayed in this movie, happened in real life, but it wasn't anything like the story in the movie. - Olav Westerman


Moulin Rouge (2002)

  • Kylie Minouge is the green fairy that flys out of the liquor bottle when Ewan McGregor helps his freaky friends and says the line the hills are alive with the sound of music. (Source: Did You Know That?) - Benny


Mouse Hunt (1997)

  • Nathan Lane's character says 'Hakuna Matata' to a potential buyer at the house auction. Hakuna Matata is the name of the song that Lane sang in the movie The Lion King. - Caitlin
  • The man at the cat pound is played by an actor called Ernie Sabella. Mr Sabella was in the movie The Lion King with Nathan Lane [they played best friends Timon and Pumbaa]. - Caitlin


Mr. Deeds (2002)

  • In the scene where their throwing all the cats out of the burning house. Look for Rob Schneider he has a little cameo as the same delivery guy he was in Big Daddy. Another Adam Sandler movie. - Smarty
    • Comment: Just in case you haven't realized this yet, Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider are appearing in each other's movies frequently. Just like Chris Farley and David Spade. And those two awsome old guys from Grumpy Old Men. A lot of actors do it. - stevo


Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

  • Since Jackie Chan does all of his stunts he has broken his nose (Obviously) most of his fingers his ribs and his leg along with others that I can't remember. - Jake
    • Correction: Jackie's broken nose actually came from his nose being broken by a bully during his Chinese opera school days. The same bully that now helps produce many of his movies and stars in his own Martial Arts show with Arsenio Hall (I can't remember his name). Although I bet Jackie has broken his nose several times since. BTW who doesn't know that Jackie Chan does his own stunts. - Hellbabe
      • Correction: Jackie doesn't actually do all of his stunts himself. In Rush Hour 2 for example he had a stand in for the end bit where they slide down the lamp wires. I know this as the stunt man was awarded an award at the stunt movie award. (Source: Stunts Movie Award) - Jinx
      • Comment: The 'Bully' you speak of is none other than Sammo Hung. However he was not a bully as he, Jackie and Yuen Biao were best friends in the Opera School, and have gone on to star in many films together, my favourite being Project A. (Source: The Best Of Martial Arts) - Damo


Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

  • An inside joke: At the end of the movie, Sally Fields and the kids are interviewing new housekeepers to take the place of their Dad (Robin Williams). The lady their interviewing is telling them at length what she won't do and is finally dismissed. Though they never mention her name, it is crossed off a list of potential housekeepers and is shown to be Paula Dupre'. The joke -- during the credits the Executive Producer of Mrs. Doubtfire is shown: Paula Dupre'. (Source: Movie) - Neil in Boston


Mummy, The (1999)

  • The makers of this film added the scene where Imhotep smudges Anck-Su-Namun's body make-up so that people would realize that most of what she had on was just body make-up. - Cathy
  • During the scene where the prison warden is writhing about with the scarab under his skin, the actor's pajama pants came open and boy was he hanging. - Cathy
  • During the scene where Imhotep is conjuring up the sandstorm, the camera pans up in order to not have Arnold Vosloo's lower half in the scene because a gust of wind blew his robe up and you could see his bare derriere.- Cathy
  • In the scene where that last of the men in possession of one of Anck-Su-Namun's burial urns meets his doom, you can see that his character has received an unexplained arm injury. This is because the injury scene was cut from the final film. - Cathy
  • Blixa Bargeld of German Industrial band Einsturzende Neubauten does THE MUMMY's screams as well as those ghostly chants heard in various scenes. This film's end credits even mention him as part of its crewmembers with a title of "Spirit Voices". - Jagannatha
  • The first time they shot the scene where Brendan Fraser is going to be hanged. The Noose around his neck was so tight he passed out. - Movie Man


Mummy Returns, The (2001)

  • When the Scorpion King (the Rock) says the battle command at the first scene, it really means "It's hot as hell" in Arabic. - Aqua


My Cousin Vinny (1992)

  • At the end of the movie, shortly before the credits roll, there are an exchange of waves made by the characters. The last is done by the southern judge played by the late Fred Gwynne, who also played Frankenstein in the hit comedy TV show, "The Munsters" during the sixties. The comedic talents of the character were many, to include a side-splitting way of waving and various other gestures that one would not expect of an original movie "monster". The wave the judge makes is the same, a seemingly slight but great reference to a character he played to perfection for many years. (Source: Knowledge of the TV Show) - Red
  • In "My Cousin Vinny", to make Vinny (Joe Pesci) look younger. The director had the skin around his eyes pinned back and hidden under his toupee. In some scenes you can't notice it, in other scenes he almost looks Chinese it's so obvious. (Source: Personally noticed...) - The Equalizer


My Father, The Hero (1994)

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  • The band in the movie is the Baha Men at a younger age. For those of you who don't know who they are they're the ones that did "Who Let the Dogs Out". - Ryan


National Lampoon's Vacation (1994)

  • The car salesman at the beginning of the film is a young Eugene Levy, perhaps best known for his later role as the well-meaning father in American Pie 1 and 2. Also, keep an eye on slutty Cousin Vicky - that's Jane Krakowski from "Ally McBeal." (Source: movie credits) - Skippy78
    • Info: Jane Krakowski plays the role of Elaine Vassal in Ally McBeal. - Webmaster


Natural Born Killers (1994)

  • Quentin Tarantino wrote the script for this film but when director Oliver Stone cut a bunch out Quentin didn't want his name in the credits. - J
    • I have seen NBK on TV and on DVD - in both I saw Tarantino's name in the opening credits.
  • In one scene Gary Oldman makes a cameo as police officer. Pay attention though. - David
  • Mickey and Mallory are seen watching "Scarface" and "Midnight Express" two films that were written by the film's director Oliver Stone. - David
  • Natural Born Killers was one of the first movies ever to get the "X-rating". This is normally used only for pornographic movies. - Obese
    • Comment: Midnight Cowboy (1969) was the first non-pornographic movie to receive the X rating. (Source: Common Knowledge) - Baba John
    • Obese, the X rating was changed to NC-17 in 1990. Natural Born Killers would never have been rated X let alone be the first to be rated X. (Source: MPAA) - caMpa


Nightmare on Elm Street, A (1984)

  • Writer/director Wes Craven got his idea of kids dying in their dreams from fact. A long time ago there were a number of kids that died in their sleep because of terrible nightmares. One boy would never go to sleep. One night he fell asleep on the couch watching TV. His dad came down and put him in his bed. Later that night the parents heard him screaming his heart out. By the time they got there he was dead. Wes asked himself, "What if there was a monster killing them?" An evil demon type person. Thus, he came up with Freddy K. - Ryan
  • Also interesting that 1972's Last House on the Left, by Craven has its main bad guy named Krug, and his Weasel pal was named... none other than Fred. Anything with this? - VidKid
  • Wes Craven named Freddy Krueger after a bully in his childhood days. - Max Gardner
  • If you look closely at the opening scene (Tina's first nightmare). Right before Freddy pops up from behind her. You can see him crawling from the behind the camera. Right as the close up on her face. (Source: viewing) - H.M.S.III
  • Just before he falls asleep and is killed, the radio station that Glen is listening to identifies itself as "KRGR," (as in Krueger) showing that it was actually a part of his nightmare. (Source: the movie) - Gibborino


Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

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  • Chyler Leigh originally went for the role of Amanda Becker. But ended up getting Janie instead. - Kim
  • At the prom scene the band playing in the back ground is Good Charlotte. You can even see Joel in a close-up. (Source: Myself) - D-Illin K
    • Addition: Good Charlotte play 'If You Leave' at the prom in the film. This song was on the soundtrack of 80s teen movie Pretty in Pink. Also, as they leave the stage, Joel grabs the headteachers' behind. - Mojo
  • At the end of the movie when Jake is talking to Janey he quotes Pretty in Pink well the flight attendant who informs him of that is actually Molly Ringwald the star of Pretty in Pink. Funny huh? (Source: DVD) - Eliza


Now and Then (1995)

  • Sam's little sister was actually Demi Moore's little daughter, she changed her name in the cast list to avoid people knowing. Now you know and you can tell everyone you see :) - Sinistar
    • Addition: Demi Moore's daughter also played her daughter in Striptease. - anet_16


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