"C" Titled Films!
Lou Antonio, Robert Drivas,Jo Van Fleet,
Clifton James, Morgan Woodward, Luke Askew,
Richard Davalos, Dennis Hopper, Robert Donner
Wayne Rogers, Harry Dean Stanton, Charles Tyner,
Ralph Waite, Anthony Zerbe, Buck Kartalian, Joy Harmon,
UNCREDITED: Joe Don Baker, James Gammon,
Rance Howard, Rush Williams, Chuck Hicks (also stunts uncredited) ” - gattonero975
J.K. Simmons, Julie Bowen, Kelsey Grammer,
Helen Slayton-Hughes, Kenton Duty, Robert Baker,
Jon Gries, Malcolm Goodwin, Mariano Mendoza,
Hector Atreyu Ruiz, Scarlett Chorvat, ” - gattonero975
John Turturro, Bill Cobbs, Elizabeth Bracco,
Ron Dean, Iggy Pop, Juan Ramirez,
Forest Whitaker, Bruce A. Young, Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese: In the Atlantic City casino, the man walking a dog on a leash. The dog is Scorsese's dog Zoe. Zoe is credited in the closing credits as "Dog Walkby."
The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Paul Newman, Forest Whitaker and Martin Scorsese - who has a cameo in the film; and three Oscar nominees: Tom Cruise, Richard Price and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.
The guy sitting at the bar in the hustle where Eddie is feeling up Carmen is the same guy who plays Uncle Pat, Tom Cruise's uncle, in Cocktail
The casino in Atlantic City was also used as a location in Brian De Palma's Wise Guys, which was also released the same year as The Color of Money, which was 1986.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and director Martin Scorsese both share the same birthday (November 17th).
When Vincent comes to Eddie's room near the end of the movie to tell him that he let Eddie beat him, the music playing in Eddie's room is jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker performing "I'll Remember April." Two years after TCOM was made, Forest Whitaker, who also hustled Eddie in this movie, portrayed Parker in Clint Eastwood's film Bird (1988).
The first pool hall that Eddie, Vincent and Carmen go - which is out of business - was above the Lincoln Tap Room bar on the North side of Chicago. As of February 2015 the bar is still open and directly across from a Church of Scientology. They park and walk past where the church is now located. It's a strange coincidence since Cruise is very big into Scientology.
Paul Newman felt that Martin Scorsese was the right person to direct The Color of Money because he liked the way Scorsese directed Raging Bull (1980), which was based on the life of boxer Jake LaMotta, who appeared as a bartender in The Hustler (1961)
At one point, Eddie tells Vincent he hasn't played serious pool since before Vincent was born. In real life, Tom Cruise wasn't born until the year after "The Hustler" was released.
Bruce A. Young, who plays Moselle, the man who Challenges Vince to play when Eddie is at the motel, also plays the transvestite prostitute who arrives to Joel's house in Risky Business (1983), another Tom Cruise movie.
Legendary game developers John Carmack and John Romero revealed that this film especially the exchange between Vincent and Moselle was the main reason behind the title of the hit video game Doom and its sequels.
The voice explaining 9-ball is director Martin Scorsese's.
At one point in the film, Eddie comments that it has been "25 years" since he last played. In real life, it had been 25 years (1961 - 1986) since The Hustler (1961), where Newman had first played Fast Eddie.
In the novel that the film is based on, Fast Eddie plays in a tournament against Minnesota Fats, who was played by Jackie Gleason in The Hustler (1961). But Martin Scorsese wanted to take the film in another direction. Paul Newman and Gleason wanted Fats to return in the sequel so the character was written into a new draft of the script. But Gleason felt that the character did not fit into the new story and declined to reprise the role.
When Paul Newman won the Best Actor Oscar for this picture, he and wife Joanne Woodward became the first married couple to win his and hers Oscars since Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. Newman's win also came after he had already received an Honorary Oscar Statuette the previous year. The win was widely considered based on sentimentality and guilt that one of Hollywood's leading male actors had never won.
At the time that this movie was in release, the creators of an up-and-coming software company were looking for a name for their revolutionary new video game. They got it from the scene in which Tom Cruise walks into the pool hall and is asked what's in the case that he's carrying. His answer: Doom.
Tom Cruise did his own trick shots for the film, except for one in which he had to jump two balls to sink another. Scorsese said he could have let Cruise learn the shot, but it would have taken two extra days of practice, holding up production and costing thousands of dollars. The shot was instead performed by professional players Andrew Ghiatsidis & Michael Sigel. ” - gattonero975
Joey Kern, Arie Verveen, Robert Harris,
Giuseppe Andrews, Richard Fullerton,
Gabriel Roth, Shiloh Strong, Adam J. Roth,
and Eli Roth (as David Kaufbird)
Perhaps the most iconic scene from this movie is the "Pancakes" scene, where Dennis jumps around performing karate moves while screaming "PANCAKES!", for no reason. If you look closely (you probably need to pause the movie) during the later scene where Paul sees the giant rabbit in the hospital, you can see that the rabbit is offering Dennis some pancakes.
The letters of "Cabin Fever" can be rearranged to spell "Cerina V Feb". Star Cerina Vincent's birthday is in February.
Eli Roth and producer Evan Astrowsky named the Sheriff "Frumin" after their beloved Russian N.Y.U. film school professor Boris Frumin.
The "pancakes" scene was made up during filming after the director saw Matthew Helms practicing tae kwon do during a break. He discovered that Helms was a real-life black belt, so he decided to add the scene to give a chance for Helms to show what he could do.
The original killer dog "Jake" was hired without a rehearsal and sight unseen because Eli Roth loved the idea of using the dog in the Patrick Swayze movie Black Dog (1998) and there by being only "two degrees from Swayze". The problem was the dog was by then 4 years older, arthritic, and tired. After a full day of shooting, and if all the few second bits were spliced expertly together, they only had about a minute or so of usage footage. All dog scenes had to be re-shot with a new dog. With no time or money to find a replacement, the producers cast a real police attack dog that was so vicious and unpredictable no actors could appear with it on camera. The crew would hide behind trucks during its scenes, and cameras were operated by remote control.
Director Eli Roth originally got the idea for this movie while working in Iceland on a horse farm. He got such a bad skin infection from the rotting hay in the barn that his face broke out in sores, bled and peeled off when he shaved.
Sound mixer John Neff survived the real flesh-eating bacterium, which he contracted in a hospital during minor surgery. It took 13 days of non-stop intensive care medical attention to save his life. Neff maintains the make-up in the film is 100% accurate.
Crew member Robert Jones took home the decapitated body prop once the film wrapped, and was pulled over while driving home by police officers who saw the corpse and thought he was a serial killer. The police held Jones at gunpoint until he was able to convince them the lifelike body was only a prop.
While filming a particularly bloody scene, Rider Strong decided to go for a walk in the woods between setups. Covered head to toe in blood, he happened upon a group of 35 schoolgirls, who were on a field trip. The girls screamed at the sight of this blood-drenched hiker, and then screamed even louder when they realized the hiker was the star of Boy Meets World (1993). The girls chased Rider through the woods. Strong eventually made it back to the film crew, and vowed never to wander off between scenes again.
Peter Jackson stopped production on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) three times to screen this movie for the entire crew. Jackson was so enthusiastic about the film he gave director Eli Roth publicity quotes.
During her sex scene with Rider Strong, Eli Roth wanted Cerina Vincent to be completely naked. But Vincent, who had previously played a student who never wore clothes in Not Another Teen Movie (2001), was concerned that over-exposing herself would lead to her being typecast as a 'nude scene chick', and refused to bare her rear in Cabin Fever. The standoff between the director and actress became so intense that Vincent informed Roth that if he truly wanted a naked ass in the scene, he would have to get another actress to play the role of Marcy. Eventually the two hammered out a compromise - Vincent would show one inch of her ass on film, no more, no less. When the scene was set to be filmed, Roth bought along a ruler and literally measured one inch of Vincent's butt crack. Bedsheets were then taped to Vincent's ass at the designated level before the sex scene was shot. Ironically, Vincent later volunteered to bare her breasts in a scene that didn't call for them. During the bathroom scene where she discovers the rashes on her back, the script had her wearing a robe, which she lowered when she turned her back to the mirror. But Vincent thought this scenario was too unrealistic and volunteered to do it topless. ” - gattonero975
Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Cobie Smulders,
Frank Grillo, Maximiliano Hernández, Emily VanCamp,
Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Stan Lee, Jenny Agutter,
Garry Shandling, Georges St-Pierre, Nestor Serrano (uncredited),
and Gary Sinise as The Smithsonian Narrator (voice)
Garry Shandling reprises his role as Senator Stern after Iron Man 2 (2010).
When Jasper Sitwell is captured and interrogated by Captain America, The Black Widow and The Falcon he mentions some high-risk targets that HYDRA is keeping tabs on. Among these are Bruce Banner (The Hulk), Stephen Strange (Dr. Strange) and "a man in Cairo". Although unconfirmed, the latter is most likely a reference to Marc Spector, a character from the Marvel comics universe. In the comics, Marc Spector is a mercenary that comes in contact with an Egyptian moon god and subsequently becomes the super hero - and occasional Avenger - Moon Knight.
Nick Fury's grave bears the epitaph: "The path of the righteous man. Ezekiel 25:17." This is a favourite line of Jules Winnifield (Samuel L. Jackson) in Pulp Fiction (1994).
In his first comic incarnation, Falcon had the superpower to communicate with birds telepathically. The film version, much like the Marvel Ultimate comics version, does not give Falcon any superpowers.
It marks the fifth appearance of Maximiliano Hernández as Jasper Sitwell after Thor (2011) Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant (2011) The Avengers (2012) Item 47 (2012) and multiple episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013).
Georges St-Pierre, who plays Batroc the Leaper, is the former UFC Welterweight Champion (2008-2013), having vacated his title in December 2013.
When Steve Rogers enters his apartment you can briefly see a copy of the book "All the President's Men" on his bookshelf. Robert Redford was producer and star of the movie All the President's Men (1976), an adaptation of this book.
In the Smithonian, a quote from President Ellis, regarding Captain America is seen. Ellis, played by William Sadler, is the president in Iron Man 3.
Anthony Mackie took the role of the Falcon partly to give African-American kids another Black superhero to enjoy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, apart from War Machine in the Iron Man series. However, he was unhappy with the modern take on his costume as Falcon since he wanted the red spandex look from the comics. Instead, this film adapts the Falcon from Marvel Comics' Ultimate Marvel imprint, which has him as a special operations soldier who happens to be equipped with a costume, goggles and unique winged flying harness with much more subdued dark colors.
In the scene where Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford) is opening his refrigerator, a jar of Newman's Own Sauce is visible on the shelf, an apparent homage to his long-time friend and two-time co-star Paul Newman.
While writing the script, there was a big possibility of Hawkeye being in the film. However, the writers felt that there were too many characters introduced and they didn't want Hawkeye to be there without any depth. They instead decided to write a small scene in which Hawkeye and his whereabouts are mentioned, which was shot, but ultimately wasn't included in the film.
When asked why Iron Man, Bruce Banner, or any of the other Avengers weren't called to help Captain America or Black Widow in the film, the screen writers explained that the movie only takes place in about three days, therefore, the characters wouldn't feel the need to call every one else at that time.
To prepare for the role of the Winter Solder, Sebastian Stan went through five months of physical training and historical research: "I dove into the whole Cold War history: I looked at the KGB. I looked at all kinds of spy movies, and all kinds of documentaries about that time, and what it was about. I grabbed anything from that time period and anything about brainwashing."
During the agent Sitwell interrogation, Sitwell mentions specific persons of interest to HYDRA. One of these people is Stephen Strange. Stephen Strange in the comics is the real name of Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme.
There is a brief mention of a Canadian agency called Department H by Natasha Romanoff, which was the organization that experimented on Wolverine and gave him his Adamantium-bonded skeleton in the Marvel comics. In addition, it is the organization that created the Canadian superhero team, Alpha Flight.
In several scenes, Natasha Romanoff wears a necklace with an arrow on it. This is a reference to her teammate and occasional lover Hawkeye (the archer Clint Barton). The necklace was Scarlett Johansson's idea.
This is the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to reveal Nick Fury's blind eye. ” - gattonero975
Peter Berg, Janeane Garofalo, Robert Patrick,
Michael Rapaport, Annabella Sciorra, Noah Emmerich,
Cathy Moriarty, John Spencer, Frank Vincent,
Malik Yoba, Edie Falco, Paul Calderon,
Victor Williams, Deborah Harry, Brad Beyer,
Robert John Burke, Method Man, Machael Gaston,
Tony Sirico, Geraldo Rivera (uncredited)
At the end of the film, when Freddy and Gary are bringing in Murray Babitch to the NYC authorities, there is one shot of Moe Tilden coming out of a building. In this one shot, his mustache is noticeably longer. Director James Mangold wanted to get a shot of Robert De Niro's character walking out of the building. De Niro had already completed his scenes and was already working on another film, Jackie Brown (1997). De Niro agreed to return and appear in the shot, but could not trim his longer mustache as it was required for his character, Louis Gara, in Jackie Brown (1997).
Actors Brad Beyer and Michael Gaston who had bit parts in this film and had no scenes together , co-starred 9 years later in a TV series called "Jericho" in main starring parts of the show.
Cast members Harvey Keitel and Robert Patrick have both portrayed the character of Jacob Fuller in "From Dusk Till Dawn". Keitel played Fuller in the movie while Patrick portrayed Fuller in the TV series.
Arthur J. Nascarella (Frank), was an NYPD officer in real life.
Deborah Harry acted in the movie but was edited out in the final cut. She explained on a live television special that although she was cut, she still got paid.
Sylvester Stallone gained 40 pounds to add realism to his portrayal of the police officer. He also was only paid SAG minimum wages. By the time that reshoots were required, he had lost the weight again. Stallone gained the necessary weight for the role by eating a steady diet of giant pancakes served at a local pancake house. ” - gattonero975
Danny Huston, Charlie Hunnam, Peter Mullan,
Pam Ferris, Clare-Hope Ashitey
Alfonso Cuaron chose not to read P.D. James' original novel as he feared it would compromise his vision for the project.
The strange song played by Jasper in his house is a remixed version of 'Omgyjya Switch7' by Aphex Twin.
The cities shown in the newscast that declares "The World Has Collapsed: Only Britain Soldiers On" are, in order: Paris, Moscow, Washington, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Brussels, Hong Kong, Berlin, Jakarta, New York, Stockholm, Rome, Shanghai, Caracas, Copenhagen, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Geneva, Marseilles, Lisbon, Seoul, Singapore, San Diego, Naples, Boston, and Antwerp. Julian mentions to a horrified Theo that her parents were in New York "when it (an unspecified catastrophe) happened". In the opening newscast, an image of a mushroom cloud can be seen hanging over New York City, in images reminiscent of 9/11, possibly due to a terrorist nuclear attack. Also, Theo and his cousin discuss another unspecified disaster that took place in Madrid, Spain.
When Theo arrives at work in the second scene, the words 'Ministry Of Energy' are placed above the doors. This is in reference to 'George Orwell''s dystopian novel 'Nineteen-Eighty Four' which shares many of the same themes as this film. A recurring plot line in "1984" was that the government had terrifying "Ministries" for various specified functions.
After seeing Charlie Hunnam's performance in Cold Mountain (2003), Alfonso Cuarón called him up and offered him the role of Patric.
Animals like Theo. The ginger cat on Jasper's sofa, the dogs at Tomasz and Emily's farm (to which he even comments the dogs don't like anyone), and the kittens in the farm house that crawl up Theo's leg.
When we first see Julian (Julianne Moore), she is in the interrogation room with Theo. Just after she states her name as "Julian", you can see a headline behind Theo that prominently displays the word "Moore", the actress' real name.
Clive Owen's character, Theo, does not use or even touch a gun at any point throughout the entire movie.
Michael Caine plays an award-winning political cartoonist. In his house, you can see some of his cartoons in the background. They were drawn by Steve Bell, an award-winning political cartoonist for The Guardian newspaper.
The cover of the Pink Floyd album "Animals" features a floating pig above the Battersea Power station, the "Ark of the Arts" in the film. This pig can be seen when Theo's car enters the Ark, and later when Theo speaks to his cousin. The album was released in 1977. The film is set in 2027, the LP's 50th anniversary.
Alfonso Cuarón said in one interview that he wanted to shoot this film like The Battle of Algiers (1966) rather than Blade Runner (1982), almost like a documentary about something that happened back in 2027.
In the movie, the infertility crisis is the result of all women being infertile. In the original novel by P.D. James, it's the result of all men producing no sperm.
Michael Caine based his performance on John Lennon. ” - gattonero975
Colm Feore, Robin Bartlett, Amy Brenneman (uncredited) ,
Elisabeth Shue (uncredited)
When Seth becomes human, he can only understand the English language. This is the opposite to Wings of Desire (1987), where Damiel (Bruno Ganz) can speak any language after the fall to Earth and becoming human.
The sequence in the library with an old man reading a Hemingway's book is a nod to the Wings of Desire (1987). In it Curt Bois plays Homer, an aged poet that his poethical thoughts are read by Damiel some times.
When Seth and Nathaniel meet in the coffee shop can be heard in the background "If God Will Send His Angels", performed by U2. Later the Irish rock band used the same coffee shop for the music video.
This dialogue between Seth (Nicolas Cage) and Maggie - "Let's go." "Where?" "I don't care." "What will we do?" "Anything." - is virtually identical to an exchange between Cage and Deborah Foreman in Valley Girl (1983).
The concept of angels moving among the living, hearing their conversations, experiencing beauty that humans rarely stop to enjoy or even notice, yet not feeling any emotion or passing any judgment, was first discussed in the writings of Rainer Maria Rilke, specifically, his collection "The Duino Elegies".
The dedication "For Dawn" refers to producer Dawn Steel, who died of a brain tumor before this film's release.
During the "falling" sequence near the end of the film, Seth's memories are shown. One of them is of a pregnant woman. This woman was portrayed by Elisabeth Shue, though you only see her stomach.
During the opening sequence, you see 3 angels on top of a building as the camera pans up and around and you see the building's number, 444. 444 is a direct reference to the angelic realm: "Thousands of angels surround you at this moment, loving and supporting you. You have a very strong and clear connection with the angelic realm, and are an Earth angel yourself. You have nothing to fear - all is well."
When Seth falls to Earth appear pictures from his memory in black and white. It is because due his condition of angel, Seth can't see or distinguish the colors. It's a nod to Wings of Desire (1987) (1987), where the angels was unable to see in colors.
When Maggie asks Seth what he does for a living, he says he is a messenger. In Greek, the word for messenger is "angelos" and is where we get the word angel.
The rooftop scene with Dennis Franz and Nicolas Cage sitting on scaffolding high above the city was shot for real. Both actors were afraid of heights. ” - gattonero975
Dru Viergever, Atticus Mitchell, John Tench,
The first movie to be shot at the decommissioned NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) base in North Bay, Ontario, Canada.
The location of the "thaw" that Sam discovers is shown at the coordinates of 45N 2' 33" and 122W 53' 35", which is the location of Silverton, OR 97381, USA. ” - gattonero975
Gemma Arterton, Alexa Davalos, Mads Mikkelsen,
Ian Whyte, Nicholas Hoult, Vincent Regan,
Polly Walker, Luke Treadaway, Pete Postlethwaite,
Elizabeth McGovern, Alexander Siddig, Tamer Hassan,
“ [first lines]
Io: The oldest story ever told are written in the stars. Stories of time before man and gods, when Titans ruled the earth. The Titans were powerful but their reign was ended by their own sons: Zeus, Poseiden, and Hades. Zeus convinced his brother Hades to create a beast so strong it could defeat their parents. And from his own flesh Hades gave birth to an unspeakable horror... the Kraken. Zeus became king of the heavens. Posieden, king of the sea. And Hades, tricked by Zeus, was left to rule the underworld in darkness and in misery. It was Zeus who created man and man's prayers fed the gods' immortality. But in time, mankind grew restless. They began to question the gods and, finally, rise up against them. Into this world, a child was born. A boy who would change everything.
Director Louis Leterrier frequently requested that Ray Harryhausen, co-producer and visual effects creator of Clash of the Titans, be involved in the film. However, Harryhausen had retired in 1981 and would not be drawn back.
The mechanical owl Bubo from Clash of the Titans has a cameo as the toy Perseus picks up before he leaves on his quest. According to the filmmakers, the cameo was widely debated as to whether to keep it in the film or not. It was eventually decided to keep it in the film to please the fans of the original film.
While the film is primarily based on Greco-Roman mythology, aspects of it are drawn from other cultures. The Kraken comes from Norse mythology, and the Djinn originated in the Arabian/Oriental regions, while Cepheus's snipe about Perseus being a missionary might hint at the coming Christianity (Christians often served as missionaries).
In Greek mythology, Io is Perseus' great great great great great great great grandmother, and an old flame of his father Zeus. Sam Worthington's sandals are Nike trainers with toes painted on them; he didn't wear sandals because he needed shoes to perform the stunts well.
Sam Worthington stated in an interview that Perseus was meant to start out the film with long hair but would cut it short before going off on the journey. This idea was scrapped because they felt the scene didn't work and Perseus was given short hair throughout the whole film.
The word Kraken (sea monster) is Norwegian/Swedish, not Greek. Early script drafts considered changing it to its Hebrew counterpart Leviathan (famous from the Bible hymn of Job 41). It was changed back to Kraken as a tribute to the original Clash of the Titans tagline "Release the Kraken!" Surprisingly, the creature's Greek name, Cetus, was never considered.
A replica of the owl Bubo used in Clash of the Titans was used for this film. Sam Worthington hated it and threatened to destroy it when director Louis Leterrier wasn't looking. According to Leterrier, "[Worthington] would say: 'This is ridiculous! This is a ridiculous thing to have in the movie! You're going to ruin my career with that owl!'"
Louis Leterrier originally wanted to make the film in 3D but Warner Brothers nixed the idea as it was too expensive. After the success of Avatar, the studio reconsidered. At this stage, however, most of the filming had been done so the 3D conversion was a retrofit.
Like the original Clash of the Titans, the new film features a former James Bond Girl. The 1981 version featured Ursula Andress from Dr. No, this one has Gemma Arterton from Quantum of Solace.
There are 55 snakes in Medusa's hair.
Louis Leterrier donned a green suit for the green screen sequences so that he could act out the part of the Kraken.
Originally Perseus was envisioned as being more of a young slender man. Louis Leterrier had watched Sam Worthington in the film Somersault and thought that he would be ideal and was therefore somewhat taken aback when he met Worthing
The Stygian Witches were actually played by men.
Luke Evans plays Apollo, a son of Zeus. He went on to play Zeus himself a year later in Immortals. ” - gattonero975
Eight generations of families lived and died in the house before the Perrons moved in. Andrea Perron suggests that some of the spirits from the families never left. Deaths include two documented suicides, a poisoning death, the rape and murder of an 11-year old girl, two drownings, and the passing of four men who froze to death. Most deaths occurred within the Arnold family from which Bathsheba Sherman was descended.
Lorraine Warren and Andrea Perron served as consultants to director James Wan and the screenwriters. They both claim the movie is accurate to the real story of what happened to the Perrons during the 10 years they lived in the farm house.
The state of Rhode Island does not require home sellers to disclose documented histories of a location's criminal activity (let alone alleged paranormal and supernatural hauntings) to potential buyers. This is why the Perrons were unaware of all previous events.
When the movie was shown in the Philippines, some cinemas had to hire Catholic priests to bless the viewers before showing it. This is due to some viewers having reported a "Negative Presence" after watching the film. The priests also provided spiritual and psychological help to the viewers. ” - gattonero975
Chris Cooper, Bruce Greenwood, Mark Pellegrino,
Bob Balaban, Marshall Bell
Truman Capote: On the night of November 14th, two men broke into a quiet farmhouse in Kansas and murdered an entire family. Why did they do that? Two worlds exist in this country: the quiet conservative life, and and the life of those two men - the underbelly, the criminally violent. Those two worlds converged that bloody night.
Michael J. Burg plays Capote's cousin, playwright Tennessee Williams. He has also played Capote himself in two other films: The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000), and The Hoax (2006).
The film opened on 30 September 2005, which is Truman Capote's birthday.
Sandra Bullock was considered for the role of Harper Lee. She played Harper Lee in another Capote film, Infamous (2006).
Philip Seymour Hoffman lost 40 pounds for his role. ” - gattonero975
Grand L. Bush, Don Cheadle, Gerardo Mejía,
Glenn Plummer, Rudy Ramos, Sy Richardson,
Trinidad Silva, Damon Wayans, R.D. Call,
Seymour Cassel, Gary Carlos Cervantes, Courtney Gains,
Leon, Mario Lopez, Micole Mercurio, Jack Nance,
Tony Todd, Peter Mark Vasquez, Frank Aragon,
Leo 'Frog' Lopez: I know the routine, Homes. I owe you. You know, that's what makes this country great, hey, Homes?
Bob Hodges: What's that?
Leo 'Frog' Lopez: Credit! You got your Visa card. I got you, Homes.
Sean Penn was arrested and spent close to a month in jail after hitting an extra on the set of this film who was taking snapshots of Penn without his permission.
Dennis Hopper directs Sean Penn in this movie without Hopper acting in it at all. Sean Penn would direct Dennis in "The Indian Runner" (1991), which Penn doesn't act in that film at all.
Producer Robert H. Solo hired real gang members as guardians as well as actors. Two of them were shot during filming.
The original script by Richard Di Lello took place in Chicago and was more about drug dealing than gang members. Dennis Hopper ordered changes, so Michael Schiffer was hired and the setting was changed to Los Angeles and the focus of the story became more about the world of gang members. ” - gattonero975
William Fichtner, Ralph Fiennes, John Heard,
Lauren Holly, Jason Isaacs, Carrie-Anne Moss,
The Chumscrubber: [on a morbid cartoon everyone is watching] I live in the city, in an apartment high above the cloud left by the blast. I'm one of the lucky ones. One morning, I awoke to find that my head was no longer attached to my body. I'm not dead, but who could call this a life? So I do what I can, in this world of freaks and subhuman creatures. I became... The Chumscrubber.
One of the two movies released in 2005 that starred Glenn Close, Jason Isaacs, and William Fichtner as part of the ensemble casting. The other film was Nine Lives (2005).
The movie stars both Jamie Bell and Lou Taylor Pucci, who were both featured in music videos by Green Day from the "American Idiot" album. Bell appears in "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and Pucci appears in "Jesus of Suburbia" as St. Jimmy. ” - gattonero975
Russell Wong, Joey Chin, James Hong,
Robert Miano, Paul Hipp, Lum Chang Pang,
Robert LaSardo, Judith Malina
Enrico Perito: "You wanna be a wiseguy Alby?"
Alby: "The *beep* Chinese blew up half the block tonight"
Tony: "Don't *beep* with the Chinese Alby, they'll *beep* kill you"
Alby: "Mind your business"
Out of all of the films he has directed, Abel Ferrara has stated that "China Girl" is his favorite.
Richard Panebianco was cast as Tony after Abel Ferrara spotted him in a New York stage play.
After the credits there is a line: Dedicated to the people of Chinatown and Little Italy. ” - gattonero975
The pink haired girl played by Anna Wood whom Andrew was making out with is actually the real life girlfriend of Dane DeHaan (Andrew)
The song This Bright Flash, by M.8.3 that plays during the end credits features only one line of lyrics: "I killed all the rainbows and the species."
The filmmakers originally intended to have Andrew splay and tear apart his father's limbs exactly like the spider's, but the scene was removed to preserve a PG-13 rating, and to showcase Matt's pacifistic nature.
There are no opening credits and the closing credits are filled with static, like the end of a recording. ” - gattonero975
Elliott Gould, Jennifer Ehle, Bryan Cranston,
Sanaa Lathan, Ylian Alfaro Snyder (uncredited),
Dave: My wife makes me take off my clothes in the garage. Then she leaves out a bucket of warm water and some soap. And then she douses everything in hand sanitizer after I leave. I mean, she's overreacting, right?
Dr. Erin Mears: Not really. And stop touching your face, Dave.
Steven Soderbergh: as the voice of Jon Neal in the first scene. Beth (Gwyneth Paltrow) talks to him on her cellphone while waiting to board the plane at the airport.
This is the first film that Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon and Jude Law have worked together in since The Talented Mr. Ripley. However, Law doesn't have any scenes with either, and Damon and Paltrow barely share the screen together for a minute.
Consultant Dr. Ian Lipkin - professor of epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health - said the virus in the film is one he created based on some traits of the Nipah virus from Malaysia in the late 1990s which spread from pigs to farmers. ” - gattonero975
Ed Nelson, Rober Corman (uncredited)
Leo Gordon (uncredited) Bruno VeSota (uncredited)
Not many Hollywood actors play the lead in their very first movie: Jack Nicholson has that distinction, but perhaps it is a dubious claim to fame, given the quality of his first flick. 'The Cry Baby Killer' was a teenage exploitation movie destined to play second feature to 'Hot Rod Girl', which is better known. Roger Corman backed the project financially, though it was not actually made by his company. Corman has claimed that it was his decision to cast Nicholson, but other versions have it that the producers Kramarksky and March, the director Addis and screenwriter Leo Gordon (a familiar sadistic heavy in fifties movies) decided to take a chance on the twenty-year old unknown because his looks suited their concept of the role ("good-looking, but not too good-looking") and because Nicholson did a terrific reading when they interviewed him. Whatever the actual facts, this movie would launch Nicholson's career and establish a relationship with Corman, which had started when they met at Jeff Corey's acting class and which would prove very important in the next decade.
This early opportunity to play a lead role could have made Nicholson a star overnight. But the movie's generally tepid reviews (when it was reviewed at all), and its lowly status as a programme filler to 'Hot Rod Girl', ensured that overnight success was not to occur. Indeed, Nicholson's performance is at times gauche and unconvincing, so even if the film had garnered more attention, it is unlikely that many people would have tipped him for major stardom. Still, it was a start in the movie acting business, although it would be another two years before another screen part came his way. ” - gattonero975