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Scarecrow (1973) Poster

(1973)

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Gene Hackman's line to the waitress, "Is this your first day?", was an ad-lib. Hackman was genuinely annoyed with the actress.
According to Al Pacino, he and Gene Hackman did not get along very well during filming due to their different personalities.
Before shooting, Gene Hackman and Al Pacino both dressed as hobos and hitchhiked through California to get into their characters.
Gene Hackman has stated that his performance in Scarecrow (1973) is his personal favorite.
According to Al Pacino, this was the greatest script he'd ever read.
Gene Hackman has said that the box office failure of this film so disappointed him, he thereafter concentrated on purely commercial projects.
According to Jerry Schatzberg, Gene Hackman was hard to work with and argued with everyone on the set including his brother, Richard Hackman, who was working as his stand-in. To get back at Gene, Schatzberg gave Richard a part in the film. But Gene ended up being delighted that his brother was in the film.
The script was originally more comedic with bits of physical humor. But Schatzberg reworked the script to make it more dramatic and darkly humorous.
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Jack Lemmon and Bill Cosby were originally attached to star.
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Gene Hackman was asked in a rare interview about his favorite movie of all the ones he did , He said its really hard to pick its just like picking one of your children , However he said " ...there was a movie i did years ago , didnt get much press , it was called Scarecrow."
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Director Jerry Schatzberg has been developing several film projects, including a sequel to "Scarecrow," co-written with Bruce Springsteen's former Publicist, Seth Cohen.
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When Max and Lion go into the diner to have breakfast early in the film, the song playing on the jukebox is the top 40 hit "Silver Moon" sung by former Monkee Michael Nesmith, then with the First National Band.
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