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Trivia

The building that housed Hume Cronyn's lunch counter was a unique old building that was the only one on the block. Twenty-five years earlier it was used for the Judy Holliday musical Bells Are Ringing (1960) with the block in the same condition.
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Originally intended to be a story featured in the TV series Amazing Stories (1985). Steven Spielberg liked the idea so much he decided to make it a theatrical release.
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The black and white photos of Frank and Faye used in the opening credits, were real-life photos of Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, whom were married for decades.
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The opening montage shows pictures of Frank Riley in a Navy uniform circa World War 2. Later in the movie when his wife pulls out his pocket watch it has a leather fob attached with a gold anchor with a silver "USN" on it, signifying Frank achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer during his time in the service.
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Jessica Tandy was not considered for an Oscar nomination for her performance as Faye Riley, due to Tandy's realistic portrayal of a elderly woman suffering from dementia.
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Elizabeth Pena (Marisa) passed away on October 14, 2014, 25 years after Michael Carmine's (Carlos) death on October 14, 1989.
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In the scene where Harry is running through Downtown New York with the youngest baby flying saucer. If you look carefully in the background, you can a theater marquee of "The Fly". The film was in production when "The Fly" was released on 15 August 1986.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

When the mass of flying saucers appears after the building burns they are arranged as follows: unused prototypes in the front row, cast plastic models in the second and third rows and scaled-down cast models in the remaining rows.
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