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Drowning by Numbers (1988) Poster

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The runner throwing streamers as he runs along is actually based on a real, popular game in England also known as 'Paper Chase' A.K.A 'Hare And Hounds': with the runner (Hare) leaving streamers in his wake just as a hare leaves a scent, as such the hounds will track him down based on the streamers (scent).
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According to Peter Greenaway, there are 100 things beginning with the letter 'S' in Smut's room and, 100 things beginning with the letter 'M' in Madgett's room
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The composition of the shot of Hardy's death mimics the painting by Andrea Mantegna called 'The Lamentation Over A Dead Christ (1480)'.
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The painting in Madgett's room is that of Peter Bruegel's 'Children's Games (1560)'.
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The words 'kiss me hard' appear on a sheet of paper in a typewriter. This is a reference to Admiral Lord Nelson's death at sea, when his last words were 'Kiss me, Hardy'.
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All the numbers between 1-100 appear during the course of the film (not in sequence though).
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First cinema film of Juliet Stevenson.
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The license number plate on Madgett's car is NID-26 B/W, same as the crashed car in the beginning of A Zed & Two Noughts (1985).
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First full length feature film of David Morrissey.
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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