Sabrina (1995) Poster



The lead role was originally offered to Winona Ryder. She turned down the role because she felt she could not fill the shoes of Audrey Hepburn.
Sydney Pollack initially turned down the chance to direct the remake, thinking the material too dated to work effectively in 1995. Once he agreed to take it on, Pollack made sure he had the approval of the original's director, Billy Wilder.
In the Fairchild cottage, amongst the piles of books, is 'Clear and Present Danger' by 'Tom Clancy' (I), which happened to be Harrison Ford's previous movie.
The poem about Sabrina the water sprite is actually an excerpt from a masque called Comus, by John Milton. In turn, Sabrina (in the Milton poem) is based on a Welsh tale about a princess named Sabrina who was thrown in a river that is the boundary between Wales and England. The water deity Nereus took pity on Sabrina and turned her into a river goddess.
Sandra Bullock was considered for the role of Sabrina Fairchild.
The shots of the airplane landing and taking off were taken at the Gulfstream manufacturing plant in Savannah, GA.
Patrick Tyson says "May your first child be a masculine child." Mrs. Tyson incorrectly claims it is from Serpico (1973), when it is actually from The Godfather (1972).
Sabrina is the only movie Sydney Pollack directed that was a remake.
13 Rue des Beaux Arts is the address of L'Hôtel in Paris.
Juliette Binoche was considered for the role of Sabrina Fairchild.
The interior shots of the airplane were filmed in the Gulfstream V interior mock-up, a Gulfstream airplane fuselage used to show potential customers what the interior of the aircraft would look like prior to the manufacture of any of the planes.
A joke appearing a couple of times in the movie, where Linus is referred to as "the world's only living heart donor". Since this movie was filmed, a transplant operation has been perfected creating living heart donors. Clinton House, a cystic fibrosis patient, donated his healthy heart to John Couch in 1987 after receiving a healthy heart and lungs set from an anonymous donor - making him the first living heart donor. Since then, similar operations occur three or four times a year.
When Sabrina is waiting in the Vogue lobby, a woman in a desk can be seen wearing a black dress, pearl necklace and an up-do, similar to the iconic Audrey Hepburn look in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robin Wright, Cameron Diaz and Julie Delpy were all considered for the female lead.
Catherine Zeta-Jones was considered for the role of Sabrina Fairchild.
Tom Cruise was the first choice for the role of David Larrabee.
Sabrina actor Richard Crenna co-starred with Audrey Hepburn in Wait Until Dark. Hepburn was the original Sabrina in the 1954 film.
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The exterior shots of the airplane that Sabrina and Linus flew in was a Gulfstream IV aircraft. It was actually the aircraft used by Gulfstream as a demonstrator taken to air shows and other publicity events. A large roman numeral IV can be seen on the tail of the aircraft.
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