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Reign of Fire (2002) Poster

(2002)

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The method by which the dragons expel fire was inspired by two actual animals: the spitting cobra and bombardier beetle.
It was filmed in Ireland, in the Wicklow Mountains. They were only allowed to film there under the condition that they clean up entirely after themselves, without damaging the landscape.
The preview claims that the film is set in 2084, yet the movie itself gives the date as sometime in the 2020s.
Jack Gleeson plays an uncredited role as a member of the audience watching Christian Bale's Star Wars act. They would also share a scene years later in Batman Begins (2005).
The film takes place from 2008 to 2020.
Ireland's first major outbreak of foot and mouth disease in almost 40 years meant that the production company needed special permission for the location filming which took place in County Dublin and County Wicklow. At the time, the Irish public were being told to only visit any rural areas of it was absolutely vital, and not to make any unnecessary journeys
The rifle that Quinn (Christian Bale) uses is a Ulrik's Mauser Tyrannosaurus Rex in .577 Nitro.
Martin Allan Kloner and Tara O'Sullivan met during production of this movie and later married.
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The film posits an alternative history in which the dinosaurs were killed off by dragons, rather than the K-T asteroid as currently held by mainstream science
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The film's two lead actors who are at odds throughout the film, Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey, would later compete against one another for the Oscar for Best Actor in a leading role in 2013. McConaughey would win for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club (2013).
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The helicopter featured in this movie is a military version of an AgustaWestland AW109. The helicopter is known for its speed.
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The dead dragon was designed and built by Artem, with visual effects by the Secret Lab.
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When the production team first began scouting for Irish locations, it was announced that Arnold Schwarzenneger would be starring.
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The song being played during the celebration at the castle is "Fire" by Jimi Hendrix.
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