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Reign of Fire (2002) Poster

(2002)

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Denton tells his men to line up 20 yards South by Southwest. Being a Texan, Matthew McConaughey is referencing Austin's annual music festival, South by Southwest (SXSW).
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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.
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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
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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 rifle that Quinn (Christian Bale) uses is a Ulrik's Mauser Tyrannosaurus Rex in .577 Nitro.
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