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With the exception of the main character's mom, no adults' faces are shown until the last half of the film. (1982)
The carpet texture in the hallway of Sid's house is the same as the carpet texture in The Shining. (1995)
John Candy filmed his part in only 1 day, albeit an extremely long 23-hour day. (1990)
This is the first film to earn US$200 million in grosses before opening in the U.S. (2001)
Most actors auditioned for their roles by submitting videotapes of themselves performing a scene in Vietnam. (1987)
The movie was set to be filmed at the University of Missouri until the president of the school read the script and refused permission. (1978)
The claim that the film was based on a true story led some people to search Minnesota for the briefcase of money. (1996)
The script for the voice work was to be kept so secret that the producers personally shred the script after every voicing session. Work on the script began in 2003. (2007)
Jodie Foster was 12 years old when the movie was filmed, so she could not do the more explicit scenes. (1976)
In the original script, [main character] was described as a man with 'muscles on top of muscles and scarred from nightly combat'. (1989)
For its American release, the first 20 minutes had to be re-dubbed to make the Scottish accents more intelligible. (1996)
[main character] was originally supposed to go back to his mother after she was shot and find her in a pool of blood. This idea was scrapped. (1942)
First appearance of a laser beam in a movie. In the original script, the scene had a spinning buzzsaw until it was decided that such an image was passé. (1964)
The film crew had problems avoiding the 35,000 dune buggy enthusiasts in the area. A 24-hour security service could not prevent die-hard fans from entering the set. (1983)
There is no musical score for the film except for the sounds created on the mixtrautonium, an early electronic musical instrument, and the children singing in the school. (1963)
The director of this movie hesitated over the choice between the character he was going to play: Jimmie or Lance. (1994)
The 1.4-mile, three-lane loop highway was built specifically for the chase scene on the decommissioned Alameda Point Navy Base. It was destroyed when filming was complete. (2003)
The synthesizer technician was the actual engineer sent to install the equipment on the set.The director watched his expert playing of the equipment and cast him for the role(1977)
Some of the [supporting character]'s imitations were cut from the film, including John Wayne, George Bush and Dr. Ruth Westheimer. (1992)
Most of the shots in the movie are very long and Steadicam-based. The shot of the three girls walking through the cafeteria is 5 minutes and 19 seconds long. (2003)

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'H' Books by Opening Lines

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All of these books start with the letter 'H', but we won't hold it against them.
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