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Go To imdb.com, look up 10 of your favorite movies and list them with interesting facts found on imdb.

1. Pump Up The Volume:
* Lala Sloatman (Janie) and Ahmet Zappa (Jamie) are real life cousins, but played girlfriend/boyfriend in the movie.
* Christian Slater became physically ill several times during filming due to all the cigarette smoking he had to do.
* Mark Hunter Quote: Feeling screwed up at a screwed up time in a screwed up place does not necessarily make you screwed up.
*Mark Hunter Quote: I'm sick of being ashamed. I don't mind being dejected and rejected, but I'm not going to be ashamed about it. At least pain is real. I mean, you look around and you see nothing is real, but at least the pain is real.

2. Donnie Darko:
* In the scene at the house party someone is shown jumping on a trampoline, wearing a Ronald Reagan mask. This is taken from a photo of the journalist Hunter S. Thompson wearing a Reagan mask while jumping on a trampoline.
* In the film Donnie refers to "Married with Children" (1987) and, more specifically, Christina Applegate during conversations about sex with his therapist. The script initially called for Donnie's fantasies to be about Alyssa Milano. This had to be changed however when Richard Kelly was denied the legal rights to reference her in this manner.
* The original poster art for the movie had been using an Arabic-style font, but this was changed to the much more standard Times New Roman boldface font for the video release after the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001. The title remains in the same style in the film, though.
*The movie takes place in 1988. Frank tells Donnie the world will end in 28 days, 06 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. If you add these numbers, the sum is 88. When Samantha asks when she can have kids, Donnie says: "Not until 8th grade." Donnie mentions to his therapist that his dog Callie died when he was eight. (He is later seen holding a stuffed toy dog in her office.) According to the television reporter, the fire at Jim Cunningham's house was extinguished "sometime after 8:00 last night." The climax of Donnie Darko occurs one week before the 1988 US presidential election. George Bush was elected on November 8, 1988 [11/08/88].
* The skeleton costume that Donnie wears at the party at the film's end is the same worn by Johnny and his gang during the costume party in The Karate Kid (1984).
* Jim Cunningham depicts drugs, alcohol, and premarital sex as "instruments of fear." In the movie, Donnie smokes a cigarette, drinks alcohol, and engages in premarital sex. The climax of the movie occurs after he surrenders to all three temptations.

3. Slam:
* slam was filmed in an actual jail and some of the characters are actual prisoners
* the movie is co-directed by and co-stars Bones Malone from Bone Thugs N Harmony
(trivia provided by ME, not IMDB)
* Ray Joshua: You servin' time outside of the penitentiary, doin' exactly what they want you to do: POW! POW! all day. That's the motherfuckin' master plan, niggy.
* Ray Joshua: And they start shooting at the children / one by one / two by two / three by three / four by four / five by five / six by six / But my spirit is growing seven by seven.


4. Foxfire:
* Jenny Lewis from the band Rilo Kiley plays Red
* Asian American butch lesbian Jenny Shimizu plays Goldie. She was also in the coming out episode of Ellen in 1997. Her and Angelina Jolie who played Legs supposedly had a fling.
* It is based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Hall Oats. I read the novel. It's an entirely different plot, but the characters are similar and have the ame names and some of the lines in the movie are exact quotes from the book but in entirely different context.
(trivia provided by me, not IMDB)
5. The Caveman's Valentine:
*Cornelius Gould Stuyvesant supposedly resides at the top of the Chrysler Building.
*Choreographer Otis Sallid originally tried professional dancers to play the moth-seraphs, but decided to switch to athletes instead, saying they had "the bodies, the mentality and the strength".
*The film is dedicated to Billie Neal, with whom Kasi Lemmons worked on Eve's Bayou (1997) and 'Gridlock'd (1997).- imdb
* This is the best suspense movie that no one has seen. It kicks ass! See it!- me

6. Tarnation:
*Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother -- a mixture of snapshots, Super-8, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more -- culled from 19 years of his life
*Was edited with Apple Computer's "iMovie" - a free DV editing program for Macintosh computers.
*The original cut of the film ran over 2 hrs. and 40 minutes long.
*It cost $218 to make but the budget rose to $400,000, once music and video clip royalties were included.


7. Dancer in the Dark:
* On the soundtrack, all the additional vocals are done by the cast, except for "I've Seen It All", where Radiohead's Thom Yorke replaces Peter Stormare. Despite the song being omitted from the actual soundtrack, many fans of the film have entitled the song that Selma sings as "The Next To Last Song" even though the song itself is actually an a cappella lyrical reworking of "New World", the seventh and final song on the soundtrack, and the song that plays during the closing credits.
* Lars von Trier originally cast himself as the angry man who chastises Selma and Cathy in the movie theater. However, due to the contentious on-set relationship between himself and Björk, he feared that he might end up losing control and overacting, so the part went to Michael Flessas instead.
* Lars von Trier has said that each morning before filming, Björk would say "Mr. von Trier, I despise you," and spit at him.
* Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 25 Most Dangerous Movies".


8. Mystery Train:
* The hotel where the three stories converge is no longer standing, so many fans of the movie have made pilgrimages to the site only to find that it no longer exists. It can, however, be seen in the background of the scene in Great Balls of Fire! (1989), in the scene where Alec Baldwin is preaching from his broken-down car.- imdb
* This movie inspired Quentin Tarrantino's Pulp Fiction- me
* The late Clash singer Joe Strummer is in this film as well as Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Tom Waits. -me

9. Bad Santa:
* Possibly a record for a Christmas film, the word "fuck" and its variations are used 147 times while "shit" appears 34 times amid a total of 243 "profanities".
* Billy Bob Thornton admitted that he was genuinely intoxicated during the filming.
* This was John Ritter's final acting appearance in a movie and it is dedicated to his memory.

10. Advntures in Babysitting:
* An early draft of the script has the part of Dawson, the garage owner, played by an extremely unfeminine woman and the scene emphasizes the humor of Sara and Brad's confusion over Dawson's gender. This part ultimately went to Vincent D'Onofrio and the scene as it appears in the film plays with Sara's fascination with the comic book hero Thor and has her confusing Dawson with her comic book hero (to Sara he's cleverly disguised as an everyday garage mechanic).
* In both this film and in Back to the Future Part II (1989), Elisabeth Shue plays a character who faints and says the line, "I had the worst nightmare!" upon waking up again
* One of the movie's producers is Debra Hill, who teamed up with John Carpenter to make Halloween (1978), a horror movie about murdered babysitters. Listen carefully when Sara and Kris watch television. The music you can hear is John Carpenter's chilling Halloween (1978) theme, an in-joke.
* Elisabeth Shue's brother, actor Andrew Shue, has a role as an extra at the frat party. He is at the bar laughing at Daryl.

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