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Some actors who appeared in this movie:  Mr T     Chaka Khan       Joe Walsh             Steven Spielberg       Paul Reubens (aka Peewee Herman)         Frank Oz

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Why didn't you say that 2 days ago Mr. Wolf? Your right Rottie, They are pretty good. Makes it tough on me to get my 2 cents in.

I was way off going with "The Terminal", except that it didn't have any articles of clothing in the title. I assume WordWolf is correct, but I'm not familiar with it. But that's not unusual.

Stallone. Also well-known for reprising his Rocky role. I can't see him in Eddie Murphy's role in BHC, though... George

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Some actors who appeared in this movie:  Mr T     Chaka Khan       Joe Walsh             Steven Spielberg       Paul Reubens (aka Peewee Herman)         Frank Oz     Steven Williams      Steve Lawrence     Shirley Levine

 

AFAIK, this is the only movie that includes a movie credit to an actor who was completely cut from the movie-  Shirley Levine as "woman on the cutting room floor"

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5 hours ago, WordWolf said:

AFAIK, this is the only movie that includes a movie credit to an actor who was completely cut from the movie-  Shirley Levine as "woman on the cutting room floor"

This has nothing to do with this movie, but when I first moved to Texas, I fellowshipped with some WOWs in the area.  One of the ladies said she had had a role in "Ragtime."  So, when it came out, we all went to see it.  All of her scenes had been cut.  :mad2:

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Some actors who appeared in this movie:  Mr T     Chaka Khan       Joe Walsh             Steven Spielberg       Paul Reubens (aka Peewee Herman)         Frank Oz     Steven Williams      Steve Lawrence     Shirley Levine

 

AFAIK, this is the only movie that includes a movie credit to an actor who was completely cut from the movie-  Shirley Levine as "woman on the cutting room floor"

This movie set a record that was broken in 2009 by "GI Joe-the Rise of Cobra."   In an unrelated note, this movie was once recommended as having the best source for views of Daley Center.

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On 2/7/2021 at 5:29 AM, WordWolf said:

Some actors who appeared in this movie:  Mr T     Chaka Khan       Joe Walsh             Steven Spielberg       Paul Reubens (aka Peewee Herman)         Frank Oz     Steven Williams      Steve Lawrence     Shirley Levine

 

AFAIK, this is the only movie that includes a movie credit to an actor who was completely cut from the movie-  Shirley Levine as "woman on the cutting room floor"

Chaka Khan was a soloist in the chorus at the church.  Joe Walsh was at the very end, the first convict to jump up and dance on a table.   Steven Spielberg was at the end- he was the Cook County Assessor.  Paul Reubens was a waiter at Chez Paul where Mr Fabulous worked (he recommended the Dom Perignon '72 for 100 bucks.)  Frank Oz was at the very beginning- he handed over Jake's belongings when he was discharged.    Steven Williams was one of the Highway Patrol ("Why not?  They ain't going no place."- SW at the Palace Ballroom.)  Steve Lawrence was Maury Sline, who got them the gig at the Palace.    Mr T was supposedly on the street somewhere- I still haven't seen him.

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8 hours ago, WordWolf said:

Some actors who appeared in this movie:  Mr T     Chaka Khan       Joe Walsh             Steven Spielberg       Paul Reubens (aka Peewee Herman)         Frank Oz     Steven Williams      Steve Lawrence     Shirley Levine

 

AFAIK, this is the only movie that includes a movie credit to an actor who was completely cut from the movie-  Shirley Levine as "woman on the cutting room floor"

This movie set a record that was broken in 2009 by "GI Joe-the Rise of Cobra."   In an unrelated note, this movie was once recommended as having the best source for views of Daley Center.

The record set was "most cars destroyed while filming a movie."   The end of the movie has a memorable scene at Daley Center.

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For the scene that required the female lead to throw a rock through the window of the Granville house, the director hired a marksman to shoot it out on cue. To everyone's amazement, she broke the window by herself. She had played baseball in high school and had a strong throwing arm.

The set for the town was constructed in two months and was one of the longest sets that had ever been made for an American movie. It covered four acres of RKO's Encino Ranch. It included 75 stores and buildings, a main street, a factory district and a large residential and slum area. Main Street was 300 yards long--three whole city blocks.

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No.  (I don't remember a rock-through-the-window scene in Halloween.)

For the scene that required the female lead to throw a rock through the window of the Granville house, the director hired a marksman to shoot it out on cue. To everyone's amazement, she broke the window by herself. She had played baseball in high school and had a strong throwing arm.

The set for the town was constructed in two months and was one of the longest sets that had ever been made for an American movie. It covered four acres of RKO's Encino Ranch. It included 75 stores and buildings, a main street, a factory district and a large residential and slum area. Main Street was 300 yards long--three whole city blocks.

The female lead had her own TV show from 1958 to 1966.

The gym floor that opens in the middle to reveal the swimming pool underneath was filmed at Beverly Hills High School In Beverly Hills, California, USA was real and is still in regular use. The same gymnasium moving floor was used in a similar school dance scene in Whatever It Takes, fifty-four years later.

Films made prior to this one used cornflakes painted white for the falling snow effect. Because the cornflakes were so loud, dialogue had to be dubbed in later. The director wanted to record the sound live, so a new snow effect was developed using foamite (a fire-fighting chemical), soap, and water. This mixture was then pumped at high pressure through a wind machine to create the silent, falling snow. 6,000 gallons of the new snow were used in the film. The RKO Effects Department received a Class III Scientific or Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Academy Award aka Oscar Award) for the development of the new film snow.

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For the scene that required the female lead to throw a rock through the window of the Granville house, the director hired a marksman to shoot it out on cue. To everyone's amazement, she broke the window by herself. She had played baseball in high school and had a strong throwing arm.

The set for the town was constructed in two months and was one of the longest sets that had ever been made for an American movie. It covered four acres of RKO's Encino Ranch. It included 75 stores and buildings, a main street, a factory district and a large residential and slum area. Main Street was 300 yards long--three whole city blocks.

The female lead had her own TV show from 1958 to 1966.

The gym floor that opens in the middle to reveal the swimming pool underneath was filmed at Beverly Hills High School In Beverly Hills, California, USA was real and is still in regular use. The same gymnasium moving floor was used in a similar school dance scene in Whatever It Takes, fifty-four years later.

Films made prior to this one used cornflakes painted white for the falling snow effect. Because the cornflakes were so loud, dialogue had to be dubbed in later. The director wanted to record the sound live, so a new snow effect was developed using foamite (a fire-fighting chemical), soap, and water. This mixture was then pumped at high pressure through a wind machine to create the silent, falling snow. 6,000 gallons of the new snow were used in the film. The RKO Effects Department received a Class III Scientific or Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Academy Award aka Oscar Award) for the development of the new film snow.

In the post-production photo of all cast and crew, the star and the director  appear twice, once on the far left and another time on the far right. As it was slow-taking panoramic pictures, they ran to the other end before the pan reached that point.   (FYI, I thought about doing the same thing when they took the photo of my Advanced Class.  :biglaugh:)

The movie was parodied in an episode of "Married with Children."

George

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