In our last Q&A column, we had one reader ask what
market Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd tried to corner
in "Trading Places". I incorrectly answered
'pork bellies'- ... I dunno what I was smoking that
day but luckily we had two readers right in with the
correct answer, 'frozen orange juice'. Cheers go to
V and Mark.
are some other great SNF quotes just for fun:
"Disco Bob is the coolest, hippest cat I know"
"Are you as good in bed as you are on that dance
"Would ya just watch the hair. Ya know, I spend
a long time on my hair and he hit it; he hit my hair."
The two preceding flicks in the trilogy
were also both directed by Robert Rodriguez. The first
was 1992's "El Mariachi", famously shot on
a $7,000 budget which Rodriguez earned part of by submitting
himself to a psychological hospital for experiments.
This film garnered acclaim on the arthouse movie circuit,
and the attention of Hollywood execs. Rodriguez's
first major Hollywood feature was the follow up to "El
Mariachi", 1995's "Desperado". Desperado
saw Antonio Banderas take over the lead role of the
Mariachi, and marked Rodriguez's entry as a major action
movie director in Hollywood. He's since followed up
with "From Dusk Till Dawn", the "Spy
Kids" movies, and "The Faculty".
cool thing about Rodriguez is he hasn't forgotten his
shoe-string budget beginnings. He shoots all of his
movies on a much lower budget than other comparable
movies, and on a much tighter schedule. All of the primary
filming for "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" was
done in seven weeks.
can go through each movie and make a list of the different
weapons he uses.
IMDB not listing Winfrey. Even if she was uncredited,
most of the major movies IMDB contains will have uncredited
appearances added to their online credits, especially
if the uncredited appearance is by a well-known actor
or actress. For example, Sean Connery was not listed
in the credits of "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves",
but is in the IMDB credits. Another example of a lesser
well-known cameo is both Cameron Diaz and Cameron Crowe
appearing in "Minority Report". Again, uncredited
in the movie but listed in IMDB.
No Google results. I tried "Oprah Winfrey"
"Straight Talk" and "cameo" together
which only brought back four results, none of them relating
to an appearance by Oprah. I then tried "Oprah
Winfery" "Straight Talk" and "Dolly
Parton", but again no results that indicated an
appearance by Oprah in the movie.
possible she did appear in the movie, although from
my searches I would say highly unlikely. You may have
no choice but to re-rent the movie and freeze frame
it for final confirmation! .
back to your question, I don't have the actual movie
to verify the hotel name. However, according to the
shooting script, which described it as "a typical
motel of the area", the place was called "Honeymoon
Haven". Another tip-off that it was not a real
hotel was the way it was portrayed. The room's extra
cheese of the heart shaped bed with mirrors over it,
the lava lamps, and the sleazy bellboy all brought about
a negative image, and the hotel's owners would have
to be idiotic to allow an actual property to be displayed
like that on-screen.
moth pupa found by Clarice in the 1992 Academy Award
winner is a rare species known as a "death's head
hawk" or "death's head". It get's it's
name from the skull-like markings found on it's back.
The moth is native to Africa but has been found naturally
as far away as the U.K, where the six-inch green and
purple caterpillars have been found munching on nightshade
and other yummy treats.
Royale is kind of the 'black sheep' of the Bond films-
it was a spy spoof released in 1967, and starred David
Niven as James Bond. The movie was based on the first
James Bond book, which was the only one that the company
that bought the rights to the others did not acquire,
and so was up for grabs. Because Sean Connery's Bond
was already very popular by '67, Casino Royale was shot
as a spoof instead of a 'real' Bond movie, and the result
was a disappointing movie that most true Bond fans would
I found the perfect page that answers your question-
a place online that sells Indiana Jones hats. Here's
They list the 'Original' hat as "100% Smooth Finish
Fur Felt". There are various other models for sale
including leather versions or ones with leather bands,
but the basic answer is "felt". I also cross-referenced
with three other sites, and they all list felt as the
basic material from which the hat was made.
in Godfather mafia lingo, getting "hit by the thunderbolt"
was getting instantly smitten with a girl. However,
I couldn't find any 'Italian wordage' used in the movie
to describe the thunderbolt. Here are a few lines from
You got hit by the thunderbolt, eh?
CALO pats him on the shoulder.
What are you talking about?
You can't hide it when you're hit by the thunderbolt.
through the rest, I only saw 'the thunderbolt', no Italian
order to know the adjusted gross for (let's say) Disney's
(original) "101 Dalmatians", you would have
to know the revenue for the movie in 1961 x the 1961
adjusted dollar-value + the revenue for the movie when
it was re-released in 1970 x the 1970 adjusted dollar-value
+ ... the other 3 times it was re-released.
ALSO, the number of tickets sold is not counted ...
only the total gross ticket sales.
If you are in desperate need of top ranked movies
grosses, you can try the all-time top list at boxofficemojo.com
originally tried the same method- Google and IMDB but
couldn't find it. However, I did just happen to remember
a movie that could fit the bill, did some double checking,
and I think I have your answer.
flick your boyfriend is most likely after is 1998's
"The Big Lebowski". It's a Coen brothers movie,
and stars Jeff Bridges (as "The Dude"), and
John Goodman as his psychopathic best friend. The scene
your boyfriend remembers is when Bridges and Goodman
are trying to recover some lost ransom money they were
supposed to delivery to kidnappers in a payoff-gone-bad.
They track the money to a 15 year old kids house, and
upon seeing the Corvette outside Goodman procedes to
demolish it with a crowbar. As you mentioned, the car
was unfortunately the neighbor's.|