The 1990s was a decade that offered up some of the best movies ever made. In addition to films like The Matrix and Escape from L.A., studios released iconic action films that helped define the medium for years to come. Throughout the decade, studios continuously released incredible entertainment, and those movies were jam-packed with tons of small but clever details.
Plenty of movie watchers have watched and rewatched the best action movies the '90s had to offer and found details most moviegoers missed on first viewing. The more eagle-eyed of these fans have taken to the MovieDetails subreddit to share their findings.
This list features some of the most interesting of those small details about action movies released in the 1990s. If you see something you didn't already know, be sure to give it an upvote to see which one rises to the top!
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Kurt Russel's Basketball Shot In 'Escape From L.A.' Wasn't CGIPhoto: Paramount Pictures
Redditor u/stealthynotion revealed just how talented Kurt Russel is on and off the court:
In Escape From L.A. (1996), actor Kurt Russel practiced playing basketball in between scenes because he wanted to legitimately make every shot during the basketball challenge. He made every shot, including the full court one.
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Harrison Ford Was Really Interrogated In 'The Fugitive'Photo: Warner Bros.
Redditor u/chefr89 explained how the interrogation scene in The Fugitive managed to look so real:
In The Fugitive , Harrison Ford (playing the framed Dr. Kimble) was not provided a script for the interrogation scene. His answers and mounting frustration with the detectives were improvised in order to seem more genuine.
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Some Extras Filming 'León' Stopped A Robbery
Redditor u/Subpoenacolad*ss revealed something fascinating about the filming of León: The Professional:
During the filming of a scene in New York for León: The Professional (1994), a real-life robbery took place at a store. The unwitting thief ran into some extras wearing police uniforms and saw squad cars so he surrendered himself, not realizing that they were shooting a scene on the street.
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Samuel L. Jackson's Zeus From 'Die Hard: With A Vengeance' Was All SLJPhoto: 20th Century Fox
According to Redditor u/T3QN33K, Samuel L. Jackson didn't have to act too differently for Die Hard: With a Vengeance:
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) - Bruce Willis suggested Samuel L. Jackson for the role of Zeus. Jackson was thrilled as he had seen the original Die Hard dozens of times. He claims out of all of his characters, Zeus is the closest to his own personality.