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Cool Details From Our Favorite Movies That Made Us Say, 'Damn, That’s Interesting'

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Over on Reddit, folks are rounding up a few of the favorite fun facts, awesome behind-the-scenes moments, and trivia regarding the favorite movies. From E.T. to Home Alone to a few tidbits about Jurassic Park, here are a few of the heavy hitters.

  • Posted by Redditor u/cbushman1:

    In Forrest Gump (1994), when Forrest starts his speech and the microphones cut out and you can’t hear him. Tom Hanks said, “Sometimes when people go to Vietnam, they go home to their mommas without any legs. Sometimes they don’t go home at all. That’s a bad thing. That’s all I have to say about that.”

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  • Posted by Redditor /u/Tokyono:

    In E.T. (1982) the doctors trying to save E.T. were played by real life doctors from the USC medical center in Los Angeles. Stephen Spielberg felt that actors wouldn’t be able to make the medical dialogue sound natural, so recruited real doctors to deliver the dialogue.

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  • Posted by Redditor /u/gummibear1985:

    In Back to the Future (1985) when Marty McFly scares George McFly into following his plan, the cassette he plays him is labeled as "Edward Van Halen."

    This is because the band denied the filmmakers' request to use their music, but Eddie Van Halen himself agreed to perform some licks


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  • Posted by Redditor /u/WithGravy:

    Robert Patrick trained to fire a gun without blinking in Terminator 2.

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