On the big screen, the 1990s had a bit of everything. Quentin Tarantino's career launched with independent hits like Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. The Matrix blew minds with its ingenious plot and revolutionary action. Screwy comedies like Dumb & Dumber had audiences buckled over laughing. And while it might not seem like these movies have much in common, one thing fans have certainly noticed is that they all have great foreshadowing. For example, when The Dude has his trippy hallucination in The Big Lebowski, the giant scissors he's chased with actually originate from Maude's studio. Another great tidbit comes from Fight Club, where a seat switch from the two main characters gives a major clue about the twist ending. Some foreshadowing even stretches across films, like how the CCTV cameras monitoring Neo in The Matrix serve a much bigger purpose than surveilling him during his interview with Agent Smith.
Maybe you're not the type to pick up on these details, but thankfully there are plenty of fans who are. Check out this list of foreshadowing moments from classic 1990s movies.
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Harry Wears An FBI Earpiece In 'Dumb & Dumber'Photo: New Line Cinema
From Redditor /u/kezalo:
Spoiler. In Dumb and Dumber (1994) you can see Harry wearing an FBI earpiece before he gets shot.Impressive foreshadowing?
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The Little Girl In The Opening Of 'The Santa Clause' Has Elf EarsPhoto: Buena Vista Pictures
In the very beginning of The Santa Clause (1994) the little girl looking into the window has elf ears.Impressive foreshadowing?
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Andy Fantasizes About Mexico In 'The Shawshank Redemption'Photo: Columbia Pictures
In The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Andy fantasizes about the Pacific Ocean, to which Red replies "Don't do that to yourself! Talking sh*tty pipedreams! Mexico's down there, and you're in here, and that's the way it is!" Andy later escapes Shawshank prison through a pipe filled with sh*t.Impressive foreshadowing?
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The Terminator Shows He Has Changed In 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day'Photo: Tri-Star Pictures
From Redditor /u/Luckypc1:
In Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), both of the arrival scenes of T-800 and T-1000 give hints on who is here to defend John or kill him. When the T-800 arrives, he is able to acquire what he needs without killing a person but when the T-1000 arrives, he kills an officer to get what he needs.Impressive foreshadowing?