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16 Small But Fascinating Drew Barrymore Movie Details That Fans Have Pointed Out

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From E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial to The Wedding Singer to Charlie's Angels to 50 First Dates, it goes without saying that Drew Barrymore has been a bright beam of talent and entertainment in pop culture throughout the decades.

Whether your favorite standout Drew moments were Casey Becker's unforgettable shrieks in Scream or Josie Grosie's rise to popularity in Never Been Kissed, there are some moments scattered across Barrymore films that even the biggest fans may have missed. Here is a haul of those small details and fun trivia facts that fellow Drew Barrymore fans have caught on their latest re-watch, and are now sharing with the rest of us!

  • 1. The 911 Calls Were Accidentally Real

    Photo: Scream / Dimension Films

    From Redditor u/StatusLoquat8:

    Whilst filming Scream (1996) Drew Barrymore accidently called 911 for real several times. The prop master had forgotten to unplug the phone before filming. Barrymore would call, scream and hang up. In the middle of one take the police rang back in confusion to ask why they kept calling.

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  • 2. A Full-Circle For Moment When Drew References 'E.T.' In 'Charlie's Angels'

    Photo: Charlie's Angels / Sony Pictures Releasing

    From Redditor u/pp0787:

    This famous scene from Charlie’s Angels (2000) was filmed in the same house E.T (1982) was filmed in. There is both an E.T. poster and toy next to the TV, and the boys are seen eating E.T.'s favorite candy, Reese’s Pieces. A nice tribute to E.T. which made Drew Barrymore a star at age 6.

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  • 3. Drew Revealed Later That She Told Craven 'Secrets' For The Memorable Opening Scene

    Photo: Scream / Dimension Films

    From Redditor u/nucleus-ambiguus:

    For her iconic role in Scream (1996), Drew Barrymore told Wes Craven her "secrets" so he could easily make her cry on set.

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  • 4. The Special Shoutout To 'Tommy Boy' In This '50 First Dates' Scene

    Photo: 50 First Dates / Sony Pictures Releasing

    From Redditor u/ChalupaBatman2009:

    In 50 First Dates (2004): The center that Lucy went to for her brain trauma was named after and funded by T.B. (Tommy Boy) Callahan, a reference to the movie Tommy Boy (1995.) Both films starred Dan Aykroyd.

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