Small Details Fans Noticed About Movie Traitors

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Vote up the details you never noticed before.

Lando Calrissian sells out to the Empire. Fredo Corleone goes behind his family's back. Dennis Nedry makes it open season for the dinosaurs at Jurassic Park. These movie traitors will always remain in our cinema memories for betraying our favorite heroes (and sometimes villains). If you look closely, though-- which some very sharp-sighted fans online have done-- you'll notice they all have small details that make them even more indelible. In The Matrix, for example, when Morpheus asks for a cell phone, Cypher reacts slowly and unsure, not because he's actually confused, but because he dropped his phone as a tracking device moments earlier. Some traitors seem to show their true colors at all times. In The Lion King, Scar is the only lion in the pride to always have his claws drawn. There are even details that tip-off plot twists. In The Departed, Colin Sullivan has a sign behind his desk that reads, "It's OK to rat on a rat."

Check out this list of small details fans noticed about famous movie traitors, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


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    29 VOTES

    Dudley Asks A Revealing Question In 'L.A. Confidential'

    From Redditor u/pxzl:

    In L.A. Confidential, Captain Dudley's questions to Exley foreshadows later events and reveals Dudley's true nature.

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    43 VOTES

    006 Was Named After A British Film Censor For 'GoldenEye'

    From Redditor u/Loquatorious:

    The villain of GoldenEye, Alec Trevelyan, was named after John Trevelyan, who worked as the British film censor during the sixties. Trevelyan held a strong dislike of the Bond movies, specifically for the ‘callous sadism’ Bond’s character, such as his post-kill one-liners.

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    67 VOTES

    Leonidas Curses Ephialtes With Immortal Life In '300'

    Leonidas Curses Ephialtes With Immortal Life In '300'
    Photo: 300 / Warner Bros.

    From Redditor u/culesamericano:

    Spoilers: In 300, the end, Leonidas tells Ephialtes the hunchback "May you live forever."

    Which is the biggest curse you can give a Spartan, as mentioned in the beginning of the movie the best way for a Spartan to die is in battle.

    By living forever, Ephialtes will never get the true glorious death, which all Spartans crave.

    Ephialtes being the son of a Spartan warrior knew what Leonidas was trying to say...

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    63 VOTES

    Obadiah's Ninth Symphony Reference Has A Cryptic Meaning In 'Iron Man'

    From Redditor u/Stormageddon789:

    In Iron Man, Obadiah tells Tony that the arc reactor is his 'ninth symphony.' In the classical music world, there is a belief that after a composer writes their ninth symphony they would die. He was implying that the arc reactor would be the last thing Tony created before Obadiah kills him.

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    48 VOTES

    Cypher Moves Slowly To Retrieve His Phone In 'The Matrix'

    From Redditor u/LongjumpingParamedic:

    In The Matrix, Morpheus asks Cypher for his phone, Cypher hesitates pulling his hand out of his pocket because earlier he dumped his phone so they could be tracked. Fortunately, Trinity immediately gives her phone to Morpheus.

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    43 VOTES

    Indy Marks Elsa With A Deadly Flower In 'The Last Crusade'

    From Redditor u/CheeseburgerPoptart:

    In 1989’s, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, anyone with a lapel flower tries to kill Indy. Indy even signals Elsa is bad by giving her a flower when they meet.