We knew everything about our favorite movies. But when we stumbled on the story about the real gangsters who appear in The Godfather, we realized that there was a lot more to find out. I think you will like this post.
No Country for Old Men / Married…with Children
The same edition of a newspaper has been appearing on our screens for 40 years now. Here you can see it in the TV show Married…with Children which first aired in 1987 and in the 2007 movie No Country for Old Men.
Many of those who took part in the crowd shots during the shooting of the wedding scene with Don Corleone in The Godfather were actually really gangsters and their relatives. This was one of the first movies to shine a light on the internal world of America’s mafia clans, and, moreover, it was the first to be “blessed” by some of their most influential figures — many gangsters wanted to take part in the filming.
The Silence of the Lambs
Anthony Hopkins, who won an Oscar for his role in The Silence of the Lambs, appears on screen during the movie for only 16 minutes. And yes, despite the widespread claim, Hannibal Lecter does in fact blink during this time.
The Devil’s Advocate
The boxing match that Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves watch during this movie was real. The match, which was for the title of world champion, starred Roy Jones, Jr. and took place in New York on October 4th, 1996. Jones beat Bryant Brannon in the second round.
After the release of Police Academy, the name “Tackleberry” became widespread. In the USA, law enforcement agencies use the term to describe employees who love to take part in gunfights and use their sidearms at the first opportunity.
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