100 Details From "Indiana Jones," "Star Wars," And "Back To The Future" That Make These Movies Even More Fun
Dan Aykroyd has a cameo in Temple of Doom.
Back to the Future
The clock tower clock being unloaded.
The beer George drinks.
The drummer at the school dance in 1955.
The Statler family.
In Back to the Future the Statler family ran the transportation business in Hill Valley. In 1885, Joe Statler's business was called Honest Joe Statler, which advertised "fine horses sold, bought, and traded". In 1955, it changed to Statler Studebaker. In 1985, it was Statler Toyota. from MovieDetails
The very beginning of Part II.
Doc's two slots for 1864 money.
The judge who tells Marty that "The Power of Love" is too loud.
The poster next to Marty in the third movie.
Needle's gang at the end of the series.
And Part II's 2015 newspaper's predictions.
Back to the Future Part II (1989) makes several predictions in its fictional 2015 newspaper, such as a "Queen Diana", "Tokyo stocks up" (due to Japan's then strong economic growth), a female president, and "thumb bandits" hinting the fingerprint payment system shown later in the film. from MovieDetails
Marty's due diligence in Part III.
Doc inadvertently describes the first time Marty traveled through time.
Part II's antique store.
In Back to The Future II (1989), the antique store is full of easter eggs; a VHS copy of Jaws (directed by BTTF's executive producer Steven Spielberg), a JVC camcorder (used by Marty to record Doc's experiment in the first film), and a Who Framed Roger Rabbit doll (directed by Robert Zemeckis). from MovieDetails
The photographer in Back to the Future Part III.
Clara waiting for Doc in the background.
Back to the Future 3 (1990) when Doc and Marty are planning where to get the Delorian up to 88 mph, you can see Clara in the background waiting to be met by Emit. Since he decided to not meet her she took a wagon on her own and almost crashed into the ravine forcing Emit to save her. from MovieDetails
Dan Aykroyd and the Temple of Doom.
The truth behind the famous fly.
During the scene in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (1981) where Indy holds up the Nazis w/ a rocket launcher, an actor appears to swallow a fly during dialog but it actually flew away. Steven Spielberg noticed it & decided it would be funny to cut out a few frames so the fly would not be seen flying away from MovieDetails
The trick to hide the Ark of the Covenant doesn't work in the_ Last Crusade_.
Spielberg mimed an actor their lines in Temple of Doom.
In The Temple of Doom (1984), D. R. Nanayakkara, the actor who played the Village Shaman, didn't speak a word of English. So, Steven Spielberg would sit behind the camera and mime to him. The long pauses in his dialogue aren't for dramatic effect, they are him waiting for the next line. from MovieDetails
The prayer in _Raiders _when the Ark is opened.
The truth behind the precious valuables.
In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) the Nazis offer the Sheikh "Precious valuables your highness. Donated from some of the finest families in Germany." The last crusade is set in 1938, the same year as Kristallnacht and the destruction and repossession of most Jewish goods and property. from MovieDetails
In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Indy tells his class “If it's truth you're looking for, Dr. Tyree's philosophy class is right down the hall.” This line was added by Harrison Ford as a reference to a real-life friend of his; a ‘Professor William Tyree’ at Ripon college. from MovieDetails
The foreshadowed ending of the_ Last Crusade_.
(At least some of) the Nazi uniforms in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
There are some meaningful flower lapels.
Darth Vader's skeleton.
The lightsaber sound.
In the First Star Wars movie our Immediately Recognizable Lightsaber Sound was a Mistake...While carrying a tape recorder with a Broken Mic Cable the Shielding had Come Off and the sound was Recorded as he Walked by a Television...the Sound is the Electrical Feedback from the Television's Tube. from MovieDetails
The pink R2 unit.
In “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015) a pink R2 unit can be seen on the resistance base with the designation R2-KT. The founder of the 501st fan organization created the droid to watch after his daughter “Katie” who had terminal brain cancer. The droid visits children’s hospitals to this day. from MovieDetails
The background gesture in Revenge of the Sith.
The dropped parka in The Force Awakens.
In Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Han drops his parka on the floor when he arrives at Starkiller base. When he leaves, Chewbacca hands it back to him, and he reacts with confusion. This part was improvised by Chewbacca's actor Joonas Suotamo, who went off script, confusing Harrison Ford. from MovieDetails
The blue squadron.
Star Wars (1977) originally had Red and Blue Squadron attacking the Death Star, but blue conflicted with the blue screens, so it was changed to gold. In Rogue One (2016), Red, Gold and Blue squadron attack Scarif, where Blue Squadron is destroyed, leaving them unavailable for the events in Star Wars from MovieDetails
Poe's native planet.
The fractured nose and cheekbone.
The Hidden Fortress.
And the twist to end all twists.
In order to prevent the twist of Vader being Luke's father being spoiled in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), the line written in the script and spoken during filming was "Obi-Wan killed your father", with it later dubbed over. Of the main cast, only Mark Hamill was informed before release from MovieDetails
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