Sep 9, 2021

Random Thursday

Time for more Pop Culture fun with Shane Carley's True Facts That Sound Like Bull$#*t!

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The dog who played Toto in The Wizard of Oz was given a real salary. He was paid $125 a week! This was more than what some of the film's human actors were being paid!

Whoa! The dog made MORE than some of the human actors?!

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The scene in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indie shoots the swordsman, well that shouldn't have happened. Harrison Ford ended up being too sick to perform that scene as scripted so the production team had to improvise.

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Kevin Smith's iconic film, Clerks was filmed on a budget of $27,575. Though post-production expenses after filming pushed the total to $230,000 which was still an impressively low budget for a movie!

(image borrowed from The New York Times)

Famous pornographic actor, Ron Jeremy, has had many minor roles or cameos in non-pornographic films such as The Boondock Saints, Ghostbusters, and Crank: High Voltage.

Yeah. Not familiar with this guy. Feel like watching Ghostbusters to see where he was at! Lol.

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The producers of Meet the Fockers had to find actual Fockers in order to keep the movie title. The MPAA wouldn't allow the title to stand unless a real family of Fockers could be found!

Whoa! Did not know that!

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