15 Movie Props That Were Recycled In Different Movies


1. P.K.E. Meter

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Dr. Egon Spengler was the first to use this gadget to track paranormal entities in Ghostbusters.


Used in: Ghostbusters (1984), They Live (1988), and Suburban Commando (1991)

2. Hattori Hanzo katanas

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Quentin Tarantino lent the swords from Kill Bill: Vol. 1 to his director friend Robert Rodriguez, who used them in his film Sin City.

Used in: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Sin City (2005)


3. 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88

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The car is owned by director Sam Raimi who ensures using it in all his films


Used in: The Evil Dead (1982), Crimewave (1985), Evil Dead 2 (1987), Darkman (1990), Army Of Darkness (1993), The Quick And The Dead (1995), A Simple Plan (1998), For Love Of The Game (1999), The Gift (2000), Spider-Man Trilogy (2002, 2004, 2007), and Drag Me to Hell (2009)

4. Dr. Frankenstein’s lab equipment

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Mel Brooks who directed Young Frankenstein used the lab equipment from the original 1931 film

Used in: Frankenstein (1931) and Young Frankenstein (1974)


5. Heisler Beer

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Heisler Golden Ale is the most commonly spotted booze in Hollywood movies.


Used in: The Social Network (2010), Palo Alto (2013), and more

6. Newspaper

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If you see anyone chilling in the movies with a newspaper, they’re probably reading this newspaper printed by ‘The Earl Hays Press’

Used in: A Murder of Crows (1998), No Country For Old Men (2007), and more


7. Morley Cigarettes

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Morley Reds closely resembles Marlboro cigarettes, both in name and appearance.


Used in: Psycho (1960), The World’s End (2013), Heist (2015), Ingrid Goes West (2017), Under the Silver Lake (2018), Truth or Dare (2018), El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019), Honey Boy (2019), and more

8. Golden Idol

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This is the same Golden Idol that was replaced with a bag of sand by Indiana Jones

Used in: Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and The Majestic (2001)


9. The Spinner

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The vehicle was designed for Blade Runner and was later made to use in Back To The Future Part II 


Used in: Blade Runner (1982) and Back To The Future Part II (1989)

10. California license plate “2GAT123”

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This California license plate “2GAT123” is reserved specifically for productions in order to avoid confusion from using a real person’s plate identification

Used in: Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), Pay it Forward (2000), Mulholland Drive (2001), Training Day (2001), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Role Models (2008), and more


11. Marine AV-8B II Harrier Jet

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Marvel bought the Harrier Jet from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s epic final fight scene in True Lies only to dust it off in the Thor and Hulk fight sequence in The Avengers


Used in: True Lies (1994) and The Avengers (2012)

12. Mr. Fusion

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If you look closely, this power generator used in Back To The Future can also be spotted on the spaceship in Alien

Used in: Alien (1979) and Back to the Future Part II (1989)


13. Colleen Camp’s playboy poster

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Colleen Camp’s Playboy poster from Apocalypse Now is somehow hanging on Elwood’s bedroom wall in The Blues Brothers


Used in: Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Blues Brothers (1980)

14. Gwyneth Paltrow’s head

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This prop was apparently created for Se7en but never made an actual appearance in the film. The same head was used for an autopsy scene in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion

Constructed for: Se7en (1995)


Used in: Contagion (2011)

15. Teddy Bear

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This teddy bear wearing a red bow was first used by Bruce Willis in Die Hard. The director of Die Hard, John McTiernan brought the same teddy to the sets of his next project, The Hunt for Red October.

Used in: Die Hard (1988) and The Hunt for Red October (1990)



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