Of all the decades in cinematic history, there’s no uncertainty that the 1990s was genuinely a brilliant age in film. All things considered, the ’90s conveyed more famous motion pictures than some other decade, from works of art like Titanic and Forrest Gump to adored youngster flicks like Clueless and Pretty Woman.
Many fans have rewatched their favorite 90s films and discovered these small yet clever details that you might not pay attention to. The more eagle-eyed of these fans have taken to the r/MovieDetails subreddit to share their findings. Here we have compiled 30 details that you might have missed watching these movies for the first time.
1) ‘Days Of Thunder’s’ Paint Scheme Has Special Meaning
In Days of Thunder (1991), the paint scheme on Tom Cruise‘s final car is a fusion of his first rookie car and his rival’s car.
Posted by Redditor u/JustSomeWeirdGuy2000
2) There Are Numerous Clint Eastwood References In ‘Back To The Future 3’
In Back to the Future 3 (1990), the year in this scene is 1955 and Marty says: Clint Eastwood would’ve never worn anything like this. By his side, there is a poster of Revenge of the Creature (1955) which marks the film debut of Clint Eastwood.
Posted by Redditor u/SilDaz
3) ‘Ernest Scared Stupid’ Features Some Incredible Foreshadowing
In Ernest Scared Stupid (1991), Ernest accidentally throws a container of milk which splashes near the troll that is sneaking up behind him, causing the troll to flee. This happens early in the film, long before we learn that milk is the troll’s one weakness. Masterful foreshadowing!
Posted by Redditor u/comptromp
4) Impressive Editing Made ‘El Mariachi’ Possible
Due to a budget of only $7,000 to film El Mariachi (1992), Robert Rodriguez admitted that he became extremely averse to spending money. To the point that he refused to buy two separate guitar cases and instead edited the film to appear as though multiple cases existed.
Posted by Redditor u/AdaptEvolveBecome
5) ‘La Haine”s Mirror Scene Was Done Via A Body Double
In La Haine (1995) there is a scene where Vinz talks to himself in the mirror. In the filming of this scene, however, there is no mirror involved. The actor is in another room with a body double standing across him mimicking his movements.
Posted by Redditor u/CliffBooth0
6) ‘Fargo’ Featured Some Real-Time Dialogue
In Fargo (1996), Carl says “30 minutes, Jerry we wrap this thing up” when there are exactly 30 minutes of the movie remaining.
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7) There’s A Sumerian Link In ‘Aladdin’
In Aladdin (1992), in Genies cave you can clearly see a Lamassu statue. Agrabah is supposedly located on the ancient Sumerian territory. Maybe Genie’s last master was an Anunnaki giant.
Posted by Redditor u/obsidian_MCCCXXXVII
8) ‘Jurassic Park’ Has A Problem With The Amber-DNA-Extraction Process
In Jurassic Park (1993), the insect trapped in amber (copal) is an elephant mosquito, the only mosquito that doesn’t suck blood; therefore, it couldn’t contain any dino DNA.
Posted by Redditor u/MattAtPlaton
9) The Dude Abides… The Dude Abides.
The word “F**k,” “Man,” or “Dude” is said about every 12 seconds in The Big Lebowski (1998).
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10) Lightning Gave Away The Truth Of The Moon In ‘The Truman Show’
In The Truman Show (1998), the Moon is briefly illuminated by the “lightning,” hinting that it’s much closer than it should be.
Posted by Redditor u/Messire_Lie
11) Dr. Lecter Was Able To Manage His Heartrate
In Silence of the Lambs (1991) Dr. Chilton tells Clarice that Hannibal attacked a nurse and that his pulse never got above 85. Later in the film after killing 2 officers, an EMT states his pulse was 84.
Posted by Redditor u/Cratetos
12) The Head Count In ‘Home Alone’ Was Flawed From The Start
In Home Alone (1990) when they counted the people for the trip they say there are 17 people in total. An odd number between two vans means they will be split 8/9. Since Kevin was missing both vans had 8 people instead, making each group assume they were on the 8-people van, not suspecting a thing.
Posted by Redditor u/yessyussy
13) ‘Austin Powers’ Stole A Scene From ‘Apollo 13’
Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) re-used the rocket launch scene from Apollo 13 (1995).
Posted by Redditor u/Quizchris
14) Catwoman’s Stunt Double Wore Boots With Collapsible Heels
In Batman Returns (1992), Michelle Pfeiffer’s stunt double wears boots with a collapsible heel.
Posted by Redditor u/Littlemeggie
15) Kurt Russel’s Basketball Skills Were On Point In ‘Escape From L.A.’
In Escape From L.A. (1996), actor Kurt Russel practiced playing basketball in between scenes because he wanted to legitimately make every shot during the basketball challenge. He made every shot, including the full court one.
Posted by Redditor u/stealthynotion
16) Julia Stiles’ Poem Was Read In A Single Take
When Julia Stiles read her poem at the end of 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) it was done in one take and she wasn’t supposed to start crying.
Posted by Redditor u/klsi832
17) The Farts Were Real And Unexpected In ‘The Usual Suspects’
In The Usual Suspects (1995) everyone is cracking up in the lineup scene because Benicio del Toro ripped a nasty fart. Director Bryan Singer left it in the movie because he thought it showed a camaraderie between the felons.
Posted by Redditor u/LordMetrognome
18) Wesley Snipes’ Moves Were Too Fast In ‘Demolition Man’
In Demolition Man (1993), Wesley Snipes (black belt in Shotokan and Haptiko) moved so fast during fight scenes that the filmmakers had to ask him to slow down, or all the cameras would capture – and the audience would see – was a blur.
Posted by Redditor u/neonsynthwaver
19) A Missing Balloon Nearly Killed Mia Wallace
In Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (1994), Mia ODs on Vincent’s heroin stash after she mistakes it for cocaine because cocaine is given in a baggie, and heroin is in a balloon. Lance warns Vincent of this earlier in the film “I’m outta balloons. Is a baggie alright?”
Posted by Redditor u/ShaneMP01
20) Pitt’s Performance In ’12 Monkeys’ Was Partly Due To Nicotine Addiction
In 12 Monkeys (1995) Director Terry Gilliam was afraid that Brad Pitt wouldn’t be able to pull off the nervous, rapid speech. He sent him to a speech coach but in the end, he just took away Pitt’s cigarettes, and Pitt played the part exactly as Gilliam wanted.
Posted by Redditor u/O_Shack
21) ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Featured Some Excellent Improv
In Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), the scene where Mrs. Sellner comes to inspect Daniel’s apartment and the icing on Mrs. Doubtfire’s face is melting off was not intentional. The heat from the set lights melted the icing on his face and Robin Williams improvised the bulk of that scene.
Posted by Redditor u/WaffleEnema
22) Tom Hanks’ Brother Did The Running In ‘Forrest Gump’
For Forrest Gump (1994), Tom Hanks’s brother Jim Hanks doubled for him for the sequence where Forrest jogs across America. As Jim put it: “Tom had other doubles, but they couldn’t do the run,” he says, referring to Gump’s stiff, geeky stride. “That’s a stupid Hanks thing.”
Posted by Redditor u/Tokyono
23) There’s A Lot Of Balance In ‘The Matrix’
In The Matrix (1999) the way Neo and Morpheus attack each other with the same move, their clothes and head/hair form the Ying-Yang Symbol.
Posted by Redditor u/lesi20
24) A Couple In ‘Titanic’ Were A Real-World Love Story/Tragedy
Titanic – 1997 The couple shown in bed together having accepted their fate is Isador and Ida Straus. They were the co-owners of Macy’s. Ida refused to leave his side when he refused a lifeboat spot b/c there were still women and children on board. They were last seen walking arm and arm together.
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25) ‘Star Wars’ Huttese Made An Appearance In ‘MiB’
Men in Black (1997) – the language these aliens speak together is ‘Huttese,’ the language Jabba the Hutt speaks in the Star Wars films.
Posted by Redditor u/En_Jay_Ess
26) Hades’ Half-Time Remark Was On The Nose In ‘Hercules’
In Hercules (1997) Hades says “Guys, relax. It’s only half-time” exactly at the 46-minute mark, the halfway point of the 92-minute movie.
Posted by Redditor u/EveFluff
27) Bill Murray Is A Talented Bowler
In Kingpin (1996) Bill Murray plays the infamous pro-bowler, Ernie McCracken. In addition to improvising nearly all of his lines, Murray actually bowled three strikes in a row on camera to a live audience in one take. Their thunderous applause was real.
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28) Bill Paxton’s Character’s Death In ‘Predator 2’ Made Him A Legend
Bill Paxton is the only actor to play a character killed by a Predator (Predator 2, 1990), a Xenomorph (Aliens, 1986), and a Terminator (The Terminator, 1984)
Posted by Redditor u/ZeVenomousViper
29) Jackson’s Bruise In ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Was Historically Accurate
In Saving Private Ryan (1998), Jackson has a bruise on his thumb that was a common injury during WWII from soldiers’ thumbs getting caught in the loading mechanism of M1 Garands.
Posted by Redditor u/Bromothymol_blue
30) ‘Street Fighter’ Was Raul Julia’s Final Gift To His Children
Raul Julia’s final role was the villainous M. Bison in Street Fighter (1994), which he filmed while dying from stomach cancer. He took the role because his children loved the franchise and he wanted to star in a film they could enjoy.
Posted by Redditor u/Shamrock5
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