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Money Heist – Who are the Casts and Characters? (Part 1)

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Money Heist is a Crime & Drama TV Series. This series is about eight thieves who take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan. Let get to know who are the casts and characters of this movie

#1 Álvaro Morte as a Professor

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Morte boasts a career dating back to 2002 on a number of Spanish TV shows including 92 episodes of El Secreto de Puente Viejo as Lucas Moliner. He starred as David Ortiz in the 2018 hit film Mirage.

The Professor is the mastermind who first brought the team together and has closely monitored both heists from his various hideout spots. The plan for the Royal Mint job involved manipulating police negotiator Raquel Murillo, but to The Professor’s surprise, the two actually fell in love and ended up running away to the Philippines. 

 

#2 Itziar Ituño as Lisbon/Raquel Murillo

 

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Ituno’s most famed role came as the lead character Lourdes in the 2014 film Flowers. She recently starred in Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City and has several more projects in the pipeline.

Lisbon is first introduced as police negotiator Raquel Murillo, who goes up against the Professor and his gang during their heist of the Royal Mint. The Professor approaches her under a civilian alter-ego and the two become close, with Raquel ultimately swapping sides to join their cause.

 

#3 Najwa Nimri as Alicia Sierra

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Nimri joined Flores in Vis a Vis as Zulema throughout the run of the show. Nimri is most well known for roles in Open Your Eyes (1997), Sex and Lucia (2001) and Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998).

Who is Alicia Sierra? The heavily pregnant inspector has become a formidable opponent to the Professor and his squad.

 

#4 Miguel Herran as Rio

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Herran juggles his time on Money Heist with another Netflix series, Elite. in which he plays Christian. The 23-year-old found fame through his first role as Dario in Nothing in Return (2015).

Who is Rio? Rio was first enlisted to the Professor’s gang for his computer hacking skills and became Tokyo’s on-again-off-again boyfriend during preparation for the first heist.

 

#5 Jamie Llorente as Denver

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Llorente also features in Elite, alongside Money Heist co-star Herran, as Nano. He featured in the 2018 film Everybody Knows as Luis.

Denver is not particularly skilled or intelligent in any field, but was secured a place in the Professor’s gang by his father, former miner Moscow (who sadly died during the first heist).

 

#6 Esther Acebo as Stockholm/Monica Gaztambide

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Acebo has featured in a string of Spanish films including Los Encantados (as Amnesia Carrasco), Madrid DF (as Irene) and Baraka (as Laura Nunez).

Who is Stockholm? Stockholm is first introduced under her civilian name Monica Gaztambide. Stockholm was initially a hostage in The Royal Mint job, having worked there as secretary to then-director Arturo Román. 

#7 Rodrigo de la Serna as Palermo

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De La Serna was nominated for Best Supporting Actor awards at the BAFTAs and Golden Globes for his role in The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) as Alberto Granado.

Palermo is an old friend of Berlin, who dreamt up the idea for the Bank of Spain heist. 

 

#8 Darko Peric as Helsinki

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Peric has starred in Mar de Plastico (2016), A Perfect Day (2015) and Ahora o Nunca (2015) throughout his career to date.

The Serbian ex-soldier is the muscle of the group and not to be messed with. He has been a key figure in maintaining order of the hostages during the heists. 

 

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10 Celebrities Reveal How To Boost Their Mood When They’re Feeling Down

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Everyone sometimes has a rough day at school or work, including celebrities. They have to learn some healthy coping skills to get through tough times. These skills can tolerate, minimize, and deal with stressful situations in life. And when these celebs manage their stress well, they can feel better both physically and psychologically that impact their ability to perform their best. That’s why some celebrities who are under the maelstrom, still have their works brilliantly done.

These celebrities certainly know what they need to do to turn their frowns upside down when staying down in the dumps. It’s literally a skill that we can learn and also important to set up healthy coping skills that help us reduce our emotional distress or rid ourselves of the stressful situations we face in life. From Jennifer Garner to Ellen DeGeneres, they master boosting the mood when it gets low sometimes.

You will love to take a look at these 10 celebrities’ tips below that may be useful to deal with uncomfortable emotions when you’re bummed.

#1 Jennifer Garner

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Jennifer Garner, with her iconic smile, definitely knows exactly how to elevate anyone’s mood. And it’s her Pretend Cooking Show, in which she shows off her love of baking and, well, cooking, that will make anyone’s day – including her own.

#2 Jonathan Van Ness

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Jonathan is mastering self-care including maintaining beauty and grooming routines, practicing mindfulness, and working on his gymnastics tricks. He has done everything to maintain his positivity in life.

#3 John Krasinski

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In such a world full of unpredictability and uncertainty, the fun, funny, fabulous web series was everything we needed to feel a little bit better about what else was going on. And, if you cried, let every single tear drop fall in happiness.

#4 The Rock

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Dwayne Johnson may knock back some servings of thick Brioche toast slathered with peanut butter, whipped cream, and maple syrup, but those are only his cheat days (Sundays, FYI). The rest of the week, the actor throws himself into work.

#5 Lizzo

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The famous singer Lizzo balances her healthy lifestyle to feel good, inspires others to do the same, and doesn’t care what people say.

#6 Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen always makes people laugh and spread kindness and awareness to her fans, so by boosting all our moods, she basically lifts her own spirit as well. Checking out her memes and the gifs!

#7 Mindy Kaling

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Mindy Kaling’s hobby is modeling her favorite clothes on Instagram, and even a global pandemic can’t stop her. Kailing has consistently brought her fashion A-game (but from her home or yard, not a red carpet), making our days with vibrant colors and bold, excellent choices.

#8 Ricky Gervais

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Ricky Gervais is a devoted animal rights activist but at heart, he’s a pure joker, making fun of himself and his longtime partner, Jane Fallon. That’s one way to brighten up the mood.

#9 Justin Bieber

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Bieber has been open about his fights with his mental health. But since marrying Hailey Baldwin, the two have embraced their respective spiritual sides. The famous singer is working on his physical well-being, special diet, and exercise. And his attitude could also change positively as well.

#10 Chrissy Teigen

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When it comes to self-care, Teigen love cooking delicious dishes or ensuring she keeps up with appointments and checkups.

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15 Riskiest Movie Castings Which Truly Paid Off

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Casting is always the most crucial aspect of a movie. If the actors aren’t the most perfect, the movie may not have been successful or even ruined. Then it comes to the controversial question of how filmmakers can decide who is the best lead actor for a movie’s role. We all know whether the actor is famous in Hollywood or not, no one can guarantee the success of that actor in any movie. Therefore, choosing a movie casting has never been easy.

Normally, the producer or director chooses someone for movie roles when they see the potential of the actors. In addition, they also carefully review hundreds of castings with their experience before making the final decision to decide who can play the role. Sure, it doesn’t work sometimes, resulting in some terrible movies with top casts that people will never watch again. On the other hand, some were deemed unworthy actors but then their roles became iconic only proving the critics wrong.

Below are the 15 riskest movie castings amazingly worked. Scroll down and check them out!

#1 Johnny Depp (Jack Sparrow)

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Originally, the role of Jack Sparrow was specially written for Hugh Jackman and even named after him. But the actor stepped down and the replacement came to Matthew McConaughey, Michael Keaton, Christopher Walken, and Jim Carrey until the role was finally given to Johnny Depp.

Regardless of Depp’s talent, he was an overly worrisome ordeal for Disney executives when they thought he was performing as either drunk or gay. The CEO of Disney even claimed that Depp would ruin the movie. The actor gave him an ultimatum – either trust me or fire me and the rest is history.

#2 Daniel Craig (James Bond)

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Among more than 200 actors casting for the role of James Bond, fans feel confused when Daniel Craig was announced to take over the role when Pierce Brosman stepped down. The actor was described to have lacked the suave charm and traditional black hair that is considered to be associated with the character and the outrage over his casting was enormous. But Craig blew away the critics and turned that role into an iconic movie character.

#3 Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man)

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As Marvel Studios was on the verge of launching their cinematic universe, they needed the face of their franchise, and Robert Downey, Jr. seemed like the last person they wanted to do anything with. Hiring him was a risky decision because of a series of personal and professional risks.

His arrests in the past affected his acting career a lot and most of his recent movies were not remarkable at all. However, director Jon Favreau was able to see the bigger picture when he quickly realized that the actor’s real-life struggles mirrored Tony Stark’s. After months of convincing the studio that Downey, Jr. was the perfect man for the role, he was finally green-lit and Iron Man was a smashing success. 

#4 Hugh Jackman (Wolverine)

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It turns out that Hugh Jackman was not even on the list of actors the studio was considering for the role of Wolverine. There are some famous actors including Keanu Reeves, Mel Gibson, Viggo Mortensen, and Edward Norton were big names for that role. Thanks to his kindness and impressive audition, Jackman finally pursued the director Bryan Singer to take over that role. The singer decided to take the risk and it turned out to be successful.

#5 Chris Evans (Captain America)

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Unlike his co-star Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans already had experience portraying a superhero and it was far from being amazing. The actor played Johnny Storm aka Human Torch in two critically acclaimed Fantastic Four films, and that only sparked a backlash against his casting as Captain America.

The very idea of Captain America being portrayed by “that dude from Not Another Teen Movie” seems to defy logic. Even Evans was hesitant to accept the role and turned down the offer three times. At the end of the day, Captain America: The First Avenger was a massive hit with critics, and the actor’s performance was particularly praised.

#6 Christopher Reeve (Superman)

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With A-list actors such as Paul Newman, Patrick Wayne, James Caan, Jon Voight, and Charles Bronson, Christopher Reeve who had only one movie credit then made producers and the director believe in him. When being asked to wear a muscle suit, Reeve refused and got a vigorous exercise routine to make his role more convincing. His effort paid off when he received universal acclaim.

#7 Christian Bale (Patrick Bateman)

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Christian Bale was first rejected with his role in Patrick Bateman because he was not famous enough. Liongate studio wanted Leonardo DiCaprio for the role and was willing to grant him his salary demand of $21 million. But Leo turned down the offer and opted to star in The Beach instead. The studio continued to opt for a famous actor and gave Ewan McGregor an offer. The actor declined because Bale had politely asked him to do so. Lionsgate had then no choice but to accept Bale for the role of Patrick Bateman and it marked the dawn of his amazingly successful career.

#8 Michael Keaton (Batman)

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If you thought the casting of Ben Affleck and Robert Pattinson caused outrage, you haven’t seen anything yet! Comic fans went wild when none other than Michael Keaton was announced to portray the titular character in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman. Warner Bros. received more than 50,000 letters protesting the request to replace the actor.

Not even Batman creator and the film’s creative consultant Bob Kane expressed any enthusiasm for Keaton’s casting. As one of the most in-demand comedians at the time, the negative reaction was understandable but Keaton proved the doubters wrong. The actor’s superb performance fits perfectly with the dark and mature themes of the Caped Crusader, and Keaton is still considered the best live-action Batman of an entire generation.

#9 Heath Ledger (Joker)

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There were numerous actors such as Henry Cavill, Hugh Dancy, Joshua Jackson, Cillian Murphy, and Jake Gyllenhaal auditioned for the role of Joker. Heath Ledger was picked by director Christopher Nolan. Certainly, the casting choice met with displeasure from fans and even the executives of Warner Bros. who didn’t trust Ledger’s acting competence. The actor was considered too young, too handsome, and not capable of filling the large shoes of Jack Nicholson who have previously played the character. Thankfully, it worked.

#10 Keanu Reeves (Neo)

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The impressive list of actors offered the role of Neo included Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, and Will Smith but all turned them down for one reason or another. Even Sandra Bullock was offered the role and then, the President of Warner Bros. Pictures, Lorenzo di Bonaventura is even willing to change Neo into a woman if she accepts.

Though Keanu Reeves was perfect for the role, it comes as a surprise that his selection was more of a necessity because every shortlisted actor had rejected the offer. In fact, Reeves wasn’t even a reliable actor at the time because he had an unreliable track record of jumping hip-hop from flops to hits and vice versa. However, the actor exceeded all expectations and The Matrix would never have been a sci-fi masterpiece without him.

#11 Clint Eastwood (The Man With No Name)

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Director Sergio Leone knew the character’s potential, so he asked A-lister Henry Fonda to portray the role. But the studio could not afford a major Hollywood actor, so Leone had to look to other options.

More than half a dozen actors turned it down and among them was Richard Harrison, who recommended Clint Eastwood for the role. The résumé of the actor was less than stellar. He had uncredited roles, appearing in a supporting role and a supporting role in a TV show. However, Eastwood did not disappoint and the role catapulted him to superstardom.

#12 Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford (Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo)

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Casting an unknown actor in the lead role was worrying enough, but director George Lucas was miles ahead and decided to cast three unknown actors for his ambitious space movie, Star Wars. At the time the film was in production, actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher were pragmatic anonymous in Hollywood.

None of them have any acting experience but their on-screen chemistry coupled with visual and special effects have wowed audiences and critics alike. Star Wars became an iconic part of cinematic history upon its release, launching a multibillion-dollar franchise and making Hamill, Ford, and Fisher major stars only after that one night.

#13 John Travolta (Vincent Vega)

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Although John Travolta had starred in some dreadful films, he wasn’t the first choice for the role of Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction. The director Quentin Tarantino decided to take the risk on John but the actor had to reduce his salary. Finally, it paid off when the movie turned into an instant classic and revived the actor’s career.

#14 Marlon Brando (Vito Corleone)

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Often considered the greatest movie ever made, The Godfather wouldn’t have been if Marlon Brando hadn’t played Don Vito Corleone. Based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo, Paramount Pictures had hoped to get Laurence Olivier for the role, but he turned it down. Brando was director Francis Ford Coppola and author Puzo’s first choice for the role, but studio executives were hard-pressed to convince.

Having starred in multiple failed attempts over a decade, the actor’s star power had waned and the then Paramount president even told Coppola that: “Marlon Brando will never appear in this motion picture.”

After intense pleas from the director, Brando reluctantly took the opportunity to try his hand at the screen and achieve success. The actor portrayed a lifetime role as Don Corleone and contributed to making The Godfather a timeless classic.

#15 Henry Fonda (Frank)

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Perhaps the most striking feature of Henry Fonda’s illustrious career was being the perfect actor to take on the good guy roles. Remember, he portrayed the first juror who voted “not guilty” in 12 Angry Men and ended up saving the boy’s life from the death penalty. However, for one reason or another, director Sergio Leone wants him to play the villain Frank in his next film Once Upon a Time in the West. 

When rejected by Fonda, Leone personally flew to New York to convince him to accept the offer. Leone told to Fonda. The actor later accepted and delivered one of the best performances of his entire career.

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Redditors Are Sharing Exciting Details They Noticed In 30 Popular Movies And Cartoons

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Old movies, old TV shows, old songs, and old actors always fill us with nostalgic vibes. They were once a lively, beloved part of our childhood and of course, earn a place in our hearts. Even when we’re grown up, living our busy lives, many of us spend most of the weekend (or holiday) digging into our favorite movies and TV shows or listening to our favorite songs. This can heal, guys. Or at least, it helps us reduce stress and boost up our energy levels again.

Have you ever noticed new details in a favorite movie/ TV show while watching it again? It feels like you’ve discovered a childhood treasure, haven’t you? The success of iconic movies and TV shows is they have many interesting details and Easter eggs cleverly hidden by the producers. These might need the help of eagle-eye audiences or require hours of watching to spot out. Did you find that the shopkeeper that sold nuts with fries in “In Kung Pow: Enter the Fist” (2002) also sold Pringles? Or, directors Ron Clements and John Musker appear in the parade scene in “The Princess and the Frog” (2009)?

We’ve summed up 30 exciting details in popular old movies and cartoons that people are sharing on Reddit. Scroll down and check them out!

#1 In “The Incredibles”(2004) a woman mistakes Syndrome for the superhero Fironic. In “Incredibles 2” (2018) we finally see Fironic and his costume does look somewhat similar to Syndrome’s.

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#2 In Labyrinth 1986, Ambrosius, the dog that Sir Didymus rides, has “horse” shoes.

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#3 In Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002), the shopkeeper that sold nuts with fries also sold Pringles.

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#4 In The Dark Knight (2008), the only ones who clap for Harvey when he is being transferred to prison after coming out as the Batman are the only ones not working for either Maroney or Joker.

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#5 In Shazam! (2019), You can see a reference to the iconic blood stained smiley face from Watchmen on the desk of the social worker who places Billy with his foster family.

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#6 In The Princess Bride (1987), Inigo laments to Westley that he only works for Vizzini to pay the bills as there’s “not a lot of money in revenge.” At the end of the film, Westley suggests Inigo become the new Dread Pirate Roberts, captain of the pirate ship Revenge.

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#7 In Ant-Man (2015), you can see posters for Pingo Doce, a fictional Brazilian drink from The Incredible Hulk (2008).

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#8 In Full Metal Jacket (1987) the room where the war journalists hold meetings has this sign that says “WE WILL DEFEND TO THE DEATH OUR RIGHT TO BE MISINFORMED”.

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#9 Clarabelle Cow can be seen in Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) for a few seconds in the Oh My Disney scene. 2018 also marked her 90th anniversary since her first appearance.

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#10 In The Princess and the Frog (2009), directors Ron Clements and John Musker appear in the parade scene. They have animated cameos in all their movies.

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#11 Sam Raimi included a poster of Wes Craven‘s „the Hills have Eyes“ as an Easter Egg in „the Evil Dead“ (1981). Craven responded to this homage in „a Nightmare on Elm Street“ (1984) by showing the Evil Dead on TV. Raimi then hid Freddy Krueger‘s glove in a scene of Evil Dead 2 (1987)

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#12 In The Incredibles 2 (2018), you can see Duke Caboom from Toy Story 4 (2019) in Jack-Jack’s crib.

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#13 In Total Recall (1990), every event that Bob McClane lists as a reason real holidays are a “pain in the butt” happens to Doug Quaid on his trip to Mars.

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#14 In the movie Starship Troopers (1997) there is a scene that shows the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars (1977) attached to one of the ships. Phil Tippett was part of the visual effects team on both movies.

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#15 The main characters of Ice Age (2002) represent the four major subgroups of placental mammals: Xenarthra (sloths), Afrotheria (mammoths), Laurasiatheria (saber-toothed tigers), and Euarchontoglires (humans).

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#16 In Justice League (2017) Cyborg says “Booyah”, his catchphrase from the animated series, ‘Teen Titans’. Actor Ray Fisher did NOT want to say the line, hence his annoyed expression.

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#17 In Cars (2006), in Luigi’s Casa Della Tires, Fettuccini tires are regular tires, whereas whitewall tires are known as Fettuccini Alfredo, for the color of the sauce

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#18 In the movie Halloween (2018) three kids are shown wearing the same type of Silver Shamrock masks from the movie Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

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#19 In “The Longest Yard” (2005) one of the convicts calls Adam Sandler’s character “Fake Slim Shady”. The person playing that convict (and the 3 other prisoners around him) were in the Hip-Hop Group “D12” alongside with Eminem

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#20 In The Bee Movie (2007) , after the bees win the court case and honey becomes a “controlled substance” the ATF becomes ATFH ( which stands for alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and honey )

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#21 In Tron Legacy (2010), the bartender is played by Steven Lisberger. He directed the original Tron (1982).

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#22 In the credits of Animal House (1978) it says Douglas C. Neidermeyer was killed in Vietnam by his own troops. In Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) during the “Time Out” segment, a soldier says, “I told you guys we shouldn’t have shot Lieutenant Neidermeyer.” Both movies were directed by John Landis.

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#23 In American Psycho (2000) the font used for Paul Allen’s card is called ‘Copperplate Gothic’ which was the same font used in the opening title sequence and end credits of the movie.

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#24 In Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion(1997), near the beginning of the film Misato is seen reading a file on a computer screen that reveals the truth of the Second Impact. In reality, it is nothing but a short bio on Gainax and its films.

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#25 A graffiti marking of “Ghost Boy” can be seen in the background of this shot in “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” (2022) this is a reference to S6E2 of the show “The Land Ship”

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#26 In the movie The Dark Tower (2017) when Jake visits his psychiatrist Dr. Hotchkiss, a picture of the Overlook Hotel from the movie The Shining (1980) is shown. Both stories are written by Stephen King.

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#27 In “Street Fighter” (1994), M. Bison’s hat collection contains references to his alternate colors in “Super Street Fighter II”

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#28 In Spider-man Homecoming (2018), MJ is seen reading Invitation To A Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov. The book is about a man in a prison cell, the only other occupant is a spider.

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#29 In Inside Out(2015), Depending on the country of release, Riley’s father daydreams about either hockey or football (soccer).

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#30 In ‘TOY STORY’ (1995), during the scene where Buzz Lightyear attempts to fly, you can see ©Disney printed on his buttocks.

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