History Trivia / Gremlins

20th Jan '18 9:37:44 AM EBsessed
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** Pat Hingle and Creator/EmilioEstevez auditioned for the roles of Rand and Billy Peltzer. On the DVD commentary, Creator/JoeDante praises Hingle's screen test as a Creator/FrankCapra-esque character who realizes that his best days are long behind him as being too good for the movie, because he would have stolen the show from Gizmo and the gremlins had be been cast.

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** Pat Hingle and Creator/EmilioEstevez auditioned for the roles of Rand and Billy Peltzer. On the DVD commentary, Creator/JoeDante praises Hingle's screen test as a Creator/FrankCapra-esque character who realizes that his best days are long behind him as being too good for the movie, because he would have stolen the show from Gizmo and the gremlins had be he been cast.
20th Dec '17 2:40:42 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** The first movie was going to be DarkerAndEdgier. Gizmo was going to become a gremlin (specifically, the Gremlin leader Stripe), in the second act, but this was deemed too confusing to audiences. Billy's mother was also going to be murdered by the gremlins, with her head rolling down the stairs. Additionally, Billy would have been your typical 80's HollywoodNerd and not only traveled around the town with two companions during the madness (a love interest and a bully-turned-emergency-ally), but wielded a sword. He still wields a sword in the final film but it's limited to only one scene. As to his companions, presumably they morphed into Kate and Gerald. Also, Billy's dog would have been eaten.

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** The first movie was going to be DarkerAndEdgier. Gizmo was going to become a gremlin (specifically, the Gremlin leader Stripe), in the second act, but this was deemed too confusing to audiences. Billy's mother was also going to be murdered decapitated by the gremlins, with her head rolling down the stairs. Additionally, Billy would have been your typical 80's HollywoodNerd and not only traveled around the town with two companions during the madness (a love interest and a bully-turned-emergency-ally), but wielded a sword. He still wields a sword in the final film but it's limited to only one scene. As to his companions, presumably they morphed into Kate and Gerald. Also, Billy's dog would have been eaten.
2nd Nov '17 3:17:56 PM TruebloodJoe
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*** This scene has been shown in at least a few television edits of the film.
30th Jun '17 1:38:53 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** Pat Hingle and Creator/EmilioEstevez auditioned for the roles of Rand and Billy Peltzer. On the DVD commentary, Creator/JoeDante praises Hingle's screen test as a FrankCapra-esque character who realizes that his best days are long behind him as being too good for the movie, because he would have stolen the show from Gizmo and the gremlins had be been cast.

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** Pat Hingle and Creator/EmilioEstevez auditioned for the roles of Rand and Billy Peltzer. On the DVD commentary, Creator/JoeDante praises Hingle's screen test as a FrankCapra-esque Creator/FrankCapra-esque character who realizes that his best days are long behind him as being too good for the movie, because he would have stolen the show from Gizmo and the gremlins had be been cast.
22nd Jun '17 4:55:33 AM AmuckCricetine
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** Mr. Jones is played by Chuck Jones.

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** Mr. Jones is played by Chuck Jones.Creator/ChuckJones.



** Other actors considered for the part of Billy were Creator/KevinBacon, Creator/KevinCostner and Creator/KevinCostner.

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** Other actors considered for the part of Billy were Creator/KevinBacon, Creator/KevinCostner and Creator/KevinCostner.Creator/JuddNelson.
23rd May '17 6:00:01 AM kayfire
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* This movie and ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' are the reasons for the existence of the PG-13 rating.
1st Jan '17 9:26:29 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** In a bizarre example, Kate is played by Phoebe Cates.
** Mr. Jones is played by Chuck Jones.
2nd Dec '16 1:54:17 PM garfield2710
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** Mr. and Mrs. Futterman were killed in the original script following their encounter with the gremlins. The filmmakers thought that their deaths were too cruel and removed any references to it, and they even returned for the sequel.
26th Nov '16 1:37:36 PM fruitstripegum
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** The first movie was going to be DarkerAndEdgier. Gizmo was going to become a gremlin in the second act, but this was deemed too confusing to audiences. Billy's mother was also going to be murdered by the gremlins, with her head rolling down the stairs. Additionally, Billy would have been your typical 80's HollywoodNerd and not only traveled around the town with two companions during the madness (a love interest and a bully-turned-emergency-ally), but wielded a sword. He still wields a sword in the final film but it's limited to only one scene. As to his companions, presumably they morphed into Kate and Gerald.

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** The first movie was going to be DarkerAndEdgier. Gizmo was going to become a gremlin (specifically, the Gremlin leader Stripe), in the second act, but this was deemed too confusing to audiences. Billy's mother was also going to be murdered by the gremlins, with her head rolling down the stairs. Additionally, Billy would have been your typical 80's HollywoodNerd and not only traveled around the town with two companions during the madness (a love interest and a bully-turned-emergency-ally), but wielded a sword. He still wields a sword in the final film but it's limited to only one scene. As to his companions, presumably they morphed into Kate and Gerald. Also, Billy's dog would have been eaten.
20th Nov '16 5:22:10 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Other actors considered for the part of Billy were Creator/JuddNelson, Creator/KevinBacon Creator/KevinCostner.

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** Other actors considered for the part of Billy were Creator/JuddNelson, Creator/KevinBacon Creator/KevinBacon, Creator/KevinCostner and Creator/KevinCostner.
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