History Trivia / Gremlins

26th Jan '16 3:57:02 PM IlGreven
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** Randall Peltzer is the chief role in singer-songwriter Hoyt Axton's HeAlsoDid resume.
21st Dec '15 5:31:32 AM Ilshan
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* TroubledProduction: Post-production of the first movie was a nightmare due to the gremlin and Mogwai animatronics never working properly.
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* TroubledProduction: Post-production of the first movie was a nightmare due to the gremlin and Mogwai animatronics never working properly. On the DVD commentary, Chris Walas (the creator of the animatronics) calls working on Gremlins the closest thing he's had to a complete mental breakdown.
18th Dec '15 11:47:34 AM Ilshan
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** Other actors considered for the part of Billy were JuddNelson and KevinCostner.
29th Nov '15 3:27:16 PM Ilshan
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* TroubledProduction: Post-production of the first movie was a nightmare due to the gremlin and Mogwai animatronics never working properly.
22nd Aug '15 8:37:59 PM nombretomado
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** In the Japanese dub, [[Creator/ToshihikoSeki Billy is]] [[MobileSuitGundamWing Duo Maxwell]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Rau La Creuset]].
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** In the Japanese dub, [[Creator/ToshihikoSeki Billy is]] [[MobileSuitGundamWing [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Duo Maxwell]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Rau La Creuset]].
13th Jun '15 6:30:22 AM Morgenthaler
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** Pat Hingle and Emilio Estevez auditioned for the roles of Rand and Billy Peltzer. On the DVD commentary, 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 Emilio Estevez Creator/EmilioEstevez auditioned for the roles of Rand and Billy Peltzer. On the DVD commentary, JoeDante 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.
12th Jun '15 8:45:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* The entire concept of these movies was brought about from Spielberg's unproduced script loosely based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly–Hopkinsville_encounter the Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter]]. The idea was eventually separated into three movies: this one, ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', and ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''.
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* The entire concept of these movies was brought about from Spielberg's unproduced script loosely based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly–Hopkinsville_encounter the Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter]]. The idea was eventually separated into three movies: this one, ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', and ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''.''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''. ----
12th Jun '15 8:45:11 AM Morgenthaler
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** During the Bat Gremlin's transformation, [[OminousPipeOrgan stereotypical vampire music]] starts playing while the camera zooms in on Creator/ChristopherLee's reaction shot. ** Most likely unintentional,but this isn't the first time Tony Randall voices [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie a goblin-like creature]]. * TheCameo: Wrestling/HulkHogan appears in the sequel, threatening to beat up the Gremlins after they interupt their own movie. WesternAnimation/BugsBunny and WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck also show up at the beginning and the end of the film. ** The original home video release replaced the Hulk Hogan scene with JohnWayne (since the film was no longer in a theater.) Fans of the film were unamused. * DoingItForTheArt: Legendary Oscar-winning special effects artist Rick Baker was convinced to work on the sequel by letting him completely redesign the mogwai/gremlins, including making the new hybrids.
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** During the Bat Gremlin's transformation, [[OminousPipeOrgan stereotypical vampire music]] starts playing while the camera zooms in on Creator/ChristopherLee's reaction shot. ** Most likely unintentional,but this isn't the first time Tony Randall voices [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie a goblin-like creature]]. * TheCameo: Wrestling/HulkHogan appears in the sequel, threatening to beat up the Gremlins after they interupt their own movie. WesternAnimation/BugsBunny and WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck also show up at the beginning and the end of the film. ** The original home video release replaced the Hulk Hogan scene with JohnWayne (since the film was no longer in a theater.) Fans of the film were unamused. * DoingItForTheArt: Legendary Oscar-winning special effects artist Rick Baker was convinced to work on the sequel by letting him completely redesign the mogwai/gremlins, including making the new hybrids.

** Clamp Enterprises are run by [[Series/{{Smallville}} Lionel Luthor]] and his assistant [[Series/StarTrekVoyager the Doctor]] ([[Series/DoctorWho no, not that one]]). ** Speaking of Doctor, [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Saruman]]/[[Franchise/StarWars Count Dooku]] [[Creator/ChristopherLee is the]] amoral scientist playing with genetics!

** The delivery guy in ''Gremlins 2'' is [[Series/BreakingBad Tuco]]. *** And the SWAT leader at the end (who says "one of them moved") is [[Series/BreakingBad Hank Schrader]]! *** The guy who's caught smoking in the stock room is [[Series/BostonLegal Judge Clark Brown]].

** The two twin doctors care also in ''Film/TheTerminator''.

** The janitor is Gomez from The Addams Family.

* PlayingAgainstType: John Glover is best known for playing villains and changed Clamp to more friendly because he disliked being exclusively cast as bad guys. * WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original script of ''The New Batch'' featured Randall Peltzer making a {{Cameo}} at the end of the movie with his latest invention -- a wetsuit-type device to prevent Gizmo from ever getting wet again.
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* PlayingAgainstType: John Glover is best known for playing villains and changed Clamp to more friendly because he disliked being exclusively cast as bad guys. * WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original script of ''The New Batch'' featured Randall Peltzer making a {{Cameo}} at the end of the movie with his latest invention -- a wetsuit-type device to prevent Gizmo from ever getting wet again.WhatCouldHaveBeen:

** There were going to be more Mogwai in the sequel, one of them a female that could have served as a possible LoveInterest for Gizmo, but they were ultimately deleted. However, NECA released figures of the scrapped Mogwai recently. Also, there were going to be more mutant gremlins as well, [[http://gremlins.wikia.com/wiki/Elephant_Gremlin including an elephant-gremlin hybrid]], but were left out in the end.

** A [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/gremlins/images/9/9b/Gremlins_2_Storyboard_Ideas_1.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120820195834 deleted]] [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/gremlins/images/c/cd/Gremlins_2_Storyboard_Ideas_2.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120820195750 script]] [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/gremlins/images/c/c7/Gremlins_2_Storyboard_Ideas_3.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120820195951 sequence]] shows that Lenny (the stupid brown Gremlin) was to perform a FaceHeelTurn during the climax, switching sides and standing up to himself by throwing George and Spider!Mohawk into a burning microwave oven. He would then become Gizmo's protector, making him the first gremlin to turn away from evil. The scene was ultimately cut because of its rather gruesome, violent nature, in stark contrast with the LighterAndSofter mood of the sequel. * WordOfGod: Mohawk is effectively a reincarnation of Stripe.
5th Jun '15 6:29:58 PM DinoMaurus
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** Pat Hingle and Emilio Estevez auditioned for the roles of Rand and Billy Peltzer. On the DVD commentary, 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 Emilio Estevez auditioned for the roles of Rand and Billy Peltzer. On the DVD commentary, 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. cast. ** A [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/gremlins/images/9/9b/Gremlins_2_Storyboard_Ideas_1.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120820195834 deleted]] [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/gremlins/images/c/cd/Gremlins_2_Storyboard_Ideas_2.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120820195750 script]] [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/gremlins/images/c/c7/Gremlins_2_Storyboard_Ideas_3.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120820195951 sequence]] shows that Lenny (the stupid brown Gremlin) was to perform a FaceHeelTurn during the climax, switching sides and standing up to himself by throwing George and Spider!Mohawk into a burning microwave oven. He would then become Gizmo's protector, making him the first gremlin to turn away from evil. The scene was ultimately cut because of its rather gruesome, violent nature, in stark contrast with the LighterAndSofter mood of the sequel.
21st Apr '15 11:28:28 AM AnotherGuy
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** The original home video release replaced Hulk Hogan with JohnWayne (since the film was no longer in a theater.) Fans of the film were unamused.
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** The original home video release replaced the Hulk Hogan scene with JohnWayne (since the film was no longer in a theater.) Fans of the film were unamused.
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