History Trivia / Gremlins

13th Apr '16 12:20:36 PM Chris116
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** A scene would've occurred where the heroes found the aftermath of a Gremlin attack on a [=McDonalds=] - all of the patrons have been devoured, including a baby, and the [=McDonalds=] food would've been untouched. It was cut for being too dark and sad.
13th Apr '16 11:49:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** For older tropers, Mrs. Deagle in the first film was played by Flo from the long-running sitcom ''[[{{Series/Alice1976}} Alice]]''.
** The sheriff's deputy from the first movie is Mike Ehrmantraut from ''Series/BreakingBad'' and ''Series/BetterCallSaul''.
** Dick Miller as Murray Futterman.
** A young Corey Feldman played Billy's friend Pete.
** Creator/ChuckJones as, well, Mr. Jones.
** That guy riding around on the cart at the Science Fair is Creator/StevenSpielberg, and Creator/JerryGoldsmith is standing behind the phone booth [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEdDtJNNtdw (as shown here)]].
** Phoebe Cates has some experience dealing with [[Film/DropDeadFred green tricksters.]]
** Randall Peltzer is the chief role in singer-songwriter Hoyt Axton's HeAlsoDid resume.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** The Brain Gremlin is [[Theatre/TheOddCouple Felix Unger]].
** Gizmo is voiced by [[Series/DealOrNoDeal Howie Mandel]] and Stripe by Creator/FrankWelker.
** In the Japanese dub, [[Creator/ToshihikoSeki Billy is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Duo Maxwell]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Rau La Creuset]].
2nd Mar '16 9:30:56 PM Cindylover1969
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** That guy riding around on the cart at the Science Fair is Creator/StevenSpielberg.

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** That guy riding around on the cart at the Science Fair is Creator/StevenSpielberg.Creator/StevenSpielberg, and Creator/JerryGoldsmith is standing behind the phone booth [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEdDtJNNtdw (as shown here)]].
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''.
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