History Trivia / Predator

15th Apr '16 3:28:29 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/PeterCullen was the voice of the Predator in the first movie, including his infamous haunting laugh. [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Yes]], ''[[Franchise/{{Transformers}} that]]'' [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Peter Cullen]].
15th Apr '16 2:16:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura were both elected and served as state governors; Sonny Landham also ran for governor but lost.
** And for non-politicians, [[Film/{{Rocky}} Apollo Creed]] and the black henchman from ''Film/{{Commando}}''.
** You might not recognize Hawkins, but he is the guy who wrote ''Film/LethalWeapon'' and later wrote & directed ''Film/KissKissBangBang'' and ''Film/IronMan3''. In fact the studio requested that he be in it in order to have an experienced action writer / producer on the ground to make sure director knew what he was doing.
21st Mar '16 8:44:37 AM timotaka
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The studio sent a memo that there should be more gunshots in the film. This led to McTiernan adding the scene where the team panics and pumps hundreds of rounds into empty jungle.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The studio sent a memo that there should be more gunshots in the film. This led to McTiernan [=McTiernan=] adding the scene where the team panics and pumps hundreds of rounds into empty jungle.
21st Mar '16 8:44:00 AM timotaka
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The studio sent a memo that there should be more gunshots in the film. This led to McTiernan adding the scene where the team panics and pumps hundreds of rounds into empty jungle.
24th Nov '15 1:34:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeAlsoDid: The Predator himself, Kevin Peter Hall, also played Bigfoot in ''HarryAndTheHendersons''.

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* HeAlsoDid: The Predator himself, Kevin Peter Hall, also played Bigfoot in ''HarryAndTheHendersons''.''Film/HarryAndTheHendersons''.
5th Nov '15 10:41:17 PM SutairuMasuta
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** ShoulderCannon
7th Jul '15 11:31:42 AM fgenzo159
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** You might not recognize Hawkins, but he is the guy who wrote ''Film/LethalWeapon'' and later ''Film/KissKissBangBang'' and ''Film/IronMan3''. In fact the studio requested that he be in it in order to have an experienced action writer / producer on the ground to make sure director knew what he was doing.

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** You might not recognize Hawkins, but he is the guy who wrote ''Film/LethalWeapon'' and later wrote & directed ''Film/KissKissBangBang'' and ''Film/IronMan3''. In fact the studio requested that he be in it in order to have an experienced action writer / producer on the ground to make sure director knew what he was doing.
18th May '15 10:25:16 PM Cindylover1969
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*** Fans of Creator/AlanSilvestri could have had a ''legal'' soundtrack release (there was a bootleg) long before there actually was one - Fox had intended to release an album paired with Michael Kamen's work for the first ''Film/DieHard'' in 1993 as part of Fox Records' series of releases. Unfortunately it and several other planned albums never surfaced (nor did a ''Predator'' soundtrack arrive until 2003, courtesy of Creator/VareseSarabande).
3rd Apr '15 5:26:05 PM LtFedora
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* ThrowItIn: Courtesy of Creator/JamesCameron himself! When the production crew's first attempt at the creature effect failed spectacularly, they decided to hire Creator/StanWinston for the film. The two were flying to Japan and while Winston was doing preliminary design sketches, Cameron said "You know, I always wanted to see something with mandibles." Winston then included them in his designs.

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* ThrowItIn: Courtesy of Creator/JamesCameron himself! When the production crew's first attempt at the creature effect failed spectacularly, they decided to hire Creator/StanWinston for the film. The two were flying to Japan and while Winston was doing preliminary design sketches, Cameron saw what he was doing and said "You know, I always wanted to see something with mandibles." Winston then included them in his designs.
4th Jan '15 6:20:35 PM WJTaylor4
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: As mentioned above in TheOtherMarty, the Predator was originally envisioned as a giant insect like creature with a rat like head, golden eyes and big claws, but the overall look of the original design was felt to be both far from scary and not really practical to film in the jungle, so it was completely redesigned and recast (with Kevin Peter Hall replacing Jean Claude Van Damme).
** The film's original title was ''Hunter'' and was to feature a Native American soldier as the lead. This character eventually evolved into Billy, played by Sonny Landham.
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