History Trivia / Tommy

15th Jun '18 3:52:48 AM jormis29
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* PropRecycling: The costumes in the "Rex Baked Beans" advert were originally made for the lavish masked ball sequence in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973'', and the dress worn by the Queen in the Rex ad is that worn by Geraldine Chaplin in the earlier film.

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* PropRecycling: The costumes in the "Rex Baked Beans" advert were originally made for the lavish masked ball sequence in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973'', and the dress worn by the Queen in the Rex ad is that worn by Geraldine Chaplin Creator/GeraldineChaplin in the earlier film.
7th Apr '18 9:47:52 AM 3rdStringPG
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* PlayingGertrude: Ann-Margret as Tommy's mother (34) and Oliver Reed as Uncle Frank (37), in relation to the adult Tommy, who was played by 31-year-old Roger Daltrey.
28th Jan '18 2:40:38 PM AmuckCricetine
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* PropRecycling: The costumes in the "Rex Baked Beans" advert were originally made for the lavish masked ball sequence in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973'', and the dress worn by the Queen in the Rex ad is that worn by Geraldine Chaplin in the earlier film.
28th Jan '18 2:25:08 PM AmuckCricetine
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* ThrowItIn: The building that is seen to be on fire, part of Tommy's holiday camp, is in fact, really burning down. It is South Parade Pier in Southsea. A fire was accidentally started during filming, and the crew decided to include the footage in the film. The fire crews and the fire are genuine. The pier was rebuilt, and is still in use today.



** Creator/ChristopherLee turned down the role of The Specialist, as he was in Thailand filming ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.

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** According to Pete Townshend in his book ''Who I Am'', when Music/StevieWonder found out they were making a movie of Tommy, he wanted to play the Pinball Wizard, but Pete Townshend didn't think it would make sense that he would have a blind guy playing a guy with sight, playing pinball against someone who's supposed to be blind, deaf, and dumb. Needless to say, Wonder was a little upset at Townshend over it.
** Creator/ChristopherLee turned down the role of The Specialist, as he was in Thailand filming ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. Creator/PeterSellers was also considered.
21st May '17 5:02:26 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RecursiveAdaptation: The album was adapted as a musical in the 1990s, and produced an album of the original cast recording.


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** Creator/ChristopherLee turned down the role of The Specialist, as he was in Thailand filming ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.
13th Mar '17 2:19:57 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Ken Russell insisted on casting OliverReed in the movie, and consequently expanded his character's role to replace that of Tommy's father in the album.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Ken Russell Creator/KenRussell insisted on casting OliverReed Creator/OliverReed in the movie, and consequently expanded his character's role to replace that of Tommy's father in the album.



** Rod Stewart could've been the Local Lad for the movie. He turned the role down after Elton John advised him not to take it (and after Elton had turned it down himself). Elton later said that Stewart never quite forgave him for that.

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** Rod Stewart Music/RodStewart could've been the Local Lad for the movie. He turned the role down after Elton John Music/EltonJohn advised him not to take it (and after Elton had turned it down himself). Elton later said that Stewart never quite forgave him for that.
18th Apr '16 3:32:45 PM erforce
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* HeyItsThatVoice: On the Original Broadway Cast recording, Uncle Ernie is played by none other than the gypsy king [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Clopin]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7WAqfGX4tc (Paul Kandel, to be more specific.)]]
* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's Those Guys!]]: Besides Elton and Nicholson, Tina Turner, OliverReed, Music/EricClapton, and Arthur Brown all make appearances. [[CreatorCameo John Entwistle and Pete Townshend even play themselves!]]
** TheCameo: Director Ken Russell has one as a cripple.
** Music/JohnLennon was one of the drivers of the cars that watch Tommy run during "I'm Free."



** The whole thing was originally going to be about a girl who was reincarnated.

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** The whole thing was originally going to be about a girl who was reincarnated.
24th Apr '15 6:15:50 AM erforce
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** GeorgeLucas could've directed the movie. Yes, ''that'' [[Film/IndianaJones George]] [[Film/StarWars Lucas]]. He wasn't available due to working on AmericanGraffiti at the time he was asked.

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** GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas could've directed the movie. Yes, ''that'' [[Film/IndianaJones [[Franchise/IndianaJones George]] [[Film/StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Lucas]]. He wasn't available due to working on AmericanGraffiti ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' at the time he was asked.
23rd Feb '15 1:22:52 AM arbiter099
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* NamesTheSame: "We're Not Gonna Take It" is also the name of a Music/TwistedSister song.
29th Sep '13 5:19:16 AM Sapphirea2
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* HeyItsThatVoice: In one recording of the soundtrack, Uncle Ernie is played by none other than the gypsy king [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Clopin]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7WAqfGX4tc (Paul Kandel, to be more specific.)]]

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* HeyItsThatVoice: In one recording of On the soundtrack, Original Broadway Cast recording, Uncle Ernie is played by none other than the gypsy king [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Clopin]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7WAqfGX4tc (Paul Kandel, to be more specific.)]]



** The whole thing was originally going to be about a girl who was reincarnated.

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** The whole thing was originally going to be about a girl who was reincarnated.
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