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* CreatorBacklash: Creator/GuillermoDelToro has disowned this movie, placing the blame on constant ExecutiveMeddling (see below)

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* CreatorBacklash: Creator/GuillermoDelToro has disowned this movie, placing the blame on constant ExecutiveMeddling (see below)below). He eventually made peace with a Directors Cut, released in 2011.


* CreatorBacklash: Guillermo del Toro has disowned this movie, placing the blame on constant ExecutiveMeddling (see below)

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* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $30 million. Box office, $25 million. Creator/GuillermoDelToro's first English-language film was this adaptation of a Donald A. Wollheim story. It was not a happy experience as he dealt with constant ExecutiveMeddling from the Weinsteins which demanded excessive reshoots and divergences from the original script. Del Toro [[CreatorBacklash disowned the film]] and swore off working with the Weinsteins ever again. It did however, sell very well on home video to spawn two straight-to-video sequels.
* CreatorBacklash: Guillermo del Toro Creator/GuillermoDelToro has disowned this movie, placing the blame on constant ExecutiveMeddling (see below)


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* HostilityOnTheSet: According to Creator/GuillermoDelToro, Mira Sorvino and Jeremy Northam could not stand each other on set.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original ending was to feature a *perfect* mimic, that would approach MiraSorvino in the sewers, place a finger against her lips, and utter a single word: "Leave."

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original ending was to feature a *perfect* *[[BishonenLine perfect]]* mimic, that would approach MiraSorvino in the sewers, place a finger against her lips, and utter a single word: "Leave."

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* TheDanza: Creator/JoshBrolin as Josh.


* ExecutiveMeddling: WordOfGod says [[https://monsterlegacy.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/mimic-terrors/ del Toro agreed]] to do this film on three conditions: no guns, no big explosions, no happy ending. Guess what the final film has.

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* CreatorBacklash: Guillermo del Toro has disowned this movie, placing the blame on constant ExecutiveMeddling (see below)
* ExecutiveMeddling: WordOfGod says [[https://monsterlegacy.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/mimic-terrors/ del Toro agreed]] to do this film on three conditions: no guns, no big explosions, no happy ending. Guess what the final film has. This was even further hindered by Bob Weinstein visiting the set, demanding insane reshoots, and not respecting the original script. Because of this awful shooting experience del Toro refused to ever work with the Weinstein Company again.


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** Another one that was shot was as Susan and the kids reach the street, they see hundreds of people who turn out to be mimics who started approaching them. This didn't do well this test audiences however.
** The original plan for this movie was going to be a short part of a trilogy of sci-fi movies. The other two planned segments also got their own separate releases years later, as the full-length movie ''Imposter'' and the short ''Alien Love Triangle''.

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* UncreditedRole: Creator/JohnSayles was an uncredited script doctor for the screenplay.


* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/TheWalkingDead Daryl]] is the guy who finds the maggot-covered Judas corpse.


* ExecutiveMeddling: WordOfGod says del Toro agreed to do this film on three conditions: no guns, no big explosions, no happy ending. Guess what the final film has.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: WordOfGod says [[https://monsterlegacy.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/mimic-terrors/ del Toro agreed agreed]] to do this film on three conditions: no guns, no big explosions, no happy ending. Guess what the final film has.


* HeyItsThatGuy: [[TheWalkingDead Daryl]] is the guy who finds the maggot-covered Judas corpse.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original ending was to feature a *perfect* mimic, that would approach MiraSorvino in the sewers, place a finger against her lips, and utter a single word: "Leave."

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[TheWalkingDead [[Series/TheWalkingDead Daryl]] is the guy who finds the maggot-covered Judas corpse.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original ending was to feature a *perfect* mimic, that would approach MiraSorvino in the sewers, place a finger against her lips, and utter a single word: "Leave.""
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[TheWalkingDead Daryl]] is the guy who finds the maggot-covered Judas corpse.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: WordOfGod says del Toro agreed to do this film on three conditions: no guns, no big explosions, no happy ending. Guess what the final film has.

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