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  • Claims have circulated that Walt Disney included a clause in his will requiring that his company remake movies by/after a certain time. This is absolutely not true.
  • According to this section on this site, it has been mentioned that Michael E. Rodgers has worked with Matthew Broderick and Jack Lemmon before in a film that was somewhat released in the mid-to-late '90s. It is unknown if this is true or not, as the project was not included in their filmographies and there is no further evidence of this, meaning that it's an interesting mystery.
    • It appears that Jack Lemmon and Matthew Broderick have acted together in the 1993 TV film adaption of "A Life in the Theater", which aired on TNT back in October 1993, which makes this mystery even more mysterious, since it has been mentioned on the internet that Michael's first on-screen role was either the 1996 film "The Dentist" or the 1998 TV film "Gia", with no mention of "A Life in the Theater" anywhere in his filmography. Since there were other actors that starred in the film other than Lemmon and Broderick, it may be possible that Michael only had an unnoticable minor role.
      • The site also mentioned that Michael has worked with Alan Rickman before, but it is unknown if it's true or not, since there's no further evidence on this.
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  • Marisa Tomei's Dark Horse Victory for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1992 for My Cousin Vinny was particularly shocking because an unknown in a Joe Pesci comedy beat out a bunch of acting heavyweights (Judy Davis, Joan Plowright, Vanessa Redgrave and Miranda Richardson) in solid Oscar Bait films. This led to a widely-circulated story that presenter Jack Palance, in a Scatterbrained Senior moment, read the wrong name from the card. As the world learned in the 2017 Best Picture controversy, the envelope contains a card with just one name on it, so if Tomei really didn't deserve the award, it would be because the Price Waterhouse representative put the wrong card in the envelope. Once this was pointed out, a variation on the story emerged that Palance, frustrated because he couldn't read the card, just called out Tomei's name because it was still on the teleprompter. Except footage from the ceremony clearly shows him reading the card, and the prompter would have already scrolled past the names anyway. The more reasonable explanation for Tomei's win is that the Academy was in a mini-trend of giving Supporting Actress to less-established actresses in mainstream audience-pleasing films (the previous two winners were Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost (1990) and Mercedes Ruehl in The Fisher King), and the "prestige" vote was split between the other four nominees, allowing Tomei to squeak away with the win. Also, the aforementioned 2017 controversy showed that the "they won't admit they messed up, they'll just roll with if they call a wrong winner" part of the story was bunk.


  • One of the most famous legends concerning the Alien franchise is that Aliens supposedly had a scene, which was only shown on the opening day of its release, which showed Ellen Ripley tying up her futuristic Reebok sneakers (in closeup, with the logo visible) in the Medlab just before the facehugger attack. For many years, fans swore up and down that this scene existed on different cuts of the film, to the point that one fan wrote an article specifically discussing the legends regarding the scene. No such scene has ever appeared in any cut of the film, and even then, close-ups of Ripley's Reebok shoes were already seen earlier in the film (such as the sequence where she straps herself into the Power Loader for the first time).
  • There is an urban legend that the piglets used in Babe all ended up sent to slaughterhouses after filming ended. In reality, they were retired to petting zoos and farms.
  • Back to the Future:
    • The hoverboards in Back to the Future Part II were claimed to be real by some people. Unfortunately, the models didn't work well and they were never sold. This urban legend resurfaced in 2014 when a video was shown featuring Christopher Lloyd demonstrating what seemed to be a real one. This video is also a hoax and was made by CollegeHumor.
    • It is said that in Back to the Future Part III, Marty makes a reference to movies while in 1885, and a child asks "what's a movie?", before being sent away by adults who call him "D.W." and "that little Griffith boy". This happens in an early joint draft of II & III called the "Paradox Script", and is also present in the novelization of III, but is not in the movie itself. It's also Artistic License – History because Griffith did not move to California until 1910.
  • Batman movies:
    • There's a widespread urban legend that the parade scene in Batman (1989) has an alternate version where the people notice the bills all have the Joker's face on them. This is probably due to the fact that this very thing happens in the comic book novelization. However, while the money in the film itself is pretty obviously fake, we never get a close enough shot to make out the face on the bills, and no evidence of an alternate scene has ever turned up.
    • It's widely reported that the planned third Batman movie directed by Joel Schumacher was titled Batman Triumphant. Warner Bros. did plan another Batman film before the failure of Batman & Robin and commissioned Mark Protosevich to write the screenplay, but it was actually titled Batman Unchained. Protosevich isn't even sure where the title "Batman Triumphant" came from.
  • Beach Party is the subject of a long standing rumor that Annette Funicello was forbidden from wearing a bikini. While Walt Disney did personally ask her not to expose her navel, she wears a two-piece in the film, and shows her navel in Muscle Beach Party.
  • It's often claimed that the scene in Being John Malkovich, where John is hit by a beer can was unscripted. The source came from director's commentary that itself turned out to be fake. It was in fact scripted, especially considering that it would be odd that an extra would hit a movie star with something and not get in trouble for it.
  • The 1959 version of Ben-Hur is the single film most commonly accused of including real death, in its climactic chariot race scene. Three different sequences in which characters are run over by chariots have been pointed to as the real death, but all are visibly done with dummies. The earlier 1926 silent film version is subject to more serious claims of fatalities, with people who were present at the time alleging that at least one stunt performer was killed in an abortive attempt to film the chariot race scene in Rome, and that stunt performers may have drowned during the chaotic filming of a sea battle sequence. However, no sequences within the film have been identified as actually depicting death.
  • There's a persistent rumor that Big has an alternate ending where Susan shows up in Josh's class as a transfer student after using the Zoltar machine to de-age herself that was only seen on copies of the tape sold in New Zealand, despite Penny Marshall denying its existence. It doesn't help matters that a Made-for-TV Movie called 14 Going On 30, which came out around the same time as Big and had the same premise, used a similar ending, and that's probably what people are thinking of.
  • It's often assumed that The Blue Lamp, which centres around a policeman being murdered by a juvenile delinquent in post-war London, was inspired by the real Craig and Bentley case. In fact, that happened a couple of years after the film was released.
  • Ronald Reagan was never seriously considered to star in the movie Casablanca. A brief newspaper item suggesting this was simply a publicity plant to keep Reagan's name in the public view.
  • Brandon Lee died on the set of The Crow from being hit by a dummy bullet shell. Rumor persists that the film originally contained his actual death scene. It doesn't. The film used a body double in scenes produced after his death. While the death WAS on film, the only copy was turned over to the police for the investigation and the copy was later destroyed.
  • A popular internet joke/rumor is that there is an alternate version of the horror film Deep Blue Sea, which was supposedly only screened on Canadian television in The Noughties, that ran 22 minutes longer and had one of the stars, LL Cool J, rapping most of his lines instead of speaking them. While no such cut exists (its mention is a popular message board joke on Reddit), this urban legend does have some basis in reality. The original ending involved lead character Susan surviving the final shark attack, while Preacher (LL Cool J) died instead. After negative test screening feedback, director Renny Harlin and crew went back for a day to reshoot an alternate version of the scene (used in the final product) where Susan commits a Heroic Sacrifice to keep the shark from escaping, and Preacher manages to survive alongside Carter. Additionally, LL does rap — in the tie-in music video, "Deepest Bluest (Shark's Fin)".
  • Doctor Zhivago: It's widely rumored that during the filming of one of the train scenes, a stuntwoman had her legs cut off when she fell under the wheels. Rumors further suggest that the footage of the incident made it into the final film. There's a grain of truth to this: Lili Murati did fall under the train wheels due to a miscommunication between her and Omar Sharif, and her stumble did end up in the finished movie, but she wasn't seriously injured.
  • Fargo is kind of an odd example, as there's technically two main rumors about it, although they're both somewhat the same rumor. The opening says that it's based on a true story, but Word of God says this was just a joke, which could be an example in itself. A straighter example is the report of a Japanese woman who died trying to find the buried money. There was in fact a Japanese woman who died around the same area the movie takes place, but there's no evidence she was motivated by looking for the money.
  • Ghostwatch: There have been allegations that prior to the broadcast, Sarah Greene performed an item promoting the film on the childrens' Saturday-morning entertainment show which she co-presented, Going Live!, which gave no hint that the programme would be fictional. This was seized upon by people who accused the BBC of an irresponsible hoax, but Greene denies it, and people have searched unsuccessfully through editions of the show that might have been involved without finding anything like it.
  • Godzilla
    • Starting with Godzilla (1954), a persistent rumor is that the name "Gojira" was originally the nickname of a former employee of Toho, likely popularized by James Rolfe's review of the film. To date, no one living or deceased as ever come forward stating they (or someone they knew) was that person. In reality, Gojira is a combination of the words "Gorilla" and "Kujira" (Japanese for whale). This is because Toho originally planned for Godzilla to be a giant sea-dwelling ape (and later a giant octopus) before settling on a dinosaur. The name was kept for a very simple reason. Toho liked the way it sounded and felt it was a perfect name for a giant monster.
    • Rumours abound that the name "Godzilla" was a way for American distributors to hide the fact that the film was Japanese. However, it was Toho who came up with the name Godzilla for international releases. The reason why? They felt foreign audiences would have an easier time pronouncing it that way.
    • For the record, no, Godzilla has never fought Gamera in a film. People often mistake the Magnetic Monster from the 1970s The Godzilla Power Hour or Kamoebas from Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. for Gamera due to them being giant turtles (Kamoebas was used because an employee suggested using Gamera for the scene, but they went with Kamoebas since Toho already owned the rights). Funnily enough, Godzilla did face-off against Gamera in a stage show back in 1970. Alas, no video footage of this event has surfaced so far. A Gamera versus Godzilla movie really was proposed in the early 2000s, but it never got further than that before being rejected.
    • It was rumored for a while that Little Godzilla was going to star in his own children's TV series. No such program was ever even considered by Toho.
    • There are a lot of people who claim that King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) has two different endings for the American and Japanese releases, one where King Kong wins and one where Godzilla wins respectively. While there really are differences between the two versions, the endings are the same and Word of God says that King Kong was always the intended victor. The rumor may have started because the Japanese version has King Kong's and Godzilla's roars played at the end, while the American version only had Kong's. People also may have assumed that American audiences didn't want to see an iconic American movie monster getting beat by an iconic Japanese movie monster, but this is also untrue; Godzilla was still portrayed as a villain at that point in the series, so Japanese audiences fully expected him to lose (not to mention the fact Kong clearly has top billing in the title).
    • Destroy All Monsters (1968): For a long time, it was thought that Baragon was originally going to be the one to destroy the Arc De Triumph in this film, but was replaced by Gorosaurus due to the suit being in bad condition. However, storyboard images show that Gorosaurus was going to be the one to attack Paris the whole time. While Baragon was briefly considered, he was scrapped. Not because the suit was in bad condition (the suit had been repaired sometime prior to filming) but because the suit's ears made it difficult to film Baragon emerging from underground. And in the first draft of the film (when it was known as All Monsters Attack Directive), the one who attacked was neither Baragon or Gorosaurus, but Maguma, but this was scrapped early on.
    • There is also a common rumor about the German release of Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973), namely that the dub claims that Jet Jaguar is King Kong wearing a robot suit — likely started by James Rolfe's Godzillathon movie reviews. While it is true that some European releases of these movies have very wacky names, and in Germany, Jet Jaguar is really called King Kong, it's just a rather odd case of Dub Name Change, and the character is never stated to be anything other than a human-built robot. For the record, Mechagodzilla is also renamed to King Kong in Germany, and this is, again, a simple name-change.
    • Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974): A rumor stated that Anguirus replaced Baragon in this film due to Anguirus displaying traits commonly associated with Baragon (IE: burrowing and great leaping ability). This rumour was attributed to the poor quality of the suit because Baragon was never considered for the film and early drafts of the script clearly have Anguirus as the intended monster.
    • An old and widely believed legend is that a movie titled Godzilla vs. the Devil was in development during the late 1970s. The story is oddly specific, detailing that the film was to be an American/Japanese co-production between Toho Company and UPA Productions in which Godzilla battles a giant spider, a giant fish, and a giant bird before dueling with Satan himself. Not only did the film never come out, but it also doesn't even exist. The whole thing is just a very strange, very detailed rumor that originated in America. Although it likely has its origin from the real proposed film, Resurrection of Godzilla, which did involve Godzilla fighting a shapeshifting monster named Bakan/Bagan which had a demon-like final form.
    • Godzilla (1994): One legend associated with this planned 1994 US remake was that it would star an adult Junior. According to the myth, the original ending of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) was initially going to end with Godzilla performing a Heroic Sacrifice by exploding and pulling a Taking You with Me on Mechagodzilla. Junior was then said to grow into an adult Godzilla and head to America where the US films would start. In reality, no such idea was ever conceived by Toho, TriStar, or any film company at the time, though this proposed ending is a little bit like the end of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.
    • Godzilla (1998):
      • This film has inspired rumours that this version was retroactively renamed "Zilla". While subsequent versions of the monster are now officially named "Zilla", the 1998 incarnation of the monster and Godzilla: The Series incarnations are still both officially named "Godzilla". The rumor likely spread after Godzilla: Final Wars featured the version of the monster named "Zilla" after director Ryuhei Kitamura stated that the monster "took the "God" out of Godzilla". For the record, while the monsters are of the same species, Godzilla '98 and Zilla are two separate individuals and it's been confirmed that the 1998 film (and cartoon spin-off) exist in their own continuity.
      • This film also inspired rumours that Toho absolutely hates the 1998 Godzilla. This, however, is untrue. While many people working for the company have expressed their own individual dislikes of the film (including suit actor Kenpachiro Satsuma walking out of a screening of the film stating "It's not Godzilla"), the company as a whole's view towards Zilla has been neutral to fairly positive. Plus, given that the film was a box-office hit in its initial release and Toho continues to get royalties for every cable TV showing, DVD, Blu-Ray, or digital download purchase, it wouldn't make sense for them to hate something that makes them a profit.
      • Another rumor inspired by this film is that TriStar Pictures originally wanted to use King Ghidorah and Mothra, but were unable to due to Toho refusing to give them the rights to the monsters. In reality, Toho was perfectly willing to let TriStar use either monster but required separate licensing fees for each. Due to budget reasons, TriStar ultimately decided to have Godzilla (and his offspring) be the only monsters in the film.
    • Godzilla: Final Wars (2004):
      • The rumour that this Godzilla is actually Junior. This rumor likely began due to the film's opening credits using the final scene in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah in which an adult Junior can be seen in silhouette. However, this was likely only used for dramatic effect. Likewise, another rumor states that the Final Wars Godzilla was originally going to be an adult Junior but the idea was scrapped during development. So far, there are no statements from Ryuhei Kitamura or any of the film's production team that neither confirm nor deny this claim. In fact, the Final Wars Godzilla is its own incarnation of the monster.
      • Bagan was rumored to have been cut from the film Godzilla: Final Wars and even had a video from 2012 claiming to be evidence. However, this was quickly debunked as the footage in question was actually from a show called Chou Sei Kantai Sazer X and had absolutely nothing to do with the Godzilla franchise or any supposed cut footage of Bagan.
    • When Godzilla (2014) first came out, there were rumors of a post-credits scene exclusive to the Japanese release featuring Mothra. There never was any scene like that in any version of the movie, though Mothra does appear in the sequel.
  • The Grifter, according to 4chan, is one of the most messed up films ever made that very few have ever seen. It does not exist, and is really just a creepypasta meme along the lines of that haunted Zelda cartridge, which also doesn't exist.
  • Legends abound that Groundhog Day's filming was temporarily halted when the SPCA investigated issues revolving around the groundhog. A groundhog-related halt did occur, but it was because Bill Murray was bitten by the groundhog.
  • Harry Potter
    • A Tumblr prank started a rumor that the snake freed in the zoo is Nagini, Voldemort's pet snake. From the looks of things, thousands of gullible fans have reblogged the quote.
    • Also on Tumblr, there's a very highly reblogged post that appeared around the time the last movie premiered about the child actor playing Albus Severus being the same one who played baby Harry in the first movie, despite the fact that a quick IMDb check shows that the first baby Harry was actually played by a set of triplets. Also, bonus points for using a picture of baby Harry from Deathly Hallows instead of the baby Harry from Philosopher's Stone.
    • The long-standing contention that the filmmakers, particularly Steve Kloves and David Yates, favored the Harry/Hermione ship over the canon Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione ships. This comes from the perception that the films built up Harry and Hermione as a couple while portraying Ron as an idiot and Ginny as bland. Of course, the films ultimately end with the same pairings as the books, but did they really make those pairings look good? There's no real way to prove or disprove this since it ultimately rests on a subjective reading of the films themselves, but you'd think the filmmakers would have better things to do than try to subtly undermine the canon ships.
  • Indiana Jones:
    • Raiders of the Lost Ark has the famous gun vs. sword fight, which was claimed to be purely an improvized moment on set to replace an otherwise lengthy sword vs. whip fight, sometimes to the extent that no one was expecting it in that particular take. While not exactly wrong, this is a bit of an overly-simplified account. The truth was they were in the midst of rehearsals for the fight, but Harrison Ford was not feeling well and not up for the extensive filming needed, and he suggested Indy would not want a drawn out fight himself, especially when time was of the essence. Steven Spielberg had similar sentiments, as in the same action sequence Indy had held off pursuers using his whip already. Footage of the rehearsal is available.
    • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Some very odd rumors have circulated about a deleted scene where the Joneses unintentionally inspire Rudolph Hess' ill-fated flight to Britain years later. While the details are rarely consistent, there's no evidence that such an idea was even considered, let alone filmed.
  • James Bond:
    • There was a rumor that Shirley Eaton, the actress who played Jill Masterson, the character that died by being covered in gold paint in Goldfinger died in Real Life like her character did. MythBusters debunked this... by having the actress herself appear.
    • Moonraker: There is an urban legend that's become popular recently (although it is a fair amount Older Than They Think, as there are internet posts from The '90s mentioning it) that Dolly orginally had braces, with many people "remembering" them in particular during the her first meeting with Jaws where they smile at each other, and many people claiming they were edited out at some point. That said, it's not true, as people have dug up the original VHS tapes from The '70s and found she still has no braces, as well as the actress herself denying it. Most likely, this whole misbelief comes from the fact that Jaws has metal teeth, and braces are metal things that go on teeth, meaning it would have made sense for her to have braces to make the two of them more similar, even if that isn't the case in reality.
  • There are a few myths regarding the legendary "Spider Pit Sequence", a deleted scene from the original King Kong (1933) in which several of the sailors survive their fall into a deep chasm only to be eaten alive by giant bugs and reptiles. While the scene definitely was shot, there's a longstanding myth that it was removed from the film because test audiences found it too disturbing. In reality, the director cut it because he felt it ruined the film's pacing. The second myth is that the footage still exists somewhere in the world, possibly in Asia due to the possibility that the film was shipped there before the scene was cut, but so far, no luck. A very convincing reconstruction of the scene was created by Peter Jackson for the bonus features of the DVD, but when taken out of context, it is sometimes mistaken for the real thing, causing more confusion.note 
  • The Little Rascals
    • It's been rumored that Bill Cosby was deeply offended by the way Buckwheat was depicted in the original movies, so he bought the rights to prevent them from airing on TV ever again. Needless to say, this is absolutely not true.
    • There's also some information floating around online saying that the original stars of the shorts met with very untimely deaths. While the information presented is technically true, it's more of an example of the Sharpshooter Fallacy as it pays more attention to minor details than really getting the big picture of the actor's fates, especially considering the massive number of recurring actors that appeared in the shorts. A long analysis is here.
  • Ever since the last known copy of London After Midnight was destroyed in the 1965 MGM vault fire, there has been a plethora of urban legends regarding film collectors who possess copies of it and refuse to share. Several different names have been thrown around, meaning that potentially several copies might be hidden away in private film vaults somewhere, but so far there's every indication that it's all just bored horror fans pulling the legs of other horror fans. This sort of thing isn't unheard of for lost films, but London After Midnight attracts it to an unrivaled extent due to it being the most famous lost film there is.
  • Mad Max:
    • The film series is one of several examples of action-heavy films which are subject to urban legends of incidents that led to the actual death of stunt artists being included in the finished film. The two incidents most commonly mentioned are the "bridge scene" near the end of the original Mad Max, in which Max drives the Interceptor through a group of the outlaw bikers, and one biker who hits the road can be clearly seen to be struck in the head by the wheel of a sliding bike; and a sequence in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior where a biker hits an overturned dune buggy at speed and flies over the handlebars, over a buggy, and into a pit. Both of these were genuine accidents during filming that were kept in for being spectacular, but neither led to any permanent harm.
    • The original Mad Max also has a legend relating to Deleted Scenes from the film that were supposedly included in certain early VHS releases and/or TV edits. Those most commonly mentioned include the bikers attacking Main Force Patrol headquarters and killing Fifi and all the other surviving cops (which would explain their absence from the final portion of the film), Max and Goose having a drag race, and Max looting the MFP HQ for weapons. However, no physical evidence of the alleged scenes has ever been produced. The Mad Max Movies page discusses these more in detail; at least some of these scenes were at the very least scripted.
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    • A widely circulated internet rumor holds that Tim the Enchanter originally had an (unspecified) more complicated, mystical name in the original script, and that John Cleese blew his line and they went with it. However, Tim the Enchanter is identified by that name in the 1974 screenplay, well before filming began.
    • Similarly, the rumor that having the squires bang on coconuts to imitate the sound of hoofbeats was improvised during filming when horses proved unaffordable is dismissed by the same screenplay.
  • Since Ready Player One (2018) first came out, there were many rumors about the character cameos appearing in the background during multiple scenes of the movie. Some people swear you can see Homestuck or Undertale characters in the climax, and at a certain point the wiki for the book and movie was filled of short pages about characters that were supposedly in the movie such as Brian Griffin, Bill Cipher or Chiaki Nanami.
  • There are a few stories going around about bits and pieces of the The Rocky Horror Picture Show. When online fans in the pre-DVD days bragged that their theater's print of the film had the UK-exclusive song "Super Heroes" intact, one fan attempted to top them by claiming that his theater had an otherwise lost scene in which Riff and Brad engage in anal sex. This became a long (LONG) running in-joke among the Rocky community, with two fans actually writing and filming an intentionally blurry version of the scene for the 2001 'Frankie Goes To Hollywood' convention. Currently, the scene circulates in a fan-created 'extended edition' in the film, strictly for the sake of keeping the legend alive, though it should never be considered canon.
  • It's falsely claimed that the SPCA shut down The Shawshank Redemption for animal cruelty. This rumor possibly began because the SPCA suggested that, instead of feeding a crow a live maggot, they feed a crow a maggot that died naturally already.
  • There is a VERY persistent rumor that a movie called Shazaam starring the comedian Sinbad as a genie exists; the film is actually named Kazaam and stars Shaquille O'Neal. Sinbad himself officially denied it but hundreds of people (who, again, actually saw Kazaam) claim to have seen it. This article goes into more detail. Note that the actor also hosted an afternoon of Sinbad the Sailor movies on TNT while dressed up in a genie outfit during segments, likely another source of the confusion. 'CollegeHumor'' spoofed this phenomena as their 2017 April Fools' Day prank.
  • Rumors of an upcoming live-action movie of The Simpsons have persisted. There were ideas for a live-action Troy McClure movie, but not a movie focusing on the entire Simpsons family.
  • According to Mary Pickford, during the filming of the 1926 film Sparrows she was literally crawling in a tree above an alligator pit with a toddler strapped onto her back. To make it worse, Pickford was a very light woman so the child was almost 1/3rd of her weight. The validity of this up in the air, however, as the film's director refuted the claim.
  • A long-held rumor around Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was that the traitorous Lieutenant Valeris was originally supposed to be Saavik from the earlier films, but that this was changed after an epic amount of rank-pulling by Gene Roddenberry. Nicholas Meyer didn't give a damn what Roddenberry thought (and by that point, Roddenberry's influence over production was quite limited due to his declining health), but he wanted to bring back initial actor Kirstie Alley to reprise the role from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The issue was either Alley's asking price was too high due to her starring role on Cheers or she declined due to her concern that she would look fat in the form-fitting uniforms, and rather than recasting the role again the script was rewritten.
  • Star Wars:
    • Everyone knows about a blooper from A New Hope in the scene where Luke gets back to the Rebel base after destroying the Death Star and is hugged by Princess Leia where Mark Hamill accidentally yelled "Carrie!" instead of "Leia!" This was eventually shot down by Hamill himself, who clarified that he had actually said "There she–!" while dubbing his line.
    • An urban legend that has been circulating online for years is that there exists "a scene within the Death Star where Luke, Han, and Leia are fighting against stormtroopers. They are trapped against a locked blast door as R2-D2 attempts to open it. The center of the room is a circular pit from which stormtroopers are seen falling in as they are shot trying to cross with the use of grappling hooks. The scene in question has never surfaced online or in any other media, except for Roger Ebert's 'Microsoft Cinemania,' a DOS-based multimedia CD-ROM movie encyclopedia, released in the early 1990s". However, evidence of this has never been produced and numerous people have tried searching the “Microsoft Cinemania” releases to no avail.
  • Superman: The Movie: Rumors have circulated for decades about a supposed Deleted Scene where Lex Luthor and his goons steal a piece of green Kryptonite from Addis Ababa. Understandable, since the editing of the movie makes it appear as if there is. Luthor and his cronies are shown discussing the idea of going there. The scene ends with them preparing for their trip. The very next scene takes place in a mountainous area of the United States where suddenly Luthor and his gang execute their hijack of the nuclear missile. This sudden narrative jump to this day has people wondering if there wasn't an entire sequence of events between the two sequences - i.e. the Addis Ababa caper, or at least a transitional scene involving Superman - that was filmed and cut. Not only has no evidence that such a scene was even planned ever been found, but the film seemed to suggest that Luthor and company didn't go to Addis Ababa after all, and that Luthor stole the Kryptonite from the Metropolis Museum. Remember: when Perry White was giving Clark a lecture on how he should be more aggressive, he mentions that the Museum was broken into and two security guards were killed - but all that was stolen was a piece of meteorite. The mistake lies in ignoring that neither Luthor nor his minions ever actually say that they're going to Addis Ababa. Otis does ask Luthor if they're going but Luthor never answers his question. Hence, the theft in Metropolis could mean that the Addis Ababa meteorite was acquired or borrowed by the Metropolis Museum, or that Luthor discovered that there was a different one with similar properties practically next door.
  • There is a persistent rumor that Alec Baldwin offered to voice himself in Team America: World Police, but was turned down by Trey Parker and Matt Stone because they felt the voice actor they got to impersonate him was funnier. By all accounts, this did not happen; Baldwin never spoke with Parker and Stone, and they never planned to have any celebrities voice themselves (quite the opposite, as the part of the reasoning for using puppets was to avoid using a-list actors). Amusingly though, Baldwin would later state that he thought the parody of him was hilarious and that he would have gladly done the voicework if Parker and Stone had asked.
  • An urban legend is that one scene in the movie Three Men and a Baby has a ghost of a little boy standing by the window in Ted Danson's apartment. Legend says that the film was shot in an apartment where this boy got killed. It's actually just a cardboard cut-out of Danson (intended for a Deleted Scene), and the apartment was actually a movie studio set.
  • The "still in development" live-action ThunderCats movie has been rumored since 2005 and has even been confused with the canceled 2010 CGI movie. But there is an IMDb page with no information.
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit has been stated to be a supposed Chinatown sequel that was rewritten to be an adaptation of Who Censored Roger Rabbit?. While the film's writers have admitted they are Chinatown fans and that movie was a heavy influence, there is no proof on this, specially as official sequel The Two Jakes only came out after Roger Rabbit. Writer Robert Towne also denied that a once-planned third movie was named Cloverleaf (similar to the company owned by Judge Doom), and added that the planned setting was the 60s, way after the railway conspiracy.
  • The Wizard of Oz:
    • There is one scene, just after meeting the Tin Man, where you can see an odd bit of movement in the far background; rumors say this is either a stagehand or one of the Munchkin actors either falling out of a tree or hanging himself because he was rejected by the woman he loved. Apparently it's actually a large bird. The forest scenes were filmed before the munchkinland scenes, so no munchkin actors would have even been present.
    • There is a legend that the Pink Floyd album, The Dark Side of the Moon, synchs up with the film's soundtrack. This legend has been vigorously denied by the band, who have pointed out that the audio technology necessary to make the film soundtrack and rock album synch this precisely with each other didn't exist in 1973.
    • The Angry Video Game Nerd was inspired by urban legends of The Dark Side of the Moon synching to this film's soundtrack. When Nerd reviewed the video game adaptation, Cinemassacre deliberately synched the album to their episode and placed in a few bits and clues, like a plane, to make the synching work, as described in their blog.
    • Urban-legend accounts of the zany hijinks engaged in by the little people who'd been recruited from all over the country to play the Munchkins provided inspiration for the 1981 Chevy Chase comedy Under the Rainbow.
    • There are legends of two different alternate endings that show that Oz was real after all. One ending shows the Ruby Slippers still on Dorothy's feet as she lies in bed while the other has Dorothy saying "There's no place like home", with the camera panning down to show the Ruby Slippers under her bed. These endings are often mentioned to have only been shown once or twice on television reruns in the mid-to-late 20th century. Neither ending has been confirmed to exist.
  • X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes: As related by Stephen King in his nonfiction book Danse Macabre, the 1963 Roger Corman-directed sci-fi/horror film supposedly originally ended with Ray Milland's character Dr. James Xavier screaming "I can still see!" after he tears out his own eyes, and Executive Meddling forced Roger to cut the final line as too horrifying, so that the film ends with a freeze-frame on Xavier's bloody eye sockets. Corman has both confirmed and denied this legend, saying alternately that Milland went off script and that King just made the whole story up.


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