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  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $28 million. Box office, $16,803,753.
  • Career Resurrection: This kickstarted Ben Affleck's and he hasn't slowed down since.
  • Creator Killer: The movie got good reviews, but director Allen Coulter didn't direct another theatrical film for four years and stuck to television.
  • Executive Meddling: Filmmakers had to shoot a new version of the opening credits for The Adventures of Superman, after Warner Brothers refused to allow the originals to be shown.
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  • Fake American: English Bob Hoskins as Eddie Mannix.
  • Jossed: Numerous people on the crew of From Here to Eternity have disputed the story that George Reeves had a bigger part that got cut down. The original screenplay contains the same number of scenes for him as the final film.
  • Reality Subtext: Affleck plays an actor who, like himself, endures a string of failures, struggles with alcoholism and bad relationships, and feels that he has become a laughing stock to the public. Of course, Affleck's story has a much happier ending than Reeves' did.
  • Urban Legend: The film repeats a well-worn story about Reeves speaking to a group of children in Superman attire — and a kid who'd brought his dad's gun, whom he had to talk out of shooting him, saying if the bullets bounced off him, they could hurt bystanders in the crowd. Reeves made up this story, possibly to get out of making appearances in costume.
    • And again, the already mentioned rumor that Reeves originally had a bigger part in From Here to Eternity.
  • What Could Have Been:
  • Working Title: The title was going to be Truth, Justice and The American Way after Superman's Catchphrase. DC Comics refused to allow it.


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