30 Clever Movie Easter Eggs

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    • derfinsterling

      Apr 19th 2011, 10:51

      I caught the Kiddo plane ticket at the cinema without freezing the frame! ;-)

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    • BazVanderClap

      Apr 19th 2011, 11:18

      If you've watched Anchorman enough to know what the name of the restaurant is when translated, then you should also know that the name of the female lead is Veronica Corningstone, as played by Christina Applegate and her exquisite breasts!

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    • BazVanderClap

      Apr 19th 2011, 11:19

      If you've watched Anchorman enough to know what the name of the restaurant is when translated, then you should also know that the name of the female lead is Veronica Corningstone, as played by Christina Applegate and her exquisite breasts!

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    • christopholous

      Apr 19th 2011, 11:22

      Sorry to be pedantic but there is no Evil Dead poster in A Nightmare on Elm Street, but Nancy is watching it on TV in one scene

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    • gwales

      Apr 19th 2011, 11:34

      BazVanderClap - You're quite right of course. Momentary brain-freeze on my part!

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    • apbgreen

      Apr 19th 2011, 11:45

      On another pedantic note these are all in-jokes, not Easter Eggs - which are entirely different. Do a bit of research and you'll realise this.

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    • DanRose

      Apr 19th 2011, 11:59

      Yeah I thought Easter Eggs were something completely different... these are in-jokes... I thought the Eggs were something you discovered when pressing enter at the right moment or menu two or three times.. that kinda thing.

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    • gwales

      Apr 19th 2011, 12:13

      When talking about DVDs, you're absolutely right - usually a hidden extra tucked away somewhere on one of the menu screens. In the context of a movie itself, it usually refers to a hidden message or subtle in-joke for eagle-eyed viewers!

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    • juhakatila

      Apr 19th 2011, 12:36

      When talking about movies, I think it's the same if you talk about easter-eggs or in-jokes. It's true though that dvd-menus, softwares etc. give more to the term easter-egg.. anyhow, nice and fun collection of these - what ever they are. Only few I knew before. But some good ones are missing like Terminator's reboot log (= mac log containing ie. "Quick Time Player") from Terminator 3. :)

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    • peanutpie

      Apr 19th 2011, 13:29

      I think the more clever in-joke for King Kong was when Adrian Brody was taken onto the ship to stay in the cage... they passed by a cage labeled Sumatran Rat Monkey which was a funny nod to fans of Peter Jackson & his Dead Alive movie.

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    • Punchbowl

      Apr 19th 2011, 13:45

      They mentioned getting Eddie Brock in one the first two Spider-Man Movies but he'd only begun working for them in Spidey 3. Just one of the many ways they bolloxed the character of Venom and, indeed, Spidey with that p**s poor abortion of a movie.,

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 19th 2011, 14:19

      Demi Moore turning up in Die Hard 4, Indy being poisoned in bar Obi Wans in Temple of Doom, Tyler Durden turning up on Facebook in The Social Network..theres hundred of tthem

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    • bill2112

      Apr 19th 2011, 15:33

      You missed a couple...In Godzilla the Simpsons connection is furthered by Hank Azaria. In King Kong, on the ship a crate in the hold is marked `Sumatran Rat Monkey` which i think you`ll find references an earlier more modest Peter Jackson film!

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    • LostPenguin

      Apr 19th 2011, 17:48

      The in-joke in Maverick deserves so much more credit! In the scene where Danny Glover is robbing the bank and sharing a loitering stare with Mel Gibson the music changes and the "Riggs" theme is worked into the score. Surely a complete musicgasm for any film music geek!

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    • jackisadullboy

      Apr 19th 2011, 19:19

      What about Monsters, Inc., at the end when Sulley grabs the toys for Boo when he brings her back to her room and she has a Marlin doll from Finding Nemo?

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    • DrAndonuts

      Apr 19th 2011, 20:25

      Also, in Tarzan, Mrs. Potts and Chip from Beauty and the Beast can be plainly seen when Terk, Tantor and the apes trash the Porter's campsite.

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    • jws1272

      Apr 22nd 2011, 10:26

      Maybe that "THX1138" wish on the Return Of The Jedi slide was a joke, but Lucas HAS referenced it in at least one. In A New Hope, disguised Stormtrooper Luke tells the Imperial commander that their bringing Chewbacca in is a "prisoner transfer from Cell Block 1138."

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    • RickDVD

      Apr 30th 2011, 5:15

      I don't want to seem redundant, but Lucas uses THX 1138 all the time. From a license plate in American Graffiti to its use in other director's films that he's produced, it shows up all the time. I must say the appearance of Danny Glover and the Riggs theme is priceless in Maverick. Dick Donner uses those Easter Egg callbacks a lot in movies, as he used a lot in Superman and a few others.

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    • matty2392

      Mar 30th 2013, 22:34

      Just saying Rex from Toy Story appears in Wall.E. How about hiring some researchers.

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 31st 2013, 1:30

      haha i didn't realise how punchably smug I sounded. Damn

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    • FBGKennelly

      Mar 31st 2013, 11:40

      KILL BILL VOLUME 2 .... look at the wall of michael madsen's trailer .. he has the poster for the charles bronson movie Mr Majestyk .. remember that was referenced in True Romance when slater confronts oldman ''you know what we got here motherfu*** charlie bronson mr majestyk ''

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    • FBGKennelly

      Mar 31st 2013, 11:44

      buy the ROCKY special edition dvd the main menu there are options like.. play or scene selection or special features most people including me would scroll left or right to choose an option instead of that press UP that will make a secret menu pop up the letters R O C K Y ... in big red letters click on that and you will see an easter egg it is funny and a real treat for stallone fans : )

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    • taylorspearman

      Apr 1st 2013, 3:18

      Nobody ever seems to point this one out but... In the Watchmen, during the mentioned scene when Night Owl stops Joe Chill from killing the Wayne's, there is a Batman poster on the wall behind Night Owl

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    • impossiblefan

      Apr 2nd 2013, 10:32

      Number 19, the Back to the Future one, is basically the 'How it should have ended: Terminator' video on YouTube. Search it.

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    • bobrosswaag

      May 2nd 2013, 18:36

      There's an old Doris Day picture, "The Thrill of It All," where she becomes a TV commercial star. The ad agency executives who make the commercials are named Mr. Stokely, Mr. VanKamp (pork & beans) and Mr. Billings.

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    • nicthorson

      Jun 26th 2013, 3:43

      In American Graffiti, Harrison Ford's license plate is THX 138.

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    • TheCantilope

      Nov 20th 2013, 20:47

      Look at number 15! There's a circle in the middle of the Atlantic ocean...NAMOR!!!

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    • bjbnet

      Feb 9th 2014, 17:30

      Princess Leia cell block.... 1138

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