All the Right Moves Trivia
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Rewind ArchiveThis was Lea Thompson's third picture and almost certainly the one that got her really noticed. She of course went on to significant success later with such movies as "Back to the Future" and "Some Kind of Wonderful".
Rewind ArchiveWriter Michael Kane also wrote the movies "Southern Comfort" and "The Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission"
Thanks to Perry SchwarzRifleman who was played by Walter Briggs really played high school football at Hackensack High School. In fact, after he graduated from Hackensack High, the movie was being filmed that summer and Walter was due into training camp at Montclair State College (now University). After he filmed his parts in the movie he joined his Montclair State College teammates in Upper Montclair, NJ where he had a successful 4-year career as quaterback for the Indians (Now the Red Hawks). Walter Briggs also went on to play a short stint with the New York Jets as a quarterback during the strike season. Those perfect spirals one sees in the movies are the way he actually threw in college. A great athlete and a great person also. This was his only movie credit.
Thanks to Steven MurrayA reference is made to this movie in the 1996 horror thriller 'Scream' with Rose McGowan's character, Tatum, telling Neve Cambell's character, Sydney, she want's to rent a video - "I was thinking, Tom Cruise in 'All The Right Moves' ...You know, if you pause it just right, you can see his p*nis!!" The writer, Kevin Williamson, recieved more questions about that line than any other in the movie.
Rewind ArchiveThe movie is also known as "All Right"
Thanks to MerlinTerry O'Quinn (John Locke of Lost TV series newly enjoyed fame) makes an appearance as Freeman Smith
Thanks to AnonymousAlmost all of this movie was filmed in Johnstown, PA. - a real all amercian steel town! You could still go there today and it looks almost identical to what it was back then!
Thanks to Toni Ann RossiPaul Carafotes who gave a very underrated performance as Vinnie Salvucci (the Vooch), collided with Tom Cruise during a football practice which is in the film but the actors cannot be seen because they were wearing helmets. Carafotes sent cruise to the hospital from the force of that collision!
Thanks to KevinNear the beginning of the film, while talking about his potential college coaching job, Nickerson mentions that it is between him and "you know who" from Aliquippa. The real-life coach of Aliquippa HS at the time the movie was made was 'Donald Yannessa', who portrayed the Walnut Heights coach.
Thanks to MelissaAlledgedly, it was originally only supposed to be Lea Thompson who would be nude during their love scene. When Tom Cruise read it, he said that was not fair, and so that is why both are nude in that part of the film.
Rewind ArchiveKeith Diamond, who played Fox - one of Stef's teammates - also played a male nurse in "Awakenings" starring Robin Williams. Shadow, another one of Stef's teammates was played by Leon, who went on to star in the Madonna video "Like a Prayer."
Thanks to StephCharles Cioffi, who played Stef's dad, previously starred in "Klute" as Donald Sutherland's psycho boss/colleague.
There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "All the Right Moves".
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