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Christine Trivia

AKA:
Christine Picture
1983
Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1983 Horror / Occult movie starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul et al.
Kelly Preston, who plays the cheerleader who likes Dennis, is now John Travolta's wife.
Keith Gordon has gone on to become a excellent director in his own right, with films such as "A Midnight Clear" and "Mother Night" to his credit.
The book that Dennis pulls off the shelf in the library before asking Leigh out is "Christine" by Steven King.
Contributed by: Steven Murray
Christine was Nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film in 1984.
The actress playing Cunningham's mother is also named Christine... Christine Belford, to be exact.
Contributed by: Brian Sakal
I believe Alexandra Paul went on to star in "Baywatch". Alexandre Paul and Keith Gordon starred together in another movie - the comedy "Back to School".
The movie playing on-screen at the drive-in is the Oscar-winning disco favorite "Thank God It's Friday".
Contributed by: Steven Murray
John Carpenter was nominated for a grand prize at the 'Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival' in 1984 for 'Christine.'
Contributed by: Phantom Planet
Actor John Stockwell went on to appear in the 1985 sci-fi action/comedy 'My Science Project' alongside Dennis Hopper and Fisher Stevens. He is also the son of legendary character actor Dean Stockwell (Dune; Quantum Leap; Stargate SG-1)
Contributed by: Dave
The blonde cheerleader who likes John Stockwell's character Dennis is played by Kelly Preston, who was also in 80's film "Mischief"
Contributed by: Steven Murray
Richard Korbitz, who had produced the film version of Stephen King's novel "Salem's Lot", was given some new unpublished manuscripts from Stephen King to consider for their next film adaptation. One was "Christine" and the other was "Cujo". Korbitz chose Christine because he thought Cujo was too silly - seems like he was the silly one as Cujo was a much better movie.
Contributed by: Steven Murray
The license plate of Christine reads: CQB - which is an acronym for Close Quarters Battle.
Contributed by: Steven Murray
Pay attention to the background when Arnie first brings Christine to Darnell's Garage. As he's walking back to Dennis's car to ask him to honk his horn, you can see the bulldozer in the background that will be used to destroy Christine.
Contributed by: Steven Murray
Detective Rudolph Junkins, also drives a Plymouth Fury. The car Detective Rudolph Junkins is driving when he meets Arnie in the high-school parking lot is a 1977 or 1978 Plymouth Fury.

Also, the actor who played Detective Junkins also played Molly Ringwalds dad in the movie 'Pretty in Pink'.
John Stockwell also starred in "Top Gun" as 'Cougar', the pilot who loses his nerve at the beginning.
In the book, Christine is a four-door - obviously not a Fury, as that model was only offered as a two-door coupe in 1958. Of course, no self-respecting '60's, '70's or '80's teenager would be caught dead in a "Mom's car" four-door ..
Contributed by: Megan
There is a rumor that James Dean's prized Porsche was a real-life Christine. After the fatal wreck that killed Dean, the parts were sold. Legend has it that some people who bought the parts were later killed in automobile-related accidents.
Contributed by: Greg
Christines famous license plate is different from the book to the movie. The book says on page 181 chapter 20 that Arnie Cunningham registered the car in Pennsylvania. Also the book's time frame is in the winter and mentions snow on a daily basis, where in the movie snow is never present. In the movie Dennis and Leigh use a bulldozer to battle Christine. In the book Dennis uses a pink fuel tanker named "Petunia" to destroy Christine. In the book Arnie stores his car at an airport parking lot, this is where it gets vandalized, in the movie it gets vandalized is Darnell's garage. In the book Darnell was killed in his living room not in christine at the garage. In the book Christine was bought Buckskin Beige by Rolland Lebay and he had it painted "Autum Red" not Ford Red. The movie shows Christine red from the assembly line.
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Incorrect Trivia
What follows are trivia items we now believe are bogus. Some of them will have explanations, some will not. We just leave 'em in for interest, really.
Famous author (and fellow son-of-Maine) Stephen King actually owns one of the Christine movie cars.

Not true, Stephen King doses not own any of the cars from the movie, in fact only 3 were saved and restored.
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