8 Million Ways To Die Trivia
“Death comes to all except those who deserve it most
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Rewind ArchiveIt's interesting to note that out of the major talents involved in this movie, the only Republican is Andy Garcia. The others (Bridges, Arquette, Paul, Ashby, Stone) were/are Democrats/left-leaners.
Rewind ArchiveJames Avery, makes an appearance as a Deputy D.A. He is also Will Smith's uncle on "Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" and the voice of Shredder on the 80s version of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".
Rewind ArchiveAlthough distributed by TriStar Pictures, the CBS/FOX release doesn't contain the TriStar logo anywhere during the movie.
Rewind ArchiveThe movie barely made any money at the box office. It only got 1.3 million dollars.
Thanks to AngelinaBrad Pitt's character in 1992's "Cool World" says to his girlfriend, "There are 8 million ways to die..." maybe a little nod to this movie.
Rewind ArchiveAn alternate tagline for the movie was the famous saying "There are eight million stories in the naked city..."
Thanks to Sonny BurnettAccording to Executive Producer Mark Damon, Director Hal Ashby threw away the script and had the actors improvise all their dialog and actions.
Thanks to Sonny BurnettThis movie probably meant a lot to director Hal Ashby, since he apparently struggled with an alcohol addiction for most of his life.
Thanks to Kevin O'ReillyThe script was rewritten by an uncredited Robert Towne, the writer of Chinatown. Towne previously wrote 'Shampoo' and 'The Last Detail for Hal Ashby'. Oliver Stone has supposedly expressed unhappiness with the finished product.
Thanks to Phantom PlanetThe child actor who portrayed Jeff Bridges' young daughter in this film is Christa Denton. Christa starred alongside Stephen Dorff and Louis Tripp in the 1986 supernatural thriller 'The Gate.' Today she would be about 32 years old.
Thanks to Charles LockeI think that the mansion is a copy of a villa by Antoni Gaudi, the famous Spanish architect who designed numerous buildings in Barcelona along those lines.
G. White kindly wrote in to add: Yes, the house is definitely a Gaudi-inspired masterpiece, incorporating all the Art Nouveau-ish swirling patterns -- not a straight line in the whole compound. Gaudi was a tremendously important influence on architecture and design, mostly in Europe. America seems to have largely ignored him. There is a lot on Gaudi and his work on the Web, and particularly a very well-known cathedral ... in Barcelona, IIRC. Andy Garcia's character mentions Gaudi as he is showing Jeff Bridges around the place.
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 "8 Million Ways To Die".
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