Beetlejuice Movie Trivia

Beetlejuice Trivia

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Film facts for the 1988 Comedy movie starring Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder

Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones, Glenn Shadix, Robert Goulet, Annie McEnroe, Maurice Page, Hugo Stanger, Rachel Mittelman, J. Jay Saunders, Mark Ettlinger, Patrice Martinez, Cindy Daly, Douglas Turner, Carmen Filpi, Simmy Bow, Sylvia Sidney Update Cast

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Winona Ryder (Lydia Deitz) is actually a blonde but has been dying her hair since age 11. Her favorite book is "Catcher In The Rye". She claims she owns every paperback edition and translations. Winona smokes a pack of cigarettes a day. She graduated from Petaluma High School with a 4.0 GPA.
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The receptionist in the waiting room is Miss Argentina!
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The family's surname Deitz is likely to be a reference to Eileen Dietz, who was Linda Blairs stunt double and the dreamface of the demon in The Exorcist (1973).
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Michael Keaton's (Beetlejuice) hobbies are flyfishing and riding horses on his California ranch. Although not related to Diane Keaton, he changed his last name to Keaton because he couldn't use his real name of Michael Douglas. Michael studied speech at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.
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Winona Ryder was of course the lead in Heathers, and was in the film, "1969", along with actors Kiefer Sutherland and Robert Downey Jnr.
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Betelgeuse is the name of a star making the eastern shoulder of the constellation Orion. The stars diameter at any time lies somewhere between some 550 and 920 times that of the sun, making Betelgeuse one of the largest stars known. Its name is derived from the Arabic word bat al-dshauza, which means "the giants shoulder".
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Catherine O'Hara (Delia Deitz) was part of the Canadian group Northern Lights who sang "Tears Are Not Enough".

She also played the mother in "Home Alone" & "Home Alone 2"
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Catherine O'Hara, the moved-in wife, was also the voice for Sally in the most famous Tim Burton film, "Nightmare Before Christmas." Beetlejuice's headware is later used in that same movie.
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Jeffrey Jones can also be seen in two more Tim Burton movies: "Ed Wood" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", which also features the popular actor Johnny Depp, who stars in many of Tim Burton's movies and who used to date Winona Ryder.
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Beetlejuice wears 8 different costumes through the course of the movie: convict suit; cowboy clothes; tour bus drivers uniform; plaid shirt and slacks; 1940's detective attire; a bathrobe; a black and white striped suit; a pink tuxedo.
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Jeffrey Jones appeared in other 80's classics such as "Amadeus", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Howard the Duck", plus he appears in the cult comedy "Stay Tuned" alongside John Ritter.

He can also be seen in "Stuart Little", "Dr.Doolittle 2", "Houseguest", "The Pest", "The Devil's Advocate", "The Hunt for Red October", "Ravenous" and "Mom and Dad Save the World", as well as a episode of "Amazing Stories", and a episode of "Tales from the Crypt" with former 80's icon Anthony Michael Hall, who worked with Beetlejuice's director Tim Burton on 1990's "Edward Scissorhands"
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Glenn Shadix died September 7, 2010 due to blunt trauma from a fall.
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Winona Ryder's birth name is Winona Laura Horowitz. Born in the city of Winona, Mn.
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At the end, Beetlejuice metamorphoses into a bizarre creature with a merry-go-round on his head. On the top of this merry-go-round is a smiling skull which became Jack Skellington in 1993's The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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Glenn Shadix & Michael Keaton met again for just one scene in the comedy "Multiplicity" released in 1996.
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Glenn Shadix (Otho) worked on broadway for 17 years before he got into movies. He was also Father Ripper in "Heathers" and Lionel Spalding in "Dunston Checks In".

Being that Glenn is close friends with Tim Burton, he was one of the first people Burton handed the script to and later provided the voice of The Mayor in "The Nightmare Before Christmas".
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When Barbara and Adam are in their case worker's office, through the blinds you can see Elwood and Jake from the Blues Brothers.

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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 "Beetlejuice".
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