Little Shop of Horrors Movie Trivia

Little Shop of Horrors Trivia


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Film facts for the 1986 Dance / Music movie starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia More Cast

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Ellen Greene was the original Broadway Audrey and did such a great job of immortalizing the part, they had to have her for the movie.
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The original film version of Little Shop Of Horrors was Jack Nicholson's first film.
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Ellen Greene has now returned to her club singing roots. She is a favourite at several bars, such as Martuni's San Francisco. She has regualar slots ...make a booking... she is fab!!
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Originally included an extended sequence for the song "The Meek Shall Inherit", in which Seymour debates with himself whether or not to keep Audrey II alive.
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The "alternate ending" of the movie is actually the original ending of the stage musical.
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Notice that two of the Black female singers that pop up throughout this movie look familiar? That's because one of them is Tisha Campbell & another is Tichina Arnold. This was their first time on screen together before they co-starred in the sitcom "Martin". Tisha Campbell also went on to star in "School Daze" and have multiple guest appearances on 80's sitcoms like "A Different World", before trying her hand at a singing career in the early 90's.
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The neon sign "CHOOZ" blinks the "OZ"; the director's surname.
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The tramp who says "when you go" in the song "Downtown" is played by John Scott Martin, who was a Dalek operator in the majority of Dalek stories in the original run of Doctor who. UK visitors of this site may also remember him in early TV adverts for the 118 118 directory enquiries service as old man 192.
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The members of the film's "Greek Chorus" are all named after '50s/'60s girl groups: The Ronettes, The Chiffons, and The Crystals.
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The bizarre equipment used by sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello has made numerous appearances in other Warner Bros. productions, notably as Jeremy Irons' gynecology tools in Dead Ringers (1988) and as the Joker's plastic surgeon's tools in Batman (1989).
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Levi Stubbs, the voice of Audrey II, is better known as the lead singer of motown group The Four Tops.
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Michelle Weeks (Ronette) technically tells herself to "Sing it, child." Her voice is featured as the dubbed solo at the beginning of "Skid Row (Downtown)"
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Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold were only 15 and 16 years old (respectively) when cast as Chiffon and Crystal.
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One of the singers standing at the bus stop is Danny-John Jules who also played "the Cat" from the Britcom series Red Dwarf. Mak Wilson, lipsync puppeteer of the plant and voice of the baby Audrey IIs is another.
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This was the last movie with Steve Martin in it where he has brown hair (which was a wig).

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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".

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The salesman who tries to get Seymour to sign a contract during the song "The Meek Shall Inherit" is the director, Frank Oz.
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