In the movie The Godfather, the reason…

In the movie The Godfather, the reason the word ‘mafia’ is not mentioned a single time is because mafia boss Joe Colombo, along with Frank Sinatra, threatened the films production and would only back the filming if they could change the script to their liking.

In 1974 the 1946 movie…

In 1974 the 1946 movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” fell into public domain because the studio failed to renew it’s copyright. As a result, it was aired a lot, which explains why it became so popular even though it flopped in theaters. The studio got rights to the movie again in 1993.

The submarine resembling a Lotus Espirit…

The submarine resembling a Lotus Espirit, from the Bond film The Spy who Loved Me, went unclaimed for 10 years in a prepaid storage unit. When its lease ran out, a buyer bought the unit for less than $100, including the submarine. In 2013, the submarine was sold at auction for £550,000.

German film director Werner Herzog…

German film director Werner Herzog nearly took LANSA Flight 508, but canceled at the last minute. The plane was struck by lightning, killing 91 of 92 crew members and passengers. The lone survivor was 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke, whose story was told in Herzog’s documentary Wings of Hope.

When the government of Kazakhstan threatened…

When the government of Kazakhstan threatened to sue Sacha Baron Cohen for the movie ‘Borat’, Baron Cohen (in character as Borat) replied: “I’d like to state that I have no connection with Mr. Cohen and fully support my government decision to sue this Jew”.

Brad Pitt tried to buy himself…

Brad Pitt tried to buy himself out of a movie, ‘Interview with the Vampire’. Upon hearing about the 40M$ exit clause he was forced to shoot the movie. It went on to launch Kirsten Dunst’s career and received 2 Oscar nominations.