Wildly Interesting Movie Facts That'll Make You Want To Watch Them Again

By Sophia Maddox | July 12, 2023

The 'Burbs - Gurney Throw

Movies have a way of captivating us like nothing else. Whether we're swept up in a heart-wrenching drama, an action-packed adventure, or a hilarious comedy, there's just something about the magic of the silver screen that keeps us coming back for more. But sometimes, it's the little things that make a movie truly unforgettable - like the bloopers that somehow manage to make it into the final cut.

These movie mistakes may have been accidents at the time, but they've since become iconic moments that we can't imagine the films without. So, if you're ready to take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the most beloved movie bloopers of all time, keep reading. Because trust us, you won't want to miss these unforgettable moments from the world of cinema.

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The 'Burbs, a pitch-black satire of modern suburban ennui and dread, boasts a star-studded cast and has secured its place as a classic comedy-thriller. After a climactic house fire, Ray Peterson (played by Tom Hanks) erupts into a frantic monologue, confessing the neighbors' misjudgment of the Klopeks, and insinuating that he and his neighbors are the true "lunatics" in the neighborhood. As Peterson bellows, "Take me to the hospital," he collapses onto an ambulance gurney. When the gurney fails to budge, he writhes about, jumps up, and hoists the entire gurney into the back of the ambulance, landing on top of it in a fit of laughter. Hanks ad-libbed the gurney toss, a scene not originally included in the script, during filming. The 'Burbs expertly blends suburban monotony with mounting tension, as the peculiar behavior of the Klopeks drives Peterson and his neighbors to the brink of hysteria.

Full Metal Jacket - R. Lee Ermey's Entire Performance

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Full Metal Jacket, a searing exposé on the ravages of war, continues to captivate audiences with its unflinching portrayal of the horrors of combat. Despite being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, it's worth noting that the film's most memorable character was never even supposed to have lines. R. Lee Ermey was originally brought on as a technical advisor, drawing on his real-life experience as a Parris Island Marine drill instructor to coach the actors. However, when director Stanley Kubrick saw Ermey in action, he realized that the man himself was the embodiment of the character he had in mind: the tough-talking, no-nonsense Gunnery Sergeant Hartman.

Rather than relying on scripted lines, Kubrick gave Ermey free rein to improvise as he saw fit, capturing the essence of his drill instructor persona on film. Over multiple takes Ermey and Kubrick crafted a tour de force performance that stands as one of the most iconic in cinematic history. And for those who might claim that Kubrick was a rigid, controlling director, the story of how Ermey's natural talent was harnessed for the film proves that even the greatest auteurs know when to let their actors take the reins.