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1) What is the longest movie ever made?


The Cure for Insomnia (1987) is the longest movie ever made at a total running time of 85 hours (5,220 min). It premiered in its entirety at The School Of The Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois from January 31 to February 3, 1987, in one continuous showing.

2) What movie, starring Al Jolson, is generally considered to be the first talking picture?


The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, is generally considered the first talking picture ever made. Jolson's prophetic opening line, "Wait a minute! Wait a minute! You ain't heard nothin' yet!" were the first words spoken on a widely distributed film by a movie actor.

3) What was the first movie by Pixar to receive a rating higher than G in the United States?


The Incredibles was the first movie by Pixar to receive a rating higher than G in the United States. It received a PG rating for action violence.

4) What was the first movie for which the cost of obtaining rights to the soundtrack outweighed all other production costs?


The cost of obtaining the rights to the soundtrack (approx. US$27,000) for Kevin Smith's Clerks outweighed the entire production costs for this film (approx. US$26,800) -- a first in motion picture history.

5) What movie marked the Hollywood film debut of William Shatner?


The Brothers Karamazov (1958) marked the Hollywood debut of William Shatner who played Alexi Karamazov. The film featured Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, and Claire Bloom.

6) What film features a fight scene in which Bruce Lee breaks Jackie Chan's neck?


Jackie Chan makes a brief (uncredited) cameo appearance towards the end of Enter the Dragon in the big fight scene in the cave. Bruce Lee grabs his hair for a moment before breaking his neck.

7) What actor played the school principal in E.T., only to have his scene cut when Spielberg decided that his presence would be too distracting?


Harrison Ford played the school principal in E.T., but his only scene was cut because Spielberg decided his presence would be too distracting. Ford's then-wife Melissa Mathison wrote the screenplay.

8) The script for what movie was written during shooting breaks on the set of Raiders of the Lost Ark?


Steven Spielberg and Melissa Mathison wrote a script during shooting breaks on the location of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Mathison was there to visit her husband, Harrison Ford and Spielberg dictated to her a story idea he had; that script was eventually called E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982).

9) What 1987 movie features the "Partridge Family" house being firebombed?


The house that got firebombed in Lethal Weapon had previously served as the family home in "The Partridge Family" and the Kravitzes' home in "Bewitched".

10) What star-studded 2001 film was originally supposed to feature Bruce Willis, Mark Wahlberg, Danny Glover, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson?


Ocean's Eleven was originally intended to feature a very different group of actors. Bruce Willis was cast, but had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts. Matt Damon's part of the pick pocket was meant for Mark Wahlberg. Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson were supposed to play the brothers Virgil and Turk, but dropped out to film The Royal Tenenbaums. Danny Glover, who was originally slated to play the part of Frank Catton, also declined in order to appear in The Royal Tenenbaums.

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