Al Pacino wanted $7 million for appearing in The Godfather Part III (1990), but settled for $5 million and points when director Francis Ford Coppola threatened to begin the movie with the funeral of Michael Corleone.
- What gangster movie features the line, “I don’t like violence, Tom. I’m a businessman. Blood is a big expense”? The Godfather (1972) had the line, "I don't like violence, Tom. I'm a businessman. Blood is a big expense"?. Al Lettieri as Sollozzo says it.
- How did American currency come to be called dollars and cents? Dollar was the English spelling of the German Taler (a silver coin first issued in 1519). American colonists used the word dollar to describe the Spanish peso circulating from South America, and when…
- What is the national origin of Merchant and Ivory, the producers of Heat and Dust (1983) and A Room With a View (1986)? Ismail Merchant was born in 1936 in Bombay, India. James Ivory was born in 1928 in Berkeley, California. The two have collaborated since 1961.
- What was the last picture show in The Last Picture Show (1971)? The last picture show in The Last Picture Show (1971) was Red River (1948). The name of the theater was The Royal.
- In his confrontation with a bank robber in Dirty Harry (1971), did Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) fire five shots or six? In his confrontation with a bank robber in Dirty Harry (1971), Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) fired six shots. The robber was not shot.
- How did Catherine the Great die? Catherine the Great was alone on the morning of November 17, 1796, when she collapsed with a stroke. Earlier that morning, she had bid farewell to a lover, a twenty-seven-year old man. No…