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Sports Movie Trivia

In this episode of Trivia Rewind you better be on your A-Game because we are talking about ten sports movies. It was hard to pick just ten considering how many great sports movies are out there. If your favorite isn’t on the list, let me know and maybe I’ll cover it in a future episode!

In our fun facts segment, you’ll find out which actor admitted to using steroids so he could bulk up for his role. 

Before we get to the questions, here’s the pre-game warmup where I’ll review how this works.  First, I’ll ask you ten questions, then I’ll go back and review the questions and give you the answers plus some fun facts about each movie.  

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SPOILER ALERT! Trivia Rewind – Sports Movie Trivia

Debi Jenkins 0:04
Hello Trivia Rewind listeners. I’m Debi Jenkins your host, or this week, your coach. In this episode of Trivia Rewind, you better be on your a-game, because we’re talking about 10 sports movies. In our fun facts segment, you’ll find out which actor admitted to using steroids so he could bulk up for his role. Before we get to the questions, here’s the pregame warmup where I’ll review how this works. First, I’ll ask you 10 questions. Then I’ll go back and review the questions and give you the answers plus some fun facts about each movie. Are you ready to hit the field? Let’s play Trivia Rewind.

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Here’s question one. In the 1976 film Rocky, what was the name of Rocky’s trainer and what was this trainers nickname?

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Question two. In the 2013 biographical sports film 42, actor Chadwick Boseman played which Major League Baseball player?

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Question three. In the 1986 movie Hoosiers, after Cletus Summers has a heart attack, Coach Norman Dale asks Wilbur “Shooter” Flatch to help as assistant coach on the team. What is the one major requirement the coach asks of Shooter?

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Question four. In the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, what is the phrase that Kevin Costner’s character first hears one night when walking through his cornfield, and in a vision, which early 1900s baseball player does he see?

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Question five. In the 1993 movie Rudy, at what university does Rudy dream of one day being on the football team?

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Questions six. In the 1989 movie Major League, to what city does the Cleveland Indians baseball owner want to relocate her team?

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Question seven. In which movie from the year 2000 does Denzel Washington play football coach Herman Boone?

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Question eight. In what 1992 movie does character Jimmy Dugan say, “there’s no crying in baseball?”

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Question nine. In the 1993 cult classic The Sandlot, the character Scotty secretly borrows a baseball from his stepfather that was autographed by which baseball player?

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And question 10. In the 1988 film Bull Durham, what nickname does Crash Davis call Nuke LaLoosh, which causes friction early on?

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Well, those were our 10 questions. Let’s go back and find out the answers.

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Question one. In the 1976 film Rocky, what was the name of Rocky’s trainer and what was this trainers nickname? Well, Rocky’s trainer was named Mickey Goldmill. His nickname was Mighty Mick. The role of Mickey was played by actor Burgess Meredith. Here’s some fun facts. The character Mickey was created by Sylvester Stallone. Did you know that Sylvester Stallone actually wrote the Rocky script, and he did it in just three days. When producers first saw the script, they wanted to buy it, but did not want him to play the role of Rocky. Stallone was basically poor at the time. He even had to sell his dog just to pay the bills. When they offered him money for the script, he could have made a big chunk of money and walked away, but he wasn’t going to let it go that easy. Thankfully, Stallone stood his ground and wouldn’t give up the script without getting to star in it. Eventually, the producers decided to give him the role, and one million dollars to make the movie. This was an extremely low budget for a film, but it was done. It was done so well that the film was nominated for multiple Academy Awards, and won 3, one of which was for Best Picture. And it was the highest grossing film in 1976. A true rags to riches story both on and off the screen.

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Question two. In the 2013 biographical sports film 42, actor Chadwick Boseman played which Major League Baseball player? The answer is Jackie Robinson. Many people consider Jackie Robinson to be the first black athlete to play in the major leagues. However, a few went before him decades earlier. Men such as Moses Fleetwood Walker and William Edward White. Therefore, Jackie Robinson is considered the first in the modern era. In 1997, Major League Baseball retired the number 42 across the sport of baseball. Here’s some fun facts. Actor Chadwick Boseman’s only baseball experience was as a child in little league. In a New York Times article from 2013, Boseman said his favorite sport was basketball. Boseman had weeks of training for his role as Jackie Robinson. He also had some help from a stunt man in some of the scenes. To help him prepare for the role he met with Hank Aaron and Jackie Robinson’s widow Rachel. Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played Jackie Robinson, died in August 2020 from complications related to colon cancer. Coincidentally, he died the same day that Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day. While Jackie Robinson Day is usually April 15, the Covid pandemic caused the date to be moved to August 28.

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Question three. In the 1986 movie Hoosiers, after Cletus Summers has a heart attack, coach Norman Dale asks Wilbur “Shooter” Flatch to help as assistant coach on the team. What is the one major requirement the coach asks of Shooter? Well, Shooter has to be sober around the team. The character Shooter was the alcoholic father of the player Everett. The actor that played Shooter was Dennis Hopper. He was nominated for an Oscar for his role. Here’s some fun facts. In the 1954 championship game scene, the actual announcer from the real game is the announcer in the movie scene. Did you know that in this two hour movie, if added up, there are only about six minutes of actual basketball played. Unfortunately for five college basketball players, the NCAA ordered a three game suspension for them because they were paid for their performance in the movie. Not only were they suspended, they were asked to return the money they made from doing the film. In some countries such as the United Kingdom, Hoosiers was released with the title “Best Shot.” Supposedly the worry was that people outside of the United States wouldn’t know what a Hoosier was.

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Question four. In the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, what is the phrase that Kevin Costner’s character first hears one night when walking through his cornfield, and in a vision what early 1900’s baseball player does he see? Well, he hears the phrase “If you build it, he will come” and he sees Shoeless Joe Jackson. No fans really know who voiced the line “If you build it, he will come.” The credits list “The Voice” as being played by “Himself.” It’s anyone’s guess. The year before Field of Dreams came out, Kevin Costner starred in another popular baseball movie Bull Durham. In a 2012 article, Ray Liotta the actor that played Shoeless Joe Jackson admitted that he never even watched the movie Field of Dreams. He told Mike Ryan, senior entertainment writer for The Huffington Post, that he hasn’t seen half the movies he’s been in. Well, I’d say he’s missing out.

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Question five. In the 1993 movie Rudy, at what university does Rudy dream of one day being on the football team? He wanted to be a member of the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Actor Sean Astin plays the role of Daniel Eugene “Rudy” Ruettiger. The real life Rudy has a cameo appearance in the film as a fan sitting in the stands. Did you know that football great Joe Montana was the backup quarterback on the 1975 team when Rudy was at Notre Dame? There is no mention of him in the movie. Actor Vince Vaughn had his first film role in the movie Hoosiers. He played the character Jamie O’Hara.

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Question six. In the 1989 movie Major League, to what city does the Cleveland Browns owner want to relocate her team? Well, she wanted to relocate them to Miami, Florida. Here’s some fun facts. In the film, actor Charlie Sheen plays baseball player Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn. In high school, Sheen actually played baseball, and he was good at it. So good he was offered a baseball scholarship at the University of Kansas. Unfortunately, he was expelled from high school a few weeks before graduation. Charlie Sheen literally bulked up for the film. He admitted to ESPN that he used steroids for six to eight weeks while filming Major League.

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Question seven. In which movie from the year 2000 does Denzel Washington play football coach Herman Boone? That movie was Remember the Titans. The movie is based on a true story. A lot of what they show you in the movie didn’t actually happen in real life. For example, in one scene, someone throws a brick through coach Boone’s window. In real life it was actually a toilet that was thrown through his window. Also TC Williams High School, the school the movie was based on was actually integrated several years earlier than the movie makes it look like. So when you see the words based on remember that it’s not a documentary it’s a fictional piece about a real event. At the end of the 1971 season, the Titans were ranked 13 and 0. Most games were actually complete blowouts and not close ones like the movie suggested.

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Question eight. In what 1992 movie does character Jimmy Dugan say “there’s no crying in baseball.” Well, that movie was A League of Their Own. Jimmy Dugan was played by actor Tom Hanks. That line was listed as one of the top 100 movie quotes of all time by the American Film Institute. The Rockford Peaches, the all female baseball team you see in the film was actually a real team that was part of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League during World War 2. Geena Davis plays the young Dottie Hinson. In part of the film, you’ll see an older Dottie. You may wonder if that’s Geena Davis made to look old. I mean, it is her voice that you hear. Well, actually, it’s another actress. Lynne Cartwright had the role of older Dottie. They just dubbed Geena Davis’s voice over hers. All along. I thought that older woman was Geena Davis with a really good makeup job or visual effects work.

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Question nine. In the 1993 cult classic The Sandlot, the character Scotty secretly borrows a baseball from his stepfather that was autographed by which baseball player? Well that ball was autographed by Babe Ruth. And I know when I watched it, I was thinking to myself, why in the world is he taking that baseball off of the shelf? Did you ever wonder if the Big Chief chewing tobacco the boys used was real. It was actually a mixture of beef jerky and licorice. The original film was co-written, narrated and directed by David Mickey Evans. Supposedly Disney Plus is developing a series based on the movie and has hired David Mickey Evans for this project as well. The film was set in 1962 and the new series is said to be set in 1984. In a Vanity article, it mentions that many of the members of the original cast will return. I know I’ll be waiting to hear more news about this one.

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And question 10. In the 1988 film Bull Durham, what nickname does Crash Davis call Nuke LaLoosh, which causes friction early on? Well, that nickname was “Meat.” Kevin Costner played Crash Davis and Tim Robbins played Nuke LaLoosh. Here’s some fun facts. Ron Shelton, the writer and director of Bulll Durham actually played minor league baseball. He was nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Screenplay. Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins met while filming Bull Durham. While many think the couple was married, they were not. They were together for 23 years, until splitting up in 2009.

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Well, that’s it for this week’s episode. Ten questions aren’t enough to cover all the great sports movies ever made. I’ll do another episode on sports movies in the future. I hope you learned something new today. Please subscribe and leave a positive review wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit us on Twitter and Instagram. And all the links can be found at triviarewind.com. I really appreciate you listening. And I’ll be back next time for more Trivia Rewind.

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“You Gonna Eat Your Tots?”

Do you know what movie the “You gonna eat your tots?” line came from? That’s one of the quotes you’ll find in this episode of Midweek Movie Quotes.

Midweek Movie Quotes is becoming a favorite five minute break for many. All it takes is five minutes to hear the five quotes and fun facts. Challenge your friends and see who can be first to guess correctly.

Here is the transcript from this episode. Spoiler alert! Don’t look below unless you’ve already listened to the episode because you’ll find the answers below.

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You Gonna Eat Those Tots? – Midweek Movie Quotes

Debi Jenkins 0:03
Hey there, Trivia Rewind listeners. This is Debi Jenkins your host. It’s time for another bonus episode of Midweek Movie Quotes. Here’s how it works. I’m gonna read you five quotes from movies. Then I’ll go back and give you the answers and a few quick facts about each of the movies. Are you ready to play?

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Here’s quote one. “You can’t handle the truth.”

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Quote two. “I volunteer as tribute.”

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Quote, three. “You gonna eat your tots?”

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Quote four. “There’s no place like home.”

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Quote five. “Put some Windex on it.”

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Well, those were our five quotes. Were they easy? Let’s go back and see if you had the correct guess. Quote one was, “you can’t handle the truth.” That quote was from the movie A Few Good Men. Jack Nicholson’s character Colonel Jessup said this line to Tom Cruise’s character. Imagine this. The screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, he wrote down most of his ideas about the film on cocktail napkins while he had a bartending job. He would then go home and take all the cocktail napkins out of his pockets and type up the words on his computer. Sorkin was nominated for a Golden Globe for his screenplay. I may never look at a cocktail napkin the same again.

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Quote two. “I volunteer as tribute.” This quote is said by Jennifer Lawrence’s character, Katniss Everdeen in the movie Hunger Games. The Hunger Games was based on a book series of the same name. Fans were so excited for the film that at one point, Fandango reported selling 17 Hunger Games tickets per second. Fans of the book series were not too happy when they found out that Jennifer Lawrence was cast in the lead role. They were upset because she had blonde hair. In the book series, the way the author described the character had many fans thinking that the character was biracial and surely not blonde. But hair dye easily fixed that problem, and they gave her brown hair.

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Quote three. “You gonna eat your tots.?” This quote is said by Napoleon in the movie Napoleon Dynamite. He is at lunch talking with his friend Pedro, played by actor Efren Ramirez. Jon Heder plays the lead role of Napoleon. Would you believe that originally he was only paid $1,000 for his part? This was an independent film that originally started out as a short film. They had no idea how big of a hit this movie would become. Thankfully, Heder was able to renegotiate his compensation. Recently, there were talks that a sequel is in the works. We’ll see what happens with that, but I know fans everywhere would be excited.

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Quote four. “There’s no place like home.” This quote is said by Judy Garland’s character Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Near the end of the movie, Dorothy taps the heels of her red ruby slippers three times and says this line. Did you know that in The Wizard of Oz book Dorothy’s slippers are silver? In the movie they are red because the studio thought red would look better in Technicolor. Technicolor was the most widely used color process for movies back when Wizard of Oz was being filmed. The Oz sequences were filmed in what was called three strip Technicolor. Some have asked if the Wizard of Oz was originally shot in black and white and the answer is no. If you grew up watching it on a black and white TV, then that may be why you think it was shot in black and white.

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And quote five. “Put some Windex on it.” That quote is from the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It is said by the character Gus played by Michael Constantine. The character believes that Windex can heal any ailment. Did you know that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were two of the movie’s producers? In 2020, both Hanks and Wilson officially became Greek citizens when they received their Greek passports. In 2019, their family became honorary Greek citizens. Rita Wilson is part Greek and Tom Hanks is a Greek Orthodox convert. Not only did they produce My Big Fat Greek Wedding and its sequel, they produced the Greek themed movie Mamma Mia and its sequel.

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Well that’s it for our bonus episode Midweek Movie Quotes. I hope you had fun and learned something new to go along with the memorable quotes. Make sure you subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts, and visit us online at triviarewind.com for links to our social media sites. I’d love it if you’d leave a positive review on Apple podcasts. Thanks for listening to Trivia Rewind. And I’ll be back next time with more trivia.

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“Houston, We Have a Problem”

This week on Trivia Rewind, I introduced a new weekly episode series I will be doing. It’s called Midweek Movie/TV Quotes. I’ll give you five famous movie or TV quotes and you’ll have to guess which movie or TV series it came from. After I give you the answers, I’ll give you fun facts!

And here’s a new extra cool feature. I want YOU to call in to the Trivia Rewind listener hotline and leave your favorite movie quote.  I may use your audio recording in one of our future bonus episodes.  All you have to do is call (323) 364-7019.  Leave your first name and read your movie quote. Then give us the answer.  

Below you’ll find an example question from our first episode. Then at the end, get the full transcript from this episode.

WHAT MOVIE IS THIS QUOTE FROM?

“Houston, we have a problem.”

ANSWER:

Apollo 13 – In the film you will hear actor Tom Hanks say the line.  Watch the clip on YouTube.

FUN FACT:

This popular quote is actually not quite the correct quote from the actual Apollo 13 mission.  Astronaut Jack Swigert first says “Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here” and then when NASA asks them to repeat, astronaut Jim Lovell says “Ah, Houston, we’ve had a problem.”   The screenwriter made the change because the original verb tense wasn’t as dramatic. I recently watched the movie version and the actual event’s NASA recording on YouTube. The movie WAS more dramatic. But that would have been the acting and the score. Watch a short video from NASA about the actual event and hear the recording as it happened.

Here is the transcript from this episode.

Debi Jenkins: [00:00:00]

Debi Jenkins: [00:00:03] Hey Trivia Rewind listeners. This is Debi Jenkins your host. It’s the middle of the week and time for a bonus episode. This segment is called Midweek Movie Quotes. It’ll be a fun shorter version of my weekly episodes and centered around quotes that you know from movies. I’m going to read you five quotes and then I’ll go back and give you the answers and tell you may be a fact or two about each movie. And here’s a new extra cool feature. I want you to call into the Trivia Rewind listener hotline and leave your favorite movie quote. I may use your recording in one of our future bonus episodes. All you have to do is call 3 2 3 3 6 4 7 0 1 9. Leave your first name and read your movie quote and answer. You can also find that phone number on triviarewind.com.

Debi Jenkins: [00:01:06] Are you ready to play? Here’s quote number one. Houston we have a problem.

Debi Jenkins: [00:01:15] Quote number two. My precious.

Debi Jenkins: [00:01:20] Quote number three. I Feel the need, the need for speed.

Debi Jenkins: [00:01:27] Quote number four. I see dead people.

Debi Jenkins: [00:01:32] And quote number five.Carpe diem seize the day boys. Make your lives extraordinary.

Debi Jenkins: [00:01:40] Were those too easy? Well let’s go back and find out.

Debi Jenkins: [00:01:44] Quote One. Houston we have a problem. That is from the movie Apollo 13. In the film you will hear actor Tom Hanks say the line. This popular quote is actually not quite the correct quote from the actual Apollo 13 mission. Astronaut Jack Swigert first says, “OK Houston, we’ve had a problem here.” And then when NASA asks them to repeat, astronaut Jim Lovell says, “Ah Houston, we’ve had a problem.” Well the screenwriter made the change because the original verb tense wasn’t as dramatic. And I say I’d have to agree because I recently went to YouTube and watched this part from the movie and I watched the NASA recording. The movie definitely was more dramatic but that would probably have to do with the acting and the dramatic score that went along with it.

Debi Jenkins: [00:02:40] Here’s quote number two. My precious. Well that was from the Lord of the Rings Two Towers movie and the character Gollum says this line. He uses it when referring to the ring. This ring sure caused a lot of problems so I don’t know why Gollum thinks it’s so precious. It is next to impossible to damage. The only way you can destroy that ring would be to throw it into the volcanic pit at Mt. Doom, the place where the ring had been forged.

Debi Jenkins: [00:03:13] Quote three. I feel the need, the need for speed. Well this quote comes from Tom Cruise’s character Maverick in the hit movie Top Gun. I don’t know about you but I was sure looking forward to the new Top Gun movie that was set to be released this summer. Covid put that one on the back burner and we’ll have to wait until 2021. Did you know that actor Matthew Modine actually turned down the role for Maverick in Top Gun? In a New York Magazine article Modine said he turned it down because he didn’t agree with the film’s politics.

Debi Jenkins: [00:03:50] Quote four. I see dead people. This line was said by the character Cole in the movie The Sixth Sense. Cole was played by actor Haley Joel Osment. Osment was nominated for an Oscar for his role in this movie. It was a big breakout role for Haley Joel Osment. He was the second youngest performer to receive an Oscar nomination for a supporting actor role.

Debi Jenkins: [00:04:16] And quote five. Carpe diem. Seize the day boys. Make your lives extraordinary. That line was said by Robin Williams’ character John Keating in Dead Poets Society. Most of Robin Williams’ roles before this were of a comedic nature. This was one of his first more serious roles. He was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his role in Dead Poets Society. And supposedly, he improvised about 15 percent of his dialogue which should surprise no one.

Debi Jenkins: [00:04:49] Well that’s it for our bonus episode Midweek Movie Quotes. I hope you had fun while waiting for the next Trivia Rewind episode to come out in just a few days. Make sure you subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so you don’t miss one episode. Visit us online at triviarewind.com to get links to Instagram and Twitter and get that phone number again so you can call our listener hotline. Thanks for listening and I’ll be back next time with more Trivia Rewind.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Trivia Transcript

[00:00:00] Debi Jenkins : [00:00:00] Hello Trivia Rewind listeners. This is Debi Jenkins. Your host. We are going to have a super episode of trivia rewind because this week it’s all about Marvel movies. Find out which two actors kids said their roles were boring and stupid.

[00:00:23] And for some added fun, did you know that a lot of movies have codenames? Filmmakers do this so that their project will stay off the radar when it’s being made. Movie making can be top secret stuff. When we get to the fun facts portion of this episode, I’ll tell you if the movie had a codename and what it was.

[00:00:44] Are you ready to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

[00:00:49] First, here’s a quick review of how Trivia Rewind works. I’ll read you 10 questions, then I’ll go back and review the questions and give you the answers as well as some fun [00:01:00] facts about each movie. Are you ready? Let’s play.

[00:01:05] Question one. In the 2016 film, Captain America Civil War, which character leads the faction of Avengers in support of the Hero Registration Act?

[00:01:20] Question two. In the 2008 movie Iron Man, what is the name of Tony Stark’s AI system and for a bonus challenge, what is it an acronym for?

[00:01:36] Question three. In the 2008 movie, The Incredible Hulk, what is it that causes Bruce Banner to turn into the incredible Hulk?

[00:01:49] Question four. Thanks to a wormhole, in what U.S. State does Thor find himself?

[00:01:58] Question [00:02:00] five.  In Avengers End Game, what is the name of the super villain who used the infinity gauntlet to disintegrate half of all life in the universe?

[00:02:12] Questions six. In the 2014 movie Guardians of the Galaxy, what is the name of the raccoon character?

[00:02:23] Question seven.  In the 2015 movie Ant-man, what is the name of the character whose alter-ego is Ant-Man and is played by actor Paul Rudd?

[00:02:37] Question eight. In the 2018 movie Black Panther. What is the name of the fictional metal mined only in Wakanda?

[00:02:48] Question nine. In the 2019 movie Captain Marvel, Brie Larson plays Captain Marvel. What is the name of her alter-ego?

[00:03:01] [00:03:00] Question 10. In the 2017 movie Spiderman Homecoming, what is the name of the actor that plays Peter Parker and his alter-ego Spiderman?

[00:03:14] Well, those are our 10 questions.  Let’s go back and review and I’ll give you the answers. All right, here we go.

[00:03:21] Question one. In the 2016 film Captain America Civil War, which character leads the faction of Avengers in support of the Hero Registration Act? Well, that would be Tony Stark also known as Iron Man. The leader of the other faction was Steve Rogers, aka Captain America. Well, here’s a fun fact. Remember that helicopter scene where Captain America holds back a helicopter? Some people have said that the biceps on actor Chris Evans had to be CGI enhanced because they were so big. Well, Chris [00:04:00] Evans said, no, they were his actual biceps. He said, right before that scene, he lifted a bunch of weights. He actually injured his arm while filming that scene. Remember how I mentioned code names? Well, this movie had one, the code name for the Captain America Civil War film was Sputnik.

[00:04:21] Question two. In the 2008 movie Iron Man, what is the name of Tony Stark’s AI system and for a bonus challenge, what is it an acronym for?

[00:04:34] Well, the AI system is named Jarvis and it’s an acronym for Just A Rather Very Intelligent System. Here’s some fun facts. Robert Downey Jr. does an amazing job playing Tony Stark but did you know that the role almost went to Tom Cruise? I can’t imagine anyone other than Robert Downey Jr in [00:05:00] this role.

[00:05:01] Both Howard Hughes and Elon Musk were inspiration for the Tony Stark character. Back in the comic book days, the inspiration was Howard Hughes and in the 2008 movie, it was Elon Musk. Musk even shows up as himself in Iron Man 2.

[00:05:19] Question three. In the 2008 movie, The Incredible Hulk, what is it that causes Bruce Banner to turn into The Incredible Hulk?

[00:05:30] Well, after being exposed to gamma radiation, Bruce Banner turns into the Hulk whenever he becomes enraged or agitated. Do you know who did the voice of Hulk in the movie? It was Lou Ferrigno, the actor that played the Hulk in the television series that debuted in the 1970s. In addition to his voice, he can be seen in the movie in a cameo appearance as a security guard.

[00:05:59] The [00:06:00] 2008 incredible Hulk movie was the lowest grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe film to date.

[00:06:06] Question four. Thanks to a wormhole, in what U.S. State does Thor find himself? That would be New Mexico. Did you know that both Chris and Liam Hemsworth tried out for the role of Thor? Chris ended up getting the role and his brother Liam went on to star in the Hunger Games movies.

[00:06:29] This wasn’t Chris Hemsworths first time with a hammer. For a few years he worked as a builder in Australia. Not quite the same kind of hammer though. The code name for the movie Thor was Manhattan.

[00:06:44] Question five. In Avengers End Game, what is the name of the super villain who used the infinity gauntlet to disintegrate half of all life in the universe?

[00:06:55] Well, that bad guy was Thanos. Actor Josh Brolin [00:07:00] provided the voice of Thanos for the film. Thanos is one of the most powerful villains in the Marvel universe. Here’s a fun fact, the Avengers End Game script was top secret. The only actor to get a full copy was Robert Downey Jr.

[00:07:18] The code name for the Avengers End Game movie was Mary Lou, as in Mary Lou Retton. The screenwriters said they really needed to stick the landing on this movie.

[00:07:30] One of the most memorable lines from the film is between Tony stark and his daughter, Morgan. They say, I love you 3000. That phrase was actually inspired by Robert Downey Jr’s own kids and what they say to him.

[00:07:45] Avengers End Game was one of the most expensive movies ever made. Luckily it really cleaned up at the box office. It holds the record for the highest grossing film of all time. And it holds the record for being the fastest film [00:08:00] to get to the $1 billion mark. Would you believe it did that in only five days? Talk about being a good return on your investment.

[00:08:11] Question six. In the  2014 movie Guardians of the Galaxy, what is the name of the raccoon character? Well, this is a little tricky.  Serious Marvel fans will know that his name is actually 89P13, but most of us will probably know him as Rocket, and he is voiced by actor Bradley Cooper.

[00:08:34] Here’s a fun fact. A real raccoon was actually on the set to give the director inspiration. That raccoon was named Oreo. He even got to attend the red carpet premier. Talk about a lucky raccoon.

[00:08:49] Vin Diesel, the actor who played Groot, he recorded his line “I am Groot” over 1000 times. When he attended the European premier of the film, [00:09:00] Vin Diesel showed up in a t-shirt that said “I am Groot” and he was even wearing stilts. The code name for the Guardians of the Galaxy film was Full Tilt.

[00:09:13] Question seven. In the 2015 movie Ant-man, what is the name of the character whose alter-ego is Ant-Man and is played by actor Paul Rudd? That would be Scott Lang.

[00:09:27] Actor Paul Rudd said his son was not impressed when told about his dad’s role as An-Man.  He told his dad, “I can’t wait to see how stupid that will be”. Supposidly he’s not the only dad to have his kids unimpressed with his superhero role. Chris Hemsworth’s kids visited him on the set of Thor, Ragnar rock and said Thor was boring.

[00:09:51] Did you ever wonder how the filmmakers got Michael Douglas to look so young and his flashback scenes?  Well, thanks to visual effects [00:10:00] anything is possible. During the filming of Ant-Man, Michael Douglas celebrated his 70th birthday. Don’t we all wish we had some visual effects to make us look better each day. The code name for the Ant-Man film was Big Foot.

[00:10:16] Question eight. In the 2018 movie Black Panther,  what is the name of the fictional metal mined only in Wakanda? The answer is vibranium.

[00:10:29] In 1966, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created the Black Panther character, the first black superhero of mainstream comics. It took until 2018 for the character to reach the big screen in his own movie. Did you know that the sign for Wakanda is the sign for hug in American sign language.  The code name for the Black Panther film was Motherland, as in Africa.

[00:11:00] [00:10:59] Chadwick Bozeman, the actor who played the Black Panther died in August of 2020 from complications related to colon cancer, a disease he was diagnosed with in 2016. His death shocked fans everywhere. When his family announced the news on his Twitter account, it became the most liked tweet of all time.

[00:11:24] Question nine. In the 2019 movie Captain Marvel, Brie Larson plays Captain Marvel. What is the name of her alter-ego? Her name is Carol Danvers sometimes called Vers.

[00:11:40] Here’s a fun fact. Actress, Brie Larson is allergic to cats. So in the movie, whenever there was a scene with the cat named Goose, they had to use visual effects or a puppet instead of the real thing. Captain Marvel is Marvel Studios first female led film.

[00:11:58] And question 10. [00:12:00] In the 2017 movie Spiderman Homecoming, what is the name of the actor that plays Peter Parker and his alter-ego Spiderman. That actor is Tom Holland.  Of all of the actors that have played Peter Parker in the movie Tom Holland was the youngest to be cast in the role. He was 19 years old. His character in the film is 15 years old.

[00:12:27] This was the first feature film for the actresses Zendaya known by many Disney Channel fans as Rocky Blue on the show Shake It Up. The code name for the Spiderman Homecoming movie was Summer of George. This was in reference to George Costanza from the television show. Seinfeld. The production crew just happened to be watching Seinfeld at the time they were deciding on the code.

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Marvel Movies

You’ll find out which two actors’ kids said their superhero roles were boring and stupid.

Are you a fan of movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe? If so, you’ll love our upcoming podcast episode where I discuss 10 Marvel movies. I’m not going to reveal which movies yet. You’ll have to tune in to hear which ones I’m going to talk about. You’ll find out which two actors’ kids said their superhero roles were boring and stupid. You don’t want to miss that! Plus, find out which of the movies had code names while being produced.

In case you haven’t listened to the podcast, here’s how it works. First, I’ll give you ten trivia questions. Then I’ll go back and review the questions and give you the answers plus fun facts about each of the movies. You may even learn something new. I always do!

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