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According to Peter Fonda's auto-biography, Tatum O'Neal was originally cast in Karen Allen's role. When the producers found out teenage O'Neal was too young to be working without supervision, she was let go.
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Gymnastics Teams in competition at the start of movie were Drayton University (Danny's team) and Bradford University (both fictitious). The victory chant after Danny's winning high bar routine was "Who owns this town, who owns this town, the people say we own this town, we own this town, especially today, Hooray!"
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Michael O'Keefe did some of his own high bar stunts (giant swings and back flip dismount) but the more difficult high bar skills and full twisting double back dismount was done by gymnast Frank Thompson who later competed for Houston Baptist University.
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The first of two films that Director Ted Kotcheff and Production Designer Wolf Kroeger would work together in 1982. The other was the box office hit, "First Blood" starring Sylvester Stallone.
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The first of two films released in 1982 and in the same month (October) directed by Ted Kotcheff. The other was "First Blood" Starring Sylvester Stallone released about two weeks after this film was released.
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The first of two films released in 1982 Directed by Ted Kotcheff, released and distributed by the same company, Orion Pictures. First Blood was the other film released during the same month in October 1982. Polygram Pictures produced this film and First Blood was produced by Carolco Pictures but credited under producers Mario Kassar and Andrew G. Vajna.
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The film was the second Directed by Ted Kotcheff to be shot in anamorphic widescreen 2:35.1 released in 1982. First Blood would be the other.
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The second film Directed by Ted Kotcheff which was edited or supervised in the editing process by Thom Noble. In this film he receives a "Visual Consultant" credit where as in First Blood, he credited as sole film editor.
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The first of two films in 1982 that Director Ted Kotcheff worked with an Academy Award Winning Composer or Songwriter. On "First Blood", Kotcheff worked with Jerry Goldsmith who had won for "The Omen" in 1976 and on this film, Bill Conti, who would win the Oscar the following year beat Goldsmith to win the Best Original Score for "The Right Stuff." Conti worked with songwriter Will Jennings who would win the Oscar with the late James Horner for "Titanic" fifteen years later.
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The first of two films in which Director Ted Kotcheff directed or worked with an Academy Award nominee in 1982. Sylvester Stallone was nominated twice for "Rocky" in 1976, James Woods would be nominated in 1986 for "Salvador" and ten years later in 1996 for "Ghosts of Mississippi". Jerry Goldsmith won an Oscar for Best Original Score for "The Omen" in 1976, Bill Conti would win the following year for "The Right Stuff" in 1983 and songwriter Will Jennings would win in 1997 for "Titanic" with James Horner, with whom Kotcheff would hire in 1983 to write the original score for the action-thriller, "Uncommon Valor" starring another Oscar Winner in Gene Hackman.
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The first of two Ted Kotcheff directed films from 1982 where he would have two different cinematographers for each film but were both shot in 2:35.1 scope and drastically different locations. Andrew Laszlo shot "First Blood" in British Columbia, Canada during the Winter of 1981- early1982. Robert C. Jessup shot this film in Dallas, Texas right after in late Winter - Spring 1982.
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James Woods and Brian Dennehy would work together again five years after this film was released on the thriller, Best Seller in 1987.
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The second cult based film released in 1982. The other was "Ticket To Heaven" starring Nick Mancuso which had been released earlier in the year.
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