Top 50 Big Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Big facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Big film message.

Hero 6 (2014), this happens: (credit to Tumblr user shinobicyrus)
Hero 6 (2014), this happens: (credit to Tumblr user shinobicyrus)

In the Big Lebowski (1998), The Dude empties his pockets for tipping change as Walter rants, and a little joint comes out that He puts back in. Thought this was small but in line with what Dude really would have on hand.

Big Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. The banjo player in the town of Spectre is Billy Redden, the same actor that played the banjo kid in Deliverance (1972)

  2. Christian Bale wears a pair of cargo shorts and shirt borrowed from the actual Michael Burry (not the same in both images) and was told to walk around the office barefoot just like Burry. Bale wanted him at the premiere so he could see "if he's going to punch me in the F***** face"

  3. - Jack's monologue - "You just listen to the old Pork-Chop Express here now, and take his advice on a dark and stormy night. When the Lightning's crashing and the Thunder's rollin' and the Rain's coming down.."- refers to the 3 Storms: Lightning, Thunder & Rain.

Big Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • Donnie wears bowling shirts with other people's name embroidered on them.

  • 1 - : While Rabbit and Tigger swap Roo with Piglet, Pooh exclaims "Is that a fish in that tree?" to distract Kanga. Later, a fish can briefly be seen happily sitting in a tree.
    : While Rabbit and Tigger swap Roo with Piglet, Pooh exclaims "Is that a fish in that tree?" to distract Kanga. Later, a fish can briefly be seen happily sitting in a tree.
  • 1 - The last toy to fall on Hiro is a soldier from Wreck-It Ralph
    The last toy to fall on Hiro is a soldier from Wreck-It Ralph
  • 1 - Hans, the conniving antagonist from Frozen, makes a cameo as a statue in Disney's Big Hero 6.
    Hans, the conniving antagonist from Frozen, makes a cameo as a statue in Disney's Big Hero 6.
  • 1 - A McMaster-Carr catalog book (111 edition) appears at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. McMaster-Carr is an industrial supply company; it's a staple in engineering schools and in industry, and is usually only given to high volume customers.
    A McMaster-Carr catalog book (111 edition) appears at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. McMaster-Carr is an industrial supply company; it's a staple in engineering schools and in industry, and is usually only given to high volume customers.

Big Hidden Details

1 - The camera cuts directly to Smokey after he finishes his turn showing that he was never over the line.
The camera cuts directly to Smokey after he finishes his turn showing that he was never over the line.
1 - The real Margaret Keane can be seen reading a book on a park bench behind Margaret as she paints. The photo of them featured in the end credits was taken during the filming of this scene.
The real Margaret Keane can be seen reading a book on a park bench behind Margaret as she paints. The photo of them featured in the end credits was taken during the filming of this scene.

The Dude insults someone calling them a "human paraquat". Paraquat is a pesticide used to kill marijuana plants, and The Dude loves his weed

1 - : "My ... my wi- my wife, Bunny? Do you see a wedding ring on my finger? Does this place look like I'm fucking married? The toilet seat's up, man!" Jeffrey is SO clueless about marriage that when he protests he's holding up his (right) wrong hand.
: "My ... my wi- my wife, Bunny? Do you see a wedding ring on my finger? Does this place look like I'm fucking married? The toilet seat's up, man!" Jeffrey is SO clueless about marriage that when he protests he's holding up his (right) wrong hand.
1 - The Dude is so broke that he had to post-date a sixtynine check. While he's writing the check, he's watching the press conference given by President George H. W. Bush on August 5, 1990. The Dude's check is dated September 11, 1991.
The Dude is so broke that he had to post-date a sixtynine check. While he's writing the check, he's watching the press conference given by President George H. W. Bush on August 5, 1990. The Dude's check is dated September 11, 1991.
1 - You can see their cat in a Stitch costume.
You can see their cat in a Stitch costume.
1 - And Batman Returns (1992) were both directed by Tim Burton so this makes sense.
And Batman Returns (1992) were both directed by Tim Burton so this makes sense.
1 - The Dude adds a black armband to his bowling shirt after his teammate Donnie dies from a heart attack several scenes earlier.
The Dude adds a black armband to his bowling shirt after his teammate Donnie dies from a heart attack several scenes earlier.
1 - Hiro tells Tadashi super capacitors will charge Baymax faster than lithium ion batteries. Later, when Hiro puts Baymax in his charger after running out of battery, it only takes him about five seconds before he's completely charged. Tadashi listened, and took his brother's suggestion.
Hiro tells Tadashi super capacitors will charge Baymax faster than lithium ion batteries. Later, when Hiro puts Baymax in his charger after running out of battery, it only takes him about five seconds before he's completely charged. Tadashi listened, and took his brother's suggestion.
1 - - you can see the iconic shirt Kurt Russell wears later in the movie hanging in the background of one of the early scenes
- you can see the iconic shirt Kurt Russell wears later in the movie hanging in the background of one of the early scenes

During Edward's deployment in the Korean war, the language switches between Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Tagalog. This further establishes Edward as an unreliable narrator. You can even see Edward reading an "Asian to English" dictionary.

The last time Donny bowls, he is surprised he does not to get a strike. He sits and feels his bowling arm. Sudden numbness, tingling, or weakness of the arm is a telltale sign of an impending heart attack.

1 - The "biker mama" who says, "I say, you let me have him first!" is portrayed by none other than Cassandra Peterson, better known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
The "biker mama" who says, "I say, you let me have him first!" is portrayed by none other than Cassandra Peterson, better known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
1 - Not only is the toilet paper holder empty, but the roll on top of the toilet is halfway used up... "a lazy man, [...] quite possibly the laziest in Los Angeles county" indeed.
Not only is the toilet paper holder empty, but the roll on top of the toilet is halfway used up... "a lazy man, [...] quite possibly the laziest in Los Angeles county" indeed.

Walter Sobchak's dog tag necklace has a wedding band. This is another display of how he is clinging on to his ex-wife other than dog sitting the Pomeranian and staying faithful to Judaism.

1 - Jeff Bridges has worn the same t-shirt in The Big Lebowski (1998), The Fisher King (1991), and Cold Feet (1989). Depicted on this shirt is baseball player Kaoru Betto. Betto played in the NPB for 10 seasons and was one of the first great Japanese power hitters.
Jeff Bridges has worn the same t-shirt in The Big Lebowski (1998), The Fisher King (1991), and Cold Feet (1989). Depicted on this shirt is baseball player Kaoru Betto. Betto played in the NPB for 10 seasons and was one of the first great Japanese power hitters.
1 - Jesus, the Dude's bowling nemesis, has the intro song "Hotel California" performed by Gypsy Kings which was originally performed by The Eagles, the band the Dude hates.
Jesus, the Dude's bowling nemesis, has the intro song "Hotel California" performed by Gypsy Kings which was originally performed by The Eagles, the band the Dude hates.
1 - Jeff Bridges would ask The Big Lebowski directors if The Dude had 'burned one' before the scene took place. If they said he had, he would rub his eyes to help appear more stoned
Jeff Bridges would ask The Big Lebowski directors if The Dude had 'burned one' before the scene took place. If they said he had, he would rub his eyes to help appear more stoned
1 - Ewan McGregor's character says that when you meet the love of your life, time stops. But this causes time to 'catch up' so all the performers and patrons are gone by the end of the scene. But the ring leader and giant remain suggesting that they fell in love at first sight.
Ewan McGregor's character says that when you meet the love of your life, time stops. But this causes time to 'catch up' so all the performers and patrons are gone by the end of the scene. But the ring leader and giant remain suggesting that they fell in love at first sight.
1 - After being told by Walter Keane that her paintings could be copied to prints, produced and sold everywhere, the next scene cuts to Margaret Keane picking up a Campbell's soup can which is a reference to Andy Warhol's appropriation of consumer culture and mass production in art
After being told by Walter Keane that her paintings could be copied to prints, produced and sold everywhere, the next scene cuts to Margaret Keane picking up a Campbell's soup can which is a reference to Andy Warhol's appropriation of consumer culture and mass production in art

The Dude says "This agression will not stand, Man!" to Mr. Lebowski. He sees George H. W. Bush say this on TV, at the very beginning of the film, when he's writing the cheque for his milk.

1 - Although it's not mentioned, Tom Hanks waits there because he knows his friend will end up in the equipment room putting up all the balls because he sucks at basketball.
Although it's not mentioned, Tom Hanks waits there because he knows his friend will end up in the equipment room putting up all the balls because he sucks at basketball.

- Phillip Seymour Hoffman flubs a line and it was left in the final cut: "...necessary means for a necessary means for a higher education."

1 - When The Jesus had to go door to door to tell everyone he was a pederast, he had a subtle but noticeable bulge in his pants.
When The Jesus had to go door to door to tell everyone he was a pederast, he had a subtle but noticeable bulge in his pants.
1 - ' Da Fino's car drives by the restaurant where Walter and The Dude are enjoying their coffee.
' Da Fino's car drives by the restaurant where Walter and The Dude are enjoying their coffee.
1 - When Pee Wee is driving at night with Mickey, you can see the road signs being pulled on a track at the bottom.
When Pee Wee is driving at night with Mickey, you can see the road signs being pulled on a track at the bottom.
1 - The Dude's first dream features Maude as the woman bowling in the bowling alley. This is before they even meet in the film.
The Dude's first dream features Maude as the woman bowling in the bowling alley. This is before they even meet in the film.
1 - John Turturro aka The Jesus doesn't remember his bowling partner's name and has to read it off his shirt.
John Turturro aka The Jesus doesn't remember his bowling partner's name and has to read it off his shirt.
1 - This quote is attributed to Mark Twain, however there is no documentation that he said it. This is done to show that people will make things up and you will believe them. Just as the big banks and ratings agencies did before the Financial Crisis of 2008.
This quote is attributed to Mark Twain, however there is no documentation that he said it. This is done to show that people will make things up and you will believe them. Just as the big banks and ratings agencies did before the Financial Crisis of 2008.
1 - Chinese characters appear above Lightening when a statue is dropped on him. These characters represent the word "carpenter" for the director, John Carpenter.
Chinese characters appear above Lightening when a statue is dropped on him. These characters represent the word "carpenter" for the director, John Carpenter.
1 - The nihilists are also members of the fictional band Autobahn. One of the nihilists is Flea, the bassist from real band The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The nihilists are also members of the fictional band Autobahn. One of the nihilists is Flea, the bassist from real band The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

" when the nihilists break into The Dude's apartment and threaten to "cut off his Johnson," Donny is shown later wearing a bowling shirt that says Johnson on it; moments before his death.

The Dude drops a joint on the table when he pays for his coffee

1 - Treehorn's goon says, "You see what happens, Lebowski?" when the Dude doesn't have the money they're after. This parallels Walter, yelling "You see what happens, Larry?" to a teen, looking for the same money. Both are wrong in whose property (rug & car) they are damaging.
Treehorn's goon says, "You see what happens, Lebowski?" when the Dude doesn't have the money they're after. This parallels Walter, yelling "You see what happens, Larry?" to a teen, looking for the same money. Both are wrong in whose property (rug & car) they are damaging.
1 - The licence plate of Bunny's car is LAPIN which is french for 'rabbit' e.g Bunny
The licence plate of Bunny's car is LAPIN which is french for 'rabbit' e.g Bunny
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Big Plot

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Big. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Director Penny Marshall
Stars Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard
IMDB score 7.3