Top 10 Close Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Close 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 Close film message.

Special effects designer Carlo Rambaldi based the alien's face/smile in Close Encounters (1977) on the face/smile of Carey Guffey, who played Barry in the film. (Source: Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History by Michael Klastorin.)
Special effects designer Carlo Rambaldi based the alien's face/smile in Close Encounters (1977) on the face/smile of Carey Guffey, who played Barry in the film. (Source: Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History by Michael Klastorin.)

In Wallace and Gromit: A close shave (1995) a newspaper headline about a killer dog has a subheading which reads 'Lord Baskerville exonerated' a reference to the Sherlock Holmes novel 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' (also about a killer dog who is later revealed to be something else)

Close Trivia

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

  1. John Williams began working on the 5-tone sequence a year before shooting began. Ultimately there were 350 variations of the sequence, Williams and Spielberg eventually decided on the one that was used after listening to each variation one at a time

  2. Chris Walken would double check any gun used in a scene he was in for safety reasons. During one emotional scene, Sean Penn ran off and replaced a checked gun right before cameras rolled. The result made the cut.

Close Easter Eggs

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

  • 1 - J. Allen Hynek makes a brief cameo towards the end. Hynek worked for the governments official UFO investigation program Project Blue Book and came up with the Close Encounter scale which the movie got its name from.
    J. Allen Hynek makes a brief cameo towards the end. Hynek worked for the governments official UFO investigation program Project Blue Book and came up with the Close Encounter scale which the movie got its name from.
  • 1 - Gromit is reading Crime and Punishment by Fido Dogstoyevsky as opposed to Fyodor Dostoevsky, its author in our world.
    Gromit is reading Crime and Punishment by Fido Dogstoyevsky as opposed to Fyodor Dostoevsky, its author in our world.
  • 1 - An advert for 'Bob's Buns' can be seen in the background. Bob later shows up for about 30 seconds in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death' (2008) before dying abruptly.
    An advert for 'Bob's Buns' can be seen in the background. Bob later shows up for about 30 seconds in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death' (2008) before dying abruptly.

Close Hidden Details

When Wendolene mentions that her father left her with his old wool shop, "among other things", the camera cuts to a photograph of her father standing with Preston, who is later revealed to be one of his inventions.

The first forbidden kiss scene with Anna (Julia Roberts) & Dan (Jude Law) features the trio "Soave sia il vento" from Mozart's Cos? fan Tutte, in which two engaged sisters bid farewell to their lovers unaware they will come back in disguise and seduce the other's fianc?.

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Close Plot

A female bodyguard is hired to protect an heiress on the run from assassins.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Close. 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 Action, Drama, Thriller
Director Vicky Jewson
Stars Noomi Rapace, Olivia Jewson, Abdellatif Chaouqi, Sophie NĂ©lisse
IMDB score 5.7