Top 50 John Wick Movie Details

While searching the internet for John Wick movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

Before the action starts, John wears his wristwatch normally. But when he goes into the "battle mode", he wears them face inside the wrist, which is the way soldiers usually do it. (So that they could see the time while holding a rifle and to avoid reflections of the glass)
Before the action starts, John wears his wristwatch normally. But when he goes into the "battle mode", he wears them face inside the wrist, which is the way soldiers usually do it. (So that they could see the time while holding a rifle and to avoid reflections of the glass)

At the beginning of John Wick (2014) John drives his car over a small airport field. The security guard who lets him in is reading "Shibumi", a novel about a retired killer who at one time in the book is killing somebody with a pencil. John is a retired killer and killed 3 men with a pencil.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun John Wick details are suitable for kids.

  1. To get Daisy to wake John up, they had to smear bacon grease onto Keanu's face so the puppy would lick him.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Keanu Reeves says to Laurence Fishburne "So I guess you have a choice." This phrase, or variations of it, was a constant theme of these actors' previous collaboration, the Matrix Trilogy (1999-2003).
    Keanu Reeves says to Laurence Fishburne "So I guess you have a choice." This phrase, or variations of it, was a constant theme of these actors' previous collaboration, the Matrix Trilogy (1999-2003).
  • 1 - John can be seen wearing 2 wedding rings as a nice little emotional detail showing his strong connection to his wife who passed away.
    John can be seen wearing 2 wedding rings as a nice little emotional detail showing his strong connection to his wife who passed away.
  • 1 - A video game being played has a player named PointBreak, Point Break is a movie starring Keanu Reeves
    A video game being played has a player named PointBreak, Point Break is a movie starring Keanu Reeves
  • Keanu repeats the iconic quote from The Matrix (1999). "Guns. Lots of Guns."

  • When John goes to kill Iosef, the gamer tag of the guy who is playing CoD is named "Neo".

  • Gregori is seen playing a video game in which his username is Neo, which is a reference to Keanu Reaves' character in "The Matrix."

  • 1 - There is a scene where john running through the library and you can see ernest (who later tries to kill him).
    There is a scene where john running through the library and you can see ernest (who later tries to kill him).

Hidden Details

1 - In "John Wick Chapter 3" when John assembles a custom revolver, it's an homage to a very similar scene with Tuco from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly".
In "John Wick Chapter 3" when John assembles a custom revolver, it's an homage to a very similar scene with Tuco from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly".

John's Mustang bears a 2014 Inspection Sticker. This is because chapter 2 takes place immediately after chapter 1, which was "present day" when the first film was released in 2014.

Charon, the concierge, is named after the ferryman of the dead in Greek mythology. In Greek mythology, the dead are left a gold coin in their mouth to pay Charon for safe passage much like the gold coins the Continental uses and that Charon is paid with.

1 - The security guard is reading Trevanian's novel "Shibumi", also about a retired master assassin dragged back into the game. The story Viggo Tarasov tells about how Wick once "killed three men with a pencil" is describing a scene from that novel.
The security guard is reading Trevanian's novel "Shibumi", also about a retired master assassin dragged back into the game. The story Viggo Tarasov tells about how Wick once "killed three men with a pencil" is describing a scene from that novel.
1 - Francis' subtitles say he's lost 60 pounds. However, in Russian, he says he lost 27 kilograms (60 lbs). Following this, John finds a total of 27 guards inside the club. Francis was subtly tipping him off to help him.
Francis' subtitles say he's lost 60 pounds. However, in Russian, he says he lost 27 kilograms (60 lbs). Following this, John finds a total of 27 guards inside the club. Francis was subtly tipping him off to help him.
1 - John is surprised to run out of bullets after he rapidly fires all the 7 shots given to him. This is because he is used to the 15 round H&K P30, which was his weapon of choice for the majority of the first movie.
John is surprised to run out of bullets after he rapidly fires all the 7 shots given to him. This is because he is used to the 15 round H&K P30, which was his weapon of choice for the majority of the first movie.
1 - Club Shootout , he uses Heckler and Kolch P30L with a 15 round magazine . If correctly noticed he reloads after every time he fires 15 rounds
Club Shootout , he uses Heckler and Kolch P30L with a 15 round magazine . If correctly noticed he reloads after every time he fires 15 rounds
1 - John Wick 1 and 2 were filmed in gap of 3yrs but the storyline of the sequel are delayed only by few hours.In both movies there is a scene where John enters Continental in a particular angle.. In both the scenes we can notice most of the cars in the same position.
John Wick 1 and 2 were filmed in gap of 3yrs but the storyline of the sequel are delayed only by few hours.In both movies there is a scene where John enters Continental in a particular angle.. In both the scenes we can notice most of the cars in the same position.
1 - Superb Continuity from John Wick/John Wick 2: Despite Being Filmed/Released 3 Years Apart, The Films Are Set 4 Days Apart. All The Cars Outside The Continental Hotel Are The Same Between Films
Superb Continuity from John Wick/John Wick 2: Despite Being Filmed/Released 3 Years Apart, The Films Are Set 4 Days Apart. All The Cars Outside The Continental Hotel Are The Same Between Films
1 - John Wick and John Wick 2 are set 4 days apart, and the movies show this by having the same cars parked outside the Continental Hotel
John Wick and John Wick 2 are set 4 days apart, and the movies show this by having the same cars parked outside the Continental Hotel
1 - His wife's coffee mug has the same design as the note card that his wife sends him with his new dog.
His wife's coffee mug has the same design as the note card that his wife sends him with his new dog.
1 - The dog in the vet's office was scheduled to be put down.
The dog in the vet's office was scheduled to be put down.
1 - JW is drinking Blantons Green Label which is only sold in Europe. The first movie had him drinking Blantons SB only sold in USA
JW is drinking Blantons Green Label which is only sold in Europe. The first movie had him drinking Blantons SB only sold in USA
1 - When John's s house is burned he pays a visit to Santiago D'antanio. There you can see a homeless man sitting outside musium. After John is hunted by the assassin's later in the movie the same homeless man saves John and offer him safe refuge and leads John to Santigao.
When John's s house is burned he pays a visit to Santiago D'antanio. There you can see a homeless man sitting outside musium. After John is hunted by the assassin's later in the movie the same homeless man saves John and offer him safe refuge and leads John to Santigao.
1 - Every time someone says "Be seeing you." It is not just a simple farewell, Its also an underground assassin's way of saying "I chose not to kill you this time." This can be seen from the very first time it is said the first movie as well as the last time in Parabellum.
Every time someone says "Be seeing you." It is not just a simple farewell, Its also an underground assassin's way of saying "I chose not to kill you this time." This can be seen from the very first time it is said the first movie as well as the last time in Parabellum.

Baba Yaga punches a man with his gun as last resort after he runs out of ammo. The next time he uses the gun John double checks the barrel for jamming

1 - In the motorcycle fight scene of John Wick 3, Keanu (an avid rider himself) uses just his left hand to fight, keeping his right hand on the throttle at all times. He is forced to use his right hand once and seamlessly brings his left hand over to the throttle to keep up his speed.
In the motorcycle fight scene of John Wick 3, Keanu (an avid rider himself) uses just his left hand to fight, keeping his right hand on the throttle at all times. He is forced to use his right hand once and seamlessly brings his left hand over to the throttle to keep up his speed.
1 - Not sure if this has been posted before but in John Wick 3 (2019), During the final scene the placement of the flowers in the background gives the Adjudicator devil horns
Not sure if this has been posted before but in John Wick 3 (2019), During the final scene the placement of the flowers in the background gives the Adjudicator devil horns
1 - In both John Wick and John Wick: Chapter 2, Viggo and his brother describe John Wick the exact same way. Even following up with the story about the pencil.
In both John Wick and John Wick: Chapter 2, Viggo and his brother describe John Wick the exact same way. Even following up with the story about the pencil.

John's shotgun has a cartridge mounted right in front of the ejector port so he can quickly load one round directly into the receiver.

1 - All of John's weapons from Italy are modified by Taran Butler, a world champion shooter who trained Keanu Reeves for this role.
All of John's weapons from Italy are modified by Taran Butler, a world champion shooter who trained Keanu Reeves for this role.
1 - Your position in the John Wick: Chapter 2 underground hierarchy is demonstrated through phone technology, with Winston being the only character to own a modern generation iPhone
Your position in the John Wick: Chapter 2 underground hierarchy is demonstrated through phone technology, with Winston being the only character to own a modern generation iPhone
1 - Chapter 2 [2017] when Wick offers Italian mafia boss Santino D'Antonio a coffee, instead of reaching for the already brewed drip coffe (or American coffee) he pulls an espresso shot for his Italian guest.
Chapter 2 [2017] when Wick offers Italian mafia boss Santino D'Antonio a coffee, instead of reaching for the already brewed drip coffe (or American coffee) he pulls an espresso shot for his Italian guest.
1 - John Wick escapes into the subway, three black billboards in the background says "Question the System" "The Only Way Out is to Go Through" "Give Them the Lead First"
John Wick escapes into the subway, three black billboards in the background says "Question the System" "The Only Way Out is to Go Through" "Give Them the Lead First"
1 - A movie riddled with amazing stunts pays homage to Buster Keaton at the very beginning.
A movie riddled with amazing stunts pays homage to Buster Keaton at the very beginning.
1 - Chapter 2 when Santino calls John Wick to give him his mission, he is overlooking a painting depicting Italian Civil war. The mission he is to give John Wick is to murder Santino's own sister.
Chapter 2 when Santino calls John Wick to give him his mission, he is overlooking a painting depicting Italian Civil war. The mission he is to give John Wick is to murder Santino's own sister.
1 - I'm not sure if this was intentional but the flowers line up perfectly with the adjudicatiors head as, what I believe is symbolism.
I'm not sure if this was intentional but the flowers line up perfectly with the adjudicatiors head as, what I believe is symbolism.

Jimmy has a family picture taped inside his police hat.

1 - After John gets his car back, you can see his tags still say 2014 from when the first movie was made and the last time we saw the car.
After John gets his car back, you can see his tags still say 2014 from when the first movie was made and the last time we saw the car.
1 - Bowery King/Lawrence Fishburne reminds John Wick/Keanu Reeves of an encounter they had years ago and he also told him that no one sneaks up on him anymore. And in John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum we see that, as he knew the ninjas were behind him and yelled to them "OK!"
Bowery King/Lawrence Fishburne reminds John Wick/Keanu Reeves of an encounter they had years ago and he also told him that no one sneaks up on him anymore. And in John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum we see that, as he knew the ninjas were behind him and yelled to them "OK!"
1 - The bowery king does truly have eyes all over New York.
The bowery king does truly have eyes all over New York.

John had just gone out to get some toys for his new dog Daisy. We know how things ended up later that same day...

1 - First meets the Russians at a gas station in NJ... where it's not legal to pump your own gas
First meets the Russians at a gas station in NJ... where it's not legal to pump your own gas
1 - John Wick is tasked by Santino to kill his sister Gianna so he can take her seat at the High Table. Her coronation ceremony takes place in the Baths of Caracalla, the namesake of which infamously had his sibling (his brother Geta) killed so that he could become sole Emperor
John Wick is tasked by Santino to kill his sister Gianna so he can take her seat at the High Table. Her coronation ceremony takes place in the Baths of Caracalla, the namesake of which infamously had his sibling (his brother Geta) killed so that he could become sole Emperor
1 - Bodyguard Francis is most likely revealing the number of gunmen inside the building, not his weight.
Bodyguard Francis is most likely revealing the number of gunmen inside the building, not his weight.
John Wick poster
John Wick poster

John Wick Plot: An ex-hit-man comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that killed his dog and took everything from him.

I am pretty sure that you've watched John Wick, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about John Wick and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director Chad Stahelski
Main Actors Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe
IMDB score 7.4