Top 50 Joker Movie Details

While searching the internet for Joker 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.

This design of the back of this ambulance in Joker (2019) looks familiar
This design of the back of this ambulance in Joker (2019) looks familiar
The card that Arthur hands out to the lady in the bus says to return it. We however never get to see her return it. Later during the subway scene, Arthur is not able to find the card.
The card that Arthur hands out to the lady in the bus says to return it. We however never get to see her return it. Later during the subway scene, Arthur is not able to find the card.

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 Joker details are suitable for kids.

  1. The text displaying the words 'the end' is the same as the end text of Citizen Kane (1941)

  2. This scene in Joker (2019) is completely improvised. Arthur was originally supposed to throw up and wash off his make up. Both Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips agreed it didn't fit the story, so Todd gave Joaquin a piece of music and asked him to improvise

  3. Was released in the US on World Smile Day: October 4th, 2019.

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 - Murray Franklin's talk show logo pays homage to Batman the animated series by using the same font style.
    Murray Franklin's talk show logo pays homage to Batman the animated series by using the same font style.
  • 1 - Whenever Arthur tries to act normal he uses his right hand and when he wants to act evil he uses his left . He writes down comedy notes in the stand up with right hand but writes his own thoughts in his notebook with his left hand.Even he uses his left hand when he shoots.
    Whenever Arthur tries to act normal he uses his right hand and when he wants to act evil he uses his left . He writes down comedy notes in the stand up with right hand but writes his own thoughts in his notebook with his left hand.Even he uses his left hand when he shoots.
  • 1 - The club is called Pogo's, which happens to also be the performing name of John Wayne Gacy, the killer clown who tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Cook County, Illinois.
    The club is called Pogo's, which happens to also be the performing name of John Wayne Gacy, the killer clown who tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Cook County, Illinois.
  • 1 - When Arthur goes out with Sophia the newspaper mentions about the Chernobyl disaster at the bottom depicting that the movie is set in 1986
    When Arthur goes out with Sophia the newspaper mentions about the Chernobyl disaster at the bottom depicting that the movie is set in 1986
  • 1 - Outside Fleck's office a mural depicts 'Amusement Mile,' the carnival region where Joker and Batman have confrontations in the comics.
    Outside Fleck's office a mural depicts 'Amusement Mile,' the carnival region where Joker and Batman have confrontations in the comics.
  • When Arthur runs he lifts his feet abnormally high. This is because he is used to wearing clown shoes.

  • 1 - You can see Arthur, writing with his right hand before switching over to his left. Possibly the inner battle of Arthur VS Joker
    You can see Arthur, writing with his right hand before switching over to his left. Possibly the inner battle of Arthur VS Joker
  • 1 - Arthur's two "friends," Gary and Randall, could be a reference to Jokers actual henchmen in the comics. Small midgets, and fat giants.
    Arthur's two "friends," Gary and Randall, could be a reference to Jokers actual henchmen in the comics. Small midgets, and fat giants.
  • 1 - Arthur's Make up starts from a close resemblance to John Wayne-Gacy's Pogo make up to something more distinctive as Arthur continues to descend into madness, on top of that, the Make Up uses pointed shapes, something real clowns frown upon hinting at why the others dislike Arthur.
    Arthur's Make up starts from a close resemblance to John Wayne-Gacy's Pogo make up to something more distinctive as Arthur continues to descend into madness, on top of that, the Make Up uses pointed shapes, something real clowns frown upon hinting at why the others dislike Arthur.
  • 1 - His fridge has a packet of "Farina" which is "flour" in Italian and also what the famous "sad clown" Canio in the opera "Pagliacci" describes his white face makeup as.
    His fridge has a packet of "Farina" which is "flour" in Italian and also what the famous "sad clown" Canio in the opera "Pagliacci" describes his white face makeup as.
  • 1 - Observant viewers can spot the 'Super Rats' that were established at the very beginning of the film.
    Observant viewers can spot the 'Super Rats' that were established at the very beginning of the film.
  • 1 - One protester brought an interesting item to the raid
    One protester brought an interesting item to the raid
  • Bruce Wayne is introduced with a shot of him sliding down a pole. This is a homage to the 1996 Batman TV show starring Adam West, where Batman slides down a pole to get to the Batcave.

  • 1 - The second screen in the TV broadcast station shows a 1981 anti crack cocaine ad with Clint Eastwood as the public service announcer.
    The second screen in the TV broadcast station shows a 1981 anti crack cocaine ad with Clint Eastwood as the public service announcer.
  • 1 - Penny Fleck's handwriting in her letters to Thomas Wayne varies drastically, possibly indicating emotional distress or mental illness.
    Penny Fleck's handwriting in her letters to Thomas Wayne varies drastically, possibly indicating emotional distress or mental illness.
  • 1 - Jokers's social worker is named Debra Kane, and its a subtle nod to one of the men who cocreated Batman, Bob Kane.
    Jokers's social worker is named Debra Kane, and its a subtle nod to one of the men who cocreated Batman, Bob Kane.
  • You can hear the laugh of Heath Ledger's Joker in between the broadcasts

  • 1 - In the bottom right of the screen you can see one of the "super rats" run around the corner of the building. These were referenced earlier in the film on a news broadcast.
    In the bottom right of the screen you can see one of the "super rats" run around the corner of the building. These were referenced earlier in the film on a news broadcast.
  • Bruce Wayne jumps down off a jungle gym by sliding down a pole, a reference to the Batpole from the 1960s Batman Tv show.

  • 1 - The beginning shows Arthur (Joker) holding a sign upside down, and then near the end, a protester with clown makeup on can be seen holding a sign upside down as well.
    The beginning shows Arthur (Joker) holding a sign upside down, and then near the end, a protester with clown makeup on can be seen holding a sign upside down as well.

Hidden Details

After accidentally dropping his revolver from his waistband in the children's hospital, Arthur continuously checks it is secure when running on foot later in the film.

1 - The mise-en-sc?ne of these two bathroom scenes in The Joker (2019) are pastiches of those from The Shining (1980). Jack Nicholson previously portrayed the Joker in Batman (1989).
The mise-en-sc?ne of these two bathroom scenes in The Joker (2019) are pastiches of those from The Shining (1980). Jack Nicholson previously portrayed the Joker in Batman (1989).
1 - The font used throughout Gotham City in Joker (2019), is the same font used in Batman The Animated Series. Live with Murray Franklin is one example.
The font used throughout Gotham City in Joker (2019), is the same font used in Batman The Animated Series. Live with Murray Franklin is one example.
1 - The police vehicles in Joker (2019) have "Industry First" on the license plates rather than "Protect and Serve"
The police vehicles in Joker (2019) have "Industry First" on the license plates rather than "Protect and Serve"
1 - In his diary(at the start) it talks about him dying on the sidewalk...which is the same topic he talks to Murray about "if it was me dying on the sidewalk you'd just walk over me"
In his diary(at the start) it talks about him dying on the sidewalk...which is the same topic he talks to Murray about "if it was me dying on the sidewalk you'd just walk over me"
1 - Arthur had thoughts about slicking his hair back while studying the comedian preforming in the comedy club.
Arthur had thoughts about slicking his hair back while studying the comedian preforming in the comedy club.
1 - For everybody wondering which year is it in Joker (2019). Its probably the year 1981 because they showing the movies Zorro, The Gay Blade and the movie Blow Out which premiered both on july of 1981.
For everybody wondering which year is it in Joker (2019). Its probably the year 1981 because they showing the movies Zorro, The Gay Blade and the movie Blow Out which premiered both on july of 1981.
1 - Arthur usually writes with his right hand, but when he writes his joke about mental illness he uses his left hand.
Arthur usually writes with his right hand, but when he writes his joke about mental illness he uses his left hand.
1 - The license plate of the police cruiser Arthur is in says "Industry First," highlighting social divide in Gotham City and, in particular, whose side the police are on.
The license plate of the police cruiser Arthur is in says "Industry First," highlighting social divide in Gotham City and, in particular, whose side the police are on.
1 - Arthur used a Colt Detective Special pistol which only have 6 bullets but when he used it in the train scene he fired 8 bullets
Arthur used a Colt Detective Special pistol which only have 6 bullets but when he used it in the train scene he fired 8 bullets
1 - - Arthur's adoption application is less worn out than the other papers in the file indicating that a fake, intentionally worn out one may have been added to Penny's file but it still doesn't match the other papers.
- Arthur's adoption application is less worn out than the other papers in the file indicating that a fake, intentionally worn out one may have been added to Penny's file but it still doesn't match the other papers.
1 - The Jokers costume colours and make up matches perfectly with the curtains on Murray's show.
The Jokers costume colours and make up matches perfectly with the curtains on Murray's show.
1 - When Arthur is being beat up, he's covering his neck and crouch. These are the two most vulnerable parts of a child when they are being physically abused. This signifies that Arthur was severely abused as a child.
When Arthur is being beat up, he's covering his neck and crouch. These are the two most vulnerable parts of a child when they are being physically abused. This signifies that Arthur was severely abused as a child.

Joaquin Phoenix said that he drew inspiration from Bolger's performance of "The Old Soft Shoe", last night i was in 80's mood and the intro from Dress You Up was strangely familiar. I edited both performance together and this weard synchronization even from the crowd comes out.

1 - The Murray Franklin show uses a backdrop of Gotham with red skies, pollution, and towering dark buildings with lonesome bright lights around them. The same way Gotham was depicted in Batman: TAS
The Murray Franklin show uses a backdrop of Gotham with red skies, pollution, and towering dark buildings with lonesome bright lights around them. The same way Gotham was depicted in Batman: TAS
1 - Arthur's fingers are colored from all the smoking he does.
Arthur's fingers are colored from all the smoking he does.

The scene that cuts away after Joker goes to the camera, you can actually see the rest of the scene in one of the TVs

1 - The scene that cuts away after Joker killed Murray, you can actually see the rest of the scene in one of the TVs. He finishes the line "that's life" and gets tackled by security guards.
The scene that cuts away after Joker killed Murray, you can actually see the rest of the scene in one of the TVs. He finishes the line "that's life" and gets tackled by security guards.
1 - Thomas Wayne says that those who hide behind masks are cowards and are too afraid to show their own face. Yet this is exactly what his son will later do as the hero Batman.
Thomas Wayne says that those who hide behind masks are cowards and are too afraid to show their own face. Yet this is exactly what his son will later do as the hero Batman.
1 - When Arthur grab the camera, the blue lighting makes his suit seem purple, referencing the original costume
When Arthur grab the camera, the blue lighting makes his suit seem purple, referencing the original costume
1 - Joker dances onto the set of The Murray Franklin Show, and tosses his cigarette. You can see a crew member pick it up in the background
Joker dances onto the set of The Murray Franklin Show, and tosses his cigarette. You can see a crew member pick it up in the background

In the final scene there is a voice crack that come from Arthur, implying that he still saw him as some he cared for

1 - When Arthur is going through his mother's things, he finds an old photo of her with "Love your smile -T.W." written on the back. T.W. possibly being Thomas Wayne and giving evidence that their affair might have been real.
When Arthur is going through his mother's things, he finds an old photo of her with "Love your smile -T.W." written on the back. T.W. possibly being Thomas Wayne and giving evidence that their affair might have been real.
1 - Before Arthur dances on Murray's show, he tosses his cigarette by the curtain. As he dances, a person backstage can be seen taking the cigarette.(Hard to see in this Screenshot)
Before Arthur dances on Murray's show, he tosses his cigarette by the curtain. As he dances, a person backstage can be seen taking the cigarette.(Hard to see in this Screenshot)
Joker poster
Joker poster

Joker Plot: In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Joker, 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 Joker and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Todd Phillips
Production Warner Bros. Pictures
Main Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy
IMDB score 8.5