Top 7 Magnolia Movie Details

While searching the internet for Magnolia 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.

A sign reading 'Exodus 8:2' can be seen, which the Bible says, "And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs:" Later, a storm of frogs appears, punishing those who have not forgave others. Forgiveness being the theme of the movie.
A sign reading 'Exodus 8:2' can be seen, which the Bible says, "And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs:" Later, a storm of frogs appears, punishing those who have not forgave others. Forgiveness being the theme of the movie.
A street level billboard flickers to the text Exodus 8:2. That Bible verse "if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will plague all your country with frogs" comes moments before the climatic torrential frog storm.
A street level billboard flickers to the text Exodus 8:2. That Bible verse "if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will plague all your country with frogs" comes moments before the climatic torrential frog storm.

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 - The movie begins with a pharmacist named Edmund William Godfried being murdered. Many years later, Julianne Moore's character is hassled by a pharmacist named Ed Jr. Both are played by Pat Healy.
    The movie begins with a pharmacist named Edmund William Godfried being murdered. Many years later, Julianne Moore's character is hassled by a pharmacist named Ed Jr. Both are played by Pat Healy.

Hidden Details

Tom Cruises character says that " I will drop-kick those fuckin' dogs if they come near me." when confronting his dying father. Later there is a shot of an dead dog.

A quiz show audience member is shown having a sign confiscated bearing the Bible verse Exodus 8:2. In that verse, Yahweh instructs Moses to threaten the Pharaoh with a plague of frogs.

1 - Tom Cruise plays a creepy guy teaching men disrespectful ways to pick up women. He drives a Saturn, famous for their "no-haggle" pricing - suggesting his persona is a scam.
Tom Cruise plays a creepy guy teaching men disrespectful ways to pick up women. He drives a Saturn, famous for their "no-haggle" pricing - suggesting his persona is a scam.
Magnolia poster
Magnolia poster

Magnolia Plot: An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

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

Genre Drama
Director Paul Thomas Anderson
Main Actors Pat Healy, Genevieve Zweig, Mark Flanagan, Neil Flynn
IMDB score 8.0