Top 7 Magnolia Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Magnolia 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 Magnolia film message.

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.

Magnolia Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, 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.

Magnolia 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.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Magnolia. 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 Drama
Director Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars Pat Healy, Genevieve Zweig, Mark Flanagan, Neil Flynn
IMDB score 8.0