15 Hidden Scenes in Rent

Following is our collection of Rent 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 Rent film message.

Jennifer Connelly in almost identical scenes in 3 different movies - Dark City (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Jennifer Connelly in almost identical scenes in 3 different movies - Dark City (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), House of Sand and Fog (2003)

In Meet the Parents (2000), in order to show Greg's alienation to Pam's family, Greg wears blue while the rest of the family is in a beige / earthy color.

Rent Movie Trivia Facts

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  1. Hal(lie) sings a snippet of the song, "Let's Get Together," which was performed by the original twins in the movie of the same title from 1961.

Rent Hidden Facts

Greg Focker says prayer at dinner. The prayer is stolen from a song playing in a store from an earlier scene.

1 - . When Greg hits the flight attendant with the "kung-fu grip" line, the guy in the back of the plane can't help but laugh!
. When Greg hits the flight attendant with the "kung-fu grip" line, the guy in the back of the plane can't help but laugh!
1 - When Doc is first interrogated by the police each officer is seen picking at their nose during the interrogation. This is a common sign amongst users of cocaine, insinuating that these officers are in fact crooked and work for the Golden Fang, which is later proven in the film.
When Doc is first interrogated by the police each officer is seen picking at their nose during the interrogation. This is a common sign amongst users of cocaine, insinuating that these officers are in fact crooked and work for the Golden Fang, which is later proven in the film.
1 - Flag of California, even though the film is set in 1885.
Flag of California, even though the film is set in 1885.
1 - The dress that Martin suggests he'd wear if he was going to see his ex is the dress Elizabeth ends up wearing in the yacht scene to see her ex, Nick.
The dress that Martin suggests he'd wear if he was going to see his ex is the dress Elizabeth ends up wearing in the yacht scene to see her ex, Nick.

Hallie produces a can of Skippy peanut butter to eat with her Oreos. This is because she grew up without a mom to choose Jif peanut butter.

1 - Greg adds to the destruction by also kicking out a window pane when jumping back inside
Greg adds to the destruction by also kicking out a window pane when jumping back inside
1 - The credit card shard tool that "Doc" (Joaquin Phoenix) uses on his handcuffs has the name "Shasta Fay" (Katherine Waterston) (Docs former girlfriend) on the shard.
The credit card shard tool that "Doc" (Joaquin Phoenix) uses on his handcuffs has the name "Shasta Fay" (Katherine Waterston) (Docs former girlfriend) on the shard.
1 - They forgot to replace the Lorem ipsum in the newspaper text
They forgot to replace the Lorem ipsum in the newspaper text
1 - In the song Today 4 U, Angel makes reference to a woman who offers him money to kill her neighbors dog, an akita named Evita. Later, in La Vie Boheme, Benny says that his akita died, so we can assume that Angel's drumming killed Benny's dog.
In the song Today 4 U, Angel makes reference to a woman who offers him money to kill her neighbors dog, an akita named Evita. Later, in La Vie Boheme, Benny says that his akita died, so we can assume that Angel's drumming killed Benny's dog.
1 - The Chicago airport sign is in Spanish and English from the movie Meet The Parents (2000)
The Chicago airport sign is in Spanish and English from the movie Meet The Parents (2000)
Rent poster
Rent poster

Rent Plot

This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Rent. 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, Musical, Romance
Director Chris Columbus
Stars Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin
IMDB score 6.9