Top 50 Rio Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Rio 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 Rio film message.

In Inglorious Basterds (2009) the baseball bat used by Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz to beat Nazi soldiers to death with is covered in names written by the people of his Jewish neighborhood in Boston. They are the names of their loved ones in Europe who have been exterminated.
In Inglorious Basterds (2009) the baseball bat used by Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz to beat Nazi soldiers to death with is covered in names written by the people of his Jewish neighborhood in Boston. They are the names of their loved ones in Europe who have been exterminated.
In Inglourious Basterds (2009), Aldo Raine says every person they see wearing a Nazi uniform will die. Every member of the Basterds who is seen wearing a Nazi uniform on screen (Donowitz, Wiki, Stiglitz and Hicox) are all killed.
In Inglourious Basterds (2009), Aldo Raine says every person they see wearing a Nazi uniform will die. Every member of the Basterds who is seen wearing a Nazi uniform on screen (Donowitz, Wiki, Stiglitz and Hicox) are all killed.

Rio Trivia

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  1. Til Schweiger, who played Hugo Stiglitz in Inglorious Basterds (2009) was born and raised in Baden-W?rttemberg, Germany and had always refused roles that required him to put on a Nazi uniform. He only agreed to this role because he got to kill Nazis, rather that portray one.

  2. Lt. Aldo Raine wears the First Special Service Force's insignia of crossed arrows on his collar and red arrowhead shoulder patch. This was an elite US-Canadian commando unit in WWII and the precursor to modern special forces for both nations.

  3. The stunt involving a tanker rolling over was so dangerous that the stunt driver was not allowed to eat food for 12 hours before shooting. This was in case something went wrong and he needed to be rushed into surgery.

  4. When the 'Bear Jew' makes his debut you can hear him hit his bat against the wall 28 times. 28 in Hebrew is "??" meaning "strength".

  5. At the movie premiere in Inglorious Basterds (2009), Brad Pitt is introduced as stuntmant "Enzo Girolami". This was the birth name of the director of original The Inglorious Bastards (1978), Enzo G. Castellari.

  6. Dwayne Johnson ad-libbed his "forehead" joke, making Ludacris spit-take for real.

  7. During the bar scene while the German soldiers play Who Am I? several names on their cards are code names for infamous double agents (explanation in comments).

  8. Lord Humungus was originally written to be Jim Goose, Max's former partner who had been horribly burned. The concept was scrapped, but evidence of this still remains: the scars behind Humungus's mask, and the fact that his gang wears old patrol leathers.

Rio Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • The Rock's character watches an old Miami-Florida State football game on TV. The play he watches is a sack by a young Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

  • 1 - Hans full name is Han Seoul-Oh nodding to Han Solo from Star Wars.
    Hans full name is Han Seoul-Oh nodding to Han Solo from Star Wars.
  • 1 - - all of the cars are electric, because in the other universe the dinosaurs never died out, so there are no fossil fuels
    - all of the cars are electric, because in the other universe the dinosaurs never died out, so there are no fossil fuels
  • 1 - Former Racing Driver Keiichi Tsuchiya (right) made a cameo appearance as a Fisherman. Famously known as the "Drift King" in his native Japan, Tsuchiya also served as a stunt co-ordinator and stuntman for the film.
    Former Racing Driver Keiichi Tsuchiya (right) made a cameo appearance as a Fisherman. Famously known as the "Drift King" in his native Japan, Tsuchiya also served as a stunt co-ordinator and stuntman for the film.
  • 1 - The "De-evolution" guns seen in Super Mario Bros (1993) were just repainted versions of the Super Nintendo "Super Scope."
    The "De-evolution" guns seen in Super Mario Bros (1993) were just repainted versions of the Super Nintendo "Super Scope."
  • 1 - Mike Meyers' character briefs Michael Fassbender's character about an extraordinary plan to assassinate Hitler during a film screening at a small cinema. The operation is dubbed "Operation Kino". In German, Kino translated to English means cinema.
    Mike Meyers' character briefs Michael Fassbender's character about an extraordinary plan to assassinate Hitler during a film screening at a small cinema. The operation is dubbed "Operation Kino". In German, Kino translated to English means cinema.
  • Brendan Conlon fights Koba, played by WWE and Olympic champion Kurt Angle. The camera cuts to Conlon's trainer as the match begins for a small easter egg.

Rio Hidden Details

One of the Delta Operators behind Steve Forsing lowers his M4 towards the ground before he makes a 90 degrees turn to his right displaying excellence in muzzle discipline, making sure that the barrel is not pointed on Steve Forsing or anyone else.

1 - In the opening scene, when Col. Landa enters the home, the farmer's three daughters are lined up to greet him. Two daughters have brown hair/dark eyes, one has Aryan features. Waltz walks right past the first two and only greets the one with blonde hair and blue eyes.
In the opening scene, when Col. Landa enters the home, the farmer's three daughters are lined up to greet him. Two daughters have brown hair/dark eyes, one has Aryan features. Waltz walks right past the first two and only greets the one with blonde hair and blue eyes.
1 - Brad Pitt's character in 'Inglorious Basterds' (2009) has a distinct rope burn scar along his neck that's common among victims of hangings and lynchings, suggesting he escaped being hung at some point in his past. However it is never referred to or mentioned throughout the film in any way.
Brad Pitt's character in 'Inglorious Basterds' (2009) has a distinct rope burn scar along his neck that's common among victims of hangings and lynchings, suggesting he escaped being hung at some point in his past. However it is never referred to or mentioned throughout the film in any way.
1 - Hans Lander subtly checks the pulse of the girl he is interrogating.
Hans Lander subtly checks the pulse of the girl he is interrogating.

" a leaf falls onto an Austrian-born, Jewish soldier, and its appearance mimics the yellow "Star of David" that Jewish people were forced to wear on the left side of their chest by the Nazis.

1 - Alejandro orients the gun under Kate's chin correctly to imply suicide, because she is right handed
Alejandro orients the gun under Kate's chin correctly to imply suicide, because she is right handed

: Colonel Hans Landa says that the Basterds often wear German uniforms to ambush unsuspecting German soldiers. The next scene shows blood stains on the uniforms the Basterds are wearing when they conduct such an ambush, implying they were taken from previous victims

Lt. Aldo at the very beginning says "Any and every son-of-a--b**** we find wearin a Nazi uniform, there gonna die." And every one of the bastards that wore one for undercover, did.

1 - Col Landa asks to switch to English saying "..I've exhausted the extent of my French. To continue to speak it so inadequately, would only serve to embarrass me." Until now, his French has been so perfect that this suggestion is absurd and obviously suggests ulterior motives.
Col Landa asks to switch to English saying "..I've exhausted the extent of my French. To continue to speak it so inadequately, would only serve to embarrass me." Until now, his French has been so perfect that this suggestion is absurd and obviously suggests ulterior motives.
1 - : you can clearly see the "oh shit" in her eyes right away.
: you can clearly see the "oh shit" in her eyes right away.
1 - After interrogating Shosanna, Hans Landa remarks that he had something to ask her, but he couldn't recall what. He proceeded to place his cigarette into the strudel with the end still smoking, creating a little house... showing us that he really does knows who she is
After interrogating Shosanna, Hans Landa remarks that he had something to ask her, but he couldn't recall what. He proceeded to place his cigarette into the strudel with the end still smoking, creating a little house... showing us that he really does knows who she is

The Bear Jew's bat in Inglorious Basterds (2009) is covered with the names of Jewish people who are trapped under Nazi rule, including Anne Frank.

Michael Fassbender's character Archie Hicox pretends to be in the film that Shosanna was playing at her movie theatre before Nation's Pride.

1 - LaPadite splashes himself with water not only because he's been working, but so he doesn't get caught sweating during his interrogation.
LaPadite splashes himself with water not only because he's been working, but so he doesn't get caught sweating during his interrogation.
1 - Archie Hicox is questioned by a German officer on the validity of his accent. Hicox says his accent is odd because he grew up near a mountain called Piz Palu. When Shoshana is changing her theater promo, you can see the title of a movie about Piz Palu, directed by G.W. Pabst.
Archie Hicox is questioned by a German officer on the validity of his accent. Hicox says his accent is odd because he grew up near a mountain called Piz Palu. When Shoshana is changing her theater promo, you can see the title of a movie about Piz Palu, directed by G.W. Pabst.
1 - During the tavern scene, Lt. Archie Hicox wrote G.W. Pabst on the Guessing Game card. Earlier in the film we found out that he was an expert in German cinema, and had written a book about G.W. Pabst in his life before the war.
During the tavern scene, Lt. Archie Hicox wrote G.W. Pabst on the Guessing Game card. Earlier in the film we found out that he was an expert in German cinema, and had written a book about G.W. Pabst in his life before the war.

The Jew Hunter tells Aldo that 999 *point* 999 times out of a million, Aldo would be right. In German, large numbers are separated by periods, not commas.

1 - Hans uses the proper German form for separating the hundreds and thousands places, with a period as opposed to a comma. Hans says "nein nein nein *point* nein nein nein times out of a million".
Hans uses the proper German form for separating the hundreds and thousands places, with a period as opposed to a comma. Hans says "nein nein nein *point* nein nein nein times out of a million".
1 - A yellow leaf falls on a member of the basterds that resembles the Star of David
A yellow leaf falls on a member of the basterds that resembles the Star of David

Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) tenses his facial muscles and keeps his jaw trying to look Italian. This way he looks like Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) in "The Godfather" (1972)

1 - Hugo Stiglitz--a German soldier who murdered 13 Gestapo officers--stole the knife he used to kill one of these officers. Inscribed on the knife is the phrase "Meine Ehre heisst Treue", which translates to "loyalty is my honor".
Hugo Stiglitz--a German soldier who murdered 13 Gestapo officers--stole the knife he used to kill one of these officers. Inscribed on the knife is the phrase "Meine Ehre heisst Treue", which translates to "loyalty is my honor".
1 - Hans Landa is seen grabbing the wrist of one of the farmers daughters. This is firstly a subtly threat against the family. However, you can see Landa is actually checking the girls pulse as well.
Hans Landa is seen grabbing the wrist of one of the farmers daughters. This is firstly a subtly threat against the family. However, you can see Landa is actually checking the girls pulse as well.
1 - Hans Landa calls everybody who serves him "Hermann"
Hans Landa calls everybody who serves him "Hermann"
1 - As Major Hellstrom is guessing which character he is, King Kong, the questions he asks about him are continuous allegories (hidden meanings) for slaves, representing the Jews in the Holocaust during World War 2, when the movie takes place.
As Major Hellstrom is guessing which character he is, King Kong, the questions he asks about him are continuous allegories (hidden meanings) for slaves, representing the Jews in the Holocaust during World War 2, when the movie takes place.

Col. Landa brings exactly three Nazi soldiers to trick the Deryfuses into thinking they're LaPadite's three daughters.

1 - Hans Landa pulls out the original calabash pipe of Sherlock Holmes when he realizes where the Jews are hiding as a way of mocking us and the French farmer with his detective skills.
Hans Landa pulls out the original calabash pipe of Sherlock Holmes when he realizes where the Jews are hiding as a way of mocking us and the French farmer with his detective skills.
1 - Alejandro quickly pulls a Glock 17 on a cop despite having a Mk23 pistol strapped to his chest, something he uses later during the mansion sequence. The Mk23 is heavier and bulkier than a Glock, making for a poor quick-draw gun, something an experienced assassin would know.
Alejandro quickly pulls a Glock 17 on a cop despite having a Mk23 pistol strapped to his chest, something he uses later during the mansion sequence. The Mk23 is heavier and bulkier than a Glock, making for a poor quick-draw gun, something an experienced assassin would know.
1 - Major Hellstrom addresses Wicki (Lieutenant Munich) and Stiglitz (Lieutenant Frankfurt) not by name, but rather where they are from, demonstrating Hellstrom's "acute ear for accents" that aroused his suspicion of Hicox.
Major Hellstrom addresses Wicki (Lieutenant Munich) and Stiglitz (Lieutenant Frankfurt) not by name, but rather where they are from, demonstrating Hellstrom's "acute ear for accents" that aroused his suspicion of Hicox.
1 - When the IRA are training in the Sahara Desert, we get a glimpse of the essentials they brought across with them. No true Irishman would ever go anywhere without a stash of Barry's Tea
When the IRA are training in the Sahara Desert, we get a glimpse of the essentials they brought across with them. No true Irishman would ever go anywhere without a stash of Barry's Tea

- You can see Larry indecisively tapping his pencil on his grading book through the reflection of his glasses

1 - When meeting with Aldo Raine after catching him falsely impersonating an Italian film director Hans Landa serves him Chianti wine. Chianti is native to the Tuscany region of Italy and Hans' choice further proves his knowledge and expertise of Italian customs and culture
When meeting with Aldo Raine after catching him falsely impersonating an Italian film director Hans Landa serves him Chianti wine. Chianti is native to the Tuscany region of Italy and Hans' choice further proves his knowledge and expertise of Italian customs and culture
1 - John Wayne's character stands next to a Wanted Poster for "Hondo Lane", Wayne's character in the movie Hondo (1953).
John Wayne's character stands next to a Wanted Poster for "Hondo Lane", Wayne's character in the movie Hondo (1953).
Rio poster
Rio poster

Rio Plot

When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Rio. 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 Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical
Director Carlos Saldanha
Stars Karen Disher, Jason Fricchione, Sofia Scarpa Saldanha, Leslie Mann
IMDB score 6.9