Top 7 Spotlight Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Spotlight 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 Spotlight film message.

Because of the stress of his job, you can see Mark Ruffalo's character, Michael Rezendes, hair start to gray.
Because of the stress of his job, you can see Mark Ruffalo's character, Michael Rezendes, hair start to gray.
We learn that Mike Rezendes used to drive a cab. Later in the film, we can see that he uses a wood beaded seat cushion, a car accesssory rarely used by anyone but cab drivers.
We learn that Mike Rezendes used to drive a cab. Later in the film, we can see that he uses a wood beaded seat cushion, a car accesssory rarely used by anyone but cab drivers.

Spotlight Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Displayed in its end credits where major sexual abuse scandals involving the Catholic church were uncovered.

Spotlight Easter Eggs

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

  • : the real Sacha Pfeiffer, Michael Rezendes and Walter Robinson are in the background at the baseball game, with Mark Ruffalo as Rezendes in the foreground.

Spotlight Hidden Details

1 - As Rachel McAdams' character meets with a victim of childhood sexual abuse, Joe Paterno can be seen on the TV in the background. (More details in the comments)
As Rachel McAdams' character meets with a victim of childhood sexual abuse, Joe Paterno can be seen on the TV in the background. (More details in the comments)

Is about investigating the cover-up of pedophilia in the Catholic church. In this shot a Penn State football game and Coach Joe Paterno are on the TV. They also enabled a pedophile.

Spotlight poster
Spotlight poster

Spotlight Plot

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Spotlight. 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 Biography, Crime, Drama
Director Tom McCarthy
Stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber
IMDB score 8.1