Top 9 The Book Of Eli Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Book Of Eli 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 The Book Of Eli film message.

An old Kmart badge is revealed when Solara searches Eli's belongings while he sleeps. "That was the idea." Said writer Gary Whitta. "This was a guy who stacked shelves at the Kmart before."
An old Kmart badge is revealed when Solara searches Eli's belongings while he sleeps. "That was the idea." Said writer Gary Whitta. "This was a guy who stacked shelves at the Kmart before."

Rewatched The Book of Eli (2010), when he leaves the house he spends the night in at the beginning of the film, his pupils don't dilate while looking at the morning sun.

The Book Of Eli Hidden Details

The shop keeper looks at Eli's hands to see if they shake as cannibals will shake due to Kuru, a disease contracted by cannibalism.

" the broken sign on the villain's headquarters spells out "OPEUM," hinting at the character's desire to pacify the masses with religion, AKA the "opiate of the masses".

People keep checking Eli's hands the first time they meet him to see if he shakes like all the cannibals (one of them). That's because shaking hands is one of the first symptoms of Kuru disease, which is contracted by eating the brains and spinal cords of other humans.

" Eli only reacts to sound and the Shopkeeper moving and interacting with him first, and feels for the gun with his arm before disarming him.

Eli uses the sound of the cat and tongue clicking (echolocation?) in the very first scene to locate and shoot it.

While Solara is being captured, the thug behind her attempts to "kick" her multiple times.

The Book Of Eli poster
The Book Of Eli poster

The Book Of Eli Plot

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Book Of Eli. 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 Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Director Albert Hughes
Stars Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson
IMDB score 6.9