Top 41 The Hat Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Hat 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 Hat film message.

Eful Eight (2015) when John Root throws his stew in Daisy's face, you see Joe Gage/Grouch Douglas get up ready to fight in the back, briefly breaking his facade and giving himself away. Nobody notices though. (I'm not tech savvy so sorry for substandard video)

Eful Eight, when Chris and O.B. are laying guide lines in the blizzard, music from The Thing's soundtrack is played. The genius in this is that the characters in The Thing also use guide lines to navigate a blizzard throughout the movie.

The Hat Trivia

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  1. Ennio Morricone included some musical cues from one of his earlier scores, The Thing (1982). Both films deal with individuals holed up in a snowbound location becoming increasingly paranoid of each other. Both star Kurt Russell.

  2. The sign for Minnie's Haberdashery is written In Quentin Tarantino's handwriting

  3. A 150yo antique guitar was supposed to be swapped for a replica, but sadly because of a miscommunication, the priceless instrument is smashed to pieces.

  4. The only female characters named after Disney heroines: Daisy and Minnie

The Hat 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 shipping company is called "the incredible bulk" and the colour of the box is green.
    The shipping company is called "the incredible bulk" and the colour of the box is green.
  • 1 - Kurt Russell's "One of them fellas" line is a callback to a similar line from The Thing which he also starred in
    Kurt Russell's "One of them fellas" line is a callback to a similar line from The Thing which he also starred in
  • The coffee scene in The Hateful Eight (2015)

  • The titular cat plays a 'Catsio' piano instead of the more common 'Casio' .

  • 1 - After coughing up a hairball, the Cat in the Hat throws the hairball on a bust with the director, Bo Welch's name written under it.
    After coughing up a hairball, the Cat in the Hat throws the hairball on a bust with the director, Bo Welch's name written under it.

The Hat Hidden Details

1 - Major Warren is wearing the exact same outfit, while he's telling the story of killing the General's son, as he is on the day he killed him. This would lead the audience to believe that he clearly is telling a lie to make the General draw his gun first, out of rage.
Major Warren is wearing the exact same outfit, while he's telling the story of killing the General's son, as he is on the day he killed him. This would lead the audience to believe that he clearly is telling a lie to make the General draw his gun first, out of rage.
1 - All of the horseshoes in Minnie's Haberdashery are upside down, symbolizing the bad luck and the impending doom for the second stagecoach.
All of the horseshoes in Minnie's Haberdashery are upside down, symbolizing the bad luck and the impending doom for the second stagecoach.
1 - When John Ruth throw stew to Daisy Domergue's face, John Gage, her gangmate, stand up to protect her. This is a sign to implying that her friends there to rescue her.
When John Ruth throw stew to Daisy Domergue's face, John Gage, her gangmate, stand up to protect her. This is a sign to implying that her friends there to rescue her.

Daisy prevents John Ruth from being shot in the back by Oswaldo as soon as they arrive at Minnie's Haberdashery

1 - Eful Eight Kurt Russel breaks a one-of-a-kind Martin from the 1870s that was on loan from the Martin Guitar Museum. The reaction from Jennifer Jason Leigh was of genuine surprise.
Eful Eight Kurt Russel breaks a one-of-a-kind Martin from the 1870s that was on loan from the Martin Guitar Museum. The reaction from Jennifer Jason Leigh was of genuine surprise.

Chris Mannix doesn't immediately kill Joe Gage after Warren is de-cocked because he claims to have no gun which further strengthens Chris's claim of being the sheriff of Red Rock because killing an unarmed man isn't something a sheriff would do.

1 - 'Joe Gage' waits until Warren is standing on the basement hatch before he speaks up.
'Joe Gage' waits until Warren is standing on the basement hatch before he speaks up.
1 - The guitar Kurt Russel smashes wasn't a prop but an antique Martin (circa 1870) that was lent to the crew from the Martin Guitar Museum. Kurt didn't know it was an antique, so he didn't hesitate to destroy it. The museum has since refused to lend out any instruments.
The guitar Kurt Russel smashes wasn't a prop but an antique Martin (circa 1870) that was lent to the crew from the Martin Guitar Museum. Kurt didn't know it was an antique, so he didn't hesitate to destroy it. The museum has since refused to lend out any instruments.

Chris Mannix was always the first to follow Warren's commands significantly quicker than the other three. Symbolizing his innocence.

When dividing the room Oswaldo says that the fireplace area should represent Georgia. This pokes fun at Sherman's March to the Sea that happened during the Civil War.

The Cat In The Hat (2003): In the 'Kupcake-Inator' scene The Cat is introduced as being from Cheshire, England. He's a Cheshire Cat. (0:24 in video)

1 - "English Pete" Hicox goes under the alias Oswaldo Meaubry. This is foreshadowing for the fact that he's evil, as the name is an allusion to Oswald Mosley, leader of British fascism
"English Pete" Hicox goes under the alias Oswaldo Meaubry. This is foreshadowing for the fact that he's evil, as the name is an allusion to Oswald Mosley, leader of British fascism

After losing his gun, Joe Gage immediately sits down at the table he knows there is a stashed pistol in.

While John and Daisy are arriving, General Smithers intentionally gazes directly at the camera, twice even. Breaking the fourth wall foreshadows that he already knows that the whole situation in the house is 'staged'.

Fabricator Warren claims that Minnie used to have a sign saying "No Mexicans or dogs" that she took down when she started allowing dogs. In a flashback Minnie rather is seen allowing cats and receives Mexican Bob in her Haberdashery just as warmly as the others.

1 - When "Oswaldo Mobray" first greets Daisy, you can see her stifling a laugh at the sight of her friend playing such a posh character with such over-exaggerated reactions.
When "Oswaldo Mobray" first greets Daisy, you can see her stifling a laugh at the sight of her friend playing such a posh character with such over-exaggerated reactions.

When Chris Mannix is reading the letter from Abraham Lincoln addressed to Major Marquis out loud in the very last scene, Marquis mouths almost the entire letter as Chris reads it.

Z?e bell character (Judy) uses a very similar outfit to her mysterious character in Django Unchained.

During the conversation with the general, Se?or Bob starts playing the piano slowly and messing up, while he ends the scene playing perfectly, indicating he hasn't played the piano in a very long time and is picking it back up.

When Chris is reading the letter, Warren is mouthing the words from memory in the background, implying it was actually real and meant a fair bit to him.

1 - Joe Gage's actions foreshadowed by the colour of his handkerchief (explanation in comments)
Joe Gage's actions foreshadowed by the colour of his handkerchief (explanation in comments)

You can hear commotion from the haberdashery during the carriage scene.

Jennifer Jason Leigh's reaction to Kurt Russell's character smashing the guitar is genuine. Unbeknownst to Russell, the guitar was never switched when shooting the scene, and he ended up destroying a priceless 145 year old antique.

1 - As soon as John Ruth removes Joe Gage's gun, Joe Gage goes and sits at a table that has a gun stashed under it. Earlier, he stated he felt naked with out it.
As soon as John Ruth removes Joe Gage's gun, Joe Gage goes and sits at a table that has a gun stashed under it. Earlier, he stated he felt naked with out it.

Daisy smiles wide the moment she sees Oswaldo Mulberry. She knows the gang is here to save her.

The door is broken throughout the movie because Bob tries to shoot the porter as he escapes.

1 - Major Warren claims that he does not know who John Ruth's bounty is. This is because of John Ruth's consistent mispronunciation of her name. He keeps mispronouncing her name as Dahmer-goo, but he finally recognizes her when she pronounces her own name as Do-ming-grey.
Major Warren claims that he does not know who John Ruth's bounty is. This is because of John Ruth's consistent mispronunciation of her name. He keeps mispronouncing her name as Dahmer-goo, but he finally recognizes her when she pronounces her own name as Do-ming-grey.

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1 - Conrad wears orange clothing that is a reference to another work by Dr. Seuss, The Lorax.
Conrad wears orange clothing that is a reference to another work by Dr. Seuss, The Lorax.
The Hat poster
The Hat poster

The Hat Plot

An exotic dancer recalls an incident from her childhood where she was physically abused by a male visitor.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Hat. 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, Short, Comedy
Director Michèle Cournoyer
IMDB score 6.8