Top 12 Whiplash Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Whiplash 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 Whiplash film message.

Fletcher (J.K. Simmons) allows Andrew (Miles Teller) to play the drums for his band after the main drummer loses his sheet music. Near the end of the movie, Fletcher gives Andrew the exact same sheet music, suggesting Fletcher was the one who had stolen it in the first place.
Fletcher (J.K. Simmons) allows Andrew (Miles Teller) to play the drums for his band after the main drummer loses his sheet music. Near the end of the movie, Fletcher gives Andrew the exact same sheet music, suggesting Fletcher was the one who had stolen it in the first place.
When Fletcher throws the chair on Neiman the guitar guy in the back disappears.
When Fletcher throws the chair on Neiman the guitar guy in the back disappears.

Whiplash Trivia

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  1. When Fletcher is berating Neiman, he says that Neiman's parents divorced because his father, an unsuccessful writer, "wasn't Eugene O'Neil," a famous american writer. In the Chilean version Fletcher instead uses the name "Pablo Neruda," a famous Chilean writer.

  2. . Has anyone ever noticed that in the movie "Whiplash"none of the characters ever look directly into the camera. The movie is never shown through their perspective.

Whiplash Easter Eggs

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

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Whiplash Hidden Details

1 - Carl Tanner (Nate Lang) always wore green to convey his envy of Neiman's (Miles Teller) part as core member of the band.
Carl Tanner (Nate Lang) always wore green to convey his envy of Neiman's (Miles Teller) part as core member of the band.

Miles Teller introduces his character as "Andrew NAY-man". JK Simmons' abusive character calls him "NEE-man" for the rest of the film. It's never mentioned by either of them.

1 - Andrew gets Raisinets for his dad ,which he likes to put in his popcorn, and tells him he doesn't like them so he eats around them. Later in the film, we see his dad took note of this and there are no Raisinets in the popcorn.
Andrew gets Raisinets for his dad ,which he likes to put in his popcorn, and tells him he doesn't like them so he eats around them. Later in the film, we see his dad took note of this and there are no Raisinets in the popcorn.

And the meaning of numbers 2

1 - After Andrew Nieman is recruited for studio band, Caravan can be seen on his stand, the song that later provokes Neiman's success in studio band
After Andrew Nieman is recruited for studio band, Caravan can be seen on his stand, the song that later provokes Neiman's success in studio band
1 - Andrew is watching a drum solo when his girlfriends text pops up, pausing the video. This shows that his girlfriend is getting in the way of drumming, as he stares at the text without replying. Andrew later breaks up with her for that exact reason
Andrew is watching a drum solo when his girlfriends text pops up, pausing the video. This shows that his girlfriend is getting in the way of drumming, as he stares at the text without replying. Andrew later breaks up with her for that exact reason
Whiplash poster
Whiplash poster

Whiplash Plot

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Whiplash. 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, Music
Director Damien Chazelle
Stars Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist
IMDB score 8.5