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19 Things You Might Not Know About American Psycho

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Before he set the bar for superhero reboots as Christopher Nolan’s Caped Crusader, Christian Bale committed what many believed would be career suicide by taking on the role of Patrick Bateman, the 1980s Manhattan yuppie/serial killer/antihero of Bret Easton Ellis’ iconic 1991 novel. Here are 19 things you might not know about the homicidal satire, which was released 15 years ago today.

1. IT TOOK EIGHT YEARS TO MAKE IT TO THE SCREEN.

In 1992, one year after its original publication, producer Edward Pressman bought the movie rights to Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho. But it would take another eight years—and an ongoing series of writers, directors, and lead actors—to finally make it to the big screen. Originally, Re-Animator director Stuart Gordon was set to direct the adaptation, with Johnny Depp in the lead. “I don't know about Johnny Depp's feelings about it, but I talked to Stuart Gordon a lot, and I thought he was the wrong director for it,” Ellis told Movieline in 2010. “I expressed that, but I don't think [producer] Ed Pressman was necessarily listening to me.”

2. DAVID CRONENBERG WAS ATTACHED TO DIRECT IT, TOO.

As American Psycho continued its journey from novel to feature, David Cronenberg became attached to direct it. When Cronenberg came aboard, he enlisted Ellis to write the script, with one caveat: He didn’t want to shoot anything in a restaurant or nightclub, which is where the bulk of the action in Ellis’ novel takes place. Cronenberg’s reasoning? “He said, ‘I don't want to shoot in restaurants and clubs, and I want the script to be about 65 to 70 pages long, because it takes me about two minutes to shoot a page,’” Ellis recalled. “I mean, these directions were insane. I just went off and wrote a script that I thought would be best for the movie. It did veer off a lot from the book, because I was kind of bored with the book. I'd been living with it for, like, three and a half years, four years. [So] I invented some scenes.”

3. CRONENBERG’S VERSION ENDED WITH A MUSICAL NUMBER ATOP THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.

Among those “invented scenes” was an elaborate musical finale that took place atop the World Trade Center. “I think Barry Manilow's ‘Daybreak’ was playing, and there’s like Patrick Bateman sitting in the park talking to people, and then it ends on the top of the World Trade Center,” Ellis explained. “A big musical number, very elaborate. I'm glad it wasn't shot, but that kind of shows you where I was when I was writing the script. I was bored with the material.”

By 1997, Cronenberg was out and Mary Harron was in as director of American Psycho, according to a report from Variety at the time. She co-wrote a new version of the script with Guinevere Turner (who plays Patrick Bateman’s friend-turned-victim Elizabeth in the final film). And Harron wanted Bale in the lead, so she offered it to him.

4. BALE WAS ADVISED THAT TAKING THE ROLE WAS CAREER SUICIDE.

“When I offered [Bale] the part, he said he had all these messages on his answering machine telling him this was career suicide. And that just made him more excited,” Harron told The Guardian in 2000. “That's sort of how I reacted, too.” But the studio wanted a bigger name in the role (this was, of course, years before Bale donned a Batsuit). “They would've taken almost anybody over Christian,” Harron said.

5. LEONARDO DICAPRIO WAS OFFERED THE LEAD—WITHOUT HARRON’S KNOWLEDGE.

At the 1998 Cannes Film Festival, Lionsgate executives announced that Leonardo DiCaprio—fresh off his Titanic success—would be playing the lead in American Psycho—which was news to both Harron and Bale. So Harron refused to meet with DiCaprio. “Leonardo wasn't remotely right [for the part],” Harron told The Guardian. “There's something very boyish about him. He's not credible as one of these tough Wall Street guys … He brought way too much baggage with him; I did not want to deal with someone who had a 13-year-old fan base. They shouldn't see the movie. It could've gotten us in a lot of trouble.”

6. GLORIA STEINEM WAS NOT A FAN OF THE BOOK, OR ITS PROPOSED MOVIE.

Legendary feminist Gloria Steinem was a vocal opponent of American Psycho—both the book and its proposed movie—for the violence it depicted against women. And it was long rumored that she tried to talk DiCaprio out of taking the role. Ironically, on September 3, 2000—less than five months after American Psycho’s release—Steinem married David Bale, Christian Bale’s father.

7. DICAPRIO WROTE UP HIS OWN WISH LIST OF POTENTIAL DIRECTORS.

With Harron not budging on casting Bale and only Bale in the lead, the studio had to consider recasting Harron instead. DiCaprio reportedly submitted some of his own names to the short list of replacement directors, including (serendipitously) Martin Scorsese and Danny Boyle. Ultimately, the studio hired Oliver Stone, whom Harron described as “probably the single worst single person to do it. I like Stone’s stuff, but social satire is not his forte.” Added Pressman: “Oliver's approach was more psychological. Mary's was satirical.” Ultimately, after not being able to figure out the best direction to take the project, DiCaprio departed the film to work with Boyle on The Beach.

8. BALE IGNORED THE FACT THAT HE HAD BEEN RECAST.

Despite DiCaprio and Stone being officially attached to the adaptation, Bale proceeded as if nothing had changed about his deal with Harron. “I just pretended it didn’t happen,” Bale told The Wall Street Journal in December. “I’m English, so I never go to a gym, but for that role it was part of the whole deal that I had to go. I still kept going down to the gym every day because I was going, ‘Oh, I’m making the film.’ I would call Mary Harron—she’d be having a nice dinner with her family—and I’d go, ‘So Mary, so when we do this scene…’ And she’d go, ‘Christian, Oliver Stone is directing, DiCaprio is playing your role.’ I said, ‘Right, but you said it, my role, all right? It is coming back, so let’s talk about it, because it’s coming back to us.’ And she’d go, ‘Christian, can you please leave me alone?’” But Bale was right to be optimistic, and after passing on roles for nine months in the hopes that American Psycho would come back around, it finally did.

9. HARRON AND BALE WERE GIVEN THE GREENLIGHT, BUT COULD ONLY SPEND $10 MILLION.

As part of the agreement in giving the project back to Harron, with Bale in the lead, they were given a strict budget of $10 million and had to agree to cast known faces in supporting roles (hence the casting of Reese Witherspoon, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, and Chloë Sevigny).

10. BALE WORKED OUT A LOT FOR THE ROLE.

In order to achieve Bateman’s near-perfect physique, Bale worked out with a trainer for three hours a day, six days per week. American Psycho would mark the beginning of Bale’s numerous body transformations; he lost 63 pounds to play an insomniac in 2004’s The Machinist, then immediately needed to gain the weight back—plus even more muscle—to begin his superhero reign in Batman Begins.

11. BALE MODELED PATRICK BATEMAN AFTER TOM CRUISE.

In attempting to find a way to connect with Bateman’s character, Bale happened upon a late-night interview between Tom Cruise and David Letterman, and found his inspiration. In an interview with Black Book Magazine, Harron recounted how Bale channeled Cruise’s “intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes” to play the role of the Wall Street banker/serial killer.

12. THE MOVIE IS SET TWO YEARS EARLIER THAN THE BOOK.

Though the novel is set in 1989, just after Ronald Reagan’s final days in the White House, the movie is set two years earlier, as evidenced by a Zagat that Bateman is reading and a speech that is being given by Reagan on television at the end of the movie.

13. PATRICK BATEMAN COULDN’T TOUCH THE ROLEX.

In the novel, there’s a moment where Bateman, disgusted, drops the line, “Don’t touch the Rolex.” But because of the gruesome nature of the movie, the production had trouble getting the brands they wanted—and needed—to agree to be shown in the film. Rolex agreed to let its watches be worn, but only by characters other than Bateman, hence the tweaked line: “Don’t touch the watch.”

14. TIMOTHY BRYCE DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO SPELL “ACQUISITIONS.”

In a scene in which several of Pierce & Pierce’s many vice presidents try to one-up each other in the business card department, Timothy Bryce’s card is the least enviable for one simple reason: he doesn’t know how to spell “Acquisitions,” as in “Mergers & Acquisitions.”

15. EIGHTEEN SECONDS MADE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN NC-17 OR AN R RATING.

While the film’s violence might seem to have proposed the biggest obstacle for the MPAA, American Psycho’s original NC-17 stemmed largely from an explicit sex scene involving Bateman and a pair of prostitutes. In order to secure an R rating, Harron was forced to cut 18 seconds out.

16. HUEY LEWIS BOYCOTTED THE MOVIE—BUT NOT FOR THE REASON YOU THINK.

Though Huey Lewis and the News’ “Hip to Be Square” plays a key role in the film, the song does not appear on the movie’s official soundtrack. For years, rumors have persisted that the reason why is because Lewis was uncomfortable with the violence in the film—a point he refuted to Rolling Stone in 2013:

When the movie came around they wanted to use “Hip to Be Square.” Willie Dafoe was in the big picture, and I'm a huge fan of his. I said, “Sure, go.” We knew it was violent and all that, but who cares? It's art. We're artists. No problem. They paid us for the song, and boom. Now a week before the movie premieres my manager calls me and says, “They want to do a soundtrack album.” I said, “Really? What would that look like?” He goes, “Hip to Be Square,” a Phil Collins tune, and a bunch of source music.” I said, “Well, that's not right, is it? Our fans have to buy this record for one song? Can we politely decline?” We politely declined, and they generated a press release the day before the movie came out and sent it everywhere. It was in the USA Today and everywhere else. It said, “Huey Lewis saw the movie and it was so violent that he pulled his tune from the soundtrack.” It was completely made up. So I boycotted the movie from there on.

Though he has yet to see the movie, he did see the scene in which “Hip to Be Square” plays—and parodied it (alongside Weird Al Yankovic) for Funny or Die.

17. MILA KUNIS PICKED UP THE SERIAL KILLER MANTLE IN THE MOVIE’S SEQUEL.

In 2002, a sequel to the movie went direct to video, starring Mila Kunis as the titular Psycho.

18. THERE’S A TV SERIES IN DEVELOPMENT.

In 2013, FX and Lionsgate announced that they were developing a television series based on the film, which would serve as a sort of sequel and be set in the present. In January, FX confirmed that the series was still in development, with Entertainment Weekly sharing its official logline: “In the new drama series, iconic serial killer Patrick Bateman, now in his mid-50s but as outrageous and lethal as ever, takes on a protégé in a sadistic social experiment who will become every bit his equal—a next generation American Psycho.”

19. BRET EASTON ELLIS THINKS IT WORKED BETTER AS A NOVEL.

In 2014, Ellis was a guest on WTF with Marc Maron, where he discussed his resistance to turning American Psycho into a movie at all, mostly because, as a reader, you never knew whether or not these murders happened or were all in Bateman's head. "I mean the book was conceived as a piece of … as a novel," Ellis said. "It was conceived as a novel. It wasn’t conceived as a script, it wasn’t conceived as a movie, it was a novel thing. It was 400 pages in the mind of this guy and he’s a completely unreliable narrator. You don’t know if some of these things happen or not. You don’t even know if the murders happen or not. Which to me is interesting. To me it’s much more interesting not to know than to definitely know." When Maron asked whether even he knew what happened, Ellis admitted, "No. I don’t know it. But, so, what the movie is going to do, regardless, is going to answer it. He’s going to have done them because we’re watching it happen."

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12 Surprising Facts About Robin Williams
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Robin Williams had a larger-than-life personality. On screen and on stage, he embodied what he referred to as “hyper-comedy.” Offscreen, he was involved in humanitarian causes and raised three children—Zak, Zelda, and Cody. On July 16, HBO debuts the documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, directed by Marina Zenovich. The film chronicles his rise on the L.A. and San Francisco stand-up comedy scenes during the 1970s, to his more dramatic roles in the 1980s and '90s in award-winning films like Dead Poets Society; Good Morning, Vietnam; Awakenings; The Fisher King; and Good Will Hunting. The film also focuses on August 11, 2014, the date of his untimely death. Here are 12 surprising facts about the beloved entertainer.

1. ROBIN WILLIAMS GOT HIS START AT A COMEDY WORKSHOP INSIDE A CHURCH.

A still from 'Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind' (2018)
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After leaving Juilliard, Robin Williams found himself back in his hometown of San Francisco, but he couldn’t find work as an actor. Then he saw something for a comedy workshop in a church and decided to give it a shot. “So I went to this workshop in the basement of a Lutheran church, and it was stand-up comedy, so you don’t get to improvise with others, but I started off doing, ostensibly, it was just like improvising but solo," he told NPR. "And then I started to realize, ‘Oh.’ [I started] building an act from there."

2. HE FORMED A FRIENDSHIP WITH KOKO THE GORILLA.

In 2001, Williams visited Koko the gorilla, who passed away in June, at The Gorilla Foundation in Northern California. Her caregivers had shown her one of his movies, and she seemed to recognize him. Koko repeatedly signed for Williams to tickle her. “We shared something extraordinary: laughter,” Williams said of the encounter. On the day Williams died, The Foundation shared the news with Koko and reported that she fell into sadness.

3. FOR A TIME, HE WAS A MIME IN CENTRAL PARK.

In 1974, photographer Daniel Sorine captured photos of two mimes in New York's Central Park. As it turned out, one of the mimes was Williams, who was attending Juilliard at the time. “What attracted me to Robin Williams and his fellow mime, Todd Oppenheimer, was an unusual amount of intensity, personality, and physical fluidity,” Sorine said. In 1991, Williams revisited the craft by playing Mime Jerry in Bobcat Goldthwait’s film Shakes the Clown. In the movie, Williams hilariously leads a how-to class in mime.

4. HE TRIED TO GET LYDIA FROM MRS. DOUBTFIRE BACK IN SCHOOL.

As a teen, Lisa Jakub played Robin Williams’s daughter Lydia Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire. “When I was 14 years old, I went on location to film Mrs. Doubtfire for five months, and my high school was not happy,” Jakub wrote on her blog. “My job meant an increased workload for teachers, and they were not equipped to handle a ‘non-traditional’ student. So, during filming, they kicked me out.”

Sensing Jakub’s distress over the situation, Williams typed a letter and sent it to her school. “A student of her caliber and talent should be encouraged to go out in the world and learn through her work,” he wrote. “She should also be encouraged to return to the classroom when she’s done to share those experiences and motivate her classmates to soar to their own higher achievements … she is an asset to any classroom.”

Apparently, the school framed the letter but didn’t allow Jakub to return. “But here’s what matters from that story—Robin stood up for me,” Jakub wrote. “I was only 14, but I had already seen that I was in an industry that was full of back-stabbing. And it was entirely clear that Robin had my back.”

5. HE WASN’T PRODUCERS' FIRST CHOICE TO PLAY MORK ON MORK & MINDY.

Anson Williams, Marion Ross, and Don Most told The Hallmark Channel that a different actor was originally hired to play Mork for the February 1978 Happy Days episode “My Favorite Orkan,” which introduced the alien character to the world. “Mork & Mindy was like the worst script in the history of Happy Days. It was unreadable, it was so bad,” Anson Williams said. “So they hire some guy for Mork—bad actor, bad part.” The actor quit, and producer Garry Marshall came to the set and asked: “Does anyone know a funny Martian?” They hired Williams to play Mork, and from September 1978 to May 1982, Williams co-headlined the spinoff Mork & Mindy for four seasons.

6. HE “RISKED” A ROLE IN AN OFF-BROADWAY PLAY.

Actor Robin Williams poses for a portrait during the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California
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In 1988, Williams made his professional stage debut as Estragon in the Mike Nichols-directed Waiting for Godot, which also starred Steve Martin and F. Murray Abraham. The play was held off-Broadway at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center. The New York Times asked Williams if he felt the show was a career risk, and he responded with: “Risk! Of never working on the stage again! Oh, no! You’re ruined! It’s like you're ruined socially in Tustin,” a town in Orange County, California. “If there’s risk, you can’t think about it,” he said, “or you’ll never be able to do the play.”

Williams had to restrain himself and not improvise during his performance. “You can do physical things,” he said, “but you don’t ad lib [Samuel] Beckett, just like you don’t riff Beethoven.” In 1996, Nichols and Williams once again worked together, this time in the movie The Birdcage.

7. HE USHERED IN THE ERA OF CELEBRITY VOICE ACTING.

The 1992 success of Aladdin, in which Williams voiced Genie, led to more celebrities voicing animated characters. According to a 2011 article in The Atlantic, “Less than 20 years ago, voice acting was almost exclusively the realm of voice actors—people specifically trained to provide voices for animated characters. As it turns out, the rise of the celebrity voice actor can be traced to a single film: Disney’s 1992 breakout animated hit Aladdin.” Since then, big names have attached themselves to animated films, from The Lion King to Toy Story to Shrek. Williams continued to do voice acting in animated films, including Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Happy Feet, and Happy Feet 2.

8. HE FORGOT TO THANK HIS MOTHER DURING HIS 1998 OSCAR SPEECH.

In March 1998, Williams won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. In 2011, Williams appeared on The Graham Norton Show, and Norton asked him what it was like to win the award. “For a week it was like, ‘Hey congratulations! Good Will Hunting, way to go,'” Williams said. “Two weeks later: ‘Hey, Mork.’”

Then Williams mentioned how his speech accidentally left out one of the most important people in his life. “I forgot to thank my mother and she was in the audience,” he said. “Even the therapist went, ‘Get out!’ That was rough for the next few years. [Mom voice] ‘You came through here [points to his pants]! How’s the award?’”

9. HE COMFORTED STEVEN SPIELBERG DURING THE FILMING OF SCHINDLER’S LIST.

At this year’s 25th anniversary screening of Schindler’s List, held at the Tribeca Film Festival, director Steven Spielberg shared that Williams—who played Peter Pan in Spielberg’s Hook—would call him and make him laugh. “Robin knew what I was going through, and once a week, Robin would call me on schedule and he would do 15 minutes of stand-up on the phone,” Spielberg said. “I would laugh hysterically, because I had to release so much.”

10. HE HELPED ETHAN HAWKE GET HIS AGENT.

During a June 2018 appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Ethan Hawke recalled how, while working on Dead Poets Society, Williams was hard on him. “I really wanted to be a serious actor,” Hawke said. “I really wanted to be in character, and I really didn’t want to laugh. The more I didn’t laugh, the more insane [Williams] got. He would make fun of me. ‘Oh this one doesn't want to laugh.’ And the more smoke would come out of my ears. He didn’t understand I was trying to do a good job.” Hawke had assumed Williams hated him during filming.

After filming ended, Hawke went back to school, but he received a surprising phone call. It was from Williams’s agent, who—at Williams's suggestion—wanted to sign Hawke. Hawke said he still has the same agent today.

11. HE WAS ALMOST CAST IN MIDNIGHT RUN.

In February 1988, Williams told Rolling Stone how he sometimes still had to audition for roles. “I read for a movie with [Robert] De Niro, [Midnight Run], to be directed by Marty Brest,” Williams said. “I met with them three or four times, and it got real close, it was almost there, and then they went with somebody else. The character was supposed to be an accountant for the Mafia. Charles Grodin got the part. I was craving it. I thought, ‘I can be as funny,’ but they wanted someone obviously more in type. And in the end, he was better for it. But it was rough for me. I had to remind myself, ‘Okay, come on, you’ve got other things.’”

In July 1988, Universal released Midnight Run. Just two years later, Williams finally worked with De Niro, on Awakenings.

12. BILLY CRYSTAL AND WILLIAMS USED TO TALK ON THE PHONE FOR HOURS.

Actors Robin Williams (L) and Billy Crystal pose at the afterparty for the premiere of Columbia Picture's 'RV' on April 23, 2006 in Los Angeles, California
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Starting in 1986, Williams, Billy Crystal, and Whoopi Goldberg co-hosted HBO’s Comic Relief to raise money for the homeless. Soon after Williams’s death, Crystal went on The View and spoke with Goldberg about his friendship with Williams. “We were like two jazz musicians,” Crystal said. “Late at night I get these calls and we’d go for hours. And we never spoke as ourselves. When it was announced I was coming to Broadway, I had 50 phone messages, in one day, from somebody named Gary, who wanted to be my backstage dresser.”

“Gary” turned out to be Williams.

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind premieres on Monday, July 16 at 8 p.m. ET on HBO.

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10 Facts About Hocus Pocus
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In a 2014 Reddit AMA, Bette Midler said she'd be interested in doing a Hocus Pocus sequel. "You have to go to send in your cards to the Walt Disney company," she said. "The ball's in their court." While you get those cards ready, here are some facts about the original, which arrived in theaters 25 years ago today.

1. THE STORY ORIGINATED AS A BEDTIME STORY.

The story for Hocus Pocus came about after writer David Kirschner invented a bedtime story for his kids. He later wrote the story up and submitted it to Muppet Magazine (why does this not still exist?), where it gained recognition.

2. THE WRITERS USED PROPS TO PITCH IT TO STUDIO EXECUTIVES.

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To pitch the story to Disney, the writers had execs enter a dark room with broomsticks and a vacuum cleaner hanging from the ceiling. They also scattered 15 pounds of candy corn throughout the room in an effort to invoke Halloween nostalgia. It obviously worked!

3. IT WAS NOT AN IMMEDIATE HIT.

Though it’s a cult classic now, Hocus Pocus didn’t do that well when it first came out in 1993, perhaps because it was released in July instead of September or October. Though it didn’t have a terrible opening—$8,125,471, putting it in fourth place at the box office that weekend—it fell to $2,017,688 a few weeks later, and bad reviews from the critics didn’t help matters.

Entertainment Weekly was particularly put off by the movie, calling it a “piece of corny slapstick trash” and saying that “It’s acceptable scary-silly kid fodder that adults will find only mildly insulting. Unless they’re Bette Midler fans. In which case it’s depressing as hell.”

4. BETTE MIDLER LOVES IT.

Bette Midler, by the way, has said that Hocus Pocus is her favorite film out of all of the films she’s ever done. (At least as of 2008.) Thora Birch agreed, recently saying, “The most fun I ever had on a film was Hocus Pocus.”

5. KATHY NAJIMY LOVES IT, TOO.

Midler isn't the only star of the film who isn't immune to its allure: Kathy Najimy has said she watches the movie with her family every year on August 15.

6. IT COULD HAVE STARRED LEONARDO DICAPRIO.

The role of Max was originally offered to Leonardo DiCaprio. He turned it down to do What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

7. SARAH JESSICA PARKER IS RELATED TO A WOMAN FAMOUSLY ACCUSED OF BEING A WITCH.

Had Sarah Jessica Parker known then what she knows now, she might have approached the role of Sarah Sanderson a little differently. When the actress went on the show Who Do You Think You Are to trace her family history, Parker discovered that one of her ancestors was Esther Elwell, one of the women accused of being a witch during the Salem Witch Trials. After a young girl said she saw Esther’s “spectre” strangling neighbor Mary Fitch, Elwell was arrested, but escaped going to trial.

8. THORA BIRCH REVISITED THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN AMERICAN BEAUTY.

While the kids are prematurely celebrating victory against the Sanderson sisters after locking them in the kiln, they’re shown talking in front of a house as they walk to a park. The house was later used as the house Thora Birch’s character lived in for American Beauty.

9. THE KIDS WEREN'T HUGE FANS OF THE CATS.

The kids all hated working with the cats. Many different cats were used to represent Binx, and each one served a different purpose—one was good at cuddling with the kids, one would jump on command, etc. Every time a new cat was used, the children would have to coerce the kitty to trust them by using treats and a clicker. They got sick of it.

10. MUCH OF THE ORIGINAL CAST REUNITED FOR A 20TH REUNION.

Most of the cast participated in a 20th anniversary event for D23 (the Disney fan club) members. Sarah Jessica Parker and Bette Midler were not in attendance, but pretty much everyone else was, including Kathy Najimy (Mary Sanderson), Vinessa Shaw (Allison), Omri Katz (Max), Thora Birch (Dani), and Doug Jones (Billy Butcherson). You can watch some of that reunion above.

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