[trying to squeeze a large radio into the sub] Japanese soldier: We've got to figure out how to make these things smaller!
[Reporting over the radio on a riot at the USO.] Raoul Lipschitz: Ladies and gentlemen, every where I look... soldiers are fighting sailors, sailors are fighting marines. Directly in front of me, I see a flying blond floozy. Everywhere I look, everywhere, pure pandemoninium -- pandemonium.
Colonel "Madman" Maddox: Hold your fire, pass it on.
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: My name's Wild Bill Kelso, and don't you forget it! Colonel "Madman" Maddox: That's the kind of talk I like to hear, boy. That's it, lemme hear your guns. Captain Wild Bill Kelso: My guns? Colonel "Madman" Maddox: Yes, I wanna hear what they sound like, let me hear 'em.
Colonel "Madman" Maddox: To Hollywood... and glory!
Reese and Foley are the names used by Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Bob Gale for any police officers or government agents in films they have written.
Spielberg exposed one million feet of film over 247 shooting days.
Both John Wayne and Charlton Heston were offered the role of General Stilwell. Wayne phoned director Steven Spielberg, who had given him the script, and not only turned it down due to ill health but tried to get Spielberg to drop the project. Wayne felt it was unpatriotic and a slap in the face to WWII vets. Heston is thought to have turned it down for the same reasons.
Spielberg has revealed that he almost made this film a musical.
End credits feature scenes showing cast members screaming.
DVD Easter Eggs: (Hidden So You Don't See Anything You Don't Want To See)
Description: Isolated music score
From the disc’s main menu go to the 'Language Selection' and there select 'Spoken Language'. As one of the entries you will then see 'Isolated music score'. Select it and you will be able to enjoy John Williams’ fabulous score in its entirety.