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Trivia for The Hunt

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  • It was believed the film was originally going to be called "Red State vs Blue State," but this was later denied by Universal, who stated it was never a working title anytime during production.
  • This film was partly inspired by "The Most Dangerous Game", the famous 1924 short story by Richard Connell, but with a satirical twist. Other films with similar premises include: The Most Dangerous Game (1932), Turkey shoot (1982), Hard Target (1993), Surviving the Game (1994), The Pest (1997), and The Eliminator (2004).
  • The movie was yanked from its original release date due to mass shootings, then rescheduled for March 13th, 2020, to then be affected drastically at the box office by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Due to the closure of movie theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic, Universal announced that the movie will be available to rent from Friday 20th March 2020 with 48-hour viewing windows for $19.99. This was merely one week after hitting theater screens after having been pulled from its previous release.
  • The classical music used in the opening scene is Gustav Mahler's symphony no. 6 in a minor.
  • Shares many similarities with the Brazilian film Bacurau (2019), which won the Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and was also nominated for the Palme d'Or and the Queer Palm.
  • This isn't the first film Ethan Suplee has had to run and try to catch a train. First time he had to run for the train was in the movie Unstoppable with Denzel Washington.
  • Amy Madigan and Reed Birney share same birthday (September 11).
  • The military consultant, Captain Dale, who has been a technical adviser on movies is a reference to Dale Dye who has been a technical adviser on many movies and who is also a Captain, having retired from the United States Marine Corps.
  • The "#ManorGate" online conspiracy on which is the basis for the elites hunting down undesirable individuals is similar to (and yet, very different from) the "#PizzaGate" online conspiracy whereby a pizza delivery service was used as a cover for the child sex trafficking ring linked to individuals known to associate with Jeffrey Epstein and other persons in high society.

Spoilers

  • The final fight between Crystal and Athena was described by screenwriters Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof simply as "John Wick in a Nancy Meyers movie."
  • BODY COUNT: 22 (Randy, Yoga Pants, Bandana Man, BigGameKen, Dead Sexy, Target, Big Red, Staten Island, Vanilla Nice, Pa, Ma, Crisis Mike, Fauxnvoy, Gary, Richard, Martin, The Doctor, Peter, Liberty, Don, Sgt. Dale, Athena Stone). And if you count Orwell the pig: 23.
  • Mounted on the wall of Athena's manor are 11 photographs of those in the hunt. A close-up shows 9 of these photos in detail: "Dead Sexy", "Vanilla Nice", "Target", "Big Red", "Staten Island", "Yoga Pants", "Gary4USA" Gary, the "Justice4Yall" picture of Crystal, and "BigGameShane." The two unseen photos are likely of "Don" and "Bandana Man." Presumably the missing 12th photo was "Rannnndeeees" as he was killed en route to Croatia.
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