Movie budgets are a weird thing. Many blockbuster films have the budget that could elevate a third-world country from its knees in the hopes to make a return that generates billions of dollars in the box office. Yet some of the best moments in cinema weren’t developed due to a large, wealthy budget. Actually, quite the opposite.

With need comes innovation and creativity, and several great films have churned out some great scenes, story points, and characters due to the reality that the filmmakers just ran out of money. Brilliant jokes and scenes are done because something broke on set. Sometimes a whole fictional planet gets destroyed in a movie because they couldn’t afford to shoot scenes on it. Even the iconic way zombies move in horror movies was done in the name of saving money.

Here are a few facts about famed movie moment that never would have happened if the filmmakers were given some extra cash on the day of shooting:

Dr. Evil has ill-tempered sea bass in Austin Powers because the movie couldn't afford sharks. After they got the sea bass instead of sharks, Mike Myers asked the effects team what they could do, and their response was We can make the water bubble...

Source: CinemaBlend

Monty Python and the Holy Grail was supposed to end with a big battle (but it cost too much). POLICE The ending was supposed to show the French, the knights of Camelot, and the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog duking it out, but the Pythons decided that having police arrest King

Source: Vulture

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