** The Cracker Scene
So that night Sgt Anderson and Pvt.Horn go and stake out the Monastery, to see what’s what.
Horn is hungry and starts eating crackers as they lie in wait…………
Dramatic & powerful stuff.
That’s roughly what we see on TV.
Now read this from Joshua Maurer and then re-watch that scene and try not to think of this….
“In fact, when we shot this scene, it was a lost shot in an otherwise very long day (5:30 a.m. when we began)
So when we began the scene, it was already past midnight (I think it was around 1:00 a.m. actually). It was very cold and wet and we where all a little punch drunk.
Anyway, I hadn't eaten much for dinner so when we did scene, I absentmindedly ate too many crackers, so when I had dialogue, the crackers got stuck and I couldn't swallow them and when I spoke, the cracker crumbs went flying out my mouth in a huge torrent and right in Terry's face.
We were both stunned and the look on Terry's face was priceless. Then we both started cracking up in uncontrollable laughter. And everytime we tried to do scene, we started laughing.
We couldn't stop it, we had the giggles so bad it became impossible.
I think we must have done almost 20 takes before we got ourselves under control and finished scene. This is one of my fondest memories from the show.”
The above out-take was due to play on "TV Blooper's", but never aired.
After reading this Terence Knox added the following information :
"What Joshua left out was that , by accident, the bush they had us crouching in originally was the bush where some of the crew had been pissing all
night. You could smell it.