Movie and TV Anniversaries for September 2017

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 8 months ago

Take a look at some of the movies that are celebrating milestone anniversaries this month.

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"Batman: The Animated Series" turns 25 on Sept. 5.

Fun Fact: Tim Curry was originally cast as the Joker before he was replaced by Mark Hamill. Since then, Hamill has reprised the role countless times across video games, animated movies, and most recently in the current TV series, "Justice League Action," along with "Batman: The Animated Series" alumnus Kevin Conroy.

Michael Douglas and Sean Penn in The Game (1997)

The Game turns 20 on Sept. 12.

Fun Fact: Jodie Foster was originally up for the role of Conrad, but after scheduling conflicts with Contact prohibited Foster from joining the project, the role was offered to Jeff Bridges (who turned it down), before Sean Penn was finally cast.

Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, and Loretta Swit in M*A*S*H (1972)

"M*A*S*H" turns 45 on Sept. 17.

Fun Fact: Many young actors appeared as guest stars on "M*A*S*H" before becoming household names including Shelley Long, Patrick Swayze, John Ritter, Joe Morton, Laurence Fishburne, and Jeffrey Tambor.

Michael Douglas and Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction (1987)

Fatal Attraction turns 30 on Sept. 18.

Fun Fact: In an interview with Vanity Fair, Glenn Close admitted that the knife she used to attack Michael Douglas is framed and hanging in her kitchen at home. She said, “It’s all an illusion. It’s a cardboard prop!”

Doug Bradley in Hellraiser (1987)

Hellraiser turns 30 on Sept. 18.

Fun Fact: Hellraiser, based on Clive Barker's novella "The Hellbound Heart," was also Barker's feature film directorial debut.

Kim Basinger and Guy Pearce in L.A. Confidential (1997)

L.A. Confidential turns 20 on Sept. 19.

Fun Fact: In 1998, Kim Basinger won an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Lynn Bracken, a role she almost turned down because she didn't want to play yet another femme fatale.

Adam Baldwin, Nathan Fillion, Ron Glass, Sean Maher, Jewel Staite, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, and Summer Glau in Firefly (2002)

"Firefly" turns 15 on Sept. 20.

Fun Fact: Nearly all of the main cast members have appeared as villains in other Joss Whedon projects. Nathan Fillion appeared in the seventh season of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as Caleb. Gina Torres appeared in the fourth season of "Angel" as Jasmine, and Adam Baldwin appeared in the fifth season of "Angel" as Marcus Hamilton. After "Firefly," Summer Glau and Alan Tudyk appeared in "Dollhouse" as Bennett Halverson and Alpha, respectively.

Jonathan Frakes and Patrick Stewart in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

"Star Trek: The Next Generation" turns 30 on Sept. 26.

Fun Fact: Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard) and Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker) are the only actors to appear in every episode of the series.

David Hasselhoff in Knight Rider (1982)

"Knight Rider" turns 35 on Sept. 26.

Fun Fact: William Daniels, who voiced K.I.T.T., never appeared in the credits during the show's four-year run. Daniels also played the beloved principal Mr. Feeney on "Boy Meets World."

Woody Harrelson, Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer, Shelley Long, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt, and Rhea Perlman in Cheers (1982)

"Cheers " turns 35 on Sept. 30.

Fun Fact: Including the spin-off "Frasier" (1993), Kelsey Grammer played the character of Frasier Crane for 20 consecutive years, a record for an American actor in a comedy series.