FACT FOOD #447

For the 1982 Oscar winning movie Gandhi, reportedly 300,000 extras appeared in the funeral sequence. About 200,000 were volunteers and 94,560 people were paid a small fee (under contract). The shot consisted of  eleven crews shot over 20,000 feet of film, which was pared down to 125 seconds in the final release. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948.