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Dumb & Dumber (1994) Poster

(1994)

Trivia

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When Harry and Lloyd are in the car, Lloyd asks if Harry wants to hear the most annoying sound in the world. This was not originally in the script (you can tell by the look on Jeff Daniels' face).
Jim Carrey was initially offered $700,000 to appear in the film. However, the offer went in the same week when Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) opened at number 1 in the US box office, so by the time Carrey's agents had renegotiated with the film's producers, his salary had upped itself to $7 million, almost half the film's budget.
In the bar scene in Aspen, the line "No way... that's great. We've landed on the moon!" was not in the script but made up by Jim Carrey on the spot during shooting.
Jim Carrey chipped his tooth years earlier, but had the cap removed for the film to make his character look more deranged.
Steve Martin and Martin Short both turned down the role of Lloyd.
Jeff Daniels reportedly earned the role of Harry after the Farrelly Brothers remembered him from a Pepto Bismol commercial.
Nicolas Cage and Gary Oldman were the original choices to play Harold and Lloyd.
When the film went to the top of the US box office, it gave Jim Carrey the distinction of being the first actor to have three films go straight to number one in one year (those films being this, The Mask (1994), and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)).
During the men's room stall scene, when Lloyd checks the time, the close-up of his wristwatch reveals it to be a "Casino Alarm Chronograph", suggesting it is a fake of the already, very inexpensive brand, Casio; it also lacks any of the dials found on a real chronographic timepiece, along with the 5, 6, and 7.
Bennett Yellin's initial draft of the script was apparently so disjointed that it had gained a negative reputation among film investors. After the script was re-written, it was pitched to producers under the fake title "A Power Tool Is Not a Toy", in order to get them to even read it.
Lauren Holly turned down a role in the Jim Carrey vehicle Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) but co-starred with him here later the same year.
Production was shut down in Salt Lake City for a week when Jim Carrey had surgery for a gallstone.
The restaurant scene (with Seabass) was filmed in Ft. Morgan, Colorado. However filmmakers originally wanted to film this scene at a restaurant in Wiggins (about 15 miles west of Ft. Morgan) but after viewing the script the owner refused.
Harry and Lloyd are named after the (silent) comedy star Harold Lloyd.
In order for Jeff Daniels to attain Harry's frizzy hair, during filming he was instructed to wash his hair only, and not to use conditioner, blow dry it, or even comb it.
Although the ultimate travel goal was to reach Aspen Colorado, the actual town wanted too much money for film rights so many scenes were shot in nearby Breckenridge. The script however, was untouched.
In the scene where Harry and Lloyd are escaping the "gas man", when they are running out to the dog van, there is a guy in the background urinating against a wall.
The sports car Harry and Lloyd purchase is a Lamborghini Diablo. Supplied courtesy of Emich Lamborghini, Golden, Colorado - which has since closed down.
Rob Lowe was also up for the part later taken by Jeff Daniels.
Among the many writings on the gas station bathroom stall are: "Why are you looking up here when the joke is in your hand?", "Bye Bye William Frawley", "NAMBLA Rules", and "Why the hell is everyone so goddamned angry?".
The last name of Harry's ex-girlfriend, Fraida Felcher, is also the name for an act so obscene it cannot be described here.
Victoria Rowell is credited as Athletic Beauty. In the film, her character is called Beth Jordan and is an undercover FBI agent.
Film debut of Harland Williams.
This is the second movie released in the same year in which Karen Duffy plays a character named Shay. She also played a character named Shay Stanley in Blank Check (1994). It was also the second movie released in the same year in which Jeff Daniels played a character named Harry. He also played Det. Harry Temple in Speed (1994).

Cameo 

Cam Neely:  As a nasty trucker called Sea Bass.

Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Jim Carrey refused to shoot an alternate ending of Harry and Lloyd getting on the bus with the Hawaiian Tropic girls.
If Mary were to end up marrying Lloyd and taking his last name, her name would be Mary Christmas.
An alternate ending scene was filmed where Barney the bellman offers Harry and Lloyd the job of babysitting his grandson, who turns out to be the blind boy to whom Lloyd had sold his dead parakeet.
The bikini girl played by Anna Anka is speaking Swedish in the bikini bus scene. She greets with "Hej allihopa" (Hey everybody) and says goodbye with "Hejdå" (Bye).
An entire subplot was filmed involving Mary's kidnapped husband Bobby being kept in a wooden shipping crate, but was ultimately discarded. The brief scene where Nicholas and Shay discuss the snow owl incident had originally led into a scene where Bobby manages to escape while still inside the crate.

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