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The lion's head entrance to the MGM Grand featured in the movie has since been removed because many Chinese gamblers avoided the casino (or entered through the back entrance), due to the feng shui belief that entering the mouth of the lion was bad luck.
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The Sultan (Samuel L. Jackson) greets a man with shoulder length black hair and a black suit with "Hey Vincent, Vincent, where's Jules man," a reference to Jackson's character in Pulp Fiction (1994).
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The film that James "The Grim Reaper" Roper is watching before the fight is Dolemite (1975).
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Many members of the cast made either guest appearances or had recurring roles on the FOX TV series ROC, which featured Rocky Carroll as a regular cast member. This includes: Samuel L. Jackson, Corbin Bernsen, Salli Richardson, Jamie Foxx, Albert Hall, Lamont Johnson, Art Evans and Rick Scarry.
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Game of Thrones and X-Men: Days of Future Past actor Peter Dinklage can be seen towards the end of the film as a leprechaun accompanying Conklin to the ring.
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Jon Lovitz's character mentions, when watching film of Tommy Morrison being knocked out, that he is 'John Wayne's cousin'. Morrison is actually John Wayne's (real name Marion Michael Morrison) grand nephew.
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Ron Shelton has expressed distaste for the film because his script was completely revised by comedian Tony Hendra.
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Nedra Volz's last film.
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The song Terry Conklin and his band are performing in the club when Sultan comes to see him is "Feed" by the band Local H.
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Director Cameo 

Reginald Hudlin: the last dancer in the closing credits of the film.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Damon Wayans and Jamie Foxx, were previously on In Living Color.
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