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(1998)

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Chris Farley's last film but wasn't included in credits
This movie came out months after Norm MacDonald was fired from Saturday Night Live (1975). When it was out in theaters, none of the shows on NBC were allowed to advertise it.
On Artie Lange's stand-up comedy DVD, It's the Whiskey Talkin': Artie Lange (2004) an audience member asks him to sign his DVD copy of the film. He does so and then gives the fan ten dollars, saying "you don't see Ben Affleck doing that for Gigli (2003)!" Lange then mentions that the review in his home town paper, The Star Ledger, said that he "had all the charm of a date rapist," to which MacDonald replied (in a sincere attempt to cheer him up) "that's a lot better than saying you look like a regular rapist!"
Howard Stern was offered a cameo appearance as Satan but turned it down. Adam Sandler ended up with the role.
In the scene where Mitch and Sam are getting berated by Mr. Hamilton, Don Rickles started ad-libbing insults. At one point, Don Rickles started insulting Norm McDonald and not his Mitch Weaver character. This, of course, didn't make it into the film but the "baby gorilla" line directed towards Artie Lange was used.
According to Chevy Chase, he was impressed by the original script's raunchy, R-rated, "over the top" tone (particularly a filmed but ultimately cut gag involving MacDonald and Lange delivering donuts that had been photographed around their genitals) and went so far as to tell MacDonald and Lange to not allow any changes. However, the studio insisted on a PG-13 rating and rescheduled the film's release from February to June, where it fared poorly against blockbusters like Godzilla (1998). Unfortunately, no alternate scenes had been shot and the dialogue could only be changed with the actor's re-recording their lines. This may explain why some of the dialogue is dubbed in certain scenes.
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Posters for 2 different 'James Bond' films are seen throughout this movie. The first poster seen is for "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997) at the movie theater where Mitch and Sam are briefly employed. The second poster seen is for "From Russia with Love" (1963) during the sabotage of the building at 99 Franklin Street.
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The fitness show Pops was watching on TV was :20 Minute Workout (1982).
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Julia Sweeney plays Mitch's deceased mother in a still photograph.
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When Mitch and Sam discuss destroying 99 Franklin Street with Travis Cole, the map on Cole's office wall is of Greater Cleveland, Ohio.
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