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Adam Sandler's wife, Jackie Sandler (Jackie Titone), plays the waitress in the bar that gets Julian a root beer (at around 15 mins).
The "Scuba Steve" action figure in this movie is a fictional doll made up by Adam Sandler. "Scuba Steve" is based on a doll that Adam Sandler owned when he was a child, called Diver Dan. Diver Dan can be seen briefly in the intro scenes of another Dennis Dugan film, Problem Child (1990).
Adam Sandler provided the voice of the rollerblader who fell over a stick and yells "Goddamn stick!"
While filming, The Waterboy (1998) came out and was a huge success. Noticing the box office, Sony sent a memo to the set, letting the production team and Adam Sandler know that they had extra money to film/expand scenes they felt were lacking. This allowed smaller characters played by Rob Schneider and Steve Buscemi to have greater roles.
Allen Covert has appeared in fourteen Adam Sandler films.
Adam Sandler Trademark: Cameo of Steve Buscemi.
Cole Sprouse and Dylan Sprouse both lost baby teeth during production and had to be fitted with temporary replacements. Dylan Sprouse's tooth fell out in the middle of a take. Near the end of the movie, just after entering Hooters for his birthday, Sonny makes a reference to Julian about dealing with a missing tooth (at around 1h 25 mins) while holding Julian, "Hey, You! Still missin' that tooth?").
Near the beginning of the movie when Sonny (Adam Sandler) is arguing with his girlfriend, she makes the comment that "the delivery guy is like your best friend." Rob Schneider, who plays the delivery guy, is in fact Adam Sandler's best friend in real life.
Cole Sprouse and Dylan Sprouse did not actually urinate on the buildings or plants. It was faked with pocket-sized pumps.
Bill Murray and Jack Nicholson were considered for the role of Sonny.
In the courtroom scene, Mr. Brooks' attorney is named Ted Castelucci. This is also the name of the film's composer, Teddy Castellucci.
Sonny's friend, Mr. Herlihy (the role listed as Old Man in the ending credits), is named after the film's co-writer Tim Herlihy, who coincidentally plays the singing kangaroo.
Arthur Brooks is named after Adam Sandler's producer Brooks Arthur, who produced all of Sandler's albums as well as the score for this movie.
Based on the evidence given in the movie, Julian's natural mother is named Jan McGrath.
Working title was "Guy Gets Kid".
In the beginning of the movie Sonny takes Julian to a bar called the Blarney Stone. There is a popular bar in Syracuse called the Blarney Stone which is where the characters went to law school which is referenced a couple times throughout the movie.
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Brie Larson provided some voices for the film's ADR Loop Group.
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Julian, Sonny and the delivery guy, while on the couch watching t.v., they were watching an episode of Columbo (1971). Dennis Dugan, this film's director, played a detective on an episode ('76) of "Columbo".
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The young boy, Julian, was not actually one person, but two people; twins used for the movie. Famous from TV shows like Friends (1994) and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005), Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse played the role of Julian.
When Frankenstein and Sonny come out of the store wearing white suits and white ties that was an obvious nod to Twins (1988). In this film there were not story similarities to Twins except for the size difference between Arnold Schwarzenegger to Danny DeVito and Adam Sandler and Cole Sprouse or Dylan Sprouse.
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Sonny says to Corinne that he's talking with uncle Remus at the phone, a reference to Harold Ramis, one of Adam Sandler's major influences as a comedy actor and writer.

Alternatively, he was referring to a Disney character from Song of the South (1946) who lived on the Bayou, hence the reference to the catfish being huge. Sandler's SNL characters "Canteen Boy" and "Cajun Man" and his character in The Waterboy (1998) are all of Cajun background.
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Dennis Dugan: the guy unprepared for Halloween (at around 40 mins) and, on the television, behind Columbo (at around 13 mins).

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