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(2001)

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Stephen King was set to make a cameo appearance but was unavailable on the day it was to be shot, due to a scheduling conflict. A look-alike actor, Jon Bruno, was found and appears in King's place. He refers to himself as "Steve King" rather than Stephen King, and is listed in the credits as "Man in Dungeon" for legal reasons.
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When the film was being pitched as something altogether darker and closer in tone to the original graphic novel; Nicolas Cage and Christopher Walken were considered for roles played by Brendan Fraser and Whoopi Goldberg, respectively.
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The movie makes allusion to many elements of Greek mythology: the Cyclops, the Minotaur, the Centaur, Medusa, Scorpion; and even Hypnos, the god of dreams.
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Ben Stiller was original cast to voice "Monkeybone" but had to step down due to complications with Mystery Men (1999).
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When Herb is trapped in a waking nightmare and streaking through the benefit, Dave Foley really is naked.
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The song "Hell" by the Squirrel Nut Zippers is heard in both Blast from the Past (1999) and "Monkeybone", both starring Brendan Fraser. Likewise, comic actor Dave Foley appears in both films.
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Director Cameo 

Henry Selick:  The left hand drawing during the titles sequence.
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Director Trademark 

Henry Selick:  [stop motion]  Most of the characters in the coma world are stop motion puppets.
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