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(2001)

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This film finished production in 1999, and its original release date coincided with the Columbine High School shootings. The release was postponed because of the film's themes of violence and murder in a high-school setting.
Both Julia Stiles and Andrew Keegan appeared in a previous high-school adaptation of a Shakespeare play - 10 Things I Hate About You (1999).
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The music at the end of the movie, "Ave Maria", is from the end of Verdi's opera "Otello", which was also based on the Shakespearean play "Othello".
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Third modern Shakespeare adaptation with Julia Stiles. The others being 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) and Hamlet (2000).
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This film was being edited by night while O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) was being filmed during the day.
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Christina Ricci originally had the part of Desi Brable, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
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Some post production sound was provided by students at Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo. They added their sound to the basketball crowds, party fight scene, and the shooting scene in the girls' dorm.
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The rally cry the basketball team uses during timeouts ("What time is it? Game time!") is the same one used by the Chicago Bulls throughout the 1990s.
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The school's mascot in the film is a hawk. The same year Josh Hartnett starred in Black Hawk Down.
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Although released in 2001, the film was actually filmed in 1998. This is the second film in which Julia Stiles appeared to be released three years after it was filmed. She previously appeared in M. Night Shyamalan's Wide Awake (1998), which was actually filmed in 1995.
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Hugo and Desi never speak to each other in the film.
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Natasha Lyonne and Mena Suvari were considered for the part of Desi.
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The studios were initially hesitant about giving the film a one-letter title. The original title was "Odin". But they eventually decided the one-letter title was better because it was unique. The "O" also resembles a basketball hoop, which Mekhi Phifer appears to be holding on the poster.
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Freddie Prinze Jr. was considered for the role of Hugo.
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The same year Julia Stiles starred in Save the Last Dance, where she is also in an interracial relationship with Sean Patrick Thomas. Both Josh Hartnett and Sean Patrick Thomas have appeared in different Halloween films: Hartnett in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) and Thomas in Halloween: Resurrection (2002).
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