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(2000)

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Adam Sandler's dog in real-life, named Meatball, is the son of the dog that plays Mr.Beefy in Little Nicky. Meatball was Adam Sandler's best man at his wedding.
Dana Carvey (Referee) broke his ankle while filming the Harlem Globetrotters basketball game scene, and ended up on crutches.
This is the fourth Adam Sandler film to have a love interest with the initials "V.V.", with Patricia Arquette as Valerie Veran. The first was Billy Madison (1995) (Veronica Vaughn); the second was Happy Gilmore (1996) (Virginia Venet); and the third was The Waterboy (1998) (Vicky Valencourt).
Harvey Keitel replaced Dustin Hoffman in the role of Satan.
Marilyn Manson, known for his devilish imagery, was originally going to have a role in the movie, but he later had to bow out due to conflicting schedules.
(At around nine minutes) Adrian's line "Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven." is taken from John Milton's epic literary work "Paradise Lost" (1667).
Adam Sandler's wife Jackie plays the redheaded angel Jenna.
Carl Weathers reprises his role of Chubbs. Even though he is not credited for the role a second time.
Patricia Arquette didn't have to audition for the role of Valerie.
Quentin Tarantino cameos as the blind deacon.
This film represents the second time Jon Lovitz is associated with the song "It's Ladies Night" from Kool and the Gang. The first time was another Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer (2000). In Wedding Singer, Jon Lovitz actually sings the song himself.
Adam Sandler expressed in one of his songs, that Little Nicky was his father's favorite film featuring Adam.
Britney Spears was considered for the role of Holly.
(At around fifty minutes) When Nicky is talking with the Asian people on the street, you can see in the background "Tom's Restaurant", which stands in for "Monk's Diner" in Seinfeld (1989).
The film features characters from Adam Sandler's CD "Stan And Judy's Kid" [Whitey the Referee (from the sketch "Whitey"); and The Peeper (from the sketch "The Peeper")]
Melanie Lynskey was considered for the role of Valerie Veran.
When Jon Lovitz was on the celebrity edition of Who Wants to Be a Milionaire in 2000, he promoted this movie and mentioned some of the costars. Interestingly, host Regis Philbin has an uncredited cameo as himself, but never mentioned to Jon Lovitz or the audience that he's in the same movie.
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Adam Sandler previously played Satan two years earlier in Dirty Work (1998).
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When Adrian makes Nicky get hit by the bus, the blood spatter on John and Peter's shirt says "666".
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When Nicky makes the basket, at the basketball game, you can see "666" on the score board above the hoop.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Carl Weathers shows up in heaven as Chubbs from Happy Gilmore (1996), yet is not credited as part of the cast.
Nicky "dies" seven times in the movie.
During the closing credits, flashes of the character whereabouts are explained. When they explain Nicky's mom (Reese Witherspoon), a picture still of her is shown saying "Mom immediately fell in love with her new aerobics instructor... Chris Farley." Giving a tribute to Chris, who died three years before the film, in 1997. The aerobics reference is referring to his classic skit on SNL that will always be hilariously remembered. Adam, and the rest of the SNL gang, were great friends with Farley.
Reese Witherspoon, who plays Nicky's (Adam Sandler) mother, is actually ten years younger than Sandler in real-life.

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