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(2000)

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Based on Billy Bob Thornton's own mother's reputed psychic abilities.
Annie's car is "The Classic" - the Delta 88 Oldsmobile that appears in every Evil Dead movie and nearly every other Raimi movie.
To prepare for her role in this film, Cate Blanchett visited five fortune tellers in one week. One of them told her she needed a bodyguard.
The cards Annie Wilson uses to perform her "readings" are actually Zener Cards, which are used to perform ESP tests. The cards are not known for their fortune-telling abilities, however, this is not necessarily a mistake. Fortune tellers can use a variety of cards from tarot decks to ordinary poker cards to give readings. All that truly matters is that the four elements of nature (fire, water, earth, and air) are represented in some form. Annie would still be able to deliver readings with them as long as she knew which symbols represented which element.
Cate Blanchett and Hilary Swank were the 2004 Oscar winners for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively.
After Sam Raimi was hired as the director of Spider-Man (2002), the schedule for post production of this film conflicted with his prospective work on the other movie. In the end the two studios agreed to give Raimi more time to complete post production on this film so he could work on both films simultaneously.
Two years later, J.K. Simmons and Rosemary Harris would co-star again in 'Spider-Man'.
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The first UK radio spot incorrectly states the film is rated certificate 15. It was rated 18 when released theatrically which is evidenced by the other 2 radio spots and all 3 UK TV spots. These are available on the 2001 UK DVD release.
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