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(2002)

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Before Lance (Jack Black) jumps into the pool to save Shaun (Colin Hanks), he takes off his socks. This was not in the script, but was an idea of Jack Black's Wardrobe Assistant. Black found the idea hilarious, and the gag remained in the film.
Jack Black is Screenwriter Mike White's next-door neighbor. His part in the movie was written specifically for him. Surprisingly, little was improvised.
Three people involved in the production have famous parents. Colin Hanks is Tom Hanks' son, Schuyler Fisk is Sissy Spacek's daughter, and Director Jake Kasdan is Lawrence Kasdan's son.
Jack Black wore a wig throughout the film.
John Lithgow would go on to play Leslie Mann's father in This Is 40 (2012). They play husband and wife in this film.
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The web address written on Shaun's keyboard (seen while he is writing at the beginning of the movie) is "www.thrashermagazine.com", the site of "Thrasher", a monthly publication mainly devoted to skating and surfing.
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Notable directors (who also act) that appear as actors: Garry Marshall, Harold Ramis, and Ben Stiller (who also appeared as supporting lead in Kasdan's earlier film, Zero Effect (1998)).
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Mike White (Mr. Burke) and Jack Black (Lance) have starred in multiple films together other than this movie. School Of Rock (2003), Nacho Libre (2006), and The D Train (2015).
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"California" by Phantom Planet is featured in the end credits. This song would go on to be the opening credits song for the Orange County based television series, The O.C. (2003).
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John Lithgow and Colin Hanks would go on to play villains on Dexter (2006), on seasons four and six respectively.
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Jack Black, Leslie Mann, and Ben Stiller previously appeared in The Cable Guy (1996).
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Jake Kasdan's father, Lawrence, also wrote the screenplays for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). John Lithgow played Yoda in the National Public Radio adaptation of the films.
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Jake Kasdan's father, Lawrence, wrote the screenplay for The Big Chill (1983), in which Kevin Kline starred, and which Jake Kasdan also had a small role in as a child.
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Catherine O'Hara and Dana Ivey also appeared in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992).
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Natasha Melnick, Mike White, Sarah Hagen, Lizzy Caplin, and Leslie Mann all featured in the cult television show Freaks and Geeks (1999).
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Chevy Chase, Schuyler Fisk and Carly Pope appeared in Snow Day (200), two years prior.
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Mike White: The Screenwriter appears as the English teacher.
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