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(2002)

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Jack Black wore a wig throughout the entire film.
Before Lance jumps into the pool to save Shaun, 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.
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 is writer Mike White's next-door neighbor; his part in the movie was written specifically for him. Surprisingly little was improvised.
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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 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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Jake Kasdan's father, Lawrence Kasdan, wrote the screenplay for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Colin Hanks's brother Chet Hanks appeared in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).
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Jake Kasdan's father, Lawrence Kasdan, 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 Kasdan, 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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Jack Black, Leslie Mann, and Ben Stiller all previously appeared in the movie, "The Cable Guy" (1996).
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Natasha Melnick, Mike White, Sarah Hagen, Lizzy Caplin, and Leslie Mann all featured in the cult TV show "Freaks and Geeks" (1999-2000).
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Mike White & Jack Black have starred in multiple films together other than Orange County. Richard Linklater's "School Of Rock", Jared Hess's "Nacho Libre" & the 2015 dark comedy, "The D Train" directed by Jarrad Paul & Andrew Mogel.
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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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Mike White: The writer appears as the English teacher.
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