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(2002)

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The producers got a permit for the wrong park when Lee walks home. The producer on set had to distract the local law enforcement that showed up while the scenes were filmed.
Two posters were made for this film, one showing leads James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal and the other showing a model from behind bending over. Gyllenhaal admitted that the model was not her but it was someone who was dating her ex-boyfriend.
In the source story by Mary Gaitskill, the central character is Debby Roe, her employer is called only "the lawyer," and they live in Michigan. In the film, she is called Lee Holloway, he is called E. Edward Grey, and they live in Florida.
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Gwyneth Paltrow was originally cast in the role of Lee Holloway.
Despite her character struggling to lift heavy objects and climb into a dumpster, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal had no trouble performing these tasks.
The CD soundtrack was released on October 8, 2002 by Lionsgate Records. The MP3 version was released July 11, 2006.
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Cameo 

Erin Cressida Wilson:  In Mr. Grey's waiting room, where there are three people waiting to see him, one of them is played by the film's screenwriter.

Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The song that plays over Mr. Grey and Lee at the end of the movie is "Chariots Rise" by Lizzie West. The original lyric is "What a fool am I, to fall so in love," but the director did not want to imply that Lee was being foolish, and asked if it could be altered. Because she wanted the song to be in the movie, Lizzie West re-recorded the line as "What grace have I, to fall so in love."
James Spader's characters name is Mr. Grey. This is also the name of the main character in Fifty Shades of Grey which deals with much of the same BDSM sexual subject matter.
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