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The original character name for the Earl of Cockwood was Earl of Fistfuck but the Bavarian Film Fund asked to change that.
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The character "Der Frosch mit der Maske" (The frog with the mask) is voiced by Andreas von der Meden, the same actor who provides the voice of "Kermit the Frog" in the German versions of "Sesame Street" and in later episodes of "The Muppet Show".
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The "old Wixxer" is played by Achim Mentzel. He was Oliver Kalkofe's favorite "victim" in his show Kalkofes Mattscheibe (1994) where he used to cynically comment on bad TV-productions.
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In the first casting scene at Blackwhite Castle Oliver Kalkofe can be seen playing an imprisoned woman in the background.
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The film is based on a 18-part radio play that Oliver Kalkofe together with Oliver Welke did in the 1990s during his time as a radio moderator.
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Newspapers shown in the title sequence reporting on the Wixxer: The Times, Daily Telegraph, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Time, The Sun, Wild und Hund, P.M., Bussi Bär, Weekly Telegraph, The Independent, Daily Mirror, The Islington Observer, The Islington Post, Coupé, Bravo, Cosmopolitan and Super Illu.
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According to Oliver Kalkofe the animation for the cockroach at the beginning cost 25.000 Euros.
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The alias names of Harry Smeerlap are all references to characters played by Klaus Kinski.
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When Even Longer fights Smeerlap's men in the harbour, a box opens and four girls jump out. They are Ludmila Diakovska, Sandy Mölling, Vanessa Petruo and Nadja Benaissa, the No Angels.
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The character name Dubinski is a reference to former TV host Ingo Dubinski.
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Heinz Schenk was asked to play "Der Blaue Bock" in the N.S.Y.N.C. sequence but declined.
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Oliver Hirschbiegel visited the director and the editor of this film during the cutting process (he was cutting his film Downfall (2004) in the editing room next door) and was shown some scenes - especially those of Butler Alfons Hatler.
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