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The pistol used by Tommy Lee Jones is not a prop, it is his own Colt 1911 that he brought to the set after refusing to use the prop gun.
Originally, Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones) was to be a FBI agent working in Virginia, but upon receiving the script, Jones suggested that Texas would be a great location for the film. After the producers arrived, they decided to shoot the movie there, and as a consequence, made the main character a Texas Ranger.
The pizza delivered to Sharp is from Mangia Pizza, an actual pizza chain in Austin. Sharp identifies his pizza as "The Carnivore", which is a real item from Mangia's menu.
Is the first movie allowed to use the full and actual name of the University of Texas at Austin.
The Hex is an actual University of Texas tradition, enacted before the annual Thanksgiving game against Texas A&M University. The Texas A&M Aggies had their own pre-game tradition, the Bonfire, but after a combination of factors caused a collapse in 1999, killing twelve students, the tradition is no longer University-sponsored, it is, however, still organized by the student body, and done off-campus.
During the scene where the girls are taken to a roller skating rink, Barb is the only one not wearing roller skates, she has on a pair of black rollerblades.
Heather (Vanessa Ferlito) mentions that Full Metal Jacket (1987) is her favorite movie. R. Lee Ermey who plays Captain Nichols in this film, also appeared in Full Metal Jacket (1987).
The "meaty" pizza the cheerleader is caught eating, was made with vegetarian meat substitutes..
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No one involved with the film could think of an appropriate ending, until director Stephen Herek came up with one a few months after the rest of the movie was shot.
While filming a chase scene, a bus ended up rolling over a camera and crushing it.
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Teresa's unseen boyfriend is named Antonio. In real life Paula Garcés, who plays Teresa, is married to a man named Antonio Hernandez.
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Percy's ringtone is Rick James' "Superfreak". Teresa's ringtone is "Tequila" by The Champs.
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When Barb appears at the rear window of the school bus, her lips read, "It's me, Barb! Don't worry!"
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Quentin Tarantino paid a visit to the set during filming at the stadium at the University of Texas.
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Scenes from the game were filmed during the Arkansas-Texas game in September 2003. Arkansas won the game 38-28.
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The Austin GameBreakers of the North American Football League provided the players and Coaches for the roles of the Texas Longhorns and for the Arkansas Razorbacks in the movie.
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This film was originally entitled "Cheer Up".
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The finale of the movie is supposed to take place at the Eagle Pass crossing. In actuality, the crossing between Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras is in the middle of town, crossing a bridge that spans the Rio Grande. The "border crossing" the characters approach, in no way resembles the real Eagle Pass crossing.
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A scene shown in the trailer, but deleted from the final film, reveals that Anne and Teresa escaped (to go out for the night) by crawling through the massive air conditioning unit that was installed on the house.
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Nicky Katt paid a visit to the set during filming at the stadium at the University of Texas.
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This movie, and its namesake, Man of the House (1995) with Chevy Chase, have the song "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C+C Music Factory playing in the background.
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Is the first movie to have the permission from the University of Texas at Austin, to use well-known UT symbols including: the UT tower (lit in orange and white - traditional lighting when a football game is won), Bevo (the longhorn mascot), UT cheerleaders, UT band, UT spirit organizations, and the UT Texas Exes.
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