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(2005)

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Bruce Willis's daughter in the movie, Amanda, was played by his daughter Rumer Willis. Rumer wanted the part, but Bruce made her audition like everyone else, and she got the part.
The word "fuck" is used 89 times.
Ben Foster and Michelle Horn dated during filming.
Kim Coates has previously starred with Bruce Willis in The Last Boy Scout (1991).
When Tommy reaches for the DVD of the earlier version of "Heaven Can Wait", it has been misfiled in the "F" section along with one other film: "The Nest". That is the English name of director Florent-Emilio Siri's 2002 film Nid de guêpes (2002).
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The following year, Bruce Willis and Ben Foster both appeared in Alpha Dog (2006), however, they shared no scenes together.
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Robert Knepper and Marshall Allman co-starred in Prison Break (2005).
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The following year, Jimmy Bennet would appear in another "family taken hostage" movie, Firewall (2006).
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Bruce Willis previously starred in Tears Of The Sun (2003), alongside Johnny Messner and Chad Smith.
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Michelle Horn and Jimmy Bennett both previously appeared on Strong Medicine (2000).
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Kevin Pollack and Bruce Willis also starred together in The Whole Nine Yards (2000), The Whole Ten Yards (2004), and Cop Out (2010).
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The immolation scene with Mars was cut because of the rating. The scene was supposed to have a close up shot of Mars' face melting off the bone. The director said that the scene was too much.
The on-screen body count is 15; 16 including the dog.
In the script, Mars and Dennis first rob a grocery store and kill the owner before fleeing and they choose the Smith house at random to hide there from the police. Whereas in the film, they deliberately invade the Smith house after following them home with the intention of stealing their car.
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When Mars (Ben Foster) shoots the policewoman at the front gate she spins around to face the camera. In the commentary the director said this scene is a homage to the gunfight in "Once Upon A Time In The West". In that movie Henry Fonda spins around in the same way after being shot by Charles Bronson.
When Tommy sneaks into his sister's room to get her cellphone, on the back of her door is a poster of the Tower card of the Tarot deck. This reference foreshadows great violence and destruction of the house by fire, but also the Fool's revelation and redemption. The Fool is Talley (Bruce Willis), and his revelation is how much he loves and needs his own family.
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