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(2006)

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The object that causes the Garbage Avalanche of 2505 is a beer can - which is recyclable.
The premise of this movie - someone waking up several hundred years in the future and finding that people have gotten much stupider due to an expanding population and a lack of evolutionary pressure - was previously used in "The Marching Morons", a short story written in 1951 by Cyril M. Kornbluth.
The very small Surgeon General's warning seen on the Tarrylton's Cigarettes billboard reads: "Warning: The Surgeon General has one lung and a voicebox but he could still kick your sorry ass".
Frito's last name, "Pendejo", is a Spanish insult which means pubic hair but coveys the same sentiment as "dickhead", his full name "frito pendejo" means "fried dickhead".
The presidential RV has the number 28000, which is the real tail number for Air Force One.
Unsure of how to market the film after disastrous test screenings, Fox sat on the near-completed film for over a year, before finally giving it an unusually small release in only 6 markets (skipping over major markets such as New York City). The release was done with little to no marketing.
In addition to the Fuddrucker's gag, early drafts of the script had another scene showing the devolution of sports - with a stadium's marquee sign changing from "Championship Baseball" to "Extreme Baseball" (essentially just a bat fight), to finally just "Fire".
The rapper Scarface appears in the movie as the Pimp Upgrayedd. Scarface as a part of his group Geto Boys provided many of the rap songs in Mike Judge's comedy Office Space (1999).
When Joe is being apprehended by the police in Costco, the background screens display why he is wanted: "For being a dick" "For excaping from jail" "For fucking up lots of shit"
The script title was originally "The United States of Uhh-merica", and the working title was "3001".
Although the marketing campaign for this film went unnoticed, 20th Century Fox decided to actually license out the "Brawndo" drink for sale. The drink itself has gained a cult following, though it is no longer available for purchase at www.brawndo.com.
The main character's name is "Joe Bauers", who is made the Secretary of the Interior, charged with trying to solve the issue of crops not growing in the future. "Bauer" is the German word for "farmer".
There is a brief scene after the credits.
All of the logos for actual modern day businesses are altered in the future. The exception is the logo for Fox News, which is the actual logo used by the network at the time of this film's release.
Many characters are named after present companies and products: Beef Supreme, Velveeta (newscaster), and Hank "The Hangman" BMW.
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The average length of a shot is 1.9 seconds.
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Artie Lange auditioned for a role.
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The aluminum can (beer can ?) that falls out of the trash truck, thereby causing the garbage avalanche, is labeled MAC 50, also the name of a French hand gun, standard issue to the French Army between 1950 and 1970.
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Frito was named Dizz in the original script.
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When president Camacho (T, Crews) says I don't see no crops. Product placement's next shot is Mr. Bauer's (L.Wilson) shoes;aka crocs. Crops Crocs misspelling and or coincidence you be the judge. As long as you aren't Mike, who is also the jury executioner and king of the hill.
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