Little Children (2006) Poster


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Vera Farmiga was the original choice for the role of Sarah Pierce.
A sequence where Brad mentally compares Sarah to Kathy he describes Kathy as tall and Sarah as short. In reality Jennifer Connelly is only half an inch taller than Kate Winslet.
After accepting the role of Sarah, Kate Winslet suggested Patrick Wilson for Brad.
In the book Patrick Wilson's character is called Todd. It was changed to Brad, probably because the writer and director of the film is Todd Field.
Jackie Earle Haley's first movie in 13 years.
When the shot pans over Sarah's books, they include John Updike's "Couples" also about married couples in adulterous affairs in the suburbs.
Trini Alvarado, who plays a small part as one of the pool moms, was a main character in The Frighteners (1996) by Peter Jackson, in which her character watches a video featuring Kate Winslet's character (as well as Melanie Lynskey's) from another Jackson film, Heavenly Creatures (1994).
The narrator is Will Lyman. Lyman's distinctive voice is often heard on Frontline (1983), a documentary show where his narration is similar to that heard in the film.
The character of Bullhorn Bob (played by Raymond J. Barry) is not in Tom Perrotta's novel.
Brazilian name: "Pecados Íntimos" (Intimate Sins)
During the final football game, when the Guardians defeat the hotshots from the Financial District, the tone of the narration seems intended to imitate John Facenda of NFL Films (in a tongue-in-cheek manner).
Because Will Lyman is credited in the initial set of credits, but not in the comprehensive set, the ordering of the first set is used first, and the rest are added from the comprehensive set.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the novel, the character Ronnie bears very little physical resemblance to Jackie Earle Haley, being an overweight, balding chain-smoker who wears glasses. The novel makes the character even less likable and confirms that he was a child-killer.
In the novel, Richard (Gregg Edelman) goes to Southern California to meet Slutty Kay (Sarah Buxton). Richard's story line all but disappears half way through the film, but seems likely that this later interlude was shot.

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