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(2005)

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In promotion for the opening weekend of this film, Director Terry Gilliam crashed the ticket line for The Daily Show (1996). He signed autographs, told jokes, and took photos with fans, holding a sign proclaiming (in jest): "Studio-less Film Maker, Family to Support, Will Direct for Food". He is quoted as saying: "This is the state of independent film making. You got to get out on the street and beg again." "We have no shame anymore, just out on the streets hustling." "The first weekend is everything, if it doesn't do well the first weekend, it dies."
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Terry Gilliam directed this film while on a 6-month break from The Brothers Grimm (2005). He and Harvey Weinstein quarreled about the final cut of the film.
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Brendan Fletcher was cast for the role of Dickens before Terry Gilliam had ever met him. As said in an interview, he was cast after Terry was so incredibly impressed with his performance he saw on a tape sent to him.
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The mailbox at the house in the country bears the name "M. Cullin", which is a reference to the author of the book the film is based on, Mitch Cullin. He also has a small cameo on the bus.
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The hanten (Japanese style jacket) that Jeff Bridges wears while "going on vacation" says "kotobuki" in Japanese, which ironically means long life.
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In the full frame of the theatrical projection of the film, during the scene where Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly and Jodelle Ferland are arguing about going to Jutland, there is a Monty Pythons' record visible on the floor among his collection of vinyls.
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The book that Noah shows Jeliza-Rose after his first "vacation", shows a picture of Tollundmanden, a bog man found in East Jutland in 1950.
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The map of Jutland misspells the West Jutland harbor city of Esbjerg as Ebsjerg.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Dell and Dickens' mother looks exactly like Grauballemanden, another bog man from East Jutland.
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The first morning then Jaleza-Rose wakes up in the new house, in the lap of her dead father, she discovers ants in her hand. In accordance with what her father may have felt or believed in, this might have some things to do with the old Scandinavians proverbs about having "ants in the hand", literally meaning "an urge to kill". This scene is the first morning when the viewer might understand that the father is dead.
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