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Dinner for Schmucks (2010) Poster

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The lead roles were originally intended for Steve Martin and Bill Murray.
The exterior shot of the house where the dinner is held is the same as "stately Wayne Manor" from the original Batman television series.
Robin Williams was considered for the role of Barry Speck.
In one of the mice dioramas, a bottle of Dom Perignon is called "Veber". Francis Veber wrote and directed The Dinner Game (1998), the film which inspired this remake.
Jeff Dunham, who plays Lewis the Ventriloquist and his "wife" Debbie, is a popular comedian known for his ventriloquism. Debbie, renamed Diane, went on to appear as part of his act in Dunham's Identity Crisis Tour in 2010.
The movie uses two The Beatles elements. One is the song "Fool on the Hill", used in the opening and closing song number. The other is a lyric "I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one" from John Lennon's song "Imagine".
When this project was in early development, Sacha Baron Cohen was set to play the lead.
This is actually a remake of a French classic comedy movie: Le dîner de cons . Also S6,E20 of Married with Children.
Ron Livingston, who is perhaps most widely known as the anti-corporate slacker, Peter Gibbons, from the film Office Space (1999), plays the antithesis of his most famous role in this film. He plays the office 'yes man' that is desperate to climb the corporate ladder.
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When Tim is speaking about his 'bomb lamps', he says of Meuller, "he loves lamps". Steve Carell and Paul Rudd both starred in Anchorman, with Steve Carell's character (Brick Tamland) famously saying "I love lamp".
While in Kieran's house, Barry notices a picture of Kieran standing next to Nelson Mandela, and confuses Mandela with Morgan Freeman. Freeman portrayed Nelson Mandela a year before in Invictus (2009).
At around 1 hour 2 minutes, Tim tells the Swiss couple the reason Julie couldn't be there was because she broke her 'Distal Phalange'. In 'Friends' where Paul Rudd plays 'Mike', his wife, Pheobe's popular word was 'Phalange' which she used on multiple occasions.
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Shipped to theaters under the code name "Emphasis".
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Larry Wilmore (Williams) and Steve Carell (Barry) have starred together before in the sitcom 'The Office' where Carell was a main cast, while Wilmore appeared as a guest for 2 episodes('Diversity Day' and 'Gay Witch Hunt')
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