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(2006)

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The original ending didn't go down well with test audience, as Jennifer Aniston fans found it upsetting. As a result Universal Pictures had to re-shoot. According to the Chicago Tribune, the first ending made basically the same point in a slightly different way.
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Vince Vaughn's parents have bit roles in the movie. His mother plays a tourist and his father plays Jennifer Aniston's father.
Vince Vaughn gained 26 pounds for the role. Vaughn was reported to have gained weight as a result of his recent decision to quit smoking.
In the opening scene at Wrigley Field, Jon Favreau makes a reference to going to "Wiener Circle" to have hot dogs after the game. Wiener Circle is a hot dog stand famous for the staff yelling and cursing at you when you order. If you do not return the favor, they do not take your order. Generally, though, this only happens late at night on the weekends.
Toward the end of the movie, Vince Vaughn uses his favorite line when he tells the passengers on his tour boat about getting hopped up and making some bad decisions. He uses the same line at the beginning of his role in The Wedding Crashers.
Jennifer Aniston's character Brooke gets a "Telly Savalas" wax job during the movie. In real life, Savalas was Aniston's godfather.
This is the fourth time Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau have been in a movie together (after Swingers (1996), Made (2001), and Rudy (1993)).
The song that John Michael Higgins sings at the dinner table (with both families) is "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by the band Yes. Additionally, Higgins is credited as 'Vocal Arranger' for this film.
The French movie poster hanging above the TV in Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn's condo, "Un Tueur dans la Foule" is for the 1976 movie, "Two Minute Warning, starring Charlton Heston which was also released by Universal Studios.
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Writer and co-producer Jay Lavender appears in a cameo as a Chicago Cubs fan in the opening scene at the Cubs Game sitting just to the right of Jon Favreau.
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In some scenes, Gary plays video games on his PlayStation 2. The list of games he plays includes Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004), Fight Night Round 3 (2006) and likely the 2006 edition of Madden NFL 2006 (2005).
The Tone Rangers is the name of an actual a cappella group in Washington D.C.
The Old97's are performing their song 'Time Bomb' while Brooke is waiting for Gary at the concert. The Old97's also played the same song during the opening credits of another Vince Vaughn movie, Clay Pigeons (1998).
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Brad Ausmus, Todd Hollandsworth, Rickie Weeks, and Derrek Lee are a few of the actual Major League Baseball players seen throughout the movie at Wrigley Field or on Gary's television.
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The number twelve was repeated many times in the movie.
There are at least five lemons in a bowl on the kitchen counter after the dinner party.
The team facing the Cubs in the beginning of the movie is the Milwaukee Brewers.
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Second film starring Vince Vaughn and Vincent D'Onofrio, the first one was " The Cell" (2000)
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Jennifer Aniston wore Generra Jeans throughout the film.
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Joey Lauren Adams and Cole Hauser were also in Dazed and Confused.
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John Michael Higgins plays a member of an acapella group called the Tone Rangers in this movie. Several years later, he goes on to play an acapella competition commentator in the movies Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.
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Brad Ausmus is currently the manager of the Detroit Tigers.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The original ending featuring Gary and Brooke running into each other at an art fair each dating someone that looked identical to the other (Brooke's date looked like Gary, and Gary's like Brooke) was scrapped when it tested poorly. A new ending was filmed with the same result but featured Gary and Brooke running into each other on the street alone. In both versions the two remained broken up.

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