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Christina Ricci wore an actual forty pound chain during filming. Craig Brewer brought various different chains on the set and told Ricci to choose the one that suited her best.
Samuel L. Jackson learned to play the guitar for this film, while completing production of Snakes on a Plane (2006). This film was the other of two films released the same year that Jackson starred in with the word "snake" in the title.
Shipped to theaters as "Bible School Mission".
The title of the film derives from the Blind Lemon Jefferson song, recorded in 1927.
The panties that Christina Ricci wore in the film, were bought by her, at Dillard's department store. She also contributed cowboy boots, a Wrangler jacket, and a pair of shorts from her own closet.
The electric guitar that Lazarus plays is a Gibson ES-335.
Segments of this movie were filmed in Justin Timberlake's hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.
In the party scene, a guy suggests getting high on Coricidin. The pharmacist in the movie, is the spokesperson in the Coricidin HBP commercials.
According to details written in the script, Lazarus is written to be in his late fifties and Rae is around 20 to 25 years. Additionally, Ronnie is written to be 25 years old.
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The same year, Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci co-starred in Home of the Brave (2006), which also starred Justin Timberlake's wife Jessica Biel.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Rumor has it the original ending involved Justin Timberlake's character shooting Samuel L. Jackson in the back of the head during the scene where Christina Ricci sings "This Little Light of Mine". Director Craig Brewer decided, however, that it would be better to make the film happy, and with a very positive ending.

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