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$5 a Day (2008) Poster

(2008)

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The project dates back to 2003 when Nick Cassavetes had signed on to direct, but a year later was replaced by John Curran. Three years later Nigel Cole is sitting in the director's chair.
The budget for the film was about $3 million, not including the pay for Christopher Walken, Alessandro Nivola, and Sharon Stone. Saving Grace (2000), his first film, cost $5 million.
Sharon Stone spent three days filming, and it wasn't difficult to get her after she found out Christopher Walken was involved.
The only scene not written in the script was the scene with Nivola and Walken in the sales condo talking about the cat and the question mark.
Nigel Cole mentioned one scene with Nivola inspecting a taco stand and the owner (played by one of the production guys) shouting obscenities at him that was filmed as an opening, but it set the wrong tone for the opening of the film, so it got cut.
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Nigel Cole wanted to use the Rolling Stones' You Can't Always Get What You Want, but it proved far too expensive ($1 million).
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Marcus Foster, a young 19-year-old English singer/songwriter, did one of the songs in the film, and he doesn't even have a record contract.
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That's not Steve McQueen's real jacket in the movie.
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They were originally going to have Polident as the wrap for the car, with a big set of teeth on the roof, but Polident pulled out as they didn't want to have their product made fun of. Ultimately, Sugar Foods Corporation agreed to wrap a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited with a giant advertisement for their Sweet'N Low brand.
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During the 8 weeks of preproduction, they tried many others, before Sweet'N'Low finally agreed. But they didn't benefit otherwise from product placement.
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Sam Rockwell was slated to play Flynn at one point.
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Shot in twenty-three days.
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The Sweet'N Low PT Cruiser carries New Jersey license plate "Sweeet" (with three e's).
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The cities which either appear on screen, or that Nat and Ritchie say they are stopping in, but which they do not actually film in, and in order are: Altoona, Pennsylvania; Bloomington, Indiana; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Elk City, Oklahoma; Amarillo, Texas; and Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The Polaroid camera which Nat uses throughout the film is a "Barbie" branded camera, with the Barbie logo over the lens.
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The picture on the poster, with Christopher Walken, Alessandro Nivola, and Sharon Stone in the front seat of a car, was not actually a scene in the film, and could not have been taken in a Chrysler PT Cruiser, since the front of that vehicle has two bucket seats.
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The $5 bill shown on the screen above the title is a "Series 2003" note, signed by Treasurer of the United States Rosario Merin and Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snow.
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Luis Avalos's last film.
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