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Alan Arkin filmed scenes as Peter's (Robert Downey, Jr.'s) long lost father, but they did not make the final cut of the film.
In the movie, Ethan (Zach Galifianakis) talks up his Two and a Half Men (2003) fan site. The site existed at the time at itsrainingtwoandahalfmen.com.
Director Todd Phillips shot the film, as a form of battery-charging therapy, after the intensity and pressure of filming The Hangover (2009), and just prior to making The Hangover Part II (2011).
On Access Hollywood (1996) to promote the film, Robert Downey, Jr. said that working on this film was his "most glorious experience" in all his career.
Ethan's driver's license displays a birth date of October 1, 1969, the same as Zach Galifianakis.
The black pickup truck driven by Darryl (Jamie Foxx) is a Dodge Warlock, produced only from 1976 to 1979.
As Ethan (Zach Galifianakis) and Peter (Robert Downey, Jr.) enter the hospital looking for Sarah (Michelle Monaghan), there is a sign that reads "Meghan W. Ruby Maternity Center". Meghan Ruby was an Art Department Staff Assistant on the film.
WILHELM SCREAM: From a road crew worker jumping out of the way when Peter (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Ethan (Zach Galifianakis) drive the Subaru off the bridge.
Robert Downey, Jr. and Michelle Monaghan appeared in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005).
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2009 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.
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DIRECTOR TRADEMARK (Todd Phillips): (dog): A white French bulldog appears in this movie and The Hangover (2009), but it is not the same dog. Scott Budnick was an Executive Producer on both films, and owns a French bulldog.
DIRECTOR CAMEO (Todd Phillips): As Barry, the man in Juliette Lewis' house.
Shipped to theaters under the code name "Maternity Day".
The phrase "check yourself before you wreck yourself" is first used by Ethan, and later in the movie heard in a song.
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This is the second time that Robert Downey, Jr. and Jamie Foxx have worked together. The first time being The Soloist (2009).
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Juliette Lewis plays a character named "Heidi". She also played a character named "Heidi" in Old School (2003). Both films were written and directed by Todd Phillips.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Before the vehicle accident, the last sign seen says "Dallas 40 miles". Traveling on Interstate 20, that would be Terrell, Texas, the real-life hometown of Jamie Foxx.
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The scene of the rollover accident was filmed in Las Cruces, New Mexico, despite the indication it was occuring near Dallas, Texas.
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