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(2010)

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Alan Arkin filmed scenes as Peter'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.
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 actor Zach Galifianakis.
The black pickup truck driven by Darryl (Jamie Foxx) is a Dodge Warlock, produced only from 1976 to 1979.
As Ethan and Peter enter the hospital looking for Sarah, there is a sign that reads "Meghan W. Ruby Maternity Center". Meghan Ruby was an art department staff assistant on the film.
Robert Downey jr and Michelle Monaghan previously appeared together in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
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WILHELM SCREAM: from a road crew worker jumping out of the way when Peter and Ethan drive the Subaru off the bridge.
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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Shipped to theaters under the code name "Maternity Day".
Todd Phillips shot the film as a form of battery-charging therapy after the intensity and pressure of filming the first Hangover movie and just prior to making the second.
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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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Director Cameo 

Todd Phillips: as Barry, the man in Juliette Lewis' house.

Director Trademark 

Todd Phillips: [dog] A white French bulldog appears in both Due Date (2010) 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.

Spoilers 

The trivia item 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, real life hometown of Jamie Foxx.
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