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Jason Schaver's former fiancé, Katie Meardon, can be seen in the film as "office worker #1" (aka - the one sliding down the door in the slow motion walking through the office scenes). She also did the makeup for the film.
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The title came from a random title generator.
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This was the 3rd attempt at making this film. The first attempt was back in the spring of 2006. The "Jason" on that attempt was very difficult to work with and halfway through production Jason W. Schaver fired him. The role was recast with Ken Gayton and reshot in the fall of 2006. That attempt was completed, but the lighting and sound (and some of the acting) were very bad. So in the summer of 2007 Ken and Jason rewrote the script and filmed it in the spring of 2008.
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The original title was "Anything Goes", but was changed after Jason W. Schaver found out it was the name of a very popular musical. The title was changed to "How a 5 Got a 9" in 2007. Then it was changed again after filming was completed to "The Truth About Average Guys".
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Erika Walter loved the script so much that she flew down from Canada (on her dime) to live in Chicago for two months while filming. She was paid $1100 to play the role of "Katie Banks", but easily spent more than that while living in The Windy City.
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"Katie Banks" was originally named "Molly Parker", but the producers changed the name when they heard that the film "She's Out Of My League" had a female character that was named Molly. Jason Schaver suggested changing the name to "Katie" (the name of his fiancé at the time) and now wishes he had picked a different name.
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Over 100 people auditioned in Chicago for this film despite a snow storm the night before auditions (December of 2007).
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In the scene where you can see Troy's (Jason Schaver's) butt, he's actually wearing a thong. The thong was so small that you can't even see it.
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The scene in which "Troy" is auditioning in front of the two casting directors was filmed on May 17th, 2008 which was the day of Jason Schaver's grandmother's funeral. He was a Pallbearer that morning at her funeral and then made the 3 hour drive out to Chicago that afternoon to film the audition scene.
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This movie has been said to have been a relationship killer for the producers. Less than a year after the film's release Associate Producer Alex Ferguson got divorced. Executive Producer/co-writer/co-star Jason W. Schaver had his wedding called off, and Executive Producer/co-writer/co-star Ken Gayton broke up with his long time girlfriend.
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The vehicle used by Erika Walter's character (Katie) is actually owned by Ken Gayton. His vehicle also appeared in their second film, S.O.L.
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If you look closely in the park scene where Katie gets into her SUV, you can see the back of Jason Schaver's red 2004 Chevy Cavalier. His car was also used in their second film, S.O.L.
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