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While sulking in his Batmobile after Hobson gives him an aspirin and vitamin, Arthur played by Russell Brand, scrolls through his phone to look for Naomi's number and we briefly see Katy Perry, Brand's then-wife, listed as a contact.
During the dinner scene at Grand Central Station, the background music that is playing is an instrumental version of the Christopher Cross song, "Arthur (1981)'s Theme (Best That You Can Do)".
This film marks the second time, in only two years, that a character previously played by John Gielgud has been re-written as a woman and cast with Helen Mirren. Gielgud had previously played Prospero in Prospero's Books (1991), while Mirren played Prospera in Julie Taymor's The Tempest (2010).
Arthur states his father died at the age of 44 in homage to Steve Gordon who directed the original Arthur (1981) and also died at the age of 44.
Naomi mentions that her favorite place to shoplift is Bergdorf Goodman's department store. When we meet Linda, Arthur's love interest in the original Arthur (1981), she is shoplifting a tie from that store.
In order to see the dedication in Naomi's book, Arthur moves a pop-up moon over a Manhattan skyline scene. This is a tribute to the line "If you get caught between the moon and New York City," in Christopher Cross' "Arthur (1981)'s Theme" song.
Shipped to theaters under the code name "On the Rocks" - a reference to Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988).
The 'Arthur' films are considered a modern reworking of the P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster tales, Arthur is the equivalent of Bertie Wooster and his servant Hobson the equivalent of Jeeves.
The table saw that Burt Johnson (Nick Nolte) threatens Arthur with is a real saw. It is called a SawStop and is designed to instantly apply a break and stop the saw blade within milliseconds of coming in contact with a human appendage. However, it works more by detecting the natural electrical current in the human body and not so much by moisture as stated in the movie.
Ricky Gervais turned down the lead role.
Kevin Smith was approached to direct at one point.
Theatrical film debut of director Jason Winer.

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