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Kevin Smith and Bruce Willis did not get along well at all on set. Reports surfaced that Willis disliked Smith's direction, felt he didn't interact enough with the cast, and disagreed with Smith's use of marijuana. Smith has counter-claimed that working with Willis was "soul crushing", stating that Willis often refused to listen to direction, was occasionally combative and was generally unpleasant on and off-set.
When Kevin Smith found out the studio was going to lock in the title of the film as "A Couple of Cops" so they could run the trailer behind Sherlock Holmes (2009) Christmas weekend he told a producer, "God that title is going to feel like such a fucking cop out." The producer replied, "We should just call the movie that."
The first film by Kevin Smith to not be written by him, as well as his first produced by a major studio.
Seann William Scott said on 'Kevin Pollak' (qav)'s Chat Show that a lot of his scenes were improvised, such as the scene where he finishes Tracy Morgan's lines and the jail scene.
Kevin Smith said that part of the appeal of directing this project was that this is the type of film his late father would have enjoyed.
Kevin Smith's highest grossing movie.
The title is a pun, obliquely referring to being changed from "A Couple of Dicks". That title was itself a pun, with "dick" being 1940s slang for "detective," and was actually spoken by someone in the precinct after the interrogation scene.
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The first film by Kevin Smith not to have been produced by Scott Mosier. Mosier opted out because he had his own project he wanted t direct.
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Kevin Smith thought of Harold Faltermeyer to compose the score, feeling that the film was an homage to the '80s cop comedy genre and needed one of that genre's most prominent composers. Faltermeyer had retired, but was looking to come back and, after seeing a rough cut of the film, signed on.
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After Jimmie and Paul take Gabriella to the Mexican restaurant, Jimmie's arm is shown him wearing a bandage when they're inside the car at Paul's house. That was because a scene in which Jimmie is attacked by an assassin at the Mexican restaurant was deleted.
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"Variety" incorrectly stated that the title had been changed from its original one of "A Couple of Dicks" to "A Couple of Cops." Many news sites concluded that the change was a result of the studio disliking the double-entendre nature of the original title. Kevin Smith's previous film, Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), had problems with its title as well. It would be changed because no major network would broadcast it before 9:00 pm.
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Kevin Smith had been a fan of Bruce Willis for years prior to working with him. Willis, after acting with Smith on Live Free or Die Hard (2007), told him that he was interested in being in one of his films. Despite all this, it was Warner Bros. that suggested casting Willis as Jimmy Monroe.
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Warner Bros. picked up the project in turnaround in 2008 from Gold Circle Films, where it had been in development with Robin Williams and James Gandolfini in the lead roles.
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Kevin Smith had previously acted with Bruce Willis in Live Free or Die Hard (2007). Smith also appeared in Manchild (2007), which was written by this film's screenwriters, Mark Cullen and Robb Cullen.
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Jason Mewes and Ben Affleck were approached for roles in this film, but couldn't make it due to scheduling conflicts.
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Kevin Smith's first film since Mallrats (1995) in which Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein were not involved.
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The screenplay was in the 2008 Black List (a list of the best unproduced screenplays).
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One of the distinguishing tattoos on Dave's (Seann William Scott_ forearm is a reference to director Kevin Smith's dog Shecky.
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Bruce Willis mentioned on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) that another proposed title for the film was "Cop Suckers".
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Kevin Smith claimed via Twitter that he took an 80% cut to make the film.
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Tracy Morgan quotes a line from Jaws. Jaws is one of Kevin Smith's favorite movies. He also quotes a line from the Die Hard films "Yipee kay yay mother f...er", which Bruce Willis states he's never seen that. He played John McClane in all the Die Hard films.
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Kevin Smith:  [comic books]  A vintage Justice League action figure is shown.
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Kevin Smith:  [Star Wars]  Paul (Tracy Morgan) quotes a line from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
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