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The idea of teaming up of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg had been gestating since The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007), where Will had been viciously insulting other actors as part of a bit, but became extremely polite to Mark.
During an interview on Attack of the Show! (2005), Writer and Director Adam McKay claimed he was initially reluctant to cast Mark Wahlberg. He worried that a more traditional actor like Wahlberg couldn't keep up with a cast famous for improvising. McKay later admitted that Wahlberg adapted perfectly within a few minutes of shooting the first scene.
Will Ferrell's second highest grossing film worldwide after Elf (2003).
The fourth of five collaborations between Will Ferrell and Director Adam McKay. The others being Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Step Brothers (2008), and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013).
Brooke Shields, Tracy Morgan, and Rosie Perez are seen sitting beside Allen (Will Ferrell) at the basketball game. Chris Henchy, who co-wrote the script, is Brooke Shields' husband. Professional wrestlers Monty Sopp and Brian James also appear several rows back.
Just before Terry and Allen are forced to turn over their evidence to the SEC in New York City, there is a cut scene of a skyline. Since everything takes place in New York City, one assumes that it's the New York City skyline. However, if you look closely, there is the Prudential Tower, located in Boston, Massachusetts, where Mark Wahlberg grew up.
Gene Mauch (Michael Keaton) is named for the real-life baseball manager of the same name, who piloted the California Angels to division championships in 1982 and 1986. Will Ferrell is an Angels fan.
The role of Detective Highsmith was originally written with Michael Chiklis in mind. However, when offered the part, he turned it down to avoid typecasting, after the series finale of his acclaimed police drama, The Shield (2002).
In the movie poster, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell have the same badge number of 10712.
With the exception of Leo Holder (and obviously Detective Hoitz), all of the people listed as "Traffic Enforcer of the Month" held positions in the movie's Graphics or Locations Departments.
Ferrell and Wahlberg also made a cameo appearance on WWE Raw to promote the film.
Josef Sommer (the District Attorney sitting in Captain Mauch's office) also played the District Attorney in Dirty Harry (1971).
At one point, Gamble (Will Ferrell) is humming the theme song from S.W.A.T. (1973). Samuel L. Jackson starred in S.W.A.T. (2003).
The name of the song that Allen plays on the car stereo is called "Reminiscing" by Little River Band.
The Hartley Building is actually the Bank of America building in downtown Albany, New York, formerly Norstar Plaza.
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In The Departed (2006), Mark Wahlberg has his famous line, "I'm the guy who does his job; you must be the other guy." Four years later, he plays alongside Will Ferrell, as a team of half-witted cops, in this movie.
During an episode of Big Brother (2000), the house guests competed in a luxury challenge to see an advance screening of the film. Although they weren't actually in the house, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg made an on-screen video appearance.
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The scene where Mark and Will are watching the Knicks courtside, the game is between the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics.
Gamble's (Will Ferrell's) college flashback nickname as a pimp was "Gator", the name of the lead pimp in the blaxploitation classic Truck Turner (1974).
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When Terry and Allen argue, they're standing next to a giant bull statue. This is the second film, in which Eva Mendes appeared, that featured this statue. The first being Hitch (2005).
The filming location of the accounting office, is in Hartsdale, New York, not Fair Lawn, New Jersey.
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In July 2010, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell appeared at the San Diego Comic Con International to promote the film.
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Gamble (Will Ferrell) begins humming the theme song for the television show Bewitched (1964). Will Ferrell also played Darren in Bewitched (2005).
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Mark Wahlberg and Eva Mendes appeared in We Own The Night (2007).
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Five actors in this movie - Will Ferrell, Zach Woods, Andy Buckley, Rob Riggle, and Chris Gethard - also appear on The Office (U.S.).
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Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell would later on work together again in Daddy's Home (2015) and Daddy's Home 2 (2017), where Wahlberg plays the "cool guy" again and Ferrell the guy people make fun of.
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Michael Keaton and Eva Mendes appeared in Clear History (2013).
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Cameo 

Tracy Morgan: Visible near Allen (Will Ferrell) during the basketball game.
Rosie Perez: Sitting in the same row as Will Ferrell at the basketball game.
Patrick Crowley, Oliver Wood, James Mazzola: Dirty Mike's "Boys".
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Monty Sopp: Sitting behind Will Ferrell at the basketball game.
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Brian James: Sitting behind and to the left of Mark Wahlberg at the basketball game.
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Director Cameo 

Adam McKay: Dirty Mike.

Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

With the exception of their portraits during the funeral scene, Danson (Dwayne Johnson) and Highsmith (Samuel L. Jackson) are never seen without their sunglasses on.

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