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(2009)

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Leslie Nielsen shot his scenes in 2 days.
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All the Muchachada nui (2007) crew made a cameo appearance in the bar scene.
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Initially Leslie Nielsen was only hired to appear in the teaser trailer, pitched against Spanish comedian Chiquito de la Calzada to show the contrast between American and Spanish humor. However, when the teaser came out hype was created about seeing Nielsen in a Spanish movie, so he was re-hired to shoot a part in the actual film.
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Leslie Nielsen's last movie appearance
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The crew was given a number of strict conditions before working with Leslie Nielsen on account of his deafness and advanced age, including that he should always go to bed before midnight. Director Javier Ruiz Caldera joked that the experience was like working "with a gremlin".
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The crew considered a cameo appearance by Pedro Almodóvar, but never built enough confidence to ask him.
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First film appearance of Joselito in 40 years.
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While parodying "Mar Adentro", Ofendia hits Pedro with a Goya award. "Mar Adentro" won 14 Goyas.
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The bank security camera film showing Maligna disguised as Espinete with a fake beard is a parody of a security camera film showing Jaime Giménez Arbe aka "El Solitario", reputed to be Spain's most dangerous bank robber, who also used disguises including a fake beard. "El Solitario" committed over 30 bank robberies between 1993 and his arrest in 2007, mostly in rural areas.
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The writers ignored Spanish comedies because they thought that making fun of comedic films was nonsensical.
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Leticia Dolera, who plays the part of Manuela Velasco in the [REC] spoof, went on to replace Velasco as the main character in [Rec]³: Génesis.
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