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Sam Worthington, Colin Farrell, Justin Timberlake and Seth Rogen were considered for the lead roles, but eventually, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy were cast.
Most of Chelsea Handler's lines were ad-libbed, including the mention of Cheetos and Mike and Ike.
Lauren and Tuck first meet at The Blarney Stone, a real pub located in downtown Vancouver. It is known to be one of the busiest gastropubs in town.
Though Tuck's real name is never mentioned, it can be seen as his screen name on the dating site, John Harrison. FDR's grandmother asks Lauren, "So you're the girl who's keeping Franklin (FDR) busy?" when they are introduced. The ending credits list FDR's surname as Foster.
Both guys, on the singles website on each side of Tuck's picture, are crew members of the movie. They also show up in the video store database as FDR is searching for Lauren's information. The members were Jay Mitchell (set design) and Peter Stratford (assistant art director).
Bradley Cooper was cast but dropped out, due to scheduling conflicts.
James Franco was offered a role, but declined.
FDR, played by Chris Pine, calls Tuck about a CHiPs (1977) marathon. Chris Pine's father, Robert Pine, was a cast member on CHiPs (1977).
When the film was submitted to the Motion Picture Association of America, the film was given an "R" rating, due to some racy dialogue spoken by Chelsea Handler's character. It was later edited and given a "PG-13" rating for "sexual content including references, some violence and action, and for language" for the theatrical release.
The movie store scene takes place at HMV on Robson Street in Vancouver.
The skyline city in the opening scene is not Hong Kong, but Shanghai.
Both Tom Hardy and Chris Pine appeared in this movie and had gone on to be in film adaptions of Tom Clancy's work. Tom Hardy played Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell (2017) and Chris Pine was in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014).
Chris Pine and Tom Hardy have both appeared in Star Trek (1966)-related films. Hardy played Praetor Shinzon in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), while Pine played Captain James T. Kirk in the rebooted Star Trek movies.
FDR's grandmother reveals his real name to be Franklin. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was commonly known by his initials, FDR, and this is where Chris Pine's character gets his name.
Director McG revealed during the DVD commentary that Tuck's nickname comes from the character's love of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
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The scene where Lauren and Trish are shopping for laundry detergent, near the beginning of the film, was shot at a Canadian Tire store.
Tuck's real name is listed as "John Harrison" on the dating site. That makes this the first time that Chris Pine clashes with a character called John Harrison in a movie. A year later, Pine would play James T. Kirk in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), where he battles with Khan Noonien Singh (Benedict Cumberbatch), who uses the alias John Harrison.
During the opening scene, one of the ladies asks Chris Pine's character, "Permission to come aboard, Captain." Pine played Captain James T. Kirk in the rebooted Star Trek movies.
Trish calls Lauren from a children's play center, which is a real place called "Crash Crawly's." It is located near a freeway, which can be seen through the windows.


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An alternate ending was shot with Lauren ending up with Tuck.
Another alternate ending was shot where Tuck and FDR are holding one another while Lauren is by herself on the uncompleted freeway.
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