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(2011)

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Real residents of Carthage, Texas who knew the real Bernie Tiede and Marjorie Nugent appear in the film providing commentary on the events.
In 2014, the real Bernie Tiede was released from prison after his lifetime sentence was reduced to time served (15 years). One of the conditions of his release was that he had to live in a garage apartment at the home of Richard Linklater, the director of the movie that was an account of his crime.
Jack Black met with the real Bernie Tiede in Telford Unit State Prison. Shirley MacLaine also spoke with Tiede over the phone.
Matthew McConaughey's mother, Kay McConaughey, makes a cameo in the film as one of the residents of the town.
The owners of the Hawthorn Funeral Home in Carthage, Texas, where Bernie Tiede met Marjorie Nugent, refused to allow the film to use the name of the funeral home.
The film is based on a 1998 article in Texas Monthly which was written by Skip Hollandsworth.
Carthage's local radio station has the call letters KGAS. Kyle Gass (K. Gas) is a close friend and fellow musician with lead actor Jack Black.
There are several scenes that show Bernie (Jack Black) in rehearsals for different community theater musicals. He sings the duet "I've Never Been in Love Before", which ends the first act of Guys and Dolls; he also sings "Seventy-six Trombones" from The Music Man.

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Richard Linklater:  Appears as one of the 5 deadbeat dads in the newspaper following the 'hand on a hardbody' competition. His picture is the last one on the top row, farthest to the right.

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