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(2012)

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Note the the size of Cam Brady's US Flag lapel pin. As he begins to flounder in the polls the flag grows until it is at least 4 to 5 times larger than the original.
Zach Galifianakis has an uncle who was a Congressman in North Carolina, the location of the film.
All cigarettes that characters in the film smoke are Newports, which are manufactured by Lorillard Tobacco Company of Greensboro, North Carolina.
Zach Galifianakis based the character of Marty Huggins on his fictitious twin brother 'Seth Galifianakis', which he created and first performed in his 2006 DVD special Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2006).
Though not directly referenced, the Motch brothers are based on the real life Koch brothers. David H. Koch and Charles G. Koch are major contributors to conservative policy and advocacy groups in the U.S.
Despite a scene where Brady appears on Piers Morgan Tonight where its revealed he is backed by a Tobacco company appearing in many trailers, the scene was cut from theatrical release.
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Though Marty's campaign managers suggests a Chocolate Lab and a Golden Retriever as "American" dogs, the breeds originated in Canada and the UK, respectively.
Zach Galifianakis' uncle Nick had been a North Carolina Congressman who lost the 1972 Senate election to Jesse Helms.
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This film is set in the state of North Carolina. Cast member Zach Galifianakis actually was born in North Carolina.
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WWE wrestler Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin had filmed a scene where he would introduce Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) but the scene was later dropped before the movie's premiere. However he can be still seen in the background in a later scene.
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Although the poster depicts the two lead characters facing off in from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., almost the whole film is set in and around North Carolina where the two characters live and are campaigning. There is a single post-credit sequence set in Congress.
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Marty is shown drinking a can of Cheerwine, a soda made in North Carolina and available only in the Southeastern United States.
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The car parked in front the Huggins' household bears the vanity license plate number GEN-0101, a reference to the first verse in the Bible ("In the beginning, God created the heaven and earth").
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During the end credits when Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis) is mentioning the aliases used by Tim Wattley (Dylan McDermott), one of the names he says is Dermot Mulroney. In real life, McDermott is sometimes confused with Mulroney due to the similarities in their names.
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Cam is a member of the Democratic Party. Marty runs for Congress as a Republican.
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Randy Bachman of BTO (Bachman Turner Overdrive) is actually seen on stage playing his hit song "Taking Care of Business" after the character Tim Wattley takes over Cam Brady's campaign.
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John Goodman:  The corrupt congressman on television at the end of the film.
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Jack McBrayer:  The religious husband who receives the disturbing phone message from Cam Brady.
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