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All of the actors took major pay cuts in order to help save money for the budget, in particular, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron.
The baby turning around to look at Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) having sex in the first scene of the film was accidental. The scene was originally supposed to end after Seth Rogen turned her around. However, Director Nicholas Stoller noticed that the baby kept looking around to watch Rogen and Rose Byrne, so he instructed one of the camera men to film the baby. According to Stoller, if you listen closely, you can hear Rogen and Byrne laugh after the baby turns around to watch them.
The entire cast and crew became very attached to the twin baby girls Elise Vargas and Zoey Vargas, who played Stella. The entire cast and crew went to the set on the babies' last day of filming, so they could say goodbye to them.
The film was originally written as Mac and his friends going against the fraternity, but after Seth Rogen's wife read the script, she said that his friends would not care about the fraternity war, and suggested writing Mac's wife into the script instead.
According to the actors, actresses, and Nicholas Stoller, the twin girls Elise Vargas and Zoey Vargas, who played Stella were incredibly well behaved, and were always smiling and happy. The only time one of the babies became upset and started to cry was when Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne yelled at each other, while filming their fight scene.
Became the fourth largest R-rated comedy in history after its opening weekend total of 49,033,915 dollars.
The film earned its production budget back on the first day of the film's theatrical release in the United States. The budget was eighteen million dollars, and the film made 19,574,490 dollars on its opening day.
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, who are a couple in real-life, filmed a cameo as Christopher Mintz-Plasse's parents, but their scene ended up being cut from the final film.
On the day he was supposed to film his love scene, Dave Franco got a blemish on his butt, and had to go to the make-up artist, who he only met that week, and ask if she could cover it with make-up.
Seth Rogen said that the baby eating the condom made him laugh till he cried.
The credo that the fraternity brothers recite is the real-life creed of Sigma Nu fraternity.
The film is titled Bad Neighbours in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and The Netherlands to avoid confusion with the television soap Neighbours (1985). A video was posted on Universal's Facebook page, showing Seth Rogen singing the theme from the show.
The writers wanted the fraternity boys to be as lovable as possible, and avoid portraying them as the typically obnoxious, Revenge of the Nerds (1984) kind of bullies. They interviewed many of their own friends, who had been in fraternities, to get an accurate picture of frat life. These interviews were also the source of many of the hazing rituals seen in the film, but some of the rituals, of which they learned, were so shocking, that they could never be depicted on-screen.
When the frat looks back at the toga party and beer pong creation, the actors playing the guys in togas are The Lonely Island, and the actors that discovered the beer pong are from Workaholics (2011).
When Teddy is modeling, Seth Rogen accidentally spit while talking, and Zac Efron can be seen casually wiping Rogen's spit off his cheek.
Was originally titled Townies, but was changed to Neighbors.
This is the second time that Dave Franco and Zac Efron played best friends on-screen. The first time was in Charlie St. Cloud (2010).
When Mac Radner (Seth Rogen) talks about getting a gun, he talks about getting a tiny hooker gun. This is a reference to a line in Pineapple Express (2008).
The song being played at the frat party, when Mac first calls Teddy to try and get them to turn the music down, is the same song from Get Him to the Greek (2010) that Sean Combs refers to as a "game changer."
In the hazing scene, where the pledges are forced to wear animal masks and walk in a circle naked, "assjuice" tells Teddy (Zac Efron) "I am not an elephant, I am a human being" this is a reference to The Elephant Man (1980).
When Mac and Teddy are intoxicated, they begin speaking in their favorite Batman's voice. The quotes that Teddy uses are from The Dark Knight (2008) when Batman interrogates the Joker for Harvey Dent's whereabouts.
Seth Rogen (Mac) and Randall Park (the AT&T recruiter during the college convention) although not in the same scene in this movie, starred together in The Interview (2014). Park plays Kim Jong-un, while Rogen is James Franco's show producer.
This film opened in the UK on a Saturday, May 3, 2014, instead of the normal weekday opening day of a Friday. Several UK cinema outlets started their first showings at midnight or a few minutes after midnight.
During the Robert De Niro party scene, Zac Efron imitates De Niro's Travis Bickle character from Taxi Driver (1976), and Dave Franco is dressed as Jack from Meet the Parents (2000). Other frat boys can be seen dressed as De Niro's characters from Heat (1995) and The Deer Hunter (1978).
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Olmsted Drive and Officer Watkins are named for buildings at University of California, Riverside.
Seth Rogen wears Golf Wang, a clothing line by rapper Tyler the Creator through various scenes.
Dave Franco's brother James is a good friend and frequent co-star of Seth Rogen.
Part of the reason that Dave Franco was cast in a major role in this film was that Seth Rogen felt bad that he wasn't able to cast Dave alongside his brother James in "This Is The End", due to the Apocalyptic setting of that film mandating that Dave's character would have had to be brutally killed off in front of James and Rogen saying that was too depressing. Rogen wanted Dave to get a major spotlight role and pushed successfully for him to be cast in this film.
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In the Robert De Niro party scene, Zac Efron is dressed as Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976). Efron would later star with De Niro in Dirty Grandpa (2016).
Adam Devine appears in a fraternity flashback. He also stars alongside Zac Efron in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016).
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The guys throw a party based around various Robert De Niro film roles. Lisa Kudrow (Dean Gladstone) starred alongside De Niro in Analyze This (1999) and Analyze That (2002).
This movie indirectly caused a very public spat between Seth Rogen and the Washington Post's film critic Anne Hornaday. After an angry, unpopular and misogynistic British college student in California murdered several people, Hornaday seized on the news that he'd watched this and many other Rogen films and speculated that Rogen was responsible for his actions because they didn't reflect the reality of social loneliness for someone who was awkward and not conventionally good-looking. Rogen angrily responded that Hornaday was saying he caused a tragedy by "getting girls in movies", and Judd Apatow publicly called Hornaday's theories "idiotic" and said she was trying to assign blame to a larger cause than the situation warranted.
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Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) wears a pair of neon green sunglasses at one point, which happen to resemble those of a character in another movie of hers, The Place Beyond the Pines (2012).
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Paula suggests Mac and Kelly drop their baby at the fire station, which happened in Breaking Bad (2008), which is referenced in this film. Also, Seth Rogen starred with one of Breaking Bad's stars Jesse Plemons in Observe and Report (2009).
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The final scene between Mac and Teddy outside of the Abercrombie and Fitch store was completely improvised. Zac Efron had no idea that Seth Rogen would take off his shirt.
Zac Efron broke his hand during his fight scene with Dave Franco. The writers and producers were panicking, and started to plan how the broken hand would fit into the movie, and how much the budget would change. However, they were surprised to learn that Efron arranged an emergency surgery, so he could be back on-set one day later.

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