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Sonny's friend, Mr. Herlihy (the role listed as Old Man in the ending credits), is named after the film's co-writer Tim Herlihy, who coincidentally plays the singing kangaroo.
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Adam Sandler's wife, Jackie Sandler (Jackie Titone), plays the waitress in the bar that gets Julian a root beer.
While filming, The Waterboy (1998) came out and was a huge success. Noticing the box office, Sony sent a memo to the set, letting the production team and Adam Sandler know that they had extra money to film/expand scenes they felt were lacking. This allowed smaller characters played by Rob Schneider and Steve Buscemi to have greater roles.
Adam Sandler provided the voice of the rollerblader who fell over a stick and yells "Goddamn stick!"
The "Scuba Steve" action figure in this movie is a fictional doll made up by Adam Sandler. "Scuba Steve" is based on a doll that Adam Sandler owned when he was a child, called Diver Dan. Diver Dan can be seen briefly in the intro scenes of another Dennis Dugan film, Problem Child (1990).
Cole Sprouse and Dylan Sprouse both lost baby teeth during production and had to be fitted with temporary replacements. Dylan Sprouse's tooth fell out in the middle of a take. Near the end of the movie, just after entering Hooters for his birthday, Sonny makes a reference to Julian about dealing with a missing tooth while holding Julian, "Hey, You! Still missin' that tooth?").
Near the beginning of the movie when Sonny (Adam Sandler) is arguing with his girlfriend, she makes the comment that "the delivery guy is like your best friend." Rob Schneider, who plays the delivery guy, is in fact Adam Sandler's best friend in real life.
Adam Sandler Trademark: Cameo of Steve Buscemi.
Allen Covert has appeared in 25 Adam Sandler films.
Cole Sprouse and Dylan Sprouse did not actually urinate on the buildings or plants. It was faked with pocket-sized pumps.
The most successful movie of Adam Sandler's career making over $163 million domestically until the animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) making over $169 million in 2015. It's still his most successful live action movie.
Bill Murray and Jack Nicholson were considered for the role of Sonny.
Julian, Sonny and the delivery guy, while on the couch watching t.v., they were watching an episode of Columbo (1971). Dennis Dugan, this film's director, played a detective on an episode ('76) of "Columbo".
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In the courtroom scene, Mr. Brooks' attorney is named Ted Castelucci. This is also the name of the film's composer, Teddy Castellucci.
Brie Larson provided some voices for the film's ADR Loop Group.
This is the last Adam Sandler comedy before distributing Happy Madison Productions as founder and CEO. It is also his first movie for Sony Pictures where Happy Madison Productions is located.
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Working title was "Guy Gets Kid".
Arthur Brooks is named after Adam Sandler's producer Brooks Arthur, who produced all of Sandler's albums as well as the score for this movie.
In the beginning of the movie Sonny takes Julian to a bar called the Blarney Stone. There is a popular bar in Syracuse called the Blarney Stone which is where the characters went to law school which is referenced a couple times throughout the movie.
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Based on the evidence given in the movie, Julian's natural mother is named Jan McGrath.
The young boy, Julian, was not actually one person, but two people; twins used for the movie. Famous from TV shows like Friends (1994) and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005), Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse played the role of Julian.
Footage from the hockey game Sonny is watching when Julian asks to change the channel to the kangaroo show is a January 10th, 1999 match up between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The game never went into overtime as depicted in the film as the Rangers won 5-2 in regulation.
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The judge's last name is "Healy." This may be a reference to Dennis Dugan's directorial debut, Problem Child, in which John Ritter's character's family name was Healy.
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Dennis Dugan: the guy unprepared for Halloween and, on the television, behind Columbo.

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