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Drew Barrymore bought the screen rights to Charlie's Angels (1976) prior to the movie being filmed - a decision that earned her an estimated $40 million for the first film, and a possible $80 million for the second.
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An extremely profane argument between Bill Murray and Lucy Liu shut down filming for a day. Murray allegedly said: "I get why you're here (Drew Barrymore), and you've got talent (Cameron Diaz)... but what in the hell are you doing here? You can't act!" The remark is said to have prompted Liu to launch a physical attack on Murray. In recent years, Murray cited script problems as the reason for the feud. He explained: "We began rehearsing this scene and I said, 'Lucy, how can you want to say these lines? These are so crazy'. She got furious with me because she thought it was a personal assault, but the reality is she hated these lines as much as I did. I feel very warmly for her now."
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After Dylan (Drew Barrymore) tumbles down a hill, she arrives practically naked at a house with two boys playing a video game. The same house was used in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (one of Barrymore's first movies). A bowl of Reese's Pieces (E.T.'s favorite candy) and a movie poster are visible.
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The secret language the Angels use is Finnish, though very poorly pronounced. They said in Finnish: Alex: "Onko sinun ja Knoxin välillä menossa jotain?" Dylan: "Ei tietenkään." Natalie: "On vain niin, että suhteet asiakkaiden kanssa ovat tosi huonoja ideoita." Dylan: "Olen samaa mieltä." Translated roughly in English: Alex: "Is there something going on between you and Knox?" Dylan: "Of course not." Natalie: "It's just that relationships with customers are very bad ideas." Dylan: "I agree." Drew Barrymore's pronunciation was the best.
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Crispin Glover came up with many of his character's eccentric traits, such as ripping off women's hair, sniffing it, and then screaming.
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After Natalie Cook (Cameron Diaz) wakes up from her ballroom dance dream and dances around in her bedroom, she was asked to dance worse with each take. She found this somewhat difficult given her extensive ballroom dance training.
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The Thin Man was originally a speaking role, but Crispin Glover didn't like the lines, so he asked for them to be removed. Director McG and producer Drew Barrymore agreed to make it a non-speaking role to give the character a more mysterious feel.
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Drew Barrymore was a huge "Harry Potter" fan, even going so far as to read bits of the books to the cast and crew during production. At the beginning of the film, during the clips of previous jobs, she can be seen wearing a Harry Potter disguise, complete with robes, black hair, and round black glasses.
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Angelina Jolie was originally offered the role of Alex. She turned it down after admitting she was not a fan of the original series. It was then offered to Jada Pinkett Smith, who declined it to film Bamboozled (2000) instead. Thandie Newton was finally cast, but had to leave due to freak weather which caused Mission: Impossible II (2000) to overrun its shooting schedule.
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Drew Barrymore's then-boyfriend Tom Green was diagnosed with testicular cancer during filming. She would spend most evenings after shooting at the hospital with him.
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Director McG publicly claimed that Bill Murray physically attacked him on the set. Murray has vehemently denied it.
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The women trained with their martial arts master eight hours a day, five days a week, for three months.
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Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson, and Farrah Fawcett were invited to make cameo appearances, but declined. Reportedly, Fawcett said she'd only do it if she were allowed to be the voice of Charlie, and Jackson insisted on playing Vivian Wood. Ultimately, John Forsythe and Smith appeared in the sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003). Smith's role was uncredited.
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At the Japanese themed party, when Natalie (Cameron Diaz) first meets Pete (Luke Wilson), he greets her with "konnichiwa", Japanese for "hello (good afternoon)", and she responds "Nihongo no shaberu no sugoi ne!" which means "You speak Japanese very well!"
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Tom Green and Drew Barrymore were dating in real life at the time.
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Although the "bad guys" use guns in the film, the Angels do not. Drew Barrymore, who was also one of the producers, insisted that the Angels be able to do all their fighting without firearms.
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Cameron Diaz was paid $12 million to Drew Barrymore's $9 million and Lucy Liu's $1 million.
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The script was re-written at least thirty times until one was deemed "acceptable" by the producers and director McG.
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Jenny McCarthy auditioned for the role of Natalie. Her cousin Melissa McCarthy appears during the Red Star break-in as office worker Doris.
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The movie's opening montage showing the Angels undercover in various disguises includes a re-creation of the original television show's most infamous episode, season one, episode four, "Angels in Chains". In that episode, Charlie's Angels went undercover in a women's prison where they were ultimately chained together and escaped from prison guards, with Jill Munroe (Farrah Fawcett) uttering the line, "I am not a yo-yo!" In this film, Natalie (Cameron Diaz) repeats that line.
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Framed photographs of former angels, including Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, and Tanya Roberts, can be seen on the wall in the background of Charlie Townsend's office.
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Milla Jovovich, Alyssa Milano, and Julia Roberts were among the many actresses who were forerunners for the parts of Natalie, Dylan, and Alex.
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A total of eighteen different writers worked on this movie.
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In the German dubbed version, the Angels' "secret language" lines are changed from Finnish to Japanese.
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The hillside house is modelled after a real California architectural landmark, the Chemosphere House created by architect John Lautner. The entire house was created on a soundstage and was actually much larger and rounder than the original.
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In the original script, Vivian Wood was Chinese and her name was Vivian Wu. Once Lucy Liu was cast as Alex, they changed her to Caucasian.
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Aaliyah was the first choice to play the role of Alex, but was deemed too young.
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Tanya Roberts said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight (1981) that although she was not asked to make a cameo appearance in the movie, producers called and asked her permission to use her photograph which can be barely seen hanging on a wall in Charles Townsend's Detective Agency office.
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The speaker sitting on Bosley's desk, through which the Angels hear Charlie's assignments, is almost the same as the one used in Charlie's Angels (1976). The speaker in the original series had a small "Bell" in the lower corner, the movie version did not.
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An in-joke in the opening scene has a character react to the in flight film "T.J. Hooker - The Movie" with "Oh no, not another movie based on an old TV show!". On Monday, July 6, 2009 it was announced that T.J. Hooker: The Movie, was based on T.J. Hooker (1982) and in development.
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Salma Hayek, Liv Tyler, and Lauryn Hill were considered for the role of Alex Munday.
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The bird Natalie refers to as a pygmy nuthatch is in fact a Venezuelan troupial. While the nuthatch is found in the Carmel, California area it has a much wider range than just Carmel, and the Venezuelan troupial would only be found in Venezuela and select Caribbean islands.
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Mr. Jones (LL Cool J) is a nod to Mission: Impossible (1996), in which I.M.F. Agent Ethan Hunt disguises himself by wearing a rubber mask. Both films are based on television series (Charlie's Angels (1976) and Mission: Impossible (1966)) and Rob Bottin provided the special make-up effects for this film and Mission: Impossible (1996).
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Tim Curry is also in Scary Movie 2 (2001), which does a parody scene of this film.
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Dylan wears a "Stone Cold" Steve Austin t-shirt that the two boys give her when they see her rolling naked down the hill.
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Penélope Cruz auditioned for the role of Alex Munday.
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The mobile phones the angels use are Nokia 8210.
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Jenny McCarthy, Michelle Yeoh, and Drew Barrymore were the original choices for the final line-up.
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The only white convertible in the movie is a 1969 Camaro RS/SS Indy 500 Pace Car. There were only 3,675 of them made.
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Leonardo DiCaprio was considered for the role of Eric Knox.
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Cheryl Ladd, who played Kris Munroe in seasons two through five of Charlie's Angels (1976), said in interviews that she was willing to appear in the movie. However, the producers only wanted season one's actresses Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Jaclyn Smith to make cameo appearances in the film. Ladd had previously appeared with Drew Barrymore in Poison Ivy (1992).
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Angie Harmon was considered for a lead role, but could not participate due to her commitments on Law & Order (1990).
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The song played during the party where Natalie meets Pete for the first time is "Twiggy Twiggy" sung by Japanese group Pizzicato Five.
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Drew Barrymore was only one-year-old when Charlie's Angels (1976) debuted.
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Drew Barrymore and Andrew Wilson have collaborated in 5 movies. They have co-starred in: Never Been Kissed (1999), Charlie's Angels (2000), Charles Angels: Full Throttle (2003), The Perfect Catch (2005) & Whip It (2009). All of which were produced by Barrymore
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When Natalie is in the Red Star mainframe, she lifts up a computer board where she installs the antenna. The computer board is the motherboard of an Apple PowerMac G3. You can see the FireWire and USB ports and the wave-design back panel.
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When Dylan takes a tumble down the cliff, the two boys are seen playing the PlayStation 1 classic Final Fantasy VIII (1999), a single player game.
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The device that the Angels attach to the system in Red Star is a modified Griffin Technologies iMate, an ADB-USB adapter used to connect old Apple Desktop Bus peripherals to newer USB Macs.
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Mitch Glazer did uncredited work on the script.
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Jordan Ladd was asked to audition for the part of an Angel, but declined.
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John Goodman was considered for the role of John Bosley.
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Jennifer Aniston was considered for the role of Natalie Cook.
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Drew Barrymore and Luke Wilson starred in the movie Home Fries (1998) as love interests.
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Some of the numerous writers involved in the film's thirty script drafts included Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman, Steve Pink, and D.V. DeVincentis.
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Jack Nicholson was considered for the role of Roger Corwin.
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Melanie Griffith was considered for the role of Vivian Wood.
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Frank Coraci was once attached to direct.
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Michael Jai White was considered for the role of Mr. Jones.
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Ellen DeGeneres was considered for the role of Dylan Sanders.
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Lara Flynn Boyle was considered for the role of Alex Munday.
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Tom Green, who plays a close encounter for Dylan, had played a character named Dylan himself in Superstar (1999).
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Bill Murray and John Forsythe were in another movie together; Scooged (1988). John Forsythe played Bill Murray's dead former boss.
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Jeff Foxworthy was considered for the role of Jason Gibbons.
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Michael Imperioli was considered for the role of Pete Komisky.
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Cameo 

Cheung-Yan Yuen: The film's martial arts choreographer and trainer appears as a fellow passenger on the plane in first class at the start of the film. He can be seen speaking in Cantonese to two pretty women, teaching them to say "thank you".
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The film was released the same year as another action movie which was also based on a television series, Mission: Impossible II (2000). The film, however, does bare only a few similarities to Mission: Impossible (1996). Dylan, Alex, and Natalie wear disguises, which Dylan disguises herself as Mr. Jones in the opening sequence with a rubber mask and a device that alters and changes her voice from female to male. Dylan, Alex, and Natalie learn Roger Corwin kidnapped Eric Knox and stole his audio DNA technology and they think he's the villain. Dylan, Alex, and Natalie manage to infiltrate the Red Star building in disguise which Natalie enters a colorless chamber using acrobatics to dodge the security system in the chamber and access the central computer inside. After having sex with Knox, Dylan learns Roger Corwin is innocent and that Knox's kidnapping was faked and Knox with help from Vivian Wood and the Creepy Thin Man used them to access the central computer so he can track down Charlie, and Knox is killed when his helicopter explodes when Dylan, Alex, and Natalie confront him and stop from killing Charlie with a heat-seeking missile.
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