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Down to Earth (2001) Poster

(2001)

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Chris Rock was inspired to remake Heaven Can Wait (1978) after he heard that Muhammad Ali originally pursued to star in that film. Rock then thought that Richard Pryor would have been great in the role and changed the main character into an African-American comedian.
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Many of the comedy routines used in the movie were on Chris Rock's "Bigger and Blacker" album.
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The comedian Joe Guy in this film is taken from the real-life comedians, brothers Joe Torry and Guy Torry.
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In the opening scene, Chris Rock's character delivers a letter from Dewey, Cheatam, & Howe, a gag law firm frequently used in NPR's Car Talk with Click and Clack.
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Chazz Palminteri, as Mr. King, upon seeing the recently deceased body of Charles Wellington lying underwater comments "Nice bath tub". In Diabolique (1996) Palmenteri himself was "drowned" by his mistress and wife in a bathtub.
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Eugene Levy and Jennifer Coolidge were in American Pie (1999), Best in Show (2000) and Down to Earth (2001) together as well as with John Cho
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In an early scene, Mrs. Wellington (Jennifer Coolidge) and Sklar (Greg Germann) are about to have sex on a pool table. In American Pie (1999), Coolidge's character played a woman who had sex on a pool table with a younger man.
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Chris Rock stated on Total Request Live (1998) that if the film grossed over $25 million during its opening weekend he would return to host that year's MTV Video Music Awards. The film ultimately fell short, grossing $20 million over the four day President's Day weekend. Jamie Foxx hosted that year's Video Music Awards though Rock returned to host in 2003.
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Chris Rock had his teeth worked on during the making of down to earth.
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