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Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002) Poster

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Juni's full name is Juni Rocket Racer Rebel Cortez. Rocket Rodriguez, Racer Rodriguez and Rebel Rodriguez are the names of Robert Rodriguez's three sons.
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One of the gold items Carmen picks and tosses away in the treasure chamber is the small gold idol from the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
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The second film was shot entirely using High Definition Progressive Scan Digital Camera. Director Robert Rodriguez bought two digital cameras after comparing digital vs. film.
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Most of the movie was filmed in Texas.
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When Dinky Winks first appears, the rollercoaster behind him is the Titan; the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in Texas. Through the park, you can also see the Oil Derrick, the Dive Bomber Alley, the Batman, the Texas Chouteout, the Wildcatter, Mr. Freeze, the Shockwave and the Flashback.
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According to Robert Rodriguez, the theme park at the beginning of the film was originally going to be Disneyland, but Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington was used instead.
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The dinner party - to announce the new director of the OSS - was filmed at the capital building in Austin, Texas.
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There are two 'Lord of the Rings" references in the movie. The first, when Juni picks up a necklace and says "One necklace to rule them all"; and the second, the outtake of the same clip during the credits where instead Juni says "My precious".
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This was Ricardo Montalban's first film since The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988). He only appeared in television, but not movies during those years.
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All the rides in this movie in the first scene that are mentioned by name are computer animated. The Whippersnapper is the Oil Derrick at Six Flags Over Texas, with Computer Animated movement, the NerveWracker was the Dive Bomber Alley with Computer Animated movement, the Vomiter and Juggler were both completely animated.
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The scene where Gregorio has a hard time combing back Juni's hair is very similar to a scene from Four Rooms (1995), an earlier film of Antonio Banderas.
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At the musical scene in the credits, Juni imitates Angus Young while playing guitar. Angus is well known as the lead guitarist of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC.
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When Gary and Gerti Giggles are hanging onto the cliff; Gary says the quote to Juni; "Thanks for the update, carrot top!". This is a reference to comedian Carrot Top; who is notorious for his wild and curly red hair.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Oscar nominated director, Richard Linklater (Boyhood (2014), Slacker (1990), etc.) and his daughter, Lorelei Linklater have a cameo in the movie. At the OSS banquet, Lorelei and Richard are seen when all the adult operatives have been drugged.
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In the movie, Juni says he is going to leave the OSS and Carmen says he won't. However in the next movie, he has left the OSS and is a private investigator.
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When Garry and Juni are fighting each other with the mutant animals on the pyramid, you can see the McDonald's arch engraved on the pyramid like ancient writing.
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