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(2003)

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The word "fuck" and its variations are used 159 times in the movie. The term "shit" appears 73 times amid a total of approx. 300 profanities.
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Billy Bob Thornton has said that he was genuinely intoxicated during some of filming.
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This was John Ritter's final acting appearance in a movie and it is dedicated to his memory.
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Tony Cox ad-libbed the "You probably shouldn't be digging in your ass" line. Director Terry Zwigoff found the line so funny that he admitted to repeatedly cracking up on set and even waking up in the middle of the night laughing.
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In his autobiography "The Billy Bob Tapes", Billy Bob Thornton said that if he could go back to any time in his life and relive it, he listed this film, The Alamo (2004) and when he worked for the Arkansas Highway Department in 1979.
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Jack Nicholson read the script and wanted to do the film, but had to turn it down because he was already committed to Something's Gotta Give (2003).
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Billy Bob Thornton said that he's had eight year olds approach him about his role in the movie. Thornton was stunned that parents would even allow their kids to watch that movie at that age.
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Bill Murray was signed on as Willie but dropped out for Lost in Translation (2003).
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Throughout the film, there are several hints to Bernie Mac's character having chronic constipation; he eats oranges, mixes stool softener into his drinks, etc.
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The Czech Republic's title for this film translates as "Santa is a Pervert".
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Joel Coen, Ethan Coen and Terry Zwigoff revised the screenplay.
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The unrated version of the film furthers the record for the most profanities in a Christmas film, including 170 uses of "fuck", 74 uses of "shit", 31 uses of "ass", 10 uses of "bitch", and 1 use of "bastard", in variable forms.
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Ajay Naidu's character calls Billy Bob Thornton's character an "ass clown." Naidu was in Office Space (1999), the movie that made the term "ass clown" popular when Michael Bolton (the singer) was referred to as a "no talent ass clown".
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The parking lot behind the department store, which is featured in many scenes, is the same parking lot (at Del Amo Mall ) where Robert De Niro shoots Bridget Fonda in Jackie Brown (1997).
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Larry David was considered for the role of Willie.
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John Bunnell (Police Chief) is actually a sheriff who regularly hosts Police Videos (1998).
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Billy Bob Thornton's character "Willie" last name is revealed as Soke when he is in the hotel room in Miami, on the answering machine.
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John Ritter' also appeared in Sling Blade (1996) with Billy Bob Thornton. They also starred together in the TV series "Hearts Afire".
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First movie in Ireland to be rated the new 16 certificate.
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Willie drinks what is clearly meant to be Stolichnaya vodka, but at the end when the kid is laying the table and goes to the fridge, the label actually begins Snot instead of Stol.
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The Kitnerboy Redoubt safe is fictional. It is a reference to Jaws (1975) where one of the victims is referred to as "the little Kitner boy".
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Bernie Mac and Tony Cox previously costarred in Friday (1995).
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John Ritter's last Live Action film released 2 months after his death.
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Two members of the cast are now deceased, Bernie Mac and John Ritter'.
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According to his report card, the name of 'The Kid' is Thurman Merman.
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Former child actress Joan Delmer (as Joan Del Mar) appears in this film.
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Billy Bob Thornton and John Ritter previously worked together on Sling Blade.
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Sarah Silverman: deleted scene, portraying a Santa Trainer.
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