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(2006)

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Vince Vaughn's parents have bit roles in the movie. His mother plays a tourist and his father plays Jennifer Aniston's father.
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Vince Vaughn gained 26 pounds for the role. Vaughn was reported to have gained weight as a result of his recent decision to quit smoking.
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In the opening scene at Wrigley Field, Jon Favreau makes a reference to going to "Wiener Circle" to have hot dogs after the game. Wiener Circle is a hot dog stand famous for the staff yelling and cursing at customers when they order. If the customer does not return the favor, they do not take your order. Generally, though, this only happens late at night on the weekends.
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When Joey Lauren Adams is bathing the kids she pulls the soap out of one of their mouths and says, "We'll save that for when you're twelve." This is clearly a nod to A Christmas Story where Peter Billingsly, Joey's husband in The Break Up, plays Ralphie and gets a mouth full of soap at twelve.
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Toward the end, Vince Vaughn uses his favorite line when he tells the passengers on his tour boat about getting hopped up and making some bad decisions. He uses the same line at the beginning of his role in The Wedding Crashers.
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Before Aniston's character Brooke takes her "nude walk", she looks at herself in the mirror and says, "Who loves ya, baby". This was the catchphrase of Telly Savalas, Jennifer Aniston's godfather.
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Writer and co-producer Jay Lavender appears in a cameo as a Chicago Cubs fan in the opening scene at the Cubs Game sitting just to the right of Jon Favreau.
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Jennifer Aniston's character Brooke gets a "Telly Savalas" wax job during the movie. In real life, Savalas was Aniston's godfather.
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Peter Billingsley, who starred and produced this film, also produced films starring Vince Vaughn and John Favreau, such as Couples Retreat (2009)Four Christmases and Vince Vaughn's Wild Wild West
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The Tone Rangers is the name of an actual a cappella group in Washington D.C.
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This is the fourth time Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau have been in a movie together (after Swingers (1996), Made (2001), and Rudy (1993)).
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The French movie poster hanging above the TV in Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn's condo, "Un Tueur dans la Foule" is for the 1976 movie, "Two Minute Warning, starring Charlton Heston which was also released by Universal Studios.
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The song that John Michael Higgins sings at the dinner table (with both families) is "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by the band Yes. Additionally, Higgins is credited as 'Vocal Arranger' for this film.
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The Old 97's are performing their song 'Time Bomb' while Brooke is waiting for Gary at the concert. The Old 97's also played the same song during the opening credits of another Vince Vaughn movie, Clay Pigeons (1998).
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First of five movies starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman, the other ones being The Switch(2010), Office Christmas Party(2016) and Horrible Bosses (2011) & Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
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John Michael Higgins plays a member of an acapella group called the Tone Rangers in this movie. Several years later, he goes on to play an acapella competition commentator in the movies Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.
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Second film starring Vince Vaughn and Vincent D'Onofrio, the first one was " The Cell" (2000)
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Joey Lauren Adams and Cole Hauser were also in Dazed and Confused.
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While playing pool, there are Notre Dame cups.. In Rudy Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreu both were affiliated with Notre Dame and both are in this film.
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Vince Vaughn appered in Jurassic World:The Lost World(1997) and Vincen D' Onofrio appered in Jurassic World(2015) 18 years later.
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The number twelve was repeated many times in the movie.
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Jennifer Aniston wore Generra Jeans throughout the film.
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Jennifer Aniston walks naked at her home but her breasts were strategically hidden but not her bum. Karen Gillan did a nude scene in a similar manner in Not Another Happy Ending (2013). Karen referenced The Break-Up herself later on in Selfie: Perestroika where she played Eliza Dooley.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The original ending featuring Gary and Brooke running into each other at an art fair each dating someone that looked identical to the other (Brooke's date looked like Gary, and Gary's like Brooke) was scrapped when it tested poorly. A new ending was filmed with the same result but featured Gary and Brooke running into each other on the street alone. In both versions the two remained broken up.
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