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Bradley Cooper's father was ill with terminal cancer during the filming of this movie, and Cooper was accordingly relieved that the movie was shot in his hometown of Philadelphia and he could check on his father every day.
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Shia LaBeouf was cast as Eddie, but had to drop out after badly injuring his left hand in a car accident in July 2008.
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Whenever Eddie Morra takes the pill, the movie up-scales in color, then goes down when he is regular Eddie Morra.
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The apartment Eddie Morra lives in (shown in the introduction scenes, along with the final scenes), is the same apartment shown in Kick-Ass (2010).
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Tomas Arana (Man in Tan Coat) speaks only one word of dialogue in the entire film.
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Throughout production, the film was called "The Dark Fields", the same name of the book on which it was based.
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Morra, Bradley Cooper's character's last name, is the imperative of "to die" in Portuguese, which means the name of the character is something like "Edward Die!"
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Director Neil Burger has stated that this movie was originally intended to be rated-R by the MPAA.
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Carl Van Loon's (Robert De Niro's) limo is a Maybach 62, manufactured by Daimler AG. Daimler created the ultra-premium Maybach marque after their failed attempt to purchase Rolls-Royce and Bentley. Maybach production began in 2002, and ceased in 2013.
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Bradley Cooper is part of the board of the Dutch energy company, in the internal memorandum that Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro) sent to Edward Morra.
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In the film, Ned Eisenberg is portrayed as a cutthroat lawyer. This would be his second portrayal as such a character, the first being on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), where he played defense attorney Roger Kressler.
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Elizabeth Banks was rumored to star in the movie.
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Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) refers to the fact that his father sold supplies and equipment to dental surgeries, the same job Charlie's father had in the novel "Flowers for Algernon", which was a possible inspiration for this film.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Near the end of the movie, we see Eddie (Bradley Cooper) has written a novel called "Illuminating the Dark Fields", a resemblance to the novel "The Dark Fields" by Alan Glynn, on which this movie was based.
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Eddie learned how to quadruple his money daily. He decides to borrow one hundred thousand dollars from a loan shark to speed up the gains. He would have made one hundred thousand dollars on his own in just over twenty-four hours, if he kept quadrupling his money daily.
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Bradley Cooper is 6'1". The line-up in the movie shows him at around 6'4" to 6'6".
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