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According to the directors, there was a very sexual dare that was not filmed because it was "dark and weird," so they could keep the film accessible to younger audiences.
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In one of the opening scenes, Vee is "looking at the news" on her computer. On the right side of the news page is an article on James Franco, the real-life brother of co-star Dave Franco (Ian).
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Kimiko Glenn (Liv) and Samira Wiley (Hacker Kween) previously starred together as a romantic couple in Orange Is the New Black (2013).
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After Vee enters the store to try on the dress, the man in the shop says "its very expensive." This line is a nod to Julia Roberts's interaction in Pretty Woman (1990). Julia Roberts is Emma Roberts's aunt.
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Machine Gun Kelly's first major big-budget film.
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Reunites Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, who co-starred in the music video, Cults: Go Outside (Supervideo) (2011).
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Similarly to Scream 4 (2011), Nerve stars Emma Roberts, features a character named Sidney, and uses instant fame as a cautionary tale. In Scream 4, Roberts also happens to star alongside co-star Dave Franco's fiancé Alison Brie.
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YouTube star Casey Neistat featured himself and younger brother viewing a private screening of the film on July 10, 2016, via his YouTube channel. Neistat is featured in the trailer for the movie and is credited as a player/watcher.
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Sydney's phone says "Teenage Dirtbag," a song by Wheatus released in Summer 2000.
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This movie contains a scene with Dave Franco's character on a merry-go-round, which he also does in Now You See Me (2013).
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Emma Roberts has starred in a movie with each Franco brother. She starred in Palo Alto (2013) with James Franco.
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Emma Roberts and Emily Meade both starred in the movie Twelve (2010). However, neither of them shared any scenes together.
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The book passage that quickly scrolls by at the beginning of the end credits is from Chapter 1 of Charles Dickens's classic novel "Great Expectations."
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For a brief moment, the logo to popular MTV comedy show Jackass (2000) is seen on Sydney's phone.
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Casey Neistat: The YouTube personality appears during a montage, as a player who fails his dare.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Vee and Sydney, when saying goodbye to each other, touch their own noses. This is a nod to an element of the book being that Sydney and Vee learned the sign language alphabet to communicate with one another secretly
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When Tommy looks up Ian on the dark web, it is shown that Ian previously played Nerve in Seattle. In the book, the entire story and Nerve game are set in Seattle.
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Vee made approximately $33,000 playing Nerve, before it was taken away.
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At a later point in the movie, Ty (Machine Gun Kelly, credited as Colson Baker) completes a very risky dare. When he celebrates his daring success, he pretends to have an automatic gun in his hands and sprays bullets wildly into the air. This is a direct reference to his stage name.
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Keeping with the Apple Products theme, when Vee finds herself in the third phase of the game (Prisoner), she is contacted via a 1st generation iMac. The translucent body cover fits right in with the colorful environment the film has.
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This is the second time that Emily Meade has played an antagonist who later redeems herself; she previously played the antagonist Fang in the horror film My Soul to Take (2010).
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