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Paul Dano revealed in an interview that he wanted to be in the movie after hearing a one-sentence synopsis from directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. Specifically, the directors told Dano they wanted to make a movie where "the first fart makes you laugh and the last fart makes you cry."
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Daniel Radcliffe promoted the movie by touring Los Angeles and New York City with a Manny doll as his companion, attending interviews, fan conventions and even roller coasters next to him.
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A fake version of Manny was made to be used in most of the film, but Daniel Radcliffe insisted on being in every shot. The dummy was only used in a few shots where the stunts were too dangerous for Radcliffe, but Radcliffe would still throw or toss the dummy.
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Paul Dano's character is named "Hank Thompson" which is a reference to Tom Hanks who starred in Cast Away (2000) that had the same deserted island theme.
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Daniel Radcliffe has stated that this is his favorite film of his.
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Songs are all acapella and are written and recorded by Andy Hull and Robert McDowell of Manchester Orchestra
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Andy Hull, who composed the film's soundtrack, appears at the end as a cameraman.
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Due to its at-times juvenile humor (particularly its avid fart jokes), many audience members walked out of the theater when the film was screened at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
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This movie was filmed in only 22 days.
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Members of the cast and crew contributed Manny's farts including Paul Dano. Daniel Radcliffe claims to have not contributed a fart.
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Redwood forest scenes filmed in Sequoia Park in Eureka, CA.
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Also filmed in the redwoods of Humboldt County
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Filmed in the Bay Area forests near Half Moon Bay, CA.
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The Jurassic Park (1993) films are referenced frequently throughout Swiss Army Man (2016). Timothy Eulich, who plays Preston, appeared in Jurassic World (2015).
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Not only were both of the men who directed this film named Daniel/Dan, but the lead actor is also named Daniel (Radcliffe) and his costar's last name is Dano (Paul).
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Both Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe played love interests of actress Zoe Kazan's character in previous films. Dano in Ruby Sparks (2012), and Radcliffe in What If (2013).
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One of the shadow puppet movie scenes that Hank shows to Manny is a character on a broomstick, likely alluding to Daniel Radcliffe's most notable character Harry Potter. Also shown are scenes of Jurassic Park and E.T.
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Released only in 5 theaters in Spain.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

While getting the confidence to talk to "Sarah" in the fake bus scenario, Manny's walk while wearing sunglasses directly mimics Weekend at Bernie's (1989), another movie with a corpse as a main character.
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Shane Carruth, director of Primer (2004) and Upstream Color (2013), makes a cameo as the coroner toward the end of the movie. He tells Paul Dano's character that he looks familiar.
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Despite being billed third, Mary Elizabeth Winstead does not appear until the final act of the film and her screentime amounts to just 5 minutes.
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This marks the second time in a row Mary Elizabeth Winstead's last line on film is the word "fuck", first time being 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016).
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Toward the end, when the little girl hears Manny fart, the fart used belonged to and was recorded by one of the producers.
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When Sarah, Hank's dad and the police discover the Fern River Cafe which Hank built for Manny (at around 1h 27 mins), one of the dummies bears a strong resemblance to 'Darth Vader' from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), complete with black helmet and red lightsaber.
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Daniel Radcliffe doesn't speak for the first 20 minutes of the movie. His first line is at 21 minutes.
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When Sarah is shown folding laundry near the end, the song playing in the background is "Every Stone" by Manchester Orchestra, whose lead singer is soundtrack composer Andy Hull. Hull also appears in the film as the news cameraman.
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