History Trivia / TheTown

31st Jul '16 2:02:37 PM fearlessnikki
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The studio wanted the book's ending [[spoiler: where Doug dies in Claire's arms]]. But test audiences disliked it and preferred the theatrical ending - [[SubvertedTrope so it was left in]]. The other ending was filmed and included as an extra in the Blu-Ray release.


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* ThrowItIn: The sequence of a cop turning away as he sees the robbers escaping wasn't in the original script. Ben Affleck added it in after interviewing a bank robber in prison - who said it happened to him.
30th Jul '16 10:34:54 AM fearlessnikki
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Self-inflicted. Jeremy Renner surrounded himself with actual convicted bank robbers in Charlestown to properly get into character as part of his research.


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* PlayingAgainstType: Blake Lively, best known as the glamorous Serena van der Woodsen on ''Series/GossipGirl'' at the time, as a trashy alcoholic.


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Mark Wahlberg was the original choice for James Coughlin, but he was too busy filming ''Film/TheFighter''. It was Casey Affleck who recommended Jeremy Renner to his brother. Ben Affleck would later call Renner the EnsembleDarkhorse in the cast.
11th Apr '16 12:56:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Hawkeye]] is Jem.
** [[Series/MadMen Don Draper]] is Agent Frawley.
** The bank manager from the opening scene is Mr. Andrews from ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''. Also, you might know Fergie the Florist as Roland Tembo from ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', or as Kobayashi from ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''. And one of the cops investigating the crimes is the Man in Black from ''Series/{{Lost}}.'' And for those who saw ''Film/GoneBabyGone'', Affleck's directorial debut, Bubba reappears as Gloansy.
30th Jun '15 1:27:45 PM erforce
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** [[Film/TheAvengers Hawkeye]] is Jem.
** [[MadMen Don Draper]] is Agent Frawley.
** The bank manager from the opening scene is Mr. Andrews from ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. Also, you might know Fergie the Florist as Roland Tembo from ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', or as Kobayashi from ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''. And one of the cops investigating the crimes is the Man in Black from ''Series/{{Lost}}.'' And for those who saw ''Film/GoneBabyGone'', Affleck's directorial debut, Bubba reappears as Gloansy.

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** [[Film/TheAvengers [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Hawkeye]] is Jem.
** [[MadMen [[Series/MadMen Don Draper]] is Agent Frawley.
** The bank manager from the opening scene is Mr. Andrews from ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''. Also, you might know Fergie the Florist as Roland Tembo from ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', or as Kobayashi from ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''. And one of the cops investigating the crimes is the Man in Black from ''Series/{{Lost}}.'' And for those who saw ''Film/GoneBabyGone'', Affleck's directorial debut, Bubba reappears as Gloansy.
4th Oct '14 8:49:50 PM Fireblood
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* DirectedByCastMember: Ben Affleck as Doug

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* DirectedByCastMember: Ben Affleck as DougDoug.



* FakeIrish: Averted in some notable cases (e.g. Ben Affleck has Irish ancestry, which is expanded into Doug's character, and Slaine is outspokenly Irish-American and it is seen in his performance as Gloansy), but mostly played straight.

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* FakeIrish: Averted {{Averted}} in some notable cases (e.g. Ben Affleck has Irish ancestry, which is expanded into Doug's character, and Slaine is outspokenly Irish-American and it is seen in his performance as Gloansy), but mostly played straight.



** [[Film/TheAvengers Hawkeye]] is Jem
** [[MadMen Don Draper]] is Agent Frawley

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** [[Film/TheAvengers Hawkeye]] is Jem
Jem.
** [[MadMen Don Draper]] is Agent FrawleyFrawley.
12th Jul '14 7:06:28 PM kquinn0830
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/TheAvengers Hawkeye]] is Jem

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* HeyItsThatGuy: HeyItsThatGuy:
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[[Film/TheAvengers Hawkeye]] is JemJem
** [[MadMen Don Draper]] is Agent Frawley
2nd Apr '14 9:23:36 AM TrollBrutal
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* CareerResurrection: The widely lauded movie is credited with completely restoring Affleck's credibility as an actor, as well as showing his good promise as a director. It also proved that ''Film/GoneBabyGone'' wasn't a fluke.
* DirectedByCastMember: Ben Affleck as Doug
* FakeAmerican: Claire and Fergie are played by British actors (the latter is also a case of FakeIrish).
* FakeIrish: Averted in some notable cases (e.g. Ben Affleck has Irish ancestry, which is expanded into Doug's character, and Slaine is outspokenly Irish-American and it is seen in his performance as Gloansy), but mostly played straight.



** The bank manager from the opening scene is Mr. Andrews from ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. Also, you might know Fergie the Florist as Roland Tembo from ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', or as Kobayashi from ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''. And one of the cops investigating the crimes is the Man in Black from ''Series/{{Lost}}.'' And for those who saw ''Film/GoneBabyGone'', Affleck's directorial debut, Bubba reappears as Gloansy.

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** The bank manager from the opening scene is Mr. Andrews from ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. Also, you might know Fergie the Florist as Roland Tembo from ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', or as Kobayashi from ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''. And one of the cops investigating the crimes is the Man in Black from ''Series/{{Lost}}.'' And for those who saw ''Film/GoneBabyGone'', Affleck's directorial debut, Bubba reappears as Gloansy.Gloansy.
* ThoseTwoActors: Titus Welliver and Slaine were in the previous film that Ben Affleck directed, ''Film/GoneBabyGone'', which included Ben's brother Casey. Welliver and Victor Garber (Claire's boss) would also appear in Affleck's next film ''Film/{{Argo}}''.
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29th Jun '13 3:08:02 AM erforce
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** The bank manager from the opening scene is Mr. Andrews from ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. Also, you might know Fergie the Florist as Roland Tembo from ''TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', or as Kobayashi from ''TheUsualSuspects''. And one of the cops investigating the crimes is the Man in Black from ''{{Lost}}.'' And for those who saw ''Film/GoneBabyGone'', Affleck's directorial debut, Bubba reappears as Gloansy.

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** The bank manager from the opening scene is Mr. Andrews from ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. Also, you might know Fergie the Florist as Roland Tembo from ''TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', or as Kobayashi from ''TheUsualSuspects''. ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''. And one of the cops investigating the crimes is the Man in Black from ''{{Lost}}.''Series/{{Lost}}.'' And for those who saw ''Film/GoneBabyGone'', Affleck's directorial debut, Bubba reappears as Gloansy.
6th May '13 4:35:48 PM kquinn30
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The bank manager from the opening scene is Mr. Andrews from ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. Also, you might know Fergie the Florist as Roland Tembo from ''TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', or as Kobayashi from ''TheUsualSuspects''. And one of the cops investigating the crimes is the Man in Black from ''{{Lost}}.'' And for those who saw ''Film/GoneBabyGone'', Affleck's directorial debut, Bubba reappears as Gloansy.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: The [[Film/TheAvengers Hawkeye]] is Jem
**The
bank manager from the opening scene is Mr. Andrews from ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. Also, you might know Fergie the Florist as Roland Tembo from ''TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', or as Kobayashi from ''TheUsualSuspects''. And one of the cops investigating the crimes is the Man in Black from ''{{Lost}}.'' And for those who saw ''Film/GoneBabyGone'', Affleck's directorial debut, Bubba reappears as Gloansy.
14th Apr '13 9:44:10 AM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The bank manager from the opening scene is Mr. Andrews from ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. Also, you might know Fergie the Florist as Roland Tembo from ''TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', or as Kobayashi from ''TheUsualSuspects''. And one of the cops investigating the crimes is the Man in Black from ''{{Lost}}.'' And for those who saw ''GoneBabyGone'', Affleck's directorial debut, Bubba reappears as Gloansy.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: The bank manager from the opening scene is Mr. Andrews from ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. Also, you might know Fergie the Florist as Roland Tembo from ''TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', or as Kobayashi from ''TheUsualSuspects''. And one of the cops investigating the crimes is the Man in Black from ''{{Lost}}.'' And for those who saw ''GoneBabyGone'', ''Film/GoneBabyGone'', Affleck's directorial debut, Bubba reappears as Gloansy.
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