History Trivia / TheTown

14th Sep '17 3:31:31 AM nirao01
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* {{Corpsing}}: When filming the first robbery, Rebecca Hall had a hard time keeping a straight face. The reason was because Ben Affleck would direct while in full costume - as in the skull mask.
* DirectedByCastMember: Ben Affleck as Doug.
* 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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* {{Corpsing}}: When filming the first robbery, Rebecca Hall Creator/RebeccaHall had a hard time keeping a straight face. The reason was because Ben Affleck Creator/BenAffleck would direct while in full costume - as in the skull mask.
* DirectedByCastMember: Ben Affleck Creator/BenAffleck as Doug.
* EnforcedMethodActing: Self-inflicted. Jeremy Renner Creator/JeremyRenner surrounded himself with actual convicted bank robbers in Charlestown to properly get into character as part of his research.



* 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}} in some notable cases (e.g. Ben Affleck Creator/BenAffleck 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.



* 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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* ThoseTwoActors: Titus Welliver Creator/TitusWelliver 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}}''.



** 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.

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** Mark Wahlberg Creator/MarkWahlberg was the original choice for James Coughlin, but he was too busy filming ''Film/TheFighter''. It was Casey Affleck Creator/CaseyAffleck who recommended Jeremy Renner Creator/JeremyRenner to his brother. Ben Affleck Creator/BenAffleck would later call Renner the EnsembleDarkhorse in the cast.
10th May '17 3:19:58 PM dlchen145
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* CaliforniaDoubling: {{Averted}}. Thanks to the 25% tax credit created for filmmaking in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts after the success of ''Film/TheDeparted'' (which had been forced to shoot partially in New York), almost everything you see was filmed on location in Boston. {{Played straight}} for an establishing shot, where a shot of City of Angels Medical Center in Los Angeles is used for some reason to represent Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.


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* CastingGag: Slaine plays Gloansy, and the climax takes place at Fenway Park, where Slaine worked in his teenage years at a concession stand. He reportedly called going back to the place to shoot the robbery sequence "surreal".
9th Sep '16 7:13:28 AM fearlessnikki
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Krista was written to be thirty seven, a bitter chain smoker with a raspy voice. Creator/BlakeLively was only twenty-one and had to lobby hard for the role, but ultimately impressed enough to cast her.



* {{Corpsing}}: When filming the first robbery, Rebecca Hall had a hard time keeping a straight face. The reason was because Ben Affleck would direct while in full costume - as in the skull mask.



* 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.

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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.cast.
** [[spoiler: Dez's death scene]] had to be edited down because it was deemed too violent. The initial cut had blood splattering all over the ambulance.
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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