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* HeyItsThatGuy: Bob Balaban in his first film role as the student in the theater.
* PlayingAgainstType: This is the film that got Hoffman recognized from simply the flavor of the month star, to a master actor destined to be one of the Hollywood Greats.
* ThrowItIn: The scene with the cab was ''not'' in the script. DustinHoffman was actually hit by a car and didn't break character (he almost said ''actin' '' instead before remembering), though he [[OohMeAccentsSlipping does say it in his real accent]], and forgets to do Rizzo's limp.
-->'''Rizzo:''' I'm ''walkin' '' here!

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