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The movie

  • Billing Displacement: Third-billed Verna Bloom does not appear until about the 1:23:00 mark.
  • Method Acting: Martin Scorsese told Griffin Dunne to refrain from sex and sleep during filming in order to get a more realistic feeling of paranoia.
  • Reality Subtext/Write What You Know: Martin Scorsese has said that Paul's mounting frustration and failure was a reflection of his own state of mind following the studio's recent cancellation of his dream project, which would later become The Last Temptation of Christ.
  • Those Two Actors:
    • Five years before playing a married couple in Home Alone, Catherine O'Hara and John Heard are in this film, and they both end up in the mob chasing Paul (and there's a brief shot of them talking to each other).
    • And of course Cheech and Chong as the burglars.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Many ideas were considered for the film's ending. One idea that made it to the storyboard stage had Paul crawling into June's womb to hide from the angry mob, with June giving "birth" to him on the West Side Highway.
    • Tim Burton was the second choice for director after the producers saw Vincent (1982). When Martin Scorsese became available after production delays on The Last Temptation of Christ, Burton, according to Griffin Dunne, gracefully bowed out of the project, saying he didn't want to stand in the way of Scorsese.
    • Lorraine Bracco was considered for a role.
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  • Working Title: Lies, A Night in Soho.

The Web Original series

  • Missing Episode: Before firing most of the cast, a Series Finale was filmed. However, Cracked has elected not to release it as part of its attempt to keep the firings quiet.
  • From "The Only 8 Types of TV Shows That Ever Get Made": Michael probably didn't know this when he suggested it, but there actually is a "Detective Dinosaur" series out there. It's a book series called Anonymous Rex, and it's about a Velociraptor working as a Private Detective in LA—in a world where dinosaurs have survived into the present day, and use holograms to disguise themselves and live among humans.

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