- Dawson Casting: Played straight with Ryan Hurst and Ethan Suplee (23), Kip Pardue (24), Donald Faison (25), and especially Wood Harris (30) playing high school football players. Slightly averted with Ryan Gosling (19), and definitely averted with Kate Bosworth, who was only 16 during filming.
- Playing Against Type: Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, of all people.
- Retroactive Recognition: Kid Hayden Panettiere plays Sheryl.
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