The book Chuck reads to Larry's kids is "The Puppy Who Lost its Way," which is the same book Miss Lippy read in Billy Madison (1995), another Adam Sandler film.
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Dan Aykroyd approached Adam Sandler and respectfully requested to change some of his lines. Sandler thought the material Aykroyd came up with was hilarious, so he was allowed to do so.
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When Chuck confuses David Spade for Jessica Biel in the playboy bunny outfit, in the shot from behind, it's actually Biel herself in the outfit.
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Karl's home address that Chuck tells to Duncan was Adam Sandler's childhood address in real life.
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Steve Buscemi was actually a New York City Firefighter before he became an actor. His brother is an actor, Michael Buscemi, who plays a firefighter -- "Higgy" in the credits, "Higgins" on his uniform. In turn, an actual firefighter named Mark Higgins (and childhood friend of Sandler's) appears in the movie, but is credited only as "Fireman", along with several other actual firefighters.
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While filming the hearing scene, when Dan Aykroyd made his way to the middle of the room to shout "enough," Adam Sandler and Kevin James cheered him on, thus starting a standing ovation from the extras. According to director Dennis Dugan, Aykroyd missed the rehearsal for the scene, so the extras were unaware of what he was going to do. The segment was caught on film and can be found in the extras on the DVD.
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During the parade when Chuck and Larry are quizzing each other on different aspects of each other's personalities, Adam Sandler and Kevin James each give their real birthdays when asked.
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Will Smith and Nicolas Cage, Smith and James Gandolfini, and Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson all showed interest in the project at some point.
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Kevin James' character's name is Larry Valentine. His real-life brother is named Gary Valentine, who is in the movie, playing Karl Eisendorf, a firefighter in Larry's company.
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In the dance off scene, Robin Williams make a cameo in the background right of Kevin James while they are standing on the sides. He has white face paint.
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Adam Sandler's wife Jackie appears as the school teacher when Larry goes to his daughter's career day.
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Kevin James wears a "Mrs. Timberlake" shirt in the parade at the end of the movie. Jessica Biel married Justin Timberlake five years after the movie's release.
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The address on Larry's mail (264 Bay 22nd Street, Brooklyn) is the real address where they shot the exteriors of Larry's house and neighborhood.
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Third of three films starring Dan Aykroyd and Adam Sandler, the first one being Coneheads (1993), and the second being 50 First Dates (2004).
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In November 2007, the producers of Australian film Strange Bedfellows (2004) sued Universal Studios for copyright infringement. The suit was withdrawn in April 2008 after the producers got an early draft of this film that predated their film, and they were satisfied they had not been plagiarized.
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Release prints were delivered to theaters with the fake title "Apple Bottom."
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Co-screenwriter Alexander Payne disowned the film, claiming Sandler changed most of what Payne and cowriter Jim Taylor had written, calling the film "offensive, homophobic, and generally stupid."
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The fire companies portrayed in the movie are Engine 506/Ladder 223. In reality, FDNY engines numbered in the 500s are used as spares or are fully equipped on reserve status. Ladder 223 is also another fictional fire company. For the film, the firehouse used was FDNY's Engine 280/Ladder132 - built in 1912 and located in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. The patches and motto used in the movie are the same patches and motto for the real fire companies assigned to the firehouse.
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It represents Adam Sandler and Universal's fourth collaboration, and their first movie together in eleven years. It is also Sandler's first major film not released by Columbia Pictures since Little Nicky (2000), which was released by New Line Cinema.
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Producer Tom Shadyac had planned this film as early as 1999. I Now Pronounce You Joe and Benny, as the film was then titled, was announced as starring Nicolas Cage and Will Smith with Shadyac directing.
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Film debut of Jamie Chung.
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Actress and singer Lainie Kazan appeared in one scene as Chuck's mother, but it was deleted. It is included on the DVD.
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This is the first time Dennis Dugan directed an Adam Sandler movie since Big Daddy (1999).
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In the main hallway of the court, M. Emmet Walsh, the attorney from Big Stan (2007), walks behind the fire fighter crew which came to support Chuck and Larry. In Big Stan (2007), Stan (Rob Schneider) went to court and was defended by Lew Popper (M. Emmet Walsh).
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In Chuck's home there is a poster for the Cincinnati Subway Line with names of stops it would have had. The character 'Deacon' on Kevin James' hit sitcom "The King of Queens" had the exact same poster hanging in his apartment by his front door.
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When Chuck and Larry are moving into Larry's house, Theresa is watching the Price is Right, which was hosted by Bob Barker at the time. This is a likely reference to Happy Gilmore, in which Sandler's character fights Bob Barker.
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During the gay costume party, Chuck dresses up as a vampire. Starting in 2012, Adam Sandler would star in the Hotel Transylvania film series as the voice of Dracula.
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