Trivia: In the film, the two transfer students are Kiriyama, the silent killer, and Kawada, the winner of a previous Battle Royale. In the original novel, only Kawada was the transfer student; Kiriyama was in the same class selected for this game of death. He was the main antagonist.
Trivia: When the Grinch takes the table cloth from the table, everything on the table was supposed to fall off. When Jim Carrey yanked out the cloth however, everything stayed in place. Jim immediately walked back to the table and improvised knocking everything off and then knocking the table over.
Trivia: The title Scary Movie was the working title of Scream, the film that this film spoofs.
Trivia: Willem Dafoe was asked to play Donald Kimball in 3 different ways: he thought Bateman was guilty, he didn't think Bateman was guilty, and he wasn't sure if Bateman was guilty. They were all blended together to make the audience not know what Kimball thought of Patrick Bateman.
Trivia: George Clooney (Everett) was going to sing "Man of Constant Sorrow" for the film but his singing voice was very poor so he ended up lip-synching the songs instead. He said "I'm not my aunt [referring to the late singer/actress Rosemary Clooney, best known for her role in "A White Christmas" (1954)]. I decided it would be easier to just do a passionate lip-sync." He was so nervous that the tapes of his singing would get out that he returned to the studio to ensure all the evidence had been erased. The musical director of the film confirmed this but said "George is a very good singer but that style of music is very difficult and one almost has to grow up singing it in order to sing it convincingly. George did a really good version of the tune but it wasn't as good as he wanted."
Trivia: In the scene where Nicky goes to heaven and meets his mother, a man walks in and she introduces the man as Chubbs. Chubbs was Adam Sandler's golf instructor in Happy Gilmore.
Trivia: This the first Disney animated feature to show a pregnant woman.
Trivia: Nicolas Cage actually owned the Ferrari 550 Maranello that he drives in this movie.
Trivia: As Rocky flies his tricycle over the fence to aid Ginger with the launch ramp, he flashes the European "flipping the bird sign" - index and middle fingers extended - to Mrs. Tweedy.
Trivia: At the end of the movie, Charlie walks by a patrol officer and calls him Seabass. Cam Neely, the actor of the patrol officer, also played Seabass in Dumb and Dumber. Both movies are set in Rhode Island.
Trivia: Matthew Perry bet Bruce Willis that if the film would open at the top of the charts in the US (which it did) he would have to guest in an episode of Friends for free (which he did, plus all further episode payments were given to charity).
Trivia: Production was shut down for a year, to give Tom Hanks enough time to lose weight and grow out his "castaway" beard. During that time, director Robert Zemeckis used the same crew members to help film "What Lies Beneath."
Trivia: Keanu Reeves was forced into making this movie when his assistant forged Keanu's signature on the script. Rather than a lengthy courtroom battle, Keanu decided to just film the movie. He was also contractually obligated not to speak negatively about the film for a whole year. After the one-year deadline was up. Keanu began trash talking the movie and the circumstance as to why he did it.
Trivia: The filmmakers originally had an ending in which Alex grabs the cable that lies on Clear's car, Alex catches fire and dies. Then Clear gets her baby and Carter survives. The test audience didn't like this, so the filmmakers shot another ending in which Alex is decapitated by a crashing police helicopter. But again, the test audience didn't like the fact that Alex dies, so they shot the finish with the billboard, which took 6 days to film and cost nearly $2,000,000.
Trivia: Since Drew, Cameron and Lucy are all anti gun, they went through the entire movie using alternatives to guns.
Trivia: Right at the end, in fact the very last frame, you can see a face in the snow as the shot fades out.
Trivia: 13 Mustangs from 1967-1968 were modified to be "Eleanor" in the movie. One was a True Shelby GT500, but this was used by Bruckheimer as a reference piece and used by him personally. The rest were run of the mill Mustangs modified with bodykits and other goodies. One was chopped up to film certain sequences (in car shots, etc.), 2 were destroyed, and the other Mustangs were modified to perform certain tasks (Chases, Jumps, etc.).