Shallow Hal

Trivia: Nan Martin (the unattractive Tanya/Nurse "sourpuss") was the real-life mother of Zen Gesner (who played Ralph).

Trivia: Brianna Gardner, who played Cadence the little burn victim girl, is the daughter of the movie's makeup artist Tony Gardner. She can be seen with him in the movie's closing credits.

Jeff Swanson

Trivia: One of Hal's two co-worker confidants (the middle aged bald man) is his "Tenacious D" band mate KG.

Trivia: The Farrelly brothers called the main female character Rosemary just so they could use the Edison Lighthouse song "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" during the end credits (DVD commentary).

Manky

Trivia: The large conference table used when Hal gives his presentation is rumoured to cost over $1 million dollars. It belongs to the company who let the crew use their offices for filming.

Ral0618

Trivia: The film is dedicated to Charles Seabrook, who worked in the camera and electrics department for 'Shallow Hal', who died of a heart attack six months before the movie was released.

Sangie

Trivia: Most of this movie was filmed in Charlotte, NC. The shots of Freedom Park where you see the water and small bridge; "Arboretum" is a shopping center / community, and the panoramic shots of downtown are all notable.

Timothy Conard

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Hal and his best friend are having a chat at the bar, Hal's best friend's beer refills after every scene when he takes a drink of it. (00:06:50)

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Question: In the scene where Hal, Rosemary, the cripled friend, and Nurse "Sourpuss" go out of town, Hal and his friend got to buy snacks leaving Rosemary and "Sourpuss" to talk. There is a scene where thy cut to the front of the car and Nurse "Sourpuss" is now good looking. So is that her real look and Hal only sees her as old and ugly?

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: Yes. Just as Hal sees many unattractive and/or overweight women to be thin and beautiful due to their true personalities, he sees Nurse "Sourpuss" - who is a beautiful woman - to be old and ugly due to hers.

Jeff Swanson

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