Shallow Hal

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

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

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: 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.

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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
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Continuity mistake: When Hal's co-workers bring him a cake for his promotion, Rosemary takes a slice out for herself. They change shots a couple times, and the size of the piece missing from the cake changes several times, and the layers of the cake change as well.

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Question: For years I've wondered about the scene where Hal meets Rosemary's doctor friend Dr. Sahid (in the children's hospital). Unless there's a cut or deleted scene I'm not familiar with, there's no relevance to the plot with meeting the doctor since he's never seen in the rest of the movie (therefore not knowing if his real appearance is different) - everyone else in the whole movie that Hal never met before ends up with a different appearance after the spell wears off (including men). Can anyone answer this?

Answer: I think he was in the movie to reinforce that she is a genuinely nice person and that she had a wide circle of friends who appreciated her.

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