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Continuity mistake: When Warren is being arrested for shop lifting you see his jacket is zipped up and then it cuts to AJ, Joe, and Lucas, and when it cuts back to him it partially unzipped. Then it's zipped up again.

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film all the lights get switched off. However, when AJ and Mark arrive for work, the lights have miraculously turned back on (check the rows of lights outside the store).


Continuity mistake: When Debra is making the buttons, they focus on her making one, and you can see the stupid one already in the basket. Then they focus on her making the same stupid button next, when it was already in the basket before.

Continuity mistake: When they are preparing for the concert, the girls are setting up stuff on both sides of the entrance door (inside and outside). In all shots, the credit card stickers are in the same place, in the left corner of the right door, whereas they should switch sides for the inside and outside shots. It's most noticeable because of the huge Amex sticker on the right.


Continuity mistake: When everyone is waiting for the police to come and arrest Warren he keeps losing and re-finding his jacket. Mark, Lucas, and Warren are all dancing for everyone on the couch. In each shot that switches between the trio and the people on the couch, Warren's jacket is on and the off and then on again.

Continuity mistake: When Eddie is examining Mark's CD, he takes his magnifying glasses off. They pan to a shot of the back of his head where he takes them off again.

Audio problem: At the beginning of the movie when the employees start singing after Mark puts his song on, Renee Zellweger is supposed to be singing while she wipes the CDs but you hear her singing and her mouth is not even moving.

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Warren Beaty: Who glued these quarters to the floor?
A.J.: I did.
Warren: Why the hell for, man?
A.J.: I don't feel that I need to explain my art to you, Warren.

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Trivia: Ethan Embry's (Mark) brother, Aaron, is also in the film, as an uncredited mosh-pitter.

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Question: When Mark is watching a video in which he views himself being swallowed by a random monstrosity, he says, "I love you Eddie." Now, I took it as a reference to the "Eddie" that was part of a famous Iron Maiden stage show back in the eighties. A friend of mine took it as him (Mark) being thankful for his friend, Eddie, giving him the drug inbibed brownies that he was eating. Which was it?

Answer: I'm pretty sure it was the Eddie that gave him the brownies, because the band we see that is onstage at the time is Gwar, if I am not mistaken. They were famous for having a monster onstage that would 'eat' fans.

T Poston

Yeah, cause Eddie gave him the pot brownies that made him hallucinate being in a Gwar show, so he's thanking him.

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