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Corrected entry: Joe is yelling at Lucas for losing the money and tells him that he can't leave the couch unless he gets him 9,000 dollars. At this point in the movie Joe could not have known how much money was actually there since he did not close and had not asked Lucas how much had been there when he did close.

Correction: The books are still filled out, so he would know how much. The deposit is all that was missing.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Joe gets frustrated and turns the music on to play the drums in his office, out in the lobby the bossman comes into the store. Renee Zelwegger then goes on the PA system saying "Guess who's here." Well, the bullhorn sounds to turn the music off, but the music originated from Joe's office, not the front of the store, which the bullhorn is connected to. (00:46:00)

Correction: They put the phone around the door handle so they can hear it, therefor it is coming over the PA system.


Corrected entry: In Deb's funeral scene Corey is lighting the candles surrounding the bed. She lights the first then blows on the match to put it out but then continues to light the second candle with the same match.

Correction: When she lights the candles, she never blows the match out; she moves her head, and the position of her mouth only makes it look like she blows it out, but she doesn't.


Corrected entry: In the casino scene, while Lucas is playing craps, after he rolls the dice and doesn't get a 7, he loses all his money. In fact, in craps he would have at least one more roll before losing money. (00:06:30 - 00:07:55)

Correction: on the come out roll craps; 2,3 or 12; is an instant loser.


Corrected entry: I think it's the scene where Dire Straits' Romeo and Juliet is playing, but at one point the camera pans over the listening booths and we see a couple listening to music through two sets of headphones; the stickers on the doors say "1 person at a time please", so why are there TWO sets of headphones in the booth?

Correction: Watching this scene at normal speed it does look as if the girl is also wearing headphones but if you play it in slow motion, you can see that it is actually her hair covering her ears, not a another pair of earphones.


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: Just after Lucas tells Joe he's a 'superb manager', Joe drags him off to beat him up in his office. When he takes him into the back, you see a girl standing in the doorway. She is the same girl you see when Mark and AJ enter the store at the beginning. Her character was called Lily and she was cut out of the film. Her name is also still in the credits.

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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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