Night at the Museum

Trivia: At the unemployment office, when Larry Daley (played by Ben Stiller) speaks to Debbie he says that he felt a connection with her when he first walked into her office and with a deadpan face she quips back that she did not. Debbie is played by Ben Stiller's real-life mom, actress and comedian, Anne Meara.

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Trivia: The film was originally intended to be directed by Stephen Sommers, who is best known for directing 1999's "The Mummy." Sommers left the project following creative differences with the studio. Sommers poked fun at the film years later in a commentary track in 2018, noting that he saw a movie once where a character was constantly and annoying using a flashlight even though it was bright enough he wouldn't need one. Sommers wouldn't name the film, but slyly said "it took place at night in a museum."


Trivia: While most of the scenes were filmed on a set, the room with the whale that sprays Cecil is the real museum.

Factual error: Dexter the capuchin is in the African mammal display. Capuchins come from South America.

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Larry: This is so not worth $11.50 an hour.

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Question: Rebecca mentions that Sacajawea led the Lewis and Clark expedition "with a baby strapped to her back." Where is the baby?

Answer: It's nowhere. The museum chose to portray Sacajawea without a baby in their exhibit.

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