Trivia: In the film, Owen Wilson's parents are played by his real life parents. According to an interview, his mother's biggest problem was trying to remember to call him by his character's name, John, and not his real name.
Trivia: One of the many dogs used to portray Marley in this movie, the puppy in the scenes where Wilson takes Marley home after adopting him, was given to the real John Grogan and his family after the shooting.
Trivia: At John's surprise 40th birthday party, Dave Barry, columnist for the Miami Herald since 1983, has an uncredited cameo. When Jen comes in with the cake, he's at the right side of the screen wearing a dark shirt and holding a drink. (01:18:50)
Trivia: A total of 22 different dogs played the part of Marley.
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