Tusk

Tusk (2014)

Factual error: At the diner scene at the Gimli Slider, there's an ashtray with a lit cigarette on the table. Manitoba has had a smoking ban in all enclosed public spaces for over a decade.

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Factual error: In the background, outside the Gimli Slider diner, you can see mountains. Gimli, MB is flat, and on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.

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Trivia: This entire film was inspired by a podcast given by director Kevin Smith. Smith was emailed a copy of an ad placed on a Canadian website which he read during the cast, in which a man was searching for a lodger at his large home, and offered to allow one to stay for free on the condition that they dress in a "realistic walrus suit" for 1-2 hours a day. (As the man allegedly missed a walrus that he had befriended some years earlier.) While the ad ended up being a prank, Smith was so amused by the idea, that he immediately spit-balled a rough outline of a horror film that would eventually become "Tusk."

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Trivia: The profuse drooling that Wallace suffers once he has been "transformed" into the walrus could not be helped - actor Justin Long was constantly drooling due to the heavy prosthetic makeup, and the fact he had to hold his tongue back to simulate the fact that his character's tongue had been cut out.

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Trivia: During the flashbacks of Howe stranded on the island, in one brief shot we see the carcass of the dead "Mr. Tusk" after he has killed it - the deceased walrus's body wasn't originally planned to be on-camera, and was constructed by the prop and makeup crew in less than an hour using bits of fabric, pieces of filming equipment and any other odds and ends they could find lying about on or near set.

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Question: After Wallace was found as a walrus, why couldn't his friends get him to a hospital to surgically make him human again?

Chosen answer: There's no clear answer but after defeating and killing Howe, Wallace seemed resigned to his fate that he was now living as a walrus and may have refused corrective surgery. It wasn't until the end when Ally said that she still loved him that his humanity began to resurface.

Serious B

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