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Trivia: Originally, the Animalympics movie consisted of two separate parts, the summer and winter games; the theatrical release features both games in one setting. A special video release features both games separately.

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Trivia: When the girls arrive at the beach at the beginning of the movie, they observe somebody who's getting worked by a HUGE wave. As he gets out of the water, they comment on him "he hit the reef" - "that's gotta hurt". This was not fake: The guy who did this REALLY got hurt that way and almost lost his eyeball.

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Trivia: This is the first film of nine that Spencer and Hepburn appeared together. They fell in love during the shooting of this film.

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Trivia: Scenes for the film were filmed during the Wimbledon tournament 2003. The actors would walk out on court at the beginning or end of a match as though they were really competing. The officials and spectators were actual tennis officials and spectators, rather than extras. It is the only time in the history of the tournament that this has been allowed.

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Trivia: In the first test screenings of this movie, parents believed the Lindsay Lohan was too 'busty' for a Disney movie. Disney then went back and digitally raised her neckline, and decreased the size of her breasts by two cups.

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Trivia: For his role as Whitey Ford, rather than having to learn to pitch left-handed, right-handed Anthony Michael Hall wore his uniform number and logo backwards; the image was then flipped.

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Trivia: Remember the bit in Scream where Tatum says of this film "if you freeze it just right you can see his penis"? Well, she's right - you can! (It's in the love scene right after the girl plays sax in the street.) Keep in mind that it's a body double, not Tom Cruise, though.

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Trivia: The movie is supposed to be in Washington D.C. Starting with the 1997 season, Washington moved from RFK stadium in DC to a stadium in Landover, MD. So the movie was filmed in Baltimore, MD. They used Camden Yards, Orioles stadium, and the stadium where the Ravens play.

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Trivia: When Daniel is persuading Myagi to use his college money to buy a store for selling Bonsai trees, he takes a wad of cash, smells it, and says, "Hmm. Looks like money.smells like money." Ralph Macchio has practically no sense of smell at all, so just for fun he always makes a point to smell something in every movie he does.

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Trivia: After David Simms is interviewed by the reporters, he is stopped by an elderly couple with their grandson wanting and autograph. These are actually Kevin Costner's parents, and the child is Costner's son. (01:27:22)

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Trivia: Johnny is reporting to Angelo on Bhodi's movements that day. He comments on how he goes and eats lunch at "Patrick's Roadhouse." There is an actual bar and grill on the Pacific Coast Highway right out of Los Angeles called 'Patrick's Roadhouse', but Patrick Swayze also starred in "Roadhouse" a few years earlier, so this seems like a deliberate nod.

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Trivia: Tonya Pinkins plays Duane Martin's mother in the film - in real life she's only three years older than Martin.

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Trivia: Near the end of the film in the locker room prior to the championship game, Coach Dale makes reference to the players on the other team whose names are written on a chalkboard. If you look closely at the list of names, you'll see that they are the last names of the actors that portray the Hickory players (Poole, Schenk, Boyle, etc).

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Trivia: The famous Japanese women's tag team The Jumping Bomb Angels appear in the movie as the Dolls' first opponents.

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Trivia: The Formula 1 cars you see in this film are Formula 3 vehicles with fake F1 bodywork. They were used because Daniel Bruhl and Chris Hemsworth were not allowed to drive real Formula 1 cars.

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Trivia: John Henshaw, who plays the Man Utd loving father of Gordon, is actually a lifelong fan of Manchester City FC, and held a season ticket at Maine Road, where the schools' cup final in the film was held.

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Trivia: Maureen O'Hara (born 1920) was only six years older than Betty Lynn (born 1926), who played her daughter.

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Trivia: Paul Newman won his only Oscar for his performance as Fast Eddie Felson in this movie.

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Trivia: The real Penny Chenery, the owner of Secretariat, makes a cameo as a spectator at the Belmont Stakes.

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Trivia: Billy Crystal was inspired to co-write My Giant after working with Andre the Giant on the movie The Princess Bride.

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