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Trivia for Father Figures

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  • Lawrence Sher's directorial debut.
  • Some scenes were filmed at author Emily Giffin's home in Atlanta, GA.
  • The original release date for this movie was November 4, 2016. It was later moved to January 27, 2017. Less than a month before its release, Warner Bros. pushed it back once again to December 22, 2017.
  • Originally the title of the movie was called "Bastards".
  • The release date was changed twice.
  • The script was sold less than two days after being pitched, in an impressive 36 hours.
  • Paramount Pictures was originally attached to the project, but they ended up dropping out, sending the script into turnaround and leaving Warner Bros. to release the film.
  • Originally titled Bastards but changed to Father Figures in September 2017, just three months before release.
  • The original title for the movie was 'B*stards'.
  • Owen Wilson and Christopher Walken also worked together in Wedding Crashers (2005).
  • The cast features two Oscar winners (J.K. Simmons, Christopher Walken) and three Oscar nominees (Glenn Close, Owen Wilson, and June Squibb).
  • Although they play twins, Owen Wilson is actually 6 years older than Ed Helms in real life.
  • An episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) is shown and factors into the plot. J.K. Simmons has had a recurring role on the show (and others in the franchise) as Dr. Emil Skoda.
  • Bill Irwin filmed scenes as Dr. Tinkler, but Christopher Walken took over the role during re-shoots.
  • Ving Rhames and Christopher Walken also worked together in Pulp Fiction (1994). In both movies, they don't share any scenes together.
  • Glenn Close and Christopher Walken played a married couple in the three Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991) Hallmark movies.

Spoilers

  • Near the end of the film, Helen mentions that Peter and Kyle were born "three days before Christmas" in December 1975. The film was released on December 22, 2017, Kyle and Peter's 42nd birthday.
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