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Natalie Wood said that working on this film was "the most rewarding experience I had in all films, all the way around."
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Unclear whether this is a bizarre coincidence or inside joke, but when the character played by Natalie Wood is taking a taxi home from the abortionist, it passes a large billboard mentioning New York Mayor Robert Wagner. Robert Wagner, of course, was also the name of Wood's former (and future) husband Robert Wagner.
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This was the first of seven collaborations between Natalie Wood and Edith Head. Head worked with her more than she did with any other star.
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The last day of filming was also the day Natalie Wood and then newcomer Warren Beatty ended their two-year affair.
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Film debut of Tom Bosley.
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In the opening scene, the booking agent asks Rocky if he "wants a wedding," meaning does Rocky want a paying gig. But the question "do you want a wedding" also foreshadows what Rocky struggles with later in the film.
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In the opening scenes of the movie you hear Rocky Papasano's full name called out over the loudspeaker just before he meets Angela in the crowd. Papasano is a made-up Italian surname, but in Japanese "papasan" means Mr. Dad.
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Richard Mulligan (Louie) was the younger brother of director Robert Mulligan.
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The Rossini family is ethnic Italian. Angie Rossini is portrayed by Natalie Wood, who is ethnic Russian. Dominick Rossini and Julio Rossini are portrayed respectively by Herschel Bernardi and Harvey Lembeck, who are both ethnic Jewish.
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